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Rita's Rhino
Rita's Rhino
Tony Ross
November 2014 Book of the Month  A funny tale all about the joys and perils of keeping a pet in a flat when animals aren't allowed.  How Rita manages to do this is brilliant and it makes for an hilarious...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler | Books of the Month
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/11/2014
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Once Upon an Alphabet
Once Upon an Alphabet
Oliver Jeffers
November 2014 Book of the Month  Award-winning illustrator Oliver Jeffers has created an outstanding alphabet book which goes far beyond the traditional expectations of such a book. In additional to each letter having its own, beautiful Oliver Jeffers illustration, every...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler | Books for Boys | Books of the Month | Christmas Books 2014
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/09/2014
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The Lion Book of Nursery Rhymes
The Lion Book of Nursery Rhymes
Julia Stone
November 2014 Book of the Month  Every child needs a collection of nursery rhymes and this collection of favourites with their clear and unfussy illustrations makes an excellent starting point for parents and children alike. Helpfully, the rhymes have been...
Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers | Baby and Toddler | Books of the Month | Christmas Books 2014
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/07/2014
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Tobermory 1, 2, 3
Tobermory 1, 2, 3
Debi Gliori
Already the star of The Tobermory Cat this handsome ginger cat is now back for second story which is also a counting book. Having woken up hungry, The Tobermory Cat is searching for something delicious to eat. What will he...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/10/2014
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Mr Wuffles!
Mr Wuffles!
David Wiesner
A cat story with a difference! When Mr Wuffles finds a toy space ship he can’t resist playing with it but, as he tips and tosses it, the results for the aliens inside it are very scary! Feeling motion sick...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/11/2014
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Circle, Square, Moose
Circle, Square, Moose
Kelly L. Bingham
Moose is back and creating even more havoc and mayhem in this hilarious companion to the bestselling Z is for Moose!
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/11/2014
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Moonlight Bear
Moonlight Bear
Rosie Wellesley
Beautifully illustrated, this is a magical and inspiring bedtime story which captures a night time adventure of a little girl and her teddy bear.  When Eva wakes up in the middle of the night she finds her lovely teddy bear...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler | Bedtime Reading
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/10/2014
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Snow
Snow
Walter de la Mare
This classic poem has been beautifully illustrated to make a wonderfully evocative seasonal picture book. From its opening lines- “No breath of wind,/ No gleam of sun -/ Still the white snow/ Whirls softly down-“ – Walter de la Mare’s...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler | Christmas Books 2014
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/10/2014
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Guess Who? Christmas A Flip-the-Flap Book
Guess Who? Christmas A Flip-the-Flap Book
Christina Goodings
A perfect book to keep little ones amused on Christmas Morning....guess who is hiding under the flaps. A simple version of the Nativity story, vibrantly illustrated and a lovely final scene.
Featured in: Baby and Toddler | Christmas Books 2014
Format: Board book - Released: 19/09/2014
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Maisy's Castle A Pop-Up-and-Play Book
Maisy's Castle A Pop-Up-and-Play Book
Lucy Cousins
Maisy and her friends enjoy dressing up and playing in this fun-to-explore pop-up picture book. Everyone can play a part in this wonderful story about knights and castles and there is even a dragon to be slain. Perfect for bringing...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler | Christmas Books 2014
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/10/2014
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Guess How Much I Love You
Guess How Much I Love You
Sam Mcbratney
Best-selling and glorious Guess How Much I love you has delighted children – and adults - for a quarter of a century. Little Nutbrown Hare and Big Nutbrown Hare want to tell each other just how much they love each...
Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers | Baby and Toddler | Christmas Books 2014
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/09/2014
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The Snowman Pull-out Pop-up Book
The Snowman Pull-out Pop-up Book
Raymond Briggs
The classic wordless story of The Snowman is adaptable to every possible kind of format. A selection of the iconic images pop up and pull out in this attractive, small-format edition.
