Picture Book Party from Walker Books Picture Book Party

Reading picture books with young children is a joy. It is also a great way to develop a love of books, to introduce new ideas and concepts, and to develop an enjoyment of books and reading from an early age. Our Picture Book Party category from Walker Books, a publisher with an unparalleled picture book heritage and a superb commitment to new talent, will help you find some of the best picture books and picture book illustrators.

Du Iz Tak?
Carson Ellis
You need a working knowledge of bug to understand this story, but don't worry, it's an easy language to pick up. ‘Du iz tak?' asks a dragonfly, studying a green shoot. ‘Ma nazoot' replies his elegant companion. They decide it's... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 03/11/2016
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Reader ReviewedI am Bear
Ben Bailey Smith
February 2016 MEGA Debut of the Month Rapper Doc Brown's Bear cheekily bounces his way through this simple picture book that is full of surprises. This is a Bear who enjoys playing cunning tricks on his friends. He can... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/01/2017
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Migloo's Weekend
William Bee
There's lots of search-and-find fun to be had with little dog Migloo in his latest book. Sunnytown is a busy place especially at the weekend when its residents are out and about shopping, having breakfast, driving and enjoying themselves at... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/10/2016
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Home in the Rain
Bob Graham
Bob Graham uses a drive through pouring rain to tell a tender story, one of those little dramas that are such an important part of ordinary life. Francie and her mum are driving back home from Grandma's, Francie's baby sister... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 06/10/2016
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Have You Seen My Monster?
Steve Light
There's all the fun of the fair to be enjoyed in this clever, entertaining picture book, and lots to learn too. ‘Have you seen my monster?' asks a little girl. He's already at the fair and can be spotted on... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/10/2016
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A First Book of Animals
Nicola Davies
What a wonderful book to give to a child. It's one which will inspire a real interest in nature and the creatures that share our planet, as well as an appreciation of art and poetry. Nicola Davies shares her delight... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 06/10/2016
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Farmer Duck
Martin Waddell
A timeless classic with stunning illustrations Farmer Duck tells the story of a hard-working Duck who is saved from his life of drudgery when the animals on the farm revolt against their lazy farmer, tip him out of bed and... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2016
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Good Night Like This
Mary Murphy
As every parent knows, a good ‘night night, snuggle down' book is invaluable, and Good Night Like This is a particularly lovely take on the theme. It's night-time and the baby animals are being tucked into bed, half page flaps... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2016
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The Seeds of Friendship
Michael Foreman
Michael Foreman's gentle story of an African boy making friends in a big city is filled with love and hope, and a sense that the power to make the world a better place is in our hands. Adam loves his... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2016
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Meltdown!
Jill Murphy
Jill Murphy, creator of the classic Five Minutes Peace here makes the worst (read most public) kind of toddler tantrum into a blissfully funny picture book. A trip to the supermarket starts well with toddler Ruby in high spirits and... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2016
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Reader ReviewedLeafy the Pet Leaf
Philip Ardagh
This cheery group of Little Adventurers will charm young readers with the fun they are having with their pets. Finnegan has brought his puppy, Licky Dog, Floss is showing off her cat Podge, Peanut's pet is a little mouse called... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 15/09/2016
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King Baby
Kate Beaton
This is a perfect book for new parents, though it will make any parent laugh, no matter the age of their offspring! King Baby is a tiny tyrant! From his cot he commands his subjects, an increasingly frazzled looking mum... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2016
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Peck Peck Peck
Lucy Cousins
Brilliant Lucy Cousins has created a fabulous new book which is full of holes! The young woodpecker is taught to peck by its father. The only trouble is…once it has learnt to peck a hole, it just can't stop! There... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 01/09/2016
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Pat-A-Cake Baby
Joyce Dunbar
It's the middle of the night, but little pat-a-cake baby wants to bake a special cake and does, with the help of three laughing, mischievous baby helpers. And what fun they have – mixing the ingredients, whisking, stirring, sieving and... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/08/2016
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The Lonely Giant
Sophie Ambrose
This is a truly beautiful book, and big too – though there's still scarcely room for its central character, a huge, lumbering giant. He fills whole pages, dwarfing trees, animals and even mountain sides. Despite his size and strength though,... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 04/08/2016
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Reader ReviewedGood Night, Everyone
Chris Haughton
Julia Eccleshare's Book of the Month August 2016 Perfect for the end of every day, award-winning Chris Haughton captures the soothing time as the sun goes down and all the animals begin to fall into a deep sleep….All except Little... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 04/08/2016
