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Books of the Month

The Girl, the Bear and the Magic Shoes
Julia Donaldson
September 2018 Book of the Month | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month September 2018 | Best-selling duo Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks' new picture book is a charming adventure full of magic and friendship. When Josephine buys a... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 06/09/2018
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Luna Loves Library Day
Joseph Coelho
September 2018 Book of the Month | This story of a little girl's trip to the library has so much to tell us. Luna loves going to the library, not just because she loves books, but because her dad meets... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/09/2018
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As We Grow The journey of life...
Libby Walden
September 2018 Book of the Month | From the clever cut-outs on the cover which reveal three figures at different times of life, this will catch the eye and hold the attention of young children. A gentle rhyming text describes... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 06/09/2018
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Other Featured Books this Month

The Purrfect Pawse
Avril McDonald
In The Purrfect Pawse: A little book to help children pause, stretch and be grateful, Avril McDonald returns with some of the colourful, lovable characters from her Feel Brave series to help nurture young children's physical and mental well-being through... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 31/08/2018
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Princess Swashbuckle
Hollie Hughes
August 2018 Book of the Month | This swashbuckling, delightfully illustrated adventure is great fun, but has some important messages for readers too. It starts in the most traditional of ways: Once upon a time… but then this tale of a frog princess... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 09/08/2018
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The Best Sound in the World
Cindy Wume
Beautiful debut picture book about a lion who looks for the best sound in the world and finds friendship. Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 29/08/2018
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The Storm Whale in Winter
Benji Davies
Longlisted for the UKLA 2018 Book Award | In The Storm Whale in Winter Benji Davies creates a story of love and courage that is tender, touching and feels utterly true. As winter draws in Noi misses the little whale... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 06/09/2018
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The Christmas Extravaganza Hotel
Tracey Corderoy
This funny, heart-warming picture book will put everyone in the right mood for Christmas. Bear's plans for a nice, simple festive season are interrupted by the arrival of Frog. Frog thinks he's come to the Christmas Extravaganza Hotel and is... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 06/09/2018
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Elmer's Walk
David McKee
Out walking, Elmer the Elephant is in a reflective mood, taking his time to soak up the sounds, smells and sights around him. He spots shapes in the clouds and in the sandstone rocks, he listens to the noise of... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 06/09/2018
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Hungry Babies
Fearne Cotton
After the success of Yoga Babies, the best-selling duo Fearne Cotton and Sheena Dempsey are back and this time the babies are hungry! Mealtime is a joyous and often messy occasion and these babies are shown thoroughly enjoying their food.... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 06/09/2018
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We Are Together
Britta Teckentrup
Illustrated by Britta Teckentrup with typically vibrant colours and eye-catching compositions, We Are Together is a beautiful book. On each page children stand in different scenes, some are there on the page, others we glimpse through carefully-placed cut-outs. More and... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 06/09/2018
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The Space Train
Maudie Powell-Tuck
Jakob has found the long-lost Space Train! But it's old, battered and broken. With the help of Granny and Derek the robot chicken, can Jakob fix the train? Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 06/09/2018
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Last Stop on the Reindeer Express
Maudie Powell-Tuck
There's a real feel of Christmas magic to this delightful picture book. Like many children, Mia's parents live apart and as Christmas approaches she's really missing her daddy. Then she spots a mysterious post-box – turning the knob on the... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/09/2018
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Itchy, Scritchy, Scratchy Pants
Steve Smallman
Well, here's a book that ticks some absolute favourite first reader boxes: Vikings – tick; bare bottoms – tick; knickers – tick; a bouncy rhyming text just right for reading aloud – tick; lively, action-packed illustrations – tick, tick, tick!... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 06/09/2018
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My Name is Not Refugee
Kate Milner
Winner of the 2018 Klaus Flugge Prize | Longlisted for the UKLA 2018 Book Award June 2017 Book of the Month Simple enough for the youngest child to understand and certain to prompt feelings of empathy in readers of all... Featured in: 7+ readers | 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/05/2017
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Santa Claus vs The Easter Bunny
Fred Blunt
Get a peek behind the scenes and find out how the holidays REALLY happen in this hilarious picture book from rising star Fred Blunt. ** Are you #TEAMSANTACLAUS or #TEAMEASTERBUNNY? Let us know on social media! Tag @AndersenPress Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 06/09/2018
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I Am Bat
Morag Hood
This must be one of the brightest and best picture books of the year. With minimalist illustrations – simple shapes against blocks of Day-Glo colour – and short lines of text, Morag Hood tells a story that will dazzle and... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/09/2018
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Happy: A Children's Book of Mindfulness
Nicola Edwards
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month September 2018 | As befits its subtitle ‘A Children's Book of Mindfulness', Happy is a sensitive and calming introduction for young readers on how to engage with the beauty of the world to... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 06/09/2018
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I Want Snow!
Tony Ross
It might be the middle of summer, but the Little Princess demands SNOW. Lots of festive fun with our feisty princess and perfect for toddlers and parents to share together particuarly as children will learn they can't always have everything they... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/09/2018
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Reader ReviewedThe Giant Jumperee
Julia Donaldson
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month September 2018 | Julia Donaldson and Helen Oxenbury bring the very best of their award-winning The Gruffalo and We're Going on a Bear Hunt respectively to this glorious new picture book which will... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 20/09/2018
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Fantastically Great Women Who Made History Activity Book
Kate Pankhurst
August 2018 Book of the Month | Kate Pankhurst inspires thousands of young readers with her books about the fantastically great women who made history. This book reunites us with those women, including astronaut Valentina Tereshkova, dancer Josephine Baker, and code... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 09/08/2018
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Last Month's Featured Books

