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Books of the Month

Reader ReviewedHome
Carson Ellis
June 2016 Book of the Month Home – it could be a house in the country, a flat, a wigwam, or even an old boot. This beautiful book has fun with the notion of home and each page illustrates a... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/06/2016
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Reader ReviewedThe Detective Dog
Julia Donaldson
June 2016 Book of the Month 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 – and his dog,... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 02/06/2016
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Other Featured Books this Month

Wolfish Stew
Suzi Moore
Yikes but Wolfish Stew has a twist in the tale! Little Grey the rabbit has to be constantly on his guard as he skips through the woods, and must always keep watch for the bushy tail, not to mention the... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 19/05/2016
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My First Book About Nature
Felicity Brooks
Very attractive to look at, clearly laid out and including lots of questions for readers and suggestions for things they can do after reading, this is a very good first information book. It begins with a definition of nature and... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/06/2016
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Would You Rather: Dine with a Dung Beetle or Lunch with a Maggot?
Camilla de le Bedoyere
Would you rather dine with a dung beetle, drink with a mosquito, have supper with a spider or lunch with a maggot? Pick your answer and learn about bugs but be careful what you choose. You could end up eating... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 20/05/2016
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The Most Wonderful Thing in the World
Vivian French
Venice provides the background for this delightful fairy-tale. Its king and queen realise that their daughter needs a husband to be king when she's queen. But how to choose one? Find the young man who can show you the most... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/06/2016
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How to Catch a Mouse
Philippa Leathers
Little kitten Clemmie knows everything about how to catch a mouse. In fact, she's so good at it that she's never even seen one in her house – they're too scared to come in. Sharp little eyes will spot that... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/06/2016
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Ace Dragon Ltd
Russell Hoban
Quentin Blake's wonderfully airy and energetic illustrations perfectly match this quirky fantasy by that other master, Russell Hoban. A little boy called John accidentally finds a dragon beneath a manhole cover in a busy street. The passers-by take no notice... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/06/2016
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Reader ReviewedColin and Lee, Carrot and Pea
Morag Hood
June 2016 Debut of the Month Simplicity is the charm of this picture book story of the unlikely friendship between very different vegetables. Lee is a very green pea and so are all of his friends except for Colin who... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 16/06/2016
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I Need a Wee!
Sue Hendra
Winner of the Laugh-Out-Loud Book Awards 2016 - Picture Book Category 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... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 12/03/2015
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The Bear Cub Bakers
Caroline Baxter
This delightful rhyming story by debut author Caroline Baxter and children's illustrator Kathi Ember draws on the growth in popularity of home baking to inspire parents and their children to get creative in the kitchen. An entertaining, beautifully illustrated picture... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 12/05/2016
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Copy Cat
Ali Pye
This lively little story will make perfect sense to young children who know just what it's like to have a copycat admirer, and has some gentle messages too about sharing and playing together. Bella loves Anna so much that she... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 02/06/2016
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A Little Stuck
Oliver Jeffers
A specially adapted board book edition of Oliver Jeffers' laugh-out-loud classic, Stuck. Delightful chaos ensues when a young boy gets his kite stuck up a tree in this laugh-out-loud new picture book from award-winning, internationally best-selling author-illustrator Oliver Jeffers! A... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 02/06/2016
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Fairytales Gone Wrong: Don't Pick Your Nose, Pinocchio!
Steve Smallman
There are two big lessons to be learned in this new take on the favourite fairy tale: don't tell lies – we all know what happens to Pinocchio when he tells an untruth – and don't pick your nose! The... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 20/05/2016
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Maisy Goes to Bed
Lucy Cousins
Celebrate twenty-five years of Maisy with this classic novelty book reissue that remains as popular today as it was 25 years ago! Lift the flaps and pull the tabs, it's time for Maisy to go to bed! First she drinks... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 02/06/2016
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Open Up, Please!
Silvia Borando, Lorenzo Clerici
Perfectly paced, and with very few words, this stylish and wickedly funny, interactive lift-the flap book with its rather tasty twist is sure to delight the very youngest of readers. I am a minibombo book: a little book buzzing with... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 02/06/2016
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Double Trouble for Anna Hibiscus!
Atinuke
Double Trouble for Anna Hibiscus is double the fun for readers! Anna's mum has just given birth to twins and Anna is going to have to share her family with her baby brothers. She immediately starts thinking of them as... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/06/2016
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Calm with the Very Hungry Caterpillar
Eric Carle
