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THE REALM OF SMALLER THINGS
Written and Illustrated by Kent Knowles

 

RELEASE DATE: 6th June, 2022 
ISBN PRINT:    978-1-7399528-9-1
ISBN eBOOK: 978-1-7398745-0-6

 

A stunningly illustrated modern-day transformative journey 'Alice in Wonderland' story about Jane, a cruel young girl who torments the animals and insects in the forest, until one day a giant wave washes her away. She awakens on a distant shoreline to discover she has been shrunken to the size of a cricket. Quickly captured by an army of toad soldiers and summoned before the King of Toads, who judges her for her crimes against smaller things. As the day's pass, Jane finds herself relying on the very same creatures that she previously tormented.

Kent Knowles creates a stunningly rendered world of exquisite detail. His palette of colours deftly embellishes his story creating a tangible world of vibrant characters in an intriguing and enchanting tale. A children's book of rare quality! IAN BILLINGS

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THE SLOW SUPERHERO
Written by Sarah Surgey and Illustrated by Sayani Mukherjee

 

RELEASE DATE: 18th April, 2022 
ISBN PRINT:    978-1-7399528-5-3
ISBN eBOOK: 978-1-7398334-5-9

 

A beautifully illustrated excellent rhyming moral learning tale for young children. Take the time...look, listen and enjoy the world that is under your feet and notice all the wonderful things that are around you!

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THEM AND US!
Written by Jemma Buntin and Illustrated by Chris White

 

RELEASE DATE: 4th April, 2022 
ISBN PRINT:    978-1-7399528-3-9
ISBN eBOOK: 978-1-7398334-4-2

 

Kicked off the platform at Liverpool Lime Street Railway Station, Saul the Seagull is forced to find a new home. Finally landing on West Kirby Beach, he's rudely greeted by a very disgruntled Heron called, Harold. He makes it perfectly clear that Saul is not welcome there.

Surely all flyers can live together in peace..?

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NO! NO! NO! DON'T KISS THE FROG!
Written and Illustrated by Chris White

 

RELEASE DATE: 21st March, 2022 
ISBN PRINT:    978-1-7399528-8-4
ISBN eBOOK: 978-1-7398334-3-5

 

The rules of Fairytale Land have been set for hundreds of years. Giants live up beanstalks. Trolls hide under bridges. Princesses kiss frogs... But, some 
frogs just want to be left alone... and some rules are meant to be broken...

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THE BUTTERFLY BEE LADY AND THE BEE
Written and Illustrated by IG OLIVER

 

RELEASE DATE: 14th February, 2022 
ISBN PRINT:    978-1-7399528-4-6
ISBN eBOOK: 978-1-7398334-1-1

 

She was once a Queen – A Queen of Dragonflies, along with her twin-sister; but fate, malice and a mysterious form of magic contributed to change her into the first ever Butterfly. Years later, pursued by her evil sister in a never-ending search for her and her relations, who unbeknownst to them, hold in their hands the power to change life and open doors to a very different world and much, much more…She was once a Queen – A Queen of Dragonflies, along with her twin-sister; but fate, malice and a mysterious form of magic contributed to change her into the first ever Butterfly. Years later, pursued by her evil sister in a never-ending search for her and her relations, who unbeknownst to them, hold in their hands the power to change life and open doors to a very different world and much, much more…

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GROSS GEORGE
Written by Chris Gamble, Illustrated by Chris White

 

RELEASE DATE: 10th January, 2022 
ISBN PRINT:    978-1-7399528-2-2
ISBN eBOOK: 978-1-7398334-0-4

 

“HE’S EVEN MORE HORRID THAN HENRY!” ‘GROSS GEORGE' - Book 1 - introduces the World to George Grubbington and his family. Right from the start there is no mistaking that George is not necessarily what might be termed, ‘an acceptable human being’. He is GROSS! REALLY GROSS!!! 


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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.  

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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.

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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.

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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

Introducing S.H.E.L.L. (Space Heroes Exploring Lost Lands)

- Their mission: To save the entire galaxy from being in a really bad mood!

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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.
 

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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!

 

"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

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