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With a growing network of best-selling authors and illustrators and fresh new talent, this exciting new imprint of Templar offers a range of inspiring picture books to encourage happy lifelong readers.

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I Spy in the Sky
A Brubaker Ford & Friends book
Edward Gibbs
 

"I spy something with blue feathers and a short bill." Discover colourful birds from around the world, from a parrot to a peacock. Look through the spy hole and use the clues to guess which bird it is then turn the page to reveal the feathered friend. Watch as toddlers quickly become engaged in the game.


ISBN 9781848778849  |  hardback  |  £11.99
ISBN 9781848779891  |  paperback  |  £6.99
32pp  |  274x232mm

 

 

 

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I Spy Pets
A Brubaker Ford & Friends book
Edward Gibbs
 

It's interactive, it's educational – and it's great fun!

Smooth or furry, shiny or fluffy – there are many pets to spot in this fun take on the 'I Spy' game. Look through the spyhole and use the texture clues to guess; then turn the page to reveal the animal. Watch as toddlers quickly become engaged in the game – joining in with the interactive novelty and learning what animals eat along The way.


ISBN 9781848772304  |  hardback  |  £10.99
ISBN 9781848771833  |  paperback  |  £6.99
32pp  |  274x232mm

 

 

 

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Big
A Brubaker Ford & Friends book
Edward Gibbs
 

Animals of all shapes and sizes make up this playful game of comparisons. Open the gatefold to find out who is the biggest, smallest, thinnest and fattest of creatures in this book. Each animal character is beautifully and dramatically illustrated and the novelty layouts make this a favourite that children will be drawn to again and again. Wonderful for shared reading and a must-have for any school or library.

ISBN 9781848777439  |  hardback  |  £12.99
ISBN 9781848777583  |  paperback  |  £7.99
22pp  |  274 x 323mm

 

 

 

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There, There
Ivan Bates
 

Everything is all right again after a "there, there" and a big hug…

"There, there" – two of the most soothing words in the English language. In this story from best-selling author Sam McBratney, Little Hansie Bear loves to pretend – but walking like a duck can be hazardous, especially when he falls into a deep-down ditch and has to be helped out by his dad. With a "there, there" and a hug, Hansie is soon off to play again. So when Dad hurts his foot, Hansie knows just what to do…


ISBN 9781848778078  |  paperback  |  £6.99
40pp  |  270x230mm

 

 

I Spy on the Farm

 
I Spy on the Farm
A Brubaker Ford & Friends book
Edward Gibbs
 

Explore the farmyard and all of its colours in our latest title in the 'I Spy' series. With bold, dramatic illustrations and noisy animal clues, the reader must peep through the die-cut holes to guess which farm animal will be revealed.

ISBN 9781848772359  |  paperback  |  £6.99
ISBN 978 1 84877 206 9  |  hardback  |  £10.99
32pp  |  274 x 232mm  |  matt lamination on cover  |  die-cut holes throughout
die-cut hole on front and back of case

 

 

 

I Spy With My Little Eye

 
I Spy With My Little Eye
Edward Gibbs
 

Peek through the die-cut holes to spy who is looking out – is it the blue whale, the yellow lion or the green frog? With simple factual clues about the hidden creatures, children will love to learn about animals and colours in this interactive adventure.

Shortlisted for the Nottingham Children's Book Award 2011-2012 - one of three titles in the Foundation Book Award category for children 2-4 years.

ISBN 9781783700790  |  boardbook  |  £5.99
ISBN 9781848777149  |  paperback  |  £6.99
ISBN 9781848771970  |  hardback  |  £10.99
32pp  |  274 x 232mm  |  matt lamination on cover  |  die-cut holes throughout
die-cut hole on front and back of case

 

 

 

I Thought I Saw a Dinosaur!

 
Little Bee
Edward Gibbs
 

The chase is on! Follow Little Bee as he flees from the hungry frog, who in turn flees from the scary snake, and so on until a whole host of creatures are running around in one big circle. The surprise ending brings you right back to the start when you realise that a hunter is fleeing from the little bee!

Shortlisted for the Coventry Inspiration Book Awards 2013

ISBN 9781848778795  |  paperback  |  £6.99
32pp   |  215x275mm
ISBN 978 1 84877 040 9  |  hardback  |  £10.99
32pp  |  215 x 275mm  |  matt lamination, spot UV and debossing on cover  |  gatefold on final spread
ISBN 9781848772694  |  boardbook   |  £6.99
15 spreads  |  155 x 200mm

 

 

 

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The Acorn
Edward Gibbs
 

All the animals want to eat the little acorn, but the acorn tells them to wait. What they don't know is that by leaving the acorn to grow, it will become a huge oak tree with enough acorns for everyone. Charming artwork and a fantastic fold-out surprise make this a wonderful story to read together.

