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Books of the Month

The Stone Bird
Jenny McCartney
November 2017 Book of the Month | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month November 2017 Beautifully illustrated, this is a lyrical picture book celebrating the power of the imagination. When Eliza finds a stone the exact shape of... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 02/11/2017
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Supertato: Evil Pea Rules
Sue Hendra
November 2017 Book of the Month Another hilarious helping of bonkers supermarket superhero adventure, and possibly the best yet in this brilliant picture book series. Evil Pea is up to his usual tricks and when he manages to freeze Supertato... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/11/2017
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Little Hazelnut
Anne-Florence Lemasson
November 2017 Book of the Month This beautifully presented story of a hazelnut buried beneath the snow, not noticed by any creature, will take you on a journey through the changing of the seasons until it emerges as a tree... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 05/10/2017
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Pick a Pine Tree
Patricia Toht
November 2017 Picture Book of the Month | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month November 2017 Festive cheer fuels this bouncy rhyming text as it celebrates the excitement of getting and decorating the tree for Christmas. From choosing... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/10/2017
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I Want Snow!
Tony Ross
November 2017 Book of the Month It might be the middle of summer, but the Little Princess demands SNOW. Festive... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 05/10/2017
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Boogie Bear
David Walliams
November 2017 Book of the Month The fifth hilarious story from Number One bestselling picture book duo, David Walliams and Tony Ross, for children aged 3 and up. An outrageously funny picture book with an incredibly heartwarming message about celebrating... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 16/11/2017
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The Bad Mood and the Stick
Lemony Snicket
November 2017 Book of the Month Lemony Snicket's simply told story offers a refreshing, thoughtful, and hilarious look at the ways in which a bad mood wreaks havoc as it moves from person to person, leaving an unexpected trail of... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 02/11/2017
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Other Featured Books this Month

The Boy from Mars
Simon James
The heart-warming story of a little boy who misses his mum from award-winning author-illustrator Simon James. Lovereading comment to follow soon. Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/11/2017
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Princess Snowbelle and the Snowstorm
Libby Frost
Friendship, snow and magic… what more could you ask for? Princess Snowbelle is the Princess of Frostovia, a beautiful, sparkling, glittery land and today she is preparing to sing at the Snow Ball. Excited as she is, she is also... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/11/2017
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Penguin Problems
Jory John
Ever thought you had problems? Try being a Penguin! There's too much snow, it's too cold, the sea has too many dangerous creatures in it, everyone looks the same. In fact, there seems to be no end to the problems... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/11/2017
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The Snowdog
Raymond Briggs
A boy built a Snowman and a Snowdog. That night, they came to life...Wiggle your finger and play with the Snowman and the Snowdog in this fun finger-puppet book! When he comes to life, the Snowdog runs, plays and flies... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 26/10/2017
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Snowboy and the Last Tree Standing
Hiawyn Oram
Glimmering with power and hope, two acclaimed picture book makers come together to tell the story of what happens when a boy is brave enough to stand up for what he feels is right. Birgitta Sif's evocative fairy-tale illustrations and... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 02/11/2017
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On the Night of the Shooting Star
Amy Hest
A charming picture book about loneliness and making friends from an bestselling author and illustrator. The beauty of a shooting star starts a special friendship in this lovely new picture book. Bunny and Dog live next door to one another... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 02/11/2017
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Gary
Leila Rudge
Gary, a grounded racing pigeon, dreams of exploring the world - until the day he falls into an adventure of his very own. Gary is just like all the other racing pigeons, save for one difference: he can't fly. It... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/11/2017
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Snow Penguin
Tony Mitton
A wonderful adventure for a bold little penguin is beautifully told in Tony Mitton's elegant and witty rhyming text. Determined to explore the world around him, the little penguin sets off in to the icy and watery landscape. Meeting whales... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 16/11/2017
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Bing's Christmas Wish
Ted Dewan
Bing and Flop are hanging up their stocking and getting ready for Christmas. Excitedly they wonder if it will snow for Christmas. As Bing settles down to sleep he wishes for snow. The next morning he awakens, delighted that Christmas... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 05/10/2017
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Alfie's Christmas
Shirley Hughes
Shirley Hughes and Alfie are back with this beautiful festive story with Alfie and his family celebrating Christmas. From the opening of the advent calendar, writing Christmas cards, choosing a Christmas tree to all the joyful things they share on... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/10/2017
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The Twelve Days of Christmas
Anna Wright
The Twelve Days of Christmas is an important element of the Christmas celebrations and Anna Wright's version is beautiful, original and witty. From the gorgeous partridge gazing out at us on the first page, bird and pears on the tree... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 05/10/2017
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Don't Cross the Line!
Isabel Minhos Martins
Longlisted for the UKLA 2018 Book Award In Don't Cross the Line, The guard always follows the general's orders without question. This time, the order is that no one must cross the line. The right-hand page of this book must... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/08/2017
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Happy Christmas, Twirlywoos!

