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  • Award Nomination

    Tuesday 6th October, 2020

    Congratulations to Sam Williams on being nominated for the UKLA Book Awards Longlist for How About a Night Out?

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  • Award Nomination

    Tuesday 6th October, 2020

    Congratulations to Alexandra Milton on being nominated for the UKLA Book Awards Longlist for Who is in the Egg?

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  • How Tall was a T. rex? review by Primary Mathematics

    Wednesday 30th September, 2020

    "These fact-filled, playful books belong in every school library and classroom." - Primary Mathematics

  • Award Nomination

    Friday 4th September, 2020

    Congratulations to Alison Limentani on being nominated for the SLA Information Book Award Longlist.

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  • Online Event

    Thursday 20th August, 2020

    Lily and Bear, the family musical for children up to age 6 has been performed to sell-out audiences at the Royal Albert Hall and St Albans Abbey theatre. We can't perform live right now but you can catch Lily and Bear in a special pre-recorded zoom screening this Sunday, August 23rd at 11.30am.

    Visit Ticket Source and you're all set for a sing-a-long with Lily and Bear. Already a bestselling book it follows the story of friendship and sharing between Lily and the bear she draws that comes to life! With singing, puppets and sing-a-long, its an enchanting way to spend 40mins. £5 for an adult with child or £10 for a party of four. Be kind and support local theatre. Enjoy Lily and Bear.

  • Award Nomination

    Thursday 20th August, 2020

    The Perfect Sofa by Fifi Kuo, published in North America by Little Bee Books and originated by Boxer Books in the UK is a North American Children's & Teen Choice Book Award finalist in the Kindergarten - 2nd grade category for 2020! The winner will be announced in December.

    Congratulations to Fifi and Little Bee.

  • Gratis Permissions

    Tuesday 21st April, 2020

    We wish all our partners and readers well at this challenging time. If you need permission to read a book aloud or online for private groups, then please email info@boxerbooks.com

  • Who is in the Egg? review by Read It Daddy

    Thursday 12th March, 2020

    "What better way to engage early years with fabulous subjects than in a truly beautiful book with such a simple but genius idea behind it." - Read It Daddy

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  • Launch party of Who is in the egg?

    Monday 9th March, 2020

    Artist Alexandra Milton welcomed friends to her home to celebrate the publication of her new book Who is in the Egg?

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  • Who is in the Egg? review by Red Reading Hub

    Monday 2nd March, 2020

    "Quite simply beautiful through and through." - Red Reading Hub

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  • Who is in the Egg? review by Dolphin Booksellers

    Monday 24th February, 2020

    "The illustrations are beautiful... and will be a great treat for children..." - Dolphin Booksellers

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  • Who is in the Egg? review by Achuka

    Monday 24th February, 2020

    "A natural history guessing game, superbly illustrated - a strong contender for information picture book of the year." - Achuka

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  • Award Nomination

    Thursday 4th December, 2019

    "Congratulations to Harriet Blackford & Mike Henson as Why Do We Poo? has been shortlisted for The Steam Children's Book Prize 2020."

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  • How About a Night Out? review by BookTrust

    Thursday 4th December, 2019

    "This rhyming book about what cats do at night hits all the right notes." - BookTrust

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  • How About a Night Out? review by Just Imagine

    Monday 18th November, 2019

    "charming and joyful"
    "An ideal class book to share at story time." - Just Imagine

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  • How About a Night Out? review by Red Reading Hub

    Saturday 2nd November, 2019

    "Delivered in jaunty rhyming couplets and Matt Hunt's alluring art showing the cat's journey against the inky dark sky, this will surely please early years listeners." - Red Reading Hub

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  • Fifi Kuo interview by Words for Life

    Friday 25th October, 2019

    An interview with Fifi Kuo by Words for Life.

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  • How About a Night Out? review by Read it Daddy

    Thursday 24th October, 2019

    "This is a superb book for early years, full of fabulous rhymes and two completely engaging and lovable brave cat characters who join us on a journey across the night-time urban landscape." - Read it Daddy

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  • How About a Night Out? review by Publishers Weekly

    Tuesday 15th October, 2019

    Williams and Hunt depict the nocturnal lives of urban felines in this jazzy rhyming story - Publishers Weekly

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  • BookTrust Great Books Guide 2019

    Thursday 10th October, 2019

    BookTrust Great Books Guide 2019 is now available online.

