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Books of the Month

Triangle
Mac Barnett
A Julia Eccleshare Book of the Month March 2017 Brilliant and hilarious, award-winning Jon Klassen and Mac Barnett's Triangle is the gem of a book. Spare and sophisticated at one and the same time it tells how Triangle plays a... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 16/03/2017
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Sunk!
Rob Biddulph
March 2017 Book of the Month | No child's bookshelf is complete without one, and preferably more than one of Rob Biddulph's joyful, dazzling picture books. Sunk! is a new adventure for Penguin Blue, star of the award-winning Blown Away.... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 09/03/2017
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Other Featured Books this Month

The Naughty Naughty Baddies
Mark Sperring
You'll be hard pressed to find a more dastardly set of villains than the naughty, naughty baddies and the criminal plan they hatch is outrageously wicked and daring! They actually break into the queen's palace to steal the spots off... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 09/03/2017
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Many Moons
Remi Courgeon
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month March 2017 Beautifully produced to make the most of its clever design, this is a book whose charm lies in its visual simplicity which leaves space for readers to dream their own dreams... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 09/03/2017
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Henry and Boo
Megan Brewis
March 2017 Debut of the Month An unexpected friendship is at the heart of this quirky, thoroughly charming picture book. Henry is having a nice cup of tea when suddenly Boo is there, right next to the teapot. Henry, a... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/03/2017
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Reader ReviewedTidy
Emily Gravett
Shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2017 | Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Month, April 2017 | Award-winning Emily Gravett's stunning picture book is a charming, witty and moral tale about the perils of making the world look... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 23/03/2017
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This Book is Out of Control!
Richard Byrne
Ben and Bella have a new problem trying to control the book they are in. A funny and original picture book where the book itself interferes with what happens on the page. This time Ben has a toy with a lot... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/03/2017
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Some Birds
Matt Spink
A parade of brightly coloured birds strut, fly and peck their way across the pages. Some are familiar, some fantastical, but they all look fabulous in psychedelic colours and patterns. The design is equally stylish, mirroring what the birds are... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/03/2017
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Maisy Goes to London
Lucy Cousins
Maisy makes everything fun, and here she takes young readers on a wonderful day out in London, starting at King's Cross station, taking in Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square and the National Gallery, Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London, and... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/03/2017
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Hare
Zoe Greaves
This is a very special picture book, and not just because of the beauty of Leslie Sadleir's illustrations. Zoe Greaves has created a hymn to the hare, in nature and mythology. Of all our wild creatures, hares have the most... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/03/2017
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The Dog Book
Lorenzo Clerici
Walker Books' new Minibombo range already has a reputation for stylish, contemporary picture books: in the cleverly conceived The Dog Book readers are invited to look after their very own puppy. The more interaction readers have with him, the better,... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 02/03/2017
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The Cat Book
Silvia Borando
Walker Books' new Minibombo range already has a reputation for stylish, contemporary picture books: in the cleverly conceived The Cat Book they could have created the nearest thing on a paper to owning a pet. First readers are invited to... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 02/03/2017
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Reader ReviewedAlphonse, That is Not Ok to Do!
Daisy Hirst
New from the creator of The Girl with the Parrot on her Head, this is another witty, eye-catching picture book that adults will enjoy as much as children. Once there was Natalie – a bright image shows a happy,... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/03/2017
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My Day: First Words
Marilyn Janovitz
Taking us through a toddler's day, from waking up and breakfast to dinner time and bedtime, this lively book is full of essential words illustrated in jolly and cosy scenes that the very young will instantly recognise. Books like this... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 09/03/2017
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We're Going on an Egg Hunt Activity Book
Laura Hughes
Join the Easter Bunnies as they set off on an exciting Easter egg hunt with puzzles and activities to do along the way. Based on upon Laura Hughes' 'We're Going on an Egg Hunt' book with her delightful illustrations,... Featured in: 3+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 09/03/2017
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Happy Easter, Twirlywoos!

T's the Twirlywoos - Great BigHoo, Toodloo, Chickedy and Chick, and Peekaboo too! All young children will love this bright, appealing book, packed with age-appropriate, Easter themed games and activities designed to reinforce their understanding of simple concepts and the... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 09/03/2017
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Easter Eggs!
