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Wisp: A Story of Hope by Zana Fraillon, illustrated by Grahame Baker Smith - £6.99
A refugee picture book of extraordinary power and beauty from the Amnesty CILIP Honour-winning author of The Bone Sparrow, Zana Fraillon, and Kate Greenaway Medal-winning illustrator Grahame Baker Smith.   Idris is a child refugee, born into a wor ... more
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Captain Cat and the Treasure Map by Sue Mongredien, illustrated by Kate Pankhurst - £5.99
Illustrated by the bestselling author and illustrator of Great Women Who Changed the World, Kate Pankhurst, Captain Cat and the Treasure Map is a laugh-out-loud piratical adventure from Sue Mongredien, perfect for newly confident reads or to enjoy to ... more
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Mole's Star by Britta Teckentrup - £6.99
A magical, star-filled picture book about learning to share the wonders of our world.  Every evening, Mole comes out of his burrow to watch the twinkling stars in the sky above. How he wishes he could have them for his very own! Then one nigh ... more
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All Are Welcome by Alexandra Penfold, illustrated by Suzanne Kaufman - £6.99
No matter how you start your day, What you wear when you play, Or if you come from far away, All are welcome here.   Follow a group of children through a day in their school, where everyone is welcome. A school where children in patkas, hijab ... more
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Monster Cafe by Sean Leahy and Mihály Orodán - £9.99
In every town, there is one shop that always changes its face. In Stapleton, it was the very last shop in town.   Bib is an adventurous sort of a boy, so a new café wouldn’t faze him, even if it was run by monsters! Excited by the idea of ... more
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La La La: A Story of Hope by Kate DiCamillo, illustrated by Jaime Kim - £7.99
Conceived by Kate DiCamillo and featuring an enchanting illustrator, this nearly wordless graphic story follows a little girl in search of someone who understands.  In this nearly wordless story, Flora and Ulysses' Kate DiCamillo and illustra ... more
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Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! (Board Book) by Mo Willems - £6.99
Mo Willems' acclaimed picture book debut in a brand new board book format.   When a bus driver takes a break in this hilarious Caldecott Honor-winning picture book, he gives the reader just one instruction: "Don't let the pigeon drive the bus! ... more
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Once Upon a Snowstorm by Richard Johnson - £6.99
A wordless picture book by an exceptionally talented illustrator/animator to follow in the footsteps of The Snowman.   The story of a father and his son who live by themselves in a cosy cabin in the woods. But, one day they are separated out i ... more
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Hedgehogs Don't Live in the City! by Lucy Reynolds and Jenna Herman - £7.99
‘A whistle and a purr make Grace stop in her tracks. Every time the leaves stir: 'Listen - what was that?'   Help Grace and Archie discover one prickly, precious creature as dusk begins to fall... ... more
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Little Worlds by Géraldine Collet, illustrated by Sébastien Chebret - £18.95
Everybody has their own little world...   Pablo likes singing with the birds up in his treehouse, Frank and Melvin build fantastic mystery machines, and Clara dreams of faraway planets and galaxies...  Where is your little world?&nbs ... more
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Snowboy and the Last Tree Standing by Hiawyn Oram, illustrated by Birgitta Sif - £7.99
What happens when a boy is brave enough to stand up for what he feels is right?   Greedy Greenbackboy’s got an idea for a game. He wants Snowboy to help him cut down all the trees in the forest and catch all the fish in the deep and ever-mov ... more
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The Prince and the Frog: A Story to Help Children Learn About Same-Sex Relationships by Olly Pike - £10.99
This reimagining of a classic fairytale helps children understand that love isn't always between a boy and a girl.   Starring a prince who was magically turned into a frog and needs to find true love to break the spell, it is a funny, uplifti ... more
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Grandpa Christmas by Michael Morpurgo, illustrated by Jim Field - £9.99
Renowned children's author Michael Morpurgo teams up with bestselling illustrator Jim Field in this stunning Christmas picture book.  Dearest little Mia, This Christmas, instead of a Christmas card – you’ll have plenty of those – and in ... more
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Little People, Big Dreams: Harriet Tubman by Isabel Sanchez Vegara, illustrated by Pili Aguado - £9.99
New in the critically acclaimed Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the incredible life of Harriet Tubman, the Underground Railroad conductor who 'never lost a single passenger.'   Little Harriet was born into slavery on a plantation i ... more
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Grumpy Cat Little Golden Book Favorites by Grumpy Cat - £5.99
This hardcover storybook collection features three Grumpy Cat Little Golden Books.  Grumpy Cat has over 8 million Facebook followers, her own TV movie, a mobile game, plus her very own collection of Little Golden Books! Join this famous feline in ... more
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Leaf by Sandra Dieckmann - £6.99
A heart-warming story about helping outsiders that highlights the plight of polar bears in today’s changing climate – now in paperback!   When a polar bear arrives unexpectedly in the woods, the other animals fear and avoid him – and his ... more
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Julian is a Mermaid by Jessica Love - £11.99
A glimpse of three women dressed as mermaids leaves one boy filled with wonder and ready to dazzle the world.  Mesmerizing and full of heart, this is a picture book about self-confidence and love, and a radiant celebration of individuality.  ... more
