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What would you do if you found a shark in the bath? Or three of them - Papa Shark, Mama Shark and Baby Shark? The sharks are keen on a hearty breakfast, but Dulcie knows just how to outwit such cheeky sea creatures and sends them packingbefore Dad even gets a glimpse. A smashing picture book treat from the illustrator of You Can't Eat a Princess.
A magical story about the importance of kindness and friendship. When a little girl finds a lost star, she takes it home and cares for it, just like a beloved pet. She reads it stories, makes it special snacks and tucks it into bed at night. The more she cares for the star, the brighter it glows. Until, one day, it's time to let go ... A heartfelt story about caring for others and learning to let go, from BAFTA award-winning writer and CILIP Greenaway-nominated author Corrinne Averiss. Perfect for sharing at bedtime.
With Star in Your Own Story personalised books, you can add your child's name using the alphabet stickers provided. It will appear on every page through the clever cut-out window so your child stars in their very own story. It's a busy day on the building site when the digger hits something hidden in the earth. It's big . . . and wooden . . . and very mysterious. What could it be?
The sounds of the city at night create a lively lullaby in this melodious bedtime story from superstar producer and musician Timbaland, Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator Christopher Myers, and Kaa Illustration! hey there, darling baby child, you're safe in here though the storm is wild the streetlights glow through dark so deep but safe in sound you'll go to sleep As a little boy gets ready for bed, the sounds of a wild storm echo around him, lulling him to sleep. From the crash of thunder to the pitter-patter of raindrops to the beat of passing cars, the music of the city creates a cozy bedtime soundtrack.
One windy day a little boy happens upon a large black hat, lying in the street. When he tries it on, he becomes a whole host of different characters he's always wanted to be: a soldier marching through the puddles, a cowboy galloping on his steed, a bandit fleeing in the night, or a ringleader at a circus. But when the owner comes to claim his hat, the little boy finds the March Wind before him. Is this part of his imagination too? Vladimir Bobri's timeless illustrations bring to life a magical childhood world in a captivating story about make-believe and the transformative power of the elements.
Today, I'm going to collect cats. At the moment, I have nocats. But I do have plan... This hilarious picture book is purrrfect for cat lovers everywhere! Honestly: can anyone ever have too many cats? The answer might be yes, if the cats are rather large, with big teeth!
Ollie and her toy Bunny have been waiting for the day that the rain would stop and they can play in the puddles... Finally that day has arrived! But when a magical breeze of blossom turns Bunny into a real rabbit, Ollie's day takes an unexpected turn. After Bunny runs off with the other rabbits, Ollie has to find and save her beloved pet toy! Just like Bunny, Nicola Killen's charming illustrations bring this delightful adventure to life.
It’s no peas please for Nancy, in this second title in the Dinosaur Juniors series from picture book genius Rob Biddulph!
The second creatively cretaceous story from the bestselling Rob Biddulph in his brand new series about the first time moments that every (dinosaur) junior enjoys!
It’s dinner-time for Nancy.. but oh no PEAS! Not-so-keen-on-peas Nancy needs to come up with a way to ditch those little green balls. Luckily, she’s got a peas-plot up her sleeve But is she quite as clever as she thinks?
Meet Nancy, Otto, Winnie 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.
When Humperdink the baby elephant joins the children's playgroup, he seems friendly enough, but it soon becomes clear that he's not very good at the usual games the children play, like dressing up or hide-and-seek. When he breaks the children's favourite slide, everyone feels sad. But with a little patience and understanding the children soon discover that Humperdink is good at some things - especially if they use their imaginations - leading to a riotously fun conclusion. A delightful picture book with endearing artwork and a humorous story to engage young readers and help them gain an understanding about those different from themselves. This title helps children learn the key skill of playing with and accepting new friends, whatever their size, shape... or species! Exploring themes of empathy and imaginative play, this title is a must-have for young readers seeking to understand the world around them.
A glittering magical adventure about a girl, a bear and some very special shoes from the bestselling creators of What the Ladybird Heard and Sugarlump and the Unicorn. This paperback and CD edition features a charming reading of the story by Noma Dumezweni. When Josephine leaves the shoe shop after buying some new running shoes, she hears an unusual sound - Click-click! Click-click! A bear with a backpack is following her! Luckily for Josephine, her new shoes are anything but ordinary - these are magic shoes. But can they help her escape the bear when there's a mountain, a bog and even a lake in her way? The Girl, the Bear and the Magic Shoes is an exciting adventure from the stellar picture-book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks, creators of What the Ladybird Heard. Full of action and imagination, and with a delightfully unexpected ending, this gorgeously glittery book is one to enjoy over and over again. This paperback and CD edition features an exciting reading of the story by Noma Dumezweni. Enjoy all the stories from Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks: Sharing a Shell, The Princess and the Wizard, The Rhyming Rabbit, The Singing Mermaid, Sugarlump and the Unicorn, Princess Mirror-Belle and the Dragon Pox, What the Ladybird Heard, What the Ladybird Heard Next and What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday.
