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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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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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  • 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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  • Racism and Intolerance

    By Louise Spilsbury, Hanane Kai
    Authors:
    Louise Spilsbury
    Illustrated by:
    Hanane Kai
    The Children in Our World non-fiction 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 what racism and intolerance are, how they affect children, adults and daily life, and how readers can help. Where issues aren't appropriate to describe in words, award-winning illustrator, Hanane Kai, uses striking and sensitive illustrations help children visualise they ways in which racism and intolerance affect people all around the world with 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 discussions on race, ethnicity and current affairs.
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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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  • 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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  • 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 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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    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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  • Ruby's SO Rude

    By Judith Heneghan, Jack Hughes
    Authors:
    Judith Heneghan
    Illustrated by:
    Jack Hughes
    Ruby is a rude dragon. She pushes and grabs, won't say sorry and hurts the other dragons' feelings. But something stops her in her tracks and makes her realise she is upsetting her friends. Can she learn to behave politely after all?Read about good manners and behaviour in these delightful stories.
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  • Rex's Specs

    By Jack Hughes
    Authors:
    Jack Hughes
    Rex has to wear glasses, but sometimes he wishes he didn't have to. So one day, he decides to go out without them. But oh no! What's that ahead? Watch out, Rex!This engaging story helps all children to understand what it is like to wear glasses, why some people like wearing them and yet others don't, and how friends can help you when you feel upset. It's the ideal book for a child who wears glasses, and also a useful classroom resource to help explain why some people wear glasses and others don't.
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    Red Riding Hood and the Sweet Little Wolf

    By Rachael Mortimer, Liz Pichon
    Authors:
    Rachael Mortimer
    Illustrated by:
    Liz Pichon
    Little Wolf doesn't want to be a big bad wolf. She dreams of being good and kind. But when she is sent out to catch dinner and meets Red Riding Hood, what will she do? From the team behind the popular The Three Billy Goats Fluff, as seen on CBeebies, comes a fun, light-hearted twist on the fairy tale. Any child that's familiar with the original will find plenty of giggles here. Written by Liz Pichon, the creator of the phenomenal number one bestseller The Brilliant World of Tom Gates."... colourful twist on the classic fairytale." Practical Parenting & Pregnancy
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  • A Rainbow Shopping Day

    By Vivian French, Selina Young
    Authors:
    Vivian French
    Illustrated by:
    Selina Young
    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.Jason and his little sister Daisy B go shopping, help wash the car, and splash about in the bath in this fun and accessible story, perfect for early readers.
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  • A Royal Ballet

    By Emma Thomson
    Authors:
    Emma Thomson
    Pearl is an ordinary girl - but she has a very extraordinary secret. She is a real sea princess! The Prima Ballerinas are holding auditions to join their show. All the princesses practise hard, except for Princess Lyria who already thinks she is the best. Will Pearl fulfil her dream of becoming a ballet star Princess Pearl brings together all the essential elements of a little girl's imagination - princesses, friendship and a touch of magic! Collect all four eBooks: A Birthday Ball, A Friend to Treasure, and A Fashion Fairytale.'... the book gets five stars...' A Parent
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  • Rampage in Prince's Garden

    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.Prince the poodle is away, leaving his secret garden free for the rest of the Buffin Street Gang to explore. After all, he'll never even know they've been there . . . will he?
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