Ted Dewan
Bing and Sula are hunting for Easter eggs in the playground, in this egg-shaped board book based on the hit CBeebies TV series. But when Sula drops her chocolatey egg and it breaks, Bing decides to share his to cheer... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 09/03/2017
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Push, Pull, Empty, Full
Yasmeen Ismail
Bear, Duck and Rabbit take little artists on big adventures - outside and inside, up and down, left to right and back again! Yasmeen Ismail's simple, amusing line art helps children identify word meanings, look at things from a variety... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 30/01/2017
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Inside, Outside, Upside Down
Yasmeen Ismail
An entertain-your-brain activity book that's creative, clever and fun - from every angle! Bear, Duck and Rabbit lead the reader through a topsy-turvy world of opposites and differences, inviting young artists everywhere to pick up pencils, crayons or paints and... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 30/01/2017
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Gracie Grabbit and the Tiger
Helen Stephens
Shortlisted for the Children's Book Award 2017 - Books for Younger Children | Painted in Helen's much-loved retro style, and introducing a brand new cast of characters, Gracie Grabbit and the Tiger is the exciting new picture book from award-winning... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/10/2015
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Where is the Very Hungry Caterpillar?
Eric Carle
Where's The Very Hungry Caterpillar? Lift the flap to see if he's nibbling away at a bright red strawberry – but no, that's just a tiny ant. Is he hiding in the grass? Lifting the flap this time reveals a... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 09/03/2017
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar's 123
Eric Carle
Counting is particular fun when across the page streams a line of animals depicted in luminously beautiful artwork by the one and only Eric Carle. They are arranged in height order and the line begins with one stately giraffe, followed... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 02/03/2017
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All About the Very Hungry Caterpillar
Eric Carle
Shaped to reflect the movement of Eric Carle's much loved Very Hungry Caterpillar, this board book introduces the key moments is a well-loved story. Starting with the egg on a leaf in the moonlight, the book shows how the caterpillar... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 09/03/2017
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Reader ReviewedThe Detective Dog
Julia Donaldson
Shortlisted for the Children's category of the Books are My Bag Readers Awards 2016 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... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 09/03/2017
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Winnie and Wilbur: Gadgets Galore and Other Stories
Valerie Thomas
Winnie the Witch and her cat Wilbur are two of the best-loved characters in children's books and no wonder: Winnie's misadventures as she gets into and out of scrapes with the help of her magic wand, Wilbur an alternately enthusiastic... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/03/2017
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Here Comes the Sun
Karl Newson
With a gentle rhyming text that makes it a particular pleasure to read this picture book, though it's perfect bedtime reading, ends as dawn breaks. Everyone is fast sleep but Little Owl has work to do: she must fly right... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/03/2017
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Everybunny Dance
Ellie Sandall
With nobody watching it's the perfect time for the bunnies to dance, and they do, clapping their paws, twisting and twirling, shaking their tails. They sing and play too, with a wholehearted, wild abandon beautifully captured in Ellie Sandall's illustrations.... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 09/03/2017
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The Chocolate Monster
Pip Jones
Beware! The cheeky chocolate monster is on the loose and he will stop at nothing to get the chocolate that he loves so much. In all sorts of disguises he will be round stealing chocolate from anyone foolish enough to... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/03/2017
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Are You Sitting Comfortably?
Leigh Hodgkinson
March 2016 Book of the Month Leigh Hodgkinson's picture book is a stylish investigation into how and where to read a book. Goldilocks-like, a young boy tries out a variety of chairs and reading locations. Not one of them suits:... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 09/03/2017
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Tufty
Michael Foreman
Tufty the little duck grows up in the grounds of Buckingham Palace (his parents are very fond of the Royal Duck and Duckess (sic) who give the ducks their breakfast!). When winter comes, the duck family flies south but little... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/03/2017
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Under the Love Umbrella
Davina Bell
This brightly illustrated picture book is a celebration of the enduring love that surrounds your children, wherever they are in the world. The families we meet represent the wonderful diversity that make our world what it is and show that... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 02/02/2017
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Reader ReviewedPigeon P.I.
