Zoo Cert PG Release Date: Friday 29 June ZOO tells the story of a young boy’s friendship with a baby elephant named Buster, and his desperate attempt to rescue him from Belfast Zoo during WWII, as German air raids rock the city and threaten the lives of all the animals. As TomRead More →

Super new stories for summer… Paddington at St Paul’s by Michael Bond CBE  HB £12.99 published by Harper Collins Children’s Books Age 2+   A brand-new Paddington Bear picture book and the final one written by Michael Bond before his death in June 2017. Chaos ensues when the world-famous bearRead More →

New reads for a new year… Erik the Lone Wolf by Sarah Finan HB £11.99, published by Quarto Kids Meet Erik, the wolf cub. Being a wolf means sticking with the pack. Everyone knows that – except for Erik, one little wolf cub who dreams of setting off on hisRead More →

Coco Cert PG Release date: Friday 19 January In the latest Disney Pixar adventure aspiring musician Miguel teams up with charming trickster Héctor to embark on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind his family history. Despite his family’s generations-old ban on music, young Miguel dreams of becomingRead More →

  Paddington 2 Cert U Release date: Friday 10 November The much-anticipated sequel to the worldwide hit family film finds Paddington happily settled with the Brown family and a popular member of the local community, spreading joy and marmalade wherever he goes. His Aunt Lucy’s 100th birthday is coming upRead More →

Wonderful winter adventures to snuggle up with Bad Dad by David Walliams, HB £12.99, published by Harper Collins Children’s Books, AGE 9+ Walliams’ award-winning books have become an eagerly anticipated part of every family’s festive season and his latest novel, Bad Dad, illustrated by the amazing Tony Ross, delivers all theRead More →

The Jungle Bunch Release date: Friday 15 September, Cert U The beloved TV series’ first big screen adventure. Maurice may look like a penguin ­– but he’s a real tiger inside! Raised by a tigress, he’s the clumsiest Kung-Fu master ever. Along with his friends, The Jungle Bunch, he’s on aRead More →

Twinkle Twinkle, ABC by Barney Saltzberg & Fred Benaglia £8.95, published by Phaidon, Age pre-school        Two of the most-loved children’s songs are woven together to create a rousing sing-along through the alphabet! Sing along to this lyrical mash-up enriched with silly cameos by high-flying birds, a twirling cow, a growlingRead More →

Sensational Stories for summer… The Cow Who Fell to Earth – by Nadia Shireen published by Penguin Random House Children’s One night a star crash-lands right on top of a flock of bumbling sheep. But the star is not a star… it’s a little lost cow, and all he canRead More →

With lifetime sales of over 7 million books, massively popular children’s author Jeremy Strong certainly knows how to keep his young fanbase laughing. s4k editor Nadia Duncan caught up with him to chat about encouraging kids to read, holidaying with children and just being silly… Q) As the mum ofRead More →