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123 A Walk in the Countryside

123 A Walk in the Countryside

Ref: 2763

A counting book from 1 to 20 set in a recognisably UK countryside. 2 lively children and an endearing puppy scamper across a landscape peppered with familiar wildlife and objects, including autumnal hedgerows, squirrels, ducks, bunnies, pine cones, acorns and bobbing forest mushrooms. A National Trust endorsed, pastoral idyll! Age Birth-3, Board book, 26pp
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Baby's First Words

Baby's First Words

by Stella Blackstone & Sunny Scribens
illustrated by Christiane Engel

Ref: 2795

From getting up with the first "tweet" to going to bed with a night time "hoot!", follow a toddler on their busy day and learn lots of useful first words along the way. Introductory vocabulary (incl. nouns, prepositions, adjectives) about transport, feelings, animals and household objects. Bold, bright pictures; our favourites include the sunglasses-wearing cuddly mammoth and the crocodile-mouthed wellies. Lovely boardbook with tabs- which also happes to reflect a (interracial) two-dad family. 'Lovely, busy illustrations and words to explore. Every page is of interest and I like the woolly mammoth!' (Meryl, EY Consultant/Trainer, Letterbox reviewer). 'What's not to like? A brilliant book for introducing children and their parents to the delightful diversity of family life and a lot of useful words. And does it effortlessly and with grace, wit, style and charm' (Mark, Equalities Trainer, Letterbox reviewer). Age 1-3, Boardbook 20pp
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Blankies

Blankies

Ref: 0136

Mini-ode to feeling cosy and snug. Adorable boardbook with swinging rhymes and chubby toddlers who jump off the page ('casual' disability images). Age Birth-2, Boardbook 22pp
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Busy Airport

Busy Airport

by Rebecca Finn

Ref: 0113

Rhyming action books with bits to push, pull, swing and turn! The perfect way for little hands to bring familiar environments to life. 'All the children enjoyed this in the book corner!' (Nursery Worker, LL reviewer). Age Birth-3 Boardbook 8pp
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Busy Bookshop

Busy Bookshop

by Rebecca Finn

Ref: 2561

"Cloth books, bath books, books with wheels. Pop-up books that make you squeal!" A rhyming celebration of a child-friendly bookshop which even stages a Three Little Piggies book reading. A lovely addition to this popular, interactive series- in this one, sturdy tabs can be pushed, pulled and spun! (Multicultural). 'Love the attention to detail. It's about BOOKS, so YES!' (Maggie, EY Advisory Teacher, Letterbox reviewer). See Busy Builders in the same series. Age 1-3, Boardbook 8pp
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Busy Builders

Busy Builders

by Rebecca Finn

Ref: 2560

"Up the ladder, bring some bricks! Time to paint and lift and fix!" A rhyming introduction to a bright and busy building site, complete with wrecking ball. Brilliantly sturdy tabs which push, pull and slide, animate this lively workplace. Women and men are both involved in heavy lifting; multicultural. 'Love this series of books' (Maggie, EY Advisory Teacher, Letterbox reviewer). See Busy Bookshop in the same series. Age 1-3, Boardbook 8pp
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Busy Playtime

Busy Playtime

Ref: 8703

Rhyming action books with bits to push, pull, swing and turn! The perfect way for little hands to bring familiar environments to life. 'All the children enjoyed this in the book corner!' (Nursery Worker, LL reviewer). Age Birth-3 Boardbook 8pp
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Busy Town

Busy Town

by Rebecca Finn

Ref: 0114

Rhyming action books with bits to push, pull, swing and turn! The perfect way for little hands to bring familiar environments to life. 'All the children enjoyed this in the book corner!' (Nursery Worker, LL reviewer). Age Birth-3 Boardbook 8pp
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Clive and His Art