Meg McLaren
Murray McMurray is a private eye in the Philip Marlowe tradition – laconic, cool, sharp. I'd say he's hard-boiled, only this PI is a pigeon and it seems impolite. When a gorgeous blonde chick shows up asking for his help... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 02/03/2017
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Life is Magic
Meg McLaren
Longlisted for the 2017 Klaus Flugge Prize | The rabbits have taken over the magic show in this funny, original new picture book. Famous magician Monsieur Lapin has a huge troupe of bunny assistants, but Houdini is his rock, taking... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/02/2017
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Odd Dog Out
Rob Biddulph
Odd Dog Out has all the qualities that made Blown Away and Grrrrr! so popular with critics and readers! The pages - filled with dazzling displays of stylishly-dressed dogs on the move – are simply wonderful to look at; there's... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 26/01/2017
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The Girl Who Cried Wolf
Steve Smallman
This reworked fairy tale provides children with a memorable demonstration as to why honesty is definitely the best policy. Princess Arabella is bored in the castle and decides to change places with a local shepherd boy. But guess what? Watching... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 23/02/2017
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Librarian
Lucy M. George
Children see busy grown-ups all around them every day and this enlightening series explains what it is they're actually doing, clearly and in a way that will be interesting to young readers. We see Rita the librarian getting ready for... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 21/02/2017
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The Lion Inside
Rachel Bright
Shortlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award Fans of The Gruffalo and Giraffes Can't Dance will love this feelgood rhyming story portraying a positive message about overcoming your fears. Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 10/03/2016
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Oi Dog!
Kes Gray, Claire Gray
Shortlisted for the Children's Book Award 2017 - Books for Younger Children All fans of rhymes will love the witty and simple words in Oi Dog!. The rule says Dogs sit on Frogs but Frog is determined to challenge that.... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/10/2016
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There's a Bear on My Chair
Ross Collins
Shortlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award | One of our Books of the Year 2016 | Shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2016 | Shortlisted for the Bookbug Picture Book Prize 2016 Text, illustration and design all... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2016
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The Lonely Giant
Sophie Ambrose
Longlisted for the 2017 Klaus Flugge Prize | This is a truly beautiful book, and big too – though there's still scarcely room for its central character, a huge, lumbering giant. He fills whole pages, dwarfing trees, animals and even... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 04/08/2016
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Reader ReviewedLittle Red
Bethan Woollvin
Longlisted for the 2017 Klaus Flugge Prize | Of all fairy tales, the story of Little Red Hood is the one that seems to speak most directly to today's audience, and to lend itself most readily to modern reinvention. It's... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 24/03/2016
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Reader ReviewedTidy
Emily Gravett
Shortlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award and Julia Eccleshare's Debut of the Month, April 2016 Award-winning Emily Gravett's stunning picture book is a charming, witty and moral tale about the perils of making the world look too spick and span.... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/04/2016
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The Bear and the Piano
David Litchfield
Shortlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award | One of our Books of the Year 2016 | Shortlisted for the Children's category of the Books are My Bag Readers Awards 2016 | Shortlisted for the English Picture Book Award 2016 |... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/02/2016
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Grandad's Island
Benji Davies
Shortlisted for the Children's Book Award 2017 - Books for Younger Children | Shortlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award Syd and Grandad's tropical adventure tells a much bigger story and conveys an important message about loss and love. Grandad's... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/07/2015
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Hiding Heidi
Fiona Woodcock
Longlisted for the 2017 Klaus Flugge Prize | One of our Books of the Year 2016 | July 2016 Debut Picture Book of the Month Fiona Woodcock has used delicate pencil and screen print illustrations to create a beautiful and original... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 14/07/2016
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Reader ReviewedA Great Big Cuddle
Michael Rosen
Shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2017 | Joint Winner of the CLiPPA 2016 (CLPE Children's Poetry Award). Children's Laureates Chris Riddell and Michael Rosen combine here to create a beautiful collection of ebullient poems for the very young. ... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 03/09/2015
