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

Very Hungry Caterpillar Day – 20 March

 "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.

Very Hungry Caterpillar Day – 20 March

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

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

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

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The Something
The Something
Rebecca Cobb
September 2014 Book of the Month   Award-winning illustrator Rebecca Cobb creates a number of different imaginary worlds in this delightfully fanciful story about a hole in the ground. The little girl finds the hole just beside the cherry tree. Who...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 28/08/2014
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Doughnuts for a Dragon
Doughnuts for a Dragon
Adam Guillain, Charlotte Guillain
September 2014 Book of the Month   Bored with life at home, George decides he’d have be a lot more fun if he could be like the heroes from the olden days. Building a time machine, he travels back in the...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 28/08/2014
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TiN
TiN
Chris Judge
September 2014 Book of the Month  A wonderful adventure is sparked by Tin’s little sister Nickel when she climbs a tree, grabs a balloon and floats off into the sky. Tin is meant to be looking after Nickel so he...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 04/09/2014
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The New Small Person
The New Small Person
Lauren Child
September 2014 Book of the Month   Best-selling Lauren Child, the creator of Charlie and Lola, captures perfectly the always difficult and sometimes terrible moment when a new sibling arrives. Elmore Green is used to being an only child. He likes...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 04/09/2014
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This Book Just Ate My Dog!
This Book Just Ate My Dog!
Richard Byrne
A little girl, a big dog, and a very badly-behaved book! Bella is taking her dog for a stroll across the page when something odd happens. Her dog disappears and it becomes apparent to Bella, her friend Ben, and the...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2014
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I'm a Little Alien
I'm a Little Alien
James Carter
Meet a little green alien; then zoom off in your rocket to find space poems, rhymes about mermaids, funny faces and even a greedy robot.  This is a fun and playful new collection by an award-winning poet who knows how...
Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers | Poetry
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/08/2014
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Willy the Wimp
Willy the Wimp
Anthony Browne
Fed up with being bullied Willy the gorilla decides to take action and if that means getting fitter and tougher then that's what he does.  Suddenly the bullies are running away and even better Willy saves a girl from the...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 04/09/2014
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The Promise
The Promise
Nicola Davies
Shortlisted for The Little Rebels Children's Book Award 2014.  The Promise is a story with a strong green message - about the power we have to transform our world - and features breathtaking design and illustration. A perfect book to...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 04/09/2014
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Gigantosaurus
Gigantosaurus
Jonny Duddle
Bonehead offers to become the look-out for the terrifying Gigantosaurus that is roaming near their home, but then he cries wolf to his friends once too often he finds his friends take no notice and he finds himself in lots...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2014
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Hooray for Hat!
Hooray for Hat!
Brian Won
September 2014 Debut of the Month  Everyone knows what it feels like to be grumpy! But how can you stop it? When Elephant wakes up one morning he’s cross about everything. But then he gets given an unusual gift. With...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 28/08/2014
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Spot's Spooky Fun
Spot's Spooky Fun
Eric Hill
Join everyone's favourite puppy as he enjoys Halloween.  A gentle story of Halloween fun as Spot and his friends dress up for trick-or-treating.
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler | Hallowe'en
Format: Board book - Released: 04/09/2014
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Dinosaur Poo
Dinosaur Poo
Christyan Fox, Diane Fox
The combination of poo and dinosaurs.  How can any child, particularly a boy not completely love this brilliant picture book.  In rollicking, fast-paced verse and supremely colourful illustrations with die-cut flaps, dinosaurs hunt for the largest poo. The queue of...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 04/09/2014
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Gus and Me
Gus and Me
Keith Richards
This charming picture book that tells the story of Keith Richards and his relationship with his grandfather has been whimsically illustrated by Keith Richards' daughter and also includes an exclusive CD with a reading of the story by professional actor,...
