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Pizza for Pirates
Pizza for Pirates
Adam Guillain, Charlotte Guillain
April 2015 Book of the Month  From the team who created the Roald Dahl Funny Prize shortlisted Spaghetti with the Yeti comes a brand new picturebook, and it’s another tasty treat! This time young George has a wonderful plan to...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2015
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You Can't Take an Elephant on the Bus
Reader Reviewed You Can't Take an Elephant on the Bus
Patricia Cleveland-Peck
April 2015 Book of the Month - Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Month  There’s lots of laughs here! An elephant on a bus, a whale on a bike, a hippo in a hot air balloon – none of these is...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 09/04/2015
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The Something
The Something
Rebecca Cobb
April 2015 Book of the Month - Longlisted for the 2015 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal  Award-winning illustrator Rebecca Cobb creates a number of different imaginary worlds in this delightfully fanciful story about a hole in the ground. The little girl...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 26/03/2015
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Monsters Love Underpants
Monsters Love Underpants
Claire Freedman
April 2015 Book of the Month  Best-selling underpants are back! It all began with Aliens who love underpants. Then the Dinosaurs and Pirates showed that they do too. And now it turns out that even though the Monsters come from...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 23/04/2015
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Where's the Elephant?
Where's the Elephant?
Barroux
Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Month 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 and Parrot all love...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 16/04/2015
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Follow That Car
Follow That Car
Lucy Feather
Hey you, Mouse needs help! He has to catch the gorilla in the bright yellow car, let’s go! On Mouse’s instructions, readers follow the path taken by Gorilla, through brightly coloured, super-busy spreads. There he goes, through the town, round...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 02/04/2015
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Smelly Louie
Smelly Louie
Catherine Rayner
Shortlisted for the 2015 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal  Louie the dog has just had a bath - and he is NOT happy about it. He smells all wrong. Determined to get his Special Smell back, he goes on a hunt for...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 31/07/2014
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Storytime: When I Grow Up...
Storytime: When I Grow Up...
Gill McClean
A really fun story about growing up to share with your young child.  Children will begin to think what they might want to be when they grow up as they join Fergus, the little pup, as he asks lots of...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/04/2015
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Gigantosaurus
Gigantosaurus
Jonny Duddle
Bonehead offers to become the look-out for the terrifying Gigantosaurus that is roaming near their home, but then he cries wolf to his friends once too often he finds his friends take no notice and he finds himself in lots...
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Format: Board book - Released: 01/04/2015
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The Adventures of Mr Toad
The Adventures of Mr Toad
Tom Moorhouse
Everyone loves the ebullient and outrageous Mr Toad, one of the heroes of Kenneth Grahame’s classic The Wind in the Willows. Tom Moorhouse brings him to life in this modern retelling which captures all the drama of Mr Toad’s famous...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2015
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The Way to the Zoo
The Way to the Zoo
John Burningham
Award-winning John Burningham tells a touching story of a little girl and the special friends she makes in the night time.  When Sylvie finds a door in her bedroom she discovers a secret passage to her very own zoo full...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2015
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Rex
Rex
Simon James
Award winning Simon James is heart-warming in this story about the importance of dads! The terrifying tyrannosaurus rex is feared by all the creatures. He is very big, very fierce and has a very, very load ROAR. The only creature...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2015
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Miss Hazeltine's Home for Shy and Fearful Cats
Miss Hazeltine's Home for Shy and Fearful Cats
Alicia Potter
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 and fearful cats, and works with...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 07/05/2015
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Jolley-Rodgers Cave of Doom
Reader Reviewed Jolley-Rodgers Cave of Doom
Jonny Duddle
Ahoy there! Jim Lad and the Pirates Next Door return, in fully illustrated younger fiction stories.
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/04/2015
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Tim's Friend Towser
Tim's Friend Towser
Edward Ardizzone
Tim and Ginger are cabin boys on the S.S. Royal Fusilier when they find a puppy hiding in one of the lifeboats. They decide to hide it away, because they know Captain Piper doesn’t like dogs. Somehow keeping secrets from...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 05/03/2015
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Tim to the Rescue
Tim to the Rescue
Edward Ardizzone
Little Tim is delighted when Captain McFee offers him the chance to go to sea. Promising his parents he won’t neglect his school books, Tim sets off for another adventure. Ardizzone’s words and illustrations – some colour, some black-and-white –...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 05/03/2015
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The Three Little Pigs
The Three Little Pigs
Ed Bryan
Ed Bryan’s bright, lively illustration style is perfect suited to this favourite fairy tale, also produced by Nosy Crow as a prize-winning app.  The three little pigs have never looked more dapper than here, and little pig number...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 22/01/2015
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Storytime: What's the Time, Wilfred Wolf?
