Animal Stories

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    'Baby shark, doo-doo-doo-doo-doo'

    Inspired by the YouTube phenomenon, this bright and bold picture book places the character (and his oh-so-addictive song) in the context of a story about sharing, caring and having fun.

    Baby Shark's friends are not having as good a time as he is (they don't have their own song, after all) so he decides to give them all a special balloon to raise a smile.
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    'Baby shark, doo-doo-doo-doo-doo'

    You'll no doubt have heard this song (and seen the YouTube videos!) time and time again over the past few months and this picture book places the earworm of a tune in the context of losing a tooth.

    This bright and vibrant original story finds Baby Shark's family helping him understand why he's lost a tooth and how this is normal and nothing to be scared of.
  • Fantastic Christmas Favourites Collection - 8 Books - Collection - 9781471178320
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    This collection is a cracking Christmas treat! It's packed with fantastic festive tales ranging from the classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer to madcap modern favourites including Aliens Love Panta Claus and Norman the Slug Who Saved Christmas.

    With a wide range of styles (both in artwork and text), this collection is perfect bedtime reading in the build-up to the big day and also ideal for sharing out at any Christmas party.

    There are bright and bold picture books full of zesty humour and more traditional styles as well. This collection also includes The Twelve Dogs of Christmas, a book that encourages children to pick out puppies from busy scenes.

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    Mummy Penguin has gone to find some fish and left Daddy in charge of looking after the egg. But then Daddy moves away from the Dad Huddle and finds himself and the egg whisked up into the air by a gust of wind. When they come back down to Earth, they land in the Arctic...

    Daddy must be brave and find his way home but the Arctic creatures are not very friendly. He soon bumps into a reindeer who is kind and then enjoys a breakfast with the Special Air Navigation Transport Authority. Will Daddy Penguin and the egg get back before Mummy returns? It might be possible if penguins could fly...

    Written and illustrated by Debi Gliori, this is a heart-warming tale about the bond between parent and child with a wonderfully wintry theme.
  • Bear Feels Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781760459567 - Garry Fleming
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    Bear will help children understand it's normal to have worries and anxieties in these beautifully reassuring board books.

    Bear feels happy, kind and shy throughout the books and his parents are on hand to offer him advice on how to deal with what can sometimes be an overwhelming array of emotions.

    These books will help children address their fears and realise there is nothing to worry about, and everyone (at all ages!) feels the same way sometimes.

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  • Pip and Posy Collection - 7 Books - Collection - 9781788004282 - Axel Scheffler
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    Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler's Pip and Posy books are hugely popular with toddlers. They follow the two friends as they enjoy a number of first experiences.

    Pip wears a scary monster mask and gives Posy a fright; Pip makes friends with Zac and Posy gets jealous; and Posy can't get to sleep without her beloved Froggy toy. All of these gentle stories offer solutions to these common issues and provide happy endings.

    With bright and bold artwork and stories inspired by Axel's experiences with his own children, these are essential reads for toddlers and their parents. This collection now includes a wintry story about Pip and Posy playing in the snow!