Clive and His Art

by Jessica Spanyol

Ref: 2627

Clive loves everything about art: reading about it, visiting galleries, making his own creations. And, he really is an all-round artist with his leaf pictures, sponge prints, bead-threading, card-glittering and googly-eyed paper bag constructs. 'Sturdy book illustrating a range of art techniques' (Maggie, Former EY Adviser, LL reviewer). Part of a series about a refreshingly non-stereotyped boy and his diverse band of friends (Asif, Mina and Jeffrey). Wonderfully childlike illustrations by Spanyol, mixing up collage with pen. Clear, accessible text introducing lots of first words and prompting the odd chortle...or two! Age 1-3 Boardbook 12pp
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Clive and His Babies

Clive and His Babies

by Jessica Spanyol

Ref: 2559

Clive is a dab hand with his baby dolls. He shows his babies how to use the potty; he shows them to Moshi the cat; he tucks them in at night and he reads to them. Part of a series about a refreshingly non-stereotyped boy and his diverse band of friends (Asif, Mina and Jeffrey). Wonderfully childlike illustrations by Spanyol, mixing up collage with pen. Clear, accessible text introducing lots of first words and prompting the odd chortle...or two! Age 1-3 Boardbook 12pp
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Clive and His Bags

Clive and His Bags

by Jessica Spanyol

Ref: 2626

Clive has a very fine array of bags- and he knows how to use them! He has his book bag, of course. But then, there is also his fully equipped nurse's bag, his brilliantly pink snacked-up picnic bag and his art bag with the clever pencil pocket. 'Really good simple language and pictures. Challenges gender serotypes gently but clearly' (Meryl, EY Consultant, LL reviewer). 'Way to go Clive! What a fun book!' (Rosalind, Workforce Dev. Officer, LL reviewer). Part of a series about a refreshingly non-stereotyped boy and his diverse band of friends (Asif, Mina and Jeffrey). Wonderfully childlike illustrations by Spanyol, mixing up collage with pen. Clear, accessible text introducing lots of first words and prompting the odd chortle...or two! Age 1-3 Boardbook 12pp
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Clive and His Hats

Clive and His Hats

by Jessica Spanyol

Ref: 2558

Clive has a most excellent collection of hats, from his practical sunhat to his special dressing up big purple flowery hat; some, like his art hat, have a home-made look to them and some are shared hats such as his and Asif's special pink bunny hats! Part of a series about a refreshingly non-stereotyped boy and his diverse band of friends (Asif, Mina and Jeffrey). Wonderfully childlike illustrations by Spanyol, mixing up collage with pen. Clear, accessible text introducing lots of first words and prompting the odd chortle...or two! Age 1-3, Boardbook 12pp
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Clive is a Librarian

Clive is a Librarian

by Jessica Spanyol

Ref: 2855

This second instalment in the Clive series has him trying out lots of different jobs for size. Here, all dressed up in his smart pink dungarees, he plays at being a librarian- sorting books, making library cards, reading for story time and acting out fairy tales, complete with gossamer fairy wings. As always, Clive's group of friends (plus Moshi the cat) join in enthusiastically. (Characters include Wilfrid who wears a hearing aid and Anisa who wears a leg splint). 'Lovely book celebrating libraries and reading. Lots to talk about to encourage a love of reading' (Carey, Childminder, Letterbox Library reviewer). Age Birth-3, Boardbook 12pp
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Clive is a Nurse

Clive is a Nurse

by Jessica Spanyol

Ref: 2815

Clive is very proud of his nurse's outfit and nurse's kit. He enjoys bandaging Amy, sponge washing Penguin, feeding pasta to baby and checking inside Crocodile's mouth. Meantime, Anisa is busy driving her ambulance and Wilfred is happily wrapping up his own patients in a soft, pink-hearted, blankie. The latest addition to this fresh, every-delightful, series about Clive and his friends who role play, happily free of gender stereotypes and limitations. A gentle humour, as always, courses throughout. Age 1-3, Boardbook 12pp
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Clive is a Teacher

