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Books of the Month

The Hole Story
Paul Bright illustrated by Bruce Ingman
April 2016 Book of the Month Holes generally get a bad press – after all they're the last thing you want to find in a sock, pair of knickers, bag, bucket or boat! Perhaps this delightful book will win them... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/04/2016
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Reader ReviewedA Brave Bear
Sean Taylor illustrated by Emily Hughes
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 a little bear suggests to his dad that they should... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/04/2016
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Before I Wake Up...
Britta Teckentrup
April 2016 Book of the Month A little girl's dreams take her and a friendly lion on a magical journey. Together they fly over meadows, swim deep in the sea with whales and jellyfish, and explore woods where they play... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/04/2016
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Let's Play!
Herve Tullet
April 2016 Book of the Month Hervé Tullet subverts the idea of touchscreen technology with characteristic playfulness and invention in his new book. In Let's Play a spot of paint, primary bright yellow, addresses the reader directly, inviting children to... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 29/03/2016
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Other Featured Books this Month

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 skies in rich greens, browns and blue-greens. Through the forest... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/04/2016
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Nature's Day: Out and About
Kay Maguire illustrated by Danielle Kroll
Following on from the success of Nature's Day, this beautiful activity book by the same author and illustrator shows children how to interact with their surroundings. Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/04/2016
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Maisy's Sports Day
Lucy Cousins
No child need feel anxious about sports day with Maisy there to introduce it. Maisy and her friends are very excited about sports day, and no wonder, it's great fun with all sorts of races and games, and a chance... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/04/2016
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Maisy Goes by Plane
Lucy Cousins
Maisy makes everything fun and is the perfect friend to explain a new experience for a young child, taking away any worries or apprehension they may have. Reading Maisy Goes by Plane is the perfect way to prepare little children... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/04/2016
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Mortimer's Picnic
Nick Ward
With clever comic timing this story builds to a surprise ending rather like The Gruffalo. Mortimer is planning a picnic with his best friend Oggy. It's all ready when a note arrives – poor Oggy has a cold and can't... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 28/03/2016
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Supertato Veggies Assemble
Sue Hendra illustrated by Paul Linnet
April 2016 Book of the Month You won't find a dafter or more entertaining picture book than this new outing for Supertato, the spud with super powers! It's anarchy in the supermarket when the peas – evil to their core... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 21/04/2016
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Elmer and the Rainbow
David Mckee illustrated by David McKee
A story about Elmer, everyone's favourite patchwork elephant, now available as a sturdy, paddedboard book to delight his many fans. This one is a classic story about sharing and giving. Books featuring Elmer and his friends are universally acknowledged as... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 07/04/2016
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Spot Loves Bedtime
Eric Hill
A favourite with children now for generations, Spot never loses his charm. It's bedtime, but Spot can't settle down until he finds Teddy, who has gone missing. Is Teddy in the toybox? The living room? Under the bed? At last... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 07/04/2016
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Some Birds
Matt Spink
April 2016 Debut of the Month 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... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/04/2016
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Nibbles: The Book Monster
Emma Yarlett
April 2016 Debut of the Month 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 just his book but... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/04/2016
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The Bear and the Piano
David Litchfield
Longlisted for the inaugural Klaus Flugge Prize, an important new illustration prize for children's books. Winner of the Illustrated category of The Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2016. March 2016 Debut of the Month A young bear cub finds a piano... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/02/2016
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The World-Famous Cheese Shop Break-in
Sean Taylor illustrated by Hannah Shaw
Sean Taylor's deliciously daft story of incompetent but lovable rat burglars is matched brilliantly by Hannah Shaw's witty illustrations to make this picture book adventure very entertaining indeed. Daddypops dreams of carrying out a daring cheese shop break in, despite... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/04/2016
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Mr Moon Wakes Up
Jemima Sharpe
This dreamy, contemplative picture book tempts readers with images of a strange other world, and brings to mind Alice in Wonderland. Mr Moon – a cat probably, though he could be something else altogether – seems always to be mid-nap... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 16/03/2016
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Tiny Cops and Robbers
Joel Stewart
A house full of tiny robbers is a slightly alarming thought. Only the baby and the baby's teddy can see them it seems, and they are on the rampage, taking dad's socks, mum's glasses, grandpa's wig even! Fortunately, there are... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/04/2016
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There's a Tiger in the Garden
Lizzy Stewart
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 tiger there. Nora is scornful, but as... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/04/2016
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Remarkable Animals
Tony Meeuwissen
A Mini Edition of Tony Meeuwissen's amazing mix-match book of 1000 extraordinary creatures with words and pictures. Beautiful illustrations make this witty book of ‘heads, bodies and legs' a delight. What... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/04/2016
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Slug Needs a Hug
Jeanne Willis illustrated by Tony Ross
Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Month, April 2016 Best-selling Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross have created many fabulous picture books together. Here, the weedy and whiny little slug is just longing for a hug! How can he make his mum... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/04/2016
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Where's the Elephant?
Barroux
A simple game of hide and seek turns out to be far more significant in this brilliant near-wordless picture book about the destruction of the forests in Brazil. Elephant, Snake and Parrot all love to hide in the lush foliage... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/04/2016
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Goodnight Spaceman
Michelle Robinson illustrated by Nick East
Tim Peake's voyage to the International Space Station has caught the imagination of children everywhere and this picture book is perfect for the very young. Two space mad little boys getting ready for bed are careful to say goodnight to... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/04/2016
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Reader ReviewedMigloo's Day
William Bee
From the company that launched Where's Wally comes this super new search-and-find storybook. Little dog Migloo leads readers through Sunnytown, and very bright and busy it is too. He visits the town square, the fire station, the garage and the... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/04/2016
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There's a Moose on the Loose
Lucy Feather illustrated by Stephan Lomp
Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Month, April 2016 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 is off.... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/04/2016
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Reader ReviewedLittle Red
Bethan Woollvin
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 give an extraordinarily fresh and stylish treatment by... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 24/03/2016
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Reader ReviewedTidy
Emily Gravett
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. Deep in the forest lives a badger... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/04/2016
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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 through an open window where a little girl is reading... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/04/2016
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The Bear Who Went Boo!
David Walliams illustrated by Tony Ross
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 more than to surprise his neighbours in this way, though... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Mixed media product | Released 07/04/2016
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Alfie Outdoors
Shirley Hughes
Standing in his pyjamas in the garden in the morning sunshine, Alfie is an unmistakeable little figure. Shirley Hughes has an extraordinary understanding of children, their world and what matters to them and captures it beautifully in the turn of... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/04/2016
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The Jungle Book
Rudyard Kipling, Laura Driscoll illustrated by Migy Blanco
Share the joy of The Jungle Book with your young book lovers in this gentle retelling of Rudyard Kipling's classic story of man-cub Mowgli and his friends Baloo and Bagheera. Explore the bright, colourful illustrations that accompany Mowgli's adventures as... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/04/2016
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Busy People: Astronaut
Lucy M. George illustrated by AndoTwin
Follow Jenny the astronaut as she and her colleague Lei launch into space! Discover the array of problems an astrophysicist encounters as Jenny attempts to fix the broken space station. A terrific introduction to space for younger children. Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 22/02/2016
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This is Not A Bedtime Story
Will Mabbitt illustrated by Fred Blunt
Clever, funny and heart-racingly exciting, this is a book to inspire and delight every little girl and boy. And one thing's for sure. Perfect for every child who ever wished their bedtime stories were more EXCITING. Bedtime will never be... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/03/2016
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Veronica
Roger Duvoisin
Veronica the hippopotamus wants to be famous, she wants more than the muddy river that she calls home can offer, so sets out for the city in search of fame. She discovers that being "conspicuous" has it's own challenges... This... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/04/2016
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My First Tractor