A brand-new picture book from the creator of WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE! BUMBLE-ARDY is a glorious picture book about a mischievous pig who has reached the age of nine without ever having had a birthday party. But all that changes when Bumble throws a party for himself and invites all his friends, leading to a wild masquerade that quickly gets out of hand. In this highly anticipated book, Maurice Sendak once again explores the exuberance of young children and the unshakeable love between parent (in this case, an aunt) and child. BUMBLE-ARDY is the first book illustrated and written by Sendak since Outside Over There in 1981.
All mums are brilliant, and the mum in this story is no exception. She doesn't wear a cape or fly to earth from outer space, but she runs for the bus so fast it feels like flying, uses her super strength to carry her daughter's boots, coat, bag AND scooter, and can make bumps and bruises better with just a kiss. This mum really does have superpowers!
From bestselling author Rob Scotton
It's Valentine's Day and Splat has a special valentine for a certain someone in his class. Her name is Kitten, and Splat likes her even more than fish sticks and ice cream. But Kitten doesn't seem to like him at all. And then there's Splat's rival, Spike, who also likes Kitten. Will Splat's heartfelt valentine win Kitten's paw in the end?
Join in with the Highway Rat's fun in this fabulous sticker activity book based on the bestselling book THE HIGHWAY RAT, by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Jam-packed with sticker activities themed around the book, this is the perfect activity book for fans of THE HIGHWAY RAT. Included in the book: over 400 stickers, colouring-in, dot-to-dots, spot the difference, mazes, simple word searches and more!
A gorgeous new Bing picture book about Bing’s birthday party.
(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.)
Round the corner, not far away, Bing is having a birthday today!
Bing can’t wait for his birthday party to start. He has it all planned out. But like all birthday parties, things don’t go exactly to plan and that can be quite overwhelming for a little bunny.
This is a charming story that people of all ages will be able to relate to. An official book from the hit CBeebies TV series, adapted by the author of Enormouse, Rebecca Gerlings.
You've heard of the piggy that went to market ... but have you heard of the piggy with superpowers? This little piggy went to market. This little piggy had a car but couldn't park it. This little piggy danced for hours. This little piggy had SUPERPOWERS! From award-winning bookmaker Jarvis, the creator of Alan's Big, Scary Teeth, Mrs Mole, I'm Home! and Tropical Terry, comes a fresh, very funny twist on the classic nursery rhyme - perfect for sharing whilst wriggling tiny toes! With bright, beautiful graphics, read-aloud rhymes, and a stylish, sturdy feel, this board book is the perfect gift for a new arrival, and a fantastic addition to a toddler's first library.
This special 20th anniversary edition of The Gruffalo is a must-have addition to the bookshelves of all Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler fans – big and small! The Gruffalo 20th Anniversary Edition features a wrap-around deep dark wood play scene and press-out characters for an interactive reading experience, plus additional book content including The Gruffalo Song lyrics, a Gruffalo quiz, tips for putting on a Gruffalo show – and more!
A mouse took a stroll through the deep dark wood.
A fox saw the mouse and the mouse looked good.
Walk further into the deep dark wood, and discover what happens when a quick-witted mouse comes face to face with a fox, an owl, a snake . . . and a hungry Gruffalo!
Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's The Gruffalo is an undisputed modern classic and has become a bestselling phenomenon around the world. This award-winning rhyming story of a mouse and a monster has found its way into the hearts and bedtimes of an entire generation of children over the past twenty years, and will undoubtedly continue to enchant children for years and years to come. No home should be without The Gruffalo!
Dylan's on his way - are you ready to play? DYLAN THE BAKER is the fourth picture book in a series featuring an exuberant stripy dog, who just loves to play. Created by bestselling illustrator Guy Parker-Rees, Dylan is a joyous new character who uses playing and fun to help toddlers explore and understand their world. Today Dylan is playing at being a baker. He's promised to bake a cake for Jolly Otter's birthday - but will he be able to resist eating it? Look out for Dylan's friend, Dotty Bug, on every page, as she encourages readers to join in with the story.
Share in fifty years of magic… The classic story of Sophie and her extraordinary teatime guest has been loved by millions of children since it was first published fifty years ago, and is now available in this spectacular hardback and slipcase edition to celebrate this very special anniversary.
The Tiger has been coming to Tea for 50 glorious years! Celebrate this incredible anniversary with this beautiful slipcased hardback edition, featuring sketches and notes from the making of the book, explained and elaborated on in Judith Kerr’s own words.
The doorbell rings just as Sophie and her mummy are sitting down to tea. Who could it possibly be? What they certainly don't expect to see at the door is a big furry, stripy tiger!
This inimitable picture book is perfect for reading aloud, or for small children to read to themselves time and again. First published in 1968 and never out of print, it has become a timeless classic enjoyed and beloved by generations of children.
The magic begins at teatime!
Goats eat EVERYTHING! Especially when a garden gate is left open and a feast awaits. Not content with strawberries, lemons and beans they continue to munch until all the plants, the shed and then next door's fence has been devoured!
Mannie is going on an adventure. She's taking her favourite elephant Lilliput and her doll Strawberry Luca. And she hasn't forgotten her special box of secret things, just in case the adventure gets adventurous. A magical story that celebrates friendship, courage and the wonder of a child's imagination.
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