It's Your World Now, Barry Falls ( paperback, 2019)

£6.99

So go and play and live and learn. It's your world now, this is your turn to think and ask and make and do. The world is magic, just like you!' A beautiful, moving and funny celebration of life that highlights the potential of each and every child.

This is the perfect book to read out loud - helping children to appreciate the wonderful things that exist in the world, and the great things that they can do. It also allows them to understand some of the setbacks that may occur along the way. And the overall message is that whatever happens, you will always be loved by those closest to you.

Barry Falls' illustrations burst from the page with exuberant detail while his rhyming text is a delight to read. This is a gorgeous, funny and thought-provoking celebration of where you might go and what you might do in life, a message from a dad to his daughter.
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Welcome To The World, Julia Donaldon & Helen Oxenbury ( paperback April 2023 )

£7.99

From two bestselling and awardwinning creators comes a magical, lyrical celebration of babies' first experiences. From the comfort of home to the adventure of the great outdoors, from family to first encounters with nature, Welcome to the World revels in the joy that comes with sharing this new world with children, and seeing it through their eyes. A perfect read-aloud story for sharing from Julia Donaldson and Helen Oxenbury.
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BPS Bundles I Early Motherhood

£29.97 £27.00

It's tough, it's sometimes overwhelming and it's something that so many of us go through, yet there is almost an insatiable curiosity about others' experiences of motherhood when we are going through it ourselves.

My BPS recommendations are 3 writers whose brilliant, often funny, prose brings a relatable and sometimes heartbreaking empathy to the job of being a new mother. 

Each paperback is £9.99 but you save 10% if all ordered together. 

 

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That’s Not My Christmas Tree (board book)

£12.99

Light up your Christmas with this super-special festive addition to the bestselling That's not my... series. With a bigger format, sparkly foiled cover and twinkly lights to discover on the final page, That's not my... Christmas Tree is the perfect present for babies and toddlers. The best first Christmas gift.

Turn the pages to explore the bumpy trunk, prickly branches, sparkly decorations and shiny presents on the Christmas trees, all brought to life with the familiar little white mouse to spot on every page. 

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Baby’s First Stories 3-6m, Lily Murray ( board book August 2023)

£10.99

It's never too early to start reading to your baby. Baby's First Stories presents a unique blend of read-aloud stories and high-contrast visuals to stimulate baby as you read. With four stories, featuring an adorable elephant, panda, whale and bunny.

This second book in the series focusses on faces and naming body parts, and encourages babies and carers to join in with their own games of peek-a-boo, or tickle-time. Featuring black-and-white artwork with bold pops of blue. Neither too long, nor too short, these stories easily fit into baby's daily routine, to make reading together a regular activity all the family can enjoy.

When your little one is ready to move on, try the next book in the series: Baby's First Stories - 6-9 months. Each story collection has been created in consultation with early years experts to perfectly suit your baby's needs at every stage in their first year. Beautifully illustrated by award-winning textile designer Jane Foster, and written by picture book rising-star, Lily Murray.
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Baby’s First Stories 0-3m ( board book August 2023)

£10.99

Baby's First Stories presents a unique blend of read-aloud stories and high-contrast visuals to stimulate baby as you read. With four stories, featuring an adorable elephant, panda, whale and bunny.

This first book in the series is full of rhythmic language and gentle rhymes, tailored to soothe the very youngest babies. Jane Foster's bold artwork uses a limited palette of black and white to hold baby's gaze. Neither too long, nor too short, these stories easily fit into baby's daily routine, to make reading together a regular activity all the family can enjoy.

When your little one is ready to move on, try the next book in the series: Baby's First Stories - 3-6 months. Each story collection has been created in consultation with early years experts to perfectly suit your baby's needs at every stage in their first year. Beautifully illustrated by award-winning textile designer Jane Foster, and written by picture book rising-star, Lily Murray.
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I Am A Baby, Bob Shea ( paperback July 2023)

£7.99

A hilariously deadpan look at new parenthood - from a baby's point of view. I am not sleepy. I am not sleepy because I am a baby.

Mummy is sleepy. Mummy is sleepy because I am a baby. With humour and sympathy, Bob Shea looks at the chaos of life with a baby as amiably narrated by the new arrival.

Repeating the mantra (and blithe explanation) "because I am a baby," the tiny narrator leads us through scenes of exhaustion, grumpiness, squishy nappies, spilled milk, cowering kittens and chubby overfed pups (oopsie!). Playing against the simple, matter-of-fact text are freewheeling illustrations of mess and mayhem, in which the grown-ups' exaggerated body language is sure to send older children into fits of giggles. With its endearing, unabashedly self-pleased star, I Am a Baby will find a place at showers, in nurseries, on parents' shelves and in the hands of appreciative big siblings, as it celebrates the changes a little one brings, at once challenging and full of love.
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Your Life on Earth, Oliver Jeffers ( September 2022)

£14.99

Your Life On Earth : A Record Book for New Humans

Inspired by the exceptional, award-winning global picture book phenomenon, Here We Are, this baby record book makes the perfect gift for families to treasure forever! Well, hello. Welcome to this planet. We call it Earth.

