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Books of the Month

Picken Mix and Match the Farm Animals!
Mary Murphy
January 2017 Book of the Month Mix and match the split pages of this ingenious board book to make your own amazing farmyard creatures! So whether it's a Picken or a caglet or a chicken or a piglet babies and... Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Board book | Released 05/01/2017
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Other Featured Books this Month

This is the Kiss
Claire Harcup
A big bear and a little bear are getting ready for bedtime – a process with lots of lovely stages. They wave goodbye to their snowman, hold hands for the walk home, smile, have a last play, tickle and giggle,... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 20/09/2016
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Love You Hoo
Rachel Bright
Little Owl is snuggling down for the night, tucked up warm and safe, but first Big Owl has something important to say. In a series of funny, charming illustrations of scenes past, present and to come, we see the two... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 12/01/2017
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I'll Love You Always
Mark Sperring
The passage of time and the everlasting nature of a parent's love for a child are intertwined in this charming picture book. Big Mouse answers Little Mouse's question ‘how long will you love me?' using the natural world to demonstrate... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 12/01/2017
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I Love You
Clemency Pearce
The power of those three little words ‘I love you' are celebrated on every page of this joyful, reassuring board book. A variety of little woodland animals encounter the sorts of troubles that all toddlers and little children will have... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 12/01/2017
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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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Animal Counting
Petr Horacek
From one spotty giraffe to ten swimming fish the animals in this book are beautifully illustrated while the number pops up making it easy to see. The seven screeching toucans and eight furry pandas are particularly delightful. ~ Julia... Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Hardback | Released 05/01/2017
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The Crayons' Book of Numbers
Drew Daywalt
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month January 2017 Counting from 1-10 is fun in this attractive board book filled with action from the delightful Crayons, the stars of Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers book The Day the... Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Board book | Released 29/12/2016
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The Crayons' Book of Colours
Drew Daywalt
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month January 2017 The different coloured crayons all have fun colouring in appropriately. Red crayon colours strawberries, hearts, a fire engine and Santa Claus while Orange and Yellow crayons both have fun... Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Board book | Released 29/12/2016
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Elmer: Hello, Animals!
David McKee
Who better than Elmer the elephant and his creator David McKee to introduce children to wild animals? This sturdy little board book features a parade of Elmer's friends in vivid, lively character sketches by McKee. There's a giraffe, crocodile, monkey... Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Board book | Released 05/01/2017
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Elmer: Elephant Colours
David McKee
Elmer is one of the most distinctive and easily recognisable characters in children's books and here he and his friends provide the very youngest readers with a perfect introduction to colour. On each page of this sturdy little board book... Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Board book | Released 05/01/2017
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This is a Serious Book
Jodie Parachini
January 2017 Debut of the Month | The opening lines are clear: this is a serious book, nothing silly is allowed. Hmmm. Try telling that to the donkey who appears on the first page and immediately sets out to upset... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/01/2017
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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: Paperback | Released 05/01/2017
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Love...
Emma Dodd
Join little rabbit and his mummy as they spend a glorious sunny day together in the meadow. Little rabbit finds love everywhere, but knows that a mummy's love is always the best love of all. Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Hardback | Released 14/01/2016
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Last Month's Featured Books

Elmer and the Flood
David McKee
Rain or no rain, Elmer is going for a walk. After being cooped up in a cave with his herd, he longs for a bit of fresh air and some...
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An Alphabet
Oliver Jeffers
Buy a book by Oliver Jeffers and you become owner of a complete and perfect work of art. An Alphabet is so much more than an alphabet book. Each page...
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Elmer's Christmas
David McKee
Elmer is in charge of the young elephants in this special adventure, taking them up out of the jungle to find a Christmas tree. They have great fun decorating it...
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Gordon's Great Escape
Sue Hendra
November 2016 Book of the Month Hurrah for Gordon the Balloon! Gordon's life story, including time at balloon-school learning just what a balloon does, his first true love whose pets...
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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....
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Dear Zoo Book and Story Blocks
Rod Campbell
What is the perfect pet? The zoo keeps sending all kinds of animals but, lift the flap and readers will see they are too big, too tall, too jumpy, too...
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Imaginary Fred
Eoin Colfer
One of our Books of the Year 2016 | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month October 2016 There are so many adjectives you could use to describe this book - extraordinary, dazzling, original,...
