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  • Funnybones: A Brilliant Bone-Rattling Collection!

    Allan Ahlberg

    Product Code: FUO2
    Paperback 3 years +
    (2)
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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.
    • £3.99
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  • Peepo! Board Book

    Janet and Allan Ahlberg

    Product Code: PEX2
    Other Babies
    (13)
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    The beautiful, nostalgic illustrations and gentle rhyming verses of Janet and Allan Ahlberg's Peepo! will charm babies and toddlers, not to mention parents, grandparents and babysitters, too.

    This sturdy board book version of the best-loved classic is ideal for introducing your young baby to games of 'peepo' and little ones will be entranced by the sing-song verses and cheeky baby peeping from the pages in the book.

    This is a lovely gift for parents and their babies and it's suitable for ages from 0+.
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  • Tales from Acorn Wood: Fox's Socks

    Julia Donaldson

    Product Code: FSO2
    Hardback Toddlers
    (1)
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    Tales from Acorn Wood: Fox's Socks is a fun, lift-the-flap book written by former Children's Laureate Julia Donaldson.

    The story is a wild rhyming romp that your toddler will love. With stylish illustrations from Axel Scheffler, and a clueless fox who requires some help finding his socks, this book is lots of fun to read aloud.

    Bright and full of interest, Fox's Socks will appeal to little ones from 2+.
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  • Sing-Along Stories Collection - 4 Books

    Product Code: SAST
    Collection 3 years +
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    This delightful collection features four picture storybooks with a timeless family appeal!

    With lavish illustrations and all the classic sing-along stories, these books are perfect for new and emerging readers.

    Format: paperback
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  • The Baby's Catalogue

    Janet and Allan Ahlberg

    Product Code: BCA2
    Other Toddlers
    (2)
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    Fans of The Jolly Postman, Peepo! and Each Peach Pear Plum by the Ahlbergs will adore the retro feel of Janet's illustrations and Allan's simple text in The Baby's Catalogue.

    A lovely book to share with little ones as it shows clever babies absorbed in an entertaining assortment of everyday activities, the book is full of tons of chuckle-worthy moments that will make Mum and Dad smile, too.

    If your baby is just starting to point and name familiar objects, then they'll love this gorgeous board book, which marks The Baby's Catalogue's 30th anniversary.
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  • The Rhyming Rabbit

    Julia Donaldson

    Product Code: RRB2
    Paperback 3 years +
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    The Rhyming Rabbit loves to make up entertaining poems, inspired by everything he sees, but the other rabbits don't appreciate his talent for rhyme. Sad and lonely, the Rhyming Rabbit sets off one starry night all on his own - will he ever find someone to share his poems with? The Rhyming Rabbit is a clever rhyming adventure from the stellar picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks, creators of What the Ladybird Heard. With brilliant rhyming verse, bright and distinctive illustrations and glitter on every page, this story is a delight to read aloud. Enjoy all the stories from Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks: Sharing a Shell, The Princess and the Wizard, The Rhyming Rabbit, The Singing Mermaid, Sugarlump and the Unicorn, Princess Mirror-Belle and the Dragon Pox, What the Ladybird Heard, What the Ladybird Heard Next and What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday.
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  • Commotion in the Ocean

    Giles Andreae

    Product Code: CIO2
    Paperback 3 years +
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    Commotion In The Ocean is a snappy collection of poems from award-winning team Giles Andreae and David Wojtowycz. The lively and appealing language makes these poems lots of fun to read aloud. And the vivid illustrations will definitely tickle a funny bone or two. If you enjoyed a Rumble in the Jungle, then you'll love this, and so will your little one!
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  • A Treasury of Songs

    Julia Donaldson

    Product Code: TSZ2
    Paperback 3 years +
    (1)
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    A Treasury of Songs contains the words for 20 of Julia Donaldon's songs inspired by the likes of Room on the Broom and The Gruffalo.