Have a very Twirly Christmas with the Twirlywoos in this gorgeous board book with a shiny foiled cover! This is perfectly packaged for small hands, filled with colour and the friendly, familar Twirlywoos that little CBeebies fans will know and... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 05/10/2017
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Bing's Noisy Day
Ted Dewan
Bing is going to the park today! Join him on his fun filled, noisy adventure with Flop and his friends from the hit CBeebies series as they go on a hunt through the park for the ice cream van. If... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 05/10/2017
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Snow Bunny's Christmas Gift
Nosy Crow
Starring four very sweet little animals and with a gentle message about the importance of giving and sharing, this is a perfect Christmas story, cosy and reassuring. Snow Bunny and her friends are having fun on the ice, but it's... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 05/10/2017
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Listen to the Christmas Songs
Marion Billet
Well, this is guaranteed to put everyone in the festival spirit! Six favourite, jolly Christmas songs are included in this sturdy little book, illustrated in bold, simple pictures, smiling animals all waiting for Santa or making their preparations. Press the... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 27/09/2017
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Elmer's Christmas
David McKee
Elmer is in charge of the young elephants in this special adventure, taking them up out of the jungle to find a Christmas tree. They have great fun decorating it and that night Elmer gathers them together again to hide... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/09/2017
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Paddington Little Library Movie Tie-in

A pocketful of Paddington will make any day or journey better. This dinky little slipcase contains four sturdy board books, each with a short but satisfying narrative. Using stills from the hugely popular film, the books describe Paddington's manners, introduce... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 07/09/2017
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Mr Underbed
Chris Riddell
STOP PRESS: You have probably seen the Christmas TV ad for Moz the Monster. It looks to us as though the inspiration for it may well have come from Chris Riddell's debut picture book which was published a... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/08/2011
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The Untold Story of Father Christmas
Alison Battle, Mike Battle
With its beautiful watercolour illustrations and warm twist on the Father Christmas legend this has the air of a classic. It tells the story of a kindly toymaker and his wife who decide to make toys for all the children... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 05/10/2017
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Paddington 2: The Movie Storybook Movie Tie-in

