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  • Billy and the Big New School

    By Laurence Anholt, Catherine Anholt
    Authors:
    Laurence Anholt
    Illustrated by:
    Catherine Anholt
    A classic picture book story to reassure children who are nervous about starting school.Billy is not at all sure about starting school. In fact, he wishes he could stay at home with his mum. But with some gentle encouragement and the help of a new friend, Billy soon discovers that school can be a lot of fun! Young children and adults alike will enjoy sharing and talking about this much-loved classic picture book, with its delightful and amusing insight into the joys and trepidations of starting school.'Full of reassurance, this is the ideal book for a child nervous about the big day' - The BooksellerFrom the husband and wife team behind Babies, Babies, Babies, featured in the Sunday Times as one of their top 100 Children's Modern Classics.
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    Big Bouncy Bed

    By Julia Jarman, Adrian Reynolds
    Authors:
    Julia Jarman
    Illustrated by:
    Adrian Reynolds
    Ben and Bella on the big bouncy bed,Boing! Boing! Boing! Boing!Mind your head!Ben and Bella are back, and this time they're off on a brilliant bouncy adventure with all their animal friends. Join Ben and Bella as they bounce all the way to outer space and back again - just in time for bed. This exuberant, lively rhyming story from the creators of the bestselling Big Red Bath is perfect for reading aloud.
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  • But What If? A book about feeling worried

    By Sue Graves, Desideria Guicciardini
    Authors:
    Sue Graves
    Illustrated by:
    Desideria Guicciardini
    Daisy is moving to a new house and a new school. She is worried. What if she doesn't like her new neighbours or teacher? What if her cat runs away? Can Grandpa help her feel less worried?This series introduces young children to different aspects of our emotions and behaviour. A fictional story is backed up by suggestions for activities and ideas to talk about, while a wordless storyboard encourages children to tell another story.
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  • Bracken and the Wild Bunch

    By Georgie Adams, Anna Currey
    Authors:
    Georgie Adams
    Illustrated by:
    Anna Currey
    Something mysterious has come to the Ripple River Valley! When Bracken hears a whistling noise, none of his family believe him, so he decides to run away to prove them wrong. Soon he's tracking some very odd looking paw prints. But who do they belong to?Heartwarming and hilarious, with Anna Currey's charming illustrations, this is a brilliant animal adventure series from a bestselling children's author.
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  • Bumper Sticker Book

    The ultimate My Little Pony sticker activity book, packed with games, puzzles, drawing, colouring and over 1000 stickers.Enter the enchanted land of Equestria, and join Twilight Sparkle and her friends for hours of My Little Pony fun! With over 50 activities, this bumper book wil keep My Little Pony fans entertained at hom, on holiday or out and about!As seen on Tiny Pop and PopTV.
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  • Berry and the Amazing Maze

    By Georgie Adams, Anna Currey
    Authors:
    Georgie Adams
    Illustrated by:
    Anna Currey
    There are strange goings-on at Fairweather's Farm Park! The maize field is ripe - but the people-folk have decided to cut patterns into it and fill it with terrifying monsters! What will happen when Berry, Fern and their friends Tansy and Teasel get lost inside it? Will Wisher's special ears be able to save the day?Heartwarming and hilarious, with Anna Currey's charming illustrations, this is a brilliant animal adventure series from a bestselling children's author.
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  • Bob's Bobble Hat

    By Margaret Nash
    Authors:
    Margaret Nash
    Bob gets a new bobble hat! He does not like the bobble, but maybe someone else in the family will?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 puzzle at the end of the story encourages rereading for pleasure.
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  • Belle & Boo and the Very Merry Christmas

