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Books of the Month

Feelings Inside my heart and in my head...
Libby Walden
July 2018 Book of the Month | Cleverly designed and sensitively illustrated, this is a wonderful book to explore the world of feelings. Each double page takes a different emotion, from sadness to jealousy, loneliness to excitement, and examines it... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 12/07/2018
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Frog Hops Off!
Lydia Monks
July 2018 Book of the Month | Lydia Monks' new series is perfect for little children particularly those just starting nursery or reception. Frog is the star of this story which recounts his adventures on the school trip. He's a... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 14/06/2018
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Supertato Veggies in the Valley of Doom
Sue Hendra, Paul Linnet
July 2018 Book of the Month | Whatever your attitude to vegetables, no-one could resist Supertato and these hilarious, heart-warming stories of supermarket aisle adventures! In this episode, the veggies are bored so Broccoli suggests a game of hide-and-seek. It's... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 28/06/2018
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A First Book of the Sea
Nicola Davies
July 2018 Book of the Month | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month July 2018 | A brilliant celebration and evocation of everything to do with the sea. The many, brief poems cover favourite holiday experiences including the excitement... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 05/07/2018
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A Little Alphabet
Oliver Jeffers
July 2018 Book of the Month | Buy a book by Oliver Jeffers and you become owner of a complete and perfect work of art. A Little Alphabet is so much more than an alphabet book. Each page features one... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 28/06/2018
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Mr Pegg's Post
Elena Topouzoglou
June 2018 Book of the Month | A story of kindness and the unexpected friendships that result from it, Mr Pegg's Post will charm readers young and old. Anna lives in a lighthouse by the edge of the sea with... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 12/07/2018
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Ocean Meets Sky
Terry Fan, Eric Fan
July 2018 Book of the Month | Beautifully written, beautifully illustrated, Ocean Meets Sky is a celebration of love and the imagination, and a wonderful book to prompt discussion of loss, particularly of a grandparent. Finn has vivid memories of... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 06/06/2018
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Other Featured Books this Month

Oi Cat!
Kes Gray
From the team behind the hugely popular Oi Frog! and Oi Dog! comes another daft and utterly wonderful new rhyming spectacular. Frog is in charge and has decided that cats must sit on gnats, much to Cat's irritation. Dog tries... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 12/07/2018
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Yoga Babies
Fearne Cotton
Yoga has never seemed more tempting than in this lovely new book, written by Fearne Cotton and illustrated by Sheena Dempsey. Eleven little children, the ‘Yoga babies', are shown doing different yoga poses, always with a parent or adult... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 31/05/2018
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The Station Mouse
Meg McLaren
The Station Mouse is a perfect bedtime read. Every page is a feast to the eye, with jokes and things to spot to keep it interesting read after read. The hero of our story is a most diligent mouse employed in the... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/06/2018
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You're Called What?
Kes Gray
Welcome to the Ministry of Silly Animal Names in the company of Kes Gray, one of our funniest picture book authors. A string of animals are lining up to change their names and the laughter from those behind them in... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 12/07/2018
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Sleep
Kate Prendergast
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month July 2018 | Gorgeous illustrations attractively answer any curious child's question: where and how do different animals sleep? Moving quickly past the familiar indoor animals such as dogs and cats, Kate Prendergast... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 05/07/2018
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Secret Sky Garden
Linda Sarah
This beautiful story will touch the heart of anyone who reads it. Funni spends her Saturdays on the roof of the old airport car park. She loves the view and sense of calm, even though it hasn't been used for... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 28/06/2018
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Yellow Submarine
The Beatles
There's something of the nursery rhyme to the lyrics of Yellow Submarine making it particularly appealing to children, and even more than 50 years after its release, there'll hardly be a child in the country who can't sing along. Based... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/07/2018
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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: Paperback | Released 05/07/2018
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Audrey the Amazing Inventor
Rachel Valentine
Any child who likes to ask questions, find out how things work, or just fiddle with stuff, will identify with Audrey. She knows she's going to be an inventor when she grows up and is already creating some amazing machines... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 23/05/2018
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A Stone for Sascha
Aaron Becker
Award-winning Aaron Becker has an exceptional gift for telling stories with big themes and deep truths in pictures alone. Off on a holiday by the sea which is tinged with sadness following the death of the family dog, the story... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 05/07/2018
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The Snail and the Whale 15th Anniversary Edition
Julia Donaldson
Special 15th Anniversary Edition. If bestsellers were decided upon by the number of prestigious awards a book had won then this one, with echoes of Edward Lear would be the blockbuster of all time. Julia really is a past-master of... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 28/06/2018
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The Selfish Crocodile Anniversary Edition
Faustin Charles
Published twenty years ago The Selfish Crocodile stills reads and looks as fresh as a daisy, and its message about the importance of sharing and co-operation is as important today as it's ever been (perhaps even more so). The selfish... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 14/06/2018
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Pink Lion
Jane Porter
Arnold is a lion, but he's a pink lion who lives (very happily) with flamingos, doing what flamingos do, until a gang of growling lions come by and tell him he should be out with them roaring and hunting. It's... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/06/2017
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You Can't Let an Elephant Drive a Digger
Patricia Cleveland-Peck
There's all sorts of useful advice in this picture book. Not only should you not let an elephant drive a digger, it isn't advisable either to let a polar bear cut your hair, or a seal prepare your meal; and... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 12/07/2018
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Ruby's Worry
Tom Percival
Everyone could learn from Ruby. She's a perfectly happy little girl, until she discovers a worry. The worry – depicted as a scribbly yellow shape – is hardly noticeable at first, but starts to grow and soon it's with her... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 12/07/2018
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All About Families
Felicity Brooks
Families come in all shapes and sizes and from all sorts of backgrounds. They speak various languages, eat different sorts of food, live in different kinds of homes and celebrate special occasions in a variety of ways. A celebration of... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/07/2018
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Bug Bear
Patricia Hegarty
‘Down in the forest as Bear had a doze/ A small stripy bug came and sat on his nose', and so Bear's troubles begin. He really doesn't want to become home to this troublesome, if extremely cheerful and friendly bug.... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 14/06/2018
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Octopants
Suzy Senior
You can't go wrong with a book for children about pants and this one is particularly satisfying and giggle-inducing. The poor octopus narrator of the story has a problem – he doesn't have any underpants, ‘there's nothing on below'. None... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 12/07/2018
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The Girls
Lauren Ace
July 2018 Debut of the Month | The Girls is a glorious and uplifting description of female friendship. It stars four girls and simply but beautifully describes in words and pictures their enduring friendship as they grow from little children... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 12/07/2018
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Baby's First Bank Heist
Jim Whalley
Baby Frank, immediately distinctive in a stripy black and white Babygro, wants a pet. In fact he really, really wants a pet. But his parents won't allow it, pets are too expensive to keep they say. It leaves Frank with... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 14/06/2018
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Reader ReviewedWhat the Ladybird Heard on Holiday Book and CD Pack
Julia Donaldson
Award-winning duo Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks have created a brilliant new adventure for the clever Ladybird, star of What the Ladybird Heard. The Ladybird's old adversaries, Lanky... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Book | Released 12/07/2018
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The Cook and the King
Julia Donaldson
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month July 2018 The best-selling author of The Gruffalo deploys a story-telling device equally full of cunning in this witty story about the way a King is tricked into doing some work. The King... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 12/07/2018
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Last Month's Featured Books

