Stay tuned to Picture Book Party this year for more information on all the books below and many more!
Kiss the Crocodile by Sean Taylor, illustrated by Ben Mantle
Brimming over with the thrill of friendship and play, this hilarious new story from the author of Hoot Owl, Master of Disguise demands to be re-enacted, and is the perfect match for the animated, visually-rich artwork of Ben Mantle, illustrator of Follow the Track All the Way Back.
Julian is a Mermaid by Jessica Love
While riding the subway home with his Nana one day, Julian notices three women spectacularly dressed up. Their hair billows in brilliant hues, their dresses end in fishtails, and their joy fills the train carriage. When Julian gets home, daydreaming of the magic he’s seen, all he can think about is dressing up just like the ladies and making his own fabulous mermaid costume. But what will Nana think about the mess he makes – and even more importantly – what will she think about how Julian sees himself?
Circle by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Jon Klassen
Little Frida by Anthony Browne
Hummingbird by Nicola Davies, illustrated by Jane Ray
A hummingbird is smaller than your thumb and weighs less than a 20 pence piece – however you measure it, it’s tiny. But every spring, hummingbirds that have spent the winter in Mexico fly north to make the most of the warmer weather. They nest as far north as Canada and Alaska; a 2,000 mile trip! This is the story of one spring migration: of a tiny bird, its amazing journey and the people it meets along the way.
Tooth Fairy in Training by Michelle Robinson, illustrated by Briony May Smith
This Little Piggy by Jarvis
Count from one to ten while wiggling your toes in this goofy twist on the classic nursery rhyme!
From award-winning bookmaker Jarvis, the creator of Alan’s Big, Scary Teeth comes a fresh, very funny first number book – perfect for sharing whilst wriggling tiny toes! With bright, beautiful graphics, read-aloud rhymes, and a stylish, sturdy feel, this board book is the perfect gift for a new arrival, and a fantastic addition to a toddler’s first library.
The Child of Dreams by Irena Brignull, illustrated by Richard Jones
Pick a Pumpkin by Patrica Toht, illustrated by Jarvis
With warm, autumnal art, and a rhythmic read-aloud text that captures all the excitement and familial feeling of Halloween, this is the perfect book to share by flickering candlelight on the spookiest night of the year.