    By Mandy Sutcliffe
    Authors:
    Mandy Sutcliffe
    Enter the charming world of Belle and Boo, a bob-haired little girl and her adorable bunny friend. Follow the adventures of this curious pair as they enjoy the simple pleasures of childhood, drawing us into a magical world of imagination and discovery.It's almost Christmas Day. Time to decorate the tree, hang up stockings and bake delicious treats. Boo thinks the best thing about Christmas is the presents waiting for him under the tree. But, with a little help from his friend Belle, Boo learns that kindness and sharing will make for the merriest Christmas of all.This delightful tale with vintage-inspired illustrations is perfect for fans of Beatrix Potter and Winnie-the-Pooh.
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    The Best Kiss

    By Julia Jarman, Erica-Jane Waters
    Authors:
    Julia Jarman
    Illustrated by:
    Erica-Jane Waters
    Jack loves getting prizes and cups of all sizes, but if there's one thing he hates... it's being kissed! And with an army of aunts and uncles, there's no getting away from it. What's a boy to do?'A rollicking, rhyming, read-aloud tale...' Books for KeepsThe Best Kiss has recently been featured on the ITV series Bookaboo.Read more about bestselling author Julia Jarman on http://www.juliajarman.com, and visit http://www.ericajanewaters.com to find out more about Erica-Jane Waters.
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  • Barley and the Duck Race

    By Georgie Adams, Anna Currey
    Authors:
    Georgie Adams
    Illustrated by:
    Anna Currey
    The Longears family are enjoying a beautiful spring day when danger strikes! Burdock the buzzard attacks, and Barley finds himself taking an unexpected dip in the river - and then an even more unexpected flight with Hazel Heron! He lands in Fairweather's Farm Park, in the middle of a Pet Show - but can Barley get home before he's mistaken for one of the pets?Heartwarming and hilarious, with Anna Currey's charming illustrations, this is a brilliant animal adventure series from a bestselling children's author.
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    Baby On Board

    By Kes Gray, Sarah Nayler
    Authors:
    Kes Gray
    Illustrated by:
    Sarah Nayler
    A reissue of Kes Gray's first picture book for Hodder and Sarah Nayler's first ever picture book. It is a funny, colourful, and clever book that will provide perfect entertainment for young children.The story traces the 9 months during which a family await the birth of a new baby. Written from the eyes of a small child, we are given hilariously funny descriptions of the development of the baby in Mum's tummy and accounts of family life as the baby's birth draws near. Each month, the pages in the book get bigger, reflecting increase of time and size, until at the end the pages are full size, as is the baby, ready to be born.This book will appeal to all young children, and will assist their understanding and development.'A clear, often witty, text combines perfectly with the pictures to make this a most original picture book.' - Books For Keeps
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  • Belle & Boo: Holiday Fun Sticker & Activity Book

    By Mandy Sutcliffe
    Authors:
    Mandy Sutcliffe
    Belle and Boo are going on holiday, and they want you to join with their summer fun!There's so much to see and do in this delightful sticker and activity book: help Boo pack his suitcase, design stylish summer outfits for Belle, write a postcard from the seaside and lots, lots more! With games, puzzles, dress-up figures, colouring and over 200 pretty stickers, this is the perfect book to keep little ones entertained on summer days.
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    Bears, Bears, Bears

    By Martin Waddell, Lee Wildish
    Authors:
    Martin Waddell
    Illustrated by:
    Lee Wildish
    Ruby likes bears. So she puts up a sign inviting them to call. She isn't content with just one bear though - she wants more and more and more. But, as Ruby soon discovers, you can have too much of a good thing!Written by Martin Waddell, well known and respected the world over for his stunning storytelling. He wrote Farmer Duck and Can't You Sleep, Little Bear? both of which won the Smarties Prize, and the bestselling Owl Babies. Lee Wildish is the winner of the Red House Children's Book Award.Praise for Martin's previous work: '...the outstanding picture book of the year.' - The Sunday Times
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  • Bramble and the Treasure Hunt

    By Georgie Adams, Anna Currey
    Authors:
    Georgie Adams
    Illustrated by:
    Anna Currey
    The twins Tansy and Teasel have come to stay! All of the young rabbits are very excited to see their friends again. When Mellow tells the story of a ghostly rabbit and a golden treasure, Bramble and his brothers and sisters decide to go exploring on the moor. Can they escape a barn owl and a yellow-eyed beast to discover the golden apples for themselves?Heartwarming and hilarious, with Anna Currey's charming illustrations, this is a brilliant animal adventure series from a bestselling children's author.
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  • Bubble and Squeak

