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V Is For Vegan by Ruby Roth - £12.50
Introducing three-to-seven-year-olds to the “ABCs” of a compassionate lifestyle, V Is for Vegan is a must-have for vegan and vegetarian parents, teachers, and activists!   Acclaimed author and artist Ruby Roth brings her characteristic insigh ... more
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Tidy by Emily Gravett - £6.99
Shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2017  From the creator of Meerkat Mail and Dogs, comes a very funny rhyming woodland story about the perils of being too tidy.  Pete the badger likes everything to be neat and tidy at all ... more
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My Little Book of Big Freedoms: The Human Rights Act in Pictures by Chris Riddell - £9.99
A classic picture-book edition of My Little Book of Big Freedoms illustrated by the former Waterstones Children’s Laureate Chris Riddell, published in partnership with Amnesty International UK.   We all want a good life, to have fun, to be sa ... more
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William Morris 123 by William Morris, illustrated by Elizabeth Catchpole - £6.99
With this beautifully illustrated board book, learn your numbers with William Morris and his lovely designs.  Starting with one tree and ending with 10 butterflies, this is the perfect introduction to counting for very young children. ... more
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William Morris ABC by William Morris, illustrated by Elizabeth Catchpole - £6.99
With this beautifully illustrated board book, learn your first words with William Morris and his lovely designs.  Starting with a for apple and ending with z for zebra, this is the perfect introduction to first words for very young children. ... more
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You Can Do Anything by Akala, illustrated by Sav - £6.99
A new picture book series from the MOBO award-winning hip hop artist Akala, bursting with bright colour artwork from acclaimed illustrator Sav.   Hip, a wise hippo; and Hop, his energetic bird friend are taking part in the Blueberry Hill bi ... more
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Goth Girl and the Fete Worse Than Death by Chris Riddell - £6.99
Ada is back in the sequel to the award-winning Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse.  Preparations for the Ghastly-Gorm Garden Party and bake-off are under way. Celebrity cooks are arriving at the hall for the big event and, true to form, Maltravers, ... more
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The Journey by Francesca Sanna - £12.99
“I look up to the birds that seem to be following us. They are migrating just like us. And their journey, like ours, is very long, but they don’t have to cross any borders.”   What is it like to have to leave everything behind and travel m ... more
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Grumpy Frog by Ed Vere - £6.99
Grumpy Frog is not grumpy. He loves green, and he loves to hop, and he loves winning. But what happens when Grumpy Frog doesn't win, or encounters - horror of horrors - a Pink Rabbit?   Join Grumpy Frog as he learns about compromise and tolera ... more
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Coraline by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Chris Riddell - £6.99
There is something strange about Coralines new home. Its not the mist, or the cat that always seems to be watching her, nor the signs of danger that Miss Spink and Miss Forcible, her new neighbours, read in the tea leaves. Its the other house th ... more
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Lionboy by Zizou Corder - £7.99
Charlie Ashanti can speak Cat. He takes it for granted - but when his Mum and Dad go missing, the cats are the only friends he can turn to.Setting out to find his parents, Charlie stows away on an incredible circus ship bound for Paris. On board he ... more
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Once Upon a World: Cinderella (Board Book) by Chloe Perkins, illustrated by Sandra Equihua - £7.99
The classic story of Cinderella gets a fresh twist in this vibrant Mexican spin on the beloved fairy tale!   Once upon a time, there was a girl who lived in a little cottage with her stepmother and two stepsisters...   With Mexico as the backdr ... more
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Once Upon a World: Rapunzel (Board Book) by Chloe Perkins, illustrated by Archana Sreenivasan - £7.99
The classic tale of Rapunzel gets a fresh twist in this third book of a brand-new board book series, Once Upon a World.   With India as the backdrop, and vibrant artwork from illustrator Archana Sreenivasan, Rapunzel is still the same girl wh ... more
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100 Hugs by Chris Riddell - £9.99
100 Hugs is a gorgeous collection of hugs from Children's Laureate Chris Riddell is the perfect gift for a loved one, or to cheer yourself up on a dark day.  The beautiful illustrations from three-time winner of the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal co ... more
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Cinnamon by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Divya Srinivasan - £12.99
In a hot, hot country, ringed with mountains on one side and jungle on the other, lives a princess called Cinnamon. Her eyes are made of pearls, which means that she is blind. And, for reasons her parents the Rajah and Rani cannot fathom, she will no ... more
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Beware of the Storybook Wolves by Lauren Child - £6.99
For a real thrill, try reading Beware of the Storybook Wolves. It will scare your socks off. . . and tell you exactly what to do if the wolves ever escape from your storybook! ... more
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A Story Like the Wind by Gill Lewis, illustrated by Jo Weaver - £8.99
In a small boat spinning out on the sea sits a group of refugees, fleeing their war-stricken homes. They have nothing - except their memories, their stories, and their music.  In this very special, lyrical fable, beautifully illustrated by Jo We ... more
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Here I Stand: Stories that Speak for Freedom by Amnesty International UK - £7.99
