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This Month's Featured Books

Playtime with Ted
Sophy Henn
Playtime with Ted is one of a new series of interactive board books from the super-talented Sophy Henn and like her bestselling picture books it's fresh and funny, and a wonderful celebration of the joys of being a child. Ted... Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Hardback | Released 06/04/2017
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I Love You Baby
Claire Freedman
A series of baby animals, each with Mum or Dad, are used to illustrate the magic of those three tiny words: I love you. There are penguins hugging, leopards enjoying morning cuddles, kissing polar bears, even happy bees. The illustrations... Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Paperback | Released 23/03/2017
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Tip Tap Went the Crab
Tim Hopgood
Bubbling with energy, prize winning Tim Hopgood's illustrations are also full of warmth and plenty of colour. A chirpy crab with very big eyes tip taps as it counts its way around the seashore in Tip Tap went the Crab.... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 20/04/2017
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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 by Floella Benjamin and Derek Griffiths. Unknown to me, a... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 06/04/2017
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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. Julia really is a past-master of rhyme whilst Axel's illustrations... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 06/04/2017
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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 – apparently she's always dropping and losing things! This story is... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 06/04/2017
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Monkey Puzzle
Julia Donaldson
This wonderful picture book with brilliant rhyming text coupled with stunning illustrations will have you and your toddler laughing and laughing and laughing time and time again as you read and reread it because your child wants you to reread... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 06/04/2017
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I Love You, Blue Kangaroo!
Emma Chichester Clark
The gorgeous bright colours of Emma Chichester Clark's illustrations make this chunky board book irresistible. Favourite toy Blue Kangaroo thinks he's in danger of being replaced by Wild Brown Bear, Yellow Cotton Rabbit, two furry puppies and many more soft... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 06/04/2017
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The Gruffalo's Child
Julia Donaldson
Former Children's Laureate Julia Donaldson followed up her best-selling The Gruffalo with a story about The Gruffalo's Child. Reissued in sturdy board back format, an entertaining story for the very young as the little mouse outwits the Gruffalo's Child with... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 06/04/2017
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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 outwits his big scary enemy. The tasty little mouse needs... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 06/04/2017
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Reader ReviewedCharlie 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 reading their favourite book (after having eaten their porridge, of... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 06/04/2017
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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 whilst encapsulating the zany other-worldness of Carroll's novel. Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/04/2017
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Bedtime with Ted
Sophy Henn
It's bedtime for Ted, but he's just too busy yet – flip the flaps and you can see why: Ted is in the bath with some penguins, busy brushing his teeth with a crocodile and drinking his milk with a... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 06/04/2017
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Gecko's Echo
Lucy Rowland
A very small but very brave Gecko needs to think up a way of protecting her gecko eggs from nasty predators. How can she trick Snakey and Rat into thinking that she is not alone? Clever gecko comes up with... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/04/2017
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Grandpa Green
Lane Smith
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month April 2017 | Award-winning Lane Smith recreates the life story of a much-loved great-grandfather through wonderful illustrations of topiary in this beautiful and touching tribute. Memories of his childhood include his love of... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/04/2017
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Reader ReviewedThere is a Tribe of Kids
Lane Smith
Shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2017 | Award-winning Lane Smith's stunning illustrations create a delight of a story which imaginatively and vaguely hints at a pre-historic time and brings it vividly to life. A single child dressed in... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 23/03/2017
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Macavity's Not There! A Lift-the-Flap Book
T. S. Eliot
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 himself. In Faber's first lift-the-flap book, the... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 06/04/2017
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Each Peach Pear Plum
Allan Ahlberg, Janet Ahlberg
A delightful board book with simple rhyming text and engaging interactive pictures. Children will be able to find characters that are mentioned in the text, such as Mother Hubbard and Cinderella. Wonderful detail in the illustrations provides endless entertainment in... Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Board book | Released 06/04/2017
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Aliens Love Underpants!
Claire Freedman
A cased-board book edition of the much-loved Aliens Love Underpants to mark the 10th Anniversary. Terrific illustrations capture the flood of jokes about pants that underlie this rhyming story. There are no underpants in space so the Aliens have to... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 06/04/2017
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Splat!