Clive is a Teacher

by Jessica Spanyol

Ref: 2856

This second instalment in the Clive series has him trying out lots of different jobs for size. "Today", Clive declares, "I am a teacher" and he then sets about his busy day doing the register, using the whiteboard, delivering healthy snacks and teaching about minibeasts. Lots of 'real life' activities conveyed with a chatty text and detailed illustrations- the snail slime is superb! (Characters include Wilfrid who wears a hearing aid and Anisa who wears a leg splint). 'Clever images for adults to expand upon in different ways during storytelling sessions. Positive, interesting and, most importantly, inclusive' (Meryl, EY Consultant & Trainer, Letterbox reviewer. Age Birth-3, Boardbook 12pp
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Clive is a Waiter

Clive is a Waiter

by Jessica Spanyol

Ref: 2857

This second instalment in the Clive series has him trying out lots of different jobs for size. Clive has decided to try out as a waiter and his merry band of friends are happy to pose as customers. Clive busily takes Amy's coat and scarf and shows her the menu; he wheels out the food trolley; he finds a high chair for Asif's baby; he takes Jeffrey's order for bunny's penguin's and croc's lunches; he does lots of tidying away. His only mishap is when Wilfred complains that he didn't order a shark on a plate! As always, Clive's role play is full of realistic and relatable details and, for him and his friends, there is never a gender stereotype in sight. (Characters include Wilfrid who wears a hearing aid and Anisa who wears a leg splint). Age Birth-3, Boardbook 12pp
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Daddy, Papa, and Me

Daddy, Papa, and Me

by Lesla Newman
illustrated by Carol Thompson

Ref: 1056

Beautifully presented, joyful, rhyming celebration of gay parents...and their bundles of joy! 'At last! Same sex families- enjoying family life together' (Early Years Adviser, LL reviewer). Age 1-3, American Import Boardbooks 18pp Themes: Lesbian and Gay, Families
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Fast and Slow

Fast and Slow

Ref: 2431

Rafts and scooters, tractors and rockets, all manner of vehicles and all drivers allowed! And, with the beautiful illustrations we've come to expect from publishers, Barefoot Books. "Super boardbook. Multicultural and gender positive portrayals" (Children's Centre Manager, LL reviewer). Age 1-4, Boardbook 14pp
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Getting Ready

Getting Ready

Ref: 2736

A wonderfully fluffy teddy bear, corduroy trousers, cotton ribbed socks...The book's price is, in our view, wholly justified because of the 'real', well thought out, meaningful, brilliantly crafted and executed textures for little hands, including raised dots to lead the reader through, a bed cover to pull back and an actual zip to pull! A multi-sensory reading experience with a fresh, chatty text which describes getting ready for the day, from getting up to dressing to breakfasting to the very important business of choosing which patterned socks to wear. Turns the pedestrian into an exciting journey, imagining all sorts of adventures beyond the door you get to open on the last page (which gives a glimpse of the great outdoors)! Developed in consultation with children, families and organisations working with blind and partially-sighted children, this highly developed tactile book delivers an engrossing, interactive reading experience for all babies and toddlers. 'Lovely, sturdy book taking you through a morning's routine. It would appeal to all children' (Maggie, Former Early Years Adviser, LL reviewer). , Age Birth-5, Boardbook 10pp
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Global Babies

Global Babies

Ref: 9148

From India to Iraq to Rwanda to Spain, meet babies from 17 cultures around the world. Dazzling photographs and a simple text create a joyful global celebration. Age 0-2 American Import Boardbook 16pp
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Global Baby Bedtimes

Global Baby Bedtimes

Ref: 2930

Gorgeous photos show babies from 15 different parts of the world nodding off, snoozing, sweet-dreaming and snuggling in to different family members. A book which swoops from Panama to the Ivory Coast and from Japan to the UK. Another lovely title in the Global Fund for Children book series (see also Global Babies and Global Girls). 'Lovely images... delightful to see people of various ages, be they grandparents or siblings, all expressing love for these babies. Full of colourful illustrations that bring about the warmest of feelings' (Meryl, EY Consultant & Trainer Letterbox Library reviewer). Age Birth to 2, Boardbook 16pp
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Global Babies Girls

