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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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  • 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 Supermarket Zoo, 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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    Little Whale

    By Jo Weaver
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    Jo Weaver
    Told through the eyes of a whale and her calf, this mesmerisingly beautiful book is a story of migration, family and the strength of parental love.Little Whale has never seen the cold, rich waters of the north. She and her mother travel from the warm southern ocean, passing coral reefs, kelp forests and shoals of shimmering fish - with her mother guiding her and protecting her all the way home. With the evocative charcoal drawings shot through with blue, and the lyrical storytelling, Jo Weaver's story has the feel of an instant classic, celebrating the tender relationship between parent and child.Jo's previous book, Little One, was longlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal 2016. Jo Weaver was shortlisted for the AOI Illustration New Talent Awards 2014.
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  • Goodnight, Mr Panda

    By Steve Antony
    Authors:
    Steve Antony
    'An ideal book for kids to learn about the importance of good manners.' Sun 'There's a new pre-school politeness tsar in town.' The Times Mr Panda and his friends are getting ready for bed. But some won't brush their teeth, others won't have a bath, and one won't even wear pyjamas! It's down to Mr Panda to show them how to do bedtime properly. Steve Antony's Mr Panda has taken the children's book world by storm, selling over 600,000 copies since it was first published.
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    Origami Heart

    By Binny
    Authors:
    Binny
    A heartfelt celebration of love and friendship in the big city, perfect for Valentine's Day - including origami activities!Kabuki is a neat little rabbit who likes everything to be just so, from his bow tie to his cup of snow pea tea. But one thing is missing from Kabuki's perfect life: someone to share it with. A heartfelt celebration of love and friendship in the bustling big city. Includes make-your-own origami activities!Readers of all ages will fall in love with Kabuki and his exquisitely illustrated world, inspired by Japanese art and culture.The award-winning author-illustrator debut book from rising star Binny.Find Binny online: Instagram @binnyillustrationTwitter @binnytalibwww.binny.com.au
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    Fussy Freda

    By Julia Jarman, Fred Blunt
    Authors:
    Julia Jarman
    Illustrated by:
    Fred Blunt
    A Hilaire Belloc-esque cautionary tale for fussy eaters - you'd better eat up!Dinnertime isn't easy in Freda's house.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. But her cat is not so fussy - and this causes a culinary catastrophe!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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    It's the Troll

    By Sally Grindley, Peter Utton
    Authors:
    Sally Grindley
    Illustrated by:
    Peter Utton
    An interactive lift-the-flap retelling of a classic fairy tale, 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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  • Wibbly Pig at the Zoo

    By Mick Inkpen
    Authors:
    Mick Inkpen
    On a visit to the zoo, Big Pig's sister wanted a cuddly toy but instead she took home Tooky in her backpack. But Tooky's not a toy - he's a toucan... a REAL toucan. And he's soon causing chaos. How will Wibbly and his friends ever get Tooky home?Mick Inkpen, creator of Kipper and many other prize-winning picture books, has brought to life a character who has won the hearts of millions of readers the world over.'An irresistible character. Wibbly Pig does things every toddler can relate to.' Daily Telegraph
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    Will You Help Me Fall Asleep?

    By Anna Kang, Chris Weyant
    Authors:
    Anna Kang
    Illustrated by:
    Chris Weyant
    Monty the frog just can't get to sleep! Counting sheep doesn't work and his book is too scary. How will he fall asleep? The simple text of Anna Kang and bold illustrations of The New Yorker cartoonist Christopher Weyant tell an original and funny story about falling asleep. Visit Christopher at www.christopherweyant.com. Praise for You are (Not) Small: "Charming characters, a clever plot and a quiet message tucked inside a humorous tale." Kirkus Reviews
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  • Happy Easter, Tooth Fairy!

    By Peter Bently, Garry Parsons
    Authors:
    Peter Bently
    Illustrated by:
    Garry Parsons
    Everyone's favourite fairy meets everyone's favourite bunny in this rhyming Easter egg hunt! From Roald Dahl Funny Prize winner Peter Bently and Garry Parsons, the bestselling illustrator of The Dinosaur That Pooped series.The Tooth Fairy helps the Easter Bunny hide eggs inside wellington boots, under logs and inside a wheelbarrow. All is set for the Easter egg hunt until one of the children loses her wobbly tooth! Will the Tooth Fairy come to the rescue?Following the much-loved The Tooth Fairy's Christmas and The Tooth Fairy's Royal Visit.Praise for The Tooth Fairy's Christmas: - 'Garry Parsons does the both characters proud with his swirling, atmospheric illustrations.' - The Independent- 'It's Christmas Eve and both Santa and the Tooth Fairy are heading for Little Tim Tucker's house. But finding it and delivering presents and a gold coi are a tricky business.' - Nursery World- 'Lots of fun for young children.' - Angels & Urchins
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    Everybunny Count!

    By Ellie Sandall
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    Ellie Sandall
    A delightfully exuberant counting story with bunnies galore! Did you know that bunnies love to play hide-and-seek? Count from one to ten with these cheerful bunnies and one not-so-scary fox!Fox and bunnies like to play,all together, every day.Playing hide-and-seek today...everybunny count!Praise for Follow Me: 'Lyrically written, Follow Me has a mesmeric quality that leaves you wanting to enjoy multiple consecutive readings. A real gem.' - Huffington PostFollow Ellie on Twitter at @elliesandall
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    A Recipe for Playtime

    By Peter Bently, Sarah Massini
    Authors:
    Peter Bently
    Illustrated by:
    Sarah Massini
    From the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, comes a tender, gentle rhyming story celebrating playtime.Capturing the joy of the simplest games a child plays, including hide-and-seek, chase, and lots of imaginative play. A joyous story with the perfect lullaby ending.Praise for A Recipe for Bedtime: "I can imagine this becoming a bedtime favourite with many a toddler." - Red Reading Hub
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    Swapsies

