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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
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 who is wide awake despite the yawning... 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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Mr Large in Charge
Jill Murphy
Mums everywhere have a soft spot for Mrs Large, recognising so many of their own experiences in Jill Murphy's character. Here Mr Large nobly steps up when his wife is feeling under the weather, giving her a much-needed day in... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/06/2017
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King of the Sky
Nicola Davies
May 2017 Picture Book of the Month | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month May 2017 | In a story full of hope against adversity, King of the Sky tells how flying a homing pigeon helps a young... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 04/05/2017
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Reader ReviewedA Brave Bear
Sean Taylor
April 2016 Book of the Month The characters may be bears, but the parent/child relationship depicted in this lovely picture book will be familiar to all readers. It's hot so a little bear suggests to his dad that they should... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/05/2017
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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: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 04/05/2017
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No, Nancy, No!
Alice Tait
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 Palace they spot two little children... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 04/05/2017
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Raymond
Gwendal Le Bec, 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: Hardback | Released 04/05/2017
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The Tree
Neal Layton
A tree stands on a hillside in the sun. It's tall and strong, but ominously next to it a sign reads ‘land sold'. A close-up shows a nest up in the branches, the next page reveals a drey with squirrel... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/05/2017
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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: Hardback | Released 06/04/2017
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Town is by the Sea
Joanne Schwartz
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 father leaves for work, though playtime, lunch, shopping and... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 06/04/2017
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Reader ReviewedMrs Mole, I'm Home!
Jarvis
April 2017 Picture Book of the Month | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month April 2017 | Morris Mole can't find his glasses anywhere at the end of a long day at work. Luckily, he is sure he can... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/04/2017
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Albert's Tree
Jenni Desmond
Funny and very entertaining this story of a surprise friendship is set in a forest, beautifully realised by Jenni Desmond. There are gorgeous scenes of trees, earth and early spring skies in rich greens, browns and blue-greens. Through the forest... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/04/2017
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Lots The Diversity of Life on Earth
Nicola Davies
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month April 2017 | 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 the flowers, the birds, the... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 06/04/2017
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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!

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