The Girl and the Dinosaur, Hollie Hughes ( picture book, August 2020)

£6.99

A lovely gentle story, with evocative illustrations, destined to be read for years to come. The wishing stars burn bright tonight, the air is thick with dreams, and a deeply sleeping dinosaur is waking up, it seems . .

In a town by the seaside, Marianne is often seen foraging on the beach. But she isn't playing with children her own age.

Instead Marianne is alone, and digging for dinosaur bones to build a special sort of companion. Then, one night, she goes to sleep wishing with all her heart that her dinosaur might come to life . .

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Tickle My Ears, by Jörg Mühle ( board book)

£6.99

First published in New Zealand, this has been a hit here because of its lovely illustrations, an interactive approach to the reading and a perfect ‘getting ready for bed’ theme.

 

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Fairies Don’t Exist, by Michael O’Neill & Stephen Pierce

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This is a funny, delightful story about a long suffering Dad trying to sort his daughter out and get her to sleep ( so he can have some peace).

Super illustrations, and enough narrative to entertain the 3 - 5 year olds. 

A great book. Locally produced! 

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Dinosaurs Go Christmas Shopping, by Timothy Knapman ( PB 2018)

£6.99

This is a proper little boys story about a group of unruly dinosaurs threatening to ruin Christmas until one little boy decides to take charge !

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I’m Sticking With You by Smriti Halls (picture book, Sept 2020)

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 A wonderful, warm bear-hug of a story with sumptuous illustrations. A modern classic.' - Jim Field, illustrator of Oi Frog

Wherever you're going, I'm going too. Whatever you're doing, I'm sticking with you.

It's wonderful to have good friends to see you through the good times and the bad. But sometimes, friends can also be a bit . .

. well . .

. overbearing. 

Great sentiment and lovely rhyming text that will keep children from 2 - 5 entertained.

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What Makes Me a Me?, by Ben Faulks

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Ben Faulks is best known as Mr Bloom from CBeebies. This charming book celebrates how different we all are in a humorous and inquisitive way.

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On the Farm, by Axel Sheffler ( board book)

£6.99

From the illustrator of The Gruffalo and other Julia Donaldson books, this is a charming board book with rhyming text, moveable parts and engaging illustrations on every page.

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The Book Without A Story by Carolina Rabei (Paperback)

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A celebration of libraries, books and the joy of sharing stories, perfect for sharing before bedtime. When the library closes, and the last librarian has gone home to bed . . the books come alive and tell stories of their adventures, and their readers. But Dusty the book has never been borrowed and dreams of finding someone to share his story with ….Carolina Rabei's gorgeous artwork brings this magical story to life for children aged 3 years and up.

This is a lovely concept, in 'Toy Story' tradition of the books coming to life and talking about us instead. 

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Grandpa Christmas by Michael Morpurgo (paperback Oct 2020 )

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From renowned children’s author Michael  Morpurgo. This is a wonderfully illustrated, heartfelt book about a grandfather’s message to his granddaughter, explaining that we need to look after the Earth that we live on. 

This bestselling Christmas picture book by renowned children's author Michael Morpurgo and illustrator Jim Field, is now available in paperback for the first time. Michael Morpurgo frames his powerful message about protecting the environment in this beautiful personal story about a grandpa's wish for his granddaughter to live in a better world. This vital and timely story is paired with Jim Field's emotive illustrations in this gorgeous Christmas picture book, perfect for the whole family to share.

Dearest little Mia, This Christmas, instead of a Christmas card - you'll have plenty of those - and instead of a present - you'll have plenty of those too, I am sending you a letter ... Every Christmas Mia and her family read a letter which her Grandpa wrote to her. His letter is a warm, impassioned and heartfelt wish for a better world for Mia to live in.

He remembers fondly the times they spent in his garden finding frogs and worms and planting seeds. But Grandpa worries that all the things they love so much are in danger ... His letter is a hopeful plea to Mia (and to all of us) to continue to care for and protect our precious world.

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Bedtime ( Little Baby Books)

£5.99

This is part of a series by Bloomsbury : 4 Little Baby Books 

Bedtime 

Everyday

Bathtime

Outdoors

They are ideal for introducing books to your baby - baby’s vision responds well to black and white, each image is of a simple everyday item or action.

 

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Don’t worry Little Crab, by Chris Haughton (paperback 2020)

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From the creator of A Bit Lost, Oh No, George!, Shh! We Have a Plan and Goodnight Everyone, comes a book about taking the time you need to overcome your fears. In the rockpool above the sea, live two crabs: Big Crab and Little Crab. Today, they're going for a dip in the sea.

"This is going to be so great!" says Little Crab. But then Little Crab catches a first glimpse of the water... Oh.

