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Books of the Month

The Wildest Cowboy
Garth Jennings
May 2018 Book of the Month | Wonderful rhyme carries you through this rollicking ride through the wild west and a town they called Fear, whose scary inhabitants wear rattlesnake socks, chew rocks and and soon leave newcomer, the colourful... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 19/04/2018
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Square
Mac Barnett
May 2018 Book of the Month | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month May 2018 Square builds a beautiful sculpture from the blocks in his secret cave. Square's friend Circle thinks it is perfect and Square tries to make... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 10/05/2018
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The Great Telephone Mix-Up (Little Gem)
Sally Nicholls
May 2018 Book of the Month | In a Nutshell; Communication chaos bringing a community closer | Interest Age 5-8 | The villagers in this charming story rely on their telephone for different reasons and when the local line... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 15/04/2018
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The Uncracked Code
Tamara Macfarlane
In a nutshell: comic-book inspired crime story | The action in this exciting crime story is set in a comic shop, and come-strip sensibilities inspire the whole adventure. The Cosmic Comic Shop and adjoining café are threatened with closure by... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 28/04/2018
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Other Featured Books this Month

Where Zebras Go Poems
Sue Hardy-Dawson
Shortlisted for the Centre for Literacy in Primary Poetry Award 2018 Get ready to join in the Poetry Olympics, question a snake, talk to a toad and learn 20 ways to avoid monsters and mythical beasts. Where Zebras Go will lead... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/02/2017
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Town Is by the Sea
Joanne Schwartz
Shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2018 | This haunting book, beautifully illustrated in ink and watercolour, bears record to a long-gone way of life. A young boy describes his day, from first thing in the morning when his... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/04/2018
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Reader ReviewedAlan's Big, Scary Teeth
Jarvis
Glorious illustrations tell this story that is both nicely scary and neatly resolved. Everyone knows that alligators are scary! Right? Alan comes from a long line of scary alligators and, with his HUGE white and sharply-pointed teeth he has a... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 03/05/2018
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Wonder Goal!
Michael Foreman
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month May 2018 | Award-winning illustrator Michael Foreman's own love of football suffuses this story which perfectly captures the thrill all footballers have of scoring the winning goal. As the new boy in a small... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/05/2018
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The Match
Russell Ayto
Told in single words, and through grey pencil illustrations on an admittedly startling green background, this story encompasses anticipation, disappointment, despair, resignation … then hope, surprise and utter joy! A man and his dog lead uneventful lives: one works in... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 03/05/2018
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With My Daddy
James Brown
Daddy Tiger and a tiger cub, Daddy Bear and a bear cub, Daddy dog and puppy, they all have fun playing together in the pages of this bright, lively and joyous picture book. The action starts at breakfast and then... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 17/05/2018
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I Want My Dad!
Tony Ross
We're used to the Little Princess behaving badly, but this new story shows a different side to her, and is surprisingly tender. She's proud of her dad, the king, but still wishes he could do things the other dads in... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 03/05/2018
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I Love You Dino-Daddy
Mark Sperring
The characters may be green and dinosaur-shaped, but this is all about the special fun little children have with their daddies, and the particular love between father and child. A dino-dad, distinctive in his stripy tie and lace-up shoes, plays... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 03/05/2018
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Where's Home, Daddy Bear?
