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Reader ReviewedGoodnight Everyone
Chris Haughton
Perfect for the end of every day, award-winning Chris Haughton captures the soothing time as the sun goes down and all the animals begin to fall into a deep sleep….All except Little Bear who is wide awake despite the yawning... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/08/2017
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Owl Babies
Martin Waddell
September 2017 Book of the Month Three little owl babies sit in the tree and wait…and wait…and wait…for their Mummy to come home from hunting. Stunning illustrations match this brilliant classic picture book story. This beautiful 25th anniversary edition is a... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/08/2017
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Looking for Yesterday
Alison Jay
September 2017 Book of the Month Beautiful illustrations full of interest and wonder accompany Alison Jay's delightful story about a boy whose grandad helps him to embrace happy memories of the past but also look forward to new adventures. Boy... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 10/08/2017
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Molly Mischief: My Perfect Pet
Adam Hargreaves
September 2017 Book of the Month Meet Molly Mischief, the brand new character created by Adam Hargreaves, of the Mr Men dynasty. Molly is certainly a mischief maker, on a trip to the zoo she gets up to all sorts,... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/08/2017
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Other Featured Books this Month

I Want to Be in a Scary Story
Sean Taylor
The stellar duo behind Hoot Owl: Master of Disguise reunites to create a book that will have children (and their parents!) roaring with laughter once again.From the team behind the acclaimed Hoot Owl, Master of Disguise comes a very scary... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2017
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Follow the Track All the Way Back
Timothy Knapman
Today is a BIG day for little Train ... he's going out on the track, all by himself, for the very first time! Taking its place beside the classic The Little Engine That Could, young readers will share Little Train's... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2017
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Sproutzilla vs. Christmas
Tom Jamieson
A loathing of sprouts is taken to a delightfully silly extreme in this nutty Christmas picture book. Jack can imagine only one thing worse than eating sprouts: the sprouts eating you! Cue the arrival of Sproutzilla, a twenty foot high... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 21/09/2017
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Reader ReviewedLittle Adventurers: What Bear? Where?
Philip Ardagh
With an activity idea and an information page with every story in the series, the Little Adventurers four will encourage hours of immersive play, and will ignite the imagination of curious explorers everywhere. Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/09/2017
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The Ice Bear
Jackie Morris
Stunning illustrations capture the warm emotions of this magical story and juxtaposes them perfectly with the winter landscape of the white bears and the hunters who live in it. When Raven steals a white bear cub and delivers him to... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2017
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A Treasury of Songs
Julia Donaldson
Julia Donaldson was writing lively, irresistible songs for children even before she was writing her much-loved books, and 23 of those songs are collected in this lovely book. Lots of the subjects will be familiar to children – there's a... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Mixed media product | Released 07/09/2017
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Reader ReviewedThe Detective Dog
Julia Donaldson
A celebration of dogs and books alike, Julia Donaldson employs typically sparkling rhyme to tell the story of Peter – a very nice child though he could have been neater – and his dog, ‘known far and wide as Detective... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Mixed media product | Released 07/09/2017
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Samson the Mighty Flea
Angela Mcallister
How big a star you are has very little to do with your actual size, but a lot to do with how the world and your friends perceive you, says this circus caper. Samson is a big star in Fleabag's... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/09/2017
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Hyde and Squeak
Fiona Ross
Stevenson's classic is given a wildly inventive comic makeover by Fiona Ross. Squeak the mouse is a dab hand at competitions, but gets more than he bargained for when he wins a strange pot of jelly … One mouthful turns... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/09/2017
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Nibbles: The Dinosaur Guide
Emma Yarlett
Nibbles the cheeky book eating little monster is back and this time wreaking havoc within the pages of a book about dinosaurs. It's a risky business: can he be caught before he eats the whole book, or before something eats... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2017
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Big Book

Part of the stable of pre-school TV characters for children created by the godmother of the genre Anne Wood, the endearing, bird-like Twirlywoos are huge favourites with the very young, and they will love this really big Big Book. Ideal... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 05/10/2017
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Oi Cat!