Paddington's new big-screen adventure offers lots of excitement, action and, of course, laughs. Children (and adults too) will love it, and this full-colour storybook is both a lovely souvenir and a way for them to enjoy it all again and... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/11/2017
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The Christmas Eve Tree
Delia Huddy
This absolutely beautiful book will really instil the true Christmas spirit in all who read it. Planted carelessly, the little fir tree has no chance to grow, so stays small and stunted. No wonder that it's left in the shop... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 02/11/2017
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Katinka's Tail
Judith Kerr
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month November 2017 Fans of the adventures of Judith Kerr's Mog will adore this magical story about the best-selling author's latest very special cat Katinka. Snowy white except for her stripy tail, Katinka is... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 19/10/2017
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Here We Are
Oliver Jeffers
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month November 2017 Inspired by the birth of his son, award-winning Oliver Jeffers has created a deeply touching introduction to the world as a physical space and also as a place that needs to... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 14/11/2017
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Three Little Monkeys
Quentin Blake
A remarkable collaboration - that brings together giants of the picture book world - to create a funny, anarchic and utterly delightful picture book. Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Mixed media product | Released 30/11/2017
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It's Christmas!
Tracey Corderoy
Little Archie is a hugely popular picture book character and deservedly so. Children will recognise themselves in him and in the way he responds to everyday situations and the stories provide lots of opportunities for discussion as well as lots... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/09/2017
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The Twelve Dogs of Christmas
Alison Ritchie
Who needs a partridge in a pear tree when you could have a pup under a Christmas tree? Why choose four French hens when you could have four French bulldogs? Just the thing for dog lovers this charming picture book... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/10/2017
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We're Going on a Bear Hunt
Michael Rosen
This classic picture book is such a triumph of words and illustration, as satisfying to look at as it is to read aloud, that it hardly needs an extra gimmick, but snow globes are irresistible and there's something particularly pleasing... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/10/2017
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The Snowbear
Sean Taylor
When Iggy and Martina go to bed everything is the same as usual. But in the night comes the snow and the world is transformed. First they make a snowman, though he looks more like a snowbear; anyway, ‘he looks... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 05/10/2017
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The Princess and the Christmas Rescue
Caryl Hart
Princess Eliza is a fairytale one-off – a princess who enjoys inventing and making useful gadgets. Her parents aren't too keen on this, finding it a bit messy, and the queen would prefer her daughter to make friends, not machines.... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 27/09/2017
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ABC Pop-Up
Courtney Watson McCarthy
A collectible Alphabet pop-up, for design connoisseurs of all ages. This beautifully presented pop-up book is a refreshing take on learning the alphabet. Spot the connections between the letters sharing a pop - a Letter in a Mailbox, a Pillow... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Novelty book | Released 05/10/2017
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Richard Scarry's Best Treasury Ever
Richard Scarry
A stunning hardback treasury of five of Richard Scarry's best-loved stories - the perfect gift for Scarry fans, young and old! Richard Scarry's distinctive busy scenes and characters have been delighting children for generations and they look as fresh and... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 16/11/2017
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Father Christmas Heard a Parp
Olaf Falafel
Picture books don't come much sillier than this, or much more pleasing to the young: wherever Father Christmas goes, he hears a parp – E-I-E-I-O. Whether it's from a robin (here a pffrrp there a pffrrp), from an elf (with... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 19/10/2017
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We Travel So Far
Laura Knowles
Some of the world's most extraordinary animal migrations are detailed in this beautiful book, in short lyrical passages of text and stylish illustrations. From garter snakes, to Emperor penguins and Bar-headed geese, their journeys are brought to life over stunning... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 21/09/2017
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Storm Whale
Sarah Brennan
'Bleak was the day and the wind whipped down, when I and my sisters walked to town...' So begins the story of three sisters and their wild and magical encounter with a whale, stranded on a beach. Jane Tanner's artwork... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/08/2017
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Miffy Postcard Set
Dick Bruna
A gorgeous collection of 100 postcards - featuring the much-loved Miffy! Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Postcard book or pack | Released 30/11/2017
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How Many Quacks Till Christmas?
Mark Sperring
Its Christmas time at Merry Farm and the animals are trying to keep calm but just how many quacks are there till Christmas?! They're all excited to know as they prepare for the big day and wish for snow. Follow... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 19/10/2017
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Create Your Own Christmas
Isabel Thomas
Get ready to take control of the most important time of the year - and create your OWN Christmas! It's time to take control of your festive destiny, says the introduction to this activity book with a difference. That sets... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/10/2017
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Paddington 2: Sticker Scene Book Movie Tie-in

There's hours of fun for young Paddington fans to be had in this sturdy sticker book, based on the new film. Paddington and his world look very appealing in the new screen versions of his stories and are reproduced with... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/09/2017
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Paddington 2: Sticker Activity Book Movie Tie-in

Fans of Paddington and his new film will have great fun with this quality activity book. As well as 150 different stickers with which to decorate a variety of scenes, there are cut-out postcards, door hangers and a mask, plus... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/11/2017
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Sproutzilla vs. Christmas
Tom Jamieson
A loathing of sprouts is taken to a delightfully silly extreme in this nutty Christmas picture book. Jack can imagine only one thing worse than eating sprouts: the sprouts eating you! Cue the arrival of Sproutzilla, a twenty foot high... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 21/09/2017
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How The Grinch Stole Christmas
Dr. Seuss
The ghastly Grinch refuses to be moved by the Christmas spirit in this must-have collectible slipcase edition of Dr Seuss's classic tale. With hilarious rhymes and distinctive, original illustrations, this classic seasonal story has become a favourite for good reason and... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/09/2017
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Last Month's Featured Books

