First Experience Books

  • AIMH Toddlers
    Toddlers
    (1)
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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.
  • GRLS 4 years +
    4 years +
    (1)
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    This charming celebration of friendship follows four little girls as they meet under an apple tree and form an unbreakable lifetime bond.

    The four friends share secrets, dreams, worries and schemes as they grow up together - and there are plenty of tears and laughter along the way. From first meeting under the tree and sharing their dreams to learning new things and going through the trials of love and life, this is a beautiful story.

    This is a gorgeously illustrated picture book about how friendship can flourish as you grow up, despite changing circumstances and different life paths.
  • HELH 3 years +
    3 years +
    (2)
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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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    This chunky board book has sliding tabs for little hands to play with and flowing text to sing along to. You can even scan a QR code to listen to a recorded version of the song!

    Following happy animals as they get set for school, this is an energetic and upbeat read with plenty of interactivity.

    From brushing teeth early in the morning to waving bye to parents at the school gate, it's a reassuring introduction to a big life moment and is packed with cute artwork.
  • YMLS Toddlers
    Toddlers
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    This chunky star-shaped book contains a quirky rhyme that lets your child know what a star they are!

    It features hoot-iful owl characters and text like 'You're the SMILIEST and SPARKLIEST. You're my LITTLE STAR!' will help children build up their confidence.
  • My First Milestones Collections - 6 Books - Collection - 9780192768445 - Amber Stewart
    MFMI 3 years +
    3 years +
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    Bramble eats nothing but berries; Otter can't swim; and Puddle is worried about his first day at school...

    From letting go of a comfort blanket to helping picky eaters discover more foods, this positive collection is full of gentle stories and easy-to-follow advice that will help you and your children reach various milestones.

    These animal-themed stories show how, by working together, families can help children grow up, step by step. Each book also contains a list of Ten Top Tips that will help children embrace the unfamiliar concepts.
  • What's That? Ladybird First Words and Pictures Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9780241287880
    PG0233 3 years +
    3 years +
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    These Ladybird board books provide an introduction to big machines, things found at home, animals found on the farm and a host of favourite animals.

    They have bright and bold artwork and are perfect for children who are just starting to learn their first words.
  • Mixed Up Fairy Tales Collection - 12 Books - Collection - 9781784932879
    MUFY 3 years +
    3 years +
    (3)
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    These witty retellings of famous fairy tales provide an introduction to the importance of hygiene, keeping active, healthy eating and so much more.

    Each title backs up themes found in the PSHE (personal, social and health education) curriculum and the stories are sure to help children learn about their own personal development. They provide a very gentle approach to what can be sensitive issues.

    Among the stories are Don't Pick Your Nose, Pinocchio!, Eat Your Greens, Goldilocks and Stinky Jack and the Beanstalk.

    Format: paperback
  • Whiffy Wilson Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781408356043 - Caryl Hart & Leonie Lord
    WHIF 3 years +
    3 years +
    (1)
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    There was a wolf called Wilson
    Who never brushed his hair
    He never washed his paws or face
    Or changed his underwear

    These disgustingly good stories are all about Whiffy Wilson, a wolf who isn't keen on being clean and only has time for grime.

    Covering a theme that will be familiar to many parents, this picture book finds everyone trying to persuade Whiffy Wilson to change his grotty ways and enjoy a clean break.

    Written in fantastically funny rhyming verse by Caryl Hart and illustrated by Leonie Lord, these books will inspire children to make the most of their bathtime and encourage many other positive habits.

    Format: paperback
  • WWRY 4 years +
    4 years +
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    This is a book for small children who have big worries. It has step-by-step solutions for problems including falling out with a friend and getting in trouble at school.

    It will help young children understand and deal with worries and give tips on controlling them. It has ideas for things to do when feeling overwhelmed by thoughts and feelings and even has step-by-step tips to get through various scenarios.

    With fun and lively illustrations, this gentle book is ideal for those who are looking to gain confidence and will also help them develop emotional literacy. It will act as a key tool for parents and practitioners who want to help children open up about their problems.
  • Too Shy to Sing Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9317819901888
    TSTS
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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.
  • ACMNG 3 years +
    3 years +
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    Four different voices tell their own version of the same walk in the park. The radically different perspectives provide depth to this simple story about overcoming adult snobbery, which explores many key themes such as alienation, friendship and the bizarre amid the mundane.

    Former Children's Laureate Anthony Browne's world-renowned artwork is full of expressive gorillas and vibrant colours. Voices in the Park is a genuinely thought-provoking read.
  • Time Now to Dream - Hardback - 9781406367355 - Timothy Knapman
    TNTD 3 years +
    3 years +
    (1)
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    A brother and sister head into the woods and hear a strange noise. Although Jack is afraid, Alice is determined to find out who - or what - made it...

    From Timothy Knapman, the author of Soon and Helen Oxenbury, illustrator of We're Going on a Bear Hunt, this is a traditional picture book that will reassure anxious children that not everything new is scary.

