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The best selection of books for babies and toddlers.

This Month's Featured Books

Maisy Goes to London
Lucy Cousins
Maisy makes everything fun, and here she takes young readers on a wonderful day out in London, starting at King's Cross station, taking in Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square and the National Gallery, Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London, and... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/03/2017
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Funny Faces
Pat-a-Cake
This bright and bold, high-contrast novelty board book stimulates a baby's developing vision as they look at the funny animals, play peek-a-boo, and giggle as they see themselves in the mirror. Babies are able to react and respond to simple... Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Board book | Released 09/03/2017
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Animals A Little Board Book of Animals
Pat-a-Cake
Animals helps busy, curious toddlers explore their world and develop their vocabulary by introducing lots of wonderful animal words. This robust board book will withstand many happy hours of looking, holding, exploring and reading, while the playful, witty illustrations will... Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Board book | Released 09/03/2017
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123 A Little Counting Board Book
Pat-a-Cake
123 helps busy, curious toddlers explore their world and introduces them to essential first counting and number skills. This robust board book will withstand many happy hours of looking, holding, exploring and counting, while the playful, witty illustrations will be... Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Board book | Released 09/03/2017
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Dear Zoo
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... Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Hardback | Released 23/02/2017
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The Dog Book
Lorenzo Clerici
Walker Books' new Minibombo range already has a reputation for stylish, contemporary picture books: in the cleverly conceived The Dog Book readers are invited to look after their very own puppy. The more interaction readers have with him, the better,... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 02/03/2017
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Counting with Tiny Cat
Viviane Schwarz
Quirky and inventive as ever, Viviane Schwarz brings her playful genius to the counting book. Tiny Cat goes from having no woolly red balls (‘None' says the text opposite Tiny Cat looking wonderfully wide-eyed and surprised in the centre of... Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Hardback | Released 02/03/2017
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The Cat Book
Silvia Borando
Walker Books' new Minibombo range already has a reputation for stylish, contemporary picture books: in the cleverly conceived The Cat Book they could have created the nearest thing on a paper to owning a pet. First readers are invited to... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 02/03/2017
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Reader ReviewedAlphonse, That is Not Ok to Do!
Daisy Hirst
New from the creator of The Girl with the Parrot on her Head, this is another witty, eye-catching picture book that adults will enjoy as much as children. Once there was Natalie – a bright image shows a happy,... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/03/2017
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We're Going on an Egg Hunt Activity Book
Laura Hughes
Join the Easter Bunnies as they set off on an exciting Easter egg hunt with puzzles and activities to do along the way. Based on upon Laura Hughes' 'We're Going on an Egg Hunt' book with her delightful illustrations,... Featured in: 3+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 09/03/2017
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Happy Easter, Twirlywoos!

