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Books of the Month

Ellie and Lump's Very Busy Day
Dorothy Clark
June 2017 Book of the Month Two little elephants are busy getting ready for a very special day! And they make a lot of noise about it. Getting ready to go out their anoraks go rustle, zip, pop and once... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/06/2017
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The Three Little Pugs and the Big Bad Cat
Becky Davies
June 2017 Book of the Month Author and illustrator reimagine the tale of the three little pigs in a way that is certain to appeal to today's young readers. Our three heroes endeavouring to build a safe, comfy house are... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/06/2017
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My Name is Not Refugee
Kate Milner
June 2017 Book of the Month Simple enough for the youngest child to understand and certain to prompt feelings of empathy in readers of all ages this timely story follows a young boy as he sets out from his home... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/05/2017
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Old Hat!
Emily Gravett
June 2017 Book of the Month | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month June 2017 In glorious illustrations about hats of all kinds Emily Gravett makes a deliciously simple joke about the folly of following fashion and the desirability of just... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 18/05/2017
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Other Featured Books this Month

Motor Miles
John Burningham
There's a perfect simplicity to this book, the work of a picture book genius. Miles is a difficult dog, won't come when called, doesn't like walks or other dogs, barks too much. The only thing he does like, in fact,... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/06/2017
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The Storm Whale
Benji Davies
Winner of the 2014 inaugural Oscar's First Book Prize in association with the Evening Standard, now in a brand new cased board book format! Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 15/06/2017
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Mr Large in Charge
Jill Murphy
Mums everywhere have a soft spot for Mrs Large, recognising so many of their own experiences in Jill Murphy's character. Here Mr Large nobly steps up when his wife is feeling under the weather, giving her a much-needed day in... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/06/2017
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Elsie Piddock Skips in Her Sleep
Eleanor Farjeon
Elsie Piddock Skips in Her Sleep is one of the great Eleanor Farjeon's loveliest stories, and Charlotte Voake's beautiful ink and watercolour illustrations capture all its magic. Elsie Piddock is a born skipper, starting at just 3 years old with her... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/06/2017
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All in One Piece
Jill Murphy
Children and adults alike love Jill Murphy's stories of Mrs Large and her unruly family. In this story, Mrs Large is trying to get ready for a long-awaited evening out, interrupted at every stage by her children. ‘Can't I just... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/06/2017
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Dogs
Emily Gravett
Apparently a celebration of dogs of all kind, this is also a book with a witty twist at the end. Gorgeous pictures of big dogs and small dogs, hairy dogs and bald dogs, stroppy dogs and soppy dogs delight in... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 15/06/2017
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Wolf Won't Bite!
Emily Gravett
Roll up! Roll up! Kate Greenaway medal winner Emily Gravett will make children laugh uproariously as the foolish pigs risk all. The three circus-owning pigs make the wolf the star of their show. They can make him stand on a... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 15/06/2017
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The Darkest Dark
Chris Hadfield
Astronaut Chris Hadfield describes the special moment in his childhood that sparked his fascination with space and started the journey that has so far taken him to the International Space Station three times. As a little boy in Canada he... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/06/2017
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Tiny Dinosaurs
Joel Stewart
Rex's best friend Daisy is wild about dinosaurs, with dinosaur pyjamas and dinosaur slippers, and a roaring dinosaur toy. Rex often plays dino-dress up with Daisy, he's a very accommodating friend! But after the two of them discover tiny dinosaurs... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/06/2017
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Rapunzel
Bethan Woollvin
Bethan Woollvin follows up her eye-catching debut Little Red with another visually captivating and refreshing retelling of a much-loved fairy tale. With her swathe of bright yellow hair, Rapunzel stands out against the black, white and grey of Woollvin's... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 15/06/2017
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How to Look After Your Dinosaur
Jason Cockcroft
An unusual pet leads to all sorts of excitement and fun for a little boy and his dog in this charming picture book by Jason Cockroft. Children will love the idea of having a dinosaur to look after, and in... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/06/2017
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Dozy Bear and the Secret of Food
Katie Blackburn
