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First Experience Books

  • Voices in the Park

    Anthony Browne

    Product Code: ACMNG
    Paperback 3 years +
    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.
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  • Pirate Pete's Potty

    Ladybird

    Product Code: AAJVJ
    Other 3 years +
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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.

    • £6.29
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  • Peppa Pig: Peppa Goes Swimming

    Product Code: AHARQ
    Paperback Toddlers
    Peppa Goes Swimming is a colourful and engaging story book based on the delightful children's series. Peppa and George are going swimming, but George is a bit scared. How will Mummy and Daddy Pig ever convince him to get in the pool? Read this fun children's story to find out. The Peppa Pig range of books are fun, interactive and educational, ideal for encouraging children to start to read by themselves. Titles available from Ladybird include: Peppa Goes Camping, Peppa and George's Shiny Sticker Book, Peppa's Bubble Fun and Peppa's Super Noisy Sound Book.
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  • Go to the Dentist

    Jean and Gareth Adamson

    Product Code: ADUYC
    Paperback 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.
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  • I'm Starting Nursery: a Pirate Pete Book

    Amanda Li

    Product Code: ALZKL
    Board 3 years +
    Pirate Pete: I'm Starting Nursery is a new interactive story starring the famous Pirate Pete, part of Ladybird's best-selling Pirate Pete and Princess Polly series. Starting nursery is an exciting and anxious time for children and parents alike and this reassuring sound book is a fun way to prepare little ones for their own first day at nursery school. The simple text and colourful illustrations help little boys to understand what happens at nursery and reassure and motivate them about staying at nursery themselves. It covers visiting the nursery to look around, all the different activities to do there, going to the loo, having lunch and making new friends. Pressing the cheer button on every page is also a fun way to involve your child in the story!
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  • One Day, So Many Ways

    Laura Hall

    Product Code: BRKFD
    Hardback
    Discover what life is like for children from around the world... every day! Meet children from over 40 countries, exploring the differences and similarities between their daily routines. Over 24 hours, readers will follow a wide variety of children as they wake up, eat, go to school, play, talk, learn and go about their everyday routine.
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  • The New Baby and Me

    Christine Kidney

    Product Code: BMQVK
    Hardback 3 years +
    Beautifully illustrated by Hoda Haddadi, this book follows a family of five siblings as they imagine what their new baby brother will be like. Will he be a scientist or dreamer? A pirate or an artist? Each child projects their own ideas and fantasies onto the new baby. All they know is that he'll be just like them! But they are in for a bit of a surprise.... A beautiful picture book that celebrates individuality and imagination. Additional ideas for art and collage activities included to help prepare for a new sibling. A perfect book for families with a little one on the way...
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  • Mama's Belly

    Kate Hosford

    Product Code: BMQNW
    Hardback 3 years +
    As a curious little girl awaits the arrival of her sister, she asks questions--easy ones like 'Will she have freckles?' and less-easy ones like 'Will I have to share my blanket?' She helps Mama and Dad prepare to meet little sister, singing her songs and knitting a new blanket to keep her warm once she's here. But, the most important part of getting ready is taking care of Mama. When Mama can't see her toes, she counts to make sure there's still ten like before. When she's too tired to sleep, the soon-to-be big sis draws her a magic energy machine. An honest and gentle exploration of the excitement and anxiety kids feel when welcoming a new family member, Mama's Belly is ultimately a celebration of motherly (and daughterly) love and a soothing story for older siblings that even with the spotlight on a new baby, there is always enough love for everyone.
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  • They Say Blue

    Jillian Tamaki

    Product Code: BMLAG
    Hardback 3 years +
    In captivating paintings full of movement and transformation, Tamaki follows a young girl through a year or a day as she examines the colors in the world around her. Egg yolks are sunny orange as expected, yet water cupped in her hands isn't blue like they say. But maybe a blue whale is blue. She doesn't know, she hasn't seen one. Playful and philosophical, They Say Blue is a book about color as well as perspective, about the things we can see and the things we can only wonder at. This first picture book from celebrated illustrator Jillian Tamaki will find equal appreciation among kids and collectors.
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  • Madeline Finn and the Library Dog

