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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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Slug Needs a Hug
Slug Needs a Hug
Jeanne Willis
April 2015 Book of the Month - Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Month  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...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler | Books of the Month
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/04/2015
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Baby's Very First Slide and See Animals
Baby's Very First Slide and See Animals
Fiona Watt
April 2015 Book of the Month   This chunky, colourful little board book is just the thing to develop early faculties including hand-eye co-ordination and fine motor skills.  Cheerful animals are depicted in bright colours on each page, and sturdy sliders...
Featured in: Baby and Toddler | Books of the Month
Format: Board book - Released: 01/04/2015
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Elmer and the Monster
Elmer and the Monster
David Mckee
Bestselling Elmer the patchwork elephant is back for a new adventure. All the animals in the jungle are terrified! There is a strange roaring noise and no one knows what it can be. Soon, all the animals are stampeding as...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/03/2015
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Lily and Bear
Lily and Bear
Lisa Stubbs
April 2015 Debut of the Month  Lily and Bear – two wonderful new characters who love to play together – and love to share. Lily loves to draw. And, when she draws a bear – it comes alive! Bear loves all...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler | Bedtime Reading | Debuts of the Month
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/04/2015
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Those Magnificent Sheep in Their Flying Machine
Those Magnificent Sheep in Their Flying Machine
Peter Bently
A delightfully dotty flock of sheep have fun flying, by the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize! Lambert, Eunice, Marty, Mabs and the rest are happily skipping about on their luscious green hillside when something ZOOMs overhead. Being bold,...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2015
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Superworm
Superworm
Julia Donaldson
Winner of the 2014 Red House Children's Book Awards Best Book for Younger Children   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...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Board book - Released: 02/04/2015
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Pat-A-Cake Baby
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 | Baby and Toddler | Picture Book Party
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/04/2015
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Not Now, Bernard
Not Now, Bernard
David Mckee
Two of our Guest Editors chose Not Now, Bernard - celebrating it's 35th anniversary in 2015 - as one of their favourite books. Sophie Mckenzie 'This dark, rather depressing picture book opened my eyes to what was possible with children's writing....
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler | Bookshelf Essentials
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2015
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Where's Spot? the Original Lift-the-Flap Book
Where's Spot? the Original Lift-the-Flap Book
Eric Hill
Best-selling Spot is as irresistible as ever in this fabulous 35th anniversary special hardback edition with rounded corners. Spot is hiding. Where can he be? Opening the flaps to find where he isn’t hidden gives endless delight while finding him...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler | Free Prize Draws
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/04/2015
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Shh! We Have a Plan
Reader Reviewed Shh! 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 book. The huntsmen are determined to capture the bird. Armed with...
Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers | Baby and Toddler | Book Awards | Books Reviewed by Children | Free Prize Draws | Picture Book Party | UKLA Book Awards
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2015
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Bedtime Stories Baby's First Storybook: Follow the Finger Trails
Bedtime Stories Baby's First Storybook: Follow the Finger Trails
Luana Rinaldo
Campbell Books lead the field in books for babies, and this little hardback board book is certain to become a favourite with parents, the perfect book to share with older babies. Each spread has finger trails cut into the board,...
Featured in: Baby and Toddler | Bedtime Reading
Format: Board book - Released: 26/03/2015
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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...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler
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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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...
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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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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...
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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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