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The Little Green Drum by Taghreed Najjar and Lucy Coats - £4.99
Brand new blue Early Reader title set in Lifta, Palestine about a little girl who finds herself with the important job of waking the village up for the Suhoor meal during Ramadan, when her father falls ill.  Early Readers are stepping stones fr ... more
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Don't Forget Tiggs! by Michael Rosen - £5.99
Mr and Mrs Hurry are always rushing about. They never stop! But that means they forget some rather important things – like eating . . . and shopping . . . and taking their son Harry to school!   Thankfully, Tiggs the cat is around to remind th ... more
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Nixie the Bad, Bad Fairy by Cas Lester - £5.99
Nixie the bad, bad fairy isn't really that bad least, she doesn't think she is. But sometimes she has to be a teeny-tiny bit bad because that goody, goody fairy, Adorabella, is just too ...well ...just too GOOD.  Fairy dust and magic are f ... more
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Outdoor Opposites by Brenda Williams, illustrated by Rachel Oldfield. Sung by The Flannery Brothers - £6.99
Grab your backpack and head into the countryside for a camping adventure full of contrasts!  Little ones love to try out the opposite actions as they sing and dance along. Enhanced CD includes audio singalong and video animation. ... more
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World Food Alphabet by Chris Caldicott - £7.99
From Apricot to Zucchini, and everything in between, here is a beautiful photographic alphabet of world food.  Acclaimed photographer and founder of the World Food Cafe in London, Chris Caldicott takes us on a mouth-watering tour of the differe ... more
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Have You Seen My Dragon? by Steve Light - £6.99
Enter a fascinating, ornately drawn cityscape and help a boy find his dragon while counting objects from hot dogs to traffic lights.  A search-and-find number book! Enter an ornately drawn cityscape and help a little boy find his dragon while c ... more
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Made by Raffi by Craig Pomranz, illustrated by Margaret Chamberlain - £7.99
Raffi is a shy boy who doesn't like noisy games and is often teased at school. But when he gets the idea of making a scarf for his dad's birthday he is full of enthusiasm, even though the other children think it is girly to knit.   Then the d ... more
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Little Red and the Very Hungry Lion by Alex T. Smith - £6.99
Worried about wolves? Don’t make Little Red laugh. She’s not even scared of hungry lions. After all, why would this furry chap want to gobble her up? She’s sure he’d rather have a doughnut. Right, Mr Lion?   A sassy heroine, beautiful artwork ... more
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The Sea Tiger by Victoria Turnbull - £7.99
The Sea Tiger is Oscar’s best friend, Oscar’s only friend. They do everything together — explore the ocean, visit the sea circus, even hitch a ride to the surface to look at the stars...  But Oscar is not a Sea Tiger, and so it’s up to the Sea T ... more
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The Colour Thief: A Family's Story of Depression by Andrew Fusek Peters and Polly Peters, illustrated by Karin Littlewood - £6.99
Their life was full of colour until one day a thief came and took it away. This is a story of despair and hope for families who are touched by the devastating effects of depression. "This book brings freshness and vibrancy into a world often portr ... more
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Princess Daisy and the Dragon and the Nincompoop Knights by Steven Lenton - £6.99
When a truly terrifying sound wakes the inhabitants of a fairytale kingdom, it takes clever Princess Daisy to realise that the culprit of this dreadful din is a dragon, but the three knights who answer her father’s call for a hero to capture the crea ... more
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Mermaid by Cerrie Burnell, illustrated by Laura Ellen Anderson - £6.99
Cerrie weaves a beautiful story of friendship, magic and a mermaid girl with the power of the sea in her eyes.  On land, Sylvia can’t walk. But in the sea she swims like magic. Luka knows she must be a mermaid. He longs to splash in the silvery ... more
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The Strongest Boy in the World by Jessica Souhami - £7.99
Kaito is stronger than all the other boys in his village. Because no one can beat him at wrestling, he sets off to the city to compete in the world-famous Sumo wrestling tournament.   But on the way he meets a girl called Hana, who is even s ... more
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Those Magnificent Sheep in Their Flying Machine by Peter Bently, illustrated by David Roberts - £6.99
The sheep on the hillside were munching away, Much as they always did, day after day, When suddenly something went ZOOM! overhead. “Let’s go and see what it is!” they all said.   And so begins a ripping, round-the-world adventure as the she ... more
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Shh! We Have a Plan by Chris Haughton - £6.99
The winner of the 2014 Association of Illustrators' Award for Children's Books, Shh! is the covetable new picture book from Chris Haughton, one of the most exciting new voices in children's literature. From Chris Haughton, the multi award-winning au ... more
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Not Now, Bernard by David McKee - £6.99
Bernard's got a problem. He's found a monster in the back garden but his mum and dad are just too busy to notice. So Bernard tries to befriend the monster... and that doesn't go quite to plan.   Loved by children, monsters and adults for thirt ... more
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Heather Has Two Mummies by Lesléa Newman, illustrated by Laura Cornell - £11.99
New in the UK, a rediscovered modern classic for today's generation in an updated, beautifully illustrated edition.  All but unavailable since 2009, this delightful, important modern classic is back by public demand – revitalised in an update ... more