Nicola O'Byrne
Bringing Open Very Carefully creator Nicola O'Byrne to the Walker list, this tender, touching story voices all those worries a child has about change, and celebrates the loving bond between father and daughter. Lovereading Comment to follow. Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 03/05/2018
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Alfie and Dad
Shirley Hughes
Alfie's dad is always there for Alfie and Annie Rose. He's there to reassure Alfie during a restless night; he's there to find Alfie's favourite toy Flumbo when he gets left on the bus; and most of all he loves... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 17/05/2018
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Gaspard The Fox
Zeb Soanes
May 2018 Debut of the Month | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month May 2018 A wonderfully warm-hearted animal adventure based on Zeb Soanes observation of a local urban fox. Waking up hungry one evening, Gaspard sets out to... Featured in: 5+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 17/05/2001
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Secrets of the Mountain
Libby Walden
In a nutshell: Dahl-esque story in defence of Unusualness Children who like their stories filled with larger-than-life characters, crazy comedy and the reassuring sense that love and goodness will win out, will really enjoy A.L Kennedy's Uncle Shawn books. In... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 05/04/2018
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The Bad Mood and the Stick
Lemony Snicket
Lemony Snicket's simply told story offers a refreshing, thoughtful, and hilarious look at the ways in which a bad mood wreaks havoc as it moves from person to person, leaving an unexpected trail of surprise in its wake: opportunities for... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/05/2018
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The Cave
Rob Hodgson
It's all about the timing in this wonderfully funny picture book. In a cave lives a little creature, a little creature that never leaves its home - turn the page - because of a wolf. The wolf is fierce, determined... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/05/2018
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The New Football Coach
Dominique Demers
The latest instalment in Dominique Demers's popular Adventures of Miss Charlotte series, The New Football Coach, brilliantly illustrated by Tony Ross, is a marvellous tale about believing in yourself and beating the odds. Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 26/04/2018
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There's a Dragon in Your Book
Tom Fletcher
Tom Fletcher and Greg Abbott have created a fantastically interactive sequel to their bestselling There's a Monster in Your Book. Children will love stroking, poking and flapping the book to make magic happen as they turn the pages. Featured in: 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 17/05/2018
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Space Tortoise
Ross Montgomery
A beautiful, moving and heartwarming tale about bravery, kindness and welcoming strangers, from the team behind The Building Boy. Featured in: 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/05/2018
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Chocolate Cake
Michael Rosen
Fantastically funny and full of silly noises, this is Michael Rosen's love letter to every child's favourite treat, chocolate cake. Featured in: 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 30/04/2018
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Rose's Dress of Dreams (Little Gem)
Katherine Woodfine
Interest Age 5-8 | Rose's Dress of Dreams reads like a wonderful fairy tale, the little girl who dreams of beautiful dresses and spends her time drawing designs for fanciful frocks (much to the amusement of her family) grows up to... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 14/04/2018
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Winnie and Wilbur: Seaside Adventures
Valerie Thomas
Who better to enjoy the delights of the seaside and the high seas than Winnie the Witch and her longsuffering cat Wilbur? There are three different stories in this bumper edition and the two enjoy some typically exuberant and surprising... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/05/2018
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Plantopedia
Adrienne Barman
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month May 2018 | A stunning and original book and a useful one too. Subtitled ‘A Celebration of Nature's Greatest Show-offs' in glorious pictures it introduces over 600 different plants grouped together under all kinds... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 03/05/2018
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A Boy Called Bat
Elana K. Arnold
The first book in a funny, heartfelt, and irresistible young middle grade series starring an unforgettable young boy on the autism spectrum, from acclaimed author Elana K. The Lovereading Comment will follow. Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 19/04/2018
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Last Month's Featured Books

A First Book of Animals
Nicola Davies
Shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2018 | Longlisted for the UKLA 2018 Book Award What a wonderful book to give to a child. It's one which will inspire...
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The Darkest Dark
Chris Hadfield
Shortlisted for the UKLA 2018 Book Award Astronaut Chris Hadfield describes the special moment in his childhood that sparked his fascination with space and started the journey that has so...
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Reader Reviewed What the Ladybird Heard
Julia Donaldson
Bestselling author Julia Donaldson and illustrator Lydia Monks have teamed up for another brilliant picture book. Right in...
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Colour My Days
Ross Collins
Two children, Emmy and Jeff, escort readers into a world of colours in Ross Collins' new picture book. Each spread is given over to one colour, from yellow, which brightens...
