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Books of the Month

Captain McGrew Wants You for His Crew!
Mark Sperring
January 2017 Book of the Month In suitably jolly rhyme Ed Eaves describes just what joining Captain McGrew's pirate crew entails, from the reasonably easy – climbing the rigging, shouting ‘Land Ahoy!' – to the downright difficult – digging up... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 12/01/2017
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Also an Octopus
Maggie Tokuda-Hall
January 2017 Book of the Month An octopus playing a ukulele is just the start of this witty and unlikely story that will inspire imagination. While having a character is a good start for a story what happens next is... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/01/2017
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Other Featured Books this Month

This is the Kiss
Claire Harcup
A big bear and a little bear are getting ready for bedtime – a process with lots of lovely stages. They wave goodbye to their snowman, hold hands for the walk home, smile, have a last play, tickle and giggle,... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 20/09/2016
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Love You Hoo
Rachel Bright
Little Owl is snuggling down for the night, tucked up warm and safe, but first Big Owl has something important to say. In a series of funny, charming illustrations of scenes past, present and to come, we see the two... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 12/01/2017
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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: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/01/2017
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I'll Love You Always
Mark Sperring
The passage of time and the everlasting nature of a parent's love for a child are intertwined in this charming picture book. Big Mouse answers Little Mouse's question ‘how long will you love me?' using the natural world to demonstrate... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 12/01/2017
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I Love You
Clemency Pearce
The power of those three little words ‘I love you' are celebrated on every page of this joyful, reassuring board book. A variety of little woodland animals encounter the sorts of troubles that all toddlers and little children will have... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 12/01/2017
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Reader ReviewedI am Bear
Ben Bailey Smith
February 2016 MEGA Debut of the Month Rapper Doc Brown's Bear cheekily bounces his way through this simple picture book that is full of surprises. This is a Bear who enjoys playing cunning tricks on his friends. He can... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/01/2017
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Frog and Beaver
Simon James
From the best-selling author of classics such as Dear Greenpeace and Leon and Bob, Frog and Beaver is a beautiful book about friendship, tolerance and respect. Frog is delighted when Beaver moves in nearby and immediately welcomes him as a... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 05/01/2017
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Lucky Lazlo
Steve Light
There's romance as well as comedy in this eye-catching book. Lazlo loves the girl playing Alice in a theatre production of Alice in Wonderland and he's got a front row seat for the show. As Lazlo strolls into the theatre... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 05/01/2017
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I'm in Charge!
Jeanne Willis
I'm in Charge! delivers a useful life lesson with humour and style. He may be only little, but this baby rhino knows just how to throw his weight around, bossing all the other animals in ways that may be horribly... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 12/01/2017
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Odd Socks
Michelle Robinson
Everyone will enjoy this epic tale of true love and steadfastness, no less heroic or inspiring for starring a pair of woolly socks! Sosh and Suki are made for one another and their life on a fresh pair of feet... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/01/2017
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I'm Big Now
Anthea Simmons
This lively, cheerful picture book takes a positive look at one of the changes the arrival of a new baby can bring. ‘There's a new baby now, I'm not the baby any more', says the little girl who narrates the... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 05/01/2017
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This is a Serious Book
Jodie Parachini
January 2017 Debut of the Month | The opening lines are clear: this is a serious book, nothing silly is allowed. Hmmm. Try telling that to the donkey who appears on the first page and immediately sets out to upset... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/01/2017
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Hiccups!
Holly Sterling
If this exuberant story doesn't have toddlers jumping for sheer joy, then it's hard to know what will! Ruby and Oscar are playing their favourite game when suddenly ‘Hic!' Oscar gets the hiccups. But how to get rid of them?... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/01/2017
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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 – a la Glump – doesn't mean that you can't also... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/01/2017
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There's Broccoli in My Ice Cream!
Emily MacKenzie
Full of fun and surprises, this lively picture book is guaranteed to be to the taste of children and parents everywhere, and particularly those with a fussy eater in the family. Being the youngest in a long line of prize-winning... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 12/01/2017
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I Don't Know What to Call My Cat
Simon Philip
January 2017 Debut of the Month | The naming of cats is notoriously difficult, as the little girl in this delightful picture book finds out. She tries all sorts of names for her new kitten, none of which meet with... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 12/01/2017
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How to Find Gold
Viviane Schwarz
It has a publication date of January, yet How to Find Gold is already likely to top my list of picturebooks of 2016! Anna is a wonderful picturebook star: she's eager to find gold and when her friend Crocodile warns... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/01/2017
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Last Month's Featured Books