It's always worth taking time to gaze at Eric Carle's wonderful illustrations and in this pocket-sized book they are used to help children develop mindfulness. When your mind feels busy, says the text, just stop and breathe; an illustration of... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 02/06/2016
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My Dad Will Do
Martin Thomas
This child's-eye view of the father-child relationship is very touching and will strike a chord in all families. Little elephant looks up to Dad – literally – and each spread describes something Dad can do because he's bigger, whether that's... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/02/2016
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Reader ReviewedThere's an Owl in My Towel
Julia Donaldson
Julia Donaldson and Rebecca Cobb have already created the wonderful picture book Paper Dolls, and their new board books are really very special indeed. Baby's day is depicted over five spreads. It follows a normal routine – playing, having breakfast,... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 00/00/0000
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My Grandparents Love Me
Claire Freedman
Written in jaunty verse and with warm, hugely appealing illustrations this is a joyful tribute to the love between grandparents and a grandchild, and the very special times they have together. ‘I always feel wrapped up in love when I... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 19/05/2016
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The National Trust: ABC: A Walk in the Countryside
Rosalind Beardshaw
This chunky board book is both a lovely ABC and the story of an exciting Springtime walk in the country. Two little friends, a girl and a boy, set out on a day out, backpacks full and wellies on their... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 03/03/2016
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The Girl with the Parrot on Her Head
Daisy Hirst
Shortlisted for the inaugural Klaus Flugge Prize, an important new illustration prize for children's books. Inventive and witty, this is a story that is full of ideas and imagining rather than neatly tying up loose ends. Told more through the... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/01/2016
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Reader ReviewedI am Henry Finch
Alexis Deacon, Viviane Schwarz
Winner of the English Association 4-11 Picture Book Awards 2016 - Fiction 4-7 category | Winner of Little Rebels 2016 | Shortlisted for the UKLA 2016 Book Award in the 3 - 6 year old category. All finches make a... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/01/2016
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Is There a Dog in This Book?
Viviane Schwarz
Winner of the Children's Book Award 2016, Books for Younger Children category With an irresistible story that directly involves the reader, this book's clever design and bright, gestural illustrations make for a LOT of fun for cat (and dog) lovers!... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/11/2015
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Too Many Toys!
Heidi Deedman
Shortlisted for the inaugural Klaus Flugge Prize, an important new illustration prize for children's books. How many toys is too many? It's a question that's bothers Lulu. She has had her teddy Jupiter since she was a baby and loves... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 05/11/2015
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Take Away the A
Michael Escoffier
Winner of the English Association 4-11 Picture Book Awards 2016 - Non-Fiction 4-7 category What a difference a letter makes! Without the G the glove falls in love; remove the K and the monkey makes money; without the A, the... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/10/2015
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Wolfie the Bunny
Ame Dyckman
For an original, witty look at sibling rivalry, Wolfie the Bunny takes the biscuit (or carrot to accurately reflect the content). The Bunny family come home to find a bundle on their doorstep – it's a baby wolf! They... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/06/2016
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Pip and Posy: The New Friend
Axel Scheffler
A charming new title in this best-selling series from Axel Scheffler. Simple but incident-filled stories for two, three and four-year olds. A gently funny story about navigating friendship and being kind, even when every bone in your body is telling... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 05/05/2016
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Elmer and the Race
David Mckee
The ever so charming and colourful patchwork elephant Elmer returns in this gorgeously illustrated book. Nine young elephants race to become champion, with Elmer keeping an eye on them all, to ensure fair play. The full page vibrant illustrations splash... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 02/06/2016
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The Young Performing Horse
John Yeoman
Victorian London, splendidly imagined by Quentin Blake with typical wit and vitality, is the setting for this very entertaining story. When hard times hit the Priddy family the children Vicky and Bertie know just what to do: they head off... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/06/2016
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Steven Seagull Action Hero
Elys Dolan
This very funny picture book works on a number of different levels. Children will love the characters: renegade seagull cop Steve; his sidekick Mac, a goldfish in a bowl (though complete with police badge); Lola the glamorous hippo lifeguard. They'll... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/04/2016
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Charlie Cook's Favourite Book Book and CD Pack
Julia Donaldson
A special book and CD edition of the bestselling Charlie Cook's Favourite Book. There are lots of reading jokes in this book within a book, within a book: pirates and robbers settle down with their favourite stories and the Three... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Mixed media product | Released 16/06/2016
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Bear's Adventure
Benedict Blathwayt
Young children will very much enjoy Bear's adventure. It begins on a beach where Bear is enjoying a day out, gazing at the sea from a sandcastle. But the children forget to take him home, the tide rises and washes... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 19/05/2016
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Daddy Pig's Words of Wisdom

