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Books of the Month

Reader ReviewedI Can Only Draw Worms
Will Mabbitt
February 2017 Book of the Month Will Mabbitt has created a counting book and picture book like no other. Though his subject is worms, generally regarded as rather boring, this book dazzles, and not just because of the day-glo brightness... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 26/01/2017
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A Busy Day for Birds
Lucy Cousins
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month | February 2017 Book of the Month Best-selling Lucy Cousins‘s boldly drawn birds inspire the imagination as she illustrates the wonderful things that different kinds of birds can do. Lively, colourful birds fill each... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 02/02/2017
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Flip Flap Dogs
Nikki Dyson
February 2017 Book of the Month Open the book and turn its divided pages carefully, top and bottom half together, and you'll discover bright pages of favourite dogs, each with its own jolly descriptive poem. But, for more fun, flip... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 02/02/2017
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Norton and Alpha
Kristyna Litten
February 2017 Book of the Month A sweet, comical tale about little robots, Norton and Alpha will make children look at the world around them with new eyes. Norton lives in a desolate place surrounded by derelict factories and heaps... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 09/02/2017
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Other Featured Books this Month

Edie
Sophy Henn
Marvellously independent, confident and full of optimism, little Edie strides across the pages of this lovely book and straight into readers' hearts. In bright, busy scenes we see her helping her family by waking everyone up nice and early, organising... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/02/2017
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Lionheart
Richard Collingridge
Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award 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... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/02/2017
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Life is Magic
Meg McLaren
The rabbits have taken over the magic show in this funny, original new picture book. Famous magician Monsieur Lapin has a huge troupe of bunny assistants, but Houdini is his rock, taking care of everything from the after-show treats to... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/02/2017
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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 the pig lives in a nice home in a field.... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 02/02/2017
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Love...
Emma Dodd
Love … is that very special relationship between parent and child, touchingly expressed through words and pictures in this thoroughly delightful picture book. From sunrise to sunset, a little rabbit and a big rabbit spend every minute together, ‘happy as... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 12/01/2017
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My Mum is Fantastic
Nick Butterworth
All mums are fantastic, and all children will recognise that their own mum is just like the smiling super-woman who can do amazing things in Nick Butterworth's story: she can mend anything, tells the most exciting stories, can balance on... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 02/02/2017
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Pom Pom Gets the Grumps
Sophy Henn
Poor Pom Pom is having a bad day – he can't find his blanky, his baby brother has his favourite toy, even his breakfast is soggy. Everyone at school is having fun but Pom Pom just can't shake off his... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 02/02/2017
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Pom Pom the Champion
Sophy Henn
In Pom Pom Sophy Henn has created another endearing little character all parents and children will recognise. After beating his mummy at a board game, Pom Pom decides he likes being the winner, and that from now on he'll win... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/09/2015
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Where Bear?
Sophy Henn
Shortlisted for the Waterstone's Best Illustrated Book 2015 Friendship is celebrated in Sophy Henn's heart-warming and visually stunning picture book. Boy and bear are best friends, but the boy realises that the bear is getting just ‘too big and bearish'... Featured in: 3+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/02/2015
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Odd Dog Out
Rob Biddulph
Odd Dog Out has all the qualities that made Blown Away and Grrrrr! so popular with critics and readers! The pages - filled with dazzling displays of stylishly-dressed dogs on the move – are simply wonderful to look at; there's... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 26/01/2017
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Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown
This classic children's book looks wonderful in its new edition and has lost none of its effectiveness as a book to lull children to sleep. As he snuggles down in bed, a little rabbit quietly and methodically says goodnight to... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 26/01/2017
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When 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: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 26/01/2017
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Peep Inside a Fairy Tale Beauty and the Beast
Anna Milbourne
One of the very best-loved fairy tales is made especially appealing in this dainty 3D version. Young readers are invited into the Beast's palace through intricately die-cut pages; flaps take us in further, dolls house like, or reveal the Beast... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 01/02/2017
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Pairs: Underwater
Smriti Prasadam-Halls
‘Explore a world where water shimmers, see a land where treasure glimmers'. This hugely appealing board book takes readers down to the seaside for a lift-the-flap memory game. Bright, busy pages are full of seashore plants and creatures from the... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 02/02/2017
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Pairs: In the Garden
Smriti Prasadam-Halls
Pairs! In the garden offers a memory game, an interactive information book and a very attractive picture book all in one. Busy, bright spreads introduce readers to mini-beasts, inviting them in sprightly rhyme to ‘explore a world of flowers and... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 02/02/2017
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Mr Bunny's Chocolate Factory
Elys Dolan
There are jokes galore in Elys Dolan's brilliant new picture book and they'll make readers of all ages crack up! Mr Bunny is a tough boss: while he's in his office keeping a close eye on the profits, his chicken... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/02/2017
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Croc? What Croc?
