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The Way to the Zoo
The Way to the Zoo
John Burningham
April 2014 Book of the Month   Award-winning John Burningham tells a touching story of a little girl and the special friends she makes in the night time.  When Sylvie finds a door in her bedroom she discovers a secret passage...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 03/04/2014
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Those Magnificent Sheep in Their Flying Machine
Those Magnificent Sheep in Their Flying Machine
Peter Bently
April 2014 Book of the Month   A delightfully dotty flock of sheep have fun flying, by the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize! Lambert, Eunice, Marty, Mabs and the rest are happily skipping about on their luscious green hillside...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 03/04/2014
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Bug Detective Amazing facts, myths and quirks of nature
Bug Detective Amazing facts, myths and quirks of nature
Maggie Li
April 2014 Book of the Month Search high and low to discover interesting facts, track down odd information and dispel myths about the insect world. This interactive illustrated approach to nature guides suitable for 5 years upwards is packed full of...
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Format: Mixed media product - Released: 11/04/2014
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Eddie's Kitchen And How to Make Good Things to Eat
Eddie's Kitchen And How to Make Good Things to Eat
Sarah Garland
A birthday party needs to be got ready in a hurry! Mum has forgotten that it is Grandad’s birthday but luckily Eddie is on hand to help. Eddie loves cooking and he knows exactly what Grandad likes best. Mum has...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/03/2014
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Little Peter's Railway the Picnic
Little Peter's Railway the Picnic
Christopher G.C. Vine
The Picnic is part of the Little Peter's Railway series, a delightful, fun and informative collection of stories set on a minaiture railway.  The series is a real find for both young and old railway enthusiasts with each book telling...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/05/2012
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The Dark
Reader Reviewed The Dark
Lemony Snicket
Shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal 2014 - One of our Books of the Year 2013 Possibly destined to be THE TOP PICTURE BOOK of 2013.  Bestselling Lemony Snicket gives an original, delightful and empowering take on the familiar theme of...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/04/2014
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The Tip-tap Dancing Cat
The Tip-tap Dancing Cat
Joanna Boyle
April 2014 Debut of the Month Join Oscar the cat in his secret passion! He may look like any old cat to you but Oscar loves to dance! He can foxtrot and salsa and whirl and twirl as much as...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 11/04/2014
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Big, Bad Owl
Big, Bad Owl
Steve Smallman
Big, Bad Owl is a fabulously funny, tongue-in-cheek picture book from bestselling author and master of comedy, Steve Smallman.  Children will love the quirky illustrations of the various animals and birds who try to get owl out of a grump...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/04/2014
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Life Stinks!
Life Stinks!
Peter Bently
Packed with comical characters, battles, puns and poo, this hilarious new series from Peter Bently, a Roald Dahl Funny Prize winner, will be irresistible to boys and girls aged six to eight years. Knightmare, follows the misadventures of a trainee...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/04/2014
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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: Paperback - Released: 03/04/2014
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Elmer
Elmer
David Mckee
Elmer, everyone's favourite patchwork elephant, is 25!     Elmer the colourful patchwork elephant has been a nursery favourite since this first book was published in 1989.  This is a special 25th Anniversary edition.
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Format: Hardback - Released: 06/03/2014
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Shakespeare: A Three Dimensional Expanding Pocket Guide
Shakespeare: A Three Dimensional Expanding Pocket Guide
Nina Cosford
2014 marks the 450th Anniversary of William Shakespeare  Beautifully packaged and full of detailed information this is a stunning fold out version of the life and plays of William Shakespeare. Opened out one way, the details of Shakespeare’s life from...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 03/04/2014
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Rex
Rex
Simon James
Award winning Simon James is heart-warming in this story about the importance of dads! The terrifying tyrannosaurus rex is feared by all the creatures. He is very big, very fierce and has a very, very load ROAR. The only creature...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 03/04/2014
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The Rain Door
The Rain Door
Russell Hoban
Former Children’s Laureate Quentin Blake team up for this hugely original weather-based fantasy. It’s a hot, hot summer Thursday when Harry hears the rag-and-bone man calling out “Rainy numbers up. Any thunder up?” Not knowing what any of it might...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/04/2014
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A Near Thing for Captain Najork
A Near Thing for Captain Najork
Russell Hoban
Tom is back for a second fooling-around adventure. When Tom, accompanied by his Aunt Bundlejoy, sets out on a jaunt in a jam-powered frog, Captain Najork and his hired sportsmen set out in hot pursuit in a pedal-powered snake. They...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 03/04/2014
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How Tom Beat Captain Najork and His Hired Sportsmen
How Tom Beat Captain Najork and His Hired Sportsmen
Russell Hoban
Award-winning duo Russell Hoban and Quentin Blake are brilliantly witty in this sharply observed picture of the value of childhood pursuits.  Orphaned Tom lives with his formidable aunt who takes no nonsense from anyone and serves perfectly disgusting food. Tom...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/04/2014
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Tilly and Friends: What's Everyone Doing?