Daddy Pig is an expert on many things - looking after Peppa and George, DIY, cooking and much more. Find out his top tips and celebrate all the things that are wonderful about daddies with this perfect gift for children... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 2016-05-05
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Lili
Wen Dee Tan
Shortlisted for the inaugural Klaus Flugge Prize, an important new illustration prize for children's books. Lili is an ordinary little girl, except for her fiery hair, which makes it hard to make friends. A story of unexpected courage. Wen Dee's... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 2015-02-01
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Hector and Hummingbird
Nicholas John Frith
Shortlisted for the inaugural Klaus Flugge Prize, an important new illustration prize for children's books. Hector the bear likes a bit of peace and quiet, but his best friend Hummingbird just can't stop talking. What's to do?With its retro... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 2015-09-03
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Peppa Pig: My Daddy

Suitable for Daddy Pig's and children everywhere, this book talks about how much Peppa and George love their daddy, with all his little quirks. Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 2011-05-05
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My First Mog Books
Judith Kerr
This delightful set of miniature board books in a slipcase introduces babies and toddlers into Mog's world - everyone's favourite forgetful family pet - for the first time. The perfect gift for Mog fans old and new. Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 2016-06-02
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We're Going on a Bear Hunt
Michael Rosen
Join in the bear hunt with this fabulous activity book, based on the classic picture book by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury. Little ones will be absorbed for hours with this fun book filled with engaging activities. You might also... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/06/2016
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Big Picture Book of London
Rob Lloyd Jones
A fabulous picture book packed with fascinating details about London's most famous sights. Like a colourful trip around a Monopoly board, this trendy information book is packed with detailed illustrations and children can see how many pictures they recognise and... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/06/2016
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Mr Men Colour Your Own Mr Tickle

Pick up your colouring pens and pencils and get set to have fun with the Mr Men! In these exciting books, readers get to colour in their favourite stories Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 2013-11-07
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Mr Men Colour Your Own Mr Noisy

Pick up your colouring pens and pencils and get set to have fun with the Mr Men! In these exciting books, readers get to colour in their favourite stories Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 2013-11-07
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Mr Men Colour Your Own Mr Bump
Egmont UK Ltd
Pick up your colouring pens and pencils and get set to have fun with the Mr Men! In these exciting books, readers get to colour in their favourite stories Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 2013-11-07
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Mr Men Colour Your Own Mr Happy

Pick up your colouring pens and pencils and get set to have fun with the Mr Men! In these exciting books, readers get to colour in their favourite stories Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 2013-11-07
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Mr Men Colour Your Own Mr Funny

Pick up your colouring pens and pencils and get set to have fun with the Mr Men! In these exciting books, readers get to colour in their favourite stories Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 2013-11-07
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Last Month's Featured Books