This book will be a godsend for parents whose toddlers refuse to try more than one or two items of food. Dozy Bear won't eat his lunch, he only wants fish, even though he's hungry. Trotting off on his own,... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/06/2017
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The Bad Bunnies' Magic Show
Mini Grey
Sophisticated, surreal and wonderfully anarchic, this is another brilliant picture book from Mini Grey. They may not look it, but Abra and Cadabra are bad bunnies. They've locked the Great Hypno up in his trunk and taken over his magic... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 15/06/2017
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Once Upon a Jungle
Laura Knowles
Visually stunning, this book vividly demonstrates the circle of life. Once upon a jungle, it begins, marched some ants … The busy ants fall prey to a mantis, almost luminous even in the glowing greens of this jungle; next the... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 25/05/2017
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The Cow Who Fell to Earth
Nadia Shireen
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month June 2017 When a little cow, hitching a ride on a star, crash-lands into a field of sheep he has no way of communicating. All he can say is ‘WOO' but the sheep,... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/06/2017
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Axel Scheffler's Flip Flap Ocean
Axel Scheffler
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month June 2017 Mix up a jellyfish and a dolphin and what do you get? A jolphin – and a very curious creature it looks too. And a whale and a jellyfish which becomes... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 01/06/2017
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Maisy Goes to the Bookshop
Lucy Cousins
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month June 2017 Loveable Maisy's visit to a bookshop gives her a taste of the magic of stories. In book after book she finds a wonderful story. There seem to be books about everything! When... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/06/2017
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The Prince and the Pee
Greg Gormley
The title says it all! Set in a gloriously depicted fairy-tale landscape this clever picture book has lots of fun with a situation that all parents and children will understand. Prince Freddie is enjoying a day off relaxing with a... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/06/2017
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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 they learn that the last park in the city is... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 10/08/2017
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Sir Ned and the Nasties
Brett McKee
Written by father and son team Brett and David ‘Elmer' McKee there's the feel of a fable to this picturebook. The Nasties are scaring the King and his people with their terrible caterwauling. Brave young Sir Ned volunteers to sort... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/06/2017
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Reader ReviewedLittle Red
Bethan Woollvin
Shortlisted 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: Paperback | Released 15/06/2017
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The Little Bookshop and the Origami Army
Michael Foreman
Award-winning author/illustrator Michael Foreman brilliantly releases everyone's favourite characters from a story and turns them into a powerful new army which can stop the building of a new superstore and so save a very special bookshop. Led by Origami Girl,... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 22/06/2017
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Digger Disaster
Rose Impey
The combination of dinosaurs and diggers will make this completely irresistible to many young children, but there's lots for all readers to enjoy. The Dino Diggers have a hard day's work ahead of them: Mr Ali O'Saurus wants the foundations... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/06/2017
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Lift-the-Flap and Colour Forest
Natural History Museum
Pre-schoolers will love this lift-the-flap colouring book series - this one is all about the Forest. Find out which animals live in the forest and there's also a simple verse on each page explaining a little bit about each habitat.... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/06/2017
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Lift-the-Flap and Colour African Animals
Natural History Museum
There are 5 scenes to colour in this fun lift the flap book with black and white line drawings ready to be coloured in, bringing scenes of the savannah to life. Each scene is accompanied by a simple rhyming text... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/06/2017
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Last Month's Featured Books

A First Book of Animals
Nicola Davies
What a wonderful book to give to a child. It's one which will inspire a real interest in nature and the creatures that share our planet, as well as an...
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The Cave
Rob Hodgson
It's all about the timing in this wonderfully funny picture book. In a cave lives a little creature, a little creature that never leaves its home - turn the page...
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Go to Sleep Cheeky Monkey!
Carles Ballesteros
Ingenious paper engineering makes this little book extra fun for babies and toddlers. Mr Monkey is trying to get his children ready for bed but this lot of cheeky...