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My First Chess Book
Katie Daynes
A really effective ‘how to' book, this gives readers all the information they'll need to play chess, while letting them know exactly why it is so popular, and how exciting...
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199 Things in Nature
Hannah Watson
This robust, beautifully illustrated board book is a great way to teach young children about nature, and will also boost their vocabulary. Themed under headings such as gardens and parks;...
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Reader Reviewed Firecrackers
Zaro Weil
April 2018 Book of the Month Beautifully illustrated by Jo Riddell, this collection of poems and stories is a perfect gift book. It's ideal for dipping into, for quiet reading...
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Forever or a Day
Sarah Jacoby
April 2018 Debut of the Month Sarah Jacoby's beautiful book is proof that picture books can cover the...
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Reader Reviewed What the Ladybird Heard Next
Julia Donaldson
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...
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Reader Reviewed What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday
Julia Donaldson
Award-winning duo Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks have created a brilliant new adventure for the clever Ladybird, star...
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How Does a Lighthouse Work?
Roman Belyaev
Join a group of school children on this voyage of discovery and discover the answers to lots of questions as well as fascinating facts about lighthouses and how they work. How Does a...
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Reader Reviewed Happy Hatchday
Rob Biddulph
April 2018 Book of the Month Rob Biddulph's new picture book is another typically happy reading experience. Nine dinosaur eggs (count them) are ready to hatch: out pop Otto, Winnie,...
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Max Champion and the Great Race Car Robbery
Alexander Mccall Smith
April 2018 Book of the Month In a nutshell: heart-warming story of good guys versus Mr Big The Champions are poor but happy. Each of them - Mum, Alex and...
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No, Nancy, No!
Alice Tait
April 2018 Book of the Month There are familiar places and faces in this charming life-the-flap book. It stars Nancy, a little girl with a penchant for mischief, and her...
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Reader Reviewed Baby Bird
Andrew Gibbs
April 2018 Debut of the Month Beautifully illustrated by talented newcomer Zosienka, this is an uplifting story about a little bird who finds a way to fly despite having only...
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Can't Catch Me!
Timothy Knapman
An absolute treat to read aloud, this comic tale puts a new spin on the story of the gingerbread man. ‘Can't catch me!' sings Jake, ‘I'm the fastest mouse in...
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King of the Sky
Nicola Davies
Shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2018 | In a story full of hope against adversity, King of the Sky tells how flying a homing pigeon helps a young...
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Sophie Johnson: Unicorn Expert
Morag Hood
Anyone who shares their house with a unicorn or unicorn fan needs a copy of this lovely picture book. Little Sophie Johnson is a self-confessed unicorn expert. She has 17...
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Brian the Lion Goes into Space
Tracey Radford
A charming tale of adventure and exploration, which will inspire young readers to get crafting and storytelling. Brian the Lion loves space. He dreams of adventures on Mars and finds...
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Nibbles: The Dinosaur Guide
Emma Yarlett
Nibbles the cheeky book eating little monster is back and this time wreaking havoc within the pages of a book about dinosaurs. It's a risky business: can he be caught...
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Reader Reviewed The Wardrobe Monster
Bryony Thomson
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month April 2018 A charming story of bedtime fears with a neat twist to it. Dora and all her toys wake up grouchy and...
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What's Next Door?
Nicola O'Byrne
In this unique interactive book, with brilliantly designed die-cut pages, children are encouraged to take part in the story, to create a door in the page and use their imagination...
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Famous Paintings Picture Book
Megan Cullis
Discover some of the most famous paintings in the world, from da Vinci's Mona Lisa to Degas's Blue Dancers, in this beautifully illustrated information book published in association with the...
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Lift the Flap Questions & Answers About Art
Katie Daynes
What's the point of art? Why do artists draw themselves? Who were the Impressionists? Discover the answers to these questions and many more in this entertaining information book, containing over...
