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  • Oi Cat!

    By Kes Gray, Jim Field
    Authors:
    Kes Gray
    Illustrated by:
    Jim Field
    The laughter never ends with Oi Frog and friends ... Don't miss this hilarious follow-up to Oi Frog! and Oi Dog! from the award-winning Kes Gray and Jim Field. A brilliant rhyming read-aloud text, jam-packed with animals and silliness - perfect for children and parents alike.According to Frog ... Cats sit on gnats, Dogs sit on logs, Raccoons sit on macaroons, Armadillos sit on pillows and Chicks sit on bricks.But wait! Cat doesn't like sitting on gnats, they keep biting his bottom! Will Frog and Dog help him change the rules?Praise for the Oi books: 'Gigglingly delightful ... a perfect match of words and pictures to entertain again and again' - Daily MailKes is one of the Independent's TOP TEN children's authors and winner of the Red House Children's Book Award. Jim's first picture book Cats Ahoy! won the Roald Dahl Funny Prize in 2011. Oi Dog! was shortlisted for the Sainsbury's Children's Book Award and the British Book Awards in 2016, amongst others. It also won the Teach Primary New Children's Fiction Award and the MadeForMums Award.
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  • Mr Penguin and the Lost Treasure

    By Alex T. Smith
    Authors:
    Alex T. Smith
    From the international bestselling creator of Claude, comes a brand new hero - Mr Penguin, adventurer and penguin.Indiana Jones meets Hercule Poirot in this new Alex T. Smith series with plenty of slapstick humour, mystery and adventure. Highly illustrated throughout with a striking black and orange design.It has been weeks since Mr Penguin's last adventure and he's been stuck at his desk, twiddling his flippers ever since. That is until the phone rings!Mr Penguin and Colin (a spider and Mr Penguin's silent right hand man) are called in to find the missing treasure somewhere in the Museum of Extraordinary Objects. The quest finds them solving secret codes, fighting ferocious beasts, eating fish finger sandwiches and travelling deep below the museum to a lost jungle...Praise for Alex T. Smith's Claude series:'Illustrated with humour and elegance.' Sunday Times'Quirky illustrations with plenty of humour.' The MetroClaude won the 5-9 young fiction Sainsbury's Children's Book Award, was selected for the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize, the Richard and Judy Book Club and is soon to be a TV star on Disney Junior with 52 episodes airing in 2017. Alex T. Smith is a World Book Day Illustrator. Follow Alex at http://alextsmith.blogspot.co.uk and https://twitter.com/Alex_T_Smith
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    It's the Troll

    By Sally Grindley, Peter Utton
    Authors:
    Sally Grindley
    Illustrated by:
    Peter Utton
    An interactive retelling of a classic fairy tale with flaps and peepholes, following the success of the bestselling Shhh! - will keep children hooked!There is no grass left and the goats are starving! On the other side of the river the fields are bursting with fresh green grass... but they need your help to get past the nasty troll!Based on The Three Billy Goats Gruff, children can lift the flaps and peep through the holes as they follow the adventure.Praise for Shhh!: 'This book is FANTASTIC for storytime with a group of children. It's great to read it with inflection, pretending to be scared of the giant and telling the kids to SHHH!' Goodreads reviewer'I have worked in a pre-school for 24 years and this is by far their favourite book. The children sit there quietly and as you read the book they are hooked!' Amazon reviewer
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    Hole in the Zoo

    By Mick Inkpen, Chloe Inkpen
    Authors:
    Mick Inkpen, Chloe Inkpen
    An exciting new story from the bestselling team behind Kipper, I Will Love You Anyway and Fred. At Upalongdownalong Avenue in the garden at Number 2, there's a hole in the wall that belongs to the Zoo and things have started coming through...Jam-packed with mischievous animals swinging, splashing and crashing through the pages, this energetic rhyming adventure is a breath of fresh air.Praise for Mick Inkpen:'You simply cannot fail to win smiles with a new book about Kipper.' Daily Mail'The charmingly comical Inkpen, as always, hits the spot.' GuardianPraise for Zoe and Beans:'These books will become well-loved members of any child's book collection.' CarouselFor activities, competitions and other fun stuff check out www.chloeinkpen.com
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    Unplugged