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The Pug Who Wanted to Be a Unicorn by Bella Swift - £5.99
Always be yourself. Unless you can be a unicorn...   When she's abandoned just before Christmas, Peggy the pug puppy is taken in by a foster family with a unicorn-mad little girl named Chloe. Her older brother, Finn, doesn't little dogs. And Chloe ... more
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100 Dogs by Michael Whaite - £6.99
Small dog, tall dog, playing with a ball dog, big dog, dig dog burying a bone...  Can there really be 100 dogs doing 100 doggy things packed into the pages of this picture book?  Yep, we've counted and we're pawsitive!  Follow ... more
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Grandma Bird by Benji Davies - £6.99
A tender and heart-warming new story from the world of The Storm Whale.   Noi isn’t at all sure about staying at Grandma’s. Grandma boils seaweed for soup, and there’s not much to do on the tiny island where she lives where the wind cuts in ... more
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Once Upon a Wild Wood by Chris Riddell - £12.99
Little Green Raincape is on her way to Rapunzel's party, deep in the wild woods. The way is long and dark, but Green is a smart girl. Smart enough to turn down apples offered by kindly old ladies, smart enough to turn down travel advice from helpful ... more
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Dream Big, Little Leader (Board Book) by Vashti Harrison - £6.99
This perfect bedtime board book is guaranteed to inspire big dreams.   Dream big, little one. There's so much you can do. Just look at all the women who came before you...   Based on the New York Times bestselling sensation Little Lea ... more
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Don't Call Me Princess! by Kate Evans - £9.99
A children's picture book which takes down the concept of 'princess'. Well-known cartoonist Kate Evans takes a punchy pop at six classical fairy tales: The Princess and the Pea, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, Beauty and the Beast, Rapunzel and The Litt ... more
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Luna Loves Library Day by Joseph Coelho, illustrated by Fiona Lumbers - £6.99
Luna loves library day: that's the day she spends with her dad. Exploring the shelves they find magic, mystery and even start to mend their own history.  An inspiring story from one of the UK's greatest up-and-coming poets for children, captured ... more
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Lulu Gets a Cat by Anna McQuinn, illustrated by Rosalind Beardshaw - £7.99
Lulu really wants a cat. But Mummy says pets are a lot of work, so Lulu is eager to find out more...  She reads all about cats at the library. She takes care of her stuffed toys and shows Mummy how responsible she can be.  When she finally ... more
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An Anty-War Story by Tony Ross - £11.99
The only ant with his own name, Douglas is born into the wonderful Antworld and dreams of one day joining the line to hunt out food. But his superiors have other plans for him: Douglas is to be a soldier. They tell him his job is all about parading, ... more
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Under the Same Sky by Britta Teckentrup - £7.99
We sing the same songs, caught on the breeze... We sing the same songs, across the same seas.   Written and illustrated by the award-winning Britta Teckentrup, this beautiful and heart-warming peek-through picture book celebrates the closene ... more
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The Gruffalo Autumn and Winter Nature Trail by Julia Donaldson - £7.99
Grab your wellies and learn all about the natural world around you with this colourful spotters’ guide. Packed full of fun autumn and winter themed outdoor activities and over 400 stickers, The Gruffalo Autumn and Winter Nature Trail is a brilliant ... more
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Storm Whale by Sarah Brennan, illustrated by Jane Tanner - £7.99
A beached whale is the focus of a poetic read-aloud text by Sarah Brennan and superb illustration from Jane Tanner. Three sisters battle against the odds through a violent summer storm to rescue the stranded whale - but in the morning they find that ... more
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Sweep by Louise Greig, illustrated by Júlia Sardà - £6.99
An uplifting story about confronting big emotions from the author of The Night Box, stunningly illustrated by Júlia Sardà.   Ed's bad mood begins as something really small, hardly a thing at all. But before long it grows, gathers pace, and spre ... more
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We Are Together by Britta Teckentrup - £11.99
On our own we're special, And we can chase our dream.   But when we join up, hand in hand, Together we're a team.   Celebrate the power of love and friendship in this beautiful book by award-winning illustrator and author Britta Tecken ... more
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Rama and Sita: The Story of Diwali by Malachy Doyle, illustrated by Christopher Corr - £6.99
The perfect picture book to introduce children to Rama and Sita and the story of Diwali, with text by award-winning author Malachy Doyle and stunning, colourful illustrations from Christopher Corr.   Rama and Sita live happily in the forest ... more
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Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters by Andrea Beaty, illustrated by David Roberts - £8.99
Rosie Revere is no stranger to flops and fails, kerfuffles and catastrophes. After all, engineering is all about perseverance! But this time, Rosie has a really important project to tackle—one that feels much bigger than herself.  Rosie’s ... more
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Hair: It's A Family Affair by Mylo Freeman - £6.99
A celebration of black hair, through the vibrant and varied hairstyles found in a single family.   With Mylo Freeman’s trademark colourful illustrations, this entertaining book will show young black children the joys that can be found throu ... more
