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Books of the Month

Reader ReviewedThe Mouse Who Reached the Sky
Petr Horacek
August 2015 Book of the Month Little Mouse has spotted something red and shiny hanging from a branch, and decides it's a marble. She can't reach it by herself so fetches first Mole – who thinks it's a balloon –... Featured in: 3+ readers | Books of the Month | 5+ readers | Picture Book Party | Free Prize Draws
Format: Hardback | Released 06/08/2015
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Other Featured Books this Month

Quest
Aaron Becker
This is a stunning adventure, the second in the luminous wordless trilogy by Aaron Becker, that began with his stunning debut Journey, takes readers further into the realms of the imagination and beyond. All who explore each page will... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers | Picture Book Party
Format: Paperback | Released 06/08/2015
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I Wish I Had a Pirate's Hat
Roger Stevens
Another lively collection from Roger Stevens, who does more to inspire a love of poetry in young children than almost anyone, and these are ‘poems to chase the clouds away.' Grouped into three sections – Fun Time, School Time and... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers | Poetry
Format: Paperback | Released 06/08/2015
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The Princess and the Pony
Kate Beaton
Nobody can resist a cute pony, not even the toughest fighters! Little Princess Pinecone wants a warrior's horse for her birthday – big, fast, strong – so she's dismayed when her parents give her the opposite –a sweet, round, farting... Featured in: 5+ readers | Picture Book Party
Format: Paperback | Released 06/08/2015
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Lion Practice
Emma Carlisle
August 2015 Debut of the Month Emma Carlisle brings the world of a little girl's imagination gloriously to life in this truly lovely picturebook. Laura loves her practice sessions – she practices being a kangaroo, a parrot and an elephant, but... Featured in: 5+ readers | Debuts of the Month
Format: Hardback | Released 30/07/2015
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Katie Mcginty Wants a Pet
Jenna Harrington
August 2015 Debut of the Month ‘I want a pet' will be a familiar refrain in many households. Katie McGinty has her heart set on one pet in particular – not for her a hamster, cat or dog – not even... Featured in: 3+ readers | Debuts of the Month | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 13/08/2015
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Reader ReviewedKitchen Disco
Clare Foges
Julia Eccleshare's Debut of the Month, August 2015 A laugh-out-loud story told in a bouncing, rhyming text about the very unexpected things that can happen while you are sleeping…There are rapping lemons, partying pears, wriggling apples, grapes doing the conga... Featured in: 5+ readers | Debuts of the Month | Julia Eccleshare's Picks
Format: Paperback | Released 06/08/2015
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How the Library (Not the Prince) Saved Rapunzel
Wendy Meddour
Wendy Meddour and Rebecca Ashdown put a clever twist on the Rapunzel story in this excellent picturebook. Rapunzel sits alone and fed up at the top of her tower block. Her friends urge her to let down her hair but... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/08/2015
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The World-Famous Cheese Shop Break-in
Sean Taylor
Sean Taylor's deliciously daft story of incompetent but lovable rat burglars is matched brilliantly by Hannah Shaw's witty illustrations to make this picture book adventure very entertaining indeed. Daddypops dreams of carrying out a daring cheese shop break in, despite... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 06/08/2015
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Storytime: The Extremely Greedy Dragon
Jessica Barrah
The village of Little Chiddling is in turmoil - there's a sleeping dragon on the railway line! Young Georgie decides she'll try and wake it, after all there's a reward of £100 up for grabs. The dragon is hungry and... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 17/08/2015
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The First Hippo on the Moon
David Walliams
Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Month, August 2015 Best-selling David Walliams and Tony Ross have teamed up for a great hippo space adventure. Sheila is a hippo with BIG ideas. Specifically, she is determined to be the first hippo on the... Featured in: 3+ readers | Summer Reading/Activity | 5+ readers | Julia Eccleshare's Picks
Format: Mixed media product | Released 30/07/2015
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Mary's Hair
Eoin Colfer
Interest Age 5-8 Reading Age 5+ Best-selling Eoin Colfer's Mary knows better than most about a bad hair day. Her hair is bad every day! Determined to improve on her horrible curly mop Mary takes matters into her own hands. Literally!... Featured in: 5+ readers | Dyslexia-friendly | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/07/2015
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Reader ReviewedTed Rules the World
Frank Cottrell Boyce
Frank Cottrell Boyce is one of our funniest, most inventive writers for children and his readers should always be ready to expect the unexpected; that's certainly the case here. Ted's birthday starts quietly – he finds his parents fast asleep... Featured in: 7+ readers | Summer Reading/Activity | Dyslexia-friendly | 5+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 08/07/2015
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The Smile
Michelle Magorian
Poor Josh, he's being tortured by his baby brother. Charlie may only be 17 days old but he's really making Josh angry: he keeps everyone awake all night; he takes all their parents' attention; they've had to move house, and... Featured in: 7+ readers | Dyslexia-friendly | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 08/07/2015
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Joe and the Dragonosaurus
Berlie Doherty
Joe is upset: his teacher has asked the class to do a project on their pets but Joe's mum has asthma and anything with fur makes her breath thick and squashy. Joe invents a pet for himself, an eleven-legged dragonosaurus... Featured in: 5+ readers | Dyslexia-friendly | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 08/07/2015
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Reader ReviewedThe Gingerbread Star
Anne Fine
Hetty, a little grey earthworm, is spellbound when she sees a glow-worm. She longs to have a glowing little light in her body too so that she can light the way home, or find lost things in dark corners, or... Featured in: 5+ readers | Dyslexia-friendly | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 08/07/2015
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Last Month's Featured Books

