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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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  • Belle & Boo: Play Day: A Dress-Up Sticker and Activity Book

    By Mandy Sutcliffe
    Authors:
    Mandy Sutcliffe
    Today is a busy play day for Belle and Boo, with lots of things to see and do. Come and join in the fun and discover pictures to colour, games to play, outfits to choose and over 150 stickers to stick. This fun-filled book, packed with beautiful and interesting things to do, is perfect for keeping little ones entertained at home, on holiday, on long journeys, or anywhere else!
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  • Belle & Boo: My Favourite Things: A Sticker and Activity Book

    By Mandy Sutcliffe
    Authors:
    Mandy Sutcliffe
    Belle and Boo want to share all their very favourite things with you! Join in the fun and discover games to play, pictures to colour, puzzles to solve and over 200 stickers to stick!This fun-filled book, packed with beautiful and interesting things to do, is perfect for keeping little ones entertained at home, on holiday, on long journeys, or anywhere else!
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  • The Boy with the Magic Numbers

    By Sally Gardner
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    Sally Gardner
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    Baggy Brown and the Royal Baby

    By Mick Inkpen
    Authors:
    Mick Inkpen
    From the creator of Wibbly Pig and Kipper, this new edition of Baggy Brown celebrates friendship, priceless teddy bears and royal babies.Baggy Brown was born at Better Bears Limited. Only he wasn't born as Baggy Brown, but Number One. And as a special limited edition bear, he was due to be presented to the Royal Baby, daughter of King and Queen of Thingland. But this isn't quite what happened. This is the story of how Alfie found and named Baggy Brown and the beginnings of a very special friendship.'Echoing the theme of the children's classic The Velveteen Rabbit, Baggy Brown reminds children that the best-loved toys are usually the oldest and shabbiest, and that being scruffy and worn is a sign of having been loved.' The Observer
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  • Belle & Boo and the Yummy Scrummy Day

    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.Boo is hungry, but he only wants to eat cake. That is until Belle finds a clever way to convince him that fruit and vegetables are just as tasty, and can be a lot more fun. And because this is Belle and Boo, there is an adventure or two along the way.A delightful tale with vintage-inspired illustrations, this book is perfect for fans of Beatrix Potter and Winnie-the-Pooh. This paperback edition comes with a beautiful pull-out recipe print. The easy-to-follow recipe for Grandbunny's Spiced Biscuits is just right for making with young children.
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  • Big Trucks

    By Melanie Palmer
    Authors:
    Melanie Palmer
    Rhyme and Find board books offer a unique combination of big bold photographs and fun read aloud rhyming text, plus a spot and find panel on each page, perfect for adults and children to share and enjoy. A picture activity at the back brings an extra visual treat!
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    Babies, Babies, Babies!

    By Laurence Anholt, Catherine Anholt
    Authors:
    Laurence Anholt
    Illustrated by:
    Catherine Anholt
    Babies love to play, laugh and cuddle, and this book is full of all the things that babies love best. The bright and cheerful illustrations are packed with details for little ones to pore over and explore. There's even a game for parents and babies to play together as they read: can you find the special bunny hiding on each page?With colourful pictures and an upbeat, rhythmic text, this book is a perfect gift for all little ones and their parents.Featured in the Sunday Times as part of their 100 Modern Classic Picture Books list.'The Anholts show once again how tuned in they are to what works for small children' - Sunday Times
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  • Being Brave: Why Do I Feel Scared?

    By Pat Thomas, Lesley Harker
    Authors:
    Pat Thomas
    Illustrated by:
    Lesley Harker
    A beautifully illustrated picture book that explores what it means to be brave. It explains that there are many ways to be brave, from standing up for yourself or others, to trying new things. Notes for parents and teachers at the back of the book provide valuable advice for how to share this book with your child or class. Written by a trained psychotherapist, journalist and parent, and illustrated by an experienced children's book artist, this title is part of an acclaimed and successful series of picture-book non-fiction for Early Years. Books in the series give advice and promote interaction between children, parents, and teachers on a wide variety of personal, social and emotional issues.
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  • Blood and Guts and Rats' Tail Pizza

    By Vivian French, Chris Fisher
    Authors:
    Vivian French
    Illustrated by:
    Chris Fisher
    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.Hank can't work out where all his customers have gone. They usually queue for miles for a taste of his rats' tail pizza and special guts pie with blood sauce. And when he finds them all at a newly opened cake shop, sitting at tables and sipping tea, he can't believe it! He's got to find a way to win his customers back. But how?
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    The Big Jungle Mix-Up