Lulu Gets a Cat
Anna McQuinn
This is another lovely and inspiring adventure for Lulu, one of the busiest and most positive little girls in picture books. Lulu loves cats, we can see that from her...
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Talulla Bear Goes Exploring
Heather Roan Robbins
This is a beautiful storybook in its own right, but Heather Roan Robbins' poetic and meditative language, combined with Sarah Perkins' stunning and soothing illustrations, will transport children and parents...
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Hats of Faith
Medeia Cohan-Petrolino
There should be more books like this: in bright, appealing illustrations it tells children how people of different faiths cover their heads to show their love for God. Working on...
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Looking for Yesterday
Alison Jay
October 2017 Book of the Month Beautiful illustrations full of interest and wonder accompany Alison Jay's delightful story about a boy whose grandad helps him to embrace happy memories of...
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Madeline Finn and the Library Dog
Lisa Papp
A beautiful, reassuring, story for all those struggling to read. Oh my goodness this is a heart-warming book! Just stunning and perfect to share with reluctant readers or anyone who...
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The Great Gran Plan
Elli Woollard
The story of the wolf and the little pigs is a favourite with picture book creators and lends itself to retellings; here's another highly entertaining twist on the tale. The...
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Nibbles: The Dinosaur Guide
Emma Yarlett
Nibbles the cheeky book eating little monster is back and this time wreaking havoc within the pages of a book about dinosaurs. It's a risky business: can he be caught...
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The Wolf, the Duck and the Mouse
Mac Barnett
October 2017 Book of the Month | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month October 2017 Award-winning duo, Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen are beloved for their trade mark...
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Molly Rogers, Pirate Girl
Cornelia Funke
Molly Rogers is one tough little girl. Kidnapped by pirates she stands up to Captain Firebeard and refuses to tell him her parents' names, even when the pirates set her...
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Aliens Love Underpants Anniversary Tin
Claire Freedman
A fun collection of books and activities to celebrate ten wonderful years of Aliens Love Underpants, all contained in a tin! Terrific illustrations capture the flood of jokes about pants...
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The Bear and the Piano Sound Book
David Litchfield
Hear the best-selling book The Bear and the Piano come to life with this special gift-edition sound book. A young bear cub finds a piano in the forest...
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Big Words for Little Geniuses
James Patterson, Susan Patterson
From Arachibutyrophobia (it means the fear of peanut butter sticking to the top of your mouth) to xanthochroism and Zamboni (animals that are bright yellow and those big machines that...
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Little Faces: Wake Up, Santa!

