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

Where My Feet Go by Birgitta Sif - £6.99
Meet Little Panda. He's ready for an adventure. Do his feet walk a normal walk down a normal street, or is there more out there than meets the eye?   Maybe a tree branch can be a shaky bridge, a sandbox a desert or a bath an underwater advent ... more
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I Want My Mum! by Tony Ross - £6.99
All day there had been disasters - the water pot went all over the latest painting; the Little Princess fell off the seesaw and banged her knee; and worst of all, there was a monster under the bed that night. The castle had been ringing with the cons ... more
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Tales of Mystery and Magic by Hugh Lupton, illustrated by Agnese Baruzzi - £9.99
Introducing a bewitching world of mystery and magic, this collection of stories includes tales of singing elves with magical feet, skeletons that move of their own accord and a heroic blackbird who outwits a powerful king.  Includes storytime CD ... more
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Pass It On by Sophy Henn - £6.99
A joyful and uplifting picture book about finding happiness in the smallest of things, from picture book star Sophy Henn - World Book Day illustrator and shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize. ... more
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All the Awake Animals are Almost Asleep (Board Book) by Crescent Dragonwagon - £6.99
Now in board book format, this lyrical animal ABC book is just right for bedtime - or anytime!  From antlered antelope to zzz-ing zebra, all the awake animals are getting sleepy in this abridged board book edition of a favorite bedtime alphab ... more
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Professor McQuark and the Oojamaflip by Lou Treleaven, illustrated by Julia Patton - £6.99
One day a fantastic idea pops into Professor McQuark’s head to create an ‘Oojamaflip’ but what is one and will it win her first prize at the town science fair?  A fast-paced, rhyming tale superbly written by first time author, Lou Treleaven and ... more
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A Tale of Two Beasts by Fiona Roberton - £6.99
A funny story about seeing the world from a different viewpoint. There are two sides to every story.   A little girl finds a strange beast in the woods and takes it home as a pet. She feeds it, shows it off to her friends and gives it a hat. But t ... more
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15 Things Not to Do with a Baby by Margaret McAllister, illustrated by Holly Sterling - £6.99
Congratulations! You now have a baby in your family. Follow our top tips and you’ll all be very happy.  Don’t lend your baby to a kangaroo, plant your baby in the garden, or take to school with you – and definitely don’t send your baby to play w ... more
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That Pesky Rat by Lauren Child - £6.99
From Kate Greenaway Medal winner, Lauren Child, creator of the BAFTA-winning, multi-million-selling Charlie and Lola, comes the latest edition of the award-winning, bestselling story of how one little street rat finds a home of his own.  Rat liv ... more
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The Bus is for Us! by Michael Rosen, illustrated by Gillian Tyler - £6.99
A lively rhyming picture book about transport by poet and former Children's Laureate Michael Rosen, author of We're Going on a Bear Hunt.   Small children take great delight in things that go – whether by bicycle, car, boat, or plane. And bes ... more
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I Am Henry Finch by Alexis Deacon, illustrated By Viviane Schwarz - £6.99
From award-winning picture book makers Alexis Deacon and Viviane Schwarz comes an enlightening new story about courage and making a difference.   For budding philosophers of all ages, this is the uplifting story of Henry Finch the loveable little ... more
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The Jackal Who Thought He Was a Peacock by Rumi, illustrated by Firoozeh Golmohammadi - £12.99
The jackal has never been the same since he saw the peacocks. Now he looks at his grey and brown fur and thinks how boring he looks. He wonders how he can change it to be beautiful and dazzling like the peacocks. He’s always collecting colourful thin ... more
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Hilda and the Troll by Luke Pearson - £7.99
Meet Hilda. She can never sit still for long without setting off on another adventure. Join her in discovering a magical new universe!   While on an expedition to seek out the magical creatures of the mountains around her home, Hilda spots a ... more
