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  • I Will Love You Anyway

    By Mick Inkpen, Chloe Inkpen
    Authors:
    Mick Inkpen
    Illustrated by:
    Chloe Inkpen
    From the creators of Kipper and Wibbly Pig, comes a funny and moving classic-in-the-making, now in an adorable mini hardback edition.I don't do 'sit!'I don't do 'stay!'But I will love you anyway.From the celebrated creators of Kipper, Wibbly Pig, and Zoe and Beans comes a picture book to treasure. Dog is very badly behaved - he destroys everything, chases cars and won't stop running away! But when he finds himself lost and alone there is one person he can count on.Praise for Mick Inkpen:'You simply cannot fail to win smiles with a new book about Kipper.' Daily Mail'The charmingly comical Inkpen, as always, hits the spot.' GuardianPraise for Zoe and Beans:'These books will become well-loved members of any child's book collection.' CarouselFor activities, competitions and other fun stuff check out www.chloeinkpen.comMick 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. It wasn't until Mick became a father that he began his career in children's books. Now father and daughter have come together for a unique and exciting picture book partnership. Chloë Inkpen grew up surrounded by picture books and has a natural gift for storytelling. A love of language and art saw her swap an English degree course at Nottingham University for a degree in Illustration at the Glasgow School of Art. In her final year Chloë was awarded second place in the Macmillan Prize for Illustration. Chloë's events in schools, libraries and festivals across the UK regularly receive glowing reviews. Mick and Chloë are the co-creators of Hole in the Zoo, the Fred series and the Zoe and Beans series.
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    I Love My Granny

    By Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd
    Authors:
    Giles Andreae
    Illustrated by:
    Emma Dodd
    A celebration of Grandparents and the special role they play in family life.This delightful board book captures the joy of spending a fun-filled day with Granny. With a gentle, rhyming story and lovely illustrations, this is the perfect present for every family. Whether for new Grandparents, on Mother's Day or indeed at any time of the year. From the creators of I Love My Daddy, a Sunday Times Top 10 Bestseller, and I Love My Mummy, winner of the Book Trust Early Years Award. And the author of picture book classic, Giraffes Can't Dance.
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    It's the Troll

    By Sally Grindley, Peter Utton
    Authors:
    Sally Grindley
    Illustrated by:
    Peter Utton
    An interactive lift-the-flap retelling of a classic fairy tale, following the success of the bestselling Shhh! - will keep children hooked!There is no grass left and the goats are starving! On the other side of the river the fields are bursting with fresh green grass... but they need your help to get past the nasty troll!Based on The Three Billy Goats Gruff, children can lift the flaps and peep through the holes as they follow the adventure.Praise for Shhh!: 'This book is FANTASTIC for storytime with a group of children. It's great to read it with inflection, pretending to be scared of the giant and telling the kids to SHHH!' Goodreads reviewer'I have worked in a pre-school for 24 years and this is by far their favourite book. The children sit there quietly and as you read the book they are hooked!' Amazon reviewer
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  • A is for Art

    By Paul Thurlby
    Authors:
    Paul Thurlby
    A beautiful and informative alphabet book created in association with the National Galley - perfect for children and adults alike.See the sights of the National Gallery as never before - through the eyes of award-winning illustrator Paul Thurlby. From Da Vinci to Monet, from medieval masters to the French Impressionists, come on a inspiring tour of one of the world's most-visited museums. Enjoy masterpieces like Van Gogh's Sunflowers and Constable's The Hay Wain as well discovering some lesser known gems. This unique book is packed to bursting with the world's greatest paintings and the stories behind them.Praise for Paul Thurlby's Numbers: 'Stunning collection.' Guardian'Paul Thurlby's prints are so ludicrously beautiful that I am seriously tempted to blow the budget, order the whole lot and paper a wall with them.' India Knight, journalist and author
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    I Love My Dinosaur

    By Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd
    Authors:
    Giles Andreae
    Illustrated by:
    Emma Dodd
    There are many different types of families but none so unusual as this one - it includes a dinosaur!It's not every day that a dinosaur takes up residence! Of course, it's lots of fun because dinosaur loves to join in. He loves to bake and paint, he adores singing and skipping, and he thinks school is really great. But dinosaurs are different. For one thing they are very big and sometimes very clumsy, so wherever dinosaur goes chaos is always sure to follow . . .A truly engaging and hilarious story that deals with a most unconventional friendship from this ever popular, bestselling author and illustrator.
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  • I Am Too Absolutely Small For School

