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  • Kipper: The Blue Balloon

    By Mick Inkpen
    Authors:
    Mick Inkpen
    Kipper the dog has found a soggy blue balloon in the garden. At first, it seems like an ordinary balloon, but it's not. It's full of fun, magic and endless possibilities... 30 years after it was first published, The Blue Balloon is a celebrated picture book classic. It features the very first appearance of Mick Inkpen's much-loved puppy charachter, Kipper, and has delighted millions of children worldwide. This playful tale of imagination, complete with fantastic fold-out pages, is a classic to be treasured, loved and shared time and time again.This gorgeous anniversary edition comes complete with special bonus material and is an absolute must for all Kipper fans!
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  • Knock Knock Alien

    By Caryl Hart, Nick East
    Authors:
    Caryl Hart
    Illustrated by:
    Nick East
    Aliens at the door can only mean trouble in this hilarious rhyming counting book that is out of this world! A little girl is in for an interstellar adventure when the noisy space invaders hijack her house to get home. Can she get back down to Earth - without waking Gran?!The follow-up to the hilarious Knock Knock Dinosaur and Knock Knock Pirate - from award-winning author Caryl Hart, creator of Supermarket Zoo, and bestselling illustrator Nick East.
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  • Kipper's Snowy Day Board Book

    By Mick Inkpen
    Authors:
    Mick Inkpen
    Beautifully capturing the joy of playing in the snow, this classic Kipper adventure in a durable board book is perfect to cuddle up with!Kipper loves the snow and when he sees great white flakes tumbling down one morning, he can't wait to be out enjoying himself. Kipper's friend Tiger isn't nearly as good at snow games as Kipper is, because of his silly, woolly clothes - but they still manage to build a wonderful snowdog.'The charmingly comical Inkpen, as always, hits the spot.' Guardian'You simply cannot fail to win smiles with a new book about Kipper.' Daily MailMick Inkpen has been a bestselling children's author for over 25 years. He is one of today's most popular picture book author/illustrators and the famous creator of both Kipper and Wibbly Pig. Mick has won the Children's Book Award for Threadbear and the British Book Award twice, for Penguin Small and Lullabyhullaballoo. Kipper won a BAFTA for Best Animated Film.
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  • Kipper's Beach Ball Board Book

    By Mick Inkpen
    Authors:
    Mick Inkpen
    Cuddle up with Kipper! A classic Kipper title about friendship, reissued in a durable board book format for a new generation of children.Kipper opens his cornflakes and discovers treasure inside. A plastic wiggly thing, which turns out to be the biggest, most beautiful beach ball ever. He and Tiger have wonderful fun with their new toy, splashing by the sea in the sun, until they hear a small - pop! But there's always another box of cornflakes and more treasure to be found.A summer adventure about friendship and sharing- perfect for holidays. 'The charmingly comical Inkpen, as always, hits the spot.' Guardian'You cannot fail to win smiles with a new book about Kipper.' Daily Mail
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  • Knock Knock Pirate

    By Caryl Hart, Nick East
    Authors:
    Caryl Hart
    Illustrated by:
    Nick East
    A rhyming pirate counting book with a difference - the follow up to the hilarious Knock Knock Dinosaur - from award-winning author Caryl Hart, creator of How to Grow a Dinosaur, and bestselling illustrator Nick East.A visit from a pirate might sound like fun . . . but when the Captain's whole crew turn up too - causing mayhem and chaos - it's time for this little girl to panic. What is Dad going to say when he gets home?!Caryl Hart has won the Stockport Children's Book Award, the Oldham Brilliant Books Award, the Rotherham Children's Book Award, and has been shortlisted for the Red House Children's Book Award.Follow Caryl at carylhart.com and @carylhart1 Find Nick at nickeastillustration.com
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    Knight Tales

    By David Melling
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    David Melling
    From the bestselling creator of Hugless Douglas, this classic collection features three stories in one and is filled with quests, magic, humour and bedtime kisses.The king is in a hurry and blows his son a bedtime kiss... but it misses. The kiss flies out of the window and a brave knight and his horse are sent on a quest to bring it back. This loveable duo find themselves heading on more quests in their other adventures. David Melling is one of the UK's best-loved author-illustrators and his stories combine brilliantly imaginative illustrations and unforgettable characters.Includes:The Kiss That MissedGood Knight Sleep TightThe Three Wishes'Melling's illustrations are as snazzy and snappy as his prose.' Guardian
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  • Knock Knock Dinosaur