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The Great Big Book of Friends
Mary Hoffman
Making friends, being friends, falling out with friends – these are important matters for everyone, whatever their age. Mary Hoffman and Ros Asquith tackle the subject with typical sensitivity in...
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Miss Molly's School of Manners
James Maclaine
A badly behaved little racoon Algernon learns all about manners and why they're important when he enrols at Miss Molly's school, and readers will too. Algernon has lesson in listening...
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Reader Reviewed When Grandad Was a Penguin
Morag Hood
With its strikingly simple images, this picture book will give children lots to think and talk about and will also have them laughing out loud. Grandad's acting out of character...
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The Steves
Morag Hood
With its comic storyline and bright, bold, minimalist illustrations, The Steves is another bit of picture book genius from the hugely talented Morag Hood. It stars two young puffins, both...
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The Grotlyn
Benji Davies
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month April 2018 Award-winning Benji Davies has created a delightful night-time classic starring his light-fingered creation, the Grotlyn. When Ruby goes to bed the...
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A Hebridean Alphabet
Debi Gliori
Award-winning author and illustrator Debi Gliori obviously loves the Hebrides and shows readers just what is so special about these rugged islands in this beautiful picture book. In the guise...
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The Glassmaker's Daughter
Dianne Hofmeyr
Jane Ray's sparkling, jewel-like illustrations are the perfect match for Diane Hofmeyr's story, part fairytale, part history, set in 13th century Venice. Daniela is the daughter of one of Venice's...
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The Very Hungry Hedgehog
Rosie Wellesley
Isaac the hedgehog is a popular little character with the very young and it's lovely to see him here in a new springtime adventure. Starling wakes him up after his...
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More Featured Books

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...
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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...
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Motor Miles
John Burningham
There's a perfect simplicity to this book, the work of a picture book genius. Miles is a difficult dog, won't come when called, doesn't like walks or other dogs, barks...
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Borka: The Adventures of a Goose With No Feathers
John Burningham
When I was little, this was my favourite book and when my children were little, it was their favourite book. The story of how Borka, the youngest of six geese born...
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What Do People Do All Day?
Richard Scarry
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month March 2018 | Take a trip to Busytown! Not surprisingly, everyone has a job to do and what a lot of different kinds of jobs...
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The Disappearing Daughter
Barbara Mitchelhill
In a nutshell: comic triumphs and mishaps of school boy super-sleuth Damian Drooth's life changes when he comes across a book called A Hundred Ways to Catch a Criminal. Overnight...
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The Popstar's Wedding
Barbara Mitchelhill
In a nutshell: comic triumphs and mishaps of school boy super-sleuth Damian Drooth is a crime-buster extraordinaire, an ace detective; at least he is in his own imagination. Despite what...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Horton Hears a Who and Other Horton Stories
Dr. Seuss
Three fantastic adventures with everyone's favourite big-hearted elephant! A Review for Horton Hears a Who; In this classic and hilarious tale about friendship and respect, from the inimitable Dr. Seuss, Horton...
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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...
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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...
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Cake
Sue Hendra, Paul Linnet
Sue Hendra has an extraordinary ability to connect directly with the very young, and a real skill too for investing the unlikeliest things – vegetables, socks, and now a cake...
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Reader Reviewed Meet 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...
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We're Going to the Zoo!
Sarah Bowie
A trip to the zoo is the subject of this witty, original picture book and while it's packed with information about wild animals, it tells us lots about human relationships...
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Juniper Jupiter
Lizzy Stewart
March 2018 Book of the Month | Little Juniper Jupiter is a wonderfully bold heroine and her adventure is a real celebration of play and the imagination. Juniper is a...
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Molly Mischief Saves the World
Adam Hargreaves
March 2018 Book of the Month Molly Mischief is irrepressible! She loves making mischief but in this lively, funny new story indulges in some day-dreaming, imagining all the good deeds...
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Myth Match
Good Wives and Warriors
March 2018 Book of the Month | Myth Match is more than a wonderful guide to mythical creatures, because there are different ways to read this handsomely illustrated book. You...
