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The Puddleman

Raymond Briggs (Author)

Tom refers to his grandfather as 'Collar' because he drags him around on a lead. One day, Tom decides that he will take Collar on a walk to see the puddles he has named after the members of the family, but the puddles are not there. Collar insists that this is because it hasn't rained, but Tom believes that it's just because they haven't been put in yet. He wanders off, leaving Collar talking to Mrs Whitebobblehat, and comes across just the person he needs . . . Finally, puddles restored to their full, family-resembling glory, Tom and Collar go home for tea.

Biscuit Bear

Mini Grey (Author)

When Horace bakes a biscuit in the shape of a bear, little does he know that his edible treat is going to turn into Biscuit Bear! For in the middle of the night, when all is quiet, that is exactly what happens, and Biscuit Bear decides that it is time he made some friends of his own. So, with flour, sugar and butter he does just that. In fact, he makes a whole circus of friends and the fun begins . . .

Russell, Grunt and Snort

Jason Chapman (Author)

Russell, Grunt and Snort are three pigs with a plan. They're fed up with the farm, so they escape in search of a better life.

But the big wide world holds much more danger than these plucky pigs have banked on - it'll take quick thinking and a lot of luck to save their bacon!

Bob to the Rescue

James Bowen (Author) , Garry Jenkins (Author)

This is a fully-illustrated, 32-page picture book for children by the authors of A STREET CAT NAMED BOB.

When Bob finds a lost little puppy in the park, he remembers what it's like to be homeless and hungry so he does all he can to help his new friend.

Perfect for younger fans of Bob the cat and James Bowen.

Wanda and the Alien

Sue Hendra (Author)

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In this lovely story about accepting differences and sharing, Wanda and the alien become best friends. But where are all of Wanda's friends? Can you find them? They can't have gone far!

The Goodnight Star

Amy Sparkes (Author)

Megan is afraid of the dark, and sometimes she just can't get to sleep. But one special night, a star falls from the sky and shows Megan how magical the nightime can be.

But what will happen when Megan's star needs to go back home?

Dog Loves Fairy Tales

Louise Yates (Author)

Dog loves books, and Dog especially loves books with fairytales in them. But this particular book of fairytales has an unlucky imp inside it. Dog must help his new friend by going deep into the Enchanted Forest, full of familiar characters, as they search for the witch to break the curse...

Cinderella's Bum

Nicholas Allan (Author)

A big sister is horrified when she can't fit into her swimming costume. Her BOTTOM IS SOO BIG! But her little sister has some good advice.

There follows a wonderful romp through history and fairyland, as the little sister explains exactly why a big bottom can be useful. Father Christmas needs one for crash landings and, if you are a queen, a big bum is vital to keep you comfy while sitting on your throne . . .

Once again Nicholas Allan combines laugh-out-loud humour with real insight that cannot fail to raise a smile.

Space Dog

Mini Grey (Author)

Spacedog’s lonely mission is nearly over, and it’s nearly time for him to go home. But one perilous rescue attempt later, and he finds himself with an Astrocat aboard his ship. But everyone knows Spacedogs and Astrocats are sworn enemies… aren’t they? And then they encounter a Moustronaut in peril, in this intergalactic romp by awardwinner Mini Grey.

Little Bear

Else Holmelund Minarik (Author) , Maurice Sendak (Illustrator)

From the illustrator of WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE.
Little Bear loves to go on adventures and Mother Bear is always there when he needs her. In this book he goes to the moon, plays in the snow and there's even a surprise birthday party. Just what will he get up to next?
Full of warm and lovingly playful stories that are perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences on their own.

Father Bear Comes Home

Else Holmelund Minarik (Author) , Maurice Sendak (Illustrator)

Little Bear’s father is finally coming home from a long fishing trip. Little Bear is very excited to see him — even if he doesn’t bring the mermaid Little Bear has been hoping for!

Little Bear's Visit

Else Holmelund Minarik (Author) , Maurice Sendak (Illustrator)

Little Bear likes to visit Grandmother and Grandfather Bear. He likes Grandfather's hat and Grandmother's cooking. But most of all, he loves to listen to their stories!

A Kiss for Little Bear

Else Holmelund Minarik (Author) , Maurice Sendak (Illustrator)

Too much kissing?
Little Bear sends Grandmother a picture, and she likes it so much she asks Hen to take him a thank-you kiss. But Hen passes the kiss to Frog, who passes it to Cat, and on and on—will Little Bear ever get his kiss?

Little Bear’s Friend

Else Holmelund Minarik (Author) , Maurice Sendak (Illustrator)

One summer Little Bear makes friends with a girl named Emily. But when summer ends, Emily must leave. Little Bear is very sad—until he finds a way to stay close to his new friend even when she is far away!

My Name is Bob

James Bowen (Author) , Gerald Kelley (Illustrator)

An illustrated children's picture book prequel to the worldwide bestseller A Street Cat Named Bob and The World According to Bob – perfect for very young fans. A moving and uplifting tale about one cat in search of a friend that will melt your heart.

"[Bob] has entranced London like no feline since the days of Dick Whittington" Evening Standard

Dandylion

Lizzie Finlay (Author)

When the 'delightfully different, bright yellow and rather scruffy' Dandylion joins Miss Gardener's neat and tidy class, chaos and fun follow. But after one messy incident too many he's told to go home - he just doesn't fit in. It doesn't take long, however, for everyone to realise that too much neatness and order isn't always a good thing and everyone's desperate for Dandylion to return!

At last, Dandylion feels like a wildflower in the right place!

An empowering story about friendship, diversity and finding your place.

Love Is My Favourite Thing

Emma Chichester Clark (Author)

Plum has lots of favourite things: catching sticks, her bear, her bed – but really LOVE is her absolute favourite thing. She loves her family, and they love her. But trouble loves Plum too; sometimes she just can’t help doing slightly naughty things.

Will everyone still love Plum then?

An exuberant celebration of love, mischief and a very childlike joie-de-vivre.

Emma Chichester Clark began the website Plumdog Blog in 2012, chronicling the real-life adventures of her lovable “whoosell” (whippet, Jack Russell and poodle cross), Plum. Emma soon gained thousands of loyal Plumdog devotees, and in 2014 a book of the blog was published by Jonathan Cape. This picture book story is the first Plumdog book for children.

Picnic

John Burningham (Author)

One day Boy and Girl go out for a picnic. They meet all sorts of creatures along the way – some come with them and some chase them, but whatever happens, today will be a day for Adventure!

Motor Miles

John Burningham (Author)

Miles is a very difficult dog... Until he is given his very own motor car and learns to love the open road!

This enigmatic story is a joy to read, gently exploring the transformational power of freedom. John's distinctive, expressive artwork is stunning, whether it's his instantly recognisable characters or the expansive, contemplative spreads of colour, as Miles discovers the joys of the road. This is a story that children will immediately engage with, while parents absorb the magically nostalgic air and subtle celebration of change and growing up.

Lucy and Tom at School

Shirley Hughes (Author)

Lucy has her school things ready. She has a new grey skirt, a pair of brown shoes, a pencil case and a satchel. Tom wishes that he had a satchel too.

Full of warmth and good humour, the happy simplicity of childhood is captured in this richly illustrated, classic picture book about two young children’s first experience of school.

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