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The best selection of books for babies and toddlers.
Winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal 2014 - Winner of the UKLA Book Awards 3-6yrs 2014 - Winner of the 2013 Caldecott Medal. One of Julia Eccleshare’s Stand-out Children’s Book of the Year 2012 | There is character and narrative drive, suspense, menace, morality and a twist The Sunday Times Jon Klassen for the smallest hands! A board book edition of the bestselling, multiple award-winning cautionary tale. A tiny fish proudly wears a blue hat. It fits him perfectly. Problem is, trouble could be following close behind... So it's a good thing that the enormous fish he took it from won't wake up. And even if he does, it's not as though he'll ever know what happened, right?
Press the twelve sound buttons in the pages of the story to make Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's classic tale Room on the Broom come alive. Listen to the witch cackle and the cat purr. Hear the tap of the witch's wand and the whoosh of her broomstick in this interactive story sound book. The ideal gift for all fans of Room on the Broom, it is also the perfect introduction to this family favourite. The witch and her cat fly happily over forests, rivers and mountains on their broomstick until a stormy wind blows away the witch's hat, hair bow and wand. Luckily, they are retrieved by a dog, a bird and a frog, who are all keen for a ride on the broom. It's a case of the more, the merrier, but the broomstick isn't used to such a heavy load and it's not long before . . . SNAP! It breaks in two! And with a greedy dragon looking for a snack, the witch's animal pals need to think fast. A brilliantly funny story of quick wits and friendship, Room on the Broom is another smash hit from the unparalleled picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo.
Plan a wonderful, witchy party with The Room on the Broom Party Book, perfect for themed birthday and Halloween parties! Based on the bestselling picture book, Room on the Broom, by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, The Room on the Broom Party Book is filled with lots of magical games and activities such as a witch's treasure hunt, broomstick games, magic bog slime and more! Also included are invitations and spooky decorations, recipes for tasty party food, and instructions for making your very own witch's cauldron pinata - plus the Room on the Broom Song, jokes and over 200 stickers.
A collection of five of Elmer's best-loved tales, bound together in a beautiful hardback with a stunning gold and green foiled cover. The perfect gift for fans of Elmer and his colourful adventures, and an ideal introduction for the very youngest readers. This treasury contains: Elmer Elmer and the Rainbow Elmer and the Lost Teddy Elmer in the Snow Elmer's Special Day.
The elephants decide it's their turn to play a trick on Elmer: all of the animals must pretend to forget his birthday tomorrow! But when the day comes the trick doesn't quite go according to plan. The elephants should have listened to Elmer's friends... A new tale to celebrate Elmer the Patchwork Elephant's 30th birthday from master-storyteller David McKee, this is the twenty-seventh Elmer storybook!
Max really wants a pet. His parents aren't so sure. Puppies chew, parrots screech and sharks have too many teeth. How about a dragon? Max's parents say that dragons don't exist, so Max settles for a pet worm instead. Except this particular worm turns out to be very unusual when its back begins to turn spikey and it begins to breathe smoke ... Dragons don't exist. Do they? A funny and light-hearted story from much-loved children's author Debi Gliori, perfect for any child who has ever wanted a pet. With an added cautionary tale about being careful what you wish for.
August 2019 Book of the Month | In this charming puzzle, Alice in Wonderland is updated to the modern city: the White Rabbit runs a hot dog stand and the Cheshire Cat is a wily cab driver. The Queen of Hearts even drives a pink stretch limo! The game contains 20 storytelling puzzle pieces printed on both sides. Each piece can be swapped around or flipped over to allow for all kinds of plot twists and turns, and there are three alternative endings. Together, all the pieces stretch out to over 8 feet. Anne Laval's witty illustrations will introduce a whole new audience to the classic story.
Join Maisy, every toddler's best friend, for her first experience of going to hospital. Maisy has broken her leg playing on the trampoline, and now she's in hospital for the night. At first it's a bit scary being all on her own, but she soon makes friends with Dotty in the next bed, and when Cyril and Tallulah visit the next day, Maisy begins to feel much better!
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month August 2019 | Most of the time Ravi can control his temper but, one day, he lets out the tiger within ... Being a tiger is great fun at first - tigers can do ANYTHING they want! But who wants to play with a growling, roaring, noisy, wild tiger who won't share or play nicely? Ravi is about to discover something very important about expressing his feelings and making amends. A clever and engaging book about temper tantrums, dealing with emotions and learning to express and understand your feelings. The perfect book for helping with bad days and noisy outbursts.
Follow The Very Hungry Caterpillar on a journey through nature in this book packed with sticker scenes, puzzles, colouring-in and games. Discover wonderful weather, glorious greenery, colourful creatures and lots more - all without leaving the pages of this book! Big stickers make this the perfect first activity book for little nature explorers everywhere.
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month August 2019 | Hello Friend! tells the story of one relentlessly big-hearted and enthusiastic little girl who is insistent on befriending a certain little boy. And why wouldn't he want to be friends with her? She's very good at sharing - in fact, she insists on it, even if it's a sandwich that he doesn't like. And she's certain that being outside is their favourite thing to do, however reluctant he looks. But while he doesn't seem keen on many of the things that she loves to do, first impressions can be deceptive, and there is one thing he's very keen on after all . . . being friends. Inspired by her bubbly daughter who’s always eager to make new friends, Rebecca tells the sweet struggle in creating first friendships and how it comes more naturally to some than others. Also available from Rebecca Cobb: Lunchtime, Aunt Amelia and The Something.
August 2019 Debut of the Month | Treacle Street is a new lift-the-flap board book series that's perfect for fans of Acorn Wood and Pip and Posy! It's a bright sunny morning on Treacle Street, and Marcel the postman's trolley is FULL of parcels. Join him on his rounds to find out who they're all for - and lift the flaps to find out what's inside!
Nothing beats sitting with a baby or toddler on the knee and reading a book together.
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.
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 baby or toddler.
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