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On Angel Wings
On Angel Wings
Michael Morpurgo
Double Laureate’s Michael Morpurgo and Quentin Blake have come together to produce a stunning re-working of the Nativity.   It’s a wonderfully poignant and engaging story told with great warmth and humour coupled with some sparkling illustrations.  This is an absolute...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 04/09/2006
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Corpse Talk
Corpse Talk
Adam Murphy
Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Award 2015 - Best Book with Facts   Meet some of history's most famous, infamous and downright incredible men and women! What was the secret of Cleopatra's irresistible personality? Why did Ghengis Khan become...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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Winnie the Pooh: the Complete Collection of Stories and Poems
Winnie the Pooh: the Complete Collection of Stories and Poems
A.A. Milne
A. A Milne's stories about Pooh and his forest friends have been loved by generations of children and their parents since the publication of the first book of stories, Winnie-the-Pooh in 1926. Pooh first appeared as a character in Milne's...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 28/08/2014
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Winnie-the-Pooh Deluxe Complete Collection
Winnie-the-Pooh Deluxe Complete Collection
A.A. Milne
This is the ultimate numbered and boxed edition of some of the most famous children's stories and poems of all time, featuring The Bear for All Ages, Winnie-the-Pooh.
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Format: Hardback - Released: 09/10/2014
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The Storytime: The Star of the Zoo
The Storytime: The Star of the Zoo
Virginie Zurcher, Daniel Howarth
One night a star falls out of the sky and lands in the middle of a zoo. But no amount of boasting and competing by the various animals to get the sky back home into the sky seems to work....
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Format: Paperback - Released: 17/11/2014
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Storytime: Batmouse
Storytime: Batmouse
Steve Smallman
When Pip the mouse sees what he thinks is a flying mouse he wants to fly when he grows up and when he sees what he thinks is a digging mouse he wants to dig when he grows up Pip. ...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 17/11/2014
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Ant and Bee Time
Ant and Bee Time
Angela Banner
Ant and Bee have been invited to the Zoo Games by Kind Dog and Zoo Man. Zoo Man explains that they will need to get to the zoo at a particular time.  He also tells Ant and Bee about the...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 06/11/2014
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Ant and Bee Go Shopping
Ant and Bee Go Shopping
Angela Banner
An introduction to shapes – and shopping within this classic series that is perfect for learning to read. Old friends Ant and Bee are off on a shopping trip because their friend Kind Dog is coming to supper.  Ant and...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 06/11/2014
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Q Pootle 5 The Great Space Race
Q Pootle 5 The Great Space Race
Nick Butterworth
Q Pootle 5 fans will love this gentle tale of interplanetary racing in which the characters work together to put things right when things go wrong even if it means someone else wins the great space race. Q Pootle 5...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/11/2014
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Q Pootle 5 Groobie's Spacewash
Q Pootle 5 Groobie's Spacewash
Nick Butterworth
Q Pootle 5 airs on CBeebies and is outperforming even long-running shows such as Octonauts and Peppa Pig. The TV is particularly targeting 4 to 6 year olds and these high illustrated picture books are perfect for Q Pootle 5...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/11/2014
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Tiny The Invisible World of Microbes
Tiny The Invisible World of Microbes
Nicola Davies
This exciting non-fiction picture book introduces young readers to the wondrous (and invisible) world of microbes.
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Format: Hardback - Released: 05/06/2014
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Pigsticks and Harold and the Tuptown Thief
Reader Reviewed Pigsticks and Harold and the Tuptown Thief
Alex Milway
The second in a delightfully funny series for 6+ year olds in which a pig and a hamster solve crimes that no one else seems able to do so, step aside Holmes and Watson - only Pigsticks and Harold can...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/11/2014
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Horrid Henry's Royal Riot
Horrid Henry's Royal Riot
Francesca Simon
A bumper book of Horrid Henry! Four Horrid Henry titles are bound together in this handsome volume.  The stories include Horrid Henry Meets the Queen which gives the collection its title and also Horrid Henry’s Thank You Letter, Horrid Henry’s...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2014
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The Snowman and the Snowdog Finger Puppet Book
The Snowman and the Snowdog Finger Puppet Book
Raymond Briggs
Raymond Briggs’s newest character - The Snowdog – stars in this fun and robust chunky board book for little fingers. On every spread The Snowdog comes to life in the middle of the action through a finger puppet. 