Storytime: What's the Time, Wilfred Wolf?
Jessica Barrah
It's party time soon but poor Wilfred can't tell the time and worries he's going to miss the party but with the help and support of his friends can he tell the time and get to the party on time?...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/04/2015
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Sir John the (Mostly) Brave
Reader Reviewed Sir John the (Mostly) Brave
Johnny Smith
What’s in a name, asks this new series of madcap adventures for young readers.  John Smith is fed up with being teased for having the most boring name in the world, until his granddad lets him into an amazing secret:...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2015
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One Thousand Things
One Thousand Things
Anna Kovecses
This new publishing imprint is leading the renaissance in non-fiction for children. Stylish illustrations combined with clever design and an innovative approach to subjects make for very desirable, appealing books. One Thousand Things is a visual encyclopedia for very young...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 05/03/2015
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My Pet Book
My Pet Book
Bob Staake
The hero of this story – which is dedicated to every child who loves a special book – wants a pet, but it’s got to be one that’s easy, not like puppy dogs or kittens, which simply make him sneezy....
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2015
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Little Tim and the Brave Sea Captain
Little Tim and the Brave Sea Captain
Edward Ardizzone
First published in 1936, this must be one of the most beautiful picturebooks ever produced. Little Tim lives in a house by the sea but wants to be sailor, so he stows away on a steamer. Discovered, he’s put to...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 05/03/2015
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The Great Big Book of Families
The Great Big Book of Families
Mary Hoffman
A celebration of families and the very many different things they do and the very many different ways they do them. Some families are big, some families are small; some parents work, some parents don’t. Holidays, hobbies, school, clothes and...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/03/2015
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Cinderella
Cinderella
Ed Bryan
No matter how many times it is told, or how many twists it is given, Cinderella remains one of the best and most satisfying stories ever. Ed Bryan does it full justice in this lovely version (also produced by
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Format: Paperback - Released: 22/01/2015
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Cap'n John the (Slightly) Fierce
Reader Reviewed Cap'n John the (Slightly) Fierce
Johnny Smith
What’s in a name, asks this new series of madcap adventures for young readers.  John Smith is fed up with being teased for having the most boring name in the world, until his granddad lets him into an amazing secret:...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2015
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Thomas the Tank Engine 70th Anniversary Slipcase
Thomas the Tank Engine 70th Anniversary Slipcase
Rev W. Awdry
In this 70th anniversary year, Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends remain as popular as ever, loved by millions all over the world. Now rediscover the classic stories about the world's best-loved tank engine with stunning new gift edition...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 02/04/2015
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Shh! We Have a Plan
Reader Reviewed Shh! We Have a Plan
Chris Haughton
Longlisted for the 2015 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal - Shortlisted for the Little Rebels Book Award 2015 Awarding-winning Chris Haughton tells a big story in stunning illustrations in his near-wordless picture book. The huntsmen are determined to capture the bird. Armed with...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2015
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The Promise
The Promise
Nicola Davies
Shortlisted for the 2015 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal - Shortlisted for The Little Rebels Children's Book Award 2014.  The Promise is a story with a strong green message - about the power we have to transform our world - and features breathtaking...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 04/09/2014
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Lewis Carroll
A lovely hardback edition to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of this world famous children's classic. A book that’s chock full of great conversations between Alice and some extraordinary animals, ranging from the pipe-smoking caterpillar and the Mad Hatter, to the March...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 02/04/2015
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Lewis Carroll
Winner of the 1999 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal   A wonderful 150th-anniversary edition of Lewis Carroll's timeless classic, illustrated by Helen Oxenbury in this beautiful award-winning interpretation. Full of the most wondrous wit and humour, wonderful magic and believable nonsense,...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 04/12/2014
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Mr Mistoffelees The Conjuring Cat
Mr Mistoffelees The Conjuring Cat
T. S. Eliot
Was there ever A cat so clever? As magical Mr. Mistoffelees! Following Arthur Robins' critically acclaimed picture book of Macavity he turns his attentions to the magical Mr. Mistoffelees with delightfully hilarious results. Perfect for ages 3+, children (and parents)...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 09/04/2015
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Grandma's House
Grandma's House
Alice Melvin
