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Books of the Month

The Famishing Vanishing Mahoosive Mammoth
Hollie Hughes
July 2016 Book of the Month Picture book heroes come in all shapes and sizes but seldom has there been a pair of friends quite as eye-catching as Bug and his best friend Mammoth. With huge pink and orange ears,... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 14/07/2016
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Macavity's Not There! A Lift-the-Flap Book
T. S. Eliot
July 2016 Book of the Month Young readers will love searching for the mischievous, mystery cat Macavity as they peek under the flaps to hunt for the cat who's never there, following the clues until they discover the feisty feline... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/07/2016
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Other Featured Books this Month

Mother Goose's Bedtime Rhymes
Traditional Rhymes
With beautiful illustrations by the award-winning Axel Scheffler comes this beautiful board book featuring Mother Goose and her playful gosling. Bedtime is never an easy time of day for a parent! Luckily Mother Goose soon discovered that her family loved listening... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Mixed media product | Released 30/06/2016
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Farmer Duck
Martin Waddell
Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Month July 2016 A timeless classic with stunning illustrations Farmer Duck tells the story of a hard-working Duck who is saved from his life of drudgery when the animals on the farm revolt against their... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 07/07/2016
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Shapes at Play A Minibombo Book
Silvia Borando
A minibombo book: a little book buzzing with a big idea. This delightful tri colour book provides young children with a playful introduction to shapes. Meet triangle, square and circle. Mix them together and discover what other shapes can be... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/07/2016
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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 is bored with grass and decides to try something different. She... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/07/2016
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Up, Up and Away
Tom McLaughlin
Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Month July 2016 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 proud of... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 14/07/2016
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Hiding Heidi
Fiona Woodcock
July 2016 Debut Picture Book of the Month Fiona Woodcock has used delicate pencil and screen print illustrations to create a beautiful and original picture book that at times feels dreamy, at other times zings with youthful energy, and which at... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 14/07/2016
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The Mysterious Apples
Diana C Vickery
Return to The Magical World of Swankypants as we join Yasmin and Yo-Yo, two naughty squirrels who begin to think about collecting food for their winter food store. Just what will those mischievous squirrels help themselves to? Diana's delightful rhyming... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 09/06/2016
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The Bear Cub Bakers
Caroline Baxter
Since Bake Off made cake experts of us all, children can tell a macaroon from a meringue at thirty paces, but would they feel confident to pick up a whisk themselves? This book celebrates the fun and satisfaction to be... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 12/05/2016
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Shapes, Reshape! A Minibombo Book
Silvia Borando
A minibombo book: a little book buzzing with a big idea. in Shapes, Reshape! the neat and tidy shapes suddenly get mixed up and become...Buzzy things, Jumpy things, Stripy things and more. Turn the pages to discover the animals and... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/07/2016
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Flying Lemurs
Zehra Hicks
Absolutely fabulous lemurs fly through the air across bold, brightly coloured pages in this exuberant picture book! The littlest lemur worries that he's not actually good at jumping, but his family remind him of all his talents – which allows... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 14/07/2016
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Mother Goose's Action Rhymes
Traditional Rhymes
With beautiful illustrations by the award-winning Axel Scheffler comes this beautiful board book featuring Mother Goose and her three very active little goslings. If they're not splashing in puddles, they're probably chasing each other along the riverbank or having swimming... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Mixed media product | Released 30/06/2016
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Dinosaur Roar!
Henrietta Stickland
This is a brand new board book edition of this best-selling classic picture book, produced from re-scanned original artwork, and now endorsed by the world famous Natural History Museum. The cheerful rhyming text is perfect for reading aloud and the... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 16/06/2016
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Melric and the Crown
David Mckee
Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Month July 2016 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 evil Sondrak... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/07/2016
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The Learning Garden: First Words Art Charts
Aino-Maija Metsola
These art charts by bold Finnish artist Aino-Maija Metsola feature 10 first words posters that little ones can remove and post on their wall. Each has a different theme introducing concepts such as Colours, Counting, Shapes, Opposites, The Four Seasons,... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/07/2016
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Jack and the Beanstalk
Tony Ross
Jack, his mother and their cow Clover are real characters in Tony Ross's typically lively version of this much-loved fairy tale. Told in just five scenes, it's full of drama and a wonderful sense of scale too – the beanstalk... Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Board book | Released 07/07/2016
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Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Tony Ross
Just the right size for little hands, this board book provides a perfect first introduction to a much-loved fairy tale and sturdy side tabs cleverly tell the story in short-hand via images of a bowl of porridge, a chair, a... Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Board book | Released 07/07/2016
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You Must Bring a Hat
Simon Philip
A party invitation is at the centre of this highly entertaining and amusing story. It states that guests must bring a hat, but it appears that there are more entry requirements too, and as the story goes on they become... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 30/06/2016
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Reader ReviewedA Great Big Cuddle
Michael Rosen
Joint Winner of the CLiPPA 2016 (CLPE Children's Poetry Award). Children's Laureates Chris Riddell and Michael Rosen combine here to create a beautiful collection of ebullient poems for the very young. Michael Rosen's close and affectionate observation of small children... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 03/09/2015
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Garden Sounds
Sam Taplin
Explore the garden through colour, touch and sound in this gorgeous Touchy-feely Sound book from Usborne Books. Each page has plenty for young hands and eyes to explore. The book also features a different sound chip cleverly added to bring... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 01/07/2016
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Last Month's Featured Books

