As a special Valentine’s treat we’re starting publication day a little early this month! And what better way to celebrate a day of love than with a beautiful bundle of new February books. This month we’ve got magical cats, sibling rivalry, a pun-tastic take on Groundhog Day, and a stunning new addition to our Dyslexia-Friendly Classics!
Ever‑punctual Anna Gain is never late … until today. After a series of crazy accidents, the unthinkable happens – Anna misses the bus to school! But a moment later she’s transported one minute back in time … Anna finds herself stuck reliving the same sixty seconds, trying and failing to catch her bus again … and again … and again … Will Anna ever escape this maddening minute? Or is fate trying to teach Anna a lesson?
Author and illustrator dream team Guy Bass and Steve May return with Anna Gain and the Same Sixty Seconds, another laugh-out-loud, middle grade tale! This time it’s a totally punny take on Groundhog Day chock-full of hilarious illustrations and ridiculous situations. A brilliant read aloud story for the whole family!
What’s that falling from the sky? It’s Magicat! When Magicat is knocked off his witch’s broom by a stray firework, he has no way of getting home to Magic Land. Luckily, he’s found by friends Jessie and Ali, who look after him while he waits for Wenna Witch to come and rescue him. But while they wait, what could be the harm in doing just a little bit of magic?
Bestselling authors Jennifer Gray and Amanda Swift team up to bring us the adorable story of Magicat. Featuring very cute illustrations from Richard Watson and plenty of magical mishaps, this delightful friendship story is sure to be loved by readers of any age.
One talent show. Two sisters. Who will be the star? Lucy’s little sister Lola needs a new tutu and new ballet shoes for the talent show. Will Mum give in and buy Lola everything she wants — again? At least Grandad is on Lucy’s side. Can his crazy idea about clog dancing help Lucy shine?
From beloved author Jean Ure comes a dazzling new edition of Star For a Day, now accessible to even more readers with a lowered reading age.This timeless tale of the trials of sisterhood is expertly told by the master of pre-teen stories with charming black and white illustrations from Charlie Alder.
At an Edinburgh school in the 1930s, glamorous, outspoken Miss Jean Brodie is quite certain of her role as teacher: to devote the wisdom of her prime years to six young girls, the crème de la crème, who will receive an education of the most unique kind. Known in school as the infamous Brodie set, the girls are soon entangled in their teacher’s world of unconventional ideas and manipulative schemes – destined to live in Miss Brodie’s shadow for the rest of their lives.
Muriel Spark’s timeless and eternally modern novel of power and influence is brought to life for a new age of readers in this stunning dyslexia-friendly edition. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie is presented with all of our dyslexia-friendly features, including our specially designed font, tinted paper and generous spacing. With an eye-catching cover from illustrator David Wardle, this edition is one Miss Brodie herself would be proud of.