New Release Books by Jeanne Willis

Jeanne Willis is the author of Hom (2022), Dinosaur Whack! The Stegosaurus (2021), Dinosaur Whizz! The Coelophysis (2021), Dinosaur Flap! The Oviraptor (2021) and other 351 books.

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Hom

release date: Apr 05, 2022
Hom
When a boy washes up on a desert island, he is sure he’s on his own in the world. But there’s someone else living there: Hom, a peace-loving creature who has lost his family, too. Alone on the island together, they learn from each other and become the best of friends. So when a rescue ship appears on the horizon, the boy has a big decision to make . . .

Dinosaur Whack! The Stegosaurus

release date: Jul 08, 2021
Dinosaur Whack! The Stegosaurus
Meet Dinosaur Whack, the clumsy Stegosaurus, in this brilliant rhyming story, part of the collectable The World of Dinosaur Roar! series, in association with the Natural History Museum. Dinosaur Whack is the clumsiest dinosaur around. She doesn't mean to cause trouble, but she just can't control her long, spiky tail. After accidentally knocking over Dinosaur Chew and bumping Dinosaur Boo, poor Whack finds herself all alone. But can she find a use for her wayward tail and win back her friends? With a fantastic rhyming text written by series creator, Peter Curtis, and award-winning author, Jeanne Willis, Dinosaur Whack! the Stegosaurus is perfect for preschool children. Inspired by the classic picture book, Dinosaur Roar! by Paul Stickland and Henrietta Stickland, this colourful series introduces a cast of authentic dinosaur characters to very young children and is approved by Dr Paul Barrett of the Department of Earth Sciences at the Natural History Museum in London. Each book also contains a pronunciation guide as well as a spread of simple dinosaur facts, making this the perfect gift for young dinosaur fans! Discover more stories featuring these fun dinosaur characters: Dinosaur Boo! the Deinonychus, Dinosaur Roar! the Tyrannosaurus rex, Dinosaur Stomp! the Triceratops, Dinosaur Whizz! the Coelophysis . . . and more!

Dinosaur Whizz! The Coelophysis

release date: Jul 08, 2021
Dinosaur Whizz! The Coelophysis
Meet Dinosaur Whizz the Coelophysis, speediest of the dinosaurs, in this brilliant rhyming story, part of the collectable The World of Dinosaur Roar! series, in association with the Natural History Museum. The quick-moving, quick-thinking Coelophysis, Dinosaur Whizz is the speediest of the dinosaurs. She loves to run and just can't stand still, much to the annoyance of the other dinosaurs. But when the mean Spinosaurus, Dinosaur Snap, tries to catch Whizz, she finds her quick running can be very useful indeed! With a fantastic rhyming text written by series creator, Peter Curtis, and award-winning author, Jeanne Willis, Dinosaur Whizz! the Coelophysis is perfect for preschool children. Inspired by the classic picture book, Dinosaur Roar! by Paul Stickland and Henrietta Stickland, this colourful series introduces a cast of authentic dinosaur characters to very young children and is approved by Dr Paul Barrett of the Department of Earth Sciences at the Natural History Museum in London. Each book also contains a pronunciation guide as well as a spread of simple dinosaur facts, making this the perfect gift for young dinosaur fans! Discover more stories featuring these fun dinosaur characters: Dinosaur Roar! the Tyrannosaurus rex, Dinosaur Flap! the Oviraptor, Dinosaur Snap! the Spinosaurus, Dinosaur Whack! the Stegosaurus . . . and more!

Dinosaur Flap! The Oviraptor

release date: May 13, 2021
Dinosaur Flap! The Oviraptor
Meet Dinosaur Flap, the nervous Oviraptor, in this brilliant rhyming story, part of the collectable The World of Dinosaur Roar! series, in association with the Natural History Museum. Poor Dinosaur Flap just can't settle down for a nap – she's always worrying about protecting her eggs. But with a little help from a friend, will she ever be able to relax? With a fantastic rhyming text written by series creator, Peter Curtis, and award-winning author, Jeanne Willis, Dinosaur Flap! The Oviraptor is perfect for preschool children. Inspired by the classic picture book, Dinosaur Roar! by Paul Stickland and Henrietta Stickland, this colourful series introduces a cast of authentic dinosaur characters to very young children and is approved by Dr Paul Barrett of the Department of Earth Sciences at the Natural History Museum in London. Each book also contains a pronunciation guide as well as a spread of simple dinosaur facts, making this the perfect gift for young dinosaur fans! Discover more stories featuring these fun dinosaur characters: Dinosaur Roar! The Tyrannosaurus rex, Dinosaur Stomp! The Triceratops, Dinosaur Munch! The Diplodocus, Dinosaur Snap! The Spinosaurus . . . and more!