    The book comes with a CD of Julia performing the songs herself - many of which will be familiar to children if they have been lucky enough to see Julia perform in person.

    Some of the songs and rhymes even have actions to carry out.
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    It's Time to Rhyme Collection - 10 Books in a Bag

    Peter Bently et al

    Product Code: RHYS
    Collection 3 years +
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    It's Time to Rhyme is a 10-book collection of rhyming stories from popular authors and illustrators including Axel Scheffler, Jim Field and Lydia Monks.

    Presented in a beautiful bag, these books are delightful and perfect for sharing. They'll inspire children to love reading from a very early age.
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    Santa Claus

    Roger Priddy

    Product Code: FFSC
    Other 3 years +
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    Younger readers will love getting to meet all their funny festive friends with this interactive Christmas picture book.

    Greeted by Santa Claus on the front page, complete with felt red outfit and poke-through googly eyes, they'll also have fun meeting Spike the happy Christmas tree (with his decorative red nose!), Snowman Jack, the elves Ben, Bertie, Bill and Bob, and Reindeer Rory. There's even a special surprise awaiting Santa on the final page.

    Full of rhyming text and eye-catchingly bright and chunky artwork, this will help children aged 3 and over get excited about the most wonderful time of the year.
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  • Reading and Rhyme Ages 3-5

    Collins Easy Learning

    Product Code: ARKNZ
    Paperback 3 years +
    An engaging Reading and Rhyme activity book to really help boost your child's progress at every stage of their learning! Fully in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage, this English book provides reassurance whilst supporting your child's learning at home. Combining useful English practice with engaging, colourful illustrations, this Reading and Rhyme practice book helps to boost your child's confidence and develop good learning habits for life. Each fun activity is designed to give your child a real sense of achievement. Included in this book: * questions that allow children to practise the important skills learned at school * colourful activities that make learning fun and motivate children to learn at home * helpful tips and answers so that you can support your child's learning
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  • Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes...

    Annie Kubler

    Product Code: ALTEB
    Board Toddlers
    (1)
    This award winning series has been specifically designed for babies. A great introduction to books through well-known nursery rhymes and interactive text. Singing songs and rhymes is the perfect way to bond with your baby and share quality time. It also aids language development by introducing them to the natural sounds and patterns of speech. Combining these with actions also stimulates the brain and helps muscle development.
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  • The Puffin Book of Utterly Brilliant Poetry

    Brian Patten

    Product Code: AADFE
    Paperback 7 years +
    This is a celebratory anthology of the best of Puffin poetry publishing, including poems by Roger McGough, Michael Rosen, Charles Causley, Benjamin Zephaniah, Jackie Kay, Spike Milligan, John Agard, Brian Patten, Allan Ahlberg and Kit Wright. Each poet's work is illustrated by a different artist such as Emma Chichester Clark, Fritz Wegner and Korky Paul.
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  • Nursery Rhymes Audio

    Debi Gliori

    Product Code: AAJBG
    Other 4 years +
    (3)
    Get singing. Listen to the 60-minute CD that contains all fifty rhymes from the book, and have great fun singing along with your child as you follow the words on the page together. Beautifully illustrated with a sprinkle of magic so you can enjoy all your favourite rhymes from "Little Miss Muffet", "Hickory Dickory Dock" to "Ring Around the Rosy" and "Old Mother Hubbard". It is great for sharing at any time of day.
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  • The Puffin Book of Fantastic First Poems

    June Crebbin

    Product Code: AADWD
    Paperback 5 years +
    This is a great first poetry book; the poems span time, from Robert Louis Stevenson and Walter de la Mare right up to date with Roger McGough and Michael Rosen. Themes covered, such as mealtimes, playtime, animals, family and bedtime, really appeal to youngreaders.
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  • Out and About