Kes Gray
From the team behind the hugely popular Oi Frog! and Oi Dog! comes another daft and utterly wonderful new rhyming spectacular. Frog is in charge and has decided that cats must sit on gnats, much to Cat's irritation. Dog tries... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/09/2017
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Gobi
Dion Leonard
A retelling of marathon runner Dion Leonard's bestselling true story, in picture book form, this is the kind of book that young readers absolutely love. Leonard was competing in a gruelling race across the Gobi Desert when he came across... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 29/08/2017
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Yoga Babies
Fearne Cotton
Yoga has never seemed more tempting than in this lovely new book, written by Fearne Cotton and illustrated by Sheena Dempsey. Eleven little children, the ‘Yoga babies', are shown doing different yoga poses, always with a parent or adult... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/09/2017
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Florence Frizzball
Claire Freedman
Florence has frizzy, fuzz-ball hair, hair that is wild and sticks out everywhere. She complains about the way it gets in her face, or makes cuddle time with her little brother too tickly and prickly. But when the hairdresser straightens... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/09/2017
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Winnie and Wilbur: The Naughty Knight
Valerie Thomas
The irrepressible Winnie the Witch and her cat Wilbur climb onto their broomstick again for a new adventure. Flying over a castle Winnie decides to take a closer look and is disappointed to find it's in rack and ruin. But... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/09/2017
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Pug-a-Doodle-Do!
Philip Reeve, Sarah McIntyre
Created by Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre, the team behind such gloriously wacky bestsellers as Oliver and the Seawigs and Pugs of the Frozen North, this is a bumper book of creative inspiration. Using characters from their stories as well... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/09/2017
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Grandad's Secret Giant
David Litchfield
This picture book from David Litchfield, author of the Waterstones-Prize winning The Bear and the Piano, is a GIANT story of belonging and friendship. This gentle story reminds us of the things and people that go unnoticed but have such a... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/09/2017
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Elmer and the Tune
David McKee
Elmer the much-loved patchwork elephant is in a particularly playful mood in this story. His young friend Rose is humming a catchy tune, and soon all the animals are singing along. In fact, the tune is so catchy, they just... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/09/2017
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Imagine
John Lennon, Yoko Ono Lennon, Amnesty International
This beautifully illustrated version of John Lennon's song Imagine vividly encaptures the message of the lyrics. Illustrator Jean Jullien chooses to make his central character an ordinary city pigeon. Travelling by train and boat as well as through the air... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 21/09/2017
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Reader ReviewedBathroom Boogie
Clare Foges
How do you follow a roaring success like Kitchen Disco? Why, with a Bathroom Boogie of course. Who knew that when we're out our bathrooms become discos for the contents? That's the premise of this wacky new picture book... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/09/2017
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The Secret Life of a Tiger
Emilia Dziubak
Original, hugely enjoyable, and with an irresistible central character, there's lots in this picture book to look at and talk about. On the first page we spot a tiger, snoozing in the lush jungle. He's big and stripy, and fierce... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 24/08/2017
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The Great Gran Plan
Elli Woollard
The story of the wolf and the little pigs is a favourite with picture book creators and lends itself to retellings; here's another highly entertaining twist on the tale. The Little Pig is very happy in his snug house in... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 29/05/2017
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Madeline Finn and the Library Dog
Lisa Papp
A beautiful, reassuring, story for all those struggling to read. Oh my goodness this is a heart-warming book! Just stunning and perfect to share with reluctant readers or anyone who worries about making mistakes and not being good enough. Madeline... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2017
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A Busy Day for Birds
Lucy Cousins
Best-selling Lucy Cousins‘s boldly drawn birds inspire the imagination as she illustrates the wonderful things that different kinds of birds can do. Lively, colourful birds fill each page beautifully as she illustrates them flying, hopping, pecking, swooping, singing and running... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/09/2017
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We Found a Hat
Jon Klassen
Award-winning Jon Klassen is as witty, engaging and subtle as ever in this delightful story with a very big theme but told in only a very few words. Two Turtles find a hat. It looks good on both of them... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2017
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The Grotlyn
Benji Davies
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month September 2017 Award-winning Benji Davies has created a delightful night-time classic starring his light-fingered creation, the Grotlyn. When Ruby goes to bed the night after she has heard the scary rhyme about... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/09/2017
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Here Come the Trolls
Ron Butlin
This new take on trolls is written by a master poet and will appeal to children aged 3-7 with its funny and imaginative rhymes. The inventive poetry is complemented throughout with full-colour illustrations which bring the naughty, adventurous trolls to... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 16/10/2015
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Day of the Trolls
James Hutcheson
It's Troll Day and the trolls are out in force! Fortified by a breakfast of gutter-fish roast, slug stew and rat-on-a-stick, they head for the shopping mall, burping, farting and shouting their Troll marching song as they go, until order... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 17/08/2017
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Storm Whale
Sarah Brennan
'Bleak was the day and the wind whipped down, when I and my sisters walked to town...' So begins the story of three sisters and their wild and magical encounter with a whale, stranded on a beach. Jane Tanner's artwork... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/08/2017
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All You Need to Know Before You Start School
Felicity Brooks
Starting school is a big thing for little children and their parents and this excellent book offers masses of useful advice and bags of reassurance for all. Five little animal...
