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  • Drawing

    By Kate Rochester
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    Kate Rochester
    Learn how to draw from scratch and create amazing artworks! Simple tips, tricks and step-by-step instructions show you how to work with different subjects like faces, landscapes and still life, plus introduce you to key concepts like composition, perspective and movement. Each project will introduce a new technique for you to practise and includes a variation to try once you've mastered the skill. The Get Into series is designed to get kids excited about being creative. Fun, easy to follow and with colourful illustrations and photography, each book is a comprehensive introduction to a popular hobby. Other titles available: Sewing, Gardening, Baking, Knitting, Photography.
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    Dino Duckling

    By Alison Murray
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    Alison Murray
    A funny and touching celebration of difference, based on Hans Christian Andersen's The Ugly Duckling.Dino Duckling can dive, swim and fish just like his duckling brothers and sisters. But when the time comes for the family fly south for the winter, Dino Duckling finds he really is different ... Can this very special family find a way to stick together?Alison Murray's stylish adaptions of popular nursery rhymes and fables have been shortlisted twice for the prestigious Scottish Book Trust Children's Book Award. Look out for these other delightful retellings of classic rhymes and fables from Alison Murray: Apple Pie ABCHare and TortoiseHickory Dickory DogLittle MouseThe House That Zack BuiltOne, Two, That's My Shoe
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  • Don't Lose Pigley, Wibbly Pig!

    By Mick Inkpen
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    Mick Inkpen
    From the creator of Kipper, this classic story is for every child who has a much-loved toy.Wibbly Pig has been to a party. He leaves with his party bag, his balloon, and his favourite toy, Pigley. But what is in the party bag? Can Wibbly Pig find out, or is he carrying too many things! Oops. Don't lose Pigley, Wibbly Pig!Mick Inkpen has won the British Book Award, the Children's Book Award and 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.'So much wit and emotion. A delight.' Daily Mail
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  • A Dog With Nice Ears

    By Lauren Child
    Authors:
    Lauren Child
    A brilliant Charlie and Lola picture book from multi-award-winning author and Children's Laureate Lauren Child! Lola wants a dog - but the qualities of her perfect pooch seem oddly like those of a ... rabbit! Silly, surprising, thoughtful and fun, Charlie and Lola are on top form in this fantastically funny story, packed full of dogs of every shape, size and colour. Lauren Child's endlessly endearing characters and inimitable humour will be a sure-fire hit with existing and new fans - this is the perfect tale for anyone who has ever imagined what having the perfect pet would be like.A new Charlie and Lola story is the gold standard in picture books - the perfect read-aloud that both children and parents will love. Discover more hilarious original picture books about Charlie and Lola: Charlie and Lola: I Will Not Ever Never Eat a Tomato Charlie and Lola: I Am Not Sleepy and I Will Not Go to Bed Charlie and Lola: I Am Too Absolutely Small for School Charlie and Lola: Slightly Invisible Charlie and Lola: One Thing
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  • D-Structs' Rescue! storybook

    By Dinotrux
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    Dinotrux
    The fun never ends in this storybook with the crew that's half dinosaur, half truck and all awesome! As seen on Netflix! D-Structs and Skrap-It are trapped at the bottom of a canyon, surrounded by dangerous Scraptors who are ready to do some scrapping! Their only hope for rescue is Team Dinotrux. But will Ty Rux and the gang help the T-Trux who has tried so hard to destroy them?Forged in the combustive fires of the Mechazoic Era, the mighty and resourceful Dinotrux must work together to build a better tomorrow...Dinotrux is a DreamWorks computer-animated television series for 3-7 year olds now showing on Netflix. Dinotrux © 2016 DreamWorks Animation LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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    Danny McGee Drinks the Sea

    By Andy Stanton, Neal Layton
    Authors:
    Andy Stanton
    Illustrated by:
    Neal Layton
    A hilariously anarchic tale from the inimitable Andy Stanton, author of Mr Gum, and much loved illustrator Neal Layton.Can a boy drink the sea? Surely it's impossible! But Danny McGee does just that - and now he has his sights on other things. Soon he's swallowing trees, flies, fleas, peas, mountains ... where will it end?!Andy Stanton has won a string of awards for his Mr Gum books, including the Red House Children's Book Award, the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, and the Blue Peter Book Award for Best Book With Pictures.Neal Layton is the multi-award-winning illustrator of the Emily Brown books.
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  • Develop Helpful Apps