Tilly and Friends: What's Everyone Doing?
Polly Dunbar
Tilly and her friends are all busy doing different things. Lift the flaps to find out what all the characters are up to...and how they all come together in a great big surprise. The Tilly and Friends TV series, produced by Walker...
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Format: Board book - Released: 03/04/2014
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Tilly and Friends: Who's Hiding?
Tilly and Friends: Who's Hiding?
Polly Dunbar
Tilly and her Friends have lots of fun playing hide-and-seek behind the sturdy flaps on every page. The Tilly and Friends TV series, produced by Walker Productions and JAM Media and based on the picture books by Polly Dunbar, is currently airing...
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Format: Board book - Released: 03/04/2014
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Maisy Learns to Swim
Maisy Learns to Swim
Lucy Cousins
Loveable Maisy and her friends love their swimming time. They collect up everything they need and head for the pool. Changing, swimming, floating and blowing bubbles are all part of the fun for the friends.
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/04/2014
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Maisy Plays Football
Maisy Plays Football
Lucy Cousins
Everyone will love Maisy’s football game! She and her friends divide into two teams. They do all their warming up exercises before beginning an exciting game. They love kicking and passing and diving and scoring. Luckily, both sides score a...
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Elmer and the Monster
Elmer and the Monster
David Mckee
Best-selling Elmer the patchwork elephant is back for a new adventure. All the animals in the jungle are terrified! There is a strange roaring noise and no one knows...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 03/04/2014
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A Story About Ducks
A Story About Ducks
Jack Townend
A wonderfully ridiculous story about a happy group of young ducks who rashly decide to take a holiday… Although they are warned by the birds that they meet along the way, the ducks cannot believe that anything can possibly go...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 07/04/2014
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A Railway ABC
A Railway ABC
Jack Townend
Strongly drawn and capturing for the lost world of the railways, first published in 1942, this is a beautiful and refreshingly original ABC from ‘A for ALL CLEAR as the signal goes down’ to ‘Z is the zoo which is...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 07/04/2014
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Dinosaur Beach
Dinosaur Beach
Frann Preston-Gannon
Fans of Dinosaur Farm will love the Dinosaur’s trip to the beach. The dinosaurs pack everything they need for the beach and set off to enjoy the sun and sand. But, as the readers will soon notice, nothing goes exactly...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 11/04/2014
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Aunt Amelia
Aunt Amelia
Rebecca Cobb
Award-winning Rebecca Cobb will make children laugh in this funny and charming picture book as, despite expectations, two children enjoy being looked after by Aunt Amelia.  Mum and Dad leave Aunt Amelia a list of instructions about what should happen...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 27/03/2014
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Famous Artists Sticker Book
Famous Artists Sticker Book
Megan Cullis
Presents an interactive way of finding out about the lives and work of some of the world's most famous artists. This title is packed with information about the biggest names in art, including Van Gogh, Dali, Monet, Warhol, and others.
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/04/2014
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The Jolley-Rogers and the Ghostly Galleon
Reader Reviewed The Jolley-Rogers and the Ghostly Galleon
Jonny Duddle
The award-winning pirates are back for a second great adventure! Help is needed in Dull-on-Sea after a ghostly pirate ship draws up on the beach and a rash of burglaries from homes, and even from the museum, follows. Matilda knows...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/04/2014
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All I Said Was...
Reader Reviewed All I Said Was...
Michael Morpurgo M.B.E.