    By James Mayhew, Clara Vulliamy
    Authors:
    James Mayhew
    Illustrated by:
    Clara Vulliamy
    People travel from far and wide to watch Bubble, the amazingly graceful elephant, perform her daredevil act, The Pyramid of Peril. But Bubble, although surrounded by friends, is desperately lonely - until an equally lonely little mouse appears. This funny and compassionate story of two unlikely companions is filled with drama, suspense and a touch of tenderness, depicted with stylish illustrations.Respected children's book creators, James Mayhew and Clara Vulliamy, have produced this stylish story about the true spirit of friendship.
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  • Bracken Finds a Secret Tunnel

    By Georgie Adams, Anna Currey
    Authors:
    Georgie Adams
    Illustrated by:
    Anna Currey
    On a misty morning in Ripple Valley, Bracken and his sister Wisher decide to go exploring - and end up getting very lost! Then Bramble discovers a mysterious tunnel in the forest. Where does it go? And who is waiting for them on the other side?Heartwarming and hilarious, with Anna Currey's charming illustrations, this is a brilliant animal adventure series from a bestselling children's author.
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  • But Why Can't I? - A book about rules

    By Sue Graves, Desideria Guicciardini
    Authors:
    Sue Graves
    Illustrated by:
    Desideria Guicciardini
    George thinks rules are silly. When Jenny comes to babysit, George refuses to keep to the rules. But that makes playing dangerous and not fun at all! Can George learn why rules are important?This series introduces young children to different aspects of our emotions and behaviour. A fictional story is backed up by suggestions for activities and ideas to talk about, while a wordless storyboard encourages children to tell another story.Supports the Personal, Social and Emotional Development Area of Learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage. For children aged 3-5.
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    Britannia: Great Stories from British History

    By Geraldine McCaughrean
    Authors:
    Geraldine McCaughrean
    King Canute, Lady Godiva, Guy Fawkes, Bonnie Prince Charlie, Grace Darling and other famous names live again in these 101 tragic, comic, stirring tales of adventure, folly and wickedness. Spanning nearly three thousand years, and including stories as up-to-date as Live Aid, the Braer Oil Tanker disaster and the Hadron Collider, each story includes a note on what really happened.
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    Beauty and the Beast

    By Ursula Jones, Sarah Gibb
    Authors:
    Ursula Jones
    Illustrated by:
    Sarah Gibb
    Enter a world of enchantment with classic fairy tale, Beauty and the Beast. When Beauty is sent to live in an enchanted castle with a mysterious beast, she discovers that things are never quite as they seem ... But can she break the curse and find true love before it's too late?Discover all the magic and excitement of the original fairy tale in this glorious picture book retelling. With exquisite, intricately detailed illustrations from Sarah Gibb and a sumptuous, gold-foiled cover - this is a book to treasure for years to come.'Ursula Jones' sparkling retelling of Beauty and the Beast is gloriously offest by Sarah Gibb's bright, striking illustrations' - Good Book Guide
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    The Big-Hearted Book

    By Nicholas Allan
    Authors:
    Nicholas Allan
    Babette and Bill are joined by a ribbon of hearts. They are always together through thick and thin. But when Babette falls ill, the two friends are parted and they are both broken hearted. Until they discover that even when they can't see the ribbon of hearts it is always there pulling them together.Warm, poignant and funny, this book is a wonderful celebration of friendship. A sensitive and beautifully told story written in association with the International Children's Heart Foundation that will touch anyone affected by illness. The mission of the International Children's Heart Foundation is to bring the skills, technology and knowledge to diagnose and care for children with congenital heart disease to developing countries.'Endlessly inventive, Nicholas Allan knows just what appeals to young children.' Parents in Touch
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