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Tibs the Post Office Cat
Joyce Dunbar
Tibs the legendary Post Office mouser is the hero of this story. He's adopted by the sorters at Mount Pleasant to deal with the mice that are nibbling the...
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Reader Reviewed Tidy
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...
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King of the Sky
Nicola Davies
May 2017 Picture Book of the Month | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month May 2017 | In a story full of hope against adversity, King of the...
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Just Like Daddy
Lucy Freegard
May 2017 Debut of the Month This charming picture book delivers messages that children always need to hear: that daddy loves them no matter what they do; that grown-ups are...
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Above and Below
Patricia Hegarty
Children are invited to explore eight different habitats in this appealing and very attractive information book, clever split page design allows them to examine the creatures that live there both...
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The Bear Who Went Boo!
David Walliams
As all little children know, there's great fun to be had in jumping out and shouting ‘Boo!'. The little polar bear star of David Walliams's new picture book likes nothing...
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Bug Bear
Patricia Hegarty
‘Down in the forest as Bear had a doze/ A small stripy bug came and sat on his nose', and so Bear's troubles begin. He really doesn't want to become...
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Elmer: Guess Who?
David McKee
As fresh and vogueish today as when he make his first appearance over 35 years ago, Elmer...
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Elmer: Hide and Seek!
David McKee
There are all sorts of treats and surprises in this bright, lively interactive board book. Starring everyone's...
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Grumpy Frog
Ed Vere
Join Grumpy Frog as he learns about compromise and tolerance, friendship and the power of saying sorry. A hilarious book with a twist in the tail about getting - and...
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Scoot!
Katie Blackburn
At last, a book to celebrate scootermania! A variety of kids and scooters glide across the pages, depicted in Jim Smith's instantly recognisable, bright, cartoony illustrations. Katie Blackburn's rhyming text...
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The Tickle Test
Kathryn White
Two little lab-coated mice set out to find out the best way to tickle (sending their mice assistants in to do the actual tickling). Their subjects include a giraffe, bear,...
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Under the Same Sky
Britta Teckentrup
With its dedication, ‘For a united world …', Britta Teckentrup's new picture book is a celebration of the things that bring us all together. ‘Wherever we are' reads the text,...
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Cinnamon
Neil Gaiman
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month May 2017 Best-selling Neil Gaiman is renowned for his retelling of traditional tales. Here, he brings a delightful crispness and humour to a...
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Supertato Run Veggies Run
Sue Hendra
Everyone's favourite caped crusading potato is back in another story of villains thwarted and wrongs righted. Supertato has organised a veggie Olympics and after a shaky start when Broccoli ends...
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The Treasure of Pirate Frank
Mal Peet, Elspeth Graham
Unusually clever and skilfully told this pirate story has echoes of We're Going on a Bear Hunt both in the way that the narrative grows and builds from page...
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The Spot the Mistake: Lands of Long Ago
Mike Jolley, A. J. Wood
For an information book, Lands of Long Ago takes a highly unusual approach, filling its pages with errors. Young readers are challenged to find 20 deliberate mistakes on each page;...
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Daddy Long Legs
Nadine Brun-Cosmes
Daddy Long Legs is a joyous book with bright, fresh and funny artwork, full of retro charm. With its warm, reassuring feel and the adorably drawn relationship between a father...
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The Dressing-Up Dad
Maudie Smith
Danny's dad loves dressing up, and most of the time that's great, but sometimes Danny wishes he'd dress like the other dads instead. So when his birthday comes round, even...
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My Daddy is a Silly Monkey
Dianne Hofmeyr
‘My daddy is a great big bear' says a little girl, and he is bearlike in the mornings – grizzling, grouchy and yawning. Cleaning their teeth together she sees him...
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With My Daddy
James Brown
Daddy Tiger and a tiger cub, Daddy Bear and a bear cub, Daddy dog and puppy, they all have fun playing together in the pages of this bright, lively and...
