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Books of the Month

Reader ReviewedI 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 book dazzles, and not just because of the day-glo brightness... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 26/01/2017
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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 enough, there's a Dalmatian driving a digger past his window,... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 09/02/2017
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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 kinds of birds can do. Lively, colourful birds fill each... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 02/02/2017
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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 its own jolly descriptive poem. But, for more fun, flip... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 02/02/2017
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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 in a desolate place surrounded by derelict factories and heaps... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 09/02/2017
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Big Picture Thesaurus
Rosie Hore
February 2017 Fascinating Facts Book of the Month Children will find this book useful, effective and helpful, as well as fun, entertaining and stimulating. Busy, colourful spreads themed by subject or setting are full of little scenes, each one accompanied... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/02/2017
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Other Featured Books this Month

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 her family by waking everyone up nice and early, organising... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/02/2017
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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 night it is different, magical almost, glowing green in the... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 02/02/2017
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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 play in the garden, there might, she says, be a... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/02/2017
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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 is scared so, clutching his toy Lionheart, he runs out... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/02/2017
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Life is Magic
Meg McLaren
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 care of everything from the after-show treats to... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/02/2017
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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 to guide you! Bearspotting can be a scary business and... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 09/02/2017
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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 the pig lives in a nice home in a field.... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 02/02/2017
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Reader ReviewedDon'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 of daily humiliations: he's called silly names, fed embarrassing mini-treats... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/02/2017
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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 have around, but she's accident-prone too – the chance of... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/02/2017
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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. Then again everything in this book is unexpected, clever and... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/02/2017
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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 and a big rabbit spend every minute together, ‘happy as... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 12/01/2017
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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 mend anything, tells the most exciting stories, can balance on... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 02/02/2017
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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 having fun but Pom Pom just can't shake off his... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 02/02/2017
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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 being the winner, and that from now on he'll win... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/09/2015
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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 that the bear is getting just ‘too big and bearish'... Featured in: 3+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/02/2015
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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 again. But something miraculous happens. The egg cracks, the newly... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 02/02/2017
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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! The curls just come boooing back again. But is it... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 09/02/2017
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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 classroom and at home with the children as they play... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 09/02/2017
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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 space; though his family love him, he always seems to... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ 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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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 bed, a little rabbit quietly and methodically says goodnight to... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 26/01/2017
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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 and play, until one terrible day his tree crashes to... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 09/02/2017
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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 and he looks different too: his clothes don't fit very... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 26/01/2017
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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 us in further, dolls house like, or reveal the Beast... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 01/02/2017
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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 pages are full of seashore plants and creatures from the... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 02/02/2017
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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 in sprightly rhyme to ‘explore a world of flowers and... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 02/02/2017
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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 office keeping a close eye on the profits, his chicken... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/02/2017
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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 a friend for a picnic. As he strolls along the... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/02/2017
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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 story Bing has decided to do something nice for Mummy.... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 26/01/2017
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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 funny, but still always knows just what to do if... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 29/12/2016
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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 happy granny. Don't for example put leftover spaghetti in her... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/02/2017
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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 wakes up Dog is a boisterous, noisy presence, licking his... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/02/2017
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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 bright colourful market places of the city. But it begins... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 02/02/2017
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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 trouble loves Plum too; sometimes she just can't help doing... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 02/02/2017
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Last Month's Featured Books

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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RSPB My First Wildlife Sticker Activity Book

With its pretty but accurate illustrations of familiar birds, bugs and animals this is a lovely way to teach children about the natural world around them. Fun, simple activities encourage...
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"Picture books are special – they're not like anything else. Sometimes I hear parents encouraging their children to read what they call proper books, books without pictures, at an earlier and earlier age. This makes me sad, as picture books are perfect for sharing, and not just with the youngest children. As a father, I understand the importance of the bond that develops through reading picture books with your child. We have in Britain some of the best picture book makers in the world, and I want to see their books appreciated for what they are – works of art." Picture books, he said, are "perfect for any age".

The books in this genre will have more story than those books featured in the Baby and Toddler genre but still with lots of stunning imagery to share with your child and for them to enjoy alone.

As children begin to communicate more readily and are a little more dextrous then you’ll find they want to occupy their mind with books that are a little more challenging, perhaps even with more pages and more of a storyline.

The picture books in this section with a greater range of text to accompany some absolutely stunning imagery provide a terrific next stage.

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