    By Steve Antony
    Authors:
    Steve Antony
    A delightful picture book about the wonders of all the fun you can have inside AND outside, by the award-winning Steve Antony, author of the bestselling Please Mr Panda.BLIP spends all day plugged into her computer, playing games and having fun. But when there is a POWER CUT, Blip goes down the stairs and out the front door, where she discovers playing games and having fun . . . OUTSIDE. Isn't it wonderful to be UNPLUGGED? By Steve Antony, winner of the Oscar's First Book Prize, nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal and shortlisted for the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize.
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  • D-Structs' Rescue! storybook

    By Dinotrux
    Authors:
    Dinotrux
    The fun never ends in this storybook with the crew that's half dinosaur, half truck and all awesome! As seen on Netflix! D-Structs and Skrap-It are trapped at the bottom of a canyon, surrounded by dangerous Scraptors who are ready to do some scrapping! Their only hope for rescue is Team Dinotrux. But will Ty Rux and the gang help the T-Trux who has tried so hard to destroy them?Forged in the combustive fires of the Mechazoic Era, the mighty and resourceful Dinotrux must work together to build a better tomorrow...Dinotrux is a DreamWorks computer-animated television series for 3-7 year olds now showing on Netflix. Dinotrux © 2016 DreamWorks Animation LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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  • Halloween Fun Sticker Activities

    By Simon Abbott
    Authors:
    Simon Abbott
    Colour, sticker, puzzle and play at Halloween and beyond with this brilliantly spooky sticker activity book! This scary Halloween activity book is full of fun including spot the difference, cut-out-and-keep Trick-or-Treat masks, odd-one-out, 'how to draw', mazes, jokes, colouring and much, much more!With over 500 creepy stickers!
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  • Bottersnikes & Gumbles: Sneaky Snikes Sticker Activity Book

    The brilliant CGI world of the new CBBC and Netflix TV series inspires creativity and imaginative play: with over 70 stickers, this activity book will keep your child busy for hours. The crafty Bottersnikes are always trying to catch themselves a Gumble! In this fun-filled activity book you'll find puzzles, games and of course, lots of stickers! The Bottersnikes & Gumbles world is active, playful and big-hearted, full of surprises with a wealth of funny characters, a whole world to explore and timeless storytelling at its heart.
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  • Bottersnikes & Gumbles: Monster in the Moat

    Find out more about the fantastic world of the new CBBC and Netflix TV series, Bottersnikes & Gumbles. Those stinky Bottersnikes are always trying to catch themselves a Gumble! Willi's sure he's seen a monster in the moat. But when he sounds the alarm, it turns out just to be his friends! So what will happen when the sneaky Bottersnikes launch their bathtub submarine to catch the Gumbles ...?The Bottersnikes & Gumbles world is active, playful and big-hearted, with a wealth of funny characters, a whole world to explore and timeless storytelling at its heart.
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    A Home Full of Friends

    By Peter Bently, Charles Fuge
    Authors:
    Peter Bently
    Illustrated by:
    Charles Fuge
    Roald Dahl Funny Prize Winner, Peter Bently, teams up with the creator of Little Wombat, Charles Fuge, for this heartwarming story."Where will they sleep? I really can't say.Oh, I shouldn't have said they could all come and stay!"But Bramble was kind. He would never say noTo three little creatures with nowhere to go.One stormy night, Bramble Badger offers his home to a group of animals in need and gets more than he bargained for! He's worried about how everyone will fit, but when his house is crowded with friends, he gains something truly special.A wonderful rhyming story full of friendship, love and fun, beautifully illustrated by the one and only Charles Fuge.
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  • Thank You, Mr Panda