Jon Burgerman
Funny and playful this book will appeal to children's sense of the absurd and to their delight in mess. A green shape sits centre page opposite a pair of cartoon eyes; what happens when you turn the page? ‘Splat!'... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/04/2017
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One Happy Tiger
Catherine Rayner
The tiger star of this very beautiful counting book first appeared in Catherine Rayner's picture book Augustus and his Smile. Not only does he look gorgeous in this new story – bold black stipes overlay vibrant orange and gold... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 06/04/2017
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My First Book About Me
Felicity Brooks
Bright, attractive pages and friendly text scattered with questions and invitations make this book a great way to start children thinking about who they are and how they fit into our world. One double page spread follows Anisha throughout her... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/04/2017
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Goldilocks and the Three Potties
Leigh Hodgkinson
You can't have too many potty training books, and this one is particularly charming. This story of Goldilocks starts, as you'd expect, in a wood and with ‘Once upon a time'. But it's not porridge or chairs that are preoccupying... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/04/2017
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Baby's Very First Noisy Book Jungle
Fiona Watt
With bright colourful pictures of jungle animals from cheeky monkeys to playful tiger cubs and some very splendid parrots this will really catch baby's eye and there's lots to look at and talk about. There's lots and lots of fun... Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Board book | Released 01/04/2017
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Dear Zoo
Rod Campbell
What is the perfect pet? The zoo keeps sending all kinds of animals but, lift the flap and readers will see they are too big, too tall, too... Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Hardback | Released 23/02/2017
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I'm Going to Eat This Ant
Chris Naylor-Ballesteros
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month April 2017 | Bored of his diet of ants, a scheming ant-eater thinks of the all the ways he can make eating his next meal a little bit more exciting. An ant simmered... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/04/2017
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Last Month's Featured Books

Reader Reviewed A Great Big Cuddle
Michael Rosen
Shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2017 | Joint Winner of the CLiPPA 2016 (CLPE Children's Poetry Award). Children's Laureates Chris Riddell and Michael Rosen combine here to create...
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Hiding Heidi
Fiona Woodcock
Longlisted for the 2017 Klaus Flugge Prize | One of our Books of the Year 2016 | July 2016 Debut Picture Book of the Month Fiona Woodcock has used delicate pencil...
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The Lonely Giant
Sophie Ambrose
Longlisted for the 2017 Klaus Flugge Prize | This is a truly beautiful book, and big too – though there's still scarcely room for its central character, a huge, lumbering...
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There's a Bear on My Chair
Ross Collins
Shortlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award | One of our Books of the Year 2016 | Shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2016 | Shortlisted for the Bookbug...
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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...
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Life is Magic
Meg McLaren
Longlisted for the 2017 Klaus Flugge Prize | The rabbits have taken over the magic show in this funny, original new picture book. Famous magician Monsieur Lapin has a huge...
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Under the Love Umbrella
Davina Bell
This brightly illustrated picture book is a celebration of the enduring love that surrounds your children, wherever they are in the world. The families we meet represent the wonderful diversity...
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Tufty
Michael Foreman
Tufty the little duck grows up in the grounds of Buckingham Palace (his parents are very fond of the Royal Duck and Duckess (sic) who give the ducks their breakfast!)....
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Are You Sitting Comfortably?
Leigh Hodgkinson
March 2016 Book of the Month Leigh Hodgkinson's picture book is a stylish investigation into how and where to read a book. Goldilocks-like, a young boy tries out a variety...
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ABC A Little Alphabet Board Book
Pat-a-Cake
This sturdy little alphabet book is the perfect size for little hands and will be lots of fun to share with toddlers. From a smiling alligator to a zebra zipped...
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Colours A Little Board Book of Colours
Pat-a-Cake
Fun to share this is a lovely way to introduce children to colours. A variety of jolly little characters and objects demonstrate colours across the pages of this attractive, sturdy...
