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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 know more about opposites. Some opposites are easy. Everyone knows... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | Books of the Month | Summer Reading/Activity | Julia Eccleshare's Picks
Format: Hardback | Released 02/07/2015
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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 full of his delightfully humourous illustrations too. Building a love... Featured in: 3+ readers | Alice 150th | 5+ readers | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 02/07/2015
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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 any more. With everyone fussing round Little Henry, Albert feels... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers | Picture Book Party
Format: Hardback | Released 02/07/2015
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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 to love poetry. Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers | Poetry
Format: Paperback | Released 02/07/2015
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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 Duncan goes to take out his crayons one day he... Featured in: 5+ readers | Books of the Year | All Shortlists and Winners | Christmas 2013 | Schools | UKLA Book Awards
Format: Hardback | Released 01/08/2013
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Lewis Carroll
This beautiful board is the perfect first introduction to Alice. Babies and toddlers will love the playful and quirky characters Alison Jay brings to life with her own unique perspective whilst encapsulating the zany other-worldness of Carroll's novel. Featured in: Baby and Toddler | Alice 150th | eBooks
Format: Board book | Released 01/07/2015
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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 illustrated by Charlotte Voake. Every familiar of Lear's tender and... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 02/07/2015
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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 on a wondrous underwater adventure - riding on the backs... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/07/2015
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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 valley behind the house where he lives. But his mum... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers | Julia Eccleshare's Picks
Format: Hardback | Released 02/07/2015
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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 able to makes him feel very small on the inside.... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/07/2015
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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 can go round any time he wants. One day Grandad... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/07/2015
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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 tells an untruth – and don't pick your nose! The... Featured in: 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 13/07/2015
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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 in and offer him tea. He sits neatly at the... Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler | Free Prize Draws
Format: Hardback | Released 30/07/2015
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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. What could possibly go wrong? Featured in: 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/05/2015
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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 Tower of London. But will they get into a tangle... Featured in: 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/06/2015
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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 family but Landy feels left out as he doesn't have... Featured in: 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/04/2015
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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! Featured in: Baby and Toddler | Miffy
Format: Hardback | Released 04/06/2015
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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 family have a little funeral for him, and – after... Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler | Summer Reading/Activity
Format: Paperback | Released 19/06/2015
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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 blossom. After he's forced to have a bath, Louie is... Featured in: 3+ readers | Julia Eccleshare's Picks | Summer Reading/Activity
Format: Paperback | Released 02/07/2015
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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! Will Little Miss Sunshine help them to enjoy the perfect... Featured in: 3+ readers | Summer Reading/Activity | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/05/2015
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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 with in children s picture books in the most beautiful... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 29/05/2015
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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 Stinkysocks, his good grey mare and his pet cat decide... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 27/08/2015
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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 his life is set to change for the better. With... Featured in: 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/04/2015
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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 for the local cafe. Fender runs into some difficulties when... Featured in: 5+ readers | Summer Reading/Activity
Format: Paperback | Released 01/04/2015
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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 too good, and Bear can't find him anywhere, so he... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | Hay Fever
Format: Board book | Released 02/07/2015
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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 a beach clean and meet a fascinating little lady who... Featured in: 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/04/2015
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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, countryside or park and will inject extra Gruffalo-themed fun into... Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler | Out and About | Summer Reading/Activity
Format: Paperback | Released 02/07/2015
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Reader Reviewed The Crocodile Under the Bed
Judith Kerr
From the creator of The Tiger Who Came to Tea comes a glorious picture book full of wonder and adventure. Matty is sick, so sick that he cant go...
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Hedgehugs
Steve Wilson
Shortlisted for Oscar's First Book Prize 2015 Horace and Hattie hedgehog are best friends but too spiky to hug each other, so they try on different outfits, from snow to...
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Daddy Lion's Tea Party
Mark Sperring
June 2015 Book of the Month Daddy Lion has decided it's the perfect day for a tea party – a quiet little tea party, just him and his cubs. The cubs...
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Reader Reviewed Sir Lilypad
Anna Kemp
June 2015 Book of the Month From the creators of the best-selling The Worst Princess comes another funny, appealing picture book. Our hero, Sir Lilypad, has big ambitions – he wants to...
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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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Dino-Daddy
Mark Sperring
With Father's Day approaching, this could be the perfect gift for the dino-daddy in your life! Mark Sperring's jolly rhyming text details all the fun the dino-kids have with their...
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Drawing Fairies and Mermaids
Carolyn Scrace
From fairies to mermaids, this title is packed full of inspiring ideas for your child to use to create entirely new artworks of their own. Art Works are a great...
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Drawing Robots
Scrace Carolyn
Featuring all kinds of robots, this title is packed full of inspiring ideas for your child to use to create entirely new artworks of their own. Art Works are a...
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Elmer
David Mckee
A gorgeous soft feel board book with round corners, perfect for sharing with toddlers. The wonderfully colourful story of Elmer the patchwork elephant has been a nursery favourite since this...
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The Funny Fingers are Going on Holiday
Nikalas Catlow, Matthew Morgan, David Sinden
I can't look at the Funny Fingers without smiling. It's a bonkers idea – photographs of fingers are turned into dramatis personae via the addition of inked in faces, arms...
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Go to Sleep, Monty!
