Picture Books

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    The Gruffalo's Child is the sequel to Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's award-winning book, The Gruffalo. This board book version of the rhyming classic will captivate the attention of babies and toddlers.

    The Gruffalo's child is a naughty mini-version of her dad, who is tempted into the deep, dark woods in search of the big, bad mouse she's heard so much about. This story is a treat both to read and listen to!
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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.
  • Time to Read Collection - 20 Books - Collection - 9781529006018
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    Featuring the likes of The Gruffalo and Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson and The Emperor of Absurdia by Chris Riddell, this collection contains 20 original picture books adapted into early reader format with easy-to-read type.

    The familiar stories and characters and funny tales in this collection will inspire children who are just starting to read independently and will quickly become bookshelf favourites.

    Other brilliant tales in this collection include Football Fever, The Giant of Jum and What the Ladybird Heard.

    Format: paperback
  • Supertato and Others Stories Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781471178337 - Sue Hendra
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    Sue Hendra's vibrant and fun-filled picture books are favourites with so many children and this collection contains 10 of her best stories.

    Young readers will love reading about Barry the Fish with Fingers, Norman the Slug with the Silly Shell and Keith the Cat with the Magic Hat.

    These books are marvellously madcap and will be enjoyed over and over again. They're great fun to read aloud!
  • Little Grey Rabbit Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781787414464 - Alison Uttley
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    Little Grey Rabbit's tail is missing! She gave it to Wise Owl to use for a door knocker, but now he won't give it back. Join Little Grey Rabbit, Squirrel, Hare and Moldy Warp the Mole to find out if the resourceful friends will ever get back Grey Rabbit's tail...

    Covering topics including the importance of friendship, discovery and starting school, these abridged picture book stories will help children learn about first concepts.

    Similar in style to Brambly Hedge, all of these charming stories have beautiful artwork and floral details for children to pore over.

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  • The Little Princess Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781783448210 - Tony Ross
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    Written by Tony Ross, the Little Princess stories are full of tears, tantrums, smiles and silliness and widely considered modern-day classics.

    Throughout the books, The Little Princess learns how to 'play' the trumpet; doesn't want to comb her hair; and decides she's going to keep a tadpole.

    Fun, anarchic and endearing, these bright and bold books have perfectly pitched messages for young children to learn from.

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  • 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 in their everyday lives e.g. they use their artistic skills to decorate cookies and solve sums to make sure everyone has enough food at a picnic!

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    Inspired by a real-life story, this purr-fect picture book (written by Joyce Dunbar and featuring evocative artwork by Claire Fletcher) introduces a cat named Tibs who worked at a London post office during the 1950s!

    There are holes in the mail sacks and letters have been torn to shreds... It has to be the work of mice and to counteract this, the postmaster employs a cat...

    Tibs comes from a long line of post office cats so catching mice should come easy to him - but he prefers to make friends with them! Can he teach the mice how to keep things tidy? The unlikely friends soon find themselves on an adventure that involves a ride on the underground Mail Rail train...
  • Goodnight Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9780241347256 - Michelle Robinson & Nick East
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    If you and your children are looking for a perfect dose of bedtime story magic to share, our Goodnight Picture Book Collection is a beautiful and atmospheric four-book set that is a joy to read aloud as they drift off to the land of nod.

    Including Goodnight Digger, Goodnight Tractor, Goodnight Spaceman and Goodnight Pirate (a rhyming story that finds the little boy transformed into a swashbuckling pirate), the lyrical text and gentle illustrations in each book encourages children to join in with the characters on their adventures.

    Written by Michelle Robinson and charmingly illustrated by Nick East, this much-loved series is ideal for snuggling up with and enjoying together.
  • Big Colours Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781408356050 - Julia Jarman
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    With lively and anarchic plots, these bright and bold picture books introduce children to various colours. They're written by Julia Jarman and feature eye-catching artwork from Harry and the Dinosaurs illustrator Adrian Reynolds.

    Splish! Splash! Splosh! Ben and Bella are having so much fun splashing about in the bath but will there be room for all the animals. Even Hippopotamus wants to get involved!

