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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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Pizza for Pirates
Pizza for Pirates
Adam Guillain, Charlotte Guillain
April 2015 Book of the Month  From the team who created the Roald Dahl Funny Prize shortlisted Spaghetti with the Yeti comes a brand new picturebook, and it’s another tasty treat! This time young George has a wonderful plan to...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2015
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You Can't Take an Elephant on the Bus
Reader Reviewed You Can't Take an Elephant on the Bus
Patricia Cleveland-Peck
April 2015 Book of the Month  There’s lots of laughs here! An elephant on a bus, a whale on a bike, a hippo in a hot air balloon – none of these is a good idea as soon becomes clear...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 09/04/2015
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Slug Needs a Hug
Slug Needs a Hug
Jeanne Willis
April 2015 Book of the Month  Best-selling Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross have created many fabulous picture books together. Here, the weedy and whiny little slug is just longing for a hug! How can he make his mum give him...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 02/04/2015
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The Something
The Something
Rebecca Cobb
April 2015 Book of the Month - Longlisted for the 2015 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal  Award-winning illustrator Rebecca Cobb creates a number of different imaginary worlds in this delightfully fanciful story about a hole in the ground. The little girl...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 26/03/2015
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Monsters Love Underpants
Monsters Love Underpants
Claire Freedman
April 2015 Book of the Month  Best-selling underpants are back! It all began with Aliens who love underpants. Then the Dinosaurs and Pirates showed that they do too. And now it turns out that even though the Monsters come from...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 23/04/2015
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Blown Away
Reader Reviewed Blown Away
Rob Biddulph
Winner of the 2015 Waterstones Children's Book Prize  A brilliant adventure for a bold Penguin who gets swept up, up and away on a brand new kite on a windy day. Penguin’s original and richly-imagined adventure is beautifully told and...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 29/01/2015
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Elmer and the Monster
Elmer and the Monster
David Mckee
Bestselling Elmer the patchwork elephant is back for a new adventure. All the animals in the jungle are terrified! There is a strange roaring noise and no one knows what it can be. Soon, all the animals are stampeding as...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/03/2015
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Where's the Elephant?
Where's the Elephant?
Barroux
A simple game of hide and seek turns out to be far more significant in this brilliant near-wordless picture book about the destruction of the forests in Brazil. Elephant, Snake and Parrot all love to hide in the lush foliage...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 16/04/2015
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Lily and Bear
Lily and Bear
Lisa Stubbs
April 2015 Debut of the Month  Lily and Bear – two wonderful new characters who love to play together – and love to share. Lily loves to draw. And, when she draws a bear – it comes alive! Bear loves all...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 02/04/2015
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Follow That Car
Follow That Car
Lucy Feather
For car-crazy kids everywhere, there are scores of captivating cars to count and spot on every page and a mapped out route to trace your finger along. And you can be part of the story – trace-and-follow the route so...
Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers | Books for Boys | Reluctant Readers
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/04/2015
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Smelly Louie
Smelly Louie
Catherine Rayner
Shortlisted for the 2015 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal  Louie the dog has just had a bath - and he is NOT happy about it. He smells all wrong. Determined to get his Special Smell back, he goes on a hunt for...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 31/07/2014
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Those Magnificent Sheep in Their Flying Machine
Those Magnificent Sheep in Their Flying Machine
Peter Bently
A delightfully dotty flock of sheep have fun flying, by the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize! Lambert, Eunice, Marty, Mabs and the rest are happily skipping about on their luscious green hillside when something ZOOMs overhead. Being bold,...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2015
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Superworm
Superworm
Julia Donaldson
Winner of the 2014 Red House Children's Book Awards Best Book for Younger Children   Award-winning Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo, tell a romping story of Superworm, a new hero on the block. Good old Superworm! Using...
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Format: Board book - Released: 02/04/2015
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Storytime: When I Grow Up...
Storytime: When I Grow Up...
Gill McClean
A really fun story about growing up to share with your young child.  Children will begin to think what they might want to be when they grow up as they join Fergus, the little pup, as he asks lots of...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/04/2015
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Gigantosaurus
Gigantosaurus
Jonny Duddle
Bonehead offers to become the look-out for the terrifying Gigantosaurus that is roaming near their home, but then he cries wolf to his friends once too often he finds his friends take no notice and he finds himself in lots...