RSPB My First Wildlife Sticker Activity Book

With its pretty but accurate illustrations of familiar birds, bugs and animals this is a lovely way to teach children about the natural world around them. Fun, simple activities encourage...
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The Fox and the Star
Coralie Bickford-Smith
October 2016 Debut of the Month This is such a charming and gloriously delightful short tale, about friendship, facing your fears and looking beyond the obvious. The Fox and the Star...
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Elmer and the Flood
David McKee
Rain or no rain, Elmer is going for a walk. After being cooped up in a cave with his herd, he longs for a bit of fresh air and some...
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We're Going on a Bear Hunt
Michael Rosen
Join in the bear hunt with this fabulous activity book, based on the classic picture book by...
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An Alphabet
Oliver Jeffers
Buy a book by Oliver Jeffers and you become owner of a complete and perfect work of art. An Alphabet is so much more than an alphabet book. Each page...
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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...
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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...
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Gordon's Great Escape
Sue Hendra
November 2016 Book of the Month Hurrah for Gordon the Balloon! Gordon's life story, including time at balloon-school learning just what a balloon does, his first true love whose pets...
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Winnie and Wilbur Meet Santa
Valerie Thomas
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month November 2016 Winnie and Wilbur are so excited to be getting ready for Christmas! There's a lot to do. Putting up the decorations,...
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Owl Bat Bat Owl
Marie Louise Fitzpatrick
One of our Books of the Year 2016 | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month October 2016 Full of wit and warmth, this is a joyful wordless picture book....
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Dear Zoo Book and Story Blocks
Rod Campbell
What is the perfect pet? The zoo keeps sending all kinds of animals but, lift the flap and readers will see they are too big, too tall, too jumpy, too...
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Dog on a Digger The Tricky Incident
Kate Prendergast
Kate Prendergast's new picture book is full of drama, tension, excitement and humour too, all of it told entirely through the pictures, no words are needed. From the moment he...
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Imaginary Fred
Eoin Colfer
One of our Books of the Year 2016 | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month October 2016 There are so many adjectives you could use to describe this book - extraordinary, dazzling, original,...
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The Liszts
Kyo Maclear
One of our Books of the Year 2016 | November 2016 Debut of the Month Welcome to the wonderful world of the Liszts. This somewhat eccentric family all make lists...
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Danny McGee Drinks the Sea
Andy Stanton
December 2016 Book of the Month Andy Stanton, that maestro of absurdity, teams up with Neal Layton, an illustrator who also has a direct line to preposterousness, to create a...
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Horrible Bear!
Ame Dyckman
This clever, funny story about anger and apology is anything but horrible! A little girl is furious when a bear breaks her kite – ‘Horrible Bear!' she yells. Readers can...
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Maisy's Christmas Presents
Lucy Cousins
Maisy is the perfect Christmas guest, guaranteed to bring smiles and happiness wherever she goes. Naturally she's bought presents for all her friends and little hands can open them on...
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Ollie's Christmas Reindeer
Nicola Killen
Get into the Spirit of Christmas! Nicola Killen's story of a little girl's magical adventure deserves a place in every Christmas stocking. Ollie is woken by jingling bells and dashes...
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Where is Santa's Beard? A Novelty Lift-the-Flap Book
Jean Leroy
Poor old Santa! It's his busiest day of the year but he's left standing in his vest and boxers, minus his beard! Where can it be, and who's got it?...
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The Zoomers' Handbook
Ana De Moraes
December 2016 Debut of the Month | One of our Books of the Year 2016 | Shortlisted for the Sheffield Children's Book Award and longlisted for the Klaus Flugge Prize....