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On the Move
Pat-a-Cake
Cleverly designed and delightfully illustrated this is an excellent first book. Not only will the bright, bold colours help stimulate your baby's developing sense of sight, but the hidden tabs...
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Here Comes the Sun
Karl Newson
With a gentle rhyming text that makes it a particular pleasure to read this picture book, though it's perfect bedtime reading, ends as dawn breaks. Everyone is fast sleep but...
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All About the Very Hungry Caterpillar
Eric Carle
Shaped to reflect the movement of Eric Carle's much loved Very Hungry Caterpillar, this board book introduces the key moments is a well-loved story. Starting with the egg on a...
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar's 123
Eric Carle
Counting is particular fun when across the page streams a line of animals depicted in luminously beautiful artwork by the one and only Eric Carle. They are arranged in height...
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Where is the Very Hungry Caterpillar?
Eric Carle
Where's The Very Hungry Caterpillar? Lift the flap to see if he's nibbling away at a bright red strawberry – but no, that's just a tiny ant. Is he hiding...
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Gracie Grabbit and the Tiger
Helen Stephens
Shortlisted for the Children's Book Award 2017 - Books for Younger Children | Painted in Helen's much-loved retro style, and introducing a brand new cast of characters, Gracie Grabbit and...
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100 First Words
DK
100 First Words covers all the familiar things little ones are interested in, from my body and my food, to animals, things that go, and bedtime. Crystal-clear photos show the...
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Easter Eggs!
Ted Dewan
Bing and Sula are hunting for Easter eggs in the playground, in this egg-shaped board book based on the hit CBeebies TV series. But when Sula drops her chocolatey egg...
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Happy Easter, Twirlywoos!

T's the Twirlywoos - Great BigHoo, Toodloo, Chickedy and Chick, and Peekaboo too! All young children will love this bright, appealing book, packed with age-appropriate, Easter themed games and activities...
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We're Going on an Egg Hunt Activity Book
Laura Hughes
Join the Easter Bunnies as they set off on an exciting Easter egg hunt with puzzles and activities to do along the way. Based on upon Laura Hughes' 'We're...
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Reader Reviewed Alphonse, That is Not Ok to Do!
Daisy Hirst
New from the creator of The Girl with the Parrot on her Head, this is another witty, eye-catching picture book that adults will enjoy as much as children. Once...
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The Cat Book
Silvia Borando
Walker Books' new Minibombo range already has a reputation for stylish, contemporary picture books: in the cleverly conceived The Cat Book they could have created the nearest thing on a...
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Counting with Tiny Cat
Viviane Schwarz
Quirky and inventive as ever, Viviane Schwarz brings her playful genius to the counting book. Tiny Cat goes from having no woolly red balls (‘None' says the text opposite Tiny...
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The Dog Book
Lorenzo Clerici
Walker Books' new Minibombo range already has a reputation for stylish, contemporary picture books: in the cleverly conceived The Dog Book readers are invited to look after their very own...
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123 A Little Counting Board Book
Pat-a-Cake
123 helps busy, curious toddlers explore their world and introduces them to essential first counting and number skills. This robust board book will withstand many happy hours of looking, holding,...
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Animals A Little Board Book of Animals
Pat-a-Cake
Animals helps busy, curious toddlers explore their world and develop their vocabulary by introducing lots of wonderful animal words. This robust board book will withstand many happy hours of looking,...
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Funny Faces
Pat-a-Cake
This bright and bold, high-contrast novelty board book stimulates a baby's developing vision as they look at the funny animals, play peek-a-boo, and giggle as they see themselves in the...
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Maisy Goes to London
Lucy Cousins
Maisy makes everything fun, and here she takes young readers on a wonderful day out in London, starting at King's Cross station, taking in Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square and...
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Norton and Alpha
Kristyna Litten
February 2017 Book of the Month A sweet, comical tale about little robots, Norton and Alpha will make children look at the world around them with new eyes. Norton lives...
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Flip Flap Dogs
Nikki Dyson
February 2017 Book of the Month Open the book and turn its divided pages carefully, top and bottom half together, and you'll discover bright pages of favourite dogs, each with...
