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Author Spotlight with Graham Marks

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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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The Little Red Hen

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

Pat-a-Cake, Ana Bermejo
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A fun and creative way to help children master the skills they need before they start school.Super Squiggles is packed with lines, shapes, and patterns to trace, mazes to follow and puzzles to solve. Children will have fun getting to grips with the pre-school skills of pen control and mark-making, the ideal preparation for learning to write.The consultant-approved activities are fun to do and are combined with brilliant, engaging art that children will love.Also available: Let's Count!

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Let's Count!

Pat-a-Cake, Ana Bermejo
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Bath Time

Pat-a-Cake, Mojca Dolinar
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Babies will react with delight as they see the colour appear in the bold pictures of friendly frogs and funny fish, in this stylish, colour-changing bath book. Splish, splash and splosh with mummy duck and her little ducklings and make bath time fun and colourful.The perfect first bath book to share with your baby!First Baby Days is a series of books specially designed to aid the development of babies' eyesight and coordination, with high-contrast colour and patterns, striking illustration and fun novelties, all endorsed by a child development expert. Also available: Moo Peek-a-Boo, On the Move, Funny Faces, Splish Splash, Animal Train, Night NIght

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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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Dinosaurs

Pat-a-Cake, Villie Karabatzia
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Early Reader

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Big Birthday Cake Rescue

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It's time to be a hero! By day, they are Connor, Greg and Amaya, but by night they are Catboy, Gekko and Owlette, PJ Masks! It's Greg's birthday and he's super excited for his lizard-themed party, but when his cake goes missing, the PJ Masks must find the pesky villain and get it back. Night Ninja has the cake and the PJ Masks must work together to beat the baddie!Also available: PJ Masks: Big Stickers for Tiny Hands

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Big Stickers for Tiny Hands

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Into the Night

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PJ Masks are on their way, into the night to save the day! By day, they are Connor, Greg and Amaya, but by night they are Catboy, Gekko and Owlette, the PJ Masks. Colour, stick and play in this interactive sticker book featuring everyone's favourite nocturnal heroes, their super-cool vehicles and of course those pesky villains, Romeo, Luna Girl and Night Ninja. With over 125 stickers - including amazing stickers that glow in the dark! - there are hours of PJ Masks fun to be had!Also available: PJ Masks: Battle of the HQs and PJ Masks: Meet the PJ Masks sticker book, PJ Masks: 1001 Super StickersPJ Masks (c) Frog Box / Entertainment One UK Limited / Walt Disney EMEA Productions Limited 2014

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PJ Masks Annual 2018

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Meet the PJ Masks!

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Battle of the HQs

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It's time to be a hero! By day, they are Connor, Greg and Amaya, but by night they are Catboy, Gekko and Owlette, the PJ Masks. This cool adventure storybook is based on the episode 'Owlette and the Battling Headquarters' - Amaya notices that the Ninjalinos are stealing all the school buses, and it turns out that Night Ninja is using the stolen buses to build a headquarters to rival the PJ Masks'! At first Owlette is worried that the PJ Masks' HQ cannot fight back power-for-power, but eventually the PJ Masks work together to beat the baddies. PJ Masks all shout hooray!Also available:PJ Masks: Pedal Power, PJ Masks: Meet the PJ masks sticker book, PJ Masks: Annual 2018PJ Masks (c) Frog Box / Entertainment One UK Limited / Walt Disney EMEA Productions Limited 2014

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Funny Faces

Pat-a-Cake, Mojca Dolinar
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On the Move

Pat-a-Cake, Mojca Dolinar
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ABC

Pat-a-Cake, Villie Karabatzia
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Animals

Pat-a-Cake, Villie Karabatzia
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Help toddlers discover and learn about the world around them with these essential board books.Animals helps busy, curious toddlers explore their world and develop their vocabulary by introducing lots of wonderful animal 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 recap of all the learning in the book. Also available: 123, Colours, ABC

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Colours

Pat-a-Cake, Villie Karabatzia
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Help toddlers discover and learn about the world around them with these essential board books.Colours helps busy, curious toddlers explore their world and develop their vocabulary by introducing lots of wonderful colour 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 recap of all the learning in the book. Also available: 123, Animals, ABC

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123

Pat-a-Cake, Villie Karabatzia
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Help toddlers discover and learn about the world around them with these essential board books.123 helps busy, curious toddlers explore their world and introduces them to essential first counting and number skills. This robust board book will withstand many happy hours of looking, holding, exploring and counting, while the playful, witty illustrations will be loved by parents and children alike. The special fold-out surprise at the end adds a fun recap of all the learning in the book. Also available: ABC, Colours, Animals