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Books of the Month

Gruffalo Crumble and Other Recipes
Julia Donaldson
Julia Eccleshare's Book of the Month September 2016 Young cooks will love first to create and then to feast on delights such as Fox's Sandwiches, Scrambled Snake and the awesome Gruffalo Cake and. The twenty four recipes are easy to... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 08/09/2016
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A Child of Books
Oliver Jeffers, Sam Winston
Julia Eccleshare's Book of the Month September 2016 Award-winning storyteller and artist Oliver Jeffers and typographic fine artist Sam Winston have created an extraordinarily adventurous and original picture book which, through words and pictures, takes children on a journey of... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2016
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Wide-Awake Hedgehog
Rosie Wellesley
September 2016 Book of the Month Isaac the hedgehog made his debut in The Very Helpful Hedgehog which was much liked at Lovereading4kids. He's back in a new adventure just right for this time of year, the pages saturated... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 08/09/2016
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Reader ReviewedGrandpa Was an Astronaut
Jonathan Meres
September 2016 Book of the Month | In a Nutshell: Grandparents | Fun | Poignant | Interest Age 5-8 Best known for his hilarious World of Norm books, Jonathan Meres has here written a very different sort of book. Grandpa... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 15/08/2016
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The Tale of Kitty in Boots
Beatrix Potter
September 2016 Book of the Month 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... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2016
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Other Featured Books this Month

Talulla Bear's Bedtime Book A Sleepytime Tale
Heather Roan Robbins
A delightful, gentle story to share with your little ones which will leave you both feeling restful, warm and cosy. This beautiful picture book has an ethereal quality and harnesses the maternal instincts within nature to suggest a safe environment... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 25/08/2016
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The Museum of Me
Emma Lewis
September 2016 Debut of the Month This quirky, unusual and inspiring book follows a little girl on a journey of discovery in a variety of museums. ‘Everyone says I'm going to love the museums,' she says, and she does, finding... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2016
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Hector and Hummingbird
Nicholas John Frith
Winner of 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 | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/09/2015
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The Lorax
Dr. Seuss
The Lorax is an hilarious story with typical zany humour and silly rhymes and repetition, that packs a punch with its ecological message without feeling heavy-handed or worthy. It is a powerful message that rings true today which both adults... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/01/2012
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The Odd Egg
Emily Gravett
Witty, stylish and surprising, The Odd Egg is a jewel of a book. All the birds have laid an egg – except for duck. How smug the chicken, the flamingo, the owl and the parrot are as they tend their... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 25/08/2016
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They All Saw a Cat
Brendan Wenzel
A stylized, colourful picture book that highlights the power of perception and will gently introduce young readers to the concept that we all see the world a little differently. It harnesses not only the visual but also touches on the effect... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 30/08/2016
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Horton Hears a Who
Dr. Seuss
In this classic and hilarious tale about friendship and respect, from the inimitable Dr. Seuss, Horton the kindly elephant has his work cut out saving the tiny Whos who live on a speck of dust - no one else believes they... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 29/03/2012
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The Seeds of Friendship
Michael Foreman
Michael Foreman's gentle story of an African boy making friends in a big city is filled with love and hope, and a sense that the power to make the world a better place is in our hands. Adam loves his... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2016
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Rapunzel
Lynn Roberts
Set in the glamorous seventies, this lively retelling is bursting with colourful period detail as Rapunzel goes from being a tower-block prisoner to a free and groovy girl. Lovereading Review to follow.. Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 11/08/2016
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Cinderella
Lynn Roberts
Cinderella moves into the era of flapper girls and the Charleston, in a new edition of this famous rags to riches tale. Lynn Roberts has crafted a humorous story straight from the art deco period that perfectly complements her brother's... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 11/08/2016
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We're in the Wrong Book!
Richard Byrne
Bella and Ben find themselves having a most remarkable adventure when they discover that they are in the wrong book! First, they bump all over the pages in a very uncomfortable way. And what kind of a book is it... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2016
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This Book is Out of Control!
