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Books of the Month

Gruffalo Crumble and Other Recipes
Julia Donaldson
Julia Eccleshare's Book of the Month September 2016 Young cooks will love first to create and then to feast on delights such as Fox's Sandwiches, Scrambled Snake and the awesome Gruffalo Cake and. The twenty four recipes are easy to... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 08/09/2016
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Wide-Awake Hedgehog
Rosie Wellesley
September 2016 Book of the Month Isaac the hedgehog made his debut in The Very Helpful Hedgehog which was much liked at Lovereading4kids. He's back in a new adventure just right for this time of year, the pages saturated... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 08/09/2016
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Reader ReviewedA Child of Books
Oliver Jeffers, Sam Winston
Julia Eccleshare's Book of the Month September 2016 Award-winning storyteller and artist Oliver Jeffers and typographic fine artist Sam Winston have created an extraordinarily adventurous and original picture book which, through words and pictures, takes children on a journey of... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2016
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Reader ReviewedSir Dancealot
Timothy Knapman
September 2016 Book of the Month Little Sir Dancealot would fit right in on Strictly! This nimble-toed young knight has a novel approach to combat – he dances his enemies into submission, waltzing or jiving with them until the... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 08/09/2016
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Again!
Emily Gravett
Prize-winning Emily Gravett has hit the jackpot again with a brilliant and original picture book that will delight adults as much as children. Everyone knows that the best bedtime stories can be read again and again and again... But sometimes,... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 25/08/2016
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Other Featured Books this Month

Talulla Bear's Bedtime Book A Sleepytime Tale
Heather Roan Robbins
A delightful, gentle story to share with your little ones which will leave you both feeling restful, warm and cosy. This beautiful picture book has an ethereal quality and harnesses the maternal instincts within nature to suggest a safe environment... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 25/08/2016
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Farmer Duck
Martin Waddell
Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Month July 2016 A timeless classic with stunning illustrations Farmer Duck tells the story of a hard-working Duck who is saved from his life of drudgery when the animals on the farm revolt against their... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 07/07/2016
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Brian Wildsmith's Animal Gallery
Brian Wildsmith
In this stunning visual introduction to... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/03/2010
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The Museum of Me
Emma Lewis
September 2016 Debut of the Month This quirky, unusual and inspiring book follows a little girl on a journey of discovery in a variety of museums. ‘Everyone says I'm going to love the museums,' she says, and she does, finding... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2016
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Reader ReviewedThe Building Boy
Ross Montgomery
September 2016 Debut of the Month There's an air of fairy tale in this beautiful and touching picture book, but its foundations are firmly in family relationships. A young boy lives with his grandma, who was an architect. She's old... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2016
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Hector and Hummingbird
Nicholas John Frith
Winner of the inaugural Klaus Flugge Prize, an important new illustration prize for children's books. Hector the bear likes a bit of peace and quiet, but his best friend Hummingbird just can't stop talking. What's to do? With its retro... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/09/2015
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The Odd Egg
Emily Gravett
Witty, stylish and surprising, The Odd Egg is a jewel of a book. All the birds have laid an egg – except for duck. How smug the chicken, the flamingo, the owl and the parrot are as they tend their... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 25/08/2016
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Farmer Duck
Martin Waddell
A timeless classic with stunning illustrations Farmer Duck tells the story of a hard-working Duck who is saved from his life of drudgery when the animals on the farm revolt against their lazy farmer, tip him out of bed and... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2016
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What Shall We Do, Blue Kangaroo?
Emma Chichester Clark
Lily and Blue Kangaroo are the best of friends and when Lily doesn't know what to do next she often asks, 'What shall we do, Blue Kangaroo?' But Blue Kangaroo doesn't always know, so he says nothing. But one day,... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/03/2004
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The Adventures of King Rollo
David Mckee
King Rollo is the adorable, bearded, kingly creation of David McKee. After the publication of his best-selling mini hardback stories, King Rollo went on to star in his own animation series, narrated by Ray Brooks. King Rollo has smart new... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Mixed media product | Released 01/09/2016
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They All Saw a Cat
Brendan Wenzel
A stylized, colourful picture book that highlights the power of perception and will gently introduce young readers to the concept that we all see the world a little differently. It harnesses not only the visual but also touches on the effect... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 30/08/2016
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Twit-to-Who?
