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Soon
Soon
Timothy Knapman
Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Month, May 2015  Patrick Benson’s superb illustrations bring to life this touching adventure for a baby elephant. Early one morning the little elephant Raju sets off with his mother. On their way they see off...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 07/05/2015
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What the Jackdaw Saw
What the Jackdaw Saw
Julia Donaldson
Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Month, May 2015  When Jackdaw tries to invite all his friends to his birthday party he can’t understand why first the octopus and then the horse, the cat and the squirrel are all touching their...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2015
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Don't Forget Tiggs!
Don't Forget Tiggs!
Michael Rosen
May 2015 Book of the Month   This tale of the busy Hurrys may well strike a chord with families everywhere. Mr and Mrs Hurry are always rushing, but especially in the mornings. One day they dash off to their respective jobs...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2015
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World Food Alphabet
World Food Alphabet
Chris Caldicott
May 2015 Picture Book of the Month  One of the best ways to get to know another culture to your own is through its food. In his book photographer and founder of the World Food Café Chris Caldicott uses the...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2015
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Monsters Love Underpants
Monsters Love Underpants
Claire Freedman
May 2015 Book of the Month  Best-selling underpants are back! It all began with Aliens who love underpants. Then the Dinosaurs and Pirates showed that they do too. And now it turns out that even though the Monsters come from all...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 23/04/2015
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Wendy and the Wallpaper Cat
Wendy and the Wallpaper Cat
Jason Hook
An inspirational picture book for children for as they turn each page they can imagine all sorts of unusual things as the wallpapers in the picture book come to life before their eyes and for Wendy, the little girl in...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 06/04/2015
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Jenny the Jeep
Jenny the Jeep
Jack Townend
This enchanting story set in the second world war will charm readers of all ages. Illustrated in colour, with a heartwarming text, Jenny the Jeep follows the release of A Story about Ducks, A Railway ABC and
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Format: Hardback - Released: 06/04/2015
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Ben
Ben
Jack Townend
Following the release of A Story about Ducks and A Railway ABC, both of which were a major hit with Lovereading4kids members and browsers, V&A Publishing has rediscovered two more touching stories by the inimitable author and artist...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 06/04/2015
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How to Catch a Mouse
How to Catch a Mouse
Philippa Leathers
Little kitten Clemmie knows everything about how to catch a mouse. In fact, she’s so good at it that she’s never even seen one in her house – they’re too scared to come in. Sharp little eyes will spot that...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 07/05/2015
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I Love: Dad
I Love: Dad
Camilla de le Bedoyere
This endearing book explores father and child relationships between animals, ranging from mischievous monkeys to loud lions. I Love Dad perfectly captures these moments and features fascinating animal facts too.
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Format: Paperback - Released: 18/05/2015
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Gardening for Beginners
Gardening for Beginners
Abigail Wheatley, Emily Bone
Perfect for budding green-fingered kids or indeed to get kids enthused in discovering how plants grow - and where food comes from - by growing their own fruit and vegetables. This is the perfect introduction for absolutely beginners, covering all...
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Format: Spiral bound - Released: 01/05/2015
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The Scruffy Puppy
The Scruffy Puppy
Holly Webb
Bella adopts a friendly mongrel puppy, but will she be able to prove that rescue dogs are just as good as pedigree dogs to her friend at school? If you...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/04/2014
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The Brave Kitten
The Brave Kitten
Holly Webb
Helena is helping out at a vet's surgery when a young cat is rushed in with a major injury - will they be able to save him? If you love...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/06/2014
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Holly Webb's Kitten Tales Sky the Unwanted Kitten, Ginger the Stray Kitten, Misty the Abandoned Kitten
Holly Webb's Kitten Tales Sky the Unwanted Kitten, Ginger the Stray Kitten, Misty the Abandoned Kitten
Holly Webb
Three lovely kitten stories to treasure, from best-selling author Holly Webb: Sky the Unwanted Kitten, Ginger the Stray Kitten and Misty the Abandoned Kitten. Holly Webb's Animal Stories have sold over a million copies in the UK. From stolen kittens...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/07/2014
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The Forgotten Puppy
The Forgotten Puppy
Holly Webb
Emi looks forward to her weekend visits to her dad's, but she's sad that her Shiba Inu puppy, Rina, can't come too. During the school holidays, Emi visits her dad for four whole days, and Rina is restless - what...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/01/2015
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A Home for Molly
A Home for Molly
Holly Webb
Anya loves playing with Molly, the gorgeous cockapoo, on her holiday at the seaside. But when Molly's owners head home and leave their cute pup behind, it's up to Anya to get them back together again. This is a wonderfully...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/06/2015
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The Secret Kitten
The Secret Kitten
Holly Webb
This is a wonderfully heart-warming read and the 30th in the Animals series from bestselling author Holly Webb.  This title and the others in the series are perfect for fans of Magic Animal Friends and Animal Ark.  In this one,...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/04/2015
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Shaun the Sheep On the Ball
Shaun the Sheep On the Ball
Martin Howard
It's a sunny afternoon on Mossy Bottom Farm, and competition between the sheep and the pigs is almost as hot as the weather as they play a new game called Piggy Stomp. May the best tail win!