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Doctor Who: One Doctor, Two Hearts by Adam Howling - £7.99
Learn your 1, 2, 3 across the stars, with the help of the Doctor and friends!   One Doctor. Two Hearts. Three Knocks. Four Daleks...   A Doctor Who counting book with a timey-wimey twist on every page! Featuring Doctors, companions and m ... more
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Thinker: My Puppy Poet and Me by Eloise Greenfield, illustrated by Ehsan Abdollahi - £9.99
Seven-year-old Jace and his puppy Thinker are poets, putting everything they do into verse, from going to the park to philosophising to playing ball.   One day they’ll have the whole world figured out. For now, though, Thinker has to keep qu ... more
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The Colors of Us by Karen Katz - £7.99
A positive and affirming look at skin color, from an artist's perspective.   Seven-year-old Lena is going to paint a picture of herself. She wants to use brown paint for her skin. But when she and her mother take a walk through the neighborhoo ... more
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Red and the City by Marie Voigt - £11.99
A contemporary and beautifully illustrated retelling of Little Red Riding Hood.   Can Red find her way to Grandma's house, or will she be swallowed up by the choices awaiting her in the big city?   Suitable for readers aged 4+ ... more
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Everybody's Welcome by Patricia Hegarty, illustrated by Greg Abbott - £7.99
Wouldn’t it be great if you could build a home that opened its doors to everyone – tall or short, fat or thin, rich or poor... Well, perhaps if everybody pitches in to help, one little mouse can achieve that dream.  This heart-warming sto ... more
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Lily and the Polar Bears by Jion Sheibani - £6.99
One day Lily was playing on the beach with her Grandpa when she spotted something in the distance...  POLAR BEARS! Lots of polar bears! All floating on pieces of melting ice.   One evening, Lily is playing on the beach... And who should float in ... more
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Franklin's Flying Bookshop by Jen Campbell - £6.99
A spellbinding story about the magic of books for children aged 3+   Franklin the dragon loves stories and loves reading stories to people too, but everyone is too scared to even look at him. One day he meets a girl named Luna who, far from being ... more
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Want to Play Trucks? by Ann Stott, illustrated by Bob Graham - £7.99
Jack likes trucks. Alex likes dolls. What will they play together? Their new favourite game, of course!  From Ann Stott and Bob Graham, the multi award-winning creator of Silver Buttons and A Bus Called Heaven, comes a story of friendship, pe ... more
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Girls Can Do Anything! by Caryl Hart and Ali Pye - £6.99
Do you want to climb a mountain? Drive a fire engine? Or maybe become the prime minister when you grow up? Well – the girls in this picture book know that they can do anything. And guess what: so can you!   Join a gang of go-getting girls f ... more
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Baby Goes to Market by Atinuke, illustrated by Angela Brooksbank - £7.99
Join Baby and his mama at the bustling marketplace for a bright, bouncy read-aloud offering a gentle introduction to numbers.   Rhythmic language, visual humour and a bounty of delectable food make this a tale that is sure to whet little appet ... more
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Ruby's Worry by Tom Percival - £6.99
Ruby loves being Ruby. Until, one day, she finds a worry. At first it's not such a big worry, and that's all right, but then it starts to grow. It gets bigger and bigger every day and it makes Ruby sad. How can Ruby get rid of it and feel like hersel ... more
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Jabari Jumps by Gaia Cornwall - £7.99
Working up the courage to take a big, important leap is hard, but Jabari is almost absolutely ready to make a giant splash.   In a sweet tale of overcoming your fears, debut author-illustrator Gaia Cornwall captures a moment at the swimming po ... more
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The Beatles: Yellow Submarine by The Beatles, illustrated by Heinz Edelmann - £6.99
Join the Beatles as they set off on a magical adventure to bring music and love back to Pepperland in this anniversary paperback.  Once upon a time (or maybe twice), some 80,000 leagues beneath the sea, there lay a colourful land of music and ... more
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Noodle Head! by Giles Andreae, illustrated by Lalalimola - £6.99
A hilarious read-aloud treat with a central message about being nice to your friends!  SILLY SAUSAGE! SMELLY PANTS!! NOODLE HEAD!!!   Two cheeky little friends argue over a sweetie - and things get a little out of hand in a flurry of ... more
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Rosa Loves Dinosaurs (Board Book) by Jessica Spanyol - £4.99
Let’s find out which toys Rosa and her friends are playing with today! An important series that celebrates inclusivity, promotes gender equality and embraces the uniqueness of every child. ... more
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Secret Sky Garden by Linda Sarah, illustrated by Fiona Lumbers - £6.99
A startlingly original picture book about a little girl who creates a garden on a disused car park rooftop.   Funni loves the old, disused car park, and spends a lot of time there flying her kite and playing her recorder. But something is mis ... more
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How to be a Lion by Ed Vere - £6.99
You don't have to ROAR to be heard...   Meet Leonard - a lion like no other. Leonard's best friend is Marianne, a duck. But lions chomp ducks, don't they? And what will the pair do when their way of life is threatened?  A story about a lion an ... more
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