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A Hungry Lion or a Dwindling Assortment of Animals
Lucy Ruth Cummins
Shortlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award With sharp wit, adorable illustrations, and hysterical twists galore, this debut picture book asks - what do you think happened to the hungry lion's friends? Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 21/04/2016
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The Museum of Me
Emma Lewis
Longlisted for the 2017 Klaus Flugge Prize | September 2016 Debut of the Month This quirky, unusual and inspiring book follows a little girl on a journey of discovery in a variety of museums. ‘Everyone says I'm going to love... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2016
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Chicken Nugget
Michelle Robinson
Shortlisted for the Children's Book Award 2017 - Books for Younger Children When Nugget's long-lost-cousin Franz turns up, all isn't quite as it seems. There's definitely something fishy - or foxy - about this chicken. This is Nugget's chance to... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/02/2016
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Little One
Johanna Weaver
Longlisted for the 2017 Klaus Flugge Prize | The remarkable debut book is a touching exploration of love and new discoveries, seen through the eyes of a bear and her cub. Big Bear stepped out of her winter den. By... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 14/01/2016
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Last Month's Featured Books

Dog on a Digger The Tricky Incident
Kate Prendergast
Kate Prendergast's new picture book is full of drama, tension, excitement and humour too, all of it told entirely through the pictures, no words are needed. From the moment he...
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Norton and Alpha
Kristyna Litten
February 2017 Book of the Month A sweet, comical tale about little robots, Norton and Alpha will make children look at the world around them with new eyes. Norton lives...
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Flip Flap Dogs
Nikki Dyson
February 2017 Book of the Month Open the book and turn its divided pages carefully, top and bottom half together, and you'll discover bright pages of favourite dogs, each with...
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There's a Tiger in the Garden
Lizzy Stewart
February 2017 Debut of the Month Grandma's back garden turns into a jungle full of adventure in this striking picture book, Nora is bored, so her grandma suggests she...
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15 Things Not to Do with a Granny
Margaret McAllister
This could quite possibly be the loveliest, happiest book about families published all year! It's full of invaluable advice for grandchildren on how to make sure every granny is a...
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Bing Bing Loves Flop
Ted Dewan
Bing's world is full of love and this heart-shaped board book demonstrates all the ways in which he loves his carer Flop. Bing loves how Flop can be silly and...
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Bing Something for Mummy
Ted Dewan
One of the many wonderful things about Bing is the way his toddler view of the world is so accurately represented and will be so familiar to parents. In this...
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Croc? What Croc?
Sam Williams
‘He's behind you!' stories never fail to entertain and there's lots of fun to be had in this bright, attractive picture book. Little Fluff is on his way to meet...
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Mr Bunny's Chocolate Factory
Elys Dolan
There are jokes galore in Elys Dolan's brilliant new picture book and they'll make readers of all ages crack up! Mr Bunny is a tough boss: while he's in his...
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The Night Gardener
Terry Fan, Eric Fan
February 2017 Debut of the Month This beautiful book demands and repays careful reading. Grimloch Lane is a quiet place and its residents hurry up and down in silence. At...
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Pairs: In the Garden
Smriti Prasadam-Halls
Pairs! In the garden offers a memory game, an interactive information book and a very attractive picture book all in one. Busy, bright spreads introduce readers to mini-beasts, inviting them...
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Pairs: Underwater
Smriti Prasadam-Halls
‘Explore a world where water shimmers, see a land where treasure glimmers'. This hugely appealing board book takes readers down to the seaside for a lift-the-flap memory game. Bright, busy...
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Peep Inside a Fairy Tale Beauty and the Beast
Anna Milbourne
One of the very best-loved fairy tales is made especially appealing in this dainty 3D version. Young readers are invited into the Beast's palace through intricately die-cut pages; flaps take...
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When Grandad Was a Penguin
Morag Hood
With its strikingly simple images, this picture book will give children lots to think and talk about and will also have them laughing out loud. Grandad's acting out of character...
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The Koala Who Could
Rachel Bright
Kevin the cuddly koala is king of the staying-still kings. He feels secure high up in his tree so turns down all the invitations from his friends to come down...