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Poppy and the Blooms
Fiona Woodcock
Fiona Woodcock's playful and stylish new picture book stars four utterly charming little characters, Poppy, Dandy and Bluebell, and Buttercup. Together they run wild, spreading sunshine wherever they go. When...
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Dogger
Shirley Hughes
Winner of the Greenaway of Greenaways in 2007 and Greenaway winner in 1977. Filled with humour and Shirley Hughes' deft touch, this is a book for young readers...
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Let's Join in
Shirley Hughes
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month July 2017 Four simple bedtime stories capture the precious yet everyday moments in pre-school and toddler's lives. Under the heading Hiding, Chatting, Bouncing...
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Dogger
Shirley Hughes
July 2017 Book of the Month Filled with humour and Shirley Hughes' deft touch, this is a book for young readers to tackle by themselves, as well as a delight...
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Tyrannosaurus Drip 10th Anniversary Edition
Julia Donaldson
A special 10th Anniversary Edition of this modern classic. A mix up with eggs has a placid duckbill dinosaur being brought up by T-Rex's – clearly this causes hilarious problems....
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What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday
Julia Donaldson
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month July 2017 Award-winning duo Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks have created a brilliant new adventure for the clever Ladybird, star of What the...
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Kevin
Rob Biddulph
August 2017 Book of the Month Award-winning Rob Biddulph's warm-hearted story is both a celebration of imaginary friends and a cautionary tale about how best to manage them. When things...
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Animosaics: Can You Find Me?
Surya Sajnani
An attractive and artistic 'search and find' board book from the creator of the Wee Gallery that introduces children to animal habitats and encourages them to count from one to...
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Counting Things
Anna Kovecses
Count to ten with Little Mouse! This cute board book features a large lift-flap on every spread. Essential first concept learning for stylish families to share.
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Tug of War
Naomi Howarth
August 2017 Book of the Month The gorgeous second book from the Waterstones Childrens Book Prize shortlisted author Naomi Howarth. A funny, heartwarming retelling of this well-known folk tale teaches that...
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10 Reasons to Love an Elephant
Catherine Barr, Natural History Museum
Discover ten reasons to love an elephant, and five ways to care for them.
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Fluffywuffy
Simon Puttock
When an annoying guest comes to stay at Mr Moot's house, his pet, Fluffywuffy, has a snappy solution.
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Talulla Bear Goes Exploring A Mindful Tale of Discovery
Heather Roan Robbins
This is a beautiful storybook in its own right, but Heather Roan Robbins' poetic and meditative language, combined with Sarah Perkins' stunning and soothing illustrations, will transport children and parents...
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Dinosaur Detective's Search-and-Find Rescue Mission
Sophie Guerrive
With his red airplane, the Dinosaur Detective travels the world in search of lost animals. A rich and whimsical hide and seek picture book, which takes the reader on a...
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I Want My Potty!
Tony Ross
Potty training with the Little Princess!
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Owl Babies
Martin Waddell
Three little owl babies sit in the tree and wait…and wait…and wait…for their Mummy to come home from hunting. Stunning illustrations match this brilliant classic picture book story. This beautiful board...
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Return
Aaron Becker
A triumphant final story in Aaron Becker's superbly imaginative award-winning trilogy of wordless picture books. Ignored by her father, a lonely girl draws her way out of her own world....
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Hats of Faith
Medeia Cohan-Petrolino
There should be more books like this: in bright, appealing illustrations it tells children how people of different faiths cover their heads to show their love for God. Working on...
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