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Reader ReviewedThe Mouse Who Reached the Sky
Petr Horacek
August 2015 Book of the Month Little Mouse has spotted something red and shiny hanging from a branch, and decides it's a marble. She can't reach it by herself so fetches first Mole – who thinks it's a balloon –... Featured in: 3+ readers | Cheltenham Festival | Books of the Month | 5+ readers | Picture Book Party | Free Prize Draws
Format: Hardback | Released 06/08/2015
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Lovely Old Lion
Julia Jarman
August 2015 Book of the Month 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 ways to help his... Featured in: 3+ readers | Books of the Month
Format: Hardback | Released 06/08/2015
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Other Featured Books this Month

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... Featured in: 5+ readers | Picture Book Party
Format: Paperback | Released 06/08/2015
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I Wish I Had a Pirate's Hat
Roger Stevens
Another lively collection from Roger Stevens, who does more to inspire a love of poetry in young children than almost anyone, and these are ‘poems to chase the clouds away.' Grouped into three sections – Fun Time, School Time and... Featured in: 5+ readers | Poetry
Format: Paperback | Released 06/08/2015
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Lion Practice
Emma Carlisle
August 2015 Debut of the Month Emma Carlisle brings the world of a little girl's imagination gloriously to life in this truly lovely picturebook. Laura loves her practice sessions – she practices being a kangaroo, a parrot and an elephant, but... Featured in: 3+ readers | Debuts of the Month | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 30/07/2015
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Katie Mcginty Wants a Pet
Jenna Harrington
August 2015 Debut of the Month ‘I want a pet' will be a familiar refrain in many households. Katie McGinty has her heart set on one pet in particular – not for her a hamster, cat or dog – not even a... Featured in: 3+ readers | Debuts of the Month | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 13/08/2015
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Reader ReviewedKitchen Disco
Clare Foges
Julia Eccleshare's Debut of the Month, August 2015 A laugh-out-loud story told in a bouncing, rhyming text about the very unexpected things that can happen while you are sleeping…There are rapping lemons, partying pears, wriggling apples, grapes doing the conga... Featured in: 3+ readers | Debuts of the Month | 5+ readers | Julia Eccleshare's Picks
Format: Paperback | Released 06/08/2015
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Zippo the Super Hippo
Kes Gray
Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Month, August 2015 Everyone wants a super power but trying to find out what yours is can be tricky! Zippo the Hippo wants to be special but being good at plodding and getting muddy doesn't ... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 16/07/2015
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My First Day
Leilani Sparrow
A simple introduction to the first day at school. Short, fun and effective text with lots of rhythm and adorable animal characters to share the experience. Share a story Sing a song That's the bell going GONG! Time for lunch... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 16/06/2015
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Where the Wild Things are Book and CD
Maurice Sendak
A special new edition with a read-along CD. Jacqueline Wilson, February 2012 Guest Editor: "The text is very minimal but perfect - and the illustrations are glorious. This isn't a scary book in the slightest, though the monsters are grotesque, equipped with... Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Mixed media product | Released 27/08/2015
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Tamara Small and the Monsters' Ball
Giles Paley-Phillips
This beautiful and progressive picture book is perfect for Halloween. Through clever pictures and story Giles Paley-Philips turns fear into laughter and lets your children see that when they fear the unknown, more often than not, their fears are unfounded....... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 28/05/2015
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Zippo the Super Hippo
Kes Gray
Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Month, August 2015 Everyone wants a super power but trying to find out what yours is can be tricky! Zippo the Hippo wants to be special but being good at plodding and getting muddy doesn't ... Featured in: 3+ readers | Julia Eccleshare's Picks
Format: Hardback | Released 16/07/2015
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Would an Elephant Enjoy the Seaside?
Camilla de le Bedoyere
