Thames & Hudson is one of the world’s leading publishers of illustrated books with an ever-increasing children’s books list. Here are some of Minipreneur’s favourite Thames & Hudson children’s books this spring.

I Wonder Where I Am? by Shinsuke Yoshitake

I Wonder Where I Am? invites young readers on a whimsical journey through the enchanting world of maps in Shinsuke Yoshitake’s latest addition to the bestselling ‘Imagination’ series. In this wildly inventive picture book, Yoshitake takes readers on a captivating exploration of the multifaceted nature of maps, from traditional navigation aids to treasure maps and maps of emotions. With his signature blend of wit and creativity, Yoshitake encourages readers to ponder the myriad ways in which maps can guide us through life’s adventures.

Through vibrant illustrations and playful storytelling, Yoshitake sparks curiosity and imagination, inviting readers to consider the countless possibilities that maps offer. From mapping out feelings to understanding how things work, this new picture book celebrates the versatility and magic of maps in a way that is both entertaining and thought-provoking. As readers embark on this delightful journey of discovery, they are sure to be inspired to view the world around them with a fresh perspective.

Perfect for young explorers and dreamers, the book is a charming ode to the power of maps and the boundless creativity of the human mind. Yoshitake’s clever narrative and engaging illustrations make this book a delightful addition to any child’s library, encouraging them to embrace curiosity and embrace the endless possibilities that surround them. With its whimsical charm and insightful exploration of maps, this enchanting picture book is sure to captivate readers of all ages.

£10.99 (hardback) published by Thames & Hudson

Little Mo and the Great Snow Monster by Michael Foreman

Created by Internationally renowned children’s book illustrator Michael Foreman, Little Mo and the Great Snow Monster transports young readers back to prehistoric times in a heartwarming tale of bravery and adventure, brought to life by masterful storytelling and engaging illustrations. In this captivating story, readers follow the courageous Little Mo, the world’s first mammal, as he navigates the challenges of his icy surroundings and encounters fearsome dinosaurs. When a group of triceratops threatens his family’s cave, Little Mo must summon all his courage to protect his home and loved ones.

With Foreman’s signature blend of enchanting narrative and stunning watercolour illustrations, the book is a captivating read that will delight young adventurers and dinosaur enthusiasts alike. As Little Mo faces his fears and stands up to the mighty triceratops, readers are treated to a tale of resilience, friendship, and the power of courage. Foreman’s evocative artwork brings the prehistoric world to vivid life, immersing readers in a land of snow, ice, and towering dinosaurs.

This endearing story combines the excitement of a prehistoric adventure with themes of bravery and family, making it a perfect addition to any child’s library. As Little Mo’s bravery saves the day, readers are inspired to face their own challenges with courage and determination. This timeless tale will capture the imaginations of young readers and leave them eagerly turning the pages to discover what adventures await Little Mo next.

£12.99 (hardback) published by Thames & Hudson

Move! by David A. Carter

Move! by David A. Carter offers children an interactive adventure like no other. Bursting with vibrant colours, captivating shapes, and whimsical surprises, this spectacular book invites children to engage with its pages like never before. With tabs to pull, wheels to wind, flaps to flip, and more, kids will delight in bringing each intricate pop-up scene to life, one interactive element at a time.

David A. Carter’s mastery of the pop-up format shines through this new book, offering a feast for the senses and a playground of imagination for young children. As they interact with the book’s myriad surprises, kids will be captivated by the creativity and ingenuity behind each pop-up design. From bold stripes to playful spots, every page offers a new delight waiting to be discovered, encouraging little ones to engage their senses and explore the world of movement in delightful new ways.

With its vibrant visuals and interactive elements, “Move!” is sure to captivate young children and inspire their imaginations. As they pull tabs, wind wheels, and flip flaps, children will not only be entertained but also develop fine motor skills and spatial awareness. Whether exploring the pages alone or sharing the experience with friends and family, kids of all ages will be enchanted by the magic of this interactive book and the joy of bringing its captivating pop-up scenes to life.

£22.50 (hardback) published by Thames & Hudson

The Tiny Tailors by Kat Macleod

The Tiny Tailors by Kat Macleod invites young readers into a whimsical world where creativity knows no bounds. In this enchanting tale, readers join the Tiny Tailors in their garden workshop as they fashion elaborate costumes for an upcoming summer parade. Through Kat Macleod’s signature mixed-media illustrations, every detail of the garden comes to life, from the delicate petals of flowers to the intricate patterns of leaves and seeds. As the Tiny Tailors thread berries into sleeves and arrange daisies into fans, young readers are transported into a world where ordinary garden elements are transformed into extraordinary works of art.

Through the Tiny Tailors’ imaginative process, the book not only captivates readers with its delightful storytelling but also encourages them to explore their own creativity. With a variety of verbs used to construct the costumes, young readers learn the language of design while being inspired to build their own creations. Whether big or small, readers are invited to use their imagination and discover the beauty of nature’s treasures in their own garden, just like the Tiny Tailors.

With its charming narrative and vibrant illustrations, this new picture book sparks the imagination and celebrates the magic of creativity. As readers follow along with the Tiny Tailors’ quest to find the perfect finishing touches for their parade costumes, they embark on a journey of exploration and discovery, discovering the endless possibilities that lie within their own backyard. It is a delightful ode to the power of imagination and the beauty of nature, sure to enchant readers of all ages.

£14.99 (hardback) published by Thames & Hudson

The Brainiac’s Book of the Body & Brain by Rosie Cooper & Harriet Russell

The Brainiac’s Book of the Body & Brain written by Rosie Cooper and illustrated by Harriet Russell takes young readers on an exhilarating journey through the wonders of the human body and brain. Aimed at curious children eager to unravel the mysteries of their own physiology, this captivating book explores everything from head to toe and beyond. With its engaging narrative and vibrant illustrations, it offers a fun-filled introduction to the complexities of the human body, answering both need-to-know and quirky questions with clarity and wit.

From understanding the digestive system to unravelling the secrets of dreams, the book delves into a wide array of fascinating topics. Through easy-to-follow explanations and hands-on activities, young readers are encouraged to explore the inner workings of their bodies, from the function of food digestion to the intriguing world of optical illusions. With its zany sense of humour and emphasis on inclusivity, this book celebrates the uniqueness of every individual while making biology accessible and entertaining for all.

Packed with facts, practical activities, and experiments like keeping a “poo diary,” the book offers a creative and engaging introduction to biology. Whether uncovering the wonders of the brain or exploring the intricacies of the body’s systems, young readers are sure to be enthralled by this delightful blend of science and fun. With its emphasis on hands-on learning and celebration of diversity, this book inspires children to embrace their curiosity and embark on an exciting journey of discovery.

£14.99 (hardback) published by Thames & Hudson

A Field Guide to Spring by Gabby Dawnay & Dorien Brouwers

Step into the enchanting world of nature with A Field Guide to Spring, the delightful inaugural instalment in the ‘Wild by Nature’ series by Gabby Dawnay and Dorien Brouwers. Inspired by the Forest School ethos, this charming book invites young adventurers to explore the wonders of springtime.

From budding seedlings to chirping birds, this pocket-sized guide is brimming with activities and discoveries. With lyrical poems, engaging crafts, and fascinating scientific facts, children are encouraged to connect with the natural world around them.

Whether roaming through urban parks or exploring countryside fields, this indispensable guide to Spring fosters a lifelong appreciation for nature. It’s a treasure trove of seasonal delights, igniting curiosity and sparking outdoor adventures for children of all ages.

£10.99 (hardback) published by Thames & Hudson