A Child's Treasury of Nursery Rhymes
This delightfully illustrated gift book contains more than seventy-five of the best-loved rhymes and songs of childhood, from soothing lullabies to school yard chants.
A Stone For Sascha
This year’s summer holiday will be very different for a young girl and her family without Sascha, the beloved family dog, along for the ride.
Alfie: Gets In First
Alfie and his mum and baby sister, Annie Rose, arrive home after shopping. While his mum struggles with the pushchair outside...
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Exuberantly coloured artwork and favourite animals make this rhythmic story the perfect introduction to looking and learning about colours.
Chicken Soup With Rice
In this beloved classic, Maurice Sendak blends his signature artwork with rhymes you'll want to read over and over--in every season.
One dinosaur, who is digging a very big hole is joined by more and more dinosaur friends as they work on a huge construction project.
Dr Seuss (Beginner Series):
Go, Dog. Go!
Join dogs big, little, loud and quiet, in this beautifully illustrated, timeless classic from beloved author P.D. Eastman.
A fiery story about friendship and asking for help from award-winning author-illustrator Emma Yarlett. One day Alex finds a dragon living under his stairs.
Each Peach Pear Plum
Each Peach Pear Plum is a timeless picture book classic from the bestselling illustrator/author team Janet and Allan Ahlberg, creators of Peepo!
Elmer: The Patchwork Elephant
Elmer is different. Elmer is patchwork. The grey elephants all love him, but he soon starts to wonder what it would be like to be just the same as them.
Five Little Fiends
Five little fiends live in their own little statues on top of a hill. Every day the five little fiends come out to marvel at the world.
Frog and Toad Stories
A collectable classic treasury that every child should read and own. Julia Donaldson says “I hugely admire and envy Arnold Lobel; he is my hero”.
Harry Saves The Ocean!
From the bestselling children's picture book series, Harry The Happy Mouse, a children's picture book teaching about the problem with plastic pollution, and how to help!
Harry the Happy Mouse
Harry The Happy Mouse is a cheerful, traditional story about a mouse called Harry who lives in the colourful English countryside.
Illustrated Stories by Aesop
This new collection of Aesop's fables is sumptuously illustrated by Giuliano Ferri and presented as a hardback gift edition to be read again and again.
The winner of the prestigious Caldecott Honor, and described by the New York Times as 'a masterwork', Aaron Becker's stunning, wordless picture book debut.
Just Joking - Animal Riddles
National Geographic Kids' presents silly jokes that kids love, including knock-knocks, tongue twisters, riddles, traditional question and answer jokes, and more.
Katie In London
When Katie and her brother Jack visit London with Grandma, something very unexpected happens. Come on a magical tour with Katie and discover London's most famous sights!
Kipper the Dog
Kipper the Dog is a brilliant picture book series from Mick Inkpen, the creator of the Kipper series and Wibbly Pig.
Let's Build a House
Let's Build a House! But what sort of a house should it be? And what do we need to build it? It could be a shack on a beach, or it could be a skyscraper.
Lift The Flap:
Questions and Answers About
Recycling & Rubbish
A fabulous overview of what happens to our waste, from stinking problems and hi tech sorting systems to the importance of make less rubbish in the first place.
Lift The Flap:
Questions and Answers About
With over 60 flaps to lift, this delightful book answers questions such as 'Where have people visited in space?', 'What's a cosmonaut?'...
Lift The Flap:
Questions and Answers About
Children are always asking questions and their bodies are an endless source of fascination to them. This quirkily illustrated book has lots of answers and will engross curious kids.
Usborne Look Inside:
Lift the flaps to explore behind the scenes of a bustling medieval castle as Lord Robert and Lady Margaret hold a feast, watch a tournament and fight off fearsome enemies.
Usborne Look Inside:
Children will love exploring the ins-and-outs of the human body with this fantastic interactive book. From brains and blood to senses and skin.
Sunny lives with his enormous family in the Kalahari desert. They are all very close,so close, in fact, that one day Sunny decides it's just too crowded and packs his bags.
Monkey Puzzle is a clever, funny and charming tale from the unparalleled picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo.
Old Bear & Friends
Once, long ago, Bramwell Brown saw the much-loved Old Bear packed away in a box in the attic. Now, Bramwell knows the time has come to find his forgotten friend.
“It’s a powerful vision of making one’s own wild place, with no special equipment or expenditure required.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review
Helen Cooper's delightful story will resonate for an child who has known the difficulties that come with friendship.
See Inside the History of Britain
Britain is a country rich with history, and this lift-the-flap book for older children covers life in Britain from Anglo-Saxon invasions to the 21st Century.
See Inside Weather and Climate
Filled with facts from how hurricanes and floods happen to how global warming is affecting the Earth's climates.
The Complete Book of Farmyard Tales
A delightful collection of all 20 of the enduringly popular Farmyard Tales stories featuring Mrs. Boot the farmer, her children Poppy and Sam.
The Giant Jam Sandwich
One hot summer in Itching Down, four million wasps flew into town. What are the villagers going to do about this noisy, nasty nuisance of a swarm?
The Great Kapok Tree
Exhausted from his labours, a man puts down his axe and rests, but as he sleeps the animals who live in the tree come and plead with him not to destroy their world.
The Great T Rex Adventure
This brilliantly creative story takes children on an adventure through prehistoric time. Memorable animal characters present intriguing information and rhyming riddles.
The Jolly Postman
Janet and Allan Ahlberg's much-loved classic: The Jolly Postman or Other People's Letters has been a favourite for children ever since its first publication in 1986.
The Little Red Train
Oh no! Duffy has forgotten to put on the brake and the Little Red Train has set off down the track without its driver!
The Paper Bag Princess
When the fiercest dragon in the whole world smashes Princess Elizabeth’s castle, burns all her clothes, and captures her fiancé, Prince Ronald, Elizabeth takes matters into her own hands.
This gorgeous picture book celebrates the wonders of summer adventures, imagination, and the natural world.
The Rainforest Grew All Around
Imaginations will soar from the forest floor, up through the canopy and back down again, following the circle of life in this adaptation of the song The Green Grass Grew All Around.
The Squirrels' Busy Year
This beautiful picture book is the perfect introduction to the seasons and how the weather changes throughout the year.
The Storm Whale
Noi and his father live in a house by the sea, his father works hard as a fisherman and Noi often has only their six cats for company. So when, one day, he finds a baby whale washed up on the beach after a storm...
The Three Little Pigs
An introduction to the traditional fairy tale The Three Little Pigs. Join the pigs as they set off to see the world, build their houses and encounter the big, bad wolf.
The Tiger Who Came to Tea
This warm and funny picture book story from is perfect for reading aloud, or for small children to read to themselves time and again.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Eric Carles' The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a perennial favourite with children and adults alike.
This Is My Home, This Is My School
Jonathan Bean takes the autobiographically inspired family he introduced in Building Our House through the special rhythms and routines of a homeschooling day.
Town Mouse - Country Mouse
This classic tale of a town mouse and a country mouse takes a new twist as two engaging Victorian mouse couples eager to get away from their everyday lives.
Do you know you can go kayaking in a pumpkin? Or chase a cheese downhill? What about underwater cycling or ironing on top of a mountain? No? Then find out in Wacky Sports.
We're Going on a Bear Hunt
We're going on a bear hunt. We're going to catch a big one. Will you come too? For a quarter of a century, readers have been swishy-swashying and splash-sploshing through this award-winning favourite.
Where Is The Bear
This big, beautiful and brilliantly creative story takes children on an adventure through the world's forests.
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