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Format: Board book - Released: 01/04/2015
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The Way to the Zoo
The Way to the Zoo
John Burningham
Award-winning John Burningham tells a touching story of a little girl and the special friends she makes in the night time.  When Sylvie finds a door in her bedroom she discovers a secret passage to her very own zoo full...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2015
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Rex
Rex
Simon James
Award winning Simon James is heart-warming in this story about the importance of dads! The terrifying tyrannosaurus rex is feared by all the creatures. He is very big, very fierce and has a very, very load ROAR. The only creature...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2015
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Pat-A-Cake Baby
Pat-A-Cake Baby
Joyce Dunbar
It’s the middle of the night, but little pat-a-cake baby wants to bake a special cake and does, with the help of three laughing, mischievous baby helpers. And what fun they have – mixing the ingredients, whisking, stirring, sieving and...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 02/04/2015
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Miss Hazeltine's Home for Shy and Fearful Cats
Miss Hazeltine's Home for Shy and Fearful Cats
Alicia Potter
The story of the scaredy cat finding unexpected resources of courage to save the day is given a lovely – and literal – twist in this delightful picturebook. Miss Hazeltine takes in all shy and fearful cats, and works with...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 07/05/2015
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The Three Little Pigs
The Three Little Pigs
Ed Bryan
Ed Bryan’s bright, lively illustration style is perfect suited to this favourite fairy tale, also produced by Nosy Crow as a prize-winning app.  The three little pigs have never looked more dapper than here, and little pig number...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 22/01/2015
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Storytime: What's the Time, Wilfred Wolf?
Storytime: What's the Time, Wilfred Wolf?
Jessica Barrah
It's party time soon but poor Wilfred can't tell the time and worries he's going to miss the party but with the help and support of his friends can he tell the time and get to the party on time?...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/04/2015
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One Thousand Things
One Thousand Things
Anna Kovecses
This new publishing imprint is leading the renaissance in non-fiction for children. Stylish illustrations combined with clever design and an innovative approach to subjects make for very desirable, appealing books. One Thousand Things is a visual encyclopedia for very young...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 05/03/2015
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Not Now, Bernard
Not Now, Bernard
David Mckee
Two of our Guest Editors chose Not Now, Bernard - celebrating it's 35th anniversary in 2015 - as one of their favourite books. Sophie Mckenzie 'This dark, rather depressing picture book opened my eyes to what was possible with children's writing....
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2015
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My Pet Book
My Pet Book
Bob Staake
The hero of this story – which is dedicated to every child who loves a special book – wants a pet, but it’s got to be one that’s easy, not like puppy dogs or kittens, which simply make him sneezy....
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2015
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The Great Big Book of Families
The Great Big Book of Families
Mary Hoffman
A celebration of families and the very many different things they do and the very many different ways they do them. Some families are big, some families are small; some parents work, some parents don’t. Holidays, hobbies, school, clothes and...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/03/2015
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The First Slodge
The First Slodge
Jeanne Willis
Once upon a slime, there was a Slodge. The first Slodge in the universe. She saw the first moon and stars, the first fruits and flowers. Mine, all mine! she said. But what if there was not just one Slodge...
Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/04/2015
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Cinderella
Cinderella
Ed Bryan
No matter how many times it is told, or how many twists it is given, Cinderella remains one of the best and most satisfying stories ever. Ed Bryan does it full justice in this lovely version (also produced by
Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/01/2015
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Thomas the Tank Engine 70th Anniversary Slipcase
Thomas the Tank Engine 70th Anniversary Slipcase
Rev W. Awdry
In this 70th anniversary year, Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends remain as popular as ever, loved by millions all over the world. Now rediscover the classic stories about the world's best-loved tank engine with stunning new gift edition...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 02/04/2015
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Shh! We Have a Plan
Reader Reviewed Shh! We Have a Plan
Chris Haughton
Longlisted for the 2015 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal Awarding-winning Chris Haughton tells a big story in stunning illustrations in his near-wordless picture book. The huntsmen are determined to capture the bird. Armed with nets they creep up on their prey…but...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2015
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The Promise
The Promise
Nicola Davies
Shortlisted for the 2015 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal - Shortlisted for The Little Rebels Children's Book Award 2014.  The Promise is a story with a strong green message - about the power we have to transform our world - and features breathtaking...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 04/09/2014
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Mr Mistoffelees The Conjuring Cat
Mr Mistoffelees The Conjuring Cat
T. S. Eliot
Was there ever A cat so clever. As magical Mr. Mistoffelees! Following Arthur Robins' critically acclaimed picture book of Macavity (already sold 10k) he turns his attentions to the magical Mr. Mistoffelees with delightfully hilarious results. Perfect for ages 3+, children...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2015
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Grandma's House
Grandma's House
Alice Melvin
Often, after school, Sally goes to her grandmother's house where everything is different, but always the same. She puts her coat on the hook in the hall, pours a glass of milk for herself in the kitchen and tries to...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 02/04/2015
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My Little Sister Doris
My Little Sister Doris
Liz Pichon
Little Croc wants a pet. But his mum and dad have other news - they are expecting a baby. And when Baby Doris arrives, Little Croc decides she is the most annoying little sister ever - she wakes him up...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (150th Anniversary Edition with Dame Vivienne Westwood)
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (150th Anniversary Edition with Dame Vivienne Westwood)
Lewis Carroll
From her catwalk shows inspired by the Mad Hatter's Tea Party to her world famous twisted take on Britishness, Dame Vivienne Westwood has always seen the world through the looking glass. Now she has illustrated her favourite children's story by creating...
Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers | Alice 150th | Baby and Toddler
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/04/2015
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Bear and Hare: Where's Bear?
Bear and Hare: Where's Bear?
Emily Gravett
See Emily Gravett at Hay Fever!   2015 marks the ten year anniversary of Emily Gravett’s acclaimed and much-loved debut novel, Wolves. Join Emily as she talks about all her...
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Format: Board book - Released: 02/07/2015
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Dear Zoo
Dear Zoo
Rod Campbell
Have you ever wanted a pet? How do you find the right one? An elephant is too heavy, a  giraffe is too tall, a frog is too jumpy. Hidden behind a flap, each new arrival that the zoo sends...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler | Bookshelf Essentials
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/03/1985
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Robot Rumpus
Robot Rumpus
Sean Taylor
Winner of the Scottish Book Awards 2015, 3-7 age category  A brilliant bedtime romp! When Mum and Dad hand over the babysitting to a bunch of robots they have no idea just how much chaos will follow. All starts well...
Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers | Book Awards | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/09/2014
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I Need a Wee!
I Need a Wee!
Sue Hendra
Sure to appeal to toddlers and very young children given Alan the Bear has the same problem that many young children also have.  That of having too many other exciting things to do even when they need a wee! A...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler | Illustrator of the Month
Format: Paperback - Released: 12/03/2015
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The Queen's Orang-Utan
The Queen's Orang-Utan
David Walliams
It is now virtually impossible to review David Walliams’ and Tony Ross’ picturebook collaborations because, quite frankly, the superlatives are all used up. The Queen’s Orang-Utan mashes together (not...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 26/02/2015
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The Three Little Pigs
The Three Little Pigs
Ed Bryan
Ed Bryan’s bright, lively illustration style is perfect suited to this favourite fairy tale, also produced by Nosy Crow as a prize-winning app.  The three little pigs have never looked more dapper than here, and little pig number...
Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/01/2015
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Cinderella
Cinderella
Ed Bryan
No matter how many times it is told, or how many twists it is given, Cinderella remains one of the best and most satisfying stories ever. Ed Bryan does it full justice in this lovely version (also produced by
Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/01/2015
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Mr Super Poopy Pants
Mr Super Poopy Pants
Rebecca Elliott
An older brother looks affectionately at his baby brother despite the fact that he is very far removed from the super-hero he is hoping for! Instead, this little one has only one skill – he can fill a nappy!
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Paperback - Released: 20/02/2015
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Missing Jack
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...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 20/02/2015
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Hogs Hate Hugs!
Hogs Hate Hugs!
