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Where Willy Went

Nicholas Allan (Author)

Another timeless classic from the creator of Father Christmas Needs A Wee! and The Queen's Knickers.

Willy is a little sperm who lives inside Mr Browne. The trouble is, Willy is one of 300 million sperm and they all want the same prize - an egg. It's lucky Willy is such a good swimmer ...

Hilariously funny, warm, endearing and totally non-threatening - this small masterpiece presents the facts of life to young children in a unique but totally accessible way. A Godsend for any parent faced with awkward questions.

Ella's Big Chance

Shirley Hughes (Author)

Mr Cinders was a dressmaker and ran a shop in town. After his wife died, he was left to bring up their daughter, Ella, on his own. They lived happily until Mr Cinders married again. Poor Ella was treated horribly by her stepmother and two bullying stepsisters, but found solace in her friend, Buttons. Then one day, everyone except Ella is invited to a grand ball given by the Duchess of Arc for her handsome son. But on this very special evening there is more than a little magic in the air . . .

This outstanding re-telling of Cinderella is set in the 1920s and the paintings feature Shirley's own costume designs, inspired by the great French couturiers of the period.

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.

Scruffy Bear and the Six White Mice

Christopher Wormell (Author)

One day a small scruffy bear meets six terrified white mice; they're scared of the dark forest and all the predatory creatures that live there, including an owl, a fox and a slithery snake. . . . But never fear, Scruffy Bear has all kinds of ingenious ideas about how to keep them safe!

Traction Man and the Beach Odyssey

Mini Grey (Author)

Traction Man and Scrubbing Brush are at the beach! Traction Man even has his special Squid-Proof Scuba Suit, perfect for exploring the secret crevices of the Rockpool. But there are adventures in store for our intrepid hero as he faces the thrills of Operation Picnic, the tribulation of being buried in sand and - worst of all - being washed away by a giant wave...

Join the daring duo as they meet new challenges ... and new friends.

Box of Tricks

Katie Cleminson-Snook (Author)

For her birthday, Eva is given a very special present - a box of tricks! She soon discovers that she is a master magician and for her first trick conjures up a rather large pet from within... Monty the polar bear.

With her new friend she produces rabbits from hats, and a magical party with delicious food, the best musicians and lots of dancing. But when her guests finally begin to tire, Eva clicks her fingers and everything vanishes...

... Well, not quite everything.

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 . . .

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.

The Marvellous Moon Map

Teresa Heapy (Author) , David Litchfield (Illustrator)

"I've got you, and you've got me - so we'll be all right" . . .

One day, adventurous Mouse sets off to find the moon with his Marvellous Moon Map, leaving his worried friend Bear behind. But as the Woods get darker, and the weather gets worse, Mouse soon realizes that he needs more than just the Moon Map to find his way . . .

An emotional and atmospheric tale of true friendship, beautifully told by Teresa Heapy with stunning illustrations from Waterstones Prizewinning David Litchfield

The Tale of the Castle Mice

Michael Bond (Author) , Emily Sutton (Cover/Jacket Illustrator) , Emily Sutton (Illustrator)

The Earl’s Castle is home to a magnificent doll’s house, and inside lives a family of mice. Mr and Mrs Perk and their thirteen children live happily together and work hard to maintain their splendid home. But one day their beloved doll’s house is taken away . . .

Full of humour and warmth, this nostalgic tale by Michael Bond, the author of Paddington Bear, and is brought to life with exquisite detail by Emily Sutton.

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.

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?

Daisy: Yuk!

Kes Gray (Author) , Nick Sharratt (Illustrator)

Here comes trouble!

A super-dooper picture book featuring the one and only Daisy!

Auntie Sue is getting married and she's asked Daisy to be her bridesmaid. But Daisy doesn't do dresses and she certainly doesn't do lovely. Daisy wants to wear a football kit, or scuba gear, or her leopard skin suit, but Mum and Auntie Sue drag her off to the dress shop. Daisy thinks everything is 'Yuk!' until she finally manages to strike a deal and design her own dress . . .

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’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!

Once Upon a Wish

Amy Sparkes (Author) , Sara Ogilvie (Illustrator)

What would you do if your wishes came true?

Meet the wishgiver boy – with lotions and potions and secret ingredients, he glides through the night making wishes come true. He can conjure up dragons, magical midnight feasts and even make you fly. But will he ever find the magic to grant his own wishes?

This is a tale of hard work rewarded and the special power of the words ‘thank you’.

Father Christmas Needs a Wee

Nicholas Allan (Author)

In this book and CD edition of Father Christmas Needs A Wee, Bernard Cribbins brings to life the excruciating dilemma that Santa faces every Christmas Eve.

On Christmas Eve every child leaves out a drink and a snack for Father Christmas. Before long he really, really needs a wee but what can he do about it?

There's a long time to wait before he can get home and when he finally does he's lost his house key! A hilarious take on a dilemma that every toddler will identify with, this picture book now includes a CD complete with music and sound effects.

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.

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!

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.

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