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ZACH, LOTTIE, REUBEN AND ME!
Written by William Malone, Illustrated by Zoey Black
RELEASE DATE: 4th October, 2021
ISBN PRINT: 978-1-9160494-2-0
ISBN eBOOK: 978-1-9160494
When a family of five, discover that there’s another totally unplanned baby on the way, it’s a bit of a surprise! There's a baby on the way! Where will it go? How will it work? There’s not enough space in their house, the car is too small, and so on. And then... think about it from the baby’s perspective? The family is complete and there’s no room for anyone else! It’s a heart-warming, beautifully illustrated book that explains another new arrival to your children, with a terrific comedy twist.
LUNA THE MOON PIG
Written by Suzy Davies, Illustrated by Sheila Graber
"The cutest pig since, BABE. She's adorable!"
Author - SARAH J. MAXWELL
RELEASE DATE: 6th September, 2021
ISBN PRINT: 978-1-9160494-6-8
ISBN eBOOK: 978-1-9160494-7-5
A heartwarming tale of caring, sharing, rejection, hope, fun, adventure,
happiness, sadness, love, magic and self discovery.
Luna Moon Pig is the cutest of pigs. The Millers adopt her and give her to their daughter,
but Moon Pig longs for freedom and soon escapes! A friendly Cardinal Bird and a wise
owl accompany her on her adventure - a magical journey to a wild wood and beyond.
One person - and one person only - came to Suzy’s mind when she was looking for an illustrator for her story - Sheila Graber, the award-winning, world-acclaimed TV animator of ‘Paddington Bear’ and the TV animator/illustrator for Rudyard Kipling’s ‘Just So’ stories.
S.H.E.L.L. Episode One - THE HORSE AWAKENS
Written and Illustrated by Chris White
RELEASE DATE: 5TH July, 2021
ISBN PRINT: 978-1-9160494-5-1
ISBN eBOOK: 978-1-9160494-9-9
BILLY PLONKA AND THE GROT LABORATORY
Written by Ian Billings, Illustrated by Mike Bryson
RELEASE DATE: 8th March, 2021
ISBN: Print 978-1-9160494-3-7
ISBN: eBook 978-1-9160494-4-4
BILLY PLONKA - the Prince of Stink, the Monarch of Muck, the Sultan of Slime, the Duke of Dregs and the King of Kak. He's the most extraordinary maker of Grot in the entire world and he is inviting 5 individuals to visit his world-famous Grot Laboratory. BILLY PLONKA AND THE GROT LABORATORY is the 100% unofficial official parody of one of the greatest children's stories of all time.
This modern re-telling of the Roald Dahl's 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' stays true to the wonderful wit of Dahl, but brings the tale into the modern age with a lovely twist at the end. Each character meets their grotty fate as they go on their tour of The Grot Laboratory - as the name suggests, a disgusting place full of scumpiddlinoxious fumes and materials. Words reminiscent of Dahl fill the pages - Whi-ffi (it's like wifi only smellier), whazzplop and picklescooper to name but a few.
Your tour is about to start. Don't wander off. YOU! Yes, YOU! I'm talking to YOU! READ IT!!!
THE DORP RESCUE
Written by KC Hayes, Illustrated by Mike Bryson
RELEASE DATE: 10th May, 2021
ISBN PRINT: 978-1-9160494-0-6
ISBN eBOOK: 978-1-9160494-1-3
When the small village of Dorpington is attacked by King Spink's terrifying, fearsome henchmen, the Stompers, it can mean only one thing - the villagers have all been dragged-off to work as slaves in the evil King's mines.
The only two surviving Dorps - Dongal and his little friend Doodle, are left with no-choice - they must set-off immediately on an amazing adventure to rescue their friends and families from the Stompers,
armed only with their wits and... snowballs!
THE DORP RESCUE REVIEWS
"I really enjoyed this story and the accompanying illustrations which are perfect for younger children to enjoy as the story is told. The world created is magical. The plot moves at a fast pace, which I think will be great for keeping younger readers engaged, and includes clear descriptions of the more magical aspects of the story, allowing the reader to walk alongside Dongle and Doodle as they go looking for the other Dorps.
There is a flow created by the alliteration used throughout - It is a brilliant adventure to read with your child."
LOVE READING 4 KIDS
"This is a great book... It's certainly very different from anything I've seen and I guess that's one of the most important qualities of any new book for children.
The distinctive characters are brought to life with superb illustrations."
CHRIS JARVIS - CBBC PRESENTER
"It's a cracking little story with some amazing eye-catching illustrations... the characters and story are adorable!"
IAN BILLINGS - CHILDREN'S AUTHOR & WRITER ON CBBC'S 'CHUCKLEVISION' & 'GIGLYBIZ'
"The combination of perfect pictures and wonderful words will hit you like a dorpthrow snowball!
Grab a blanket and a mug of something warm, and snuggle up with The Dorps.
It’ll be the best thing you’ve read (until their next adventure...)"
CHRIS WHITE - AUTHOR/POET/ILLUSTRATOR
"THE DORP RESCUE by KC HAYES and MIKE BRYSON is a brilliant and adorable read filled
with myth fairytale and gorgeous illustrations.
Your children will love it!"
OWEN HOLLIFIELD - BOOK BLOGGER
"Author K. C. Hayes has created a fun, exciting, entertaining story with cute, endearing characters.
We are shown that when friends team up together, and they are loyal and brave, they can win the day.
The growing relationship between the two travellers warms readers' hearts.
The characters grow with the story like a snowball gathering momentum.
Readers will find themselves rooting for these caring, daring snowballing adventurers
whose hearts are in their heads. An enchanting read for all ages!"
SUZY DAVIES – AUTHOR/GOODREADS
"It starts with a snowball fight. There’s a couple of snowball fights in the middle,
and it ends with a massive snowball fight!
So what’s not to like, for snowball fight fans?
Great reading for 7 to 10 year olds. The Dorp Rescue is definitely worth investigating."
HUNT EMERSON - CELEBRATED CARTOONIST/ILLUSTRATOR
I GIVE YOU THE MOON
Written by Ffion Jones, Illustrated by Gareth Jones
RELEASE DATE: 8th November, 2021
ISBN PRINT: 978-1-9160494-2-0
ISBN eBOOK: 978-1-9160494
A beautifully illustrated story inspired by a true event, about a young boy called, Baran, and his younger sister, Leyla. It's a tale that celebrates the special love between siblings, with the artwork provided by fellow Welsh illustrator, Gareth Jones. It's a picture book bedtime story, inspired by Baran and Leyla but it is for everyone - and especially those who have lost a sibling - and tells how that love endures.