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Fangs by Malorie Blackman - £5.99
Poor Fangs, the tarantula, is terribly lonely and bored with her life in the pet-shop. So when Nathan takes her home, she's more than excited about her new life. But before Nathan can introduce his new pet to his family, he's going to need her help t ... more
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Alfie and Grandma by Shirley Hughes - £6.99
Alfie and Grandma are very special friends, and together they have lots of adventures! Whether it’s saving the day and finding a lost pet, or exploring indoors and out, Alfie loves being with his grandma.   A special collection of stories cel ... more
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Odd, Weird & Little by Patrick Jennings - £5.99
Readers who love Louis Sachar and Andrew Clements will find this charming, easy-to-read middle-grade novel an absolute hoot!   The new kid in school dresses like a businessman, carries a briefcase, and never says anything except "Who?" Frankly ... more
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Real Stories from Street Children Across the World by Anthony Robinson - £7.99
Six children and two families tell their stories about living on the streets of Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Guatemala. These resourceful, resilient and optimistic children and families talk about their pasts, their present lives and their hopes for the ... more
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Art and Max by David Wiesner - £6.99
Max and Arthur are best friends who both want to make art. Arthur is an accomplished painter; Max is a beginner. Max's first attempt at using a paintbrush sends the two friends on a whirlwind adventure with paints, pastels and pencils, which turn out ... more
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The Great Big Book of Families by Mary Hoffman, Illustrated by Ros Asquith - £8.99
What is a family? Once, it was said to be a father, mother, boy, girl, cat and dog living in a house with a garden. But as times have changed, families have changed too, and now there are almost as many kinds of families as colours of the rainbow - f ... more
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Moomin and the Favourite Thing by Tove Jansson - £6.99
When Moominpappa gives Moomintroll a special telescope, Moomintroll is delighted, and doesn't want to have to share it with anyone. His friends slowly get bored and leave him alone. Suddenly, Moomintroll realises that nothing is as fun without your f ... more
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My New Home by Marta Altes - £6.99
We've just moved house and I feel so far from home...   Moving to a new home can sometimes feel scary and a little bit lonely, but this little racoon soon discovers that wherever you go adventures soon follow. A beautiful and uplifting story a ... more
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Chicken Clicking by Jeanne Willis - £6.99
One night Chick hops onto the farmer's house and has a browse on his computer - CLICK - soon she's shopping online for the whole farm! But when she arranges to meet up with a friend she's made online, she discovers all is not as it seems...   ... more
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The Story Machine by Tom McLaughlin - £6.99
Elliott is a boy who likes to find things and, one day, he stumbles across a machine. At first, he can't work out what the machine is for – it doesn't beep or buzz like all his other machines and it doesn't have an ON/OFF button. Then, quite by accid ... more
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Goal! Football Around the World by Caio Vilela, translated by Sean Taylor - £7.99
“Where there’s a ball... there will always be someone who wants to play football.”  New in paperback. This book celebrates a hugely popular game, played all over the world – sometimes on a top quality football pitch, sometimes in the desert, so ... more
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Squishy McFluff Meets Mad Nana Dot by Pip Jones, illustrated by Ella Okstad - £5.99
Ava and Squishy are up to their normal no-good when Dad whisks them off to Nana Dot's - Mum's got to go to the hospital to bring back Ava a baby sister! But Mad Nana Dot's lost her glasses so can't SEE Squishy McFluff ... and a trip to the hairdresse ... more
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Who's in My Family? All About Our Families by Robie H. Harris, ilustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott - £6.99
A fun and friendly look at the many kinds of families that make up our world by best-selling author Robie H Harris.  Join Nellie and Gus and their parents for a day at the zoo, where they see all kinds of children and families – both animal and ... more
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Love Always Everywhere by Sarah Massini - £6.99
All you need is love! And this joyful, inspirational book from the creators of Books Always Everywhere celebrates love in its many forms. Whether quiet, loud, shy or proud, the lyrical text champions love for a faithful pet, a best friend or simply y ... more
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Daisy's Big Dig by Angie Morgan - £6.99
How one little girl gathers together all the different people and families in her street, to help one old man dig his garden - and how the resulting Digging Party has far-reaching results for the community.   No one really knows each other in ... more
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Happy Families: Miss Jump the Jockey by Allan Ahlberg - £6.99
Miss Josie Jump the jockey can't wait to gallop in a race like her mum, her brother and even her grandma, but everyone says she's too young.  But then grandma's horse gets a sore throat and Jimmy Jump gets a splinter in his bottom so she might g ... more
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One to Ten... Animal Mayhem by Thomas Flintham - £6.99