Global Babies Girls

Ref: 2677

"Wherever they are born, girls are beautiful, strong, bold and bright. Baby girls can grow up to change the world!" Published in acknowledgement of the sad reality that in many countries, girls/women still aren't accorded equal status, this is a gorgeously upbeat, huggable, book showing baby girls grinning and laughing around the world, from Benin to the USA to Liberia to India to Mali to France...15 countries in all! 'Superb, affirming photography. Very positive message. Definitely worth supporting the Global Fund for Children' (Kate, Children's Centre Coordinator, LL reviewer). 'Sturdy, great photos, optimistic' (Maggie, Former EY Adviser, LL reviewer). The publisher is donating some of the book sales to community-based organisations that provide opportunities for girls (www.globalfundsforchildren.org). Age Birth-3, Boardbook 16pp
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Grow It!

Grow It!

by Georgie Birkett

Ref: 2823

Part of an interactive series on 'real tasks' for toddlers which has an informal, chatty, tone. This one shows a child learning all about growing plants -from sowing to weeding to munching. Munching, not mulching! A delightfully active and energetic grandparent is also on hand. Birth to 3, Paperback 23pp
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Hats of Faith

Hats of Faith

by Medeia Cohan
illustrated by Sarah Walsh

Ref: 15243

A quite gorgeous boardbook introduction to the head coverings people of different faiths wear. Includes attractive representations of men and women wearing Turbans, Rasta Hats, Hijabs, Head Wraps and Chunnis- with useful phonetic pronunciations in brackets in each case. Ends with a lovely simple statement: "Learning about each other makes it easy to be more understanding. Being understanding helps us spread love and peace." Produced in consultation with religious experts from a range of faiths, this is the perfect vehicle for promoting mutual respect amongst very young children. 'Great introduction to similarities within faiths and why learning about 'others' is important' (Rosalind, Workforce Dev. Officer, Letterbox Library reviewer). Age 2-5, Boardbook 11pp
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Humpty Dumpty

Humpty Dumpty

Ref: 1078

A classic made absolutely contemporary! Age Birth-2, Boardbook 10pp
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I Am So Brave

I Am So Brave

by Stephen Krensky
illustrated by Sara Gillingham

Ref: 2496

A wonderful celebration of overcoming typical childhood fears like big dogs, the deep end and saying goodbye to a parent at nursery. Strong rhythms, good rhymes and a great primary colour palette which ends with a lovely double pate spread of a soft play area. (Nice cuddly lion comforter too!) Age 2-4, Boardbook 12pp
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I Know A Lot!

I Know A Lot!

by Stephen Krensky
illustrated by Sara Gillingham

Ref: 2563

"I know balls can bounce, and kites can fly!" A wonderful, rhythmic and rhyming ode to knowledge. Simple, clever text which, in the words of one of our reviewers, shows 'knowledge as practical and learnt from real life' (Maggie, EY Advisory Teacher). An extremely empowering book for toddlers. Great portrayal of (single?) Dad and daughter relationship too. 'Loved this sturdy book. Great illustrations and language that toddlers will relate to' (Debbie, Senior Lecturer in Education, Letterbox reviewer). Age 2-4, Boardbook 12pp
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Let's go to Bed

Let's go to Bed

Ref: 7607

Four joyful children go about everyday activities in familiar outdoor and indoor environments. Rhyming, bouncing, rhythmic text. Bright, fresh watercolours full of charming details. Perfect for 'Understanding the World' topics - toddlers will see their lives reflected and will be thoroughly tickled by the energy and smiles of Mimi, Max, Ete and Renai. There is something very snug and comforting about this series." "A wonderful series of 4 books featuring 2 girls and 2 boys as these lovely children go about their everyday activities. Simple often rhyming language and beautiful illustrations throughout that all children will identify with. Beautiful books that young children will enjoy repeatedly as they become more familiar with each retelling." (Meryl, EY Consultant & Trainer, LL reviewer). Ages 0-3, 14pp Board book.
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Let's Feed the Ducks

