We have been astonished by children authors and illustrators implication during 2020 spring lockdown and decided to highlight their talent monthly in 2021! Enjoy our May "coup de coeur": Briony May Smith
A little girl finds and takes care of a lost baby unicorn in this beautiful and utterly transporting picture book.
Margaret's whole world changes when her family moves to a cottage by the sea to be near her grandma. One evening, Margaret spots a mist over the water. No, that's not mist ... clouds, maybe? No, they're unicorns descending onto the shore! They vanish as quickly as they'd appeared, but accidentally leave behind a baby, tangled in the weeds. Margaret, lonely and in need of a friend, brings him home...
A heart-warming story of friendship and kindness brought to magical life by Briony May Smith's enchanting characters and breathtaking coastal landscapes.
Hodge, an adorable bunny, is stealing some carrots from Mrs Sprat's garden when he ends up stuck in the hedge. Mrs Sprat advances, wanting to get rid of the pesky bunny, and a buzzard overheard spies a tasty rabbit dinner, too. Can Hodge escape from bird of prey and angry gardener in time to take the carrots home?
The beloved childhood classic by Johanna Spyri is now available in a sumptuous new gift book edition with beautiful new art. When five-year-old orphan Heidi is sent to live in the Swiss Alps with grumpy Grandpa, the rest of the village take pity on her.
One little girl dreams of being a star. But whether it's finding Mum's lost wedding ring or winning the fancy-dress prize, her big sister always shines brighter. Yet for her grandad she is a star and, as he dries her eyes and they both gaze up at the night sky, he tells a story, the story of the beginning of the world.
Dolly likes to lay her egg in a different place each day, to give her boy a challenge. But on this particular day she's chosen a place to roost that takes her far from home and puts her in lots of danger. Will Dolly manage to get home in time to meet her boy from school?
Inspiring ideas for discovering and exploring outdoors, whether that's a city park, a beach, deep in the woods or even in a garden. Activities for all weathers include building a shelter, stargazing, marking a trail, catching crabs and listening for creatures at night. With tips for identifying wildlife and advice throughout on staying safe.