    By Heather Lyons, Dan Crisp, Alex Westgate
    Authors:
    Heather Lyons
    Illustrated by:
    Dan Crisp, Alex Westgate
    This book will help budding young programmers discover their own creativity. Learn how to develop apps that make the world a better place, plan out the code needed to build them, then hop online to try out your new skills on the companion website. Let's get coding!Kids Get Coding is a fantastic, hands-on resource for anyone looking to get started with coding. The eight books cover key areas of the KS1 computing curriculum with simple text. Each title contains practical on- and off-line activities that are easy to follow and fun to try on your own or with friends. Guiding young coders through each title is Data Duck - a computer-programming mastermind here to help with hints and tips!The Kids Get Coding series is written by Heather Lyons and Elizabeth Tweedale of blue{shift} - a company dedicated to teaching children to become active creators of technology.Other titles in the Kids Get Coding series:Algorithms and BugsLearn to ProgramOur Digital WorldStaying Safe OnlineGames and AnimationCoding in the Real WorldCreate, Watch and Send
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  • Dare to Repair! storybook

    The fun never ends with the crew that's half dinosaur, half truck and all awesome! As seen on Netflix!The Dinotrux are in need of repairs and Revvit can't do it all by himself. Luckily, Click-Clack, Ace, and Waldo agree to help and leave the safety of the canyon. But when a trio of Scrapadactyls kidnap the Reptools, it's up to the Dinotrux to save their new friends! Forged in the combustive fires of the Mechazoic Era, the mighty and resourceful Dinotrux must work together to build a better tomorrow...Dinotrux is a DreamWorks computer-animated television series for 3-7 year olds now showing on Netflix. Dinotrux © 2016 DreamWorks Animation LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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    Duck, Duck, Goose!

    By Michaela Blassnig, Michaela Blassnig
    Authors:
    Michaela Blassnig
    Illustrated by:
    Michaela Blassnig
    DUCK, DUCK, GOOSE is a visual treat. A crazy, fun-filled journey down the river of the cute and the absurd, it will delight youngsters and have them reading this book over and over. Inspired by the beloved kids' game, two ducks meet new friends each time the page is turned - a cockatoo ... a gnu in a canoe ... a pirate crew ... and many more!
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    Daddies Are For Wild Things

    By Catriona Hoy
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    Catriona Hoy
    Boys love action, and this little picture book is filled with all the wild things that daddies like to do - from pillow-punching to tickling to playing pirates and walking the plank . getting wet in the mud, sitting on and rolling on the ground, and finally, daddies are good for cuddles and falling asleep. A celebration of fathers and their role.
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    D is for Duck!

    By David Melling
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    David Melling
    Come on an alphabet adventure with Duck in this brilliantly funny story from the bestselling creator of Hugless Douglas.Duck is a magician. Abracadabra! He can conjure up a bunny, a chicken and even the king of the jungle. But can he make a dragon disappear?David Melling is one of the UK's best-loved author-illustrators and his stories combine brilliantly imaginative illustrations and unforgettable characters.'A new Hugless Douglas book is always a cause for celebration.' Daily Mail
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  • Dave's Christmas Cracker

    By Sue Hendra, Lee Wildish
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    Sue Hendra
    Illustrated by:
    Lee Wildish
    Dave loves Christmas. There are friends, decorations, presents - and, best of all, there is an ENORMOUS Christmas meal, including LOTS of Brussels sprouts!Rumble, rumble goes Dave's tummy. Christmas is going to be EXPLOSIVE!'I laughed so much I farted!' Edward, aged 6A fourth brilliantly funny story from Sue Hendra, bestselling author of Barry the Fish With Fingers, and Lee Wildish, winner of the Red House Children's Book Award - laughter is guaranteed!
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  • Dig Dig Digging

    By Margaret Mayo, Alex Ayliffe
    Authors:
    Margaret Mayo
    Illustrated by:
    Alex Ayliffe
    Discover all your favourite vehicles in this busy book of things that go!With fun rhyming text and bright, bold artwork, this bestselling book is jam-packed with diggers, tractors, rubbish trucks, fire engines, cranes and much, much more.This special gift edition features a tactile padded cover and sturdy card pages. The perfect gift for little vehicle fans!
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  • Digby Dinosaur Finds His Roar