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Format: Mixed media product - Released: 09/09/2014
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Winnie's Big Bad Robot
Winnie's Big Bad Robot
Valerie Thomas
When Winnie the Witch makes a cardboard robot she is very proud of her creation and decides to turn it into a real robot. BIG mistake! Winnie and Wilbur soon discover that the Big Bad Robot is trouble, especially when...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 04/09/2014
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Ruby and the Naughty Cats
Ruby and the Naughty Cats
Jane Hissey
Ruby the cheery little mouse and her soft toy friends are back, and they're having trouble with the Naughty Cats! The Naughty Cats eat their picnic and dress up in their clothes and make a terrible mess with the paints!...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2014
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The Oxford Treasury of Nursery Rhymes
The Oxford Treasury of Nursery Rhymes
Karen King, Sarah Williams
For toddlers who love nursery rhymes, for their parents who may have forgotten the words, and for everyone who enjoys singing, clapping, tickling, and laughing, this comprehensive anthology of charmingly-illustrated rhymes is a must-have addition to any child's bookshelf!
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Format: Paperback - Released: 04/09/2014
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Princess Mirror-Belle and the Dragon Pox
Princess Mirror-Belle and the Dragon Pox
Julia Donaldson
Best-selling Julia Donaldson has created a new story for the popular Princess Mirror-Belle in this gorgeously glittery book. Ellen is covered in spots. She has chicken pox and is very itchy! She’s just about to scratch the nasty tickly spot...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 11/09/2014
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Oh No, George!
Oh No, George!
Chris Haughton
Award-winning Chris Haughton’s George is a dog with a terrible habit of getting into trouble!  He wants to be good and he tries to be good but, somehow, he keeps on getting into trouble! When he sees a delicious cake...
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Format: Board book - Released: 22/07/2014
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First Concept: Animal 123
First Concept: Animal 123
Camilla de la Bedoyere, Susi Martin
Wonderful pages of animal pictures fill this beautiful book. From one caterpillar through seven seals, eight salamanders, ten spiders, nineteen seahorses and twenty frogs a double page spread covers each number. From twenty upwards the pages jump forward in tens...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 18/08/2014
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The Great Balloon Hullaballoo
The Great Balloon Hullaballoo
Peter Bently
Prize-winning author Peter Bently tells a rollickingly good story in this saga of a shopping trip with a difference. Simon the squirrel is sent down to the shops by his mother to get a few things - including cheese. But...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 04/09/2014
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Animal Opposites
Animal Opposites
Camilla de la Bedoyere, Susi Martin
Featuring beautful illustrations throughout and covering animals from whale to flea, cheetah to snail, Animal Opposites will help to lead your child through the opposites of the animal kingdom.
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Format: Hardback - Released: 18/08/2014
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Animal Colours
Animal Colours
Camilla de la Bedoyere, Susi Martin
From red to purple and more, Animal Colours will help your child to learn the many different colours of the animal kingdom.
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Format: Hardback - Released: 18/08/2014
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Elmer and the Whales
Elmer and the Whales
David Mckee
Elmer, the well-loved hero of so many titles, is back for a charming new adventure among the whales. Elmer and his cousin Wilbur set off to the sea to catch a glimpse of the whales as their grandfather did before...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 04/09/2014
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Could an Octopus Climb a Sky Scraper?
Could an Octopus Climb a Sky Scraper?
Camilla De le Bedoyere
Could An Octopus Climb A Skyscraper will be sure to keep young readers entertained whilst also helping them to understand and retain animal facts. A fun and engaging introduction into the life of an Octopus. From the 'What If A....' series...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 18/08/2014
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Aesop's Fables
Aesop's Fables
Fulvio Testa, Fiona Waters
This stunning edition of the classic Aesop's Fables, illustrated by the internationally revered artist Fulvio Testa, will make a fantastic gift. Over sixty of the most famous of Aesop's Fables have been updated and rewritten by the talented anthologist Fiona...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 04/09/2014
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Is There a Dog in This Book?
Is There a Dog in This Book?