This bright, attractive book, part of an innovative non-fiction series, imagines elephants in everyday situations to convey information about the animals in a clever and highly memorable way. For example, what would happen if an elephant went to school? Well,... Featured in: 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 17/08/2015
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The World-Famous Cheese Shop Break-in
Sean Taylor
Sean Taylor's deliciously daft story of incompetent but lovable rat burglars is matched brilliantly by Hannah Shaw's witty illustrations to make this picture book adventure very entertaining indeed. Daddypops dreams of carrying out a daring cheese shop break in, despite... Featured in: 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 06/08/2015
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Storytime: The Extremely Greedy Dragon
Jessica Barrah
The village of Little Chiddling is in turmoil - there's a sleeping dragon on the railway line! Young Georgie decides she'll try and wake it, after all there's a reward of £100 up for grabs. The dragon is hungry and... Featured in: 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 17/08/2015
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Storytime: Little Hedgehog's Big Day
Heidi Howarth
Little Hedgehog is about to start school and though he knows his mum is excited about that, his tummy is full of butterflies. Starting school can be a scary prospect for little children, and this cosy story will offer them... Featured in: 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 17/08/2015
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One Gorilla: A Counting Book
Anthony Browne
Anthony Browne uses the format of a counting book to focus attention on primates, animals that fascinate him. The book presents what are really a series of portraits so that on each page a primate, or group of primates, gaze... Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Board book | Released 06/08/2015
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Axel Scheffler's Flip Flap Jungle
Axel Scheffler
In his inimitable, instantly recognisable style, Axel Scheffler depicts eleven jungle animals across bright half pages, each picture accompanied by jolly descriptive rhyming verses. Flip the pages though and you can create a whole host of crazy creatures, such as... Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Spiral bound | Released 06/08/2015
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Miffy at the Seaside
Dick Bruna
Miffy is off to the seaside - she can't wait to play in the sand, collect some pretty shells and build a castle. She might even swim in the sea! Small, square and always with a robust, hardback cover, Dick... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | Summer Reading/Activity | Miffy
Format: Hardback | Released 30/07/2015
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Wolves
Emily Gravett
Celebrating 10th Anniversary of Wolves! Rabbit borrows a book about wolves from the library. He can't put it down! But soon a sinister figure with sharp claws and a bushy tail starts to creep right off the pages. You won't... Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler | All Shortlists and Winners | Picture Book Parade | Schools
Format: Paperback | Released 30/07/2015
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The First Hippo on the Moon
David Walliams
Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Month, August 2015 Best-selling David Walliams and Tony Ross have teamed up for a great hippo space adventure. Sheila is a hippo with BIG ideas. Specifically, she is determined to be the first hippo on the... Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler | Summer Reading/Activity | Julia Eccleshare's Picks
Format: Mixed media product | Released 30/07/2015
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The Scarecrows' Wedding
Julia Donaldson
Best-selling Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler have paired up again for a rollickingly good picture book. Scarecrows Betty O'Barley and Harry O'Hay have stood next to each other in a field for some time. Now they are planning to get... Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Paperback | Released 13/08/2015
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I am Too Absolutely Small for School
Lauren Child
This wonderfully imaginative tale of starting-school worries will entertain and reassure children and adults alike. The superbly special 15th anniversary edition comes with a free Charlie and Lola pull-out reward chart and stickers. Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Paperback | Released 07/05/2015
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Miffy in the Tent
Dick Bruna
Small, square and always with a robust, hardback cover, Dick Bruna's iconic picture books about the little white bunny called Miffy, have been treasured by millions of British households since they were first published in the UK in the early... Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Hardback | Released 30/07/2015
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Last Month's Featured Books