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2015
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Have You Seen My Monster?
Have You Seen My Monster?
Steve Light
In the follow-up to Steve Light's Have You Seen My Dragon?, this gorgeously illustrated shape book, with fun search-and-find opportunities throughout will delight kids.  In this one a little girl wanders through a country fair, searching for her monster...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 07/05/2015
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Have You Seen My Dragon?
Have You Seen My Dragon?
Steve Light
Enter a fascinating, ornately drawn cityscape and help a boy find his dragon while counting objects from hot dogs to traffic lights. A little boy has lost his pet dragon amongst a huge city, and is travelling all over town...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2015
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Footpath Flowers
Footpath Flowers
Jon Arno Lawson
An ode to the importance of small things, small people and small gestures, Footpath Flowers is a quiet but powerful testament to the joy that children can find in ordinary things and the mutual value of giving and yet adults...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 07/05/2015
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My Dad Still Thinks He's Funny
My Dad Still Thinks He's Funny
Katrina Germein
Isn’t it part of a dad’s job description to come out with cheesy sayings, that he thinks are really funny, but which make everyone else groan? Ask this dad what time it is, and he’ll tell you it’s time you...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2015
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Nixie the Bad, Bad Fairy
Reader Reviewed Nixie the Bad, Bad Fairy
Cas Lester
Mischief and magic make an excellent combination in this lively new series. Nixie is not a typical fairy – she’s generally grubby, finds it hard to do what she’s told, and somehow seems to attract trouble. Many young readers will...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2015
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Little Red Riding Hood
Little Red Riding Hood
Ed Bryan
You can just tell from the illustration of Little Red Riding Hood on the title page of Ed Bryan’s lively retelling of this favourite story that she’s going to be more than a match for the wolf, no matter how...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2015
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Guess How Much I Love You in the Summer
Guess How Much I Love You in the Summer
Sam McBratney
From the award-winning creators of Guess How Much I Love You comes this delightful summertime tale about colours. Seasonally themed and beautifully illustrated throughout, little ones will also have...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2015
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Miss Hazeltine's Home for Shy and Fearful Cats
Miss Hazeltine's Home for Shy and Fearful Cats
Alicia Potter
The story of the scaredy cat finding unexpected resources of courage to save the day is given a lovely – and literal – twist in this delightful picturebook. Miss Hazeltine takes in all shy and fearful cats, and works with...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 07/05/2015
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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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The Queen's Hat
The Queen's Hat
Steve Antony
With a Jon Klassen appeal, Steve Antony, a debut author-illustrator, is the one to watch. A sudden gust of wind sets off a marvellous London adventure for the Queen, the Queen's men and one very special hat. So let's follow...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2014
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Brain Factor Ages 4-5
Brain Factor Ages 4-5

Brain Factor is a colourful picture quiz with question cards that introduce children to the world around them. Questions feature number and pattern games, letter and blended sound recognition,...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/11/2014
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Brain Factor Ages 5-6
Brain Factor Ages 5-6

Brain Factor is a colourful picture quiz with question cards that introduce children to the world around them. Questions feature number and pattern games, letter and blended sound recognition,...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/11/2014
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Shaun the Sheep Flock to the Seaside
Shaun the Sheep Flock to the Seaside
Martin Howard
With illustrations throughout, plus comic strips and activity pages fans of CBBC's Shaun the Sheep will adore it. In this the third in the series of early reader stories, the Mossy Bottom sheep are at a sheepdog trial in a...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2015
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The Royal Wedding Crashers
Reader Reviewed The Royal Wedding Crashers
Clementine Beauvais
There’s a Parisian setting and decided air of chic to this singular adventure story. Anna and Holly Burnbright and their friend Prince Pepino urgently need a holiday job so when the elegant Mademoiselle Malypense asks them to help with arrangements...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2015