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Format: Board book - Released: 04/09/2014
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I am Cat
I am Cat
Jackie Morris
Ten wild habitats, ten wild cats and one domestic cat are dramatically and beautifully illustrated in this unique celebration of the cat. In bold pictures and a simple text, Jackie Morris brings alive Cat who, when asleep in the day,...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2014
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Adventures of the Little Wooden Horse: Macmillan Classics Edition
Adventures of the Little Wooden Horse: Macmillan Classics Edition
Ursula Moray Williams
A classic story of the amazing adventures of a toy horse made by the wise old toymaker, Uncle Peder. From the moment it has been made the Little Wooden Horse is special and different. Above all, it doesn’t want to...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 09/10/2014
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Guess How Much I Love You
Guess How Much I Love You
Sam Mcbratney
Best-selling and glorious Guess How Much I love you has delighted children – and adults - for a quarter of a century. Little Nutbrown Hare and Big Nutbrown Hare want to tell each other just how much they love each...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 04/09/2014
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The Lion Book of Nursery Rhymes
The Lion Book of Nursery Rhymes
Julia Stone
November 2014 Book of the Month  Every child needs a collection of nursery rhymes and this collection of favourites with their clear and unfussy illustrations makes an excellent starting point for parents and children alike. Helpfully, the rhymes have been...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 18/07/2014
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The Judith Kerr Treasury
The Judith Kerr Treasury
Judith Kerr
Five classic stories from Judith Kerr, the creator of the iconic The Tiger Who Came to Tea. Judith Kerr OBE is one of the most beloved creators of children's books in the world. Featuring: The Tiger Who Came to Tea...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 06/11/2014
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Sloth Slept on
Sloth Slept on
Frann Preston-Gannon
A delightful introduction to a very special creature! Two children find a very unusual creature in their garden. What on earth can it be? They try asking it but it is always asleep. They trying asking dad but he...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 16/10/2014
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Sir Charlie Stinky Socks the Pirate's Curse
Sir Charlie Stinky Socks the Pirate's Curse
Kristina Stephenson
October 2014 Book of the Month   A swashbuckling new adventure for the brave-hearted knight Sir Charlie Stinky Socks.  Help! says the message in the bottle and Sir Charlie is determined to do just that. Sailing across the dangerous seas filled...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 09/10/2014
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Katie's London Christmas
Katie's London Christmas
James Mayhew
Christmas is a magical time of year, when absolutely anything incredible can happen. So when Katie and Jack are woken up late on Christmas Eve by a loud sneeze, little do they realise that they are about to embark on...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 04/09/2014
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Marshmallows for Martians
Marshmallows for Martians
Adam Guillain, Charlotte Guillain
With his homemade rocket and map of the stars, George is sure the Martians will be easy to find. But when he touches down on the red planet, the Martians are nowhere to be seen. George is alone ...or so...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/06/2014
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The Owl and the Pussy-Cat
The Owl and the Pussy-Cat
Edward Lear
Edward Lear's classic poem, The Owl and the Pussy-cat, beautifully illustrated by Charlotte Voake and introduced with a foreword by Julia Donaldson. The Owl and the Pussy-cat went to sea. In a beautiful pea-green boat...Edward Lear's classic poem has delighted readers...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 02/10/2014
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Nonsense Limericks
Nonsense Limericks
Edward Lear
An attractive volume of Edward Lear’s best-loved and timeless limericks all of which are brilliantly realised in Arthur Robins witty illustrations. The collection opens with: “There was an Old Man with a beard,/ Who said, “It is just as I...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 06/11/2014
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The it Doesn't Matter Suit and Other Stories
The it Doesn't Matter Suit and Other Stories
Sylvia Plath
Deliciously funny and touching, Sylvia Plath’s three wonderfully fresh and original stories were originally written for her own children but remain as delightful as ever. The title story, in which Max gets the very special suit he has always craved,...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/11/2014
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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
One of our Books of the Year 2014  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...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 06/11/2014
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The Really Abominable Snowman
The Really Abominable Snowman
Valentina Mendicino
A laugh-out-loud funny story about Milo, a lonely and misunderstood abominable snowman, who will try just about ANYTHING to make some friends so he can share his delicious cupcakes.
