Dino Dad

A fantastic new magical dino-tastic adventure series from children’s TV superstar Andy Day, paired with illustration powerhouse Steven Lenton!What if YOUR dad could change into a dinosaur?Hi, I’m Ruby! And I’ve got a big secret . . .everyone thinks my dad is an amazing dinosaur expert at our local museum. And he totally is! But he’s also . . . a POOPA! And so am I!

What’s a POOPA? Well, it means he’s a Protector Of Our Prehistoric Allies. When me and Dad touch his special, magic ammonite shell, we travel to an incredible island, full of dinosaurs who live just like us humans do.

And when we go there, we turn into dinosaurs too!
We have so many amazing adventures . . .
and I can’t wait for you to join us!


Dino Dad – BVP visit

*** signed copies are still available but will no longer be delivered to school, please select to either collect from our shop (4 York Road, Kings Heath) or to pay for home delivery ***

A fantastic new magical dino-tastic adventure series from children’s TV superstar Andy Day, paired with illustration powerhouse Steven Lenton!What if YOUR dad could change into a dinosaur?Hi, I’m Ruby! And I’ve got a big secret . . .everyone thinks my dad is an amazing dinosaur expert at our local museum. And he totally is! But he’s also . . . a POOPA! And so am I!

What’s a POOPA? Well, it means he’s a Protector Of Our Prehistoric Allies. When me and Dad touch his special, magic ammonite shell, we travel to an incredible island, full of dinosaurs who live just like us humans do.

And when we go there, we turn into dinosaurs too!
We have so many amazing adventures . . .
and I can’t wait for you to join us!

Thank you : )


The Search for the Giant Arctic Jellyfish

Dr Morley is about to embark on a quest to the northernmost tip of the world, to discover a creature that everyone talks about but nobody has ever seen: The Giant Arctic Jellyfish. After years of research and hard graft, she gathers together a highly trained crew and a boat full of specialist equipment, and sets sail for the vast icy scapes of the Arctic. Will she find what she is searching for? Or will it find her?

From debut author-illustrator Chloe Savage comes a beautifully detailed adventure into the unknown, sure to captivate the imagination of young explorers.

 


Wolf Road

Signed Copies available / while stocks last

Tuuli is a prehistoric girl, travelling with her tribe through the seasons – making camp, hunting for food and protecting themselves against the many hazards that the climate throws at them. Tuuli knows there’s a bigger world out there, and when she spots a strange boy lurking outside their camp, she realises that he might hold the adventure she is looking for.

He is a Neanderthal, sent by his tribe to find safer ground and as he and Tuuli strike up an unlikely friendship, they set out on a journey that will impact the rest of human history. A vast adventure with a very human heart, full of wild animals, huge scenery and heart-stopping danger and inspired by real anthropological discoveries. For fans of His Dark Materials, Wolf Brother and The Last Bear, join Tuuli on the adventure of a lifetime and uncover the start of all our histories.

This is bestselling author, academic and broadcaster, Professor Alice Roberts, first children’s novel.

 


Wolf Road – Heartlands Academy School Visit

Tuuli is a prehistoric girl, travelling with her tribe through the seasons – making camp, hunting for food and protecting themselves against the many hazards that the climate throws at them. Tuuli knows there’s a bigger world out there, and when she spots a strange boy lurking outside their camp, she realises that he might hold the adventure she is looking for.

He is a Neanderthal, sent by his tribe to find safer ground and as he and Tuuli strike up an unlikely friendship, they set out on a journey that will impact the rest of human history. A vast adventure with a very human heart, full of wild animals, huge scenery and heart-stopping danger and inspired by real anthropological discoveries. For fans of His Dark Materials, Wolf Brother and The Last Bear, join Tuuli on the adventure of a lifetime and uncover the start of all our histories.

Wolf Road is bestselling author, academic and broadcaster, Professor Alice Roberts, first children’s novel.

This is a pre-order link, to purchase the book ahead of Professor Alice Roberts visit to Heartlands Academy, the books will be delivered to the school on the day of the visit.

