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Lift-the-Flap Questions and Answers About Our World
Katie Daynes
September 2015 Fascinating Facts Book of the Month Five of Kipling's honest serving-men are represented in this excellent book: on pages dedicated to What, Why, When, How and Where are questions to intrigue young children and, under cleverly shaped sturdy... Featured in: 5+ readers | Books of the Month | Fascinating Facts
Format: Board book | Released 01/09/2015
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Big Book of Science Things to Make and Do
Leonie Pratt
September 2015 Fascinating Facts Book of the Month This excellent book is full of fun activities for children that will not only keep them entertained for hours, but will also give them a really useful introduction to the world of... Featured in: 5+ readers | Books of the Month | Fascinating Facts | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2015
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What the Ladybird Heard Next
Julia Donaldson
Julia Eccleshare's Book of the Month, September 2015 Best-selling duo Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks have gone back to the farmyard for a second adventure featuring the clever and resourceful ladybird! This time thieves Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len are... Featured in: 3+ readers | Books of the Month | 5+ readers | Julia Eccleshare's Picks
Format: Hardback | Released 10/09/2015
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Reader ReviewedThorfinn and the Awful Invasion
David MacPhail
September 2015 Book of the Month Thorfinn is a charming boy, polite, tidy and he makes a lovely cup of tea. Unfortunately, he's a Viking and this particular skill set doesn't do anything to impress his family or neighbours –... Featured in: 5+ readers | Books of the Month | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 20/08/2015
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Other Featured Books this Month

The Ride-by-Nights
Walter de la Mare
This is the second of Walter de la Mare's poems to be turned into a picture book by Carolina Rabei and her illustrations provide a rich setting. It's Hallowe'en and ‘Up on their brooms the Witches stream/Crooked and black in... Featured in: 5+ readers | Hallowe'en | Poetry
Format: Paperback | Released 03/09/2015
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Reader ReviewedMango & Bambang: The Not-a-Pig (Book One)
Polly Faber
September 2015 Debut of the Month Bambang the tapir makes his way from the jungle to the big city where he is lucky enough to be found by Mango, a very capable little girl. Though by nature he's rather timid,... Featured in: 7+ readers | Debuts of the Month | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 03/09/2015
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How the Sun Got to Coco's House
Bob Graham
As Coco's parents tuck her into bed, far away the winter sun is rising on a polar bear and her cubs. We follow the sun as it skids ‘giddy' across the sea, caught briefly in the eye of a whale,... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 06/08/2015
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Stick Man
Julia Donaldson
Creators of The Gruffalo, bestselling author/illustrator Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler have created yet another bestseller with Stick Man and now the book comes in a beautiful new gift edition complete with a snow dome. “Stick Man lives in the... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 03/09/2015
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A Book of Feelings
Amanda McCardie
As a gentle, perceptive and useful examination of feelings, this cannot be bettered. Through descriptions of the different feelings felt by two children, the book shows why, even though we are happy and loved, we might still feel cross, nervous... Featured in: 5+ readers | Picture Book Party
Format: Hardback | Released 03/09/2015
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Willy's Stories
Anthony Browne
A stunning picture book with a story to each spread to inspire a child's own imagination into what happens next and all linked to 10 classic stories. Join Willy... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers | Picture Book Party | Schools
Format: Paperback | Released 03/09/2015
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Reader ReviewedShh! 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 board book. The huntsmen are determined to capture the bird. Armed... Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler | All Shortlists and Winners | 5+ readers | Picture Book Party | Schools
Format: Board book | Released 03/09/2015
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Winnie's Haunted House
Valerie Thomas
Ever popular duo Winnie the Witch and Wilbur return in a particularly high-spirited adventure. Wilbur causes all sorts of mischief in Winnie's house, but unable to find her spectacles (readers will spot them on her head) Winnie can't see the... Featured in: 5+ readers | Hallowe'en
Format: Hardback | Released 03/09/2015
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Zeraffa Giraffa
Dianne Hofmeyr
A giraffe in Paris! The idea sounds ridiculous but this beautiful picture book tells the true story of how the Pasha of Egypt sent a young giraffe called Zeraffa as a gift to the King of France. Captured on the... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/09/2015
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The Day the Crayons Came Home
Drew Daywalt
