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A is for Awesome
A is for Awesome
Dallas Clayton
A Is for Awesome is an alphabet book with an edge.  Bursting with colour, energy and life, each spread offers a rhythmic phrase and an abundance of artwork illustrating the featured letter. The message of dreaming big and living life...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 01/05/2014
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A Near Thing for Captain Najork
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 | Picture Book Party
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/04/2014
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A Walk in Paris
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...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 06/03/2014
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And the Cars Go...
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 | Baby and Toddler | Picture Book Party
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/05/2013
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Bruno and Titch
Bruno and Titch
Sheena Dempsey
Perfect for pet-lovers (and especially guinea pig lovers) everywhere, this funny story of finding a home and a person to care for him is told from the guinea pig's humorous perspective. Features Bruno, a wildly inventive boy, and his new...
Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers | Books for Boys | Picture Book Party
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/08/2014
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Daisy Saves the Day
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...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2014
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Demolition
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 | Books for Boys | Picture Book Party
Format: Board book - Released: 06/03/2014
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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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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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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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Have You Seen My Dragon?
Have You Seen My Dragon?
Steve Light
Enter a fascinating, ornately drawn cityscape and help a boy find his dragon while counting objects from hot dogs to traffic lights. A little boy has lost his pet dragon amongst a huge city, and is travelling all over town...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Picture Book Party
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/05/2014
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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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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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How Tom Beat Captain Najork and His Hired Sportsmen
How Tom Beat Captain Najork and His Hired Sportsmen
Russell Hoban
Award-winning duo Russell Hoban and Quentin Blake are brilliantly witty in this sharply observed picture of the value of childhood pursuits.  Orphaned Tom lives with his formidable aunt who takes no nonsense from anyone and serves perfectly disgusting food. Tom...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/04/2014
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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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Is There a Dog in This Book?
Is There a Dog in This Book?
Viviane Schwarz
With an irresistible story that directly involves the reader, this book's clever design and bright, gestural illustrations make for a LOT of fun for cat (and dog) lovers! It is a completely interactive book brimming over with all kinds of...
Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers | Baby and Toddler | Christmas Books 2014 | Picture Book Party
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2014
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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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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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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 | Books of the Year 2014 | Picture Book Party
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/08/2014
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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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Rex
Rex
Simon James
Award winning Simon James is heart-warming in this story about the importance of dads! The terrifying tyrannosaurus rex is feared by all the creatures. He is very big, very fierce and has a very, very load ROAR. The only creature...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 03/04/2014
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Sam Who Went to Sea
Sam Who Went to Sea
Phyllis Root
Written in lyrical prose by Phyllis Root and illustrated in bright bold colours by Axel Sheffler, the illustrator of The Gruffalo, this book is the story of a river rat who follows his heart and realises his dreams when he...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/02/2013
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Say hello like this!
Say hello like this!
Mary Murphy
Perfect for joining in, this is a delightfully noisy book celebrating all the different and special ways that animals say 'Hello'. Dogs are loud, cats are proud and the donkey is just plain silly. A bouncy rhyming text captures the...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 06/02/2014
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Shh! We Have a Plan
Shh! We Have a Plan
Chris Haughton
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 they haven’t got every angle covered! How the...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 06/03/2014
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The Almost Fearless Hamilton Squidlegger
The Almost Fearless Hamilton Squidlegger
Timothy Basil Ering
This is a page-turning story about a normally boisterous youngster with a fear of being alone in the dark...until a magical quest results in a good night's sleep all round. Extraordinary artwork provides a fantastical backdrop for a winning text...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 05/06/2014
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The Big Princess
The Big Princess
Taro Miura
An equally enchanting sequel to The Tiny King, this is the story of a baby Princess, bewitched by a spell, who grows bigger and bigger and bigger with apparently no way of stopping her. She outgrows all the baby...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Picture Book Party
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/10/2014
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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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The Promise
The Promise
Nicola Davies
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 design and illustration. A perfect book to...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 04/09/2014
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The Rain Door
The Rain Door
Russell Hoban
Former Children’s Laureate Quentin Blake team up for this hugely original weather-based fantasy. It’s a hot, hot summer Thursday when Harry hears the rag-and-bone man calling out “Rainy numbers up. Any thunder up?” Not knowing what any of it might...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/04/2014
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