I Need a Wee!
Sue Hendra
Winner of the Laugh-Out-Loud Book Awards 2016 - Picture Book Category Sure to appeal to toddlers and very young children given Alan the Bear has the same problem that many...
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The National Trust: ABC: A Walk in the Countryside
Rosalind Beardshaw
This chunky board book is both a lovely ABC and the story of an exciting Springtime walk in the country. Two little friends, a girl and a boy, set out...
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Elmer and the Race
David Mckee
The ever so charming and colourful patchwork elephant Elmer returns in this gorgeously illustrated book. Nine young elephants race to become champion, with Elmer keeping an eye on them all,...
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My Dad Will Do
Martin Thomas
This child's-eye view of the father-child relationship is very touching and will strike a chord in all families. Little elephant looks up to Dad – literally – and each spread...
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Pip and Posy: The New Friend
Axel Scheffler
A charming new title in this best-selling series from Axel Scheffler. Simple but incident-filled stories for two, three and four-year olds. A gently funny story about navigating friendship and being...
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Open Up, Please!
Silvia Borando, Lorenzo Clerici
Perfectly paced, and with very few words, this stylish and wickedly funny, interactive lift-the flap book with its rather tasty twist is sure to delight the very youngest of readers....
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Steven Seagull Action Hero
Elys Dolan
This very funny picture book works on a number of different levels. Children will love the characters: renegade seagull cop Steve; his sidekick Mac, a goldfish in a bowl (though...
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Wolfie the Bunny
Ame Dyckman
For an original, witty look at sibling rivalry, Wolfie the Bunny takes the biscuit (or carrot to accurately reflect the content). The Bunny family come home to find a...
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My First Mog Books
Judith Kerr
This delightful set of miniature board books in a slipcase introduces babies and toddlers into Mog's world - everyone's favourite forgetful family pet - for the first time. The perfect...
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My First Book About Nature
Felicity Brooks
Very attractive to look at, clearly laid out and including lots of questions for readers and suggestions for things they can do after reading, this is a very good first...
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The National Trust: A Walk in the Countryside
Rosalind Beardshaw
There's so much more for young children to learn from this gorgeous board book than just how to count. Rosalind Beardshaw's two little friends enjoy an autumn walk, and not...
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More Featured Books

Elmer's Touch and Feel World
David Mckee
Explores the world of Elmer and his colourful friends in this bright, fun first concepts play book. Suitable for parents and babies to enjoy together, this book is packed with...
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Little Blue Truck
Alice Shertle
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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The Bear Who Went Boo!
David Walliams
As all little children know, there's great fun to be had in jumping out and shouting ‘Boo!'. The little polar bear star of David Walliams's new picture book likes nothing...
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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...
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The Bedtime Bear
Ian Whybrow
Bear is making his way to bed, but he seems to be taking a circuitous route. He goes through the jungle, on a bike, with a tiger; past the North...
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Goodnight Spaceman
Michelle Robinson
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...
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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...
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The First Hippo on the Moon
David Walliams
Julia Eccleshare's Book of the Month May 2016 Best-selling David Walliams and Tony Ross have teamed up for a great hippo space adventure. Sheila is a hippo with BIG ideas....
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Lucinda Belinda Melinda McCool
Jeanne Willis
In Chicken Clicking this gifted duo created a marvellous cautionary tale for our time. Now they deliver another important lesson for today's impressionable youth. Appearance is everything to Lucinda Belinda...
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The Queen's Handbag
Steve Antony
How long until Steve Antony is awarded a Royal Warrant and becomes Illustrator By Appointment? The Queen is centre stage in this companion piece to The Queen's Hat and leads...
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The Puffin Book of Nursery Rhymes

Illustrated by Raymond Briggs
Beautifully illustrated by Raymond Briggs, the much-loved creator of the Snowman, this revised edition of a famous classic first won the Kate Greenaway in 1966 and is now available again...
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Amazing Daddy
Rachel Bright
An unashamed celebration of the hundreds of things that make dads amazing this is a funny, tender and even poignant picture book. Little Panda lists the ways he loves his...
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Something for Daddy
Ted Dewan
With short, repetitive texts, bold, bright artwork and appealing characters, Bing offers both parent and child an enjoyable reading experience and a simple, reassuring guiding principle - that, whatever happens,...
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Reader Reviewed Charlie Cook's Favourite Book
Julia Donaldson
There are lots of reading jokes in this book within a book, within a book: pirates and robbers settle down with their favourite stories and the Three Bears discover Goldilocks...
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The Gruffalo
Julia Donaldson
“A mouse took a stroll through the deep dark wood. A fox saw the mouse and the mouse looked good.” So begins the story of how a clever little mouse...
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The Hueys - it Wasn't Me
Oliver Jeffers
Now this fabulously quirky group of characters is introduced to younger readers in these toddler friendly board books from the internationally bestselling, award-winning author/illustrator, Oliver Jeffers, creator of How to...
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Room on the Broom
Julia Donaldson
Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's marvellous story of the scatty witch and her animal friends deserves a place on every child's bookshelf. Julia Donaldson based the witch on herself –...
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The Snail and the Whale
Julia Donaldson
If bestsellers were decided upon by the number of prestigious awards a book had won then this one, with echoes of Edward Lear would be the blockbuster of all time. ...
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A Squash and a Squeeze
Julia Donaldson
Julia Donaldson writes...A Squash and a Squeeze started its life as a song on BBC Children's Television.The song was subsequently used on “Playdays” and included on a BBC album, sung...
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Superworm
Julia Donaldson
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 his special superpowers, he...
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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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Augustus and His Smile
Catherine Rayner
A reissue to mark the 10th Anniversary of this absolutely delightful picture book. The opposing emotions of happiness and sadness are conveyed quite beautifully throughout Augustus's story until at last...
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