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Books of the Month

Old Hat!
Emily Gravett
May 2017 Book of the Month In glorious illustrations about hats of all kinds Emily Gravett makes a deliciously simple joke about the folly of following fashion and the desirability of just being yourself. Harbet has a lovely warm hat... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 18/05/2017
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Reader ReviewedThe Barefoot Book of Children
Tessa Strickland, Kate DePalma
April 2017 Book of the Month Innovative and inclusive, The Barefoot Book of Children empowers young readers to learn about the different lives of children around the globe. Whilst being gently encouraged to ponder their own place in the world -... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/03/2017
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King of the Sky
Nicola Davies
May 2017 Picture Book of the Month | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month May 2017 | In a story full of hope against adversity, King of the Sky tells how flying a homing pigeon helps a young... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 04/05/2017
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Reader ReviewedSuperdad's Day Off
Phil Earle
May 2017 Book of the Month | Interest Age 5-8 | In a nutshell: the best laid plans of mice and supermen …| Stanley is as normal a kid as you can meet, but his dad, well, he's a superhero, Dynamo... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 15/04/2017
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Other Featured Books this Month

All Aboard the London Bus
Patty Toht
Both an engaging guidebook to the major sights of our capital city and a collection of new London poems, this is a lovely book to read aloud and to look at. Sam Usher's attractive pen and watercolour illustrations catch the... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 04/05/2017
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Reader ReviewedLottie Dolls: Lottie Solves a Mystery
Lucie Braveheart
May 2017 Debut of the Month In a nutshell: adventurous little girl has fun with her friends Inspired by her great-great aunt's adventures and travels across the world, little Lottie heads out into the woods with her friends Finn and... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 18/05/2017
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Just Like Daddy
Lucy Freegard
May 2017 Debut of the Month This charming picture book delivers messages that children always need to hear: that daddy loves them no matter what they do; that grown-ups are playful and sometimes silly too; that everyone makes mistakes, and... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 11/05/2017
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The Five of Us
Quentin Blake
Angie, Ollie, Simona, Mario and Eric are five fantastic friends, each of whom has an unusual ability. Disaster strikes on a day out to the countryside but, working together and combining their individual powers, the Fantastic Five save the day.... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/05/2017
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Toad and the Miracle at Croco Lake
Ken Metcalfe
There's a feel of traditional stories to this tale of Toad and his friend Old Camel and their adventures on the banks of Croco Lake, but a contemporary sensibility too; for example, one of their friends, a young boy called... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 28/04/2017
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My Dad is a Bear
Nicola Connelly
Shortlisted for the 2016 Prime Minister's Literary Award Through a simple, repetitive text and warm, expressive illustrations, author and artist convey a real sense of the way a young child sees Dad, and of the loving relationship between them. Double... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 30/03/2017
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The Tree
Neal Layton
A tree stands on a hillside in the sun. It's tall and strong, but ominously next to it a sign reads ‘land sold'. A close-up shows a nest up in the branches, the next page reveals a drey with squirrel... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/05/2017
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Bee and Me
Alison Jay
Told entirely in pictures, this is the story of a special friendship and demonstration of all that bees do for our world. A bee strays into a dusty city and through an open window where a little girl is reading... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/05/2017
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My Name is Not Refugee
Kate Milner
Simple enough for the youngest child to understand and certain to prompt feelings of empathy in readers of all ages this timely story follows a young boy as he sets out from his home to find somewhere safe to live.... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/05/2017
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Raymond
Gwendal Le Bec, 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: Hardback | Released 04/05/2017
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No, Nancy, No!
