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The best selection of books for babies and toddlers.

Books of the Month

Play
Jez Alborough
July 2017 Book of the Month 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: Hardback | Released 06/07/2017
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Other Featured Books this Month

Wolfie's Secret
Nicola Senior
July 2017 Debut of the Month Wolfie is no ordinary wolf, he has a secret: Wolfie likes baking. Because everyone knows wolves are meant to be growly, fierce and mean, he keeps his baking a secret, or tries to. But... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/07/2017
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That is Actually My Blanket, Baby!
Angie Morgan
As the mother of a child who refused to be separated ever from a much-loved ‘blankie', this story struck a real chord, and I know I won't be alone in that. Bella goes everywhere and does everything with her blanket,... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 13/07/2017
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What the Ladybird Heard and Other Stories CD
Julia Donaldson
Four favourite stories from Julian Donaldson and Lydia Monks are included on this cd together. Ideal listening for long car journeys! A review for What the Ladybird Heard: Bestselling author Julia Donaldson and illustrator Lydia Monks have teamed... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Other book format | Released 13/07/2017
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Dinosaur Stomp! The Triceratops
Jeanne Willis
‘Deep in the rainforest, far from the swamp, lived a grumpy Triceratops, Dinosaur Stomp'. So begins this immensely appealing bit of dinosaur faction (a mix of fact and fiction). Dinosaur Stomp is very grumpy indeed so when he gets a... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 13/07/2017
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Dinosaur Munch! The Diplodocus
Jeanne Willis
A spin off from Paul and Henrietta Stickland's much-loved Dinosaur Roar, this is a real treat for young palaeontologists. A simple story about a diplodocus called Dinosaur Munch, and how much he likes to eat, slips in all sorts of... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 13/07/2017
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Blocks
Irene Dickson
Blocks carries an important message that, through sharing, all our lives are more interesting and more fun. Ruby is quietly playing with her red blocks and Benji has his blue blocks, until Benji takes a liking to Ruby's bright red... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 06/07/2017
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Let's Join in
Shirley Hughes
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month July 2017 Four simple bedtime stories capture the precious yet everyday moments in pre-school and toddler's lives. Under the heading Hiding, Chatting, Bouncing and Giving the four stories about Katie and her little... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/07/2017
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My First ABC
Shirley Hughes
Shirley Hughes works magic into simple scenes of everyday family life, and that is certainly the case here: episodes and objects that all little children will recognise are used to illustrate the letters of the alphabet. I particularly like ‘E... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/07/2017
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My First 123
Shirley Hughes
A real treat for fans of Shirley Hughes, and a lovely counting book. One is Katie, cheerily ‘all by myself', two is Katie and Olly, her baby brother, three is company when Norah comes to play, and so on, each... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/07/2017
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Baby Goes to Market
Atinuke
You can feel the love that the author and illustrator of Baby Goes to Market have for West Africa, both of whom grew up there. The vibrant market place leaps out of the page, you can almost smell the fruit... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 06/07/2017
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The Greedy Goat
Petr Horacek
Bright and beautiful to look at, Petr Horacek's latest picture book is a visual feast, and seems to be a farmyard reworking of Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Goat is bored with grass and decides to try something different. ... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/07/2017
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You Can do Anything (Hip and Hop)
Akala
Akala, award winning hip hop artist, gives power to the kids in this uplifting, lively story which carries a positive message that with hard work and practise you can be anything you want to be. Hip, the rapping Hippo, encourages... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/07/2017
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Kiki and Bobo's Super Surprise
Yasmeen Ismail
What appealing little characters Kiki and Bobo are, full of life and energy, and kind and thoughtful too. After a yummy breakfast, Bobo announces it's a special day, and immediately dashes off to do some shopping. Kiki decides it must... Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Hardback | Released 06/07/2017
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That's Not My Unicorn...
Fiona Watt
The 50th title in the internationally bestselling That's not my... series. This sparkly, touchy-feely book features a magical unicorn to talk about, and a little white mouse to spot on every page. Babies and toddlers will love turning the pages... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 06/07/2017
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Lulu Gets a Cat
Anna McQuinn
This is another lovely and inspiring adventure for Lulu, one of the busiest and most positive little girls in picture books. Lulu loves cats, we can see that from her bedroom which is full of cuddly cat toys, but Mummy... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/06/2017
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Danny McGee Drinks the Sea
Andy Stanton
Andy Stanton, that maestro of absurdity, teams up with Neal Layton, an illustrator who also has a direct line to preposterousness, to create a picture book that takes a simple idea and follows it to a superbly irrational logical conclusion.... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 13/07/2017
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Melric and the Crown
David McKee
David McKee's delightful Melric and the Crown has the same charmingly playful qualities as his best-selling Elmer stories. This time Melric the crafty magician uses his magic to outwit the evil Sondrak and save the King from embarrassment at the... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/07/2017
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Stick
Irene Dickson
The Editor at Nosy Crow says “This is a glorious celebration of childhood and the simple pleasures of playing outside. With a retro Ladybird feel, there's a timeless quality about this book that makes it a perfect gift and one... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 06/07/2017
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Up, Up and Away
Tom McLaughlin
Inventive Orson builds his own planet with a cupful of rocks, a dash of water, a sprinkling of metal and a lot of nothingness. He loves his planet and is proud of all he has achieved. Orson's planet becomes so... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 13/07/2017
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Last Month's Featured Books