Let's Feed the Ducks

Ref: 16012

Four joyful children go about everyday activities in familiar outdoor and indoor environments. Rhyming, bouncing, rhythmic text. Bright, fresh watercolours full of charming details. Perfect for 'Understanding the World' topics - toddlers will see their lives reflected and will be thoroughly tickled by the energy and smiles of Mimi, Max, Ete and Renai. There is something very snug and comforting about this series." "A wonderful series of 4 books featuring 2 girls and 2 boys as these lovely children go about their everyday activities. Simple often rhyming language and beautiful illustrations throughout that all children will identify with. Beautiful books that young children will enjoy repeatedly as they become more familiar with each retelling." (Meryl, EY Consultant & Trainer, LL reviewer). Ages 0-3, 14pp Board book.
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Let's have fun

Let's have fun

Ref: 7609

Four joyful children go about everyday activities in familiar outdoor and indoor environments. Rhyming, bouncing, rhythmic text. Bright, fresh watercolours full of charming details. Perfect for 'Understanding the World' topics - toddlers will see their lives reflected and will be thoroughly tickled by the energy and smiles of Mimi, Max, Ete and Renai. There is something very snug and comforting about this series." "A wonderful series of 4 books featuring 2 girls and 2 boys as these lovely children go about their everyday activities. Simple often rhyming language and beautiful illustrations throughout that all children will identify with. Beautiful books that young children will enjoy repeatedly as they become more familiar with each retelling." (Meryl, EY Consultant & Trainer, LL reviewer). Ages 0-3, 14pp Board book.
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Let's go to Playgroup

Let's go to Playgroup

Ref: 7610

Four joyful children go about everyday activities in familiar outdoor and indoor environments. Rhyming, bouncing, rhythmic text. Bright, fresh watercolours full of charming details. Perfect for 'Understanding the World' topics - toddlers will see their lives reflected and will be thoroughly tickled by the energy and smiles of Mimi, Max, Ete and Renai. There is something very snug and comforting about this series." "A wonderful series of 4 books featuring 2 girls and 2 boys as these lovely children go about their everyday activities. Simple often rhyming language and beautiful illustrations throughout that all children will identify with. Beautiful books that young children will enjoy repeatedly as they become more familiar with each retelling." (Meryl, EY Consultant & Trainer, LL reviewer). Ages 0-3, 14pp Board book.
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Mary Had a Little Lamb (BB)

Mary Had a Little Lamb (BB)

Ref: 0192

A traditional rhyme, extended out and with some counting (1-7) to boot! Lovely little die-cut holes, subtle disability images, multicultural and with a mixed race protagonist. Age 2-5, Boardbook 15pp
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Mommy, Mama, and Me

Mommy, Mama, and Me

by Lesla Newman
illustrated by Carol Thompson

Ref: 1057

Beautifully presented, joyful, rhyming celebration of lesbian parents...and their bundles of joy! 'At last! Same sex families- enjoying family life together' (Early Years Adviser, LL reviewer). Age 1-3, American Import Boardbooks 18pp Themes: Lesbian and Gay, Families
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My First Animal Signs

My First Animal Signs

Ref: 9028

'A good book to share with all children' (Preschool Supervisor, Letterbox reviewer). A first BSL signing guide with jolly babies and toddlers (some are disabled) demonstrating signs for all sorts of beasties. Age 8-36 months Boardbook 12pp
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My First Lift and Learn: First Words

My First Lift and Learn: First Words

Ref: 15897

From ball to duck to teddy bear- ten first words for toddlers in an interactive photographic book which encourages readers to guess words before lifting a strong peekaboo flap. Promotes language development, enhances coordination and encourages active recall. Age Birth-3, Boardbook 10pp
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My First Signs

My First Signs

Ref: 9316

'A good book to share with all children' (Preschool Supervisor, Letterbox reviewer). A first BSL signing guide with jolly babies and toddlers demonstrating signs for over 50 key words. Age 8-36 months, Boardbook 10pp
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My Mummy Is Magic

My Mummy Is Magic

by Dawn Richards
illustrated by Jane Massey

Ref: 2515

A day in the life of a toddler and their parent, jam-packed with the special charm that only Magic Mum can conjure up. Gentle rhymes. "Lovely illustrations that depict mixed ethnicity...simple, charming story." (Parent, LL reviewer) (Mixed race family). Age 3-5, Boardbook 16pp
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One, Two, Peekaboo!