Alice Tait
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 dog Roger, on a day out in London. Outside Buckingham Palace they spot two little children... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 04/05/2017
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Reader ReviewedA Brave Bear
Sean Taylor
April 2016 Book of the Month The characters may be bears, but the parent/child relationship depicted in this lovely picture book will be familiar to all readers. It's hot so a little bear suggests to his dad that they should... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/05/2017
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Things to Do with Dad
Sam Zuppardi
A day of household chores turns into something much more exciting in this clever wordless picturebook. The first scenes show a dad and his son making pancakes – yum - and chatting non-stop over breakfast, but the mood changes when... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/05/2017
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The Spot the Mistake: Lands of Long Ago
Mike Jolley, A. J. Wood
For an information book, Lands of Long Ago takes a highly unusual approach, filling its pages with errors. Young readers are challenged to find 20 deliberate mistakes on each page; some of them are pretty obvious – a cement mixer... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 04/05/2017
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The Treasure of Pirate Frank
Mal Peet, Elspeth Graham
Unusually clever and skilfully told this pirate story has echoes of We're Going on a Bear Hunt both in the way that the narrative grows and builds from page to page and in its lovely surprise ending. A young... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/05/2017
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Supertato Run Veggies Run
Sue Hendra
Everyone's favourite caped crusading potato is back in another story of villains thwarted and wrongs righted. Supertato has organised a veggie Olympics and after a shaky start when Broccoli ends up in the bagging area, all goes well until the... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/05/2017
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Cinnamon
Neil Gaiman
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month May 2017 Best-selling Neil Gaiman is renowned for his retelling of traditional tales. Here, he brings a delightful crispness and humour to a touching story of how an Indian princess who cannot see... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 04/05/2017
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Once Upon a Jungle
Laura Knowles
Visually stunning, this book vividly demonstrates the circle of life. Once upon a jungle, it begins, marched some ants … The busy ants fall prey to a mantis, almost luminous even in the glowing greens of this jungle; next the... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 25/05/2017
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The Enchanted Puppy
Jessica Ennis-Hill & Elen Caldecott
The second in a magical, exciting series by Olympic gold medallist Jessica Ennis-Hill. Evie shares Jessica's determination and drive - an inspiration for kids everywhere. Perfect for fans of Rainbow Magic and My Little Pony! A message from the author:... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 18/05/2017
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The Bear Who Went Boo!
David Walliams
As all little children know, there's great fun to be had in jumping out and shouting ‘Boo!'. The little polar bear star of David Walliams's new picture book likes nothing more than to surprise his neighbours in this way, though... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/05/2017
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All You Need to Know Before You Start School
Felicity Brooks
Starting school is a big thing for little children and their parents and this excellent book offers masses of useful advice and bags of reassurance for all. Five little animal characters have just started school and are there to tell... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 01/05/2017
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Above and Below
Patricia Hegarty
Children are invited to explore eight different habitats in this appealing and very attractive information book, clever split page design allows them to examine the creatures that live there both above and below ground or sea and it also deftly... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/05/2017
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Reader ReviewedTidy
Emily Gravett
Shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2017 | Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Month, April 2017 | Award-winning Emily Gravett's stunning picture book is a charming, witty and moral tale about the perils of making the world look... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 23/03/2017
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Tibs the Post Office Cat
Joyce Dunbar
Tibs the legendary Post Office mouser is the hero of this story. He's adopted by the sorters at Mount Pleasant to deal with the mice that are nibbling the mail, just like the real life Tibs, but here Joyce... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 20/04/2017
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Go to Sleep Cheeky Monkey!