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  • ROAR! ROAR! I'M A DINOSAUR! review by Publishers Weekly

    Thursday 26th September, 2019

    "This should be a hit." - Kirkus

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  • Everyone Can Draw? review by Read it Daddy

    Monday 16th September, 2019

    "Everyone Can Draw by Fifi Kuo is a gloriously colourful celebration of our creative sides." - Read it Daddy

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  • Everyone Can Draw? review by Achuka

    Monday 26th September, 2019

    "A colourful and airy celebration of drawing (in all its forms) for the very young." - Achuka

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  • Little Pumkin's Halloween by Publishers Weekly

    Monday 16th September, 2019

    "...cheerful evidence that Halloween tricks and treats-and sights and sounds-aren't just for big kids." - Publishers Weekly

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  • How Far Can a Kangaroo Jump? review by Read it Daddy

    Monday 16th September, 2019

    "A fab way to combine two fascinating subjects in one brilliant exploration of animals and numbers." - Read it Daddy

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  • How Far Can a Kangaroo Jump? review by Just Imagine

    Monday 16th September, 2019

    "...an enlightening information text to build curiosity and answer questions about nature and numbers." - Just Imagine

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  • Little Pumkin's Halloween by Kirkus

    Thursday 22nd August, 2019

    "A cheerful addition to the holiday bookshelf that might even last longer than the Halloween candy." - Kirkus

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  • The Perfect Sofa review by The English Association

    Thursday 22nd August, 2019

    "...bright, bold and bursting with colour ...Who doesn't love the picture of modern family life complete with pot plants, fairy lights and slippers... just enjoy sharing the story, characters and illustrations." - The English Association

  • Everyone Can Draw? review by Dolphin Booksellers Blog

    Thursday 22nd August, 2019

    "...celebrates the artist within us all ... a great book to have and share with young children." - Dolphin Booksellers Blog

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  • How Far Can a Kangaroo Jump? review by Parents in Touch

    Sunday 11th August, 2019

    "...new addition to a hugely successful series exploring maths and numbers." - Parents in Touch

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  • Everyone Can Draw? review by Parents in Touch

    Sunday 11th August, 2019

    "...imaginative and inspiring book encourages us to find out what works for us and then... draw, draw, draw." - Parents in Touch

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  • Everyone Can Draw? review by Red Reading Hub

    Friday 26th July, 2019

    ". . . immerse yourself in this joyful book." - Red Reading Hub

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  • How Far Can a Kangaroo Jump? review by Red Reading Hub

    Friday 26th July, 2019

    "Don't be misled into thinking the titular marsupial is the longest jumper of all though; there's a creature that well and truly outsprings it; now what might that be?" - Red Reading Hub

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  • TechTots Science: Why do we poop? review by Parents in Touch

    Friday 19th July, 2019

    "... an excellent way to convey information ..." - Parents in Touch

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  • TechTots Science: Where does the sun go? review by Parents in Touch

    Friday 19th July, 2019

    "This is a series with a great deal of potential - young children have so many questions to ask and this is the ideal way to answer them, and to develop a love for learning." - Parents in Touch

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  • How About a Night Out? review by Kirkus

    Sunday 14th July, 2019

    "... a vibrant nocturnal adventure ..." - Kirkus

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  • The Magic Hug by Kirkus

    Sunday 14th July, 2019

    "Authentically and sympathetically acknowledges the often mystifying nature of anger." - Kirkus

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  • The Perfect Sofa review by Carousel

    Friday 12th July, 2019

    "This perfect picture book is a delight with plenty of opportunities for discussion on making choices, likes and dislikes, favourites, feelings and even recycling." - Carousel

  • Polar Bear's Story review by Kirkus

    Wednesday 3rd July, 2019

    "Suspenseful moments heighten the drama, urging readers to feel Polar Bear's plight. Tight, close-up perspectives further create an emotional connection. A science primer for the youngest environmentalists." - Kirkus

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  • Book launch - How Far Can a Kangaroo Jump?

    Wednesday 3rd July, 2019

    "Congratulations to Alison Limentani on the publication and launch of How Far Can a Kangaroo Jump? at Hamerton Zoo Park. Cake sale and face painting raised money for Tasmanian devil conservation! Well done Alison"

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  • Why Do We Poo? / Where Does the Sun Go? review by Read it Daddy

    Wednesday 3rd July, 2019

    "The "TechTots Stem Science" range includes a brilliant mix of colourful titles exploring all aspects of science. Fun and engaging illustrations complement the easy-to-understand text..." - Read it Daddy

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  • Why Do We Poo? / Where Does the Sun Go? review by Red Reading Hub

    Wednesday 27th June, 2019

    "We all want children to grow up with enquiring minds: this series with Harriet Blackford's clear, concise narrative and Mike Henson's bold, bright amusing illustrations should help them on their way to becoming young investigators themselves." - Red Reading Hub

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  • Picturebook talent: the 2019 Klaus Flugge Prize shortlist

    Saturday 18th March, 2019

    "Kuo is a major talent to arrive on the picturebook-making scene." - Books for Keeps

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  • Lily and Bear Musical review by The Guardian book review

    Thursday 16th May, 2019

    "The magical power of invention is at the centre of this warm-hearted story celebrating friendship and sharing" - The Guardian book review.

  • First all-female shortlist for Klaus Flugge Prize

    Wednesday 15th May, 2019

    Fifi Kuo and Jessica Love are on the first all-female shortlist for this year's £5,000 Klaus Flugge Prize for the most exciting newcomer to children's picture book illustration.

