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Books of the Month

Miss Hazeltine's Home for Shy and Fearful Cats
Alicia Potter
July 2016 Book of the Month 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... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/07/2016
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Billy Button, Telegram Boy
Sally Nicholls
July 2016 Book of the Month Meet the Buttons. Mrs Button runs a shop – the nicest thing about it, she says, is the people – Mr Button runs the post office. The story is set in the days before... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 15/07/2016
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Other Featured Books this Month

Reader ReviewedFlo of the Somme
Hilary Robinson
Winner of the 2016 Historical Association's ‘Young Quill's Award for Historical Fiction' (primary school category) | One of our Books of the Year 2015 | The stories of the many animals involved in the First World War make a great... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 27/08/2015
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Albert and Little Henry
Jez Alborough
Albert loves making up stories, and his mum and dad love listening to them. But when his baby brother Henry arrives, no-one seems to have time to listen to stories any more. With everyone fussing round Little Henry, Albert feels... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/07/2016
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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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The Hippopandamouse
Jools Bentley
July 2016 Debut of the Month Perfection is in the eye of the beholder says this funny picture book, and we should be slower to write off things judged imperfect. There's a frenzy of activity at Fuffley's Toys in advance of... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 14/07/2016
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Reader ReviewedColin and Lee, Carrot and Pea
Morag Hood
July 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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How to Lose a Lemur
Frann Preston-Gannon
A deliciously entertaining story about friendship and loyalty and why they matter. One a lemur likes you there is nothing you can do to shake it off! A young boy, befriended by a lemur, tries to shake it off by... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 14/07/2016
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Sloth Slept on
Frann Preston-Gannon
A board book edition of this delightful introduction to a very special creature! Two children find a very unusual creature in their garden. What on earth can it be? They try asking it but it is always asleep. They trying... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 14/07/2016
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The Curiositree: Natural World A Visual Compendium of Wonders from Nature
A. J. Wood, Mike Jolley
The creators of non-fiction continue to set the standard for sumptuous, beautiful books and this must surely be one of the most handsome to be published all year. Via 67 colourful wall charts it examines the different ways in which... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/07/2016
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The Great Dragon Bake off
Nicola O'Byrne
You could say that this picture book is all about being proud of who you are and recognising people's individual talents and interests. But really it's a celebration of the delights of cakes and baking, and all the better for... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 14/07/2016
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See Inside the World of Shakespeare
Rob Lloyd Jones
An illustrious and detailed look into the inventive and wonderful world of William Shakespeare. With lots of flaps, children can discover more about the world's most famous playwright and poet within this colourful book. Explore Shakespeare's London, the famous Globe... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 01/07/2016
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The Twits
Roald Dahl
Mr and Mrs Twit are possibly the vilest of all Roald Dahl's creations. They are ugly on the inside, as is evident from the cruel tricks they play on each other and the way they treat the Muggle-Wump monkeys, and... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/07/2016
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Dirty Beasts
Roald Dahl
Roald Dahl's wondercrump collection of animal rhymes featuring grisly beasts out for human blood, ranging from Gocky-Wock the crocodile to Sting-A-Ling the scorpion. With full colour illustrations by Quentin Blake this will make a wonderful addition to your 'forever keeps'... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/07/2016
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The BFG
Roald Dahl
This is a delightful, funny and exciting story, about a special friendship between two people from different worlds – a giant and a child. As the story develops it shows how trust and love develops between them. It also shows... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/07/2016
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The Tale of Kitty in Boots
Beatrix Potter
This utterly entertaining tale is filled with mistaken identities, devious villains and even an appearance from Peter Rabbit. Told with Beatrix Potter's trademark dry humour and wry observations, this brilliant tale is sure to become as popular as her original... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2016
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The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin
Beatrix Potter
Victoriana and recycling inspire cutting-edge fashion designers Preen, and they've used this to great effect to create an eye-catching new cover for The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin, in the Beatrix Potter British Fashion Designer Collection, created to mark the 150th... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/07/2016
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The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle
Beatrix Potter
Beatrix Potter's tale of the dear prickly little laundress Mrs Tiggy-winkle is a favourite of Irish designer Orla Kiely and she's designed a characteristically chic cover for this special edition, one of the Beatrix Potter British Fashion Designer Collection, created... Featured in: 5+ readers | 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/07/2016
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The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck
Beatrix Potter
This edition of The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck comes wrapped in a special bespoke cover created by the iconic British fashion designer Henry Holland of House of Holland. His introduction explains that he sees Jemima as the kind of duck... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/07/2016
