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  • My Family

    By Liz Lennon
    Authors:
    Liz Lennon
    What is your family like? This book explores different sorts of families and what they like to do. It's a fantastic book to explore a 'Families' theme in an early years setting and includes topics such as Mums and Dads, brothers and sisters, grandparents, caring for each other and animal families.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 for children aged 4+.
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    Mad About Trucks and Diggers!

    By Giles Andreae, David Wojtowycz
    Authors:
    Giles Andreae
    Illustrated by:
    David Wojtowycz
    A colourful rhyming picture book all about trucks and diggers, from the author of international bestseller Giraffes Can't Dance.Is your little one mad about trucks and diggers? Then they'll love this bright, bold book, packed with all sorts of vehicles - including dumper trucks, diggers, cranes, fire engines, transporters and more. Read about all the amazing things they do, then decide which one you would choose to drive!From the creators of the bestselling Rumble in the Jungle and Commotion in the Ocean.
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    Me and My Dad

    By Robin Shaw
    Authors:
    Robin Shaw
    From the award-winning animator of The Snowman and the Snowdog, Ethel & Ernest and We're Going on a Bear Hunt, this imaginative adventure is a visual feast and the perfect gift for Father's Day. There is nothing more exciting that a trip down the road with Dad. There are snapping crocodiles, stomping dinosaurs, sleeping princesses and golden treasure - but that's not even the best bit. The best bit's at the end...'A beautifully simple story that keeps you guessing until the very end.' Helen Oxenbury'An absolute delight. Destined to become one of my all-time favourite picture books.' Kristina Stephenson'A nourishing treasure trove of a book.' Steven Lenton'Every detail draws you into a beautiful story created by a master of the coloured pencil.' Fiona Woodcock'Warmly observed scenes drawn with charm and sprinkled with extraordinary detail. This is hot chocolate with marshmallows disguised as a book.' Benji DaviesThis is Robin Shaw's first book for children.Follow Robin Shaw on Twitter at @RobinPeeShaw.
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    Monty and Sylvester A Tale of Everyday Super Heroes

    By Carly Gledhill
    Authors:
    Carly Gledhill
    Meet Monty and Sylvester (the latest super heroes on the block!) in this laugh-out-loud picture book tale.Best friends Monty and Sylvester have been perfecting their 'super hero' skills. They've read the manual, they've got the outfits and now they are raring to go! All missions undertaken, however impossible. Better watch out, supervillains, these two mean business ...A brilliantly original picture book about friendship and the imagination, from debut author and illustrator Carly Gledhill.
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  • Mum Sees Rat

    By Jackie Walter, Kate Sheppard
    Authors:
    Jackie Walter
    Illustrated by:
    Kate Sheppard
    Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills.Fantastic, original stories are accompanied by engaging artwork and a reading activity. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child's reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure.Independent Reading Pink 1A stories are perfect for children aged 4+ who are reading at book band 1A (Pink) in classroom reading lessons.In this story, the pet rat has escaped and Mum keeps finding it everywhere!
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  • Mayhem at the Museum

    By Pat-a-Cake
    Authors:
    Pat-a-Cake
    PJ masks are on their way, into the night to save the day! By day, they are Connor, Greg and Amaya, but by night they are Catboy, Gekko and Owlette, the PJ Masks. Join them in this super-cool adventure storybook based on the episode 'Gekko and the Mayhem at the Museum' - Romeo has made a Big Box of Bad and has made the museum his headquarters. If the PJ Masks don't stop him, Romeo will control the whole city! Catboy, Owlette and Gekko must work together to beat the baddie. Also available: PJ Masks: Feathered Friends and PJ Masks: Into the Night Glow in the Dark sticker bookPJ Masks (c) Frog Box / Entertainment One UK Limited / Walt Disney EMEA Productions Limited 2014
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  • My Body

    By Caryn Jenner
    Authors:
    Caryn Jenner
    Your body has lots of different parts. Why not make a jigsaw puzzle of your body, use a mirror to draw your face or help a poorly teddy?Learning through play helps children make sense of their world. The 'Play and Discover' series is perfect for developing their natural curiosity. There is lots to talk about and great ideas for creative play. Each book includes notes for parents and teachers with further activity ideas. Perfect for Early Years.
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  • Magical Sound Book