Viviane Schwarz
With an irresistible story that directly involves the reader, this book's clever design and bright, gestural illustrations make for a LOT of fun for cat (and dog) lovers! It is a completely interactive book brimming over with all kinds of...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2014
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Paddington - Favourite Paddington Stories
Paddington - Favourite Paddington Stories
Michael Bond
This special edition brings together three favourite classic adventures - Paddington in the Garden, Paddington at the Carnival and Paddington and the Grand Tour. Whether he is gardening, walking along the canal, or seeing the sights of London - as...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 28/08/2014
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Miffy's Bicycle
Miffy's Bicycle
Dick Bruna
Join Miffy as she dreams of all the adventures she will have on her bicycle on her own and with friends...Award-winning UK poet, Tony Mitton, has worked closely with Dick Bruna's Dutch publisher to create new translations for the classic...
Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers | Miffy
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/09/2014
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Miffy Goes Flying
Miffy Goes Flying
Dick Bruna
Up up and away for Miffy as she experiences flying for the first time.  This highly desirable, collectible classic series has been updated for a new generation by award-winning poet, Tony Mitton who has worked closely with Dick Bruna's Dutch...
Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers | Miffy
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/09/2014
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Miffy at School
Miffy at School
Dick Bruna
This highly desirable, collectible classic series has been updated for a new generation by award-winning poet, Tony Mitton. Award-winning UK poet, Tony Mitton, has worked closely with Dick Bruna's Dutch publisher to create new translations for the classic Miffy stories...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 11/09/2014
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The Pirate-Cruncher Sound Book
The Pirate-Cruncher Sound Book
Jonny Duddle
Captain Purplebeard and his crew of cut-throat pirates are off to find an island packed with treasure! But could their greed be leading them into some monstrously big trouble?
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler | Illustrator of the Month
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2014
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Star Girl
Star Girl
Karin Littlewood
Gracie loves her special star in the sky so much that she wants it in the day not only at night. Climbing up high she picks the star from the sky and takes it home to look after. But the...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 04/09/2014
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First Concept: Animal ABC
First Concept: Animal ABC
Camilla de la Bedoyere, Susi Martin
Over 100 animals are beautifully illustrated in this attractive A-Z. Some are familiar – R is for robin, S is for squirrel – but many are much more exotic such as E is for echidna and U is for uakari....
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Format: Hardback - Released: 18/08/2014
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Clarice Bean, That's Me
Clarice Bean, That's Me
Lauren Child
The irresistible Clarice Bean burst onto the world in a picture book which has now been reissued as a special 15 birthday edition. Through words and picture she introduces her wonderfully characterised family capturing their foibles and kindly recognising the...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 04/09/2014
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The Pirates Next Door
The Pirates Next Door
Jonny Duddle
Winner of the Waterstones Children's Book Award 2012 - Shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2012 - Shortlisted for the National Book Tokens Children’s Book of the Year 2012  When the Jolley Rogers arrive at Dull-on-sea, a quiet seaside...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/03/2012
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The King of Space
The King of Space
Jonny Duddle
Rex may only be 6 years old but he is determined to conquer the world and become King of Space so that the WHOLE UNIVERSE will know his name!  His plans are going well until he incurs the wrath of...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Illustrator of the Month
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2013
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This Moose Belongs to Me
This Moose Belongs to Me
Oliver Jeffers
Winner of the Irish Book Awards Children's Book of the Year 2012 and the Honour Award for Illustration from Childrens' Books Ireland, 2013. An exquisite new book, featuring a boy and his moose, from internationally bestselling, multi-prize-winning picture book creator,...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Mixed media product - Released: 28/08/2014
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Jampires
Jampires

All of our jam has vanished from our doughnuts! Where could it possibly have gone? Has someone stolen it...? Let's leave a doughnut here and see what happens.