Build your counting skills with these so-cute bouncy friends. Rhymes, numbers and smiles.   There’s a great new picture book artist on the block: Thomas Flintham. His books are gorgeous. Like this one. If there’s a cuter way to count, we have ... more
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Animal Alphabet by Dorling Kindersley - £5.99
Lift-the-flap and learn your animal ABCs  Animal Alphabet is a lift-the-flap, entertaining picture book that helps toddlers learn their ABCs. Children will love lifting the flap of a letter to reveal an animal underneath and discovering othe ... more
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S is for South Africa by Beverly Naidoo, illustrated by Prodeepta Das - £6.99
From Cricket to Madiba, from Bunny Chow to Kubu, this photographic alphabet celebrates everything we South Africans love best about our country. ... more
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Wanted! Ralfy Rabbit, Book Burglar by Emily MacKenzie - £6.99
Some rabbits dream about lettuces and carrots, others dream of flowering meadows and juicy dandelions, but Ralfy dreams only of books. In fact, he doesn't just dream about them, he wants to read them ALL THE TIME. Soon his obsession sends him spirall ... more
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No Such Thing by Ella Bailey - £11.99
This Halloween, join fearless little Georgia in debunking the spookiest of ghoulish and ghostly activities!   One cool day in late October, Georgia noticed something weird. Objects would move around the house and sometimes they even disappear ... more
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Spot the Snail in the Garden by Stella Maidment, illustrated by Joelle Dreidemy, and Emiliano Migliardo - £4.99
See what you can spot in the garden with this great new Spot the... book!   Look for hidden objects as you work your way through every scene, taking in all the sights.  The wonderfully detailed illustrations create busy scenes which will keep ch ... more
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Wild Child by Jeanne Willis, illustrated by Lorna Freytag - £6.99
A beautiful and unique photographic picture book for the wild child in everyone.  Meet Wild Child! She’s spirited and curious. She’s fearless and free. She lives alone in a mystical, prehistoric world – the last child in a dramatic landscape, wher ... more
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The Girl Who Could See Stories by Gill Torres, illustrated by Ilan Sheady - £8.99
Everything has a story. Every person, every object and even every smell has a past, a place where it began and a journey that led to where it is today. The girl called Sofiel could see them all.   ...She found herself at the market, facing a b ... more
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Clare Beaton's Animal Rhymes by Clare Beaton - £4.99
Run, jump and roar along with a rambunctious bunch of wild animals! Name and count the animals in this rhyming board book, illustrated by fabric illustrator Clare Beaton. Perfect for engaging storytimes!  For babies to 4 years ... more
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The Five of Us by Quentin Blake - £11.99
This brand new story from Quentin Blake is beautifully illustrated throughout in his inimitable style and is a celebration of diversity.   The Five of Us is a captivating tale of adventure, friendship and teamwork. Angie, Ollie, Simona, Mario ... more
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The Promise by Nicola Davies, illustrated by Laura Carlin - £6.99
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 “plant ... more
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The Midnight Library by Kazuno Kohara - £6.99
Once there was a library which opened only at night...  When we are fast asleep in bed, the Midnight Library opens its doors to all the night-time animals. Inside the library the little librarian and her three assistant owls help each and every anim ... more
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Follow the Firefly and Run, Rabbit, Run by Bernardo Carvalho - £9.99
Have you ever seen a picture book with two titles and two covers, that can be read from back to front?   Follow Firefly in his search for a flashing light and then turn back at the end of the book to find the second storyline about Rabbit’s e ... more
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Sparky! by Jenny Offill, illustrated by Chris Appelhans - £6.99
Could sloths be the new meerkats? Find out in this children's picture book about a little girl and her adorable pet sloth, Sparky.  A little girl wants a pet. She's not fussy, any will do. Her mother said no to a bird and bunny and trained seal ... more
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Round is a Mooncake: A Book of Shapes by Roseanne Thong, illustrated by Grace Lin - £5.99
A little girl's urban neighborhood becomes a discovery ground for all things round, square, and rectangular in this lyrical picture book. Most items are Asian in origin, others universal: round rice bowls and a found pebble, square dim sum and the bo ... more
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Alfie's Christmas by Shirley Hughes - £6.99
Join Alfie and Annie Rose for Christmas! Alfie opens his advent calendar and makes cards and presents. He sings carols and decorates the tree. And he writes a special letter to Father Christmas...   But what will Father Christmas bring on Chri ... more
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Filbert, the Good Little Fiend by Hiawyn Oram, illustrated by Jimmy Liao - £6.99
In the crazy, multi-coloured, topsy-turvy world of fiends, it's good to be bad and bad to be good!  For a fiend, good behaviour will simply NOT tolerated. A fiend is gruesome and ghastly. They trample and terrify, glare and scare, roar and holl ... more
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The Memory Tree by Britta Teckentrup - £6.99
A beautiful and heartfelt story about the death of a loved one and the memories that comfort those left behind.   Fox has lived a long and happy life in the forest. One day, he lies down in his favourite clearing, takes a deep breath, and fall ... more
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