Picture Books

Valdemar’s Peas by Maria Jönsson, translated from Swedish by Julia Marshall (Gecko Press)

10 Little Penguins by Jean-Luc Fromental and Joëlle Jolivet, translated from French by Amanda Katz (Abrams Books for Young Readers)

Caged by Duncan Annand (Tiny Owl) A delightful wordless picture book

Ish by Peter H. ReynoldsIsh by Peter H. Reynolds This reinforces the idea that our creations do not need to be perfect. The charm and importance of them often comes from them being “ish”.

Press Here by Hervé Tullet, translated from French by Christopher Franceschelli (Chronicle Books) An ingenious interactive picture book.

A Book of Feelings by Amanda McCardie, illustrated by Salvatore Rubbino. A great book discussing feelings with children

Daddy Long Legs by Nadine Brun-Cosme and Aurélie Guillerey no translator mentioned.

Oscar seeks a friend by Pawel Pawlak translated by Antonia Lloyd-Jones. This book is all about Oscar, a cute little skeleton and how he makes a friend and learns all about her world. An invitation to our children to find out more about other people.

Today you can’t play by Pilar Serrano and Canizales, translated by me and Ben Dawlatly. A book about bullying and how children can stand up to the bullies.

The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister, translated from German by J. Alison James. A delightful, shimmering book about sharing.

The Acrobat Family by Anouk Boisrobert and Louis Rigaud, tr. Kevin St. John. A fun pop-up book about a tower of acrobats.

Queen of Seagulls by Rūta Briede, translated from Latvian by Elīna Brasliņa (The Emma Press)

She Rides Like the Wind by Joan Negrescolor, tr. Jethro Soutar (Little Gestalten)

In Great Numbers by Isabel Thomas et al (Little Gestalten) Non-Fiction all about numbers and how we use them.

Tomorrow by Nadine Kaadan, translated from Arabic by the author (Lantana Publishing)

When I Coloured in the World by Ahmadreza Ahmadi, illustrated by Ehsan Abdollahi, translated from Persian by Azita Rassi (Tiny Owl Publishing Ltd).

The Journey by Francesca Sanna (Flying Eye Books)

Applesauce by Klaas Verplancke, translated from Dutch by Helen Mixter (Groundwood Books

As Time Passes by Isabel Minhós Martins and Madalena Matoso, translated from Portuguese. Translator unknown (Design For Today)

Hannah’s Night by Komako Sakai, translated by Cathy Hirano (Gecko Press) A sweet book aboouta little’s girl’s nighttime adventure with her cat – stunning illustrations

The Field by Baptiste Paul with pictures by Jacqueline Alcántara (NorthSouth Books). All about a game of football set in St Lucia.

Banana Skin Chaos by Lilli l’Arronge, translated from German by Daniela Bernardelle (Bloomsbury) A great look at a sequence of hilarious events all started by dropping a banana skin

Inside the Villains by Clothilde Perrin, translated from French by Daniel Hahn (Gecko Press) An incredible large-scale life the flaps books

Lost and Found Cat by Doug Kuntz and Amy Shrodes. Illustrated by Sue Cornelison. A true story about a family fleeing war who take their cat with them.

In The Forest  by Anouk Boisrobert and Louis Rigaud. Story by Sophie Strady. An incredible pop up book dealing with deforestation.