    Join Twilight Sparkle and her My Little Pony friends for a magic show - with a super-special twinkling sound!There is a new pony in town! Magical Trixie has some very naughty tricks up her sleeve and she doesn't care if they upset anypony . . . Can Twilight Sparkle show Trixie that friendship is the most powerful magic of all?Press the purple button and hear the magic! This fun and simple My Little Pony story book is perfect for noise-loving preschoolers. Also available:Get Well Soon, Rainbow DashHappy Birthday, Pinkie PieFluttershy and the Perfect PetApplejack's Busy DayRarity and the Fashion ShowBe Brave, Twilight SparkleAs seen on Tiny Pop and PopTV.
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  • Merlin the Mouse

    By Jackie Walter
    Authors:
    Jackie Walter
    When Mia goes off to school she leaves cat in charge of her pet mouse, Merlin. But as soon as Mia goes out, Merlin escapes from his cage... Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills.Fantastic, original stories are accompanied by engaging artwork and a reading activity. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child's reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure.Independent Reading Blue 4 stories are perfect for children aged 5-6 who are reading at book band 4 (Blue) in classroom reading lessons.
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  • Merry Christmas, Hugless Douglas

    By David Melling
    Authors:
    David Melling
    Join Douglas for Christmas magic in the eighth Hugless Douglas adventure. This bestselling series has sold over 1.6 million copies to date in 24 languages!Hugless Douglas knows what Christmas is all about - snowing sheep, finding a tree, sledging and and making new friends like Rudi the Reindeer! 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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  • Moo Peek-a-Boo

    By Pat-a-Cake, Mojca Dolinar
    Authors:
    Pat-a-Cake
    Illustrated by:
    Mojca Dolinar
    Stimulate a baby's developing vision and coordination with these bright and bold, high-contrast novelty board books.Babies are able to react and respond to simple patterns and contrasting colours just a few weeks after being born. As their eyes develop, high-contrast shapes, patterns and first friendly characters give newborns something simple to focus on, respond to and interact with. Moo Peek-a-Boo aids the development of early coordination by encouraging babies to reach for the giant fold-out flaps to find out who is hiding underneath - peek-a-boo! It also aids the development of their understanding of object permanence, which is when they realise that just because they can no longer see something does not mean it has disappeared. Babies will react with delight as the pictures of favourite farmyard friends are revealed, while the simple text prompts parent interaction.The perfect first book to share with your baby! Also available: Splish Splash, On the Move, Funny Faces
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  • Meet the PJ Masks!

    By Pat-a-Cake
    Authors:
    Pat-a-Cake
    It's time to be a hero! By day, they are Connor, Greg and Amaya, but by night they are Catboy, Gekko and Owlette - PJ Masks. Colour, stick and play in this interactive sticker book featuring everyone's favourite nocturnal heroes, their super-cool vehicles and of course those pesky villains, Romeo, Luna Girl and Night Ninja. With over 125 stickers, there are hours of PJ Masks fun to be had!Also available: PJ Masks: Battle of the HQs, PJ Masks: Pedal Power, PJ Masks: Annual 2018PJ Masks (c) Frog Box / Entertainment One UK Limited / Walt Disney EMEA Productions Limited 2014
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  • Monkey Needs to Listen - A book about paying attention

    By Sue Graves, Trevor Dunton
    Authors:
    Sue Graves
    Illustrated by:
    Trevor Dunton
    A lively picture book that examines the issue of not listening in an amusing but reassuring way through animal characters - perfect for young children who forget to listen. The story offers a gentle way in to reinforce this good behaviour. At the end of the story there are notes for parents and teachers with suggestions of ways to help children deal with anger.Monkey is so excited about a go-kart race that he doesn't listen to any of the instructions. He doesn't stop to check his kart and he nearly ruins the race for all the animals. Can Monkey learn to listen and pay attention or will the race be abandoned for good?It is part of a series Behaviour Matters, which is perfect for sharing with children as a gentle means of discussing their emotions, boosting self-esteem and reinforcing good behaviour. Each book has a fun story featuring fantastic characters which is backed up by suggestions for activities and ideas to talk through together. They support the Personal, Social and Emotional Development Area of Learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage.'Excellent for sharing and encouraging discussion... we can all learn from the approach taken in this series.' Parents in Touch
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    Mummies are Amazing

