Laika the Astronaut by Owen Davey

Moscow. 1957. A brave but lonely, stray dog is chosen to become the first animal to orbit the Earth. A few hours after her spaceship achieves its goal, something goes wrong. The screens at mission control fall black and little Laika is presumed lost to the world. Luckily, Owen Davey offers an alternative (and wholly […]

The Whale by Ethan and Vita Murrow

“GIANT WHALE – OR GIANT HOAX?” screams the headline of The Cape Chronicle. Thus begins the adventure of two pre-teens heck-bent on solving a fifty-year-old mystery and proving  that “the legendary Great Spotted Whale” exists in the waters around their little island. Pick up this near-wordless, pencil-drawn wonder and be prepared for thrills –perhaps not […]

How lucky are we?

We are so excited to launch our new logo created by the fabulous, New York-based watercolour artist and illustrator, Caitlin McGauley. Caitlin’s clients include Hermès, Christian Dior, Ralph Lauren, Tory Burch and Kate Spade New York! How lucky are we? You must check out her work at and her Instagram feed @caitlinmcgauley. Thank you for the logo, Caitlin. […]

The Bear and the Piano by David Litchfield

Practice; excel; achieve, but never forget where you have come from. Take a little “Jenny from the Block” and mix it with some Lao Tzu (“When you realise there is nothing lacking the world belongs to you”). What do you get? The Bear and the Piano is a coming of age tale to rival the […]

Beautiful Birds by Jean Roussen and Emmanuelle Walker

Feast your eyes on this. Beautiful Birds is a whirlwind tour, A to Z, of some of Ornithology’s most stunning creatures. A little bit of information about each bird species is paired with some of the lushest images I have ever seen in a picture book. Don’t overthink the rhyming couplets (how many ways can […]

Mr Tiger Goes Wild by Peter Brown

Buttoned-up collars; small talk about the weather; raised pinky fingers at teatime; Mr Tiger has had enough. “He wanted to loosen up. He wanted to have fun. He wanted to be…wild”. Cue raised eyebrows and outrage from those around him keen on keeping up decorum and maintaining the status quo (note: not everyone feels this […]

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All Kinds of Cars by Carl Johanson

At a time when the world feels a bit incomprehensible, I bring you a book that is an unadulterated, colourful, whimsical confection. Galactic bus, dinosaur car, cake car — you name it and Swedish Illustrator, Carl Johanson, has dreamed it up in All Kinds of Cars. It’s a catalogue of vehicles real and surreal, a […]

Rules of Summer by Shaun Tan

The politics of brotherhood: fraught with emotional landmines, resentments and arbitrary rules, yet full of unquestioning loyalty and fiercely protective (if sometimes reluctant) love. Rules of Summer is simultaneously a pictorial paean to the fact that we sometimes behave in the most destructive ways with the people we are the closest to, and an advocate […]

Home by Carson Ellis

When I was studying at university one of my professors pointed out something both really simple and really profound. He said the things that are most global are also the most local — for example Coca Cola is possibly the world’s most recognisable brand but it is also a franchise, so it tastes different depending on […]