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Things to Do with Dad
Sam Zuppardi
A day of household chores turns into something much more exciting in this clever wordless picturebook. The first scenes show a dad and his son making pancakes – yum -...
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Reader Reviewed A Brave Bear
Sean Taylor
April 2016 Book of the Month The characters may be bears, but the parent/child relationship depicted in this lovely picture book will be familiar to all readers. It's hot so...
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Hello, Mr World
Michael Foreman
The future of the world is in our children's hands says this beautiful and sensitive picture book. ‘Let's be doctors' say two little children in front of a dressing up...
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No, Nancy, No!
Alice Tait
There are familiar places and faces in this charming life-the-flap book. It stars Nancy, a little girl with a penchant for mischief, and her dog Roger, on a day out...
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Raymond
Gwendal Le Bec, Yann Le Bec
The phrase ‘it's a dog's life' takes on a whole new meaning in this quirky picture book. Raymond is an ordinary dog, who for a time leads an extraordinary life....
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Bee and Me
Alison Jay
Told entirely in pictures, this is the story of a special friendship and demonstration of all that bees do for our world. A bee strays into a dusty city and...
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The Tree
Neal Layton
A tree stands on a hillside in the sun. It's tall and strong, but ominously next to it a sign reads ‘land sold'. A close-up shows a nest up in...
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Elmer
David McKee
The wonderfully colourful story of Elmer the patchwork elephant has been a nursery favourite since this first book...
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My Dad is a Bear
Nicola Connelly
Shortlisted for the 2016 Prime Minister's Literary Award Through a simple, repetitive text and warm, expressive illustrations, author and artist convey a real sense of the way a young child...
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The Five of Us
Quentin Blake
Angie, Ollie, Simona, Mario and Eric are five fantastic friends, each of whom has an unusual ability. Disaster strikes on a day out to the countryside but, working together and...
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Hannah and Sugar
Kate Berube
Shortlisted for the 2017 Klaus Flugge Prize One day Sugar goes missing, and Hannah joins the search to help her classmate recover her pet.
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More Featured Books

There's a Tiger in the Garden
Lizzy Stewart
Winner of Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2017, Illustrated Books category | February 2017 Debut of the Month Grandma's back garden turns into a jungle full of adventure in this striking...
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Hug Me, Please!
Przemyslaw Wechterowicz
Increasing the amount of hugs given and received can only make the world a better place and this irresistible book will surely encourage it. Daddy Bear and Little Bear are...
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Archie's Bag of Treasures
Lucy Barnard
A familiar family situation is explored in this gentle picture book which offers lots of opportunity for discussion particularly about sharing and generosity. Archie feels left out when his big...
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Reader Reviewed The Giant Jumperee
Julia Donaldson
April 2017 MEGA Book of the Month | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month April 2017 | Julia Donaldson and Helen Oxenbury bring the very best of their...
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Happy, Sad, Feeling Glad
Yasmeen Ismail
This is a wonderful way for young children to discover different emotions in a fun, creative way. Full of drawing based activities, Yasmeen Ismail's playful illustrations invite children to express...
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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...
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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...
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Can I Join Your Club?
John Kelly
April 2017 Book of the Month Great fun to read out loud this funny story deftly celebrates inclusivity and the importance of openness and friendship. Duck wants to make new...
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Triangle
Mac Barnett
April 2017 Book of the Month | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month March 2017 Brilliant and hilarious, award-winning Jon Klassen and Mac Barnett's Triangle is the gem of a...
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Are We There Yet?
Dan Santat
The boredom of a long car journey turns into a massive adventure through time and space in this outstanding picture book. A boy is travelling with his parents to see...
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Goldilocks and the Three Potties
Leigh Hodgkinson
You can't have too many potty training books, and this one is particularly charming. This story of Goldilocks starts, as you'd expect, in a wood and with ‘Once upon a...
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Harvey the Hero
Hrefna Bragadottir
With his helpful, happy expression Harvey the crocodile is an irresistible little character. There's nothing he wants more than to be like Superhero Steve and do daring and heroic things...