Smriti Prasadam-Halls
A Piece of Passion from editor, Boxer Books The idea of owls and the dark, dark night has always been a magical one. Owls are known for being wise and watchful and there is something immediately peaceful and comforting about... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2016
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How to Hide a Lion
Helen Stephens
Helen Stephens' bestselling story is now available in a chunky board book format, perfect for babies and toddlers. How does a very small girl hide a very large lion? It's not easy, but Iris has to do her best, because... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 01/09/2016
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Good Night Like This
Mary Murphy
As every parent knows, a good ‘night night, snuggle down' book is invaluable, and Good Night Like This is a particularly lovely take on the theme. It's night-time and the baby animals are being tucked into bed, half page flaps... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2016
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The Seeds of Friendship
Michael Foreman
Michael Foreman's gentle story of an African boy making friends in a big city is filled with love and hope, and a sense that the power to make the world a better place is in our hands. Adam loves his... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2016
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Meltdown!
Jill Murphy
Jill Murphy, creator of the classic Five Minutes Peace here makes the worst (read most public) kind of toddler tantrum into a blissfully funny picture book. A trip to the supermarket starts well with toddler Ruby in high spirits and... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2016
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King Baby
Kate Beaton
This is a perfect book for new parents, though it will make any parent laugh, no matter the age of their offspring! King Baby is a tiny tyrant! From his cot he commands his subjects, an increasingly frazzled looking mum... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2016
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Guess How Much I Love You: One More Tickle!
Sam McBratney
Tickle your way through this wonderful new story which is perfect to share with your little ones and includes the softest, most gorgeous hand puppet for lots of tickling fun. From the award-winning creators of Guess How Much I Love... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 01/02/2016
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Rapunzel
Lynn Roberts
Set in the glamorous seventies, this lively retelling is bursting with colourful period detail as Rapunzel goes from being a tower-block prisoner to a free and groovy girl. Lovereading Review to follow.. Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 11/08/2016
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Cinderella
Lynn Roberts
Cinderella moves into the era of flapper girls and the Charleston, in a new edition of this famous rags to riches tale. Lynn Roberts has crafted a humorous story straight from the art deco period that perfectly complements her brother's... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 11/08/2016
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Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown
This classic children's book looks wonderful in its new edition and has lost none of its effectiveness as a book to lull children to sleep. As he snuggles down in bed, a little rabbit quietly and methodically says goodnight to... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 08/09/2016
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We're in the Wrong Book!
Richard Byrne
Bella and Ben find themselves having a most remarkable adventure when they discover that they are in the wrong book! First, they bump all over the pages in a very uncomfortable way. And what kind of a book is it... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2016
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This Book is Out of Control!
Richard Byrne
Ben and Bella have a new problem trying to control the book they are in. A funny and original picture book where the book itself interferes with what happens on the page. This time Ben has a toy with a lot... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2016
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I Saw Anaconda
Jane Clarke
Jane Clarke and Emma Dodd have enormous fun reinventing the story of the old woman who swallowed a flea, transposing the setting to the Amazon jungle and replacing the old woman with an anaconda! The list of creatures swallowed is... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2016
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Halloween ABC
Jannie Ho
Bats, eyeballs, pumpkins and monsters in underpants all feature in this fun first alphabet book for babies and toddlers with a spooky theme. This sturdy board book introduces simple seasonal words, to get toddlers excited about Halloween. A spook-taculary fantastic way... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 08/09/2016
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Twirlywoos Wrapping

It's the Twirlywoos - Great BigHoo, Toodloo, Chickedy and Chick, and Peekaboo too! Join the Twirlywoos as they learn about wrapping up presents and even themselves. Exploring simple concepts in a funny and engaging way, this latest Twirlywoos board book... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 25/08/2016
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Twirlywoos Annual 2017

Join the endearing Twirlwoos as they feature in their very own annual. This bright, colourful book is full of Twirlywoo stories, activities and exercises and will encourage children to learn simple concepts through play, fun and silly humour. Visually a... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 25/08/2016
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Odd Dog Out
Rob Biddulph
