Books for Babies and Toddlers Books for Babies and Toddlers

The best selection of books for babies and toddlers.

This Month's Featured Books

Oi Dog! Board Book
Kes Gray, Claire Gray
Shortlisted for the UKLA 2018 Book Award | Winner of the Children's Book Award 2017 - Books for Younger Children Category All fans of rhymes will love the witty and simple words in Oi Dog!. The rule says Dogs sit... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 09/03/2017
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Oi Frog! Sound Book
Kes Gray
A hilarious sound book edition of the bestselling Oi Frog! A sound book of the bestselling Oi Frog! with brilliant rhyming read-aloud text, jam-packed with animals and silliness, from the award-winning Kes Gray and Jim Field. Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Board book | Released 05/04/2018
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A Hebridean Alphabet
Debi Gliori
Award-winning author and illustrator Debi Gliori obviously loves the Hebrides and shows readers just what is so special about these rugged islands in this beautiful picture book. In the guise of an alphabet book she takes readers exploring in the... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/04/2018
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My First MOG 123
Judith Kerr
Join everyone's favourite pet, and learn to count with MOG! Mog is the forgetful cat that everybody loves, and now you can learn to count with her in this brand new book for very young readers. Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/04/2018
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Reader ReviewedWhen 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 and he looks different too: his clothes don't fit very... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/04/2018
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Baby's Very First Playbook Body Words
Fiona Watt
Babies and toddlers will love following the fingertrails, peeping through the holes and exploring the cut-out shapes on every page. Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Board book | Released 05/04/2018
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Count with Little Fish
Lucy Cousins
What a gorgeous counting book! Lucy Cousins' boldly drawn fish and equally colourful numbers are wonderfully eye-catching and the accompanying rhyming text is lots of fun to read and repeat. The fish come in all shapes, sizes, colours and patterns... Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Board book | Released 05/04/2018
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Sophie Johnson: Unicorn Expert
Morag Hood
Anyone who shares their house with a unicorn or unicorn fan needs a copy of this lovely picture book. Little Sophie Johnson is a self-confessed unicorn expert. She has 17 – though it's amazing what or who can be turned... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/04/2018
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The Hole Story
Paul Bright
Holes generally get a bad press – after all they're the last thing you want to find in a sock, pair of knickers, bag, bucket or boat! Perhaps this delightful book will win them some friends. Hamish and Hermione Hole... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/04/2018
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ABC See and say all the letters of the alphabet
Aino-Maija Metsola
Sophisticated and stylish, this new board book will do more than teach children their A, B, C. Aino-Maija Metsola's bold colours, geometric shapes and strong lines really catch the eye, letters and objects standing out vividly. The illustrations are chic... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 05/04/2018
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Zebra's Colours
Fiona Watt
Another excellent first concepts book from Usborne. A little zebra daydreams about being different colours, pink like Flamingo, green like Crocodile, or even a multi-coloured combination of all, before deciding that black and white is best for playing hide and... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 05/04/2018
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Reader ReviewedShapes, Colours, Numbers
Dario Zeruto
Wow, what a clever, inspired way to teach shapes, colours, numbers. Contained in a neat, white slipcase is a sturdy board book, split down the middle, boldly coloured shapes on left and right hand sides, from one red square (divided... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 21/02/2018
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Reader ReviewedWhat the Ladybird Heard
Julia Donaldson
Bestselling author Julia Donaldson and illustrator Lydia Monks have teamed up for another brilliant picture book. Right in the farmyard among all the noisy animals with their MOOs!... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 22/03/2018
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Reader ReviewedWhat the Ladybird Heard Next
Julia Donaldson
Best-selling duo Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks have gone back to the farmyard for a second adventure featuring the clever and resourceful ladybird! This time thieves Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len are out to steal the fat red hen. Luckily... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 22/03/2018
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Reader ReviewedWhat the Ladybird Heard on Holiday
Julia Donaldson
Award-winning duo Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks have created a brilliant new adventure for the clever Ladybird, star of What the Ladybird Heard. The Ladybird's old adversaries, Lanky... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 22/03/2018
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Last Month's Featured Books