The Great Big Book of Feelings
Mary Hoffman
Happy, Lonely, Interested, Worried, Jealous – in words and pictures this book wittily and sympathetically explores the feelings common to all and some of the reasons for them. With imaginative...
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The First Slodge
Jeanne Willis
Shortlisted for the English Picture Book Award 2016 Jeanne Willis is an expert at pinpointing human weaknesses, particularly those common in the very young, and this is a very funny...
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Busy People: Astronaut
Lucy M. George
Follow Jenny the astronaut as she and her colleague Lei launch into space! Discover the array of problems an astrophysicist encounters as Jenny attempts to fix the broken space station....
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Elmer Big Book
David Mckee
This colourful picture book is known to millions and it's subtle message - that it is Ok to be different - has made this first tale about everyone's favourite patchwork...
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The Bear and the Piano
David Litchfield
Shortlisted for the English Picture Book Award 2016 - Longlisted for the inaugural Klaus Flugge Prize, an important new illustration prize for children's books. Winner of the Illustrated category of...
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Little Blue Truck
Alice Shertle
Farmyard fun, vehicles, animal noises to make, a jolly rhyming text and a lovely message about the importance of being kind to others, this picture book has it all. Little...
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Supertato Veggies Assemble
Sue Hendra
May 2016 Book of the Month You won't find a dafter or more entertaining picture book than this new outing for Supertato, the spud with super powers! It's anarchy in the...
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Some Birds
Matt Spink
April 2016 Debut of the Month A parade of brightly coloured birds strut, fly and peck their way across the pages. Some are familiar, some fantastical, but they all look...
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The Bear Who Went Boo!
David Walliams
As all little children know, there's great fun to be had in jumping out and shouting ‘Boo!'. The little polar bear star of David Walliams's new picture book likes nothing...
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Mog and Me and Other Stories
Judith Kerr
Mog is made for board books. Judith Kerr's illustrations look particularly attractive on the square white boards, and toddlers will love these four little stories of ordinary, everyday adventures. Mog...
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Reader Reviewed There is a Tribe of Kids
Lane Smith
Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Month, May 2016 Award-winning Lane Smith's stunning illustrations create a delight of a story which imaginatively and vaguely hints at a pre-historic time and brings...
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The Bedtime Bear
Ian Whybrow
Bear is making his way to bed, but he seems to be taking a circuitous route. He goes through the jungle, on a bike, with a tiger; past the North...
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Goodnight Spaceman
Michelle Robinson
Tim Peake's voyage to the International Space Station has caught the imagination of children everywhere and this picture book is perfect for the very young. Two space mad little boys...
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Storytime: Little Hedgehog's Big Day
Heidi Howarth
Little Hedgehog is about to start school and though he knows his mum is excited about that, his tummy is full of butterflies. Starting school can be a scary prospect...
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Storytime: The Extremely Greedy Dragon
Jessica Barrah
The village of Little Chiddling is in turmoil - there's a sleeping dragon on the railway line! Young Georgie decides she'll try and wake it, after all there's a reward...
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Doodle Girl and the Monkey Mystery
Suzanne Smith, Lindsay Taylor
May 2016 Debut of the Month The creators of this stylish Picturebook take a simple idea and turn it into an appealing adventure, and one that should also encourage children...
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Reader Reviewed The Dragon and the Nibblesome Knight
Elli Woollard
New from the creators of The Giant of Jum is another warm-hearted fairy-tale adventure brimming with joy and excitement. The Dragons of Dread are a terrible bunch, who love to...
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Footpath Flowers
JonArno Lawson
Shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2016. Words would be completely superfluous to this beautiful and poignant picture book. A little girl in a red coat walks though the...
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Hiccups!
Holly Sterling
If this exuberant story doesn't have toddlers jumping for sheer joy, then it's hard to know what will! Ruby and Oscar are playing their favourite game when suddenly ‘Hic!' Oscar...
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Mr Moon Wakes Up
Jemima Sharpe
This dreamy, contemplative picture book tempts readers with images of a strange other world, and brings to mind Alice in Wonderland. Mr Moon – a cat probably, though he could...
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The First Hippo on the Moon
David Walliams
Julia Eccleshare's Book of the Month May 2016 Best-selling David Walliams and Tony Ross have teamed up for a great hippo space adventure. Sheila is a hippo with BIG ideas....
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Twirlywoos Little Library

