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Ellie and Lump's Very Busy Day
Dorothy Clark
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 on the road the cars go... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/06/2018
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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: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 07/06/2018
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Play
Jez Alborough
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: Paperback | Released 07/06/2018
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Square
Mac Barnett
May 2018 Book of the Month | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month May 2018 Square builds a beautiful sculpture from the blocks in his secret cave. Square's friend Circle thinks it is perfect and Square tries to make... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 10/05/2018
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Where's Home, Daddy Bear?
Nicola O'Byrne
Bringing Open Very Carefully creator Nicola O'Byrne to the Walker list, this tender, touching story voices all those worries a child has about change, and celebrates the loving bond between father and daughter. Lovereading Comment to follow. Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 03/05/2018
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Hello, Mr World
Michael Foreman
The future of the world is in our children's hands says this beautiful and sensitive picture book. ‘Let's be doctors' say two little children in front of a dressing up box. In their white coats they meet their first patient,... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/05/2018
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Meltdown!
Jill Murphy
Jill Murphy, creator of the classic Five Minutes Peace here makes the worst (read most public) kind of toddler tantrum into a blissfully funny picture book. A trip to the supermarket starts well with toddler Ruby in high spirits and... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/05/2018
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No, Nancy, No!
Alice Tait
April 2018 Book of the Month There are familiar places and faces in this charming life-the-flap book. It stars Nancy, a little girl with a penchant for mischief, and her dog Roger, on a day out in London. Outside Buckingham... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/04/2018
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Can't Catch Me!
Timothy Knapman
An absolute treat to read aloud, this comic tale puts a new spin on the story of the gingerbread man. ‘Can't catch me!' sings Jake, ‘I'm the fastest mouse in the world' and he can easily outrun Tom the cat,... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/04/2018
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King of the Sky
Nicola Davies
Shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2018 | In a story full of hope against adversity, King of the Sky tells how flying a homing pigeon helps a young boy comes to terms with his life in a strange... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/04/2018
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Town Is by the Sea
Joanne Schwartz
Winner of the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2018 | This haunting book, beautifully illustrated in ink and watercolour, bears record to a long-gone way of life. A young boy describes his day, from first thing in the morning when his... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/04/2018
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Splish, Splash, Ducky!
Lucy Cousins
March 2018 Book of the Month | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month March 2018 A watery celebration for a little duckling who loves the rain! Lucy Cousins' bold and brightly coloured illustrations bring out all the fun that a duckling... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/03/2018
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Patrick and the President
Ryan Tubridy
The heady excitement of President Kennedy's visit to Ireland in 1963 is brought vividly to life in this account by Ryan Tubridy and illustrator P J Lynch. Patrick and his parents are thrilled that ‘Himself' is coming to their home... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/03/2018
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Triangle
Mac Barnett
Brilliant and hilarious, award-winning Jon Klassen and Mac Barnett's Triangle is the gem of a book. Spare and sophisticated at one and the same time it tells how Triangle plays a sneaky trick on his friend Square. And how Square... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/03/2018
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Reader ReviewedA Lion Is a Lion
Polly Dunbar
February 2018 Picture Book of the Month All lions are fierce, right? Well, maybe, just maybe, this Lion – so well dressed and polite and charming – isn't too fierce for you... Polly Dunbar returns with her wonderfully expressive illustrations... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/02/2018
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Mother's Day
Shirley Hughes
One of our special picks for Mothering Sunday A beautiful gift edition of a classic family story by the Kate Greenaway-winning author, Shirley Hughes. Lovereading Comment to follow. Our special Mothering Sunday Picks Guess How Much I Love You... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/02/2018
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A Busy Day for Birds
Lucy Cousins
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month February 2018 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... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 01/02/2018
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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 the pig lives in a nice home in a field.... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/02/2018
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Raymond
Yann Le Bec
The phrase ‘it's a dog's life' takes on a whole new meaning in this quirky picture book. Raymond is an ordinary dog, who for a time leads an extraordinary life. Happy with his owners, and sharing most thing with them,... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/02/2018
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Lots The Diversity of Life on Earth
Nicola Davies
February 2018 Book of the Month | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month February 2018 | A stunning book that is also an invaluable introduction to how to look at the world around us. Nicola Davies invites readers to look at... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/02/2018
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Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes
Mem Fox
January 2018 Book of the Month | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month January 2018 A wonderful celebration of all kinds of babies! Helen Oxenbury's gorgeous babies, sometimes smiling, sometimes playing, sometimes snuggled up asleep and sometimes with a streaming... Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Board book | Released 04/01/2018
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Animals with Tiny Cat
Viviane Schwarz
Tiny Cat, star of There are Cats in this Book and There are No Cats in This Book, is back. Here, helped by a few props Tiny Cat, who loves dressing up, becomes a mouse, a horse, a dragon and... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/01/2018
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Frog and Beaver
Simon James
From the best-selling author of classics such as Dear Greenpeace and Leon and Bob, Frog and Beaver is a beautiful book about friendship, tolerance and respect. Frog is delighted when Beaver moves in nearby and immediately welcomes him as a... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/01/2018
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Shake the Tree!
Silvia Borando, Chiara Vignocchi, Paolo Chiarinotti
In a story reminiscent of The Gruffalo, this stylish book builds tension via repetition and suspense to a very funny, unexpected ending. Mouse spots a nut high up in a tree and, ‘Mmmmm', shakes the trunk a little to the... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/01/2018
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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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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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