Carles Ballesteros
Ingenious paper engineering makes this little book extra fun for babies and toddlers. Mr Monkey is trying to get his children ready for bed but this lot of cheeky monkeys are too lively to settle down. Turning the pages... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 20/04/2017
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A First Book of Animals
Nicola Davies
What a wonderful book to give to a child. It's one which will inspire a real interest in nature and the creatures that share our planet, as well as an appreciation of art and poetry. Nicola Davies shares her delight... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 06/10/2016
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Tilly and the Time Machine
Adrian Edmondson
This delightful story highlights the power of memories in coping with loss and comes from the multi-talented Adrian Edmundson. Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/05/2017
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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: Paperback | Released 04/05/2017
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My Daddy is a Silly Monkey
Dianne Hofmeyr
‘My daddy is a great big bear' says a little girl, and he is bearlike in the mornings – grizzling, grouchy and yawning. Cleaning their teeth together she sees him as a naughty crocodile with a toothy grin; at breakfast... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 04/05/2017
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Daddy Long Legs
Nadine Brun-Cosmes
Daddy Long Legs is a joyous book with bright, fresh and funny artwork, full of retro charm. With its warm, reassuring feel and the adorably drawn relationship between a father and his child, this makes the perfect book for Father's... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 18/05/2017
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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: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 18/05/2017
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Big Picture Book of General Knowledge
James Maclaine
Packed with interesting and useful information on a range of important subjects areas, from geography (a section called Around the World), to music, natural history, space and architecture, and filled with bright, appealing illustrations, this book will keep curious youngsters... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/05/2017
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The Superhero Handbook
James Doyle
There's no excuse for anyone who, having read this book from cover to cover and followed its instructions carefully, does not emerge a superhero. Contained within its pages is a complete superhero training course. Not only do you learn how... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 22/05/2017
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Reader ReviewedCowboy Pug
Laura James
Pug is exactly the kind of hero young children happily identify with: he's a good friend, sometimes bemused by the grown-up world but a quick learner, and always at the centre of the action. In this story Lady Miranda and... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/05/2017
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Last Month's Featured Books

There's a Tiger in the Garden
Lizzy Stewart
Winner of Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2017, Illustrated Books category | February 2017 Debut of the Month Grandma's back garden turns into a jungle full of adventure in this striking...
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Hug Me, Please!
Przemyslaw Wechterowicz
Increasing the amount of hugs given and received can only make the world a better place and this irresistible book will surely encourage it. Daddy Bear and Little Bear are...
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Archie's Bag of Treasures
Lucy Barnard
A familiar family situation is explored in this gentle picture book which offers lots of opportunity for discussion particularly about sharing and generosity. Archie feels left out when his big...
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The Street Beneath My Feet
Charlotte Gullian
Detailed, ingenious and graphically beautiful this information book opens, as the best do, with an invitation to young readers to stop and wonder as they're asked to think about what...
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Reader Reviewed The Giant Jumperee
Julia Donaldson
April 2017 MEGA Book of the Month | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month April 2017 | Julia Donaldson and Helen Oxenbury bring the very best of their...
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Happy, Sad, Feeling Glad
Yasmeen Ismail
This is a wonderful way for young children to discover different emotions in a fun, creative way. Full of drawing based activities, Yasmeen Ismail's playful illustrations invite children to express...
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Inside, Outside, Upside Down
Yasmeen Ismail
An entertain-your-brain activity book that's creative, clever and fun - from every angle! Bear, Duck and Rabbit lead the reader through a topsy-turvy world of opposites and differences, inviting young...
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Push, Pull, Empty, Full
Yasmeen Ismail
Bear, Duck and Rabbit take little artists on big adventures - outside and inside, up and down, left to right and back again! Yasmeen Ismail's simple, amusing line art helps...
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Can I Join Your Club?
John Kelly
April 2017 Book of the Month Great fun to read out loud this funny story deftly celebrates inclusivity and the importance of openness and friendship. Duck wants to make new...
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All About Ella
Sally Nicholls
Interest Age 5-8 Ella wants to know on which day of the week she was born, but her family can't say; Ella's big brother is very sick and she often...
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Henry Pond the Poet
Dick King-Smith
Interest Age 5-8 Dick King-Smith had a wonderful gift for creating seemingly simple children's stories filled with humour and drama. Henry Pond is renowned by the other toads for his...
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What's My Name?
Wendy Finney
April 2017 Book of the Month | The Little Princess, star of Tony Ross's much loved series, is growing up and she's just as much of a character as she...
