Thursday 1 September 2022

Celebrate International Dot Day on 15th-ish September!

 Celebrate International Dot Day on 15th-ish September!

International Dot Day, a global celebration of creativity, courage and collaboration, began when teacher Terry Shay introduced his classroom to Peter H. Reynolds book The Dot on September 15, 2009. Now, every 15-ish September, more than 10 million teachers, librarians, and children in 170 countries participate in International Dot Day, making their mark by getting busy with writing, drawing, painting, or other creative outlets and sharing their Dot Day inspiration with others.

Join in the global celebrations on 15-ish September by hosting a reading of The Dot, throwing a creative dot-making event, or planning a weeklong series of activities — the possibilities are endless! 

To find out more and to discover other great ideas for making your mark on International Dot Day, visit

Click here for your International Dot Day Classroom Guide

New September Picture Book Releases

 Check out a selection of our September releases. Find out more by clicking each book below!

The Wilderness by Steve McCarthy

The Circles in the Sky by Karl James Mountford

Watch the trailer below!

The Rock from the Sky by Jon Klassen

Now available in paperback!

Click the picture below to download our activity sheet: 

A Practical Present for Philippa Pheasant
by Briony May Smith

Inspiring Inventors Who are Changing our Future
by Hiba Noor Khan, Salini Perera (illus.)

Leila, the Perfect Witch by Flavia Z. Drago

Available 15th September!

Download our Leila, the Perfect Witch Activity Sheets!

Protecting the Planet: The Season of Giraffes
by Nicola Davies, Emily Sutton (illus.)

Puffin by Martin Jenkins, Jenni Desmond (illus.)

A Walk Through the Rainforest by Martin Jenkins, Vicky White (illus.)

My Big Book of Questions About the World
by Moira Butterfield, Cindy Wume (illus.)

Queen Elizabeth II and the Kings and Queens of Great Britain
by illustrated by Rachel Saunders

Available 8th September!

Drawn Across Borders: True Stories of Migration by George Butler

Now out in paperback!

Our Favourite Day by Joowon Oh

Now out in paperback!

Let’s Save Antarctica: why we must protect our planet
by Catherine Barr, Jean Claude (illus.)

Now out in paperback!

Moose’s Book Bus by Inga Moore

Now out in paperback!

Let’s Play Monsters by Lucy Cousins

Now out in paperback!

Maisy's Circus Show by Lucy Cousins

All of our September releases are now available from all good booksellers!