Those obstreperous crayons, colourful stars of The Day the Crayons Quit, are back – or at least, they're trying to get back… Duncan is at home happily colouring, when a strange set of postcards arrive for him. They're from his... Featured in: 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 18/08/2015
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The Prince and the Porker
Peter Bently
The classic story of the prince and the pauper is given a crafty twist here when young Pignatious sneaks into the palace on the trail of buns and accidently finds himself in the prince's bedchamber. He thinks it's splendid and... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 03/09/2015
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Explosive Adventures
Alexander Mccall Smith
There are two stories in this attractive little book, both involving food, animals and independent adventuring, a great combination for children! The Popcorn Pirates takes place in the Caribbean where a group of children single-handedly take on the pirates who... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 10/09/2015
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The Cow Who Climbed a Tree
Gemma Merino
Tina the cow has a thirst for discovery, and her mind is full of wonderful things. Tina's three sisters are only interested in grass, and dismiss her amazing ideas as impossible, ridiculous, nonsense. But when Tina leaves a note explaining... Featured in: 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 10/09/2015
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The Bear and the Piano
David Litchfield
A young bear cub finds a piano in the forest and after a first hesitant ‘PLONK', he returns to it every day for years until he has grown strong, and the sounds that he makes on the piano are melodic... Featured in: 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 03/09/2015
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Grrrrr!
Rob Biddulph
Rob Biddulph's prize-winning picture book Blown Away is near perfect, and his new book Grrrrr! is too! It's the story of Fred, who is champion bear in the wood. You name it, Fred excels at it – fish-catching, hula-hooping, human... Featured in: 3+ readers | Cheltenham Festival | Baby and Toddler | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 27/08/2015
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Atlas of the World Picture Book
Sam Baer
This excellent first atlas is a great way to give children a sense of the lands and countries that make up our world. Bright, child-friendly maps show the different countries within their continents and indicate too their position on the... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2015
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Reader ReviewedHome
Carson Ellis
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 different type of dwelling, and resident... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 03/09/2015
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Reader ReviewedThorfinn and the Gruesome Games
David MacPhail
Thorfinn is a charming boy, polite, tidy and he makes a lovely cup of tea. Unfortunately, he's a Viking and this particular skill set doesn't do anything to impress his family or neighbours – in the words of Erik Ear-Crusher,... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 20/08/2015
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Funnybones
Allan Ahlberg, Janet Ahlberg
Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Month, September 2015 Best-selling Janet and Allan Ahlberg tell a deliciously spooky and ultimately joyful story about all the things skeletons get up in a dark dark night. The Big Skeleton, the Little Skeleton and the Dog... Featured in: 5+ readers | Hallowe'en | Julia Eccleshare's Picks
Format: Hardback | Released 24/09/2015
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Amazing Grace
Mary Hoffman
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 special 25th Anniversary edition of the international bestseller in... Featured in: 5+ readers | Diverse Voices | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 03/09/2015
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Children's Animal Atlas
Barbara Taylor
Children's Animal Atlas is the perfect first atlas for young animal lovers. The colourful illustrated maps contain essential geographical information such as countries, principal mountains, rivers and lakes. The book is crammed with interactive fun, so that young readers can... Featured in: 5+ readers | Fascinating Facts | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 15/09/2015
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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 | Bookshelf Essentials | 5+ readers | Reluctant Readers | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 03/09/2015
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Last Month's Featured Books

Reader Reviewed Kitchen Disco
Clare Foges
Julia Eccleshare's Debut of the Month, August 2015 A laugh-out-loud story told in a bouncing, rhyming text about the very unexpected things that can happen while you are sleeping…There are...
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Katie Mcginty Wants a Pet
Jenna Harrington
August 2015 Debut of the Month ‘I want a pet' will be a familiar refrain in many households. Katie McGinty has her heart set on one pet in particular – not for...
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Lion Practice
Emma Carlisle
August 2015 Debut of the Month Emma Carlisle brings the world of a little girl's imagination gloriously to life in this truly lovely picturebook. Laura loves her practice sessions – she...