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Format: Hardback - Released: 06/11/2014
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The Scarecrows' Wedding
The Scarecrows' Wedding
Julia Donaldson
The Scarecrow's Wedding is the eagerly awaited new picture book from the creators of The Gruffalo and Stick Man. Written in Julia Donaldson's glorious rhyme and illustrated in glowing colour by Axel Scheffler, this is a fabulous love story, with...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 17/07/2014
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Katy's Christmas Gift
Katy's Christmas Gift
Bernadette Watts
In this heart-warming and original version of the Christmas story for young children, beautifully illustrated with images that are full of colour, light, joy and festive feeling by Bernadette Watts, Katy sets out in the snow to visit the new...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 18/09/2014
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The Cat, the Dog, Little Red, the Exploding Eggs, the Wolf and Grandma's Wardrobe
Reader Reviewed The Cat, the Dog, Little Red, the Exploding Eggs, the Wolf and Grandma's Wardrobe
Christyan Fox, Diane Fox
November 2014 Book of the Month  A deliciously funny version of the familiar story of Little Red Riding Hood. Cat tries to read Little Red Riding Hood, one of his most-favourite stories, to his friend Dog. But Dog is a...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 04/09/2014
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Horrid Henry's Tricky Tricks
Horrid Henry's Tricky Tricks
Francesca Simon
This gift book of 10 stories is the culmination of celebrations for the 20th anniversary year for Horrid Henry, the nation's favourite naughty little boy. Horrid Henry is a character loved by boys and girls in equal measure and this...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 06/11/2014
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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: Hardback - Released: 06/11/2014
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Ballet Stories
Ballet Stories
Margaret Greaves, Lisa Kopper
Swan Lake, Giselle, The Nutcracker, Coppelia – these are just some of the eight classic ballet stories that are beautifully retold in this attractive volume illustrated by Lisa Kopper. All the romance and tragedy which fuels these stories and makes...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 04/09/2014
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Aesop's Fables
Aesop's Fables
Beverley Naidoo
Witty and wise, Aesop’s fables are perfect short stories with a powerful message for readers of all ages. In this beautifully illustrated edition Beverley Naidoo includes favourites such as The Lion and the Mouse in which a tiny mouse begs...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 07/08/2014
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Tales from Grimm
Tales from Grimm
Antonia Barber
Nine of Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm’s best-known stories are retold with great fluency in this beautifully produced edition which is perfectly designed to be read aloud. Favourites, which include The Frog Prince, Hansel and Gretel, Rapunzel and Snow White among...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 05/06/2014
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Tales from Hans Christian Andersen
Tales from Hans Christian Andersen
Naomi Lewis
The Princess and the Pea and The Little Match Girl, two of Hans Christian Andersen’s best-loved tales, are included in this beautifully illustrated edition of his stories. Naomi Lewis’s prose sparkles in the lively retellings which contain all the traditional...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 05/06/2014
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Paddington Movie - Paddington: the Story of the Movie
Paddington Movie - Paddington: the Story of the Movie
Jeanne Willis
The film of Paddington ™ brings new stories about the favourite bear from Peru. In this book version Jeanne Willis brilliantly captures the exciting new adventures that Paddington is drawn into. On arrival in London Paddington is found and taken...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/11/2014
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Paddington Movie - Paddington: the Movie Storybook
Paddington Movie - Paddington: the Movie Storybook

Aimed at younger readers, this is a picture book of the Paddington movie with stills from the film illustrating the story.  Paddington arrived in London from Deepest Peru and was fortunate enough to meet the very hospitable Brown family who...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/11/2014
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Where's Wally Now?
