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Books of the Month

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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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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Other Featured Books this Month

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 a child could have, and the very young will love... Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Board book | Released 01/01/1970
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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, bath and bedtime, Elmer is a happy presence and each... Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Board book | Released 05/07/2018
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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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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 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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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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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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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 young. The illustrations will hold their attention and there's lots... Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Board book | Released 01/07/2018
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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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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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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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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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Elmer's Colours
David McKee
Who better than friendly, lovable Elmer to introduce the very young to first concepts. Learning colours is lots of fun with Elmer, who is himself of course an irresistible patchwork...
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Elmer's Friends
David McKee
Elmer introduces his friends and more in this bright, user-friendly board book. He's the brightest, giraffe is the tallest, snake is the longest – it's a great way to learn...
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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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Baby on Board
Allan Ahlberg
Once, many years ago, there was a baby, in his pram, with his sisters and their sandwiches and lemonade and toys . . .
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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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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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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...
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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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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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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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We Wear Pants
Katie Abey
Pandas wearing pants? Surely not! And what about wombats wearing wellies, sloths in socks, or even giraffes wearing scarves? Whatever you do today...don't forget to get dressed! This absolutely hilarious...
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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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Each Peach Pear Plum
Allan Ahlberg, Janet Ahlberg
A delightful board book with simple rhyming text and engaging interactive pictures. Children will be able to find characters that are mentioned in the text, such as Mother Hubbard and...
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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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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 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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The words provide a language of communication long before conversation is possible and the joy in recognising them over many re-readings provides endless shared pleasure while the pictures can be enjoyed first jointly and then by the child alone as they pour over the images they love.

Included in our selection are a range of really sturdy and interactive books suitable books for babies and toddlers for the bedroom, the car, the bath, the buggy and the playroom. Books that even the tiniest baby will enjoy alone and with their parents.

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