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The Tale of Peter Rabbit
Beatrix Potter
Cats Brothers, the award winning knitwear/street-wear label give Peter Rabbit a decidedly cool, but very fitting new look on the cover of this edition of the favourite story, one of the Beatrix Potter British Fashion Designer Collection, created to mark... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/07/2016
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The World of Peter Rabbit - the Complete Collection of Original Tales 1-23 White Jackets
Beatrix Potter
From her first book, The Tale of Peter Rabbit, published by Frederick Warne in 1902, Beatrix Potter went on to create a series of stories based around animal characters including Mrs Tiggy-winkle, Benjamin Bunny, Jemima Puddle-duck, Mr Jeremy Fisher and... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Multiple-item retail product | Released 05/02/2015
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The Glump and the Peeble
Wendy Meddour
It can be hard to resist the temptation to classify oneself as Glump or Peeble, but just because you generally prefer to spend time alone in a cave thinking – a la Glump – doesn't mean that you can't also... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/07/2016
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The Truth According to Arthur
Tim Hopgood
Arthur has a problem with The Truth, though normally they're good friends. You see Arthur has done something he shouldn't have, and rather than come clean about it, he tries to bend, to stretch, cover up and finally just ignore... Featured in: 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 30/06/2016
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My Little Book of Tractors
Rod Green
This self-styled little book actually manages to include photos and information on a huge number of tractors, enough to satisfy the most ardent tractor fan. Starting with the steam engines that replaced horses by the 1850s, it features traction engines,... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 24/06/2016
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Olga da Polga
Michael Bond
Stunningly illustrated by award winning illustrator Catherine Rayner, this is a handsome gift edition of an enduring classic by best-selling author Michael Bond the creator of Paddington Bear. Olga da Polga's devil-may-care-charm soon gets her away from the pet shop... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/07/2016
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In Focus 101 Close Ups, Cross-Sections and Cutaways
Libby Walden
Ten illustrators place ten subjects under the microscope to uncover what lies beneath the surface... Lovereading Review to follow.... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 04/07/2016
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My First Word Book About School
Holly Bathie
Bright, colourful and very attractive to look at, this is the ideal book for any child getting ready to start school. Not only is it an excellent book to build vocabulary, with over 300 familiar words illustrated, it will also... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 01/07/2016
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Through the Looking Glass Little Folks Edition
Lewis Carroll
Little books are somehow irresistible and this one is particularly appealing, both dainty and handsome with its cloth cover, gold sprayed edges and creamy paper. A shortened version of the original story, it contains the episodes most likely to appeal... Featured in: 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 14/07/2016
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Dognapped!
David J. Robertson
A charming friendly little tale about a group of dogs who unwittingly find themselves on an adventure. Misty the border collie and assorted friends attempt to do a good deed, but are in danger of being accused of dognapping an... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 28/04/2016
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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: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 19/05/2016
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Revolting Rhymes
Roald Dahl
Roald Dahl takes on the likes of Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Goldilocks and The Three Little Pigs and brings us a brilliant collection of comic and often gory versions of popular fairy tales. Dahl's Gobblefunk is brought to life... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/07/2016
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Boa's Bad Birthday
Jeanne Willis
Best-selling picture book author/ illustrator duo capture the pitfalls of presents and the joy of them too! Boa's really looking forward to his birthday and especially to all the presents his friends will bring. But every gift turns out to... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/07/2016
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Chu's Day at the Beach
Neil Gaiman
When Chu sneezes, big things happen, as fans of Neil Gaiman and Alex Rex's charming picture books will know. A day out at the beach promises all sorts of fun, including ice cream served by a dextrous octopus, but when... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 14/07/2016
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Bears at the Beach
Emma Carlisle
Emma Carlisle captures all the happiness and excitement felt by a child on a day out at the beach, and adds some extra drama too in this charming picture book. Little Bear describes a day out at the seaside, playing... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 30/06/2016
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The Messy Book
Maudie Powell-Tuck
No-one likes tidying, but it has to be done and this original picture book puts a colourful jumbled heap of mess at the centre of a lively story. Cat seems to be responsible for the mess but refuses to... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 14/07/2016
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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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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 to them and captures it beautifully in the turn of... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/04/2016
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Mr Birdsnest and the House Next Door
Julia Donaldson, Catriona Black
Interest Age 5-8 Former Children's Laureate Julia Donaldson's story is a touching adventure told in easy to read chapters. Elmo and his sister want to move to the run down house with the overgrown garden. Instead, their parents choose to... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 15/07/2016
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Look Inside How Computers Work
Alex Frith