Reader Reviewed 5 Wild Numbers
Bella Gomez
Wow! Bright pages depicting animals in gorgeous jungle illustrations house die-cut numbers from one to five. Each number has a sliding disc enabling little fingers to follow the arrows, move...
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Daddy Long Legs
Nadine Brun-Cosme
Daddy Long Legs is a joyous book with bright, fresh and funny artwork, full of retro charm. With its warm, reassuring feel and the adorably drawn relationship between a father...
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I Want My Dad!
Tony Ross
We're used to the Little Princess behaving badly, but this new story shows a different side to her, and is surprisingly tender. She's proud of her dad, the king, but...
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Amazing Machines First Numbers
Tony Mitton
Counting from one to ten is great fun with this jolly, carefully thought-out board book. There's just one line of text on each page, short but interesting with some nicely...
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Amazing Machines First Words
Tony Mitton
This large format board book with its clever round tabs is a great first book to share with pre-school age children. Ten spreads take us to various locations – city,...
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Picking Pickle
Polly Faber
Has there ever been a book with a more adorable cast of characters? Meet the dogs of the dogs' home, as introduced by the dog who's been there longest and...
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If All the World Were...
Joseph Coelho
June 2018 Debut of the Month | Joseph Coelho dedicates this lovely picture book to ‘everyone who misses someone' and it's particularly apposite for any child who has recently lost...
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Roald Dahl's 1 2 3
Roald Dahl
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month June 2018 Count from 1 to 10 with the Enormous Crocodile! With one big flap and an ENORMOUS surprise, this sturdy board book...
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Roald Dahl's Opposites
Roald Dahl
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month June 2018 Day and Night, Big and Small, Hungry and Full - learn your opposites with the Enormous Crocodile! With lots of flaps...
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Gary's Banana Drama
Jane Massey
There's plenty of drama and lots of surprises too in Jane Massey's delightfully nutty picture book. Gary loves bananas, he loves them so much that on the day that something...
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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,...
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Reader Reviewed Goodnight 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...
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Picking Pickle
Polly Faber
June 2018 Book of the Month | Has there ever been a book with a more adorable cast of characters? Meet the dogs of the dogs' home, as introduced by...
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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.
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Something Fishy
Polly Dunbar
There's something fishy going in in this cat's house alright, but unfortunately nothing to do with the kind that ends up in a dishy. Why are the family oblivious to...
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Bob's Blue Period
Marion Deuchars
A beautiful picture book about friendship and art. Bob and Bat are best friends. They do everything together (look out for the wonderful illustration of them dancing to the radio!)...
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I'm the Biggest
Stephanie Blake
It's hard to be a good big brother, especially when your little brother is getting all the praise for growing more than you! Simon is the popular cheeky rabbit creation...
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More Featured Books