T's the Twirlywoos - Great BigHoo, Toodloo, Chickedy and Chick, and Peekaboo too! All young children will love this bright, appealing book, packed with age-appropriate, Easter themed games and activities designed to reinforce their understanding of simple concepts and the... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 09/03/2017
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Easter Eggs!
Ted Dewan
Bing and Sula are hunting for Easter eggs in the playground, in this egg-shaped board book based on the hit CBeebies TV series. But when Sula drops her chocolatey egg and it breaks, Bing decides to share his to cheer... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 09/03/2017
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100 First Words
DK
100 First Words covers all the familiar things little ones are interested in, from my body and my food, to animals, things that go, and bedtime. Crystal-clear photos show the wonder of the real world, while engaging illustrations tell simple... Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Board book | Released 01/03/2017
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Gracie Grabbit and the Tiger
Helen Stephens
Shortlisted for the Children's Book Award 2017 - Books for Younger Children | Painted in Helen's much-loved retro style, and introducing a brand new cast of characters, Gracie Grabbit and the Tiger is the exciting new picture book from award-winning... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/10/2015
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Where is the Very Hungry Caterpillar?
Eric Carle
Where's The Very Hungry Caterpillar? Lift the flap to see if he's nibbling away at a bright red strawberry – but no, that's just a tiny ant. Is he hiding in the grass? Lifting the flap this time reveals a... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 09/03/2017
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar's 123
Eric Carle
Counting is particular fun when across the page streams a line of animals depicted in luminously beautiful artwork by the one and only Eric Carle. They are arranged in height order and the line begins with one stately giraffe, followed... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 02/03/2017
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All About the Very Hungry Caterpillar
Eric Carle
Shaped to reflect the movement of Eric Carle's much loved Very Hungry Caterpillar, this board book introduces the key moments is a well-loved story. Starting with the egg on a leaf in the moonlight, the book shows how the caterpillar... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 09/03/2017
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Here Comes the Sun
Karl Newson
With a gentle rhyming text that makes it a particular pleasure to read this picture book, though it's perfect bedtime reading, ends as dawn breaks. Everyone is fast sleep but Little Owl has work to do: she must fly right... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/03/2017
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On the Move
Pat-a-Cake
Cleverly designed and delightfully illustrated this is an excellent first book. Not only will the bright, bold colours help stimulate your baby's developing sense of sight, but the hidden tabs that can be pulled open to reveal extra carriages on... Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Board book | Released 09/03/2017
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Colours A Little Board Book of Colours
Pat-a-Cake
Fun to share this is a lovely way to introduce children to colours. A variety of jolly little characters and objects demonstrate colours across the pages of this attractive, sturdy book: oranges, a pumpkin, a tiger and a goldfish adorn... Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Board book | Released 09/03/2017
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ABC A Little Alphabet Board Book
Pat-a-Cake
This sturdy little alphabet book is the perfect size for little hands and will be lots of fun to share with toddlers. From a smiling alligator to a zebra zipped into a stylish jacket the pages are filled with lively,... Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Board book | Released 09/03/2017
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Are You Sitting Comfortably?
Leigh Hodgkinson
March 2016 Book of the Month Leigh Hodgkinson's picture book is a stylish investigation into how and where to read a book. Goldilocks-like, a young boy tries out a variety of chairs and reading locations. Not one of them suits:... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 09/03/2017
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Tufty
Michael Foreman
Tufty the little duck grows up in the grounds of Buckingham Palace (his parents are very fond of the Royal Duck and Duckess (sic) who give the ducks their breakfast!). When winter comes, the duck family flies south but little... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/03/2017
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Under the Love Umbrella
Davina Bell
This brightly illustrated picture book is a celebration of the enduring love that surrounds your children, wherever they are in the world. The families we meet represent the wonderful diversity that make our world what it is and show that... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 02/02/2017
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Life is Magic
Meg McLaren
Longlisted for the 2017 Klaus Flugge Prize | 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... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/02/2017
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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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There's a Bear on My Chair
Ross Collins
Shortlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award | One of our Books of the Year 2016 | Shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2016 | Shortlisted for the Bookbug Picture Book Prize 2016 Text, illustration and design all... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2016
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The Lonely Giant
Sophie Ambrose
Longlisted for the 2017 Klaus Flugge Prize | This is a truly beautiful book, and big too – though there's still scarcely room for its central character, a huge, lumbering giant. He fills whole pages, dwarfing trees, animals and even... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 04/08/2016
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Hiding Heidi
Fiona Woodcock
Longlisted for the 2017 Klaus Flugge Prize | One of our Books of the Year 2016 | July 2016 Debut Picture Book of the Month Fiona Woodcock has used delicate pencil and screen print illustrations to create a beautiful and original... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 14/07/2016
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Reader ReviewedA Great Big Cuddle
Michael Rosen
Shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2017 | Joint Winner of the CLiPPA 2016 (CLPE Children's Poetry Award). Children's Laureates Chris Riddell and Michael Rosen combine here to create a beautiful collection of ebullient poems for the very young. ... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 03/09/2015
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Last Month's Featured Books

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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Reader Reviewed I 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...
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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...
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More 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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