Dinosaur Snap! The Spinosaurus

release date: May 13, 2021
Dinosaur Snap! The Spinosaurus
Meet Dinosaur Snap, the scary Spinosaurus, in this brilliant rhyming story, part of the collectable The World of Dinosaur Roar! series, in association with the Natural History Museum. Dinosaur Snap is a big, bad, bossy giant. But, after trying to creep up on Dinosaur Whack, trying to terrify Dinosaur Flap and trying to eat little Dinosaur Squeak, Snap realizes that he can't use his spiky scariness to bully and bother the other dinosaurs, not when Dinosaur Roar is king. With a fantastic rhyming text written by series creator, Peter Curtis, and award-winning author, Jeanne Willis, Dinosaur Snap! The Spinosaurus is perfect for preschool children. Inspired by the classic picture book, Dinosaur Roar! by Paul Stickland and Henrietta Stickland, this colourful series introduces a cast of authentic dinosaur characters to very young children and is approved by Dr Paul Barrett of the Department of Earth Sciences at the Natural History Museum in London. Each book also contains a pronunciation guide as well as a spread of simple dinosaur facts, making this the perfect gift for young dinosaur fans! Discover more stories featuring these fun dinosaur characters: Dinosaur Roar! The Tyrannosaurus rex, Dinosaur Stomp! The Triceratops, Dinosaur Munch! The Diplodocus, Dinosaur Flap! The Oviraptor . . . and more!

Old Macdonald Had a Phone

release date: Apr 06, 2021
Old Macdonald Had a Phone
Old Macdonald loves his phone: it helps him organize his farm. But when the animals each get one of their own, they are soon on their phones all day—"Here a tweet, there a chat, WhatsApping the farm cat"—and before they know it, no work is getting done! What can Old Macdonald do? Sing along to the tune of "Old Macdonald Had a Farm" and see! A hilarious cautionary tale for a new generation of phone-users, from the award-winning partnership of Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross.

What Are Little Girls Made Of?

release date: Feb 04, 2021
What Are Little Girls Made Of?
A feminist reimagining of classic nursery rhymes depicts a Georgie Porgie who never dares to make the girls cry, a Little Bo-Peep who takes no-nonsense care of her sheep and a woman doctor who puts Humpty Dumpty together again.

Somewhere

release date: Jun 01, 2022
Somewhere
A heart-warming and atmospheric story about the magic of imagination and the importance of home - with ingenious diecuts throughout.

Dinosaur Boo! The Deinonychus

release date: Jul 08, 2021
Dinosaur Boo! The Deinonychus
Meet the naughty Dinosaur Boo, in this brilliant rhyming story about a Deinonychus, part of the collectable The World of Dinosaur Roar! series, in association with the Natural History Museum. Dinosaur Boo loves nothing more than playing tricks on the other dinosaurs, but he had better look out as he might just be in for a surprise of his own . . . With a fantastic rhyming text written by series creator, Peter Curtis, and award-winning author, Jeanne Willis, Dinosaur Boo! The Deinonychus is great to read aloud and perfect for preschool children. Inspired by the classic picture book, Dinosaur Roar! by Paul Stickland and Henrietta Stickland, this colourful series introduces a cast of authentic dinosaur characters to very young children and is approved by Dr Paul Barrett of the Department of Earth Sciences at the Natural History Museum in London. Each book also contains a pronunciation guide as well as a spread of simple dinosaur facts, making this the perfect gift for young dinosaur fans! Discover more stories featuring these fun dinosaur characters: Dinosaur Roar! The Tyrannosaurus rex, Dinosaur Munch! The Diplodocus, Dinosaur Snap! The Spinosaurus, Dinosaur Whack! The Stegosaurus . . . and more!

Dinosaur Stomp! The Triceratops

release date: Jul 08, 2021
Dinosaur Stomp! The Triceratops
Meet Dinosaur Stomp, the grumpy Triceratops, in this brilliant rhyming story, part of the collectable The World of Dinosaur Roar! series, in association with the Natural History Museum. Dinosaur Stomp doesn’t want to play with the other dinosaurs, all he wants is to be left alone . . . but sometimes even a grumpy Triceratops needs a friend! With a fantastic rhyming text written by series creator, Peter Curtis, and award-winning author, Jeanne Willis, Dinosaur Stomp! The Triceratops is perfect for preschool children. Inspired by the classic picture book, Dinosaur Roar! by Paul Stickland and Henrietta Stickland, this colourful series introduces a cast of authentic dinosaur characters to very young children and is approved by Dr Paul Barrett of the Department of Earth Sciences at the Natural History Museum in London. Each book also contains a pronunciation guide as well as a spread of simple dinosaur facts, making this the perfect gift for young dinosaur fans! Discover more stories featuring these fun dinosaur characters: Dinosaur Roar! The Tyrannosaurus rex, Dinosaur Munch! The Diplodocus, Dinosaur Snap! The Spinosaurus, Dinosaur Whack! The Stegosaurus . . . and more!