The waves! They're ENORMOUS. "Oh..." Will Little Crab be brave enough to go in?From the multi award-winning picture book maker of A Bit Lost, Oh No, George! and Shh! We Have a Plan comes a bold, beautiful picture book about working through anxiety and, with the support of a loved one, building up the courage to try something new.
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A Little Bit Brave by Nicola Kinnear

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Logan is a stay-at-home bunny - but he's about to discover how brave he really is. It's time for his first adventure, and he doesn't want to go. But there's an amazing world outside, if he can just pluck up courage to look .

 A LITTLE BIT BRAVE is a funny, reassuring picture book which shows that we're all a lot braver than we think. It's a good story with enough message to reassure the timid amongst us. 

Now back in stock April 2021! 

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Press Here, by Herve Tullet

£11.99

Press Here is an award winning invitation to press the yellow  button on the cover and start a fun and interactive story with colour and movement. Guaranteed to delight preschool children.

It works on a very simple premise but somehow never disappoints!

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All I Want is An Octopus, Tracy Gunaratnam ( paperback June 2021)

£7.99

A really fun, rhyming story about the desire for a more unusual pet.  Great to see some diversity in the pictures, this is a super read out loud story.
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Pip and Posy : The Christmas Tree (Paperback)

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Axel Scheffler’s illustrations are fantastic, but these Pip and Posy stories always have a humourous touch and a great message. Highly recommended for your preschoolers. 

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Circle, by Jon Klassen and Mac Barnett ( pb)

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In paperback 7.99 from Feb 2020

From the dynamic, dream team of Jon Klassen and Mac Barnett comes the final instalment in the hilarious shape trilogy. Triangle and Square are visiting Circle, who lives at the waterfall. When they play hide-and-seek, Circle tells the friends the one rule: not to go behind the falling water.

But after she closes her eyes to count to ten, of course that's exactly where Triangle goes. Will Circle find Triangle? And what OTHER shapes might be lurking back there? Sparks the imagination, allows chat about hidden worries, and ultimately has style and humour.

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The Boy: His Stories and How they Came to Be, by Oliver Jeffers

£25.00

A spectacular collection of four much-loved modern classics from the multi award-winning, internationally best-selling picture book creator, Oliver Jeffers, along with a captivating behind-the-scenes look at the making of each in four fascinating sketchbook sections. Oliver Jeffers is originally from NI, although now based in New York.

Contains the following stories: How to Catch a Star, Lost and Found, The Way Back Home, & Up and Down. Also within the pages of this exquisite collection is a special letter from Oliver Jeffers and more than 100 wonderfully distinctive sketches, notes and ideas, carefully chosen from his archives and revealed here for the first time. A real collectible edition.

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Along Came A Different, by Tom McLaughlin (paperback Feb 2019)

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Light hearted take on ‘being different’ using colours. Funny and yet the message is clear. 

Paperback from Feb 2019 priced at £6.99

* currently publisher out of stock Nov 2020, awaiting reprint information 

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Storm In A Jar, Samuel Langley-Swain ( picturebook, Sept 2021)

£7.99

A lovely story that encourages children to talk about bereavement but also feelings around anger and how to embrace, release and manage them. Arlo has lost his granny, but the story can easily be widened to talk about loss of other loved one.

With Inclusive representation including BAME lead character with hearing aid and step-parents.

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The Wind In The Willows - 90th Anniversary picture book version

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A stylish foiled picture book adaptation - celebrating 90 years of E. H. Shepard's iconic original illustrations!

Story beautifully abridged by Timothy Knapman, perfect for 3 -6  year olds to introduce them to the classic story. 

"Don't you know?" grinned Rat. "Oh, Mole! There is nothing half so much fun as simply messing about in boats!" A world of wonders awaits Mole as he emerges from his little underground home one spring day.

He discovers the sights and delights of the river aboard Rat's rowing boat. He ventures into the Wild Wood, home to kindly Badger. In the company of fun-loving Toad, he feels the thrill of the open road.

But Mole soon learns that where there is Toad, there is trouble. Toad has a dangerous new hobby, and Mole and his friends must use all their wits and courage to keep him from disaster! Kenneth Grahame's delightful characters, Mole, Rat, Badger and Toad, have entertained generations of children. 

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Forgettery

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Arlo The Lion Who Couldn’t Sleep (paperback 2021)

£7.99

What a treasure this is .... if you have a sleepy toddler who just can’t or won’t drop off to sleep, this is a lovely rhythmic story with all sorts of tips to help them relax.....

Arlo The Lion Who Couldn't Sleep is a beautifully illustrated story with a gentle mindfulness message from Kate Greenaway Medal winner Catherine Rayner - ideal for bedtime, and especially helpful for little ones who have trouble going to sleep. Arlo the lion is exhausted. He just can't drop off, no matter what he tries.

