This month our Parakeet subscribers are travelling through space and time with the wildly inventive Will Jakeman's Marvellous Mechanimals. Here author and illustrator Nick Ward tells us all about what inspired the book and his favourite chapter books for young readers.
In a guest post to mark the publication of the second book in their Space Blasters series, Katie and Kevin Tsang tell us all about the series and which space-tastic reads they recommend you turn to next.
This month we've sent our Macaw subscribers an authentic heartfelt comedy starring a cast of neurodiverse characters that we were rooting for from start to finish. We asked debut author Jessica Scott-Whyte to tell us more about what inspired the story and which books for tweens and early teens she would put at the top of your reading pile.
Discovering a new festive story is such a treat, so we were thrilled to stumble across The Ghost Locket, which we are sharing with our Cockatoo subscribers this month. Author Allison Rushby tells us what inspired the book and which festive ghost stories she recommends you read next.
We are thrilled to be sharing The Bones of Me by Kel Duckhouse with our Macaw subscribers this month. Here author Kel Duckhouse tells us what, and who, inspired this gritty family drama, and which other novels for young teens should be next on your reading list.
Our Macaw subscribers are heading to Jamaica this month with The Haunting of Tyrese Walker, a thrilling ghost story that had us on the edge of our seats! Author J.P. Rose to tell us more about the inspiration behind the book and which spooky books for young teens she recommends you read next.
Our Parakeet book of the month for November is The Day My Family Disappeared, a madcap illustrated adventure packed with imagination and Jo Simmons's trademark humour. We asked Jo to tell us more about what inspired the book and her favourite funny books for younger readers.
Our Cockatoo subscribers are heading off on a magical journey into a vibrant fantasy world this month with Nura and the Immortal Palace. We quizzed author M.T. Khan on what inspired the book and its vivid setting, plus which new fantasy books for kids we should be reading next.
As ever we’re keen to support our small business friends this Christmas – they need our custom now more than ever before. Here are just a few of the small businesses we’ll be supporting this Christmas, and some of the amazing products we’ve got our eye on.
If like us you’re well aware of how much ‘stuff’ your kids already have and are looking for some alternative gift ideas this year, here are a few suggestions for gifts that will keep on giving all year round.
There are some fantastic new Christmas books for kids aged 5 to 12 publishing this year, including brand new titles by some of our favourite authors. Here are the Christmas books at the top of our list in 2022.
2022 has been another bumper year for new kids’ books and some of Parrot Street’s favourite authors have been especially busy. If you’re a subscriber looking to boost your library this Christmas or simply a children’s book fan looking for the best new books by the finest children’s authors, here’s our guide to some of the books you won’t want to miss.