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Where's Gilbert?
Wendy Finney
The Little Princess, star of Tony Ross's much loved series, is growing up and she's just as much of a character as she ever was. She's playing happily in the...
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100 Steps for Science Why it Works and How it Happened
Lisa Jane Gillespie
Covering ten important general areas of scientific study including space, wheels, light, medicine, energy and life, this handsome information book shows how ideas have developed over the centuries, new discoveries...
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Are We There Yet?
Dan Santat
The boredom of a long car journey turns into a massive adventure through time and space in this outstanding picture book. A boy is travelling with his parents to see...
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Ballerina Dreams
Michaela DePrince, Elaine DePrince
In a nutshell: the inspiring true story of ballerina Michaela DePrince | This charming little book opens with a scene any young dancer dreams of: a girl peeking through the...
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Reader Reviewed The Covers of My Book are Too Far Apart (And Other Grumbles)
Vivian French
A Dyslexia Friendly Picture Book for Parent and Child | Whisper it, but not everyone automatically loves...
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Harvey the Hero
Hrefna Bragadottir
With his helpful, happy expression Harvey the crocodile is an irresistible little character. There's nothing he wants more than to be like Superhero Steve and do daring and heroic things...
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Olivia the Spy
Ian Falconer
Olivia is a favourite children's character with sales in the millions and now after a longish break she's back in a brand new adventure. In it the normally irrepressible Olivia...
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Pirate Pete and His Smelly Feet
Lucy Rowland
Pirates are always popular subjects for picture books and by ingeniously combining a pirate story with a pair of yucky smelly feet, Mark Chambers and Lucy Rowland have upped the...
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Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam: Up, Up and Away!
Tracey Corderoy
In a nutshell: three funny stories perfect for reading aloud | Everyone's favourite crime-solving, cake-baking dogs are back in a collection of three lively, self-contained stories which are perfect for...
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Sky Private Eye and the Case of the Missing Grandma
Jane Clarke
Baking, detection and fairy tales are all whisked together in this busy story to make a tasty picture book. When Sky Private Eye gets an emergency call on her cupcake...
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Sky Private Eye and the Case of the Runaway Biscuit
Jane Clarke
Baking, detection and fairy tales are all whisked together in this appealing story to make a tasty picture book. When Sky Private Eye gets an emergency call from the Little...
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The Story of Space
Catherine Barr, Steve Williams
The story of space is told with all the drama and excitement it merits but clearly and simply for the youngest readers. Over forty colourful pages readers travel through...
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Nibbles: The Book Monster
Emma Yarlett
Nibbles the monster is as impetuous and cheeky as children in their wildest dreams. On page one readers release him from a crate, then watch as he rampages through not...
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Grandad's Secret Giant
David Litchfield
This picture book from David Litchfield, author of the Waterstones-Prize winning The Bear and the Piano, is a GIANT story of belonging and friendship. He has hands the size of tables,...
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Ella Queen of Jazz
Helen Hancocks
Stylishly illustrated this is a piece of non-fiction, the inspiring story of a special friendship, and a bit of a mystery story too. It introduces young readers to Ella Fitzgerald...
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Silver
Walter de la Mare
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month April 2017 | “Slowly, silently now the moon/ Walks the night/ in her silver shoon;” Walter de la mare's much loved-poem is beautifully...
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The Book of Me
Adam Frost
This is a scrapbook with a difference. Yes, readers are asked to record the usual information about themselves, from their height to what kind of house they live in to...
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Fingerprint Activities: Garden
Fiona Watt
Bright and enticing, this activity book and the rainbow coloured ink pad will provide lots of fingerprint fun for all your little, budding artists. Children will delight in adding their...
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Rosie Revere's Big Project Book for Bold Engineers
Andrea Beaty
A spin-off from Andrea Beaty's and David Roberts's inspiring and ground-breaking Rosie Revere, Engineer this eye-catching activity book will get children themselves thinking and creating like real engineers. While it...