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15 Things Not to Do with a Granny
Margaret McAllister
This could quite possibly be the loveliest, happiest book about families published all year! It's full of invaluable advice for grandchildren on how to make sure every granny is a...
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Bing Bing Loves Flop
Ted Dewan
Bing's world is full of love and this heart-shaped board book demonstrates all the ways in which he loves his carer Flop. Bing loves how Flop can be silly and...
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Bing Something for Mummy
Ted Dewan
One of the many wonderful things about Bing is the way his toddler view of the world is so accurately represented and will be so familiar to parents. In this...
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Croc? What Croc?
Sam Williams
‘He's behind you!' stories never fail to entertain and there's lots of fun to be had in this bright, attractive picture book. Little Fluff is on his way to meet...
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Mr Bunny's Chocolate Factory
Elys Dolan
There are jokes galore in Elys Dolan's brilliant new picture book and they'll make readers of all ages crack up! Mr Bunny is a tough boss: while he's in his...
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Pairs: In the Garden
Smriti Prasadam-Halls
Pairs! In the garden offers a memory game, an interactive information book and a very attractive picture book all in one. Busy, bright spreads introduce readers to mini-beasts, inviting them...
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Pairs: Underwater
Smriti Prasadam-Halls
‘Explore a world where water shimmers, see a land where treasure glimmers'. This hugely appealing board book takes readers down to the seaside for a lift-the-flap memory game. Bright, busy...
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Peep Inside a Fairy Tale Beauty and the Beast
Anna Milbourne
One of the very best-loved fairy tales is made especially appealing in this dainty 3D version. Young readers are invited into the Beast's palace through intricately die-cut pages; flaps take...
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When Grandad Was a Penguin
Morag Hood
With its strikingly simple images, this picture book will give children lots to think and talk about and will also have them laughing out loud. Grandad's acting out of character...
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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...
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Where Bear?
Sophy Henn
Shortlisted for the Waterstone's Best Illustrated Book 2015 Friendship is celebrated in Sophy Henn's heart-warming and visually stunning picture book. Boy and bear are best friends, but the boy realises...
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Pom Pom the Champion
Sophy Henn
In Pom Pom Sophy Henn has created another endearing little character all parents and children will recognise. After beating his mummy at a board game, Pom Pom decides he likes...
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Edie
Sophy Henn
Marvellously independent, confident and full of optimism, little Edie strides across the pages of this lovely book and straight into readers' hearts. In bright, busy scenes we see her helping...
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Pom Pom Gets the Grumps
Sophy Henn
Poor Pom Pom is having a bad day – he can't find his blanky, his baby brother has his favourite toy, even his breakfast is soggy. Everyone at school is...
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Love is My Favourite Thing A Plumdog Story
Emma Chichester Clark
Plum has lots of favourite things: catching sticks, her bear, her bed - but really LOVE is her absolute favourite thing. She loves her family, and they love her. But...
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My Mum is Fantastic
Nick Butterworth
All mums are fantastic, and all children will recognise that their own mum is just like the smiling super-woman who can do amazing things in Nick Butterworth's story: she can...
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Love...
Emma Dodd
Love … is that very special relationship between parent and child, touchingly expressed through words and pictures in this thoroughly delightful picture book. From sunrise to sunset, a little rabbit...
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A Busy Day for Birds
Lucy Cousins
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month | February 2017 Book of the Month Best-selling Lucy Cousins‘s boldly drawn birds inspire the imagination as she illustrates the wonderful things that different...
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Hilda and the Runaway Baby
Daisy Hirst
An unusual gem of a book, this is a delightfully imaginative story about a special friendship between a pig and a baby that is full of charm and humour. Hilda...
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Reader Reviewed I Can Only Draw Worms
Will Mabbitt
February 2017 Book of the Month Will Mabbitt has created a counting book and picture book like no other. Though his subject is worms, generally regarded as rather boring, this...
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Lionheart
Richard Collingridge
Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award This book comes with a warning: it will make you ROAR! And it will – with excitement, relief and happiness. Nightime and Richard...
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