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My First Book About Me
Felicity Brooks
Bright, attractive pages and friendly text scattered with questions and invitations make this book a great way to start children thinking about who they are and how they fit into...
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Olivia the Spy
Ian Falconer
Olivia is a favourite children's character with sales in the millions and now after a longish break she's back in a brand new adventure. In it the normally irrepressible Olivia...
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One Happy Tiger
Catherine Rayner
The tiger star of this very beautiful counting book first appeared in Catherine Rayner's picture book Augustus and his Smile. Not only does he look gorgeous in this new...
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Pirate Pete and His Smelly Feet
Lucy Rowland
Pirates are always popular subjects for picture books and by ingeniously combining a pirate story with a pair of yucky smelly feet, Mark Chambers and Lucy Rowland have upped the...
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Sky Private Eye and the Case of the Missing Grandma
Jane Clarke
Baking, detection and fairy tales are all whisked together in this busy story to make a tasty picture book. When Sky Private Eye gets an emergency call on her cupcake...
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Sky Private Eye and the Case of the Runaway Biscuit
Jane Clarke
Baking, detection and fairy tales are all whisked together in this appealing story to make a tasty picture book. When Sky Private Eye gets an emergency call from the Little...
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Splat!
Jon Burgerman
Funny and playful this book will appeal to children's sense of the absurd and to their delight in mess. A green shape sits centre page opposite a pair of...
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Aliens Love Underpants!
Claire Freedman
A cased-board book edition of the much-loved Aliens Love Underpants to mark the 10th Anniversary. Terrific illustrations capture the flood of jokes about pants that underlie this rhyming story. There...
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Macavity's Not There! A Lift-the-Flap Book
T. S. Eliot
Young readers will love searching for the mischievous, mystery cat Macavity as they peek under the flaps to hunt for the cat who's never there, following the clues until they...
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Nibbles: The Book Monster
Emma Yarlett
Nibbles the monster is as impetuous and cheeky as children in their wildest dreams. On page one readers release him from a crate, then watch as he rampages through not...
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Reader Reviewed There is a Tribe of Kids
Lane Smith
Winner of the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2017 | Award-winning Lane Smith's stunning illustrations create a delight of a story which imaginatively and vaguely hints at a pre-historic time and...
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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. He has hands the size of tables,...
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Grandpa Green
Lane Smith
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month April 2017 | Award-winning Lane Smith recreates the life story of a much-loved great-grandfather through wonderful illustrations of topiary in this beautiful and...
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Gecko's Echo
Lucy Rowland
A very small but very brave Gecko needs to think up a way of protecting her gecko eggs from nasty predators. How can she trick Snakey and Rat into thinking...
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I'm Going to Eat This Ant
Chris Naylor-Ballesteros
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month April 2017 | Bored of his diet of ants, a scheming ant-eater thinks of the all the ways he can make eating his...
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Bedtime with Ted
Sophy Henn
It's bedtime for Ted, but he's just too busy yet – flip the flaps and you can see why: Ted is in the bath with some penguins, busy brushing his...
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There's a Walrus in My Bed!
Ciara Flood
Children and adults will take very different things from this clever picture book but both will enjoy it enormously. Flynn is excited, he's got a new bed – we guess...
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Silver
Walter de la Mare
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month April 2017 | “Slowly, silently now the moon/ Walks the night/ in her silver shoon;” Walter de la mare's much loved-poem is beautifully...
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Can't Catch Me!
Timothy Knapman
An absolute treat to read aloud, this comic tale puts a new spin on the story of the gingerbread man. ‘Can't catch me!' sings Jake, ‘I'm the fastest mouse in...
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Reader Reviewed Mrs Mole, I'm Home!
Jarvis
April 2017 Picture Book of the Month | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month April 2017 | Morris Mole can't find his glasses anywhere at the end of a...