Where's Wally Now?
Martin Handford
Best-selling Where’s Wally? is back in a sumptuous new format. In addition to the familiar spreads, this edition has the addition of flaps which open to reveal all kinds of hidden surprises which have never been seen before including some...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2014
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Paddington Movie - Paddington's Sticky Paws Sticker Collection
Paddington Movie - Paddington's Sticky Paws Sticker Collection

Stickers aplenty will provide lots of activity for all those who have loved seeing Paddington™. There are lots of marmalade sandwiches and a blue duffle coat to match onto the pictures in the book as well as all kinds of...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/11/2014
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A Selection of Nonsense Verse
A Selection of Nonsense Verse
Edward Lear
A lively collection of Edward Lear’s most popular Limericks and Nonsense Songs presented as they appeared originally with illustrations by the author.  In full colour and very much of their time, the vigorous illustrations give a wonderful period feel to...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 06/11/2014
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Christmas Journey Storybook With Pop-Up Play Scenes
Christmas Journey Storybook With Pop-Up Play Scenes
Juliet David
An ingenious Christmas book and playmat in one, with six colourful scenes with plenty to spot and find on each.  There are also cardboard characters to help bring the story of the nativity to life.
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Format: Board book - Released: 19/09/2014
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Jesus Detective A Puzzle Search Book
Jesus Detective A Puzzle Search Book
Peter Martin
Find out for yourself all about the life of Jesus in this excellent interactive and thought- provoking book which encourages the reader to do a lot of finding out! The famous scenes from the life of Jesus are shown in...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 15/08/2014
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Horrid Henry's Christmas Lunch
Horrid Henry's Christmas Lunch
Francesca Simon
Christmas gives Horrid Henry every opportunity to behave as badly as possible. First there are all the wrong presents – gloves, a dictionary and a pen, pencil and ruler set. Yuck – they are all a disappointment. There’s no sign...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 23/10/2014
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The Night Before Christmas
The Night Before Christmas
Clement C. Moore
Exquisite silhouettes and a spectacular pop-up finale bring this popular Christmas poem magically to life.  With the turn of each page the scenes transform to reveal the fine details and surprises of a festive family home. Open up the house...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 02/10/2014
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Jingle Bells
Jingle Bells
James Lord Pierpont
A beautifully illustrated cut-paper edition of the classic Christmas song captures the thrill of sleigh-riding in the snow and the magic of the Christmas season. With the turn of each page the scene transforms, culminating in a stunning pop-up finale....
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Format: Hardback - Released: 02/10/2014
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Farmyard Tales Lift the Flap Christmas
Farmyard Tales Lift the Flap Christmas
Heather Amery
Peep under the many flaps and find out what Poppy and Sam are doing to get ready for Christmas at Apple Tree Farm.  Poppy can't find her kitten so help her to find Ginger by opening the flaps.  A great...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2014
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The Christmas Truce The Place Where Peace Was Found
The Christmas Truce The Place Where Peace Was Found
Hilary Robinson
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 joined together in the singing of a...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2014
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Adventivity
Adventivity
Gina Carpenter
A wonderfully creative and inspiring resource for all the family! Paper angels, finger puppets, gift tags, iced-cookie gifts – these are just some of the 25 fun to make or do activities to occupy a family in the days before...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 15/09/2014
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The Snow Leopard
The Snow Leopard
Jackie Morris
Jackie Morris's poetic text weaves the spirit of nature into a universal myth for our time. Set against the stunning landscapes of the Himalayas, her beautiful illustrations of the nearly-extinct Snow Leopard offer a message of hope at a time...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 02/10/2014
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Christmas With Miffy: Sticker Activity Book
Christmas With Miffy: Sticker Activity Book

Miffy is enjoying all the preparations for Christmas! She is busy preparing the Christmas tree, wrapping presents and playing with her friends. Young readers can enjoy adding the special brightly coloured stickers that are included to help Miffy make her...