Kim Geyer
Max is growing up, he's old enough to swap his toy dog Snuffly Poo for a real dog. Monty is friendly and boisterous, the perfect puppy, but looking after him...
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Go, Go, Gorilla
Lydia Monks
When a gorilla comes to stay, the little girl wants to make sure her friend has a great time. She selects the menu carefully – lots of bananas – and...
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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...
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The Almost Fearless Hamilton Squidlegger
Timothy Basil Ering
This is a page-turning story about a normally boisterous youngster with a fear of being alone in the dark...until a magical quest results in a good night's sleep all round....
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Crunch
Carolina Rabei
Crunch the guinea pig loves to eat and spends all his time doing just that! But when an uninvited guest tries to share in Crunch's plentiful supply of food, Crunch...
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The Yes
Sarah Bee
An empowering picture book which will encourage all young readers to be bolder and braver than they ever thought they could be. The Yes loves his soft and comfy home....
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That's What Makes a Hippopotamus Smile
Sean Taylor
For anyone wondering what to do should a hippopotamus come to visit, there's lots of useful advice in this book. For example, if he wants to play a game, you...
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There's a Bear on My Chair
Ross Collins
Text, illustration and design all combine to make this an outstanding picture book. Mouse is cross, there's a bear – a polar bear – on his chair, he won't move...
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Jim's Lion
Russell Hoban
Russell Hoban's moving, unflinching tale of a boy who finds bravery during illness is dramatically reimagined in graphic-novel format with new art by Alexis Deacon.
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The Little Bookshop and the Origami Army
Michael Foreman
Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Month, June 2015 Award-winning author/illustrator Michael Foreman brilliantly releases everyone's favourite characters from a story and turns them into a powerful new army which can...
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Maisy at the Seaside Sticker Book
Lucy Cousins
Join Maisy and all of her friends for a sunny day by the sea, using your stickers to fill in the fun on every page! Build sandcastles on the beach,...
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Make with Maisy
Lucy Cousins
Make-and-do with Maisy with this great big beautiful book, now in paperback! With seventeen simple, exciting and fun craft ideas, from making a shoe box house to a magic wax...
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My Dolls' House Activity and Sticker Book

Doodle furniture for the dolls' house, colour in the jars in the larder, decorate the bedroom wallpaper, play spot the difference and much more! Live in the house of your...
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My Stinky New School
Rebecca Elliott
Toby's little brother Benjamin goes to nursery and loves it. His big sister Clemmie goes to special school, and she loves it too. But Toby is starting at a new...
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Nursery Rhymes
Felicity Brooks
A beautiful, sumptuous gift edition perfect for a Christening, naming ceremony or first birthday. Beautifully illustrated with the charming artwork of Richard Johnson packaged in a sturdy slipcase protecting the...
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Read it Build it Skyscraper
Susan Hayes
Are you ready to get to work? This innovative adventure box set contains a book and six stacking boxes that can be built into five fantastic scenes. It lets you...
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Gold Star for George
Alice Hemming
There's an important lesson for young children in this sweet story. The Heavenly Hippos Wildlife Park is awarding gold stars and George the Giraffe really hopes to win one. The...
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Horace and Hattiepillar
Steve Wilson
Best friends Horace and Hattie find an egg under a leaf. The two little hedgehogs watch a caterpillar crawl out, and keep watching as it eats and eats, and turns...
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Owl Babies
Martin Waddell
Three little owl babies sit in the tree and wait…and wait…and wait…for their Mummy to come home from hunting. Stunning illustrations match this brilliant classic picture book story. This beautiful board...
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The Flying Bath
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Fly across the world in the amazing Flying Bath!
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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...
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Miffy's Birthday
Dick Bruna
Celebrate Miffy's 60th Birthday with this gorgeous anniversary edition! Small, square and always with a robust, hardback cover, Dick Bruna's iconic picture books about the little white bunny called Miffy,...
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Ace Dragon Ltd
Russell Hoban
Quentin Blake's wonderfully airy and energetic illustrations perfectly match this quirky fantasy by that other master, Russell Hoban. A little boy called John accidentally finds a dragon beneath a manhole...
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Black Cat, White Cat
Silvia Borando
This monochrome picture book tells a funny story in a super-stylish way and brims with child-appeal. Black Cat is entirely black and only goes out in the day, while White...
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Bogtrotter
Margaret Wild
There's a lovely message in Margaret Wild's gentle, amusing story. A bogtrotter lives in a gloomy cave in a marshy bog. He spends every day running round the bog until...
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It's a Groovy World, Alfredo
Sean Taylor
Julia Eccleshare's Book of the Month, June 2015 Can't dance? Ever felt you are just not one of the cool team? Then you'll love Alfredo! Marty tells Alfredo the...
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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 White Book
Silvia Borando, Elisabetta Pica, Lorenzo Clerici
Super simple, super stylish, this book proves that picture books don't need words to tell a story, make you think, or make you laugh. A little boy paints a white...
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We're Going on a Bear Hunt
Michael Rosen
Colour in the bear hunt with this wonderful colouring activity book, based on the classic picture book by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury. Helen Oxenbury's beautiful illustrations are as enchanting...
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We're Going on a Bear Hunt
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Max the Brave
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Katie Mcginty Wants a Pet
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‘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...
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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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