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Fylde coast-based Purple Parrot Publishing has some new titles for children and young people that are sure to brighten up winter lockdown.

Take a look below to discover the latest books from Purple Parrot, these great titles are all out now.

Charlie and Mrs Wigglebottoms’s Leg

Mike Taylor, with illustrations by Tony Holland

Charlie and Mrs Wigglebottom’s Leg is a children’s book for ages 4-8 years (although it is perfect for Cocker Spaniel lovers everywhere).

Charlie is a typical, young Cocker Spaniel. He leaves the kennels to live with his new owners, Walter and Heather, and their boys. For Charlie’s first birthday Walter decides to hold a party to celebrate. Lots of Walter’s friends come to the party and it’s a great success. But Charlie does something he’s not supposed to!

Will Charlie be in trouble or will he be forgiven? Read Charlie’s escapade and see what happens.

Order your Paperback: £5.99

After a successful musical career as a flute soloist on many major film scores, such as Braveheart and The Lord of the Rings, Mike Taylor has now retired and dedicates his time to writing. This is his first children’s book.

Illustrator Tony Holland is a distinguished cartoonist and was a regular contributor to The Daily Telegraph and The Spectator.

Mr Thinkalot’s Fantastic Space Journey

I.M. Mayes

Mr Thinkalot is a science professor who has developed something very special, the problem is that nobody ever believes in him. But Mr Thinkalot is about to prove everyone wrong as he rockets off into space, where no one from Earth has ever ventured. Who will he meet? What questions will he ask? What mysteries will unfold? What will he discover?

Follow Mr Thinkalot on his fantastic journey and see where it takes him. With bright and quirky illustrations, this book is a fantastic way for children to learn how we can help change the future of our planet.

Mr Thinkalot’s Fantastic Space Journey is an illustrated chapter book for children aged 7-11 years.

Order your Paperback: £7.99

I.M. Mayes lives on the Fylde Coast is passionate about encouraging people of all ages to look after themselves and the world we live in. He wants to show children that we should all believe in ourselves and our abilities, and that to be the best we can be, we need to nourish our minds and bodies.

The Princess Without a Crown

Claire Walsh

The Princess Without a Crown is for children age 3-8 years old and helps to introduce diversity and equality in an engaging, easy to understand way.

Princess Lottie is a princess – a real princess. She might not be your average princess but she knows her own mind and stays true to herself. With wonderfully detailed illustrations and a lovely rhyming story, this fabulous book shows that being yourself is the thing to do, especially if you are a princess who doesn’t need a crown (or a prince)!

Order your Paperback: £5.99

Claire Walsh was a primary school teacher for over 20 years, (specialising in Early Years and Key Stage one), teaching in London and Lancashire. She is fulfilling a lifelong dream writing books for children. Passionate about equality, equity, social justice and diversity her books encourage young minds to not only think outside the box, but to think like there is no box.

I Spy With My Superhero Eye

Helen Dewhurst

I Spy with my Superhero Eye is a bright, colourful and educational book that encourages children aged 5 and under to get active by bringing out their own Little Superhero attributes: speaking, listening and observation. The simple repetitive and rhyming text supports early reading skills.

The active little superheroes grab a child’s attention and provide a useful educational resource for parents and early years’ practitioners alike. So let’s support our children’s health and wellbeing and build strong foundations with the Little Superheroes… happy, healthy, heart, mind and body!

Buy your Paperback: £5.99

Helen Dewhurst is a busy mum of 6 children and leader of the Preston and Blackpool Branch of Mums in Business International (MIBI). I Spy with my Superhero Eye is her first book and was written to both complement the Superhero Sport’s Academy and to bring the Little Superheroes to more families with young children so they can build strong foundations for a happy, healthy learning journey and to encourage them to keep active and take joy in imaginative play.

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