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Books of the Month

Lots The Diversity of Life on Earth
Nicola Davies
February 2018 Book of the Month | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month February 2018 | A stunning book that is also an invaluable introduction to how to look at the world around us. Nicola Davies invites readers to look at... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/02/2018
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Other Featured Books this Month

Frida Kahlo
Isabel Sanchez Vegara
In this Little People, Big Dreams series, children can learn about how Frida Kahlo's dream to study medicine ending led to her becoming an inspiring artist. Lovereading Comment to follow. Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/02/2016
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Amelia Earhart
Isabel Sanchez Vegara
Meet the first female flier to fly solo across the Atlantic ocean in this book for readers as young as 4 years. Part of the Little People, Big Dreams series that introduces children to history's highest achievers. Lovereading Comment to... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 24/08/2016
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Reader ReviewedMeet the Twitches
Hayley Scott
February 2018 Debut of the Month Plenty of twitchy nosed, fluffy fun and adventures are in store as we are introduced to Stevie and the residents of Teacup House. Stevie has been living at the top of a tall, thin... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 08/02/2018
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Reader ReviewedFergal is Fuming!
Robert Starling
Young children will find lots to laugh at in this jolly story of a little dragon who can't help losing his temper, and they'll learn ways to manage their own anger too. When Fergal gets cross, he really gets cross,... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 08/02/2018
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Raymond
Yann Le Bec
The phrase ‘it's a dog's life' takes on a whole new meaning in this quirky picture book. Raymond is an ordinary dog, who for a time leads an extraordinary life. Happy with his owners, and sharing most thing with them,... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/02/2018
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Suffragette
Sally Morgan
1913. Mary and Christine have different views about Votes for Women , but that doesn't stop them from becoming penfriends. In their letters, the girls try to make sense of the suffragettes, from smashing windows to blowing up golf courses.... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/03/2018
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Emmeline Pankhurst
Lisbeth Kaiser
The inspirational story of Emmeline Pankhurst, leader of the suffragette movement, is told vividly and succinctly in this illustrated. Emmeline was a girl who loved reading and dreamed about all the things she wanted to do. Only because Emmeline was... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 23/08/2017
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Mother's Day
Shirley Hughes
One of our special picks for Mothering Sunday A beautiful gift edition of a classic family story by the Kate Greenaway-winning author, Shirley Hughes. Lovereading Comment to follow. Our special Mothering Sunday Picks Guess How Much I Love You... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/02/2018
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The Everywhere Bear
Julia Donaldson
Best-selling duo Julia Donaldson and Rebecca Cobb reunite in a lovely story that begins in a Year One classroom before taking us on an exciting, fantastical journey. Scenes in the classroom and at home with the children as they play... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 22/02/2018
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No More Kissing!
Emma Chichester Clark
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month February 2018 A must-have for all who hate being kissed! Momo the little monkey hates kissing. He hates other people kissing each other but, most of all, he hates being kissed himself! But... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/02/2018
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A Squash and a Squeeze 25th Anniversary Edition
Julia Donaldson
Celebrate twenty-five years of this much loved classic with this special anniversary edition. Julia Donaldson writes...A Squash and a Squeeze started its life as a song on BBC Children's Television.The song was subsequently used on “Playdays” and included on a... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 29/01/2017
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Kevin
Rob Biddulph
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month February 2018 Award-winning Rob Biddulph's warm-hearted story is both a celebration of imaginary friends and a cautionary tale about how best to manage them. When things go wrong around Sid there is... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 08/02/2018
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Charlie's Magical Carnival
Marit Törnqvist
The boundless power of a child's imagination inspires this beautiful picture book. A boy and his mother are getting ready to go to the carnival, each dressed in their special carnival outfits. As they hunt for Charlie's red balloon, he... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 18/01/2018
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The First Egg Hunt
Adam Guillain, Charlotte Guillain
A cheeky chick, the Easter Bunny, Easter eggs, plus an emotional roller-coaster of a story involving celebrity, jealousy, trickery, penitence and a chocolatey happy ending – this story has it all! Authors Adam and Charlotte Guillain have come up with... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 08/02/2018
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We're All Works of Art
Mark Sperring
This clever, stylish picture book is an excellent and very accessible introduction to different art styles, from the earliest cave paintings through to Cubism and contemporary art. It is also a neat celebration of human diversity, acknowledging that we are... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/02/2018
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Ten Fat Sausages
Michelle Robinson
A tale of sausages and their fight for freedom, this rollicking picture book will have everyone laughing. We begin with ten sausages, of course, but as their friends go pop and bang, some of them decide to hop out of... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/02/2018
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Serious Graffiti
Barbara Mitchelhill
In a nutshell: comic triumphs and mishaps of a schoolboy detective Self-proclaimed supersleuth Damian Drooth has a new case: someone's sprayed graffiti on the toilet walls and the whole school will be punished if the culprit isn't caught. It's... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/02/2018
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Little Red Reading Hood
Lucy Rowland
The story of Little Red Riding Hood gets an inventive, original reworking in this lively picture book. Little Red Reading Hood is never happier than with her nose in a book – and that's not a typo, Reading is definitely... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 25/01/2018
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Look Out, It's a Dragon!
Jonny Lambert
Kindness and friendship are at the heart of this beautifully illustrated new picture book. Saffi isn't like other dragons, she doesn't want to crush castles or capture princesses, and sitting on craggy mountains just hurts her bottom! She decides to... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 08/02/2018
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Fairy Tale Pets
Tracey Corderoy
There are huge amounts of fairy-tale fun and games in this typically boisterous and inventive story by Tracey Corderoy. In true fairy-tale style, Bob and Rex, his dog, are happy but poor. To make some money, they decide to take... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 08/02/2018
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Words and Your Heart
Kate Jane Neal
One of our special picks for Valentine's Day | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month February 2018 Beautifully produced, words and your heart is a charming book with a touching message about the importance of the heart and... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 25/01/2018
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Emmeline and the Plucky Pup
Megan Rix
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month January 2018 Award- winning Megan Rix has a rare gift for putting dogs at the centre of important moments in history. Here, in a story set in 1910, Alfie and his... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/01/2018
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The Poesy Ring
Bob Graham
One of our special picks for Valentine's Day | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month January 2018 Full of warmth, award-winning illustrator Bob Graham's story of the survival of a special ring that is loved, lost and then found... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/11/2017
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We Are Family
Patricia Hegarty
‘Money doesn't matter, nor colour, creed, nor name - /In each and every family, the love we feel's the same': these are the concluding lines and the overriding theme of this attractive picture book. Over busy, vibrant pages a number... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 11/01/2018
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I'm Big Now
Anthea Simmons
This lively, cheerful picture book takes a positive look at one of the changes the arrival of a new baby can bring. ‘There's a new baby now, I'm not the baby any more', says the little girl who narrates the... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/01/2018
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The Great Race The Story of the Chinese Zodiac
Christopher Corr
In bold, beautiful illustrations and a simple but engaging text, Christopher Corr explains the story of the Chinese Zodiac and how the Jade Emperor decided to name the years after twelve animals in order to count time as it passes.... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 02/01/2018
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Happy Birthday to You!
Dr. Seuss
Discover all of the wonderful things that children get up to on their birthdays in the imaginary land of Katroo in this magical Dr. Seuss classic! Featured in: 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 08/03/2018
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The Squirrels Who Squabbled
Rachel Bright
Two greedy squirrels learn to share in the third hilarious rhyming adventure from the bestselling creators of The Lion Inside and The Koala Who Could Featured in: 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 08/02/2018
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Bear Child
Geoff Mead
An inspirational story of parental love, belief and embracing individuality told through Geoff Mead's charming words and Sanne Dufft's ethereal illustrations. Who are the bear folk and what makes them special? Featured in: 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 22/02/2018
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Superhero Mum
Timothy Knapman
One of our special picks for Mothering Sunday All mums are brilliant and the mum in this story is no exception. She doesn't wear a cape or fly to Earth from Outer Space, but she runs for the bus so... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/02/2018
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Make and Play: Easter
Joey Chou
In this innovative activity board book, children can assemble their very own Easter decorations. After putting together the decorations, children can sing the Easter songs, bake Easter cookies and cakes, and make some festive crafts, including a bonnet and an... Featured in: 5+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 24/01/2018
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Lift-the-flap Questions and Answers about Long Ago
Katie Daynes
Facts and flaps are an irresistible combination in this illuminating information book. Divided into sections Where, Who, Why, What, How, When and Which, it answers key or quirky questions from history, from ‘where did pirates bury their treasure?' (answer: they... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 08/02/2018
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What are Stars?
Katie Daynes
What are Stars? is an excellent book for children who love to ask questions. Over a series of six attractive and inviting double pages, featuring little children just like its readers, and with the help of numerous flaps, it explains... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 28/12/2017
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The Story of Life
Catherine Barr, Steve Williams
Shortlisted for the English Picture Book Award 2016 This is an exciting and dramatic story simply told in words and pictures about how life began and developed on Planet Earth, written especially for younger children. How the first living cell... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/02/2018
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Fantastically Great Women Who Made History
Kate Pankhurst
It's impossible not to be inspired by this picture book and the great women featured in it: their stories are told across bright spreads, which are enticing to... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 08/02/2018
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Football Forgery
Barbara Mitchelhill
In a nutshell: comic triumphs and mishaps of a schoolboy detective Schoolboy super-sleuth Damian Drooth is back with a new case: someone is selling forged tickets outside his local football ground and Damian is determined to track down the culprit.... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/02/2018
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Last Month's Featured Books

