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David Melling

David Melling is the international bestselling author and illustrator who first came to our attention with the critically acclaimed The Kiss That Missed, and whose The Tale of Jack Frost went from page to animated TV feature, voiced by Hugh Laurie. Here he talks to Graham Marks about how he became a children’s book illustrator, his influences, his passions and why he loves Twitter…

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Mega Monster Sticker Book

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It's time to go to the School of Roars! Join the monsters for some roarsome sticker-time fun.Featuring themes of sharing, friendship and problem-solving, and packed with fun sticker scenes to complete, loads of brilliant activities, games and over 120 stickers to stick, this Mega Monster Sticker Book is perfect for little monsters everywhere!Also available: School of Roars: Bestest Friends, School of Roars: Show and Tell: Icky Sticky Stickers, Busy Day Activity Book.

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The Little Mermaid

Pat-a-Cake, Ronne Randall, Junissa Bianda
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Pat-a-Cake, Ronne Randall, Junissa Bianda

The Little Mermaid lives under the sea, but she wants to know what it's like to walk on land. She visits a Sea Witch, who promises to change her tail for legs, but only in exchange for her lovely singing voice. Will the Little Mermaid be able to get her voice back? This story is a perfect introduction to the classic tale, with its gentle, rhythmic text and bright, friendly illustrations.It's never too early to introduce children to the magic and wonder of classic tales. Familiar characters are brought to life at each turn of the page with spellbinding artwork and lyrical writing. A visual glossary at the beginning introduces new vocabulary and promotes understanding. A lively activity at the end invites discussion and will make even the very youngest children want to return to these story books again and again. Fairy tales and classic stories are a vital introduction to the basics of storytelling like setting, characters and plot. They boost a child's imagination and also teach valuable life lessons about good overcoming evil, the difference between right and wrong and the importance of rising to a challenge. Also available: Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, The Three Little Pigs.

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Dinopets

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Puss in Boots

Pat-a-Cake, Rachel Elliot, Sharon Harmer
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Amazing Animals

Pat-a-Cake, Gwé
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Talking to babies is absolutely vital from the day they are born. These books are specially created to help bathe babies in language - the key to later speech development.Babies will squeal with happiness when they see and touch all the friendly creatures in their different homes, in this special fold-out roundabout book that is perfect to set up on the floor for tummy time. From dolphins to foxes, there are lots of animals to spot, and the pages have large textured areas to touch and explore. This title also introduces animal sounds for carers and babies to roar, squeak and splash along with. The charming art and lots to talk about on every page mean that this book is sure to become a firm favourite. Also available: Farmyard Friends, Go, Car, Go!

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Show and Tell

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Bestest Friends

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It's time to go to the School of Roars! Join the monsters for a roarsome day at school.It's art class at the School of Roars, and the monsters have a fun project to do. But Wufflebump feels left out when his best friend Meepa is partners with Yummble. Miss Grizzlesniff teaches the class about being kind to one another and everyone joining in together. Featuring themes of sharing, friendship and problem-solving, this School of Roars story is perfect for little monsters everywhere!Also available: School of Roars: Show and Tell, School of Roars: Icky Sticky Stickers

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Icky Sticky Stickers

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It's time to go to the School of Roars! Join the monsters for a roarsome day at school.Stick, puzzle and play with these icky sticky stickers, just like Icklewoo's. Meet the monsters and their families and learn all about the roarsome School of Roars.Featuring themes of sharing, friendship and problem-solving, this School of Roars sticker book is perfect for little monsters everywhere!Also available: School of Roars: Bestest Friends, School of Roars: Show and Tell

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The Little Red Hen

Pat-a-Cake, Ronne Randall, Susan Batori
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Pat-a-Cake, Ronne Randall, Susan Batori