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Shapes, Reshape! A Minibombo Book
Silvia Borando
A minibombo book: a little book buzzing with a big idea. in Shapes, Reshape! the neat and tidy shapes suddenly get mixed up and become...Buzzy things, Jumpy things, Stripy things and more. Turn the pages to discover the animals and... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/07/2016
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Shapes at Play A Minibombo Book
Silvia Borando
A minibombo book: a little book buzzing with a big idea. This delightful tri colour book provides young children with a playful introduction to shapes. Meet triangle, square and circle. Mix them together and discover what other shapes can be... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/07/2016
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The Greedy Goat
Petr Horacek
Bright and beautiful to look at, Petr Horacek's latest picture book is a visual feast, and seems to be a farmyard reworking of Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Goat is bored with grass and decides to try something different. She... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/07/2016
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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 any more. With everyone fussing round Little Henry, Albert feels... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/07/2016
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Open Up, Please!
Silvia Borando, Lorenzo Clerici
Perfectly paced, and with very few words, this stylish and wickedly funny, interactive lift-the flap book with its rather tasty twist is sure to delight the very youngest of readers. I am a minibombo book: a little book buzzing with... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 02/06/2016
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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? Find the young man who can show you the most... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/06/2016
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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... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/06/2016
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Double Trouble for Anna Hibiscus!
Atinuke
Double Trouble for Anna Hibiscus is double the fun for readers! Anna's mum has just given birth to twins and Anna is going to have to share her family with her baby brothers. She immediately starts thinking of them as... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/06/2016
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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 cover in a busy street. The passers-by take no notice... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/06/2016
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Reader ReviewedHome
Carson Ellis
June 2016 Book of the Month Home – it could be a house in the country, a flat, a wigwam, or even an old boot. This beautiful book has fun with the notion of home and each page illustrates a... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/06/2016
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Reader ReviewedThe Mouse Who Reached the Sky
Petr Horacek
May 2016 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: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/05/2016
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The Tree
Neal Layton
A tree stands on a hillside in the sun. It's tall and strong, but ominously next to it a sign reads ‘land sold'. A close-up shows a nest up in the branches, the next page reveals a drey with squirrel... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 05/05/2016
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Soon
Timothy Knapman
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 a snappy crocodile and then both a slithering... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/05/2016
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A Spot of Bother
Jonathan Emmett
Poor Pig, he likes to keep himself perfectly clean so when a squashed cherry leaves a bright red spot on his side, he's distraught. His friends try to help but only success in making things worse: goat's been eating beetroot... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/05/2016
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Footpath Flowers
JonArno Lawson
Shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2016. Words would be completely superfluous to this beautiful and poignant picture book. A little girl in a red coat walks though the city hand and hand with her father. As he shops,... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/05/2016
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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: Hardback | Released 07/04/2016
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Reader ReviewedMigloo's Day
William Bee
From the company that launched Where's Wally comes this super new search-and-find storybook. Little dog Migloo leads readers through Sunnytown, and very bright and busy it is too. He visits the town square, the fire station, the garage and the... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/04/2016
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Reader ReviewedA Brave Bear
Sean Taylor
April 2016 Book of the Month The characters may be bears, but the parent/child relationship depicted in this lovely picture book will be familiar to all readers. It's hot so a little bear suggests to his dad that they should... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/04/2016
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Reader ReviewedFrida 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... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/03/2016
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Skip to the Loo, My Darling! A Potty Book
Sally Lloyd-Jones
Never has using the potty seemed a more tempting option than in this exuberant picture book! After a scrumptious picnic with cakes and fruit and lots of juice to drink, Bunny has his legs crossed – what should he do?... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 03/03/2016
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Reader ReviewedAlphonse, That is Not Ok to Do!
