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  • Racism and Intolerance

    By Louise Spilsbury, Hanane Kai
    Authors:
    Louise Spilsbury
    Illustrated by:
    Hanane Kai
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  • Refugees and Migrants

    By Ceri Roberts, Hanane Kai
    Authors:
    Ceri Roberts
    Illustrated by:
    Hanane Kai
    The Children in Our World picture book series helps children make sense of the larger issues and crises that dominate the news in a sensitive and appropriate manner. With relatable comparisons, carefully researched text and striking illustrations, children can begin to understand who refugees and migrants are, why they've left their homes, where they live and what readers can do to help those in need. Where issues aren't appropriate to describe in words, Hanane Kai's striking and sensitive illustrations help children visualise who refugees and migrants are, in images that are suited to their age and disposition. The series forms an excellent cross-curricular resource that looks at refugees, war, poverty and racism making them ideal for tying into Refugee Week and discussions on current affairs.
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  • Rhino Learns to be Polite - A book about good manners

    By Sue Graves, Trevor Dunton
    Authors:
    Sue Graves
    Illustrated by:
    Trevor Dunton
    This funny, charming story is the perfect way to introduce young children to being polite, and help them understand the importance of using nice manners. Also included are suggestions for activities and ideas to talk through together to help children fully understand how their behaviour can impact on others.Rhino does not have very nice manners, especially at the dinner table. But soon no one wants to sit near him at lunch time and he even misses out on tea at his friend's house. It is time for Rhino to bring out his very best manners!The Behaviour Matters series of picture books provide a gentle means of discussing emotions, boosting self-esteem and reinforcing good behaviour. Supports the Personal, Social and Emotional Development Area of Learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage, and is also suitable for use with children in KS1 and can be used to discuss values. Suitable for children under 5.
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  • Row, Row, Row Your Boat

    By Pat-a-Cake, Richard Merritt
    Authors:
    Pat-a-Cake
    Illustrated by:
    Richard Merritt
    Row, Row, Row Your Boat combines lively pictures with a classic rhyme that's easy for parents and carers to recognise and recite. Young children will adore searching the page for flaps to open while singing along. The spotting game at the end is a great incentive to go through the pages once again until each tiny thing is found! Nursery Rhymes are important stepping stones to language development. The rhymes usually tell a story, too, with a beginning, a middle and an end. This teaches children that events happen in sequence, and they begin to follow along. Nursery rhymes are also full of repetition making them easy to remember, and often become some of a child's first sentences.Also available: The Wheels on the Bus, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Hey Diddle Diddle, Incy Wincy Spider
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  • Rain or Shine

    By David Melling
    Authors:
    David Melling
    This bright, bold, rhyming story from the creator of the bestselling Hugless Douglas is a wonderfully funny introduction to weather for the very young and great to read aloud.Follow the hilarious pogo-stick loving bunnies through rain, wind, ice and snow. Whatever the weather, the funny bunnies always play together!Don't miss Funny Bunnies: Up and Down - a brilliant introduction to opposites.Praise for Hugless Douglas: 'A new Hugless Douglas book is always a cause for celebration. Daily Mail
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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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    Rumble in the Jungle Board Book

    By Giles Andreae, David Wojtowycz
    Authors:
    Giles Andreae
    Illustrated by:
    David Wojtowycz
    Come into the jungle for a noisy, rhyming animal adventure in this colourful read-aloud board book! There's a rumble in the jungle, There's a whisper in the trees, The animals are waking up, And rustling the leaves ...Little ones will love looking at the colourful pictures and joining in with all the rhymes, as they discover lots of exciting jungle animals - including lions, elephants, chimpanzees, zebras, hippos and more!From the author of international bestseller Giraffes Can't Dance.
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    Rules of Summer

    By Shaun Tan, Shaun Tan
    Authors:
    Shaun Tan, Shaun Tan
    A beautiful paperback edition of the future classic by Academy Award and Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award winner - Shaun Tan combines humour and surreal fantasy to picture a summer in the lives of two boys. Never break the rules. Especially if you don't understand them. The boys hide from a giant red rabbit and outwit a crowd of scary eagles, but when their games become ever darker and sinister they learn that breaking the rules can be dangerous.'Visually fascinating.' - The New York Times'Thrilling, disturbing and hard to shake...one startling image after another.' - Wall Street JournalOther titles by Shaun Tan include: The Red Tree, The Lost Thing, Tales from Outer Suburbia and the acclaimed wordless novel The Arrival.Read more about Shaun Tan at http://www.shauntan.net/
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  • Rarity and the Fashion Show

