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Books of the Month

Reader ReviewedThe 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 award-winning The Gruffalo and We're Going on a Bear Hunt... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 06/04/2017
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Reader ReviewedMrs 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 long day at work. Luckily, he is sure he can... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/04/2017
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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 ever was. Now that she's not so little her family... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/04/2017
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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 friends so he decides to join a club, but he... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 09/03/2017
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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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Other Featured Books this Month

Reader ReviewedThe 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 reading. Some people think they're too busy to read, or... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 15/03/2017
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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 brought to life in gentle illustrations that portray the moon... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/04/2017
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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. And they all sound very different There's one from the... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/04/2017
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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 picture book, Nora is bored, so her grandma suggests she... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/02/2017
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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 about trees and in a way that makes us see... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 06/04/2017
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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, they could be knitting, baking, reading or writing, or even... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 17/04/2017
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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 is off. Travelling first to the city, can you find... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/04/2017
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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 from having one wall missing, their house is rather grand... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/04/2017
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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 by Floella Benjamin and Derek Griffiths. Unknown to me, a... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 06/04/2017
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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. Julia really is a past-master of rhyme whilst Axel's illustrations... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 06/04/2017
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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. For lots more information on the Gruffalo & Friends books,... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 06/04/2017
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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 – apparently she's always dropping and losing things! This story is... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 06/04/2017
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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 invites readers to look at the flowers, the birds, the... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 06/04/2017
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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 and reread it because your child wants you to reread... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 06/04/2017
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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 young as the little mouse outwits the Gruffalo's Child with... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 06/04/2017
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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 Crayons Quit, are back – or at least, they're trying... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 06/04/2017
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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 skies in rich greens, browns and blue-greens. Through the forest... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/04/2017
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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 his father leaves for work, though playtime, lunch, shopping and... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 06/04/2017
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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 the world' and he can easily outrun Tom the cat,... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 06/04/2017
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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 the local park or just the back garden. It encourages... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/04/2017
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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 own fingerprint art throughout the pages following the simple instructions. ... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Spiral bound | Released 01/04/2017
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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. He has hands the size of tables, Grandad said, legs as long as drainpipes and feet as... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 06/04/2017
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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 just his book but others too leaving anarchy in his... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/04/2017
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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 Old Man on her cupcake communicator (she combines careers in... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 28/03/2017
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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 communicator (she combines careers in cake making and crime solving)... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 28/03/2017
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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 just-becoming-confident readers and lovely to read aloud. Shifty and Sam... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/04/2017
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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 satisfaction levels even higher. Poor Pirate Pete's feet are so... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/04/2017
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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 is a bit down; after a series of mishaps that... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 06/04/2017
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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 for others. When on a trip across town to return... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/04/2017
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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 curtains before flying onto the stage, a ballerina. The journey... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/04/2017
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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 his grandma and the journey seems to be taking forever,... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/04/2017
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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 garden with her teddy bear Gilbert when she sees her... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/04/2017
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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 poetry, but it's not enough to win the heart of... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 15/03/2017
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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 feels that it's all about Sam, while she is overlooked.... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 15/03/2017
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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 children identify word meanings, look at things from a variety... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 30/01/2017
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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 artists everywhere to pick up pencils, crayons or paints and... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 30/01/2017
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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 themselves and add to the fun with their own drawings,... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/04/2017
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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 brother comes home from a party with a party bag... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 21/03/2017
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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 enjoying a day in the forest and after a sweet... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 21/03/2017
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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 that children might find on bear hunts of their own,... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/04/2017
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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 their dream holiday, but it also tests how ambidextrous they... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/04/2017
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Reader ReviewedSuperdad's Day Off
Phil Earle
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 Dan to his friends. Life as a... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 15/04/2017
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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 tells them exactly how to create contraptions such as a... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/04/2017
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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 and describes the beginning of her career when she and... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 06/04/2017
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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 billions of years of history from moments before the Big... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 06/04/2017
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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 adding to what has gone before to lead us to... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 06/04/2017
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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 is going on beneath their feet. No ordinary book but... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 21/03/2017
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Last Month's 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
Longlisted 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
Longlisted 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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Reader Reviewed Tidy
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...
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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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Animal Journeys
Patricia Hegarty
Starting with the Arctic tern, which makes the longest migration of any creature, an astonishing 91,600km (57,000 mi) this journal-sized book is full of information on extraordinary feats of the...
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Atlas of Animal Adventures
Rachel Williams, Emily Hawkins
The National Book Tokens Children's Travel Book of the Year 2017 From the creators of the much-praised Atlas of Adventures comes this sumptuous and inspiring new atlas and it cleverly...
