Classic Picture Books for Kids

  • WOPR 3 years +

    The World of Peter Rabbit Complete Collection - 23 Books (Collection)

    Beatrix Potter

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    Beautifully presented in hardback and featuring the classic white jackets, this complete boxed collection of Beatrix Potter's beloved Peter Rabbit books is a must for every child - and will make the perfect birthday or christening gift.

    Having enchanted young readers for generations, the timeless books in this charming set also include publisher's notes describing how she worked with her publisher to create the charming stories.

    Format: hardback
    Every hardback book in this collection has dimensions of 140 x 105mm
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  • MGMG 3 years +

    Meg and Mog Collection - 10 Books (Collection)

    Helen Nicoll & Jan Pienkowski

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    Meg and Mog are the spellbinding stars of Helen Nicoll and Jan Pienkowski's classic picture books and this collection includes 10 of their magical adventures.

    The bold, deceptively simple artwork is a treat for children to absorb while the stories are funny and can be enjoyed countless times. We love these books and know you and your children will, too!

    Throughout the books, the duo visit the zoo; head out to sea; and Meg starts driving a new car. Favourites for over 40 years, this is a brilliant collection for any little witch or wizard.
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  • TGT2 3 years +

    The Tiger Who Came to Tea (Paperback)

    Judith Kerr

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    Judith Kerr created a best-loved children's classic with her story The Tiger Who Came to Tea, delighting generations of young children.

    The gentle illustrations coupled with the slightly anarchic story have unbeatable child-appeal and make this a perfect book to read aloud. If you haven't invited the tiger into your home yet, do so without delay!

    Toddlers from 1+ will love the big striped hero and his naughty antics.
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  • EPQ2 Toddlers

    Each Peach Pear Plum (Other)

    Janet and Allan Ahlberg

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    A beautiful brand new cased board book version of this classic picture book by the iconic Janet and Allan Ahlberg. Each Peach Pear Plum introduces characters from well-known nursery stories, such as the Three Bears, Mother Hubbard and Tom Thumb, and encourages children to participate and to find the characters hidden in the pictures. The text, with its strong rhyme and rhythm, is perfect to read aloud to very young children, while the game of 'I Spy' keeps children enthralled.
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  • CQZ2 3 years +

    The Day the Crayons Quit (Paperback)

    D. Daywalt & O. Jeffers

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    Duncan wants to start drawing but when he opens his box of crayons, he's surprised - Beige is fed up of being second choice to Brown, Blue is tired from being all that sea and sky, Pink is waiting for a chance to shine and Yellow and Orange are barely speaking...

    Battle lines have been drawn and only Duncan can save the day if he wants to colour in ever again. With its creative illustrations and a unique insight into the life of a humble crayon, The Day the Crayons Quit is a brilliantly funny and imaginative story that young readers will return to again and again!

    Written by Drew Daywalt and illustrated by the award-winning Oliver Jeffers, this is a unique and original children's book that will bring a smile to the face of all who read it.

    Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers' The Day the Crayons Quit has been named the winner of the Red House Children's Book Award 2015.
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  • DZO2 Toddlers

    Dear Zoo (Other)

    Rod Campbell

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    Rod Campbell's Dear Zoo has been published in a sturdy board book format to suit very young children. The lively illustrations, simple story and engaging lift-the-flap fun guarantee the book's toddler appeal.

    With its repetition and appealing illustrations, this is bound to be a favourite choice at bedtime for toddlers from 1 and over.
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  • YOI2 3 years +

    You Choose! (Paperback)

    Pippa Goodhart

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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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  • WWM2 3 years +

    Where the Wild Things Are (Paperback)

    Maurice Sendak

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    One of the classic children's books, Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are is pretty much the perfect bedtime read.

    Max doesn't want to go to bed and finds himself travelling to a faraway, mystical land full of monsters who roar and gnash their terrible teeth. It's a little frightening but so much fun!

    Bold and stylish, funny and ultimately heart-warming, the book is full of toddler appeal and was memorably adapted into a hit film by Spike Jonze.