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    Meet Toto: she's no ordinary cat, and she can't wait to have an adventure with you! Join Toto for a funny animal escapade written by one of the UK's best-loved broadcasters. For fans of The Aristocats, The Secret Life of Pets, 101 Dalmatians and Atticus Claw Breaks the Law. Purrfect for reading aloud or for children to curl up with and read alone, the story features brilliant black and white illustrations throughout. With gentle themes of friendship, inclusivity and winning in the face of adversity, this is a hilarious must-read for all animal-loving kids! Toto the cat and her brother Silver live footloose and fancy-free in a townhouse in London. Toto is almost totally blind, and learned to trust her senses from a ninja cat-master who taught her back in Italy where they were born. By day, Toto and Silver seem to be ordinary cats, but by night, they love to have adventures! One evening, news reaches Toto that a king cobra has escaped from London Zoo! Together with help from a very posh rat and two hungry tigers, Toto and Silver must investigate. Can they find the giant snake, before it's too late? Dermot says: 'The idea for Toto first came to me when my wife and I rescued two stray cats from an olive grove in Italy. One of them, Toto, has been blind from birth, but we quickly realised she had ninja-like reactions. Like a lot of cat owners (or cat servants), we like to imagine our pets having secret lives when we're out or asleep. So before I knew it I was writing about Toto and her brother Silver's nocturnal adventures around London. I really hope that children who pick it up enjoy reading the adventures of our little Italian underdog (cat).'
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    Toto is no ordinary cat, and she can't wait for you to join her on her SECOND ninja adventure! From one of the UK's best-loved broadcasters, purrfect for fans of The Aristocats, The Secret Life of Pets and Atticus Claw Breaks the Law. Toto, the amazing ninja cat, is back and cooler than ever! Toto is almost blind, but that doesn't stop her having brilliant adventures. Something CAT-ASTROPHIC has happened: ALL the cheese in the world has been stolen. Join Toto, her brother Silver and their best-friend Catface on a secret mission to save the day. Toto is going to need all her ninja skills to defeat the fur-midable cheese thief ... Ideal for reading aloud or for children to curl up with and read alone, the story features brilliant black and white illustrations throughout. With gentle themes of friendship, inclusivity and winning in the face of adversity, this is a hilarious must-read for all animal-loving kids! Dermot says: 'The idea for Toto first came to me when my wife and I rescued two stray cats from an olive grove in Italy. One of them, Toto, has been blind from birth, but we quickly realised she had ninja-like reactions. Like a lot of cat owners (or cat servants), we like to imagine our pets having secret lives when we're out or asleep. So before I knew it I was writing about Toto and her brother Silver's nocturnal adventures around London. I really hope that children who pick it up enjoy reading the adventures of our little Italian underdog (cat).' Have you read Toto's first adventure, The Great Snake Escape?
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    Written by Sam McBratney and illustrated by Sam Usher, The Most-Loved Bear is a charming Christmas story about a small bear who goes on a big adventure.

    The bear is left behind on a train one day. He's sad and lost but soon realises this could be the start of an incredible journey... This is a heart-warming story that is sure to give you and your children that festive feeling.
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    Little Owl is preparing for a very big day... He's set to start school but he's not sure if it will be a hoot after all!

    Written by Debi Gliori and featuring artwork by There's a Boy Just Like Me illustrator Alison Brown, this book will strike a chord with any young children who are nervous about starting nursery or school.

    It follows Little Owl as he decides he'd much rather stay at home with Mummy and Baby Owl than go to a new school. However, when he gets there, he learns how to build a sandcastle and makes a new friend making all his fears and worries disappear.
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    This charming book will help children deal with the common issue of separation anxiety.

    Including the sweet words 'Even when we're apart, you're always in my heart' it's a playful rhyming story about the love shared between a parent and child.

    This beautiful book has heart-shaped pages and a reassuring tone.
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    Does Pig live in the hen house, the stable or the barn? Or is he in the watering can?

    This robust and interactive novelty book has tabs to slide and flaps to lift and is guaranteed to have children laughing out loud at the antics of the animals as they try their best to find the pig!

    With its repetitive text, bright and bold artwork and novelty elements, this illustrated book provides hours of interactive fun.
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    This is a warm and witty introduction to horses from author Vivian French and illustrator Catherine Rayner.

    Shannon is a friendly bay mare and she will help build up the confidence of children who are unfamiliar or nervous of these magnificent animals.

    Based on Vivian's personal experiences of horse riding, this book outlines horses' behavioural traits and how they thrive on company and companionship. It also includes facts and practical tips on a number of pages - including the best way to feed a horse a carrot.
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    Paddington Bear has delighted so many readers with his gentle adventures for 60 years now and the two recent hit films have made him a firm favourite with a whole new generation. This is a brand new story featuring the marmalade-loving bear.

    Mr Gruber takes Paddington on a special outing to St Paul's Cathedral. But when they get there, there are far too many surprises - and then Paddington's mistaken for a choir bear! His unexpected rehearsal doesn't quite go to plan...

    Written by the much-missed Michael Bond and beautifully illustrated by R.W. Alley, this is a perfect picture book.
  • Santa's House Collection - 20 Books - Collection - 9781788810807
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    From a beautiful bedtime book about sleepy bears to stories about snow angels and a garden full of magic, this is a fantastic collection of 20 festive tales.

