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Books of the Month

Looking for Yesterday
Alison Jay
September 2017 Book of the Month Beautiful illustrations full of interest and wonder accompany Alison Jay's delightful story about a boy whose grandad helps him to embrace happy memories of the past but also look forward to new adventures. Boy... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 10/08/2017
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Molly Mischief: My Perfect Pet
Adam Hargreaves
September 2017 Book of the Month Meet Molly Mischief, the brand new character created by Adam Hargreaves, of the Mr Men dynasty. Molly is certainly a mischief maker, on a trip to the zoo she gets up to all sorts,... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/08/2017
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Other Featured Books this Month

Toby and Tabitha
Alexander Bar
When the sun goes down, the tortoises open their sleepy-snoozy eyes, wriggle their little legs ... and dance! But, one Saturday, Lucy realizes that Tabitha is missing ... she's been sold! Did Lucy leave it too late to share her... Featured in: 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/09/2017
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Sproutzilla vs. Christmas
Tom Jamieson
A loathing of sprouts is taken to a delightfully silly extreme in this nutty Christmas picture book. Jack can imagine only one thing worse than eating sprouts: the sprouts eating you! Cue the arrival of Sproutzilla, a twenty foot high... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 21/09/2017
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How The Grinch Stole Christmas [60th Birthday, Slipcase Edition]
Dr. Seuss
The ghastly Grinch refuses to be moved by the Christmas spirit in this must-have collectible slipcase edition of Dr Seuss's classic tale. With hilarious rhymes and distinctive, original illustrations, this classic seasonal story has become a favourite for good reason and... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/09/2017
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Reader ReviewedLittle Adventurers: What Bear? Where?
Philip Ardagh
With an activity idea and an information page with every story in the series, the Little Adventurers four will encourage hours of immersive play, and will ignite the imagination of curious explorers everywhere. Lovereading comment to follow soon. Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/09/2017
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The Snow Leopard
Jackie Morris
Jackie Morris's poetic text weaves the spirit of nature into a universal myth for our time. Set against the stunning landscapes of the Himalayas, her beautiful illustrations of the nearly-extinct Snow Leopard offer a message of hope at a time... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2017
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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... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2017
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A Treasury of Songs
Julia Donaldson
Julia Donaldson was writing lively, irresistible songs for children even before she was writing her much-loved books, and 23 of those songs are collected in this lovely book. Lots of the subjects will be familiar to children – there's a... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Mixed media product | Released 07/09/2017
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Clare and her Captain
Michael Morpurgo
One of our Books of the Year 2015 - November 2015 Julia Eccleshare's Book of the Month Award-winning Michael Morpurgo is always at his best when writing about the countryside and the animals in it. Here, in a story inspired by... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 25/01/2017
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The Chess Book
Lucy Bowman
For those brand new to the game of chess this useful book will provide all the information needed to get them playing. For those who've already started playing chess it will test their understanding and help to improve their skills. ... Featured in: 7+ readers | 11+ readers | 5+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/08/2017
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Reader ReviewedIsadora Moon Goes on a School Trip
Harriet Muncaster
In a nutshell: half-vampire, half-fairy, Isadora makes a new friend Lively, told in short chapters and filled with illustrations this appealing series is perfect for newly independent readers. They'll certainly be very taken with the eponymous Isadora: daughter of... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 24/08/2017
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Greatest Animal Stories, Chosen by Michael Morpurgo
Various Authors
In this handsome book, Michael Morpurgo has collected together some of the animal stories that he grew up with and loved, from Brer Rabbit and the Ugly Duckling, to Puss in Boots and The Fox and the Crow. They are... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/09/2017
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Nibbles: The Dinosaur Guide
Emma Yarlett
Nibbles the cheeky book eating little monster is back and this time wreaking havoc within the pages of a book about dinosaurs. It's a risky business: can he be caught before he eats the whole book, or before something eats... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2017
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Oi Cat!