Sam Williams
‘He's behind you!' stories never fail to entertain and there's lots of fun to be had in this bright, attractive picture book. Little Fluff is on his way to meet a friend for a picnic. As he strolls along the... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/02/2017
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Bing Something for Mummy
Ted Dewan
One of the many wonderful things about Bing is the way his toddler view of the world is so accurately represented and will be so familiar to parents. In this story Bing has decided to do something nice for Mummy.... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 26/01/2017
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Bing Bing Loves Flop
Ted Dewan
Bing's world is full of love and this heart-shaped board book demonstrates all the ways in which he loves his carer Flop. Bing loves how Flop can be silly and funny, but still always knows just what to do if... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 29/12/2016
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15 Things Not to Do with a Granny
Margaret McAllister
This could quite possibly be the loveliest, happiest book about families published all year! It's full of invaluable advice for grandchildren on how to make sure every granny is a happy granny. Don't for example put leftover spaghetti in her... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/02/2017
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Love is My Favourite Thing A Plumdog Story
Emma Chichester Clark
Plum has lots of favourite things: catching sticks, her bear, her bed - but really LOVE is her absolute favourite thing. She loves her family, and they love her. But trouble loves Plum too; sometimes she just can't help doing... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 02/02/2017
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Last Month's Featured Books

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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Hiccups!
Holly Sterling
If this exuberant story doesn't have toddlers jumping for sheer joy, then it's hard to know what will! Ruby and Oscar are playing their favourite game when suddenly ‘Hic!' Oscar...
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Picken Mix and Match the Farm Animals!
Mary Murphy
January 2017 Book of the Month Mix and match the split pages of this ingenious board book to make your own amazing farmyard creatures! So whether it's a Picken or...
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This is a Serious Book
Jodie Parachini
January 2017 Debut of the Month | The opening lines are clear: this is a serious book, nothing silly is allowed. Hmmm. Try telling that to the donkey who appears...
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Elmer: Elephant Colours
David McKee
Elmer is one of the most distinctive and easily recognisable characters in children's books and here he and his friends provide the very youngest readers with a perfect introduction to...
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Elmer: Hello, Animals!
David McKee
Who better than Elmer the elephant and his creator David McKee to introduce children to wild animals? This sturdy little board book features a parade of Elmer's friends in vivid,...
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The Crayons' Book of Colours
Drew Daywalt
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month January 2017 The different coloured crayons all have fun colouring in appropriately. Red crayon colours strawberries, hearts, a fire engine and...
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The Crayons' Book of Numbers
Drew Daywalt
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month January 2017 Counting from 1-10 is fun in this attractive board book filled with action from the delightful Crayons, the stars...
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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...
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This is the Kiss
Claire Harcup
A big bear and a little bear are getting ready for bedtime – a process with lots of lovely stages. They wave goodbye to their snowman, hold hands for the...
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Reader Reviewed I am Bear
Ben Bailey Smith
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...
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I Love You
Clemency Pearce
The power of those three little words ‘I love you' are celebrated on every page of this joyful, reassuring board book. A variety of little woodland animals encounter the sorts...
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I'll Love You Always
Mark Sperring
The passage of time and the everlasting nature of a parent's love for a child are intertwined in this charming picture book. Big Mouse answers Little Mouse's question ‘how long...