    By Catriona Hoy
    Authors:
    Catriona Hoy
    This vibrantly illustrated picture book celebrates mummies and everything they do . from making snakes out of stockings and buses out of boxes to kissing sore knees and getting splinters out of little fingers. Mummies are for amazing things!
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    My Mum Makes

    By Dee Texidor
    Authors:
    Dee Texidor
    My mum makes many things, but now she's making the most important thing of all . . . Of all the wonderful things mums do for children perhaps the best is providing a baby brother or sister to play with.
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    Mulga's Magical Musical Creatures

    By Mulga, Mulga
    Authors:
    Mulga
    Illustrated by:
    Mulga
    MULGA'S MAGICAL MUSICAL CREATURES is a rhyming picture book for children that answers the question where does music come from? It tells the story of a musician who finds musical inspiration in his dreams. While he's sleeping he dreams of banjo-playing owls, jazz-fluting kangaroos, trumpeting elephants and whistling toucans, and when he wakes up he's inspired to write a song. With a style that is entirely and unmistakably Mulga, this fun and colourful story will delight readers of all ages with its fantastically quirky creatures.
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    My Grumpy Day

    By Felicity Gardner
    Authors:
    Felicity Gardner
    Some mornings Max wakes up happy. Some mornings he wakes up hungry. But on this particular morning, Max wakes up grumpy and everything feels not-quite-right.So Max goes looking for something to cheer him up but nothing seems to work. His friends' games can't cheer him up and being alone makes him even grumpier. Then Mum gives Max a kiss so tickly that his nose starts to tingle and his mouth starts to twitch and he suddenly wants to laugh. Does Mum know the secret cure for grumpiness?Endearingly illustrated by Felicity Gardner, Max the monkey is a typical toddler learning about himself and the world.
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  • My Little Library

    A little library containing six My Little Pony mini story books - perfect for storytime!Featuring simple and exciting stories, this set of six My Little Pony mini story board books is perfect for sharing with even the smallest My Little Pony fans - as well as being the perfect gift for new babies!Includes: Applejack's Busy DayGet Well Soon, Rainbow DashHappy Birthday, Pinkie PieFluttershy and the Perfect PetBe Brave, Twilight SparkleRarity and the Fashion ShowAs seen on Tiny Pop and PopTV.
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  • The Mermaid's Socks

    By Clare De Marco, Steve Brown
    Authors:
    Clare De Marco
    Illustrated by:
    Steve Brown
    The Mermaid's Socks is a funny story for all little mermaid fans who are beginning to read on their own. Perfect for children aged 4+ who are reading at book band red.When Princess Bubble the mermaid gets a pair of socks for her birthday, she has no idea what they are! Can she think of a use for them?The Tiddlers series features fun stories with a word count of fewer than 50 words for children who are just starting to read. A word list at the beginning of the story allows for a quick check of the reader's ability to read and understand words before reading, and a spot the picture puzzle at the end of the story encourages rereading for pleasure. Compiled in consultation with Catherine Glavina, PGCE Primary and Early Years Course Leader, The Centre for Professional Education, University of Warwick.
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    My Hand to Hold

    By Smriti Prasadam-Halls, Alison Friend
    Authors:
    Smriti Prasadam-Halls
    Illustrated by:
    Alison Friend
    A delightfully heartfelt picture book that follows the passage of the seasons, and the ups and downs of daily life, showing that love will always shine through, whatever the weather!I love you in the dazzling sun, When everything we do seems fun.But when you have to shout and yell,I love you at those times as well. Smriti Prasadam-Halls, a bestselling author, and Alison Friend, a critically acclaimed illustrator, are an exciting new picture-book pairing.Read more about Smriti Prasadam-Halls at smriti.co.uk and about Alison Friend at afriendillustration.com
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