    Presented in a Santa's House-shaped box (each book is a different size and has a brickwork sleeve to make up his slanted roof) with cut-out windows, these books will inspire children to read for pleasure and are perfect for enjoying in the build-up to the big day.

    Among the books are a story about a smiling snowman; a tale about a puppy getting lost in the snow; and a teddy writing a letter to Santa.

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    The Gruffalo's Child is the sequel to Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's award-winning book, The Gruffalo. This board book version of the rhyming classic will captivate the attention of babies and toddlers.

    The Gruffalo's child is a naughty mini-version of her dad, who is tempted into the deep, dark woods in search of the big, bad mouse she's heard so much about. This story is a treat both to read and listen to!
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    It's Christmas Eve and all the mice are full of festive cheer. So come and help them celebrate their favourite time of year with this cracking pop-up book!

    A wonderful book to read in the build-up to the big day, this finds the mice hanging out with a snowman, hunting in a stocking and receiving a lovely present from a dog.

    Their celebration goes off with a bang when they pull a cracker and then the final page finds all the mice singing around the Christmas tree.
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    Inspired by a real-life story, this purr-fect picture book (written by Joyce Dunbar and featuring evocative artwork by Claire Fletcher) introduces a cat named Tibs who worked at a London post office during the 1950s!

    There are holes in the mail sacks and letters have been torn to shreds... It has to be the work of mice and to counteract this, the postmaster employs a cat...

    Tibs comes from a long line of post office cats so catching mice should come easy to him - but he prefers to make friends with them! Can he teach the mice how to keep things tidy? The unlikely friends soon find themselves on an adventure that involves a ride on the underground Mail Rail train...
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    Mr Wolf makes wonderfully tasty - and just a little bit messy - pancakes in this fun picture book by Jan Fearnley.

    Mr Wolf loves pancakes but doesn't know how to make them - and his neighbours are not much help either! He has to work it all out by himself, but then his neighbours smell them and want to grab a taste.

    Perfect for Pancake Day, this story offer a fantastic twist on familiar fairy tales including Little Red Riding Hood and The Three Little Pigs.
  • These are Animals - Hardback - 9781408889909 - Daniel Egneus
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    Daniel Egneus' These Are Animals introduces children to the world's most incredible creatures and encourages them to climb, hiss, nibble, jump and growl with them!

    From the animals that live on land to those that reside under the ocean, this is perfect for children who are fascinated by animals of all shapes and sizes.

    Complete with gorgeous, stylised artwork, this picture book also covers the amazing animals that live in misty meadows and fabulous forests.
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    With its appealing Richard Scarry-style artwork, this book has been designed to generate discussion about the importance of good manners.

    Children will love meeting Miss Molly and following Algernon the raccoon as he heads to the Listening Carefully Lab and explores the Library of Lovely Language. He might even learn something at the Dining Hall of Decorum.
  • Say Hello to the Animals Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9781509829163 - Ian Whybrow
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    These gentle picture books from author Ian Whybrow will encourage children to say hello to a charming array of friendly animals.

    From those who live on the farm to the jungle and snow, these are lovely little books to read over and over again. They have rhyming text and beautiful artwork to pore over.

    There's even a bedtime book that has animals getting set for sleep - perfect for encouraging your little ones to do the same.
  • Little Chick and Little Bunny Set - 2 Books - Collection - 9781912013500
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    Little Bunny's Happy Day and Little Chick's Big Surprise are two cute board books about adorable animal characters and their discoveries on beautiful spring days.

    Both books have stunning artwork, glittered jackets and easy-to-follow text, making them perfect for sharing as the nights get lighter. They also provide a fun introduction to some of the things rabbits and chicks see and enjoy in their day-to-day lives.

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  • Too Shy to Sing Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9317819901888
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    These reassuring picture books star endearing characters and will help children learn to embrace their individual strengths and overcome a number of insecurities. There's a giraffe who can't dance; a chick that won't sing; a clumsy monkey; and a hedgehog that won't talk.

    Including Too Tall to Swirl, Too Shy to Sing, Too Timid to Talk and Too Clumsy to Climb, these books show children that it is OK that everyone is different and that they should chase their dreams and embrace everything they do that makes them feel good.