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We're Going on a Bear Hunt
Michael Rosen
A signed, limited edition of the classic chant-aloud by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury. The perfect gift for brave hunters and bear-lovers everywhere! Fantastic, cumulative adventure as a family cheerfully...
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Danny McGee Drinks the Sea
Andy Stanton
December 2016 Book of the Month Andy Stanton, that maestro of absurdity, teams up with Neal Layton, an illustrator who also has a direct line to preposterousness, to create a...
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Horrible Bear!
Ame Dyckman
This clever, funny story about anger and apology is anything but horrible! A little girl is furious when a bear breaks her kite – ‘Horrible Bear!' she yells. Readers can...
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Maisy's Christmas Presents
Lucy Cousins
Maisy is the perfect Christmas guest, guaranteed to bring smiles and happiness wherever she goes. Naturally she's bought presents for all her friends and little hands can open them on...
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Where is Santa's Beard? A Novelty Lift-the-Flap Book
Jean Leroy
Poor old Santa! It's his busiest day of the year but he's left standing in his vest and boxers, minus his beard! Where can it be, and who's got it?...
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The Zoomers' Handbook
Ana De Moraes
December 2016 Debut of the Month | One of our Books of the Year 2016 | Shortlisted for the Sheffield Children's Book Award and longlisted for the Klaus Flugge Prize....
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The Storm Whale
Benji Davies
A beautiful slipcase edition of The Storm Whale and The Storm Whale in Winter from the award-winning author and illustrator Benji Davies. Follow Noi's story in these poignant and moving...
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Dinosaur Roar! Single Sound Board Book
Henrietta Stickland
Dinosaur roar, dinosaur squeak! This fabulous rhyming book of opposites is deservedly recognised as a classic and this new edition comes complete with a fantastic dinosaur sound. A herd of...
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Goodnight World
Debi Gliori
It's hard to think of a more perfect bedtime book than Goodnight World. The sun is going down and the world is getting ready to go to sleep. ‘Goodnight' says...
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Wolves
Emily Gravett
One of our Books of the Year 2016 | Celebrating 10th Anniversary of Wolves! Rabbit borrows a book about wolves from the library. He can't put it down! But soon...
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Guess How Much I Love You
Sam McBratney
A unique shimmering hardback edition of an internationally bestselling classic. Best-selling and glorious Guess How Much I Love...
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Merry Christmas, Blue Kangaroo!
Emma Chichester Clark
A heart warming festive story featuring Lily and her much-loved toy, Blue Kangaroo, from award-winning and renowned illustrator, Emma Chichester Clark. Lovereading4kids review to follow.
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Guess How Much I Love You
Sam McBratney
A delightful version of the bestselling picture book which lets you piece together just how much Big and Little Nutbrown Hare love each other with this jigsaw-edition of this much...
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More Featured Books

Animals A Stylish Big Picture Book for All Ages
Ingela Arrhenius
This stunning, beautifully produced book is from Walker Studio whose aim is to produce “books for book lovers” and with Ingela Arrhenius' bright illustrations this will surely spark an interest...
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Slug Needs a Hug
Jeanne Willis
A Julia Eccleshare 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...
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Mog Time Treasury Six Stories About Mog the Forgetful Cat
Judith Kerr
Mog is now firmly established as one of the true classic characters of children's picture books, alongside Ardizzone's Little Tim or Quentin Blake's Mrs Armitage. This handsome treasury brings together...
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Halloween ABC
Jannie Ho
Bats, eyeballs, pumpkins and monsters in underpants all feature in this fun first alphabet book for babies and toddlers with a spooky theme. This sturdy board book introduces simple seasonal words,...
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They All Saw a Cat
Brendan Wenzel
One of our Books of the Year 2016 | October 2016 Book of the Month A stylized, colourful picture book that highlights the power of perception and will gently introduce...
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The Christmas Bear
Ian Whybrow
All sorts of Christmas treats are packed into this splendid board book! There's the story – accidentally left behind by Santa, Christmas Bear must make his own way to Tom's...
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My First Things That Go! Four Vehicle-Shaped Board Books in a Carry Case
Marion Billet
A delightful set of four vehicle shaped board books complete in a case shaped like a suitcase that your little ones will love to carry around with them. Each book...
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The Storm Whale in Winter
Benji Davies
In The Storm Whale in Winter Benji Davies creates a story of love and courage that is tender, touching and feels utterly true. As winter draws in Noi misses the...
