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Books of the Month

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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Other Featured Books this Month

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 Twirlywoos are having lots of spooky fun, but who is the scariest of them all? Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Board book | 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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Axel Scheffler's Flip Flap Dinosaurs
Axel Scheffler
With over 121 possible prehistoric creations, silly names and strange noises to make you giggle, this new Flip Flap book is perfect for preschoolers and ideal for dinosaur fans. With a hilarious rhyming text and brilliant illustrations from Axel Scheffler,... Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Hardback | Released 06/09/2018
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Big Box Little Box
Caryl Hart
Shortlisted for the 2018 Klaus Flugge Prize | Colour and detail in Underwood's book are both very pleasing indeed; graphically it is a stand-out picture book with superb use of colour and composition. There's a slight sense of Lynley Dodd... Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Paperback | Released 10/08/2017
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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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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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Last Month's Featured Books

My Very First 100 Words In English, French, and Spanish
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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All Fall Down
Helen Oxenbury
Sharing books with your baby is one of the most joyful bits of early parenthood, especially when the books are as beautiful and as full of love and laughter as...
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Tickle, Tickle
Helen Oxenbury
Sharing this book with babies and the very young is a joyful experience for parent and child, guaranteed to bring laughter into every day. Little babies love looking at picture...
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I Am Little Fish! A Finger Puppet Book
Lucy Cousins
Bright and cheerful in his gorgeous undersea world filled with friends Little Fish is an adorable character for the very young, but the addition of a finger puppet allowing him...
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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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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

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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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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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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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 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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Baby's Very First Noisy Book Zoo
Fiona Watt
Cheerful and bright, full of pictures of animal families – elephant, penguins, monkeys, seals and lions – and with the added bonus of sound buttons, this will delight the very...
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Baby Goes to Market
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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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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Elmer's Day
David McKee
Playful and kind, Elmer is the perfect companion for the very young and they'll find a delightful echo of their own day in his. From waking up through lunchtime, playtime,...
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Elmer's Weather Tabbed Board Book
David McKee
Whether he's looking cool in the subshine, enjoying the excitement of a thunderstorm or – delightfully – getting blown off his feet in the wind, Elmer is the best playmate...
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