IMPORTANT NOTE:
please put in the order notes, the students name & form class reference for us to deliver it to the correct person on the day of the event.


Word Play 2024 Magazine

Word Play Magazine is full of activities to get your writing, creating poems, drawing & making
we produce it once a year to accompany our Word Play festival programme.
The magazine is lovingly designed and illustrated by Ben Javens


Being You! Hall Green Junior School

Powerful poems for positive thinking! This collection of 50 poems will inspire confidence and courage, help children to overcome worries and spread kindness. Beautifully illustrated, it is filled with poems for children to read alone or enjoy with the whole family. With themes of friendship, self-belief, embracing change and celebrating people’s differences, it’s the perfect gift book for children to treasure.
About the author:

Daniel Thompson is an author, a poet, storyteller, filmmaker, and musician from Tamworth, England.

This book is a pre-order for Richard Pritchard’s author visit to Hall Green Junior School, it will be delivered to the school for the author to sign at the event.

Please put in the notes your child first name and class number so we can deliver it to the correct person.


Call of The Titanic – Hall Green Junior School

Sid’s got a job as a young cabin steward on the Titanic – the greatest ship ever built. Meanwhile on the smaller ship Carpathia, Clara has stowed away and hides in the hold where she makes friends with a brilliant dog called Rigel. None of them can predict how their stories will connect one fateful icy night in this uplifting alternate history based on the story of real-life survivor Sid Daniels.

About the author:

Lindsay Galvin has also written the watery adventures Darwin’s Dragons and My Friend the Octopus.

This book is a pre-order for Lindsay Galvin’s author visit to Hall Green Junior School, it will be delivered to the school for the author to sign at the event.

Please put in the notes your child first name and class number so we can deliver it to the correct person.


Lets Make Art – Hall Green Junior School

Our favourite craft duo have released their very own book, compiling a cherry picked selection of their vast back catalogue of tried and tested art projects.

Alice & Karen reveal their top tips for creating stunning art work that parents and children will want to keep and display (rather than consign to the recycling bin)! All the projects use household items as the starting point, making the activities largely accessible.

Let’s Make Art champion sustainable, recycled art, Their work elevates children’s art to the status it deserves by showing children how to achieve bold work with a professional finish.

This book is a pre-order for Lets Make Arts visit to Hall Green Junior School, it will be delivered to the school for the author to sign at the event.

Please put in the notes your child first name and class number so we can deliver it to the correct person.


Lost On Gibbon Island – Hall Green Junior School

Meet Lark, a young girl who finds herself shipwrecked on a remote Cambodian island whose only companion and guide is a baby gibbon. Together they somehow have to figure out how to survive the jungle, evade poachers and find a way back home in this gripping and beautifully written adventure tale.

About the author:
Jess Butterworth tells stories of adventures set in places of wilderness, inspired by real events. Jess grew up hearing stories about the Himalaya’s told by her Granny and as soon as she was old enough she set off on her own adventures in search of stories. She has written many books including Where The Wilderness Lives, Swimming Against The Storm and When The Mountains Roared.

This book is a pre-order for Jess Butterworth’s author visit to Hall Green Junior School, it will be delivered to the school for the author to sign at the event.

Please put in the notes your child first name and class number so we can deliver it to the correct person.


Lost On Gibbon Island – Kings Heath Primary

Meet Lark, a young girl who finds herself shipwrecked on a remote Cambodian island whose only companion and guide is a baby gibbon. Together they somehow have to figure out how to survive the jungle, evade poachers and find a way back home in this gripping and beautifully written adventure tale.

About the author:
Jess Butterworth tells stories of adventures set in places of wilderness, inspired by real events. Jess grew up hearing stories about the Himalaya’s told by her Granny and as soon as she was old enough she set off on her own adventures in search of stories. She has written many books including Where The Wilderness Lives, Swimming Against The Storm and When The Mountains Roared.

