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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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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 into battle against him, because Lil is a pirate who'll... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 19/05/2016
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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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Reader ReviewedFlo of the Somme
Hilary Robinson
One of our Books of the Year 2015 | Shortlisted for the prestigious Young Quills Award for Historical Fiction | The stories of the many animals involved in the First World War make a great way to explain to children... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 27/08/2015
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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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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 books, others were pictures by artists such as Edward Hopper... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/06/2016
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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 of ideas on ways to have and record adventures, whether... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 02/06/2016
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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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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 children get monsters to play with!' Sure enough, a huge,... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 14/09/2015
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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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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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The National Trust: Hedgehogs, Hares and Other British Animals
Nikki Dyson
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 with stickers, and each one is a natural setting beautifully... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/06/2016
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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! Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/06/2016
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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 course! Add in their friend Billy, the Duke and Duchess... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/06/2016
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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 of thick brown medicine, but it doesn't seem to do... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/06/2016
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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 others. Filled with quirky black and white illustrations by the... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/06/2016
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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. His teeth sparkle like knives in the sun and he's... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/06/2016
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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 as you wander through the pages of this book with... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | 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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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: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Mixed media product | Released 02/06/2016
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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 for younger readers. Featured in: 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 17/06/2016
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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, Sleeping Beauty is one title from the Fairytales Gone Wrong... Featured in: 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 20/05/2016
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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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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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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 alongside him, where, with magic on the loose, Henry soon... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 12/04/2014
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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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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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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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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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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 readers the chance to get close to nature's wildest creatures. ... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 2015-10-01
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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 judges admired his draughtsmanship and found this to be an... Featured in: 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 2015-09-01
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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 young readers everywhere. As always with Richard Brassey's popular books,... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 2016-06-02
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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 see this new edition which comes with the endorsement of... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 29/02/2016
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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 the rescue. Effortlessly charming, this story, the fifth in the... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 26/05/2016
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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, not in a wardrobe, but in an abandoned workshop full... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/03/2016
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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 young readers. Pugly is a pug with great ideas and... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 14/01/2016
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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 helping others that will charm young readers. Violet is a... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 10/03/2016
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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 readers, and with short chapters and frequent and pretty colour... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 28/01/2016
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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 shelter, stargazing, marking a trail, catching crabs and listening for... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/06/2016
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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 to do and make involving plants, flowers and all that... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 06/10/2014
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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 creative by colouring in, complete a planet hop game and... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/06/2016
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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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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 Creaturepedia, Adrienne Barman returns with this companion colour and activity... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ 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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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 Story of Life A First Book About Evolution
Catherine Barr, Steve Williams
Shortlisted for the English Picture Book Award 2016 This is an exciting and dramatic story simply told in words and pictures about how life began and developed on Planet Earth,...
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Dreams of Freedom
Amnesty International
Shortlisted for the English Picture Book Award 2016 Powerful and moving, this collection of some of the most famous quotes about freedom including the words of Aung San Suu Kyi...
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A Journey Through: Space
Steve Parker
A good first introduction to space, this book provides answers to questions children often ask, such as how big is the universe and how many stars are there in...
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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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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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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 Amazing Dinosaur Detectives
Maggie Li
May 2016 Book of the Month Attractive, friendly illustrations and an interactive approach make this a fun introduction to dinosaurs. In the company of a group of ‘dinosaur detectives' readers...
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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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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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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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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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Hello World A Celebration of Languages and Curiosities
Jonathan Litton
As much an atlas as a language learning book Hello World is a clever way to stimulate children's interest in the world and the many different peoples who share it...
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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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Reader Reviewed Dotty Detective
Clara Vulliamy
May 2016 Book of the Month Dot's story is told in a unique diary format of hilarious Tweet-style observations, selfie pics (artworked by Clara), under the duvet moments back at...
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Reader Reviewed Captain Pug
Laura James
Julia Eccleshare's Book of the Month May 2016 A deliciously madcap doggy adventure for Pug, the pampered dog of the even more pampered Lady Miranda. When Lady Miranda determines...
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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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Boredom Buster
Lonely Planet Kids
Make 'are we nearly there yet?' a thing of the past with this fantastic book of games for the road from Lonely Planet Kids. Full of fun illustrations, and with...
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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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Martha the Little Mouse
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's autumn and the Autumn Queen has sent...
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My Travel Journal
Lonely Planet Kids
Never forget an adventure with this bright and bold journal from Lonely Planet Kids. Packed with writing topic suggestions, lists to complete, ideas for getting the creative juices flowing and...
