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Picture books and stories for children aged 3-6. (browse related category Childrens & Teenage Books )

Mrs Wobble the Waitress by Allan Ahlberg - £6.99
Mrs Wobble LOVES her job as a waitress but, oh dear, there's one big problem - she wobbles!! And when she wibbles and wobbles and drops jelly everywhere, it's time for a new job!  Luckily, Mr Wobble, and all the Wobble children have a cunning pl ... more
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The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt, illustrated by Oliver Jeffers - £6.99
The Number One New York Times Bestseller!  Debut author Drew Daywalt and international bestseller Oliver Jeffers team up to create a colourful solution to a crayon-based crisis in this playful, imaginative story that will have children laughi ... more
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My Two Blankets by Irena Kobald and Freya Blackwood - £6.99
Cartwheel has arrived in a new country, and feels the loss of all she's ever known. She creates a safe place for herself under an ‘old blanket' made out of memories and thoughts of home.  As time goes on, Cartwheel begins to weave a new blanket, ... more
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An Island in the Sun by Stella Blackstone, illustrated by Nicoletta Ceccoli - £4.99
Come along on a high-seas I-spy adventure!  Young readers will delight in pointing out everything the boy sees through his telescope in Nicoletta Ceccoli's dreamy illustrations.  The rhyming, cumulative text, built on the familiar I-spy ref ... more
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Dragon Loves Penguin by Debi Gliori - £6.99
It’s bedtime in the land of ice and snow. "Night, night,” says Bib’s mummy. “Sleep tight,” says Bib’s daddy. But Bib has a better plan. “Please,” says Bib, “can I have a story? The one about dragons.”   And so begins the heartwarming tale of a ... more
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Football Star by Mina Javaherbin, illustrated by Renato Alarcao - £6.99
Just in time for the World Cup, an inspiring story of a Brazilian boy who dreams of being a football star – and the sister who steps in to help his team win a game.  When Paulo Marcelo Feliciano becomes a football star, crowds will cheer his fa ... more
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No Matter What by Debi Gliori - £6.99
Small said, "I'm a grim and grumpy little Small and nobody loves me at all." "Oh Small," said Large. "Grumpy or not, I'll always love you no matter what."   When Small is in a big bad mood, it's up to Large to help. But what if Small were a g ... more
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Zoe and Beans: Pirate Treasure! by Chloe Inkpen and Mick Inkpen - £5.99
A seaside adventure from Zoe and Beans!  The sun is out so Zoe and Beans and best friend Oscar are off on a trip to the seaside. They’ve got buckets and spades and they’re ready to search for buried pirate treasure! But digging is hard work and ... more
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Splash, Anna Hibiscus! by Atinuke, illustrated by Lauren Tobia - £6.99
In the second Anna Hibiscus picture book from Atinuke and Lauren Tobia, Anna has left her mango tree... and she’s at the beach!   Phew, it is hot. But what better way to cool off than by playing in the jumpy, splashy waves? “Come and splash i ... more
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I am an Artist by Marta Altes - £6.99
Meet the boy who can’t stop creating art! He loves colours, shapes, textures and EVERYTHING inspires him: his socks, the contents of the fridge, even his cat gets a new coat (of paint!).  But there’s just one problem: his mum isn’t quite so enth ... more
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A Lion in the Meadow by Margaret Mahy, illustrated by Jenny Williams - £4.99
A classic story from the hugely popular and award-winning Margaret Mahy about a little boy who tells his mother there's a lion in the meadow.  When the little boy tells his mother he has seen a big, roaring, yellow, whiskery lion in the meadow, ... more
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The Hueys in It Wasn't Me by Oliver Jeffers - £6.99
Meet the Hueys - a fabulously quirky group of characters from international bestselling, award-winning author/illustrator, Oliver Jeffers, creator of How to Catch a Star and Lost and Found.   The sequel to The Hueys - The New Jumper, a New Yor ... more
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Mysterious Traveller by Mal Peet and Elspeth Graham, illustrated By P. J. Lynch - £7.99