We're Going on a Bear Hunt
Michael Rosen
This is the 25th anniversary board book edition of this bestselling title which well-deserves its classic status. It has become the staple of pre-school life across the globe. Told in...
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That's not my chick...
Fiona Watt
One of our special picks for Mothering Sunday The That's Not My … series continues to lead the touch-feely field, consistently producing rewarding books for the very youngest. From the...
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With My Mummy
James Brown
One of our special picks for Mothering Sunday The ahhh-factor is at its highest setting in this sweet but sturdy little board book. On each page a different mummy and...
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The Lost Penguin
Claire Freedman
March 2018 Book of the Month | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month March 2018 A story of friendship and empathy, of escape and return, or teamwork and reconciliation, this picture...
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Catch That Egg!
Lucy Rowland
Floppit the boingy bunny will win the hearts of young readers, who will identify completely with his boundless energy; they'll laugh too at the exasperation and weariness shown by the...
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We're Going on an Egg Hunt
Laura Hughes
This very appealing board book puts a cheeky spin on the favourite We're Going on a Bear Hunt rhyme. A family of rabbits set off on an egg hunt, finding...
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Rose's Red Boots
Maura Finn
March 2018 Book of the Month | Rose and her dog Banjo are heading off for a day of adventures flying Rose's kite. Rose's bright red boots splash through streams,...
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Splish, Splash, Ducky!
Lucy Cousins
March 2018 Book of the Month | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month March 2018 A watery celebration for a little duckling who loves the rain! Lucy Cousins' bold and brightly...
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Reader Reviewed Erik the Lone Wolf
Sarah Finan
March 2018 Debut of the Month A huge story is packed into this striking and thoroughly involving picture book. Erik is one of the youngest members of his wolf pack...
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Great Bunny Bakes
Ellie Snowdon
March 2018 Debut of the Month A lovely story about cake, fair-play and making friends. Meet Quentin, a wolf with an unusual talent - he loves to bake. Cinammon buns,...
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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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The Tiger Who Came to Tea
Judith Kerr
Share in fifty years of magic... The classic story of Sophie and her extraordinary teatime guest is loved by millions of children and was first published fifty years ago. Now...
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Alone Together
Clayton Junior
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month March 2018 There are many books of opposites, none like this. Opposites – big, small; messy, tidy; loud, quiet – are illustrated via vivid,...
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Beetle in the Bathroom
Brian Moses
The insects have well and truly taken over the bathroom in Brian Moses and Sonia Holleyman's lively, satisfying picture book. You won't believe the things you'll hear - an earwig...
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Imagine
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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Patrick and the President
Ryan Tubridy
The heady excitement of President Kennedy's visit to Ireland in 1963 is brought vividly to life in this account by Ryan Tubridy and illustrator P J Lynch. Patrick and his...
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Triangle
Mac Barnett
Brilliant and hilarious, award-winning Jon Klassen and Mac Barnett's Triangle is the gem of a book. Spare and sophisticated at one and the same time it tells how Triangle plays...
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Peter Rabbit The Movie: Sticker Activity Book
Frederick Warne
The mischievous, adventurous Peter Rabbit is hopping into cinemas for the first time ever on 16th March. This pawsome sticker activity book is based on the major new movie. Featuring...
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Spot's Easter Surprise
Eric Hill
A seasonal Spot adventure for Easter. Join loveable puppy, Spot, for an Easter story in this cased board book - perfect for little hands. Spot has fun with his friends...
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More Featured Books

I Love You, Stick Insect
Chris Naylor-Ballesteros
One of our special picks for Valentine's Day Children will laugh themselves breathless at the massive display of misplaced adoration in this zany, original picture book; adults might regard it...
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Reader Reviewed A Lion Is a Lion
Polly Dunbar
February 2018 Picture Book of the Month All lions are fierce, right? Well, maybe, just maybe, this Lion – so well dressed and polite and charming – isn't too fierce...
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Reader Reviewed The Detective Dog
Julia Donaldson
A celebration of dogs and books alike, Julia Donaldson employs typically sparkling rhyme to tell the story of Peter – a very nice child though he could have been neater...
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Love from the Moomins

One of our special picks for Valentine's Day This beautiful little book from the Moomins is the perfect way to say 'I love you!'. Our Special Valentine's Day Picks
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Maisy Goes to the Bookshop
Lucy Cousins
Loveable Maisy's visit to a bookshop gives her a taste of the magic of stories. In book after book she finds a wonderful story. There seem to be books about...
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I Love You, Little One
Holly Surplice
One guinea pig mummy loves her little one so much more than she can say. As they spend a fun-filled day together - painting, reading, baking and sharing a very...
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A Little Paper Caper
Oliver Jeffers
A thrilling tale of mystery, crime, a forest, paper planes and a bear who wanted to win! A specially adapted board book edition of Oliver Jeffers' original whodunit The Great...
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Me and My Grandma
Alison Ritchie
One of our special picks for Mothering Sunday Little Bear loves to explore with Grandma! Together they climb trees, splash in puddles and catch fish for their tea. If only...
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Books Always Everywhere
Jane Blatt
A joyful celebration of the physical book in all its glory! For the very young, books can be anything from a chair, a tower, to a hat but the best...
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A Squash and a Squeeze 25th Anniversary Edition
Julia Donaldson
Celebrate twenty-five years of this much loved classic with this special anniversary edition. Julia Donaldson writes...A Squash and a Squeeze started its life as a song on BBC Children's Television.The...
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Peep Inside The Sea
Anna Milbourne
There's so much for very young children to discover when they peep inside the sea in the pages of this excellent board book. Each page features a different ocean scene,...
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Something for Mummy
Ted Dewan
One of our special picks for Mothering Sunday One of the many wonderful things about Bing is the way his toddler view of the world is so accurately represented and...
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Guess How Much I Love You
Sam McBratney
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month February 2018 | One of our special picks for Mothering Sunday A delightful gift set with a board book and 24 baby cards to...
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A Busy Day for Birds
Lucy Cousins
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month February 2018 Best-selling Lucy Cousins‘s boldly drawn birds inspire the imagination as she illustrates the wonderful things that different kinds of birds can...
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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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Fluffywuffy
Simon Puttock
When an annoying guest comes to stay at Mr Moot's house, his pet, Fluffywuffy, has a snappy solution.
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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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