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You Can't Cuddle a Crocodile

By Diana Hendry, Edward Eaves
Authors:
Diana Hendry
Illustrated by:
Edward Eaves
Everyone knows that little sisters can be a handful. But this little sister is more - she's a zoo-ful ! A fresh and funny picture book from much-loved author Diana Hendry.This little sister is a monkey, a bear, a camel, a penguin, a crocodile... Her big brother just wishes she'd be a little girl now and again. After all, you can't cuddle a crocodile...A wonderful imaginative romp from an award-winning author and bestselling illustrator.Read more about Diana Hendry at dianahendry.co.uk
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The You Are Awesome Journal

By Matthew Syed, Lindsey Sagar, Toby Triumph
Authors:
Matthew Syed
Illustrated by:
Lindsey Sagar, Toby Triumph
Find your way to awesome with this brilliant toolkit of goals, plans and challenges! Boys and girls everywhere have been discovering that they can be awesome thanks to bestselling author Matthew Syed. Now he's created an interactive journal full of life hacks, challenges and activities to give kids the confidence to come up with their own plan of action to be the best they can be. Because, with the right mindset, you really CAN do (almost) anything, whether you want to supercharge your maths, try out for the team or be the first person to walk on Mars. Whether setting out their goals, planning the best practice ever, keeping calm with breathing exercises or making paper aeroplanes to understand marginal gains, readers will love the brilliant activities in The You Are Awesome Journal. This is the perfect toolkit for anyone who dreams big - and who wants to make those dreams come true.Praise for YOU ARE AWESOME: 'Great book for young children about determination, resilience, self-confidence.' - Phil Neville, former England footballer and head coach of England Women'I have lost track of the number of people recommending YOU ARE AWESOME by Matthew Syed. An accessible, practical approach to helping kids develop a growth mindset.' - The Bookseller'An awesome book about becoming awesome. How inspiring it is to know that there's a path to awesomeness and that anyone - absolutely anyone - can go down that path. This book shows you how.' - Professor Carol Dweck, Professor of Psychology, Stanford University'Grab yourselves a copy folks, this is wonderful and insightful.' - Author Giles Paley-Phillips'I read YOU ARE AWESOME in one go, and then read it again! It answered so many questions I had about how to get better at some of the things I struggle with. It has stories of how others have been successful and makes you feel that you can do it too. After reading YOU ARE AWESOME I've changed how I approach difficult things. I've told all my friends to read it!' - Freddie, age 10'I loved this book. YOU ARE AWESOME really builds your confidence and shows you how the right mindset can help you achieve your dreams. It shows that you have to be brave, prepare for failure and have self-belief. I will definitely be using some of the principles in this book to tackle some everyday challenges and other bigger ones too. A definite must read for anyone who wants to achieve more with their lives and build their confidence.' - Ella, age 13
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Your Baby's First Word Will Be Dada

By Jimmy Fallon, Miguel Ordonez
Authors:
Jimmy Fallon
Illustrated by:
Miguel Ordonez
A bestselling picture book perfect for Father's Day from Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon.Your baby's first word will be . . ."Dada!"Right?Everyone knows that fathers wage a secret campaign to ensure that their babies' first word is "Dada!" But how does it work? Jimmy Fallon, one of the most popular entertainers in the world and NBC's The Tonight Show host, shows you how.A New York Times bestselling picture book, perfect for Father's Day.'A punchy and deceptively simple story that will make for some fun readalouds.' - Publisher's Weekly
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  • Yellow

    By Gabrielle Woolfitt
    Authors:
    Gabrielle Woolfitt
    This photographic series will look at the colour yellow 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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  • You Are Not Small

    By Chris Weyant, Anna Kang
    Authors:
    Chris Weyant, Anna Kang
    Two fuzzy creatures can't agree on who is small and who is big, until a couple of surprise guests show up, settling it once and for all!The simple text of Anna Kang and bold illustrations of The New Yorker cartoonist Christopher Weyant tell an original and very funny story about size - it all depends on who's standing next to you!Visit Christopher at www.christopherweyant.com.
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    Your Hand in My Hand

    By Mark Sperring, Britta Teckentrup
    Authors:
    Mark Sperring
    Illustrated by:
    Britta Teckentrup
    A beautiful, lyrical picture book about the love between a parent and child. And a celebration of the natural wonders of our world.Your hand in my hand is where it belongs, Your hand in my hand as we walk along. The world's full of wonders, there's so much to see. I'll find them with you if you find them with me.Follow two little mice as they discover the world together, hand-in-hand, through the seasons. Splashing through puddles, gathering acorns and gazing at rainbows . . . Before finally snuggling up together in their cosy home.This special story is perfect for sharing together at bedtime, or as a gift for a new baby.
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    Yucky Mucky Manners

    By Sam Lloyd
    Authors:
    Sam Lloyd
    I can't wait to meet the animals,To smile and say hello.Why don't you come and meet them, too?Follow me, let's go!Welcome to the jungle. I'm sure it's filled with animals with perfect manners. They wouldn't ever speak with their mouths full . . . would they? Hmm . . . perhaps children have better manners than these beasties, after all!This new departure for Sam is her funniest book yet and makes learning about manners utterly hilarious.
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  • Yum Yum

    By Francesca Simon, Emily Bolam
    Authors:
    Francesca Simon
    Illustrated by:
    Emily Bolam
    Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey.Lola the cat is fed up of eating the same old stuff for dinner. There has to be better food out there somewhere, and she's off to find it . . .
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    Yum Yum

    By Mara Bergman, Nick Maland
    Authors:
    Mara Bergman
    Illustrated by:
    Nick Maland
    Katie, James and their little dog Harry are in the kitchen baking, and too busy to notice a succession of animals creep in through the window, until Crash Bash, Crash Bash a Bear storms in! A fabulous rhythmic read aloud picture book from the award-winning team behind Snip Snap!
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