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Eddie's Tent And How to Go Camping
Eddie's Tent And How to Go Camping
Sarah Garland
Eddie has a great adventure when his family go camping, learning how to make a fire, campsite cooking and simple survial skills such as knot-tying and map reading.  Great preparation for an adventure this summer! A delightful addition to the...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 07/05/2015
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Dinosaur Police
Dinosaur Police
Sarah McIntyre
See the fantastically talented Sarah McIntyre at Hay Fever!  Dinosaurs, pizza, police! The wonderful Sarah McIntyre brings her new picture book Dinosaur Police to Hay. Dinoville Police Station was...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2015
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The Fearsome Beastie
The Fearsome Beastie
Giles Paley-Phillips
April 2012 Book of the Month.  Winner of The People's Book Prize 2012, a national competition aimed at discovering new and unknown works: a truly democratic book prize decided exclusively by the public.  Also Winner of 2013 Heart of...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 18/05/2011
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Brain Factor Ages 6-7
Brain Factor Ages 6-7

Brain Factor are a new series of picture quizzes that introduce children to the world around them. The unique fan design allows you to read a question and then simply slide out the next card to see the answer. Brain...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/11/2014
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Where's the Elephant?
Where's the Elephant?
Barroux
Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Month A simple game of hide and seek turns out to be far more significant in this brilliant near-wordless picture book about the destruction of the forests in Brazil. Elephant, Snake and Parrot all love...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 16/04/2015
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Pizza for Pirates
Pizza for Pirates
Adam Guillain, Charlotte Guillain
April 2015 Book of the Month  From the team who created the Roald Dahl Funny Prize shortlisted Spaghetti with the Yeti comes a brand new picturebook, and it’s another tasty treat! This time young George has a wonderful plan to...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2015
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Follow That Car
Follow That Car
Lucy Feather
Hey you, Mouse needs help! He has to catch the gorilla in the bright yellow car, let’s go! On Mouse’s instructions, readers follow the path taken by Gorilla, through brightly coloured, super-busy spreads. There he goes, through the town, round...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 02/04/2015
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Smelly Louie
Smelly Louie
Catherine Rayner
Shortlisted for the 2015 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal  Louie the dog has just had a bath - and he is NOT happy about it. He smells all wrong. Determined to get his Special Smell back, he goes on a hunt for...
Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers | Carnegie/Greenaway
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/07/2014
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Storytime: When I Grow Up...
Storytime: When I Grow Up...
Gill McClean
A really fun story about growing up to share with your young child.  Children will begin to think what they might want to be when they grow up as they join Fergus, the little pup, as he asks lots of...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/04/2015
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Gigantosaurus
Gigantosaurus
Jonny Duddle
Bonehead offers to become the look-out for the terrifying Gigantosaurus that is roaming near their home, but then he cries wolf to his friends once too often he finds his friends take no notice and he finds himself in lots...
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Format: Board book - Released: 01/04/2015
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The Adventures of Mr Toad
The Adventures of Mr Toad
Tom Moorhouse
Everyone loves the ebullient and outrageous Mr Toad, one of the heroes of Kenneth Grahame’s classic The Wind in the Willows. Tom Moorhouse brings him to life in this modern retelling which captures all the drama of Mr Toad’s famous...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2015
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The Way to the Zoo
The Way to the Zoo
John Burningham
Award-winning John Burningham tells a touching story of a little girl and the special friends she makes in the night time.  When Sylvie finds a door in her bedroom she discovers a secret passage to her very own zoo full...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2015
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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: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2015
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Jolley-Rodgers Cave of Doom
Reader Reviewed Jolley-Rodgers Cave of Doom
Jonny Duddle
Ahoy there! Jim Lad and the Pirates Next Door return, in fully illustrated younger fiction stories.
