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This Month's Featured Books

What are Stars?
Katie Daynes
What are Stars? is an excellent book for children who love to ask questions. Over a series of six attractive and inviting double pages, featuring little children just like its readers, and with the help of numerous flaps, it explains... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 28/12/2017
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There's a Snake in My School!
David Walliams
David Walliams has his finger firmly on the funny bone of the nation's youth, and little children will love this story of school turned upside-down by an unexpected visitor. It's bring-your-pet-to-school day, and a host of animals are ushered into... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 11/01/2018
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Peace at Last
Jill Murphy
A new board book edition of the picture book classic, in a size that's perfect for little paws! A timeless storybook classic full of bright colourful pictures that accompany a simple, repetitive text. Children will delight in all the wonderful... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 11/01/2018
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Monkey and Me
Emily Gravett
Emily Gravett was selected as one of The Big Picture campaign's Best New Illustrators in 2008 And since her launch onto the children's book scene she has made a considerable name for herself with children with her stunning and clever... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 11/01/2018
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Dogs
Emily Gravett
Apparently a celebration of dogs of all kind, this is also a book with a witty twist at the end. Gorgeous pictures of big dogs and small dogs, hairy dogs and bald dogs, stroppy dogs and soppy dogs delight in... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 11/01/2018
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Blue Chameleon
Emily Gravett
Prize winning illustrator Emily Gravett triumphs again in her witty story of how a lonely chameleon does what he does best in a desperate attempt to make a new friend. Changing colour comes naturally to the blue chameleon so he... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 11/01/2018
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Words and Your Heart
Kate Jane Neal
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month January 2018 Beautifully produced, words and your heart is a charming book with a touching message about the importance of the heart and the many ways in which words can affect it.... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 25/01/2018
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The Poesy Ring
Bob Graham
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month January 2018 Full of warmth, award-winning illustrator Bob Graham's story of the survival of a special ring that is loved, lost and then found and loved all over again is a touching and... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/11/2017
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Shake the Tree!
Silvia Borando, Chiara Vignocchi, Paolo Chiarinotti
In a story reminiscent of The Gruffalo, this stylish book builds tension via repetition and suspense to a very funny, unexpected ending. Mouse spots a nut high up in a tree and, ‘Mmmmm', shakes the trunk a little to the... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/01/2018
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Frog and Beaver
Simon James
From the best-selling author of classics such as Dear Greenpeace and Leon and Bob, Frog and Beaver is a beautiful book about friendship, tolerance and respect. Frog is delighted when Beaver moves in nearby and immediately welcomes him as a... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/01/2018
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Animals with Tiny Cat
Viviane Schwarz
Tiny Cat, star of There are Cats in this Book and There are No Cats in This Book, is back. Here, helped by a few props Tiny Cat, who loves dressing up, becomes a mouse, a horse, a dragon and... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/01/2018
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All at Sea
Gerry Byrne
The arrival of a new baby brother or sister can be very unsettling for children and All at Sea provides a gentle way to talk about those feelings. Liam is given a family of toy hippos as a present when... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 27/11/2017
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Whatever Next!
Jill Murphy
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month January 2018 Celebrating thirty-five best-selling years, Whatever Next! is a classic story of a child's imaginative adventure. It's bath time for Baby Bear but he is determined to fit in a quick... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 11/01/2018
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Winnie and Wilbur: The Explorer Collection
Valerie Thomas
Witch Winnie and her long-suffering black cat Wilbur are two of the most appealing and endearing picture book characters, and their adventures, as told by Valerie Thomas and illustrator extraordinaire Korky Paul, a fabulous mix of magic and mishap, the... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Mixed media product | Released 04/01/2018
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We Are Family
Patricia Hegarty
‘Money doesn't matter, nor colour, creed, nor name - /In each and every family, the love we feel's the same': these are the concluding lines and the overriding theme of this attractive picture book. Over busy, vibrant pages a number... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 11/01/2018
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I'm Big Now
Anthea Simmons
This lively, cheerful picture book takes a positive look at one of the changes the arrival of a new baby can bring. ‘There's a new baby now, I'm not the baby any more', says the little girl who narrates the... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/01/2018
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Dog in Boots
Paula Metcalf
This funny doggy tale has a special message for us all. The path of true love is never smooth and there's a particular obstacle in front of Philip. He loves his new neighbour Penelope, with her kind eyes, waggy tail... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/01/2018
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Blue Monster Wants It All!
Jeanne Willis
There's an important life lesson tucked into the pages of this action-packed and very funny picture book. Blue Monster's parents give him pretty much everything he wants, but nothing makes him happy, at least not for long. He gets bored... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 11/01/2018
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I Love You, Stick Insect
Chris Naylor-Ballesteros
Children will laugh themselves breathless at the massive display of misplaced adoration in this zany, original picture book; adults might regard it with a bit more circumspection. After all, which of us hasn't fallen head over heels in love with... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 11/01/2018
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The Night Gardener
Terry Fan, Eric Fan
Longlisted for the UKLA 2018 Book Award February 2017 Debut of the Month This beautiful book demands and repays careful reading. Grimloch Lane is a quiet place and its residents hurry up and down in silence. At night it... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/01/2018
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The Great Race The Story of the Chinese Zodiac
Christopher Corr
In bold, beautiful illustrations and a simple but engaging text, Christopher Corr explains the story of the Chinese Zodiac and how the Jade Emperor decided to name the years after twelve animals in order to count time as it passes.... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 02/01/2018
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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 worries about making mistakes and not being good enough. Madeline... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2017
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Last Month's Featured Books

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...
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Boogie Bear
David Walliams
December 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...
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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?...
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Three Little Monkeys
Quentin Blake
December 2017 Book of the Month A remarkable collaboration - that brings together giants of the picture book world - to create a funny, anarchic and utterly delightful picture book....
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Here We Are
Oliver Jeffers
One of Our Books of the Year 2017 | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month November 2017 Inspired by the birth of his son, award-winning Oliver Jeffers has created...
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Katinka's Tail
Judith Kerr
One of Our Books of the Year 2017 | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month November 2017 Fans of the adventures of Judith Kerr's Mog will adore this magical...
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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More Featured Books

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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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I Want Snow!
Tony Ross
November 2017 Book of the Month It might be the...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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The Bad Mood and the Stick
Lemony Snicket
One of Our Books of the Year 2017 | November 2017 Book of the Month Lemony Snicket's simply told story offers a refreshing, thoughtful, and hilarious look at the...
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Miffy Postcard Set
Dick Bruna
A gorgeous collection of 100 postcards - featuring the much-loved Miffy!
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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...
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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.
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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.

The picture books in this section with a greater range of text to accompany some absolutely stunning imagery provide a terrific next stage.

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