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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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The Worst Witch
Jill Murphy
The Worst Witch is an absolute classic and an essential title for every child's bookshelf, and it is reissued here with a special jacket to accompany the new CBBC series....
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Big Picture Thesaurus
Rosie Hore
February 2017 Fascinating Facts Book of the Month Children will find this book useful, effective and helpful, as well as fun, entertaining and stimulating. Busy, colourful spreads themed by subject...
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Attack of the Alien Dung!
Gareth P. Jones
In a nutshell: pets protect the world from alien attack | Planet Earth Is under constant threat from aliens, and who is there to protect its inhabitants? Why, our pets....
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Barking for Bagels
Michael Rosen
With her cheery, distinctive voice and passion for bagels, little dog Shnipp is a very jolly character and certain to be a real favourite with young readers. Running away one...
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The Goblin Princess The Grand Goblin Ball
Jenny O'Connor
In a nutshell: delightfully topsy-turvy tale of magic and friendship | Matty the Goblin Princess is the odd one out in her family – she likes to be clean and...
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Mr Bunny's Chocolate Factory
Elys Dolan
There are jokes galore in Elys Dolan's brilliant new picture book and they'll make readers of all ages crack up! Mr Bunny is a tough boss: while he's in his...
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The Night Gardener
Terry Fan, Eric Fan
February 2017 Debut of the Month This beautiful book demands and repays careful reading. Grimloch Lane is a quiet place and its residents hurry up and down in silence. At...
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The Wild Garden
Felicity Brooks
Use your imagination and creativity with transfers and crayons to create eleven exquisite gardens from a cottage garden to a summer meadow. Each garden has a delicate line drawing to...
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The Koala Who Could
Rachel Bright
Kevin the cuddly koala is king of the staying-still kings. He feels secure high up in his tree so turns down all the invitations from his friends to come down...
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The Scruffs
Hannah Shaw
In a nutshell: unlikely band of animal friends win the day | Mr Straw's pet shop, The Perfect Pet is the setting for this funny new series, its ill-assorted collection...
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Ralf
Jean Jullien
The eye-catching graphic style of Ralf makes it look both timeless, and completely contemporary. The story begins conventionally – Ralf is a little dog, who takes up a lot of...
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The Everywhere Bear
Julia Donaldson
Best-selling duo Julia Donaldson and Rebecca Cobb reunite in a lovely story that begins in a Year One classroom before taking us on an exciting, fantastical journey. Scenes in the...
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I Don't Want Curly Hair!
Laura Ellen Anderson
What can a girl do when her hair is just so very, very curly? She tries smoothing it and stretching it and brushing it and weighing it down. Nothing works!...
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The Unexpected Love Story of Alfred Fiddleduckling
Timothy Basil Ering
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month February 2017 When a violent storm tosses a violin case with an egg inside it overboard, no one expects to see it ever...
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Jamal's Journey
Michael Foreman
Michael Foreman was inspired to create his new picture book on a visit to the Dubai Book Fair, and Jamal the little camel's journey ends in the shining towers and...
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Nanette's Baguette
Mo Willems
There's a surprise twist at the end of this tale of little Nanette, entrusted by her mother to get the baguette from the baker, and no-one will see it coming....
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The Perfect Guest
Paula Metcalf
Walter is very house proud and particularly loves his sparkly new teapot, so when his friend Pansy suggests she pay him a visit he's thrilled. Pansy is certainly fun to...
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Reader Reviewed Don't Call Me Choochie Pooh!
Sean Taylor
Children will totally identify with Choochie Pooh. Little he might be, but he's still irritated and frustrated when his owner won't treat him like an ordinary dog. It's a series...
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Where's Wally?
Martin Handford
This is the 30th anniversary edition of the original classic picture book which kick-started the worldwide Where's Wally? phenomenon. It's a picture book that lets you search for Wally and...
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Dalmatian in a Digger
Rebecca Elliott
February 2017 Book of the Month This is a book to delight all young fans of heavy machinery. A little puppy gets a dream wake-up call: ‘Dugger Dugger Digger'. Sure...
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Where Zebras Go Poems
Sue Hardy-Dawson
Get ready to join in the Poetry Olympics, question a snake, talk to a toad and learn 20 ways to avoid monsters and mythical beasts. Where Zebras Go will lead...
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A Beginner's Guide to Bearspotting
Michelle Robinson
Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award and Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Month, February 2016 Feel brave enough to go on a huge adventure? If so, this is the book...
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A Parcel of Pigs And Other Funny 'Tails' for Children
Andrea Prior
Intelligent, funny and engaging rhymes along with bright and bold illustrations bring these poems for younger children alive.Andréa Prior says of her writing ‘I love the musicality of...
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