New animations for key 2023 children’s titles

2023 is looking like a great year for children’s titles and we have some fantastic animations, as well as digital assets and author content, for some of our upcoming stories from children’s authors including Rob Biddulph and Luke Scriven. Please do feel free to use any of the animations or assets below in your promotions.

The Little Fear – Luke Scriven

Out 30 March 2023

A brilliant picture book debut on facing your fears, overcoming anxiety and being just a little bit brave – perfect for little worriers.


About the book

When Sam lets in a little fear one night, he’s sure it won’t be any bother. But before he knows it, the fear has grown and grown and grown. Until even the sunniest of sunny days doesn’t feel very sunny any more. There’s only one thing for it. Sam must try and be a little bit brave…


We have an animation available, as above, for The Little Fear with different wording as suits. You can download all versions here.

Author videos

Luke Scriven has also filmed some author videos which you are welcome to share on your socials or website. You can find them here.

Digital assets

We have a number of digital assets available for The Little Fear featuring a feline friend and model! You can download them here.



Cosima Unfortunate Steals A Star – Laura Noakes

Out 25 May 2023.

Exciting, funny, moving – and featuring joyous and authentic disabled representation – Cosima Unfortunate Steals a Star is the middle-grade debut of 2023.


About the book

Cosima Unfortunate has spent all her life at the Home for Unfortunate Girls – a school where any disabled children, or children deemed different, are sent, whether their families want it or not. It is there that she meets her friends and they start to practise mini heists.

But when Cos finds out that Lord Francis Fitzroy, the explorer behind the Empire Exhibition, is planning to adopt them, she and her friends plot the biggest heist of their life. Instead of fondant fancies, they’re going to steal Fitzroy’s prized tiara, containing the legendary Star Diamond of India! But, as they start preparing for the day, Cosima finds herself drawing ever closer to discovering the one secret she’s always wanted to know – the truth about her parents…


We have a number of animations available for Cosima Unfortunate Steals a Star, including the above cover reveal animation and a longer trailer. You can download these here.


You can find banners for Laura Noakes’ debut here.

Author letter

We also have an author letter written by Laura which you are welcome to download and use in store or online. Download here.



GIGANTIC – Rob Biddulph

Out 14 September 2023

A powerful and standout sea life story featuring one very small and determined blue whale from bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator Rob Biddulph.


About the book

Meet Gigantic, the smallest blue whale in the Atlantic. Dwarfed by the other whales, Gigantic keeps to himself, making new friends and perfecting his somersaults and flips in the bay.

But one day when Gigantic’s brother, Titan, gets stuck on the sand, it’s down to Gigantic and his smallest sea creature friends to save the day. Can they show it’s possible to be tiny and tough?

You can download animations in different sizes for Rob Biddulph’s GIGANTIC here.



Oscar’s Lion – Adam Baron

Out 26 Oct 2023

A magical coming-of-age story about a boy spending his first weekend without his parents… and the lion who comes to babysit him. Get ready to fall in love with this instant classic.


About the book

Oscar is a little terrified to find that a lion is going to be looking after him for the weekend. But when the lion lets him eat as many biscuits as he wants, and reads him his favourite story ten times, Oscar realises he might be on to something good.

Soon, Oscar discovers that the lion can change into different animals and the pair find themselves having all kinds of adventures! But before the lion has to go, might he have one more amazing transformation up his sleeve?


You can download animations in different sizes for Oscar’s Lion here.

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