    By Caryl Hart, Nick East
    Authors:
    Caryl Hart
    Illustrated by:
    Nick East
    A rhyming dinosaur counting book with a difference from award-winning author Caryl Hart, creator of Supermarket Zoo, and bestselling illustrator Nick East.Knock, knock! Who's at the door?One real live dinosaur!A visit from a dinosaur might sound like fun . . . but when T. Rex's friends turn up too - munching and crunching, skating down the hall and drawing on the walls - it's time for this little boy to panic. What is Mum going to say when she gets home?!Caryl Hart has won the Stockport Children's Book Award, the Oldham Brilliant Books Award, the Rotherham Children's Book Award, and has been shortlisted for the Red House Children's Book Award.Follow Caryl at carylhart.com and @ carylhart1 Find Nick at nickeastillustration.com
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  • Kipper's Christmas Eve Board Book

    By Mick Inkpen
    Authors:
    Mick Inkpen
    A classic Kipper story, capturing all of the magic and anticipation of Christmas Eve. In a chunky board book, perfect for little hands to hold.Which is best, Kipper wonders, Christmas Day or Christmas Eve? Presents, or expecting presents? It's Christmas Eve and Kipper and his friends are preparing for the big day. Decorating the tree, exchanging presents and sharing in all the excitement together. Full of festive cheer, this charming story is perfect for reading together at Christmas time.Kipper has been a much-loved picture book character for over 25 years. "Kipper has touched a chord with children and parents alike" - Practical Parenting"The charmingly comical Inkpen, as always, hits the spot" - Guardian
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  • Kipper: Hide Me, Kipper

    By Mick Inkpen
    Authors:
    Mick Inkpen
    Cuddle up with Kipper! This playful and funny Kipper story is reissued for a new generation of children.A little squeaky mouse comes running across the page and hides himself inside the 'foldy bit' in the middle of the book. Will the cat find him? Not if Kipper can help it!'You simply cannot fail to win smiles with a new book about Kipper' Daily Mail'The charmingly comical Inkpen, as always, hits the spot.' Guardian
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    Kipper's Visitor

    By Mick Inkpen
    Authors:
    Mick Inkpen
    Kipper has a visitor - a slightly dirty gosling in need of a bath. But the gosling doesn't say very much. 'Honk!' is about all he can manage!Created for World Book Day 2016 and starring the much-loved Kipper, this charming story follows Kipper and an adorable gosling through a bubbly bathtime.'You simply cannot fail to win smiles with a new book about Kipper.' Daily Mail'The charmingly comical Inkpen, as always, hits the spot.' Guardian
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  • Kipper: Kipper's New Pet

    By Mick Inkpen
    Authors:
    Mick Inkpen
    Cuddle up with Kipper! A classic Kipper title, reissued for a new generation of children. Kipper's friend Pig only wants a pet for his birthday, so that is exactly what Kipper buys him: a little hamster called Roly. But Kipper starts to play with Roly before Pig's birthday party and before he knows it he has missed the party and completely fallen for little Roly and cannot bear to give him away.A charming story celebrating the joy of pets. 'You simply cannot fail to win smiles with a new book about Kipper' Daily Mail 'The charmingly comical Inkpen, as always, hits the spot.' Guardian
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    Kangaroo's Cancan Cafe

    By Julia Jarman, Lynne Chapman
    Authors:
    Julia Jarman
    Illustrated by:
    Lynne Chapman
    When Kangaroo visits France, he falls in love with the cancan. Back in Australia, he decides to set up his very own Cancan Cafe. But will his auditions fall flat on their face? No one seems capable of mastering the dance and so Kangaroo's spirits start to droop, but then he hears a rumour that there is someone who really can do the cancan . . . Bright and fun, this brilliant rhyming book with its hilarious and action-packed illustrations is a delight to share and read aloud.
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  • Kipper: Kipper's Monster

    By Mick Inkpen
    Authors:
    Mick Inkpen
    A classic Kipper picture book about being afraid of the dark.Kipper and his friend Tiger are going camping in the woods. Tiger has a brand-new torch and Kipper has a storybook. Hopefully there aren't any monsters around ... But the wood is full of dark shadows and strange noises. And, the darker it gets, the more scared they become! Can Kipper and Tiger learn to overcome their fears?Perfect for soothing fears and worries, this classic picture book shows that sometimes things aren't quite as scary as they first seem!Kipper has been a much-loved picture book character for over 25 years."The charmingly comical Inkpen, as always, hits the spot" - Guardian"You simply cannot fail to win smiles with a new book about Kipper" - Daily Mail
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  • Kipper: Kipper's Little Friends