We're glad you found us. Welcome a newborn to the world with this gorgeous baby record book, celebrating milestones and special moments from before birth to early years. Including three envelopes,a card pocket to hold keepsakes, plus spaces for baby's footprints and family photographs, this is the perfect place to cherish memories of a little one's arrival on Planet Earth!

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Mother Ship, Francesca Segal ( paperback 2020)

£9.99

Heart-wrenching, funny and heartfelt - Mother Ship is a beautifully crafted, warts-and-all love letter to our wonderful NHS' Adam Kay,

After her identical twin girls are born ten weeks prematurely, Francesca Segal finds herself sitting vigil in the 'mother ship' of neonatal intensive care, all romantic expectations of new parenthood obliterated. As each day brings a fresh challenge for her and her babies, Francesca makes a temporary life among a band of mothers who are vivid, fearless, and inspiring, taking care not only of their children but of one another. Mother Ship is a hymn to the sustaining power of women's friendships, and a loving celebration of the two small girls - and their mother - who defy the odds.

A comforting and encouraging read, especially for others enduring the same experience. 'A heart-wrenching insight into what must have been such a fragile, overwhelming and terrifying time - yet there's humour in there too. Beautiful' Giovanna Fletcher

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DM Baby Card Moses Basket

£3.50

Daniel Mackie is an award winning illustrator whose whimsical cards are designed and printed in Scotland. 

We have a full range of his animal designs in store.

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Goodnight Moon, by Margaret Wise Brown ( paperback)

£6.99

This gentle bedtime story is an ideal first story to share. Comforting rhythm in the text and images, colours to notice and all the while winding down to sleep. A lovely baby or christening gift.

Available as board book or paperback, please ask.

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Winnie The Pooh, hardback collector edition ( 2016 hardback)

£40.00

This beautiful edition brings together four volumes in one stunning slip-cased gift book: Winnie-the-Pooh, The House at Pooh Corner, When We Were Very Young and Now We Are Six.

A.A.Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh is nothing less than a true children's classic. Winnie-the-Pooh may be a bear of very little brain, but thanks to his friends Piglet, Eeyore and, of course, Christopher Robin, he's never far from an adventure.

This very special collection will delight fans of Winnie-the-Pooh young and old. Relive all your favourite moments in the Hundred Acre Wood, brought stunningly to life with the iconic illustrations from E.H.Shepard. Pooh ranks alongside other beloved character such as Paddington Bear, and Peter Rabbit as an essential part of our literary heritage.

Whether you're 5 or 55, Pooh is the bear for all ages.

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Treasury of Nursery Rhymes, Ed Frann Preston-Gannon

£14.99

Explore an enchanting world of 101 nursery rhymes, poems and songs, illustrated by Frann Preston-Gannon, illustrator of I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree, which won Waterstones Children's Gift of the Year. This is the fourth title in the Nosy Crow Classics series, which includes The Velveteen Rabbit, Peter Pan and Heidi, all beautiful cloth-bound editions with foiled jackets and covers, and ribbon markers. In this captivating collection, you'll meet favourite friends Humpty Dumpty, the Owl and the Pussy-cat and Little Miss Muffet, as well as mermaids, elves and a whole host of animals at a magical fair.

Discover games for playtime, songs for supper time and star-filled lullabies for bedtime. This rich anthology will delight the whole family and is the perfect birthday, Christmas or christening gift to treasure. Julia Donaldson praised Frann's previous poetry collection I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree, saying "This is an absolutely beautiful book."As well as winning Waterstones Children's Gift of the Year, Frann won Red Magazine's Big Book award and was the first UK recipient of the Sendak Fellowship, awarded by Maurice Sendak, creator of picture book classic Where the Wild Things Are.
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Once Upon An Alphabet, Oliver Jeffers (hardback)

£20.00

A flagship publication, gloriously bringing the alphabet to life in irresistible Oliver Jeffers style! The letters of our alphabet work tirelessly to make words that in turn make stories, but what if there was a story FOR each of the letters instead? Turn the pages of this exquisite book to find out... Here you will discover twenty-six short stories introducing a host of new characters (plus the occasional familiar face). From Edmund the astronaut with his awkward fear of heights, via the dynamic new investigative duo of the Owl and the Octopus, through to the Zeppelin that just might get Edmund a little bit closer to where he needs to be, this book is packed with funny, thrilling, perilous and above all entertaining tales inspired by every letter in the alphabet.

An adventure to follow from A to Z, or a treasure trove to dip in and out of, Once Upon an Alphabet is a work of exhilarating originality from artist Oliver Jeffers, the creator of much-loved modern classics such as Lost and Found and The Incredible Book Eating Boy.
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