Kes Gray
From the team behind the hugely popular Oi Frog! and Oi Dog! comes another daft and utterly wonderful new rhyming spectacular. Frog is in charge and has decided that cats must sit on gnats, much to Cat's irritation. Dog tries... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/09/2017
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Salam Alaikum A Message of Peace
J. Harris
From Harris J comes a picture book that celebrates spreading peace, love and happiness throughout the world. Lovereading comment to follow soon. Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 05/09/2017
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Gobi
Dion Leonard
A retelling of marathon runner Dion Leonard's bestselling true story, in picture book form, this is the kind of book that young readers absolutely love. Leonard was competing in a gruelling race across the Gobi Desert when he came across... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 29/08/2017
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Illustrated Stories of Horses and Ponies
Natasha Kuricheva
Beautifully produced and gorgeously illustrated, this is an excellent story collection. Each tale features a horse or pony, and quite often the human hero is a young girl, brave, clever and good-hearted. Each story is just the right length for... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2017
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The Story of Ferdinand
Munro Leaf
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month September 2017 The US classic picture book about a bull who would rather sit under the cork tree and smell the flowers than fight in the bullring makes a welcome re-appearance in this... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/09/2017
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Florence Frizzball
Claire Freedman
Florence has frizzy, fuzz-ball hair, hair that is wild and sticks out everywhere. She complains about the way it gets in her face, or makes cuddle time with her little brother too tickly and prickly. But when the hairdresser straightens... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/09/2017
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Winnie and Wilbur: The Naughty Knight
Valerie Thomas
The irrepressible Winnie the Witch and her cat Wilbur climb onto their broomstick again for a new adventure. Flying over a castle Winnie decides to take a closer look and is disappointed to find it's in rack and ruin. But... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/09/2017
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Pug-a-Doodle-Do!
Philip Reeve, Sarah McIntyre
Created by Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre, the team behind such gloriously wacky bestsellers as Oliver and the Seawigs and Pugs of the Frozen North, this is a bumper book of creative inspiration. Using characters from their stories as well... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/09/2017
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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. This gentle story reminds us of the things and people that go unnoticed but have such a... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/09/2017
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Nellie Choc-Ice, Penguin Explorer
Jeremy Strong
Interest Age 5-8 | In a nutshell: crowd-pleasing penguin story, perfect for newly independent readers Jeremy Strong is a comedy genius, and this his new book for Barrington Stoke's Little Gems series will have readers in stitches. Nellie Choc-Ice is a... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 08/08/2017
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Reader ReviewedWilliam Bee's Wonderful World of Trains, Boats and Planes
William Bee
If you love vehicles, then this is the book for you! William Bee shows off a multitude of amazing vehicles, starting with the steam engine, then trains, a hovercraft, the vertical-take-off-jump-jet, submarines and finally – of course – the space... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/09/2017
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The Secret Life of a Tiger
Emilia Dziubak
Original, hugely enjoyable, and with an irresistible central character, there's lots in this picture book to look at and talk about. On the first page we spot a tiger, snoozing in the lush jungle. He's big and stripy, and fierce... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 24/08/2017
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The Great Gran Plan
Elli Woollard
The story of the wolf and the little pigs is a favourite with picture book creators and lends itself to retellings; here's another highly entertaining twist on the tale. The Little Pig is very happy in his snug house in... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 29/05/2017
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Madeline Finn and the Library Dog
Lisa Papp
A beautiful, reassuring, story for all those struggling to read. Oh my goodness this is a heart-warming book! Just stunning and perfect to share with reluctant readers or anyone who worries about making mistakes and not being good enough. Madeline... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2017
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We Found a Hat
Jon Klassen
Award-winning Jon Klassen is as witty, engaging and subtle as ever in this delightful story with a very big theme but told in only a very few words. Two Turtles find a hat. It looks good on both of them... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2017
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Billy and the Minpins
Roald Dahl
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month September 2017 Roald Dahl's dramatic last story is perfectly matched for the first time by Quentin Blake's new illustrations in a beautifully produced edition. Billy is told by his mum that he must... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/09/2017
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The Grotlyn
Benji Davies
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month September 2017 Award-winning Benji Davies has created a delightful night-time classic starring his light-fingered creation, the Grotlyn. When Ruby goes to bed the night after she has heard the scary rhyme about... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/09/2017
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Day of the Trolls
James Hutcheson
It's Troll Day and the trolls are out in force! Fortified by a breakfast of gutter-fish roast, slug stew and rat-on-a-stick, they head for the shopping mall, burping, farting and shouting their Troll marching song as they go, until order... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 17/08/2017
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Storm Whale
Sarah Brennan
'Bleak was the day and the wind whipped down, when I and my sisters walked to town...' So begins the story of three sisters and their wild and magical encounter with a whale, stranded on a beach. Jane Tanner's artwork... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/08/2017
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Bugs
Simon Tyler
This handsome, large format information book provides a fascinating introduction to the world of bugs (meaning the entire class of insects). Readers will gain a good understanding of insects in part one, from what they are to how they live;... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/09/2017
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Last Month's Featured Books

Reader Reviewed 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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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...