The Day the Crayons Quit
Drew Daywalt
Winner of the UKLA Award 2015 in the 3-6 years category. Award-winning Oliver Jeffers and Drew Daywalt's highly-entertaining new book mean that colouring will never be the same again! When...
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My Book of Bike Activities A Wheelie Good Book
Catherine Bruzzone
A great book for boys and girls, experienced cyclists and relative beginners. It is full of fun activities and interesting biking facts - longest bike, fastest bike and much more...
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Wriggle and Roar
Julia Donaldson
Giggle along to these wonderful rhymes whether you're with your toddler in the nursery or the car. Full of action and noise it's guaranteed to get kids engaged and stimulated...
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The Complete Alice Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There
Lewis Carroll
Julia Eccleshare's Book of the Month, July 2015 The classic stories of Alice and her journeys into Wonderland...
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Shuffle and Squelch
Julia Donaldson
A joyful collection of poems for young children by an author who is completely in tune with her audience! Julia Donaldson celebrates the delights of going to the park, walking...
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Clever Polly and the Stupid Wolf
Catherine Storr
The first in a collection of stories for young children in which the resourceful and kind Polly outwits the enthusiastic but dim wolf over a number of encounters which are...
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Fender
Veronica Lamond
A warm lovely story about Fender the Land Rover Defender. Fender lives by the sea and is owned by Dan. One day they drive down the coast to help with...
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Fender's Day at the Harbour
Veronica Lamond
A lovely and pleasing addition to the tales of Fender the Land Rover Defender. Fender takes Dan, Jack and Scamp the dog fishing for the day to catch some fish...
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Landy
Veronica Lamond
A friendly charming country tale about Landy the Land Rover. Landy is feeling sad and neglected, his only friends are the farm animals. Landy gets a new owner Jack, and...
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Landy's New Home
Veronica Lamond
A delightful continuation of the story of Landy's adventures with Jack and Molly the dog. Landy helps Jack to build lots of little houses for some new additions to the...
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Mr Men in London

The Mr Men are in London. Everyone is very excited. Mr Busy is taking them on a very busy tour of the sights, including Trafalgar Square, Buckingham Palace and the...
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Mr Men at the Park

When Mr Happy invited Mr Bump to the park, he thought it was a great idea. A picnic, boating on the lake, a bike ride and fun in the playground....
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Mr Men on Holiday