A Dyslexia Friendly Picture Book for Parent and Child The former Children’s Laureate simply tells a deliciously funny story about a boy who swaps his life with a pigeon with almost disastrous results! Looking up from the book he is reading...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 15/02/2014
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A First Book of Nature
A First Book of Nature
Nicola Davies
A beautiful book which brings nature to life in words and pictures. Nicola Davies interweaves fact and fiction as she brings each season into focus. She celebrates new growth and the rich harvests of autumn. Stunning, richly textured illustrations encourage...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/04/2014
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Itch Scritch Scratch
Reader Reviewed Itch Scritch Scratch
Eleanor Updale
A Dyslexia Friendly Picture Book for Parent and Child   With wit and brio this picture book captures the all-too-familiar horror of a nit infestation. A bouncy rhyming text spares no detail of the revolting behaviour of nits themselves and of...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/03/2014
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101 Things For Kids To Do Outside
101 Things For Kids To Do Outside
Dawn Isaac
101 Things for Kids to do Outside will have your children racing out to try something new. The huge selection of ideas covers all four seasons and ranges from quick 10-minute activities to a full day of fun. From party...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 27/03/2014
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How Pirates Really Work
How Pirates Really Work
Alan Snow
Do pirates really like singing rollicking songs, burying their treasure and parrots?  Do they really eat Ship’s biscuits with worms and how do they deal with Sea Monsters? From the author of the bestselling How Santa Really Works, Alan...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 10/04/2014
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World Search - Incredible Animals [Au/UK]
World Search - Incredible Animals [Au/UK]
Lonely Planet
Aimed at readers aged 5 and up, this fun series lets kids lift the flap on scenes from around the world to see what's happening inside. Over 40 sturdy, easy to lift flaps, as well as search-and-find activities, will keep...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 01/02/2014
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Aristotle
Aristotle
Dick King-smith
The best-selling author of The Sheep Pig tells a charming and witty story about a bold young kitten who is always getting into mischief! Aristotle lives with Bella Donna, a very kind, very witchy woman who protects Aristotle as best...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/04/2014
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World Search - Amazing Jobs [Au/UK]
World Search - Amazing Jobs [Au/UK]
Lonely Planet
Aimed at readers aged 5 and up, this fun series lets kids lift the flap on scenes from around the world to see what's happening inside. Over 40 sturdy, easy to lift flaps, as well as search-and-find activities, will keep...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 01/02/2014
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World Search - Busy Places [Au/UK]
World Search - Busy Places [Au/UK]
Lonely Planet
Aimed at readers aged 5 and up, this fun series lets kids lift the flap on scenes from around the world to see what's happening inside. Over 40 sturdy, easy to lift flaps, as well as search-and-find activities, will keep...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 01/02/2014
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Hog in the Fog A Harry & Lil Story
Hog in the Fog A Harry & Lil Story
Julia Copus
March 2014 MEGA Debut of the Month  A tea time adventure that goes badly wrong when the guest gets completely stuck in the fog! The Little Mouse Lil has invited her friend Harry the Hog for tea. The table is...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 06/03/2014
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Jumblebum
Jumblebum
Chae Strathie
Winner of Bookbug Readers category (3-7 years) Scottish Children’s Book Award 2013 Fans of Aliens Love Underpants will laugh equally loudly at this story which also has a useful moral. With its gunk on the carpet and junk on the bed,...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/01/2013
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Hector and the Big Bad Knight
Hector and the Big Bad Knight
Alex T. Smith
March 2014 Debut of the Month  A fun-filled new picture book about the power of good with quirky illustrations from award-winning Alex T. Smith. Boys in particular will love the story of Hector, a tiny little boy with a big,...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/03/2014
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My Very First Sticker Art Gallery
My Very First Sticker Art Gallery
Sam Lake
Step inside this fantastic Sticker Art Gallery, where there is plenty to do and it is perfect for introducing young children to famous art and artists.  Explore artorks on display from the 1400s right up to the present day and...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/04/2014
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Winnie's Pirate Adventure
Winnie's Pirate Adventure
Valerie Thomas
Best-selling Winnie the wonderful witch has a great adventure at a fancy dress party when she chooses to dress up as a pirate. Winnie and her long-suffering cat Wilbur -who has been turned into a parrot for the occasion -...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/03/2014
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Drat that Cat!
Drat that Cat!