This clever interactive board book is just the thing to get everyone smiling in the run up to Christmas. Turning the pages really does wake up Santa, thanks to a...
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A Mighty Bitey Creature
Ronda Armitage
Traditional in feel but bright to look at and contemporary in its approach, this highly enjoyable picture book will bear repeated reading. Something is causing trouble in the jungle, biting...
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Listen and Learn Musical Instruments
Kirsteen Robson
This ingenious book is a clever way to introduce children to the many different types of instrument there are in the world. Colour cards with bright, friendly illustrations feature nine...
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The Polar Express
Chris Van Allsburg
This beautiful, atmospheric book captures the special magic of Christmas for readers of all ages. A young boy, just beginning to wonder whether Father Christmas is real, lies in bed...
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Hack and Whack
Francesca Simon
The antics of young Viking siblings Hack and Whack would cause even Horrid Henry to blanch. Ignoring their (enormous) mother as she calls them in for bed, they run off...
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Dragons: Father and Son
Alexandre Lacroix
Little dragon Drake and his father live in a quiet valley. One day his father decides Drake is a big boy, and sends him off to burn down a few...
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La La La: A Story of Hope
Kate DiCamillo
This beautiful picture book delivers an extraordinary message of hope in a one syllable text. A little girl sings – ‘La'. When no reply comes she stomps off, then chases...
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A Thousand Billion Things (and Some Sheep)
Loic Clement
‘I don't like going to sleep' says our narrator, all red hair, baggy shorts and attitude. Why? It's a matter of choice: across different spreads we are shown the choices...
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The T-Rex Who Lost His Specs!
Jeanne Willis
It's hard to know what will make children laugh most in this tale of a short-sighted T-Rex – will it be the description of him going out in his sister's...
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Winnie and Wilbur Meet Santa
Valerie Thomas
Winnie and Wilbur are so excited to be getting ready for Christmas! There's a lot to do. Putting up the decorations, baking biscuits, making the Christmas pudding and, most importantly...
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I am Bat
Morag Hood
This must be one of the brightest and best picture books of the year. With minimalist illustrations – simple shapes against blocks of Day-Glo colour – and short lines of...
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Storm Whale Book and Puzzle
Benji Davies
Benji Davies's The Storm Whale is one of the most beautiful and affecting children's books of the decade and this novelty book plus puzzle blocks is carefully thought out and...
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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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Owl Bat Bat Owl
Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick
Full of wit and warmth, this is a joyful wordless picture book. Owls are owls and bats are bats and they are very different – even when they are sharing...
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Reader Reviewed A Great Big Cuddle
Michael Rosen
Shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2017 | Joint Winner of the CLiPPA 2016 (CLPE Children's Poetry Award). Children's Laureates Chris Riddell and Michael Rosen combine here to create...
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The Tale of Kitty In Boots
Beatrix Potter
There was great excitement in the literary world earlier this year at the news that an unpublished Beatrix Potter story had been discovered. The Tale of Kitty-in-Boots is out now...
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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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Willy and the Cloud
Anthony Browne
A new story about Willy the chimp is always exciting. Willy is off to the park when he notices a cloud following him. No matter how hard he tries he...
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The Adventures of Egg Box Dragon
Richard Adams
Best-selling author Richard Adams's spins a delightful and magical story of a toy dragon who comes to life and brings all kinds of surprises when he does so. Although only...
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Luna Loves Library Day
Joseph Coelho
This story of a little girl's trip to the library has so much to tell us. Luna loves going to the library, not just because she loves books, but because...
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First Day at Skeleton School
Sam Lloyd
Do you dare look round Skeleton School? There are monsters and witches, not to mention ghouls ... Huge fun from the bestselling author/illustrator of Calm Down, Boris, Mr Pusskins and...
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Little Faces: Happy Halloween!
Nathan Thoms Pintachan
There are Hallowe'en tricks and treats on every page of this very jolly little first book, including a smiling, friendly little witch, a grinning pumpkin, and a dancing skeleton. Turn...
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My Pictures After the Storm

Longlisted for the UKLA 2018 Book Award A gust of wind, an elephant, a dive bomb, a spell: this funky “before and after” book will have you chuckling!What happens...
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The Wolf Who Cried Boy!
James O'Neill
Longlisted for the UKLA 2018 Book Award The villagers and the wolves are terrified of each other - and none more so than our two unlikely heroes, a little boy...
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Bottle of Happiness, A
Pippa Goodhart
Longlisted for the UKLA 2018 Book Award A new fable that goes full circle as it explores the value of possessions against values of friendship and fun. This story offers...
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A Perfect Day
Lane Smith
Longlisted for the UKLA 2018 Book Award In this follow up to the beautiful There Is a Tribe of Kids, Lane Smith's bright and fresh artwork combines with his sharp...
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More Featured Books

We Found a Hat
Jon Klassen
Award-winning Jon Klassen is as witty, engaging and subtle as ever in this delightful story with a very big theme but told in only a very few words. Two Turtles...
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Hyde and Squeak
Fiona Ross
Stevenson's classic is given a wildly inventive comic makeover by Fiona Ross. Squeak the mouse is a dab hand at competitions, but gets more than he bargained for when he...
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Elmer and the Tune
David McKee
Elmer the much-loved patchwork elephant is in a particularly playful mood in this story. His young friend Rose is humming a catchy tune, and soon all the animals are singing...
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Molly Mischief: My Perfect Pet
Adam Hargreaves
September 2017 Book of the Month Meet Molly Mischief, the brand new character created by Adam Hargreaves, of the Mr Men dynasty. Molly is certainly a mischief maker, on a...
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Day of the Trolls
James Hutcheson
It's Troll Day and the trolls are out in force! Fortified by a breakfast of gutter-fish roast, slug stew and rat-on-a-stick, they head for the shopping mall, burping, farting and...
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Here Come the Trolls
Ron Butlin
This new take on trolls is written by a master poet and will appeal to children aged 3-7 with its funny and imaginative rhymes. The inventive poetry is complemented throughout...
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The Ice Bear
Jackie Morris
Stunning illustrations capture the warm emotions of this magical story and juxtaposes them perfectly with the winter landscape of the white bears and the hunters who live in it. When...
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Big Book