A moving and beautifully researched story about camels, lost princesses and the strength of wisdom and knowledge, stunningly illustrated by P.J. Lynch.  This is the second tale in a trilogy from acclaimed storytellers Mal Peet and Elspeth Gra ... more
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Orion and the Dark by Emma Yarlett - £6.99
Orion is scared of A LOT of things. But, most of all, he's scared of the dark. So, one night, Dark comes to show Orion how the world looks from his point of view.   Featuring quirky die-cuts that allow you to take Dark's hand too! ... more
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The Princess' Blankets by Carol Ann Duffy, illustrated by Catherine Hyde - £7.99
A powerful new fairy tale of a princess who cannot get warm, no matter what is done for her. A stranger with cold eyes brings her the earth's blanket, the forest's blanket, the ocean's blanket and more, but nothing can warm the cold princess until on ... more
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The Ice Bear by Jackie Morris - £6.99
Long, long ago, in the icy lands of the far north, Raven the mischief-maker takes a bear-child from his mother. A hunter and his wife find the child and, wrapping him in sealskin, they sing him songs of the ice, the wind and the great white bears. Bu ... more
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Soft George: A Liverpool Tale by Bill Dawson, illustrated by Helen Bennett - £7.99
Soft George: A Liverpool Tale is Bill Dawson's first book.   A tale about devilish dragon a gruesome giantess, two dashing princes and Soft George. A Liverpool Legend.   It's a story Bill created when he was resident storyteller at St ... more
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Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty, illustrated by David Roberts - £9.99
Rosie may seem quiet during the day, but at night she’s a brilliant inventor of gizmos and gadgets who dreams of becoming a great engineer. When her great-great-aunt Rose (Rosie the Riveter) comes for a visit and mentions her one unfinished goal — to ... more
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The Herd Boy by Niki Daly - £7.99
The story describes a day in the life of an African herd boy from the Transkei region of South Africa. He watches over his flock all day, watches out for birds of prey and helps to save the life of a lamb attacked by baboons. On the way home a big sh ... more
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Secrets of the Apple Tree: A Shine-a-light Book by Carron Brown & Alyssa Nassner - £10.99
Find out who’s hiding under the leaf pile, see inside a bees’ nest, and watch a tree lose its leaves in winter in this gorgeously illustrated book of nature’s hidden habitats. By simply holding the book up to the light, or shining a light behind each ... more
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The Promise by Nicola Davies, illustrated by Laura Carlin - £12.99
A picture book of great beauty and hope about the power we have to transform our world.  On a mean street in a mean city, a thief tries to snatch an old woman’s bag. But she finds she can’t have it without promising something in return – to “ ... more
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The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse by Eric Carle - £6.99
"I am an artist..." begins Eric Carle's vibrant tribute to the creative life. And just like an imaginative child, this is one artist who paints the world as he sees it-a red crocodile, an orange elephant, a purple fox, a black polar bear (!) and a wo ... more
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We're Going to the Farmers' Market (Board book) by Stefan Page - £4.99
In this story, readers get to visit local farmers, fill baskets with fresh fruits and vegetables, and then head home to cook a feast, all with goodies from the farmers’ market!   Featuring Stefan Page’s graphic art, this delightful board book ... more
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Being Ben by Jacqueline Roy, illustrated by Margaret Chamberlain - £3.99
A quirky Racing Read featuring a British Jamaican family in a contemporary setting.  Ben is a boy with a lively imagination and a tendency to worry. He’s scared of lots of things – the new baby (it will have green hair and yellow eyes and poo a ... more
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Chu's Day by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Adam Rex - £6.99
Meet Chu. Chu is a small panda with a very big sneeze. When Chu sneezes, you REALLY don't want to get in the way. But a whole day of adventure will test Chu's sneeze-resisting powers to the limit - there's the library (dusty books!), the diner (peppe ... more
