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A Book of Feelings
Amanda McCardie
As a gentle, perceptive and useful examination of feelings, this cannot be bettered. Through descriptions of the different feelings felt by two children, the book shows why, even though we are happy and loved, we might still feel cross, nervous... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 03/09/2015
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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: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/04/2016
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A Child of Books
Oliver Jeffers, Sam Winston
Julia Eccleshare's Book of the Month September 2016 Award-winning storyteller and artist Oliver Jeffers and typographic fine artist Sam Winston have created an extraordinarily adventurous and original picture book which, through words and pictures, takes children on a journey of... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2016
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Reader ReviewedA Great Big Cuddle
Michael Rosen
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. Michael Rosen's close and affectionate observation of small children... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 03/09/2015
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A Near Thing for Captain Najork
Russell Hoban
Tom is back for a second fooling-around adventure. When Tom, accompanied by his Aunt Bundlejoy, sets out on a jaunt in a jam-powered frog, Captain Najork and his hired sportsmen set out in hot pursuit in a pedal-powered snake. They... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 03/04/2014
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A Spot of Bother
Jonathan Emmett
Poor Pig, he likes to keep himself perfectly clean so when a squashed cherry leaves a bright red spot on his side, he's distraught. His friends try to help but only success in making things worse: goat's been eating beetroot... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/05/2016
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A Walk in Paris
Salvatore Rubbino
Illustrator Salvatore Rubbino brings Paris alive in this brilliant sequel to A Walk in New York and A Walk in London. A young girl and her grandfather set out to explore Paris. There is so much to look... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/03/2015
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Ace Dragon Ltd
Russell Hoban
Quentin Blake's wonderfully airy and energetic illustrations perfectly match this quirky fantasy by that other master, Russell Hoban. A little boy called John accidentally finds a dragon beneath a manhole cover in a busy street. The passers-by take no notice... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/06/2016
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Reader ReviewedAlan's Big, Scary Teeth
Jarvis
Julia Eccleshare's Book of the Month, February 2016 Glorious illustrations tell this story that is both nicely scary and neatly resolved. Everyone knows that alligators are scary! Right? Alan comes from a long line of scary alligators and, with his... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/02/2016
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Albert and Little Henry
Jez Alborough
Albert loves making up stories, and his mum and dad love listening to them. But when his baby brother Henry arrives, no-one seems to have time to listen to stories any more. With everyone fussing round Little Henry, Albert feels... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/07/2016
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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: Hardback | Released 07/04/2016
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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: Hardback | Released 03/03/2016
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And the Cars Go...
William Bee
An exuberantly noisy books for all those who love a racket and anything that moves! A racing car, a school bus, a Rolls Royce with a Duke and Duchess aboard – all of these and more get stuck in a... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 02/05/2013
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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
Format: Hardback | Released 01/01/2015
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Black Cat, White Cat
Silvia Borando
This monochrome picture book tells a funny story in a super-stylish way and brims with child-appeal. Black Cat is entirely black and only goes out in the day, while White Cat is entirely white and only goes out at night.... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 04/06/2015
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Blue Penguin
Petr Horacek
One of our Books of the Year 2015 - November 2015 Book of the Month There are some breathtakingly beautiful illustrations in Petr Horacek's new picture book, and a story to bring a lump to the throat. Blue Penguin does... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/11/2015
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Bogtrotter
Margaret Wild
There's a lovely message in Margaret Wild's gentle, amusing story. A bogtrotter lives in a gloomy cave in a marshy bog. He spends every day running round the bog until it's time to go home. He runs because that's what... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 04/06/2015
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Daisy Saves the Day
Shirley Hughes
This charming picture book is an enchanting evocation of life in London at the time of the coronation of George V, by the much-loved and award-winning illustrators for children, Shirley Hughes. Perfect to share with younger children but also a... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/09/2015
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Dear Greenpeace
Simon James
Dear Greenpeace is 25 years old this year and it's still as fresh and touching as on its first publication and perhaps even more important. A little girl writes letters to Greenpeace asking how best to care for the blue... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/03/2016
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Demolition
Sally Sutton
“Bang! Clang! Crack! Thud! Creak!! Wham! ” The noises of the building site provide a background to this vigorous story of destruction. Perfect for all those who love big machines such as tractors, diggers and cranes as the work they... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 06/03/2014
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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... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 05/02/2015
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Reader ReviewedDon't Call Me Choochie Pooh!
Sean Taylor
Children will totally identify with Choochie Pooh. Little he might be, but he's still irritated and frustrated when his owner won't treat him like an ordinary dog. It's a series of daily humiliations: he's called silly names, fed embarrassing mini-treats... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/02/2016
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Double Trouble for Anna Hibiscus!
Atinuke
Double Trouble for Anna Hibiscus is double the fun for readers! Anna's mum has just given birth to twins and Anna is going to have to share her family with her baby brothers. She immediately starts thinking of them as... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/06/2016
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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... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/01/2014
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Fairytales for Mr Barker
Jessica Ahlberg
A familiarity with fairy tales is useful to enjoy this charming little book to the full. Lucy is reading to her dog Mr Barker but he's not paying attention, in fact he's soon off out through the window into –... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/10/2015
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Five Minutes' Peace
Jill Murphy
There can't be a mum in the country who doesn't identify with Mrs Large, wrapped in her comfortable dressing gown, doing her best to get away from her children for just five minutes peace (and managing a scant three minutes... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/10/2015
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Five Minutes' Peace
Jill Murphy
Celebrate thirty years of the Large family in this stunning anniversary edition of a modern picture book classic. There can't be a mum in the country who doesn't identify with Mrs Large, wrapped in her comfortable dressing gown, doing her... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/02/2016
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Footpath Flowers
Jon Arno Lawson
Shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2016. An ode to the importance of small things, small people and small gestures, Footpath Flowers is a quiet but powerful testament to the joy that children can find in ordinary things and... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/05/2015
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Footpath Flowers
JonArno Lawson
Shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2016. Words would be completely superfluous to this beautiful and poignant picture book. A little girl in a red coat walks though the city hand and hand with her father. As he shops,... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/05/2016
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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... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/08/2014
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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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