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Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown
This classic children's book looks wonderful in its new edition and has lost none of its effectiveness as a book to lull children to sleep. As he snuggles down in...
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Ralf
Jean Jullien
The eye-catching graphic style of Ralf makes it look both timeless, and completely contemporary. The story begins conventionally – Ralf is a little dog, who takes up a lot of...
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The Everywhere Bear
Julia Donaldson
Best-selling duo Julia Donaldson and Rebecca Cobb reunite in a lovely story that begins in a Year One classroom before taking us on an exciting, fantastical journey. Scenes in the...
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I Don't Want Curly Hair!
Laura Ellen Anderson
What can a girl do when her hair is just so very, very curly? She tries smoothing it and stretching it and brushing it and weighing it down. Nothing works!...
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The Unexpected Love Story of Alfred Fiddleduckling
Timothy Basil Ering
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month February 2017 When a violent storm tosses a violin case with an egg inside it overboard, no one expects to see it ever...
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Where Bear?
Sophy Henn
Shortlisted for the Waterstone's Best Illustrated Book 2015 Friendship is celebrated in Sophy Henn's heart-warming and visually stunning picture book. Boy and bear are best friends, but the boy realises...
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Pom Pom the Champion
Sophy Henn
In Pom Pom Sophy Henn has created another endearing little character all parents and children will recognise. After beating his mummy at a board game, Pom Pom decides he likes...
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Edie
Sophy Henn
Marvellously independent, confident and full of optimism, little Edie strides across the pages of this lovely book and straight into readers' hearts. In bright, busy scenes we see her helping...
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Pom Pom Gets the Grumps
Sophy Henn
Poor Pom Pom is having a bad day – he can't find his blanky, his baby brother has his favourite toy, even his breakfast is soggy. Everyone at school is...
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Love is My Favourite Thing A Plumdog Story
Emma Chichester Clark
Plum has lots of favourite things: catching sticks, her bear, her bed - but really LOVE is her absolute favourite thing. She loves her family, and they love her. But...
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Jamal's Journey
Michael Foreman
Michael Foreman was inspired to create his new picture book on a visit to the Dubai Book Fair, and Jamal the little camel's journey ends in the shining towers and...
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My Mum is Fantastic
Nick Butterworth
All mums are fantastic, and all children will recognise that their own mum is just like the smiling super-woman who can do amazing things in Nick Butterworth's story: she can...
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Love...
Emma Dodd
Love … is that very special relationship between parent and child, touchingly expressed through words and pictures in this thoroughly delightful picture book. From sunrise to sunset, a little rabbit...
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Nanette's Baguette
Mo Willems
There's a surprise twist at the end of this tale of little Nanette, entrusted by her mother to get the baguette from the baker, and no-one will see it coming....
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The Perfect Guest
Paula Metcalf
Walter is very house proud and particularly loves his sparkly new teapot, so when his friend Pansy suggests she pay him a visit he's thrilled. Pansy is certainly fun to...
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Reader Reviewed Don't Call Me Choochie Pooh!
Sean Taylor
Children will totally identify with Choochie Pooh. Little he might be, but he's still irritated and frustrated when his owner won't treat him like an ordinary dog. It's a series...
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A Busy Day for Birds
Lucy Cousins
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month | February 2017 Book of the Month Best-selling Lucy Cousins‘s boldly drawn birds inspire the imagination as she illustrates the wonderful things that different...
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Hilda and the Runaway Baby
Daisy Hirst
An unusual gem of a book, this is a delightfully imaginative story about a special friendship between a pig and a baby that is full of charm and humour. Hilda...
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Dalmatian in a Digger
Rebecca Elliott
February 2017 Book of the Month This is a book to delight all young fans of heavy machinery. A little puppy gets a dream wake-up call: ‘Dugger Dugger Digger'. Sure...
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A Beginner's Guide to Bearspotting
Michelle Robinson
Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award and Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Month, February 2016 Feel brave enough to go on a huge adventure? If so, this is the book...
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Reader Reviewed I Can Only Draw Worms
Will Mabbitt
February 2017 Book of the Month Will Mabbitt has created a counting book and picture book like no other. Though his subject is worms, generally regarded as rather boring, this...