Richard Byrne
Ben and Bella have a new problem trying to control the book they are in. A funny and original picture book where the book itself interferes with what happens on the page. This time Ben has a toy with a lot... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2016
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Twirlywoos Annual 2017

Join the endearing Twirlwoos as they feature in their very own annual. This bright, colourful book is full of Twirlywoo stories, activities and exercises and will encourage children to learn simple concepts through play, fun and silly humour. Visually a... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 25/08/2016
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Odd Dog Out
Rob Biddulph
Odd Dog Out has all the qualities that made Blown Away and Grrrrr! so popular with critics and readers! The pages - filled with dazzling displays of stylishly-dressed dogs on the move – are simply wonderful to look at; there's... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 25/08/2016
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Meet the Twirlywoos Book and Toy Gift Set

Meet the Twirlwoo's - Great BigHoo, Toodloo, Chickedy and Chick, and Peekaboo too! in this gorgeous, bright board book. The Twirlwoos are having fun playing ball. Perfect for young readers and small hands, they'll love discovering their favourite characters from... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Mixed media product | Released 08/09/2016
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Gawain Greytail and the Terrible Tab
Cornelia Funke
A Dyslexia Friendly Picture Book for Parent and Child There's a definite air of chivalry to this new picture book from the bestselling author of the Inkheart... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 15/09/2016
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Willy and the Cloud
Anthony Browne
A new story about Willy the chimp is always exciting. Willy is off to the park when he notices a cloud following him. No matter how hard he tries he can't escape it, and while everyone else is having fun,... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2016
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Tales for Little Children
Various Authors
There are fairy tales from all over the world gathered together in this very attractive collection some of which, such as Dick Whittington and Goldilocks and the Three Bears will be very familiar to the audience, while others such as... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2016
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The Tale of the Castle Mice
Michael Bond
This riches to rags to riches again story is utterly charming. Mr and Mrs Mice and their thirteen children live happily in a dolls' house in a grand castle; apart from having one wall missing, their house is rather grand... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2016
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Sleeping Beauty A Mid-Century Fairy Tale
Lynn Roberts
David and Lynne Roberts transfer the story of Sleeping Beauty to the 1950s in this stylish book, and put a unique spin on the story. Their Sleeping Beauty is a girl called Annabel, who lives with her two aunts. A... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 11/08/2016
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The Road Home
Katie Cotton
In tender, memorable lines of verse, and exquisite watercolour illustrations, this beautiful picture book describes the journeys of small creatures making their way through dangerous wintery landscapes to the safety and warmth of home. There's a pressing sense of urgency... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 08/09/2016
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Rabbit's Bad Habits
Julian Gough
In a nutshell: laugh out loud story of bear and rabbit in the woods | There are lots of unusual friendships in children's books, very few quite like the one described in this story, and virtually none so comic. Rabbit... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 08/09/2016
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Plenty of Love to Go Round
Emma Chichester Clark
Plum the shaggy little dog is an irresistible character, exuberant, lively and loving. But her big-heartedness is sorely tested when a new cat moves in next door. In Plum's eyes he's a show-off, clever-clogs cat, and she's jealous of all... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2016
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Oskar Loves...
