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Quest
Quest
Aaron Becker
This is a stunning adventure, the second in the luminous wordless trilogy by Aaron Becker, that began with his stunning debut Journey, takes readers further into the realms of the imagination and beyond. All who explore each page will...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 07/08/2014
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I am Henry Finch
Reader Reviewed I am Henry Finch
Alexis Deacon
January 2015 Book of the Month All finches make a lot of noise! Henry Finch has grown up with a terrible racket all around him from morning until night. But he is sure that there could be more to life –...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/2015
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Hooray for bread
Hooray for bread
Allan Ahlberg
Allan Ahlberg at his masterful best with words that just slip off the tongue complemented by some delightful illustrations by Bruce Ingman.  The two of them have come together a number of times now as you’ll see from the images...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/02/2014
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One Gorilla A Counting Book
One Gorilla A Counting Book
Anthony Browne
Longlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal 2014  Award-winning former Children’s Laureate Anthony Browne takes readers on a counting journey from 1 Gorilla through other monkeys such as chimpanzees, mandrills and baboons before reaching 10 Lemurs. From them, he leaps to...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler | Book Awards | Picture Book Party
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/10/2013
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Willy the Wimp
Willy the Wimp
Anthony Browne
Fed up with being bullied Willy the gorilla decides to take action and if that means getting fitter and tougher then that's what he does.  Suddenly the bullies are running away and even better Willy saves a girl from the...
Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers | Books for Boys | Picture Book Party
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/09/2014
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Willy's Stories
Willy's Stories
Anthony Browne
One of our Books of the Year 2014  A stunning picture book with a story to each spread to inspire a child's own imagination into what happens next and...
Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers | Picture Book Party
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/09/2014
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Frida and Bear
Reader Reviewed Frida and Bear
Anthony Browne, Hanne Bartholin
In his time as Children’s Laureate, Anthony Browne introduced the Shape Game. Invented when he was child and played it with his brother, the Shape Game is a feast of imagination  as one person draws a shape and another turns...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 05/03/2015
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Frances Dean Who Loved to Dance and Dance
Frances Dean Who Loved to Dance and Dance
Birgitta Sif
From a truly special new voice in picture books, the award-winning author-illustrator of Oliver comes a heart-warming story about finding strength in your friends, overcoming your fears and following your dreams! It glows from the inside out and is...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 01/08/2014
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Vanilla Ice Cream
Vanilla Ice Cream
Bob Graham
Award-winning Bob Graham celebrates freedom and the wonders of chance in this beautiful and almost wordless picture book. An emblem of freedom, a tiny and curious sparrow makes its long journey across the world. Through glorious illustrations the sparrow travels...
Featured in: 5+ readers | Picture Book Party
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/08/2014
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Melissa's Octopus and Other Unsuitable Pets
Melissa's Octopus and Other Unsuitable Pets
Charlotte Voake
A charming introduction to some very surprising but most unsuitable pets! Melissa loves her octopus but soon finds that an octopus is a tricky pet to keep – especially at bath-time! Betty has trouble of a different kind with her...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Picture Book Party
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2014
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Oh No, George!
Oh No, George!
Chris Haughton
Shortlisted for the 2013 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal and the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2013    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...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler | Picture Book Party
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/02/2013
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Shh! We Have a Plan
Reader Reviewed Shh! We Have a Plan
Chris Haughton
Longlisted for the 2015 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 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...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler | Book Awards | Books Reviewed by Children | Picture Book Party
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/03/2014
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The Girl with the Parrot on Her Head
The Girl with the Parrot on Her Head
Daisy Hirst
February 2015 Debut of the Month   Inventive and witty, this is a story that is full of ideas and imagining rather than neatly tying up loose ends. Told more through the pictures than the words, the story of Isabel’s happiness...
Featured in: 5+ readers | Debuts of the Month | Picture Book Party
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/02/2015
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What's Your Favourite Animal?
What's Your Favourite Animal?
Eric Carle
March 2015 Book of the Month 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...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler | Books of the Month | Picture Book Party
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/03/2015
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Help! We Need a Title!
Help! We Need a Title!
Herve Tullet
An interactive picture book from the internationally acclaimed author Herve Tullet. ...Full review to follow.
Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers | Picture Book Party
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2013
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The Zebra Who Ran Too Fast
The Zebra Who Ran Too Fast
Jenni Desmond
This is a charming story, beautifully illustrated story about the ups and downs of friendship between a zebra, a bird and an elephant, from the exciting and award-winning new talent, Jenni Desmond.
Featured in: 3+ readers | Picture Book Party
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/07/2014
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The Way to the Zoo
The Way to the Zoo
John Burningham
Award-winning John Burningham tells a touching story of a little girl and the special friends she makes in the night time.  When Sylvie finds a door in her bedroom she discovers a secret passage to her very own zoo full...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2015
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I Want My Hat Back
I Want My Hat Back
Jon Klassen
Shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2013   A simply told story with a delicious and irresistible mischievous twist in its ending. Poor Bear! He has lost his hat. He asks everyone if they have seen it but no...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Bedtime Reading | Book Awards | Bookshelf Essentials | Picture Book Party
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/09/2012
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The Extraordinary Mr. Qwerty
The Extraordinary Mr. Qwerty
Karla Strambini
A wonderfully uplifting story to say that's it's great to be different that's coupled with intricate, quirky illustrations which are teeming with fanciful inventions for Mr Qwerty is an inventor. The author/illustrator Karla Strambini celebrates the individual and encourages kids...
Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers | Picture Book Party
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/2015
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So Cosy
So Cosy
Lerryn Korda
A heart-warming snuggling-up story! Dog looks so cosy in his bed that first Goose and then many other animals including Elephant decide that they would like to snuggle up too! The pile of cosy bodies gets bigger and bigger and...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler | Picture Book Party
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/02/2015
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Peck Peck Peck
Peck Peck Peck
Lucy Cousins
One of our Books of the Year 2014   Brilliant Lucy Cousins has created a fabulous new book which is full of holes! The young woodpecker is taught to peck by its father. The only trouble is…once it has learnt to...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler | Picture Book Party
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/08/2014
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Extra Yarn
Extra Yarn
Mac Barnett
Award-winning Jon Klassen’s illustrations perfectly capture the warm hearted message of this stunning picture book. When Annabelle finds a box of coloured yarns she starts knitting. In doing so, she transforms her cold, black and white world by giving it...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/01/2014
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Battle Bunny
Battle Bunny
Mac Barnett, Jon Scieszka
Award-winning authors Jon Scieszka and Mac Barnett have teamed up to create a wildly funny story in which a Birthday Bunny turns his very own special day into Battle Day! Battle Bunny has an evil plan to become master of...
Featured in: 5+ readers | Picture Book Party
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/2015
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Say Hello Like This!
Say Hello Like This!
Mary Murphy
An exuberant book that invites all readers to join in too! All the animals have different ways of saying Hello! The Chicken hello is flappy and clucky, the Frog hello is jumpy and croaky, the Beetle hello is tiny and...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler | Picture Book Party
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/02/2015
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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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The Bus is for Us
The Bus is for Us
Michael Rosen
Former Children’s Laureate Michael Rosen will delight all readers with this hugely enjoyable and easy to chant rhyming picture book. Riding a bike, going far in a car or, when it starts to rain going in the train are all...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 05/02/2015
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Doctor Molly's Medicine Case
Doctor Molly's Medicine Case
Miriam Moss
Molly loves dressing up – especially as a doctor! She has a white coat and a doctor’s hat and, most importantly, she has a very special magical medicine bag! Whenever Molly opens her bag she finds exactly the medicine she...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 05/02/2015
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Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs
Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs
Mo Willems
The best-selling creator of the Pigeon who drives a bus, gives a dark and witty take on a very familiar story. Cooking up steaming bowls of tempting chocolate pudding, and making up nice looking beds, three dinosaurs set up a...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Picture Book Party
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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The Promise
The Promise
Nicola Davies
Shortlisted for the 2015 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal - Shortlisted for The Little Rebels Children's Book Award 2014.  The Promise is a story with a strong green message - about the power we have to transform our world - and features breathtaking...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 04/09/2014
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The Mouse Who Ate the Moon
The Mouse Who Ate the Moon
Petr Horacek
One of our Books of the Year 2014  A stunning and thought-provoking picture book with some clever use of cut outs and a flap. Little Mouse looks at the lovely round yellow moon and thinks how much she would love...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 05/06/2014
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