Packed with images and clear word-labels to encourage early learning, this book helps your toddler learn all about tractors. It encourages children to build vocabulary and language skills and grasp early concepts. Perfect for encouraging children to build vocabulary and... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 01/02/2016
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My First Farm

Packed with colourful images and clear word-labels to encourage early learning, this volume helps your toddler learn all about life on the farm, from farm animals to farm colours. Perfect for encouraging children to build vocabulary and language skills, My... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 01/02/2016
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My First Body

Packed with colourful images to help build the foundation of early learning. In this book, your little one will discover faces, legs, arms and feet. It helps your toddler learn all about the human body. Perfect for encouraging children to... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 01/02/2016
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Last Month's Featured Books

Pattern-Tastic Treasure Hunt Learn Your Colours with Nature
Nan Na Hvass
Illustrated by Nan Na Hvass, Sofie Hannibal
The natural world is full of patterns and this eye-catching book will set children thinking about that while honing their counting and observational skills, and extending their vocabulary. Illustrations of...
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More Featured Books

The Shrew That Flew
Julia Copus
Illustrated by Eunyoung Seo
There are lots of rhyming picture books but very few that read aloud as beautifully as this one: Julia Copus is an award-winning poet and it shows. In this latest...
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Lionheart
Richard Collingridge
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,...
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Peppa Pig: Peppa's Easter Egg Hunt