    Ben and Bella also head off on another adventure on the Big Blue Train and then end up in Australia where they have so much fun with a digger. Every one of these three stories is a rollocking rumpus your children will be delighted by time and time again.
  • My First Experiences Collection - 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.
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    The Gruffalo has become one of the most-loved children's characters of all time and this 10-CD collection brings him, and many of his equally brilliant friends from Julia Donaldson's collection of books, to life in audio format.

    Perfect for long journeys and for keeping children entertained whatever the weather, among those delivering the soothing, rhyming stories are Imelda Staunton, Alexander Armstrong and even Julia Donaldson herself!

    A Squash and a Squeeze is a charming story; while Room on the Broom is hilarious; and The Snail and the Whale is quite rightly regarded as a children's classic. There is even The Gruffalo Song and Other Songs included, a CD which contains some of Julia's very own fun-filled action songs for children aged 3 and over.

    CDs in this collection:
    What the Ladybird Heard, Charlie Cook's Favourite Book, The Troll, The Snail and the Whale, Room on the Broom, The Smartest Giant, A Squash and a Squeeze, The Gruffalo's Song, The Gruffalo's Child and The Gruffalo.

    Format: paperback
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    This charming book will help children deal with the common issue of separation anxiety.

    Including the sweet words 'Even when we're apart, you're always in my heart', it's a playful rhyming story about the love shared between a parent and child.

    This beautiful book has heart-shaped pages and a reassuring tone.
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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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    The Gruffalo author Julia Donaldson and Tyrannosaurus Drip illustrator David Roberts come together with a royal feast of a read for toddlers - The Cook and the King.

    Told in flowing, rhyming text, the funny story follows a fussy king who's always hungry but no cook is deemed good enough for him... Until Wobbly Bob comes along!

    Wobbly Bob is scared of everything - from catching fish to digging for potatoes. How will he convince the king to give him a job in his kitchen.
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    This charming celebration of friendship follows four little girls as they meet under an apple tree and form an unbreakable lifetime bond.

    The four friends share secrets, dreams, worries and schemes as they grow up together - and there are plenty of tears and laughter along the way. From first meeting under the tree and sharing their dreams to learning new things and going through the trials of love and life, this is a beautiful story.

    This is a gorgeously illustrated picture book about how friendship can flourish as you grow up, despite changing circumstances and different life paths.
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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.
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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.
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    Does Pig live in the hen house, the stable or the barn? Or is he in the watering can?

    This robust and interactive novelty book has tabs to slide and flaps to lift and is guaranteed to have children laughing out loud at the antics of the animals as they try their best to find the pig!

    With its repetitive text, bright and bold artwork and novelty elements, this illustrated book provides hours of interactive fun.
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    This chunky star-shaped book contains a quirky rhyme that lets your child know what a star they are!

    It features hoot-iful owl characters and text like 'You're the SMILIEST and SPARKLIEST. You're my LITTLE STAR!' will help children build up their confidence.
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    Moira Butterfield's Bigger and Bigger Dinosaurs is a perfectly prehistoric board book for young children who love dinos and are trying to grasp the concept of growing.

    Dinky Dino won't be small forever, but at the moment he can always find someone bigger to help him. This book has layered pages that increase in size whenever Dinky meets a new dinosaur.

    It's a lively, funny and rhythmic story.
  • 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.
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    Shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2017 From the creator of Meerkat Mail and Dogs, comes a very funny rhyming woodland story about the perils of being too tidy. Pete the badger likes everything to be neat and tidy at all times, but what starts as the collecting of one fallen leaf escalates and ends with the complete destruction of the forest! Will Pete realise the error of his ways and set things right? Lush foliage and delightful characters abound in this cautionary tale of overenthusiastic neatness that delivers its message of environmental preservation with subtlety and humour. The freshness of the illustrations and the many comic details make this a very special book. Once you enter this forest, you'll never want to leave. Emily Gravett's engaging woodland creatures will appeal to fans of such classics as The Animals of Farthing Wood and The Wind in the Willows and the rhythmic, rhyming text is perfect for reading aloud.