Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Three Walker Picture Books Shortlisted for the 2019 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal

We are absolutely thrilled to say that three Walker picture books have made the shortlist of the 2019 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal. You can see the full selection of titles below.

Julian is a Mermaid illustrated and written by Jessica Love

The Day War Came illustrated by Rebecca Cobb, written by Nicola Davies

The Wolf, the Duck and the Mouse illustrated by Jon Klassen, written by Mac Barnett

Good to luck to all the illustrators shortlisted! You can pick copies of all these books at your local bookshop.


2018 Sydney Smith, Town Is by the Sea
2014 Jon Klassen, This is Not My Hat
2012 Jim Kay, A Monster Calls
2004 Chris Riddell, Jonathan Swift's Gulliver
2002 Bob Graham, Jethro Byrde, Fairy Child
2001 Chris Riddell, Pirate Diary
1999 Helen Oxenbury, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
1997 P J Lynch, When Jessie Came Across the Sea
1995 P J Lynch, The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey
1988 Barbara Firth, Can't You Sleep Little Bear?
1985 Juan Wijngaard, Sir Gawain and the Loathly Lady

Thursday, 7 March 2019

WIN our March Picture Book of the Month - Circle by Mac Barnett & Jon Klassen

From the dynamic, dream team of Jon Klassen and Mac Barnett comes the final instalment in the hilarious shape trilogy, Circle.

Triangle and Square are visiting Circle, who lives at the waterfall. When they play hide-and-seek, Circle tells the friends the one rule: not to go behind the falling water. But after she closes her eyes to count to ten, of course that's exactly where Triangle goes. Will Circle find Triangle? And what OTHER shapes might be lurking back there?


We have a fantastic prize to give away this month! One lucky reader will win a signed copy of Circle plus a framed selection of prints from Triangle, Square and Circle. Two runners up will will win a signed copy of Circle plus a limited edition Circle print. 

To enter this competition just enter your name and email address below.

Competition closes midday on Thursday 4th April 2019.   

Are you under 13? If so please do NOT provide your details. Please ask your parent or guardian to enter using their email address.

By entering this competition you confirm that you accept our terms and conditions of entry.



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Wednesday, 6 March 2019

CBeebies Bedtime Stories featuring A Bit Lost by Chris Haughton

We are delighted to say that A Bit Lost by Chris Haughton was featured on Cbeebies Bedtime Stories this weekend! Read by French-Turkish actor TchĂ©ky Karyo known for his role in the British BBC drama series, The Missing. You can watch the storytime here.

The award-winning debut title from Chris Haughton, A Bit Lost is the heart-warming story of Little Owl – who must be more careful when he is sleeping... Uh-oh! He has fallen from his nest, and with a bump he lands on the ground. Where is his mummy? With the help of his new friend Squirrel, Little Owl sets off in search of her, and meets a sequence of other animals. Yet while one might have his mummy’s big eyes, and another her pointy ears, they are simply not her.