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/04/2015
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Tim's Friend Towser
Tim's Friend Towser
Edward Ardizzone
Tim and Ginger are cabin boys on the S.S. Royal Fusilier when they find a puppy hiding in one of the lifeboats. They decide to hide it away, because they know Captain Piper doesn’t like dogs. Somehow keeping secrets from...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 05/03/2015
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Tim to the Rescue
Tim to the Rescue
Edward Ardizzone
Little Tim is delighted when Captain McFee offers him the chance to go to sea. Promising his parents he won’t neglect his school books, Tim sets off for another adventure. Ardizzone’s words and illustrations – some colour, some black-and-white –...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 05/03/2015
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The Three Little Pigs
The Three Little Pigs
Ed Bryan
Ed Bryan’s bright, lively illustration style is perfect suited to this favourite fairy tale, also produced by Nosy Crow as a prize-winning app.  The three little pigs have never looked more dapper than here, and little pig number...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 22/01/2015
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Storytime: What's the Time, Wilfred Wolf?
Storytime: What's the Time, Wilfred Wolf?
Jessica Barrah
It's party time soon but poor Wilfred can't tell the time and worries he's going to miss the party but with the help and support of his friends can he tell the time and get to the party on time?...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/04/2015
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Sir John the (Mostly) Brave
Reader Reviewed Sir John the (Mostly) Brave
Johnny Smith
What’s in a name, asks this new series of madcap adventures for young readers.  John Smith is fed up with being teased for having the most boring name in the world, until his granddad lets him into an amazing secret:...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2015
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One Thousand Things
One Thousand Things
Anna Kovecses
This new publishing imprint is leading the renaissance in non-fiction for children. Stylish illustrations combined with clever design and an innovative approach to subjects make for very desirable, appealing books. One Thousand Things is a visual encyclopedia for very young...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 05/03/2015
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My Pet Book
My Pet Book
Bob Staake
The hero of this story – which is dedicated to every child who loves a special book – wants a pet, but it’s got to be one that’s easy, not like puppy dogs or kittens, which simply make him sneezy....
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2015
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Little Tim and the Brave Sea Captain
Little Tim and the Brave Sea Captain
Edward Ardizzone
First published in 1936, this must be one of the most beautiful picturebooks ever produced. Little Tim lives in a house by the sea but wants to be sailor, so he stows away on a steamer. Discovered, he’s put to...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 05/03/2015
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The Great Big Book of Families
The Great Big Book of Families
Mary Hoffman
A celebration of families and the very many different things they do and the very many different ways they do them. Some families are big, some families are small; some parents work, some parents don’t. Holidays, hobbies, school, clothes and...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/03/2015
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Cinderella
Cinderella
Ed Bryan
No matter how many times it is told, or how many twists it is given, Cinderella remains one of the best and most satisfying stories ever. Ed Bryan does it full justice in this lovely version (also produced by
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Format: Paperback - Released: 22/01/2015
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Cap'n John the (Slightly) Fierce
Reader Reviewed Cap'n John the (Slightly) Fierce
Johnny Smith
What’s in a name, asks this new series of madcap adventures for young readers.  John Smith is fed up with being teased for having the most boring name in the world, until his granddad lets him into an amazing secret:...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2015
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Thomas the Tank Engine 70th Anniversary Slipcase
Thomas the Tank Engine 70th Anniversary Slipcase
Rev W. Awdry
In this 70th anniversary year, Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends remain as popular as ever, loved by millions all over the world. Now rediscover the classic stories about the world's best-loved tank engine with stunning new gift edition...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 02/04/2015
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You Can't Take an Elephant on the Bus
Reader Reviewed You Can't Take an Elephant on the Bus
Patricia Cleveland-Peck
April 2015 Book of the Month - Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Month  There’s lots of laughs here! An elephant on a bus, a whale on a bike, a hippo in a hot air balloon – none of these is...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 09/04/2015
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Shh! We Have a Plan
Reader Reviewed Shh! We Have a Plan
Chris Haughton
Longlisted for the 2015 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal - Shortlisted for the Little Rebels Book Award 2015 Awarding-winning Chris Haughton tells a big story in stunning illustrations in his near-wordless picture book. The huntsmen are determined to capture the bird. Armed with...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2015