Perfect for little hands! Meet the Twirlywoos in this beautiful Little Library, based on the characters from the hit CBeebies series.
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Above and Below
Patricia Hegarty
Children are invited to explore eight different habitats in this appealing and very attractive information book, clever split page design allows them to examine the creatures that live there both...
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A Spot of Bother
Jonathan Emmett
Poor Pig, he likes to keep himself perfectly clean so when a squashed cherry leaves a bright red spot on his side, he's distraught. His friends try to help but...
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Lift-the-Flap Questions and Answers About Space
Katie Daynes
With Tim Peake keeping our attention fixed on the International Space Station children are probably thinking more about space than ever and this attractive book is full of fascinating information....
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Lucinda Belinda Melinda McCool
Jeanne Willis
In Chicken Clicking this gifted duo created a marvellous cautionary tale for our time. Now they deliver another important lesson for today's impressionable youth. Appearance is everything to Lucinda Belinda...
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Soon
Timothy Knapman
Patrick Benson's superb illustrations bring to life this touching adventure for a baby elephant. Early one morning the little elephant Raju sets off with his mother. On their way they...
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The Tree
Neal Layton
A tree stands on a hillside in the sun. It's tall and strong, but ominously next to it a sign reads ‘land sold'. A close-up shows a nest up in...
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The Queen's Handbag
Steve Antony
How long until Steve Antony is awarded a Royal Warrant and becomes Illustrator By Appointment? The Queen is centre stage in this companion piece to The Queen's Hat and leads...
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The Puffin Book of Nursery Rhymes

Illustrated by Raymond Briggs
Beautifully illustrated by Raymond Briggs, the much-loved creator of the Snowman, this revised edition of a famous classic first won the Kate Greenaway in 1966 and is now available again...
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Wolfish Stew
Suzi Moore
Yikes but Wolfish Stew has a twist in the tale! Little Grey the rabbit has to be constantly on his guard as he skips through the woods, and must always...
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Elmer's Little Library
David Mckee
Little hands will love turning each sturdy page and meeting favourite friends from the world of Elmer the patchwork elephant.
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My Dad is Brilliant
Nick Butterworth
Nick Butterworth is best known as the creator of the Percy the Park Keeper books and his trademark warmth and humour fills every page of this lovely board book. This...
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Amazing Daddy
Rachel Bright
An unashamed celebration of the hundreds of things that make dads amazing this is a funny, tender and even poignant picture book. Little Panda lists the ways he loves his...
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Something for Daddy
Ted Dewan
With short, repetitive texts, bold, bright artwork and appealing characters, Bing offers both parent and child an enjoyable reading experience and a simple, reassuring guiding principle - that, whatever happens,...
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Reader Reviewed Charlie Cook's Favourite Book
Julia Donaldson
There are lots of reading jokes in this book within a book, within a book: pirates and robbers settle down with their favourite stories and the Three Bears discover Goldilocks...
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The Gruffalo
Julia Donaldson
“A mouse took a stroll through the deep dark wood. A fox saw the mouse and the mouse looked good.” So begins the story of how a clever little mouse...
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The Gruffalo's Child
Julia Donaldson
Former Children's Laureate Julia Donaldson followed up her best-selling The Gruffalo with a story about The Gruffalo's Child. This special anniversary edition celebrates its 10th year of entertaining the very...
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The Hueys - it Wasn't Me
Oliver Jeffers
Now this fabulously quirky group of characters is introduced to younger readers in these toddler friendly board books from the internationally bestselling, award-winning author/illustrator, Oliver Jeffers, creator of How to...
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Room on the Broom
Julia Donaldson
Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's marvellous story of the scatty witch and her animal friends deserves a place on every child's bookshelf. Julia Donaldson based the witch on herself –...
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The Snail and the Whale
Julia Donaldson
If bestsellers were decided upon by the number of prestigious awards a book had won then this one, with echoes of Edward Lear would be the blockbuster of all time. ...
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A Squash and a Squeeze
Julia Donaldson
Julia Donaldson writes...A Squash and a Squeeze started its life as a song on BBC Children's Television.The song was subsequently used on “Playdays” and included on a BBC album, sung...
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Superworm
Julia Donaldson
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 his special superpowers, he...
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What's the Opposite?
Oliver Jeffers
Award-winning Oliver Jeffers's endearingly simple Hueys are always asking interesting questions to help them find out more. This time they want to know more about opposites. Some opposites are easy....
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Augustus and His Smile
Catherine Rayner
A reissue to mark the 10th Anniversary of this absolutely delightful picture book. The opposing emotions of happiness and sadness are conveyed quite beautifully throughout Augustus's story until at last...
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Gone