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler | Christmas Books 2014
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/09/2014
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We're Going on a Bear Hunt
We're Going on a Bear Hunt
Michael Rosen
Fantastic, cumulative adventure as a family cheerfully sets out on a brave hunt to find the bear - and this new edition has interactive sound! It could be frightening but they’re not scared. They’re full of confidence in what they are doing. Caves,...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler | Christmas Books 2014
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2014
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Elmer in the Snow
Elmer in the Snow
David Mckee
Loveable Elmer has a new trick up his sleeve! When the elephants complain about the cold, Elmer takes them on an adventure to the very top of the hill. Soon, the elephants have fallen in love with snow and they...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler | Christmas Books 2014
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2008
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Maisy's Christmas Tree
Maisy's Christmas Tree
Lucy Cousins
Maisy and her friends are busy getting ready for Christmas in this cleverly Christmas-tree shaped board book which is just perfect for small hands.  Cyril strings up the lights, Tallulah adds the brightly coloured balls, Charley hangs up the sugar...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler | Christmas Books 2014
Format: Board book - Released: 01/09/2014
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Numbers
Numbers
Paul Thurlby
An incredibly stylish numbers book - perfect for children and adults alike. Have fun with numbers with an award-winning illustrator. Paul creates an amazing world where each number becomes its word. From '3 for 3D' and '5 for high five'...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler | Signed First Editions
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/10/2014
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Stick Man Book & Floor Puzzle Gift Set
Stick Man Book & Floor Puzzle Gift Set
Julia Donaldson
A dog wants to play with him, a swan builds her nest with him. He even ends up on a fire! Read the classic tale of Stick Man's journey back to the family tree, then recreate his adventures with a...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Mixed media product - Released: 02/10/2014
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Christmas Journey Storybook With Pop-Up Play Scenes
Christmas Journey Storybook With Pop-Up Play Scenes
Juliet David
An ingenious Christmas book and playmat in one, with six colourful scenes with plenty to spot and find on each.  There are also cardboard characters to help bring the story of the nativity to life.
Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers | Baby and Toddler | Christmas Books 2014
Format: Board book - Released: 19/09/2014
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Santa's Beard
Santa's Beard
Matilda Tristram, Tom Duxbury
In this completely hilarious novelty book illustrated in Nick Sharratt's bold and distinctive style, help guide Santa's Beard page by page on its adventure to find its rightful face.
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler | Christmas Books 2014
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/10/2014
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Toddler Time: Big Book of Christmas
Toddler Time: Big Book of Christmas
Katie Saunders
Bring Christmas alive with this beautiful gift book packed-full of fun activities, easy-to-play games and stories including the classic The Nutcracker, with a Christmas theme. Activities include making Christmas Biscuits and writing Letters to Santa (both need adult help!) as...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler | Christmas Books 2014
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/10/2014
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Polar Express
Polar Express
Chris Van Allsburg
This atmospheric story is a firm favourite for Christmas reading, reissued here in this mini-edition stocking filler.  A magical Christmas tale that is not to be missed and shared with all the family.
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler | Christmas Books 2014
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/10/2014
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Christmas With Miffy: Sticker Activity Book
Christmas With Miffy: Sticker Activity Book

Miffy is enjoying all the preparations for Christmas! She is busy preparing the Christmas tree, wrapping presents and playing with her friends. Young readers can enjoy adding the special brightly coloured stickers that are included to help Miffy make her...
Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers | Baby and Toddler | Christmas Books 2014
Format: Novelty book - Released: 09/10/2014
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Spot's Spooky Fun
Spot's Spooky Fun
Eric Hill
Join everyone's favourite puppy as he enjoys Halloween.  A gentle story of Halloween fun as Spot and his friends dress up for trick-or-treating.
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Board book - Released: 04/09/2014
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Eric Carle
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 pages, together...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Mixed media product - Released: 02/10/2014
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When I Grow Up...
When I Grow Up...