Odd Dog Out has all the qualities that made Blown Away and Grrrrr! so popular with critics and readers! The pages - filled with dazzling displays of stylishly-dressed dogs on the move – are simply wonderful to look at; there's... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 25/08/2016
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Meet the Twirlywoos Book and Toy Gift Set

Meet the Twirlwoo's - Great BigHoo, Toodloo, Chickedy and Chick, and Peekaboo too! in this gorgeous, bright board book. The Twirlwoos are having fun playing ball. Perfect for young readers and small hands, they'll love discovering their favourite characters from... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Mixed media product | Released 08/09/2016
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Gawain Greytail and the Terrible Tab
Cornelia Funke
A Dyslexia Friendly Picture Book for Parent and Child There's a definite air of chivalry to this new picture book from the bestselling author of the Inkheart... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 15/09/2016
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Willy and the Cloud
Anthony Browne
A new story about Willy the chimp is always exciting. Willy is off to the park when he notices a cloud following him. No matter how hard he tries he can't escape it, and while everyone else is having fun,... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2016
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Two Can Toucan
David Mckee
David McKee's economically told story of how the Toucan might have got his name looks as fresh today as when it was first published over fifty years ago. At the beginning, Toucan is all black and, laughed at by the... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2016
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Tales for Little Children
Various Authors
There are fairy tales from all over the world gathered together in this very attractive collection some of which, such as Dick Whittington and Goldilocks and the Three Bears will be very familiar to the audience, while others such as... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2016
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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: Hardback | Released 01/09/2016
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Sleeping Beauty A Mid-Century Fairy Tale
Lynn Roberts
David and Lynne Roberts transfer the story of Sleeping Beauty to the 1950s in this stylish book, and put a unique spin on the story. Their Sleeping Beauty is a girl called Annabel, who lives with her two aunts. A... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 11/08/2016
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The Road Home
Katie Cotton
In tender, memorable lines of verse, and exquisite watercolour illustrations, this beautiful picture book describes the journeys of small creatures making their way through dangerous wintery landscapes to the safety and warmth of home. There's a pressing sense of urgency... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 08/09/2016
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Plenty of Love to Go Round
Emma Chichester Clark
Plum the shaggy little dog is an irresistible character, exuberant, lively and loving. But her big-heartedness is sorely tested when a new cat moves in next door. In Plum's eyes he's a show-off, clever-clogs cat, and she's jealous of all... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2016
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Oskar Loves...
Britta Teckentrup
Bestselling children's author and illustrator Britta Teckentrup is back with Oskar, an engaging new character who loves everything! Lovereading Review to follow.. Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2016
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Molly Maybe and the Monster Mission
Kristina Stephenson
There's an amazing monster world right underneath Molly Maybe's treehouse and she can get there via her magical machine, the Mundervator. When holes start appearing on her neighbour's lawn, Molly suspects that monsters might be at the bottom of them.... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 25/08/2016
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Molly Maybe and the Ghost Train
Kristina Stephenson
Molly Maybe is a great picture book character! A resident of the village of Smallsbury she's got a monster world under her treehouse, and an amazing machine – the Mundervator – to take her there. In this adventure Molly and... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 25/08/2016
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Mog Time Treasury Six Stories About Mog the Forgetful Cat
Judith Kerr
Mog is now firmly established as one of the true classic characters of children's picture books, alongside Ardizzone's Little Tim or Quentin Blake's Mrs Armitage. This handsome treasury brings together six favourite stories including the very first, Mog the Forgetful... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 25/08/2016
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Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Tony Ross
No-one draws naughty children quite as well as Tony Ross, so it's probably no surprise that his very first picture book was the story of Goldilocks. First published over 40 years ago this has now been reissued by Andersen Press... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2016
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Alfie and His Very Best Friend
Shirley Hughes
This is a book about being friends, told in the inimitable combination of words and pictures that have made Shirley Hughes's stories so important a part of childhood for so many. Alfie's best friend is boisterous, rowdy Bernard. In the... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2016
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Samson The Mighty Flea
Angela Mcallister