One, Two, Peekaboo!

Ref: 8710

A one to ten counting rhyme with irresistible tactile flaps to lift! Age 0-3 Boardbook 10pp
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One, Two, Thre...Jump!

One, Two, Thre...Jump!

Ref: 13565

A joyful celebration of the things that toddlers love to do. Everbody loves to jump! Big or little, alone or with friends. Age Birth-3, Boardbook 10pp Themes: Disability
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One, Two, Three...Run!

One, Two, Three...Run!

Ref: 0194

A joyful celebration of the things that toddlers love to do. Everbody loves to run! Fast or slow, up or down, alone or with friends. Age Birth-3, Boardbook 10pp Themes: Disability
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On The Go! Just Like Me!

On The Go! Just Like Me!

Ref: 2945

"Duck is waddling...just like me! Bear is stretching...just like me!" Creatures and toddlers crawl and jump across the pages of this lift-the-flap boardbook. 'Lovely simple book with repetitive text. Perfect for little ones. Nice sturdy flaps too' (Carey, Childminder, Letterbox Library reviewer). [One child wears a wrist splint]. Age Birth to 3, Boardbook 10pp
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Play Time, Puppy!

Play Time, Puppy!

Ref: 15892

Tunes in perfectly to toddlers' love of chatting to their toys! Children can manipulate the (sturdily) attached finger puppy puppet while interacting with a rhyming, conversational text and a mini-journey with trucks and trains and building blocks. 'Another fun Child's Play book with plenty of opportunity to talk about what's happening and have fun with the finger puppet' (Carey, Childminder, Letterbox Library reviewer). Great fun (we loved the Black doll' passenger' too). [East Asian protagonist]. Age Birth to 2, Boardbook (+ attached puppet) 8pp
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Pussy Cat, Pussy Cat

Pussy Cat, Pussy Cat

Ref: 1085

A traditional rhyme, made bright and dashing. We loved the bespectacled queen! Age Birth-2, Boardbook 10pp
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Rain

Rain

Ref: 2465

One child and their cuddly bunny taste the rain and splish and sploosh in puddles! Nice little plip plop sound effects and a joyful tribute to outdoor imaginative play. A delightful, multicultural series. See also Wind, Sow and Sun. Age 1-3, Boardbook 10pp
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Rosa Loves Cars

Rosa Loves Cars

Ref: 2850

You may already know the Clive series by this author. Now meet Rosa, a confident, exuberant and pragmatic girl who knows her mind and can take care of herself and her toys! Follow Rosa as she gets her monster truck stunt jumping, her digger scooping and as she does a quick drill repair on one of her cars. 'Great to see the main character, a black girl, enjoying playing with cars, fixing things and rescuing things. Positive images also depicted in the toys Rosa is playing with. Lovely to see good use made of a cardboard box' (Rosalind, Workforce Dev. Officer, Letterbox reviewer). Includes the character of Samira who is a wheelchair user. See the other 3 Rosa books in the series (you might also like the Clive books by the same author)! Age Birth-3, Boardbook 12pp
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Rosa Loves Dinosaurs

Rosa Loves Dinosaurs

Ref: 2851

Rosa is back, this time to share her dino-love with you. See her and her friends (Sarah, Mustafa, Biba and Marcel) act out scenarios with flapping Pterodactyls, and fierce Tyrannosauruses and then follow Rosa as she visits the museum and library to get more back story on her pet toys. 'Real-life' settings, gender-free role playing and a great deal of humour. Rosa's dino-influenced bedtime outfit on the last page is an absolute treasure. See the other 3 Rosa books in the series (you might also like the Clive books by the same author)! Age Birth-3, Boardbook 12pp
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Rosa Plays Ball