    Lisa Papp

    Product Code: BHCIQ
    Hardback 3 years +
    Madeline Finn does not like to read. Not books. Not magazines. Not even the menu on the ice cream van. Fortunately, Madeline meets Bonnie, a library dog. Reading aloud to Bonnie isn't so bad. When Madeline Finn gets stuck, Bonnie doesn't mind. As it turns out, it's fun to read when you're not afraid of making mistakes. Bonnie teaches Madeline Finn that it's Okay to go slow, to keep trying, and to get support from a friend. A beautiful, reassuring, story for all those struggling to read. Perfect accompaniment for the 'reading dogs' programmes used by many schools and libraries. Money from the sales of the book will be donated to UK-based Pets As Therapy charity.
    • £10.39
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  • The Butterfly Dance

    Suzanne Barton

    Product Code: AWHCL
    Hardback 4 years +
    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.
    • £10.59
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  • A Rainbow in My Pocket

    Ali Seidabadi

    Product Code: ARMFS
    Hardback 3 years +
    There are so many questions and thoughts that chase through your mind! Why is the sky blue? Why do the ants queue in such a straight line? Why are some words kind and some words harsh?
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  • What's That Noise?

    Madalena Matoso

    Product Code: ARDVF
    Hardback 3 years +
    From award-winning Portuguese duo, Isabel Minhos Martins and Madalena Matoso, comes another truly inventive picture book that takes readers on a sensory adventure in the pursuit of friendship. Rendered in Matoso's distinctive, eye-catching style,What's That Noise? invites young children to investigate who exactly is calling them from inside the book. Readers will delight in following the clues by 'tip-toeing' with their fingers through an empty forest, braving a terrible storm of their own making, holding their ear up to the book to discern where to turn next and creating a shelter for their new friend when danger looms. A story that can only be told using fingers, eyes, ears and noses, What's That Noise? engages readers on all levels, and shows that to build a friendship takes time, patience and an adventurous spirit.
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  • A Case of Good Manners

    Product Code: AQEQZ
    Hardback 3 years +
    12 mini board books in a glossy carry case with handle. Perfect for young readers and parents - teaching good manners in a fun way! Includes: Excuse Me, Helping, Please, Sharing, Honesty, Confidence, Thank You, Listening, Keep Trying, Sorry, taking Turns, Kindness.
    • £19.89
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  • Storytime: What's the Time, Wilfred Wolf?

    Jessica Barrah

    Product Code: AMYIX
    Paperback Toddlers
    Wilfred Wolf can't tell the time, big hands and little hands are too confusing! Wilfred Wolf can't tell the time, he just eats and sleeps when he feels like it! When Wilfred gets invited to a party, he's faced with a problem - how will he know when it's time to go? This sweet story teaches the importance of time telling and the need for helpful and supportive friends. Part of the series Storytime. Beautifully illustrated, QED Storytime introduces young children to the pleasures of reading and sharing stories. Discussion points for parents and teachers are also included.
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  • Going to Nursery

    Laurence Anholt

    Product Code: AMQGO
    Paperback 3 years +
    Too little to go to school, too big to stay at home all day, Anna is off to nursery for the first time. Tom is new too, and together they discover how much fun it can be! Young children and adults alike will enjoy sharing and talking about this much-loved classic picture book, with its delightful and amusing insight into the joys and trepidations of starting nursery.
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  • George Gets Dressed

    Nicola Smee

    Product Code: ALZNZ
    Paperback Toddlers
    George gets dressed, with a little help from his best friend, Bear. The simple text and bright artwork make this the perfect early story book to share with toddlers. George and Bear make a perfect team - explore early years issues with them. Look out for other books in the series: George Visits the Doctor George Goes Swimming George Goes on a Plane
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  • George Visits the Doctor

    Nicola Smee

    Product Code: ALZNY
    Paperback 3 years +
    George and Bear both have a sore throat, so they're off to visit the doctor. If anyone can help them feel better, the doctor can! George and Bear make the perfect team - explore first experiences with them. The simple text and bright artwork make this the perfect early story book to share with toddlers. Look out for other books in the series: George Goes on a Plane George Gets Dressed George Goes Swimming
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  • Nurse Mousey and the Snuffly Sneeze

