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The World's Laziest Duck

John Yeoman (and others)

Which fish holds the world record for most escape attempts? Which human cannonball travelled the furthest? What is the world's soppiest fairy tale? Find out these amazing record breakers and lots, lots more in this hilarious alternative to the Guinness Book of World Records.

Fergal is Fuming

Robert Starling

A dragon with a short temper is not a good combination, as Fergal's family and friends soon find out. He burns the dinner (literally), reduces the football goal to ashes and absolutely cannot play a nice, quiet board game. It is only when he starts to notice other animals have clever tricks to calm down that Fergal begins to win back his friends, especially when he discovers dragons can cool off in a very handy way.

Winnie-The-Pooh

A. A. Milne (and others)

Alan Bennett reads A.A. Milne's much-loved stories about a small bear and his friends. The collection includes; Winnie the Pooh, The House at Pooh Corner and A Party for Pooh.

What is the connection between a bear of very little brain and a honey pot? Usually it's the very sticky paw of Winnie the Pooh, as he takes a break between adventures for a little something. In these stories, taken from the book '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 gets two presents, and an expedition is mounted to the North Pole! As usual they are accompanied by Kanga, Roo, Rabbit and Owl - to say nothing of Pooh's very clever young human friend, Christopher Robin. Now with a musical introduction, Alan Bennett gives A.A. Milne's characters the voices you felt they were always meant to have in this collection of stories about Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, Tigger, Eeyore and Owl.

The stories are:
Winnie-the-Pooh Goes Visiting and Gets into a Tight Place
Pooh and Piglet Nearly Catch a Woozle and Eeyore Loses a Tail
Piglet Meets a Heffalump
Eeyore has a birthday and Gets Two Presents
Christopher Robin Leads an Exposition to the North Pole
A House is Built at Pooh Corner for Eeyore
Tigger Comes to the Forest and has Breakfast
A Search is Organdized and Piglet Nearly Meets the Heffalump Again
Pooh Invents a New Game and Eeyore Joins In
Piglet Does a Very Grand Thing and Owl Moves House
Kanga and Baby Roo Come to the Forest
Piglet is Entirely Surrounded by Water
Christoper Robin Gives Pooh a Party
Tiggers Don't Climb Trees
Rabbit has a Busy Day
Tigger is Unbounced

The Magic Potions Shop: The Emerald Dragon

Abie Longstaff

In the sixth magical adventure in the new young fiction series from the creators of the Fairytale Hairdresser, the time has come for young Tibben to take the test to become the new Potions Master. But he's going to need some help along the way, and the Emerald Dragon might well have to lend a hand . . . Or a wing!

Perfect for first readers whether reading alone or reading aloud.

This is the sixth book in the enchanting six-book Magic Potions Shop series. Book 1: The Young Apprentice; book 2: The River Horse; book 3: The Blizzard Bear; book 4: The Lightning Pup; book 5: The Fire Bird; book 6: The Emerald Dragon

LEGO Official Annual 2018

The LEGO Official Annual 2018 is packed with awesome activities, super stories and cool comic strips, making it the ultimate Christmas present for all LEGO fans!

Mouse House

John Burningham

In the house there lives a family: a mum, a dad, a girl and a boy. But they are not alone; a secret mouse family is living there too, who only come out when everyone else is asleep.

One day they are spotted and the mouse catcher is called ... Will they escape in time?

A story of home and hope from picture-book genius, John Burningham.

   

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In the night garden

   

In the Night Garden: Bedtime Stories from the Night Garden

In the Night Garden

Ten classic In the Night Garden stories to celebrate ten years of the show!

Join Igglepiggle, Upsy Daisy and all their friends as they play hide-and-seek with the Pontipines, search for Igglepiggle's blanket and work out why Makka Pakka's trumpet is making such a funny noise.

This beautifully illustrated treasury of tales is the perfect bedtime book for In the Night Garden fans.

In the Night Garden: Colours

In the Night Garden

Learn all about colours with Igglepiggle and his friends in the Night Garden!

The simple text and bright, bold images in this board book will help little Night Garden fans as they begin to recognise their colours.

Peppa Pig

   

Peppa Pig: All About Peppa

Peppa Pig

This cute Peppa-shaped board book is the perfect introduction to Peppa Pig. Meet Peppa's family and friends and find out all about her favourite things!

Peppa Pig: Happy Birthday!

Join Peppa and George as they celebrate Mummy Pig's birthday in this special novelty board book that plays 'Happy Birthday' and contains magical candles that light up and can be blown out, again and again!

Spot

   

Spot Loves Bedtime

The perfect bedtime story for all fans of Spot the loveable puppy.

Join Spot for a brand-new story. Spot is ready to snuggle down and go to sleep, but - oh no! - where's teddy . . . ? This simple, reassuring story is perfect for sharing at bedtime with boys and girls aged 0-3.

Spot's Book and Snuggle Blanket

The perfect gift for a new baby. A beautiful board book edition of Where's Spot? sits alongside a super-snuggly blanket, with a soft and cuddly stuffed head, in a gorgeous gift box. Safe from birth, this lovely Spot blanket will become a baby favourite, and parents will love to read the classic, gently humorous lift-the-flap story with their little one.

This gift set combines a book and blanket to treasure for ever.

Topsy and Tim

   

Topsy and Tim Sports Day

Jean Adamson

Previously published as Go for Gold. Topsy and Tim find fun and adventure in the real world. Their engaging stories are reassuring for young children having first experiences of their own. In Topsy and Tim Sports Day, the twins take part in their school sport's day. They take part in all sorts of races, and try to prove who is the fastest!

A trusted and well-loved pair who can help guide parents and children through 'first experiences', Topsy and Tim books have been beautifully updated with contemporary artwork. Topsy and Tim remain instantly recognizable to parents while in a fresh style that will appeal to a new generation of fans. These wonderful books deserve a place on every child's bookshelves.

Start School: A Ladybird Topsy and Tim sticker activity book

It's fun to learn with Topsy and Tim!

Topsy and Tim: Starting School is a fun and colourful activity book with over 50 stickers to help preschool children develop and practise key early learning skills as well as take them through what happens during a school day. It is packed with lots of different activities to make learning fun, and help children develop pencil control and dexterity by completing puzzles and adding stickers to the pages. It covers key information like the days of the week, colours, shapes, the alphabet, numbers, good manners, and what happens at school, so children are fully prepared for their big day!

The perfect first learning book for children about to start school.