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Reader Reviewed The Gingerbread Star
Anne Fine
Hetty, a little grey earthworm, is spellbound when she sees a glow-worm. She longs to have a glowing little light in her body too so that she can light the...
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Joe and the Dragonosaurus
Berlie Doherty
Joe is upset: his teacher has asked the class to do a project on their pets but Joe's mum has asthma and anything with fur makes her breath thick and...
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The Smile
Michelle Magorian
Poor Josh, he's being tortured by his baby brother. Charlie may only be 17 days old but he's really making Josh angry: he keeps everyone awake all night; he takes...
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Splash
Camilla de le Bedoyere
Splash! Playing in water is great fun, for animals as well as humans, but of course there are other reasons for animals to go into water. Divided into four different...
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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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Reader Reviewed Ted Rules the World
Frank Cottrell Boyce
Frank Cottrell Boyce is one of our funniest, most inventive writers for children and his readers should always be ready to expect the unexpected; that's certainly the case here. Ted's...
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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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Would an Elephant Enjoy the Seaside?
Camilla de le Bedoyere
This bright, attractive book, part of an innovative non-fiction series, imagines elephants in everyday situations to convey information about the animals in a clever and highly memorable way. For example,...
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The Princess and the Pony
Kate Beaton
Nobody can resist a cute pony, not even the toughest fighters! Little Princess Pinecone wants a warrior's horse for her birthday – big, fast, strong – so she's dismayed when...
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I Wish I Had a Pirate's Hat
Roger Stevens
Another lively collection from Roger Stevens, who does more to inspire a love of poetry in young children than almost anyone, and these are ‘poems to chase the clouds away.'...
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Tamara Small and the Monsters' Ball
Giles Paley-Phillips
This beautiful and progressive picture book is perfect for Halloween. Through clever pictures and story Giles Paley-Philips turns fear into laughter and lets your children see that when they fear...
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How the Library (Not the Prince) Saved Rapunzel
Wendy Meddour
Wendy Meddour and Rebecca Ashdown put a clever twist on the Rapunzel story in this excellent picturebook. Rapunzel sits alone and fed up at the top of her tower block....
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Mary's Hair
Eoin Colfer
Interest Age 5-8 Reading Age 5+ Best-selling Eoin Colfer's Mary knows better than most about a bad hair day. Her hair is bad every day! Determined to improve on her horrible...
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Quest
Aaron Becker
This is a stunning adventure, the second in the luminous wordless trilogy by Aaron Becker, that began with his stunning debut Journey, takes readers further into the realms of...
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Reader Reviewed The Mouse Who Reached the Sky
Petr Horacek
August 2015 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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More Featured Books

The Day the Crayons Quit
Drew Daywalt
Winner of the UKLA Award 2015 in the 3-6 years category. Award-winning Oliver Jeffers and Drew Daywalt's highly-entertaining new book mean that colouring will never be the same again! When...
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My Book of Bike Activities A Wheelie Good Book
Catherine Bruzzone
A great book for boys and girls, experienced cyclists and relative beginners. It is full of fun activities and interesting biking facts - longest bike, fastest bike and much more...
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Wriggle and Roar
Julia Donaldson
Giggle along to these wonderful rhymes whether you're with your toddler in the nursery or the car. Full of action and noise it's guaranteed to get kids engaged and stimulated...
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The Complete Alice Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There
Lewis Carroll
Julia Eccleshare's Book of the Month, July 2015 The classic stories of Alice and her journeys into Wonderland...
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Shuffle and Squelch
Julia Donaldson
A joyful collection of poems for young children by an author who is completely in tune with her audience! Julia Donaldson celebrates the delights of going to the park, walking...
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Clever Polly and the Stupid Wolf
Catherine Storr
The first in a collection of stories for young children in which the resourceful and kind Polly outwits the enthusiastic but dim wolf over a number of encounters which are...
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Fender
Veronica Lamond
A warm lovely story about Fender the Land Rover Defender. Fender lives by the sea and is owned by Dan. One day they drive down the coast to help with...
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Fender's Day at the Harbour
Veronica Lamond
A lovely and pleasing addition to the tales of Fender the Land Rover Defender. Fender takes Dan, Jack and Scamp the dog fishing for the day to catch some fish...