    By Steve Antony
    Authors:
    Steve Antony
    'An ideal book for kids to learn about the importance of good manners.' Sun Mr Panda is happy to help his friends prepare for a special surprise - IF they remember to say thank you! The grumpiest of Pandas and his friends are back for a third hilarious story about the importance of good manners.Steve Antony's Please Mr Panda has taken the publishing world by storm, selling over 200,000 copies since it was first published. Steve won the Oscar's First Book Prize for The Queen's Hat.'There's a new pre-school politeness tsar in town.' The Times
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  • Class One Farmyard Fun

    By Julia Jarman, Lynne Chapman
    Authors:
    Julia Jarman
    Illustrated by:
    Lynne Chapman
    This hilarious picture book about Class One on a visit to a farm follows the Stockport Schools Book Award winner Class Two at the Zoo - watch out for the bull this time!Join Class One as they visit a farm. They see all sorts of animal antics, but they don't notice the bull, knocking the gate down and charging after them. But don't worry, Class One have a plan to contain him, armed only with a large pair of red knickers...Class Two at the Zoo was voted Best Book of 2008 by thousands of children, and it won the Stockport Schools Book Award. Praise for Class Two at the Zoo: 'Just the ticket for reading prior to a class trip.' - Kirkus ReviewsRead about award winning author Julia Jarman at www.juliajarman.comFind out more about bestselling illustrator Lynne Chapman at www.lynnechapman.co.uk
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  • Merry Christmas, Hugless Douglas

    By David Melling
    Authors:
    David Melling
    Join Douglas for festive fun in the eighth Hugless Douglas adventure. This bestselling series has sold over 1.4 million copies to date in 26 languages!Hugless Douglas knows what Christmas is all about - it's excitement, snowing sheep, finding a tree, sledging and and being with friends. And one more thing of course... Christmas hugs!David Melling is one of the UK's best-loved author-illustrators and his seventh book about Douglas the brown bear is as funny and compelling as the first. It combines brilliantly imaginative illustrations with an endearing sense of what it is like to be a small child learning about the world.Hello, Hugless Douglas! was a World Book Day picture book in 2014. 'A new Hugless Douglas book is always a cause for celebration.' - Daily Mail
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    Danny McGee Drinks the Sea

    By Andy Stanton, Neal Layton
    Authors:
    Andy Stanton
    Illustrated by:
    Neal Layton
    A hilariously anarchic tale from the inimitable Andy Stanton, author of Mr Gum, and much loved illustrator Neal Layton.Can a boy drink the sea? Surely it's impossible! But Danny McGee does just that - and now he has his sights on other things. Soon he's swallowing trees, flies, fleas, peas, mountains ... where will it end?!Andy Stanton has won a string of awards for his Mr Gum books, including the Red House Children's Book Award, the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, and the Blue Peter Book Award for Best Book With Pictures.Neal Layton is the multi-award-winning illustrator of the Emily Brown books.
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    Charlie the Choo-Choo

    By Beryl Evans, Ned Dameron
    Authors:
    Beryl Evans
    Illustrated by:
    Ned Dameron
    'If I were ever to write a children's book, it would be just like this!' Stephen KingEngineer Bob has a secret: his train engine, Charlie the Choo-Choo, is alive ... A children's book and future classic about friendship, loyalty and hard work. Fans of Stephen King's bestselling series will recognise Charlie, the Choo-Choo, adapted from a section of his novel The Dark Tower III: The Waste Lands. The piece of art created by Ned Dameron for book three is now the cover image for this picture book.
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  • Baby Funshine Bear

