Elise October’s Choice

Elise October’s Choice

We’re delighted that ‘Elise and the Second-hand Dog’ by Bjarne Reuter has been chosen by Bumblebee Books Online for their October Busy Bee pack for 9 – 12 year olds. Elise is a book in translation from Denmark (brilliantly translated by Sian Mackie) where Bjarne is a...
Phoenix is Longlisted!

Phoenix is Longlisted!

Our gorgeous picture book, The Hidden Talent of Phoenix Fox, has made the longlist of the Cogan Picture Book Award 2022. This year’s theme is ‘friendship’ and we can’t think of a better suited story to the theme than our Phoenix. Previous...
Free to be Me!

Free to be Me!

Children’s Books Ireland in partnership with KPMG has today launched Free To Be Me, a project that will ensure that every child can see themselves reflected in a book as well as learning about the lives of others whose experiences and perspectives may differ from...
Phoenix Goes Travelling!

Phoenix Goes Travelling!

We are delighted to announce that rights to one of our newest picture books, The Hidden Talent of Phoenix Fox, have been sold to Alvita Publishing in Taiwan and Epistola in Slovenia. Phoenix is currently available in the UK as a hardback from our Shop. It is being...
Summer Reading Bundles

Summer Reading Bundles

Last week Little Box of Books launched its summer reading bundles and we’re delighted that both Elise and the Second-hand Dog & Double Felix are included. Each bundle comes with six carefully selected books, a letter from Little Box and a reading record and...
On The Move!

On The Move!

All MMS publishers, including Wacky Bee, are on the move from Orca in Poole, Dorset to BookSource in Glasgow. BookSource is the trading arm of Publishing Scotland. Set-up in 1995 the company now distributes for over 120 client publishers and sends books to all corners...
Little Journal Online

Little Journal Online

Little Elephant’s author, Martin Thomas, is taking his Little Journals online. Created to work alongside Wacky Bee’s Little Elephant picture books & board books, the Little Journal is packed with family-friendly seasonal videos and creative...
Free Book Packs

Free Book Packs

The Reading Agency, funded by Arts Council England, has sent out 3,600 packs of children’s books to libraries across England. Two further sets of packs were sent out for young adults and adults. So that’s 10,800 books in total! The photo gives some idea of...
Life-changing Libraries

Life-changing Libraries

Children’s Laureate, Cressida Cowell, has launched her flagship Life-changing Libraries project to showcase the power of library spaces in primary schools. Over the next year, six very different primary schools across England – all of which have at least...
Patrick and Felix Go Travelling!

Patrick and Felix Go Travelling!

We know that Patrick, the pink penguin, is an experienced traveller. After all he swam all the way to the other side of the world. Not so Felix Twain who, because of his mental health issues, would probably hate travelling far from home. However both books have been...

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