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Books of the Month

Captain McGrew Wants You for His Crew!
Mark Sperring
January 2017 Book of the Month In suitably jolly rhyme Ed Eaves describes just what joining Captain McGrew's pirate crew entails, from the reasonably easy – climbing the rigging, shouting ‘Land Ahoy!' – to the downright difficult – digging up... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 12/01/2017
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Also an Octopus
Maggie Tokuda-Hall
January 2017 Book of the Month An octopus playing a ukulele is just the start of this witty and unlikely story that will inspire imagination. While having a character is a good start for a story what happens next is... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/01/2017
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Other Featured Books this Month

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 of popular fairy tales. Dahl's Gobblefunk is brought to life... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2016
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Jim
Hilaire Belloc
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month January 2017 Award-winning Mini Grey pulls no punches in her brilliant illustrations to this classic cautionary tale. Jim's parents give him everything but, even so, he has a dangerous tendency to run... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/01/2017
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Plenty of Love to Go Round
Emma Chichester Clark
Plum the shaggy little dog is an irresistible character, exuberant, lively and loving. But her big-heartedness is sorely tested when a new cat moves in next door. In Plum's eyes he's a show-off, clever-clogs cat, and she's jealous of all... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/01/2017
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Frog and Beaver
Simon James
From the best-selling author of classics such as Dear Greenpeace and Leon and Bob, Frog and Beaver is a beautiful book about friendship, tolerance and respect. Frog is delighted when Beaver moves in nearby and immediately welcomes him as a... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 05/01/2017
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Lucky Lazlo
Steve Light
There's romance as well as comedy in this eye-catching book. Lazlo loves the girl playing Alice in a theatre production of Alice in Wonderland and he's got a front row seat for the show. As Lazlo strolls into the theatre... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 05/01/2017
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Zoo Boy and the Jewel Thieves
Sophie Thompson
In a nutshell: charming story of boy who can talk and joke with the animals | Lucky Vince – not only is his dad a zoo keeper but Vince has inherited the family trait and can talk to the animals.... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/01/2017
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Odd Socks
Michelle Robinson
Everyone will enjoy this epic tale of true love and steadfastness, no less heroic or inspiring for starring a pair of woolly socks! Sosh and Suki are made for one another and their life on a fresh pair of feet... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/01/2017
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I'm Big Now
Anthea Simmons
This lively, cheerful picture book takes a positive look at one of the changes the arrival of a new baby can bring. ‘There's a new baby now, I'm not the baby any more', says the little girl who narrates the... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 05/01/2017
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The Glump and the Peeble
Wendy Meddour
It can be hard to resist the temptation to classify oneself as Glump or Peeble, but just because you generally prefer to spend time alone in a cave thinking – a la Glump – doesn't mean that you can't also... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/01/2017
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Reader ReviewedTrouble Next Door
Chris Higgins
In a nutshell: new house, new friend, new adventures | There's something fascinating about naughty children, and readers will be captivated by Magda, the co-star of Chris Higgins's new book. Bella and her family are just moving into a new... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 12/01/2017
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There's Broccoli in My Ice Cream!
Emily MacKenzie
Full of fun and surprises, this lively picture book is guaranteed to be to the taste of children and parents everywhere, and particularly those with a fussy eater in the family. Being the youngest in a long line of prize-winning... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 12/01/2017
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I Don't Know What to Call My Cat
Simon Philip
January 2017 Debut of the Month | The naming of cats is notoriously difficult, as the little girl in this delightful picture book finds out. She tries all sorts of names for her new kitten, none of which meet with... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 12/01/2017
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How to Find Gold
Viviane Schwarz
It has a publication date of January, yet How to Find Gold is already likely to top my list of picturebooks of 2016! Anna is a wonderful picturebook star: she's eager to find gold and when her friend Crocodile warns... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/01/2017
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The Smartest Giant 15th Anniversary Edition
Julia Donaldson
Children will love this funny and big-hearted tale. The Smartest Giant in Town 15th Anniversary Edition comes complete with early never-before-seen drawings from Axel's sketchbook, a letter from Julia detailing where George the Giant and his story came from, and... Featured in: 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 29/12/2016
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Reader ReviewedSpy Toys
Mark Powers
In a nutshell: band of toy superheroes conquer all in a doll eat doll world | The Spy Toys are quite possibly the unlikeliest band of superheroes you could to hope to read about: Dan is a teddy bear accidentally... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 12/01/2017
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Last Month's Featured Books