    An adorable Care Bears board book - the perfect way to explore feelings and emotions with your baby.In this book Baby Funshine Bear finds fun in everything - waking up is joyful, the day is filled with laughter and every hug is warm and full of love. Full of happiness and smiles this is the perfect book to read aloud and cuddle up with.Care Bears will be celebrating their 35th anniversary in 2017, ready for a new generation to fall in love with Tenderheart, Grumpy, Cheer, Funshine, Share and Wonderheart!Look out for more titles - from board books and sticker acitivities to bumper books and early readers filled with adventure and fun, all with the Care Bears special brand of caring.Watch the Care Bears and Cousins and Welcome to Care-A-Lot TV series on Netflix. Welcome to Care-A-Lot is also available on Tiny PopVisit the Care Bears at www.carebears.com as well as:https://www.youtube.com/user/carebearshttps://www.facebook.com/CareBearshttps://www.instagram.com/carebears/ https://www.pinterest.com/carebearsagp/meet-the-care-bears/https://twitter.com/carebears
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  • Picture This!

    By Paul Thurlby
    Authors:
    Paul Thurlby
    Come on a fascinating tour of one of the world's most-visited museums and discover more about masterpieces and the stories behind them.This wonderful introduction to the National Gallery brings paintings to life and is a perfect companion for visiting the museum. With fascinating facts, intriguing puzzles and creative activities throughout this is a fantastic platform for children developing a lifelong love of art.Created in consultation with the National Gallery, this engaging book introduces children to one of the richest collections of paintings in the world, including famous works by the greatest painters - Rembrandt, Rubens, Velázquez, Degas and many others - and masterpieces by less familiar artists. Featuring beautiful reproductions, fascinating facts and behind-the-scenes tours, as well as games and activities inspired by the art, young readers will be encouraged to find out more and get creative.Praise for Numbers: 'Stunning collection.' Guardian'Paul Thurlby's prints are so ludicrously beautiful that I am seriously tempted to blow the budget, order the whole lot and paper a wall with them.' India Knight, journalist and author
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  • Baby Grumpy Bear

    An adorable Care Bears board book - the perfect way to explore feelings and emotions with your baby.In this book, Baby Grumpy Bear is feeling blue and doesn't want to play. What will cheer up Baby? All about feeling cross and shouty, this book will soothe and calm, making it perfect to read aloud and cuddle up with.Care Bears will be celebrating their 35th anniversary in 2017, ready for a new generation to fall in love with Tenderheart, Grumpy, Cheer, Funshine, Share and Wonderheart.Look out for more titles - from board books and sticker activities to bumper books and early readers filled with adventure and fun, all with the Care Bears special brand of caring.Watch the Care Bears and Cousins and Welcome to Care-A-Lot TV series on Netflix. Welcome to Care-A-Lot is also available on Tiny Pop.Visit the Care Bears at www.carebears.com as well as:https://www.youtube.com/user/carebearshttps://www.facebook.com/CareBearshttps://www.instagram.com/carebears/ https://www.pinterest.com/carebearsagp/meet-the-care-bears/https://twitter.com/carebears
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    Fussy Freda

    By Julia Jarman, Fred Blunt
    Authors:
    Julia Jarman
    Illustrated by:
    Fred Blunt
    Dinnertime isn't easy in Freda's house! A funny rhyming story for fussy eaters and their despairing parents.Mum cooks beans. YUK!Grandma cooks fish and chips. YUK!Dad cooks crispy duck. YUK! YUK! YUK!There just isn't any pleasing Fussy Freda! Will anything change her mind about eating dinner?This deliciously funny story will have toddlers calling out for more, and more, and MORE!Read more about award-winning Julia at http://www.juliajarman.com/Find out more about Fred Blunt at http://fredbluntillustration.com/
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  • Wibbly Pig's Silly Big Bear

    By Mick Inkpen
    Authors:
    Mick Inkpen
    From the creator of Kipper, this picture book shows that it is what's inside that matters.Wibbly Pig has a new friend - a bear so BIG, he can hardly fit on the page. He does not know how to brush his teeth or comb his hair and he can't even use a spoon. But Wibbly loves him just the same!A heart-warming story about loving friends for who they are from the award winning Mick Inkpen.'A simple story about love and friendship, happiness and loss.' Mail on Sunday
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