September 2016 Debut of the Month How big a star you are has very little to do with your actual size, but a lot to do with how the world and your friends perceive you, says this circus caper. Samson... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2016
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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: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2016
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Boing Boing
Alexander Mccall Smith
A Dyslexia Friendly Picture Book for Parent and Child The story of a little girl who literally has a spring in her step (in her knees to be precise)... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 15/08/2016
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Peck Peck Peck
Lucy Cousins
Brilliant Lucy Cousins has created a fabulous new book which is full of holes! The young woodpecker is taught to peck by its father. The only trouble is…once it has learnt to peck a hole, it just can't stop! There... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 01/09/2016
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Meerkat Mail
Emily Gravett
A Useful book about Families. A brilliant picture book from the winner of the Kate Greenway Medal. Meerkat Mail is a delightful tale of Sunny the Meerkat who lives in the Kalahari Desert. Bored with his life he goes off... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 25/08/2016
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Oh, the Places You'll Go
Dr. Seuss
In this classic Seussian tale, the good doctor primes his readers against all the little mishaps and misadventures that can befall even the best of us - from bang-ups and hang-ups to lurches and slumps - encouraging us to take... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/03/2011
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Orange Pear Apple Bear
Emily Gravett
With just 4 words this exceptionally talented author and illustrator has created a deliciously simple, yet wonderfully fun juxtaposition of animal and fruit as well as an all-important introduction to the ‘comma'. It's not just a breathtakingly beautiful book but... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Board Book | Released 25/08/2016
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Brian Wildsmith's Favourite Nursery Rhymes
Brian Wildsmith
Age 3+. Prize-winning illustrator Brian Wildsmith's distinctive illustration bring this collection of best-loved nursery rhymes beautifully to life. There's a gorgeously fat cow jumping over the moon while the cat fiddles below, a delightfully merry King Cole relishing his fiddlers... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/03/2009
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There's a Bear on My Chair
Ross Collins
Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award | Shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2016 | Shortlisted for the Bookbug Picture Book Prize 2016 Text, illustration and design all combine to make this an outstanding picture book. Mouse is... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2016
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Alfie's Christmas
Shirley Hughes
The Good Book Guide Review. A special Christmas story is perfect to share every year and Alfie's Christmas sees Alfie and Annie Rose preparing from the big day, choosing secret presents and waking up too early. (Ages 2–5) ~ Fiona... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2016
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The Mysterious Apples
Diana C Vickery
Return to The Magical World of Swankypants as we join Yasmin and Yo-Yo, two naughty squirrels who begin to think about collecting food for their winter food store. Just what will those mischievous squirrels help themselves to? Diana's delightful rhyming... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 09/06/2016
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Shark in the Park on a Windy Day!
Nick Sharratt
Shortlisted for the Bookbug Picture Book Prize 2016 Peep through the die-cut hole in the pages of the book to find out who's there. A third book in the bestselling Shark in the Park series - it's fin-tastic fun! Commenting... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 27/08/2015
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Hare and Tortoise
Alison Murray
Shortlisted for the Bookbug Picture Book Prize 2016 The best-loved of all Aesop's Fables has been made all the more enchanting with Alison Murray's sense of fun, mischief and stylish charm. A witty, beautifully illustrated take on The Hare and... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 11/02/2016
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Zog and the Flying Doctors
Julia Donaldson
Zog the wonderfully clumsy dragon returns in this delightful sequel by bestselling author/illustrator duo Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Princess Pearl and Sir Gadabout are Flying Doctors and with the help of their trusty 'air ambulance', Zog the dragon fly... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 08/09/2016
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George Pearce and His Huge Massive Ears
Felix Massie
George Pearce has unusually large ears – in fact they're massive! It's not the size of his ears that causes him problems though, but what he uses them for. Because George listens - to everyone - and then tries to... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/08/2016
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Elmer's Christmas
David Mckee
Elmer is in charge of the young elephants in this special adventure, taking them up out of the jungle to find a Christmas tree. They have great fun decorating it and that night Elmer gathers them together again to hide... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 01/09/2016
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Last Month's Featured Books

Lili
Wen Dee Tan
Shortlisted for the inaugural Klaus Flugge Prize, an important new illustration prize for children's books. Lili is an ordinary little girl, except for her fiery hair, which makes it hard...
