Books for Babies and Toddlers Books for Babies and Toddlers

The best selection of books for babies and toddlers.

Books of the Month

The Hole Story
Paul Bright illustrated by Bruce Ingman
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, bucket or boat! Perhaps this delightful book will win them... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/04/2016
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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, primary bright yellow, addresses the reader directly, inviting children to... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 29/03/2016
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Other Featured Books this Month

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 with all sorts of races and games, and a chance... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/04/2016
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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 by Plane is the perfect way to prepare little children... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/04/2016
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Elmer and the Rainbow
David Mckee illustrated by 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. Books featuring Elmer and his friends are universally acknowledged as... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 07/04/2016
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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 the toybox? The living room? Under the bed? At last... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 07/04/2016
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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 dad's socks, mum's glasses, grandpa's wig even! Fortunately, there are... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/04/2016
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Slug Needs a Hug
Jeanne Willis illustrated by Tony Ross
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 longing for a hug! How can he make his mum... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/04/2016
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Goodnight Spaceman
Michelle Robinson illustrated by Nick East
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 getting ready for bed are careful to say goodnight to... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/04/2016
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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
Format: Board book | Released 07/04/2016
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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 early concepts. Perfect for encouraging children to build vocabulary and... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 01/02/2016
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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 helps your toddler learn all about vehicles. Perfect for encouraging... Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Board book | Released 01/02/2016
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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 animal sounds and what pets eat. It helps your toddler... Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Board book | Released 01/02/2016
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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 for encouraging children to build vocabulary and language skills, My... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 01/02/2016
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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 all about the human body. Perfect for encouraging children to... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 01/02/2016
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Last Month's Featured Books

Pattern-Tastic Treasure Hunt Learn Your Colours with Nature
Nan Na Hvass
Illustrated by Nan Na Hvass, Sofie Hannibal
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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More Featured Books

Lionheart
Richard Collingridge
This book comes with a warning: it will make you ROAR! And it will – with excitement, relief and happiness. Nightime and Richard is scared so, clutching his toy Lionheart,...
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Eric Carle
This is a much-loved classic but as relevant today as it was when first published in 1969! The vivid...
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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...
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I Want a Bedtime Story
Tony Ross
After all these years the Little Princess still rules the palace and its inhabitants – including the queen, the admiral and the prime minister. The king is away and she...
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I Want My Mum!
Tony Ross
Everyone knows the feeling: there are some days and some situations, when only Mum will do. The Little Princess has had a bad day – she spilled water on her...
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Legs The Tale of a Meerkat Lost and Found
Sarah J. Dodd
Illustrated by Giusi Capizzi
This is bright, cheery picture book has a positive and reassuring message for young children. Little Miki the meerkat needs to be tempted out of their burrow by his mother,...
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Noah's Noisy Animals
Rebecca Elliott
Rebecca Elliott tells the story of Noah's Ark with extraordinary economy and charm, capturing all the drama and the joy. On chunky board book pages we see two lovely lions,...
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Beep Beep Beep Time for Sleep!
Claire Freedman
Illustrated by Richard Smythe
This book will be heaven for digger devotees, and a dream come true for their parents too. A busy day on the motorway is drawing to a close: the...
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Dozy Bear and the Secret of Sleep
Katie Blackburn
Illustrated by Richard Smythe
This book is dedicated to tired parents, grandparents and children and could prove a real godsend to them all. It's designed and written specifically to help children relax and ready...
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Life is Magic
Meg McLaren
March 2016 Debut of the Month The rabbits have taken over the magic show in this funny, original new picture book. Famous magician Monsieur Lapin has a huge troupe of...
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Tufty
Michael Foreman
Tufty the little duck grows up in the grounds of Buckingham Palace (his parents are very fond of the Royal Duck and Duckess (sic) who give the ducks their breakfast!)....
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Spotty Lottie and Me
Richard Byrne
Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Month, March 2016 Stuck at home with chicken pox, Joey needs a spotty friend to play with. Surely leopard, giraffe, snake, cheetah or even ladybird...
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Reader Reviewed When I First Met You, Blue Kangaroo!
Emma Chichester Clark
‘Blue Kangaroo belongs to Lily'. The Blue Kangaroo books are modern classics, and Emma Chichester Clark one of our finest illustrators. This story, told to Blue Kangaroo by Lily, describes...
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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....
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Reader Reviewed Alphonse, 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...
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Skip to the Loo, My Darling! A Potty Book
Sally Lloyd-Jones
Illustrated by Anita Jeram
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,...
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The World of Eric Carle: Big Box of Little Books
Eric Carle
A sturdy box contains nine small but satisfyingly chunky board books themed by setting – home, farm, sky, sea and so on. Each little book contains five of Eric Carle's...
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The World of Eric Carle: What's the Time?
Eric Carle
Eric Carle's bright, bold, immediately recognisable illustrations are here put to very good use in a fun and stylish book to teach children how to tell the time. At 7...
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The Jungle Book
Miriam Bos
Push, pull and slide mechanisms to bring the story of The Jungle Book to life and see favourite scenes in action. Mowgli, Baloo, Bagheera and of course the fearsome tiger...
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Little Blue Truck
Alice Shertle
Illustrated by Jill McElmurry
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...
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Are You Sitting Comfortably?
Leigh Hodgkinson
March 2016 Book of the Month Leigh Hodgkinson's picture book is a stylish investigation into how and where to read a book. Goldilocks-like, a young boy tries out a variety...
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Aliens Love Dinopants
Claire Freedman
Illustrated by Ben Cort
Those pants-mad aliens are back for another bonkers and utterly irresistible episode of knicker-nicking! Lightning sends the aliens' spaceship crash-landing into the deepest jungle where to their great surprise they...
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My Mum is There
Martin Thomas
Illustrated by Ag Jatkowska
This is a lovely reassuring story for adults to share with the young children and it is also a perfect gift for mum at any time of the year to...
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Technicolor Treasure Hunt Learn to Count with Nature
Hvass & Hannibal
Illustrated by Nan Na Hvass, Sofie Hannibal
A counting book, an introduction to colours, and a first word book, this is also a feast for the eye. Groups of natural objects are sorted by colour and illustrated...
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Happy Birthday, Blue Kangaroo!
Emma Chichester Clark
The Blue Kangaroo books are modern classics, and Emma Chichester Clark one of our finest illustrators. Lily and Blue Kangaroo are friends forever and are celebrating a double birthday in...
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Where are You, Blue Kangaroo?
Emma Chichester Clark
The Blue Kangaroo books are modern classics, and Emma Chichester Clark one of our finest illustrators. Lily and Blue Kangaroo are friends forever but sometimes Lily loses her best friend.....
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My First Dinosaur

The ideal first book to introduce different species of dinosaurs to toddlers. My First Dinosaur is packed with colourful images to help build the foundations of early learning. Perfect for...
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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.

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