Tickle My Ears, by Jörg Mühle

£6.99

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

£6.99

 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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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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Grandpa Christmas by Michael Morpurgo (paperback)

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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. 

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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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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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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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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)

£6.99

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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Perdu by Richard Jones

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Raff is Lost, by Jenny Scullion ( paperback)

£7.99

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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Three Little Pigs & The Big Bad Book ( Jan 2021, paperback)

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A wonderfully witty take on a much-loved fairy tale, The Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Book celebrates the magic of reading and storytelling, and being kind to others. When Ben's mum gets distracted halfway through his bedtime story, he decides to finish the tale himself. There's only one problem - he can't quite read yet.

To Ben's surprise, the three little pigs come knocking on the door, and the big bad wolf isn't far behind ... But this time, will the story have a different ending?A playful rhyming story by Lucy Rowland, with hilarious illustrations from Ben Mantle.
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Spaghetti Hunters, Morag Hood ( paperback)

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Spaghetti Hunters is a brilliantly funny and wonderfully silly picture book, featuring a duck, a tiny horse and quest for spaghetti, from the award-winning Morag Hood - creator of The Steves, I Am Bat. Duck has lost his spaghetti, and Tiny Horse has a plan to save the day. But what exactly do you bring to a Spaghetti Hunt? A spade, a fishing rod, a jar of peanut butter, cutlery and some binoculars, obviously.

Searching far and wide, Tiny Horse catches worms, a ball of string, even a snake - but no spaghetti. Disaster! Until Duck consults a recipe book and armed with flour, eggs and a pasta maker, sets about making his own spaghetti. This infectiously comic story encourages reading and home-cooking, teaching children about where food really comes from.
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Maybe, Chris Haughton ( hardback April 2021)

£12.99

rom Chris Haughton comes a funny, suspenseful and keenly observed cautionary tale about pushing boundaries and indulging your more mischievous, cheeky side (when nobody is looking). Three little monkeys, and their big monkey, are sat high up on their branch in the forest canopy. "Ok, monkeys! I'm off," says the big monkey.

"Now remember. Whatever you do, do NOT go down to the mango tree. There are tigers down there." Mmm ... mangos! think the little monkeys. They LOVE mangos. Hmm ...

maybe ... maybe they could just look at the mangos? That'd be ok, right?
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FACTS for Every Day of the Year, Tracey Turner ( hardback, 2017)

£12.99

Discover a fact for everyone, everyday, in this book. Explore a world of topics, from hilarious animals, to unbelievable-but-true science facts, mind-blowing space stats, to incredible human achievements. You can even look up what extraordinary event happened on your birthday! Did you know that Ancient Romans used wee to whiten their teeth, and to do their laundry? Or have you heard of the parrotfish, which covers itself in a cosy, thick layer of its own slime before it goes to sleep? Why not celebrate New Year's Eve like the Estonians: tuck into seven meals to give you strength for the year ahead.

It's most important to know that you should never shake hands with a bushbaby: the animals pee on their paws so that they leave a smelly trail wherever they go. Find out all this and much, much more, with enough facts for even the most curious reader. Also includes seasonal and 'on this day' facts for added curiosity and fun, plus a completely random mix of everything else you can imagine.

These facts are brought to life with stylish, full colour illustrations from Fatti Burke. Her charmingly beautiful artwork makes this a book to keep coming back to.
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Alone, Barry Falls ( paperback 4 Mar 2021)

£6.99

Barry Falls is a NI based illustrator who brings his wonderful art and comic understanding of reading aloud to this book, it is full of humour, rhyme and joy. 

There once was a boy called Billy McGill who lived by himself at the top of a hill. He spent every day in his house all alone for Billy McGill liked to be on his own. But life doesn't always turn out how you plan it...

One day Billy hears the squeak of a mouse - destroying his perfectly peaceful existence. So he gets a cat to catch the mouse. But the cat and the mouse make friends.

So he gets a dog to chase the cat. But they all play together too. So then he gets a bear...

then a tiger... and on it goes, until Billy's house is so filled with characters that he has to move out. Will he find that he still craves peace and quiet, or is it actually quite lovely to have company and friends?The brilliant second book from Barry Falls is a laugh-out-loud tale of growing chaos, with a lovely message about how it's good to have friends.

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THE LOST SPELLS by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris (October 2020, hardback)

£14.99

Dazzlingly beautiful and wonderfully inventive, discover the magical new book from the creators of bestselling, critically acclaimed literary phenomenon, The Lost Words . . .

Kindred in spirit to The Lost Words but fresh in its form, The Lost Spells is a pocket-sized treasure that introduces a beautiful new set of natural spell-poems and artwork by beloved creative duo Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris. Each "spell" conjures an animal, bird, tree or flower -- from Barn Owl to Red Fox, Grey Seal to Silver Birch, Jay to Jackdaw -- with which we share our lives and landscapes.

Written to be read aloud, painted in brushstrokes that call to the forest, field, riverbank and also to the heart. Gorgeous to look at and to read.
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Dear Earth ( paperback Mar 2021)

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When Tessa writes a love letter to the Earth, it's the beginning of a glorious adventure. She blows bubbles with whales, soars with birds and joins in with the noisy rainforest hullabaloo! Tessa wants everyone to know how special our planet is. She believes that there is a chance to save the Earth if enough of us share the message...
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Peppa Loves Our Planet

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