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Included in our selection are a range of really sturdy and interactive books suitable 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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The Further Adventures of the Owl and the Pussy-cat
The Further Adventures of the Owl and the Pussy-cat
Julia Donaldson
October 2014 Book of the Month Shortlisted for the Specsaver's National Book Awards: Children's Book Of The Year. In their best-loved original adventure the Owl and the Pussy-Cat danced happily on the edge of the sand after their wedding....
Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers | Baby and Toddler | Books of the Month
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2014
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Bear and Hare: Snow!
Bear and Hare: Snow!
Emily Gravett
October 2014 Book of the Month     Award-winning Emily Gravett celebrates all the delights of snow in this attractive picture book. Best friends Bear and Hare love playing in the snow. They make footprints and snow angels and have a wonderful...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler | Books of the Month
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/09/2014
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The Crocodile Under the Bed
Reader Reviewed The Crocodile Under the Bed
Judith Kerr
October 2014 Book of the Month   From the creator of The Tiger Who Came to tea comes a wonderful new picture book full of wonder and adventure. Matty is sick, so sick that he cant go to the Queen’s birthday...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler | Books Reviewed by Children | Books of the Month
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/09/2014
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Eric Carle
This is a much-loved classic but as relevant today as it was when first published in 1969! The vivid and colourful illustrations and cut back and die-cut pages, together...
Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Mixed media product - Released: 02/10/2014
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Giraffes Can't Dance
Giraffes Can't Dance
Giles Andreae
A little encouragement was all that was needed to make Gerald the Giraffe realise that he could, after all, dance as well as any other animal in the kingdom.  So, for any child that suffers from a lack of confidence...
Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Board book - Released: 02/10/2014
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Elmer's Treasury
Elmer's Treasury
David Mckee
One of the most treasured characters in children's picture book publishing is of course Elmer, the elephant who was different.  Different because he is a patchwork elephant.  Join him in five timeless, exciting and colourful adventures that will be enjoyed...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/08/2014
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Worst in Show
Worst in Show
William Bee
A Best Pet Monster Competition seems like the perfect place for Albert to show off Sidney, his beloved Pet Monster. But Sidney is unlike anyone else’s pet…He is not full of parasites; extremely warty or the owner of very hot...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler | Picture Book Party
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2014
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Dear Zoo Book and Toy Gift Set
Dear Zoo Book and Toy Gift Set
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 jumpy, too grumpy or too scary. Sadly, each of them is returned....
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Multiple copy pack - Released: 25/09/2014
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Baby's Bedtime Story Box
Baby's Bedtime Story Box
Sam Taplin
Six enchanting hardcover books in a sturdy slipcase box, with gentle stories to read aloud and magical illustrations to help toddlers and young children relax and be ready for bedtime at the end of a busy day. Each book contains...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler | Bedtime Reading
Format: Mixed media product - Released: 01/10/2014
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Baby's Very First Touchy-Feely Musical Play Book
Baby's Very First Touchy-Feely Musical Play Book
Fiona Watt
Babies will love looking at the bright, high-contrast pictures, feeling the textures and listening to the musical sounds as they explore this vibrant board book.
Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Board book - Released: 01/10/2014
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TiN
TiN
Chris Judge
September 2014 Book of the Month  A wonderful adventure is sparked by Tin’s little sister Nickel when she climbs a tree, grabs a balloon and floats off into the sky. Tin is meant to be looking after Nickel so he...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler | Books of the Month
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/09/2014
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Hooray for Hat!
Hooray for Hat!
Brian Won
September 2014 Debut of the Month  Everyone knows what it feels like to be grumpy! But how can you stop it? When Elephant wakes up one morning he’s cross about everything. But then he gets given an unusual gift. With...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler | Debuts of the Month
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/08/2014
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Spot's Spooky Fun
Spot's Spooky Fun
Eric Hill
Join everyone's favourite puppy as he enjoys Halloween.  A gentle story of Halloween fun as Spot and his friends dress up for trick-or-treating.
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler | Hallowe'en
Format: Board book - Released: 04/09/2014
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Oh No, George!
Oh No, George!