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Ready Steady Mo!
Mo Farah, Kes Gray
From Olympic gold medal winner Mo Farah and bestselling author Kes Gray, comes a fun and action-packed picture book debut that will get kids reading, and running too!
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Come to School Too, Blue Kangaroo!
Emma Chichester Clark
Best-selling Emma Chichester Clark has created a perfect story for all children about to start a new school. Lily is nervous about starting a new school but luckily she has...
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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...
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Peep Inside Space
Anna Milbourne
Starting here on earth with a line encouraging them to look up and into the night sky, this excellent book takes young children exploring space via a series of bright,...
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The Great AAA-OOO
Jonny Lambert
With the action taking place in deepest, darkest night, this is a perfect bedtime book. Something in the forest is making a horrible noise and disturbing the animals. Owl, Bear,...
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Paws McDraw Fastest Doodler in the West
Connah Brecon
Paws is the fastest draw in town and his weapon of choice? A pencil of course! When the inhabitants of Bunny Hill are in trouble they always turn to Paws...
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There's No Such Thing as a Snappenpoop
Jeanne Willis
The inimitable Jeanne Willis turns her attention to sibling rivalry in this witty and original picture book. Little Brother wants to play but Big Brother is determined to keep the...
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Storytime: Hello Mr Moon
Lorna Gutierrez
Hello, Mr Moon is a magical story written in rhyme, featuring a cast of adorable nocturnal animals that will help young children understand why the moon they see in the...
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Dinosaur Roar!
Henrietta Stickland
Dinosaur road, dinosaur squeak! This fabulous rhyming book of opposites is deservedly recognised as a classic. A herd of dinosaurs of all shapes, sizes and temperaments race or lounge across...
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Mother Goose's Bedtime Rhymes
Traditional Rhymes
With beautiful illustrations by the award-winning Axel Scheffler comes this beautiful board book featuring Mother Goose and her playful gosling. Bedtime is never an easy time of day for a parent!...
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Hugless Douglas and the Great Cake Bake
David Melling
Hugless Douglas is back again and this time there is a cake bake of huggable proportions. Douglas wakes one morning to find sticky footprints running across his bed yet is...
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The Day the Crayons Came Home
Drew Daywalt
Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award and August 2016 Book of the Month Those obstreperous crayons, colourful stars of The Day the Crayons Quit, are back – or at least,...
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Reader Reviewed Good Night, Everyone
Chris Haughton
Julia Eccleshare's Book of the Month August 2016 Perfect for the end of every day, award-winning Chris Haughton captures the soothing time as the sun goes down and all the...
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Reader Reviewed Nothing!
Yasmeen Ismail
August 2016 Book of the Month Full of life, energy and a wild sense of freedom, Nothing is a marvellous celebration of the imagination, and that special relationship between child and...
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Oi Dog!
Kes Gray, Claire Gray
Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Month August 2016 All fans of rhymes will love the witty and simple words in Oi Dog!. The rule says Dogs sit on Frogs but...
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Busy Wheels Space Shuttle Blasts off
Peter Bently
This space shuttle might be crewed by pandas, but in every other respect it's just like the real thing. Commander Mandy and her crew's mission is to replace an old...
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Fairytales Gone Wrong: You're Not Ugly Duckling
Steve Smallman
This reworked version of the Hans Christian Andersen classic is a great way to talk with children about bullying and other important subjects too, such as why you shouldn't judge...
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Dinosaurs Don't Have Bedtimes!
Timothy Knapman
Pity the poor mum in this story who has to wrestle a very lively young dinosaur fan into bed. Her little boy knows just how dinosaurs behave, what they like...
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A Dog Called Bear
Diane Fox
This quirky picture book introduces two lively, original characters that children will relate to very easily and it has a useful and important message about friends, and getting along with...
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The Lonely Giant
Sophie Ambrose
This is a truly beautiful book, and big too – though there's still scarcely room for its central character, a huge, lumbering giant. He fills whole pages, dwarfing trees, animals...