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Ten Little Pirates by Mike Brownlow, illustrated by Simon Rickerty - £6.99
A traditional counting rhyme with boat - load of pirate fun!  Ten little pirates sailing out to sea, Looking for adventure, happy as can be. Are they hunting treasure? Are they going far? Ten little pirates all say, 'Arrrrrr!'  Ten littl ... more
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Jemmy Button by Jennifer Uman and Valerio Vidali, words by Alix Barzelay - £7.99
Inspired by the life of Jemmy Button – a native of Tierra del Fuego who was brought to England in the mid-1800s to be 'educated' and 'civilised' by Captain Robert FitzRoy – this book illustrates Jemmy's bizarre encounters and his return back home. &n ... more
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Christopher's Bicycle by Charlotte Middleton - £6.99
Christopher Nibble loves his recycled bicycle! Mr Nibble has repaired and repainted it all so beautifully and Mrs Nibble has turned one of her old dresses into some very useful saddlebags. It really looks a treat. Now Christopher is the greenest guin ... more
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Look Back! by Trish Cooke, illustrated by Caroline Binch - £6.99
Look Back! is a children’s picture book written by the great team of Trish Cooke (words) and Caroline Binch (illustrations), both of whom are distinguished contributors to children’s literature.   A magical tale set in the Caribbean and a won ... more
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Bobbo Goes to School by Shirley Hughes - £5.99
When Lily throws Bobbo onto the top of the school bus, she has no idea what an adventure he has in store. This drama-packed book is a race to reunite Lily and lost Bobbo, as well as learning all about school... ... more
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The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me by Roald Dahl, illustrated by Quentin Blake - £5.99
The giraffe, the pelican and the agile monkey set out to prove that they are the best window-cleaning company around! ... more
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Hot Air by Sandrine Dumas Roy, illustrated by Emmanuelle Houssais - £7.99
Things are hotting up... The animals know something is wrong with the planet. But what? Farting cows, of course! Can the animals ever agree on a sustainable solution? And will they find it in time? Hot Air is an unusual, sideways look at global wa ... more
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Jo Macdonald Had a Garden by Mary Quattlebaum, illustrated by Laura J. Bryant - £6.99
Old MacDonald had a... garden?   Yes! Sing along with young Jo MacDonald as she grows healthy food for people and wild creatures. E-I-E-I-O! Find out how butterflies, bumblebees, and birds help a garden to thrive – and how you can help them too. A ... more
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Rover by Michael Rosen, illustrated by Neal Layton - £6.99
Meet Rover - no, not ME! - that's her, over there. The one with the red hair. She's my pet human.   I love spending time with Rover - especially today because we've come to play at the giant sandpit. The trouble is, Rover seems to have wandered off ... more
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The Tin Forest by Helen Ward, illustrated by Wayne Anderson - £6.99
There was once a windswept place, near to nowhere and close to forgotten...  So begins this story that shows how, with a little love, even the most barren landscape can be a home to all sorts of life. ... more
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How to Lose a Lemur by Frann Preston-Gannon - £5.99
Everyone knows that once a lemur takes a fancy to you there is not much that can be done about it.  While being followed by lemurs one day, a shy little boy tries hiding up a tree (without luck), disguising himself (without success) and even tries to ... more
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Z is for Moose by Kelly L Bingham - £6.99
Zebra is absolutely certain he’ll be able to direct everyone to appear on the correct page, at the appropriate time, without any mishaps, unnecessary drama, or hurt feelings. It’s an ABC book, for goodness’ sake. How difficult can it be?  Oh, de ... more
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Too Noisy! by Malachy Doyle, illustrated by Ed Vere - £6.99
A heart-warming read-aloud (shout-aloud!) comedy from Malachy Doyle, boldly illustrated by Ed Vere, about a very noisy family and a very quiet middle child ... who just wants some PEACE!!  The Bungles are ever such a noisy bunch and Sam, the ... more