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Ten Little Dinosaurs by Mike Brownlow, illustrated by Simon Rickerty - £6.99
A stomping, chomping dinosaur romp from the creators of the multi-award-winning, bestselling Ten Little Pirates.   Ten little dinosaurs set off in search of adventure. But what will the ten little dinosaurs do when then meet a grumpy tricerato ... more
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The Brave Little Grork by Kathryn Cave and Nick Maland - £6.99
This is a new edition of a gently reassuring picture book by Cave and Maland about a small creature's fears and worries.  The creature in question is the grork. He's shy and easily frightened, especially when it comes to turples. One sunny day ... more
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Pearl Power and the Toy Problem by Mel Simone Elliott - £7.99
Mel Elliott's second PEARL POWER children's book is a delightful story of Pearl, a clever little girl who believes very strongly in gender equality.   Aimed at 4-8 year olds, Pearl Power and the Toy Problem is written in rhyme, creating a nice rh ... more
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Sleeping Handsome and the Princess Engineer by Kay Woodward, illustrated by Jo de Ruiter - £6.99
Prince Jack is strong, rich, a top trampolinist and very, very handsome … but he is also cursed. When he is pricked by a sword he, and his whole castle, fall sound alseep. It's up to the Princess Engineer to come and save the day.   Age level: ... more
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The Nonsense Show by Eric Carle - £12.99
Ducks growing out of bananas? A mouse catching a cat? What's wrong with this book?   Yes, there's something strange, something funny and even downright preposterous on every page of this book (and even the cover!). But it's not a mistake - i ... more
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Five Bedtime Poems for Children by Various authors, illustrated by Amy Blackwell - £4.95
Five fabulous bedtime poems to ensure the sweetest dreams for your children.  Includes a sticker, bookmark and a page for children to write their own poems. With colour illustrations throughout by Amy Blackwell.   Poems by: Charlotte Druitt C ... more
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Take Away the A by Michaël Escoffier - £7.99
A word totally transforms if you take away just one letter – without the A, the beast is best. Without the W, the witch has an itch! This is an alphabet book like no other. An irreverant exploration not only of letters in their alphabetic order, but ... more
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Three Little Owls by Quentin Blake, Emanuele Luzzati and John Yeoman - £6.99
Three Little Owls is a charming rhyming story by the Italian artist Emanuele Luzzati, and presented here in an English version by John Yeoman and with gorgeous new illustrations by Quentin Blake. Three irrepressible little owls take us on their journ ... more
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Oddsockosaurus by Zanib Mian and Bill Bolton - £6.99
Packed with humour, which will amuse adults and children alike, this read-aloud picture book captures the imagination of a whimsical little boy who describes some of his very human characteristics as if he were a dinosaur.  He refers to himself ... more
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Fireside Stories: Tales for a Winter's Eve by Caitlín Matthews, illustrated by Helen Cann - £14.99
Gather round the hearth to share these wintry tales.  Drawn from countries and cultures all around the world, these eight stories express the magnificent and unique aspects of the winter season, and each story is preceded by an introduction with back ... more
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Sam and Dave Dig a Hole by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Jon Klassen - £6.99
With perfect pacing, the multiple award-winning, best-selling team of Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen dig down for a deadpan tale full of visual humour.  From the award-winning team behind Extra Yarn, and illustrated by Jon Klassen, the Kate Gree ... more
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Amazing Grace (25th Anniversary Edition) by Mary Hoffman, illustrated by Caroline Binch - £12.99
Grace loves to act out stories. Sometimes she plays the leading part, sometimes she is 'a cast of thousands.' When her school decides to perform Peter Pan, Grace is longing to play Peter, but her classmates say that Peter was a boy, and besides, he w ... more
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Fright Club by Ethan Long - £6.99
