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Books of the Month

Gruffalo Crumble and Other Recipes
Julia Donaldson
Julia Eccleshare's Book of the Month September 2016 Young cooks will love first to create and then to feast on delights such as Fox's Sandwiches, Scrambled Snake and the awesome Gruffalo Cake and. The twenty four recipes are easy to... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 08/09/2016
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A Child of Books
Oliver Jeffers, Sam Winston
Julia Eccleshare's Book of the Month September 2016 Award-winning storyteller and artist Oliver Jeffers and typographic fine artist Sam Winston have created an extraordinarily adventurous and original picture book which, through words and pictures, takes children on a journey of... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2016
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Reader ReviewedSir Dancealot
Timothy Knapman
September 2016 Book of the Month Little Sir Dancealot would fit right in on Strictly! This nimble-toed young knight has a novel approach to combat – he dances his enemies into submission, waltzing or jiving with them until the... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 08/09/2016
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Again!
Emily Gravett
Prize-winning Emily Gravett has hit the jackpot again with a brilliant and original picture book that will delight adults as much as children. Everyone knows that the best bedtime stories can be read again and again and again... But sometimes,... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 25/08/2016
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Other Featured Books this Month

Talulla Bear's Bedtime Book A Sleepytime Tale
Heather Roan Robbins
A delightful, gentle story to share with your little ones which will leave you both feeling restful, warm and cosy. This beautiful picture book has an ethereal quality and harnesses the maternal instincts within nature to suggest a safe environment... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 25/08/2016
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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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Brian Wildsmith's Animal Gallery
Brian Wildsmith
In this stunning visual introduction to... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/03/2010
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Farmer Duck
Martin Waddell
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 lazy farmer, tip him out of bed and... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2016
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Good Night Like This
Mary Murphy
As every parent knows, a good ‘night night, snuggle down' book is invaluable, and Good Night Like This is a particularly lovely take on the theme. It's night-time and the baby animals are being tucked into bed, half page flaps... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2016
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Reader ReviewedThe Building Boy
Ross Montgomery
September 2016 Debut of the Month There's an air of fairy tale in this beautiful and touching picture book, but its foundations are firmly in family relationships. A young boy lives with his grandma, who was an architect. She's old... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2016
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I'll Show You, Blue Kangaroo
Emma Chichester Clark
Lily and Blue Kangaroo are inseparable. Whatever Lily does, Blue Kangaroo is there to see. But sometimes he wishes he wasn't, because Lily has started to show off. I'll show you, Blue Kangaroo! she says. Then one day Lily goes... Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Paperback | Released 04/04/2005
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It Was You, Blue Kangaroo!
Emma Chichester Clark
Lily and Blue Kangaroo are inseparable. Wherever Lily goes, Blue Kangaroo goes too. But Lily is not always fair and blames Blue Kangaroo when she is naughty. One day Lily is very bad indeed and Blue Kangaroo is taken away... Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Paperback | Released 07/04/2003
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What Shall We Do, Blue Kangaroo?
Emma Chichester Clark
Lily and Blue Kangaroo are the best of friends and when Lily doesn't know what to do next she often asks, 'What shall we do, Blue Kangaroo?' But Blue Kangaroo doesn't always know, so he says nothing. But one day,... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/03/2004
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The Adventures of King Rollo
David Mckee
King Rollo is the adorable, bearded, kingly creation of David McKee. After the publication of his best-selling mini hardback stories, King Rollo went on to star in his own animation series, narrated by Ray Brooks. King Rollo has smart new... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Mixed media product | Released 01/09/2016
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They All Saw a Cat
Brendan Wenzel
A stylized, colourful picture book that highlights the power of perception and will gently introduce young readers to the concept that we all see the world a little differently. It harnesses not only the visual but also touches on the effect... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 30/08/2016
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Twit-to-Who?
Smriti Prasadam-Halls
A Piece of Passion from editor, Boxer Books The idea of owls and the dark, dark night has always been a magical one. Owls are known for being wise and watchful and there is something immediately peaceful and comforting about... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2016
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How to Hide a Lion
Helen Stephens
Helen Stephens' bestselling story is now available in a chunky board book format, perfect for babies and toddlers. How does a very small girl hide a very large lion? It's not easy, but Iris has to do her best, because... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 01/09/2016
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Meltdown!
Jill Murphy
Jill Murphy, creator of the classic Five Minutes Peace here makes the worst (read most public) kind of toddler tantrum into a blissfully funny picture book. A trip to the supermarket starts well with toddler Ruby in high spirits and... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2016
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King Baby
Kate Beaton
This is a perfect book for new parents, though it will make any parent laugh, no matter the age of their offspring! King Baby is a tiny tyrant! From his cot he commands his subjects, an increasingly frazzled looking mum... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2016
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Guess How Much I Love You: One More Tickle!
Sam McBratney
Tickle your way through this wonderful new story which is perfect to share with your little ones and includes the softest, most gorgeous hand puppet for lots of tickling fun. From the award-winning creators of Guess How Much I Love... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 01/02/2016
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Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown
This classic children's book looks wonderful in its new edition and has lost none of its effectiveness as a book to lull children to sleep. As he snuggles down in bed, a little rabbit quietly and methodically says goodnight to... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 08/09/2016
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I Saw Anaconda
Jane Clarke
Jane Clarke and Emma Dodd have enormous fun reinventing the story of the old woman who swallowed a flea, transposing the setting to the Amazon jungle and replacing the old woman with an anaconda! The list of creatures swallowed is... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2016
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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, to get toddlers excited about Halloween. A spook-taculary fantastic way... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 08/09/2016
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Twirlywoos Wrapping

