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Publishing this May

last updated 01 May 2021

As we welcome in May, we have an exciting round-up of new book releases from our authors and artists out this month. Including an out-of-this-world fantasy adventure with Otherland, illustrated by George Ermos; an entertaining farmyard romp with Cows Go Boo!, illustrated by Fred Blunt; and Take Off Your Brave, a collection of poems illustrated by Yasmeen Ismail.


Otherland, illustrated by George Ermos, written by Louie Stowell // Nosy Crow

The Lightning Catcher, illustrated by Paddy Donnelly, written by Clare Weze // Bloomsbury UK

The Misadventures of Nicholas Nabb, illustrated by Marco Guadalupi, written by Jenny Moore // Maverick Arts Publishing

Pip & Egg, illustrated by David Litchfield, written by Alex Latimer // Scholastic


The Exploding Life of Scarlett Fife, illustrated by Chris Jevons, written by Maz Evans // Hodder Children’s Books

Cows Go Boo!, illustrated by Fred Blunt, written by Steve Webb // Andersen Press

If My Dad Were The Toothfairy, illustrated by Matt Hunt, written by Mark Sperring // Simon & Schuster UK

Smiley Eyes, Smiley Faces, illustrated by Zoe Waring, written by Dawn McNiff // Ladybird


Take Off Your Brave, illustrated by Yasmeen Ismail, poems by Nadim (aged 4) // Walker Books

Superpoop, illustrated by Chris Jevons, written by Sam Harper // Hodder Children’s Books

Never Teach a Stegosaurus to do Sums, illustrated by Diane Ewen, written by Rashmi Sirdeshpande // Puffin

Rita’s Rabbit, illustrated by Hannah Peck, written by Laura Mucha // Faber & Faber


Insecte Kids, illustrated by Ceej Rowland, written by Johan Heliot and Alain Grousset // Philippe Auzou

Bizzy Bear: Football Player, illustrated by Benji Davies // Nosy Crow

The Hugasaurus, illustrated by Chris Chatterton, written by Rachel Bright // Orchards Books

Peek-a-Boo Baby: Roar and Peek-a-Boo Baby: Miaow, illustrated by Zoe Waring // Pat-A-Cake

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