Understanding the World

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    Children interested in nature and all kinds of creepy-crawlies will love learning the facts on display in this fun lift-the-flap book.

    It explains how a bug hotel is a home-made habitat where insects of all shapes and sizes can come to stay. It even encourages children to build one in their own back garden using common and natural materials including straw, wood and stone.

    Among the critters it features are bees, snails and ladybirds and it also offers simple explanations of their traits and behaviour.
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    The Bird House is a shaped lift-the-flap book that will help children learn more about our feathered friends.

    This book opens with an explanation about how bird houses can come in all shapes and sizes and how they are usually wooden. They provide safe shelter for birds who need extra protection of don't have a nest. It also reveals how humans can help birds survive.

    From the floating structures of duck houses to dovecotes and bird feeders and baths, this is a must for any young nature lover. It even gives simple explanations for the concepts of migration and tips on how to make gardens more suitable, welcoming and bird-friendly.
  • 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.
  • Baby's Very First Library Collection - 18 Books - Collection - 9780241376911
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    A collection of 18 board books full of familiar things for babies to look at as they learn all about the world around them.

    From colours and numbers to words and wild animals, all of these sturdy books have appealing artwork, simple words to read aloud and stunning photographs.

    There is so much to explore in all of these books.

    Format: board book
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    This cute board book invites children to come and hang out in the jungle - where there are so many friendly animals to meet!

    Children can explore role play, emotions and facial expressions as they work though the book and there's also a cut-out mirror surprise on both the front and inside back cover to provide even more joy.
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    This cute board book invites children to come and hang out space and various other cool places!

    Children can explore role play, emotions and facial expressions as they work though the book and there's also a cut-out mirror surprise on both the front and inside back cover to provide even more joy.
  • STEAM Stories Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9781682974292 - Jonathan Litton
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    These simple stories follow children as they use their STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and maths) know-how to make a difference to their everyday lives: they decorate cookies with their artistic skills and solve sums to find a picnic!

    Format: paperback
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    Bird is building her nest. She pushes and pulls twigs into place until she's made a cosy cup, ready and waiting... can your children guess what for?

    Following a bird as it builds a nest, this gorgeous picture book offers an introduction to forces and the concepts of pushing and pulling. From trying to catch the worm to gathering twigs, this is an exciting and accessible introduction to both nature and science.

    It uses a charming story to introduce children to facts about this scientific - and extremely useful - concept.
  • Say Hi to Hedgehogs! - Hardback - 9781406374605 - Jane McGuinness
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    Say hi to Hedgehog with this delightful nature storybook.

    With gorgeous illustrations, it follows the little creature throughout the year and shows children what hedgehogs (and hoglets) like to eat, how they hunt for food and even how they build their nests. It covers the life cycle all the way from a tiny hoglet to a healthy adult and explains how they prepare for hibernation.

    The book finishes with author and illustrator Jane McGuinness giving tips on how you can make your garden hedgehog-friendly and help our spiky pals survive the winter.
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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 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.
  • My First Milestones Collections - 6 Books - Collection - 9780192768445 - Amber Stewart
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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.
  • Biff, Chip and Kipper First Experiences Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9780192771896
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    From going to the doctor to welcoming a new baby into the family, Biff, Chip and Kipper introduce children to a range of common experiences and new vocabulary in these 10 sensitively written storybooks.

    Each book contains fun activities at the end based around the story so children can further understand the plots and develop their skills. They are also full of tips for parents and teachers to make reading together more rewarding.

    Format: paperback
  • What's That? Ladybird First Words and Pictures Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9780241287880
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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.
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    A family are heading out on a train ride but the children are disappointed that they can't get off and enjoy all the fun things outside the window. However, the train soon pulls up at the seaside and they're excited to go out and explore!
  • Bobbly Bible Tales Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9781912013753
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    Told from the animals' perspective, these tactile books provide an enticing and heart-warming introduction to favourite animal stories from the Bible. They are gently shaped and perfect for sharing with little ones as they get to grips with these parables.

    These board books will be returned to again and again as children start to learn and appreciate how much of a huge impact animals have had on the Bible and people's beliefs.

    Format: board book
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    An interactive storybook and play mat, complete with fascinating facts and beautiful illustrations.

    Children can read all about life on the farm and then fold out the mat, press out the characters and enjoy an adventure of their own.
  • Festivals Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781912171408
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    This collection contains 10 books providing an accessible introduction and detailed overview of 10 different festivals and celebrations.

    Especially written for children aged 6 and over, these books are a useful study aid and will help children learn about different cultures and religions outside of their own.
    Format: paperback
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    The Usborne Children's Picture Atlas gives readers aged 3 and over an intriguing look at the world - from the hot African plains to the frozen Arctic tundra.

    Featuring fun facts about countries and their capital cities, their famous landmarks, longest rivers and highest mountains - and with picture stories throughout as well - this is a brilliant home resource for young children as they begin to explore the wider world and the people and places within it.

    With quiz questions to engage the reader and interesting objects to spot on the pages, this is a simple and appealing introduction to maps and different cultures for preschool children.
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    Children (and you!) will love learning how to greet people with this gorgeous and interactive atlas of hellos.

    With one basic premise - encouraging children to say 'hi' throughout the world - this book celebrates the joys of language and introduces children and young readers to multiple nations. There are also facts to pore over and tabs to lift that reveal the correct pronunciation for each welcome.

    From how to say 'hi' in hieroglyphics to saying 'hao' in Native American hand talk, Hello World is a beautiful book that opens up a world of exploration and greetings.
  • Whose Little Baby Are You? Collection - Collection - 9781911341994
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    This accessible series of children's books introduces cute baby animals ranging from fluffy ostrich chicks to newborn giant pandas.

    They explain how not every baby looks like their parents and will encourage young readers to turn the pages to discover just who the baby animal belongs to.

    These nature books also explain how animal mums and dads care for their young and show how baby animals grow, change and prepare for adult life.
    Format: paperback
  • What If ...? Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781784936082
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    With their engaging question-and-answer format, these 10 books will help children learn and understand all about dinosaurs, jungle animals and sea creatures.

    Full of funny situations that children are sure to relate to, they answer questions like just how many hamburgers it would take to feed a T-rex and what a shark would have to have done if he went to a dentist.

    Every book has colourful and hilarious artwork that will appeal to young children and there are plenty of fun facts to pore over.

    Format: paperback
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    With a focus on encouraging acceptance and understanding, this book shows children how although there may be many different types of family, they all share similarities.

    Very sensitively handled and stunningly illustrated, this book focuses on 10 different families and celebrates their everyday differences and similarities as they eat, sleep, work and play together.

    The families are from different cultures, religions and backgrounds and the rhyming text just adds to the celebratory feel.