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All About the Very Hungry Caterpillar

Eric Carle

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a beloved classic, and has sold 41 million copies worldwide in 62 languages. This stunning chunky caterpillar-shaped book is the perfect first introduction to this timeless story. As they turn the pages, young children will learn all the words from the world of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, from 'egg' to 'strawberry', 'lollipop', and, finally, 'beautiful butterfly'!

Daisy and the Trouble with Chocolate

Kes Gray (and others)

Daisy is SO excited! She's been picked to look after the class hamsters, Pickle and Pops, over the Easter holidays - AND her mum's taking her to Chocolate Land!!!

Trouble is, the two things probably shouldn't mix...

The totally troublesome and laugh-out-loud funny new tale from the bestselling Daisy series.

Where is the Very Hungry Caterpillar?

Eric Carle

The Very Hungry Caterpillar has sold over 41 million copies worldwide in over 62 languages. In this new lift-flap book, children are asked where the Hungry Caterpillar might be hiding. Is he hiding in the grass? No, that's a chirpy cricket! Is he nibbling the strawberry? No, that's an ant! The lift-flap on every spread lets little readers join in the fun as they search in this fun, interactive take on the beloved children's classic.

Peppa Pig: Baby Buggy Book

The chunky board pages in this Peppa Pig buggy book are perfect for little hands. The clip on strap attaches to pushchairs or bags, so Peppa fans can take her with them wherever they go!

Peppa is a BAFTA award-winning preschool animation, shown daily on Five's Milkshake and Nick Jnr.

The Fairytale Hairdresser and Aladdin

Abie Longstaff

The Fairytale Hairdresser is having a long-overdue holiday -- but in no time at all she is tangled up in a world of flying carpets, mysterious jewels and magical lamps. Can she rescue Aladdin, free the genie and save the day?

Pigeon P.I.

Meg McLaren

Pigeon private investigator Murray just wants to take things easy, but when kind-hearted Vee starts to sing like a canary (after all, she is a canary) he can't hold out. Murray agrees to find the feather thief who has kidnapped her friends, but his change of heart comes too late: now Vee herself has gone missing. Can Murray find the mysterious feather thief and save his new friend, or is her goose cooked?

Disruptor

Arwen Elys Dayton

Quin has spent her life as a pawn. She was trained to kill and manipulated to guarantee her family’s power. And now that she’s broken free of that life, she’s found herself trapped again, hostage to a plot that has been centuries in the making. Her best friend Shinobu’s mind has been corrupted, the Young Dread has aligned with her enemy John, and the bloodthirsty Watchers are being awakened and gathered.

But Quin will no longer be a pawn. Quin is a Seeker. She stands for light in a shadowy world. She will face the vengeance of the past and its enemies and save herself and the ones she loves - or she will die trying.

Spangles McNasty and the Tunnel of Doom

Steve Webb (and others)

Spangles McNasty is horrible to everyone and likes to do vile things like eat cold chips out of bins and pull faces at old ladies. And would you believe it, Spangles has inherited a rollercoaster called the Tunnel of Doom! But when Spangles and his bonkers friend Sausage-face Pete go to see it, they soon realise it's a good for nothing piece of junk. If they want to make any lovely money from it, they'll need to do some hard work and repair it.
Spangles won't stand for that, and soon his devious mind-cogs are a-whirring, and he comes up with a dastardly plot to get rich quick. Yet again, it's up to local boy Freddie Taylor to chase Spangles on the rickety old rollercoaster and stop him in his tracks!

Optimists Die First

Susin Nielsen

Petula has avoided friendship and happiness ever since tragedy struck her family and took her beloved younger sister Maxine. Worse, Petula blames herself. If only she'd kept an eye on her sister, if only she'd sewn the button Maxine choked on better, if only...
Now her anxiety is getting out of control, she is forced to attend the world’s most hopeless art therapy class. But one day, in walks the Bionic Man: a charming, amazingly tall newcomer called Jacob, who is also an amputee. Petula's ready to freeze him out, just like she did with her former best friend, but when she’s paired with Jacob for a class project, there’s no denying they have brilliant ideas together – ideas like remaking Wuthering Heights with cats.
But Petula and Jacob each have desperately painful secrets in their pasts – and when the truth comes out, there’s no way Petula is ready for it.

