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

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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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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