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The best selection of books for babies and toddlers.

This Month's Featured Books

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 doing different yoga poses, always with a parent or adult... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 31/05/2018
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Reader ReviewedGoodnight 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 begin to fall into a deep sleep….All except Little Bear... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 07/06/2018
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Roald Dahl's Opposites
Roald Dahl
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month June 2018 Day and Night, Big and Small, Hungry and Full - learn your opposites with the Enormous Crocodile! With lots of flaps for busy little hands, this sturdy board book is the... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 14/06/2018
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Roald Dahl's 1 2 3
Roald Dahl
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month June 2018 Count from 1 to 10 with the Enormous Crocodile! With one big flap and an ENORMOUS surprise, this sturdy board book is perfect for little hands. A brilliant introduction to the... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 14/06/2018
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Elmer's Friends
David McKee
Elmer introduces his friends and more in this bright, user-friendly board book. He's the brightest, giraffe is the tallest, snake is the longest – it's a great way to learn important first concepts and to develop children's vocabulary and understanding... Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Board book | Released 07/06/2018
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Elmer's Colours
David McKee
Who better than friendly, lovable Elmer to introduce the very young to first concepts. Learning colours is lots of fun with Elmer, who is himself of course an irresistible patchwork and so vibrant that just looking at him gladdens the... Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Board book | Released 07/06/2018
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Amazing Machines First Numbers
Tony Mitton
Counting from one to ten is great fun with this jolly, carefully thought-out board book. There's just one line of text on each page, short but interesting with some nicely onomatopoeic language (tractors chugging, fire trucks rumbling). This describes the... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 17/05/2018
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I Want My Dad!
Tony Ross
We're used to the Little Princess behaving badly, but this new story shows a different side to her, and is surprisingly tender. She's proud of her dad, the king, but still wishes he could do things the other dads in... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 03/05/2018
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Reader Reviewed5 Wild Numbers
Bella Gomez
Wow! Bright pages depicting animals in gorgeous jungle illustrations house die-cut numbers from one to five. Each number has a sliding disc enabling little fingers to follow the arrows, move the disc and trace the shape of the number while... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 17/05/2018
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Frog Hops Off!
Lydia Monks
Lydia Monks' new series is perfect for little children particularly those just starting nursery or reception. Frog is the star of this story which recounts his adventures on the school trip. He's a very bouncy character and is so excited... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 14/06/2018
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Bug Bear
Patricia Hegarty
‘Down in the forest as Bear had a doze/ A small stripy bug came and sat on his nose', and so Bear's troubles begin. He really doesn't want to become home to this troublesome, if extremely cheerful and friendly bug.... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 14/06/2018
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Amazing Machines First Words
Tony Mitton
This large format board book with its clever round tabs is a great first book to share with pre-school age children. Ten spreads take us to various locations – city, farm, airport and more. In each picture there are bright... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 17/05/2018
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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 features one object, one letter, one word, yet each is... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 28/06/2018
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Gary's Banana Drama
Jane Massey
There's plenty of drama and lots of surprises too in Jane Massey's delightfully nutty picture book. Gary loves bananas, he loves them so much that on the day that something bad happens, and there are no bananas to be found,... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 31/05/2018
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Big Box Little Box
Caryl Hart
Shortlisted for the 2018 Klaus Flugge Prize | Colour and detail in Underwood's book are both very pleasing indeed; graphically it is a stand-out picture book with superb use of colour and composition. There's a slight sense of Lynley Dodd... Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Paperback | Released 10/08/2017
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Play
Jez Alborough
Bobo the chimp is back in this perfect picture book for every little monkey that doesn't want to go to bed yet! Lovereading Review to follow. Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/06/2018
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Baby on Board
Allan Ahlberg
Once, many years ago, there was a baby, in his pram, with his sisters and their sandwiches and lemonade and toys . . . Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Hardback | Released 07/06/2018
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Last Month's Featured Books

Elmer and the Lost Teddy Board Book
David McKee
The Elmer books are stunning to look at, with their jewel-like colours and fabulous jungle scenes, but they teach children about kindness, acceptance and generosity too. You don't have to...
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My First Elmer
David McKee
May 2018 Book of the Month | All children should grow up with Elmer and this abridged version...
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Reader Reviewed Cannonball Coralie and the Lion
Grace Easton
May 2018 Debut of the Month Funky and thoroughly contemporary in feel, though simultaneously acknowledging classic children's illustration, Cannonball Coralie and the Lion is an exciting story, beautifully told. Coralie...
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The Tickle Test
Kathryn White
Two little lab-coated mice set out to find out the best way to tickle (sending their mice assistants in to do the actual tickling). Their subjects include a giraffe, bear,...
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My First Colours

Popular children's characters the Twirlywoos make learning to recognise and name colours fun and enjoyable. This sturdy board book, just the right size for little hands, shows them having an...
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We Wear Pants
Katie Abey
Pandas wearing pants? Surely not! And what about wombats wearing wellies, sloths in socks, or even giraffes wearing scarves? Whatever you do today...don't forget to get dressed! This absolutely hilarious...
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A Perfect Day
Lane Smith
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month May 2018 | Longlisted for the UKLA 2018 Book Award Award winning Lane Smith celebrates the simple delights of Cat who loves the...
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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...
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Hello, Mr World
Michael Foreman
The future of the world is in our children's hands says this beautiful and sensitive picture book. ‘Let's be doctors' say two little children in front of a dressing up...
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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...
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar's Sound Book
Eric Carle
This is a much-loved classic, but as relevant today as it was when first published in 1969. Now available in this sound-book format so you can actually listen to the...
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Where Is Little Fish?
Lucy Cousins
Gorgeous to look at, this delightful lift-the-flap book is great to share with the very young. With her strong, simple colours and bold line, Lucy Cousins' fish and underwater creatures...
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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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