Early Years

Understanding the World

  • BUGH 3 years +
    Clover Robin
    3 years +
    • £4.99
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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.
  • BRDH 3 years +
    Clover Robin
    3 years +
    • £4.99
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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.
  • THAA 3 years +
    Daniel Egneus
    3 years +
    • £3.99
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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.
  • Behaviour Matters Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9781445164298 - Sue Graves & Trevor Dunton
    BEHV 3 years +
    Sue Graves & Trevor Dunton
    3 years +
    • £6.99
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    • Just £1.17 per book
    Covering familiar topics including sharing, being left out and bullying, these books will help children understand why they experience these feelings and behaviours.

    Each book has bright and appealing animal characters and and will encourage children to explore their changing feelings. They all also have activities to complete and ideas that will inspire discussion around the topics.

    These books support the Personal, Social and Emotional Development Area of the Early Years Foundation Stage.
  • BBAN 5 years +
    Martin Jenkins
    5 years +
    • £4.99
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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.
  • SHTH 3 years +
    Jane McGuinness
    3 years +
    (1)
    • £4.99
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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.
  • What's Beneath Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781474764957
    WBEN 4 years +
    4 years +
    • £4.99
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    • Just £1.25 per book
    This collection will be available to buy from early May onwards. Please keep checking back.

    These books are perfect for inquisitive children. They look beneath the surfaces of things and reveal all kinds of inner workings - from how the body functions to what happens under the paths we walk and roads we drive on.

    They're full of cutaways, insets and sidebars and have plenty of fun-to-explore illustrations. They also have seek-and-find activities and words that will help build vocabulary.

    These are great books for children who prefer facts to fiction.

    Format: paperback
  • My First Milestones Collections - 6 Books - Collection - 9780192768445 - Amber Stewart
    MFMI 3 years +
    Amber Stewart
    3 years +
    • £8.99
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    • Just £1.50 per book
    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.
  • Animal Babies Handy Board Books Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781909090972 - Philip Dauncey
    ABHB Toddlers
    Toddlers
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    Many young children love animals of all shapes and sizes, so what better way to inspire an equal amount of love for books than this set of four delightfully sturdy board books based on creatures they would see as pets, in the zoo and on safari?

    The chunky, small baby books come complete with a carry handle so little hands can hold them with ease and the bright, bold artwork of the baby animals is instantly appealing.

    Short sentences are also sure to stimulate the senses, as well as help to introduce first words and concepts to any little animal fan! The Really Decent Handy Books are a great introduction to animals and books for children aged 12 months and over.
  • What's That? Ladybird First Words and Pictures Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9780241287880
    PG0233 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £4.99
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    • Just £1.25 per book
    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.
  • Seasons of the Year Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781912171576
    SOTY 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £5.99
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    • Just £1.50 per book
    Spring, summer, autumn, winter... now your children can learn all about the four seasons of the year with these books full of facts and activities.

    With bold images and easy-to-read text, these engaging reads explain what kind of weather occurs in each season and will introduce them to all kinds of seasonal foods and activities. e.g. just how many conkers will they be able to find in the autumn?
    Format: paperback
  • Bobbly Bible Tales Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9781912013753
    BOBT Toddlers
    Toddlers
    (1)
    • £5.99
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    • Just £1.20 per book
    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
  • PG0260 3 years +
    Claire Phillip
    3 years +
    (1)
    • £4.99
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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
    FSTV 5 years +
    5 years +
    (3)
    • £11.99
    • RRP £79.90
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    • Just £1.20 per book
    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
  • ED2088 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £11.99
    Bring all the fun of the farm into your children's playtime with this 20-piece set of wooden toys.

    A traditional favourite, it's sure to inspire imaginative play as your little farmers make up some brilliant scenes involving pigs, cows, sheep and hens.

    All of the figurines are hand-painted and the whole set (including the wooden tray) will help develop hand-coordination skills.
    Contents: 1 tray, 2 cows, 1 rabbit, 3 people, 1 dog, 1 sheep, 1 chicken, 1 duck, 1 pig, 2 horses, 2 trees, 1 hay bale, 1 drinking trough, 1 fence, 1 tractor.

    Ages 3 plus
    225 x 310mm
  • AN0432 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £9.99
    The easy way to grow your own tasty supply of fresh herbs, this box is perfect for any would-be gardener. It includes seeds for basil, mint and parsley and also has three terracotta pots to grow them in.

    The set also includes a growing guide book, a trowel and three wooden seed sticks with names.

    Box size: 250 x 250mm
  • AN0433 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £9.99
    This is a box of goodies that will help you grow tasty, fresh vegetables that are good for you.

    The box includes a growing guide book, a hand fork, trowel, three packs of seeds (for lettuce, tomatoes and carrots), three seed trays and 10 seed sticks. It's perfect for anyone who wants to start growing their own.

    Box size: 250 x 250mm
  • PPST 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £4.99
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    Peppa Pig and her friends have such a great time visiting Mr Potato's theatre show that Madame Gazelle decides they should put on a pantomime of their own.

    They send out invitations, complete rehearsals and even put on their costumes as they get set to put on the show of a lifetime. There's even more excitement when they hear about a surprise guest coming to see Peppa on stage!

    Similar in style to The Jolly Postman, this interactive story comes complete with props including tickets, invitations and a programme.
  • UCP2 3 years +
    Ruth Brocklehurst
    3 years +
    (4)
    • £4.99
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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.
  • HLLO 5 years +
    Jonathan Litton
    5 years +
    • £6.99
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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.
  • Wildlife Watchers Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781911341987
    WLWT 5 years +
    5 years +
    (2)
    • £9.99
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    • Just £1.00 per book
    Learn about different kinds of wildlife with this fantastic collection for children aged 5 and over.

    From bumblebees to tawny owls, these engaging books are sure to help children notice and care about all sorts of wonderful animals - from insects found in the garden to those that only come out at night.

    The book-banded readers provide a fascinating insight into how animals live and are written in an engaging narrative style. They use high-frequency words and support unfamiliar vocabulary by images and labels.
    Format: paperback
  • Whose Little Baby Are You? Collection - Collection - 9781911341994
    WSLB 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £7.99
    • RRP £29.94
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    • Just £1.33 per book
    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
  • EFR2 3 years +
    Patricia Hegarty
    3 years +
    • £4.99
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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.
  • HLFM Toddlers
    Melanie Combes
    Toddlers
    (1)
    • £3.99
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    It's early but everyone on the farm is up and raring to go. The cows need feeding, eggs need collecting and the corn needs cutting - there are so many jobs to do!

    This first board book about the farm has bold artwork and lots of things for children aged 2 and over to spot and talk about.

    There is also an interactive element with plenty of tabs to push, pull and slide that unveil exciting hidden surprises.