It's the Twirlywoos - Great BigHoo, Toodloo, Chickedy and Chick, and Peekaboo too! Join the Twirlywoos as they learn about wrapping up presents and even themselves. Exploring simple concepts in a funny and engaging way, this latest Twirlywoos board book... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 25/08/2016
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Twirlywoos Annual 2017

Join the endearing Twirlwoos as they feature in their very own annual. This bright, colourful book is full of Twirlywoo stories, activities and exercises and will encourage children to learn simple concepts through play, fun and silly humour. Visually a... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 25/08/2016
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Odd Dog Out
Rob Biddulph
Odd Dog Out has all the qualities that made Blown Away and Grrrrr! so popular with critics and readers! The pages - filled with dazzling displays of stylishly-dressed dogs on the move – are simply wonderful to look at; there's... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 25/08/2016
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Meet the Twirlywoos Book and Toy Gift Set

Meet the Twirlwoo's - Great BigHoo, Toodloo, Chickedy and Chick, and Peekaboo too! in this gorgeous, bright board book. The Twirlwoos are having fun playing ball. Perfect for young readers and small hands, they'll love discovering their favourite characters from... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Mixed media product | Released 08/09/2016
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Two Can Toucan
David Mckee
David McKee's economically told story of how the Toucan might have got his name looks as fresh today as when it was first published over fifty years ago. At the beginning, Toucan is all black and, laughed at by the... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2016
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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 six favourite stories including the very first, Mog the Forgetful... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 25/08/2016
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Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Tony Ross
No-one draws naughty children quite as well as Tony Ross, so it's probably no surprise that his very first picture book was the story of Goldilocks. First published over 40 years ago this has now been reissued by Andersen Press... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2016
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Peck Peck Peck
Lucy Cousins
Brilliant Lucy Cousins has created a fabulous new book which is full of holes! The young woodpecker is taught to peck by its father. The only trouble is…once it has learnt to peck a hole, it just can't stop! There... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 01/09/2016
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Orange Pear Apple Bear
Emily Gravett
With just 4 words this exceptionally talented author and illustrator has created a deliciously simple, yet wonderfully fun juxtaposition of animal and fruit as well as an all-important introduction to the ‘comma'. It's not just a breathtakingly beautiful book but... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Board Book | Released 25/08/2016
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There's a Bear on My Chair
Ross Collins
Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award | Shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2016 | Shortlisted for the Bookbug Picture Book Prize 2016 Text, illustration and design all combine to make this an outstanding picture book. Mouse is... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2016
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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: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 09/06/2016
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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 | 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 01/09/2016
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Last Month's Featured Books