A varied and thought-provoking collection of short stories and poems for teens with a conscience, with striking cover illustrations by award-winning children’s laureate Chris Riddell.   With contributions from Frances Hardinge, Sarah Crossan, Ma ... more
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The Lotterys Plus One by Emma Donoghue, illustrated by Caroline Hadilaksano - £10.99
Meet the Lotterys: a unique and diverse family featuring four parents, seven kids and five pets - all living happily together in their big old house, Camelottery. Nine-year-old Sumac is the organizer of the family and is looking forward to a long sum ... more
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Baby's First Words by Christiane Engel - £9.99
Say "hello" to your new favorite first words book! Baby's First Words was designed by a child development expert to support the way babies naturally learn language - and to start conversations!   Featuring a family with two dads, this pioneer ... more
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Chasing the Stars by Malorie Blackman - £7.99
Olivia and her twin brother, Aidan, are heading alone back to Earth following the virus that completely wiped out the rest of their crew, and their family, in its entirety.   Nathan's ship is heading in the opposite direction. But on the journ ... more
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Rosie Revere's Big Project Book for Bold Engineers by Andrea Beaty, illustrated by David Roberts - £8.99
Embark on an adventure of personal creativity and invention with fan favorite Rosie Revere!  This activity book features art from the picture book Rosie Revere, Engineer and will inspire young readers with activities of all kinds. Kids will h ... more
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Frank Cottrell Boyce, with illustrations by Steven Lenton - £6.99
Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by award-winning author Frank Cottrell Boyce, with illustrations by Steven Lenton, will send your imagination into orbit!   The Blythes are a big, warm, rambunctious family who live on a small farm and sometimes fo ... more
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The Jungle by Pooja Puri - £7.99
There was a story Jahir used to tell me. About how the first humans were born with wings. Can you imagine what that would be like? To fly anywhere in the world without worrying about having the right papers?   Mico has left his family, his ... more
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Racism and Intolerance by Louise Spilsbury, illustrated by Hanane Kai - £12.99
Sometimes we hear words in the news and it's hard to understand what they mean and how they affect us. Using beautiful artwork and clear explanations, Racism and Intolerance looks to answer our questions and reassure our concerns about these issues. ... more
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Reaching the Stars: Poems About Extraordinary Women and Girls by Liz Brownlee - £5.99
This feisty collection of brand-new poems is a celebration of the achievements of women and girls throughout history.  It includes poems about Malala Yousafzai, Rosa Parks, Margaret Hamilton, Ada Lovelace, Helen Keller, Mary Shelley, Edith Cavel ... more
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Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo - £17.99
THE SENSATIONAL NO.1 BESTSELLER   What if the princess didn't marry Prince Charming but instead went on to be an astronaut? What if the jealous step sisters were supportive and kind? And what if the queen was the one really in charge of the ki ... more
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Isaac and His Amazing Asperger Superpowers! by Melanie Walsh - £6.99
A groundbreaking picture book which explains Asperger's Syndrome in a simple, gentle and positive way to very young children.   A groundbreaking picture book, described by the National Autistic Society as "delightful ... full of positive messa ... more
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For the Right to Learn: Malala Yousafzai's Story by Rebecca Langston-George, illustrated by Janna Bock - £7.99
She grew up in a world where women were supposed to be quiet. But Malala Yousafzai refused to be silent. Discover Malala's story through this powerful narrative telling, and come to see how one brave girl named Malala changed the world. ... more
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The Barefoot Book of Children by Tessa Strickland, Kate Depalma and David Dean - £12.99
Discover the must-have book for #AllChildren. Start conversations about diversity and inclusion with The Barefoot Book of Children, which depicts kids of a wide range of shapes, sizes, races, abilities and lifestyles from countries and cultures all o ... more
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The Goldfish Boy by Lisa Thompson - £6.99
How do you solve a mystery when you can hardly go outside? The Goldfish Boy by Lisa Thompson is a sad yet funny mystery starring a hero with severe obsessive compulsive disorder.   When you spend most of your day trapped in your bedroom, stari ... more
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We are Family by Ryan Wheatcroft and Patricia Hegarty - £10.99
All families are different - and yet in many ways the same!   This book uses a gentle rhyming text to follow eight different families, celebrating their everyday differences as well as the similarities they share. ... more
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When I Coloured in the World by Ahmadreza Ahmadi, illustrated by Ehsan Abdollahi - £7.99
This is a book of profound simplicity. A child uses crayons to colour and change the world, making it kinder, more hopeful place. Boredom gives way to play, darkness to light, drought to rain, crying to laughter, and much more.  A beautiful book ... more
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15 Things Not to Do with a Granny by Margaret McAllister, illustrated by Holly Sterling - £6.99
The hilarious follow-up to 15 Things Not to Do with a Baby has all the warmth and humour of its predecessor, focusing on the relationship between children and their granny.   DON'T hide an elephant in Granny's bed. DON'T send Granny up to the ... more