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Format: Novelty book - Released: 09/10/2014
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The Mumsnet Book of Bedtime Stories Ten Prize-Winning Stories from Mumsnet and Gransnet
The Mumsnet Book of Bedtime Stories Ten Prize-Winning Stories from Mumsnet and Gransnet

Mumsnet and Gransnet hosted a bedtime story-writing competition among their users. Former Children’s Laureate Michael Rosen selected the ten best to create this vibrant anthology which has something for everyone. There are traditional stories, funny stories, magical stories and everyday...
Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers | Bedtime Reading
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2014
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Miffy the Fairy
Miffy the Fairy
Dick Bruna
This highly desirable, collectible classic series has been updated for a new generation by award-winning poet, Tony Mitton. Miffy has always dreamt about being a fairy so she could cast magic spells. Small, square and always with a robust, hardback cover,...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 09/10/2014
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The Royal Babysitters
Reader Reviewed The Royal Babysitters
Clementine Beauvais
October 2014 Book of the Month    Silly jokes and madcap adventures are the order of the day in this very funny and highly illustrated royalty-themed series for younger readers.
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Format: Paperback - Released: 11/09/2014
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Seen and Not Heard
Reader Reviewed Seen and Not Heard
Katie May Green
October 2014 Debut of the Month   Children's imaginations will run wild after reading this delightfully spooky story. Katie May Green is a stunning new talent in the world of picture books. It is an evocative and magical book filled with...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2014
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Woozy the Wizard A Spell to Get Well
Reader Reviewed Woozy the Wizard A Spell to Get Well
Elli Woollard
October 2014 Debut of the Month  A simple and witty rhyming text tells how Woozy the Wizard sets about trying to make the villagers of Snottington Sneeze better after they have all gone down with a very severe kind of...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2014
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Shaun the Sheep - Tales from Mossy Bottom Farm The Beast of Soggy Moor
Shaun the Sheep - Tales from Mossy Bottom Farm The Beast of Soggy Moor
Martin Howard
AAARRROOOooo! What's making that hair-raising howl? Can Bitzer the sheepdog and his flock find the beast - before it finds them? Characters from Aardman's Shaun the Sheep step from screen to page in the second of an original illustrated fiction...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2014
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Hubble Bubble: The Pesky Pirate Prank
Hubble Bubble: The Pesky Pirate Prank
Tracey Corderoy
The second in this humorous fiction series contains three stories of magical mayhem in one beautifully produced book.  Kirsty Stansfield, Nosy Crow Children's Fiction says “All grannies are great, but one who can do spells, take you on their broomstick and...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/04/2014
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Horrid Henry's Haunted House
Horrid Henry's Haunted House
Francesca Simon
There are spooky surprises in store for Horrid Henry and Stuck-Up Steve in this special Halloween Early Reader.  Early Readers from Orion Children's Books are stepping stones from picture books...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 25/09/2014
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Clara Button and the Wedding Day Surprise
Clara Button and the Wedding Day Surprise
Amy de la Haye, Emily Sutton
When Clara Button is invited to a wedding she and her brother Ollie think hard about what they would like to wear! Luckily, both are very creative and, after some catastrophes, each of them comes up with the perfect –...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/10/2014
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The Tiny King
The Tiny King
Taro Miura
A stunning picture book celebrating the Tiny King’s journey from sadness to happiness. The Tiny King lives alone and feels very small and lost in his very big castle with its very big bed and very big bath. But then...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2014
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Over the Hills and Far Away A Treasury of Nursery Rhymes from Around the World
Over the Hills and Far Away A Treasury of Nursery Rhymes from Around the World
Elizabeth Hammill
Selected by a distinguished independent panel of experts including our editorial expert, Julia Eccleshare, for Diverse Voices - 50 of the best Children's Books celebrating cultural diversity in the UK. A fine collection of poems and rhymes from all...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 02/10/2014
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Lord of the Forest
Lord of the Forest
Caroline Pitcher