RSPB My First Wildlife Sticker Activity Book

With its pretty but accurate illustrations of familiar birds, bugs and animals this is a lovely way to teach children about the natural world around them. Fun, simple activities encourage...
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Christmas According to Humphrey
Betty G. Birney
Celebrated class hamster Barney is back for an exciting new adventure. This time, all the action of Christmas is filling Room 26 as everyone gets ready for the Winter Wonderland...
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The Moonshine Dragon
Cornelia Funke
Interest Age 5-8 When a tiny dragon escapes from the pages of the story he has been reading, Patrick can hardly believe his eyes. But when a White Knight on...
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The Fox and the Star
Coralie Bickford-Smith
October 2016 Debut of the Month This is such a charming and gloriously delightful short tale, about friendship, facing your fears and looking beyond the obvious. The Fox and the Star...
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We're Going on a Bear Hunt
Michael Rosen
Join in the bear hunt with this fabulous activity book, based on the classic picture book by...
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The Curiositree: Natural World A Visual Compendium of Wonders from Nature
A. J. Wood, Mike Jolley
The creators of non-fiction continue to set the standard for sumptuous, beautiful books and this must surely be one of the most handsome to be published all year. Via 67...
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Tales for Little Children
Various Authors
There are fairy tales from all over the world gathered together in this very attractive collection some of which, such as Dick Whittington and Goldilocks and the Three Bears will...
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The Genius Aged 8 1/4
Jeremy Strong
Jeremy Strong knows exactly what will make young readers laugh: eccentric characters; zany plots; plenty of slapstick. Alfie Poppleton is a very sensible young man, in marked contrast to his...
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Christmas Stencil Activity Pack
Tim Dowley
Get into the Spirit of Christmas! This activity pack contains a paperback book of the story of the Nativity, helping young children understand the meaning with clear and simple text,...
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The Lion Nativity Colouring Book
Antonia Jackson
Pens and pencils out - these intricate line drawings are waiting to be coloured in! See the story of the Nativity come to life by adding your own creative touch...
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Papa Panov's Special Day
Mig Holder
December 2016 Book of the Month Just the right size to slip into a stocking or hang on a tree this little book beautifully conveys the real message of Christmas....
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Winnie and Wilbur Meet Santa
Valerie Thomas
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month November 2016 Winnie and Wilbur are so excited to be getting ready for Christmas! There's a lot to do. Putting up the decorations,...
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Dog on a Digger The Tricky Incident
Kate Prendergast
Kate Prendergast's new picture book is full of drama, tension, excitement and humour too, all of it told entirely through the pictures, no words are needed. From the moment he...
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Rover and the Big Fat Baby
Roddy Doyle
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month November 2016 Rover, star of The Giggler Treatment and others, is back for a new and equally hilarious dog-poo centred adventure. As...
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Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World
Kate Pankhurst
It's impossible not to be inspired by this picture book and the great women featured in it: their stories are told across bright spreads, which are enticing to look at,...
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The Liszts
Kyo Maclear
One of our Books of the Year 2016 | November 2016 Debut of the Month Welcome to the wonderful world of the Liszts. This somewhat eccentric family all make lists...
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Carousel Book
Lewis Carroll
Children will love this doll's house version of Alice in Wonderland. The book opens out into a pretty carousel, turning six favourite episodes into tempting 3D scenes. It opens with...
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Colour Together: Christmas

If everyone's getting a bit over-excited, Colour Together Christmas will provide a lovely way to calm things down. Cleverly designed for adult and child to colour in together, with intricate...
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Ollie's Christmas Reindeer
Nicola Killen
Get into the Spirit of Christmas! Nicola Killen's story of a little girl's magical adventure deserves a place in every Christmas stocking. Ollie is woken by jingling bells and dashes...
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Pandora
Victoria Turnbull
Victoria Turnbull is a very gifted picture book creator and Pandora is a beautiful story of friendship, hope and renewal. All alone, in a land of broken things, lives Pandora,...
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Robin's Winter Song
Suzanne Barton
Beautifully illustrated, this buoyant and cheerful story captures Robin's delight as the new season arrives! There's a chill in the air and all of Robin's friends are flying away to...
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Penguin Problems
Jory John
December 2016 Book of the Month | One of our Books of the Year 2016 | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month November 2016 Ever thought you...
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The Crayon Box
Drew Daywalt
Internationally bestselling books The Day the Crayons Quit and The Day the Crayons Came Home brought together in an exquisite slipcase! A review for The Day the Crayons...
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Imagination According to Humphrey
Betty G. Birney
Children's favourite Humphrey the hamster is back for another adventure, his twelfth no less. The good news is that he's just as delightful as ever, his school-hamster-eye view of the...
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Secrets According to Humphrey
Betty G. Birney
Best-selling class hamster Humphrey finds out many fascinating things as a new term begins in Room 26. It all begins when the words ‘pharaoh, papyrus, pyramid and hieroglyphics' appear on...
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Du Iz Tak?
Carson Ellis
You need a working knowledge of bug to understand this story, but don't worry, it's an easy language to pick up. ‘Du iz tak?' asks a dragonfly, studying a green...
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Snowflake in My Pocket
Rachel Bright
Get into the Spirit of Christmas! This charming story of a little squirrel's first adventure in the snow is also a gentle reflection on the things we should really treasure....
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Wolves
Emily Gravett
One of our Books of the Year 2016 | Celebrating 10th Anniversary of Wolves! Rabbit borrows a book about wolves from the library. He can't put it down! But soon...
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The Christmas Eve Tree
Delia Huddy
Get into the Spirit of Christmas! This absolutely beautiful book will really instil the true Christmas spirit in all who read it. Planted carelessly, the little fir tree has no...
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The Snow Cat
Holly Webb
In a nutshell: a seasonal story of snow, cats and happy endings! Young readers will very much enjoy Holly Webb's typically touching new story, in which a mischievous cat works...
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Magnificent Creatures
Anna Wright
In a nutshell: patterns and personalities in the animal world captured in words and beautiful pictures. This beautiful book will inspire children to look at the world around them with...
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Guess How Much I Love You
Sam McBratney
A delightful version of the bestselling picture book which lets you piece together just how much Big and Little Nutbrown Hare love each other with this jigsaw-edition of this much...
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