Often, after school, Sally goes to her grandmother's house where everything is different, but always the same. She puts her coat on the hook in the hall, pours a glass of milk for herself in the kitchen and tries to...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 02/04/2015
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Chicken Mission: The Curse of Fogsham Farm
Chicken Mission: The Curse of Fogsham Farm

'Chickens: we've got a vampire problem.' In the lonely village of Fogsham, vampire mink Stella von Fangula, has risen from the grave. Her aim: to suck the blood of chickens in a bid for eternal life. In an attempt to stop...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2015
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My Little Sister Doris
My Little Sister Doris
Liz Pichon
Little Croc wants a pet. But his mum and dad have other news - they are expecting a baby. And when Baby Doris arrives, Little Croc decides she is the most annoying little sister ever - she wakes him up...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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Hermelin The Detective Mouse
Hermelin The Detective Mouse
Mini Grey
Shortlisted for the 2015 UKLA Book Awards 3-6 years Hermelin is a noticer. He is also a finder. The occupants of Offley Street are delighted when their missing items are found, but not so happy to learn that their brilliant...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 26/02/2015
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The Unlikely Outlaws
Reader Reviewed The Unlikely Outlaws
Philip Ardagh
Reading Age 6-9 Interest Age 7-10  There are actually four stories for the price of one in this chunky little book. It brings together three of Philip Ardagh’s jolly adventures of the Green Men of Gressingham. The Green Men (brown...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/03/2015
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The Rats of Meadowsweet Farm
The Rats of Meadowsweet Farm
Dick King-smith
Interest Age 5-8  Reading Age 6+ The rats of Meadowsweet Farm are a pretty ugly lot, but their leader, the King Rat, is gruesome.  He’s as big as a small dog and twice as vicious. The farmer is revolting in a...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 15/03/2015
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The Monster from the Blue Planet
The Monster from the Blue Planet
Cornelia Funke
Interest Age 5-8  Reading Age 6+   Zaleb lives on the planet Balbaz. She’s fascinated with stories of the little blue planet called Earth and the monsters that live there and goes there to find herself a pet. Izzy, the little...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 15/03/2015
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Monster Busters
Monster Busters
Cornelia Funke
Interest Age 5-8  Reading Age 6+  Rosa and her friend Ivan have three monster escapades in this short but satisfying little collection. There’s an encounter with a real life monster in a ghost train for Rosa – Ivan comes to...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 15/03/2015
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The Big Fib
The Big Fib
Ros Asquith
Interest Age 5-8  Reading Age 6+ When is a fib not a fib, asks Ros Asquith in this wise and funny little story for Barrington Stoke’s Little Gems series. Robbie is six, and still learning how the world of grown-ups works....
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Format: Paperback - Released: 15/03/2015
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Tim All Alone
Tim All Alone
Edward Ardizzone
Tim returns from a long sea voyage to find that his home is boarded up, a ‘To Let’ sign in the window, and his parents gone. He cries a little, but resourceful as ever, sets off to find them. Knowing...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 05/03/2015
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Malala a Brave Girl from Pakistan / Iqbal a Brave Boy from Pakistan
Malala a Brave Girl from Pakistan / Iqbal a Brave Boy from Pakistan
Jeanette Winter
Meet two brave young heroes of Pakistan, Malala and Iqbal, each unafraid to speak out, each a victim of unspeakable violence, each an inspiration to the world as they stood up for the right to freedom and education.  This non-fiction...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 23/04/2015
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The Great Big Green Book
The Great Big Green Book
Mary Hoffman
This is the third in the excellent Great Big Books series, following on from The Great Big Book of Families and The Great Big Book of Feelings, and can there be a more important issue for young people...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 01/03/2015
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Creative Craft with Kids 15 Fun Projects to Make from Fabric and Paper
Creative Craft with Kids 15 Fun Projects to Make from Fabric and Paper
Jane Foster
Jane Foster runs Jane Foster Designs – her prints, cushions, mugs and soft toys, with their gorgeous retro 1970s’ designs, are easy to spot and super stylish. There are fifteen different projects to make with or for children in this...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 08/01/2015
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Creaturepedia
Creaturepedia
Adrienne Barman
March 2015 Book of the Month - Chosen as one of the Top Ten Best New Books for Children 2015 by Andrea Reece  Beautifully illustrated, this is an original and entertaining introduction to the curious facts about 600 iconic and...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 05/03/2015
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Robot Rumpus
Robot Rumpus
Sean Taylor
Winner of the Scottish Book Awards 2015, 3-7 age category  A brilliant bedtime romp! When Mum and Dad hand over the babysitting to a bunch of robots they have no idea just how much chaos will follow. All starts well...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 04/09/2014
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What the Jackdaw Saw