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  • I Love my Baby review by The Washington Post

    Tuesday 7th May, 2019

    "Saturated, polished mixed-media illustrations charmingly portray the maternal-child bond." - The Washington Post

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  • The Perfect Sofa review by IBBY

    Friday 26th April, 2019

    "From page one, you fall in love with the black and white characters and follow them on their quest for a new sofa." - IBBY

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  • The Perfect Sofa and I Can Fly review by Mamma Filz

    Monday 8th April, 2019

    "This fun, colourful read brings a smile to our faces each time I share it with my little ladies and the illustrations are super... This cheery read is entertaining and is filled with illustrations that my girls absolutely love." - Mamma Filz

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  • Books for Keeps

    Monday 8th April, 2019

    David Bennett picks his "book to watch 2019".

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  • The Perfect Sofa review by CLPE

    Monday 8th April, 2019

    "A more detailed picture in colours reminiscent of Van Gogh depicts the friends as they wend their way home." - CLPE

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  • The Perfect Sofa review by BookTrust

    Monday 8th April, 2019

    "Fifi Kuo's illustrations bring such warmth and humour to the story of learning to appreciate and love what we already have in our lives." - BookTrust

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  • The Perfect Sofa review by Dolphin Books

    Wednesday 27th March, 2019

    "Penguin and Panda are engaging and delightful, the book encourages everyone to enjoy what we have." - Dolphin Books

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  • Award Nomination

    Monday 11th March, 2019

    Congratulations again to Fifi Kuo! 'I Can Fly' is one of twelve shortlisted titles for the Huckepack (Piggyback) Picture Book Prize. Winner announced 11 May.

  • The Perfect Sofa

    Wednesday 27th March, 2019

    Give away and review of The Perfect Sofa by Books for Topics

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  • The Perfect Sofa review by Read it Daddy

    Wednesday 13th March, 2019

    "...Fifi's playful illustrations and funny text will win little ones over with a superb little story and two hilarious characters too." - Read it, Daddy

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  • Award Nomination

    Monday 11th March, 2019

    I can Fly is on the short list for the Read it Again! Picture Book Award

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  • Little Darling's Book of Love review by Kirkus

    Friday 1st March, 2019

    "...a genuine sweetness that's hard to resist.." - Kirkus

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  • The Perfect Sofa review by Let them be small

    Monday 18th February, 2019

    "This is a bright and expressive book and I look forward to seeing what the future stories in this series looks like as this book is a lot of fun to read, as two friends hunt for the perfect sofa. Expect lots of giggles and shrieks of laughter with this book." - Let them be small

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  • Award Nomination

    Tuesday 12th February, 2019

    Congratulations to FIFI KUO on being on the longlist for the Klaus Flugge Prize 2019. Fabulous news. We're very proud!

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  • 2019 New Titles and Backlist

    Wednesday 5th February, 2019

    The new titles and backlist catalogue is now available.

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  • The Perfect Sofa review by Parents in Touch

    Monday 28th January, 2019

    "A superbly illustrated book..." - Parents in Touch.

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  • I can fly review by Parents in Touch

    Monday 28th January, 2019

    "A gentle and reassuring story, full of love and determination." - Parents in Touch.

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  • My Best Friends review by Kirkus

    Wednesday 1st August, 2018

    "...bright and cheery..." - Kirkus.

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  • Bake Like Mommy review by Kirkus

    Wednesday 1st August, 2018

    "Playful, descriptive language and the naive, faux printmaking style of the digital art create an engaging tone..." - Kirkus.

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  • I can fly

    Tuesday 24th July, 2018

    Look the finished copies of I can fly have arrived!! One happy author / illustrator. Congratulations to Fifi Kuo!

  • How Tall was a T. rex review by Publishers Weekly

    Tuesday 15th May, 2018

    "...fact-filled and playful..."

  • How Tall was a T. rex review by Kirkus

    Tuesday 15th May, 2018

    "A terrific introduction to the ups and downs of measurement as well as relative scale."

  • Little Mouse and The Big Cupcake

    Friday 28rd March, 2018

    Check out Emily Watson reading "Little Mouse and The Big Cupcake" (written by Thomas Taylor & illustrated by Jill Barton) on CBeebies Monday 9th April at 18:50.

  • Chuffa Chuffa Choo Choo

    Friday 23rd March, 2018

    The Chuffa Chuffa Choo Choo board book has been longlisted for the Bookstart Baby & Treasure programme. Congratulations to Emma Garcia. Fingers crossed!

  • How Tall Was a T. rex? Book Launch

    Thursday 22nd March, 2018

    Alison Limentani is launching her new book, How Tall Was a T. rex? with an hour of fun craft activities for children. May 26th, 2-3pm Heffers, Cambridge.

    Free tickets available

  • Bologna New Titles 2018

    Monday 15th March, 2018

    The new rights catalogue is now available.

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  • Bologna Children's Book Fair 2018

    Monday 12th March, 2018

    We are very excited about Bologna. The rights catalogue is due to press today, so we are all working very hard! Some simply stunning artwork has been arriving this week.

  • Happy Mother's Day

    Sunday 11th March, 2018

    Celebrate by dressing like mummy!

  • Congratulations to Sam Williams

    March 7th, 2018

    A super review in Booklist for 10 Blue Butterflies: "Big, bold and inviting..."

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  • New Titles 2018

    March 6th, 2018

    Our new titles catalogue is now available.

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