It's Easter time and Grandpa Pig has organized a special Easter Egg hunt. But Peppa Pig and her friends find more than chocolate eggs at the end of the garden...
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Eric Carle
This is a much-loved classic but as relevant today as it was when first published in 1969! The vivid...
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This Book Just Ate My Dog
Richard Byrne
Shortlisted for the UKLA 2016 Book Award in the 3 - 6 year old category. Shortlisted for Children's Book Award 2016, Books for Younger Children category - Shortlisted for Oscar's...
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Counting
Aino-Maija Metsola
Lift the flaps to count from one to ten in this stylish book of numbers. Bold, eye-catching artwork and sturdy card lift-flaps throughout will make this a favourite with children...
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Make it Grow
Debbie Powell
This unusual interactive picture book is full of interesting lessons on the natural world for very young children. Each spread features a different natural habitat, from the back garden to...
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I Want a Bedtime Story
Tony Ross
After all these years the Little Princess still rules the palace and its inhabitants – including the queen, the admiral and the prime minister. The king is away and she...
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I Want My Mum!
Tony Ross
Everyone knows the feeling: there are some days and some situations, when only Mum will do. The Little Princess has had a bad day – she spilled water on her...
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Legs The Tale of a Meerkat Lost and Found
Sarah J. Dodd
Illustrated by Giusi Capizzi
This is bright, cheery picture book has a positive and reassuring message for young children. Little Miki the meerkat needs to be tempted out of their burrow by his mother,...
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Magnus
Claire Shorrock
Dogs make some of the best picture book heroes and the bigger the dog, the more fun to be had! Magnus is as big as you can get – big...
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Noah's Noisy Animals
Rebecca Elliott
Rebecca Elliott tells the story of Noah's Ark with extraordinary economy and charm, capturing all the drama and the joy. On chunky board book pages we see two lovely lions,...
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Beep Beep Beep Time for Sleep!
Claire Freedman
Illustrated by Richard Smythe
This book will be heaven for digger devotees, and a dream come true for their parents too. A busy day on the motorway is drawing to a close: the...
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My Stinky New School
Rebecca Elliott
Toby's little brother Benjamin goes to nursery and loves it. His big sister Clemmie goes to special school, and she loves it too. But Toby is starting at a new...
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Dozy Bear and the Secret of Sleep
Katie Blackburn
Illustrated by Richard Smythe
This book is dedicated to tired parents, grandparents and children and could prove a real godsend to them all. It's designed and written specifically to help children relax and ready...
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Reader Reviewed We are Not Frogs
Michael Morpurgo
Illustrated by Sam Usher
March 2016 Book of the Month - A Dyslexia Friendly Picture Book for Parent and Child New on Barrington...
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Reader Reviewed Hoot Owl, Master of Disguise
Sean Taylor
Illustrated by Jean Jullien
Shortlisted for the Laugh-Out-Loud Book Awards 2016 -Picture Book Category Hoot Owl flies through the midnight air quick as a shooting star, wingtip pointing like some kind of avian superhero....
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Life is Magic
Meg McLaren
March 2016 Debut of the Month The rabbits have taken over the magic show in this funny, original new picture book. Famous magician Monsieur Lapin has a huge troupe of...
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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!)....
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Reader Reviewed When I First Met You, Blue Kangaroo!
Emma Chichester Clark
‘Blue Kangaroo belongs to Lily'. The Blue Kangaroo books are modern classics, and Emma Chichester Clark one of our finest illustrators. This story, told to Blue Kangaroo by Lily, describes...
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The Day the Crayons Quit
Drew Daywalt
Illustrated by Oliver Jeffers
Award-winning Oliver Jeffers and Drew Daywalt's highly-entertaining book is now available in board book form. Colouring will never be the same again! When Duncan goes to take out his crayons...
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Dear Greenpeace
Simon James
Dear Greenpeace is 25 years old this year and it's still as fresh and touching as on its first publication and perhaps even more important. A little girl writes letters...
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Reader Reviewed Alphonse, 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...
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Skip to the Loo, My Darling! A Potty Book
Sally Lloyd-Jones
Illustrated by Anita Jeram
Never has using the potty seemed a more tempting option than in this exuberant picture book! After a scrumptious picnic with cakes and fruit and lots of juice to drink,...
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Reader Reviewed Frida and Bear
Anthony Browne, Hanne Bartholin
In his time as Children's Laureate, Anthony Browne introduced the Shape Game. Invented when he was child and played it with his brother, the Shape Game is a feast of...
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The Crow's Tale
Naomi Howarth
Longlisted for the inaugural Klaus Flugge Prize, an important new illustration prize for children's books. March 2015 Debut of the Month Inspired by a Lenape Native American myth, this beautiful...
