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A Book of Feelings
Amanda McCardie illustrated by Salvatore Rubbino
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 | Picture Book Party
Format: Hardback | Released 03/09/2015
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Reader ReviewedA Great Big Cuddle
Michael Rosen illustrated by Chris Riddell
One of our Books of the Year 2015 - A Reader Review Panel Pick of the Year 2015 - chosen by Robyn Chorely, aged 5- Julia Eccleshare's Book of the Month, September 2015 Children's Laureates Chris Riddell and Michael Rosen... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | Top Picks of 2015 | Author of the Month | Books of the Year 2015 | Children's Laureate | Christmas Books 2015 | 3+ readers | Julia Eccleshare's Picks | Picture Book Party | Poetry
Format: Hardback | Released 03/09/2015
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A Near Thing for Captain Najork
Russell Hoban illustrated by Quentin Blake
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
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 | Picture Book Party
Format: Paperback | Released 05/03/2015
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Ace Dragon Ltd
Russell Hoban illustrated by Quentin Blake
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 | Picture Book Party
Format: Hardback | Released 04/06/2015
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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 | Books of the Month | 5+ readers | Julia Eccleshare's Picks | Picture Book Party
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 | Picture Book Party
Format: Hardback | Released 02/07/2015
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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 | Baby and Toddler | Summer Reading | Picture Book Party
Format: Hardback | Released 02/05/2013
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Battle Bunny
Mac Barnett, Jon Scieszka illustrated by Matthew Myers
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 | Picture Book Party
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 | Picture Book Party
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 | Baby and Toddler | Books of the Month | Books of the Year 2015 | Christmas Books 2015 | Picture Book Party
Format: Hardback | Released 01/11/2015
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Bogtrotter
Margaret Wild illustrated by Judith Rossell
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 | Picture Book Party
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 | Picture Book Party
Format: Paperback | Released 03/09/2015
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Demolition
Sally Sutton illustrated by Brian Lovelock
“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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Doctor Molly's Medicine Case
Miriam Moss illustrated by Deborah Allwright
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 | Picture Book Party
Format: Hardback | Released 05/02/2015
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Reader ReviewedDon't Call Me Choochie Pooh!
Sean Taylor illustrated by Kate Hindley
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 | Picture Book Party
Format: Hardback | Released 01/02/2016
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Extra Yarn
Mac Barnett illustrated by Jon Klassen
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 | Picture Book Party
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 | Picture Book Party
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 | Picture Book Party
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 | Bedtime Reading | 3+ readers | Picture Book Party | Free Prize Draws
Format: Paperback | Released 04/02/2016
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Footpath Flowers
Jon Arno Lawson
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 the mutual value of giving and yet adults... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers | Picture Book Party
Format: Hardback | Released 07/05/2015
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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 | Picture Book Party | Schools
Format: Hardback | Released 01/08/2014
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Reader ReviewedFrida and Bear
Anthony Browne, Hanne Bartholin
In his time as Children's Laureate, Anthony Browne introduced the Shape Game. Invented when he was child and played it with his brother, the Shape Game is a feast of imagination as one person draws a shape and another turns... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers | Picture Book Party | Schools
Format: Hardback | Released 05/03/2015
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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?
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 | 5+ readers | Picture Book Party
Format: Paperback | Released 07/05/2015
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Have You Seen My Monster?
Steve Light
In the follow-up to Steve Light's Have You Seen My Dragon?, this gorgeously illustrated shape book, with fun search-and-find opportunities throughout will delight kids. In this one a little girl wanders through a country fair, searching for her monster... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers | Picture Book Party
Format: Hardback | Released 07/05/2015
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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
Allan Ahlberg illustrated by Bruce Ingman
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... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers | Picture Book Party
Format: Paperback | Released 06/02/2014
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Reader ReviewedHoot Owl, Master of Disguise
Sean Taylor illustrated by Jean Jullien
One of our Books of the Year 2015 - March 15 Book of the Month Hoot Owl flies through the midnight air quick as a shooting star, wingtip pointing like some kind of avian superhero. When he spots a tasty... Featured in: 3+ readers | Books of the Month | Books of the Year 2015 | 5+ readers | Picture Book Party | UKLA 2016
Format: Hardback | Released 05/03/2015
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How to Catch a Mouse
Philippa Leathers
Little kitten Clemmie knows everything about how to catch a mouse. In fact, she's so good at it that she's never even seen one in her house – they're too scared to come in. Sharp little eyes will spot that... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers | Picture Book Party
Format: Hardback | Released 07/05/2015
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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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