Friday 25 May 2018

Top new picture books for May!

A brilliant selection of picture books out this month; there are monster siblings, bears on the move, and Alan once again looses his teeth, this time in board book format!


From the dream team of Jon Klassen and Mac Barnett comes the second instalment in the exciting new shape trilogy. 

Every day, Square brings a block out of his cave and pushes it up a steep hill. When Circle floats by, she declares Square a sculptor! “It looks just like you!”  But now she wants a sculpture of her own, a circle! Will the genius manage to create one? Even accidentally?

I Do Not Like Books Anymore

In the second title featuring favourite monster siblings, Natalie and Alphonse, Natalie is learning to read and she is so happy about it. But when she tries all by herself for the first time, the letters look like squiggles, and she isn’t so sure any more… 
With her unique humour, Daisy Hirst celebrates the joy of sharing stories, and perfectly evokes those feelings of frustration and pride that come with learning something new.

Where is Home, Daddy Bear? 

Evie Bear and Dad are moving. But as they leave their old home behind and set off on their long drive towards the new, Evie is full of questions… “What if I don’t like it there?” she worries, “How will I make new friends?”

From the bestselling author Nicola O'Byrne comes a tender story about dealing with change and with the fact that home is where your loved ones are. 

Clap Hands

Clap your hands and make some noise with this bright and cheerful board book from the best selling author Helen Oxenbury. 

The much-loved and cherished babies are back in these delightful stories to help engage toddlers and encourage a love of reading.

Say Goodnight

It's time for the sweet and cuddly babies to go to bed!

From the bestselling author Helen Oxenbury comes another title of the delightful series that encourages toddlers to read and learn new things. 


From the creator of the Large Family series comes another perfectly observed family comedy about Ruby the rabbit at the supermarket. 

Ruby likes to help her mum, but she often gets a bit overexcited: crisps are so CRUNCHY, tins of beans are fun to ROLL, and that cake in the shape of a cute pink piggy looks so yummy. That is why the shop doesn't go quite to plan! 

Alan's Big, Scary Teeth

The Winner of the 2017 V&A Best Illustrated Book Award Meet Alan, an alligator with a secret. His big teeth, which he uses to scare all the jungle animals, are... false! And he really likes to take them out after a long day of scaring. 

But when his teeth go missing, what will Alan do? Will he still be scary? A goofy comedy of self-discovery now in a board book format. 

Pick up copies of all these books at your local bookshop.