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September 2012

An interview with Mick Inkpen

Mick Inkpen, the award-winning author/illustrator - known to his millions of readers world-wide as the creator of Kipper, Lullabyhullaballoo, The Blue Balloon, Penguin Small and of course Wibbly Pig – has two brand new Wibbly Pig books publishing in September: Wibbly Pig has 10 Balloons and Oh no Wibbly Pig, not a rabbit!. Here he talks to Graham Marks about this, that and quite a lot more...

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Moo

Pat-a-Cake, Zoe Waring
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Zoo

Pat-a-Cake, Zoe Waring
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Pat-a-Cake, Zoe Waring

Peek-a-Boo, the game that every baby loves to play, is brought to life in this fun, bright, lift-the-flap board book.Young children learn best through interactive play and Peek-a-Boo Baby: Zoo helps parents and carers with this and with getting the most from sharing a book with their baby. Simple questions and adorable pictures of cute animals hiding under the flaps will have babies squealing with delight as they play, point, laugh, say hello and play peek-a-boo!Also available: Peek-a-Boo Baby: Moo

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To the Rescue

Pat-a-Cake, Fiona Munro, Ramon Olivera
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Space

Pat-a-Cake, Fiona Munro, Ramon Olivera
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Pat-a-Cake, Fiona Munro, Ramon Olivera

Join Kit and Pup, our two friendly and inquisitive animal guides, as they spend a day out in space. They will accompany very young children on a voyage of discovery and fun as they peek beneath the flaps and find out all about what astronauts have to do to go up into space. There is so much to point out and spot, and lots to learn for space-mad little ones, with information about space travel, mission control and the International Space Station. Jam-packed with detail, this busy book both informs and entertains curious preschoolers who are just beginning to learn about the world around them.Also available: Town and About: Farm, Town and About: Building Site, Town and About: Let's Go Shopping, Town and About: To the Rescue

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Mega Monster Sticker Book

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It's time to go to the School of Roars! Join the monsters for some roarsome sticker-time fun.Featuring themes of first experiences, sharing, friendship and problem-solving, and packed with fun sticker scenes to complete, loads of brilliant activities, games and over 150 stickers to stick, this Mega Monster Sticker Book is perfect for little monsters everywhere!Also available: School of Roars: Bestest Friends, School of Roars: Show and Tell: Icky Sticky Stickers, Busy Day Activity Book.

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The Little Mermaid

Pat-a-Cake, Ronne Randall, Junissa Bianda
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The Little Mermaid lives under the sea, but she wants to know what it's like to walk on land. She visits a Sea Witch, who promises to change her tail for legs, but only in exchange for her lovely singing voice. Will the Little Mermaid be able to get her voice back? This story is a perfect introduction to the classic tale, with its gentle, rhythmic text and bright, friendly illustrations.It's never too early to introduce children to the magic and wonder of classic tales. Familiar characters are brought to life at each turn of the page with spellbinding artwork and lyrical writing. A visual glossary at the beginning introduces new vocabulary and promotes understanding. A lively activity at the end invites discussion and will make even the very youngest children want to return to these story books again and again. Fairy tales and classic stories are a vital introduction to the basics of storytelling like setting, characters and plot. They boost a child's imagination and also teach valuable life lessons about good overcoming evil, the difference between right and wrong and the importance of rising to a challenge. Also available: Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, The Three Little Pigs.

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Farm

Pat-a-Cake, Anne Passchier
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The family favourite game 'I Spy' is brought to life in this fun book - can you spot the cow and her calf on the farm? Giant peek-through flaps offer clues to help guessing, and there are lots of other animals to spot, too.Charming, bright illustrations will entice preschoolers who are exploring their new fascination with letters and sounds, and the sturdy peekaboo flaps will bring hours of fun! Perfect for learning essential skills through play.Also available: Spot and Say: Jungle

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Animal Train

Pat-a-Cake, Mojca Dolinar
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Farmyard Friends

Pat-a-Cake, Gwé
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Moo Peek-a-Boo

Pat-a-Cake, Mojca Dolinar
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Pat-a-Cake, Mojca Dolinar

Stimulate a baby's developing vision and coordination with these bright and bold, high-contrast novelty board books.Babies are able to react and respond to simple patterns and contrasting colours just a few weeks after being born. As their eyes develop, high-contrast shapes, patterns and first friendly characters give newborns something simple to focus on, respond to and interact with. Moo Peek-a-Boo aids the development of early coordination by encouraging babies to reach for the giant fold-out flaps to find out who is hiding underneath - peek-a-boo! It also aids the development of their understanding of object permanence, which is when they realise that just because they can no longer see something does not mean it has disappeared. Babies will react with delight as the pictures of favourite farmyard friends are revealed, while the simple text prompts parent interaction.The perfect first book to share with your baby! Also available: Splish Splash, On the Move, Funny Faces

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Splish Splash

Pat-a-Cake, Mojca Dolinar
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Cinderella

