The Day The Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt, illustrated by Oliver Jeffers

Poor Duncan just wants to colour in. But when he opens his box of crayons, he only finds letters, all saying the same thing: We quit!

Beige is tired of playing second fiddle to Brown, Blue needs a break from colouring in all that water, while Pink just wants to be used. Green has no complaints, but Orange and Yellow are no longer speaking to each other.

The battle lines have been drawn. What is Duncan to do?

- Harper Collins


Oh No, George! By Chris Haughton

It’s hard work being good all the time. And it’s especially hard for a dog like George!

Harris is off to do some shopping. “Will you be good, George?” he asks. George hopes he can. He really wants to … but chocolate cake is just so very delicious and he does love to chase cat… What will George do now? Chris Haughton’s distinctive artwork perfectly accompanies the innocent charm of affable George, a dog trying to be good – with hilarious results!

- Walker Books


Never Tickle a Tiger by Pamela Butchart, Illustrated by Marc Boutavant

Izzy is always shuffling, jiggling, squirming and twitching. She just can’t keep still!
So when Izzy’s school go on a trip to the zoo, her teacher warns her to behave. She must never wriggle, she must never fidget and she must certainly NEVER TICKLE A TIGER!
With eye-catching illustrations by the internationally acclaimed bestselling illustrator, Marc Boutavant, Never Tickle a Tiger will amaze and delight children and parents alike! It includes a spectacular double gatefold for the grand chaotic reveal.
February 12th 2015
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Vote Now for The Red House Children’s Book Award

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A superstar comedian, the Children’s Laureate, a penguin-loving dragon and some baby aliens are all shortlisted for the Red House Children’s Book Award 2015 – chosen and voted for entirely by children. showcases all the shortlisted titles and featured authors. Any child can vote here for their favourite book

The full shortlist for the Red House Children’s Book Award 2015 is as follows:

Books for Younger Children

Dragon Loves Penguin – Debi Gliori (Bloomsbury)

The Day the Crayons Quit – Oliver Jeffers and Drew Daywalt (HarperCollins)

Go to Sleep or I Let Loose The Leopard – Steve Cole and Bruce Ingman (Jonathan Cape)

That Is Not a Good Idea – Mo Willems (Walker)

Books for Younger Readers

Baby Aliens Got My Teacher – Pamela Butchart (Nosy Crow)

The Bomber Dog – Megan Rix (Puffin)

Demon Dentist – David Walliams (HarperCollins)

Books for Older Readers

Noble Conflict – Malorie Blackman (Doubleday)

Prince of the Icemark – Stuart Hill (Chicken House)

Split Second – Sophie McKenzie (Simon & Schuster)