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The best selection of books for babies and toddlers.

Books of the Month

I Want Snow!
Tony Ross
November 2017 Book of the Month It might be the middle of summer, but the Little Princess demands SNOW. Festive... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 05/10/2017
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Boogie Bear
David Walliams
November 2017 Book of the Month The fifth hilarious story from Number One bestselling picture book duo, David Walliams and Tony Ross, for children aged 3 and up. An outrageously funny picture book with an incredibly heartwarming message about celebrating... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 16/11/2017
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Other Featured Books this Month

The Snowdog
Raymond Briggs
A boy built a Snowman and a Snowdog. That night, they came to life...Wiggle your finger and play with the Snowman and the Snowdog in this fun finger-puppet book! When he comes to life, the Snowdog runs, plays and flies... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 26/10/2017
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Snow Penguin
Tony Mitton
A wonderful adventure for a bold little penguin is beautifully told in Tony Mitton's elegant and witty rhyming text. Determined to explore the world around him, the little penguin sets off in to the icy and watery landscape. Meeting whales... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 16/11/2017
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Bing's Christmas Wish
Ted Dewan
Bing and Flop are hanging up their stocking and getting ready for Christmas. Excitedly they wonder if it will snow for Christmas. As Bing settles down to sleep he wishes for snow. The next morning he awakens, delighted that Christmas... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 05/10/2017
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Happy Christmas, Twirlywoos!

Have a very Twirly Christmas with the Twirlywoos in this gorgeous board book with a shiny foiled cover! This is perfectly packaged for small hands, filled with colour and the friendly, familar Twirlywoos that little CBeebies fans will know and... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 05/10/2017
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Bing's Noisy Day
Ted Dewan
Bing is going to the park today! Join him on his fun filled, noisy adventure with Flop and his friends from the hit CBeebies series as they go on a hunt through the park for the ice cream van. If... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 05/10/2017
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Baby's Very First Slide and See Christmas
Fiona Watt
This bright, interactive little board book is the perfect introduction to Christmas for baby. Smiling, colourfully dressed animals populate seasonal scenes, such as decorating the tree, playing in the snow, and the arrival of Father Christmas. Each page features sturdy... Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Board book | Released 01/10/2017
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Snow Bunny's Christmas Gift
Nosy Crow
Starring four very sweet little animals and with a gentle message about the importance of giving and sharing, this is a perfect Christmas story, cosy and reassuring. Snow Bunny and her friends are having fun on the ice, but it's... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 05/10/2017
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Listen to the Christmas Songs
Marion Billet
Well, this is guaranteed to put everyone in the festival spirit! Six favourite, jolly Christmas songs are included in this sturdy little book, illustrated in bold, simple pictures, smiling animals all waiting for Santa or making their preparations. Press the... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 27/09/2017
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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 | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/09/2017
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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 | 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 07/09/2017
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Katinka's Tail
Judith Kerr
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month November 2017 Fans of the adventures of Judith Kerr's Mog will adore this magical story about the best-selling author's latest very special cat Katinka. Snowy white except for her stripy tail, Katinka is... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 19/10/2017
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Here We Are
Oliver Jeffers
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month November 2017 Inspired by the birth of his son, award-winning Oliver Jeffers has created a deeply touching introduction to the world as a physical space and also as a place that needs to... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 14/11/2017
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How Many Quacks Till Christmas?
Mark Sperring
Its Christmas time at Merry Farm and the animals are trying to keep calm but just how many quacks are there till Christmas?! They're all excited to know as they prepare for the big day and wish for snow. Follow... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 19/10/2017
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Sproutzilla vs. Christmas
Tom Jamieson
A loathing of sprouts is taken to a delightfully silly extreme in this nutty Christmas picture book. Jack can imagine only one thing worse than eating sprouts: the sprouts eating you! Cue the arrival of Sproutzilla, a twenty foot high... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 21/09/2017
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Last Month's Featured Books

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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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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Looking for Yesterday
Alison Jay
October 2017 Book of the Month Beautiful illustrations full of interest and wonder accompany Alison Jay's delightful story about a boy whose grandad helps him to embrace happy memories of...
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Aliens Love Underpants Anniversary Tin
Claire Freedman
A fun collection of books and activities to celebrate ten wonderful years of Aliens Love Underpants, all contained in a tin! Terrific illustrations capture the flood of jokes about pants...
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Big Words for Little Geniuses
James Patterson, Susan Patterson
From Arachibutyrophobia (it means the fear of peanut butter sticking to the top of your mouth) to xanthochroism and Zamboni (animals that are bright yellow and those big machines that...
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Little Faces: Wake Up, Santa!

This clever interactive board book is just the thing to get everyone smiling in the run up to Christmas. Turning the pages really does wake up Santa, thanks to a...
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The Polar Express
Chris Van Allsburg
This beautiful, atmospheric book captures the special magic of Christmas for readers of all ages. A young boy, just beginning to wonder whether Father Christmas is real, lies in bed...
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I am Bat
Morag Hood
This must be one of the brightest and best picture books of the year. With minimalist illustrations – simple shapes against blocks of Day-Glo colour – and short lines of...
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Storm Whale Book and Puzzle
Benji Davies
Benji Davies's The Storm Whale is one of the most beautiful and affecting children's books of the decade and this novelty book plus puzzle blocks is carefully thought out and...
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An Alphabet
Oliver Jeffers
Buy a book by Oliver Jeffers and you become owner of a complete and perfect work of art. An Alphabet is so much more than an alphabet book. Each page...
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Owl Bat Bat Owl
Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick
Full of wit and warmth, this is a joyful wordless picture book. Owls are owls and bats are bats and they are very different – even when they are sharing...
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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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Luna Loves Library Day
Joseph Coelho
This story of a little girl's trip to the library has so much to tell us. Luna loves going to the library, not just because she loves books, but because...
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Where is Frog?
Max Velthuijs
A big lift-the-flaps story board book from the award-winning illustrator whose trademark bright colours and simple lines create animals with a surprising amount of personality.
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Little Faces: Happy Halloween!
Nathan Thoms Pintachan
There are Hallowe'en tricks and treats on every page of this very jolly little first book, including a smiling, friendly little witch, a grinning pumpkin, and a dancing skeleton. Turn...
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A Perfect Day
Lane Smith
Longlisted for the UKLA 2018 Book Award In this follow up to the beautiful There Is a Tribe of Kids, Lane Smith's bright and fresh artwork combines with his sharp...
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More Featured Books

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...
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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...
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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,...
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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...
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Reader Reviewed Goodnight Everyone
Chris Haughton
Longlisted for the UKLA 2018 Book Award Perfect for the end of every day, award-winning Chris Haughton captures the soothing time as the sun goes down and all the animals...
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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...
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Reader Reviewed Bathroom 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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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