Little Miss Sunshine is organising Little Miss Scatterbrain's summer holiday for her and to make it really fun, she has invited along lots of Little Miss Scatterbrain's friends as well!...
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The Little Girl and the Tiny Doll
Aingelda Ardizzone, Edward Ardizzone
A tiny doll, unloved by her owner, is accidentally dropped into a freezer in a shop. There she stays, bored and lonely, until another little girl spots her. This one...
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Fairytales Gone Wrong: Don't Pick Your Nose, Pinocchio!
Steve Smallman
There are two big lessons to be learned in this new take on the favourite fairy tale: don't tell lies – we all know what happens to Pinocchio when he...
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Grandad's Island
Benji Davies
Syd and Grandad's tropical adventure tells a much bigger story and conveys an important message about loss and love. Grandad's house is at the bottom of Syd's garden and Syd...
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Reader Reviewed Puppy Academy: Scout and the Sausage Thief
Gill Lewis
Gill Lewis is best known for her very successful award-winning animal stories for children of 9-plus. This new series is for younger readers and features puppies that are learning to...
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Where the Bugaboo Lives
Sean Taylor
Julia Eccleshare's Book of the Month, July 2015 Brilliantly conceived, this hugely attractive picture book is also a sophisticated ‘chose your own adventure'. Floyd wants to go exploring down the...
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Wigglesbottom Primary: The Shark in the Pool
Pamela Butchart
The pupils at Wigglesbottom Primary have very active imaginations and are quick to believe that there's a shark in the swimming pool, a dinosaur skeleton under their vegetable garden and...
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Woolly Mammoth
Mick Manning
The lyrical text gives an emotional insight into the world of the woolly mammoths and is accompanied by an illustrative fact strip giving more information on how we know about...
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Horrid Henry's Big Bad Puzzle Book
Francesca Simon
This new edition of a classic Horrid Henry puzzle book contains 64 pages of fun - a perfect purchase for the summer holidays. There are holiday howlers to tell, secret...
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Horrid Henry's Cannibal Curse
Francesca Simon
The final four utterly horrid and totally brilliant new Horrid Henry stories by Francesca Simon, with illustrations by Tony Ross.
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Albert and Little Henry
Jez Alborough
Albert loves making up stories, and his mum and dad love listening to them. But when his baby brother Henry arrives, no-one seems to have time to listen to stories...
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Crazy Mayonnaisy Mum
Julia Donaldson
A wonderful collection of poems from the much-loved creator of The Gruffalo, all of them perfect for reading aloud. There are funny poems (lots of those as you'd expect) and...
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Octopus's Garden
Ringo Starr
Based on the lyrics of the world famous Beatles song, this glorious picture book follows five children on a magical journey through the Octopus's garden. The playful Octopus takes them...
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The Owl and the Pussy-Cat
Edward Lear
This stunning new edition of Edward's Lear's classic story poem makes a handsome pair to Julia Donaldson' The Further Adventures of The Owl and the Pussy-cat which is also...
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Lewis Carroll
This is the perfect story of Alice to share with younger readers. Tony Ross has done a great job in the retelling for a younger audience and the book is...
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Little Bell and the Moon
Giles Paley-Phillips
A wonderful rhyming tale of a little girl, who grows up, gets old and turns into a bright star in the sky. This story touches upon a subject rarely dealt...
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Reader Reviewed The Royal Babysitters
Clementine Beauvais
October 2014 Book of the Month Silly jokes and madcap adventures are the order of the day in this very funny and highly illustrated royalty-themed series for younger readers.
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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...
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Sixteen String Jack & the Garden of Adventure
Tom Pow
A little girl wanders round the over-grown garden of an old house and listens to her granny tell her stories that her grandmother told her, of the children who used...
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Hedgehugs
Steve Wilson
Shortlisted for Oscar's First Book Prize 2015 Horace and Hattie hedgehog are best friends but too spiky to hug each other, so they try on different outfits, from snow to...
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Daddy Lion's Tea Party
Mark Sperring
June 2015 Book of the Month Daddy Lion has decided it's the perfect day for a tea party – a quiet little tea party, just him and his cubs. The cubs...
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Reader Reviewed Sir Lilypad
Anna Kemp
June 2015 Book of the Month From the creators of the best-selling The Worst Princess comes another funny, appealing picture book. Our hero, Sir Lilypad, has big ambitions – he wants to...
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Chu's Day at the Beach
Neil Gaiman
When Chu sneezes, big things happen, as fans of Neil Gaiman and Alex Rex's charming picture books will know. A day out at the beach promises all sorts of fun,...
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Dino-Daddy
Mark Sperring
With Father's Day approaching, this could be the perfect gift for the dino-daddy in your life! Mark Sperring's jolly rhyming text details all the fun the dino-kids have with their...
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Draw it! Animals
Sally Kindberg
The fantastic 'Draw it!' series from Sally Kindberg has fun and quirky doodles for every occasion. Perfect for every journey, rainy afternoon or holiday, each book is packed full of...
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Drawing Fairies and Mermaids
Carolyn Scrace
From fairies to mermaids, this title is packed full of inspiring ideas for your child to use to create entirely new artworks of their own. Art Works are a great...
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The Funny Fingers are Going on Holiday
Nikalas Catlow, Matthew Morgan, David Sinden
I can't look at the Funny Fingers without smiling. It's a bonkers idea – photographs of fingers are turned into dramatis personae via the addition of inked in faces, arms...
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A-Maze-Ing Minotaur
Juliet Rix
Children as young as five years old will enjoy spotting the Minotaur hiding in the shadows of the pages in this picture book and will then want to help Theseus...
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The Almost Fearless Hamilton Squidlegger
Timothy Basil Ering
This is a page-turning story about a normally boisterous youngster with a fear of being alone in the dark...until a magical quest results in a good night's sleep all round....
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Crunch
Carolina Rabei
Crunch the guinea pig loves to eat and spends all his time doing just that! But when an uninvited guest tries to share in Crunch's plentiful supply of food, Crunch...
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Cezanne and the Apple Boy
Laurence Anholt
The story of the summer young Paul Cézanne spent with his father is an exciting one in itself: he accompanied his father – a man he hardly knew – on...
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The Yes
Sarah Bee
An empowering picture book which will encourage all young readers to be bolder and braver than they ever thought they could be. The Yes loves his soft and comfy home....
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That's What Makes a Hippopotamus Smile
Sean Taylor
For anyone wondering what to do should a hippopotamus come to visit, there's lots of useful advice in this book. For example, if he wants to play a game, you...
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Tiny
Nicola Davies
Longlisted for the 2015 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal This is simply an outstanding book. Nicola Davies and Emily Sutton explain the life and purpose of microbes clearly and lucidly for...
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The Little Bookshop and the Origami Army
Michael Foreman
Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Month, June 2015 Award-winning author/illustrator Michael Foreman brilliantly releases everyone's favourite characters from a story and turns them into a powerful new army which can...
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Maisy at the Seaside Sticker Book
Lucy Cousins
Join Maisy and all of her friends for a sunny day by the sea, using your stickers to fill in the fun on every page! Build sandcastles on the beach,...
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Make with Maisy
Lucy Cousins
Make-and-do with Maisy with this great big beautiful book, now in paperback! With seventeen simple, exciting and fun craft ideas, from making a shoe box house to a magic wax...
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My Dolls' House Activity and Sticker Book