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Albert's Tree
Jenni Desmond
Funny and very entertaining this story of a surprise friendship is set in a forest, beautifully realised by Jenni Desmond. There are gorgeous scenes of trees, earth and early spring...
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Lewis Carroll
This beautiful board is the perfect first introduction to Alice. Babies and toddlers will love the playful and quirky characters Alison Jay brings to life with her own unique perspective...
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Reader Reviewed Charlie Cook's Favourite Book
Julia Donaldson
There are lots of reading jokes in this book within a book, within a book: pirates and robbers settle down with their favourite stories and the Three Bears discover Goldilocks...
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The Day the Crayons Came Home
Drew Daywalt
Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award | Shortlisted for the Children's category of the Books are My Bag Readers Awards 2016 Those obstreperous crayons, colourful stars of The Day the...
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The Gruffalo
Julia Donaldson
“A mouse took a stroll through the deep dark wood. A fox saw the mouse and the mouse looked good.” So begins the story of how a clever little mouse...
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The Gruffalo's Child
Julia Donaldson
Former Children's Laureate Julia Donaldson followed up her best-selling The Gruffalo with a story about The Gruffalo's Child. Reissued in sturdy board back format, an entertaining story for the very...
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I Love You, Blue Kangaroo!
Emma Chichester Clark
The gorgeous bright colours of Emma Chichester Clark's illustrations make this chunky board book irresistible. Favourite toy Blue Kangaroo thinks he's in danger of being replaced by Wild Brown Bear,...
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Monkey Puzzle
Julia Donaldson
This wonderful picture book with brilliant rhyming text coupled with stunning illustrations will have you and your toddler laughing and laughing and laughing time and time again as you read...
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Room on the Broom
Julia Donaldson
Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's marvellous story of the scatty witch and her animal friends deserves a place on every child's bookshelf. Julia Donaldson based the witch on herself –...
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The Smartest Giant in Town
Julia Donaldson
Children will love this funny and big-hearted tale. An absolute must for fans of picture books by the immensely talented duo of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo....
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The Snail and the Whale
Julia Donaldson
If bestsellers were decided upon by the number of prestigious awards a book had won then this one, with echoes of Edward Lear would be the blockbuster of all time. ...
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A Squash and a Squeeze
Julia Donaldson
Julia Donaldson writes...A Squash and a Squeeze started its life as a song on BBC Children's Television.The song was subsequently used on “Playdays” and included on a BBC album, sung...
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The Tale of the Castle Mice
Michael Bond
This riches to rags to riches again story is utterly charming. Mr and Mrs Mice and their thirteen children live happily in a dolls' house in a grand castle; apart...
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There's a Moose on the Loose
Lucy Feather
There is a lot to look for in this ebullient picture book with an excitable, fast-moving moose making its way through the different scenes. No sooner spotted than the moose...
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Tip Tap Went the Crab
Tim Hopgood
Bubbling with energy, prize winning Tim Hopgood's illustrations are also full of warmth and plenty of colour. A chirpy crab with very big eyes tip taps as it counts its...
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Old MacDonald Heard a Parp
Olaf Falafel
April 2017 Debut of the Month There are lots of laughs in this reworking of an old favourite! Old MacDonald hears a lot of Parps from all over his farm....
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All About Cats
Monika Filipina
This picture book is a treat, especially for cat owners who wonder what their cats get up to all day while the humans are out. According to Monika Filipina,...
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Trees
Lemniscates
‘Trees are marvellous beings' concludes the text of this beautifully illustrated and heart-warming picture book, and the reader will certainly agree. Each gorgeous double page tells us a fact...
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I love Lovereading because I often never know what to read and this helps you find a good book. I have recommended this to many people.

Shannon-Louise Masters – age 15

A message from Anthony Browne, one of the UK's most brilliant and respected Picture Book Illustrators, who was Children's Laureate 2009-11:

"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.

Titles in this section will be refreshed each month with a range of new and older titles that we feel should not to be missed by any young child.

Click here to read some helpful tips from top childrens' publisher Egmont.

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