Britta Teckentrup
Bestselling children's author and illustrator Britta Teckentrup is back with Oskar, an engaging new character who loves everything! Lovereading Review to follow.. Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2016
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Molly Maybe and the Monster Mission
Kristina Stephenson
There's an amazing monster world right underneath Molly Maybe's treehouse and she can get there via her magical machine, the Mundervator. When holes start appearing on her neighbour's lawn, Molly suspects that monsters might be at the bottom of them.... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 25/08/2016
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Molly Maybe and the Ghost Train
Kristina Stephenson
Molly Maybe is a great picture book character! A resident of the village of Smallsbury she's got a monster world under her treehouse, and an amazing machine – the Mundervator – to take her there. In this adventure Molly and... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 25/08/2016
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Alfie and His Very Best Friend
Shirley Hughes
This is a book about being friends, told in the inimitable combination of words and pictures that have made Shirley Hughes's stories so important a part of childhood for so many. Alfie's best friend is boisterous, rowdy Bernard. In the... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2016
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Reader ReviewedThe Cat and the King
Nick Sharratt
September 2016 Debut of the Month | In a nutshell: living like a king in a bungalow | Nick Sharratt's picture books are instantly recognisable to every child and parent in the country, and much loved; this new book, astonishingly the... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2016
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Motor Miles
John Burningham
There's a perfect simplicity to this book, the work of a picture book genius. Miles is a difficult dog, won't come when called, doesn't like walks or other dogs, barks too much. The only thing he does like, in fact,... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2016
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Boing Boing
Alexander Mccall Smith
A Dyslexia Friendly Picture Book for Parent and Child The story of a little girl who literally has a spring in her step (in her knees to be precise)... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 15/08/2016
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Reader ReviewedIsadora Moon Has a Birthday
Harriet Muncaster
Adorable, friendly Vampire Fairy Isadora Moon returns and this time it's her birthday! Isadora loves human birthday parties and is excited now to be having her very own. But her parents are organizing it and as her mum is a... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2016
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Reader ReviewedIsadora Moon Goes to the Ballet
Harriet Muncaster
Adorable, friendly Vampire Fairy Isadora Moon returns and this time she and Pink Rabbit are on a school trip to the ballet. Isadora adores the ballet, especially when she's wearing her black tutu and can't wait to see a real... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2016
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Reader ReviewedIsadora Moon Goes Camping
Harriet Muncaster
Adorable, friendly Vampire Fairy Isadora Moon returns and this time she and Pink Rabbit are on a school trip to the ballet. Isadora adores the ballet, especially when she's wearing her black tutu and can't wait to see a real... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2016
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Oh, the Places You'll Go
Dr. Seuss
In this classic Seussian tale, the good doctor primes his readers against all the little mishaps and misadventures that can befall even the best of us - from bang-ups and hang-ups to lurches and slumps - encouraging us to take... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/03/2011
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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 paperback version of Dr Seuss's classic tale. With hilarious rhymes and distinctive, original illustrations, this classic seasonal story has become a favourite for good reason and teaches... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 28/10/2010
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Alfie's Christmas
Shirley Hughes
The Good Book Guide Review. A special Christmas story is perfect to share every year and Alfie's Christmas sees Alfie and Annie Rose preparing from the big day, choosing secret presents and waking up too early. (Ages 2–5) ~ Fiona... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2016
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Shark in the Park on a Windy Day!
Nick Sharratt
Shortlisted for the Bookbug Picture Book Prize 2016 Peep through the die-cut hole in the pages of the book to find out who's there. A third book in the bestselling Shark in the Park series - it's fin-tastic fun! Commenting... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 27/08/2015
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Zog and the Flying Doctors
Julia Donaldson
Zog the wonderfully clumsy dragon returns in this delightful sequel by bestselling author/illustrator duo Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Princess Pearl and Sir Gadabout are Flying Doctors and with the help of their trusty 'air ambulance', Zog the dragon fly... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 08/09/2016
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Wings!