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Love You Hoo
Rachel Bright
Little Owl is snuggling down for the night, tucked up warm and safe, but first Big Owl has something important to say. In a series of funny, charming illustrations of...
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Edie
Sophy Henn
Marvellously independent, confident and full of optimism, little Edie strides across the pages of this lovely book and straight into readers' hearts. In bright, busy scenes we see her helping...
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More Featured Books

Elmer and the Flood
David McKee
Rain or no rain, Elmer is going for a walk. After being cooped up in a cave with his herd, he longs for a bit of fresh air and some...
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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...
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Elmer's Christmas
David McKee
Elmer is in charge of the young elephants in this special adventure, taking them up out of the jungle to find a Christmas tree. They have great fun decorating it...
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Gordon's Great Escape
Sue Hendra
November 2016 Book of the Month Hurrah for Gordon the Balloon! Gordon's life story, including time at balloon-school learning just what a balloon does, his first true love whose pets...
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Owl Bat Bat Owl
Marie Louise Fitzpatrick
One of our Books of the Year 2016 | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month October 2016 Full of wit and warmth, this is a joyful wordless picture book....
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Dear Zoo Book and Story Blocks
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...
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Imaginary Fred
Eoin Colfer
One of our Books of the Year 2016 | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month October 2016 There are so many adjectives you could use to describe this book - extraordinary, dazzling, original,...
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We're Going on a Bear Hunt
Michael Rosen
A signed, limited edition of the classic chant-aloud by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury. The perfect gift for brave hunters and bear-lovers everywhere! Fantastic, cumulative adventure as a family cheerfully...
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Danny McGee Drinks the Sea
Andy Stanton
December 2016 Book of the Month Andy Stanton, that maestro of absurdity, teams up with Neal Layton, an illustrator who also has a direct line to preposterousness, to create a...
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Horrible Bear!
Ame Dyckman
This clever, funny story about anger and apology is anything but horrible! A little girl is furious when a bear breaks her kite – ‘Horrible Bear!' she yells. Readers can...
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Maisy's Christmas Presents
Lucy Cousins
Maisy is the perfect Christmas guest, guaranteed to bring smiles and happiness wherever she goes. Naturally she's bought presents for all her friends and little hands can open them on...
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Where is Santa's Beard? A Novelty Lift-the-Flap Book
Jean Leroy
Poor old Santa! It's his busiest day of the year but he's left standing in his vest and boxers, minus his beard! Where can it be, and who's got it?...
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The Zoomers' Handbook
Ana De Moraes
December 2016 Debut of the Month | One of our Books of the Year 2016 | Shortlisted for the Sheffield Children's Book Award and longlisted for the Klaus Flugge Prize....
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The Storm Whale
Benji Davies
A beautiful slipcase edition of The Storm Whale and The Storm Whale in Winter from the award-winning author and illustrator Benji Davies. Follow Noi's story in these poignant and moving...
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Dinosaur Roar! Single Sound Board Book
Henrietta Stickland
Dinosaur roar, dinosaur squeak! This fabulous rhyming book of opposites is deservedly recognised as a classic and this new edition comes complete with a fantastic dinosaur sound. A herd of...
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Goodnight World
Debi Gliori
It's hard to think of a more perfect bedtime book than Goodnight World. The sun is going down and the world is getting ready to go to sleep. ‘Goodnight' says...
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Wolves
Emily Gravett
One of our Books of the Year 2016 | Celebrating 10th Anniversary of Wolves! Rabbit borrows a book about wolves from the library. He can't put it down! But soon...
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Guess How Much I Love You
Sam McBratney
A unique shimmering hardback edition of an internationally bestselling classic. Best-selling and glorious Guess How Much I Love...
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Merry Christmas, Blue Kangaroo!
Emma Chichester Clark
A heart warming festive story featuring Lily and her much-loved toy, Blue Kangaroo, from award-winning and renowned illustrator, Emma Chichester Clark. Lovereading4kids review to follow.
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Guess How Much I Love You
Sam McBratney
A delightful version of the bestselling picture book which lets you piece together just how much Big and Little Nutbrown Hare love each other with this jigsaw-edition of this much...
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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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