Anna and Otis
Maisie Paradise Shearring
Tolerance and friendship are at the heart of this picturebook which is written and illustrated by newcomer Maisie Paradise Shearing with charm and panache. Anna and Otis are best of...
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Old MacDonald Heard a Parp from the Past
Olaf Falafel
Readers will learn how to create the sound of the fart of a T-Rex or a Viking in this super-silly picture book! Bored with life on the farm, Old MacDonald...
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The Garden of Hope
Isabel Otter
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month August 2018 | The Garden of Hope is a simple story with a powerful message of hope. Isabel Otter tackles themes of sadness...
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What Do You Do if Your House is a Zoo?
John Kelly
Though it all gets rather wild, families everywhere will recognise elements of themselves in this entertaining story. Oscar's parents have agreed he can have a pet, so far so familiar,...
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Where in the Wild
Poppy Bishop
Each page in this beautifully illustrated and important book takes readers into a different habitat, from across the globe. A page of lyrical text describes each setting while another verse...
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Reader Reviewed The Night Dragon
Naomi Howarth
August 2018 Book of the Month | A kind little dragon learns that she can bring beauty and joy into the world simply by finding the bravery to be herself...
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Reader Reviewed Oscar and the CATastrophe
Alan MacDonald
August 2018 Book of the Month | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month August 2018 | Oscar the talking dog is back for a wittily entertaining third adventure with his...
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We're Hungry Too
Sylvia Green
After breakfast at Aunt Miranda's, Ellie always feeds the birds, but today squirrels come and steal the food. Ellie shoos them off, but the squirrels explain that they're hungry too,...
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My Very First 100 Words In English, French, and Spanish
CICO Kidz
Pretty as a picture book, My First 100 Words makes discovering new languages into a fun game. Each page has a different theme – clothes, toys, things to eat –...
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Read the Book, Lemmings!
Ame Dyckman
Utterly silly, utterly delightful, Read the Book, Lemmings is a picture book in a million. The main characters are Foxy, First Mate on the SS Cliff and three lemmings, eventually...
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Elmer and the Tune
David McKee
Elmer the much-loved patchwork elephant is in a particularly playful mood in this story. His young friend Rose is humming a catchy tune, and soon all the animals are singing...
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Sorrel and the Sleepover
Corrinne Averiss
Friendship is at the heart of this gentle, thoughtful picture book. Little squirrel friends Sorrel and Sage are delighted that they are just the same. But when Sorrel goes to...
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Wiggly Wiggly Playtime Rhymes
Michael Rosen
Featuring a selection of rhymes for the very young adapted from Michael Rosen and Chris Riddell's award-winning A Great Big Cuddle, Wiggly Wiggly is a tour de force of catchy...
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Cinderfella
Malachy Doyle
In a neat bit of role reversal, Cinderella becomes Cinderfella, the ugly sisters are lazy big brothers, and the prince is a junior Karate champion called Kayleigh. Other than that,...
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How to Nab a Rabbit
Claire Freedman
The big, bad wolf is a staple of picture books and he cuts a great figure here, changing from confident, ruthless baddie to accident prone figure of fun before reinventing...
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The Everywhere Bear Book and CD Pack
Julia Donaldson
Special Hardback and CD Edition. Best-selling duo Julia Donaldson and Rebecca Cobb reunite in a lovely story that begins in a Year One classroom before taking us on an exciting,...
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Owl Bat Bat Owl
Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick
Full of wit and warmth, this is a joyful wordless picture book. Owls are owls and bats are bats and they are very different – even when they are sharing...
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More Featured Books

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...
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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...
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Reader Reviewed What 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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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 –...
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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".

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