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How to Save a Superhero
Caryl Hart
Albie is the star of lots of action-packed picture books and in this one he's challenged by his mum to tidy his room - against the clock. Before you can...
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Who's in the Loo?
Jeanne Willis
Special 10th Anniversary Edition Quirky and great fun. We've all experienced the problem of wanting the loo at the same time first thing in the morning. Well here, Jeanne Willis'...
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Four Silly Skeletons
Mark Sperring
Lots of laughs as Fred, Sid, Belle and Bill, the four silly skeletons who love to dance, get themselves in all kinds of predicaments as they cavort about – especially...
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Alone Together
Clayton Junior
There are many books of opposites, none like this. Opposites – big, small; messy, tidy; loud, quiet – are illustrated via vivid, stylish depictions of animals. A giraffe for example...
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Bing's Bedtime Stories
Ted Dewan
Originally from books by Ted Dewan, Bing now has his own TV show on Cbeebies and this gorgeous hardback gift collection with a padded cover features three favourite stories about Bing...
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The Christmas Fairy
Anne Booth
It's hard to imagine a Christmas fairy prettier or more charming that little Clara, the chatterbox star of this story. Clara's dream is to be a proper Christmas fairy on...
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A Dot in the Snow
Corrinne Averiss
Two young creatures meet and play in the snowy wilds of the Arctic in this story of friendship, adventure and love. Miki, a little polar bear, is scampering through the...
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Maisy's Moon Landing A Maisy First Science Book
Lucy Cousins
First experiences and early learning are lots of fun with Maisy, and this lively, interactive pop-up book makes it easy for the youngest children to understand space and space travel....
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My First Gruffalo: The Gruffalo Puppet Book
Julia Donaldson
Young children will love meeting the Gruffalo, Mouse and the other animals in the deep dark wood in a playful new way. The Gruffalo Puppet Book encourages them to explore...
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Nuddy Ned's Christmas
Kes Gray
It's Carry on Father Christmas in this new picture book! Nuddy Ned loves nothing more than running around in the all-together, even when it's minus three and snowing! Tearing off...
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Paddington Little Library
Michael Bond
Four delightful little Paddington Bear tales that are just the ticket to introduce young book lovers to this irresistible little bear. The books include Paddington: The Arrival, Paddington: Goes Shopping,...
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Sing Along with Me! We Wish You A Merry Christmas
Traditional Rhymes
This cute, cheery board book features wonderfully festive illustrations by Yu-Hsuan Huang, an illustrator from Taiwan. Her designs are beautifully sweet and encapsulate the famous Christmas song We Wish You...
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A Treasury of Songs
Julia Donaldson
Julia Donaldson was writing lively, irresistible songs for children even before she was writing her much-loved books, and 23 of those songs are collected in this lovely book. Lots of...
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Ho-Ho-Hopeless Santa
Rebecca Gerlings
Get into the Spirit of Christmas! As pre-Christmas excitement amongst children begins to mount, this funny picture book will add much to the sum of general happiness and merriment! For...
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The Crocodile Who Didn't Like Water
Gemma Merino
Longlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal 2014 Could it be that this little crocodile isn't a crocodile at all? He might just be a DRAGON! A funny, unique and uplifting...
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The Scarecrows' Wedding
Julia Donaldson
Best-selling Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler have paired up again for a rollickingly good picture book. Scarecrows Betty O'Barley and Harry O'Hay have stood next to each other in a...
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Wow! Said the Owl
Tim Hopgood
Owl decides to wake up during the day and sleep at night. A very odd thing for an owl to do. But he discovers the world of colour and he's...
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The Gruffalo and Friends Annual
Julia Donaldson
The official Gruffalo and Friends Annual 2017 is bursting with fun stories, perfect puzzles and amazing activities, featuring all your favourite characters by the incomparable pairing of Julia Donaldson and...
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Emily Brown and the Thing
Cressida Cowell
Emily Brown and her old grey rabbit were an instant hit with children and parents everywhere when they burst onto the scene and won the 2006 Nestle prize. The book...
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That Rabbit Belongs to Emily Brown
Cressida Cowell
By the bestselling author of the How to Train Your Dragon series comes a reissue of the classic tale of Emily Brown and her old grey rabbit called Stanley. Emily...
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Two Monsters
David McKee
Delightfully witty, Two Monsters is a classic picture book with a strong message about understanding other people's point of view. The Two Monsters live on different sides of the mountain...
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