Daisy Hirst
New from the creator of The Girl with the Parrot on her Head, this is another witty, eye-catching picture book that adults will enjoy as much as children. Once there was Natalie – a bright image shows a happy,... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 03/03/2016
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Dear Greenpeace
Simon James
Dear Greenpeace is 25 years old this year and it's still as fresh and touching as on its first publication and perhaps even more important. A little girl writes letters to Greenpeace asking how best to care for the blue... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/03/2016
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Five Minutes' Peace
Jill Murphy
Celebrate thirty years of the Large family in this stunning anniversary edition of a modern picture book classic. There can't be a mum in the country who doesn't identify with Mrs Large, wrapped in her comfortable dressing gown, doing her... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/02/2016
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Isaac and His Amazing Asperger Superpowers!
Melanie Walsh
Isaac tells us he has superpowers that make him different to his brother and the other kids at school: it's an effective and positive way to explain Asperger's to young children. For example, Isaac says that as a superhero he... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/02/2016
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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: Hardback | Released 01/02/2016
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The Bus is for Us!
Michael Rosen
Former Children's Laureate Michael Rosen will delight all readers with this hugely enjoyable and easy to chant rhyming picture book. Riding a bike, going far in a car or, when it starts to rain going in the train are all... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/01/2016
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The Girl with the Parrot on Her Head
Daisy Hirst
Shortlisted for the inaugural Klaus Flugge Prize, an important new illustration prize for children's books. Inventive and witty, this is a story that is full of ideas and imagining rather than neatly tying up loose ends. Told more through the... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/01/2016
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Is There a Dog in This Book?
Viviane Schwarz
Winner of the Children's Book Award 2016, Books for Younger Children category With an irresistible story that directly involves the reader, this book's clever design and bright, gestural illustrations make for a LOT of fun for cat (and dog) lovers!... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/11/2015
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Reader ReviewedSeen and Not Heard
Katie May Green
There's lots for children to think about in this unusual, original picture book, and it might change the way they regard visits to stately homes for ever. All is quiet as we enter Shiverhawk Hall, and the children in the... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/10/2015
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Melissa's Octopus and Other Unsuitable Pets
Charlotte Voake
Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Month, October 2015 A charming introduction to some very surprising but most unsuitable pets! Melissa loves her octopus but soon finds that an octopus is a tricky pet to keep – especially at bath-time! Betty... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/10/2015
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Fairytales for Mr Barker
Jessica Ahlberg
A familiarity with fairy tales is useful to enjoy this charming little book to the full. Lucy is reading to her dog Mr Barker but he's not paying attention, in fact he's soon off out through the window into –... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/10/2015
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The Big Princess
Taro Miura
An equally enchanting sequel to The Tiny King, this is the story of a baby Princess, bewitched by a spell, who grows bigger and bigger and bigger with apparently no way of stopping her. She outgrows all the baby... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/10/2015
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What's Your Favourite Animal?
Eric Carle, et al.
Eric Carle, the world-famous creator of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, loves animals – especially cats. His cat Fiffi is the first favourite animal followed by Peter McCarty's great big Bunny and Rosemary Wells rather small dog! Lane Smith's favourite is... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 01/10/2015
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Too Many Toys!