    This paperback edition of the Caldecott Medal-winning story will be returned to time and time again by toddlers who love mystery and adventure.
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  • WSP2 Toddlers

    Where's Spot? - Board Book (Other)

    Eric Hill

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    Created by Eric Hill, Spot the dog has entertained generations of toddlers and this sturdy and interactive board book gives little ones the chance to have hours of fun searching under the flaps for him!

    Children will love the repetition of "Is he in the clock? Is he in the box? Is he under the rug?" and will enjoy predicting what's going to happen with the turn of every page!

    A fun and interactive children's book that will be returned to again and again - Spot books never fail to impress.
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  • VHC2 Toddlers

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Paperback (Paperback)

    Eric Carle

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    Eric Carle's classic book has enchanted generations of children with its colourful collage illustrations and simple story.

    With die-cut pages and finger-sized holes for little ones to explore, the story of the hungry green caterpillar with a very big appetite is simply one of the best children's books of all time.

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar is perfect for children from 1+ and good for talking with older toddlers about how caterpillars turn into beautiful butterflies.
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  • GFO2 3 years +

    The Gruffalo (Paperback)

    Julia Donaldson

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    Julia Donaldson's The Gruffalo has become one of the most recognisable characters in children's picture books and on kids' TV, and this story is an essential addition to any child's bookshelf.

    Witty pictures from Axel Scheffler, a glorious rhyme that will soon be learned by heart, a brave mouse and the most lovable scary monster ever... what's not to love? Readers aged 3 and over, not to mention Mum and Dad, will soon be hooked!
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  • FUO2 3 years +

    Funnybones: A Brilliant Bone-Rattling Collection! (Paperback)

    Allan Ahlberg

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    There was a big skeleton, a little skeleton and a dog skeleton - woof! Well-loved author Allan Ahlberg teamed up with Andre Amstutz to create this hilarious collection of skeleton stories, featuring The Ghost Train, Bumps in the Night and Skeleton Crew in one bumper book.

    Full of jokes and with a simple, repetitive text that will help build reading skills, Funnybones: A Brilliant Bone-rattling Collection! will appeal to young children and entertain parents or family members who remember the classic animated TV series.
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  • GMO2 Toddlers

    Goodnight Moon (Other)

    Margaret Wise Brown

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    Although Goodnight Moon was first published more than 50 years ago, it is clearly an enduring bedtime classic (recently being reference in both the film Life and the Netflix series Orange if the New Black) and this board book edition is sure to be a beloved favourite.

    Young babies will adore the simple rhyming text and the repetition of the words as the little, sleep-resistant bunny whispers goodnight to all the familiar objects in his room. This is the ideal story to add to your child's winding-down bedtime routine.

    Fans of Goodnight Moon will also love Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney.
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  • OWZ2 3 years +

    Owl Babies (Paperback)

    Martin Waddell

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    This charming tale starring some very cute baby owls is perfect for sharing with any youngster.

    The reassuring story is ideal for helping to calm little ones who have ever worried about Mummy leaving them alone, as Sarah, Percy and Bill wake up in their tree hole to find their mother has gone.

    As darkness closes in the owls start to worry but she soon joyfully returns and their fears disappear. Beautifully illustrated, this book will warm the heart of any grown-up enjoying it with a child.
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  • DAI2 Toddlers

    Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy (Other)

    Lynley Dodd

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    Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy is the wacky invention of award-winning author and illustrator Lynley Dodd. This board book version, featuring the scruffy and lovable mutt, brings the lively rhyming verses and comical adventures to a whole new readership. A sing-song rhythm and terrific pictures make this an irresistible board book to share with toddlers and preschoolers.
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  • LFD2 3 years +

    Lost and Found (Paperback)

    Oliver Jeffers

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    Simple and heart-warming, Oliver Jeffers' picture book, Lost and Found, is an uplifting story, dealing with loneliness and friendship.

