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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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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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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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Axel Scheffler's Flip Flap Jungle by Axel Scheffler - £7.99
What do you get when you cross a monkey with a porcupine? Why, a monkupine, of course! What about a leopard with a armadillo? Well, that would be a leopadillo, naturally!   Axel Scheffler’s Flip Flap Jungle features eleven brand new animals an ... more
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The Colour Thief by Gabriel Alborozo - £6.99
Zot lives in a world without colour – no green grass, no blue sky, no yellow sun and no red flowers. From his lonely mountaintop, he gazes at Earth, sparkling with brilliant colour, and thinks it must be a very happy place. He sets off to steal some ... more
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The Mousehole Cat by Antonia Barber, illustrated by Nicola Bayley - £6.99
A much-anticipated, beautiful new edition of a modern classic, this is the stunningly illustrated story of the seaside village of Mousehole Cornwall, where Mowzer the cat lives happily with old fisherman Tom - Tom who rocks the rocking chair just rig ... more
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Book by David Miles - £9.95
In a world dazzled by the latest gadgets and mesmerized by Internet videos, the humble book seems like the most ordinary thing that could be. And perhaps it is — until you learn to look closer . . . and closer . . . and closer . . . and you’re sudden ... more
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Ganesha's Sweet Tooth by Sanjay Patel and Emily Haynes - £5.99
The bold, bright colors of India leap off the page in this fresh and funny picture book retelling of how Ganesha came to help write the epic poem of Hindu literature, the Mahabharata.   Ganesha is just like any other kid, except that he has t ... more
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Quest by Aaron Becker - £7.99
Aaron Becker, creator of the stunning Journey, presents the next chapter in his luminous wordless fantasy.  Two friends in a city park are startled by the sudden and magical appearance of a king, who thrusts into their hands a map and some stra ... more
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Silver Buttons by Bob Graham - £6.99
Multiple award-winning and bestselling author-illustrator Bob Graham beautifully captures a world vision in one solitary moment.  From the multiple award-winning author-illustrator of How to Heal a Broken Wing and A Bus Called Heaven, comes a p ... more
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Frances Dean Who Loved to Dance and Dance by Birgitta Sif - £6.99
From the award-winning author of Oliver comes a book that glows from the inside out, a book that will move you to be yourself, exactly as you are, and – of course! – get dancing!  Frances Dean loves to dance. In her every waking moment, she i ... more
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A First Look at Autism: I See Things Differently by Pat Thomas, illustrated by Claire Keay - £7.99
A beautifully illustrated and reassuring picture book that helps children to understand autism.  This reassuring picture book explains what autism is in simple terms. It aims to help children who may have siblings or classmates with autism unde ... more
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Some Swell Pup: Or Are You Sure You Want a Dog? by Maurice Sendak - £7.99
For the first time in paperback comes this unique tale about children learning patience and care through looking after their new puppy. ... more
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My Alien and Me by Smriti Prasadam-Halls, illustrated by Tom McLaughlin - £6.99
Told from a little alien's perspective, this is a funny story that presents humans as the aliens!   A journey from hostility to friendship, the story contains lessons about how we look at strangers as 'aliens' and they look at us in the sam ... more
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My ABC Book by Grosset & Dunlap, illustrated by Art Seiden - £5.99
Discover a treasure trove of beautifully illustrated books with our new series, G+D Vintage! Featuring books from Grosset & Dunlap's Wonder Books line originally published in the 1940s, 50s, and 60s, there’s something for every reader in these timele ... more
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Wriggle and Roar by Julia Donaldson, illustrated by Nick Sharratt - £6.99
A wonderful rhyme book full of action and noise - guaranteed to make kids love poetry!  Whenever I'm tired of being me I swing around like a chimpanzee.  Are you tired of being you? Here's a whole bookful of things you can do! There are rhymes to ... more
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My Pet Book by Bob Staake - £6.99
Most pets are cats and dogs, but what do you do if you want a different kind of pet, one that doesn’t meow or bark? Bob Staake’s exuberant tale of a little boy and the pet of his dreams will appeal to anyone whose best friends are... books!   ... more
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A Forest by Marc Martin - £7.99
When a forest is cut down, the consequences are more than anyone could have anticipated.  A Forest is a simple and powerful environmental parable from an extraordinary new talent. ... more
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Grandad's Island by Benji Davies - £6.99
After the phenomenal success of The Storm Whale and On Sudden Hill, this new book by Benji Davies deals with the emotional topic of losing a grandparent.  Subtly told, this beautifully illustrated book tackles a difficult subject with great sens ... more
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The Yes by Sarah Bee, illustrated by Satoshi Kitamura - £6.99
In a soft comfy nest in a safe warm place there snoozed a great big orange thing called the Yes. He was snug, but the Yes had a Where to go to. So he left his nest and went trundling out.  But the Where was an endless place of Nos. They teemed and se ... more
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The Fabulous Foskett Family Circus by Quentin Blake - £6.99
Roll up, roll up for the Fabulous Foskett Family Circus! There are Milly and Willy who perform with young Fred, who does a back flip and lands on his head. Uncle Phoenix Foskett who blows smoke rings, Jess and Bess with their conjuring tricks, not to ... more
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Max the Brave by Ed Vere - £6.99
This is Max. Doesn't Max look sweet. Max looks so sweet that sometimes people like to dress him up in ribbons. Max does not like being dressed up in ribbons. Because Max is a fearless kitten. Max is an intrepid kitten. Max is a brave kitten. Max is a ... more
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Seb and Hamish by Jude Daly, illustrated by Niki Daly - £6.99
Seb and Mama go to visit Mrs Kenny, but there's a dog called Hamish at the house too. Woof woof, says Hamish. 'Home,' says Seb in a little voice.   While Mama and Mrs Kenny have tea, Hamish is shut in another room and Seb plays with his train ... 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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Happy Families: Miss Dirt the Dustman's Daughter by Allan Ahlberg, illustrated by Tony Ross - £6.99
Daisy Dirt's dad is a dustman on the dole, but her mum has remarried a Duke and is a filthy rich Duchess. Poor Daisy doesn't know whether she's coming or going, whether she's rich or poor - until everything changes...   Based on the classic 'H ... more
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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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Nixie the Bad, Bad Fairy by Cas Lester - £5.99
Nixie the bad, bad fairy isn't really that bad ...at 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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