Here are some of Minipreneur’s favourite children’s books published by Bloomsbury. Shortlisted for Children’s Publisher of the Year 2018 for both the Independent Publishing Group Award and the British Book Awards, Bloomsbury Children’s Books includes the bestselling authors J.K. Rowling, Michael Rosen and Debi Gliori. From picture books to YA and everything in between, Bloomsbury has the perfect read for any child.

The Best Eid Ever by Sufiya Ahmed & Hazem Asif

Written by Sufiya Ahmed and illustrated by Hazem Asif, The Best Eid Ever is a delightful picture book that introduces the over 5s to the joys of Ramadan and Eid-al-Fitr. Aisha eagerly anticipates Eid-al-Fitr, her favourite festival, and looks forward to her family’s promised treasure hunt for gifts. But amidst the chaos and celebrations, will Aisha ever receive her presents?

Through vibrant illustrations and a heartwarming narrative, young readers follow Aisha’s journey, from breaking fast to visiting the mosque and enjoying henna painting and tasty treats. The story provides an accessible and engaging introduction to Eid, making it perfect for sharing with children, families, or pupils.

With its beautifully vivid illustrations and a non-fiction section featuring Eid facts and a glossary, The Best Eid Ever is not only an entertaining story but also an educational resource. This book captures the essence of Eid celebrations and is sure to be cherished by readers of all ages.

£7.99 published by Bloomsbury Education

Meet the Dinosaurs by Caryl Hart & Bethan Woollvin

In Meet the Dinosaurs, young readers will encounter a cast of prehistoric creatures, from the towering Brontosaurus to the ferocious T-Rex. With lively rhymes and bold, striking artwork, Hart and Woollvin bring the world of dinosaurs to life in an engaging and educational way.

Filled with action-packed scenes and fascinating facts, this captivating rhyming picture book is the perfect choice for budding palaeontologists. Children will delight in spotting their favourite dinosaurs and learning about their unique characteristics. With its seamless blend of STEM learning and playful storytelling, this book is sure to captivate readers and ignite their curiosity about the ancient world.

Meet the Dinosaurs continues the winning formula of Hart and Woollvin’s previous collaborations, offering young readers an entertaining and informative introduction to the world of dinosaurs. With its vibrant illustrations and accessible rhymes, this book is a delightful addition to any child’s library, inspiring a love of learning and exploration.

£7.99 published by Bloomsbury

No Matter What by Debi Gliori

In this heartwarming anniversary edition, Gliori’s timeless tale reminds us of the unwavering bond between a parent and child. With its gentle reassurance and beautiful illustrations, this beloved picture book is perfect for soothing little ones’ worries and nurturing their sense of security.

Debi Gliori’s touching story continues to resonate with readers of all ages. Through lyrical prose and captivating artwork, she captures the essence of unconditional love and the comfort it brings, even in the face of uncertainty. Marking the 25th anniversary of No Matter What, this new edition has been elegantly repackaged for a new generation ensuring that the heartwarming message of parental love endures for years to come.

The exquisite illustrations breathe life into the tender narrative, creating a visual feast for young readers. With over 80 books to her name and a Kate Greenaway nomination under her belt, Gliori’s talent shines brightly in this timeless classic. No Matter What is more than just a story; it’s a testament to the power of unconditional love and the reassurance it provides to children everywhere.

£7.99 published by Bloomsbury

Pablo and Splash by Sheena Dempsey

Join Antarctic penguins Pablo and Splash on an unexpected journey to the time of dinosaurs in this brilliantly funny full-colour graphic novel. Polar opposites and best friends, Pablo is a cautious homebody while Splash craves excitement. When Splash convinces Pablo to join her on a holiday, they end up in a time-travel machine whisking them back to the age of dinosaurs!

With the middle-grade and young adult graphic novel market booming, Pablo and Splash taps into the growing trend seen in popular series like Dog Man and Narwhal and Jelly. For her debut as a children’s author, award-winning illustrator Sheena Dempsey brings the hilarious adventure to life with vibrant illustrations, capturing the duo’s escapades through time.

This is the first book in a series that promises more time-travel escapades, including a trip to the Roman era. Packed with real historical facts and fun how-to-draw guides, Pablo and Splash is sure to delight young readers with its humour and excitement.

£8.99 published by Bloomsbury

PLEASE! by Simon Philip & Nathan Reed

Written by Simon Philip and illustrated by Nathan Reed, this is the ultimate manners book for children with a hilarious twist. Bill learns the hard way what happens when you forget to say ‘please’, leading to a wild adventure filled with spaceships, jungle tigers, and fairytale castles. With its seriously silly rhymes and joyful anarchy, this book will have young readers laughing out loud from beginning to end.

As a follow-up to the side-splittingly silly ACHOO!, this is perfect for fans of uproarious picture books like You Can’t Take an Elephant on the Bus. Simon Philip, acclaimed author of bestselling titles like You Must Bring a Hat and I Really Want the Cake, delivers another hit with this laugh-out-loud tale.

Illustrated by the talented Nathan Reed, the story is brought to life with brilliant and bold illustrations that perfectly complement the whimsical narrative. With its fun-filled pages and important message about manners, this book is a must-have for any young reader’s collection.

£7.99 published by Bloomsbury

Your SENSE-ational Human Body: A Guide to Your 32 Senses by Emma Young & John Devolle

This fascinating book, written by Emma Young and illustrated by John Devolle, is an electrifying exploration of our bodies beyond the traditional five senses. Bursting with bold and playful illustrations, this book is a must-have for inquisitive kids eager to understand the inner workings of their bodies.

Emma Young, an award-winning science journalist, takes children on a fascinating journey through the thirty-two senses that shape our everyday experiences. From the highly functional to the delightfully bizarre, this book uncovers the unexpected ways our bodies function, challenging conventional wisdom about our senses.

With its engaging approach to STEM topics, Your SENSE-ational Human Body expands young readers’ understanding of their bodies while linking closely to curriculum subjects taught in schools. John Devolle’s vibrant illustrations add a captivating visual element, making complex concepts accessible and entertaining for children and adults alike.

£12.99 published by Bloomsbury

100 Ideas for Primary Teachers: Wellbeing by Jennifer Murray

Written by Jennifer Murray, this indispensable book for teachers offers a practical and hands-on approach to practicing mindfulness with children in the classroom. With 100 innovative activities, primary teachers can seamlessly integrate reflective and meditative practices into their daily routines. From “care treasure maps” to “connection clubs,” these activities are easy to implement and have been proven to make a positive impact in primary schools across the UK.

Jennifer Murray, a senior lecturer in primary education at St Mary’s University, Twickenham, draws from her 16 years of experience in schools and the education sector to provide a rich toolbox of ideas. The book includes strategies for promoting both teacher and pupil wellbeing, covering various aspects such as language, relationships, physical movement, self-awareness, and appreciation of the environment.

With its focus on fostering a supportive and flourishing learning environment, 100 Ideas for Primary Teachers: Wellbeing is an invaluable resource for educators seeking to prioritize the wellbeing of both themselves and their pupils. Whether you’re looking to incorporate mindfulness practices into your classroom or enhance existing strategies, this book offers a comprehensive guide to nurturing wellbeing in the primary school setting.

£15 published by Bloomsbury Education