What the Jackdaw Saw
Julia Donaldson
Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Month - May 2015  The jackdaw wants all his friends to come to his party, but when he calls out his invitation the animals just touch their heads. Why won't they answer? And what do...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 07/05/2015
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The Queen's Orang-Utan
The Queen's Orang-Utan
David Walliams
It is now virtually impossible to review David Walliams’ and Tony Ross’ picturebook collaborations because, quite frankly, the superlatives are all used up. The Queen’s Orang-Utan mashes together (not...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 26/02/2015
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The Three Little Pigs
The Three Little Pigs
Ed Bryan
Ed Bryan’s bright, lively illustration style is perfect suited to this favourite fairy tale, also produced by Nosy Crow as a prize-winning app.  The three little pigs have never looked more dapper than here, and little pig number...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 22/01/2015
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The Sheep in Wolf's Clothing
The Sheep in Wolf's Clothing
Bob Hartman
Bored with life as a sheep – and especially bored with the food on offer -  Little Sheep makes a bold but very, very foolish decision that being a wolf would be more fun. But, when she is invited home...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 28/02/2015
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Hogs Hate Hugs!
Hogs Hate Hugs!
Tiziana Bendall-Brunello
Can Little Hog avoid all the hugs that everyone wants to give him? And does he really want to?? As the smallest and most huggable creature in the forest, Little Hog gets Big Hugs, Slow Hugs, Hopping-Quick Hugs and sometimes,...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 28/02/2015
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Nature's Day
Nature's Day
Kay Maguire
The magic of the four seasons and their transforming effect on different outdoor spaces is stunningly brought to life in this beautiful book. Spring brings an awakening world – in the woods trees blossom, in the country fields can be...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 05/03/2015
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1001 Bugs to Spot Sticker Book
1001 Bugs to Spot Sticker Book
Emma Helbrough
A bright and busy bug-filled interactive sticker book with interesting scenes such as grassy meadow or jungle to fill with the bugs that live in that environment.  With lots of fun things to spot, count and match there is hours...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/03/2015
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A Walk in Paris
A Walk in Paris
Salvatore Rubbino
Illustrator Salvatore Rubbino brings Paris alive in this brilliant sequel to A Walk in New York and A Walk in London. A young girl and her grandfather set out to explore Paris. There is so much to look...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/03/2015
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Princess Mirror-Belle and the Dragon Pox
Princess Mirror-Belle and the Dragon Pox
Julia Donaldson
Best-selling Julia Donaldson has created a new story for the popular Princess Mirror-Belle in this gorgeously glittery book. Ellen is covered in spots. She has chicken pox and is very itchy! She’s just about to scratch the nasty tickly spot...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 26/02/2015
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My First London Sticker Book
My First London Sticker Book
Marion Billet
Complete with a carry handle and postcards to send, this sticker activity book is the ideal companion on a first London adventure, or for any child to enjoy the excitement of the big city through imaginative play. Packed with activities...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 15/01/2015
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Gruffalo Explorers: the Gruffalo Spring Nature Trail
Gruffalo Explorers: the Gruffalo Spring Nature Trail
Julia Donaldson
The Gruffalo leads young readers deep into the woods so that they can explore nature. There are so many things to spot! There are signs of spring in the grass and everything else that is green, in the new families...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 29/01/2015
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Wigglesbottom Primary: The Toilet Ghost
Reader Reviewed Wigglesbottom Primary: The Toilet Ghost
Pamela Butchart
Welcome to Wigglesbottom Primary and the first book in what should become a very popular series for new readers.  There are three stories here, each one describing the kind of event that all primary school children will be familiar with,...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 04/03/2015
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Storytime: What's in Your Pocket
Storytime: What's in Your Pocket
Ruth Symons
Josh the baby kangaroo loves snuggling down in sleep in his mother’s pouch. One day she says he is too big for the pouch and something else very precious that he will love as soon as he sees is in...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 16/03/2015
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Storytime: The Lion Who Lost His Roar but Learnt to Draw
Storytime: The Lion Who Lost His Roar but Learnt to Draw
Paula Knight
A noisy young lion makes so much noise that all the animals in the jungle are deafened! And no one knows how to make him be quieter! But one day Lionel wakes up and he can’t make any sound at...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 16/03/2015
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1000 Things to Eat
1000 Things to Eat
Hannah Wood
There really are 1000 different foods in this book, attractively illustrated and laid out in colourful pages, inviting children to pore over them to spot foods they know, and those they don’t. It’s all here, from raw ingredients to cooked...