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15 Things Not to Do with a Granny
Margaret McAllister
This could quite possibly be the loveliest, happiest book about families published all year! It's full of invaluable advice for grandchildren on how to make sure every granny is a...
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First Book About the Orchestra
Sam Taplin
This little book is just the thing to show young children what an orchestra really is and how it works. From an opening page showing a group of musicians tuning...
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How the Elephant Got His Trunk
Anna Milbourne
This retelling of Kipling's Just So story is thoroughly appealing and effective. It's bright and attractive to look at – John Joven's illustrations give a real sense of the African...
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Return
Aaron Becker
Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Month August 2016 A triumphant final story in Aaron Becker's superbly imaginative award-winning trilogy of wordless picture books. Ignored by her father, a lonely girl...
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Listen and Learn First Chinese Words
Sam Taplin, Mairi Mackinnon
As much a game as a teaching tool, Usborne's Listen and Learn books are an ingenious and entertaining way for children to start learning a language. Here children can choose...
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Pat-A-Cake Baby
Joyce Dunbar
It's the middle of the night, but little pat-a-cake baby wants to bake a special cake and does, with the help of three laughing, mischievous baby helpers. And what fun...
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Where the Bugaboo Lives
Sean Taylor
Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Month, August 2015 Brilliantly conceived, this hugely attractive picture book is also a sophisticated ‘chose your own adventure'. Floyd wants to go exploring down the...
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Lift-The-Flap Fairy Tales: Jack and the Beanstalk
Stephen Tucker
The story of Jack, the giant and that beanstalk gets a fresh, lively retelling in this super picture book. Stephen Tucker's jolly rhyming text is great fun to read aloud...
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Lift-The-Flap Fairy Tales: The Three Little Pigs
Stephen Tucker, Nick Sharratt
This particularly jolly retelling of the story of the three little pigs and the wolf is enlivened by Stephen Tucker's funny, rhyming text, Nick Sharratt's typically bright and comic illustrations,...
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How Much Does a Ladybird Weigh?
Alison Limentani
Alison Limentani's extraordinary picture book introduces children to a fascinating world of wildlife, weight, numbers, and comparisons in the most original way. Find out how much a ladybird weighs and...
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I Yam a Donkey
Cece Bell
Cece Bell, best known for her highly praised graphic novel El Deafo, here turns her attention to the dangers of grammar – or rather the confusion, sometimes deadly, that can...
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Storytime: Sleep, Little Pup
Jo Parry
With its delicate, soft-hued artwork and a gently rhyming text that asks to be whispered, this is the perfect book for calming little pups down at the end of the...
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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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Lovely Old Lion
Julia Jarman
Lenny's grandpa King Lion is getting forgetful and confused. He gets night and day mixed up and even forgets Lenny's name. Grandma explains he's not himself and Lenny works out...
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What's the Opposite?
Oliver Jeffers
Award-winning Oliver Jeffers's endearingly simple Hueys are always asking interesting questions to help them find out more. This time they want to know more about opposites. Some opposites are easy....
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The Dear Zoo Drawing and Colouring Book
Rod Campbell
Packed full of simple activities that are perfectly pitched for preschoolers and based on Rod Campbell's preschool classic Dear Zoo: can you draw bananas for the naughty monkey, or give...
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Pom Pom is Super
Sophy Henn
The highly acclaimed author and illustrator Sophy Henn is back with the much adored little panda Pom Pom - and now he's a superhero. This is a sweet and funny...
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All Aboard for the Bobo Road
Stephen Davies
Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award All aboard for the Bobo Road! With the authentic setting in Burkina Faso drawn from the author's own experience, this is a wonderfully...
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The Lion Inside
Rachel Bright
Longlisted 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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Alison Hubble
Allan Ahlberg
Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award This is a fantastically funny and completely clever new picture book from the critically-acclaimed pair behind The Pencil and The Runaway Dinner.
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A Hungry Lion or a Dwindling Assortment of Animals
Lucy Ruth Cummins
Longlisted 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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Dog on a Train
Kate Prendergast
Longlisted for the inaugural Klaus Flugge prize 2016 Kate Prendergast's wordless picture book is a touching, beautifully told story of love and loyalty. A boy tears down the stairs and...