Dr Xargle's Book of Earth Families

release date: Jun 03, 2021
Dr Xargle's Book of Earth Families
'Today we are going to learn about Earth families. An Earth family is a collection of Earthlings who belong to each other whether they like it or not.'Dr Xargle, the great, green alien school teacher is now attempting the hot topic of Earth relations, and his views are as refreshing, remarkable, and idiosyncratic as ever! Brother Earthlets are 'Bother Earthlets', smelly, sticky and dangerous, while Sister Earthlets, 'Sulker Earthlets', are shy, sneaky and give piercing shrieks. It's Earth, folks, and oh, how we know it!

Make More Noise!

release date: Feb 01, 2018
Make More Noise!
An incredible collection of brand new short stories, from ten of the UK's very best storytellers, celebrating inspirational girls and women, being published tocommemorate the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage in the UK. Featuring short stories by Kiran Millwood Hargrave, author of the Waterstones Children's Book Prize-wining The Girl of Ink and Stars, M.G. Leonard, author of Beetle Boy, Patrice Lawrence, author of the Waterstones Children's Book Prize-winning Orangeboy, Katherine Woodfine, author of The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow, Sally Nicholls, author of Things a Bright Girl Can Do, Emma Carroll, author of Letters from the Lighthouse, and more! £1 from the sale of every book will be donated to Camfed, an international charity which tackles poverty and inequality by supporting women's education in the developing world.

Dinosaur Munch! The Diplodocus

release date: Jul 13, 2017
Dinosaur Munch! The Diplodocus
Meet Dinosaur Munch, a Diplodocus with a giant appetite, in this brilliant rhyming story, part of the collectable The World of Dinosaur Roar! series. Dinosaur Munch is always hungry – he wants more and more and more – but will his huge appetite get him into trouble? With a fantastic rhyming text written by series creator, Peter Curtis, and award-winning author, Jeanne Willis, Dinosaur Munch! The Diplodocus is perfect for preschool children. Inspired by the classic picture book, Dinosaur Roar! by Paul Stickland and Henrietta Stickland, this colourful series introduces a cast of authentic dinosaur characters to very young children and is approved by Dr Paul Barrett of the Department of Earth Sciences at the Natural History Museum in London. Each book also contains a pronunciation guide as well as a spread of simple dinosaur facts, making this the perfect gift for young dinosaur fans! Also available: Dinosaur Boo! The Deinonychus, Dinosaur Roar! The Tyrannosaurus rex, Dinosaur Stomp! The Triceratops . . . and more!

Troll Stinks

release date: Jan 01, 2017
Troll Stinks
"Two billy goats discover the perils of making assumptions and acting on prejudice in this timely tale about online bullying"--

The Best Bear in All the World

release date: Oct 25, 2016
The Best Bear in All the World
For the 90th anniversary of Winnie-the-Pooh, a sequel featuring new stories and a new character from the Hundred Acre Wood. Now a New York Times Bestseller. The Trustees of the Pooh Properties have commissioned four authors to write in the timeless style of A.A. Milne to create a quartet of charming new adventures for Winnie-the-Pooh, Christopher Robin, and their friends. Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall: take a trip back to the Hundred Acre Wood with a collection of tales sure to delight year-round. One story finds Winnie-the-Pooh and Piglet on a quest to discover the "Sauce of the Nile" (they suspect it's apple). And in another, all the animals rally around poor Eeyore when he thinks he sees another donkey eyeing his clover. The winter story features a new penguin character, based on a stuffed toy owned by Christopher Robin Milne himself. Readers of all ages will love rediscovering old friends and making new ones in this essential new volume of Pooh stories. The book feature beautiful color artwork in the style of Ernest H. Shepard by Mark Burgess.