Beautiful illustrations lead readers right into the world of the tiger in this poetically written factual introduction. Tiger is born fluffy and soft with his eyes tight shut. But tiger grows up and develops. Gradually, tiger develops the skills he...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 07/08/2014
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The Ice Bear
The Ice Bear
Jackie Morris
Stunning illustrations capture the warm emotions of this magical story and juxtaposes them perfectly with  the winter landscape of the white bears and the hunters who live in it.  When Raven steals a white bear cub and delivers him to...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 03/07/2014
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The Teddy Robinson Storybook: Macmillan Classics Edition
The Teddy Robinson Storybook: Macmillan Classics Edition
Joan G. Robinson
Joan G. Robinson’s based her classic stories, about the very everyday things that might happen to a teddy bear, on her daughter’s bear and the experiences she had, or might have had, with him. The result is some of the...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 09/10/2014
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The Milly-Molly-Mandy Storybook: Macmillan Classics Edition
The Milly-Molly-Mandy Storybook: Macmillan Classics Edition
Joyce Lankester Brisley
Milly-Molly-Mandy has delighted children for generations partly because her childhood is mostly so very different to that of any child growing up today. Milly-Molly-Mandy lives in a village with her parents, grandparents and her aunt and uncle. Everything she wants...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 09/10/2014
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Gobbolino, the Witch's Cat: Macmillan Classics Edition
Gobbolino, the Witch's Cat: Macmillan Classics Edition
Ursula Moray Williams
Gobbolino is a cat who can do magic but, despite his family’s traditions, he doesn’t want to be a witch’s cat. All Gobbolino yearns for is to be a quiet, fireside, kitchen cat. But how can he find a home?...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 09/10/2014
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Horror!
Horror!
Alan MacDonald
In Horror! join Bertie as he sneaks into a scary film, meets a bad-tempered guard dog on his paper round and ruins a priceless work of art on a school trip!  Bertie continues to delight children with his crazy plans,...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/10/2014
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A Horrid Factbook: Horrid Henry's Ghosts
A Horrid Factbook: Horrid Henry's Ghosts
Francesca Simon
Welcome to the weird and wonderful, hilarious and horrid guide to everything a Horrid Henry fan has ever wanted to know about … GHOSTS! Terrify your family and amaze your...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 04/09/2014
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One World Together
One World Together
Catherine Anholt, Laurence Anholt
This is a delightful story about friendship across nations and cultures, in which one small child visits nine different countries to find a friend - and ends up being friends with ALL the children he meets. In all the countries...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2014
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Monsters Love Underpants
Monsters Love Underpants
Claire Freedman
One of our Books of the Year 2014 - October 2014 MEGA 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...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 09/10/2014
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The Mumsnet Book of Animal Stories
The Mumsnet Book of Animal Stories
Various Authors
A beautifully illustrated treasury of captivating animal stories for families to share together. This is the second year of the Mumsnet/Walker Books children's story writing competition resulting in this inspiring collection of 10 winning stories all written by members of...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2014
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Sir Charlie Stinky Socks the Pirate's Curse
Sir Charlie Stinky Socks the Pirate's Curse
Kristina Stephenson
October 2014 Book of the Month   A swashbuckling new adventure for the brave-hearted knight Sir Charlie Stinky Socks. Help! says the message in the bottle and Sir Charlie is determined to do just that. Sailing across the dangerous seas filled...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 09/10/2014
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Sam and Dave Dig a Hole
Reader Reviewed Sam and Dave Dig a Hole
Mac Barnett
One of our Books of the Year 2014   Award-winning illustrator Jon Klassen has created a second delightful and surprising picture book with Mac Barnett, author of The Dark. Here two boys dig a hole. It doesn’t seem to take...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2014
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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 - October 2014 Book of the Month   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...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 25/09/2014
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Three Little Magicians
Three Little Magicians
Georgie Adams
Meet the Three Little Magicians, Miranda, Maisy and Max! Can they use a very special book of magic tricks to win the Best Magic Show, help their friend Mr Marzipan and defeat the evil Zigzag?