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We're Going on a Bear Hunt: My Explorer's Journal

Inspired by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury's classic Picturebook and the new TV version this is a lovely book to take outdoors whether you're on a country walk or in...
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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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Town is by the Sea
Joanne Schwartz
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...
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Reader Reviewed Mrs Mole, I'm Home!
Jarvis
April 2017 Picture Book of the Month | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month April 2017 | Morris Mole can't find his glasses anywhere at the end of a...
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Albert's Tree
Jenni Desmond
Funny and very entertaining this story of a surprise friendship is set in a forest, beautifully realised by Jenni Desmond. There are gorgeous scenes of trees, earth and early spring...
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The Day the Crayons Came Home
Drew Daywalt
Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award | Shortlisted for the Children's category of the Books are My Bag Readers Awards 2016 Those obstreperous crayons, colourful stars of The Day the...
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The Gruffalo's Child
Julia Donaldson
Former Children's Laureate Julia Donaldson followed up her best-selling The Gruffalo with a story about The Gruffalo's Child. Reissued in sturdy board back format, an entertaining story for the very...
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Monkey Puzzle
Julia Donaldson
This wonderful picture book with brilliant rhyming text coupled with stunning illustrations will have you and your toddler laughing and laughing and laughing time and time again as you read...
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Lots The Diversity of Life on Earth
Nicola Davies
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month April 2017 | A stunning book that is also an invaluable introduction to how to look at the world around us. Nicola Davies...
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Room on the Broom
Julia Donaldson
Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's marvellous story of the scatty witch and her animal friends deserves a place on every child's bookshelf. Julia Donaldson based the witch on herself –...
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The Smartest Giant in Town
Julia Donaldson
Children will love this funny and big-hearted tale. An absolute must for fans of picture books by the immensely talented duo of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo....
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The Snail and the Whale
Julia Donaldson
If bestsellers were decided upon by the number of prestigious awards a book had won then this one, with echoes of Edward Lear would be the blockbuster of all time. ...
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A Squash and a Squeeze
Julia Donaldson
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 BBC album, sung...
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The Tale of the Castle Mice
Michael Bond
This riches to rags to riches again story is utterly charming. Mr and Mrs Mice and their thirteen children live happily in a dolls' house in a grand castle; apart...
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There's a Moose on the Loose
Lucy Feather
There is a lot to look for in this ebullient picture book with an excitable, fast-moving moose making its way through the different scenes. No sooner spotted than the moose...
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Old MacDonald Heard a Parp
Olaf Falafel
April 2017 Debut of the Month There are lots of laughs in this reworking of an old favourite! Old MacDonald hears a lot of Parps from all over his farm....
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All About Cats
Monika Filipina
This picture book is a treat, especially for cat owners who wonder what their cats get up to all day while the humans are out. According to Monika Filipina,...
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Trees
Lemniscates
‘Trees are marvellous beings' concludes the text of this beautifully illustrated and heart-warming picture book, and the reader will certainly agree. Each gorgeous double page tells us a fact...
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We're Going on a Bear Hunt: My Adventure Field Guide

Inspired by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury's classic picture book We're Going on a Bear Hunt this Field Guide is full of information about the animals and plants...
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More Featured Books

Grandad's Island
Benji Davies
Shortlisted for the Children's Book Award 2017 - Books for Younger Children | Shortlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award Syd and Grandad's tropical adventure tells a much bigger story...
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The Big Green Book
Robert Graves
An enchanting, strange and sometimes chilling tale, masterfully illustrated by Maurice Sendak.
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Little One
Johanna Weaver
Longlisted for the 2017 Klaus Flugge Prize | The remarkable debut book is a touching exploration of love and new discoveries, seen through the eyes of a bear and her...