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Terry Perkins and His Upside Down Frown
Felix Massie
Terry Perkins is a normal, happy little boy, until he starts to speak, and his words come out upside down. A doctor has the answer – stand Terry on his...
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Reader Reviewed What the Ladybird Heard Next
Julia Donaldson
Illustrated by Lydia Monks
Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Month, March 2016 Best-selling duo Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks have gone back to the farmyard for a second adventure featuring the clever and...
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The World of Eric Carle: What's the Time?
Eric Carle
Eric Carle's bright, bold, immediately recognisable illustrations are here put to very good use in a fun and stylish book to teach children how to tell the time. At 7...
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The Jungle Book
Miriam Bos
Push, pull and slide mechanisms to bring the story of The Jungle Book to life and see favourite scenes in action. Mowgli, Baloo, Bagheera and of course the fearsome tiger...
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Little Blue Truck
Alice Shertle
Illustrated by Jill McElmurry
Farmyard fun, vehicles, animal noises to make, a jolly rhyming text and a lovely message about the importance of being kind to others, this picture book has it all. Little...
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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...
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We're in the Wrong Book!
Richard Byrne
Ben and Bella love the pages of their book. So, when jumping from page to page, they suddenly find themselves in the wrong book altogether, they are most perplexed. For...
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T-Veg The Tale of a Carrot Crunching Dinosaur
Smriti Prasadam-Halls
Illustrated by Katherina Manolessou
A brilliant story which shows that real strength is on the inside and the bravest thing you can do...is have the courage to be yourself. Join Reg and his friends...
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The Something
Rebecca Cobb
Longlisted for the 2015 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal Award-winning illustrator Rebecca Cobb creates a number of different imaginary worlds in this delightfully fanciful story about a hole in the ground....
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Winnie's Haunted House
Valerie Thomas
Illustrated by Korky Paul
Ever popular duo Winnie the Witch and Wilbur return in a particularly high-spirited adventure. Wilbur causes all sorts of mischief in Winnie's house, but unable to find her spectacles (readers...
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Aliens Love Dinopants
Claire Freedman
Illustrated by Ben Cort
Those pants-mad aliens are back for another bonkers and utterly irresistible episode of knicker-nicking! Lightning sends the aliens' spaceship crash-landing into the deepest jungle where to their great surprise they...
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Too Many Carrots
Katy Hudson
How many carrots is too many? That's a question Rabbit would find impossible to answer. He's piled so many up in his burrow that there's no room left for him....
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Winnie's Haunted House
Valerie Thomas
Illustrated by Korky Paul
With imaginative soundtrack on the accompanying CD. Ever popular duo Winnie the Witch and Wilbur return in a particularly high-spirited adventure. Wilbur causes all sorts of mischief in Winnie's house,...
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My Mum is There
Martin Thomas
Illustrated by Ag Jatkowska
This is a lovely reassuring story for adults to share with the young children and it is also a perfect gift for mum at any time of the year to...
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What If a... Could a Monkey Waterski?
Camilla de la Bedoyere
Illustrated by Aleksei Bitskoff
Discover some amazing and unusual facts about monkeys in this imaginative book full of humorous scenarios that children can relate to. Using everyday activities as a comparison, children find out...
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Cool Cat versus Top Dog
Mike Yamada
Car-mad youngsters will love this speedy story of wacky racing and unexpected teamwork! Cool Cat and Top Dog may share a house, but they're anything but friends! Indeed, readers won't...
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Technicolor Treasure Hunt Learn to Count with Nature
Hvass & Hannibal
Illustrated by Nan Na Hvass, Sofie Hannibal
A counting book, an introduction to colours, and a first word book, this is also a feast for the eye. Groups of natural objects are sorted by colour and illustrated...
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Mouse's First Night at Moonlight School
Simon Puttock
Illustrated by Ali Pye
Winner of the Scottish Children's Book Awards 2016, Bookbug Readers (3-7) category It's Mouse's first day at Miss Moon's Moonlight School for all the small creatures of the night but...
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My First Dinosaur

The ideal first book to introduce different species of dinosaurs to toddlers. My First Dinosaur is packed with colourful images to help build the foundations of early learning. Perfect for...
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Peppa Pig: Happy Easter

Peppa, George and all their friends are celebrating Easter.
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We're Going on an Egg Hunt
Laura Hughes
Based on the traditional 'We're Going on a Lion Hunt' rhyme, this will be a huge hit with all fans of the classic We're Going on a Bear Hunt.
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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".

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