Featured in: 5+ readers | Early Readers
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/09/2014
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The Witch Dog
The Witch Dog
Margaret Mahy
The Witch Dance is a special party. Every witch brings a cloak, a hat and a cat. But not Witch Rose. She is allergic to cats! Luckily for her, Nightshade, the perfect Witch Dog is on hand to help. But...
Featured in: 5+ readers | Early Readers
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/09/2014
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How to Babysit a Grandad
How to Babysit a Grandad
Jean Reagan
Filled with humour, energy, and warmth, this is a great gift to or from a grandparent, and perfect for reading when Grandad comes to visit! Illustrated by the winner of the Red House Children's Book Award 2013, it is a...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/09/2013
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Something About a Bear
Something About a Bear
Jackie Morris
With stunning watercolour paintings, this lyrical picture book describes eight bears from all over the world, all shown in their wild habitats - But which is the best bear of all? Your own teddy bear of course!
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Format: Hardback - Released: 02/10/2014
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Skulduggery
Skulduggery
Tony Robinson
Interest Age 5-8  Reading Age 6+   A swashbuckling adventure from TV star Tony Robinson. Ben is a pirate at heart who is not at all happy when he discovers on his first day at school that there are no walk-the-plank...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 15/09/2014
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Good Dog Lion
Good Dog Lion
Alexander Mccall Smith
Interest Age 5-8  Reading Age 6+  They always say a man's best friend is his dog and in this beautiful, heartwarming story set in Africa about a young boy and his yearning for a pet dog. When Timo brings home...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 15/09/2014
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The Spectacular Tale of Peter Rabbit
The Spectacular Tale of Peter Rabbit
Emma Thompson
It was high summer and a travelling fun-fair had come to the village......When Peter finds himself scooped up by a rather grumpy little girl and separated from his cousin he is helpless and very afraid. It takes the determined bravery...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 02/10/2014
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The Further Adventures of the Owl and the Pussy-cat
The Further Adventures of the Owl and the Pussy-cat
Julia Donaldson
October 2014 Book of the Month Shortlisted for the Specsaver's National Book Awards: Children's Book Of The Year. In their best-loved original adventure the Owl and the Pussy-Cat danced happily on the edge of the sand after their wedding....
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2014
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The Lion, the Unicorn and Me
The Lion, the Unicorn and Me
Jeanette Winterson
Inspired by Jeanette Winterson's love of Christmas traditions and retelling old stories, The Lion, The Unicorn and Me is a new version of a familiar tale.  It cuts to the heart of what is moving about the very first Christmas,...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2014
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What's the Time, Wilfred Wolf?
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: Hardback - Released: 06/10/2014
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Children's Activity Atlas
Children's Activity Atlas
Jenny Slater
Children's Activity Atlas is the perfect first atlas. It not only contains essential geographical information such as countries or states, capital cities, principal mountains, rivers and lakes, it is also crammed with interactive fun including 100s of stickers and some...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 29/09/2014
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How the Library (Not the Prince) Saved Rapunzel
How the Library (Not the Prince) Saved Rapunzel
Wendy Meddour
The story of Rapunzel with a modern day twist, for Rapunzel lives unhappily in a city tower block and no one seems able to cheer her up, not even the Prince! Until that is she gets a job in the...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 02/10/2014
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The Bad Trousers
The Bad Trousers
Ros Asquith
Interest Age 5-8  Reading Age 6+ A charming birthday story about one boy and his Granny's awful knitting, with artwork by Katie Morag creator Mairi Hedderwick.  Robbie is excited about his upcoming birthday and what he might get as presents...a...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 15/09/2014
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Once there was a boy...
