Here are some of Minipreneur’s favourite picture books this month.

Fletcher and the Rockpool by Julia Rawlinson & Tiphanie Beeke

When Fletcher tumbles happily onto the beach he is dazzled by the sun, sea and space. He soon finds a rockpool full of new friends… but as the sea disappears, they are stranded! Fletcher rushes to the rescue and manages to scoop up Little Crab… but do Fletcher’s new friends really need rescuing?

This new book in the well-received Fletcher series is filled with beautiful illustrations and is perfect for teaching children about natural phenomena like tides and the flora and fauna of rockpools.

£12.99 published by Graffeg

Gaspard: Best in Show by Zeb Soanes & James Mayhew

Gaspard, Peter and Finty are now the best of friends. They set out on a new adventure together and discover the local summer fete. When Gaspard inadvertently gets entered into the Dog Show, chaos and hilarity ensue in this delightful sequel to Gaspard the Fox.

This charming and humorous picture book celebrates urban foxes and their relationship with the humans and animals they share the city with. It is the second in a series of picture books following the adventures of Gaspard and his friends.

£12.99 published by Graffeg

Mouse & Mole: The Secret of Happiness by Joyce Dunbar & James Mayhew

Mouse and Mole’s charming, gentle and humourous adventures continue in this new addition to the much-loved series, perfect for shared reading with younger children and for older children to read independently.

The book contains three heart-warming and funny stories: A Good Read, This Way and That, and The Secret of Happiness.

£12.99 published by Graffeg

Ceri & Deri: No Time for Clocks by Max Low

Ceri the cat and Deri the dog are best friends who do everything together and love to learn new things. When Deri arrives late for lunch one day, their friend Gwen Green explains what a clock is and how it can help them organise their day.

Perfect for shared reading, this book is the perfect introduction for young children to understand the concept of time, what a clock is and how they can use it to tell different times of the day for meals like breakfast, lunch, teatime and dinner.

The Secret of the Egg by Nicola Davies & Abbie Cameron

Discover the delights of nature with zoologist, poet and top children’s book author Nicola Davies. Follow the young adventurer as she explores eggs of all shapes and sizes, where they may be hiding and what secrets could be held within.

This rhyming book is fully illustrated in colour by illustrator Abbie Cameron with zoologically accurate, bright and exciting illustrations. The book was longlisted for the School Library Association Information Book Award 2019.

£7.99 published by Graffeg

See What I Can Do! by Jon Roberts & Hannah Rounding

Suitable for slightly older readers aged 5 and above, this gently-told but immensely informative new picture book tells the stories of a number of children with a variety of differences inspired by the real-life experiences of the author’s daughter who is on the autistic spectrum, and some of her friends. A variety of conditions, including autism, LLD (Leg length discrepancy), dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, ADHD, Down’s Syndrome, cystic fibrosis, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, epilepsy, osteogenesis imperfecta and asthma are introduced for young readers.

The characters talk about how the challenges of each condition affects them both in a school setting and outside and how they engage in activities they love. It’s the ideal book to help children with their understanding of difference and inclusion. It is beautifully illustrated throughout by Hannah Rounding.

£7.99 published by Graffeg