    Little ones will love this simple and exciting board book story, featuring favourite My Little Pony characters.The My Little Pony friends are having a fashion show and Rarity is making their outfits. Will her friends like their new clothes?With a gentle and reassuring message about friendship, this fun story about first experiences is perfect for sharing with preschoolers. Includes four simple search-and-find pages!Why not collect all six brilliant story board books: Applejack's Busy Day; Fluttershy and the Perfect Pet; Happy Birthday, Pinkie Pie; Be Brave, Twilight Sparkle; Rarity and the Fashion ShowAs seen on Tiny Pop and PopTV
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  • Ready Steady Rescue

    By Smriti Prasadam-Halls, Edward Eaves
    Authors:
    Smriti Prasadam-Halls
    Illustrated by:
    Edward Eaves
    A bouncy rhythmic story, packed with noises to shout out loud - essential for young vehicle-lovers! Ed Eaves is the illustrator of the bestselling How to Grow a Dinosaur and has been nominated for the Red House Children's Book Award.We're at emergency control, to save and rescue is our goal.There are fires to fight, climbers to be rescued, baddies to be caught, broken-down cars...There's no time to waste! NEE-NAW, NEE-NAW off we go!No emergency is too big for these brave rescue vehicles - join in the action as they save the day!
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    A Royal Lullabyhullaballoo

    By Mick Inkpen
    Authors:
    Mick Inkpen
    With a host of noisy fairytale characters and a fold-out page on every spread, this is a new edition of a read-aloud classic from the creator of Kipper and Wibbly Pig. Perfect for bedtime!The sun is down, the moon is up, and it is past bedtime. But outside the castle there's an awful lot of noise! Will the princess ever get to sleep?Mick Inkpen has won the British Book Award, the Children's Book Award and has been shortlisted for both the Kate Greenway Medal and the Nestle Prize. He is consistently in the Top Ten most borrowed children's authors from public libraries.'Beautiful animated illustrations.' Daily Echo
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    Razia's Ray of Hope

    By Elizabeth Suneby, Suana Verelst
    Authors:
    Elizabeth Suneby
    Illustrated by:
    Suana Verelst
    Razia's Ray of Hope is the story of one girl's dream of getting an education and attending a new school in her village in Afghanistan. But her father and brother are against the idea. Can she persuade them that it is a good idea?Razia falls asleep every night dreaming of going to school like her brothers Jamil and Karim. So when she learns that a girls' school is being built just down the road from her home, she is filled with hope...This is a compelling story of one girl's aspirations to go to school in Afghanistan during the Taliban regime. It is a moving account of how she finally persuades her father and older brother to let her go. Razia Jan, who appears in the story, founded the Kabuli Education Centre in Afghanistan to offer local girls an education in a story reminiscent of Malala Yousafzai's campaign for female education in Pakistan.
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  • Red

    By Gabrielle Woolfitt
    Authors:
    Gabrielle Woolfitt
    This photographic series looks at the colour red around the world, from colour in food, animals, nature, everyday objects, historical objects, in festivals and in habitats.Written by a science teacher, these books contain questions throughout to give children a chance to think about and discuss colours around them.
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  • Ready Steady Dig

    By Smriti Prasadam-Halls, Edward Eaves
    Authors:
    Smriti Prasadam-Halls
    Illustrated by:
    Edward Eaves
    The Construction Crew put their toughness to the test when they build their very best in this picture book jam packed with diggers, cranes, dumper trucks and rollers! Perfect for machine-mad little ones!Ed Eaves is the illustrator of the bestselling Albie series and has been nominated for the Red House Children's Book Award.
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  • Rachel's Story - A Journey from a country in Eurasia