Paul Stewart
An inspiring picture book that celebrates friendship and encourages children to recognise their own unique skills. Featured in: | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 05/08/2016
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Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World
Kate Pankhurst
It's impossible not to be inspired by this picture book and the great women featured in it: their stories are told across bright spreads, which are enticing to look at, and packed with information all presented in a way that... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 08/09/2016
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Princess Smartypants and the Missing Princes
Babette Cole
After bringing girl power to picture books over 30 years ago, feisty Princess Smartypants returns to a new audience in the first of three highly illustrated chapter books. Lovereading Review to follow.. Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 08/09/2016
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George Pearce and His Huge Massive Ears
Felix Massie
George Pearce has unusually large ears – in fact they're massive! It's not the size of his ears that causes him problems though, but what he uses them for. Because George listens - to everyone - and then tries to... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/08/2016
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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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A Twist of Tales
Julia Donaldson
Interest Age 5-8 No-one knows better than Julia Donaldson how to tell a story for young readers. There are three fairy tales in this appealing collection, each told simply but with a bounce and narrative brio that will keep the... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 15/09/2016
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A Walk on the Wild Side
Louis Thomas
This animal guide book takes an unusual approach: it is presented in the form of a scrapbook completed by the author Louis Thomas as he travelled the world studying wildlife, and he and his friend Joe appear on lots of... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 08/09/2016
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Reader ReviewedThe Magic Looking Glass
Tom Percival
Hansel and Gretel, The Three Bears, Jack the Giant Killer and many more favourite characters are all jumbled together in this roller coaster adventure stuffed full of goodies and baddies. The Story Tree in Tale Town can only be trimmed... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 08/09/2016
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Day of the Dinosaurs
Steve Brusatte
Visually alive, original and information rich, this handsome book will fascinate budding young palaeontologists. It speaks directly to the reader, placing them in the heart of the action, ‘As you travel through the Triassic landscape you notice it's dry and... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2016
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Sophie's Squeaky Surprise
Holly Webb
With delightful illustrations throughout, this is a lovely tale about a young girl coping with change and discovering that friends can be found in the most unlikely of places. Sophie has just moved to Paris and although it's a beautiful... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/08/2016
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Reader ReviewedIsadora Moon Goes to School
Harriet Muncaster
Isadora Moon is an adorable, friendly Vampire Fairy trying to find her way and this is a lovely start to what promises to be a delightful series. Beautifully presented throughout with pink and black illustrations that alongside the text and... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2016
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Nadiya's Bake Me a Story
Nadiya Hussain
With the nation – young and old alike – once again glued to Bake Off, the timing of this is perfect. We all regard last year's winner Nadiya Hussain as a personal friend, and the chance to share some of... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 08/09/2016
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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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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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Come to School Too, Blue Kangaroo!
Emma Chichester Clark
Best-selling Emma Chichester Clark has created a perfect story for all children about to start a new school. Lily is nervous about starting a new school but luckily she has...
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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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The Great AAA-OOO
Jonny Lambert
With the action taking place in deepest, darkest night, this is a perfect bedtime book. Something in the forest is making a horrible noise and disturbing the animals. Owl, Bear,...
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Paws McDraw Fastest Doodler in the West
Connah Brecon
Paws is the fastest draw in town and his weapon of choice? A pencil of course! When the inhabitants of Bunny Hill are in trouble they always turn to Paws...
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There's No Such Thing as a Snappenpoop
Jeanne Willis
The inimitable Jeanne Willis turns her attention to sibling rivalry in this witty and original picture book. Little Brother wants to play but Big Brother is determined to keep the...
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Storytime: Hello Mr Moon
Lorna Gutierrez
Hello, Mr Moon is a magical story written in rhyme, featuring a cast of adorable nocturnal animals that will help young children understand why the moon they see in the...
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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...
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Hugless Douglas and the Great Cake Bake
David Melling
Hugless Douglas is back again and this time there is a cake bake of huggable proportions. Douglas wakes one morning to find sticky footprints running across his bed yet is...
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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...
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The Snake Who Came To Stay
Julia Donaldson
Interest Age 5-8 When Polly sets up an animal home for pets, she doesn't anticipate quite how many problems she may face! But then, she doesn't know she is going...
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The Day the Crayons Came Home
Drew Daywalt
Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award and August 2016 Book of the Month Those obstreperous crayons, colourful stars of The Day the Crayons Quit, are back – or at least,...
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100 Most Feared Creatures
Anna Claybourne
August 2016 Book of the Month This book is definitely not for those of a nervous disposition! It features hundreds of different creatures from big cats and bears to the...
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Oi Dog!
Kes Gray, Claire Gray
Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Month August 2016 All fans of rhymes will love the witty and simple words in Oi Dog!. The rule says Dogs sit on Frogs but...
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Fairytales Gone Wrong: You're Not Ugly Duckling
Steve Smallman
This reworked version of the Hans Christian Andersen classic is a great way to talk with children about bullying and other important subjects too, such as why you shouldn't judge...
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15 Things Not to Do with a Granny
Margaret McAllister
This could quite possibly be the loveliest, happiest book about families published all year! It's full of invaluable advice for grandchildren on how to make sure every granny is a...
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First Book About the Orchestra
Sam Taplin
This little book is just the thing to show young children what an orchestra really is and how it works. From an opening page showing a group of musicians tuning...