Part of the stable of pre-school TV characters for children created by the godmother of the genre Anne Wood, the endearing, bird-like Twirlywoos are huge favourites with the very young,...
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Owl Babies
Martin Waddell
September 2017 Book of the Month 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...
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Reader Reviewed Goodnight Everyone
Chris Haughton
Longlisted for the UKLA 2018 Book Award Perfect for the end of every day, award-winning Chris Haughton captures the soothing time as the sun goes down and all the animals...
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The Grotlyn
Benji Davies
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month September 2017 Award-winning Benji Davies has created a delightful night-time classic starring his light-fingered creation, the Grotlyn. When Ruby goes to bed...
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A Busy Day for Birds
Lucy Cousins
Best-selling Lucy Cousins‘s boldly drawn birds inspire the imagination as she illustrates the wonderful things that different kinds of birds can do. Lively, colourful birds fill each page beautifully as...
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The Secret Life of a Tiger
Emilia Dziubak
Original, hugely enjoyable, and with an irresistible central character, there's lots in this picture book to look at and talk about. On the first page we spot a tiger, snoozing...
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Reader Reviewed Bathroom Boogie
Clare Foges
How do you follow a roaring success like Kitchen Disco? Why, with a Bathroom Boogie of course. Who knew that when we're out our bathrooms become discos for the...
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Imagine
John Lennon, Yoko Ono Lennon, Amnesty International
This beautifully illustrated version of John Lennon's song Imagine vividly encaptures the message of the lyrics. Illustrator Jean Jullien chooses to make his central character an ordinary city pigeon. Travelling...
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Grandad's Secret Giant
David Litchfield
Longlisted for the UKLA 2018 Book Award This picture book from David Litchfield, author of the Waterstones-Prize winning The Bear and the Piano, is a GIANT story of belonging and friendship....
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Pug-a-Doodle-Do!
Philip Reeve, Sarah McIntyre
Created by Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre, the team behind such gloriously wacky bestsellers as Oliver and the Seawigs and Pugs of the Frozen North, this is a bumper book...
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Winnie and Wilbur: The Naughty Knight
Valerie Thomas
The irrepressible Winnie the Witch and her cat Wilbur climb onto their broomstick again for a new adventure. Flying over a castle Winnie decides to take a closer look and...
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Florence Frizzball
Claire Freedman
Florence has frizzy, fuzz-ball hair, hair that is wild and sticks out everywhere. She complains about the way it gets in her face, or makes cuddle time with her little...
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Reader Reviewed Little Adventurers: What Bear? Where?
Philip Ardagh
With an activity idea and an information page with every story in the series, the Little Adventurers four will encourage hours of immersive play, and will ignite the imagination of...
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Yoga Babies
Fearne Cotton
Yoga has never seemed more tempting than in this lovely new book, written by Fearne Cotton and illustrated by Sheena Dempsey. Eleven little children, the ‘Yoga babies', are shown...
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Gobi
Dion Leonard
A retelling of marathon runner Dion Leonard's bestselling true story, in picture book form, this is the kind of book that young readers absolutely love. Leonard was competing in a...
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Oi Cat!
Kes Gray
From the team behind the hugely popular Oi Frog! and Oi Dog! comes another daft and utterly wonderful new rhyming spectacular. Frog is in charge and has decided that cats...
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Samson the Mighty Flea
Angela Mcallister
How big a star you are has very little to do with your actual size, but a lot to do with how the world and your friends perceive you, says...
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Reader Reviewed The Detective Dog
Julia Donaldson
A celebration of dogs and books alike, Julia Donaldson employs typically sparkling rhyme to tell the story of Peter – a very nice child though he could have been neater...
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A Treasury of Songs
Julia Donaldson
Julia Donaldson was writing lively, irresistible songs for children even before she was writing her much-loved books, and 23 of those songs are collected in this lovely book. Lots of...
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Follow the Track All the Way Back
Timothy Knapman
Today is a BIG day for little Train ... he's going out on the track, all by himself, for the very first time! Taking its place beside the classic The...
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I Want to Be in a Scary Story
Sean Taylor
The stellar duo behind Hoot Owl: Master of Disguise reunites to create a book that will have children (and their parents!) roaring with laughter once again.From the team behind the...
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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.

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