Madeline Finn and the Library Dog
Lisa Papp
A beautiful, reassuring, story for all those struggling to read. Oh my goodness this is a heart-warming book! Just stunning and perfect to share with reluctant readers or anyone who...
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Egyptomania
Emma Giuliani, Carole Saturno
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month October 2017 This is a book to savour as you travel back in time to the land of the Pharoahs.. Sumptuous in...
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The Night Gardener
Terry Fan, Eric Fan
Longlisted for the UKLA 2018 Book Award February 2017 Debut of the Month This beautiful book demands and repays careful reading. Grimloch Lane is a quiet place and its...
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Blue Monster Wants It All!
Jeanne Willis
There's an important life lesson tucked into the pages of this action-packed and very funny picture book. Blue Monster's parents give him pretty much everything he wants, but nothing makes...
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Dog in Boots
Paula Metcalf
This funny doggy tale has a special message for us all. The path of true love is never smooth and there's a particular obstacle in front of Philip. He loves...
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Winnie and Wilbur: The Explorer Collection
Valerie Thomas
Witch Winnie and her long-suffering black cat Wilbur are two of the most appealing and endearing picture book characters, and their adventures, as told by Valerie Thomas and illustrator extraordinaire...
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Martha Mayhem Goes Nuts!
Joanne Owen
In a nutshell: funny, magical story teeming with energy and invention The adventures of Martha Mayhem – a fabulous mix of humour, magic and uproar – will charm newly confident...
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Ella
Alex T. Smith
Cinderella as you've never seen her before: a bashful ladybird dreaming of romance. Prince Alex retells a classic fairy tale in a totally win-your-heart way. Sweet little ladybird Ella wants...
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Dave Pigeon (Racer!)
Swapna Haddow
The third instalment to this laugh-out-loud new series is fully illustrated throughout by the incredible Sheena Dempsey. Have you ever sat in a shoebox? Of course you have. But have...
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All at Sea
Gerry Byrne
The arrival of a new baby brother or sister can be very unsettling for children and All at Sea provides a gentle way to talk about those feelings. Liam is...
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Frog and Beaver
Simon James
From the best-selling author of classics such as Dear Greenpeace and Leon and Bob, Frog and Beaver is a beautiful book about friendship, tolerance and respect. Frog is delighted when...
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Shake the Tree!
Silvia Borando, Chiara Vignocchi, Paolo Chiarinotti
In a story reminiscent of The Gruffalo, this stylish book builds tension via repetition and suspense to a very funny, unexpected ending. Mouse spots a nut high up in a...
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Love From Peter Rabbit
Beatrix Potter
The heart-warming rhyme will touch the heart of the one you love, and express everything you feel in the cutest way. The clean design and contemporary styling will appeal to...
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Danny, the Champion of the World
Roald Dahl
A classic Roald Dahl title, a most touching story of a boy and his very special father. Danny and his father live in a caravan parked right next to the...
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Peace at Last
Jill Murphy
A new board book edition of the picture book classic, in a size that's perfect for little paws! A timeless storybook classic full of bright colourful pictures that accompany a...
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There's a Snake in My School!
David Walliams
David Walliams has his finger firmly on the funny bone of the nation's youth, and little children will love this story of school turned upside-down by an unexpected visitor. It's...
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More Featured Books