    By Jo Lodge
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    Jo Lodge
    From the creator of Mr Croc, the worldwide bestselling series, comes a fun new young character - Digby Dinosaur!Digby Dinosaur has forgotten how to roar! With the help of his friend Tilly Pterodactyl, he discovers that he can still stomp, swish his tail and show his claws. And when a picture almost falls on Tilly's head, he ROARS to warn her. He's found his roar!Children will love helping Digby stomp, swish and roar, using the pull-tab format. An exciting new pre-school character from the creator of the Mr Croc series, which has sold over a million books in 18 countries worldwide.'Jo Lodge's delightful Mr Croc series... boasts fabulous pop-ups...' Observer
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  • Dark Island Trilogy, Part 1

    By Greg Farshtey, Paul Lee
    Authors:
    Greg Farshtey
    Illustrated by:
    Paul Lee
    Join your favourite heroes as they go up against a threat that could destroy the Ninjago world as we know it! This brand new adventure is the first part in an epic trilogy. This middle grade graphic novel is not to be missed! Features an exclusive look into the Ninjago world with maps, bios, and more. ©2016 The LEGO Group. All rights reserved.
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  • Dinosaur

    By Wayland Publishers
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    Wayland Publishers
    My Dinosaur Infographic Sticker Activities is an interactive journey through the dangerous world of dinosaurs. Includes more than 200 stickers and printed on high-quality paper that's perfect to colour in with felt-tips or crayons, this book is ideal for long journeys, rainy days and a great gift for curious children.Travel back millions of years to learn the facts and figures about the underwater creature that dwarfed the great white shark, how huge a Triceratops's skull was and build a T-rex's skeleton out of stickers.Packed with fact-based stickering, colouring and searching activities to help you remember all of the fascinating facts, My Dinosaur Infographic Sticker Activity Book is a bold, bright and beautiful book that will take your imagination on an exciting journey.
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    Down By The Cool Of The Pool

    By Tony Mitton, Guy Parker-Rees
    Authors:
    Tony Mitton
    Illustrated by:
    Guy Parker-Rees
    From the creators of the hugely popular Bumpus Jumpus Dinosaurumpus comes some poolside fun that will keep your child's attention unitl it's time to say goodnight! Join sprightly Frog and his energetic farmyard friends frolicking down by the cool of the pool - flipping and flopping, splishing and splashing in the watery wonderland. In the latest edition of a much-loved book, animal-fans everywhere will enjoy this watery romp - with its read-aloud rhyming text and exuberant illustrations and lots of noises for joining in this is a sure-fire winner from the popular duo, Tony Mitton and Guy Parker-Rees, illustrator of the bestselling Giraffes Can't Dance - for pure clap-along, dance-along fun. Celebrating 15 years in print - come and copy the animals and join in the fun of reading with excellent rhyme and rhythm and bright bold illustrations! A book you will keep coming back to.
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  • Double Dave

    By Sue Hendra, Lee Wildish
    Authors:
    Sue Hendra
    Illustrated by:
    Lee Wildish
    Dave wakes up to find someone else sleeping in his bed! It is orange just like Dave. It is big just like Dave. But it isn't Dave! Who could it be?From the bestselling creators of Barry the Fish with Fingers and How to Babysit a Grandad, comes another hilarious tale that is guaranteed to make young connoisseurs of toilet humour very happy.'I laughed so much I farted!' Edward, aged 6
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  • Digger and Friends: Big Truck's Road Adventure

    By Amelia Marshall, Dan Bramall
    Authors:
    Amelia Marshall
    Illustrated by:
    Dan Bramall
    It's busy on the roads with big trucks zooming by - tankers, tip-up trucks, log-trucks, rubbish trucks even a road train! Dive into the world of trucks with this fantastic picture book brimming with busy bright photos, accessible read out loud text and playful rhymes.These books offer a unique combination of photgraphic realism and story telling, perfect for children and adults to share and explore together. The books also feature an info-vocab page so the eager reader can enjoy learning and naming the vehicle parts.
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  • Digger and Friends: Emergency! Emergency!

    By Amelia Marshall, Dan Bramall
    Authors:
    Amelia Marshall
    Illustrated by:
    Dan Bramall
    There's lots happening in an emergency! From frantic fire engines to super fast police bikes, discover how vehicles help rescue us from danger.Explore the world of emergency vehicles with this fantastic picture book brimming with busy bright photos, accessible read out loud text and playful rhymes.These books offer a unique combination of photgraphic realism and story telling, perfect for children and adults to share and explore together. The books also feature an info-vocab page so the eager reader can enjoy learning and naming the vehicle parts.
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