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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
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/08/2014
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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
Format: Novelty book - Released: 07/08/2014
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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 | Illustrator of the Month
Format: Board book - Released: 01/08/2014
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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 | Illustrator of the Month | Picture Book Party
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/06/2014
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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 | Illustrator of the Month
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 | Illustrator of the Month
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 | Illustrator of the Month
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 | Illustrator of the Month
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 | Illustrator of the Month
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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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 | Illustrator of the Month
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 | Illustrator of the Month
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/03/2012
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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 | Illustrator of the Month
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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I Spy With My Little Eye
I Spy With My Little Eye
Edward Gibbs
A simple I-spy with die-cut holes so little ones can spy through the page and guess the animal. Dramatic bold illustrations focus on a single colour and each page also includes a helpful factual clue about the animal. This is...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Board book - Released: 01/02/2014
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Upside Down Babies
Upside Down Babies
Jeanne Willis
A delicious joke which sees all kinds of babies ending up with all kinds of parents who are not their own! When the world tips…the grass-chewing cow gets a meat-eating lion cub, the super-fast cheetah gets a sloth for a...
Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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Cat and Dog
Cat and Dog
Michael Foreman
Cats and dogs fight, don’t they? Not in this touching story by award-winning Michael Foreman. When a mother cat gets swept off in the fish van her three little kittens worry about how they will manage on their own. But...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/07/2014
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A Big Day for Migs
A Big Day for Migs
Jo Hodgkinson
Shy Migs begins school worrying about how he will ever have the courage to join in. Perhaps dressing up will help him? Donning a hat, a cloak and some boots Migs transformers himself into a super-hero. Now he doesn’t mind...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/07/2014
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Bluebird
Bluebird
Bob Staake
July 2014 Book of the Month  Echoes of the classic story of The Red Balloon shape this stunning wordless picture book. When a bluebird befriends a lonely boy playing out in a city park after school he brings hope and...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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Pirate Stories for Little Children
Pirate Stories for Little Children

This brightly illustrated book will be sure to keep young buccaneers entertained with colourful adventures of buried treasure, pesky parrots, hungry sharks, and lots more and suitable for reading aloud to toddlers and young children or for older children to...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/07/2014
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Baby's Very First Touchy-Feely Fingertrail Play Book
Baby's Very First Touchy-Feely Fingertrail Play Book
Fiona Watt
Babies will be mesmerised by the bright pictures and tactile trails as in this vibrant board book.  Each page is specially designed to be visually stimulating with bright, eye-catching illustrations and lots to look at. ***Note that the extract...
Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Board book - Released: 01/07/2014
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Miffy and the New Baby
Miffy and the New Baby
Dick Bruna
This highly desirable, collectible classic series has been updated for a new generation by award-winning poet, Tony Mitton. Miffy has a sibling and it's a little strange...Will mama bunny still love her?  A lovely book that's full of reassurance. Small, square...
Featured in: Baby and Toddler | Miffy
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/05/2014
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Miffy's Birthday
Miffy's Birthday
Dick Bruna
Small, square and always with a robust, hardback cover, Dick Bruna’s iconic picture books about the little white bunny called Miffy, have been treasured by millions of British households since they were first published in the UK in the early...
Featured in: Baby and Toddler | Bath Kids Book Festival | Miffy
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/05/2014
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I Love You, Too!
I Love You, Too!
Michael Foreman
Award-winning picture book creator, Michael Foreman celebrates the love between a father and child in this endearing bedtime story from this twice Kate Greenaway Medal Winner. Little Bear takes dad on a journey around all his favourite things and adventures...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler | Bedtime Reading
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/05/2014
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Miffy at the Zoo
Miffy at the Zoo
Dick Bruna
A pair of parrots, a zebra and a kangaroo - these are just some of the animals Miffy sees for the first time at the zoo!  A perfect companion to a trip to the zoo. Small, square and always with a...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler | Miffy
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/02/2014
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Miffy's Garden
Miffy's Garden
Dick Bruna
How do flowers grow? What can Miffy do to help? Miffy experiences the pleasures of gardening for the first time... Small, square and always with a robust, hardback cover, Dick Bruna’s iconic picture books about the little white bunny called Miffy,...
Featured in: Baby and Toddler | Miffy
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/05/2014
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Eric Carle
A soft cloth book with bright, colourful pictures that can make snuggle-time extra special. 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...
Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Rag book - Released: 05/06/2014
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My Daddy Says
My Daddy Says

The second title in a new series about special relationships in the lives of little children. A soft and gentle take on family life and relationships that perfectly captures the humour and impulsive nature of family life, and those people...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Board book - Released: 08/05/2014
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Teddy Bedtime
Teddy Bedtime
Georgie Birkett
Award-winning illustrator Georgie Birkett makes bedtime with the teddies charming as they jump and play and sing as they get ready for bed. A glossy board book with bright images, this will help to make bedtime rituals fun.
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler | Bedtime Reading
Format: Board book - Released: 01/05/2014
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Miffy on Holiday!
Miffy on Holiday!
Dick Bruna
Meet Miffy - a lovable little bunny who likes to discover the wonder in everyday things. Miffy and her parents are going on holiday to the seaside. Join Miffy as she packs her suitcase, stays in her first holiday home...
Featured in: Baby and Toddler | Miffy
Format: Novelty book - Released: 22/05/2014
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Axel Scheffler Rhyming Stories Katie the Kitten and Lizzy the Lamb
Axel Scheffler Rhyming Stories Katie the Kitten and Lizzy the Lamb
Axel Scheffler
Two fun rhyming stories in one beautiful book - from the illustrator of the Gruffalo. These rhyming stories are beautifully illustrated by the award-winning Axel Scheffler - with lots of details that children will love to spot. Also available in this...
Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Board book - Released: 05/06/2014
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Lunchtime
Lunchtime
Rebecca Cobb
June 2014 Book of the Month   Winner of the Waterstones Best Children's Picture Book 2013 and Shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2013       Acclaimed new illustrator Rebecca Cobb injects the unexpected into this pleasingly imaginative and un-preachy...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Board book - Released: 05/06/2014
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Miffy at the Gallery
Miffy at the Gallery
Dick Bruna
A great way to introduce young children to the modern art world. Simplifies forms of modern art to toddlers while retaining a child's sense of wonderment. A lovely read for children and parents alike. Small, square and always with a robust,...
Featured in: Baby and Toddler | Miffy
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/02/2014
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Miffy's Play Date
Miffy's Play Date
Dick Bruna
Meet Miffy - a lovable little bunny who likes to discover the wonder in everyday things. Miffy has invited her friend Grunty over for a play date. Join Miffy and Grunty as they take turns, share and cooperate their way...
Featured in: Baby and Toddler | Miffy
Format: Novelty book - Released: 27/02/2014
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Miffy Dress-up Colouring and Sticker Book
Miffy Dress-up Colouring and Sticker Book

Meet Miffy - a lovable little bunny who likes to find the wonder in everyday things. From going to the zoo, looking at the art gallery, or visiting Grandma and Grandpa Bunny, your little one can colour in the perfect...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler | Miffy
Format: Novelty book - Released: 27/02/2014
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Miffy
Miffy
Dick Bruna
Mr and Mrs Bunny have always wanted a little baby bunny. When they finally have a special one called Miffy all of their friends cannot wait to meet her. Award-winning UK poet, Tony Mitton, has worked closely with Dick Bruna's...
Featured in: Baby and Toddler | Miffy
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/02/2014
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