Pat-a-Cake, Rachel Elliot, Tim Budgen
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Pat-a-Cake, Rachel Elliot, Tim Budgen

Poor Cinderella is made to sweep, cook and clean, and yet she always shows kindness to her mean stepsisters. This storybook boasts sparkles and spells, heroes and villains, and a triumphant happy ending.It's never too early to introduce children to the magic and wonder of fairy tales. Classic characters are brought to life at each turn of the page with spellbinding artwork and lyrical writing. A visual glossary at the beginning introduces new vocabulary and promotes understanding. A lively activity at the end invites discussion and will make even the very youngest children want to return to these story books again and again. In this story, young readers can select their own fabulous outfits for the ball from the pages of a catalogue, just like Cinderella's step-sisters did!Fairy tales are a vital introduction to the basics of storytelling like setting, characters and plot. They boost a child's imagination and also teach valuable life lessons about good overcoming evil, the difference between right and wrong and the importance of rising to a challenge. Also available: Jack and the Beanstalk, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Little Red Riding Hood.

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Little Red Riding Hood

Pat-a-Cake, Rachel Elliot, Sophie Rohrbach
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Here Come the Dinosaurs

Pat-a-Cake, Hilli Kushnir
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Clap hands and play with this brand new range of exciting toddler touch-and-feel books!Here Come the Dinosaurs is a playful touch-and-feel book, full of energy, fun and of course, lots of fantastic dinosaur friends! Toddlers will laugh, shout, clap their hands and join in the fun as the simple text encourages them to point, count, match and talk about the fearsome (and friendly!) dinosaurs playing on every page. With textures to feel on every page and a big, fold-out surprise at the end, everyone will want to clap hands for the dinosaurs! Also available: Here Come the Monkeys, Here Come the Kittens, Here Come the Puppies

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Here Come the Kittens

Pat-a-Cake, Hilli Kushnir
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Here Come the Monkeys

Pat-a-Cake, Hilli Kushnir
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Pat-a-Cake, Hilli Kushnir

Clap hands and play with this brand new range of exciting toddler touch-and-feel books!Here Come the Monkeys is a playful touch-and-feel book, full of energy, fun and of course, lots of cheeky monkeys! Toddlers will laugh, shout, clap their hands and join in the fun as the simple text encourages them to point, count, match and talk about the monkeys playing on every page. With textures to feel on every page and a big, fold-out surprise at the end, everyone will want to clap hands for the monkeys! Also available: Here Come the Kittens, Here Come the Puppies, Here Come the Dinosaurs

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First Phonics Flash Cards

Pat-a-Cake, Becky Down
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Give your children a head start at primary school with these essential flash cards.These fun and engaging First Phonics Flash Cards will give children a head start as they get to grips with learning to read and write at school. Designed to complement the National Curriculum, and covering all 44 phonemes (sound units) that children will learn in reception, these flash cards are perfect for learning and practising phonics together.Educationally sound flash cards, brilliantly illustrated with funny pictures that children will love. The first steps to school success! Also available: Times Tables Flash Cards, First Phonics, First Day, First Numbers, First Writing

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Times Tables Flash Cards

Pat-a-Cake, Becky Down
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Give your children a head start at primary school with these essential flash cards.These fun and engaging Times Tables Flash Cards will give children a head start as they get to grips with learning their times tables at school. Designed to complement the National Curriculum, and covering times tables from 1 to 12, these flash cards are perfect for learning and practising times tables together.Educationally sound flash cards, brilliantly illustrated with funny pictures that children will love. The first steps to school success! Also available: First Phonics Flash Cards, First Phonics, First Writing, First Day, First Numbers

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Funny Faces

Pat-a-Cake, Mojca Dolinar
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Pat-a-Cake, Mojca Dolinar

Stimulate a baby's developing vision with these bright and bold, high-contrast novelty board books.Babies are able to react and respond to simple patterns and contrasting colours just a few weeks after being born. As their eyes develop, high-contrast shapes, patterns and reflective surfaces give newborns something simple to focus on, respond to and interact with. Funny Faces aids this development by using high-contrast colours, patterns with striking illustrations and a mirror to peer in to. Babies will react with delight as they look at the funny animals, play peek-a-boo, and giggle as they see themselves in the mirror. The simple text prompts parent interaction.The perfect first book to share with your baby! Also available: On the Move

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On the Move

Pat-a-Cake, Mojca Dolinar
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Stimulate a baby's developing vision with these bright and bold, high-contrast novelty board books.Babies are able to react and respond to simple patterns and contrasting colours just a few weeks after being born. As their eyes develop, they begin to track objects and scan for things to look at. On the Move aids this development by using high-contrast colours and patterns, striking illustrations and pages that pull out in different directions. Babies will react with delight as they track and scan the pictures and patterns that are revealed as you pull the tabs, while the simple text prompts parent interaction.The perfect first book to share with your baby!Also available: Funny Faces