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The Very Important Idea

By Emma Dodson
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Emma Dodson
From the creator of Badly Drawn Dog, this amusing picture book tells the story of a rat and a cat, and explores the nature of ideas. Where do they come from and how are they rated? A good idea for a cat is not necessarily the same thing as a good idea for a rat... as Rat discovers not long after being employed by Mr Fat Cat.
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  • Voices Of The Rainforest

    By Mick Manning
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    Mick Manning
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  • Victoria the Violin Fairy

    By Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper
    Authors:
    Daisy Meadows
    Illustrated by:
    Georgie Ripper
    The Music Fairies desperately need Rachel's and Kirsty's help! Jack Frost and his naughty goblins have stolen the fairies' Magical Musical Instruments, which means that music is being ruined for everyone! Jack Frost plans to use the instruments to help him win a national talent competition in the human world, and with the help of the enchanted instruments, he's bound to win. If this happens, humans will find out about Fairyland and then all the fairies will be in danger! Victoria must find her violin - how can Rachel and Kirsty help her?
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    Vesuvius Poovius

    By Kes Gray, Chris Mould
    Authors:
    Kes Gray
    Illustrated by:
    Chris Mould
    Poo is a forbiddenus wordus. Vesuvius, the Roman inventor, has been trying to solve the pongy problem for many years - with no luck. But one night he is struck by inspiration...The pongy classic, now with a new jacket.
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  • Viking Vik and the Wolves

    By Shoo Rayner
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    Shoo Rayner
    Viking Vik is guarding the goats in the hills when he sees Greeneyes the Wolf. Wulf laughs at Vik. Everyone knows Greeneyes isn't real! But Wulf stops laughing when he hears a howl in the night...
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  • Viking Vik and the Chariot Race

    By Shoo Rayner
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    Shoo Rayner
    Viking Vik is racing down the mountain, driving his goat cart as if he were the great god Thor himself. But watch out! Wulf is right behind him and he looks like he means business...
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  • Viking Vik and the Trolls

    By Shoo Rayner
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    Shoo Rayner
    Watch out - there are giant Trolls about! But the sweetest, juiciest cloudberries grow on the other side of the bridge. Will Viking Vik, Freya and Wulf get across to pick them without being eaten alive?
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  • Viking Vik and the Bug House

    By Shoo Rayner
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    Shoo Rayner
    Viking Vik and Wulf are squabbling over who should be the leader. What they need is a contest to see who's the bravest. A contest with bugs and creepy-crawlies should do the trick...
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  • Viking Vik and the Lucky Stone

    By Shoo Rayner
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    Shoo Rayner
    Viking Vik is cold, hungry and lost in a snowstorm. His faithful dog, Flek, leads him to the house of an old woman. But she thinks he seems suspicious. Can Vik convince her to let him in before he freezes to death?
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    A Very Curious Bear

    By Tony Mitton, Paul Howard
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    Tony Mitton
    Illustrated by:
    Paul Howard
    One bright morning, on a walk in the woods, Little Bear is filled with wonder...and questions! Why does the sun come and light up the day? Why does the wind rush around in the air? Why does the stream seem to gurgle and babble? Luckily, Big Bear has all the answers! A beautifully written portrayal of the tender moments shared between a daddy bear and his cub, from award-winning poet Tony Mitton and illustrated in atmospheric detail by the incredibly talented Paul Howard.
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    The Very Cranky Bear

    By Nick Bland
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    Nick Bland
    In the Jingle, jangle jungle, four friends encounter a very cranky bear. Moose, Lion and Zebra all think they know how to cheer him up, but it's plain, boring Sheep who has the answer. This is a hilarious picture book, with the over-riding message being: Don't underestimate the quiet ones! Sometime a little thought is all you need to solve a problem instead of rushing to immediate action.
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    A Very Strange Creature

