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Books of the Month

The Wildest Cowboy
Garth Jennings
May 2018 Book of the Month | Wonderful rhyme carries you through this rollicking ride through the wild west and a town they called Fear, whose scary inhabitants wear rattlesnake socks, chew rocks and and soon leave newcomer, the colourful... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 19/04/2018
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Square
Mac Barnett
May 2018 Book of the Month | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month May 2018 Square builds a beautiful sculpture from the blocks in his secret cave. Square's friend Circle thinks it is perfect and Square tries to make... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 10/05/2018
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My First Elmer
David McKee
May 2018 Book of the Month | All children should grow up with Elmer and this abridged version of the original story, presented as an Elmer-shaped board book,... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 03/05/2018
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Other Featured Books this Month

Reader ReviewedCannonball Coralie and the Lion
Grace Easton
May 2018 Debut of the Month Funky and thoroughly contemporary in feel, though simultaneously acknowledging classic children's illustration, Cannonball Coralie and the Lion is an exciting story, beautifully told. Coralie is funny and brave and silly and strange. But where... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 03/05/2018
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The Bad Mood and the Stick
Lemony Snicket
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 surprise in its wake: opportunities for... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/05/2018
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar's Sound Book
Eric Carle
This is a much-loved classic, but as relevant today as it was when first published in 1969. Now available in this sound-book format so you can actually listen to the Very Hungry Caterpillar as he walks and eats his way... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 03/05/2018
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Meltdown!
Jill Murphy
Jill Murphy, creator of the classic Five Minutes Peace here makes the worst (read most public) kind of toddler tantrum into a blissfully funny picture book. A trip to the supermarket starts well with toddler Ruby in high spirits and... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/05/2018
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Hello, Mr World
Michael Foreman
The future of the world is in our children's hands says this beautiful and sensitive picture book. ‘Let's be doctors' say two little children in front of a dressing up box. In their white coats they meet their first patient,... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/05/2018
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The Cave
Rob Hodgson
It's all about the timing in this wonderfully funny picture book. In a cave lives a little creature, a little creature that never leaves its home - turn the page - because of a wolf. The wolf is fierce, determined... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/05/2018
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Amazing Machines First Words
Tony Mitton
This large format board book with its clever round tabs is a great first book to share with pre-school age children. Ten spreads take us to various locations – city, farm, airport and more. In each picture there are bright... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 17/05/2018
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Amazing Machines First Numbers
Tony Mitton
Counting from one to ten is great fun with this jolly, carefully thought-out board book. There's just one line of text on each page, short but interesting with some nicely onomatopoeic language (tractors chugging, fire trucks rumbling). This describes the... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 17/05/2018
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Reader ReviewedAlan's Big, Scary Teeth
Jarvis
Glorious illustrations tell this story that is both nicely scary and neatly resolved. Everyone knows that alligators are scary! Right? Alan comes from a long line of scary alligators and, with his HUGE white and sharply-pointed teeth he has a... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 03/05/2018
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Wonder Goal!
Michael Foreman
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month May 2018 | Award-winning illustrator Michael Foreman's own love of football suffuses this story which perfectly captures the thrill all footballers have of scoring the winning goal. As the new boy in a small... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/05/2018
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The Match
Russell Ayto
Told in single words, and through grey pencil illustrations on an admittedly startling green background, this story encompasses anticipation, disappointment, despair, resignation … then hope, surprise and utter joy! A man and his dog lead uneventful lives: one works in... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 03/05/2018
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With My Daddy
James Brown
Daddy Tiger and a tiger cub, Daddy Bear and a bear cub, Daddy dog and puppy, they all have fun playing together in the pages of this bright, lively and joyous picture book. The action starts at breakfast and then... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 17/05/2018
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I Want My Dad!
Tony Ross
We're used to the Little Princess behaving badly, but this new story shows a different side to her, and is surprisingly tender. She's proud of her dad, the king, but still wishes he could do things the other dads in... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 03/05/2018
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I Love You Dino-Daddy
Mark Sperring
The characters may be green and dinosaur-shaped, but this is all about the special fun little children have with their daddies, and the particular love between father and child. A dino-dad, distinctive in his stripy tie and lace-up shoes, plays... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 03/05/2018
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Where's Home, Daddy Bear?
Nicola O'Byrne
Bringing Open Very Carefully creator Nicola O'Byrne to the Walker list, this tender, touching story voices all those worries a child has about change, and celebrates the loving bond between father and daughter. Lovereading Comment to follow. Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 03/05/2018
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Alfie and Dad
Shirley Hughes
Alfie's dad is always there for Alfie and Annie Rose. He's there to reassure Alfie during a restless night; he's there to find Alfie's favourite toy Flumbo when he gets left on the bus; and most of all he loves... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 17/05/2018
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A Perfect Day
Lane Smith
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month May 2018 | Longlisted for the UKLA 2018 Book Award Award winning Lane Smith celebrates the simple delights of Cat who loves the warmth of the sun, and Dog who loves the cool... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/05/2018
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Reader Reviewed5 Wild Numbers
Bella Gomez
Wow! Bright pages depicting animals in gorgeous jungle illustrations house die-cut numbers from one to five. Each number has a sliding disc enabling little fingers to follow the arrows, move the disc and trace the shape of the number while... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 17/05/2018
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My First Colours

