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  • Kipper: The Blue Balloon

    By Mick Inkpen
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    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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  • Keeping Safe

    By Liz Lennon
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    Liz Lennon
    This book simply sets out some guidelines for young children for how to keep safe without stopping the fun! It explores topics such as crossing the road, water, bike riding, bullying and stranger danger. Our Special World is a series of books offering a simple text and photographs that help young children learn about the world around them. The books seek to show the diverse nature of the world with lots of photographs of children with a disability and from different ethnic backgrounds. Each book includes questions to promote speaking and listening skills. They are perfect for early years learning.
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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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    The Koala Who Could Board Book

    By Rachel Bright, Jim Field
    Authors:
    Rachel Bright
    Illustrated by:
    Jim Field
    An adorable board book edition of this funny rhyming story about dealing with change and overcoming worries. From the bestselling creators of The Lion Inside.Meet Kevin. A koala who likes to keep things the same. Exactly the same. But sometimes change comes along whether we like it or not... And, as Kevin discovers, if you step outside your comfort zone and try new things, you might just surprise yourself!WINNER of the Sainsbury's Book Award and the Evening Standard Oscar's Book Prize!'Fabulous rhymes, I'm in love with Kevin and would like to buy this for all my friends' children.' Claudia Winkleman'A feel-good rhyming tale . . . Field's Australian animals are a treat' - Bookseller
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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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  • Katie: Katie and the Mona Lisa

    By James Mayhew
    Authors:
    James Mayhew
    Join Katie as she steps into some of the most famous paintings in the world for an exciting art adventure! When the Mona Lisa's smile goes missing, it's up to Katie to help find it again. On the way, they meet a princess, a dragon, a winged lion and an angel. But can Katie make the Mona Lisa smile again?'A wonderful way to engage children with art. A brilliant combination of education and storytelling' - Parents in Touch (Katie's Picture Show)This first introduction to Italian Renaissance art features five great masterpieces: Mona Lisa by Leonardo Da Vinci, St George and the Dragon by Raphael, Primavera by Sandro Botticelli, The Lion of St Mark by Vittore Carpaccio and An Angel in Red with a Lute by Giovanni Ambrogio de Predis.Classic picture book character, Katie, has been delighting children for over 25 years. Why not collect all 13 titles in the series?Katie's Picture ShowKatie and the ImpressionistsKatie and the SunflowersKatie and the British ArtistsKatie and the Waterlily PondKatie and the Starry NightKatie and the Spanish PrincessKatie and the BathersKatie in LondonKatie's London ChristmasKatie in ScotlandKatie and the Dinosaurs
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  • Katie: Katie and the Spanish Princess

    By James Mayhew
    Authors:
    James Mayhew
    Join Katie as she steps into some of the most famous paintings in the world for an exciting art adventure! Katie needs ideas for a costume, and when she sees a beautiful princess dress in a painting it seems the very thing. But she soon discovers that fancy clothes and adventures don't always mix . . . 'A wonderful way to engage children with art. A brilliant combination of education and storytelling' - Parents in Touch (Katie's Picture Show)This art adventure features five famous Spanish paintings: Portrait of the Infanta Margarita and Philip IV of Spain by Velazquez, Manuel Osorio Manrique from Zuniga and The Parasol by Goya, and A Peasant Boy Leaning on a Sill by Murillo.Classic picture book character, Katie, has been delighting children for over 25 years. Why not collect all 13 titles in the series?Katie's Picture ShowKatie and the ImpressionistsKatie and the Mona LisaKatie and the SunflowersKatie and the British ArtistsKatie and the Waterlily PondKatie and the Starry NightKatie and the BathersKatie in LondonKatie's London ChristmasKatie in ScotlandKatie and the Dinosaurs
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  • Katie: Katie's London Christmas

    By James Mayhew
    Authors:
    James Mayhew
    Discover the magic of London at Christmas time with this classic Katie picture book.When Katie and Jack are woken up late on Christmas Eve by a loud sneeze, little do they realise that they are about to embark on the most amazing evening! Soon they are flying high across London, over snow-dusted landmarks, through the star-scattered sky with the one and only Father Christmas, in his sleigh, with his magical reindeer! But can they help Father Christmas to deliver all his presents and be back in time for Christmas morning? 'Wonderful ... magical ... the foiled cover and magical illustrations of London in all her festive glory make this book the perfect Christmas gift' - Parents in Touch.
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  • Katie: Katie and the Bathers

    By James Mayhew
    Authors:
    James Mayhew
    Join Katie as she steps into some of the most famous paintings in the world for an exciting art adventure! On a hot, sunny day, a painting of some bathers in a cool river proves too tempting for Katie, and so she dives straight into the picture! But Katie doesn't just cause a splash - she causes a flood! Paddling with new friends might be fun, but how will Katie stop the water pouring into the gallery?'A wonderful way to engage children with art. A brilliant combination of education and storytelling' - Parents in Touch (Katie's Picture Show)This first introduction to Pointillism features five great masterpieces: Bathers at Asnieres, Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte and Port of Honfleur by Georges Seurat, Woman Hanging up the Washing by Camille Pissarro and Portrait of Felix Feneon by Paul Signac.Classic picture book character, Katie, has been delighting children for over 25 years. Why not collect all 13 titles in the series?Katie's Picture ShowKatie and the ImpressionistsKatie and the Mona LisaKatie and the SunflowersKatie and the British ArtistsKatie and the Waterlily PondKatie and the Starry NightKatie and the Spanish PrincessKatie in LondonKatie's London ChristmasKatie in ScotlandKatie and the Dinosaurs
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  • Katie: Katie and the British Artists

    By James Mayhew
    Authors:
    James Mayhew
    Join Katie as she steps into some of the most famous paintings in the world for an exciting art adventure! Katie can't decide what she wants to be when she grows up. Perhaps a trip to the gallery will be an inspiration, as the characters in five famous paintings come to life! Will she be an explorer, a train driver, a horse rider or an artist . . . ?'A wonderful way to engage children with art. A brilliant combination of education and storytelling' - Parents in Touch (Katie's Picture Show)This art adventure features five famous British paintings:The Cornfield by Constable, Rain, Steam and Speed and The Fighting Temeraire by Turner, Whistlejacket by Stubbs, and The Painter's Daughters Chasing a Butterfly by Gainsborough.Classic picture book character, Katie, has been delighting children for over 25 years. Why not collect all 13 titles in the series?Katie's Picture ShowKatie and the ImpressionistsKatie and the Mona LisaKatie and the SunflowersKatie and the Waterlily PondKatie and the Starry NightKatie and the Spanish PrincessKatie and the BathersKatie in LondonKatie's London ChristmasKatie in ScotlandKatie and the Dinosaurs
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