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Books of the Month

Reader ReviewedNothing!
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 grandparent too. ‘What are you doing?' Mum asks exasperated, as... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 11/08/2016
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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 animals begin to fall into a deep sleep….All except Little... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 04/08/2016
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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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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 did you know that five starlings weigh the same as... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/07/2016
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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 wants a bedtime story, but none of the grown-ups' stories... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/08/2016
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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 draws her way out of her own world. Armed only... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 04/08/2016
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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 story about friendship, finding your talents and being a superhero... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/08/2016
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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. Everyone knows that Down is the opposite of Up, that... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 28/07/2016
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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 ways to help his grandpa remember, games and activities that... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/08/2016
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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, and by an inspired used of flaps. As the three... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Mixed media product | Released 28/07/2016
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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 and full of new information, did you know for example... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Mixed media product | Released 28/07/2016
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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 they have – mixing the ingredients, whisking, stirring, sieving and... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/08/2016
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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 and even mountain sides. Despite his size and strength though,... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 04/08/2016
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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 other people too. Lucy has always wanted a dog and,... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/08/2016
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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 (mess, rampaging), and what they don't like (baths, pyjamas, milk);... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 04/08/2016
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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 satellite. When the crew is strapped in the countdown begins,... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 22/07/2016
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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 the pages, described in satisfying text that is just perfect... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 16/06/2016
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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, lively, information-filled pages. They'll find out about the Moon and... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 01/08/2016
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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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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 this charming first look at letters. At home, at the... Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2016
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Last Month's 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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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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More 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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