It's the Twirlywoos - Great BigHoo, Toodloo, Chickedy and Chick, and Peekaboo too! Today, they're learning all about... Gone! This chunky board book helps pre-schoolers learn all about the idea...
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Twirlywoos Colouring Book

Discover the world of Bing with this colourful, fun sticker book. Packed with stickers, packed with activities, packed with fun!
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One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish
Dr. Seuss
From there to here, from here to there, funny things are everywhere in this hilarious exploration of simple concepts from the irrepressible Dr. Seuss. Creator of the wonderfully anarchic Cat...
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The Cat in the Hat
Dr. Seuss
"Both my parents were great, but my mother was the one who read us our bedtime stories - everything from Curious George to Treasure Island. One of my favourites was...
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The Princess and the Wizard
Julia Donaldson
A Picture Book for kids that love Magic. New fangled techniques can spoil a good story but here, the use of glitter on every page is nothing short...
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Green Eggs and Ham
Dr. Seuss
Hilarious and with a memorable rhyming text, this is the perfect advocate for the adage, you don't know if you like something until you've tried it. Sam won't eat green...
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Reader Reviewed The Mouse Who Reached the Sky
Petr Horacek
May 2016 Book of the Month Little Mouse has spotted something red and shiny hanging from a branch, and decides it's a marble. She can't reach it by herself so...
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Copy Cat
Ali Pye
This lively little story will make perfect sense to young children who know just what it's like to have a copycat admirer, and has some gentle messages too about sharing...
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More Featured Books

There's a Tiger in the Garden
Lizzy Stewart
Grandma's back garden turns into a jungle full of adventure in this striking picture book, Nora is bored, so her grandma suggests she play in the garden, there might, she...
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The Jungle Book
Rudyard Kipling, Laura Driscoll
Share the joy of The Jungle Book with your young book lovers in this gentle retelling of Rudyard Kipling's classic story of man-cub Mowgli and his friends Baloo and Bagheera....
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Before I Wake Up...
Britta Teckentrup
April 2016 Book of the Month A little girl's dreams take her and a friendly lion on a magical journey. Together they fly over meadows, swim deep in the sea...
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Reader Reviewed A Brave Bear
Sean Taylor
April 2016 Book of the Month The characters may be bears, but the parent/child relationship depicted in this lovely picture book will be familiar to all readers. It's hot so...
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The Hole Story
Paul Bright
April 2016 Book of the Month Holes generally get a bad press – after all they're the last thing you want to find in a sock, pair of knickers, bag,...
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Nibbles: The Book Monster
Emma Yarlett
April 2016 Debut of the Month Nibbles the monster is as impetuous and cheeky as children in their wildest dreams. On page one readers release him from a crate, then...
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Alfie Outdoors
Shirley Hughes
Standing in his pyjamas in the garden in the morning sunshine, Alfie is an unmistakeable little figure. Shirley Hughes has an extraordinary understanding of children, their world and what matters...
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Bee and Me
Alison Jay
Told entirely in pictures, this is the story of a special friendship and demonstration of all that bees do for our world. A bee strays into a dusty city and...
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Reader Reviewed Tidy
Emily Gravett
Julia Eccleshare's Debut of the Month, April 2016 Award-winning Emily Gravett's stunning picture book is a charming, witty and moral tale about the perils of making the world look too...
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Reader Reviewed Little Red
Bethan Woollvin
Of all fairy tales, the story of Little Red Hood is the one that seems to speak most directly to today's audience, and to lend itself most readily to modern...
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There's a Moose on the Loose
Lucy Feather
Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Month, April 2016 There is a lot to look for in this ebullient picture book with an excitable, fast-moving moose making its way through the...
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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...
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Mortimer's Picnic
Nick Ward
With clever comic timing this story builds to a surprise ending rather like The Gruffalo. Mortimer is planning a picnic with his best friend Oggy. It's all ready when a...
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My First Body