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The Great Big Body Book
Mary Hoffman
This author and illustrator team are superb at informing children about really important things clearly and sensitively, without ever talking down to their audience. They've already looked at families, feelings...
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How the Elephant Got His Trunk
Anna Milbourne
This retelling of Kipling's Just So story is thoroughly appealing and effective. It's bright and attractive to look at – John Joven's illustrations give a real sense of the African...
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Listen and Learn First Chinese Words
Sam Taplin, Mairi Mackinnon
As much a game as a teaching tool, Usborne's Listen and Learn books are an ingenious and entertaining way for children to start learning a language. Here children can choose...
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The Usborne Chess Book
Lucy Bowman
For those brand new to the game of chess this useful book will provide all the information needed to get them playing. For those who've already started playing chess it...
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Where the Bugaboo Lives
Sean Taylor
Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Month, August 2015 Brilliantly conceived, this hugely attractive picture book is also a sophisticated ‘chose your own adventure'. Floyd wants to go exploring down the...
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Reader Reviewed The Genie's Curse
Tom Percival
Spells and enchantments of all kinds are flying around in the latest instalment of Tom Percival's sparky series Little Legends, which cleverly creates new adventures for favourite fairy-tale characters. Rapunzel...
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How Much Does a Ladybird Weigh?
Alison Limentani
Alison Limentani's extraordinary picture book introduces children to a fascinating world of wildlife, weight, numbers, and comparisons in the most original way. Find out how much a ladybird weighs and...
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The Great Grammar Book
Kate Petty
Grammar and the teaching of it is exercising all sorts of people in all sorts of ways at the moment but never can it have been made so accessible, so...
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The Terrific Times Tables Book
Kate Petty
Times tables have never been as fun as they are in this brilliantly colourful, inventive and appealing book, as much picture story book as teaching device. Each page features pop...
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Storytime: Sleep, Little Pup
Jo Parry
With its delicate, soft-hued artwork and a gently rhyming text that asks to be whispered, this is the perfect book for calming little pups down at the end of the...
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Wilderness An Interactive Atlas of Animals
Hannah Pang
The wonderful world of animals is explored across seven different habitats in this eye-catching book. Each page is beautifully illustrated in full colour and features a range of animals, birds,...
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The Dear Zoo Drawing and Colouring Book
Rod Campbell
Packed full of simple activities that are perfectly pitched for preschoolers and based on Rod Campbell's preschool classic Dear Zoo: can you draw bananas for the naughty monkey, or give...
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The Beatrix Potter Colouring Book

A beautiful colouring book filled with all your favourite characters from the enchanting world of Beatrix Potter. With beautiful pages to colour, this charming colouring book is the perfect gift...
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Pugly Solves a Crime
Pamela Butchart
Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Month August 2016 Lovable Pugly, a pug with a great character, is back for a hilarious new adventure. This time she is all set to...
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Green Lizards vs Red Rectangles
Steve Antony
Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award A brave and thought-provoking picture book about war and peace from the hottest new talent around.
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The Lion Inside
Rachel Bright
Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award Fans of The Gruffalo and Giraffes Can't Dance will love this feelgood rhyming story portraying a positive message about overcoming your fears.
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Zim Zam Zoom Zappy Poems to Read Out Loud
James Carter
Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award 16 poems to read out loud - perfect for sharing at home or at school
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A Hungry Lion or a Dwindling Assortment of Animals
Lucy Ruth Cummins
Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award With sharp wit, adorable illustrations, and hysterical twists galore, this debut picture book asks - what do you think happened to the hungry...
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Dog on a Train
Kate Prendergast
Longlisted for the inaugural Klaus Flugge prize 2016 Kate Prendergast's wordless picture book is a touching, beautifully told story of love and loyalty. A boy tears down the stairs and...
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More Featured Books

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...
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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...
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Reader Reviewed Flo 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...
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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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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...
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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...
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Reader Reviewed Colin 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...
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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,...
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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...
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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?...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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....
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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...
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Reader Reviewed Puppy 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...
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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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....
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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 –...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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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...
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Reader Reviewed 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...
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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...
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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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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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