Released in May 2021, Just Being Ted by Lisa Sheehan follows Ted the dragon who lives all alone in a big house, deep in the woods. He LOVES making things, spending his days baking cakes, painting pictures and creating costumes. There’s just one problem: he doesn’t have anyone to share his amazing creations with. Ted tries so hard to make friends with the other animals, but there’s something about his fiery breath and fearsome-looking claws that keeps putting them off. One day Ted notices a sign for a summer picnic party in the forest. The only trouble is that it’s for BEARS ONLY. Perhaps if he dresses up as a bear for the day they’ll let him in and he’ll make lots of new friends. What could possibly go wrong?
Released in April 2021, Setsuko and the Song of the Sea by Fiona Barker (Author) and Howard Gray (Illustrator) tells the story of Setsuko who loves the sea. She swims its shallows and dives its depths, but she worries that her friends have chosen to abandon her way of life. Then she meets a whale who also fears he is the last of his kind. In return for giving him hope, he gifts her a song. They play together from the first crisp light of morning until the setting of the evening sun, and everyone who hears Setsuko’s song is filled with the wonder of the sea. They remembered the beauty and mystery of the ocean.