With flaps to lift on every page and friendly little robots providing the explanations and information, this book will help anyone understand how computers work. It shows readers how much a part of our everyday life computers are, and takes... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 01/07/2016
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The Secret Railway and the Crystal Caves
Wendy Meddour
In 3: adventure – a secret world – steam trains The follow up to The Secret Railway has arrived right on time! After their adventures in the magical kingdom of Izzambard, sister and brother Ella and Leo are desperate to... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/07/2016
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The Goblin Princess Smoky the Dragon Baby
Jenny O'Connor
The favourite theme of the child who longs for a pet is given an unusual twist in this story of adventure and working out who you are. Matty's family despair of her; for a goblin princess she's horribly tidy and... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/07/2016
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Reader ReviewedPuppy Academy: Murphy and the Great Surf Rescue
Gill Lewis
In a nutshell : daring puppy heroes Gill Lewis's little stories of the doggy students of the Puppy Academy have much to recommend them. Each story stars a different dog tasked with learning a rescue skill, but generally facing a... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/07/2016
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The Lion Storyteller Awesome Book of Stories
Bob Hartman
Internationally acclaimed storyteller Bob Hartman brings us a captivating compilation of his best-loved collections of classic stories from around the world. The stories he has chosen are ones that he hopes will encourage children to be more kind, gentle and... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 17/06/2016
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King Flashypants and the Evil Emperor
Andy Riley
In a nutshell : noble kings – evil laughs – chocolate Good versus evil is given a very funny workout in this the first book in what should become a very popular series. As kings go, Edwin is lovely, always... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 14/07/2016
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Basil the Bear Cub
Janey Louise Jones
Superfairies is a sweet new series about four little fairies, in which the emphasis is very much on kindness and helping others. In this springtime story the fairies are working together to clean their home inside the cherry blossom tree,... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 28/01/2016
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Peter Rabbit: Doodle Book
Beatrix Potter
Discover Mrs Tiggy-winkle, Benjamin Bunny, Jemima Puddle-duck, Mr Jeremy Fisher, Tom Kitten and of course mischievous Peter Rabbit amongst the pages of this delightful colouring/doodle book. Simple illustrations of Beatrix Potter's most famous creations invite aspiring artists to colour whilst... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/07/2016
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Spot the... Mouse on the Move
Sarah Khan
Bright, colourful illustrations fill each page with wonderfully detailed and busy scenes along with facts to discover. From counting exercises and simple comprehension and things to spot on each page this is a perfect boredom-buster for any long journey. ... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 24/06/2016
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Holiday Doodles
Fiona Watt
Bright, fun holiday inspired drawing fun for those who love to doodle. Nice and small in size it's the perfect travel accompaniment to keep boredom at bay this summer. Yet there are over 100 pages of holiday themed space to... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/07/2016
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My Doodle Book!
Alan MacDonald
A delightfully, disgusting doodle book that will keep Dirty Bertie fans entertained for hours. Dirty Bertie is back but this time he'll be enticing you to join in with his madcap schemes and crazy capers - well in the form... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/07/2016
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Last Month's Featured Books

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...
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Toby and the Ice Giants
Joe Lillington
Shortlisted for the inaugural Klaus Flugge Prize, an important new illustration prize for children's books. Lillington brings the creatures of the ice age to life in dramatic watercolour illustrations. The...
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Counting Lions
Virginia McKenna, Katie Cotton
Shortlisted for the inaugural Klaus Flugge Prize, an important new illustration prize for children's books. From one regal lion to ten zebras, these superb full-page black and white drawings give...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Reader Reviewed I 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...
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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...
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Henry Haynes and the Great Escape
Karen Inglis
Oh what fun! Henry races home to start his new library book, but as he starts to read he suddenly disappears into the story. You find yourself entering Henry's book...
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The Secret Pirate
Elli Woollard
June 2016 Book of the Month Lil might look like an ordinary schoolgirl, but under her jumper and vest she's a pirate! When the thoroughly rotten Stinkbeard arrives Lil flies...
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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...
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Dancer The Wild Pony
Janey Louise Jones
Superfairies is a sweet new series about four little fairies, in which the emphasis is very much on kindness and helping others. It will have lots of appeal for young...
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Violet the Velvet Rabbit
Janey Louise Jones
Superfairies, from the author of the multi-million selling Princess Poppy series, is a lovely new series about four little fairies, in which the emphasis is very much on kindness and...
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The Great Farty Slob Beast
Charlie Farley
There's monstrous fun to be had in this raucous picture book! Sisters Molly, Amy and Lola are bored; Mum's busy so sends them to Dad who warns the three, ‘bored...
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Reader Reviewed There'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...
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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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Reader Reviewed Home
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...
