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Spotty Dotty, I've Got Chickenpox

By Miriam Moss, Joanna Mockler
Authors:
Miriam Moss
Illustrated by:
Joanna Mockler
Tilly loves spots. She's spotty dotty! So when her brother Toby wakes up covered in spots, Tilly decides she wants them too. But will Tilly really enjoy her very own chickenpox spots?A spectacularly spotty tale that's perfect for sharing with any child who's suffering from chickenpox.'When chickenpox plagues your town, then you need to have this book!'The Bookseller'The perfect picture story if your children have chickenpox.'The Northern Echo
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Scritch Scratch, We Have Nits

By Miriam Moss, Delphine Durand
Authors:
Miriam Moss
Illustrated by:
Delphine Durand
One day a tiny insect, no bigger than a freckle, climbs into Miss Calypso's classroom. Nobody notices until... Polly scritches, Joshua scratches, and soon the whole classroom is scritching and scratching.An irresistibly catchy text and zany artwork - head lice have never been so much fun!'It won't help you get rid of the little critters, but at least it will make you laugh as you scratch. A really jolly gift for all those children and parents (and grandparents) who get uptight about nits.'The Guardian
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Starting School

By Caryn Jenner, Arthur Robins
Authors:
Caryn Jenner
Illustrated by:
Arthur Robins
Starting school is a big adventure. Is your little star ready? He or she will have all sorts of questions. Where will I sit? What will I eat for lunch? Will I make friends? This warm, funny and, above all, reassuring book explores these questions and many more besides. Its positive message will help children look forward to and enjoy their adventures at school.Featuring funny illustrations by the wonderful Arthur Robins, Starting School explores a variety of scenarios in different school settings. This book is ideal to dip into with children during the run up to the big day and while they are still settling in at school. There are also tips for parents and carers on preparing children for starting school.
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Stanley's Stick

By John Hegley, Neal Layton
Authors:
John Hegley
Illustrated by:
Neal Layton
Stanley's Stick is a teaming-up of hefty talents - glorious poet John Hegley and award-winning illustrator Neal Layton. Stanley's stick is not just a stick. With a stick in hand, Stanley's options are endless - he flies to the moon, writes in the sand, goes fishing, plays a whistle and rides a dinosaur - and his imagination takes over and the magic begins. Hegley's lyrical prose captures the free-wheeling expressiveness of childhood, and Layton's deceptively simple illustrations are full of wit and character. Sweet, magical and thoroughly entertaining, this is Hegley and Layton's first collaboration.
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Stomp!

By Jeanne Willis, Paul Howard
Authors:
Jeanne Willis
Illustrated by:
Paul Howard
Stomp! Stomp! Here comes Monster - he's looking for something important. He crashes through the kitchen and stomps up the stairs, but he can't find that special something anywhere! Just what is the mini-monster looking for? With a bold but simple text and an adorably cheeky little monster, all children will love joining in the search.
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  • Secret Fairy Garden

    By Emma Thomson
    Authors:
    Emma Thomson
    Felicity Wishes' secret garden is the perfect place to hold a party! But how is she going to keep it a secret? Read the three mini stories, unfold the pop-up garden, press-out the characters, play the games, and enjoy getting lost in Felicity's magical garden...
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    The Shooting Star

    By Rose Impey
    Authors:
    Rose Impey
    Jelly might be rubbish at maths, but she's great at netball and she loves it. So when a ruthless local politician decides to ban competitive sports in school, Jelly is determined to fight. Especially as her team are about to go through to the inter-school finals.
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  • Stormy Day / Snowy Day

    By Anna Cunningham
    Authors:
    Anna Cunningham
    Mum and daughter are off to the shops but the stormy weather makes it very hard work! In the second adventure there's lots of fun to be had when the snow falls.Talk a story tells two stories entirely in pictures and encourages children to talk through the story sequence. A prefect resource for children of all ages and any language.
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  • Slightly Invisible

    By Lauren Child
    Authors:
    Lauren Child
    A classic Charlie and Lola picture book from Children's Laureate Lauren Child.Charlie and his friend Marv are in search of strange and tricky creatures. They would like to search without Charlie's little sister Lola bothering them. But Lola wants to join in. Luckily, Lola and her invisible friend, Soren Lorensen, know exactly how to catch strange and tricky creatures. All they need is a tea set, a little cart and a rabbit. (And, of course, one or three drops of pink milk.)This hilariously inventive tale will encourage your little ones to go on their own imaginative, make-believe adventures. (As well as striking a chord with frustrated siblings everywhere!)"A witty book that reminds us why we fell in love with Charlie and Lola" - Junior"Lauren Child is a rare creature: someone who writes as brilliantly as she illustrates" - Sunday Telegraph
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  • Snow White

    By Sally Gardner
    Authors:
    Sally Gardner
    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.With skin as white as snow, lips as red as roses, and hair as black as ebony, Snow White soon arouses the jealousy of her wicked stepmother. Hidden away in the forest, can she escape the evil queen with the help of her new friends?
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  • The Scallywags Blow Their Top!