Heidi Deedman
Shortlisted for the inaugural Klaus Flugge Prize, an important new illustration prize for children's books. How many toys is too many? It's a question that's bothers Lulu. She has had her teddy Jupiter since she was a baby and loves... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 05/11/2015
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Reader ReviewedSam and Dave Dig a Hole
Mac Barnett
Shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2016. Award-winning illustrator Jon Klassen has created a second delightful and surprising picture book with Mac Barnett, author of The Dark. Here two boys dig a hole. It doesn't seem to take... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/09/2015
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A Book of Feelings
Amanda McCardie
As a gentle, perceptive and useful examination of feelings, this cannot be bettered. Through descriptions of the different feelings felt by two children, the book shows why, even though we are happy and loved, we might still feel cross, nervous... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 03/09/2015
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Willy's Stories
Anthony Browne
Shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2016. A Staff Pick of the Year 2015 - chosen by Louise Weir A stunning picture book with a story to... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/09/2015
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Daisy Saves the Day
Shirley Hughes
This charming picture book is an enchanting evocation of life in London at the time of the coronation of George V, by the much-loved and award-winning illustrators for children, Shirley Hughes. Perfect to share with younger children but also a... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/09/2015
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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 it's time to go home. He runs because that's what... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 04/06/2015
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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... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/05/2015
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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... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/05/2015
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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... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/05/2015
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Footpath Flowers
Jon Arno Lawson
Shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2016. 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... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/05/2015
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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... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/04/2015
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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... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/04/2015
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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... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/03/2015
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So Cosy
Lerryn Korda
A heart-warming snuggling-up story! Dog looks so cosy in his bed that first Goose and then many other animals including Elephant decide that they would like to snuggle up too! The pile of cosy bodies gets bigger and bigger and... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/02/2015
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Say Hello Like This!
Mary Murphy
An exuberant book that invites all readers to join in too! All the animals have different ways of saying Hello! The Chicken hello is flappy and clucky, the Frog hello is jumpy and croaky, the Beetle hello is tiny and... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/02/2015
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Doctor Molly's Medicine Case
Miriam Moss
Molly loves dressing up – especially as a doctor! She has a white coat and a doctor's hat and, most importantly, she has a very special magical medicine bag! Whenever Molly opens her bag she finds exactly the medicine she... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 05/02/2015
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The Extraordinary Mr. Qwerty
Karla Strambini
A wonderfully uplifting story to say that's it's great to be different that's coupled with intricate, quirky illustrations which are teeming with fanciful inventions for Mr Qwerty is an inventor. The author/illustrator Karla Strambini celebrates the individual and encourages kids... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/01/2015
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Battle Bunny
Mac Barnett, Jon Scieszka
Award-winning authors Jon Scieszka and Mac Barnett have teamed up to create a wildly funny story in which a Birthday Bunny turns his very own special day into Battle Day! Battle Bunny has an evil plan to become master of... Featured in: 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/01/2015
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The Tiny King
Taro Miura
A stunning picture book celebrating the Tiny King's journey from sadness to happiness. The Tiny King lives alone and feels very small and lost in his very big castle with its very big bed and very big bath. But then... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/10/2014
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The Promise
Nicola Davies
Shortlisted for the 2015 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal The Promise is a story with a strong green message - about the power we have to transform our world - and features breathtaking design and illustration. A perfect book to share with... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/09/2014
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Frances Dean Who Loved to Dance and Dance
Birgitta Sif
From a truly special new voice in picture books, the award-winning author-illustrator of Oliver comes a heart-warming story about finding strength in your friends, overcoming your fears and following your dreams! It glows from the inside out and is... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/08/2014
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Vanilla Ice Cream
Bob Graham
Award-winning Bob Graham celebrates freedom and the wonders of chance in this beautiful and almost wordless picture book. An emblem of freedom, a tiny and curious sparrow makes its long journey across the world. Through glorious illustrations the sparrow travels... Featured in: 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/08/2014
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The Zebra Who Ran Too Fast
