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Nothing beats sitting with a baby or toddler on the knee and sharing a book.

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 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.

Titles in this section will be refreshed each month with a range of new and older titles that we feel should not to be missed by any baby or toddler.

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First Words and Pictures With Chimp and Zee
First Words and Pictures With Chimp and Zee
Laurence Anholt, Catherine Anholt
April 2014 Book of the Month  This first words book, with charming, humorous, colourful and energetic illustrations featuring Chimp and Zee, by a bestselling, award-winning creative team, will delight children and their parents. Concepts of colours, counting, food, animals, vehicles,...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler | Books of the Month
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/04/2014
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Those Magnificent Sheep in Their Flying Machine
Those Magnificent Sheep in Their Flying Machine
Peter Bently
April 2014 Book of the Month   A delightfully dotty flock of sheep have fun flying, by the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize! Lambert, Eunice, Marty, Mabs and the rest are happily skipping about on their luscious green hillside...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 03/04/2014
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Elmer
Elmer
David Mckee
Elmer, everyone's favourite patchwork elephant, is 25!     Elmer the colourful patchwork elephant has been a nursery favourite since this first book was published in 1989.  This is a special 25th Anniversary edition.
Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/03/2014
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Tilly and Friends: What's Everyone Doing?
Tilly and Friends: What's Everyone Doing?
Polly Dunbar
Tilly and her friends are all busy doing different things. Lift the flaps to find out what all the characters are up to...and how they all come together in a great big surprise. The Tilly and Friends TV series, produced by Walker...
Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Board book - Released: 03/04/2014
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Tilly and Friends: Who's Hiding?
Tilly and Friends: Who's Hiding?
Polly Dunbar
Tilly and her Friends have lots of fun playing hide-and-seek behind the sturdy flaps on every page. The Tilly and Friends TV series, produced by Walker Productions and JAM Media and based on the picture books by Polly Dunbar, is currently airing...
Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Board book - Released: 03/04/2014
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Dinosaur Beach
Dinosaur Beach
Frann Preston-Gannon
Fans of Dinosaur Farm will love the Dinosaur’s trip to the beach. The dinosaurs pack everything they need for the beach and set off to enjoy the sun and sand. But, as the readers will soon notice, nothing goes exactly...
Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/04/2014
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Animal Music
Animal Music
Julia Donaldson
Clap and dance to the beat of Julia Donaldson’s lively and simple phrases which encourage the sounding out some of the important phonological sounds underpinning an introduction to reading. Different animals play a range of instruments so ‘Bulldogs blow high...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/03/2014
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My Big Book of Colours
My Big Book of Colours
Fani Marceau
Big, beautiful introduction to a vibrant world of colours.
Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Board book - Released: 10/04/2014
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Deep Deep Sea
Deep Deep Sea
Frann Preston-Gannon
March 2014 Book of the Month  Counting under the deep, deep sea is made beautiful and different in this nice-to-hold board book. There are turtles, dolphins and star fish – easy to count in small numbers – and then a...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler | Books of the Month
Format: Board book - Released: 14/03/2014
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We're Going on a Bear Hunt
We're Going on a Bear Hunt
Michael Rosen
This is the 25th anniversary board book edition of this bestselling title which well-deserves its classic status.  It has become the staple of pre-school life across the globe. Told in a simple rhythmic text that's full of action and it...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Board book - Released: 02/01/2014
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Norman the Slug with a Silly Shell
Norman the Slug with a Silly Shell
Sue Hendra
Norman the slug longs to be a snail. If only he had a shell! What Norman wishes for, he gets, but it soon turns out that a shell isn’t such a good thing after all. Can Norman save himself and...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Board book - Released: 13/03/2014
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The Highway Rat
The Highway Rat
Julia Donaldson
** Now available in a chunky board book format, perfect for babies and toddlers. Bestselling author/ illustrator combination Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler have teamed up for another great adventure. Many of the creatures that appear in The Gruffalo feature...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Board book - Released: 06/03/2014
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Drat that Cat!
Drat that Cat!
Tony Ross
Best-selling Tony Ross tells the story of a cunning cat who knows just how to outwit its owners! Suzy Cat lives with the Baggots. She can be very well-behaved. But she can be ...Trouble. Sharpening her claws on the sofa,...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/02/2014
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Counting Birds
Counting Birds
Alice Melvin
Counting with these beautiful birds will be a delight. There’s one noisy cockerel to start then strutting peacocks, gliding swans and honking geese as the numbers mount up. The bold silk screens make this visually striking as well as making...
Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/03/2014
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The Yes
The Yes
Sarah Bee
An empowering picture book which will encourage all young readers to be bolder and braver than they ever thought they could be.  The Yes loves his soft and comfy home. But he has other places to go and other things...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 06/03/2014
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar: a Pull-out Pop-up
The Very Hungry Caterpillar: a Pull-out Pop-up
Eric Carle