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Julian's Glorious Summer by Ann Cameron - £4.99
Little fibs can lead to big trouble!  Julian hates bicycles. He thinks they are boring and stupid . . . and maybe just a little bit scary. But his best friend, Gloria, has just got a new bike, and all she wants is to go cycling with him. &nb ... more
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Jellybean Goes to School by Margaret Roc, illustrated by Laura Hughes - £6.99
Jellybean is a little girl longing to learn about the world and make friends. But is she ready to leave Mum behind and start school? At first Jellybean is nervous, but her new teacher brings magic into the classroom. And Jellybean's imagination bring ... more
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Creative Hand Art by Sunny Kim, illustrated by Kyunghee Yim - £7.99
Create beautiful pictures with coloured crayons and paint using the shape of little hands, fists and fingers. Over 60 simple suggestions to get you and your little ones started including bears, lions, trains, flowers, monkeys and dinosaurs. ... more
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Newspaper Boy and Origami Girl by Michael Foreman - £5.99
When a group of bullies steal a poor newspaper boy's money, his bag suddenly flies into the air and the newspapers transform into Origami Girl. Joey is whisked away on away on a hair-raising chase with his new superhero friend in order to confront th ... more
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Lulu Reads to Zeki by Anna McQuinn and Rosalind Beardshaw - £6.99
Lulu’s new baby brother, Zeki cries a lot. But his book-loving sister has the solution: when he’s upset, she reads him a funny story; when he needs a new nappy, she reads him her favourite potty book and when he cries in the bath, she reads him her b ... more
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Father Christmas (40th Anniversary edition) by Raymond Briggs - £7.99
Raymond Briggs, creator of The Snowman - inspiration for The Snowman and Snowdog - introduces us to a rather grumpy Father Christmas.  In this hilariously irreverent Christmas book, Father Christmas has awoken from a dream of summer sun to disco ... more
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My First Book of Words: 100 First Animals by Little Tiger Press - £7.99
With 100 engaging and colourful photographs, this thematically arranged board book is the perfect introduction to the animal kingdom, developing vocabulary and word-picture association in the very young. ... more
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Max's First Day by Nicola Call and Sally Featherstone - £4.99
This story follows a little boy as he prepares for his first day at school. Max feels all sorts of emotions throughout the morning as his dad gives him breakfast, gets him dressed and drives him there. ... more
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A Bus Called Heaven by Bob Graham - £6.99
One morning it appeared, out of nowhere, sitting right outside Stella's house – a broken, old bus. On the front, held up with packing tape, is a hand-painted sign: "Heaven".  How did it get there? everyone wonders ... but no one knows. Then, out ... more
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar's Little Book by Eric Carle - £4.99
This super-fun, new interactive book lets babies and toddlers play with the plush caterpillar finger puppet as he munches and crunches his way through delicious fruit. Children can also learn about colours and the numbers 1-5 on the way.   Eri ... more
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Goldfish and Chrysanthemums by Andrea Cheng, illustrated by Michelle Chang - £6.99
Nancy is helping Ni Ni (Grandma) in the kitchen when a letter arrives from China. Ni Ni grows sad when she reads that her childhood home is being torn down, along with the chrysanthemum-filled garden and fish pond she has always loved.   Afte ... more
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Angus Rides the Goods Train by Alan Durant and Chris Riddell - £6.99
When Angus boards the goods train, laden with milk, honey, and rice, he's full of excitement as the driver speeds across land and sea. But why won't the train stop for those who are hungry and thirsty? What can Angus do?  This moral classic is b ... more
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Alfie's Numbers by Shirley Hughes - £5.99
1, 2, 3 – go! It’s time to count with Alfie...   Alfie and Annie Rose make two, and take you on a journey all the way to 10! It takes two to see-saw, and there’s four in Alfie’s family. Alfie’s world is full of numbers: fingers and toes and c ... more
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