Tiziana Bendall-Brunello
Can Little Hog avoid all the hugs that everyone wants to give him? And does he really want to?? As the smallest and most huggable creature in the forest, Little Hog gets Big Hugs, Slow Hugs, Hopping-Quick Hugs and sometimes,...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 28/02/2015
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Keith the Cat with the Magic Hat
Keith the Cat with the Magic Hat
Sue Hendra
A new board book edition of this best-selling picture book.  Sue Hendra tells how Keith the cat creates some magic of his own in this entertaining story about Keith who is suddenly able to do some clever tricks after an...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler | Illustrator of the Month
Format: Board book - Released: 12/03/2015
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Nature's Day
Nature's Day
Kay Maguire
The magic of the four seasons and their transforming effect on different outdoor spaces is stunningly brought to life in this beautiful book. Spring brings an awakening world – in the woods trees blossom, in the country fields can be...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 05/03/2015
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1001 Bugs to Spot Sticker Book
1001 Bugs to Spot Sticker Book
Emma Helbrough
A bright and busy bug-filled interactive sticker book with interesting scenes such as grassy meadow or jungle to fill with the bugs that live in that environment.  With lots of fun things to spot, count and match there is hours...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/03/2015
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What the Ladybird Heard: Animal Noises Jigsaw Book
What the Ladybird Heard: Animal Noises Jigsaw Book
Julia Donaldson
Bestselling author Julia Donaldson and illustrator Lydia Monks brilliant picture book is now in jigsaw form. In the farmyard among all the noisy animals with their MOOs! and QUACKS! and BAAs! and OINKs!  lives a tiny silent ladybird. This beautiful...
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Format: Board book - Released: 26/02/2015
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A Walk in Paris
A Walk in Paris
Salvatore Rubbino
Illustrator Salvatore Rubbino brings Paris alive in this brilliant sequel to A Walk in New York and A Walk in London. A young girl and her grandfather set out to explore Paris. There is so much to look...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/03/2015
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Princess Mirror-Belle and the Dragon Pox
Princess Mirror-Belle and the Dragon Pox
Julia Donaldson
Best-selling Julia Donaldson has created a new story for the popular Princess Mirror-Belle in this gorgeously glittery book. Ellen is covered in spots. She has chicken pox and is very itchy! She’s just about to scratch the nasty tickly spot...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 26/02/2015
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Pip and Posy: The Super Scooter
Pip and Posy: The Super Scooter
Axel Scheffler
From the illustrator of 'The Gruffalo' comes this brilliantly observed story starring two best friends about the dramas of pre-school life - ideal for teaching toddlers how to share and say 'sorry'.
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Format: Board book - Released: 04/03/2015
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Friends
Friends
Eric Carle
Best-selling author Eric Carle whose The Very Hungry Caterpillar has entertained generations of children has created a wonderful story about friendship. When a little boy finds that he is all alone – his best friend and constant companion has gone...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/03/2015
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My First London Sticker Book
My First London Sticker Book
Marion Billet
Complete with a carry handle and postcards to send, this sticker activity book is the ideal companion on a trip to London, or for any child to enjoy the excitement of the big city. Packed with activities from colouring to...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 15/01/2015
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Gruffalo Explorers: the Gruffalo Spring Nature Trail
Gruffalo Explorers: the Gruffalo Spring Nature Trail
Julia Donaldson
The Gruffalo leads young readers deep into the woods so that they can explore nature. There are so many things to spot! There are signs of spring in the grass and everything else that is green, in the new families...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 29/01/2015
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Storytime: What's in Your Pocket
Storytime: What's in Your Pocket
Ruth Symons
Josh the baby kangaroo loves snuggling down in sleep in his mother’s pouch. One day she says he is too big for the pouch and something else very precious that he will love as soon as he sees is in...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 16/03/2015
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Storytime: The Lion Who Lost His Roar but Learnt to Draw
Storytime: The Lion Who Lost His Roar but Learnt to Draw
Paula Knight
A noisy young lion makes so much noise that all the animals in the jungle are deafened! And no one knows how to make him be quieter! But one day Lionel wakes up and he can’t make any sound at...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 16/03/2015
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The Hog, the Shrew and the Hullabaloo
The Hog, the Shrew and the Hullabaloo
Julia Copus
Night frights! When Harry the Hog is woken in the night by a terrible noise he immediately calls up his best-friend Lin. What can be making such a scary noise? Harry and the little mouse Lil set about trying to...
Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/03/2015
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Counting
Counting
Aino-Maija Metsola
Lift the flaps to count from one to ten in this stylish book of numbers. Bold, eye-catching artwork and sturdy card lift-flaps throughout will make this a favourite with children and adults alike. And there's a equally bright and bold companion...
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Format: Board book - Released: 05/03/2015
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1000 Things to Eat
1000 Things to Eat
Hannah Wood
There really are 1000 different foods in this book, attractively illustrated and laid out in colourful pages, inviting children to pore over them to spot foods they know, and those they don’t. It’s all here, from raw ingredients to cooked...
Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers | Fascinating Facts
Format: Board book - Released: 01/03/2015
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar's Pop-Up Playmat
The Very Hungry Caterpillar's Pop-Up Playmat
Eric Carle
This gorgeous pop-up playmat version of a much-loved classic, first published in 1969, includes three colourful sections - set in the garden, in the sky and under the sea - feature Eric Carle's beautiful collage artwork with exciting touch-and-feel textures...
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Format: Board book - Released: 05/03/2015
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Peter Rabbit: a Big Box of Little Books
Peter Rabbit: a Big Box of Little Books
Beatrix Potter
A big box of little board books about Peter Rabbit and friends! This set includes nine mini stories featuring characters from Beatrix Potter's classic tales, including Peter Rabbit, Benjamin Bunny, Squirrel Nutkin, Jemima Puddle-duck, Jeremy Fisher and Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle. Featuring...
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Format: Board book - Released: 05/03/2015
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What's Your Favourite Animal?
What's Your Favourite Animal?
Eric Carle
March 2015 Book of the Month Eric Carle, the world-famous creator of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, loves animals – especially cats. His cat Fiffi is the first favourite animal followed by Peter McCarty’s great big Bunny and Rosemary Wells rather...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/03/2015
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Mungo Monkey Goes on a Train
Mungo Monkey Goes on a Train
Lydia Monks
March 15 Book of the Month It’s great to see Mungo Monkey having a new adventure, and this time he and his little sister Mimi are going on a train with their grandparents – how exciting! Pre-school children will love...
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Format: Novelty book - Released: 26/02/2015
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Hoot Owl, Master of Disguise
Reader Reviewed Hoot Owl, Master of Disguise
Sean Taylor
March 15 Book of the Month  Hoot Owl flies through the midnight air quick as a shooting star, wingtip pointing like some kind of avian superhero. When he spots a tasty rabbit he prepares to gobble it up by slipping...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 05/03/2015
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Frida and Bear
Reader Reviewed Frida and Bear
Anthony Browne, Hanne Bartholin
In his time as Children’s Laureate, Anthony Browne introduced the Shape Game. Invented when he was child and played it with his brother, the Shape Game is a feast of imagination  as one person draws a shape and another turns...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 05/03/2015
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The Nursery Alice
The Nursery Alice
Lewis Carroll
Adapted especially for younger readers by Lewis Carroll himself, this version is the perfect introduction to his magical story. The original edition, of which this is a reproduction, was...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Alice 150th
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/02/2015
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My Mum Says the Silliest Things
My Mum Says the Silliest Things
Katrina Germein
Is there a mum anywhere who hasn’t said that watching too much television gives you square eyes? That beds don’t make themselves? That fish makes you smart? I doubt it. Looked at from a child’s perspective and you suddenly see...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/02/2015
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Guess How Much I Love You
Guess How Much I Love You
Sam McBratney
March 2015 Book of the Month Best-selling and glorious Guess How Much I love you has delighted children – and adults - for a quarter of a century. Little Nutbrown...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/01/2015
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Could an Octopus Climb a Sky Scraper?
Could an Octopus Climb a Sky Scraper?
Camilla De la Bedoyere
Could An Octopus Climb A Skyscraper will be sure to keep young readers entertained whilst also helping them to understand and retain animal facts. A fun and engaging introduction into the life of an Octopus. Following on from the popular What...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 16/03/2015
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Bears Don't Read!
Reader Reviewed Bears Don't Read!