    The stylish illustrations will appeal to adults and their youngsters and make reading Lost and Found an absolute delight. When a small boy finds a penguin on his doorstep, he decides to return him home to the South Pole. But when they arrive at their destination, the penguin looks so sad, the boy is unable to leave him..

    This is a captivating story that children aged three and over will love to hear again, and again, and again!
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  • DGG2 3 years +

    Dogger (Paperback)

    Shirley Hughes

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    Dogger by Shirley Hughes will strike a chord with all children aged 3+ who have ever lost their favourite cuddly toy.

    Dogger is a well-worn dog with crooked ears and a friendly face who means everything to Dave, so when he goes missing, Dave is devastated. Will our young hero ever find his friend Dogger? This timeless picture book has lost none of its appeal and is still a tale to which all children and their parents can relate.

    Fans of Dogger will also love Judith Kerr's Mog The Forgetful Cat. Children's Laureate Julia Donaldson has named Dogger as one of her favourite picture books.
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  • RWW2 Toddlers

    Rosie's Walk (Other)

    Pat Hutchins

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    Rosie's Walk by Pat Hutchins is a witty and enchanting book and this sturdy board book version makes it ideal for babies and young toddlers. Rosie the hen explores the farmyard oblivious to the fact that she's being followed by a hungry fox.

    Toddlers will love predicting the disasters as the fox gets into a series of scrapes. With stunning and original illustrations, this is a gorgeous board book to share with babies and toddlers from 1+.
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  • HCR2 3 years +

    How to Catch a Star (Paperback)

    Oliver Jeffers

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    An enchanting and timeless tale of friendship and possibilities, all told in a stylishly spellbinding way, Oliver Jeffers' How to Catch a Star is full of amazing storytelling and beautifully characteristic illustrations.

    It captures the expressive changing moods of the tale's little boy wonderfully, and will enrapture all readers.
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  • ELQ2 3 years +

    Elmer (Paperback)

    David McKee

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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 3 and over.
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    Oh Dear! 35th Anniversary Edition (Other)

    Rod Campbell

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    From Rod Campbell, the author of Dear Zoo, Oh Dear! has been a firm favourite with toddlers and parents since it was first published 35 years ago.

    It tells the story of Buster, who's gone to stay with his grandma on the farm. He needs to find some eggs for breakfast, but when he ends up in the stable, he realises he's in the wrong place. Toddlers will love lifting the flaps as they turn the pages and follow Buster all around the farm.

    With its interactive approach, bright artwork, simple text and chunky pages, this is a brilliantly sturdy and fun book for any child who loves the animals of the farm.
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  • MTFC2 3 years +

    Mog the Forgetful Cat (Paperback)

    Judith Kerr

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    With her Mog the cat stories, Judith Kerr created a classic children's book character who has won lots of admirers over the years.

    Cuddly, grey-and-white cat Mog always seems to be in trouble for her forgetfulness. She forgets that she has a cat flap and she has already eaten her supper. But one night her forgetfulness proves really useful.

    Although first published over 40 years ago, Judith Kerr's story, starring this lovable, accident-prone cat is still making children aged 3 and over laugh out loud.
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  • VEL2 3 years +

    The Original Velveteen Rabbit (Paperback)

    Margery Williams

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    Margery Williams' The Velveteen Rabbit is a best-loved children's book that will strike a chord with readers of all ages.

    The importance of friendship and the affection that young children feel towards their favourite cuddly toys are subjects that are poignantly and heart-warmingly expressed in Margery Williams' classic tale.

    The Velveteen Rabbit hopes to become real as he has been told that if an owner truly loves their toy, the toy will become real forever! This little treasure would make a perfect present for parents and their toddlers.
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  • WXX2 3 years +

    Where's Spot? - Paperback (Paperback)

    Eric Hill

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    Bigger and brighter than ever before, this paperback edition of the first book starring Spot the dog is full of simple text, colourful pictures and a whole host of flaps to lift .

    Spot is hiding. Will your children be able to find him under the flaps? A favourite ever since it was first published in 1980, this is a book that belongs on your toddler's bookshelf.
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