Jenni Desmond
This is a charming story, beautifully illustrated story about the ups and downs of friendship between a zebra, a bird and an elephant, from the exciting and award-winning new talent, Jenni Desmond. Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 03/07/2014
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Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs
Mo Willems
The best-selling creator of the Pigeon who drives a bus, gives a dark and witty take on a very familiar story. Cooking up steaming bowls of tempting chocolate pudding, and making up nice looking beds, three dinosaurs set up a... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/07/2014
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The Rain Door
Russell Hoban
Former Children's Laureate Quentin Blake team up for this hugely original weather-based fantasy. It's a hot, hot summer Thursday when Harry hears the rag-and-bone man calling out “Rainy numbers up. Any thunder up?” Not knowing what any of it might... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/04/2014
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A Near Thing for Captain Najork
Russell Hoban
Tom is back for a second fooling-around adventure. When Tom, accompanied by his Aunt Bundlejoy, sets out on a jaunt in a jam-powered frog, Captain Najork and his hired sportsmen set out in hot pursuit in a pedal-powered snake. They... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 03/04/2014
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How Tom Beat Captain Najork and His Hired Sportsmen
Russell Hoban
Award-winning duo Russell Hoban and Quentin Blake are brilliantly witty in this sharply observed picture of the value of childhood pursuits. Orphaned Tom lives with his formidable aunt who takes no nonsense from anyone and serves perfectly disgusting food. Tom... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/04/2014
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Demolition
Sally Sutton
“Bang! Clang! Crack! Thud! Creak!! Wham! ” The noises of the building site provide a background to this vigorous story of destruction. Perfect for all those who love big machines such as tractors, diggers and cranes as the work they... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 06/03/2014
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Hooray for bread
Allan Ahlberg
Allan Ahlberg at his masterful best with words that just slip off the tongue complemented by some delightful illustrations by Bruce Ingman. The two of them have come together a number of times now as you'll see from the images... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/02/2014
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We're Going on a Bear Hunt
Michael Rosen
This is the 25th anniversary edition of this bestselling title which well-deserves its classic status. It has become the staple of pre-school life across the globe. Told in a simple rhythmic text that's full of action and it is matched... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/01/2014
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Extra Yarn
Mac Barnett
Award-winning Jon Klassen's illustrations perfectly capture the warm hearted message of this stunning picture book. When Annabelle finds a box of coloured yarns she starts knitting. In doing so, she transforms her cold, black and white world by giving it... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/01/2014
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Wolves
Emily Gravett
Celebrating 10th Anniversary of Wolves! Rabbit borrows a book about wolves from the library. He can't put it down! But soon a sinister figure with sharp claws and a bushy tail starts to creep right off the pages. You won't... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 30/07/2015
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Owl Bat Bat Owl
Marie Louise Fitzpatrick
One of our Books of the Year 2016 | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month October 2016 Full of wit and warmth, this is a joyful wordless picture book. Owls are owls and bats are bats and they are... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 06/10/2016
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Return
Aaron Becker
One of our Books of the Year 2016 | Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Month August 2016 A triumphant final story in Aaron Becker's superbly imaginative award-winning trilogy of wordless picture books. Ignored by her father, a lonely girl draws... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 04/08/2016
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Reader ReviewedWorst in Show
William Bee
A Reader Review Panel Pick of the Year 2015 - chosen by Ruby Laverty, aged 6 A Best Pet Monster Competition seems like the perfect place for Albert to show off Sidney, his beloved Pet Monster. But Sidney is unlike... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2015
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Reader ReviewedShh! 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 board book. The huntsmen are determined to capture the bird. Armed... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 03/09/2015
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Reader ReviewedA Great Big Cuddle
Michael Rosen
Joint Winner of the CLiPPA 2016 (CLPE Children's Poetry Award). Children's Laureates Chris Riddell and Michael Rosen combine here to create a beautiful collection of ebullient poems for the very young. Michael Rosen's close and affectionate observation of small children... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 03/09/2015
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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: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
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
Format: Paperback | Released 06/08/2015
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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 wall bright pink with a roller and as the paint... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 04/06/2015
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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 frog that the world is groovy, that the world is... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 04/06/2015
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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 Cat is entirely white and only goes out at night.... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 04/06/2015
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The Mouse Who Ate the Moon
Petr Horacek
A stunning and thought-provoking picture book with some clever use of cut outs and a flap. Little Mouse looks at the lovely round yellow moon and thinks how much she would love a slice of it for herself. Stepping out... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/06/2015