A bright and beautiful pull-out, pop-up edition of the classic picture book which follows the Very Hungry Caterpillar's journey from tiny caterpillar to butterfly illustrated with Eric Carle's distinctive, colourful pictures. It is based on the classic picture book. This...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/03/2014
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Shh! We Have a Plan
Shh! We Have a Plan
Chris Haughton
Awarding-winning Chris Haughton tells a big story in stunning illustrations in his near-wordless picture book. The huntsmen are determined to capture the bird. Armed with nets they creep up on their prey…but they haven’t got every angle covered! How the...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler | Picture Book Party
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/03/2014
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Say hello like this!
Say hello like this!
Mary Murphy
Perfect for joining in, this is a delightfully noisy book celebrating all the different and special ways that animals say 'Hello'. Dogs are loud, cats are proud and the donkey is just plain silly. A bouncy rhyming text captures the...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler | Picture Book Party
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/02/2014
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I Want My Mummy!
I Want My Mummy!
Tracey Corderoy
A lovely soothing read to share with a young child worried about being apart from their parents. Ideal for little ones about to start nursery or school. 
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/02/2013
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What's Your Favourite Animal?
What's Your Favourite Animal?
Eric Carle
Eric Carle, the world-famous creator of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, loves animals – especially cats. His cat Fiffi is the first favourite animal followed by Peter McCarty’s great big Bunny and Rosemary Wells rather small dog! Lane Smith’s favourite is...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler | Picture Book Party
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/02/2014
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Time for Bed, Fred!
Time for Bed, Fred!
Yasmeen Ismail
Longlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal 2014  It's time for bed. But will Fred go to bed? You bet he won't! From hiding up trees, and splashing in muddy puddles, to hiding in the kitchen sink and disappearing behind bookshelves,...
Featured in: Baby and Toddler | Carnegie/Greenaway
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/07/2013
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Hugo the Hare's Rainy Day
Hugo the Hare's Rainy Day
Jez Alborough
Hugo the Hare hates to get wet, and when the rain comes he huddles under his umbrella. But Hugo's friends are stuck in the rain and when Hugo comes to their rescue he can't help but get all soggy! However,...
Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/02/2014
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Matilda's Cat
Matilda's Cat
Emily Gravett
Award-winning Emily Gravett has come up with another witty gem, now published in board book format. Specialising in simplicity and relying on readers taking their cues from her characters, here Matilda’s cat makes it plain that she does NOT like...
Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Board book - Released: 30/01/2014
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Princess Stay Awake
Princess Stay Awake
Giles Paley-Phillips
The familiar problem of bedtime is given a new royal twist in this ebullient rhyming picture book. Layla, the Princess Stay Awake, lives up to her name despite all the efforts of her royal parents. Exhausted, they call in the...
Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/01/2014
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Fred
Fred
Posy Simmonds
Award-winning illustrator and commentator Posy Simmonds is brilliantly entertaining in this touching story about the death of a pet.  Sophie and Nick love their cat Fred very much. They and all the neighbours remember him fondly as one of the...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/02/2014
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Boa's Bad Birthday
Boa's Bad Birthday
Jeanne Willis
Best-selling picture book author/ illustrator duo capture the pitfalls of presents and the joy of them too! Boa’s really looking forward to his birthday and especially to all the presents his friends will bring. But every gift turns out to...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/02/2014
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We're Going on a Bear Hunt
We're Going on a Bear Hunt
Michael Rosen
This is the 25th anniversary edition of this bestselling title which well-deserves its classic status.  It has become the staple of pre-school life across the globe. Told in a simple rhythmic text that's full of action and it is matched...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler | Picture Book Party
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/01/2014
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Little Bear Lost
Little Bear Lost
Jane Hissey
Jane Hissey’s timeless classic picture book series Old Bear has been brought back to life by Scribblers books for a new generation of readers. The popular nursery character Old Bear and all his pals are wonderfully evoked through rich colour...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/02/2014
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Pip and Posy: The Big Balloon
Pip and Posy: The Big Balloon
Axel Scheffler
Everyone who looked at the balloon smiled. It made people happy to see it. But then, by mistake, Pip let the balloon go! The balloon floated into the air. Pip and Posy chased the balloon. But it floated higher -...
Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/02/2014
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Spot's Big Book of First Words
Spot's Big Book of First Words
Eric Hill
This is a big early-learning book that introduces toddlers to first words with their favourite puppy, Spot! Each page of the book focuses on a familiar theme from a child's world: home, animals, birthday, park, beach, food and school.
Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Board book - Released: 06/02/2014
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Baby Spot: Touch and Feel Playbook
Baby Spot: Touch and Feel Playbook
Eric Hill
Learning about animals, words, shapes, colours and numbers is fun with Spot! Children will love exploring the different textures on every page. It includes a flap and a mirror, with pictures of lots of bright, familiar objects from a child's...
Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Board book - Released: 06/02/2014
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