It's either too hot, or too cold; too loud or too quiet. But then he meets Owl. She can sleep through the day, which isn't easy when most other animals are awake! Will Arlo ever get any rest? Perhaps his new friend has some special tricks she can teach him ...

 

Note image is of hardback, default purchase is paperback but please email if you prefer hardback. 

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Peppa Loves Our Planet

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Perdu by Richard Jones

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Raff is Lost, by Jenny Scullion ( paperback)

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Losing a special toy is a crisis in most households. This lovely story takes us though the search to find Raff again ( and how to remember where he might be?!) 

Suitable for 2- 5 ish and with super illustrations and rhyming text. A great bedtime story.

Local author too! 

 

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The Humdrum Drum, Catherine Thomann ( picture book)

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Meet 'Drum', the orchestra drum who is feeling very humdrum. When Drum is feeling unhappy he stops playing and the entire orchestra comes to an embarrassing halt. But with the help of his friends - a cast of colourful instruments, as well as ironing mice and shaving pigeons - Drum realises that without him keeping the beat, they lose their way and that they need him to save the day!
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Simon Sock, Sue Hendra ( paperback or board book, 2018)

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A wonderful new character from the bestselling creators of Barry the Fish with Fingers and the illustrator of Goodnight Digger. Simon is an odd, stripey sock. He lives in the drawers with all the other socks.

Every day two socks get picked to go on an adventure. The sparklies go to parties. The woolies go the park.

The smarts go to school. Everyone has a pair... except Simon.

Will he ever find his perfect match? A hilarious story celebrating friendship and difference from an exciting new picture book partnership. Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet's hilarious books have sold over 1 million copies!
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Never, Not Ever, Beatrice Alemagna ( hardback 2021)

£12.99

Pascaline (a bat) DOES NOT WANT to go to school. It doesn't matter who else is going! She knows exactly what she doesn't want. 'Never, Not Ever!', she shrieks loudly on the first day.

So loudly, in fact, that something amazing happens - and it changes everything. Charming and laugh-out-loud funny, this irresistible first-day of school saga is sure to be a repeat read.
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Ten Minutes to Bed Little Fairy, Rhiannon Fielding ( paperback May 2022)

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A magical new story in the no.1 bestselling Ten Minutes to Bed series, written specifically to help children settle down for bedtime. Poppy the fairy wishes she could fly as high as all of her friends, but there's just one thing - her wings are very small! When Poppy spots a lost gnome far from his glade, she is determined to use her wings and get him to safety. But can this little fairy fly to the rescue and still get back home before bedtime? Weaving a journey from lively beginning to gentle end, this enchanting, heart warming tale is perfect for little readers everywhere and will help them settle down for bed.

Lots of other titles in the Ten Minutes to Bed series : Dragon, Dinosaur, Unicorn, Mermaid, Little Monster.

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

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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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I Am Enough, Grace Byers ( hardback 2018)

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A #1 New York Times bestseller and Goodreads Choice Awards picture book winner! This is the perfect gift for mothers and daughters, baby showers, and graduation. This gorgeous, lyrical ode to loving who you are, respecting others, and being kind to one another comes from Empire actor and activist Grace Byers and talented newcomer artist Keturah A. Bobo.

We are all here for a purpose. We are more than enough. We just need to believe it.
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Girls Can Do Anything, Caryl Hart ( paperback)

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A brilliantly fun and empowering picture book about all the incredible things girls can do! Girls can be scruffy or muddy or smelly. Girls can be fancy, like people on telly. All girls are different...but one thing is true...

there's NO other girl on the planet like you! Girls are fantastic! They're strong, brave and proud. They can climb up a mountain, fly a rocket into space, or even explore a hot jungle. Girls can do ANYTHING they put their minds to, just like you! So dive into the colourful pages of this picture book to explore all the wonderful and amazing things girls can do and remember to dream BIG! Bright and bold illustrations to delight you on every page A perfect gift to empower girls to dream BIG and do anything they want! With lyrical and rhythmic prose from Caryl Hart, this will delight parents, teachers and carers
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The Woolly Bear Caterpillar, Julia Donaldson ( paperback picture book, March 2022)

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From Julia Donaldson, bestselling author of The Gruffalo, and award-winning illustrator Yuval Zommer, comes a charming minibeast Cinderella story. Crawling through the garden, the little Woolly Bear Caterpillar wonders what kind of moth she will become. Bonny and bright, stunning and smart, but not kind, the other caterpillars laugh at the small, plain Woolly Bear.

There is one thing that they are sure of: Woolly Bear could never be as dramatic and beautiful as them! But could one little caterpillar be about to undergo a truly terrific transformation? Brilliantly written and stunningly illustrated this engaging picture book comes complete with a non-fiction mini book about caterpillars and moths written by a nature specialist.
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