Chris Haughton
Award-winning Chris Haughton’s George is a dog with a terrible habit of getting into trouble!  He wants to be good and he tries to be good but, somehow, he keeps on getting into trouble! When he sees a delicious cake...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Board book - Released: 22/07/2014
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The Great Balloon Hullaballoo
The Great Balloon Hullaballoo
Peter Bently
Prize-winning author Peter Bently tells a rollickingly good story in this saga of a shopping trip with a difference. Simon the squirrel is sent down to the shops by his mother to get a few things - including cheese. But...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/09/2014
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Animal Opposites
Animal Opposites
Camilla de la Bedoyere, Susi Martin
Featuring beautful illustrations throughout and covering animals from whale to flea, cheetah to snail, Animal Opposites will help to lead your child through the opposites of the animal kingdom.
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/08/2014
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Animal Colours
Animal Colours
Camilla de la Bedoyere, Susi Martin
From red to purple and more, Animal Colours will help your child to learn the many different colours of the animal kingdom.
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/08/2014
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Elmer and the Whales
Elmer and the Whales
David Mckee
Elmer, the well-loved hero of so many titles, is back for a charming new adventure among the whales. Elmer and his cousin Wilbur set off to the sea to catch a glimpse of the whales as their grandfather did before...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/09/2014
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Is There a Dog in This Book?
Is There a Dog in This Book?
Viviane Schwarz
With an irresistible story that directly involves the reader, this book's clever design and bright, gestural illustrations make for a LOT of fun for cat (and dog) lovers! It is a completely interactive book brimming over with all kinds of...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2014
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The Pirate-Cruncher Sound Book
The Pirate-Cruncher Sound Book
Jonny Duddle
Captain Purplebeard and his crew of cut-throat pirates are off to find an island packed with treasure! But could their greed be leading them into some monstrously big trouble?
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler | Illustrator of the Month
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2014
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I'll See You in the Morning
I'll See You in the Morning
Mike Jolley
This ever-popular bedtime lullaby has been given a refreshed feel with a new cover. Children will love the lulling rhythm of the text in this bedtime companion, which is adorned with the soft brush strokes of popular Mique Moriuchi. With...
Featured in: Baby and Toddler | Bedtime Reading
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2014
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A Surprise for Tiny Mouse
A Surprise for Tiny Mouse
Petr Horacek
Tiny Mouse loves all kinds of weather. But not rain! Help Tiny Mouse explore all the weather in this sturdy board book. And, like Tiny Mouse, enjoy the final surprise at the end!
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Board book - Released: 01/08/2014
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Animal Opposites
Animal Opposites
Nicola Killen
Small hands will be tempted by this charming interactive book which reveals opposites through attractive opening flaps. Some are obvious – a big elephant and a tiny mouse – but others are more imaginative and humorous. Nicola Killen’s illustrations are...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Board book - Released: 29/08/2013
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My First Elmer Collection
My First Elmer Collection
David Mckee
Multi-coloured Elmer is everyone’s favourite elephant! This first collection of four board books includes Elmer’s Weather, Elmer’s Friends, Elmer’s Day and Elmer’s Colours. Perfect as an introduction to each topic!
Featured in: Baby and Toddler | Bath Kids Book Festival
Format: Multiple copy pack - Released: 07/08/2014
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The Slightly Annoying Elephant
The Slightly Annoying Elephant
David Walliams
Best selling author and TV star David Walliams has a gift for great jokes. There’s a ring at the door and Sam finds an elephant demanding admittance. Sam does not want the outsize intruder in his house but it turns...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Mixed media product - Released: 07/08/2014
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Strawberries are Red
Strawberries are Red
Petr Horacek
Attractively shaped pages in this easy-to-hold board book introduce the colours of all kinds of fruits including the red strawberries of the title, yellow bananas, green apples and purple grapes. A cut out at the end makes a lovely surprise...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Board book - Released: 07/12/2009
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Honk, Honk! Baa, Baa!
Honk, Honk! Baa, Baa!