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Wonder by R.J. Palacio - £6.99
'My name is August. I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse.'   Auggie wants to be an ordinary ten-year-old. He does ordinary things - eating ice cream, playing on his Xbox. He feels ordinary - inside. ... more
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Maresi (The Red Abbey Chronicles) by Maria Turtschaninoff - £7.99
Maresi came to the Red Abbey when she was thirteen, in the Hunger Winter. Before then, she had only heard rumours of its existence in secret folk tales. In a world where girls aren't allowed to learn or do as they please, an island inhabited solely b ... more
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Dave's Rock by Frann Preston-Gannon - £6.99
In this funny and stylishly illustrated follow-up to Dave’s Cave, two lovable cavemen endeavour to make their rocks the very best they can – inventing, in the process, something rather remarkable. ... more
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Tough Guys Have Feelings Too by Keith Negley - £11.99
Keith Negley’s charming illustrations reveal heart wrenching emotions in unexpected places in this fun book that teaches children that even tough guys like wrestlers, astronauts, and superheroes have feelings too.   Children will love to rec ... more
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The Wonderful Things You Will Be: A Growing-Up Poem by Emily Winfield Martin - £14.99
The New York Times bestseller that celebrates the dreams, acceptance, and love that parents have for their children... now and forever!   From brave and bold to creative and clever, Emily Winfield Martin’s rhythmic rhyme expresses all the l ... more
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The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend by Dan Santat - £6.99
On one very special day an imaginary friend is born on an island far away. Here, he and his other imaginary friends play all day and each night they sit beneath the stars, hoping and waiting for their turn to be picked, to be imagined, by a real chil ... more
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A Year Full of Stories: 52 Folk Tales and Legends from Around the World by Angela McAllister, illustrated by Christopher Corr - £12.99
This treasury of 52 stories collects together a rich resource of myths, fairy tales and legends from around the world, with a story for every week of the year.  The book is broken into 12 chapters, for each of the 12 months of the year, and thro ... more
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A Great Big Cuddle by Michael Rosen, illustrated By Chris Riddell - £14.99
Two of the biggest names in children’s publishing, Michael Rosen and Chris Riddell, come together in a new poetry collection. The poems in A Great Big Cuddle fizz off the page with sound and rhythm, energy and laughter, as Rosen captures in the mos ... more
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Coming Home by Michael Morpurgo, illustrated by Kerry Hyndman - £6.99
A plucky little robin sets out on an epic journey. Through dark forests, driving rain, clapping thunder and flashing lightning. Across frozen wastes, huge mountains and stormy seas he flies. And all the while he's dreaming of home. Of her. But will h ... more
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Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World by Kate Pankhurst - £6.99
Kate Pankhurst, descendent of Emmeline Pankhurst, has created this wildly wonderful and accessible book about women who really changed the world.   Discover fascinating facts about some of the most amazing women who changed the world we live i ... more
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A Boy Called Christmas by Matt Haig, illustrated by Chris Mould - £6.99
You are about to read the true story of Father Christmas.  It is a story that proves that nothing is impossible.  A Boy Called Christmas is a tale of adventure, snow, kidnapping, elves, more snow, and a boy called Nikolas, who isn't afraid to ... more
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The Girl Who Saved Christmas by Matt Haig - £12.99
JOURNEY TO THE EDGE OF MAGIC  If magic has a beginning, can it also have an end?   When Amelia wants a wish to come true she knows just the man to ask - Father Christmas.  But the magic she wants to believe in is starting to fa ... more
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Little Stars by Jacqueline Wilson, illustrated by Nick Sharratt - £6.99
Hetty Feather has begun a new chapter in her life story. Escaping from Tanglefield's Travelling Circus with her dearest friend Diamond, Hetty is determined to find them positions as glamorous music hall artistes.   Hetty and Diamond quickly be ... more
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The Laugh Out Loud Joke Book by Michael Rosen - £5.99
How loud can you LOL? Louder than an elephant’s trump? Loud enough to shatter glass? Louder than fireworks? Grab your ear protectors and put it to the test with Michael Rosen’s super-silly book of funnies.  Specially created to celebrate the ... more
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Roald Dahl Whizzpopping Joke Book by Roald Dahl - £5.99
Roald Dahl's Whizzpopping Joke Book is a collection of hundreds of great jokes would make even the Trunchbull laugh!  Inspired by Roald Dahl's wonderful world, these gigglesome gags are guaranteed to raise a chuckle from human beans young and ol ... more
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Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World by Rachel Ignotofsky - £16.99
A charmingly illustrated and educational book, Women in Science highlights the contributions of fifty notable women to the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) from the ancient to the modern world.  Full of striking ... more
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Whistling in the Dark by Shirley Hughes - £6.99
In the hardship of war, everything is rationed except true friendship. From much-loved author Shirley Hughes comes a compelling wartime adventure set during the Liverpool Blitz. Liverpool, 1940: thirteen-year-old Joans home is under threat from ... more
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