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Books of the Month

The First Hippo on the Moon
David Walliams
Julia Eccleshare's Book of the Month May 2016 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... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/05/2016
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Other Featured Books this Month

The Puffin Book of Nursery Rhymes

Beautifully illustrated by Raymond Briggs, the much-loved creator of the Snowman, this revised edition of a famous classic first won the Kate Greenaway in 1966 and is now available again for a whole new generation. Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 05/05/2016
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The Gruffalo
Julia Donaldson
“A mouse took a stroll through the deep dark wood. A fox saw the mouse and the mouse looked good.” So begins the story of how a clever little mouse outwits his big scary enemy. The tasty little mouse needs... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 21/04/2016
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The Bedtime Bear
Ian Whybrow
Bear is making his way to bed, but he seems to be taking a circuitous route. He goes through the jungle, on a bike, with a tiger; past the North Pole, where polar bears are serving ice cream; to the... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 21/04/2016
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Something for Daddy
Ted Dewan
With short, repetitive texts, bold, bright artwork and appealing characters, Bing offers both parent and child an enjoyable reading experience and a simple, reassuring guiding principle - that, whatever happens, it's just a Bing thing, a normal occurrence, and nothing... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 05/05/2016
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Amazing Daddy
Rachel Bright
An unashamed celebration of the hundreds of things that make dads amazing this is a funny, tender and even poignant picture book. Little Panda lists the ways he loves his daddy, and the whys. They're the things that all dads... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/05/2016
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Augustus and His Smile
Catherine Rayner
A reissue to mark the 10th Anniversary of this absolutely delightful picture book. The opposing emotions of happiness and sadness are conveyed quite beautifully throughout Augustus's story until at last his smile returns because he starts looking at the wonderful... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 05/05/2016
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What's the Opposite?
Oliver Jeffers
Award-winning Oliver Jeffers's endearingly simple Hueys are always asking interesting questions to help them find out more. This time they want to know more about opposites. Some opposites are easy. Everyone knows that Down is the opposite of Up, that... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 05/05/2016
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Superworm
Julia Donaldson
Award-winning Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo, tell a romping story of Superworm, a new hero on the block. Good old Superworm! Using his special superpowers, he can rescue Beetle when she falls down the well, save... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 05/05/2016
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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
Format: Paperback | Released 21/04/2016
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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
Format: Paperback | Released 21/04/2016
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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
Format: Paperback | Released 21/04/2016
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The Hueys - it Wasn't Me
Oliver Jeffers
Now this fabulously quirky group of characters is introduced to younger readers in these toddler friendly board books from the internationally bestselling, award-winning author/illustrator, Oliver Jeffers, creator of How to Catch a Star and Lost and Found. Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 07/04/2016
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Reader ReviewedCharlie Cook's Favourite Book
Julia Donaldson
There are lots of reading jokes in this book within a book, within a book: pirates and robbers settle down with their favourite stories and the Three Bears discover Goldilocks reading their favourite book (after having eaten their porridge, of... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 21/04/2016
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The Queen's Handbag
Steve Antony
How long until Steve Antony is awarded a Royal Warrant and becomes Illustrator By Appointment? The Queen is centre stage in this companion piece to The Queen's Hat and leads us all on a non-stop tour of Great Britain chasing... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/05/2016
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Lucinda Belinda Melinda McCool
Jeanne Willis
In Chicken Clicking this gifted duo created a marvellous cautionary tale for our time. Now they deliver another important lesson for today's impressionable youth. Appearance is everything to Lucinda Belinda Melinda McCool , the most beautiful girl in the whole... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 05/05/2016
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Hiccups!
Holly Sterling
If this exuberant story doesn't have toddlers jumping for sheer joy, then it's hard to know what will! Ruby and Oscar are playing their favourite game when suddenly ‘Hic!' Oscar gets the hiccups. But how to get rid of them?... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 05/05/2016
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Mog and Me and Other Stories
Judith Kerr
Mog is made for board books. Judith Kerr's illustrations look particularly attractive on the square white boards, and toddlers will love these four little stories of ordinary, everyday adventures. Mog and the little boy have fun together playing in the... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 07/04/2016
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The Bear Who Went Boo!
David Walliams
As all little children know, there's great fun to be had in jumping out and shouting ‘Boo!'. The little polar bear star of David Walliams's new picture book likes nothing more than to surprise his neighbours in this way, though... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Mixed media product | Released 07/04/2016
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Little Blue Truck
Alice Shertle
Farmyard fun, vehicles, animal noises to make, a jolly rhyming text and a lovely message about the importance of being kind to others, this picture book has it all. Little Blue Truck is rattling down the road sharing a cheery... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 03/03/2016
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Elmer and the Flood
David Mckee
Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Paperback | Released 03/03/2016
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Elmer's Touch and Feel World
David Mckee
Explores the world of Elmer and his colourful friends in this bright, fun first concepts play book. Suitable for parents and babies to enjoy together, this book is packed with stimulating colours and touch-and-feel areas to engage little ones. Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Board book | Released 05/05/2016
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Last Month's Featured Books