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A Big Garden
Gilles Clement
March 2018 Non-Fiction Book of the Month | Graphic novel, information book, horticultural history, A Big Garden is beautiful to look at, totally original and rather remarkable. Beginning in May,...
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The Tale of Johnny Town Mouse Gold Centenary Edition
Beatrix Potter
A special centenary edition of Beatrix Potter's charming tale of Johnny Town-mouse.
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The Tale of Kitty In Boots
Beatrix Potter
There was great excitement in the literary world at the news that an unpublished Beatrix Potter story had been discovered. The Tale of Kitty-in-Boots is out now and shares many...
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Horace and Harriet: Take on the Town
Clare Elsom
March 2018 Debut of the Month | In a nutshell: fast-moving, funny, highly-illustrated story with a very unusual central character | Seven-year-old Harriet makes an unusual new friend in this...
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Horace and Harriet: Every Dog Has Its Day
Clare Elsom
In a nutshell: fast-moving, funny, highly-illustrated story with a very unusual central character Harriet is best friends with Horace – though at first they wouldn't seem to have much in...
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The Mega Quiz
Barbara Mitchelhill
In a nutshell: comic mishaps and triumphs of a schoolboy detective A sign in his local library catches the eye of schoolboy detective Damian Drooth: it offers a weekend at...
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Under Cover
Barbara Mitchelhill
In a nutshell: comic mishaps and triumphs of a schoolboy detective Damian Drooth, self-proclaimed boy detective, is off with his mum to Green Park Holiday Village. Mum is standing...
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We Are Not Frogs! (Little Gems)
Michael Morpurgo
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month March 2018 | Interest Age 5-8 | We Are Not Frogs is a joyful exploration of frog, toad and human nature! Toads are not at...
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Winnie and Wilbur: The Naughty Knight
Valerie Thomas
The irrepressible Winnie the Witch and her cat Wilbur climb onto their broomstick again for a new adventure. Flying over a castle Winnie decides to take a closer look and...
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Cock-a-doodle-poo!
Steve Smallman
Steve Smallman is a master of the poo-filled plotline, no mean boast when you consider just how much children love the smelly brown stuff (in books anyway). We're happily knee-deep...
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Fabio The World's Greatest Flamingo Detective: The Case of the Missing Hippo
Laura James
In a nutshell: eye-catching, attention-grabbing comic adventure for young readers With a cast of characters as colourful as the day-glo pinks and greens of its illustrations, and a plot that's...
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Winnie and Wilbur: Gigantic Antics and other stories
Laura Owen
In a nutshell: bumper fun with some of the best-loved characters in children's books There are no less than twelve different Winnie and Wilbur stories to enjoy in this collection,...
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An Atlas of Imaginary Places
Mia Cassany
Daydreamers, those who love poring over maps and imagining far-away places, and those who want their minds stretched will all love this book. Readers are taken to 14 different locations,...
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Bird House
Libby Walden
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month March 2018 This chunky book imitates a bird house in shape and makes a great format for an attractive lift- the- flap information book...
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Bug Hotel
Libby Walden
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month March 2018 Take a new look at some of the most common insects and mini-beasts around us in this fun to use information book...
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Reader Reviewed William Bee's Wonderful World of Tractors and Farm Machines
William Bee
There are no better books for young vehicle fans, and William Bee's new big, lively, information-packed book tells them everything they'll want to know about tractors and the machines that...
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Alphabet of Alphabets
Aj Wood, Mike Jolley
A wonderfully inventive and original search-and-find book, The Alphabet of Alphabets will keep children entertained for hours. Each page features a different alphabet of things, one for each letter of...
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How to Count 1 to 5 in Five Languages
Kenard Pak
Lovely to look at, this is an effective way of learning to count up to five, and in five different languages too. Each page features a child, who each speaks...
