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This Month's Featured Books

Noah's Noisy Animals
Rebecca Elliott
Rebecca Elliott tells the story of Noah's Ark with extraordinary economy and charm, capturing all the drama and the joy. On chunky board book pages we see two lovely lions, two magnificent monkeys, two brown bears, two pretty parrots, followed... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | Books for Boys
Format: Board book | Released 19/02/2016
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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 | Bedtime Reading | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 04/02/2016
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Reader ReviewedI am Bear
Ben Bailey Smith illustrated by Sav Akyuz
February 2016 MEGA Debut of the Month Rapper Doc Brown's Bear cheekily bounces his way through this simple picture book that is full of surprises. This is a Bear who enjoys playing cunning tricks on his friends. He can... Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler | Debuts of the Month | Picture Book Party
Format: Hardback | Released 04/02/2016
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Dozy Bear and the Secret of Sleep
Katie Blackburn illustrated by Richard Smythe
This book is dedicated to tired parents, grandparents and children and could prove a real godsend to them all. It's designed and written specifically to help children relax and ready themselves for a good night's sleep and uses proven techniques... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | Bedtime Reading | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 21/01/2016
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Lionheart
Richard Collingridge
This book comes with a warning: it will make you ROAR! And it will – with excitement, relief and happiness. Nightime and Richard is scared so, clutching his toy Lionheart, he runs out of his bedroom, through the streets and... Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Hardback | Released 04/02/2016
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Pip and Posy: The Big Balloon
Axel Scheffler
Best known for creating the pictures for the Gruffalo, Axel Scheffler has created a perfect story for pre-school. How can Pip's friends cheer him up when his beautiful red balloon goes POP! ? Luckily Posy comes up with a really... Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Board book | Released 04/02/2016
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Reader ReviewedThe Crocodile Under the Bed
Judith Kerr
From the creator of The Tiger Who Came to Tea comes a glorious picture book full of wonder and adventure. Matty is sick, so sick that he cant go to the Queen's birthday party with his family and friends.... Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Board book | Released 28/01/2016
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Guess How Much I Love You
Sam McBratney illustrated by Anita Jeram
Snuggle up with this brand new Guess How Much I Love You enlarged board book edition of this much-loved classic that children simply cherish. Best-selling and glorious Guess... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 02/10/2014
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Beep Beep Beep Time for Sleep!
Claire Freedman illustrated by Richard Smythe
This book will be heaven for digger devotees, and a dream come true for their parents too. A busy day on the motorway is drawing to a close: the various vehicles have been working hard – tipper truck, concrete... Featured in: 3+ readers | Bedtime Reading | Baby and Toddler
Format: Hardback | Released 11/02/2016
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Love is a Magical Feeling
David Bedford illustrated by John Butler
Love is … lots of different things in this delightful picture book: love is ‘that going out feeling when your feet are all warm in your boots', or ‘love feels like sharing a story, all tucked up and snug... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 04/02/2016
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Five Minutes' Peace
Jill Murphy
Celebrate thirty years of the Large family in this stunning anniversary edition of a modern picture book classic. There can't be a mum in the country who doesn't identify with Mrs Large, wrapped in her comfortable dressing gown, doing her... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | Bedtime Reading | 3+ readers | Picture Book Party | Free Prize Draws
Format: Paperback | Released 04/02/2016
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Legs The Tale of a Meerkat Lost and Found
Sarah J. Dodd illustrated by Giusi Capizzi
This is bright, cheery picture book has a positive and reassuring message for young children. Little Miki the meerkat needs to be tempted out of their burrow by his mother, but finds the outside world light and exciting; it's a... Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Paperback | Released 19/02/2016
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Where My Feet Go
Birgitta Sif
Panda's feet seem to have a life of their own, and take Panda for all sorts of wonderful adventures. Young readers will understand immediately that Panda and his feet are in league, and revel in the fact that when Panda... Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Paperback | Released 04/02/2016
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Pass it on
Sophy Henn
Shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize The super-talented Sophy Henn, of Where Bear? and Pom Pom the panda fame, has created a truly joyous new picture book. A little girl – in stylish capri pants and a sombrero –... Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Hardback | Released 04/02/2016
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I Want My Mum!