Packed with colourful images to help build the foundation of early learning. In this book, your little one will discover faces, legs, arms and feet. It helps your toddler learn...
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My First Farm

Packed with colourful images and clear word-labels to encourage early learning, this volume helps your toddler learn all about life on the farm, from farm animals to farm colours. Perfect...
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My First Tractor

Packed with images and clear word-labels to encourage early learning, this book helps your toddler learn all about tractors. It encourages children to build vocabulary and language skills and grasp...
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Spot Loves Bedtime
Eric Hill
A favourite with children now for generations, Spot never loses his charm. It's bedtime, but Spot can't settle down until he finds Teddy, who has gone missing. Is Teddy in...
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Maisy Goes by Plane
Lucy Cousins
Maisy makes everything fun and is the perfect friend to explain a new experience for a young child, taking away any worries or apprehension they may have. Reading Maisy Goes...
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Maisy's Sports Day
Lucy Cousins
No child need feel anxious about sports day with Maisy there to introduce it. Maisy and her friends are very excited about sports day, and no wonder, it's great fun...
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Nature's Day: Out and About
Kay Maguire
Following on from the success of Nature's Day, this beautiful activity book by the same author and illustrator shows children how to interact with their surroundings.
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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...
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Let's Play!
Herve Tullet
April 2016 Book of the Month Hervé Tullet subverts the idea of touchscreen technology with characteristic playfulness and invention in his new book. In Let's Play a spot of paint,...
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Slug Needs a Hug
Jeanne Willis
Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Month, April 2016 Best-selling Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross have created many fabulous picture books together. Here, the weedy and whiny little slug is just...
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Elmer and the Rainbow
David Mckee
A story about Elmer, everyone's favourite patchwork elephant, now available as a sturdy, paddedboard book to delight his many fans. This one is a classic story about sharing and giving....
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Albert's Tree
Jenni Desmond
Funny and very entertaining this story of a surprise friendship is set in a forest, beautifully realised by Jenni Desmond. There are gorgeous scenes of trees, earth and early spring...
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Veronica
Roger Duvoisin
Veronica the hippopotamus wants to be famous, she wants more than the muddy river that she calls home can offer, so sets out for the city in search of fame....
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Remarkable Animals
Tony Meeuwissen
A Mini Edition of Tony Meeuwissen's amazing mix-match book of 1000 extraordinary creatures with words and pictures. Beautiful illustrations make this...
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Tiny Cops and Robbers
Joel Stewart
A house full of tiny robbers is a slightly alarming thought. Only the baby and the baby's teddy can see them it seems, and they are on the rampage, taking...
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This is Not A Bedtime Story
Will Mabbitt
Clever, funny and heart-racingly exciting, this is a book to inspire and delight every little girl and boy. And one thing's for sure. Perfect for every child who ever wished...
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The World-Famous Cheese Shop Break-in
Sean Taylor
Sean Taylor's deliciously daft story of incompetent but lovable rat burglars is matched brilliantly by Hannah Shaw's witty illustrations to make this picture book adventure very entertaining indeed. Daddypops dreams...
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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:

"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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