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Willy the Wimp
Anthony Browne
Fed up with being bullied Willy the gorilla decides to take action and if that means getting fitter and tougher then that's what he does. Suddenly the bullies are running away and even better Willy saves a girl from the... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/09/2014
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One Gorilla A Counting Book
Anthony Browne
Longlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal 2014 Award-winning former Children's Laureate Anthony Browne takes readers on a counting journey from 1 Gorilla through other monkeys such as chimpanzees, mandrills and baboons before reaching 10 Lemurs. From them, he leaps to... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/10/2013
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Blue Penguin
Petr Horacek
November 2016 Book of the Month There are some breathtakingly beautiful illustrations in Petr Horacek's new picture book, and a story to bring a lump to the throat. Blue Penguin does the same things that the other penguins do but,... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/11/2016
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Time Now to Dream
Timothy Knapman
One of our Books of the Year 2016 There's a dreamlike quality to this beautiful picture book. Two young children, painted by Helen Oxenbury with typical sensitivity, leave the safety of their garden to explore the forest when they hear... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 06/10/2016
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We Found a Hat
Jon Klassen
One of our Books of the Year 2016 | A Julia Eccleshare Book of the Month October 2016 Award-winning Jon Klassen is as witty, engaging and subtle as ever in this delightful story with a very big theme but told... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 11/10/2016
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Reader ReviewedHoot Owl, Master of Disguise
Sean Taylor
One of our Books of the Year 2016 | Shortlisted for the Laugh-Out-Loud Book Awards 2016 -Picture Book Category Hoot Owl flies through the midnight air quick as a shooting star, wingtip pointing like some kind of avian superhero. When he... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/03/2016
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Reader ReviewedAlan's Big, Scary Teeth
Jarvis
One of our Books of the Year 2016 | Julia Eccleshare's Book of the Month, February 2016 Glorious illustrations tell this story that is both nicely scary and neatly resolved. Everyone knows that alligators are scary! Right? Alan comes from... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/02/2016
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Reader ReviewedMigloo's Day
William Bee
A Reader Review Panel Pick of the Year 2015 - chosen by Ruby Laverty, aged 6 - Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Month From the company that launched Where's Wally comes this super new search-and-find storybook. Little dog Migloo leads... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 02/04/2015
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I Want My Hat Back
Jon Klassen
Shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2013 A simply told story with a delicious and irresistible mischievous twist in its ending. Poor Bear! He has lost his hat. He asks everyone if they have seen it but no... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/09/2012
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The Christmas Eve Tree
Delia Huddy
Get into the Spirit of Christmas! This absolutely beautiful book will really instil the true Christmas spirit in all who read it. Planted carelessly, the little fir tree has no chance to grow, so stays small and stunted. No wonder... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/10/2016
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Snowflake in My Pocket
Rachel Bright
Get into the Spirit of Christmas! This charming story of a little squirrel's first adventure in the snow is also a gentle reflection on the things we should really treasure. Little Squirrel lives in an oak tree with wise old... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/11/2016
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Reader ReviewedA Child of Books
Oliver Jeffers, Sam Winston
Julia Eccleshare's Book of the Month September 2016 Award-winning storyteller and artist Oliver Jeffers and typographic fine artist Sam Winston have created an extraordinarily adventurous and original picture book which, through words and pictures, takes children on a journey of... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2016
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Miss Hazeltine's Home for Shy and Fearful Cats
Alicia Potter
One of our Books of the Year 2016 | July 2016 Book of the Month The story of the scaredy cat finding unexpected resources of courage to save the day is given a lovely – and literal – twist in... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/07/2016
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How to Find Gold
Viviane Schwarz
One of our Books of the Year 2016 | Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award and January 2016 Book of the Month It has a publication date of January, yet How to Find Gold is already likely to top my... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/01/2016
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Reader ReviewedI am Henry Finch
Alexis Deacon, Viviane Schwarz
One of our Books of the Year 2016 | Winner of the English Association 4-11 Picture Book Awards 2016 - Fiction 4-7 category | Winner of Little Rebels 2016 | Shortlisted for the UKLA 2016 Book Award in the 3... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/01/2016
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Help! We Need a Title!
Herve Tullet
An interactive picture book from the internationally acclaimed author Herve Tullet. ...Full review to follow. Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2013
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And the Cars Go...
William Bee
An exuberantly noisy books for all those who love a racket and anything that moves! A racing car, a school bus, a Rolls Royce with a Duke and Duchess aboard – all of these and more get stuck in a... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 02/05/2013
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Oh No, George!
Chris Haughton
Shortlisted for the 2013 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal and the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2013 Award-winning Chris Haughton's George is a dog with a terrible habit of getting into trouble! He wants to be good and he tries to be... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 11/02/2013
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