Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Top 10 Doggy books!

It's National Puppy Day! We thought we'd celebrate by listing our top 10 dog books. Click on any of the titles to find out more and get the book.

Dog in No-Man's Land

Billy is an under-age soldier who befriends a stray dog in France during World War One. When Billy left for dead in the blood-soaked trenches of No-Man's-Land, the dog, Scruff, comes to his rescue. But Scruff is soon in danger himself, being sent onto the battlefield as an ambulance dog. Will both Billy and Scruff survive the terrors of war?

A black dog appears outside the Hope family's home. As each member of the household sees it and hides, the dog grows bigger and bigger. Only Small, the youngest Hope, has the courage to face the Black Dog. When it chases her through the forest she shows no fear, so it grows smaller and smaller. Finally, back to the size of a normal hound, the Black Dog is welcomed into the Hope household as their newest addition.

Laika is a homeless stray living on the streets of Moscow when she is picked by the Space Programme to be the first ever animal launched into orbit! But her rocket disappears and everyone thinks Laika is lost forever - no one knows what happened to her. Now you'll discover in Owen Davey's imaginative story that Laika was rescued by a loving new owner and found her true home on a planet far, far away.

George didn't want to waste the night moonbathing. He wanted to build a sandcastle that would turn any monster green eyed with envy. But when George meets the strangest creature he has ever seen, the night takes an unexpected turn. A starlight story of adventure and imagination from the creator of The Sea Tiger. Out May 1st!

Can you spot the Siamese cats? Where are the fish with matching fins? This fabulous follow up to stand-out title The Odd One Out features rhyming riddles accompanied by a complex patterned artwork, within which the answer lies. Never has a search-and- find game been so pleasing to the eye than with this stylish title from the masterful Britta Teckentrup, presented in an upmarket, contemporary format.

 Barney loves digging, singing and stealing lamb chops, but most of all Barney loves his owner Ben as much as Ben loves Barney. Nothing could ever replace that dog. But after Barney dies, Ben slowly and reluctantly discovers that there is room in his heart for another special sort of dog. 

Pup is off for his first day at school, and is ready to make lots of new friends! He takes part in all the different lessons and experiences from art class and reading time to lunchtime and playtime making new friends along the way. Children will love lifting the flaps to spot a variety of objects and the emphasis on the excitement of discovery on a first day at school is highlighted throughout.

The iconic bestselling Amazing Baby range brought up to date with a clean, fresh design style to appeal to today's parents. Fun, effective novelties and extras - from pops and tactiles to shiny cover finishes ensure parents will love to share these with their baby.

Patch the puppy lives on Ivy Farm. He's a boisterous scamp, always on the lookout for fun. Join Patch as you lift the gatefold flaps to change the pictures, helping him meet a whole host of baby animal friends for some farmyard frolics. John Butler's adorable illustrations bring these sweet characters to life.

One Hundred Bones

Scruff the dog is a stray, who just loves to dig. It doesn't make him the most popular dog in the neighbourhood. But when he sniffs out a pile of old bones, he gets all the neighbourhood dogs to help him. They uncover not one, not two, not three...but 100 bones. It is the most exciting dinosaur discovery of all time! Scruff's find wins him new friends and a new home. A heart-warming story about an underdog who comes out on top.

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Under Earth, Under Water Facts

With two weeks to go until the release of Aleksandra Mizielinska and Daniel Mizielinski's Under Earth, Under Water, we're tweeting some of the best facts from the book every day!
Here we're gathering together each tweet so no one has to worry about missing out.

Day 1

Day 2

Monday, 8 February 2016

It's the year of the Monkey!

Happy Chinese New Year! This year is the year of the monkey so to celebrate we thought we'd have a look at some of the fabulous monkey-themed titles found here at Kings Road Publishing, some new and some not so new.

First up we have Animalium, a beautiful book by Katie Scott and Jenny Broom. Containing detailed spreads of many species of animals, there's a whole double page dedicated to primates! Did you know primates evolved between 65 and 85 million years ago? Or that, unlike other animals, they can see a large spectrum of colour? These are just some of the amazing facts you can learn inside!

If you're craving facts with a more hands-on approach, check out the next book How Animals Live by Christiane Dorion and Beverley Young. With pop-up pages and flaps to open, there will be plenty for you to explore - such as, who else do these rainforest monkeys share their home with?

It's not just monkey facts we do here! In You... by Emma Dodd, we go on a journey through the jungle and find out about a daddy monkey who loves his son very much. 

This monkey is fed up with being a monkey - so he decides to copy everyone he sees, from a flapping parrot to a snapping crocodile. Unfortunately, Monkey doesn't quite get it right... Monkey See, Monkey Do by Liza Miller tells the story of how Monkey learns to swing through the trees and how to love being a monkey! 

Click any of the titles above to buy the books!

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Advent Calendar Day One

 It's the festive season, so in the run up to Christmas we, and the other imprints that are part of Kings Road Publishing - Blink, Big Picture Press, Weldon Owen and Studio Press - are having an advent calendar across our social media imprints. With such treats as competitions and giveaways, sneak peaks at upcoming books or exclusive spreads and engaging videos, we hope you'll come back every day to see what goodies are behind the advent doors.

Today we have some of the spreads from Tom Clohosy Cole and Charlie Roscoe's The Red Prince. A fabulous tale of courage and friendship, don't miss Plugging Pictures' review video:

Now take a look at the first four spreads from this wondeful tale below:

Find out what happens next by picking up your copy from your local bookshop or online here:
Amazon, Wordery

Monday, 26 October 2015

Ever wondered what links penguins and polar bears?

Check out the latest video made in association with the WWF from Christiane Dorion, the author of the 'How...' series:

For more amazing information, and to try some activities, get Christiane's latest book here, How The World Works Sticker Activity Book.