    By Lauren Child
    Authors:
    Lauren Child
    A classic Charlie and Lola story about starting-school worries, from Children's Laureate Lauren Child - now in a brilliant board book edition!Charlie's little sister Lola is nearly big enough to go to school - but Lola is not so sure. She thinks it probably would be useful to read and write and count, but she doesn't really have time for school - she's much too busy doing extremely important things at home. And, besides, Lola's invisible friend, Soren Lorensen, is slightly nervous about going to school on his own . . .This tale of first-day-at-school worries addresses childrens' fears with warmth, humour, and a lot of fun. This is the board book edition of the classic picture book. As seen on CBeebies!Over three million Charlie and Lola books have been sold worldwide. Look out for other classic stories:I Will Not Ever Never Eat a TomatoI Am Not Sleepy and I Will Not Go to BedSlightly InvisibleOne Thing
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  • I Am Not Sleepy and I Will Not Go to Bed

    By Lauren Child
    Authors:
    Lauren Child
    A classic Charlie and Lola bedtime story from Children's Laureate Lauren Child - now in a brilliant board book!Charlie has this little sister Lola. Sometimes he has to try and get her to go to bed. This is a hard job because Lola likes to stay up late. Lola says, "I am not slightly sleepy at 6 or 7 or 8. I am still wide awake at 9 and not at all tired at 10, 11 and 12 and I will probably still be perky at even 13 o'clock in the morning."As seen on CBeebies!Over three million Charlie and Lola books have been sold worldwide. Look out for other classic stories:I Will Not Ever Never Eat a TomatoI Am Too Absolutely Small for SchoolSlightly InvisibleOne Thing
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    I Love My Grandad

    By Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd
    Authors:
    Giles Andreae
    Illustrated by:
    Emma Dodd
    A celebration of Grandparents and the special role they play in family life.This delightful picture book captures the joy of spending a fun-filled day with Grandad. With a gentle, rhyming story and lovely illustrations, this is the perfect present for every family. Whether for new Grandparents, on Father's Day or indeed at any time of the year. From the creators of I Love My Daddy, a Sunday Times Top 10 Bestseller, and I Love My Mummy, winner of the Book Trust Early Years Award. And the author of picture book classic, Giraffes Can't Dance.
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  • Is It Bedtime Wibbly Pig?

    By Mick Inkpen
    Authors:
    Mick Inkpen
    Wibbly Pig isn't tired at all! He wants to splash in the bath, count the stairs to the bedroom and bounce around on his bed. But in the end, he snuggles down to sleep with his cuddly toys.Cuddle up and read this stunning new edition of a bedtime favourite. Children everywhere will identify with Wibbly as he puts off bedtime again and again!
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    I Love My Birthday

    By Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd
    Authors:
    Giles Andreae
    Illustrated by:
    Emma Dodd
    From the author of Giraffes Can't Dance and the award-winning creators of I Love My Mummy and I Love My Daddy comes a picture book about the fun and excitement of being a year older!From birthday kisses to party games with friends, all the joy of the big day is captured through true-to-life humour and lovely pictures. The perfect present for every birthday girl or boy, this book will delight time and time again.With exuberant rhyming text from Giles Andreae and bright bold illustrations from Emma Dodd.
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    Isabella's Bed

    By Alison Lester, Alison Lester
    Authors:
    Alison Lester
    Illustrated by:
    Alison Lester
    Whenever we stayed at Grandmother's house, we always slept in Isabella's bed. It stood in the attic with all the other things from South America.Who is the mysterious Isabella Grandmother talks about? And why won't Grandmother look through the sandalwood chest with her grandchildren? When Isabella's bed flies off into the night, and takes the children with it, the answers to these questions are revealed.
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    Incy Wincy Spider

    By Karen Erasmus
    Authors:
    Karen Erasmus
    We all know that the rain washed the Incy Wincy spider down the water spout. But where else did he try to shelter before the sun came out? In this fun and lively story, Incy tries to find a place to rest - but keeps getting into strife! When he crawls under the house, he comes face to face with a hungry cat. In the living room, he nearly gets sucked up by Gran's vacuum cleaner, and his comfy resting place in the laundry hamper leads to a wet and wild ride in the washing machine. The adventures of this determined little spider are brought to life by Karen Erasmus' brightly coloured and irresistible illustrations.
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    Ice, Wind, Rock: Douglas Mawson in the Antarctic

    By Peter Gouldthorpe, Peter Gouldthorpe
    Authors:
    Peter Gouldthorpe
    Illustrated by:
    Peter Gouldthorpe
    Douglas Mawson is a true Australian hero, and one of the great Antarctic explorers. He was the first man to reach the South Magnetic Pole, and led Australia's first Antarctic expedition. This is a story of adventure and survival, as Mawson faces enormous challenges and triumphs. Kids will be gripped by this extraordinary true story!
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    I Am a Book