Gill McClean
 A really fun story about growing up to share with your young child.  Children will begin to think what they might want to be when they grow up as they join Fergus, the little pup, as he asks lots of...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/10/2014
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Giraffes Can't Dance
Giraffes Can't Dance
Giles Andreae
A little encouragement was all that was needed to make Gerald the Giraffe realise that he could, after all, dance as well as any other animal in the kingdom.  So, for any child that suffers from a lack of confidence...
Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Board book - Released: 02/10/2014
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Snow
Snow
Walter de la Mare
This classic poem has been beautifully illustrated to make a wonderfully evocative seasonal picture book. From its opening lines- “No breath of wind,/ No gleam of sun -/ Still the white snow/ Whirls softly down-“ – Walter de la Mare’s...
Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/10/2014
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Frog in Winter
Frog in Winter
Max Velthuijs
A wonderful story of friendship and first experience. The snow is falling and poor frog is both excited and confused.  Where will he find water to wash, he doesn't have clothes to keep warm and he is getting very cold,...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2014
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The Moon Dragons
The Moon Dragons
Dyan Sheldon
A spell-binding and incredibly moving story coupled with illustrations that will take your breath away, tells the story of a poor, young peasant girl who desperately wants to succeed where others have failed and bring to the king an ancient,...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/10/2014
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Animal Opposites
Animal Opposites
Camilla de la Bedoyere, Susi Martin
Featuring beautful illustrations throughout and covering animals from whale to flea, cheetah to snail, Animal Opposites will help to lead your child through the opposites of the animal kingdom.
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/08/2014
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Animal Colours
Animal Colours
Camilla de la Bedoyere, Susi Martin
From red to purple and more, Animal Colours will help your child to learn the many different colours of the animal kingdom.
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/08/2014
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Worst in Show
Reader Reviewed Worst in Show
William Bee
A Best Pet Monster Competition seems like the perfect place for Albert to show off Sidney, his beloved Pet Monster. But Sidney is unlike anyone else’s pet…He is not full of parasites; extremely warty or the owner of very hot...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler | Books Reviewed by Children | Picture Book Party
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2014
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Peppa Pig: Peppa's Halloween
Peppa Pig: Peppa's Halloween

A spooky sticker and activitiy book packed full of puzzles and fun, featuring Peppa Pig and all her friends.
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/09/2014
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Baby's Bedtime Story Box
Baby's Bedtime Story Box
Sam Taplin
Six enchanting hardcover books in a sturdy slipcase box, with gentle stories to read aloud and magical illustrations to help toddlers and young children relax and be ready for bedtime at the end of a busy day. Each book contains...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler | Bedtime Reading | Christmas Books 2014
Format: Mixed media product - Released: 01/10/2014
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Baby's Very First Touchy-Feely Musical Play Book
Baby's Very First Touchy-Feely Musical Play Book
Fiona Watt
Babies will love looking at the bright, high-contrast pictures, feeling the textures and listening to the musical sounds as they explore this vibrant board book.
Featured in: Baby and Toddler | Christmas Books 2014
Format: Board book - Released: 01/10/2014
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Over the Hills and Far Away A Treasury of Nursery Rhymes from Around the World
Over the Hills and Far Away A Treasury of Nursery Rhymes from Around the World
Elizabeth Hammill
Selected by a distinguished independent panel of experts including our editorial expert, Julia Eccleshare, for Diverse Voices - 50 of the best Children's Books celebrating cultural diversity in the UK. A fine collection of poems and rhymes from all...
Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers | Baby and Toddler | Christmas Books 2014 | Diverse Voices
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/10/2014
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Elmer's Treasury
Elmer's Treasury
David Mckee
One of the most treasured characters in children's picture book publishing is of course Elmer, the elephant who was different.  Different because he is a patchwork elephant.  Join him in five timeless, exciting and colourful adventures that will be enjoyed...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler | Christmas Books 2014 | Signed First Editions
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/08/2014
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The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark
The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark
Jill Tomlinson
This is one of the all time classics of young children’s fiction and this beautiful gift box set includes the picture book and an adorable true-to-character plush toy of Plop. A lovely, calming bedtime read with a wonderful uplifting finish. Perfect...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler | Christmas Books 2014 | eBooks
Format: Novelty book - Released: 09/10/2014
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Dear Zoo Book and Toy Gift Set
Dear Zoo Book and Toy Gift Set
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 grumpy or too scary. Sadly, each of them is returned....