Popular children's characters the Twirlywoos make learning to recognise and name colours fun and enjoyable. This sturdy board book, just the right size for little hands, shows them having an exciting if typically messy time with paint. It's an eye-catching,... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 03/05/2018
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The Tickle Test
Kathryn White
Two little lab-coated mice set out to find out the best way to tickle (sending their mice assistants in to do the actual tickling). Their subjects include a giraffe, bear, a tiger (tricky – start behind the knees), a gorilla,... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/05/2018
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Secrets of the Mountain
Libby Walden
In a nutshell: Dahl-esque story in defence of Unusualness Children who like their stories filled with larger-than-life characters, crazy comedy and the reassuring sense that love and goodness will win out, will really enjoy A.L Kennedy's Uncle Shawn books. In... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 05/04/2018
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Last Month's Featured Books

More Featured Books

A First Book of Animals
Nicola Davies
Shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2018 | Longlisted for the UKLA 2018 Book Award What a wonderful book to give to a child. It's one which will inspire...
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The Darkest Dark
Chris Hadfield
Shortlisted for the UKLA 2018 Book Award Astronaut Chris Hadfield describes the special moment in his childhood that sparked his fascination with space and started the journey that has so...
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Reader Reviewed What the Ladybird Heard
Julia Donaldson
Bestselling author Julia Donaldson and illustrator Lydia Monks have teamed up for another brilliant picture book. Right in...
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Colour My Days
Ross Collins
Two children, Emmy and Jeff, escort readers into a world of colours in Ross Collins' new picture book. Each spread is given over to one colour, from yellow, which brightens...
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Reader Reviewed Shapes, Colours, Numbers
Dario Zeruto
Wow, what a clever, inspired way to teach shapes, colours, numbers. Contained in a neat, white slipcase is a sturdy board book, split down the middle, boldly coloured shapes on...
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199 Things in Nature
Hannah Watson
This robust, beautifully illustrated board book is a great way to teach young children about nature, and will also boost their vocabulary. Themed under headings such as gardens and parks;...
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Forever or a Day
Sarah Jacoby
April 2018 Debut of the Month Sarah Jacoby's beautiful book is proof that picture books can cover the...
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Reader Reviewed What the Ladybird Heard Next
Julia Donaldson
Best-selling duo Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks have gone back to the farmyard for a second adventure featuring the clever and resourceful ladybird! This time thieves Hefty Hugh and Lanky...
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Reader Reviewed What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday
Julia Donaldson
Award-winning duo Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks have created a brilliant new adventure for the clever Ladybird, star...
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Zebra's Colours
Fiona Watt
Another excellent first concepts book from Usborne. A little zebra daydreams about being different colours, pink like Flamingo, green like Crocodile, or even a multi-coloured combination of all, before deciding...
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ABC See and say all the letters of the alphabet
Aino-Maija Metsola
Sophisticated and stylish, this new board book will do more than teach children their A, B, C. Aino-Maija Metsola's bold colours, geometric shapes and strong lines really catch the eye,...
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Reader Reviewed Happy Hatchday
Rob Biddulph
April 2018 Book of the Month Rob Biddulph's new picture book is another typically happy reading experience. Nine dinosaur eggs (count them) are ready to hatch: out pop Otto, Winnie,...
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No, Nancy, No!
Alice Tait
April 2018 Book of the Month There are familiar places and faces in this charming life-the-flap book. It stars Nancy, a little girl with a penchant for mischief, and her...
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Reader Reviewed Baby Bird
Andrew Gibbs
April 2018 Debut of the Month Beautifully illustrated by talented newcomer Zosienka, this is an uplifting story about a little bird who finds a way to fly despite having only...