    By Gareth Edwards, Kanako Usui
    Authors:
    Gareth Edwards
    Illustrated by:
    Kanako Usui
    An hilarious split-page rhyming story introducing young children to rhinos, monkeys, leopards and more! A follow-up to The Big Animal Mix-up.Little Bear's dad tries to teach him all the jungle animals he ought to know, but the problem is they are a little mixed up! What would happen if a monkey was mixed up with a parrot? Would it have feathers? Would you teach it to speak? Turn the page and discover the rib tickling results!'A book to treasure and return to...' Books for Keeps'An instant classic.' Ben Miller, comedian and dad'...utterly charming and brightly illustrated...' The Bookbag
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  • Belle & Boo and the Goodnight Kiss

    By Mandy Sutcliffe
    Authors:
    Mandy Sutcliffe
    It's bedtime for Belle and Boo. Time for a bath, time for milk and cookies, time for a story. But when Boo decides it's time to hide, he almost misses the most important part of bedtime.This delightful picture book stars Belle and Boo, a bob-haired little girl and her adorable bunny friend. Follow their adventures as they explore the simple pleasures of childhood, drawing the reader into a magical world of imagination and discovery. This charming tale with vintage-inspired illustrations is perfect for fans of Beatrix Potter, Winnie the Pooh and Milly-Molly-Mandy.
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  • A Birthday Ball

    By Emma Thomson
    Authors:
    Emma Thomson
    Pearl is an ordinary girl - but she has a very extraordinary secret. She is a real sea princess! It's Pearl's birthday and the sea princesses give her a beautiful pearl necklace. But jealous Princess Amethyst takes the necklace for herself! Will Pearl ever see her treasured present again 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 Royal Ballet, A Friend to Treasure, and A Fashion Fairytale.'... the book gets five stars...' A Parent
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    A Bed of Your Own

    By Mij Kelly, Mary Mcquillan
    Authors:
    Mij Kelly
    Illustrated by:
    Mary Mcquillan
    This is the story of Suzy Sue, ready for bed just like you! But then she finds a cow, a horse, a sheep and a goat all fighting for space in her bed! Will she ever get to sleep?The perfect bedtime companion for young children, A Bed of Your Own has been read on CBeebies and is the third book in the Suzy Sue series.'A funny rhyming story perfect to send little ones to sleep.' Baby & Me Read about the author at www.mijkelly.com
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  • Belle & Boo and the Birthday Surprise

    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.Today is an extra-special day - it's someone's birthday! Belle and Boo know just how to get ready for birthdays - they make a card, bake a cake and blow up balloons. But whose birthday could it be? And what is the special surprise that Belle has planned?This beautiful book with vintage-inspired illustrations is perfect for fans of Beatrix Potter, Winnie the Pooh and Milly-Molly-Mandy.
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    Beware of the Storybook Wolves

    By Lauren Child
    Authors:
    Lauren Child
    For a real thrill, try reading Beware of the Storybook Wolves. It will scare your socks off! A fun-filled picture book with a fairytale twist, from Children's Laureate Lauren Child.Every night, Herb's mother reads him a bedtime story. Sometimes it's about a big bad wolf who terrifies little girls and their grandmothers with his growl and his sharp teeth. The story gets very nasty in the middle and everybody nearly comes to a sticky end. But, by the last page, it all turns out happily-ever-afterly.But what will happen to Herb when the wolves escape from his book? Will they gobble him up? Or will it all end happily-ever-after?Equally loved by children young and old, this hilarious picture book is perfect for sharing together. From the creator of the award-winning, best-selling Charlie and Lola series!Winner of the Smarties Book Prize Bronze Medal"A refreshingly original tale that sparkles with wit" Junior
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    Big Yellow Digger

    By Julia Jarman, Adrian Reynolds
    Authors:
    Julia Jarman
    Illustrated by:
    Adrian Reynolds
    Ben and Bella are off on another adventure and, of course, all the animals want to join them! The destination this time is Australia, and the digger digs and judders, as Moose, Zebra, Rhinoceros, Mole and lots of other animals all clamber on. Even Little Roo jumps up, and gets delivered safely back to his his mummy. Everyone stops for a barbie, a dance with the digeridoo, and then it's time to head for home again. Join the fun on an adventure that gets better and better!
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  • The Big Sticky Bun

    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 help Mum and Dad with the shopping, the gardening and eating cakes in this fun and accessible story, perfect for early readers.
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  • Bang the Drum

    By Kate Ruttle
    Authors:
    Kate Ruttle
    Bang the Drum looks at different instruments and the sounds they make, to support the teaching of reading using phonics.
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