    By Fiona Roberton
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    Fiona Roberton
    Fang learns the importance of sharing in this clever and endearing story from the bestselling creator of The Tale of Two Beasts. Fang's favourite toy is Sock - he loves it more than anything. But when his friends bring along shiny trains and bouncy balls, Fang soon swaps his favourite toy for something more exciting. Will Sock and Fang be re-united?Praise for A Tale of Two Beasts: 'Roberton's premise is as sublime as it is simple, with a subtle message. Totally delightful.' - Kirkus Reviews
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    How to Raise a Mum

    By Jean Reagan, Lee Wildish
    Authors:
    Jean Reagan
    Illustrated by:
    Lee Wildish
    From the author-illustrator team behind the bestselling How to Babysit a Grandad comes a funny and heartwarming celebration of mothers, perfect for Mother's Day. Raising a happy, healthy mum is fun... and important! It's up to you to take good care of her from morning to night, from waking her up nice and early to reading her a story before bed. And always remember mums require lots of cuddles! Praise for How to Babysit a Grandad: 'Youngsters will thoroughly enjoy the tongue-in-cheek role reversal.' - School Library Journal Illustrated by the winner of the Red House Children's Book Award and a New York Times bestselling artist.
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    The Variety of Life

    By Nicola Davies, Lorna Scobie
    Authors:
    Nicola Davies
    Illustrated by:
    Lorna Scobie
    Our planet is full of life! Did you know there are 400,000 species of beetle - but only eight species of bear? This stunning book explores the extraordinary diversity of the natural world and profiles some of its most surprising creatures.A glorious celebration of diversity within the Animal Kingdom by non-fiction specialist Nicola Davies, illustrated by rising star Lorna Scobie. There is something to delight on every page with fascinating facts about mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish and insects. This exquisite book will encourage children to treasure the world's biodiversity and help to stop it slipping away.
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  • A is for Art

    By Paul Thurlby
    Authors:
    Paul Thurlby
    A beautiful and informative alphabet book created in association with the National Galley - perfect for children and adults alike.See the sights of the National Gallery as never before - through the eyes of award-winning illustrator Paul Thurlby. From Da Vinci to Monet, from medieval masters to the French Impressionists, come on a inspiring tour of one of the world's most-visited museums. Enjoy masterpieces like Van Gogh's Sunflowers and Constable's The Hay Wain as well discovering some lesser known gems. This unique book is packed to bursting with the world's greatest paintings and the stories behind them.Praise for Paul Thurlby's 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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  • Santa Claude

    By Alex T. Smith
    Authors:
    Alex T. Smith
    A festive romp for Claude and Sir Bobblysock in the ninth volume of the hit series, which is due to hit TV screens in 2017.Claude and Sir Bobblysock think they've caught a burglar coming down the chimney on Christmas Eve. They clap on the handcuffs and turn on the lights. Oh no! It isn't a burglar - it's none other than Santa Claus! Now the key for the handcuffs is lost and it's up to our two heros to deliver all the presents before midnight...Claude Going for Gold won the fiction 5-9 category in the Sainsbury's Children's Book Award. Claude has also been selected for the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize and the Richard and Judy Book Club. Claude is soon to be a TV star on Disney Junior with 52 episodes airing in 2017. Alex T. Smith was the World Book Day Illustrator 2014.Praise for Claude: '...illustrated with humour and elegance...' The TimesFollow the author at http://www.alextsmith.com/ and http://twitter.com/Alex_T_Smith
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    NY is for New York

    By Paul Thurlby
    Authors:
    Paul Thurlby
    An incredibly stylish alphabet book - perfect for children and adults alike.See the sights of New York as never before - through the eyes of award-winning illustrator Paul Thurlby. Join him as he visits the Statue of Liberty, Central Park, the Empire State Building, Brooklyn Bridge, Times Square and the Yankee Stadium, as well as discovering some lesser known gems. This unique book is packed to bursting with the sights, sounds and smells of the 'Big Apple'!Beautiful and covetable, this book deserves a place on every coffee table - as well as in every nursery.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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    Lucie Goose

    By Danny Baker, Pippa Curnick
    Authors:
    Danny Baker
    Illustrated by:
    Pippa Curnick
    A magnificently funny first picture book by Danny Baker, the popular comedy writer, journalist, radio DJ and screenwriter. Illustrated by rising star Pippa Curnick.Lucie Goose lives all alone in a house at the edge of the woods. She has never met or spoken to another animal of any sort until... a wolf, bear and lion turn up on her doorstep and go Rraaaarrrrrr! She should start screaming. She should run away. But Lucie Goose isn't very good at being scared. What will she do?Introducing a wonderfully charming and funny new picture book from two remarkable talents.
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    The Adventures of Egg Box Dragon

    By Richard Adams, Alex T. Smith
    Authors:
    Richard Adams
    Illustrated by:
    Alex T. Smith
    From the author of Watership Down, Richard Adams, comes an enchanting picture book about the adventures of a mischievous homemade dragon. Illustrated by Alex T. Smith, creator of Claude, the bestselling beret-clad canine hero.Whatever you've lost, Egg Box Dragon will find it. He's retrieved missing footballs, glasses and watches aplenty. He's so expert at cracking mysteries that the Queen herself requests his services. Will Egg Box Dragon find the missing diamond from the Queen's crown?Richard Adams was awarded both the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Award for children's fiction. Watership Down has sold over 50 million copies. A new mini series of Watership Down will premiere Christmas 2017 on BBC1 and launch globally on Netflix Spring 2018, featuring the voices of Olivia Colman and Freddie Fox, amongst others.
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