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Books of the Month

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 enough, there's a Dalmatian driving a digger past his window,... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 09/02/2017
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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 or setting are full of little scenes, each one accompanied... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/02/2017
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Other Featured Books this Month

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. The trials and tribulations of a disastrous new girl at... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/01/2017
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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 you leads you on a magical journey across the savannah,... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/02/2017
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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 night it is different, magical almost, glowing green in the... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 02/02/2017
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There's a Tiger in the Garden
Lizzy Stewart
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 play in the garden, there might, she says, be a... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/02/2017
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Roald Dahl: George's Marvellous Experiments
Roald Dahl
A great collection of simple semi-scientific experiments perfect for curious children to do at home. In Roald Dahl's George's Marvellous Medicine, the hero famously makes some evil potions to see off his horrible grandma. Now anyone can have a go.... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 23/02/2017
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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 to guide you! Bearspotting can be a scary business and... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 09/02/2017
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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 offer lots of opportunity for questions and discussion. The illustrations... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 17/02/2017
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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, the table laid for the Last Supper, the three empty... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 20/01/2017
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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 his friends fiendishly hidden in every intricately-detailed scene. You can... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/02/2017
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Reader ReviewedDon'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 of daily humiliations: he's called silly names, fed embarrassing mini-treats... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/02/2017
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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 have around, but she's accident-prone too – the chance of... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/02/2017
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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. Then again everything in this book is unexpected, clever and... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/02/2017
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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 again. But something miraculous happens. The egg cracks, the newly... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 02/02/2017
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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! The curls just come boooing back again. But is it... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 09/02/2017
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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 classroom and at home with the children as they play... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 09/02/2017
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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 space; though his family love him, he always seems to... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/02/2017
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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 of pets - dog, budgie, chameleon, gerbil and slug –... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/02/2017
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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 and play, until one terrible day his tree crashes to... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 09/02/2017
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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 colour in and a colourful picture to fill with beautiful... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/02/2017
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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 office keeping a close eye on the profits, his chicken... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/02/2017
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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 tidy, which is definitely not the Goblin way. But when... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/02/2017
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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 places with a local shepherd boy. But guess what? Watching... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 23/02/2017
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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 young readers. We see Rita the librarian getting ready for... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 21/02/2017
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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 day on impulse she's taken in by Bessie the Bagel... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/02/2017
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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 wakes up Dog is a boisterous, noisy presence, licking his... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/02/2017
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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 rhyme and my ideas come from anywhere and everywhere; people... Featured in: 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 29/12/2016
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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 bright colourful market places of the city. But it begins... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 02/02/2017
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Colouring Fun

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Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2016
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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 animal world. It describes more amazing migrations, via land, sea... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 09/02/2017
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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 and stylishly introduces some of the world's most adventurous animals,... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2016
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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. When Dung Guzzler beetles arrive from the former star Dun-Glowing,... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 09/02/2017
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Last Month's Featured Books

The Smartest Giant 15th Anniversary Edition
Julia Donaldson
Children will love this funny and big-hearted tale. The Smartest Giant in Town 15th Anniversary Edition comes complete with early never-before-seen drawings from Axel's sketchbook, a letter from Julia detailing...
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How to Find Gold
Viviane Schwarz
It has a publication date of January, yet How to Find Gold is already likely to top my list of picturebooks of 2016! Anna is a wonderful picturebook star: she's...
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I Don't Know What to Call My Cat
Simon Philip
January 2017 Debut of the Month | The naming of cats is notoriously difficult, as the little girl in this delightful picture book finds out. She tries all sorts of...
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Captain McGrew Wants You for His Crew!
Mark Sperring
January 2017 Book of the Month In suitably jolly rhyme Ed Eaves describes just what joining Captain McGrew's pirate crew entails, from the reasonably easy – climbing the rigging, shouting...
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There's Broccoli in My Ice Cream!
Emily MacKenzie
Full of fun and surprises, this lively picture book is guaranteed to be to the taste of children and parents everywhere, and particularly those with a fussy eater in the...
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Reader Reviewed Trouble Next Door
Chris Higgins
In a nutshell: new house, new friend, new adventures | There's something fascinating about naughty children, and readers will be captivated by Magda, the co-star of Chris Higgins's new book....
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The Glump and the Peeble
Wendy Meddour
It can be hard to resist the temptation to classify oneself as Glump or Peeble, but just because you generally prefer to spend time alone in a cave thinking –...
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I'm Big Now
Anthea Simmons
This lively, cheerful picture book takes a positive look at one of the changes the arrival of a new baby can bring. ‘There's a new baby now, I'm not the...
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Odd Socks
Michelle Robinson
Everyone will enjoy this epic tale of true love and steadfastness, no less heroic or inspiring for starring a pair of woolly socks! Sosh and Suki are made for one...
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Zoo Boy and the Jewel Thieves
Sophie Thompson
In a nutshell: charming story of boy who can talk and joke with the animals | Lucky Vince – not only is his dad a zoo keeper but Vince has...
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Jim
Hilaire Belloc
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month January 2017 Award-winning Mini Grey pulls no punches in her brilliant illustrations to this classic cautionary tale. Jim's parents give him everything...
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Lucky Lazlo
Steve Light
There's romance as well as comedy in this eye-catching book. Lazlo loves the girl playing Alice in a theatre production of Alice in Wonderland and he's got a front row...
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Also an Octopus
Maggie Tokuda-Hall
January 2017 Book of the Month An octopus playing a ukulele is just the start of this witty and unlikely story that will inspire imagination. While having a character is...
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Frog and Beaver
Simon James
From the best-selling author of classics such as Dear Greenpeace and Leon and Bob, Frog and Beaver is a beautiful book about friendship, tolerance and respect. Frog is delighted when...
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Plenty of Love to Go Round
Emma Chichester Clark
Plum the shaggy little dog is an irresistible character, exuberant, lively and loving. But her big-heartedness is sorely tested when a new cat moves in next door. In Plum's eyes...
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More Featured Books

RSPB My First Wildlife Sticker Activity Book

With its pretty but accurate illustrations of familiar birds, bugs and animals this is a lovely way to teach children about the natural world around them. Fun, simple activities encourage...
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