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler | Christmas Books 2014
Format: Multiple copy pack - Released: 25/09/2014
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What a Wonderful World Hardback & CD
What a Wonderful World Hardback & CD
Bob Thiele, George David Weiss
Based on the well know song made famous by  Louis Armstrong, this lovely picture book follows the adventure of a little boy as he discovered the miraculous world in which he lives. Bursting with colour and exquisitely illustrated by Tim...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler | Christmas Books 2014
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/10/2014
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The Crocodile Under the Bed
Reader Reviewed The Crocodile Under the Bed
Judith Kerr
October 2014 Book of the Month   From the creator of The Tiger Who Came to tea comes a wonderful new picture book full of wonder and adventure. Matty is sick, so sick that he cant go to the Queen’s birthday...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler | Books Reviewed by Children | Books of the Month | Christmas Books 2014
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/09/2014
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Bear and Hare: Snow!
Bear and Hare: Snow!
Emily Gravett
October 2014 Book of the Month     Award-winning Emily Gravett celebrates all the delights of snow in this attractive picture book. Best friends Bear and Hare love playing in the snow. They make footprints and snow angels and have a wonderful...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler | Books of the Month | Christmas Books 2014
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/09/2014
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Hooray for Hat!
Hooray for Hat!
Brian Won
September 2014 Debut of the Month  Everyone knows what it feels like to be grumpy! But how can you stop it? When Elephant wakes up one morning he’s cross about everything. But then he gets given an unusual gift. With...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler | Debuts of the Month
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/08/2014
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Oh No, George!
Oh No, George!
Chris Haughton
Award-winning Chris Haughton’s George is a dog with a terrible habit of getting into trouble!  He wants to be good and he tries to be good but, somehow, he keeps on getting into trouble! When he sees a delicious cake...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Board book - Released: 22/07/2014
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The Great Balloon Hullaballoo
The Great Balloon Hullaballoo
Peter Bently
Prize-winning author Peter Bently tells a rollickingly good story in this saga of a shopping trip with a difference. Simon the squirrel is sent down to the shops by his mother to get a few things - including cheese. But...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/09/2014
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Elmer and the Whales
Elmer and the Whales
David Mckee
Elmer, the well-loved hero of so many titles, is back for a charming new adventure among the whales. Elmer and his cousin Wilbur set off to the sea to catch a glimpse of the whales as their grandfather did before...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/09/2014
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TiN
TiN
Chris Judge
September 2014 Book of the Month  A wonderful adventure is sparked by Tin’s little sister Nickel when she climbs a tree, grabs a balloon and floats off into the sky. Tin is meant to be looking after Nickel so he...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler | Books of the Month | Christmas Books 2014 | Signed First Editions
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/09/2014
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Is There a Dog in This Book?
Is There a Dog in This Book?
Viviane Schwarz
With an irresistible story that directly involves the reader, this book's clever design and bright, gestural illustrations make for a LOT of fun for cat (and dog) lovers! It is a completely interactive book brimming over with all kinds of...
Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers | Baby and Toddler | Christmas Books 2014 | Picture Book Party
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2014
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The Pirate-Cruncher Sound Book
The Pirate-Cruncher Sound Book
Jonny Duddle
Captain Purplebeard and his crew of cut-throat pirates are off to find an island packed with treasure! But could their greed be leading them into some monstrously big trouble?
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler | Christmas Books 2014
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2014
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I'll See You in the Morning
I'll See You in the Morning
Mike Jolley
This ever-popular bedtime lullaby has been given a refreshed feel with a new cover. Children will love the lulling rhythm of the text in this bedtime companion, which is adorned with the soft brush strokes of popular Mique Moriuchi. With...
Featured in: Baby and Toddler | Bedtime Reading
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2014
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