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The Storm Whale
Benji Davies
A beautiful slipcase edition of The Storm Whale and The Storm Whale in Winter from the award-winning author and illustrator Benji Davies. Follow Noi's story in these poignant and moving...
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Robin's Winter Song
Suzanne Barton
Beautifully illustrated, this buoyant and cheerful story captures Robin's delight as the new season arrives! There's a chill in the air and all of Robin's friends are flying away to...
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Dinosaur Roar! Single Sound Board Book
Henrietta Stickland
Dinosaur roar, dinosaur squeak! This fabulous rhyming book of opposites is deservedly recognised as a classic and this new edition comes complete with a fantastic dinosaur sound. A herd of...
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Penguin Problems
Jory John
December 2016 Book of the Month | One of our Books of the Year 2016 | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month November 2016 Ever thought you...
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The Crayon Box
Drew Daywalt
Internationally bestselling books The Day the Crayons Quit and The Day the Crayons Came Home brought together in an exquisite slipcase! A review for The Day the Crayons...
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Goodnight World
Debi Gliori
It's hard to think of a more perfect bedtime book than Goodnight World. The sun is going down and the world is getting ready to go to sleep. ‘Goodnight' says...
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Blue Penguin
Petr Horacek
November 2016 Book of the Month There are some breathtakingly beautiful illustrations in Petr Horacek's new picture book, and a story to bring a lump to the throat. Blue Penguin...
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Du Iz Tak?
Carson Ellis
You need a working knowledge of bug to understand this story, but don't worry, it's an easy language to pick up. ‘Du iz tak?' asks a dragonfly, studying a green...
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Snowflake in My Pocket
Rachel Bright
Get into the Spirit of Christmas! This charming story of a little squirrel's first adventure in the snow is also a gentle reflection on the things we should really treasure....
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Wolves
Emily Gravett
One of our Books of the Year 2016 | Celebrating 10th Anniversary of Wolves! Rabbit borrows a book about wolves from the library. He can't put it down! But soon...
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Guess How Much I Love You
Sam McBratney
A unique shimmering hardback edition of an internationally bestselling classic. Best-selling and glorious Guess How Much I Love...
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The Christmas Eve Tree
Delia Huddy
Get into the Spirit of Christmas! This absolutely beautiful book will really instil the true Christmas spirit in all who read it. Planted carelessly, the little fir tree has no...
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Merry Christmas, Blue Kangaroo!
Emma Chichester Clark
A heart warming festive story featuring Lily and her much-loved toy, Blue Kangaroo, from award-winning and renowned illustrator, Emma Chichester Clark. Lovereading4kids review to follow.
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Magnificent Creatures
Anna Wright
In a nutshell: patterns and personalities in the animal world captured in words and beautiful pictures. This beautiful book will inspire children to look at the world around them with...
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Guess How Much I Love You
Sam McBratney
A delightful version of the bestselling picture book which lets you piece together just how much Big and Little Nutbrown Hare love each other with this jigsaw-edition of this much...
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"Picture books are special – they're not like anything else. Sometimes I hear parents encouraging their children to read what they call proper books, books without pictures, at an earlier and earlier age. This makes me sad, as picture books are perfect for sharing, and not just with the youngest children. As a father, I understand the importance of the bond that develops through reading picture books with your child. We have in Britain some of the best picture book makers in the world, and I want to see their books appreciated for what they are – works of art." Picture books, he said, are "perfect for any age".

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

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

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

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