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Florence the hedgehog loves spring. She loves summer, too, and autumn. But she doesn't know if she loves winter because she always slept right through it. Florence goes on an adventure with her squirrel twin friends, to discover what winter is like. Will Florence and her friends find their way home through the dark and the cold and the snow? After all, it's the best place to wait out a long, cold winter. Can you spot the bushy tail or sharp snout (with even sharper teeth) of the animal who follows Florence as she goes deeper and deeper into the forest? Can you spot the little mouse who accompanies the friends on their journey? This beautifully told autumn story features delightful illustrations introduce children to some favourite forest animals and the reassuring warmth of home after an adventure.
Oscar's getting a pet! But which pet should he pick? And what on earth will he do when they all move in? His house is like a zoo! A book for animal lovers BIG and small.
What's that knocking sound coming from the wardrobe? Every night, it makes Dora and her toy friends afraid to go to bed and every morning they are grumpy through lack of sleep. Eventually, they summon up the courage to face their fear together and open the wardrobe door... what falls out provides a humorous and reassuring story for all children who imagine monsters in the darkness. With a sympathetically drawn cast of characters, debut author-illustrator Bryony taps into a childhood fear and converts it into a tale of mutual support. Gently funny, 'The Wardrobe Monster' is a perfect bedtime read.
"I wish I could fly, and breathe fire, and fill the sky with great grey, sooty clouds," Maud said to her friend, Mouse. Maud is picked on by the other dragons, so stays cooped up in her cave, sad and lonely. But when the chance comes, will her friend Mouse help her pluck up the courage to fly? A touching and beautiful picture book about individuality and friendship from Naomi Howarth, whose first book The Crow's Tale was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize.
We're having a surprise at dinner tonight... but what could it BE? A joyful slice of family life all about what it really means to be lucky. When Mum announces that we're having a surprise at dinner tonight, my brother Leo and I can't help but wonder... What could it BE? Mum says we'll have to wait and see, but Leo and I have some ideas of our own... The award-winning creator of the Roald Dahl shortlisted Marchall Armstrong is New to Our School delivers a tasty and touching slice of family life, in a story all about the benefits of brothers, and what it really means to be lucky... A touching and funny story perfect for reading aloud to boys and girls aged 3+.
Join Cogz the Robot Dog and discover all about how space machines work, in this bright and fun STEM title. Cogz and his mice sidekicks, Nutty and Bolt, guide the reader through the workings of a rocket, looking closely at all the different parts and discovering information about real space missions and the spacecraft involved, including the Mars Rover and Apollo missions. Covering key STEM themes of engineering, physics, and inventions, and with a fun quiz to test young readers' knowledge, this book will get kids engaged and hands-on with learning. Perfect for vehicle-mad pre-schoolers, the Clever Cogz series lets young readers discover different vehicles, from space rockets to racing cars. Bite-sized text and colourful, informative illustrations introduce the transport topics in a simple, engaging way for young readers with a passion for machines.
A week on Granís farm becomes an adventure of discovery when Oom Kallas introduces them to the geometric tortoise. But a devastating veld fire sweeps through a nearby nature reserve. Will the firefighters stop the fire reaching Granís farm?
When snow comes in the night, Iggy and Martina make a snowbear. A magical sledge ride takes them deep into the woods, but how will they get back home again? Stunning artwork of wintry scenes bring the story to life as you venture deep into the snowy woods on sledge ride with Iggy and Martina. A spellbinding story about friendship, loyalty, bravery and the magic of snow that will be a winter family favourite to enjoy each year when the temperature drops.
Happy, sad, excited, bored, shy, silly ... explore a multitude of feelings with this fun-filled book! A multicultural exploration of feelings and how to talk about them: whether at school, at home or just about anywhere!
Beatrice's mum has asked her to take a bunch of bananas to Grandad. On her path through the jungle, Beatrice meets a giraffe who accidentally flicks them into a stream. Whoops! But the giraffe picks some flowers for Beatrice to take instead. As her journey continues flowers are swapped for honey, honey is swapped for some mangoes . . . and so it goes on until a friendly elephant swaps a feather for . . . a beautiful bunch of bananas! A lovely circular story, based on an African folktale, about family, friendship, and teamwork. Written by best-selling author Elizabeth Laird, and illustrated by Liz Pichon, creator of Tom Gates.
An action-packed storytelling adventure that flips the traditional fairy tale on its head. When it's time for Jamie's bedtime story, his dad begins to tell an age-old fairy tale about a prince in a faraway land full of dragons, wolves and princesses in distress. Inquisitive Jamie can't help but add to his dad's story, and the prince is soon joined by an evil-eyed witch who turns people to jelly, a broccoli-wielding ninja frog and a jewel-thief, lock picking princess. It may not be the story Dad set out to tell, but together, he and Jamie create something much more energetic and hilarious than they could have alone.
From Number One bestselling author David Walliams comes a hilarious and heartwarming picture book, brilliantly illustrated by the artistic genius, Tony Ross, and read by the author himself.
This book and CD edition comes with audio read by the author himself!
Up at the North Pole, a big furry polar bear is swimming, fishing and eating. But when she nods off and finds herself far from home, she thinks things can’t get any worse.
But they can…
An outrageously funny picture book with an incredibly heartwarming message about celebrating difference – in all its forms.