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Can't Catch Me!
Timothy Knapman
An absolute treat to read aloud, this comic tale puts a new spin on the story of the gingerbread man. ‘Can't catch me!' sings Jake, ‘I'm the fastest mouse in...
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The Hole Story
Paul Bright
Holes generally get a bad press – after all they're the last thing you want to find in a sock, pair of knickers, bag, bucket or boat! Perhaps this delightful...
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King of the Sky
Nicola Davies
Shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2018 | In a story full of hope against adversity, King of the Sky tells how flying a homing pigeon helps a young...
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Sophie Johnson: Unicorn Expert
Morag Hood
Anyone who shares their house with a unicorn or unicorn fan needs a copy of this lovely picture book. Little Sophie Johnson is a self-confessed unicorn expert. She has 17...
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There's a Walrus in My Bed!
Ciara Flood
Children and adults will take very different things from this clever picture book but both will enjoy it enormously. Flynn is excited, he's got a new bed – we guess...
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Brian the Lion Goes into Space
Tracey Radford
A charming tale of adventure and exploration, which will inspire young readers to get crafting and storytelling. Brian the Lion loves space. He dreams of adventures on Mars and finds...
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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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Reader Reviewed The Wardrobe Monster
Bryony Thomson
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month April 2018 A charming story of bedtime fears with a neat twist to it. Dora and all her toys wake up grouchy and...
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What's Next Door?
Nicola O'Byrne
In this unique interactive book, with brilliantly designed die-cut pages, children are encouraged to take part in the story, to create a door in the page and use their imagination...
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Lift the Flap Questions & Answers About Art
Katie Daynes
What's the point of art? Why do artists draw themselves? Who were the Impressionists? Discover the answers to these questions and many more in this entertaining information book, containing over...
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Miss Molly's School of Manners
James Maclaine
A badly behaved little racoon Algernon learns all about manners and why they're important when he enrols at Miss Molly's school, and readers will too. Algernon has lesson in listening...
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Reader Reviewed When Grandad Was a Penguin
Morag Hood
With its strikingly simple images, this picture book will give children lots to think and talk about and will also have them laughing out loud. Grandad's acting out of character...
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The Steves
Morag Hood
With its comic storyline and bright, bold, minimalist illustrations, The Steves is another bit of picture book genius from the hugely talented Morag Hood. It stars two young puffins, both...
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My First MOG 123
Judith Kerr
Join everyone's favourite pet, and learn to count with MOG! Mog is the forgetful cat that everybody loves, and now you can learn to count with her in this brand...
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The Grotlyn
Benji Davies
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month April 2018 Award-winning Benji Davies has created a delightful night-time classic starring his light-fingered creation, the Grotlyn. When Ruby goes to bed the...
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A Hebridean Alphabet
Debi Gliori
Award-winning author and illustrator Debi Gliori obviously loves the Hebrides and shows readers just what is so special about these rugged islands in this beautiful picture book. In the guise...
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The Very Hungry Hedgehog
Rosie Wellesley
Isaac the hedgehog is a popular little character with the very young and it's lovely to see him here in a new springtime adventure. Starling wakes him up after his...
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Oi Dog! Board Book
Kes Gray, Claire Gray
Shortlisted for the UKLA 2018 Book Award | Winner of the Children's Book Award 2017 - Books for Younger Children Category All fans of rhymes will love the witty and...
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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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