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The best selection of books for babies and toddlers.

This Month's Featured Books

Where the Wild Things are Book and CD
Maurice Sendak
A special new edition with a read-along CD. Jacqueline Wilson, February 2012 Guest Editor: "The text is very minimal but perfect - and the illustrations are glorious. This isn't a scary book in the slightest, though the monsters are grotesque, equipped with... Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Mixed media product | Released 27/08/2015
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One Gorilla: A Counting Book
Anthony Browne
Anthony Browne uses the format of a counting book to focus attention on primates, animals that fascinate him. The book presents what are really a series of portraits so that on each page a primate, or group of primates, gaze... Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Board book | Released 06/08/2015
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Axel Scheffler's Flip Flap Jungle
Axel Scheffler
In his inimitable, instantly recognisable style, Axel Scheffler depicts eleven jungle animals across bright half pages, each picture accompanied by jolly descriptive rhyming verses. Flip the pages though and you can create a whole host of crazy creatures, such as... Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Spiral bound | Released 06/08/2015
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Miffy at the Seaside
Dick Bruna
Miffy is off to the seaside - she can't wait to play in the sand, collect some pretty shells and build a castle. She might even swim in the sea! Small, square and always with a robust, hardback cover, Dick... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | Summer Reading/Activity | Miffy
Format: Hardback | Released 30/07/2015
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Wolves
Emily Gravett
Celebrating 10th Anniversary of Wolves! Rabbit borrows a book about wolves from the library. He can't put it down! But soon a sinister figure with sharp claws and a bushy tail starts to creep right off the pages. You won't... Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler | All Shortlists and Winners | Picture Book Parade | Schools
Format: Paperback | Released 30/07/2015
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The First Hippo on the Moon
David Walliams
Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Month, August 2015 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 the... Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler | Summer Reading/Activity | Julia Eccleshare's Picks
Format: Mixed media product | Released 30/07/2015
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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 field for some time. Now they are planning to get... Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Paperback | Released 13/08/2015
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I am Too Absolutely Small for School
Lauren Child
This wonderfully imaginative tale of starting-school worries will entertain and reassure children and adults alike. The superbly special 15th anniversary edition comes with a free Charlie and Lola pull-out reward chart and stickers. Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Paperback | Released 07/05/2015
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Miffy in the Tent
Dick Bruna
Small, square and always with a robust, hardback cover, Dick Bruna's iconic picture books about the little white bunny called Miffy, have been treasured by millions of British households since they were first published in the UK in the early... Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Hardback | Released 30/07/2015
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Last Month's Featured Books

Gruffalo Explorers: The Gruffalo Summer Nature Trail
Julia Donaldson
As every Gruffalo fan knows, there's lots to be discovered in the deep, dark wood. This handy little spotters guide is just the thing to take out into the wood,...
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Bear and Hare: Where's Bear?
Emily Gravett
Bear and Hare are playing hide and seek, but Bear really isn't very good at it – perhaps he's just too big for hiding? Hare on the other hand is...
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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...
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Miffy's Word Book

Discover all of Miffy's favourite words in this Miffy-shaped board book. This gorgeous shaped book introduces first words in a charming Miffy way!
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What's the Opposite?
Oliver Jeffers
Julia Eccleshare's Book of the Month, July 2015 Award-winning Oliver Jeffers's endearingly simple Hueys are always asking interesting questions to help them find out more. This time they want to...
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar's ABC
Eric Carle
July 2015 Book of the Month Explore the amazing animal alphabet with the very hungry caterpillar in this delightful board book. Featuring Eric Carle's bright, distinctive artwork and lots of...
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The Tiger Who Came to Tea
Judith Kerr
A wonderful story, about believing in the unexpected and magical. When a tiger turns up on the doorstep one day, the little girl and her mother just welcome him right...
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Baby's Very First Slide and See Under the Sea
Fiona Watt
An engaging, interactive board book, specially designed for very young children, full of vivid colours, stylish illustrations and friendly sea creatures. Simple slider mechanisms allow the pictures to be transformed,...
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Lewis Carroll
This beautiful board is the perfect first introduction to Alice. Babies and toddlers will love the playful and quirky characters Alison Jay brings to life with her own unique perspective...
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Reader Reviewed The Crocodile Under the Bed
Judith Kerr
From the creator of The Tiger Who Came to Tea comes a glorious picture book full of wonder and adventure. Matty is sick, so sick that he cant go...
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Winnie the Pooh Snuggle Time
A. A. Milne
June 2015 Book of the Month You're never too young for Winnie the Pooh! Appreciation of the syntax can come later, but Pooh and his friends exude a warmth and...
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Elmer
David Mckee
A gorgeous soft feel board book with round corners, perfect for sharing with toddlers. The wonderfully colourful story of Elmer the patchwork elephant has been a nursery favourite since this...
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Go to Sleep, Monty!
Kim Geyer
Max is growing up, he's old enough to swap his toy dog Snuffly Poo for a real dog. Monty is friendly and boisterous, the perfect puppy, but looking after him...
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The Mouse Who Ate the Moon
Petr Horacek
A stunning and thought-provoking picture book with some clever use of cut outs and a flap. Little Mouse looks at the lovely round yellow moon and thinks how much she...
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The Yes
Sarah Bee
An empowering picture book which will encourage all young readers to be bolder and braver than they ever thought they could be. The Yes loves his soft and comfy home....
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Make with Maisy
Lucy Cousins
Make-and-do with Maisy with this great big beautiful book, now in paperback! With seventeen simple, exciting and fun craft ideas, from making a shoe box house to a magic wax...
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Nursery Rhymes
Felicity Brooks
A beautiful, sumptuous gift edition perfect for a Christening, naming ceremony or first birthday. Beautifully illustrated with the charming artwork of Richard Johnson packaged in a sturdy slipcase protecting the...
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Owl Babies
Martin Waddell
Three little owl babies sit in the tree and wait…and wait…and wait…for their Mummy to come home from hunting. Stunning illustrations match this brilliant classic picture book story. This beautiful board...
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We're Going on a Bear Hunt
Michael Rosen
Colour in the bear hunt with this wonderful colouring activity book, based on the classic picture book by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury. Helen Oxenbury's beautiful illustrations are as enchanting...
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We're Going on a Bear Hunt
Michael Rosen
Join in the bear hunt with this fabulous sticker activity book, based on the classic picture book by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury. Little ones will be absorbed for hours...
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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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