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Books of the Month

Reader ReviewedGoodnight Everyone
Chris Haughton
Perfect for the end of every day, award-winning Chris Haughton captures the soothing time as the sun goes down and all the animals begin to fall into a deep sleep….All except Little Bear who is wide awake despite the yawning... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/08/2017
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Owl Babies
Martin Waddell
September 2017 Book of the Month 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 25th anniversary edition is a... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/08/2017
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Other Featured Books this Month

His Royal Tinyness A Terrible True Story
Sally Lloyd-Jones
Once upon a time there was a happy family: A mum, a dad, a gerbil, and the most beautifulest, cleverest, ever so kindest Princess Marianna. Until one horrible no good day when a new ruler was born...Hilariously told from the... Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2017
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Follow the Track All the Way Back
Timothy Knapman
Today is a BIG day for little Train ... he's going out on the track, all by himself, for the very first time! Taking its place beside the classic The Little Engine That Could, young readers will share Little Train's... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2017
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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 and that night Elmer gathers them together again to hide... Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Hardback | Released 07/09/2017
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That's Not My Witch...
Fiona Watt
Usborne's touchy-feely books are perfect for babies and very young children. The illustrations are bright and attractive, just busy enough to catch the eye, with lots of things to point out and name. Each page features a touchy-feely patch too... Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Board book | Released 01/09/2017
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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 the subjects will be familiar to children – there's a... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Mixed media product | Released 07/09/2017
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Samson the Mighty Flea
Angela Mcallister
How big a star you are has very little to do with your actual size, but a lot to do with how the world and your friends perceive you, says this circus caper. Samson is a big star in Fleabag's... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/09/2017
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I See the Moon
Rosalind Beardshaw
This collection contains a bundle of favourite nursery rhymes and lullabies, together with one or two classic nightime-themed poems and is a thoroughly lovely book to read with little children at bedtime; Rosalind Beardshaw's illustrations make it absolutely irresistible. Her... Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Hardback | Released 07/09/2017
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British Museum: Opposites

Black, white; empty, full; cold, hot: this striking book introduces children to the concept of opposites, and to simple first words. However, by using objects taken from the collection of the British Museum it will also awaken their... Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Board book | Released 07/09/2017
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British Museum: Colours

One of a series of unusual first concept books, this board book introduces children to colours using objects from the British Museum's collection. Each one of the dozens of items featured is beautiful to look at, from the green porcelain... Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Board book | Released 07/09/2017
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Big Book

Part of the stable of pre-school TV characters for children created by the godmother of the genre Anne Wood, the endearing, bird-like Twirlywoos are huge favourites with the very young, and they will love this really big Big Book. Ideal... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 05/10/2017
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Paddington Little Library Movie Tie-in

A pocketful of Paddington will make any day or journey better. This dinky little slipcase contains four sturdy board books, each with a short but satisfying narrative. Using stills from the hugely popular film, the books describe Paddington's manners, introduce... Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Board book | Released 07/09/2017
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Are You There Little Elephant?
Sam Taplin
This sturdy little hide-and-seek board book is an excellent first reading experience. The story takes us though a vivid jungle filled with animals while on every page die-cut holes allow toddlers to peep through into the next scene, or to... Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Board book | Released 01/09/2017
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Yoga Babies
Fearne Cotton
Yoga has never seemed more tempting than in this lovely new book, written by Fearne Cotton and illustrated by Sheena Dempsey. Eleven little children, the ‘Yoga babies', are shown doing different yoga poses, always with a parent or adult... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/09/2017
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Elmer and the Tune
David McKee
Elmer the much-loved patchwork elephant is in a particularly playful mood in this story. His young friend Rose is humming a catchy tune, and soon all the animals are singing along. In fact, the tune is so catchy, they just... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/09/2017
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Imagine
John Lennon, Yoko Ono Lennon, Amnesty International
This beautifully illustrated version of John Lennon's song Imagine vividly encaptures the message of the lyrics. Illustrator Jean Jullien chooses to make his central character an ordinary city pigeon. Travelling by train and boat as well as through the air... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 21/09/2017
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Reader ReviewedBathroom Boogie
Clare Foges
How do you follow a roaring success like Kitchen Disco? Why, with a Bathroom Boogie of course. Who knew that when we're out our bathrooms become discos for the contents? That's the premise of this wacky new picture book... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/09/2017
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A Busy Day for Birds
Lucy Cousins
Best-selling Lucy Cousins‘s boldly drawn birds inspire the imagination as she illustrates the wonderful things that different kinds of birds can do. Lively, colourful birds fill each page beautifully as she illustrates them flying, hopping, pecking, swooping, singing and running... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/09/2017
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Last Month's Featured Books