    By Ronda Armitage, Layn Marlow
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    Ronda Armitage
    Illustrated by:
    Layn Marlow
    When Monkey finds a strange creature in the jungle he's very puzzled, and he calls the other animals to help. It doesn't have a tail for swinging, a trunk for washing, a long neck for reaching the high trees or even webbed feet for swimming. Whatever could it be?Toddlers and parents alike will love this refreshing take on the classic 'new-baby' theme. With wonderfully warm, humorous text from Ronda Armitage, author of family favourite The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch.'Perfect reading for toddlers with a new baby in the house' - Junior
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    The Viewer

    By Gary Crew, Shaun Tan
    Authors:
    Gary Crew
    Illustrated by:
    Shaun Tan
    Young Tristan, a curious boy who rescues all sorts of objects from the rubbish dump, finds an old Viewmaster in its elaborate box, complete with a set of disks. He finds that these represent the ages of humankind, seen as a cyclical structure in which patterns of growth and decay are repeated. Tristan becomes more and more drawn in to the world of the disks, and eventually disappears. The book is full of metaphors and symbols of seeing and watching, circularity and never-endingness, in a complex, fantastical tale, which was Shaun Tan's first picture book.
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  • Village Home

    By Nicola Barber
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    Nicola Barber
    Homes Around the World looks at different homes in geographically-diverse locations. Each book encourages readers to ask questions about their own homes and looks at the different ways in which people live across the world, thus devloping awareness of the wider world.Village Home looks at locations from Turkey to Canada, from Africa to Russia. The variety of homes and how they are built is focused upon, together with the themes of weather, environment, travel, work, school and play in a village setting.
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  • Vanessa the Dance Steps Fairy

    By Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper
    Authors:
    Daisy Meadows
    Illustrated by:
    Georgie Ripper
    Kirsty and Rachel are in for a surprise when their fairy friends whisk them off to the Fairyland Music Festival, only for Jack Frost and his goblins to strut onto the stage! The naughty gang have stolen the Pop Star Fairies' magical clef necklaces, and Jack Frost intends to use them to become the biggest star in the world.In this third book of the magical series, the girls must help Vanessa the Dance Steps Fairy get her clef back, or dancers everywhere will be no more graceful than an elephant on stage!
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  • The Victorians

    By Alison Cooper
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    Alison Cooper
    See for yourself what life was like in Victorian times! Spend a day in the life of a Victorian servant, climb aboard a steam train and take a ride through a Victorian street on a horse-drawn cart. Find out more about homes, food, schools and jobs in Victorian times.
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  • The Very Clever Aliens

    By Joan Stimson
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    Joan Stimson
    The Very Clever Aliens are on their way to Earth - what do they want? Find out in this fun rhyming adventure!
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  • A Visit to the Seaside

    By Louise Spilsbury
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    Louise Spilsbury
    Ways into Geography: A Visit to the Seaside explores the different kinds of coastlines around the world, and looks at the jobs that people who live by the seaside do. It also looks at what activities we can do by the seaside and explains how we can all take care of our coastlines. Ways into Geography is an ideal introduction to geography. It combines simple text and colourful illustrations to teach basic geographical skills and build up confidence and enthusiasm.
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  • Viking Victory

    By Jennifer Gray, Amanda Swift, Sarah Horne
    Authors:
    Jennifer Gray, Amanda Swift
    Illustrated by:
    Sarah Horne
    A nasty builder with a huge digger is threatening the guinea pigs' woodland! The furry pals must protect it - but how? Terry wants to tell all his friends online... Eduardo thinks a protest song will do the trick... While Coco just wants everyone to get on with it! Then they meet Olaf the Viking guinea pig who claims to be over 1,000 years old. Can they use his ancient tactics to help fight the builder?
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  • Vegetables

    By Camilla Lloyd
    Authors:
    Camilla Lloyd
    Photo word books are simple, non-fiction reading books to help establish vocabulary, basic grammar and comprehension alongside current reading schemes. Designed to bridge the gap between nursery and the national curriculum, these books will introduce emergent readers to curriculum topics in a charming and visually stimulating way. Ideal for emergent readers, reluctant readers and those diagnosed with dyslexia.
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