A Great Big Cuddle by Michael Rosen, Illustrated by Chris Riddell

Two of the biggest names in children’s publishing, Michael Rosen and Chris Riddell, come together in a new poetry collection.

The poems are child-centred, fun and infectious with their playful rhythm and repeated patterns. Michael Rosen captures the mindset of small children, delivering a collection of wonderfully warm poems that children can participate in and perform again and again.

Chris Riddell’s extraordinary illustrations illuminate this collection of poems. But it’s not just his unique style of personality abundant characters that add such joy to this publication, the typography alone is scrumptious. The words of each poem are typeset with exquisite skill. When you bring all three of these elements together: great poems by a great poet; marvellous illustrations by a master of his craft and stunning typography you end up with a publication that is very, very special.

Published by Walker Books.

What is Humanism? How do you live without a god? And Other Big Questions for Kids By Michael Rosen and Annemarie Young

What does it mean to be a humanist? Is humanism a new idea? How do people live their lives without religious beliefs? The first of its kind aimed at the new curriculum for upper primary and lower secondary school children, this book will examine how humanists respond to fundamental questions about morals and ethics, the origins of life, religion and the state. It will look at how humanists mark the milestones of birth, marriage and death. How do people without belief in God live moral and fulfilled lives, with respect for humankind and the universe?

Hachette Books