    Shirley Hughes

    Product Code: AVGCU
    Paperback Toddlers
    (1)
    In this wonderful collection of poems, by best-loved and Kate Greenaway Medal-winner, Shirley Hughes, Katie and her little brother Olly go out and about, romping through the changing seasons. They take pleasure in the different elements and weather conditions - sunshine, wind, rain, mist and even snow. From the joys of the seaside to the miseries of the sickbed, this exuberant volume captures to perfection the world of childhood.
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  • My Favourite Nursery Rhymes Board Book: Playtime Rhymes

    Tony Ross

    Product Code: ANHUS
    Other Toddlers
    Young children and babies will love singing along with these fun playtime rhymes, including Ring-a-Ring o' Roses, Jack and Jill, Polly Put the Kettle On, Humpty Dumpty and One, Two, Three, Four, Five. This is a wonderful book to share, and download the QR code so that you can listen along!
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  • The Puffin Baby and Toddler Treasury

    Product Code: AAGXQ
    Hardback Toddlers
    (1)
    "The Puffin Baby and Toddler Treasury" is a timeless collection of favourite nursery rhymes, lullabies, poems and stories, featuring well-loved characters, such as Spot, The Snowman and Beatrix Potter's Tom Kitten. Brought to life by some of the most talented children's illustrators, this treasury is perfect for sharing and will make any collection complete.
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  • Nursery Rhymes

    Lucy Cousins

    Product Code: AKHSF
    Board 3 years +
    From Humpty Dumpty, to The Grand Old Duke of York, the sounds and rhythms of these wonderful nursery rhymes are beautifully imagined by Lucy Cousins, illustrator of the Maisy books. They're a perfect, playful introduction to the world of stories for little children. Also available in this series: My First Bedtime Rhymes
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  • The Nation's Favourite Children's Poems

    Spike Milligan

    Product Code: AEBAG
    Hardback 7 years +
    The collection in The Nation's Favourite Children's Poems brings together some of the most beloved children's poems. Poems such as The Owl and the Pussycat to Us Two and Chocolate Cake will amuse and delight children and adults alike. The collection includes the modern and the classics, from A.A. Milne to Pam Ayres. A great read to get children aged 7 and over into poetry.
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  • Lucy Cousins Treasury of Nursery Rhymes

    Lucy Cousins

    Product Code: ANNAB
    Hardback Babies
    From "Humpty Dumpty", to "Rock-a-bye Baby", this wonderful collection of nursery rhymes has been beautifully imagined by Lucy Cousins, illustrator of the Maisy books. Lucy Cousins Treasury of Nursery Rhymes Book and CD is completed with audio recording by Children's TV Presenter Katy Ashworth and robust, easy-to-hold tabs for finding your favourite rhymes. They're a perfect, playful introduction to the world of stories for little children.
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  • My Favourite Nursery Rhymes Board Book: Bedtime Rhymes

    Tony Ross

    Product Code: ANHVV
    Other Toddlers
    Young children and babies will love these lullaby bedtime rhymes, including Hey, Diddle Diddle, Rock-a-Bye Baby, Diddle Diddle Dumpling, Wee Willie Winkie and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. This is a wonderful book to share, plus download the QR code so that you can listen along!
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  • Quentin Blake's Nursery Rhyme Book

    Quentin Blake

    Product Code: AFEDC
    Paperback 3 years +
    In this brilliant collection of traditional rhymes, Quentin Blake is in his element. Come and join him and meet the fabulous Handy spandy (Jack a Dandy), Jack Sprat, Gregory Griggs (with twenty-seven wigs), Terence McDiddler the three-stringer fiddler and many, many more!!
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  • Nursery Rhymes and Songs

    Product Code: ACGUK
    Other Toddlers
    (1)
    Join in the fun with Peppa's very own song and nursery rhyme book. All your favourite rhymes and Peppa tunes are beautifully presented in this delightful book and CD. Sing along to your heart's content with Peppa, her family and friends.
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