    By Andy Glynne, Salvador Maldonado
    Authors:
    Andy Glynne
    Illustrated by:
    Salvador Maldonado
    This picture book tells the story of 13-year-old refugee Rachel who, along with her family, flees her home country to escape the persecution they suffer as Christians living in a predominantly Muslim country.Told in Rachel's own words, it documents the hostility and rejection that the family suffer at the hands of their community, as well as the courage and resilience they show in the face of immigration authorities, detention centres, deportation and, finally, in overcoming their problems and settling in their new country.The BAFTA award-winning Seeking Refuge stories were originally produced as animations for the BBC. These powerful and evocative stories have now been captured in book form as rich, visual testimonies of the torment, hope and resolution of young refugees who are seeking asylum and adjusting to life in new countries all over the world.The series of five books form an excellent cross-curricular resource that looks at asylum, war, separation and integration and what it is to be a refugee today making them ideal for tying into Refugee Week.
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    Ready Steady Mo!

    By Mo Farah, Kes Gray, Marta Kissi
    Authors:
    Mo Farah, Kes Gray
    Illustrated by:
    Marta Kissi
    From Olympic gold medal winner Mo Farah and bestselling author of Oi Frog!, Kes Gray, comes a fun and action-packed picture book that will get kids reading, and running too!So, what are you waiting for? Warm up, do the MOBOT, and then ...Run on the pavementRun on the grassRun in the playgroundPerhaps not in class!Follow Mo on his madcap adventures as his running skills go from strength to strength.The perfect book to share and read aloud. With vibrant illustrations and a rhyming text. The nation watched with bated breath as Mo Farah seized Olympic gold in the 10,000m and 5000m - he's been a national treasure ever since. In this adventurous picture book father of three, Mo Farah, combines two lifelong passions - literacy and exercise.Children's books by Mo Farah: Ready Steady Mo!, Go Mo Go: Monster Mountain Chase!, Go Mo Go: Dinosaur Dash!, Go Mo Go: Seaside Sprint!
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    Room for a Little One

    By Martin Waddell
    Authors:
    Martin Waddell
    That cold winter's night, beneath the star's light, a Little One came for the world.The Story of Christmas is told through the animals' words and deeds making it accessible and full of child-appeal. It brings the Nativity to life and offers a universal message about kindness to all creatures. Every word is special in this simple, well-crafted book from master storyteller, Martin Waddell.Perfect for anyone wanting a more traditional retelling of the birth of Jesus for young children.
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    A Recipe for Bedtime

    By Peter Bently, Sarah Massini
    Authors:
    Peter Bently
    Illustrated by:
    Sarah Massini
    From the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, comes a classic baby bedtime book with a perfect lullaby ending.Baby, baby soft and sweet, almost good enough to eat! It's night-night time so come with me, and hear my bedtime recipe. An utterly charming tale. No bedtime collection should be without it."With its tender, gently soporific rhyming text and pictures so beautifully in tune, I can imagine this becoming a bedtime favourite with many a toddler." - Red Reading Hub
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    Really and Truly: A story about dementia

    By Emile Rivard, Anne-Claire Deslisle
    Authors:
    Emile Rivard
    Illustrated by:
    Anne-Claire Deslisle
    This sensitive picture book explores the relationship between Charlie and his grandfather, who has developed Alzheimer's and dementia. Charlie used to love his grandfather's stories, but now Grandpa has changed and he doesn't tell them anymore. Charlie still remembers the stories though, and he has a great idea - he can tell them back to Grandpa! And, just occasionally, he can make Grandpa smile...This book is designed to give parents of children whose grandparent suffers from dementia a way into discussing the changes that are taking place, and how they might deal with them, without raising false hope. It also offers a moving insight into the loving relationship between grandparent and grandchild, which transcends the difficulties of this tragic disease, without focusing on too much background information about Alzheimer's, or other forms of dementia.
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    Ready, Teddy, Go!

    By Michael Davidson
    Authors:
    Michael Davidson
    The race between Steady Teddy, the race-driving bear, and Clever Fox in his Car Bot is full of things to see, fun words to say, robots, gadgets, and unexpected twists and turns. Little boys will love the energy, detail and characters, in this story told in perfectly pitched rhythmic verse and vibrant, stylized illustrations. And what could be better than pressing out the cars on the cover flaps, and joining the race on the end papers?
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