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Stanley's Shop

William Bee

It's time for Stanley's Shop to open!

First there's the delivery to unload from the truck,then there's the customers to deal with... Hattie is buying (too much) cheese, Little Woo has his eye on some sweet treats and Myrtle needs some bread. How will they get all their shopping home? Stanley's delivery service, of course.

It's another busy day for Stanley and friends.

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...

Tufty

Michael Foreman

Tufty the duckling lives with his family on an island in the middle of a lake. But when the ducks fly south for the winter, Tufty gets left behind. Lost and alone, Tufty doesn’t know what to do, until he finds an unlikely new friend…

Join this brave little duck as he finds a new home in an unexpected place, in a heartwarming book from acclaimed children’s author and illustrator, Michael Foreman.

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.

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.

UG: Boy Genius of the Stone Age and his Search for Soft Trousers

Raymond Briggs (and others)

Ug and his parents live in the Stone Age. And that means stone blankets, stone cold food, an even colder cave and, worst of all, hard stone trousers! Being an inquisitive and intelligent child, Ug suggests a series of modifications to improve the quality of family life. His ideas about heating, cooking, boats, and balls that actually bounce are initially met with a hostile reaction. But with the help of his father, who slowly comes round to his son's way of thinking, Ug comes tantalisingly close to his ultimate garment goal . . .

   

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In the night garden

   

In the Night Garden: Colours

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.

In the Night Garden: Shapes

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

This bright, chunky board book will help young In the Night Garden fans as they begin to recognise and distinguish shapes, using their favourite characters and objects from the show.

Peppa Pig

   

Peppa Pig: Official Annual 2018

The Peppa Pig Official Annual 2018 is packed with stories, puzzles, songs and activities making it the perfect Christmas present for all Peppa fans!

Peppa: First Science

A hands-on activity book introducing science to young children! Join Peppa and her friends as Daddy Pig teaches them the basics of science.

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.

I Love You, Spot

Eric Hill

Join Spot as he finds the perfect way to say 'I love you!' in this heart-shaped board book. This brightly coloured, chunky book is just right for little hands and big hearts.
A gorgeous gift for Valentine's Day, or any day you want to say . . . I love you!

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.

First Writing: A Ladybird Topsy and Tim sticker book

It's fun to learn with Topsy and Tim!

Topsy and Tim: First Writing is a colourful sticker activity book with over 50 stickers to help preschool children develop and practise key early learning skills. The sticker book is packed with lots of activities to help make first writing fun and develop pencil control, from tracing over letters to completing puzzles and adding stickers to the pages. It covers the full alphabet from A-Z, including practising writing both capital and lowercase letter shapes. There is also specific guidance for left-handed children, an answers page and reward stickers to motivate your little learners.

The perfect first writing book for children about to start school or at Reception.