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The Something
The Something
Rebecca Cobb
April 2015 Book of the Month - Longlisted for the 2015 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal  Award-winning illustrator Rebecca Cobb creates a number of different imaginary worlds in this delightfully fanciful story about a hole in the ground. The little girl...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 26/03/2015
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The Promise
The Promise
Nicola Davies
Shortlisted for the 2015 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal - Shortlisted for The Little Rebels Children's Book Award 2014.  The Promise is a story with a strong green message - about the power we have to transform our world - and features breathtaking...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 04/09/2014
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Lewis Carroll
A lovely hardback edition to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of this world famous children's classic. A book that’s chock full of great conversations between Alice and some extraordinary animals, ranging from the pipe-smoking caterpillar and the Mad Hatter, to the March...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 02/04/2015
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Lewis Carroll
Winner of the 1999 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal   A wonderful 150th-anniversary edition of Lewis Carroll's timeless classic, illustrated by Helen Oxenbury in this beautiful award-winning interpretation. Full of the most wondrous wit and humour, wonderful magic and believable nonsense,...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 04/12/2014
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Mr Mistoffelees The Conjuring Cat
Mr Mistoffelees The Conjuring Cat
T. S. Eliot
Was there ever A cat so clever? As magical Mr. Mistoffelees! Following Arthur Robins' critically acclaimed picture book of Macavity he turns his attentions to the magical Mr. Mistoffelees with delightfully hilarious results. Perfect for ages 3+, children (and parents)...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 09/04/2015
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Grandma's House
Grandma's House
Alice Melvin
Often, after school, Sally goes to her grandmother's house where everything is different, but always the same. She puts her coat on the hook in the hall, pours a glass of milk for herself in the kitchen and tries to...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 02/04/2015
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Chicken Mission: The Curse of Fogsham Farm
Chicken Mission: The Curse of Fogsham Farm

'Chickens: we've got a vampire problem.' In the lonely village of Fogsham, vampire mink Stella von Fangula, has risen from the grave. Her aim: to suck the blood of chickens in a bid for eternal life. In an attempt to stop...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2015
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My Little Sister Doris
My Little Sister Doris
Liz Pichon
Little Croc wants a pet. But his mum and dad have other news - they are expecting a baby. And when Baby Doris arrives, Little Croc decides she is the most annoying little sister ever - she wakes him up...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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Hermelin The Detective Mouse
Hermelin The Detective Mouse
Mini Grey
Shortlisted for the 2015 UKLA Book Awards 3-6 years 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...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 26/02/2015
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The Unlikely Outlaws
Reader Reviewed The Unlikely Outlaws
Philip Ardagh
Reading Age 6-9 Interest Age 7-10  There are actually four stories for the price of one in this chunky little book. It brings together three of Philip Ardagh’s jolly adventures of the Green Men of Gressingham. The Green Men (brown...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/03/2015
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The Rats of Meadowsweet Farm
The Rats of Meadowsweet Farm
Dick King-smith
Interest Age 5-8  Reading Age 6+ The rats of Meadowsweet Farm are a pretty ugly lot, but their leader, the King Rat, is gruesome.  He’s as big as a small dog and twice as vicious. The farmer is revolting in a...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 15/03/2015
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The Monster from the Blue Planet
The Monster from the Blue Planet
Cornelia Funke
Interest Age 5-8  Reading Age 6+   Zaleb lives on the planet Balbaz. She’s fascinated with stories of the little blue planet called Earth and the monsters that live there and goes there to find herself a pet. Izzy, the little...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 15/03/2015
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Monster Busters
Monster Busters
Cornelia Funke
Interest Age 5-8  Reading Age 6+  Rosa and her friend Ivan have three monster escapades in this short but satisfying little collection. There’s an encounter with a real life monster in a ghost train for Rosa – Ivan comes to...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 15/03/2015
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The Big Fib
The Big Fib
Ros Asquith
Interest Age 5-8  Reading Age 6+ When is a fib not a fib, asks Ros Asquith in this wise and funny little story for Barrington Stoke’s Little Gems series. Robbie is six, and still learning how the world of grown-ups works....