Tony Ross
Best-selling Tony Ross tells the story of a cunning cat who knows just how to outwit its owners! Suzy Cat lives with the Baggots. She can be very well-behaved. But she can be ...Trouble. Sharpening her claws on the sofa,...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/02/2014
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The Black Rabbit
The Black Rabbit
Philippa Leathers
Clever, surprising and touching, how little Rabbit is frightened by his own shadow is a delightful and thought-provoking story. Everywhere the little white Rabbit goes, this big and scary Black Rabbit seems to be right behind him. Can the little...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/03/2014
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Let's Look on the Seashore
Let's Look on the Seashore
Caz Buckingham, Andrea Pinnington
Encourage your children to get outside together with this beautifully designed and illustrated nature-spotting book from Fine Feather Press. The range of 'Let's Look' titles will help children aged 4+ to learn about nature and to realise its importance to...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/03/2014
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Let's Look on the Farm
Let's Look on the Farm
Caz Buckingham, Andrea Pinnington
Encourage your children to get outside together with this beautifully designed and illustrated nature-spotting book from Fine Feather Press. The range of 'Let's Look' titles will help children aged 4+ to learn about nature and to realise its importance to...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/03/2014
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Let's Look in Woods & Forests
Let's Look in Woods & Forests
Caz Buckingham, Andrea Pinnington
Encourage your children to get outside together with this beautifully designed and illustrated nature-spotting book from Fine Feather Press. The range of 'Let's Look' titles which are all tip-top quality productions will help children aged 4+ to learn about nature...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/03/2014
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Let's Look in Ponds & Rivers
Let's Look in Ponds & Rivers
Caz Buckingham, Andrea Pinnington
Encourage your children to get outside together with this beautifully designed and illustrated nature-spotting book from Fine Feather Press. The range of 'Let's Look' titles will help children aged 4+ to learn about nature and to realise its importance to...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/03/2014
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Demolition
Demolition
Sally Sutton
“Bang! Clang! Crack! Thud! Creak!! Wham! ” The noises of the building site provide a background to this vigorous story of destruction. Perfect for all those who love big machines such as tractors, diggers and cranes as the work they...
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Format: Board book - Released: 06/03/2014
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My Carry-Along Little Bunny's Easter
My Carry-Along Little Bunny's Easter
Christina Goodings
Celebrate Easter with some seasonal activities! Designed with a handle so that it can be easily carried this includes an Easter story as well as guides to draw round to make flowers and cards as well as loads of stickers...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 17/01/2014
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The First Easter
The First Easter
Sophie Piper
A collectable set of twelve Bible stories for reading aloud and sharing, all illustrated with lively, colourful pictures and simply told, to appeal to younger children.
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Format: Paperback - Released: 24/01/2014
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The Easter Story
The Easter Story
Antonia Jackson
From the entry of Jesus and his disciples into the temple in Jerusalem, The Easter story, as told in the Bible, is retold in simple prose matched with atmospheric illustrations. How the different disciples, most notably Judas and Peter, behave...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 17/01/2014
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Maisy's World of Animals: A Maisy First Science Book
Maisy's World of Animals: A Maisy First Science Book
Lucy Cousins
Loveable Maisy introduces some of the wildlife from particular regions in beautiful pictures with tabs to pull to reveal special secrets. There are penguins at the South Pole with flaps which reveal how they keep their babies from catching cold;...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 06/03/2014
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The Yes
The Yes
Sarah Bee
An empowering picture book which will encourage all young readers to be bolder and braver than they ever thought they could be.  The Yes loves his soft and comfy home. But he has other places to go and other things...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 06/03/2014
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The Dragonsitter's Island
Reader Reviewed The Dragonsitter's Island
Josh Lacey
A welcome addition to the highly entertaining Dragonsitter series which has previously been shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize. Eddie is looking after his Uncle Morton’s dragon on a remote Scottish island. As ever with anything to do with...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/03/2014
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Doodle Book
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Doodle Book
Eric Carle
2014 is the Very Hungry Caterpillar's 45th anniversary.  A wonderful doodle book with pages of creative fun with all of Eric Carle's artwork including of course the Very Hungry Caterpillar.  