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Landy
Veronica Lamond
A friendly charming country tale about Landy the Land Rover. Landy is feeling sad and neglected, his only friends are the farm animals. Landy gets a new owner Jack, and...
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Landy's New Home
Veronica Lamond
A delightful continuation of the story of Landy's adventures with Jack and Molly the dog. Landy helps Jack to build lots of little houses for some new additions to the...
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Mr Men in London

The Mr Men are in London. Everyone is very excited. Mr Busy is taking them on a very busy tour of the sights, including Trafalgar Square, Buckingham Palace and the...
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Mr Men at the Park

When Mr Happy invited Mr Bump to the park, he thought it was a great idea. A picnic, boating on the lake, a bike ride and fun in the playground....
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Mr Men on Holiday

Little Miss Sunshine is organising Little Miss Scatterbrain's summer holiday for her and to make it really fun, she has invited along lots of Little Miss Scatterbrain's friends as well!...
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The Little Girl and the Tiny Doll
Aingelda Ardizzone, Edward Ardizzone
A tiny doll, unloved by her owner, is accidentally dropped into a freezer in a shop. There she stays, bored and lonely, until another little girl spots her. This one...
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Fairytales Gone Wrong: Don't Pick Your Nose, Pinocchio!
Steve Smallman
There are two big lessons to be learned in this new take on the favourite fairy tale: don't tell lies – we all know what happens to Pinocchio when he...
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Grandad's Island
Benji Davies
Syd and Grandad's tropical adventure tells a much bigger story and conveys an important message about loss and love. Grandad's house is at the bottom of Syd's garden and Syd...
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Reader Reviewed Puppy Academy: Scout and the Sausage Thief
Gill Lewis
Gill Lewis is best known for her very successful award-winning animal stories for children of 9-plus. This new series is for younger readers and features puppies that are learning to...
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Where the Bugaboo Lives
Sean Taylor
Julia Eccleshare's Book of the Month, July 2015 Brilliantly conceived, this hugely attractive picture book is also a sophisticated ‘chose your own adventure'. Floyd wants to go exploring down the...
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Wigglesbottom Primary: The Shark in the Pool
Pamela Butchart
The pupils at Wigglesbottom Primary have very active imaginations and are quick to believe that there's a shark in the swimming pool, a dinosaur skeleton under their vegetable garden and...
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Woolly Mammoth
Mick Manning
The lyrical text gives an emotional insight into the world of the woolly mammoths and is accompanied by an illustrative fact strip giving more information on how we know about...
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Horrid Henry's Big Bad Puzzle Book
Francesca Simon
This new edition of a classic Horrid Henry puzzle book contains 64 pages of fun - a perfect purchase for the summer holidays. There are holiday howlers to tell, secret...
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Horrid Henry's Cannibal Curse
Francesca Simon
The final four utterly horrid and totally brilliant new Horrid Henry stories by Francesca Simon, with illustrations by Tony Ross.
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Albert and Little Henry
Jez Alborough
Albert loves making up stories, and his mum and dad love listening to them. But when his baby brother Henry arrives, no-one seems to have time to listen to stories...
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Crazy Mayonnaisy Mum
Julia Donaldson
A wonderful collection of poems from the much-loved creator of The Gruffalo, all of them perfect for reading aloud. There are funny poems (lots of those as you'd expect) and...
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Octopus's Garden
Ringo Starr
Based on the lyrics of the world famous Beatles song, this glorious picture book follows five children on a magical journey through the Octopus's garden. The playful Octopus takes them...
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The Owl and the Pussy-Cat
Edward Lear
This stunning new edition of Edward's Lear's classic story poem makes a handsome pair to Julia Donaldson' The Further Adventures of The Owl and the Pussy-cat which is also...
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Lewis Carroll
This is the perfect story of Alice to share with younger readers. Tony Ross has done a great job in the retelling for a younger audience and the book is...
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Little Bell and the Moon
Giles Paley-Phillips
A wonderful rhyming tale of a little girl, who grows up, gets old and turns into a bright star in the sky. This story touches upon a subject rarely dealt...
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