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Format: Paperback - Released: 15/03/2015
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Tim All Alone
Tim All Alone
Edward Ardizzone
Tim returns from a long sea voyage to find that his home is boarded up, a ‘To Let’ sign in the window, and his parents gone. He cries a little, but resourceful as ever, sets off to find them. Knowing...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 05/03/2015
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Malala a Brave Girl from Pakistan / Iqbal a Brave Boy from Pakistan
Malala a Brave Girl from Pakistan / Iqbal a Brave Boy from Pakistan
Jeanette Winter
Meet two brave young heroes of Pakistan, Malala and Iqbal, each unafraid to speak out, each a victim of unspeakable violence, each an inspiration to the world as they stood up for the right to freedom and education.  This non-fiction...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 23/04/2015
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The Great Big Green Book
The Great Big Green Book
Mary Hoffman
This is the third in the excellent Great Big Books series, following on from The Great Big Book of Families and The Great Big Book of Feelings, and can there be a more important issue for young people...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 01/03/2015
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Creative Craft with Kids 15 Fun Projects to Make from Fabric and Paper
Creative Craft with Kids 15 Fun Projects to Make from Fabric and Paper
Jane Foster
Jane Foster runs Jane Foster Designs – her prints, cushions, mugs and soft toys, with their gorgeous retro 1970s’ designs, are easy to spot and super stylish. There are fifteen different projects to make with or for children in this...
Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers | Art and Artists | For Parents
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/01/2015
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Creaturepedia
Creaturepedia
Adrienne Barman
March 2015 Book of the Month - Chosen as one of the Top Ten Best New Books for Children 2015 by Andrea Reece  Beautifully illustrated, this is an original and entertaining introduction to the curious facts about 600 iconic and...
Featured in: 5+ readers | Books of the Month | Fascinating Facts
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/03/2015
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Robot Rumpus
Robot Rumpus
Sean Taylor
Winner of the Scottish Book Awards 2015, 3-7 age category  A brilliant bedtime romp! When Mum and Dad hand over the babysitting to a bunch of robots they have no idea just how much chaos will follow. All starts well...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 04/09/2014
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What the Jackdaw Saw
What the Jackdaw Saw
Julia Donaldson
Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Month, May 2015  When Jackdaw tries to invite all his friends to his birthday party he can’t understand why first the octopus and then the horse, the cat and the squirrel are all touching their...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 07/05/2015
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The Queen's Orang-Utan
The Queen's Orang-Utan
David Walliams
It is now virtually impossible to review David Walliams’ and Tony Ross’ picturebook collaborations because, quite frankly, the superlatives are all used up. The Queen’s Orang-Utan mashes together (not...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 26/02/2015
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The Three Little Pigs
The Three Little Pigs
Ed Bryan
Ed Bryan’s bright, lively illustration style is perfect suited to this favourite fairy tale, also produced by Nosy Crow as a prize-winning app.  The three little pigs have never looked more dapper than here, and little pig number...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 22/01/2015
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The Sheep in Wolf's Clothing
The Sheep in Wolf's Clothing
Bob Hartman
Bored with life as a sheep – and especially bored with the food on offer -  Little Sheep makes a bold but very, very foolish decision that being a wolf would be more fun. But, when she is invited home...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 28/02/2015
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Hogs Hate Hugs!
Hogs Hate Hugs!