Only the SCARIEST monsters are allowed in Fright Club (members include Fran K. Stein and Sandy Witch). So when a cute little bunny announces he wants to join everybody laughs at him. Poor old bunny. If only they knew you don't have to be a monster to ... more
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What a Wonderful World by Bob Thiele and George David Weiss, illustrated by Tim Hopgood - £8.99
A truly special book featuring the lyrics from What a Wonderful World, accompanied by beautiful illustrations from Tim Hopgood.   Bursting with joy, colour, and optimism, this is the perfect gift for every child.  First recorded in 19 ... more
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An English Year: Twelve Months in the Life of England's Kids by Tania McCartney & Tina Snerling - £7.95
Meet Aman, Victoria, Amelia, Tandi and George — English children representing a multicultural blend of culture and race that typifies our beautiful country. They will take you through a year in the life of English kids, from celebrations to tradition ... more
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Monkey Suit: An A to Z of What You Can Be (Board Book) by Mark Gonyea - £7.99
Monkey Suit is a lively look at the alphabet for learners who've grasped the basic shapes of the letters and are ready to explore words.  Author-illustrator Mark Gonyea presents a little monkey who 'tries on' a silly selection of roles that a ch ... more
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One City, Two Brothers: A Story from Jerusalem by Chris Smith, illustrated by Aurelia Fronty - £6.99
This is a story from Jerusalem. It is told by Jews, Christians and Muslims alike.   Two brothers stand before King Solomon, arguing about which of them should inherit their father's land. For a while the king listens, then he asks for silence.   ... more
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Global Baby Bedtimes (Board Book) by Maya Ajmera - £5.99
Shhhhhhhh... the babies are sleeping. Babies all around the world cuddle, snuggle, and drift off to sleep.   From Panama to Peru, Argentina to Vietnam, and many stops in between, babies everywhere have their own bedtimes. The locations may be ... more
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Shine by Trace Balla - £10.99
A moving picture book to share with young children, and a catalyst for discussing big questions.   This is a story for the very young about loss, and the everlasting power of love. ... more
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Moomin and the Martians by Tove Jansson - £6.99
Moominmamma wakes up one morning to find a flying saucer has crash-landed in her cabbage patch. There's a strange machine dangling out of it that seems like it could be used to fix their broken radio, but when Moominpappa starts fiddling with it, he ... more
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The Wise Fool: Fables from the Islamic World by Shahrukh Husain, illustrated by Micha Archer - £8.99
Meet Mulla Nasruddin, a legendary character whose adventures and misadventures are enjoyed across the Islamic world.  This witty collection of stories portrays his eccentric, engaging and irreverent character. Nasruddin always has a twinkle in h ... more
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The Rare Monkey with the Colourful Bottom by Joanne Gale, illustrated by Jeffrey Mundell - £6.99
The Rare Monkey is the only monkey in the wild with a multicoloured, bright bottom.   Follow his journey of cheek and colour as he discovers the importance of being yourself and liking who you are. ... more
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The Moon Dragons by Dyan Sheldon, illustrated by Gary Blythe - £6.99
When a king discovers that there are still singing moon dragons high up on the mountainside, he offers a room full of gold to anyone who can bring one to him.  The beautiful dancing dragons only reveal themselves to Alina, a young peasant girl, ... more
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Walter's Wonderful Web by Tim Hopgood - £5.99
A brilliant new board book from the author of the bestselling WOW! SAID THE OWL.  Why make an ordinary web when you can make one that's EXTRAORDINARY?  Meet a determined little spider who can't seem to spin a perfect web. Whoosh goes the wind as it ... more
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Shh! We Have a Plan (Board Book) by Chris Haughton - £5.99
From Chris Haughton, the multi award-winning author-illustrator of A Bit Lost and Oh No, George!, comes a picture book about a beautiful bird, four friends and plans gone wrong...   The friends are out for a walk. Suddenly, they spot it – a b ... more
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Tree: Seasons Come, Seasons Go by Patricia Hegarty, illustrated by Britta Teckentrup - £6.99