Emma Chichester Clark
One of our Books of the Year 2014   George is sure there is more to life than fishing and chatting which is what the other bears do. When he finds a book he soon realises that it contains something very...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 26/02/2015
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Shaun the Sheep Movie - Flock in the City Sticker Activity Book
Shaun the Sheep Movie - Flock in the City Sticker Activity Book

A must-have for Shaun fans, this sticker activity book puts readers right in the middle of the film's events! Help Shaun and his friends to get out of trouble by completing a series of activities and puzzles and for more...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 04/12/2014
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Art and Max
Art and Max
David Wiesner
Award-winning illustrator David Wiesner celebrates different kinds of creativity in this beautifully illustrated and wittily observed story of friendship. Friends Art and Max both love painting; Max is just a beginner and his experiments to get it right take the...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/03/2015
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The Day the Crayons Quit
The Day the Crayons Quit
Drew Daywalt
Overall Winner of the Red House Children's Book Awards 2015, and winner in books for younger children category - Shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal 2014 - One of our Books of the Year 2014- One of the Lovereading4kids Readers'...
Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers | Book Awards | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/07/2014
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The Queen's Hat
The Queen's Hat
Steve Antony
With a Jon Klassen appeal, Steve Antony, a debut author-illustrator, is the one to watch. A sudden gust of wind sets off a marvellous London adventure for the Queen, the Queen's men and one very special hat. So let's follow...
Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers | Book Awards
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2014
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The Dawn Chorus
The Dawn Chorus
Suzanne Barton
Now in fantastic new big book size - perfect for shared reading lessons. Peep awakes one morning to the sound of a beautiful song - but where is it coming from? It's the Dawn Chorus! And Peep is desperate to...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Book Awards
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/02/2015
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Where Bear?
Where Bear?
Sophy Henn
From a major new picture book talent comes a deceptively simple and exquisitely illustrated picture book about a little boy and his bear and finding a place called home. Told with humour and warmth, this is a story to capture...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 07/08/2014
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Migloo's Day
Reader Reviewed Migloo's Day
William Bee
From the company that launched Where’s Wally comes this super new search-and-find storybook. Little dog Migloo leads readers through Sunnytown, and very bright and busy it is too.  He visits the town square, the fire station, the garage and the...
Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers | Books Reviewed by Children | Free Prize Draws | Picture Book Party
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/04/2015
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Remarkable Animals
Remarkable Animals
Tony Meeuwissen
February 2015 Book of the Month  Beautiful illustrations make this witty book of  ‘heads, bodies and legs’ a delight. What starts as a Platypus can be swiftly altered into a ‘Tratypus’...
Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers | Books of the Month
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/01/2015
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Alice in Wonderland: Down the Rabbit Hole
Alice in Wonderland: Down the Rabbit Hole
Lewis Carroll
A picture book adventure based on Lewis Carroll’s original story of Alice’s fall down the rabbit hole and the extraordinary experiences she had there – including growing and shrinking...
Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/01/2015
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You Can't Take an Elephant on the Bus
You Can't Take an Elephant on the Bus
Patricia Cleveland-Peck
April 2015 Book of the Month  There’s lots of laughs here! An elephant on a bus, a whale on a bike, a hippo in a hot air balloon – none of these is a good idea as soon becomes clear...
Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/04/2015
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The Hog, the Shrew and the Hullabaloo
The Hog, the Shrew and the Hullabaloo
Julia Copus
In their second adventure, Harry and Lil must work out what on earth is making the Hullabaloo outside Harry’s window in the middle of the night. When deep sleeping Harry is woken by a strange noise, he calls on Lil...
Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/03/2015
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Guess How Much I Love You in the Spring
Guess How Much I Love You in the Spring
Sam McBratney
Little Nutbrown Hare and Big Nutbrown Hare are back for a charming new adventure. It is spring time and everything is changing. Little trees are growing big, tadpoles are...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/01/2015
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Lulu Loves Shapes
Lulu Loves Shapes
Camilla Reid
Lulu finds there are interesting shapes all around her.  Her sandwiches are cut into triangles and the kites flying in the park are all beautiful diamonds.  Lift the flaps and help Lulu find all the shapes she can - including the...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Board book - Released: 12/02/2015
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So Cosy
So Cosy
Lerryn Korda
A heart-warming snuggling-up story! Dog looks so cosy in his bed that first Goose and then many other animals including Elephant decide that they would like to snuggle up too! The pile of cosy bodies gets bigger and bigger and...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler | Picture Book Party
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/02/2015
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Say Hello Like This!