Doodle furniture for the dolls' house, colour in the jars in the larder, decorate the bedroom wallpaper, play spot the difference and much more! Live in the house of your...
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My Stinky New School
Rebecca Elliott
Toby's little brother Benjamin goes to nursery and loves it. His big sister Clemmie goes to special school, and she loves it too. But Toby is starting at a new...
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Read it Build it Skyscraper
Susan Hayes
Are you ready to get to work? This innovative adventure box set contains a book and six stacking boxes that can be built into five fantastic scenes. It lets you...
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Where's Wally? the Sticker Book!
Martin Handford
This funky Wally sticker book - for young and old alike! - is one of the best value and almost certainly the most fun sticker books ever published. Not only...
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Gold Star for George
Alice Hemming
There's an important lesson for young children in this sweet story. The Heavenly Hippos Wildlife Park is awarding gold stars and George the Giraffe really hopes to win one. The...
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Horace and Hattiepillar
Steve Wilson
Best friends Horace and Hattie find an egg under a leaf. The two little hedgehogs watch a caterpillar crawl out, and keep watching as it eats and eats, and turns...
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Miffy's Birthday
Dick Bruna
Celebrate Miffy's 60th Birthday with this gorgeous anniversary edition! Small, square and always with a robust, hardback cover, Dick Bruna's iconic picture books about the little white bunny called Miffy,...
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Ace Dragon Ltd
Russell Hoban
Quentin Blake's wonderfully airy and energetic illustrations perfectly match this quirky fantasy by that other master, Russell Hoban. A little boy called John accidentally finds a dragon beneath a manhole...
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Black Cat, White Cat
Silvia Borando
This monochrome picture book tells a funny story in a super-stylish way and brims with child-appeal. Black Cat is entirely black and only goes out in the day, while White...
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Bogtrotter
Margaret Wild
There's a lovely message in Margaret Wild's gentle, amusing story. A bogtrotter lives in a gloomy cave in a marshy bog. He spends every day running round the bog until...
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It's a Groovy World, Alfredo
Sean Taylor
Julia Eccleshare's Book of the Month, June 2015 Can't dance? Ever felt you are just not one of the cool team? Then you'll love Alfredo! Marty tells Alfredo the...
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The Most Wonderful Thing in the World
Vivian French
Venice provides the background for this delightful fairy-tale. Its king and queen realise that their daughter needs a husband to be king when she's queen. But how to choose one?...
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The White Book
Silvia Borando, Elisabetta Pica, Lorenzo Clerici
Super simple, super stylish, this book proves that picture books don't need words to tell a story, make you think, or make you laugh. A little boy paints a white...
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Do You Know Pippi Longstocking?
Astrid Lindgren
Do you know Pippi Longstocking? There's no one quite like her! Her cheeky, dare-devil spirit is much loved throughout...
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The Amazing Human Body Detectives Amazing Facts, Myths and Quirks of the Human Body
Maggie Li
June 2015 Fascinating Facts Book of the Month This fact-packed guide to the human body will encourage children to think more about how their body works. It starts with a...
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Cannibal Curse
Francesca Simon
Miranda Richardson narrates the final four utterly horrid and totally brilliant new Horrid Henry stories by Francesca Simon, with illustrations by Tony Ross. Unabridged edition.
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Cannibal Curse
Francesca Simon
Miranda Richardson narrates the final four utterly horrid and totally brilliant new Horrid Henry stories by Francesca Simon, with illustrations by Tony Ross. This pack includes a paperback book and...
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Katie Mcginty Wants a Pet
Jenna Harrington
‘I want a pet' will be a familiar refrain in many households. Katie McGinty has her heart set on one pet in particular – not for her a hamster, cat...
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