The Storm Whale
Benji Davies
Winner of the 2014 inaugural Oscar's First Book Prize in association with the Evening Standard, now in a brand new cased board book format!
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The Bad Bunnies' Magic Show
Mini Grey
Sophisticated, surreal and wonderfully anarchic, this is another brilliant picture book from Mini Grey. They may not look it, but Abra and Cadabra are bad bunnies. They've locked the Great...
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Dozy Bear and the Secret of Food
Katie Blackburn
This book will be a godsend for parents whose toddlers refuse to try more than one or two items of food. Dozy Bear won't eat his lunch, he only wants...
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Axel Scheffler's Flip Flap Ocean
Axel Scheffler
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month June 2017 Mix up a jellyfish and a dolphin and what do you get? A jolphin – and a very curious creature it...
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The Cow Who Fell to Earth
Nadia Shireen
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month June 2017 When a little cow, hitching a ride on a star, crash-lands into a field of sheep he has no way of...
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Lift-the-Flap and Colour African Animals
Natural History Museum
There are 5 scenes to colour in this fun lift the flap book with black and white line drawings ready to be coloured in, bringing scenes of the savannah to...
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Lift-the-Flap and Colour Forest
Natural History Museum
Pre-schoolers will love this lift-the-flap colouring book series - this one is all about the Forest. Find out which animals live in the forest and there's also a simple verse...
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Dogs
Emily Gravett
Apparently a celebration of dogs of all kind, this is also a book with a witty twist at the end. Gorgeous pictures of big dogs and small dogs, hairy dogs...
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All in One Piece
Jill Murphy
Children and adults alike love Jill Murphy's stories of Mrs Large and her unruly family. In this story, Mrs Large is trying to get ready for a long-awaited evening out,...
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Mr Large in Charge
Jill Murphy
Mums everywhere have a soft spot for Mrs Large, recognising so many of their own experiences in Jill Murphy's character. Here Mr Large nobly steps up when his wife is...
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My First Mog ABC
Judith Kerr
Join everyone's favourite family pet and learn your ABC with MOG! Mog is the forgetful cat that everybody loves, and you can learn your ABC with her in this brand...
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Mr Men: My Daddy
Roger Hargreaves
From terrific tickles and funny faces which brighten your day, to strong arms when you're feeling tired, daddies are funny, silly, strong and cool. Suitable for your daddy's birthday, a...
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More Featured Books

The Bear Who Went Boo!
David Walliams
As all little children know, there's great fun to be had in jumping out and shouting ‘Boo!'. The little polar bear star of David Walliams's new picture book likes nothing...
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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...
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Elmer: Guess Who?
David McKee
As fresh and vogueish today as when he make his first appearance over 35 years ago, Elmer...
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Elmer: Hide and Seek!
David McKee
There are all sorts of treats and surprises in this bright, lively interactive board book. Starring everyone's...
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Grumpy Frog
Ed Vere
Join Grumpy Frog as he learns about compromise and tolerance, friendship and the power of saying sorry. A hilarious book with a twist in the tail about getting - and...
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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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The Dressing-Up Dad
Maudie Smith
Danny's dad loves dressing up, and most of the time that's great, but sometimes Danny wishes he'd dress like the other dads instead. So when his birthday comes round, even...
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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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Elmer
David McKee
The wonderfully colourful story of Elmer the patchwork elephant has been a nursery favourite since this first book...
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The World of Eric Carle Happy Tin
Parragon Books Ltd
Join the animals from the World of Eric Carle for colouring, sticker, and activity fun in this awesome collectable tin!
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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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