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Format: Hardback - Released: 04/09/2014
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Dylan's Amazing Dinosaurs - The Stegosaurus
Dylan's Amazing Dinosaurs - The Stegosaurus
E. T. Harper
Dylan and his dinosaur friend fly off on amazing dinosaur discovery missions to the Land of Living Dinosaurs. This time he has to discover what secret weapon a stegosaurus has. Find out what it is and then act out the...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 11/09/2014
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My Big Barefoot Book of Wonderful Words
My Big Barefoot Book of Wonderful Words
Sophie Fatus
A feast of words for every kind of situation is spread across the beautiful pages of this book. The words that are included come from the story of a family’s everyday life. From the opening spread which is a cross-section...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2014
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Fairy Tale Treasury
Fairy Tale Treasury

Award-winning illustrator Alan Marks brings alive the classic stories in this handsomely produced collection. Taken from around the world, this collection includes the familiar stories of Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Puss in Boots, The Twelve Dancing Princesses and The Magic Tinderbox...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2014
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A Surprise for Tiny Mouse
A Surprise for Tiny Mouse
Petr Horacek
Tiny Mouse loves all kinds of weather. But not rain! Help Tiny Mouse explore all the weather in this sturdy board book. And, like Tiny Mouse, enjoy the final surprise at the end!
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Board book - Released: 01/08/2014
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Animal Opposites
Animal Opposites
Nicola Killen
Small hands will be tempted by this charming interactive book which reveals opposites through attractive opening flaps. Some are obvious – a big elephant and a tiny mouse – but others are more imaginative and humorous. Nicola Killen’s illustrations are...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Board book - Released: 29/08/2013
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Enormouse
Enormouse
Angie Morgan
A funny and charming picture book about being different, a perfect for read-aloud picture book with a reassuring ending.
Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/08/2014
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I'm My Own Dog
I'm My Own Dog
David Ezra Stein
Caldecott Honor-winning author-illustrator David Ezra Stein has fans old and new at his command with this comical dog's-eye view of having a best friend. A funny new picture book with a twist on the boy-and-his-dog story that has both humour and...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 22/07/2014
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The Slightly Annoying Elephant
The Slightly Annoying Elephant
David Walliams
Best selling author and TV star David Walliams has a gift for great jokes. There’s a ring at the door and Sam finds an elephant demanding admittance. Sam does not want the outsize intruder in his house but it turns...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Mixed media product - Released: 07/08/2014
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Frances Dean Who Loved to Dance and Dance
Frances Dean Who Loved to Dance and Dance
Birgitta Sif
From a truly special new voice in picture books, the award-winning author-illustrator of Oliver comes a heart-warming story about finding strength in your friends, overcoming your fears and following your dreams! It glows from the inside out and is...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 01/08/2014
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Strawberries are Red
Strawberries are Red
Petr Horacek
Attractively shaped pages in this easy-to-hold board book introduce the colours of all kinds of fruits including the red strawberries of the title, yellow bananas, green apples and purple grapes. A cut out at the end makes a lovely surprise...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Board book - Released: 07/12/2009
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Honk, Honk! Baa, Baa!
Honk, Honk! Baa, Baa!
Petr Horacek
A bold illustration of an animal makes every spread attractive in this flip-flap board book. ‘BAA BAA goes the sheep, OINK OINK goes the pig” - sounding out the noise each animal makes is a great activity for every time...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Board book - Released: 06/06/2013
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A New House for Mouse
A New House for Mouse
Petr Horacek
When little Mouse sees a great big red apple outside his front door he is determined to bring it in and eat it all up. But the apple is far too big to fit into Mouse’s tiny home! Mouse sets...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/04/2006
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Quest
Quest
Aaron Becker
This is a stunning adventure, the second in the luminous wordless trilogy by Aaron Becker, that began with his stunning debut Journey, takes readers further into the realms of the imagination and beyond. All who explore each page will...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 07/08/2014
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Peck Peck Peck
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...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/08/2014
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Help! We Need a Title!
Help! We Need a Title!
Herve Tullet
An interactive picture book from the internationally acclaimed author Herve Tullet. ...Full review to follow.