Tony Ross
Everyone knows the feeling: there are some days and some situations, when only Mum will do. The Little Princess has had a bad day – she spilled water on her best ever painting, banged her knee on the see-saw and... Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Paperback | Released 04/02/2016
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I Love Mum with the Very Hungry Caterpillar
Eric Carle
You may be aware that Mother's Day is fast approaching, and rather than a card or a bunch of flowers why not buy this little hardback which, full of Eric Carle's luminous, kaleidoscopic images, will fill the day with an... Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Hardback | Released 04/02/2016
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Maisy Goes to London
Lucy Cousins
Maisy makes everything fun, and here she takes young readers on a wonderful day out in London, starting at King's Cross station, taking in Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square and the National Gallery, Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London, and... Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Hardback | Released 01/02/2016
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Alfie and Mum
Shirley Hughes
This lovely book brings together two stories featuring Alfie and his mum, and both describe a special experience they share. Alfie Upstream is the story of a hot summer's day they spend walking through the country and paddling in a... Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Paperback | Released 04/02/2016
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My First Word Book About Food
Caroline Young illustrated by Marta Cabrol
Food is such an important part of family life, and this attractive book is a lovely way to teach children new words, and for them to learn about what we eat. Each page has a different theme – a colourful... Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Board book | Released 01/02/2016
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Solomon and Mortimer
Catherine Rayner
Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Month, February 2016 Award-winning illustrations by Catherine Rayner show the cheeky young crocodiles Solomon and Mortimer who love to play tricks and make surprising things happen. When they try to play a trick on the... Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler | Julia Eccleshare's Picks
Format: Hardback | Released 11/02/2016
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It's a Little Baby
Julia Donaldson illustrated by Rebecca Cobb
With a rhyming text by Gruffalo creator Julia Donaldson that is just made for reading (or singing) aloud, and illustrations by one of our most talented picture book artists, this superb board book has all the makings of a classic.... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 11/02/2016
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Giraffe on a Bicycle
Julia Woolf
Not since Mrs Armitage on Wheels has a bike ride been the occasion of such wild and inventive hilarity and excitement! Monkey finds a bicycle (actually, he pinches it – we see him do it on the endpapers) and giraffe... Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Hardback | Released 28/01/2016
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Reader ReviewedGrrrrr!
Rob Biddulph
One of our Books of the Year 2015 -Andrea Reeces's Pick of the Year 2015 Rob Biddulph's prize-winning picture book Blown Away is near perfect, and his new book Grrrrr! is too! It's the story of Fred, who is champion... Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler | 5+ readers | Free Prize Draws
Format: Paperback | Released 28/01/2016
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Blown Away
Rob Biddulph
Winner of the 2015 Waterstones Children's Book Prize A brilliant adventure for a bold Penguin who gets swept up, up and away on a brand new kite on a windy day. Penguin's original and richly-imagined adventure is beautifully told and... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | Bedtime Reading | 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 28/01/2016
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Quick Quack Quentin
Kes Gray illustrated by Jim Field
Quentin has a problem with his QUACK in this hilarious new title from the award-winning Kes Gray and the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, Jim Field. Brilliant for reading out loud and teaching children about vowels and animals. Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Hardback | Released 11/02/2016
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Last Month's Featured Books

The Bus is for Us!
Michael Rosen
Illustrated by Gillian Tyler
Former Children's Laureate Michael Rosen will delight all readers with this hugely enjoyable and easy to chant rhyming picture book. Riding a bike, going far in a car or, when...
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Room on the Broom 15th Anniversary Edition
Julia Donaldson
Illustrated by Axel Scheffler
If ever a picturebook was worth celebrating it is Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's marvellous story of the scatty witch and her animal friends, and this special edition, marking...
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Wolfie the Bunny
Ame Dyckman
Illustrated by Zachariah OHora
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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We're Going on a Bear Hunt Buggy Book
Michael Rosen
Illustrated by Helen Oxenbury
You're never too young for the brilliance of a book such as We're Going on a Bear Hunt. Walker Books have taken Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury's classic picture...
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I'll Wait, Mr Panda
Steve Antony
Steve Antony's Mr Panda is back in another visual treat with a strong theme of patience. Mr Panda is making a big surprise. What is it? The animals must wait...
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The Last Book Before Bedtime
Nicola O'Byrne
It might be the most important story of the day, but in Nicola O'Byrne's witty book the telling of the last book before bedtime is hijacked completely by the characters....
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Baby's Very First Play Book Animal Words
Fiona Watt
Illustrated by Stella Baggott
There's a great deal to spot and name in this bright, attractive book. Woodland creatures, minibeasts, underwater creatures, farm and jungle animals are all featured in vibrant illustrations and clearly...
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The King Cat
Marta Altes
This is the perfect book for anyone who shares their house with a cat (or indeed a new sibling). In lively, varied double page spreads Cat describes his life...
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Love...
Emma Dodd
Join little rabbit and his mummy as they spend a glorious sunny day together in the meadow. Little rabbit finds love everywhere, but knows that a mummy's love is always...
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Count with Maisy, Cheep, Cheep, Cheep!
Lucy Cousins
Smiling, cheerful, independent, no wonder toddlers everywhere love Maisy, and she makes all early learning experiences fun and exciting. This story sees her helping Mummy Hen find her ten chicks,...
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Pass it on
Sophy Henn
Shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize The super-talented Sophy Henn, of Where Bear? and Pom Pom the panda fame, has created a truly joyous new picture book. A little...
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Giraffe on a Bicycle
Julia Woolf
Not since Mrs Armitage on Wheels has a bike ride been the occasion of such wild and inventive hilarity and excitement! Monkey finds a bicycle (actually, he pinches it –...
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