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Snowboy and the Last Tree Standing
Hiawyn Oram
Glimmering with power and hope, two acclaimed picture book makers come together to tell the story of what happens when a boy is brave enough to stand up for what he feels is right. Birgitta Sif's evocative fairy-tale illustrations and... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 02/11/2017
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Gary
Leila Rudge
Gary, a grounded racing pigeon, dreams of exploring the world - until the day he falls into an adventure of his very own. Gary is just like all the other racing pigeons, save for one difference: he can't fly. It... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/11/2017
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On the Night of the Shooting Star
Amy Hest
A charming picture book about loneliness and making friends from an bestselling author and illustrator. The beauty of a shooting star starts a special friendship in this lovely new picture book. Bunny and Dog live next door to one another... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 02/11/2017
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The Christmas Eve Tree
Delia Huddy
This absolutely beautiful book will really instil the true Christmas spirit in all who read it. Planted carelessly, the little fir tree has no chance to grow, so stays small and stunted. No wonder that it's left in the shop... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 02/11/2017
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Penguin Problems
Jory John
Ever thought you had problems? Try being a Penguin! There's too much snow, it's too cold, the sea has too many dangerous creatures in it, everyone looks the same. In fact, there seems to be no end to the problems... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/11/2017
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The Boy from Mars
Simon James
The heart-warming story of a little boy who misses his mum from award-winning author-illustrator Simon James. Lovereading comment to follow soon. Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/11/2017
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The Wolf, the Duck and the Mouse
Mac Barnett
October 2017 Book of the Month | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month October 2017 Award-winning duo, Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen are beloved for their trade mark dark humour in which nasty things happen and some unexpected... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 12/10/2017
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A Mighty Bitey Creature
Ronda Armitage
Traditional in feel but bright to look at and contemporary in its approach, this highly enjoyable picture book will bear repeated reading. Something is causing trouble in the jungle, biting first Frog, then Monkey, then Zebra on the bottom. As... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/10/2017
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We're Going on a Bear Hunt
Michael Rosen
This classic picture book is such a triumph of words and illustration, as satisfying to look at as it is to read aloud, that it hardly needs an extra gimmick, but snow globes are irresistible and there's something particularly pleasing... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/10/2017
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La La La: A Story of Hope
Kate DiCamillo
This beautiful picture book delivers an extraordinary message of hope in a one syllable text. A little girl sings – ‘La'. When no reply comes she stomps off, then chases a golden leaf. As more leaves fall she follows them... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/10/2017
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Owl Bat Bat Owl
Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick
Full of wit and warmth, this is a joyful wordless picture book. Owls are owls and bats are bats and they are very different – even when they are sharing the same branch. But the baby bat and the baby... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 01/10/2017
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Du Iz Tak?
Carson Ellis
You need a working knowledge of bug to understand this story, but don't worry, it's an easy language to pick up. ‘Du iz tak?' asks a dragonfly, studying a green shoot. ‘Ma nazoot' replies his elegant companion. They decide it's... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/10/2017
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A Busy Day for Birds
Lucy Cousins
Best-selling Lucy Cousins‘s boldly drawn birds inspire the imagination as she illustrates the wonderful things that different kinds of birds can do. Lively, colourful birds fill each page beautifully as she illustrates them flying, hopping, pecking, swooping, singing and running... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/09/2017
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Reader ReviewedLittle Adventurers: What Bear? Where?
Philip Ardagh
With an activity idea and an information page with every story in the series, the Little Adventurers four will encourage hours of immersive play, and will ignite the imagination of curious explorers everywhere. Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/09/2017
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Toby and Tabitha
Alexander Bar
When the sun goes down, the tortoises open their sleepy-snoozy eyes, wriggle their little legs ... and dance! But, one Saturday, Lucy realizes that Tabitha is missing ... she's been sold! Did Lucy leave it too late to share her... Featured in: 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/09/2017
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We Found a Hat
Jon Klassen
Award-winning Jon Klassen is as witty, engaging and subtle as ever in this delightful story with a very big theme but told in only a very few words. Two Turtles find a hat. It looks good on both of them... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2017
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Follow the Track All the Way Back
Timothy Knapman
Today is a BIG day for little Train ... he's going out on the track, all by himself, for the very first time! Taking its place beside the classic The Little Engine That Could, young readers will share Little Train's... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2017
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His Royal Tinyness A Terrible True Story
Sally Lloyd-Jones
Once upon a time there was a happy family: A mum, a dad, a gerbil, and the most beautifulest, cleverest, ever so kindest Princess Marianna. Until one horrible no good day when a new ruler was born...Hilariously told from the... Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2017
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I Want to Be in a Scary Story
Sean Taylor
The stellar duo behind Hoot Owl: Master of Disguise reunites to create a book that will have children (and their parents!) roaring with laughter once again.From the team behind the acclaimed Hoot Owl, Master of Disguise comes a very scary... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2017
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Owl Babies
Martin Waddell
September 2017 Book of the Month Three little owl babies sit in the tree and wait…and wait…and wait…for their Mummy to come home from hunting. Stunning illustrations match this brilliant classic picture book story. This beautiful 25th anniversary edition is a... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/08/2017
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Reader ReviewedGoodnight Everyone
Chris Haughton
Longlisted for the UKLA 2018 Book Award Perfect for the end of every day, award-winning Chris Haughton captures the soothing time as the sun goes down and all the animals begin to fall into a deep sleep….All except Little Bear... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/08/2017
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Ellie and Lump's Very Busy Day
Dorothy Clark
June 2017 Book of the Month Two little elephants are busy getting ready for a very special day! And they make a lot of noise about it. Getting ready to go out their anoraks go rustle, zip, pop and once... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/06/2017
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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, interrupted at every stage by her children. ‘Can't I just... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/06/2017
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Elsie Piddock Skips in Her Sleep
Eleanor Farjeon
Elsie Piddock Skips in Her Sleep is one of the great Eleanor Farjeon's loveliest stories, and Charlotte Voake's beautiful ink and watercolour illustrations capture all its magic. Elsie Piddock is a born skipper, starting at just 3 years old with her... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/06/2017
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For the best children’s books, look for the bear! Picture Book Party book montage________________________

As parents we know there is no joy more complete than watching the rapt faces of your children when you read a picture book together. Picture books have lots of other benefits as well such as stimulating language because children have a natural responsiveness to pictures. They are also perfect for settling children at bedtime.

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‘As publishers Walker has made a hugely creative contribution to helping children to learn how to look, not only as an adjunct to learning to read but as a lifelong pleasure in itself, a springboard into all kinds of future delights.' – Shirley Hughes ________________________

This special section is full of all our favourite Walker picture books, both new this year and published previously. No childhood should be without many of these beautifully crafted titles and they will stay with your children (and hopefully their children’s children) for the rest of their lives!

Visit www.picturebookparty.co.uk to go behind-the-scenes in the world of picture books.

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