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There's a Dragon in My Backpack!
Tom Nicoll
From the Psammead to the Cat in the Hat, there's a long tradition in children's books of young protagonists befriending a magical creature whose lack of knowledge of, or lack...
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What Do Grown-Ups Do All Day?
Virginie Morgand
Every day children watch parents head out of the door for the day to go to work. This eye-catching book shows them just what the grown-ups might be doing, illustrating...
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Cool Kids Cook Delicious Recipes and Fabulous Facts to Turn into a Kitchen Whizz
Jenny Chandler
The hot (cool) new cook book for 7 - 14 year old children who love food and want to understand more about where it comes from and how to create...
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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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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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Reader Reviewed Dinostars and the Planet Plundering Pirates
Ben Mantle
Perfect for space and/or dinosaur mad youngsters there's a strong Star Trek feel to this (and that's meant as a compliment!). Far from being extinct, dinosaurs have evolved it seems...
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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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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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Oh, the Places You'll Go
Dr. Seuss
The classic Dr. Seuss tale about the journey ahead of all of us as we grow up, now in a beautiful slipcased, hardback gift edition.
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Fox in Socks
Dr. Seuss
The Dr. Seuss classic about the irrepressible Fox in Socks gets a brand new look - bringing his hilarious tongue twisters and rollicking rhymes to a new generation of readers.
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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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Geronimo The Dog Who Thinks He's a Cat
Jessie Wall
Geronimo is perfectly pitched for newly independent readers with short chapters, a simple storyline and appealing illustrations. Little puppy Geronimo is always hungry, his mother is homeless and there just...
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Philomena The Cat Who Thinks She's A Dog
Jessie Wall
With its short chapters, simple storyline and appealing illustrations Philomena is just right for children ready to start reading on their own. Little kitten Philomena is leaving her old home...
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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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RSPB Wildlife in Your Garden
Mike Dilger
Discover the amazing wildlife you can find in your own garden with this fascinating guide. Find out all about garden birds, animals, plants and creepy-crawlies. Turn the pages to discover...
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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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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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Anna Liza and the Happy Practice
Eoin Colfer
Interest Age 5-8 Dotted with knock knock jokes and including an hilarious bit of involuntary roller skating, this little book will have young readers smiling. Anna Liza wants to be...
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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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Out for the Count
Anne Fine
Interest Age 5-8 Anne Fine is a very clever writer and this brilliant little story is an exploration of the resources of the human imagination and the iniquities of keeping...
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The Seaside Puppy
Holly Webb
Holly Webb writes gentle, warm-hearted adventures that young readers absolutely love and there is lots for them to enjoy in this story. Laura's summer is set to be a bit...
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Over 100 Things to Do on a Journey
Rebecca Gilpin
If the prospect of a long journey with children – whether by car, plane or train – is filling you with dread, this handy little book could be just what...
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Ultimate Factivity Collection Space

Suitable for keeping little hands busy during rainy days or holidays, this book is packed with facts and activities based on the stars, planets and galaxies. It also helps you...
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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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Shakespeare Sticker Book
Rob Lloyd Jones
This is a great, fun way to introduce William Shakespeare to younger children. With interesting bite-sized pieces of information on a variety of aspects of Shakespeare's life including the Globe...
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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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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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Dave Pigeon
Swapna Haddow
Join Dave Pigeon and his sidekick Skipper on their quest to defeat the most evil cat in town. There will be funny bits, scary bits and biscuity bits. It is...
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A Little Guide to Gardening
Jo Elworthy
A delightful and interactive and engaging take on gardening for children. Packed full of tips, activities and wonderfully simple recipes this is a beautiful gift for children - and the...
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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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Prehistoric Actual Size
Steve Jenkins
As the title makes clear, this fascinating book illustrates prehistoric creatures at actual size or, where the creature was simply too big to fit on the page, a part of...
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One Hundred Words Learn to Write Your First Letters with Little Mouse
Anna Kovecses
Learning to write is a fun process with Little Mouse. Across 56 pages, each livened by Anna Kovecses' stylishly retro illustrations, are different drawing and writing exercises designed to help...
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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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Nickelodeon PAW Patrol Happy Tin
Parragon Books
This mega-cool tin is the perfect gift for all PAW Patrol fans. Discover 3 pup-tastic books: join the gang on their latest mission, colour in cool pics of the pups,...
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