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Nothing beats sitting with a baby or toddler on the knee and reading a book together.

The words provide a language of communication long before conversation is possible and the joy in recognising them over many re-readings provides endless shared pleasure while the pictures can be enjoyed first jointly and then by the child alone as they pour over the images they love.

Included in our selection are a range of really sturdy and interactive books suitable books for babies and toddlers for the bedroom, the car, the bath, the buggy and the playroom.  Books that even the tiniest baby will enjoy alone and with their parents.

Titles in this section will be refreshed each month with a range of new and older titles that we feel should not to be missed by any baby or toddler.

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What's Your Favourite Animal?
What's Your Favourite Animal?
Eric Carle
March 2015 Book of the Month 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...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler | Books of the Month | Picture Book Party
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/03/2015
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Colours
Colours
Aino-Maija Metsola
March 15 Book of the Month  First concepts books don’t come more stylish than this. Aino-Maija Metsola is a Finnish designer, well known internationally for her iconic textile and ceramic designs. Her bold colours, geometric shapes and flat lines look...
Featured in: Baby and Toddler | Books of the Month
Format: Board book - Released: 05/03/2015
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Baby's Very First Cloth Book
Baby's Very First Cloth Book
Fiona Watt
March 15 Book of the Month  Cloth books are the perfect thing to tuck into baby’s buggy or cot, a lovely way to introduce the very, very young to books, and perfect for sharing. Bright colours and silky soft pages...
Featured in: Baby and Toddler | Books of the Month
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/03/2015
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Guess How Much I Love You
Guess How Much I Love You
Sam McBratney
March 2015 Book of the Month Best-selling and glorious Guess How Much I love you has delighted children – and adults - for a quarter of a century. Little Nutbrown...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler | Books of the Month
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/01/2015
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Dear Zoo
Dear Zoo
Rod Campbell
Have you ever wanted a pet? How do you find the right one? An elephant is too heavy, a  giraffe is too tall, a frog is too jumpy. Hidden behind a flap, each new arrival that the zoo sends...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler | Bookshelf Essentials
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/03/1985
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I Need a Wee!
I Need a Wee!
Sue Hendra
Sure to appeal to toddlers and very young children given Alan the Bear has the same problem that many young children also have.  That of having too many other exciting things to do even when they need a wee! A...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler | Illustrator of the Month
Format: Paperback - Released: 12/03/2015
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Mr Super Poopy Pants
Mr Super Poopy Pants
Rebecca Elliott
An older brother looks affectionately at his baby brother despite the fact that he is very far removed from the super-hero he is hoping for! Instead, this little one has only one skill – he can fill a nappy!
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Paperback - Released: 20/02/2015
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Missing Jack
Missing Jack
Rebecca Elliott
Jack is just a lovely cat: not snooty, like some; never angry; fun to play with! As Jack gets older though, it’s like he’s fading away. When Jack dies, his family have a little funeral for him, and – after...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Hardback - Released: 20/02/2015
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Keith the Cat with the Magic Hat
Keith the Cat with the Magic Hat
Sue Hendra
A new board book edition of this best-selling picture book.  Sue Hendra tells how Keith the cat creates some magic of his own in this entertaining story about Keith who is suddenly able to do some clever tricks after an...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler | Illustrator of the Month
Format: Board book - Released: 12/03/2015
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What the Ladybird Heard: Animal Noises Jigsaw Book
What the Ladybird Heard: Animal Noises Jigsaw Book
Julia Donaldson
Bestselling author Julia Donaldson and illustrator Lydia Monks brilliant picture book is now in jigsaw form. In the farmyard among all the noisy animals with their MOOs! and QUACKS! and BAAs! and OINKs!  lives a tiny silent ladybird. This beautiful...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Board book - Released: 26/02/2015
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Pip and Posy: The Super Scooter
Pip and Posy: The Super Scooter
Axel Scheffler
From the illustrator of 'The Gruffalo' comes this brilliantly observed story starring two best friends about the dramas of pre-school life - ideal for teaching toddlers how to share and say 'sorry'.
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Board book - Released: 04/03/2015
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Pip and Posy: The Little Puddle
Pip and Posy: The Little Puddle
Axel Scheffler
From the illustrator of 'The Gruffalo' comes this brilliantly observed story starring two best friends about the dramas of pre-school life - perfectly pitched for potty training toddlers.
Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Board book - Released: 04/03/2015
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Friends
Friends
Eric Carle
Best-selling author Eric Carle whose The Very Hungry Caterpillar has entertained generations of children has created a wonderful story about friendship. When a little boy finds that he is all alone – his best friend and constant companion has gone...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/03/2015
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Counting
Counting
Aino-Maija Metsola
Lift the flaps to count from one to ten in this stylish book of numbers. Bold, eye-catching artwork and sturdy card lift-flaps throughout will make this a favourite with children and adults alike. And there's a equally bright and bold companion...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Board book - Released: 05/03/2015
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar's Pop-Up Playmat
The Very Hungry Caterpillar's Pop-Up Playmat
Eric Carle
This gorgeous pop-up playmat version of a much-loved classic, first published in 1969, includes three colourful sections - set in the garden, in the sky and under the sea - feature Eric Carle's beautiful collage artwork with exciting touch-and-feel textures...
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Format: Board book - Released: 05/03/2015
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Peter Rabbit: a Big Box of Little Books
Peter Rabbit: a Big Box of Little Books
Beatrix Potter
A big box of little board books about Peter Rabbit and friends! This set includes nine mini stories featuring characters from Beatrix Potter's classic tales, including Peter Rabbit, Benjamin Bunny, Squirrel Nutkin, Jemima Puddle-duck, Jeremy Fisher and Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle. Featuring...
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Format: Board book - Released: 05/03/2015
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My Mummy
My Mummy
Paula Metcalf
From happy morning sing-a-longs with the birds, to storytime and lullabies at bedtime, Little Bear describes some of the fun things he does with his mummy. A jolly rhyming text and some quirky details (mummy’s invented recipes include peas on...
Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Board book - Released: 01/01/2015
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Little Alice Busy Alice in Wonderland
Little Alice Busy Alice in Wonderland
Christelle Ruth
This is a perfect introduction, for young children, to the magical story Alice in Wonderland. Push, pull and turn mechanisms bring the story to life and introduce all the main characters, Alice, the White Rabbit, the March Hare, Mad Hatter,...
Featured in: Alice 150th | Baby and Toddler
Format: Board book - Released: 07/05/2015
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Guess How Much I Love You in the Spring
Guess How Much I Love You in the Spring
Sam McBratney
Little Nutbrown Hare and Big Nutbrown Hare are back for a charming new adventure. It is spring time and everything is changing. Little trees are growing big, tadpoles are...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/01/2015
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Lulu Loves Shapes
Lulu Loves Shapes
Camilla Reid
Lulu finds there are interesting shapes all around her.  Her sandwiches are cut into triangles and the kites flying in the park are all beautiful diamonds.  Lift the flaps and help Lulu find all the shapes she can - including the...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Board book - Released: 12/02/2015
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So Cosy
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: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler | Picture Book Party
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/02/2015
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Say Hello Like This!
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: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler | Picture Book Party
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/02/2015
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The Bus is for Us
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 | Baby and Toddler | Picture Book Party
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/02/2015
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Lulu Loves Numbers
Lulu Loves Numbers
Camilla Reid
The farmyard is the perfect place for Lulu to practice her counting. She starts with just one sheep dog but under the flaps she finds all kinds and numbers of other animals right up to ten adorable chicks hiding in...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Board book - Released: 12/02/2015
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The Blue Balloon
The Blue Balloon
Mick Inkpen
This was the book that introduced the lovable Kipper to millions of children the world over. A truly wonderful story to share and to be treasured and loved time and time again. Written in a single afternoon by the author,...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler | Bookshelf Essentials
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/01/2015
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Solomon Crocodile
Solomon Crocodile
Catherine Rayner
Prize-winning illustrator Catherine Rayner fills her pages with big animals. This time it is Solomon the crocodile with great big teeth who wants to play - but Solomon’s idea of play is rather different from everyone else. Solomon charges and...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Board book - Released: 01/01/2015
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Love Always Everywhere
Love Always Everywhere
Sarah Massini
A celebration of love of all kinds from the loudest to the quietest, the shyest to the proudest. Sarah Massini’s illustrations capture joyful moments which show love for a pet, a best friend, or just the most wonderful person in...
Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Mixed media product - Released: 09/01/2015
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Shaun the Sheep Movie - Timmy in the City
Shaun the Sheep Movie - Timmy in the City

