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Pickled News - August

Back to School

The start of the school year always feels like a turning point, and this year after such an incredibly long break for most children, we expect that many will need some help transitioning back to their school-day routine.

With the start of term just a few weeks away, we have curated a selection of books to support children starting school for the first time, transitioning to secondary or returning after an extended break, including books to support home learning and dealing with the emotions that may bubble up at the start of term.


I'm Sticking with You

Drum roll please... the best book published this month, chosen by independent booksellers across the UK (including us!) is:

I'm Sticking With You

A gorgeously warm, funny book about everything a friendship can be - for anyone who's ever had a friend. Wherever you're going, I'm going too. Whatever you're doing, I'm sticking with you.

It's wonderful to have good friends to see you through the good times and the bad. But sometimes, friends can also be a bit . . . well . . . overbearing. This completely irresistible rhyming text by Smriti Halls is perfectly complemented by artwork from fantastic new picture book illustrator, Steve Small.

Pizazz Window


Come and enjoy the latest shop window installation from Sophy Henn, celebrating her fantastic new book, Pizazz, about a reluctant superhero. Perfect for readers around 7+.

The shop is open as (nearly) normal, we have hand sanitiser and even more books in store.