Poppy and the Blooms
Fiona Woodcock
Fiona Woodcock's playful and stylish new picture book stars four utterly charming little characters, Poppy, Dandy and Bluebell, and Buttercup. Together they run wild, spreading sunshine wherever they go. When...
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Let's Join in
Shirley Hughes
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month July 2017 Four simple bedtime stories capture the precious yet everyday moments in pre-school and toddler's lives. Under the heading Hiding, Chatting, Bouncing...
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Animosaics: Can You Find Me?
Surya Sajnani
An attractive and artistic 'search and find' board book from the creator of the Wee Gallery that introduces children to animal habitats and encourages them to count from one to...
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Counting Things
Anna Kovecses
Count to ten with Little Mouse! This cute board book features a large lift-flap on every spread. Essential first concept learning for stylish families to share.
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Fluffywuffy
Simon Puttock
When an annoying guest comes to stay at Mr Moot's house, his pet, Fluffywuffy, has a snappy solution.
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I Want My Potty!
Tony Ross
Potty training with the Little Princess!
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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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Hats of Faith
Medeia Cohan-Petrolino
There should be more books like this: in bright, appealing illustrations it tells children how people of different faiths cover their heads to show their love for God. Working on...
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More Featured Books

That's Not My Unicorn...
Fiona Watt
The 50th title in the internationally bestselling That's not my... series. This sparkly, touchy-feely book features a magical unicorn to talk about, and a little white mouse to spot on...
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Up, Up and Away
Tom McLaughlin
Inventive Orson builds his own planet with a cupful of rocks, a dash of water, a sprinkling of metal and a lot of nothingness. He loves his planet and is...
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Play
Jez Alborough
July 2017 Book of the Month Bobo the chimp is back in this perfect picture book for every little monkey that doesn't want to go to bed yet! Lovereading Review...
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The Greedy Goat
Petr Horacek
Bright and beautiful to look at, Petr Horacek's latest picture book is a visual feast, and seems to be a farmyard reworking of Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Goat...
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Baby Goes to Market
Atinuke
You can feel the love that the author and illustrator of Baby Goes to Market have for West Africa, both of whom grew up there. The vibrant market place leaps...
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My First 123
Shirley Hughes
A real treat for fans of Shirley Hughes, and a lovely counting book. One is Katie, cheerily ‘all by myself', two is Katie and Olly, her baby brother, three is...
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My First ABC
Shirley Hughes
Shirley Hughes works magic into simple scenes of everyday family life, and that is certainly the case here: episodes and objects that all little children will recognise are used to...
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Blocks
Irene Dickson
Blocks carries an important message that, through sharing, all our lives are more interesting and more fun. Ruby is quietly playing with her red blocks and Benji has his blue...
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Stick
Irene Dickson
The Editor at Nosy Crow says “This is a glorious celebration of childhood and the simple pleasures of playing outside. With a retro Ladybird feel, there's a timeless quality about...
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Kiki and Bobo's Super Surprise
Yasmeen Ismail
What appealing little characters Kiki and Bobo are, full of life and energy, and kind and thoughtful too. After a yummy breakfast, Bobo announces it's a special day, and immediately...
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Dinosaur Munch! The Diplodocus
Jeanne Willis
A spin off from Paul and Henrietta Stickland's much-loved Dinosaur Roar, this is a real treat for young palaeontologists. A simple story about a diplodocus called Dinosaur Munch, and how...
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Dinosaur Stomp! The Triceratops
Jeanne Willis
‘Deep in the rainforest, far from the swamp, lived a grumpy Triceratops, Dinosaur Stomp'. So begins this immensely appealing bit of dinosaur faction (a mix of fact and fiction). Dinosaur...
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What the Ladybird Heard and Other Stories CD
Julia Donaldson
Four favourite stories from Julian Donaldson and Lydia Monks are included on this cd together. Ideal listening for long car journeys! A review for What the Ladybird Heard:...
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Wolfie's Secret
Nicola Senior
July 2017 Debut of the Month Wolfie is no ordinary wolf, he has a secret: Wolfie likes baking. Because everyone knows wolves are meant to be growly, fierce and mean,...
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Melric and the Crown
David McKee
David McKee's delightful Melric and the Crown has the same charmingly playful qualities as his best-selling Elmer stories. This time Melric the crafty magician uses his magic to outwit the...
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Danny McGee Drinks the Sea
Andy Stanton
Andy Stanton, that maestro of absurdity, teams up with Neal Layton, an illustrator who also has a direct line to preposterousness, to create a picture book that takes a simple...
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That is Actually My Blanket, Baby!
Angie Morgan
As the mother of a child who refused to be separated ever from a much-loved ‘blankie', this story struck a real chord, and I know I won't be alone in...
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Lulu Gets a Cat
Anna McQuinn
This is another lovely and inspiring adventure for Lulu, one of the busiest and most positive little girls in picture books. Lulu loves cats, we can see that from her...
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You Can do Anything (Hip and Hop)
Akala
Akala, award winning hip hop artist, gives power to the kids in this uplifting, lively story which carries a positive message that with hard work and practise you can be...
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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.

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