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2013
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Eat Your Greens, Goldilocks A Story About Eating Healthily
Eat Your Greens, Goldilocks A Story About Eating Healthily
Steve Smallman
Humorous writing provides a gentle approach to teaching healthy habits in this fun new series, each one featuring a favourite classic fairy tale... but with a twist. The charming artwork highlights all the positives of your favourite characters in Goldilocks...
Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/08/2014
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Blow Your Nose, Big Bad Wolf A Story About Spreading Germs
Blow Your Nose, Big Bad Wolf A Story About Spreading Germs
Steve Smallman
Humorous writing provides a gentle approach to teaching healthy habits in this fun new series, each one featuring a favourite classic fairy tale... but with a twist. The charming artwork highlights all the positives of your favourite characters in The...
Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/08/2014
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Where Do You Live Snail?
Where Do You Live Snail?
Petr Horacek
Animal homes of all kinds are introduced in the boldly coloured illustrations to this chunky board book. The little mouse lives in a hole, the fluffy bird lives in a nest in a tree. The snail carries its house around...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Board book - Released: 01/08/2014
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Silly Suzy Goose
Silly Suzy Goose
Petr Horacek
How nice it would be to be different! Silly Suzy Goose thinks of all the things other animals do and she things how much she would love to stretch like a giraffe, to splash like an elephant, to jump like...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2014
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I Feel Five!
I Feel Five!
Bethanie Deeney Murguia
What is turning five supposed to feel like, anyway?  Bethanie Deeney Murguia explores what it feels like to grow up in this sweet picture book that’s perfect for children of any age. and a charming look at growing a bit...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 01/08/2014
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Use Your Imagination
Use Your Imagination
Nicola O'Byrne
Rabbit and Wolf make dangerous playmates. But Rabbit is bored and Wolf comes up with the brilliant idea that Rabbit should write a story. Everything goes very well. Wolf is very helpful. But Wolf is also very hungry…and the story...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 14/08/2014
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Dinosaur Rhyme Time
Dinosaur Rhyme Time

Favourite nursery rhymes- especially ones with actions to go with them – are nicely presented on the page in this pretty edition. A perfect gift for a new baby – and their parents who will be delighted to be reminded...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/08/2014
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The Loch Mess Monster
The Loch Mess Monster
Helen Lester
Angus lives at the very bottom of Loch Ness with his parents and he is meant to stick to some very simple rules the most important of which is, never go up to the surface of the Loch. But Angus...
Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/08/2014
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Baker Cat
Baker Cat
Posy Simmonds
Hurrah for the Baker’s Cat – and the mice that help him! The poor old baker’s cat is very badly treated by the mean and nasty baker and his even meaner and nastier wife! They work him to the bone...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/08/2014
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The Dinosaurs are Having a Party!
The Dinosaurs are Having a Party!
Gareth P. Jones
August 2014 Book of the Month  A rip-roaring dinosaur romp from a Blue Peter Book of the Year winner teamed up with the inimitable Garry Parsons, winner of the Red House Children's Book Award.
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler | Books of the Month
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/08/2014
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Puffin Peter
Puffin Peter
Petr Horacek
Shortlisted for the 2012 Kate Greenaway Medal.  The Judges said: A dramatically beautiful picture book full of movement. Layers of colour and texture capture the movement of water, and of light, and of Peter and Paul themselves. A thrilling visual adventure...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/03/2012
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Axel Scheffler's Flip Flap Safari
Axel Scheffler's Flip Flap Safari
Axel Scheffler
August 2014 Book of the Month A very silly but absolutely compelling book that will charm the whole family and in particular young toddlers as they flip and flap the pages to their hearts content and create two animals into...
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Format: Novelty book - Released: 07/08/2014
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The Mouse Who Ate the Moon
The Mouse Who Ate the Moon
Petr Horacek
A stunning and thought-provoking picture book with some clever use of cut outs and a flap. Little Mouse looks at the lovely round yellow moon and thinks how much she would love a slice of it for herself. Stepping out...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler | Picture Book Party
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/06/2014
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Bruno and Titch
Bruno and Titch
Sheena Dempsey
Perfect for pet-lovers (and especially guinea pig lovers) everywhere, this funny story of finding a home and a person to care for him is told from the guinea pig's humorous perspective. Features Bruno, a wildly inventive boy, and his new...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 01/08/2014
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Miffy's First Day
Miffy's First Day
Dick Bruna
A bright, interactive storybook focusing on the first day at school with stickers to add into the pages whilst reading and enjoying the fun Miffy story with your toddler.
Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers | Miffy
Format: Novelty book - Released: 14/08/2014
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Journey
Journey
Aaron Becker
A lonely girl draws a magic door on her bedroom wall and through it escapes into a world where wonder, adventure and danger abound. Red marker pen in hand, she creates a boat, a balloon and a flying carpet which...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/08/2014
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The Greedy Rainbow
The Greedy Rainbow
Susan Chandler
A delightful picture story book in which a rainbow causes untold damage to the rainforest because of his greed for colour, but eventually the animals of the forest persuade him to mend his ways, but perhaps not exactly as was...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 04/08/2014
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Squishy Mcfluff: and the Supermarket Sweep!
Squishy Mcfluff: and the Supermarket Sweep!
Pip Jones
August 2014 Book of the Month A second helping of deliciously funny adventures for Ava and her invisible cat Squishy McFluff. Ava is not looking forward to a trip to the supermarket with her mum as shopping is no fun. But...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/08/2014
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Miffy Outdoors Sticker Scene Book
Miffy Outdoors Sticker Scene Book

With over 50 lovely stickers you can explore the outdoors with Miffy and learn all about her favourite places, then create beautiful scenes of Miffy and her friends. Perfect for any Miffy fan.  
Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers | Baby and Toddler | Miffy
Format: Novelty book - Released: 14/08/2014
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This is Not My Hat
This is Not My Hat
Jon Klassen
Winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal 2014 - Winner of the UKLA Book Awards 3-6yrs 2014- Winner of the 2013 Caldecott Medal. One of Julia Eccleshare’s Stand-out Children’s Book of the Year 2012   Best-selling illustrator Jon Klassen follows...
Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers | Book Awards
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/06/2014
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Supertato
Supertato
Sue Hendra
July 2014 Book of the Month  A terrific joke lies at the heart of this high action drama. When one badly behaved pea escapes from the freezer, chaos ensues. Luckily, there is a super hero to hand. Supertato, the potato...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Books of the Month
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/06/2014
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The Pigeon Needs a Bath
The Pigeon Needs a Bath
Mo Willems
This is a laugh-out-loud, read-out-even-louder brand new pigeon book from the New York Times best-selling picture book master - Mo Willems complete with awesome self-analysis by the pigeon in the form of speech bubbles of whether he does or doesn't...
Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/06/2014
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I Spy With My Little Eye
I Spy With My Little Eye
Edward Gibbs
A simple I-spy with die-cut holes so little ones can spy through the page and guess the animal. Dramatic bold illustrations focus on a single colour and each page also includes a helpful factual clue about the animal. This is...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Board book - Released: 01/02/2014
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Harry and the Monster
Harry and the Monster
Sue Mongredien
How can Harry tame the monster who comes to scare him in the night? Luckily first Mum and then dad come up with a clever plan. Suddenly, the monster doesn’t seem so scary after all. With a strong domestic setting...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/06/2014
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The Zebra Who Ran Too Fast
The Zebra Who Ran Too Fast
Jenni Desmond
This is a charming story, beautifully illustrated story about the ups and downs of friendship between a zebra, a bird and an elephant, from the exciting and award-winning new talent, Jenni Desmond.