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Nuddy Ned's Christmas
Kes Gray
Meet Nuddy Ned he likes to do so many things ... especially when he's not wearing anything! Can ANYONE convince Ned to put his clothes back on? Lovereading Review to...
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Winners The People's Book Prize 2016. A beautiful book for children and their families, Milky Moments celebrates the joy of childhood and mothering, and normalises breastfeeding as a part of...
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Reader Reviewed A Great Big Cuddle
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Joint Winner of the CLiPPA 2016 (CLPE Children's Poetry Award). Children's Laureates Chris Riddell and Michael Rosen combine here to create a beautiful collection of ebullient poems for the very...
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Alfie Outdoors
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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...
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My Grandparents Love Me
Claire Freedman
Written in jaunty verse and with warm, hugely appealing illustrations this is a joyful tribute to the love between grandparents and a grandchild, and the very special times they have...
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Reader Reviewed Colin and Lee, Carrot and Pea
Morag Hood
July 2016 Debut of the Month Simplicity is the charm of this picture book story of the unlikely friendship between very different vegetables. Lee is a very green pea and...
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Charlie Cook's Favourite Book Book and CD Pack
Julia Donaldson
A special book and CD edition of the bestselling Charlie Cook's Favourite Book. There are lots of reading jokes in this book within a book, within a book: pirates and...
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The Most Wonderful Thing in the World
Vivian French
Venice provides the background for this delightful fairy-tale. Its king and queen realise that their daughter needs a husband to be king when she's queen. But how to choose one?...
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The Messy Book
Maudie Powell-Tuck
No-one likes tidying, but it has to be done and this original picture book puts a colourful jumbled heap of mess at the centre of a lively story. Cat...
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Macavity's Not There! A Lift-the-Flap Book
T. S. Eliot
July 2016 Book of the Month 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...
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Miss Hazeltine's Home for Shy and Fearful Cats
Alicia Potter
July 2016 Book of the Month The story of the scaredy cat finding unexpected resources of courage to save the day is given a lovely – and literal – twist...
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The Famishing Vanishing Mahoosive Mammoth
Hollie Hughes
July 2016 Book of the Month Picture book heroes come in all shapes and sizes but seldom has there been a pair of friends quite as eye-catching as Bug and...
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Hiding Heidi
Fiona Woodcock
July 2016 Debut Picture Book of the Month Fiona Woodcock has used delicate pencil and screen print illustrations to create a beautiful and original picture book that at times feels dreamy,...
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The Hippopandamouse
Jools Bentley
July 2016 Debut of the Month Perfection is in the eye of the beholder says this funny picture book, and we should be slower to write off things judged imperfect. There's...
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The Learning Garden: First Words Art Charts
Aino-Maija Metsola
These art charts by bold Finnish artist Aino-Maija Metsola feature 10 first words posters that little ones can remove and post on their wall. Each has a different theme introducing...
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Melric and the Crown
David Mckee
Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Month July 2016 David McKee's delightful Melric and the Crown has the same charmingly playful qualities as his best-selling Elmer stories. This time Melric the...
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Bears at the Beach
Emma Carlisle
Emma Carlisle captures all the happiness and excitement felt by a child on a day out at the beach, and adds some extra drama too in this charming picture book....
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My First Word Book About School
Holly Bathie
Bright, colourful and very attractive to look at, this is the ideal book for any child getting ready to start school. Not only is it an excellent book to build...
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You Must Bring a Hat
Simon Philip
A party invitation is at the centre of this highly entertaining and amusing story. It states that guests must bring a hat, but it appears that there are more entry...
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Chu's Day at the Beach
Neil Gaiman
When Chu sneezes, big things happen, as fans of Neil Gaiman and Alex Rex's charming picture books will know. A day out at the beach promises all sorts of fun,...
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In Focus 101 Close Ups, Cross-Sections and Cutaways
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Ten illustrators place ten subjects under the microscope to uncover what lies beneath the surface... Lovereading Review to follow....
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Mother Goose's Action Rhymes
Traditional Rhymes
With beautiful illustrations by the award-winning Axel Scheffler comes this beautiful board book featuring Mother Goose and her three very active little goslings. If they're not splashing in puddles, they're...