Tiziana Bendall-Brunello
Can Little Hog avoid all the hugs that everyone wants to give him? And does he really want to?? As the smallest and most huggable creature in the forest, Little Hog gets Big Hugs, Slow Hugs, Hopping-Quick Hugs and sometimes,...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 28/02/2015
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Nature's Day
Nature's Day
Kay Maguire
The magic of the four seasons and their transforming effect on different outdoor spaces is stunningly brought to life in this beautiful book. Spring brings an awakening world – in the woods trees blossom, in the country fields can be...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 05/03/2015
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1001 Bugs to Spot Sticker Book
1001 Bugs to Spot Sticker Book
Emma Helbrough
A bright and busy bug-filled interactive sticker book with interesting scenes such as grassy meadow or jungle to fill with the bugs that live in that environment.  With lots of fun things to spot, count and match there is hours...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/03/2015
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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: Paperback - Released: 05/03/2015
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Princess Mirror-Belle and the Dragon Pox
Princess Mirror-Belle and the Dragon Pox
Julia Donaldson
Best-selling Julia Donaldson has created a new story for the popular Princess Mirror-Belle in this gorgeously glittery book. Ellen is covered in spots. She has chicken pox and is very itchy! She’s just about to scratch the nasty tickly spot...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 26/02/2015
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My First London Sticker Book
My First London Sticker Book
Marion Billet
Complete with a carry handle and postcards to send, this sticker activity book is the ideal companion on a first London adventure, or for any child to enjoy the excitement of the big city through imaginative play. Packed with activities...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 15/01/2015
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Gruffalo Explorers: the Gruffalo Spring Nature Trail
Gruffalo Explorers: the Gruffalo Spring Nature Trail
Julia Donaldson
The Gruffalo leads young readers deep into the woods so that they can explore nature. There are so many things to spot! There are signs of spring in the grass and everything else that is green, in the new families...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 29/01/2015
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Wigglesbottom Primary: The Toilet Ghost
Reader Reviewed Wigglesbottom Primary: The Toilet Ghost
Pamela Butchart
Welcome to Wigglesbottom Primary and the first book in what should become a very popular series for new readers.  There are three stories here, each one describing the kind of event that all primary school children will be familiar with,...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 04/03/2015
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Storytime: What's in Your Pocket
Storytime: What's in Your Pocket
Ruth Symons
Josh the baby kangaroo loves snuggling down in sleep in his mother’s pouch. One day she says he is too big for the pouch and something else very precious that he will love as soon as he sees is in...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 16/03/2015
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Storytime: The Lion Who Lost His Roar but Learnt to Draw
Storytime: The Lion Who Lost His Roar but Learnt to Draw
Paula Knight
A noisy young lion makes so much noise that all the animals in the jungle are deafened! And no one knows how to make him be quieter! But one day Lionel wakes up and he can’t make any sound at...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 16/03/2015
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1000 Things to Eat
1000 Things to Eat
Hannah Wood
There really are 1000 different foods in this book, attractively illustrated and laid out in colourful pages, inviting children to pore over them to spot foods they know, and those they don’t. It’s all here, from raw ingredients to cooked...
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Format: Board book - Released: 01/03/2015
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Woozy the Wizard: A Broom to Go Zoom
Reader Reviewed Woozy the Wizard: A Broom to Go Zoom
Elli Woollard
Told in fun, jaunty rhyme and accompanied by bright and cheerful illustrations reminiscent of Meg and Mog, children will fall in love with the accident prone wizard and his stoic pink sidekick. Perfect for emerging readers starting to read for...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/03/2015
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Hoot Owl, Master of Disguise
Reader Reviewed Hoot Owl, Master of Disguise
Sean Taylor
March 15 Book of the Month  Hoot Owl flies through the midnight air quick as a shooting star, wingtip pointing like some kind of avian superhero. When he spots a tasty rabbit he prepares to gobble it up by slipping...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 05/03/2015
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Frida and Bear
Reader Reviewed Frida and Bear
Anthony Browne, Hanne Bartholin
In his time as Children’s Laureate, Anthony Browne introduced the Shape Game. Invented when he was child and played it with his brother, the Shape Game is a feast of imagination  as one person draws a shape and another turns...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 05/03/2015
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: the Little Folks' Edition
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: the Little Folks' Edition
Lewis Carroll
The attractive small-sized format of this Little Folks Edition makes it a perfect gift for young readers. It includes 32 colour illustrations by Sir John Tenniel which bring Carroll’s...
Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers | Alice 150th
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/02/2015
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My Mum Says the Silliest Things
My Mum Says the Silliest Things
Katrina Germein
Is there a mum anywhere who hasn’t said that watching too much television gives you square eyes? That beds don’t make themselves? That fish makes you smart? I doubt it. Looked at from a child’s perspective and you suddenly see...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/02/2015
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Could an Octopus Climb a Sky Scraper?
Could an Octopus Climb a Sky Scraper?
Camilla De la Bedoyere
Could An Octopus Climb A Skyscraper will be sure to keep young readers entertained whilst also helping them to understand and retain animal facts. A fun and engaging introduction into the life of an Octopus. Following on from the popular What...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 16/03/2015
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Could A Penguin Ride a Bike?
Could A Penguin Ride a Bike?
Camilla De la Bedoyere
An attractive picture book which is also a highly informative information book. It includes lots of fun questions about what a penguin might do if it suddenly turned up in the young reader’s world. How would a penguin swim in...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 16/03/2015
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Bears Don't Read!