    By David Melling
    Authors:
    David Melling
    The Scallywags are a band of unruly wolves who find it hard to behave properly. But after they storm out of the Forest Show, they meet their match in the shape of a little sheep. It's not long before they are begging to be accepted again by the other animals. A brilliant follow-up to The Scallywags that shows, in the funniest possible way, that it doesn't pay to lose your temper.From the bestselling creator of the Hugless Douglas series, which has sold over 1.4 million copies in 26 languages.'A useful story to show children that it's no fun being at the receiving end of a bad temper.' - Junior
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  • Sleeping Beauty

    By Sally Gardner
    Authors:
    Sally Gardner
    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.Deep in a forest of thorns lies a beautiful princess, cast into an enchanted sleep by the wicked seventh fairy. Can the spell ever be broken?
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    Stomp, Dinosaur, Stomp!

    By Margaret Mayo, Alex Ayliffe
    Authors:
    Margaret Mayo
    Illustrated by:
    Alex Ayliffe
    Meet all your favourite dinosaurs as they stomp, glide and charge through this brilliant book from a bestselling creative team. Includes Tyrannosaurus Rex, Pteranodon, Triceratops, Velociraptor, Diplodocus and more.
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  • Six Dinner Sid: A Highland Adventure

    By Inga Moore
    Authors:
    Inga Moore
    Six Dinner Sid has been settled at Pythagoras Place for some time - but what happens when all his six owners decide to go on holiday at the same time? How will Sid get his six dinners a day....? This Sid adventure has joined the original story and become a much-loved classic picture book.'The appetite for Sid's cheeky charisma has never dulled.' - BooksellerIllustrated in Inga Moore's classic watercolour style, and told with gentle humour, this book is a must-have companion title to the classic bestseller Six Dinner Sid.Sid's first adventure, Six Dinner Sid is a Smarties Award winner and is in the Daily Telegraph's top 50 children's books of all time.
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    Snap!

    By Margaret Mayo, Alex Ayliffe
    Authors:
    Margaret Mayo
    Illustrated by:
    Alex Ayliffe
    Young children will love meeting all their favourite sea creatures in this lively picture book packed with snapping sharks, colourful octopuses, gliding whales, playful seals and lots more! Another fabulous book from a bestselling creative team.
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    Spotty Brolly

    By Jo Lodge
    Authors:
    Jo Lodge
    A first concept book about patterns featuring a spotty brolly, a checked shirt and lots more. There's a surprise pop at the end of the book which little people will love too!Mr Croc has been entertaining young children for over ten years and since he was created he has sold over a million books worldwide.'Jo Lodge's delightful Mr Croc series... boasts fabulous pop-ups...' The Observer
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  • Sophie and the New Baby

    By Laurence Anholt, Catherine Anholt
    Authors:
    Laurence Anholt
    Illustrated by:
    Catherine Anholt
    One day, Sophie's mum tells her some big, important news: there's going to be a new baby in the family! Sophie is very excited but then, one winter's night, the baby is born and everything changes...Young children and adults alike will enjoy sharing and talking about this much-loved classic picture book, with its perceptive, heart-warming and witty observations on the arrival of a new baby.From the husband and wife team behind Babies, Babies, Babies, featured in the Sunday Times as one of their top 100 Chidren's Modern Classics.
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    The Story Of Things

    By Neal Layton
    Authors:
    Neal Layton
    Starting with early humans who have no things, through to farming, civilizations, inventions, steam, electricity, computers, and the world we live in now, Neal Layton explores ideas, inventions and discoveries.In his usual quirky style and energetic illustrations, Neal Layton tells this story in an accessible way for the very young. Is is a most original and inventive book!
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  • Smile

    By Leigh Hodgkinson
    Authors:
    Leigh Hodgkinson
    Sunny has lost something terribly important . . . her smile! She searches everywhere: under the sofa, in the dog basket, in all her pockets, yet it's nowhere to be found. But while she is busy searching and playing and having fun looking something special happens, and she realises that happiness is just under your nose . . . This fabulously funny new story from an award winning animator will bring a smile to your face with its affectionate depiction of the chaos of family life and the joy of finding lost things.
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  • Small Knight and George and the Royal Chocolate Cake

    By Ronda Armitage, Arthur Robins
    Authors:
    Ronda Armitage
    Illustrated by:
    Arthur Robins
    Small Knight and George the Dragon are off on quest - to rescue the world's biggest chocolate cake that's been stolen in the night by some cheeky robber-brigands. But will the wild and hungry robber-brigands give up the cake without a fight? They will if someone invites them to the royal party so they can join in all the fun. A rollicking tale to entertain small knights everywhere. Have you discovered Small Knight and George, this heroic duo's first adventure?
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