The Little Red Hen works really hard all by herself to plant, grow and harvest some wheat and then makes some delicious bread - no thanks to the scatty cat, mucky duck, and big fat rat, who have refused to help her all along.This story is a perfect introduction to the classic tale, with its gentle, rhythmic text and bright, friendly illustrations.It's never too early to introduce children to the magic and wonder of classic tales. Familiar characters are brought to life at each turn of the page with spellbinding artwork and lyrical writing. A visual glossary at the beginning introduces new vocabulary and promotes understanding. A lively activity at the end invites discussion and will make even the very youngest children want to return to these story books again and again. Fairy tales and classic stories are a vital introduction to the basics of storytelling like setting, characters and plot. They boost a child's imagination and also teach valuable life lessons about good overcoming evil, the difference between right and wrong and the importance of rising to a challenge. Also available: Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, The Three Little Pigs.

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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Pat-a-Cake, Ronne Randall, Sophie Rohrbach
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Pat-a-Cake, Ronne Randall, Sophie Rohrbach
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Bath Time

Pat-a-Cake, Mojca Dolinar
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Minibeasts

Pat-a-Cake, Villie Karabatzia
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Pat-a-Cake, Villie Karabatzia

Help toddlers discover and learn about the world around them with these essential board books.Minibeasts helps busy, curious toddlers explore their world and develop their vocabulary by introducing lots of wonderful minibeast words. This robust board book will withstand many happy hours of looking, holding, exploring and reading, while the playful, witty illustrations will be loved by parents and children alike. A brilliant fold-out surprise at the end adds a fun addition to all the learning in the book. Also available: 123, Colours, ABC, Animals, First Words, Shapes, Dinosaurs

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The Gingerbread Man

Pat-a-Cake, Ronne Randall, Susan Batori
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"Run, run, run as fast as you can - you can't catch me, I'm the gingerbread man!" Follow the gingerbread man with his famous refrain as he runs away from Molly and her Mum who have baked and decorated him for their tea.It's never too early to introduce children to the magic and wonder of classic tales. Familiar characters are brought to life at each turn of the page with spellbinding artwork and lyrical writing. A visual glossary at the beginning introduces new vocabulary and promotes understanding. A lively activity at the end invites discussion and will make even the very youngest children want to return to these story books again and again. There's even a gingerbread recipe to make your very own gingerbread man! Fairy tales and classic stories are a vital introduction to the basics of storytelling like setting, characters and plot. They boost a child's imagination and also teach valuable life lessons about good overcoming evil, the difference between right and wrong and the importance of rising to a challenge. Also available: Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, The Three Little Pigs, The Ugly Duckling, The Three Billy Goats Gruff, Jack and the Beanstalk

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The Three Billy Goats Gruff

Pat-a-Cake, Ronne Randall, Richard Merritt
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The Three Little Pigs

Pat-a-Cake, Ronne Randall, Kasia Nowowiejska
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Pat-a-Cake, Ronne Randall, Kasia Nowowiejska
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Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Pat-a-Cake, Ronne Randall, Tim Budgen
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Jack and the Beanstalk

Pat-a-Cake, Ronne Randall, Sophie Rohrbach
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Marriage

Ronne Randall
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Ronne Randall

This book gives a fascinating look at aspects of marriage and raises topical issues surrounding marriage and religion. It includes significant passages from holy texts that are read to mark a marriage and a summary chart lists the different rituals and practices of a variety of religions including Judaism, Islam, Hindu and Christian as well as secular cultures, so they can be easily compared.Part of the Journey of Life series which looks at the rites of birth, coming of age, marriage and death, and how religions and cultures celebrate them.

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Birth

Ronne Randall
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Ronne Randall
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Birth

Ronne Randall
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Ronne Randall

Each book explores the ceremonies undertaken by different religions and cultures during birth, coming of age, marriage and death. From the historical background of the rite of passage, through to preparing for the ceremony and the celebrations afterwards, all aspects of these important moments in people's lives are investigated. A chart at the back of the book allows the reader to make simple comparisons between the six main religions.