Reader Reviewed Bears Don't Read!
Emma Chichester Clark
One of our Books of the Year 2014   George is sure there is more to life than fishing and chatting which is what the other bears do. When he finds a book he soon realises that it contains something very...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 26/02/2015
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Tell Me a Picture
Tell Me a Picture
Quentin Blake
As the first Children’s Laureate, Quentin Blake created an original exhibition in the National Gallery, London for which he chose 26 of his favourite pictures. Some were illustrations from children’s books, others were pictures by artists such as Edward Hopper...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 08/01/2015
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Shaun the Sheep Movie - Sheep on Set Activity Book
Shaun the Sheep Movie - Sheep on Set Activity Book

Young fans of the Shaun the Sheep movie can get engrossed in the process of making a film!  Learn about the moving-making process through a number of fun-filled activities.  Fill in a storyboard, assemble an animation flick book, design a...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 04/12/2014
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Shaun the Sheep Movie - Flock in the City Sticker Activity Book
Shaun the Sheep Movie - Flock in the City Sticker Activity Book

A must-have for Shaun fans, this sticker activity book puts readers right in the middle of the film's events! Help Shaun and his friends to get out of trouble by completing a series of activities and puzzles and for more...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 04/12/2014
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Art and Max
Art and Max
David Wiesner
Award-winning illustrator David Wiesner celebrates different kinds of creativity in this beautifully illustrated and wittily observed story of friendship. Friends Art and Max both love painting; Max is just a beginner and his experiments to get it right take the...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/03/2015
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Alice Through the Looking Glass
Alice Through the Looking Glass
Lewis Carroll
Lewis Carroll's enduring classic tale, which has enchanted readers of all ages for more than a hundred years, is brought alive for a new generation in this exquisite picture book by the highly-regarded illustrator Emma Chichester Clark.  She has carefully...
Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers | Alice 150th
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/06/2014
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The Day the Crayons Quit
The Day the Crayons Quit
Drew Daywalt
Overall Winner of the Red House Children's Book Awards 2015, and winner in books for younger children category - Shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal 2014 - One of our Books of the Year 2014- One of the Lovereading4kids Readers'...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 31/07/2014
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The Sea Tiger
The Sea Tiger
Victoria Turnbull
The Sea Tiger is Oscar's best friend, Oscar's only friend. They do everything together - explore the ocean, visit the sea circus, even hitch a ride to the surface to look at the stars - But Oscar is not a...
Featured in: 5+ readers | Book Awards
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/06/2014
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Where Bear?
Where Bear?
Sophy Henn
From a major new picture book talent comes a deceptively simple and exquisitely illustrated picture book about a little boy and his bear and finding a place called home. Told with humour and warmth, this is a story to capture...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 07/08/2014
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Polly and the Puffin
Polly and the Puffin
Jenny Colgan
Polly heard a CRASH downstairs. Was it a monster? NO! Was it a spider alien? NO! It was a little puffin with a broken wing...When Polly discovers an injured puffin, she and her mummy look after him in their cottage...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 26/02/2015
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We are All Born Free The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Pictures
We are All Born Free The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Pictures
Amnesty International
An arrestingly original way of informing children of their human rights, We Are All Born Free depicts each of the 30 Articles of Universal Declaration of Human Rights in wonderful illustrations by thirty best known illustrators. Each of the important...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/03/2015
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: Panorama Pops
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: Panorama Pops
Lewis Carroll
Ten of the best moments from Lewis Carroll’s classic story unfold from this attractive edition which is beautifully presented in a slip-case. It has been designed to celebrate the 150 anniversary of the publication of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland which...
Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers | Alice 150th | Hay Fever
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/01/2015
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The Story of Life A First Book About Evolution
The Story of Life A First Book About Evolution
Catherine Barr, Steve Williams
This is an exciting and dramatic story simply told in words and pictures about how life began and developed on Planet Earth, written especially for younger children. How the first living cell was created, how the cells multiplied, created simple...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 05/03/2015
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Dreams of Freedom
Dreams of Freedom
Amnesty International
Powerful and moving, this collection of some of the most famous quotes about freedom including the words of Aung San Suu Kyi and Nelson Mandela make thoughtful statements about the global fight for human rights. Illustrators including Chris Riddell, Oliver...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 05/03/2015
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