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Lionheart
Richard Collingridge
Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award This book comes with a warning: it will make you ROAR! And it will – with excitement, relief and happiness. Nightime and Richard...
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How to Find Gold
Viviane Schwarz
It has a publication date of January, yet How to Find Gold is already likely to top my list of picturebooks of 2016! Anna is a wonderful picturebook star: she's...
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I Don't Know What to Call My Cat
Simon Philip
January 2017 Debut of the Month | The naming of cats is notoriously difficult, as the little girl in this delightful picture book finds out. She tries all sorts of...
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Captain McGrew Wants You for His Crew!
Mark Sperring
January 2017 Book of the Month In suitably jolly rhyme Ed Eaves describes just what joining Captain McGrew's pirate crew entails, from the reasonably easy – climbing the rigging, shouting...
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There's Broccoli in My Ice Cream!
Emily MacKenzie
Full of fun and surprises, this lively picture book is guaranteed to be to the taste of children and parents everywhere, and particularly those with a fussy eater in the...
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The Glump and the Peeble
Wendy Meddour
It can be hard to resist the temptation to classify oneself as Glump or Peeble, but just because you generally prefer to spend time alone in a cave thinking –...
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Hiccups!
Holly Sterling
If this exuberant story doesn't have toddlers jumping for sheer joy, then it's hard to know what will! Ruby and Oscar are playing their favourite game when suddenly ‘Hic!' Oscar...
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This is a Serious Book
Jodie Parachini
January 2017 Debut of the Month | The opening lines are clear: this is a serious book, nothing silly is allowed. Hmmm. Try telling that to the donkey who appears...
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I'm Big Now
Anthea Simmons
This lively, cheerful picture book takes a positive look at one of the changes the arrival of a new baby can bring. ‘There's a new baby now, I'm not the...
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Odd Socks
Michelle Robinson
Everyone will enjoy this epic tale of true love and steadfastness, no less heroic or inspiring for starring a pair of woolly socks! Sosh and Suki are made for one...
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I'm in Charge!
Jeanne Willis
I'm in Charge! delivers a useful life lesson with humour and style. He may be only little, but this baby rhino knows just how to throw his weight around, bossing...
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Lucky Lazlo
Steve Light
There's romance as well as comedy in this eye-catching book. Lazlo loves the girl playing Alice in a theatre production of Alice in Wonderland and he's got a front row...
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This is the Kiss
Claire Harcup
A big bear and a little bear are getting ready for bedtime – a process with lots of lovely stages. They wave goodbye to their snowman, hold hands for the...
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Also an Octopus
Maggie Tokuda-Hall
January 2017 Book of the Month An octopus playing a ukulele is just the start of this witty and unlikely story that will inspire imagination. While having a character is...
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Frog and Beaver
Simon James
From the best-selling author of classics such as Dear Greenpeace and Leon and Bob, Frog and Beaver is a beautiful book about friendship, tolerance and respect. Frog is delighted when...
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Reader Reviewed I am Bear
Ben Bailey Smith
February 2016 MEGA Debut of the Month Rapper Doc Brown's Bear cheekily bounces his way through this simple picture book that is full of surprises. This is a Bear...
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I Love You
Clemency Pearce
The power of those three little words ‘I love you' are celebrated on every page of this joyful, reassuring board book. A variety of little woodland animals encounter the sorts...
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I'll Love You Always
Mark Sperring
The passage of time and the everlasting nature of a parent's love for a child are intertwined in this charming picture book. Big Mouse answers Little Mouse's question ‘how long...
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Plenty of Love to Go Round
Emma Chichester Clark
Plum the shaggy little dog is an irresistible character, exuberant, lively and loving. But her big-heartedness is sorely tested when a new cat moves in next door. In Plum's eyes...
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Love You Hoo
Rachel Bright
Little Owl is snuggling down for the night, tucked up warm and safe, but first Big Owl has something important to say. In a series of funny, charming illustrations of...
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Edie
Sophy Henn
Marvellously independent, confident and full of optimism, little Edie strides across the pages of this lovely book and straight into readers' hearts. In bright, busy scenes we see her helping...
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