    Sam Lloyd

    Product Code: AJQKF
    Hardback Toddlers
    Nurse Mousey is giving a talk at school when Emily Elephant comes down with a cold. She calls Emily s mum to take her home and gives her some special medicine. But, no sooner is that done, than the rest of the class come down with it. When everyone is looked after, it is Nurse Mousey's turn for a snuffly sneeze!
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  • Once Upon an Alphabet

    Oliver Jeffers

    Product Code: ALBRI
    Hardback 3 years +
    A flagship publication, gloriously bringing the alphabet to life in irresistible Oliver Jeffers style! The letters of our alphabet work tirelessly to make words that in turn make stories, but what if there was a story FOR each of the letters instead? Turn the pages of this exquisite book to find out...Here you will discover twenty-six short stories introducing a host of new characters (plus the occasional familiar face). From Edmund the astronaut with his awkward fear of heights, via the dynamic new investigative duo of the Owl and the Octopus, through to the Zeppelin that just might get Edmund a little bit closer to where he needs to be, this book is packed with funny, thrilling, perilous and above all entertaining tales inspired by every letter in the alphabet. An adventure to follow from A to Z, or a treasure trove to dip in and out of, Once Upon an Alphabet is a work of exhilarating originality from artist Oliver Jeffers, the creator of much-loved modern classics such as Lost and Found and The Incredible Book Eating Boy.

    Once Upon an Alphabet has been shortlisted for 2016's Kate Greenaway Medal.
    • £19.69
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  • Muddles Puddles and Sunshine

    Diana Crossley

    Product Code: AKJHF
    Hardback 3 years +
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    This book offers a structure and an outlet for the many difficult feelings which inevitably follow when someone dies. It aims to help children make sense of their experience by reflecting on the different aspects of their grief, whilst finding a balance between remembering and having fun. This book is a useful companion in the present, and will become an invaluable keepsake in the years to come.
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  • Maisy Goes to the Cinema

    Lucy Cousins

    Product Code: AIWZE
    Hardback Toddlers
    One THRILLING new movie, one HUGE movie star, LOTS of popcorn and, er, LOTS of toilet breaks - Maisy and her friends are going to the cinema for the very first time! Maisy, Ella, Charley, Eddie and Cyril are all going to the cinema together. There is a BIG queue and they must line up to get their tickets for the latest adventure movie: Hero in the Jungle. Eddie's most favourite movie star (EVER), Troy T. Tiger, is starring and - ooh! - he can barely contain his excitement! In fact, he gets so excited that he SHOUTS, "I LOVE TROY T. TIGER!" at the screen. Shhhhhhh...Don't you know you can't shout in the cinema, Eddie? Seating arrangements, the dark cinema, popcorn spills and a nail-biting hiding-behind-your-hands moment...this is everything a first cinema trip is about! This is a thoroughly modern and very funny Maisy First Experience title that conveys all the excitement and anticipation of seeing a film on the big screen, as well as all the little anxieties that accompany a first trip to the cinema - getting used to the dark, staying still and, of course, needing the toilet!
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  • Peppa Pig: Peppa Goes to Hospital: My First Storybook

    Product Code: AHUCZ
    Board Toddlers
    Pedro Pony is poorly, so Peppa Pig and her friends go with Madame Gazelle to visit Pedro in hospital. Pedro shows everyone what the hospital is like - the nurses, the doctor, and of course, the food. Peppa and her friends discover that the hospital isn't so scary after all.
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  • Peppa Pig: Peppa's First Pet

    Product Code: AEBEA
    Board Toddlers
    Splish, splash! Oh dear, Peppa Pig's pet fish, Goldie, isn't well. Join Peppa, George and Mummy Pig in this delightful board storybook, based on the number one and award-winning preschool children's TV show on Channel 5 and Nickelodeon, as they take an exciting bus ride to the vet to find out why Goldie isn't eating her food. Be sure to look out for the extra little picture story running throughout the book. Every Peppa fan from 2-5 years old will enjoy this 'first experience' story about caring for your pet, and they will love looking at the colourful pictures and joining in the adventure with Peppa and George, and their friends. This is a story perfect for sharing at school or for snuggling up at bedtime!
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