    While Jack's certain it's the Wicked Wolf with big, bad claw and snap-trap jaws making the sounds, Alice can barely hide her excitement. She grabs his hand and they move right into the heart of the forest. Of course, they eventually do find out what's made that mysterious sound...
  • YCI2 3 years +
    3 years +
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    Plan your out-of-this-world trip and decide what happens next in this spectacular sequel to the hugely popular You Choose!

    Children aged 3 and over will love making up their own stories and deciding which alien to make friends with and what intergalactic lunch to have. It's a brilliant book to encourage creative thinking and decision making.
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    Toddlers
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    Part of a series that finds Peppa Pig and her family introducing children to common first experiences, this book finds George feeling a little bit frightened about his first visit to the dentist.

    Bright, bold and heart-warming, this is a lovely storybook for any child who has that scary dentist appointment booked.
  • YOI2 3 years +
    3 years +
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    Pippa Goodhart's You Choose! will get parents and children imagining their favourite places in the universe to visit, and thinking about the best way to travel and who they should be best friends with.

    With bright and colourful illustrations by Nick Sharratt, You Choose! is a stunning book to share with children aged 3 and over who will love the random ideas that are thrown up.
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    Toddlers
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    Part of a series that finds Peppa Pig and her family introducing children to common first experiences, this book finds George joining Peppa at their playgroup - but she really doesn't want him there!

    However, all of Peppa's friends like George and decide that they want to have little brothers, too. Will this change her mind about him being there?

    This is a reassuring tale that will help children understand what a first day at preschool, nursery, playgroup or school will be like.
  • IMX2 3 years +
    3 years +
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    Well-known for her bestselling Maisy picture books, Lucy Cousins has created a bright and attractive picture book that may come in useful if your child gets a bit too big for their boots!

    In I'm the Best, Dog introduces his friends with the words 'I'm the best' - and doesn't he keep telling them? He does love his friends and thinks they're brilliant - but his behaviour is winding them up. They decide to teach him a lesson by showing him all the things that they are best at!

    Bold, vibrant and complete with Lucy Cousins' trademark child-like enthusiasm, the book is about 'how to behave' but it delivers its message in a bright and funny way!
  • AAWUY 3 years +
    3 years +
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    A sequel to "Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?", Bill Martin's playful story combining animals, colours and sounds, is beautifully illustrated by Eric Carle. A simple rhythmic text introduces the reader to a menagerie of wild animals from a roaring lion to a fluting flamingo and a trumpeting elephant. With refreshed colour artwork, this paperback reissue celebrates the 20th Anniversary of the second title in the series, "Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?".
  • ADUYC 3 years +
    3 years +
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    Topsy and Tim find fun and adventure in the real world. Their engaging stories are reassuring for young children having first experiences of their own. In "Topsy and Tim: Go to the Dentist", children can find out how to keep their teeth healthy and discover that going to the dentist isn't such a scary experience after all. A trusted and well-loved pair who can help guide parents and children through 'first experiences', "Topsy and Tim" books have been beautifully updated with contemporary artwork. "Topsy & Tim" remain instantly recognisable to parents while in a fresh style that will appeal to a new generation of fans, these wonderful books deserve a place on every child's bookshelves.
  • ELQ2 Toddlers
    David McKee
    Toddlers
    (2)
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    Elmer the patchwork elephant is the star of this gorgeous picture book.

    David McKee's stunning illustrations give Elmer lots of toddler appeal and this is a lovely book to read to youngsters to illustrate the message that it's OK to be different and not just one of the crowd!

    Elmer offers lots of fun and laughter for readers aged 1 and over.
  • IAH2 3 years +
    3 years +
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    Bestselling author Lauren Child offers a fresh and funny look at starting school with her Charlie and Lola classic, I Am Too Absolutely Small For School. Big brother Charlie steps in to persuade Lola that her fears about school and the dreaded 'schooliform' are unfounded and that her nervous invisible friend needs help. This is a helpful, sensitive book and an ideal read for wary pre-schoolers nervous about making the transition to 'big school'.
  • AAJVJ 3 years +
    3 years +
    (1)
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    Pirate Pete's Potty is a fun book to share with toddlers who are ready to move on from nappies to the potty. With a clever interactive button to press to hear a cheer, you can show little ones what to expect when they wave goodbye to nappies and learn to use the potty. Charming illustrations and simple, reassuring text are perfect for introducing potty training in a fun way.

  • AWHCL 4 years +
    4 years +
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    Caterpillars Dotty and Stripe do everything together. They play, they eat leaves and do all sorts of caterpiller-y things, and then one day, after spinning themselves into snuggly cocoons, they wake up as beautiful butterflies! But soon they realise that, for the first time ever, they look different. Should Dotty only play with butterflies that look like her? And Stripe only play with butterflies that look like him? A stunningly illustrated story about friendship and and being happy with who you are, from the author/illustrator of Waterstones Children's Book Prize shortlisted The Dawn Chorus.