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Hide and Squeak

Caroline Juskus

Fun Cat has a new pet bird called Cockadoodle-doo – he can’t wait to introduce her to his friends on Funny Street, BUT… COCKADOODLE-DOO HAS DISAPPEARED!

Could Fun Cat’s new neighbour, Naughty Mouse, hold the key to the mystery?

This is the first book in a wonderfully wacky new pre-school series, illustrated by Roald Dahl Funny Prize winner Simon Rickerty.

Hatchimals: The Giggling Tree

Kay Woodward

The first fiction book from the must-have toy brand, Hatchimals™. Find out the Hatchimals' story, discover why they've come here, and step through into their world . . .

Ava and her brother Oliver are thrilled when the mystery eggs in their garden hatch into adorable creatures. But the Draggle and Penguala have come here for a reason - there's trouble in Hatchtopia, the Hatchimals' world! Will Ava and Oliver be able to find their way through to Hatchtopia in time to save it?

This book also contains exclusive collector cards!

Alfie and Dad

Shirley Hughes

Join Alfie and Dad as they spend time together in this wonderful collection of stories from the award-winning Shirley Hughes.

Alfie's dad is always there for Alfie and Annie Rose. He's there to reassure Alfie during a restless night; he's there to find Alfie's favourite toy Flumbo when he gets left on the bus; and most of all he loves spending time with his children and they love spending time with him!

Celebrating that special relationship between children and their dads.

Sarah and Duck Little Library

Sarah Gomes Harris

Four hilarious mini books based on the characters of the show: Sarah, Duck, Scarf Lady and Bag and Flamingo and John. And if you turn the four books over they double up as a simple puzzle!

Peter Rabbit: A Peep-Inside Tale

Beatrix Potter

Peter Rabbit is so busy in the garden eating radishes that he doesn't notice a red tail poking out of the bushes . . . Will Peter spot Mr.Tod before it's too late? Join Peter Rabbit on this adventure story in this brilliant new board book format with flaps to lift and holes to peep through.

I Love Dad with the Very Hungry Caterpillar

Eric Carle

This gorgeous little gift book from The Very Hungry Caterpillar is the perfect way to say, 'I Love You, Dad!'

Dad... you're easy to talk to... even when I am feeling prickly... you are always there... that's why I love you, Dad!

Join The Very Hungry Caterpillar for a celebration of love and all the ways to tell your dad how much you care. This lovely little book features Eric Carle's colourful artwork of animal dads and babies, with the Hungry Caterpillar making an appearance alongside each one. The perfect gift for Father's Day, or any day you want to say... I love you, Dad!


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In the night garden


In the Night Garden: Bedtime Stories from 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: 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 hit CBeebies show.

Peppa Pig


Peppa Pig: Official Annual 2018

Peppa Pig

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 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.