    By Roger Hargreaves
    Authors:
    Roger Hargreaves
    Have you ever imagined what it might feel like to be a book? Or a pencil? An ocean? A pair of scissors? Or, even, a sausage? Well, Roger Hargreaves has - and it's hilarious! It's also in rhyme - most of the time!I am an orange you're going to peel.But - you don't think about how I feel!Ouch! That hurt! But you don't care!You peel away. It's most unfair!Roger Hargreaves was the bestselling creator of the Mr Men series. I Am a Book was first published by Hodder Children's Books in 1984.
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  • I'll Wait, Mr Panda

    By Steve Antony
    Authors:
    Steve Antony
    Mr Panda is making a surprise. What is it? The animals must wait and see.But waiting is BORING.Only one little penguin has the patience and politeness to stick around. Will he be rewarded?This delicious picture book combines stunning art, an unforgettable panda and a hilarious lesson in good manners.Steve Antony's Please Mr Panda has taken the publishing world by storm. The first print run was 115,000 hardback copies."...there's a new pre-school politeness tsar in town." THE TIMES
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    I Love My Puppy

    By Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd
    Authors:
    Giles Andreae
    Illustrated by:
    Emma Dodd
    A book to delight anyone who either owns, or wants to own, a pet - from the team behind the ever popular I Love My Mummy and I Love My Daddy.When a new puppy joins the family, this cute little bundle of joy brings both fun and new responsibilities! The excitement of this big event is explored with warmth and humour by Giles Andreae, the author of international bestseller Giraffes Can't Dance. From walks in the park, to chewed shoelaces! Pitch-perfect rhyme and cute, colourful pictures make this book great to share with even the youngest child.
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    If

    By David J. Smith
    Authors:
    David J. Smith
    'If the Sun were the size of a grapefruit, Earth would be the size of a grain of salt. Even the largest planet, Jupiter, would be only as big as a large pea.'Some things are so big or so old that it's hard to wrap your mind around them. In If, we look at these hard-to-imagine objects and events and compare them to things we can instantly see, feel and touch. It is wonderful new way of seeing the world and is a fascinating way of understanding numbers and big ideas for children aged 8 and upwards.The author, David J Smith has found ingenious ways of scaling down everything from time lines (the history of the Earth is compressed into a single year!), to quantitites (all the wealth in the world is divided into one hundred coins), to size differences (the planets are shown as different-sized balls). Each description is beautifully illustrated to reinforce the concept in a child's mind.By reducing everything to human scale, the big ideas and concepts are easier to grasp and, therefore, more meaningful. This fact-filled book is for children who love to be wowed by exciting new facts, figures, stats and information. It is also the perfect vehicle for visual learners, since it's 'infographic' approach makes information easier to understand through imagery.As well as being an excellent read for pleasure, If is also an amazing classroom resource that can be reached for again and again when studying scale and measurement in maths, but also has many applications for the study of space or the earth in science and geography, social studies and PSHE.For those who want to delve deeper, thre are 6 suggestions for practical projects at the back of the book as well as a full page of resource information.Covers topics as diverse as: evolution of man and early life forms, time line of the last 3000 years in history, inventions through the ages, continents, water, energy and population.
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    I Love You, Father Christmas

    By Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd
    Authors:
    Giles Andreae
    Illustrated by:
    Emma Dodd
    All the excitement of Christmas is captured in this festive board book story - complete with a padded, foiled cover.Created by the award-winning team behind I Love My Mummy and I Love My Daddy, this sweet and simple story follows one little boy who just can't wait for Father Christmas to arrive in his sleigh!With joyful rhyming text from Giles Andreae (author of international bestseller Giraffes Can't Dance) and cosy, colourful artwork from Emma Dodd, this is the perfect Christmas gift.'The verse is brilliant... perfect for reading aloud' - Bookbag'The warm and fuzzy feelings we all share for the jolly fellow in red are nicely captured in this sweet read, with lovingly rendered illustrations by Emma Dodd' - Prima Baby & Pregnancy
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  • I Will Not Ever Never Eat A Tomato

    By Lauren Child
    Authors:
    Lauren Child
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    I Love My Daddy

    By Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd
    Authors:
    Giles Andreae
    Illustrated by:
    Emma Dodd
    An amusing, touching and heart-warming look at the special relationship between father and child from the bestselling Giles Andreae, perfectly portrayed by Emma Dodd's charming and vibrant artwork. The follow-up to the award-winning I Love My Mummy.
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