    By Mick Inkpen
    Authors:
    Mick Inkpen
    A classic Kipper picture book about baby animals, perfect for sharing together.Kipper and Arthur are talking about baby animals. A baby owl must be an owlet, so a baby frog is a froglet and a baby hedgehog can only be a hoglet... But what is a baby dog called? Do you know?Little ones will love joining in with this charming story about baby animals and growing up. Kipper has been a much-loved picture book character for over 25 years."The charmingly comical Inkpen, as always, hits the spot" - Guardian "You simply cannot fail to win smiles with a new book about Kipper" - Daily Mail
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  • Kipper: Kipper's Toybox

    By Mick Inkpen
    Authors:
    Mick Inkpen
    A classic Kipper picture book, perfect for sharing together.Kipper has one, two, three, four, five, six favourite toys. But he's worried. Someone or something has been nibbling a hole in his toybox. What can it be? And are his toys safe? If you look very closely at the pictures you might just spot the answer... it's a little mouse! Kipper has been a much-loved picture book character for over 25 years."The charmingly comical Inkpen, as always, hits the spot." Guardian"You simply cannot fail to win smiles with a new book about Kipper." Daily Mail
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  • Kipper: One Year With Kipper

    By Mick Inkpen
    Authors:
    Mick Inkpen
    A classic Kipper picture book about the changing seasons and the months of the year.Kipper has a new camera. He puts it to good use, recording all his adventures with Tiger. Together they throw snowballs in February, catch tadpoles in April, pick blackberries in September and collect conkers in October. Until Christmas time... when Kipper makes a special memory book for Tiger with a photo for each month of the year!Little ones will love learning all about the changing seasons and the months of the year with this charming story. Kipper has been a much-loved picture book character for over 25 years."The charmingly comical Inkpen, as always, hits the spot" - Guardian"You simply cannot fail to win smiles with a new book about Kipper" - Daily Mail
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    Keep Out!

    By Sally Grindley, Peter Utton
    Authors:
    Sally Grindley
    Illustrated by:
    Peter Utton
    A long-awaited sequel to the award-winning and bestselling Shhh!Based on Goldilocks and The Three Bears, Keep Out! physically involves the reader in the narrative and adventure. Can you get through the book without coming face-to-face with a scary bear? What will you do if you see one? Why shut the book of course! Young children can lift the flaps as they follow the adventure.
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  • Kipper

    By Mick Inkpen
    Authors:
    Mick Inkpen
    The very first classic Kipper picture book, perfect for sharing together at cuddle time.Kipper's basket is old and worn, so he decides to look for a new place to sleep! Maybe he could build a nest like the squirrels, stand on one leg like the ducks ... Or sit on a lily-pad like the frogs? But, eventually, Kipper realises that there's nowhere quite like his cosy basket, surrounded by all his favourite toys.With a special gold cover, this charming story will make the perfect gift.Kipper has been a much-loved picture book character for over 25 years. "You simply cannot fail to win smiles with a new book about Kipper." - Daily Mail "The charmingly comical Inkpen, as always, hits the spot." - Guardian
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  • Kipper: Kipper's A to Z

    By Mick Inkpen
    Authors:
    Mick Inkpen
    Learn the alphabet with Kipper in this fun-packed story book!Join Kipper and his friends as they go through the alphabet from A to Z, searching for different things for each letter. From Arnold the piggie, who has lost his ant, all the way to Zebra (who has been waiting and waiting for his turn to join in with the story!) This playful story is the perfect way to introduce the alphabet to very young children. Or to help older children become more confident using letters. Each letter is written in upper and lower case, and can be sounded out phonetically.Kipper has been a much-loved picture book character for over 25 years."A perfect introduction to the alphabet ... Rather than just listing words that match the letters, there's a real story here, with a strong cast of characters, an involving plot and plenty of jokes to keep everyone smiling" - The Bookbag"Kipper has touched a cord with children and parents alike" - Practical Parenting
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  • Kipper: Kipper's Birthday

    By Mick Inkpen
    Authors:
    Mick Inkpen
    A classic Kipper picture book, perfect for sharing together.Kipper's birthday is tomorrow. He bakes a yummy cake to share with his friends and writes some invitations. But when he writes 'come tomorrow' and hands them out on his birthday morning, things all get a bit confusing ... Luckily it all turns out well in the end when his friends arrive with the best present ever!This charming story is perfect for teaching children about today, yesterday and tomorrow. A concept that young children can often struggle with.Kipper has been a much-loved picture book character for over 25 years."The charmingly comical Inkpen, as always, hits the spot" - Guardian"You simply cannot fail to win smiles with a new book about Kipper" - Daily Mail
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