Once there was a boy...
Oliver Jeffers
Enjoy four exciting adventures of the boy, as he learns how to catch a star, journeys to the South Pole and the moon - making new discoveries and finding friendship along the way in this beautiful hardback slipcase edition of...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 25/09/2014
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Out and About A First Book of Poems
Out and About A First Book of Poems
Shirley Hughes
From the joys of the seaside to the miseries of the sickbed, this exuberant volume captures to perfection the world of childhood. It is a beautiful gift edition of the classic picture book, with a new introduction by Shirley Hughes.
Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers | Christmas Books 2014 | Poetry
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2014
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A Bear Called Paddington
A Bear Called Paddington
Michael Bond
One of our Books of the Year 2014  The classic story of Paddington Bear, so called because the Brown family first meet him on Paddington Station and decide to take him home. Paddington Bear has travelled all the way from...
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Format: Mixed media product - Released: 10/07/2014
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The Day the Crayons Quit
The Day the Crayons Quit
Drew Daywalt
Shortlisted for the Red House Children's Book Awards 2014, books for younger children category - Shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal 2014 - One of our Books of the Year 2013 & August 2013 Book of the Month  Award-winning Oliver Jeffers...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 02/07/2013
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An Illustrated Treasury of Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales The Little Mermaid, Thumbelina, the Princess and the Pea and Many More Classic Stories
An Illustrated Treasury of Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales The Little Mermaid, Thumbelina, the Princess and the Pea and Many More Classic Stories
Hans Christian Andersen
This beautiful collection of Andersen's best-loved fairy tales, sumptiously illustrated, is designed for little hands and will make a stunning addition to any bookshelf. Each story is brought to life with charming illustrations by acclaimed Russian artist Anastasiya Archipova, illustrator...
Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers | Christmas Books 2014
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/09/2014
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Shaun the Sheep - Tales from Mossy Bottom Farm The Flock Factor
Reader Reviewed Shaun the Sheep - Tales from Mossy Bottom Farm The Flock Factor
Martin Howard
October 2014 Book of the Month   A rip roaring tale from Mossy Bottom Farm where a most unusual talent show is about to take place. It’s the chickens versus the sheep. They are pretty evenly matched but the sheep have...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2014
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A Paddington Collection
A Paddington Collection
Michael Bond
Four charming Paddington stories collected for the first time on CD, read by Stephen Fry and Jim Broadbent.
Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers | Paddington
Format: CD-Audio - Released: 28/08/2014
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Paddington - Favourite Paddington Stories
Paddington - Favourite Paddington Stories
Michael Bond
This special edition brings together three favourite classic adventures - Paddington in the Garden, Paddington at the Carnival and Paddington and the Grand Tour. Whether he is gardening, walking along the canal, or seeing the sights of London - as...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 28/08/2014
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The Worst Witch
Reader Reviewed The Worst Witch
Jill Murphy
A beautiful colour gift edition of an absolute classic and an essentialtitle for every child's bookshelf. The trials and tribulations of a disastrous new girl at Miss Cackle’s Academy for Witches a gloriously witchy boarding school, The Worst Witch has...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 04/09/2014
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The Fish in the Bathtub
The Fish in the Bathtub
Eoin Colfer
One of our Dyslexia Friendly Books of the Year 2014 - Interest Age 5-8  Reading Age 6+  It's post-war Poland and grand pa is on a mission to enjoy a traditional carp dinner on Christmas Eve but his grand son...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 15/09/2014
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Where's Wally? The Magnificent Mini Book Box - 5 Books & Magnifying Glass
Where's Wally? The Magnificent Mini Book Box - 5 Books & Magnifying Glass
Martin Handford
Best-selling Wally is lost on every spread of each of these five classic Where’s Wally? titles. The mini library is beautifully presented in a sturdy box and comes with a vital magnifying glass to help find the missing hero in...
Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers | Christmas Books 2014
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2014
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