Gruffalo Explorers: The Gruffalo Summer Nature Trail
Julia Donaldson
As every Gruffalo fan knows, there's lots to be discovered in the deep, dark wood. This handy little spotters guide is just the thing to take out into the wood,...
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The Day the Crayons Quit
Drew Daywalt
Winner of the UKLA Award 2015 in the 3-6 years category. Award-winning Oliver Jeffers and Drew Daywalt's highly-entertaining new book mean that colouring will never be the same again! When...
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Wriggle and Roar
Julia Donaldson
Giggle along to these wonderful rhymes whether you're with your toddler in the nursery or the car. Full of action and noise it's guaranteed to get kids engaged and stimulated...
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Bear and Hare: Where's Bear?
Emily Gravett
Bear and Hare are playing hide and seek, but Bear really isn't very good at it – perhaps he's just too big for hiding? Hare on the other hand is...
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Missing Jack
Rebecca Elliott
Jack is just a lovely cat: not snooty, like some; never angry; fun to play with! As Jack gets older though, it's like he's fading away. When Jack dies, his...
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Miffy's Word Book

Discover all of Miffy's favourite words in this Miffy-shaped board book. This gorgeous shaped book introduces first words in a charming Miffy way!
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Fender
Veronica Lamond
A warm lovely story about Fender the Land Rover Defender. Fender lives by the sea and is owned by Dan. One day they drive down the coast to help with...
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Fender's Day at the Harbour
Veronica Lamond
A lovely and pleasing addition to the tales of Fender the Land Rover Defender. Fender takes Dan, Jack and Scamp the dog fishing for the day to catch some fish...
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Landy
Veronica Lamond
A friendly charming country tale about Landy the Land Rover. Landy is feeling sad and neglected, his only friends are the farm animals. Landy gets a new owner Jack, and...
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Landy's New Home
Veronica Lamond
A delightful continuation of the story of Landy's adventures with Jack and Molly the dog. Landy helps Jack to build lots of little houses for some new additions to the...
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Mr Men in London

The Mr Men are in London. Everyone is very excited. Mr Busy is taking them on a very busy tour of the sights, including Trafalgar Square, Buckingham Palace and the...
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Mr Men at the Park

When Mr Happy invited Mr Bump to the park, he thought it was a great idea. A picnic, boating on the lake, a bike ride and fun in the playground....
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Mr Men on Holiday

Little Miss Sunshine is organising Little Miss Scatterbrain's summer holiday for her and to make it really fun, she has invited along lots of Little Miss Scatterbrain's friends as well!...
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What's the Opposite?
Oliver Jeffers
Julia Eccleshare's Book of the Month, July 2015 Award-winning Oliver Jeffers's endearingly simple Hueys are always asking interesting questions to help them find out more. This time they want to...
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The Tiger Who Came to Tea
Judith Kerr
A wonderful story, about believing in the unexpected and magical. When a tiger turns up on the doorstep one day, the little girl and her mother just welcome him right...
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Fairytales Gone Wrong: Don't Pick Your Nose, Pinocchio!
Steve Smallman
There are two big lessons to be learned in this new take on the favourite fairy tale: don't tell lies – we all know what happens to Pinocchio when he...
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Grandad's Island
Benji Davies
Syd and Grandad's tropical adventure tells a much bigger story and conveys an important message about loss and love. Grandad's house is at the bottom of Syd's garden and Syd...
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Ready, Steady, Jump!
Jeanne Willis
Everyone knows that elephants can't jump – it's something to do with their knees. The little elephant in this book is desperate to jump like his friends and not being...
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Smelly Louie
Catherine Rayner
Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Month, July 2015. Nobody smells quite like Louie. This pongy pooch has his own particular odour and it is definitely NOTHING like roses and apple...
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Where the Bugaboo Lives
Sean Taylor
Julia Eccleshare's Book of the Month, July 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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Sir Charlie Stinky Socks and the Really Big Adventure
Kristina Stephenson
Once upon a time, there was a dark forest, where monstrous trees groaned, terrible beasties moaned and wiggly woos waited to tickle your toes. Nobody went there until... Sir Charlie...
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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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Octopus's Garden
Ringo Starr
Based on the lyrics of the world famous Beatles song, this glorious picture book follows five children on a magical journey through the Octopus's garden. The playful Octopus takes them...
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The Owl and the Pussy-Cat
Edward Lear
This stunning new edition of Edward's Lear's classic story poem makes a handsome pair to Julia Donaldson' The Further Adventures of The Owl and the Pussy-cat which is also...
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Lewis Carroll
This beautiful board is the perfect first introduction to Alice. Babies and toddlers will love the playful and quirky characters Alison Jay brings to life with her own unique perspective...
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Lewis Carroll
This is the perfect story of Alice to share with younger readers. Tony Ross has done a great job in the retelling for a younger audience and the book is...
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Little Bell and the Moon
Giles Paley-Phillips
A wonderful rhyming tale of a little girl, who grows up, gets old and turns into a bright star in the sky. This story touches upon a subject rarely dealt...
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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.

Click here to read some helpful tips from top childrens' publisher Egmont.


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