My New Home

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Moving to a new home can sometimes feel scary and a little bit lonely, but this little racoon soon discovers that wherever you go adventures soon follow. My New Home by author/illustrator Marta Altés is a beautiful and uplifting story about moving house, making friends and finding a new home.

This warm, thoughtful and reassuring story is written from the perspective of a young child. It's perfect for children about to move house or start new school, but has a universal message for any child about the importance of kindness and acceptance when meeting someone new.

Written from a young child's viewpoint this book gets right into the heart of a small child's concerns and answers them in a positive and reassuring way.
Every page of this book is considered and executed superbly... This is the ideal choice for all those looking for a bit of reassurance, or just a beautiful picture book. With My New Home, Marta Altés has managed to deliver another firm favourite.
This is a lovely book about friendship and moving to a new place that we highly recommend. It would be perfect for young children who might be worried about moving or be about to start school.

About Marta Altés

Marta Altés is the award-winning creator of My Grandpa, I am an Artist!, My New Home and The King Cat. She loves to tell stories and her love of illustration saw her study for a degree in Graphic Design in Barcelona. Marta moved to the UK to study for an MA in Children's Book Illustration at Cambridge School of Art (the best decision she ever made!) and graduated in 2011. Since then she has won the Read It Again! Award and the Nottingham Children's Book Award and her first book No! was shortlisted for the Waterstone's Picture Book Prize. Marta lives in London.

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Books by Marta Altés

The King Cat
The King Cat