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The Bear and the Piano
David Litchfield
Shortlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award | One of our Books of the Year 2016 | Shortlisted for the Children's category of the Books are My Bag Readers Awards...
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Reader Reviewed Tidy
Emily Gravett
Shortlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award and Julia Eccleshare's Debut of the Month, April 2016 Award-winning Emily Gravett's stunning picture book is a charming, witty and moral tale about the...
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Reader Reviewed Little Red
Bethan Woollvin
Shortlisted for the 2017 Klaus Flugge Prize | Of all fairy tales, the story of Little Red Hood is the one that seems to speak most directly to today's audience,...
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The Museum of Me
Emma Lewis
Shortlisted for the 2017 Klaus Flugge Prize | September 2016 Debut of the Month This quirky, unusual and inspiring book follows a little girl on a journey of discovery in...
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Oi Dog!
Kes Gray, Claire Gray
Shortlisted for the Children's Book Award 2017 - Books for Younger Children All fans of rhymes will love the witty and simple words in Oi Dog!. The rule says Dogs...
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The Lion Inside
Rachel Bright
Shortlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award Fans of The Gruffalo and Giraffes Can't Dance will love this feelgood rhyming story portraying a positive message about overcoming your fears.
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A Hungry Lion or a Dwindling Assortment of Animals
Lucy Ruth Cummins
Shortlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award With sharp wit, adorable illustrations, and hysterical twists galore, this debut picture book asks - what do you think happened to the hungry...
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Revolting Rhymes
Roald Dahl
Roald Dahl takes on the likes of Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Goldilocks and The Three Little Pigs and brings us a brilliant collection of comic and often gory versions...
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Librarian
Lucy M. George
Children see busy grown-ups all around them every day and this enlightening series explains what it is they're actually doing, clearly and in a way that will be interesting to...
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The Girl Who Cried Wolf
Steve Smallman
This reworked fairy tale provides children with a memorable demonstration as to why honesty is definitely the best policy. Princess Arabella is bored in the castle and decides to change...
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Sunk!
Rob Biddulph
March 2017 Book of the Month | No child's bookshelf is complete without one, and preferably more than one of Rob Biddulph's joyful, dazzling picture books. Sunk! is a new...
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The Lion Easter Colouring Book
Antonia Jackson
This beautiful colouring book features page after page of intricate drawings that tempt you to pick up crayons and start colouring. Scenes include Jesus riding into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday,...
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The Promised One
Antonia Woodward
The Promised One is a perfect way to introduce children to the Easter story. Words and pictures describe the events from Palm Sunday to the Resurrection simply but clearly and...
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Reader Reviewed Pigeon P.I.
Meg McLaren
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 a pigeon and it seems impolite. When...
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Roald Dahl: George's Marvellous Experiments
Roald Dahl
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month March 2017 A great collection of simple semi-scientific experiments perfect for curious...
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Life on Earth: Farm
Heather Alexander
March 2017 Book of the Month Unless they are regular visitors to the countryside it can be hard for children to connect the milk in the two litre cartons on...
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The Silver Unicorn
Jessica Ennis-Hill & Elen Caldecott
March 2017 Debut of the Month | In a nutshell: gentle but inspiring stories of a little girl's brush with magic | Jessica Ennis-Hill is best known as an Olympic...
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The Story of the Dancing Frog
Quentin Blake
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month March 2017 In a warm-hearted story with a touch of the ridiculous about it, former Children's Laureate Quentin Blake tells of a happy...
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The Chocolate Monster
Pip Jones
Beware! The cheeky chocolate monster is on the loose and he will stop at nothing to get the chocolate that he loves so much. In all sorts of disguises he...
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Reader Reviewed Dave Pigeon (Nuggets)
Swapna Haddow
In a nutshell: pigeontastic comedy capers with Dave and Skipper | Things are not looking good for pigeons Dave and Skipper. The Human Lady who feeds them has gone on...