Say Hello Like This!
Mary Murphy
An exuberant book that invites all readers to join in too! All the animals have different ways of saying Hello! The Chicken hello is flappy and clucky, the Frog hello is jumpy and croaky, the Beetle hello is tiny and...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler | Picture Book Party
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/02/2015
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Doctor Molly's Medicine Case
Doctor Molly's Medicine Case
Miriam Moss
Molly loves dressing up – especially as a doctor! She has a white coat and a doctor’s hat and, most importantly, she has a very special magical medicine bag! Whenever Molly opens her bag she finds exactly the medicine she...
Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers | Picture Book Party
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/02/2015
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The Bus is for Us
The Bus is for Us
Michael Rosen
Former Children’s Laureate Michael Rosen will delight all readers with this hugely enjoyable and easy to chant rhyming picture book. Riding a bike, going far in a car or, when it starts to rain going in the train are all...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler | Picture Book Party
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/02/2015
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Lulu Loves Numbers
Lulu Loves Numbers
Camilla Reid
The farmyard is the perfect place for Lulu to practice her counting. She starts with just one sheep dog but under the flaps she finds all kinds and numbers of other animals right up to ten adorable chicks hiding in...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Board book - Released: 12/02/2015
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Dangerous!
Dangerous!
Tim Warnes
A wonderfully quirky and funny picture book of friendship and surprises in which appearances can be deceptive from bestselling and award-winning picture book creator, Tim Warnes (Monty and Milli - The Totally Amazing Magic Trick, I Don't Want to Go...
Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/02/2015
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Ant and Bee Count 123
Ant and Bee Count 123
Angela Banner
The classic stories of friends Ant and Bee are a perfect introduction to learning to read and, in this title, to count too. When poor Ant is hurt in an unfortunate accident, Bee wraps him in bandages and makes him...
Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Hardback - Released: 29/01/2015
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Fairy Tales Gone Wrong: Eat Your Greens, Goldilocks A Story About Eating Healthily
Fairy Tales Gone Wrong: Eat Your Greens, Goldilocks A Story About Eating Healthily
Steve Smallman
A quirky take on the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Humorous writing provides a gentle approach to teaching healthy habits in this fun new series. With lively illustrations complementing each story and talking points to encourage further discussion....
Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/02/2015
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Fairy Tales Gone Wrong: Blow Your Nose, Big Bad Wolf A Story About Spreading Germs
Fairy Tales Gone Wrong: Blow Your Nose, Big Bad Wolf A Story About Spreading Germs
Steve Smallman
A quirky take on the Three Little Pigs story as the pigs learn a lesson about spreading germs. When they won't lend the wolf a tissue, their houses are blown down by his sneezes!
Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/02/2015
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Could a Whale Swim to the Moon?
Could a Whale Swim to the Moon?
Camilla De la Bedoyere
Part of a fun and informative series (see also Could a Shark Do Gymnastics?) this book imagines a whale in some pretty bizarre situations: trying karaoke for example, and flying through the air strapped underneath an aeroplane! It’s a...
Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/02/2015
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Could a Shark Do Gymnastics?
Could a Shark Do Gymnastics?
Camilla De la Bedoyere
This bright, attractive looking book takes a quirky approach to natural history. Colourful artwork and higgledy-piggledy type create outlandish scenarios to explore animal characteristics. Children will love the absurdity of questions such as ‘Could a shark do gymnastics?’ Or ‘What...
Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/02/2015
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The Day the Crayons Quit
The Day the Crayons Quit
Drew Daywalt
Winner of the Red House Children's Book of 2015. 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 finds a stack...
Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers | Book Awards | UKLA Book Awards
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/07/2013
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How Many Legs?
How Many Legs?
Kes Gray
How many legs would there be if a polar bear came for tea? How high would the leg count go if a squid rode in on a buffalo? As more and more animals join in the fun, count along if...
Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/02/2015
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Don't Spill the Milk!
Don't Spill the Milk!
Stephen Davies, Christopher Corr
Up the downy dunes, across the dark, wide river and up and down the steep, steep mountain, Penda lovingly carries a bowl of milk to her father in the grasslands. But will she manage to get it there without spilling...
Featured in: 3+ readers | UKLA Book Awards
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/05/2014
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