We’ve been busy bees at Full Media HQ for the past couple of months, with a number of new children’s picture books from Jocelyn Porter, Izzy Rees and Nick Jones. And there are more on the way, with Emma Sandford’s second book in her Sumatran Trilogy out in the new year.
So, here’s a round-up of our latest publications:
Finn and Fred’s Arctic Adventure – Jocelyn Porter
“My bus takes off with a sonic boom, straight through the wall and out of my room…”
Finn and Fred Octopus are off on a magical adventure to the Arctic. They meet a kindly seal, a hungry polar bear and an angry walrus. The whales sing to Finn, and Finn arrives home with an important message to share…
In association with the Cornish Seal Sanctuary, Jocelyn Porter‘s latest picture book is beautifully illustrated by the super-gifted artist Leo Brown, who has worked with everyone from Roald Dahl to Disney.
Aimed at children aged 3-8, this action-packed rhyming adventure will gently educate your child about protecting the oceans while entertaining them with terrifiic sea creatures – from seals and polar bears to narwhals and whales! Buy the book here.
Old Grey and the Rainbow Rams – Izzy Rees
The new picture book by Izzy Rees, author of The Boy Who Breathed Underwater.
Old Grey is a concrete ram who wishes he had some friends to talk to. One summer, his wish comes true, as the Rainbow Rams visit Derby. What will they get up to at night, and what will they do when they learn of a plot to rob a bank?
This imaginative story brings the landmarks of Izzy Rees’s home town of Derby to life, as well as the ram statues from the Ram Trail that took place in the city in 2021. Written in rhythmic rhyme that is reminiscent of Julia Donaldson, and strikingly illustrated by Zuzanna Grebla, it is sure to win the hearts of children and parents alike. Buy the book here.
One Christmas in Beartown – Nick Jones
The sequel to One Night in Beartown by Nick Jones, author of the award-winning Sarah’s Shadow and the upcoming Franklyn – No Ordinary Fox.
Before they break up for Christmas, Sandy Lane and Tommy Pickles must team up on a school project. Tommy hasn’t slept properly since the night the bear statues came to life, and Sandy needs to find a way to help him.
In an act of kindness, she lends Tommy her beloved teddy bear, Berisford. She hopes this will help him overcome his fear of bears, but nothing could prepare the two children for what happens on Christmas Eve…
“One Christmas in Beartown is a wonderful story of how friendship can help us face our fears.” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Linda Hill.