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Ada Lovelace
Isabel Sanchez Vegara
With stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, this empowering series celebrates the important life stories of wonderful women of the world. From designers and artists to...
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Agatha Christie
Isabel Sanchez Vegara
With stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, this empowering series celebrates the important life stories of wonderful women of the world. From designers and artists to...
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Audrey Hepburn
Isabel Sanchez Vegara
Discover the life of Audrey Hepburn, the famous actress, dancer and UNICEF ambassador. With stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, this empowering series celebrates the important...
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Coco Chanel
Isabel Sanchez Vegara
Meet the iconic first lady of fashion in this book for readers as young as 5 years. First in a brand new biography series that introduces children to history's highest...
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Ella Fitzgerald
Isabel Sanchez Vegara
Meet Ella Fitzgerald, one of the most influential jazz singers of all time! With stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, this empowering series celebrates the important life...
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Marie Curie
Isabel Sanchez Vegara
Meet one of the world's most famous scientists in this book for readers as young as 5 years. With stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, this empowering...
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Maya Angelou
Lisbeth Kaiser
With stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, this empowering series celebrates the important life stories of wonderful women of the world. From designers and artists to...
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We're Going on a Bear Hunt: Let's Discover Birds

Colourful, appealing and packed with information, this lovely book will make any family trip to the park, countryside or seaside even more enjoyable. It's full of facts about the birds...
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We're Going on a Bear Hunt: Let's Discover Bugs

Whether you want to learn about different bugs, find out how to spot insects, or take part in creepy-crawly inspired activities to brighten up a wet day, this We're Going...
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Once Upon a Star
James Carter
Poetry is possibly the best way to convey the wonder of space and our own place in it, and James Carter's text for this picture book is both precise and...
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Reader Reviewed Isadora Moon Goes to the Fair
Harriet Muncaster
In a nutshell: half vampire, half fairy, all fun Harriet Muncaster's stories of little Isadora Moon have deservedly won a huge and enthusiastic following amongst young readers. Isadora's lively adventures...
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Time Now to Dream
Timothy Knapman
One of our Books of the Year 2016 There's a dreamlike quality to this beautiful picture book. Two young children, painted by Helen Oxenbury with typical sensitivity, leave the safety of...
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Mouse House
John Burningham
A story of home and hope from picture-book genius, John Burningham.
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Patrick and the President
Ryan Tubridy
The heady excitement of President Kennedy's visit to Ireland in 1963 is brought vividly to life in this account by Ryan Tubridy and illustrator P J Lynch. Patrick and his...
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Reader Reviewed Pigeon P.I.
Meg McLaren
Longlisted for the UKLA 2018 Book Award Murray McMurray is a private eye in the Philip Marlowe tradition – laconic, cool, sharp. I'd say he's hard-boiled, only this PI is...
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The New Neighbours
Sarah McIntyre
A fabulously funny and fast paced picture book that cleverly turns prejudices on their head.
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The Last Wolf
Mini Grey
Once upon a time, Little Red set off into the woods to catch a wolf. Mini Grey re-imagines the classic Little Red Riding Hood fable in an entirely new way....
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Almost Anything
Sophy Henn
George can't roller-skate, George can't paint, and George most certainly can't dance!But Bear thinks that, with a little help, George can do all these things - and more! And, luckily...
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Red Alert! 15 Endangered Animals Fighting to Survive
Catherine Barr, Anne Wilson
15 endangered species in six different habitats need your help to survive! Pick a place. Choose a creature. Discover its story and the danger it faces. Then find out how...
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Best Lowly Worm Book Ever
Richard Scarry
Newly unearthed! The first new Richard Scarry book for over 20 years features Lowly Worm and all your favourite Scarry characters!
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Mr Shaha's Recipes for Wonder
Alom Shaha
Mr Shaha's Recipes for Wonder: Adventures in Science round the kitchen table will help families appreciate the wonders of science together. This is not a book just for children, it's a...
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