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Flying Lemurs
Zehra Hicks
Absolutely fabulous lemurs fly through the air across bold, brightly coloured pages in this exuberant picture book! The littlest lemur worries that he's not actually good at jumping, but his...
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Garden Sounds
Sam Taplin
Explore the garden through colour, touch and sound in this gorgeous Touchy-feely Sound book from Usborne Books. Each page has plenty for young hands and eyes to explore. The book...
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Spot the... Mouse on the Move
Sarah Khan
Bright, colourful illustrations fill each page with wonderfully detailed and busy scenes along with facts to discover. From counting exercises and simple comprehension and things to spot on each...
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The Glump and the Peeble
Wendy Meddour
It can be hard to resist the temptation to classify oneself as Glump or Peeble, but just because you generally prefer to spend time alone in a cave thinking –...
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Up, Up and Away
Tom McLaughlin
Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Month July 2016 Inventive Orson builds his own planet with a cupful of rocks, a dash of water, a sprinkling of metal and a lot...
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The World of Peter Rabbit - the Complete Collection of Original Tales 1-23 White Jackets
Beatrix Potter
From her first book, The Tale of Peter Rabbit, published by Frederick Warne in 1902, Beatrix Potter went on to create a series of stories based around animal characters including...
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The Tale of Peter Rabbit
Beatrix Potter
Cats Brothers, the award winning knitwear/street-wear label give Peter Rabbit a decidedly cool, but very fitting new look on the cover of this edition of the favourite story, one of...
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The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck
Beatrix Potter
This edition of The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck comes wrapped in a special bespoke cover created by the iconic British fashion designer Henry Holland of House of Holland. His introduction...
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The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin
Beatrix Potter
Victoriana and recycling inspire cutting-edge fashion designers Preen, and they've used this to great effect to create an eye-catching new cover for The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin, in the Beatrix...
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The Tale of Tom Kitten
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The Tale of Tom Kitten is set in the cottage garden Beatrix created herself at Hill Top, the farm she owned near the village of Sawrey. Tom and his sisters...
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Beatrix Potter and the Unfortunate Tale of the Guinea Pig
Deborah Hopkinson
A delightful, illustrated new story featuring none other than Beatrix Potter herself. Based on the well-loved author's own diary entries Beatrix Potter and the Unfortunate Tale of the Guinea Pig...
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Albert and Little Henry
Jez Alborough
Albert loves making up stories, and his mum and dad love listening to them. But when his baby brother Henry arrives, no-one seems to have time to listen to stories...
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The Greedy Goat
Petr Horacek
Bright and beautiful to look at, Petr Horacek's latest picture book is a visual feast, and seems to be a farmyard reworking of Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Goat is...
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Shapes at Play A Minibombo Book
Silvia Borando
A minibombo book: a little book buzzing with a big idea. This delightful tri colour book provides young children with a playful introduction to shapes. Meet triangle, square and circle. ...
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Shapes, Reshape! A Minibombo Book
Silvia Borando
A minibombo book: a little book buzzing with a big idea. in Shapes, Reshape! the neat and tidy shapes suddenly get mixed up and become...Buzzy things, Jumpy things, Stripy things...
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The Bear Cub Bakers
Caroline Baxter
Since Bake Off made cake experts of us all, children can tell a macaroon from a meringue at thirty paces, but would they feel confident to pick up a whisk...
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Boa's Bad Birthday
Jeanne Willis
Best-selling picture book author/ illustrator duo capture the pitfalls of presents and the joy of them too! Boa's really looking forward to his birthday and especially to all the presents...
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The Great Dragon Bake off
Nicola O'Byrne
You could say that this picture book is all about being proud of who you are and recognising people's individual talents and interests. But really it's a celebration of the...
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Sloth Slept on
Frann Preston-Gannon
A board book edition of this delightful introduction to a very special creature! Two children find a very unusual creature in their garden. What on earth can it be? They...
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How to Lose a Lemur
Frann Preston-Gannon
A deliciously entertaining story about friendship and loyalty and why they matter. One a lemur likes you there is nothing you can do to shake it off! A young boy,...
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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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