Picture book

My Life As a Cat

$14.99

A wise, funny and moving story of what it means to find a family, from the best-selling author of I, Cosmo.

Leonard has never had a name. Or a body. Or a best friend. But he is excited to try being a human.

On their three-hundredth-birthday, every alien from Leonard’s home galaxy gets to spend a month in the body of an Earth Creature. Leonard was supposed to become a forest ranger in Yellowstone National Park – but there was a mix-up. And now he’s stuck as a stray cat.

Luckily for Leonard, he meets a young human called Olive – and together they set out on a journey to find home.

Dog

$19.99

A beautifully poetic and gorgeously illustrated reflection on the relationship between dogs and humans. Dog is a stand-alone picture book of one of the most-loved stories from the bestselling and internationally acclaimed Tales from the Inner City by Shaun Tan, winner of the 2020 Kate Greenaway medal.

Once we were strangers,
legs bent the wrong way,
rough voices falling to the wind …
But in our hearts we wanted more than this. In our hearts, we knew there was more.

The Last Bear

$19.99

“This is an important first novel, important for us, for polar bears, for the planet. It is deeply moving, beautifully told, quite unforgettable.” Michael Morpurgo.

There are no polar bears left on Bear Island. At least, that’s what April’s father tells her when his scientific research takes them to this remote Arctic outpost for six months. But one endless summer night, April meets one. He is starving, lonely and a long way from home. Determined to save him, April begins the most important journey of her life…

This moving story will win the hearts of children the world over and show them that no one is too young or insignificant to make a difference. The Last Bear is a celebration of the love between a child and an animal, a battle cry for our world and an irresistible adventure with a heart as big as a bear’s.

The Tree

$24.99

A sweet, heartfelt and funny read-a-loud with the feel of a classic and a positive message of peace and sharing. Look for the charming little characters hidden on every page, and join Cow and Duck in this beautiful story by the acclaimed creator of Animalia.

This is the story of a cow, a duck and a very big tree.At first the cow and the duck are happy with their mooberries and mushquacks, living side-by-side without even noticing. But then a big storm came… Cow and Duck set out to protect their tree from one another and in doing so destroy everything they have.Can they live together and work together to rebuild, and can they learn to share?

Beatrix and Her Bunnies

$24.99

Published in collaboration with the National Trust, this is a moving and inspiring picture book based on the life of Beatrix Potter.

Beatrix loves the countryside, but lives in a big, lonely house in London – if only she had a friend. Then she meets Benjamin Bunny and everything changes! They spend every day together playing chase and follow my leader. But when Benjamin dies, Beatrix is heartbroken. She decides to write about Benjamin’s adventures and about her new bunny, Peter, who plays the tambourine and jumps through hoops. If she can publish her stories, she knows children will fall in love with Benjamin and Peter, and her bunnies will live forever.

This is the perfect gift for fans of Peter Rabbit, for young environmentalists and for animal lovers everywhere. Rebecca Colby effortlessly entwines the fascinating threads of Beatrix Potter’s life: her deep connection with animals, her development as a writer and artist, her determination to be published and her role as a pioneering conservationist.

A biography of Beatrix Potter’s life is included, and the book is written in consultation with experts from the National Trust.

Every Nosy Crow paperback picture book comes with a free ‘Stories Aloud’ audio recording – just scan the QR code and listen along!