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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Creaturepedia Activity Book
Adrienne Barman
Informative and fun, this book is filled with facts, creatures to colour in, 100 stickers and a double gatefold poster at the rear. Following the success of the stunning
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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...
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Fairytales Gone Wrong: Get Some Rest, Sleeping Beauty!
Steve Smallman
Young children will learn the importance of rest in this hilarious story all about sleep and as result bedtime should become an easier time of the day! Get Some Rest,...
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A Hebridean Alphabet
Debi Gliori
Award-winning author and illustrator Debi Gliori obviously loves the Hebrides and shows readers just what is so special about these rugged islands in this beautiful picture book. In the guise...
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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...
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Pugly Bakes a Cake
Pamela Butchart
In a Nutshell: comedy – chaos – pug cooking! A perfect piece of comic writing for children, Pugly Bakes a Cake is certain to be a huge favourite with...
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The Secret Railway
Wendy Meddour
In three words: secret worlds - adventure – magic There are echoes of Narnia in this exciting adventure which begins with two children finding a door into another world,...
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Squishy McFluff: Seaside Rescue!
Pip Jones
A trip to the seaside for everyone's favourite invisible kitten nearly ends in disaster when poor Squishy is swept out to sea. Luckily Ava's mum is persuaded to row to...
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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...
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Where's Wally? in Outer Space
Martin Handford
Play tangle line teasers, find your way out of a space race maze, unscramble muddled up words, crack alien codes, match and spot the differences in busy picture puzzles, get...
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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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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...
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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...
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Alice Through the Looking Glass
Lewis Carroll, Tony Ross
With a suitable companion to the celebratory 150th anniversary edition of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, this title captures the humour and nonsense of the original story. It is suitable...
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Story of the Olympics
Richard Brassey
From the games of ancient Greece to the twenty-first century including Rio 16, and with individual tales of heroes and heroines, this is a lively, witty and entertaining guide for...
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Little Collectors: Animal Art Make Art from Nature
Jenny Bowers
Spring is approaching, the perfect time to get kids away from screens and outdoors, and this clever activity pack will do just that. Its attractive 24 page book is full...
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Tell Me a Picture
Quentin Blake
As the first Children's Laureate, Quentin Blake created an original exhibition in the National Gallery, London for which he chose 26 of his favourite pictures. Some were illustrations from children's...
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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...
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The BFG
Roald Dahl
This is a delightful, funny and exciting story about a special friendship between two people from different worlds – a giant and a child. As the story develops it shows...
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Findus Food and Fun Seasonal Crafts and Nature Activites
Eva-Lena Larsson, Kennart Danielsson
Sven Nordqvist's picture book characters Farmer Pettson and Findus, his irrespressible talking cat, lead lives firmly rooted in the natural world and this charming activity book is full of things...
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Findus Goes Fishing
Sven Nordqvist
Children of all ages should be introduced to Farmer Pettson and his talking cat, the irrepressible Findus. They've been favourites with readers in Europe for decades and it's great to...
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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...
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Where's Wally? Across Lands
Martin Handford
Wally is going on an amazing adventure across ancient lands. Join him (and don't forget to pack a pen or pencil) and have fun playing puzzling puzzles and amazing activities...
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The Enormous Crocodile
Roald Dahl
The Enormous Crocodile is planning what to have for his lunch. This foul fiend - the greediest croc in the whole river - wants to eat something juicy and delicious....
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Fantastic Mr Fox
Roald Dahl
Ideal as an early introduction to Roald Dahl just as a child is starting to read alone because it's a short story by comparison to some of his...
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George's Marvellous Medicine
Roald Dahl
George's grandma is a grizzly, grumpy, selfish woman with pale brown teeth and a small puckered-up mouth like a dog's bottom. Four times a day she takes a large spoonful...
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The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me
Roald Dahl
Take a giraffe with a magic neck, a pelican with a retractable beak and a very agile monkey, and what do you have? The world's finest Ladderless Window-Cleaning Company, of...
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The Magic Finger
Roald Dahl
The story of an unusual little girl who has magical powers. When someone makes her angry, she zaps a punishment on them with her magic, flashing finger!
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The Usborne Outdoor Book
Jerome Martin, Emily Bone
Inspiring ideas for discovering and exploring outdoors, whether that's a city park, a beach, deep in the woods or even in a garden. Activities for all weathers include building a...
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The National Trust: Hedgehogs, Hares and Other British Animals
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Little children love sticker books and this one is genuinely lovely and full of interesting facts and information about British animals too. There are eleven different scenes to be decorated...
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Reader Reviewed There is a Tribe of Kids
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