Boogie Bear
David Walliams
December 2017 Book of the Month The fifth hilarious story from Number One bestselling picture book duo, David Walliams and Tony Ross, for children aged 3 and up. An outrageously...
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All the Year Round
John Yeoman
December 2017 Book of the Month A series of twelve short, funny poems, one for every month of the year, written with brio by John Yeoman and illustrated by Quentin...
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The Twelve Dogs of Christmas
Alison Ritchie
Who needs a partridge in a pear tree when you could have a pup under a Christmas tree? Why choose four French hens when you could have four French bulldogs?...
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Three Little Monkeys
Quentin Blake
December 2017 Book of the Month A remarkable collaboration - that brings together giants of the picture book world - to create a funny, anarchic and utterly delightful picture book....
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Here We Are
Oliver Jeffers
One of Our Books of the Year 2017 | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month November 2017 Inspired by the birth of his son, award-winning Oliver Jeffers has created...
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Katinka's Tail
Judith Kerr
One of Our Books of the Year 2017 | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month November 2017 Fans of the adventures of Judith Kerr's Mog will adore this magical...
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Paddington 2: Sticker Activity Book Movie Tie-in

Fans of Paddington and his new film will have great fun with this quality activity book. As well as 150 different stickers with which to decorate a variety of scenes,...
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Paddington 2: Sticker Scene Book Movie Tie-in

There's hours of fun for young Paddington fans to be had in this sturdy sticker book, based on the new film. Paddington and his world look very appealing in the...
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Paddington 2: The Movie Storybook Movie Tie-in

Paddington's new big-screen adventure offers lots of excitement, action and, of course, laughs. Children (and adults too) will love it, and this full-colour storybook is both a lovely souvenir and...
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Paddington 2: The Story of the Movie Movie Tie-in

Paddington's new adventures on the big screen have reminded everyone of just why the little bear from Darkest Peru is such a favourite in his adopted homeland. Paddington is generous,...
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Create Your Own Christmas
Isabel Thomas
Get ready to take control of the most important time of the year - and create your OWN Christmas! It's time to take control of your festive destiny, says the...
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The Star Tree
Catherine Hyde
When a little girl's nightlight goes out, she takes a magical midnight journey to the Star Tree in this beautiful bedtime read from fine artist Catherine Hyde. A little girl...
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