The Dinosaur that Pooped a Princess by Tom Fletcher & Dougie Poynter

Dynamic duo Danny and Dinosaur are in Fairy Tale Land, and they’re on a mission to save the princess. But where is she? Will Danny and Dinosaur be able to find her in time? Can our heroes reach her before Dinosaur gobbles up everyone and everything in sight? Fans of Tom Fletcher and Dougie Poynter’s The Dinosaur that Pooped series will love this magical tale filled with fun rhymes, enchanted creatures, girl power and, of course, lots and lots of dinosaur poop!  

How to be a Lion by Ed Vere

When Leonard the lion is teased for being best friends with a duck, he shows the bullies that there are many ways to be a lion and that friendship comes in different forms. Leonard is expected to be fierce but he knows that friendship and being true to yourself are more important than what other people think. This wonderful, vivid book celebrates empathy while gently encouraging little readers to be themselves and to accept and celebrate the unconventional.  

Almost Anything by Sophy Henn

George the rabbit doesn’t want to join in with his friends’ hobbies because he thinks he can’t. He can’t fly kites, paint, skate or play skittles. Luckily, the wise bear steps in to give George the magic of self-belief, which is all he needs to start having fun. The sweet story and woodland characters come together in this gorgeous picture book to inspire little ones to have a go and keep trying, even if at first they don’t succeed.   

Billy and the Beast by Nadia Shireen

When the forest is shaken by a rumbling roar, only Billy is brave enough to investigate. Armed with handy bits and bobs stashed away in her fabulous hair, she ventures through the woods to face up to the source of the scary sounds. Bright graphics perfectly illustrate the adventures of this bold new hero and the delicious combination of fear and fun will make this a repeat bed-time read.

Alfie and Dad by Shirley Hughes

Alfie’s dad is always there for him – whether he’s rescuing a favourite toy, helping a lost cat find its way home or chasing away the night-time fears. This collection of stories is a sweet celebration of fathers and sons and the everyday domestic heroics of loving parents, from renowned children’s author Shirley Hughes.

The Fairytale Hairdresser and the Princess and the Frog by Abie Longstaff

Fairyland is in a flap! Prince Freddie has gone missing on the day of his coronation celebration. Luckily, Kittie is on the case. Equipped with her box of hairdressing gadgets and accompanied by her new friend Princess Lilly, she sets out to solve the mystery of the vanishing prince. Brilliant for fairy tale fans, the Fairytale Hairdresser series is clever and modern take on recognisable traditional stories.

There’s a Dragon in Your Book by Tom Fletcher

From McFly and Youtube star Tom Fletcher comes another frenetic and fun, interactive picturebook. The little dragon hatchling in this tale hasn’t quite mastered her own powers and soon she has set the book on fire. OH NO! Children are invited to get involved in the story and help the fire-breathing baby to quench the flames and free herself from the pages; adventurous tots will just love this rip-roaring, story adventure.

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