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Format: Board book - Released: 01/03/2015
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Woozy the Wizard: A Broom to Go Zoom
Reader Reviewed Woozy the Wizard: A Broom to Go Zoom
Elli Woollard
Told in fun, jaunty rhyme and accompanied by bright and cheerful illustrations reminiscent of Meg and Mog, children will fall in love with the accident prone wizard and his stoic pink sidekick. Perfect for emerging readers starting to read for...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/03/2015
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Hoot Owl, Master of Disguise
Reader Reviewed Hoot Owl, Master of Disguise
Sean Taylor
March 15 Book of the Month  Hoot Owl flies through the midnight air quick as a shooting star, wingtip pointing like some kind of avian superhero. When he spots a tasty rabbit he prepares to gobble it up by slipping...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 05/03/2015
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Frida and Bear
Reader Reviewed Frida and Bear
Anthony Browne, Hanne Bartholin
In his time as Children’s Laureate, Anthony Browne introduced the Shape Game. Invented when he was child and played it with his brother, the Shape Game is a feast of imagination  as one person draws a shape and another turns...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 05/03/2015
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: the Little Folks' Edition
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: the Little Folks' Edition
Lewis Carroll
The attractive small-sized format of this Little Folks Edition makes it a perfect gift for young readers. It includes 32 colour illustrations by Sir John Tenniel which bring Carroll’s...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 26/02/2015
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My Mum Says the Silliest Things
My Mum Says the Silliest Things
Katrina Germein
Is there a mum anywhere who hasn’t said that watching too much television gives you square eyes? That beds don’t make themselves? That fish makes you smart? I doubt it. Looked at from a child’s perspective and you suddenly see...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/02/2015
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Could an Octopus Climb a Sky Scraper?
Could an Octopus Climb a Sky Scraper?
Camilla De la Bedoyere
Could An Octopus Climb A Skyscraper will be sure to keep young readers entertained whilst also helping them to understand and retain animal facts. A fun and engaging introduction into the life of an Octopus. Following on from the popular What...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 16/03/2015
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Could A Penguin Ride a Bike?
Could A Penguin Ride a Bike?
Camilla De la Bedoyere
An attractive picture book which is also a highly informative information book. It includes lots of fun questions about what a penguin might do if it suddenly turned up in the young reader’s world. How would a penguin swim in...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 16/03/2015
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Bears Don't Read!
Reader Reviewed Bears Don't Read!