This book is a pre-order for Jess Butterworth’s author visit to Kings Heath Primary School, it will be delivered to the school for the author to sign at the event.

Please put in the notes your child first name and class number so we can deliver it to the correct person.


My Family and Other Romans – Colmore Junior School

If you like history and humour there’s a good chance you’ll enjoy meeting Silvia.

Whilst re-enacting a Roman battle at Hadrian’s Wall Silvia’s dad slips through a portal, dragging the whole family back to ancient Rome. Suddenly Silvia finds herself half-schoolgirl, half-goddess with the fate of her entire family resting upon her.

Marie is the author of modern fairy tale Princess BMX and wants to show children that magic is everywhere even if it’s sometimes hard to find.

This book is a pre-order for Marie Basting author visit to Colemore Junior School, it will be delivered to the school for the author to sign at the event.

Please put in the notes your child first name and class number so we can deliver it to the correct person.


My Family and Other Romans – Hall Green Junior School

If you like history and humour there’s a good chance you’ll enjoy meeting Silvia.

Whilst re-enacting a Roman battle at Hadrian’s Wall Silvia’s dad slips through a portal, dragging the whole family back to ancient Rome. Suddenly Silvia finds herself half-schoolgirl, half-goddess with the fate of her entire family resting upon her.

Marie is the author of modern fairy tale Princess BMX and wants to show children that magic is everywhere even if it’s sometimes hard to find.

This book is a pre-order for Marie Basting author visit to Hall Green Junior School, it will be delivered to the school for the author to sign at the event.

Please put in the notes your child first name and class number so we can deliver it to the correct person.


My Family and Other Romans – Kings Heath Primary

If you like history and humour there’s a good chance you’ll enjoy meeting Silvia.

Whilst re-enacting a Roman battle at Hadrian’s Wall Silvia’s dad slips through a portal, dragging the whole family back to ancient Rome. Suddenly Silvia finds herself half-schoolgirl, half-goddess with the fate of her entire family resting upon her.

Marie is the author of modern fairy tale Princess BMX and wants to show children that magic is everywhere even if it’s sometimes hard to find.

This book is a pre-order for Marie Basting author visit to Kings Heath Primary School, it will be delivered to the school for the author to sign at the event.

Please put in the notes your child first name and class number so we can deliver it to the correct person.


Not Now Noor! Hall Green Infant School

Noor has lots of questions. Why does her mom and the other women in her family wear headscarves? Are they for storing secret snacks? Are they top-secret spy disguises? Noor needs answers but everyone seems a bit too busy to help her out. Luckily Ammu turns up and helps Noor in her quest.

About the author:
Farhana is a Birmingham based primary school teacher turned author with a passion for empowering diverse voices through story-telling.

This book is a pre-order for Farhana Islam’s author visit to Hall Green Infant School, it will be delivered to the school for the author to sign at the event.

Please put in the notes your child first name and class number so we can deliver it to the correct person.


Son of The Sea – Hall Green Junior School

We may be far from the sea here in Birmingham but we can still dream – like Casper who wants to be the youngest person to ever swim the English Channel. His giant webbed toes will probably be a help!

Unfortunately Casper’s mum and dad don’t share his excitement. They are more concerned with protecting him from the dangers of the sea. In an unexpected twist though mum and dad end up in hospital after a freak accident. Casper goes to stay with a granny he’s never met before in a strangely magical seaside town. As he explores his new world, he begins to uncover a mysterious link between himself, the town, and the ocean.

Richard Pickard’s debut novel, The Peculiar Tale of the Tentacle won the inaugural Chairman’s Choice prize as part of the Times/Chicken House children’s fiction competition in 2019. His love of storytelling started at a young age, through a passion for literature but also for cinema. Two of his greatest childhood influences were Roald Dahl and Tim Burton, who both possess a wickedly dark sense of humour.

This book is a pre-order for Richard Pritchard’s author visit to Hall Green Junior School, it will be delivered to the school for the author to sign at the event.

Please put in the notes your child first name and class number so we can deliver it to the correct person.