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Poppy and the Blooms
Fiona Woodcock
Fiona Woodcock's playful and stylish new picture book stars four utterly charming little characters, Poppy, Dandy and Bluebell, and Buttercup. Together they run wild, spreading sunshine wherever they go. When...
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Dogger
Shirley Hughes
Winner of the Greenaway of Greenaways in 2007 and Greenaway winner in 1977. Filled with humour and Shirley Hughes' deft touch, this is a book for young readers...
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Big Picture Book How Food Grows
Emily Bone
This book explains how almost everything we eat grows from just a small seed - from how a seed sprouts and how fruits grow from flowers by pollination, to how...
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Dogger
Shirley Hughes
July 2017 Book of the Month Filled with humour and Shirley Hughes' deft touch, this is a book for young readers to tackle by themselves, as well as a delight...
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Tyrannosaurus Drip 10th Anniversary Edition
Julia Donaldson
A special 10th Anniversary Edition of this modern classic. A mix up with eggs has a placid duckbill dinosaur being brought up by T-Rex's – clearly this causes hilarious problems....
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What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday
Julia Donaldson
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month July 2017 Award-winning duo Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks have created a brilliant new adventure for the clever Ladybird, star of What the...
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Best Friends!
Wendy Finney
A whole new direction for Tony Ross's bestselling Little Princess. Princess Rosie makes an unexpected new friend - but what mischief will they get up to?
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The Sprites' Den
Jessica Ennis-Hill, Elen Caldecott
The third in a magical, exciting series by Olympic gold medallist Jessica Ennis-Hill. Perfect for fans for Rainbow Magic and My Little Pony! A message from the author: ‘I...
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Animosaics: Can You Find Me?
Surya Sajnani
An attractive and artistic 'search and find' board book from the creator of the Wee Gallery that introduces children to animal habitats and encourages them to count from one to...
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Tug of War
Naomi Howarth
August 2017 Book of the Month The gorgeous second book from the Waterstones Childrens Book Prize shortlisted author Naomi Howarth. A funny, heartwarming retelling of this well-known folk tale teaches that...
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Talulla Bear Goes Exploring A Mindful Tale of Discovery
Heather Roan Robbins
This is a beautiful storybook in its own right, but Heather Roan Robbins' poetic and meditative language, combined with Sarah Perkins' stunning and soothing illustrations, will transport children and parents...
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Dinosaur Detective's Search-and-Find Rescue Mission
Sophie Guerrive
With his red airplane, the Dinosaur Detective travels the world in search of lost animals. A rich and whimsical hide and seek picture book, which takes the reader on a...
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Return
Aaron Becker
A triumphant final story in Aaron Becker's superbly imaginative award-winning trilogy of wordless picture books. Ignored by her father, a lonely girl draws her way out of her own world....
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Hats of Faith
Medeia Cohan-Petrolino
There should be more books like this: in bright, appealing illustrations it tells children how people of different faiths cover their heads to show their love for God. Working on...
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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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