Thursday 4 March 2021

Top Picks of the Month for March!

As we wave goodbye to Winter and look ahead to a more promising Spring, take a look at some of our top picture books publishing this March!

Not That Pet!
by Smriti Halls and illustrated by Rosalind Beardshaw 

Hooray! Mabel and her family are getting a pet! There's no time to lose! But which kind of animal should they choose? Not the snake – it's too scary. The elephant's too big. The worms are too wriggly, and the hyena too giggly. Then Mabel has a perfect idea. But will her family agree? A laugh-out-loud rhyming story about finding the perfect pet – with plenty of hilarious twists along the way.

Mindi and the Goose No One Could See
by Sam McBratney and illustrated by Linda Ólafsdóttir

A new story by Sam McBratney, author of publishing phenomenon Guess How Much I Love You. In Mindi, a little girl and her devoted father try everything they can think of to drive away the "big goose", which only she can see.

A sensitive exploration of childhood anxiety, the story is told with charm, wit and a touch of whimsy and is paired with Linda Ólafsdóttir's delicate illustrations. The end result has the feel of a modern fairy tale and is sure to become a bedtime favourite.

No Buddy Like a Book
by Allan Wolf and illustrated Brianne Farley

Have you ever wanted to climb to the top of Everest with one hand behind your back? Kiss a crocodile all by yourself on the Nile river? How about learning how to bottle moonlight or track a distant star? There are endless things to discover and whole universes to explore simply by reading a book. But books are only smears of ink without the reader’s mind to give their letters meaning and bring them to life.

With a rollicking, rhyming text and delightful artwork, poet and storyteller Allan Wolf and illustrator Brianne Farley remind us that books, no matter how they may be consumed, allow readers of every background to expand their world and spark their imagination. With infectious enthusiasm, No Buddy Like a Book offers an ode to the wonders of language – written, spoken, and everything in between.

by Roger McGough and illustrated by Mini Grey

Mr Toad has a shiny gold coin. He gives it to Miss Mole to pay for a room in her hotel. Now Miss Mole can pay Sam Stoat for painting the hotel, and Sam Stoat can pay back Mr Badger ... until the coin might just end up back where it started! From renowned poet Roger McGough and Kate Greenaway Medal winner Mini Grey, this is an inspired and witty tale featuring beloved characters from The Wind in the Willows.

Now out in paperback!

Follow Me, Flo!
by Jarvis

Flo is a very mischievous little duckling who has a penchant for wandering off… She can't help it; her curiosity is always taking her off on new adventures! Luckily, Daddy Duck has a trick to make sure Flo stays by his side … he sings the FOLLOW SONG. But on the way to visit Auntie Jenna's house, Flo decides to sing her OWN louder, higher version of the Follow Song ... with surprising and catastrophic results!

From the award-winning creator of Alan’s Big, Scary Teeth comes a hilarious and heartfelt daddy and daughter cautionary tale, sure to get all young readers laughing and singing.

 Now out in paperback!

Click here to see our Follow Me, Flo! activity sheets!


All of our top picks of the month are now available from all good booksellers!