The Secret Garden

Frances Hodgson Burnett (and others)

Harriet Walter and Beryl Reid star in this full-cast adaptation of the much-loved children's classic. When spoilt young orphan Mary Lennox is brought back from India to live in her uncle’s house on the Yorkshire Moors, she finds the blunt ways of the staff at Misselthwaite Manor an unpleasant shock. Bored and miserable, it seems as though life in England will be awful. But Misselthwaite has hidden delights and, when Mary begins to discover them, nothing is the same again. First, there is the secret garden – and with it comes a boy who knows all the wonders of the country. He can even talk to the birds! Then, as the old house gives up its biggest secret, Mary forms a magical friendship. Frances Hodgson Burnett's charming story is played out with all the freshness and warmth of the original novel in this BBC Radio full-cast dramatization.

Sarah and Duck Stay at the Duck Hotel

Sarah Gomes Harris (and others)

When Sarah & Duck get to the Duck Hotel, they soon discover it's very different to a human hotel. The residents can nest anywhere they like, there's a helter-skelter, there's water everywhere and there's a feather-preening salon. Duck is right at home but Sarah can't quite settle in - how will Duck make her feel at ease?

Based on the award-winning TV series Sarah & Duck, winner of the BAFTA for Best Pre-school Animation in 2014.

Top Gear: Ultimate Cars Official Sticker Book

Top Gear fans will love this turbo-charged Ultimate Cars activity book. With over a thousand stickers, it's the perfect gift for all petrol-heads!

Peter Rabbit: Easter Surprise

Beatrix Potter

Join Peter and his friends in this charming re-issue of Easter Surprise. Classic Beatrix Potter characters combined with a gorgeous new cover make this little story board book a must for every baby's Easter.

Loo Queue

Nicholas Allan

In this riotous rhyme from Nicholas Allan, the queue for the loo gets very long indeed, as a series of multi-coloured animals impatiently join!

Count, spot colours, spot animals, and all join in to find out who's in the loo...

The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s 123

Eric Carle

The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a beloved classic, and has sold 41 million copies worldwide in 62 languages. With this board book, learn your numbers with The Very Hungry Caterpillar and lots of animal friends. Starting off with one giraffe and finishing with 10 gorgeous animals (including The Very Hungry Caterpillar himself!), this is the perfect introduction to counting for very young children.

Alan Bennett Reads Childhood Classics

Lewis Carroll (and others)

Alan Bennett reads five much-loved stories by Kenneth Grahame, Lewis Carroll and AA Milne.

Alan Bennett’s distinctive readings of these cherished children’s stories have become classics in their own right. Portraying each character in his own inimitable fashion, his delightfully expressive voice perfectly conveys the sparkling humour, charm and magic of these timeless tales.

The Wind in the Willows tells the classic story of Ratty, Mole, Badger and Toad (of Toad Hall) and their waterside adventures.

Alice in Wonderland sees Alice following a white rabbit down a hole and embarking on a series of adventures with some of the most weird and wonderful characters ever encountered.

Through the Looking Glass continues Alice’s adventures, as she sees another world in the looking glass and wishes she could go there.

In a selection of stories from Winnie-the-Pooh, Pooh goes visiting and gets into a tight place, Eeyore loses a tail, Piglet meets a Heffalump, Eeyore has a birthday, and an ‘expotition’ to the North Pole is mounted. T

he House at Pooh Corner finds Pooh and Piglet building a house for Eeyore, whilst Tigger comes to the forest and has breakfast. Piglet nearly meets the Heffalump again, Pooh invents a new game, and Owl moves house.

Duration: 7 hours 50 mins approx.

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