ISBN 9781848779099  |  paperback    |  £6.99
32pp   |  215x275mm
ISBN 978 1 84877 010 2  |  hardback  |  £10.99
32pp  |  215 x 275mm  |  matt lamination  |  spot UV and debossing on cover  |  fold-out flap
ISBN 9781848772700  |  boardbook    |  £6.99
15 spreads  |  155 x 200mm

 

 

 

What Will You Be, Grandma?

 
What Will You Be, Grandma?
Nanette Newman, illustrated by Emma Chichester Clark
 

Every child is asked what they would like to be when they grow up, but Lily decides to turn the tables by asking her grandma the same question! What answer will Grandma give?

This enchanting book illustrates the touching bond between a grandparent and grandchild.

"This book will be loved and treasured by young imaginary minds everywhere!" Cheshire Mums

ISBN 978 1 84877 529 9  |  hardback with jacket  |  £10.99
32pp  |  240 x 270mm  |  gloss lamination on cover and jacket
ISBN 9781848775435  |  paperback   |  £6.99
32pp  |  240 x 270mm

 

 

 

I Spy With My Little Eye

 
I Spy With My Little Eye – Under the Sea
Edward Gibbs
 

Peek through the die-cut holes to spy who is looking out – is it the dolphins, the clown fish or the shark, and count how many on each spread. With simple clues about the hidden creatures, children will love to learn about animals and numbers in this interactive adventure.

ISBN 9781848772090  |  hardback  |  £10.99
32pp  |  274 x 232mm  |  matt lamination on cover  |  die-cut holes throughout
die-cut hole on front and back of case
ISBN 9781848777316  |  paperback  |  £6.99

 

 

 

What Will You Be, Grandma?

 
Turtle and Me
A Brubaker Ford & Friends book
Robie H. Harris, illustrated by Tor Freeman
 

A charming tale about the adventures a little boy has with his cuddly toy turtle. Turtle gets covered in spaghetti, chewed by a puppy, and ripped in a tug of war, but despite all of this the little boy still loves him. But will this love last forever?

ISBN 9781848776654  |  paperback  |  £6.99
40pp  |  215 x 275mm
ISBN 978 1 84877 479 7  |  hardback with jacket  |  £10.99
40pp  |  200 x 300mm  | matt lamination on cover and jacket  |  jacket has spot UV

 

 

 

That Dog!

 
That Dog!
A Brubaker Ford & Friends book
Nanette Newman, illustrated by Flora Daneman
 

Actress and writer Nanette Newman has written this touchingly beautiful book that will help young readers to deal with bereavement. Ben adores his pet dog, Charlie. It doesn't matter what anybody else says about 'that dog' – Ben knows that he is wonderful! But one day Charlie dies and Ben is left heartbroken. When a lost puppy turns up in need of a good home and a boy's love, can Ben learn to love again

ISBN 9781848776647  |  paperback  |  £6.99
ISBN 9781848774780  |  hardback with jacket  |  £10.99
40pp  |  230 x 270mm  |  matt lamination on hardback cover and jacket

 

 

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Shadow
Robie H. Harris, illustrated by Patrick Benson
 

Look! A shadow! It's BIG and it can tiptoe, run, wave and spin, just like the child who makes it. Mysterious and a bit scary at first, the shadow becomes the child's exuberant playmate. Then the sun goes behind a cloud and the shadow disappears. A dance between child and shadow, magically told and illustrated.

ISBN 978 1 84877 933 4  | paperback  |  £6.99
ISBN 978 1 84877 253 3  |  hardback with jacket  |  £11.99
40pp  |  240 x 270mm  |  matt lamination on cover and jacket

 

 

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Moon Dreams
Gleb Toropov
 

To a monkey, the crescent moon looks like a delicious banana; to the mice, the half-moon looks like cheese. Only the child knows that the moon is the Moon and that it is time to go to sleep... With clever die-cuts on every spread, watch the moon grow and change shape.

ISBN 9781848772885  |  cased board book  |  £10.99
32pp  |  265 x 228mm

 

 

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Olive and the Big Secret
Tor Freeman
 

When Molly shares a secret with Olive, the urge to tell is just too great for Olive. She tells Joe who tells Matt who tells Lola. But Lola is best friends with Molly. The secret is out, and Olive is in big trouble! Tor's endearing animal characters are adorably childlike in their mannerisms, behaviour and dialogue.

Shortlisted for the 2013 Junior Design Awards.

ISBN 9781848773455  |  hardback  |  £10.99
32pp  |  215 x 275mm