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Jellicle Cats
T. S. Eliot
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month March 2017 T.S Eliot's best-loved verses, originally published in an anthology, work brilliantly singly in this attractive series of picture books. In Jellicle...
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Winnie and Wilbur: Broomstick Alert and Other Stories
Laura Owen
This bumper collection of Winnie the Witch stories is a real treat for young readers. There are twelve different adventures to enjoy, each one of them bursting with typically riotous...
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Winnie and Wilbur: Gadgets Galore and Other Stories
Valerie Thomas
Winnie the Witch and her cat Wilbur are two of the best-loved characters in children's books and no wonder: Winnie's misadventures as she gets into and out of scrapes with...
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Reader Reviewed Swashbuckle Lil and the Jewel Thief
Elli Woollard
In a nutshell: rhyming pirate fun just right for newly independent readers | Children ready to move from picture books to chapter books will love the antics of junior pirate...
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Reader Reviewed William Bee's Wonderful World of Trucks
William Bee
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month March 2017 Irresistible for anyone mad about trucks! There's so much to learn about the extraordinary world of trucks and truck-mad William Bee...
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Daisy and the Trouble with Chocolate
Kes Gray
In a nutshell: Daisy discovers there's such a thing as too much chocolate | The combination of chocolate, more chocolate and being asked to look after the class hamsters over...
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Many Moons
Remi Courgeon
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month March 2017 Beautifully produced to make the most of its clever design, this is a book whose charm lies in its visual simplicity...
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Life on Earth: Human Body
Heather Alexander
This is a typically informative and cleverly designed book from Wide Eyed Editions, one of our leading new publishers of non-fiction. Over 16 spreads, it asks 100 questions about the...
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The New Friend
Jenny Colgan
In a nutshell: reassuring funny story about overcoming shyness and making friends | Polly is starting big school but not looking forward to it. She wishes she could take Neil,...
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Claude Going for Gold!
Alex T. Smith
From the World Book Day Illustrator 2014 comes a brand-new tale about Claude, the bestselling beret-clad canine hero. Lovereading Review to follow.
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National Trust: Ned the Nature Nut's Nutty Nature Facts and Jokes
Andy Seed
Nature lovers of all ages will find lots to laugh at in this totally nutty book which contains hundreds of jokes based on the British countryside and its wildlife. To...
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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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Little Lemur Laughing
Joshua Seigal
Joshua Seigal is a rising star in the children's poetry world and this new collection of his poems will be a real crowd-pleaser. Many of them are crying out...
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Hare
Zoe Greaves
This is a very special picture book, and not just because of the beauty of Leslie Sadleir's illustrations. Zoe Greaves has created a hymn to the hare, in nature and...
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Horton and the Kwuggerbug and More Lost Stories
Dr. Seuss
Everyone loves Dr. Seuss, and this collection of four wonderful stories will delight his fans of all ages. Originally published in magazines in the 1950's, now collected together and with...
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Some Birds
Matt Spink
A parade of brightly coloured birds strut, fly and peck their way across the pages. Some are familiar, some fantastical, but they all look fabulous in psychedelic colours and patterns....
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This Book is Out of Control!
Richard Byrne
Ben and Bella have a new problem trying to control the book they are in. A funny and original picture book where the book itself interferes with what happens on the...
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What Pet Should I Get?
Dr. Seuss
More than 60 years after they were first published Dr Seuss's books continue to work their magic on children: his rhyme and rhythm, nonsense humour and wordplay and sudden bursts...
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Henry and Boo
Megan Brewis
March 2017 Debut of the Month An unexpected friendship is at the heart of this quirky, thoroughly charming picture book. Henry is having a nice cup of tea when suddenly...
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Wild Animals of the North
Dieter Braun
Shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2017 | A gorgeously illustrated study of the Northern Hemisphere's wild animals, this biologically accurate encyclopedia of beasts will enthrall all. From the polar...
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