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/03/2014
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ABC, My Grannie Caught a Flea Scots Children's Songs and Rhymes
ABC, My Grannie Caught a Flea Scots Children's Songs and Rhymes
Ewan McVicar
An ebullient collection of favourite Scottish rhymes and songs for adults to read to their children. These verses show how the old rhymes are still popular with children – despite the arrival of newer technologies - and that they are...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/03/2014
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V.I.P. (Very Important Pup)
V.I.P. (Very Important Pup)
Katy Cannon
Full of adorable animals, celebrity customers and dressing up, the glamorous world of Pooch Parlour is sure to delight young girls who love Rainbow Magic, Secret Kingdom and other sweet and sparkly reads.  V.I.P. (Very Important Pup!) is the first...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/03/2014
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Wendy Quill Tries to Grow a Pet
Wendy Quill Tries to Grow a Pet
Wendy Meddour
Wendy Quill is back for a third suitably entertaining adventure. This time Wendy’s predicament will be familiar to many: she is desperate to have a new pet. For Wendy it is especially important as she wants to be a vet....
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/03/2014
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Zeraffa Giraffa
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...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 03/04/2014
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Ahmed and the Feather Girl
Ahmed and the Feather Girl
Jane Ray
In beautiful pictures matched by a richly-told story award-winning Jane Ray brings to life the story of a little boy and the magic that enables him to escape from his hard life. Ahmed is badly treated as a servant to...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/03/2014
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The Lion First Bible
The Lion First Bible
Pat Alexander
Sixty Bible stories are retold here in easy-to-understand language matched by attractive illustrations. Taken from both the Old and the New Testament some are already very familiar such as the story of Adam and Eve, the story of Joseph and...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 24/01/2014
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A Walk in Paris
A Walk in Paris
Salvatore Rubbino
Illustrator Salvatore Rubbino brings Paris alive in this brilliant sequel to A Walk in New York and A Walk in London. A young girl and her grandfather set out to explore Paris. There is so much to look...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 06/03/2014
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Hooray for bread
Hooray for bread
Allan Ahlberg
Allan Ahlberg at his masterful best with words that just slip off the tongue complemented by some delightful illustrations by Bruce Ingman.  The two of them have come together a number of times now as you’ll see from the images...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/02/2014
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Extra Yarn
Extra Yarn
Mac Barnett
Award-winning Jon Klassen’s illustrations perfectly capture the warm hearted message of this stunning picture book. When Annabelle finds a box of coloured yarns she starts knitting. In doing so, she transforms her cold, black and white world by giving it...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/01/2014
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Grendel: A Cautionary Tale About Chocolate
Grendel: A Cautionary Tale About Chocolate
David Lucas
Everybody loves chocolate! Grendel certainly loves it more than anything else so, when he finds a message inside a chocolate egg and offering him three wishes, he naturally makes a very terrible mistake. After he has turned the dog and...
Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers | Easter 2014
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/02/2014
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The Crocodile Who Didn't Like Water
The Crocodile Who Didn't Like Water
Gemma Merino
Longlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal 2014  Could it be that this little crocodile isn't a crocodile at all? He might just be a DRAGON! A funny, unique and uplifting story from a debut author-illustrator and perfect for giving a...
Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers | Carnegie/Greenaway
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/06/2013
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Hermelin
Hermelin
Mini Grey
Hermelin is a noticer. He is also a finder. The occupants of Offley Street are delighted when their missing items are found, but not so happy to learn that their brilliant detective is a mouse! What will happen to Hermelin?...
Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/02/2014
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My Nature Sticker Activity Book: Woodland Animals
My Nature Sticker Activity Book: Woodland Animals

Children can colour in the animals and their homes, apply stickers of their food and footprints, and learn all about what the animals eat and how they bring up their young. And at the end, there's a fun quiz to...
Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers | Fascinating Facts
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/04/2014
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My Nature Sticker Activity Book: At the Seaside
My Nature Sticker Activity Book: At the Seaside

The beautiful illustrations cover animals that kids will know well and some they may not, including crabs, jellyfish, starfish and seagulls. Children can colour in the creatures and their homes, apply stickers of their food and where they live, and...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/04/2014
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Squishy Mcfluff: the Invisible Cat!
Reader Reviewed Squishy Mcfluff: the Invisible Cat!
Pip Jones
February 2014 Debut of the Month  From unravelling jumpers to filling boots with newts, from unlucky spills to jungles in the bathroom, Ava and Squishy are inseparable. But Squishy is not impressing everyone and his behaviour is getting worse –...
Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers | Books Reviewed by Children | Debuts of the Month
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/02/2014
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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,...
Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/02/2014
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See Inside the Universe
See Inside the Universe
Alex Frith
A mind-expanding book sure to fascinate young space enthusiasts. Curious young minds will be fascinated to discover planets, stars and galaxies and explore intergalactic space, with over 70 flaps to lift.  Includes explanations of some of the biggest questions in...
Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/02/2014
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Princess Stay Awake
Princess Stay Awake
Giles Paley-Phillips
The familiar problem of bedtime is given a new royal twist in this ebullient rhyming picture book. Layla, the Princess Stay Awake, lives up to her name despite all the efforts of her royal parents. Exhausted, they call in the...
Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/01/2014
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The Case of the Feathered Mask
The Case of the Feathered Mask
Holly Webb
Packed with mystery and adventure this is perfect for readers aged six to eight years.  Charming girl-detective Maisie Hitchins is always on the look-out for a new mystery to solve. Even while her grandmother keeps her busy running errands Maisie...
Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/02/2014
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Jack's Mega Machines: Mighty Monster Truck
Jack's Mega Machines: Mighty Monster Truck
Alison Ritchie
An exciting new title in the popular series about Jack, a boy with a gift for repairing big machines. Jack’s just fixed up a monster truck and his keen to give it a test drive. The drive turns into an...
Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/02/2014
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I Love Mum
I Love Mum
Joanna Walsh
Mum’s the very best is the loud and clear message of this family-based picture book. However wonderful others are, the little tigers in this story know that their mum is the very best in the whole wide world. She has...
Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/01/2014
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We Have Lift-Off!
We Have Lift-Off!
Sean Taylor
A sophisticated story with an important message lies at the heart of this deliciously entertaining book. The animals on Mr Tanner’s farm are in revolt against their farmer’s disgusting behaviour; he pollutes the water, cuts down the trees, and makes...
Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/02/2014
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My Mum By Me!
My Mum By Me!

Bloomsbury Activity Books provide hours of colouring, doodling, stickering and activity fun for boys and girls alike. Every book includes enchanting, bright and beautiful illustrations which children and parents will find very hard to resist.
Featured in: 5+ readers
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/02/2014
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Three Favourite Animal Stories
Three Favourite Animal Stories
Jill Tomlinson
Plop is a baby barn owl. He is perfect in every way - except for one thing. He's afraid of the dark! One day Suzy the cat finds herself flying away in a hot-air balloon. How is Suzy going to...
Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/01/2014
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The Penguin Who Wanted to Find out
The Penguin Who Wanted to Find out
Jill Tomlinson
Otto is a penguin chick, that much he knows, but other than this he has a lot to learn. Life at the bottom of the world is a curious thing and life can change at a moment's notice. The next...
Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/01/2014
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The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark
The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark
Jill Tomlinson
Plop, the Baby Barn Owl, is like every Barn Owl there ever was, except for one thing - he is afraid of the dark. Dark is nasty he says and so he won't go hunting with his parents. Mrs Barn...
Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers | eBooks
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/01/2014
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The Hen Who Wouldn't Give Up
The Hen Who Wouldn't Give Up
Jill Tomlinson
Hilda is a small, speckled hen. And when Hilda makes up her mind, nothing can stop her. Hilda's auntie has just had a family of chicks, and she's determined to visit them. But how is Hilda going to travel the...
Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/01/2014
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The Gorilla Who Wanted to Grow Up
The Gorilla Who Wanted to Grow Up
Jill Tomlinson
Pongo is a young gorilla who lives in the mountains of Africa. He has long glossy black hair and a black shiny nose. But Pongo can't wait to grow up, when he will have a silver back like his father's...
Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/01/2014
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The Cat Who Wanted to Go Home
The Cat Who Wanted to Go Home
Jill Tomlinson
Suzy is a little striped cat, who lives in a French seaside village with a fisherman and his four sons. Like all cats, Suzy is very inquisitive, which causes problems when she climbs into the basket of a hot air...
Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/01/2014
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Space
Space
Rob Lloyd Jones
Winner of The Royal Society Young People's Book Prize 2013    What the Judges thought "A fantastically interactive book for younger children. Full of flaps to lift (and flaps under flaps) that reveal amazing facts about space!” And some comments from...
Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers | Books for Boys | Fascinating Facts
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2012
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