Featured in: 3+ readers | Picture Book Party
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/07/2014
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Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs
Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs
Mo Willems
The best-selling creator of the Pigeon who drives a bus, gives a dark and witty take on a very familiar story. Cooking up steaming bowls of tempting chocolate pudding, and making up nice looking beds, three dinosaurs set up a...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Picture Book Party
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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Cat and Dog
Cat and Dog
Michael Foreman
Cats and dogs fight, don’t they? Not in this touching story by award-winning Michael Foreman. When a mother cat gets swept off in the fish van her three little kittens worry about how they will manage on their own. But...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/07/2014
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A Big Day for Migs
A Big Day for Migs
Jo Hodgkinson
Shy Migs begins school worrying about how he will ever have the courage to join in. Perhaps dressing up will help him? Donning a hat, a cloak and some boots Migs transformers himself into a super-hero. Now he doesn’t mind...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/07/2014
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Bluebird
Bluebird
Bob Staake
July 2014 Book of the Month  Echoes of the classic story of The Red Balloon shape this stunning wordless picture book. When a bluebird befriends a lonely boy playing out in a city park after school he brings hope and...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler | Books of the Month
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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Mr Super Poopy Pants
Mr Super Poopy Pants
Rebecca Elliott
An older brother looks affectionately at his baby brother despite the fact that he is very far removed from the super-hero he is hoping for! Instead, this little one has only one skill – he can fill a nappy! A...
Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Hardback - Released: 20/06/2014
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Pirate Stories for Little Children
Pirate Stories for Little Children

This brightly illustrated book will be sure to keep young buccaneers entertained with colourful adventures of buried treasure, pesky parrots, hungry sharks, and lots more and suitable for reading aloud to toddlers and young children or for older children to...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/07/2014
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Abigail
Abigail
Catherine Rayner
Longlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal 2014  Kate Greenaway winner Catherine Rayner’s gorgeous bold animals fill the pages perfectly in this entertaining counting book.  Abigail the giraffe wants to count everything and anything she can. But counting is hard when...
Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers | Bedtime Reading | Book Awards
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/07/2014
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That's What Makes a Hippopotamus Smile
That's What Makes a Hippopotamus Smile
Sean Taylor
How to give a Hippopotamus a good time when he comes to visit provides a good model for how to treat friends of any kind. A hippo is not an easy friend to accommodate so the little girl has to...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 03/07/2014
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Storytime: the Star of the Zoo
Storytime: the Star of the Zoo
Virginie Zurcher
One night a star falls out of teh sky and lands in the middle of a zoo. But no amount of boasting and competing by the various animals to get the sky back home into the sky seems to work....
Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/07/2014
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Batmouse
Batmouse
Steve Smallman
When Pip the mouse sees what he thinks is a flying mouse he wants to fly when he grows up and when he sees what he thinks is a digging mouse he wants to dig when he grows up Pip. ...
Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/07/2014
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Wolfman
Wolfman
Michael Rosen
A Dyslexia Friendly Picture Book for Parent and Child   Best-selling Michael Rosen teams up with the brilliant illustrator Chris Mould in this scary story with a witty twist. Wolf Man is on the loose. He is ripping up paving stones...
Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers | Dyslexia-friendly
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/06/2014
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Until I Met Dudley
Until I Met Dudley
Roger Mcgough
Award winning duo - poet Roger McGough and illustrator Chris Riddell - have created a stunning picture book that is part-fact, part brilliant invention. A little girl thinks she knows just how everything works. Take a toaster, for example. Surely,...
Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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Puffin on the Beach A Story with Widgit Symbols
Puffin on the Beach A Story with Widgit Symbols
David Blakesley
Here at Lovereading4kids we were really taken by this delightful picture book - it's the first we've seen that contains really helpful visual images (Widgit symbols) alongside key words in the story - which in turn will help young children...
Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/03/2014
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Garden Wildlife
Garden Wildlife
Caz Buckingham, Andrea Pinnington
Have fun using these beautiful wildlife stickers on the fold-out garden scene provided. How many of them can you name? Use the simple ID guide inside to see how many you got right.
Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Loose-leaf - Released: 01/05/2014
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Seashore
Seashore
Caz Buckingham, Andrea Pinnington
Have fun using these beautiful stickers on the fold-out seashore scene provided. There is also a simple guide to the names of the featured seashore plants and animals. Test your family and friends to see how many they know.
Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Loose-leaf - Released: 01/05/2014
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