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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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Moo

Pat-a-Cake, Zoe Waring
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Peek-a-Boo, the game that every baby loves to play, is brought to life in this fun, bright, lift-the-flap board book.Young children learn best through interactive play and Peek-a-Boo Baby: Moo helps parents and carers with this as they share this book with their baby sitting on their lap. Simple questions and adorable pictures of cute and familiar farm animals hiding under the flaps will have babies squealing with delight as they play, point, laugh, say hello and play peek-a-boo!Also available: Peek-a-Boo Baby: Zoo

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Zoo

Pat-a-Cake, Zoe Waring
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Peek-a-Boo, the game that every baby loves to play, is brought to life in this fun, bright, lift-the-flap board book.Young children learn best through interactive play and Peek-a-Boo Baby: Zoo helps parents and carers with this as they share this book with their baby sitting on their lap. Simple questions and adorable pictures of cute animals hiding under the flaps will have babies squealing with delight as they play, point, laugh, say hello and play peek-a-boo!Also available: Peek-a-Boo Baby: Moo

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To the Rescue

Pat-a-Cake, Fiona Munro, Ramon Olivera
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Pat-a-Cake, Fiona Munro, Ramon Olivera

Join Kit and Pup, our two friendly and inquisitive animal guides, as they spend a day out learning all about what the different emergency services do to help people. Curious preschoolers will love these books packed with flaps and facts!Kit and Pup will accompany very young children on a voyage of discovery and fun as they peek beneath the flaps and find out all about what lifeguards, police officers and emergency plane pilots do. The settings range from the familiar to the new and exciting, and will be a source of both comfort and intrigue and there is so much to point out and spot. Jam-packed with detail, this busy book both informs and entertains curious preschoolers who are just beginning to learn about the world around them.Also available: Town and About: Farm, Town and About: Building Site, Town and About: Let's Go Shopping, Town and About: Space

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Space

Pat-a-Cake, Fiona Munro, Ramon Olivera
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First 100 Words

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First 100 Animals

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Introduce essential first animal words to curious toddlers with this fantastic BIG board book.First 100 Animals helps busy, curious toddlers explore their world and develop their vocabulary. There are questions to answer on every page, lots to spot and giggle at and a lift-the-flap matching game to play. Arranged in familiar themes like pets, on the farm, in the wild and under the sea, essential first animal words are placed in engaging contexts that prompt further talking and interaction between parents, carers and little ones. "These books are fun to share . . . they encourage speech and help children grasp new concepts"- Dr Jacqueline Harding-Vallance, Child Development Consultant Also available: First 100 Words

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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 first experiences, sharing, friendship and problem-solving, and packed with fun sticker scenes to complete, loads of brilliant activities, games and over 150 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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Puss in Boots

Pat-a-Cake, Rachel Elliot, Sharon Harmer
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The Little Mermaid

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

Pat-a-Cake, Mojca Dolinar
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Amazing Animals

Pat-a-Cake, Gwé
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This special fold-out roundabout book with lots of animal friends is perfect for tummy time and for helping with first language development for babies.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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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.Brilliantly exploring first experiences and 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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Fancy Dress

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Perfect for celebrating all things fancy dress, and great for World Book Day! Create crazy costume combinations as you flip the flaps in this split-page book.Mix and match fun fancy dress costumes to make lots of new flip flap friends with this colourful split-page book. Watch as spacesuits, tiger costumes and footballers get all mixed up in this rainbow book of new fancy dress friends. With 72 possible combinations to mix and match, children will keep coming back for more flip-flap fun.Also available: Mermicorns

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Here Come the Mummies and Babies

Pat-a-Cake, Hilli Kushnir
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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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When the Wicked Queen finds out from her magic mirror that Snow White is the fairest in all the land, she tries her best to get rid of her. But Snow White makes friends with seven dwarfs who take her in and try to keep her safe. Will the Wicked Queen get her way in the end?It's never too early to introduce children to the magic and wonder of fairy tales. Classic 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 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: Jack and the Beanstalk, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Little Red Riding Hood, The Ugly Duckling, The Gingerbread Man

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Minibeasts

Pat-a-Cake, Villie Karabatzia
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Dinosaurs

Pat-a-Cake, Villie Karabatzia
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Help toddlers discover and learn about the world with these essential board books.Dinosaurs helps busy, curious toddlers explore their world and develop their vocabulary by introducing lots of wonderful dinosaur 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, Animals, First Words, Shapes, Minibeasts

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PJ Masks Annual 2018

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By day, they are Connor, Greg and Amaya, but by night they are Catboy, Gekko and Owlette, the PJ Masks.Discover a year of PJ Masks fun with the official annual. Jam-packed with super puzzles, games and activities, the annual has everything you need to know about the PJ Masks. Can you help the PJ Masks to defeat the baddies? It's time to be a hero!A must-have gift for PJ Masks fans of any age.PJ Masks (c) Frog Box / Entertainment One UK Limited / Walt Disney EMEA Productions Limited 2014

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Here Come the Kittens

Pat-a-Cake, Hilli Kushnir
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