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Books of the Month

Reader ReviewedThe 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 award-winning The Gruffalo and We're Going on a Bear Hunt... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 06/04/2017
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Reader ReviewedMrs 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 long day at work. Luckily, he is sure he can... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/04/2017
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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 friends so he decides to join a club, but he... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 09/03/2017
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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 book. Spare and sophisticated at one and the same time... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 16/03/2017
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Other Featured Books this Month

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 brought to life in gentle illustrations that portray the moon... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/04/2017
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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 that he's moving into a big bed for the first... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 06/04/2017
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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. And they all sound very different There's one from the... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/04/2017
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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 picture book, Nora is bored, so her grandma suggests she... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/02/2017
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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 about trees and in a way that makes us see... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 06/04/2017
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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, they could be knitting, baking, reading or writing, or even... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 17/04/2017
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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 way around the seashore in Tip Tap went the Crab.... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 20/04/2017
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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 is off. Travelling first to the city, can you find... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/04/2017
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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 from having one wall missing, their house is rather grand... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/04/2017
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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 by Floella Benjamin and Derek Griffiths. Unknown to me, a... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 06/04/2017
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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. Julia really is a past-master of rhyme whilst Axel's illustrations... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 06/04/2017
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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. For lots more information on the Gruffalo & Friends books,... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 06/04/2017
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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 – apparently she's always dropping and losing things! This story is... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 06/04/2017
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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 and reread it because your child wants you to reread... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 06/04/2017
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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, Yellow Cotton Rabbit, two furry puppies and many more soft... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 06/04/2017
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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 young as the little mouse outwits the Gruffalo's Child with... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 06/04/2017
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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 outwits his big scary enemy. The tasty little mouse needs... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 06/04/2017
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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 Crayons Quit, are back – or at least, they're trying... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 06/04/2017
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Reader ReviewedCharlie 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 reading their favourite book (after having eaten their porridge, of... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 06/04/2017
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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 whilst encapsulating the zany other-worldness of Carroll's novel. Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/04/2017
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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 skies in rich greens, browns and blue-greens. Through the forest... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/04/2017
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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 the world' and he can easily outrun Tom the cat,... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 06/04/2017
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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 teeth with a crocodile and drinking his milk with a... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 06/04/2017
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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 that she is not alone? Clever gecko comes up with... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/04/2017
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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 touching tribute. Memories of his childhood include his love of... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/04/2017
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Grandad's Secret Giant
David Litchfield
This picture book from David Litchfield, author of the Waterstones-Prize winning The Bear and the Piano, is a GIANT story of belonging and friendship. He has hands the size of tables, Grandad said, legs as long as drainpipes and feet as... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 06/04/2017
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Reader ReviewedThere is a Tribe of Kids
Lane Smith
Shortlisted for 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 brings it vividly to life. A single child dressed in... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 23/03/2017
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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 just his book but others too leaving anarchy in his... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/04/2017
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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 discover the feisty feline himself. In Faber's first lift-the-flap book, the... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 06/04/2017
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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 are no underpants in space so the Aliens have to... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 06/04/2017
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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 cartoon eyes; what happens when you turn the page? ‘Splat!'... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/04/2017
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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 Old Man on her cupcake communicator (she combines careers in... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 28/03/2017
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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 communicator (she combines careers in cake making and crime solving)... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 28/03/2017
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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 satisfaction levels even higher. Poor Pirate Pete's feet are so... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/04/2017
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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 story – bold black stipes overlay vibrant orange and gold... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 06/04/2017
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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 is a bit down; after a series of mishaps that... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 06/04/2017
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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 our world. One double page spread follows Anisha throughout her... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/04/2017
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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 for others. When on a trip across town to return... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/04/2017
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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 time'. But it's not porridge or chairs that are preoccupying... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/04/2017
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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 his grandma and the journey seems to be taking forever,... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/04/2017
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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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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 themselves and add to the fun with their own drawings,... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/04/2017
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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 brother comes home from a party with a party bag... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 21/03/2017
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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 enjoying a day in the forest and after a sweet... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 21/03/2017
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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 next meal a little bit more exciting. An ant simmered... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/04/2017
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Last Month's Featured Books

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...
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Reader Reviewed A 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...
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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...
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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...
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Reader Reviewed Tidy
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...
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Reader Reviewed Little 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,...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Reader Reviewed Pigeon 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...
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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...
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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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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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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Reader Reviewed The 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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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....
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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...
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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...
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Reader Reviewed Tidy
Emily Gravett
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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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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.

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