Emma Chichester Clark
One of our Books of the Year 2014   George is sure there is more to life than fishing and chatting which is what the other bears do. When he finds a book he soon realises that it contains something very...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 26/02/2015
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Tell Me a Picture
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...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 08/01/2015
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Shaun the Sheep Movie - Sheep on Set Activity Book
Shaun the Sheep Movie - Sheep on Set Activity Book

Young fans of the Shaun the Sheep movie can get engrossed in the process of making a film!  Learn about the moving-making process through a number of fun-filled activities.  Fill in a storyboard, assemble an animation flick book, design a...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 04/12/2014
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Shaun the Sheep Movie - Flock in the City Sticker Activity Book
Shaun the Sheep Movie - Flock in the City Sticker Activity Book

A must-have for Shaun fans, this sticker activity book puts readers right in the middle of the film's events! Help Shaun and his friends to get out of trouble by completing a series of activities and puzzles and for more...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 04/12/2014
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Art and Max
Art and Max
David Wiesner
Award-winning illustrator David Wiesner celebrates different kinds of creativity in this beautifully illustrated and wittily observed story of friendship. Friends Art and Max both love painting; Max is just a beginner and his experiments to get it right take the...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/03/2015
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Alice Through the Looking Glass
Alice Through the Looking Glass
Lewis Carroll
Lewis Carroll's enduring classic tale, which has enchanted readers of all ages for more than a hundred years, is brought alive for a new generation in this exquisite picture book by the highly-regarded illustrator Emma Chichester Clark.  She has carefully...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/06/2014
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The Day the Crayons Quit
The Day the Crayons Quit
Drew Daywalt
Overall Winner of the Red House Children's Book Awards 2015, and winner in books for younger children category - Shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal 2014 - One of our Books of the Year 2014- One of the Lovereading4kids Readers'...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 31/07/2014
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The Sea Tiger
The Sea Tiger
Victoria Turnbull
The Sea Tiger is Oscar's best friend, Oscar's only friend. They do everything together - explore the ocean, visit the sea circus, even hitch a ride to the surface to look at the stars - But Oscar is not a...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/06/2014
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The Queen's Hat
The Queen's Hat
Steve Antony
With a Jon Klassen appeal, Steve Antony, a debut author-illustrator, is the one to watch. A sudden gust of wind sets off a marvellous London adventure for the Queen, the Queen's men and one very special hat. So let's follow...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2014
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Where Bear?
Where Bear?
Sophy Henn
From a major new picture book talent comes a deceptively simple and exquisitely illustrated picture book about a little boy and his bear and finding a place called home. Told with humour and warmth, this is a story to capture...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 07/08/2014
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Polly and the Puffin
Polly and the Puffin
Jenny Colgan
Polly heard a CRASH downstairs. Was it a monster? NO! Was it a spider alien? NO! It was a little puffin with a broken wing...When Polly discovers an injured puffin, she and her mummy look after him in their cottage...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 26/02/2015
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We are All Born Free The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Pictures
We are All Born Free The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Pictures
Amnesty International
An arrestingly original way of informing children of their human rights, We Are All Born Free depicts each of the 30 Articles of Universal Declaration of Human Rights in wonderful illustrations by thirty best known illustrators. Each of the important...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/03/2015
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: Panorama Pops
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: Panorama Pops
Lewis Carroll
Ten of the best moments from Lewis Carroll’s classic story unfold from this attractive edition which is beautifully presented in a slip-case. It has been designed to celebrate the 150 anniversary of the publication of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland which...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 06/01/2015
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The Story of Life A First Book About Evolution
The Story of Life A First Book About Evolution
Catherine Barr, Steve Williams
This is an exciting and dramatic story simply told in words and pictures about how life began and developed on Planet Earth, written especially for younger children. How the first living cell was created, how the cells multiplied, created simple...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 05/03/2015
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Dreams of Freedom
Dreams of Freedom
Amnesty International
Powerful and moving, this collection of some of the most famous quotes about freedom including the words of Aung San Suu Kyi and Nelson Mandela make thoughtful statements about the global fight for human rights. Illustrators including Chris Riddell, Oliver...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 05/03/2015
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Migloo's Day
Reader Reviewed Migloo's Day
William Bee
Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Month  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 the town square, the...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 02/04/2015
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Squishy McFluff: Meets Mad Nana Dot
Squishy McFluff: Meets Mad Nana Dot
Pip Jones
February 2015 Book of the Month   A mischievous story featuring Ava and her imaginary cat Squishy - this is the fourth in the Squisky McFluff series. Told in full colour throughout, this is the perfect stepping stone from picture books to...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/02/2015