This funny board book, told from little Timmy’s perspective, is the perfect way to share the movie with Shaun and Timmy’s youngest fans. When the Flock decides it’s time for a day out, Timmy gets to come along to the...
Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Board book - Released: 01/01/2015
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Love Monster
Love Monster
Rachel Bright
No one likes a funny-looking monster with sticking-out teeth and staring, googly eyes – especially if he lives in Cutesville, the home of cuddly bunnies and fluffy kitties. Poor Monster! Will he find happiness? He just needs one person to...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Board book - Released: 01/01/2015
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Wanted! Ralfy Rabbit, Book Burglar
Wanted! Ralfy Rabbit, Book Burglar
Emily MacKenzie
January 2015 Debut of the Month  When Arthur’s favourite books start to vanish from his shelves the only clue he has is a few well-nibbled carrots that the thief has left behind. Can his book thief really be a rabbit?...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler | Debuts of the Month
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/12/2014
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The Pet Person
The Pet Person
Jeanne Willis
This welcome reissue of a favourite tale from A-list picture book creators Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross takes a typically sideways and comic look at family life and pet ownership. Little Rex the dog is desperate to get a pet...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/01/2015
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Turvytops A Really Wild Island
Turvytops A Really Wild Island
Cecil Brasher, Jim Medway
In this original and imaginative animal book polar bears hate the cold, pandas are mean, cats fly around in flocks and sharks like to sunbath! These hilarious characters – a nose-picking rhino, sock-wearing hippos and gerbils in glasses – are...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/05/2014
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Love from the Very Hungry Caterpillar
Love from the Very Hungry Caterpillar

You are...the cherry on my cake...the apple of my eye. You make...the sun shine brighter...my heart flutter...Join The Very Hungry Caterpillar for a celebration of love and all the ways to tell that special someone how much you care.
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/2015
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Baby's Big Box of Little Books
Baby's Big Box of Little Books
Allan Ahlberg
Mums and Dads, breakfasts and bedtimes, pets and toys and prams and swings - and lots and lots of other fascinating things! The Baby's Big Box of Little Books includes everything that is familiar to a young child.  
Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Board book - Released: 01/01/2015
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