The Hole Story
Paul Bright
April 2016 Book of the Month Holes generally get a bad press – after all they're the last thing you want to find in a sock, pair of knickers, bag,...
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My First Body

Packed with colourful images to help build the foundation of early learning. In this book, your little one will discover faces, legs, arms and feet. It helps your toddler learn...
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My First Farm

Packed with colourful images and clear word-labels to encourage early learning, this volume helps your toddler learn all about life on the farm, from farm animals to farm colours. Perfect...
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My First Pets

Packed with colourful images and clear word labels to help build the foundations of early learning. In this book, your little one will discover kittens and puppies as well as...
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My First Things That Go

Packed with colourful images and clear labelling to help build the foundations of early learning. In this book, your little one will discover planes, cars, bicycles, trains and boats. It...
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My First Tractor

Packed with images and clear word-labels to encourage early learning, this book helps your toddler learn all about tractors. It encourages children to build vocabulary and language skills and grasp...
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Goodnight Spaceman
Michelle Robinson
Tim Peake's voyage to the International Space Station has caught the imagination of children everywhere and this picture book is perfect for the very young. Two space mad little boys...
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Spot Loves Bedtime
Eric Hill
A favourite with children now for generations, Spot never loses his charm. It's bedtime, but Spot can't settle down until he finds Teddy, who has gone missing. Is Teddy in...
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Maisy Goes by Plane
Lucy Cousins
Maisy makes everything fun and is the perfect friend to explain a new experience for a young child, taking away any worries or apprehension they may have. Reading Maisy Goes...
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Maisy's Sports Day
Lucy Cousins
No child need feel anxious about sports day with Maisy there to introduce it. Maisy and her friends are very excited about sports day, and no wonder, it's great fun...
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Let's Play!
Herve Tullet
April 2016 Book of the Month Hervé Tullet subverts the idea of touchscreen technology with characteristic playfulness and invention in his new book. In Let's Play a spot of paint,...
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Slug Needs a Hug
Jeanne Willis
Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Month, April 2016 Best-selling Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross have created many fabulous picture books together. Here, the weedy and whiny little slug is just...
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Elmer and the Rainbow
David Mckee
A story about Elmer, everyone's favourite patchwork elephant, now available as a sturdy, paddedboard book to delight his many fans. This one is a classic story about sharing and giving....
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Tiny Cops and Robbers
Joel Stewart
A house full of tiny robbers is a slightly alarming thought. Only the baby and the baby's teddy can see them it seems, and they are on the rampage, taking...
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More Featured Books

Pattern-Tastic Treasure Hunt Learn Your Colours with Nature
Nan Na Hvass
The natural world is full of patterns and this eye-catching book will set children thinking about that while honing their counting and observational skills, and extending their vocabulary. Illustrations of...
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