Peep Inside Space
Anna Milbourne
Starting here on earth with a line encouraging them to look up and into the night sky, this excellent book takes young children exploring space via a series of bright,...
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Dinosaur Roar!
Henrietta Stickland
Dinosaur road, dinosaur squeak! This fabulous rhyming book of opposites is deservedly recognised as a classic. A herd of dinosaurs of all shapes, sizes and temperaments race or lounge across...
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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!...
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Reader Reviewed Good Night, Everyone
Chris Haughton
Julia Eccleshare's Book of the Month August 2016 Perfect for the end of every day, award-winning Chris Haughton captures the soothing time as the sun goes down and all the...
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Reader Reviewed Nothing!
Yasmeen Ismail
August 2016 Book of the Month Full of life, energy and a wild sense of freedom, Nothing is a marvellous celebration of the imagination, and that special relationship between child and...
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Busy Wheels Space Shuttle Blasts off
Peter Bently
This space shuttle might be crewed by pandas, but in every other respect it's just like the real thing. Commander Mandy and her crew's mission is to replace an old...
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Dinosaurs Don't Have Bedtimes!
Timothy Knapman
Pity the poor mum in this story who has to wrestle a very lively young dinosaur fan into bed. Her little boy knows just how dinosaurs behave, what they like...
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A Dog Called Bear
Diane Fox
This quirky picture book introduces two lively, original characters that children will relate to very easily and it has a useful and important message about friends, and getting along with...
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The Lonely Giant
Sophie Ambrose
This is a truly beautiful book, and big too – though there's still scarcely room for its central character, a huge, lumbering giant. He fills whole pages, dwarfing trees, animals...
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Return
Aaron Becker
Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Month August 2016 A triumphant final story in Aaron Becker's superbly imaginative award-winning trilogy of wordless picture books. Ignored by her father, a lonely girl...
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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...
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Lift-The-Flap Fairy Tales: Jack and the Beanstalk
Stephen Tucker
The story of Jack, the giant and that beanstalk gets a fresh, lively retelling in this super picture book. Stephen Tucker's jolly rhyming text is great fun to read aloud...
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Lift-The-Flap Fairy Tales: The Three Little Pigs
Stephen Tucker, Nick Sharratt
This particularly jolly retelling of the story of the three little pigs and the wolf is enlivened by Stephen Tucker's funny, rhyming text, Nick Sharratt's typically bright and comic illustrations,...
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How Much Does a Ladybird Weigh?
Alison Limentani
Alison Limentani's extraordinary picture book introduces children to a fascinating world of wildlife, weight, numbers, and comparisons in the most original way. Find out how much a ladybird weighs and...
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I Want a Bedtime Story!
Tony Ross
After all these years the Little Princess still rules the palace and its inhabitants – including the queen, the admiral and the prime minister. The king is away and she...
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Lovely Old Lion
Julia Jarman
Lenny's grandpa King Lion is getting forgetful and confused. He gets night and day mixed up and even forgets Lenny's name. Grandma explains he's not himself and Lenny works out...
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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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Pom Pom is Super
Sophy Henn
The highly acclaimed author and illustrator Sophy Henn is back with the much adored little panda Pom Pom - and now he's a superhero. This is a sweet and funny...
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My First ABC
Shirley Hughes
Learning your ABC is fun and easy in with Katie and her baby brother, Olly. Join them as they explore their friendly and familiar world and all it contains in...
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Nuddy Ned's Christmas
Kes Gray
Meet Nuddy Ned he likes to do so many things ... especially when he's not wearing anything! Can ANYONE convince Ned to put his clothes back on? Lovereading Review to...
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More Featured Books

Reader Reviewed A 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...
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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. ...
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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...
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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...
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