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

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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I am Cat by Jackie Morris - £6.99
A cat sleeps, curled up in a warm place, and while it sleeps it dreams. . .   ...of being a tiger, flame cat of the forest; a cheetah - fast as the wind on the African plains; a lion, lounging through the heat of the day, tangled in sunshine ... more
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Moonlight Bear by Rosie Wellesley - £6.99
Eva drifts off to sleep with her favourite teddy bear. When she wakes in the night. Bear is gone. She looks all over her room only to find that her teddy has turned into a real bear. Bear takes Eva on an adventure around the town at night. They play, ... more
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Snow by Walter de la Mare, illustrated by Carolina Rabei - £6.99
'No breath of wind, No gleam of sun Still the white snow Whirls softly down'  As the day draws to a close, a family prepares for Christmas - decorating the tree, hanging stockings by the fire, putting out a plate of mince pies...   ... more
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The Ice Bear (Mini Edition) by Jackie Morris - £4.99
Long, long ago in the icy lands of the far north, a hunter and his wife cared for an orphaned bear-child. But when the child wanders off, there are consequences for both animals and people.  Set in the pristine regions of the Arctic, acclaimed a ... more
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Mimi and the Mountain Dragon by Michael Morpurgo, illustrated by Helen Stephens - £5.99
As soon as the bells stop ringing, I' m going to carry you home to your mother, back up to the Mountain Dragon's castle...  In her castle lair high in the mountains of Switzerland, lives a terrible dragon. In the village below, lives a little ... more
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The Wonder by Faye Hanson - £7.99
This is a story about a boy whose head is always full of wonder.  We follow him on an average-seeming school day, where his daydreams transform the world around him. Unfortunately lots of other people - the park keeper, the bus driver, the lolli ... more
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Space Song Rocket Ride by Sunny Scribens, illustrated by David Sim, sung by Mark Collins - £6.99
Blast through the galaxy to our own solar system and explore the mysteries of space to a rocking beat!   Packed with endnotes about space exploration and more. Enhanced CD includes audio singalong and video animation. ... more
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Moominvalley for the Curious Explorer by Tove Jansson - £5.99
Welcome to Moominvalley! Full of secrets and extraordinary creatures, the curious explorer is rewarded by magical discoveries...  This pull-out pop-up book features beautiful artwork and takes the reader on a journey through Moominvalley, reveal ... more
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All Through the Night by John Ceiriog Hughes and Sir Harold Boulton, illustrated by Kate Alizadeh - £9.99
This ancient Welsh folk song was first recorded in 1784. Still popular today, this lovely song is here gorgeously illustrated. The soothing refrains of this classic lullaby let children know how loved they are. ... more
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Off to Market by Elizabeth Dale, Illustrated by Erika Pal - £6.99
Hop on board the market bus! Everyone wants a ride and soon it's full to the top. But when the bus reaches a steep hill it just can't go any further. How will they lighten the load?  Little Keb has the answer, proving that even the smallest pers ... more
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I Want to be a Witch by Ian Cunliffe - £6.99
There are lots of things about being a witch that don't sound so good. Like having yucky green hair or cooking up smelly spells.  Find out what happens when one little girl decides to make up her own witchy rules in this entertaining picture boo ... more
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Juliana's Bananas: Where Do Your Bananas Come From? by Ruth Walton - £8.99
An educational resource to help children of 5 and up explore Fairtrade through the eyes of children of banana farmers in the Windward Islands in Caribbean.  Juliana grows bananas in her garden while her children, Billy and Bertha, are at scho ... more
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Send for a Superhero! by Michael Rosen, illustrated By Katharine McEwen - £6.99
A bedtime read turns into a very funny superhero adventure in this exciting blend of picture book and comic book storytelling.  It's time for bed and Dad is reading Emily and little Elmer a story... "Danger! Filth and Vacuum, The Terrible Two, are ... more
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The New Small Person by Lauren Child - £6.99
Elmore Green started life as an only child, as many children do. He had a room all to himself, and everything in it was his. But one day, everything changed.   This brand new picture book from the hugely talented Lauren Child about the arriva ... more
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Meg and the Pirate by Jan Pienkowski and David Walser - £6.99
Over forty years after their first appearance, much-loved characters Meg and Mog are back in a brand new adventure!  After landing with a BUMP on a treasure island, Meg makes friends with a peg-legged pirate called Jack and casts a magic spell t ... more
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Happy Families: Master Track's Train by Allan Ahlberg - £6.99
Master Track is adopted as a baby when he is found by Mr and Mrs Track in a handbag on a railway station. Little do they realise that he's going to grow up to be a hero and rescue a train that's been stolen by Mr Creep the Crook and his family. ... more
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Happy Families: Mrs.Vole the Vet by Allan Ahlberg, illustrated by Emma Chichester Clark - £6.99
Mrs Vole the vet has one son, three daughters, three cats, four dogs and no husband. She works day and night curing rabbits and leopards and hamsters and elephants and every animal in between. But her children think she deserves some attention too, s ... more
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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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What Makes a Baby by Cory Silverberg and Fiona Smyth - £11.99
What Makes a Baby is a book for every kind of family and every kind of kid. It is a 21st century children’s picture book about where babies come from that reflects the reality of our modern time by being inclusive of all kinds of kids, adults, and fa ... 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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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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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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