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Remarkable Animals
Remarkable Animals
Tony Meeuwissen
February 2015 Book of the Month  Beautiful illustrations make this witty book of  ‘heads, bodies and legs’ a delight. What starts as a Platypus can be swiftly altered into a ‘Tratypus’...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 08/01/2015
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Alice in Wonderland: Down the Rabbit Hole
Alice in Wonderland: Down the Rabbit Hole
Lewis Carroll
A picture book adventure based on Lewis Carroll’s original story of Alice’s fall down the rabbit hole and the extraordinary experiences she had there – including growing and shrinking...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/01/2015
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Imagination According to Humphrey
Imagination According to Humphrey
Betty G. Birney
Children’s favourite Humphrey the hamster is back for another adventure, his twelfth no less. The good news is that he’s just as delightful as ever, his school-hamster-eye view of the world just as funny and generous. Humphrey gets to listen...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/02/2015
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The Girl with the Parrot on Her Head
The Girl with the Parrot on Her Head
Daisy Hirst
February 2015 Debut of the Month   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 pictures than the words, the story of Isabel’s happiness...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 05/02/2015
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Doctor Molly's Medicine Case
Doctor Molly's Medicine Case
Miriam Moss
Molly loves dressing up – especially as a doctor! She has a white coat and a doctor’s hat and, most importantly, she has a very special magical medicine bag! Whenever Molly opens her bag she finds exactly the medicine she...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 05/02/2015
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Goal! Football Around the World
Goal! Football Around the World
Caio Vilela
The joy that football brings around the world and its very special ability to link communities is celebrated in the beautiful photographic illustrations to this book. Wherever there is a ball – of any kind from simple and home-made to...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/02/2015
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Fairy Tales Gone Wrong: Eat Your Greens, Goldilocks A Story About Eating Healthily
Fairy Tales Gone Wrong: Eat Your Greens, Goldilocks A Story About Eating Healthily
Steve Smallman
A quirky take on the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Humorous writing provides a gentle approach to teaching healthy habits in this fun new series. With lively illustrations complementing each story and talking points to encourage further discussion....
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Format: Paperback - Released: 16/02/2015
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Fairy Tales Gone Wrong: Blow Your Nose, Big Bad Wolf A Story About Spreading Germs
Fairy Tales Gone Wrong: Blow Your Nose, Big Bad Wolf A Story About Spreading Germs
Steve Smallman
A quirky take on the Three Little Pigs story as the pigs learn a lesson about spreading germs. When they won't lend the wolf a tissue, their houses are blown down by his sneezes!
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Format: Paperback - Released: 16/02/2015
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Could a Whale Swim to the Moon?
Could a Whale Swim to the Moon?
Camilla De la Bedoyere
Part of a fun and informative series (see also Could a Shark Do Gymnastics?) this book imagines a whale in some pretty bizarre situations: trying karaoke for example, and flying through the air strapped underneath an aeroplane! It’s a...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 16/02/2015
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Could a Shark Do Gymnastics?
Could a Shark Do Gymnastics?
Camilla De la Bedoyere
This bright, attractive looking book takes a quirky approach to natural history. Colourful artwork and higgledy-piggledy type create outlandish scenarios to explore animal characteristics. Children will love the absurdity of questions such as ‘Could a shark do gymnastics?’ Or ‘What...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 16/02/2015
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Chicken Clicking
Chicken Clicking
Jeanne Willis
Chosen as one of the Top Ten Best New Books for Children 2015 by Andrea Reece - One of our Books of the Year 2014   Award-winning Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross go to the heart of a modern predicament in...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/02/2015
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The Day the Crayons Quit
The Day the Crayons Quit
Drew Daywalt
Winner of the Red House Children's Book of 2015. Award-winning Oliver Jeffers and Drew Daywalt’s highly-entertaining new book mean that colouring will never be the same again! When Duncan goes to take out his crayons one day he finds a stack...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 02/07/2013
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How Many Legs?
How Many Legs?
Kes Gray
How many legs would there be if a polar bear came for tea? How high would the leg count go if a squid rode in on a buffalo? As more and more animals join in the fun, count along if...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 05/02/2015
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The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig
The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig
Eugene Trivizas
This much-loved picture book puts a comic and clever twist on the familiar fairytale. Three polite young wolves set off to make their way in the world and build themselves a charming little house in the country. But their rural...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 29/01/2015
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Where The Poppies Now Grow
Where The Poppies Now Grow
Hilary Robinson
Shortlisted for the Education Resources Award 2015 - One of our Books of the Year 2014  This moving poetic text matched with warm-hearted illustrations captures the lives of two friends and the parts they played in the enormous military campaign...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/03/2014
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The Christmas Truce The Place Where Peace Was Found
The Christmas Truce The Place Where Peace Was Found
Hilary Robinson
Shortlisted for the Education Resources Award 2015  Amid the horror of the fighting in the First World War, there was one moment of unexpected and surprising harmony. On Christmas Eve 1914 the soldiers from opposing sides of No Man’s Land...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2014
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