Lucinda Belinda Melinda McCool

release date: May 05, 2016
Lucinda Belinda Melinda McCool
The most beautiful girl in the whole of the school is Lucinda Belinda Melinda McCool – but Lucinda Belinda felt it was her duty to guide all her friends in the subject of beauty. Lucinda becomes the scourge of family and friends, criticising big bottoms and moustaches (especially her grandma's) until everyone avoids her. So when Lucinda meets a monster in the forest, she makes it her mission to make-over this scary creature. Unfortunately changing its outside does not change what's inside – as Lucinda Belinda discovers!

Lottie Potter Wants an Otter

release date: Apr 07, 2016
Lottie Potter Wants an Otter
A feel-good, rhyming picture book, packed full of outrageously funny otters from multi-award-winning author, Jeanne Willis, with hilarious illustrations by Leonie Lord.

Blue Monster Wants It All!

release date: May 04, 2021
Blue Monster Wants It All!
An unforgettable tale about getting what you want and those precious things that cannot be bought. Blue Monster loves having brand-new things. A fancy hat...a shiny submarine...a fabulous carnival...and a paradise island, all his own. But he still wants more! Will he ever be happy?

Poles Apart

release date: Jan 01, 2016
Poles Apart
"Everybody knows that penguins live at the South Pole and polar bears live at the North Pole. But what would happen if, one day, an adventurous family of penguins took a wrong turn and ended up at the North Pole?"--Back cover.

Elephants Can't Jump!

release date: Mar 01, 2015
Elephants Can't Jump!
When the other baby animals laugh at Elephant for not being able to jump, he sets out to prove them wrong. Hard as he tries, he just can't jump. But then he realizes that he can do something else that no other animal can do . . .

Chicken Clicking

release date: Feb 05, 2015
Chicken Clicking
One night Chick hops onto the farmer's house and has a browse on his computer - CLICK - soon she's shopping online for the whole farm! But when she arranges to meet up with a friend she's made online, she discovers all is not as it seems... Little Red Riding Hood for the iPad generation, this is the perfect book for teaching children how to stay safe online.

Paddington: The Junior Novel

release date: Oct 28, 2014
Paddington: The Junior Novel
When Paddington arrives in London, he's excited to explore the city that he's heard so much about. Thanks to a stroke of luck, he meets Mr. and Mrs. Brown at the train station. They welcome him into their home and agree to help him find the explorer who visited his family in Peru. As Paddington sets out to search for the explorer and discover the many wonders in the city, he catches the eye of an evil taxidermist who would love nothing more than to come between the bear and the Browns. It will take every member of the Brown household to help Paddington learn that finding a home and a family is the greatest adventure of all. Paddington, the first-ever live-action film with CGI animation based on the classic book series by Michael Bond, lights up theaters on Christmas Day 2014. With Harry Potter producer David Heyman and an all-star cast including Nicole Kidman, Hugh Bonneville, and Sally Hawkins, Paddington is a film that is sure to capture your heart.

Dr Xargle's Book of Earthlets

release date: Sep 30, 2014
Dr Xargle's Book of Earthlets
"Good morning, class. Today we are going to learn about Earthlets." In this way Dr Xargle, our friendly alien teacher, begins to teach his class about humans and babies. This is a hysterically funny book, with a particularly wry look at the way we bring up babies: look out for the 'egg-mangle' - will you ever want to eat egg again?

Dr Xargle's Book Of Earth Hounds

release date: Sep 30, 2014
Dr Xargle's Book Of Earth Hounds
"Good morning, class. Today we are going to learn about Earth Hounds. Earth Hounds have fangs at the front and a waggler at the back. To find out which is which, hold a sausage at both ends." Dr Xargle is instructing his class of small fellow aliens on the nature and habits of the earth creatures known to us as dogs.

Fly, Chick, Fly!

release date: Jan 01, 2014
Fly, Chick, Fly!
In the middle of a wood there is a chick who will not fly. "Not I!" she cries to Mother Owl and Father Owl. She flaps, she flips, she flops, and she hops back into the nest. Time passes and seasons change, but still she refuses to fly. Will she ever learn to let go and soar up into the open sky?

Hippospotamus

release date: Jan 01, 2014
Hippospotamus
Hippopotamus had a spotamus . . . on her bottomus! "It's a blister!" said her sister. "It's measles!" said Weasel. "It's hippopox!" said Fox. But in the end the spotamus turns out to be something hilariously unexpected!

Don't Go There!

release date: Aug 01, 2020
Don't Go There!
Lid up, pants down, bottom on the seat! They mustn't have toilets in outer space, because this baby Martian keeps going in the wrong place: a bird bath, a bin, an up-turned hat . . . Perhaps if he masters The Toilet Song, he might learn where to go.

Not Just a Book

release date: Jan 01, 2018
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