SURPRISE! The little red chicken is back in David Ezra Stein's follow-up to the Caldecott Honor book Interrupting Chicken. It's homework time for the little red chicken, who has just learnt what every good story should have: an elephant of surprise. Or is it, as her papa suggests, an element of surprise? As they dive into some stories - looking for the parts that make you go "Whoa! I didn't know that was going to happen!" - Papa is sure he can convince Chicken he's right. After all, there are no elephants in The Ugly Duckling, Rapunzel or The Little Mermaid... Or are there?
The Number One New York Times Bestseller! Debut author Drew Daywalt and international bestseller Oliver Jeffers team up to create a colourful solution to a crayon-based crisis in this playful, imaginative story that will have children laughing and playing with their crayons in a whole new way. Poor Duncan just wants to colour in. But when he opens his box of crayons, he only finds letters, all saying the same thing: We quit! Beige is tired of playing second fiddle to Brown, Blue needs a break from colouring in all that water, while Pink just wants to be used. Green has no complaints, but Orange and Yellow are no longer speaking to each other. The battle lines have been drawn. What is Duncan to do?
Little Gorilla is going to the doctor for an injection. His mum says it's because she has to look after him. But that's the problem - his mum always looks after him so much. First she makes him eat broccoli, then whenever he sneezes he has to put on an extra sweater. And now an injection! But it's not all bad - the doctor gives Little Gorilla a stick-thing that smells of strawberries for being brave. He loves it - but then he eaves it on the bus on the way home! Little Gorilla is distraught - but his mum takes him back to the doctor for another stick thing. His mum really does look after him so much.
In every house, on every street . . . there is laughter and tears. There are friends. There is family. And there is love. A heartwarming celebration of homes . . . and all the families that make them.
Meet the Flying Doctors: Princess Pearl, Sir Gadabout and, of course, their trusty 'air ambulance', Zog the dragon, in this fabulously original sequel to the bestselling ZOG. The book is now available accompanied by an audio CD, performed by award-winning actress, Imelda Staunton. Children can listen to the full story with music, play The Flying Doctors Listening Game and sing along to the brand new "Can Princesses Be Doctors" song, which was written specially for this CD by Julia Donaldson. This guaranteed bestseller from the creators of The Gruffalo and Stick Man shows Julia and Axel at their sparkling best.
Based on the traditional fairy tale, this picture book remains a firm favourite for parents looking for children's classics to read with their little one. When Jack sells his cow for a handful of magic beans, he doesn't expect a huge beanstalk to grow outside his window! Join Jack as he goes on an exciting and magical adventure up to the top of the towering beanstalk and discovers a peckish giant, a golden goose, and a magical harp.
The charming illustrations by Giuseppe Di Lernia in this picture book are sure to capture the imaginations of little ones, and the large format of this book is ideal for sharing with children aged 3 to 5 and reading together at bedtime.
A beautiful eco-tale from the winner of the Batsford Prize.
You've met the Iron Giant, the Big Friendly Giant and the Selfish Giant. Now meet the Green Giant! A young girl, Bea, and her dog, Iris, are staying with her grandad in the country. Bea is bored, but Iris's adventures lead them to the small and rusty old greenhouse next door. Inside the greenhouse, Bea finds... a giant. A giant made entirely of plants and greenery. Bea is scared, but the giant reassures her and explains that he has escaped from the grey city. Bea and the giant become friends, but can they do anything to make the grey city, and the world, a greener place? A brilliant new picture book that highlights our concern for the environment, greening our cities, guerrilla gardening and making the world a better place. Katie Cottle was the winner of the Batsford Prize 2017 and is a rising star in the picture book world.
It’s bedtime, but Winnie is wide awake… Get your young ones to sleep with book three of the incredible Dinosaur Juniors series from the award-winning Rob Biddulph!
(This ebook is optimised for Kindle tablets and the Kindle App. It is not suitable for e-Ink kindle devices, such as the PaperWhite. We recommend you download a sample to your device before purchase if in doubt.)
This is the spectacularly sleep-inducing third story from the bestselling Rob Biddulph in his delightfully Dinosaur-y series about all the first-time moments every junior enjoys.
It’s bedtime for these Tyrannosaurus twins, and Otto is sleepy – but Winnie is not. In fact, she’s wide awake!
She wakes up poor Otto to help her drift off… and from lullabies to counting dino-sheep, he’ll try anything to help Winnie off to sleep. But will they ever get there?
Meet Winnie and Otto and all the other dinosaur juniors, as they traverse life’s first ups and downs – all in Rob’s trademark rhyme filled with warmth and humour.
Perfect for Rob’s youngest fans, with colourful, detailed artwork and a simple rhyming text just right for reading aloud.
"Something was happening on Grimloch Lane. Something good." One day, William discovers that the tree outside his window has been sculpted into a wise owl. Each day, more topiaries appear, each one more beautiful than the last. Soon, William's grey little town is full of colour and life. And, though the mysterious night gardener disappears as suddenly as he appeared, William and his town are changed forever. With breathtaking illustrations and spare, sweet text, this masterpiece about enjoying the beauty of nature is sure to become an instant classic. A best-selling debut picture book about an orphan whose life is transformed by a mysterious night gardener bringing colour and life to his town.
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