Explore the beauty of the changing seasons in this timeless peek-through book with beautiful artwork from Britta Teckentrup and accompanying rhyming text.  Following the life-cycle of a tree through spring, summer, autumn and winter, children wi ... more
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Zeraffa Giraffa by Dianne Hofmeyr, iIllustrated by Jane Ray - £7.99
This is the astonishing true story of Zeraffa, a giraffe who was sent as a gift from Egypt to France in 1826.   A young boy, Atir, takes care of Zeraffa on her epic journey and the sailors sing songs as she gazes down at them. In France, Atir ... more
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Max at Night by Ed Vere - £6.99
This is Max. Max is very sleepy. It's way past Max's bedtime. Max has drunk his milk. Max has brushed his teeth. Max has cleaned behind his ears. Now Max just needs to say goodnight...   Max is tired and all ready for bed, but when he can't find th ... more
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Footpath Flowers by JonArno Lawson, illustrated by Sydney Smith - £11.99
In this wordless picture book, a little girl collects wildflowers while her distracted father pays her little attention. Each flower becomes a gift, and whether the gift is noticed or ignored, both giver and recipient are transformed by their encount ... more
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Side by Side by Rachel Bright, illustrated by Debi Gliori - £6.99
For fans of The Gruffalo and Giraffes Can't Dance comes a rhyming witty story about friendship - a future classic perfect for sharing at bedtime.  Deep in the heart of Wintermouse Wood, Down in the grass where the autumn trees stood, Lived ... more
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Meg and the Dragon by David Walser, illustrated by Jan Pienkowski - £6.99
Meg is busy preparing for her Halloween party when disaster strikes and she breaks her teapot! But with the help of one of her magic spells, Meg is all set to save the day!   A brand new story featuring two best-loved and classic chatracters - ... more
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Chu's First Day at School by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Adam Rex - £6.99
Chu is a little panda with a BIG sneeze and when his first day at school approaches he is nervous. Will the other boys and girls be nice? Will they like Chu?   A fabulously warm and funny story about little Chu and his enormous sneeze! ... more
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Here I Am by Patti Kim, illustrated by Sonia Sanchez - £6.99
Newly arrived from their faraway homeland, a boy and his family enter into the lights, noise, and traffic of a busy city in this dazzling wordless picture book.  The language is unfamiliar. Food, habits, games and gestures are puzzling. The boy ... more
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Clever Polly and the Stupid Wolf by Catherine Storr, illustrated by Marjorie-Ann Watts - £6.99
Twelve stories written for the author's daughter, who was scared of the wolf under the bed!  Drawing occasionally on well-known fairy tales, and skillfully blending fantasy and reality, these stories are bursting with humour, originality and cha ... more
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A Bit Lost by Chris Haughton - £6.99
Charting the journey of a little lost owl, a heart-warming and reassuring read from one of the most exciting new voices in children's literature. The award-winning debut title from Chris Haughton, the acclaimed author-illustrator of Oh No, George! a ... more
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How the Library (Not the Prince) Saved Rapunzel by Wendy Meddour, illustrated by Rebecca Ashdown Petrie - £7.99
With the wind in his hair, and blowing his hooter, Along came the prince on the back of a scooter. “Rapunzel, Rapunzel, please let down your hair!” Called the prince from down on the bottom stair... But Rapunzel just sat – As still as a wall; ... more
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Man Gave Names to All the Animals by Bob Dylan, illustrated by Jim Arnosky - £5.99
Whimsical and witty, “Man Gave Names to All the Animals” first appeared on Bob Dylan's album Slow Train Coming in 1979. Illustrator Jim Arnosky has now crafted a stunning picture book adaptation of Dylan's song that's a treat for both children and ad ... more
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I'm a Girl! by Yasmeen Ismail - £6.99
I'm supposed to be made of sugar and spice and all things nice. But I'm sweet and sour and not a little flower.   I am a girl! I am a girl! I am a girl!   The girl in this book likes to win, she likes to be spontaneous, fast and str ... more
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