Elmer and the Lost Teddy Board Book
David McKee
The Elmer books are stunning to look at, with their jewel-like colours and fabulous jungle scenes, but they teach children about kindness, acceptance and generosity too. You don't have to...
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Secrets of the Mountain
Libby Walden
In a nutshell: Dahl-esque story in defence of Unusualness Children who like their stories filled with larger-than-life characters, crazy comedy and the reassuring sense that love and goodness will win...
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My First Elmer
David McKee
May 2018 Book of the Month | All children should grow up with Elmer and this abridged version...
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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...
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The Wildest Cowboy
Garth Jennings
May 2018 Book of the Month | Wonderful rhyme carries you through this rollicking ride through the wild west and a town they called Fear, whose scary inhabitants wear rattlesnake...
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Reader Reviewed Cannonball Coralie and the Lion
Grace Easton
May 2018 Debut of the Month Funky and thoroughly contemporary in feel, though simultaneously acknowledging classic children's illustration, Cannonball Coralie and the Lion is an exciting story, beautifully told. Coralie...
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The Tickle Test
Kathryn White
Two little lab-coated mice set out to find out the best way to tickle (sending their mice assistants in to do the actual tickling). Their subjects include a giraffe, bear,...
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My First Colours

Popular children's characters the Twirlywoos make learning to recognise and name colours fun and enjoyable. This sturdy board book, just the right size for little hands, shows them having an...
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A Perfect Day
Lane Smith
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month May 2018 | Longlisted for the UKLA 2018 Book Award Award winning Lane Smith celebrates the simple delights of Cat who loves the...
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Alfie and Dad
Shirley Hughes
Alfie's dad is always there for Alfie and Annie Rose. He's there to reassure Alfie during a restless night; he's there to find Alfie's favourite toy Flumbo when he gets...
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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...
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I Love You Dino-Daddy
Mark Sperring
The characters may be green and dinosaur-shaped, but this is all about the special fun little children have with their daddies, and the particular love between father and child. A...
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With My Daddy
James Brown
Daddy Tiger and a tiger cub, Daddy Bear and a bear cub, Daddy dog and puppy, they all have fun playing together in the pages of this bright, lively and...
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The Match
Russell Ayto
Told in single words, and through grey pencil illustrations on an admittedly startling green background, this story encompasses anticipation, disappointment, despair, resignation … then hope, surprise and utter joy! A...
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Wonder Goal!
Michael Foreman
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month May 2018 | Award-winning illustrator Michael Foreman's own love of football suffuses this story which perfectly captures the thrill all footballers have of scoring...
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Reader Reviewed Alan's Big, Scary Teeth
Jarvis
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,...
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The Cave
Rob Hodgson
It's all about the timing in this wonderfully funny picture book. In a cave lives a little creature, a little creature that never leaves its home - turn the page...
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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...
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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...
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The Bad Mood and the Stick
Lemony Snicket
Lemony Snicket's simply told story offers a refreshing, thoughtful, and hilarious look at the ways in which a bad mood wreaks havoc as it moves from person to person, leaving...
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar's Sound Book
Eric Carle
This is a much-loved classic, but as relevant today as it was when first published in 1969. Now available in this sound-book format so you can actually listen to the...
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"Picture books are special – they're not like anything else. Sometimes I hear parents encouraging their children to read what they call proper books, books without pictures, at an earlier and earlier age. This makes me sad, as picture books are perfect for sharing, and not just with the youngest children. As a father, I understand the importance of the bond that develops through reading picture books with your child. We have in Britain some of the best picture book makers in the world, and I want to see their books appreciated for what they are – works of art." Picture books, he said, are "perfect for any age".

The books in this genre will have more story than those books featured in the Baby and Toddler genre but still with lots of stunning imagery to share with your child and for them to enjoy alone.

As children begin to communicate more readily and are a little more dextrous then you’ll find they want to occupy their mind with books that are a little more challenging, perhaps even with more pages and more of a storyline.

The picture books in this section with a greater range of text to accompany some absolutely stunning imagery provide a terrific next stage.

Titles in this section will be refreshed each month with a range of new and older titles that we feel should not to be missed by any young child.

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