Petr Horacek
A bold illustration of an animal makes every spread attractive in this flip-flap board book. ‘BAA BAA goes the sheep, OINK OINK goes the pig” - sounding out the noise each animal makes is a great activity for every time...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Board book - Released: 06/06/2013
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A New House for Mouse
A New House for Mouse
Petr Horacek
When little Mouse sees a great big red apple outside his front door he is determined to bring it in and eat it all up. But the apple is far too big to fit into Mouse’s tiny home! Mouse sets...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/04/2006
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Peck Peck Peck
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: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler | Picture Book Party
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/08/2014
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Where Do You Live Snail?
Where Do You Live Snail?
Petr Horacek
Animal homes of all kinds are introduced in the boldly coloured illustrations to this chunky board book. The little mouse lives in a hole, the fluffy bird lives in a nest in a tree. The snail carries its house around...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Board book - Released: 01/08/2014
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Silly Suzy Goose
Silly Suzy Goose
Petr Horacek
How nice it would be to be different! Silly Suzy Goose thinks of all the things other animals do and she things how much she would love to stretch like a giraffe, to splash like an elephant, to jump like...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2014
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Dinosaur Rhyme Time
Dinosaur Rhyme Time

Favourite nursery rhymes- especially ones with actions to go with them – are nicely presented on the page in this pretty edition. A perfect gift for a new baby – and their parents who will be delighted to be reminded...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/08/2014
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Baker Cat
Baker Cat
Posy Simmonds
Hurrah for the Baker’s Cat – and the mice that help him! The poor old baker’s cat is very badly treated by the mean and nasty baker and his even meaner and nastier wife! They work him to the bone...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/08/2014
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The Dinosaurs are Having a Party!
The Dinosaurs are Having a Party!
Gareth P. Jones
August 2014 Book of the Month  A rip-roaring dinosaur romp from a Blue Peter Book of the Year winner teamed up with the inimitable Garry Parsons, winner of the Red House Children's Book Award.
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler | Books of the Month
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/08/2014
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Animal Counting
Animal Counting
Petr Horacek
From one spotty giraffe to ten swimming fish the animals in this book are beautifully illustrated while the number pops up making it easy to see. The seven screeching toucans and eight furry pandas are particularly delightful.
Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/09/2012
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Puffin Peter
Puffin Peter
Petr Horacek
Shortlisted for the 2012 Kate Greenaway Medal.  The Judges said: A dramatically beautiful picture book full of movement. Layers of colour and texture capture the movement of water, and of light, and of Peter and Paul themselves. A thrilling visual adventure...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/03/2012
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Axel Scheffler's Flip Flap Safari
Axel Scheffler's Flip Flap Safari
Axel Scheffler
August 2014 Book of the Month A very silly but absolutely compelling book that will charm the whole family and in particular young toddlers as they flip and flap the pages to their hearts content and create two animals into...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler | Books of the Month
Format: Novelty book - Released: 07/08/2014
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The Mouse Who Ate the Moon
The Mouse Who Ate the Moon
Petr Horacek
A stunning and thought-provoking picture book with some clever use of cut outs and a flap. Little Mouse looks at the lovely round yellow moon and thinks how much she would love a slice of it for herself. Stepping out...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler | Picture Book Party
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/06/2014
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A Recipe for Bedtime
A Recipe for Bedtime
Peter Bently
From the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, comes a classic baby bedtime book. Baby, baby soft and sweet, almost good enough to eat! It's night-night time so come with me, and hear my bedtime recipe. A classic baby...
Featured in: Baby and Toddler | Bedtime Reading
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/08/2014
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The Fly
The Fly
Petr Horacek
Hello! It's me - the house fly. Open my book and take a look inside. There's never a dull moment. The Fly doesn't understand why people won't share their food with him, or play with him...and why do they keep...
Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/05/2011
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Animal Opposites
Animal Opposites
Petr Horacek
A beautiful book of pop-up animals which demonstrate through opening flaps simple opposites including smooth frog and prickly porcupine, slow snail and fast cheetah, heavy hippo and light butterfly. The pictures are bold and colourful and make their points clearly....
Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/09/2013
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Miffy Outdoors Sticker Scene Book
Miffy Outdoors Sticker Scene Book

With over 50 lovely stickers you can explore the outdoors with Miffy and learn all about her favourite places, then create beautiful scenes of Miffy and her friends. Perfect for any Miffy fan.  
Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers | Baby and Toddler | Miffy
Format: Novelty book - Released: 14/08/2014
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