Rosa Plays Ball

Ref: 2852

Rosa has a small truckload of balls- and she's going to use them! Watch her play football with Mustafa, basketball with Samira (who is also a wheelchair user) and catch with Sarah and Marcel. Lots of different colours, games and balls to explore with the endlessly upbeat and energetic Rosa at the centre. 'Simple but nice illustrations of friends paying ball games. Sturdy book; inclusive',. (Maggie, Former EY Adviser, Letterbox reviewer). See the other 3 Rosa books in the series (you might also like the Clive books by the same author)! Age Birth-3, Boardbook 12pp
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Rosa Rides her Scooter

Rosa Rides her Scooter

Ref: 2853

Armed with her hard hat, high-vis jacket and satchel of essentials, Rosa goes out and about on her scooter. The ever competent and self-sufficient Rosa confidently rides across all sorts of terrains and, when her scooter takes a harmless tumble, she simply reaches for a spanner! Super little boardbooks which gently challenge gender stereotypes. See the other 3 Rosa books in the series (you might also like the Clive books by the same author)! Age Birth-3, Boardbook 12pp
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Rumble! Roar! Let's Build

Rumble! Roar! Let's Build

Ref: 15904

A high quality, press-and-listen, tabbed, boardbook where the sounds are satisfyingly realistic. Listen to Ben's chugggging bulldozer, Doris' brummmming digger, Alan's whooooshing dumper truck and Ruby's honnnnking roller. Then, match the sounds up again at the end with the appropriate vehicles. 'Loved the sound effects! Very realistic and good illustrations. Can see this being very interactive' (Deborah, Lecturer in EY Education, Letterbox Library reviewer). Age 1-3, Boardbook 10pp
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Seasons: Autumn

Seasons: Autumn

Ref: 2725

Acorn collecting, noisy leaves kicking, blackberry picking, puddle splashing and tart baking. A happy child and her equally chirpy friends take the reader through their favourite autumn pastime, conjuring up the season perfectly. (Includes a child with a hearing aid). Age Birth to 3, Boardbook 12pp
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Seasons: Spring

Seasons: Spring

Ref: 2727

A child evokes all the spirit and sprightliness of spring, showing the reader baby animals, funny bugs in the air, trees in blossom and seed planting. A lovely little introduction. (Disability images include an adapted chair, a child wearing a hearing aid and one with a wrist brace). 'A nice little book to share with a young one' (Deb, Education Lecturer/Former Ofsted Inspector, LL reviewer). Age Birth to 3, Boardbook 12pp
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Seasons: Summer

Seasons: Summer

Ref: 2726

Early morning sunshine, paddling pools, sandy beach sandwiches, summer showers and barefeet in the tickly grass. A brilliantly childlike view of summer as performed by some very funkily-dressed toddlers. (Extra inclusion points: Good to see a Muslim child portrayed; lots of bespectacled toddlers and one wears an eye patch too). Age Birth to 3, Boardbook 12pp
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Seasons: Winter

Seasons: Winter

Ref: 2728

Another in this joyful series which shows young children's perspectives on the season's highlights- winter brings snowsuits, silly funny hats, snowfights, warming soup, indoor games and snuggle-down bedtime stories. (Inclusion points: one child uses a specially adapted chair at the dinner table; there is a lovely dressing up scene which includes a girl dressed as fire officer and a boy dressed as a fairy). 'This book is very good. It shows that even though winter is cold and horrible, there are some good things' (Nicole, aged 11, LL reviewer).'Lovely images of children enjoying and exploring winter play' (Meryl, Early Years Consultant, LL reviewer). Age Birth to 3, Boardbook 12pp
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Snow

Snow

Ref: 2466

One child's ode to snow and all the fun snow can bring, including sliding and slipping and...snow monsters! Nice little sound effects and a joyful tribute to outdoor imaginative play! A delightful, multicultural series which also has images of disability- in this case a disabled child is shown whizzing across the landscape in a special power chair. See also Wind, Rain and Sun in the same series. Age 1-3, Boardbook 10pp
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Sun

Sun

Ref: 2464

A group of toddlers greet the sun, grab their sunhats and lotion, play in the sun's rays and later its shadows and then, finally, say goodbye. A wonderful tribute to outdoor imaginative play and paddling pools. A delightful, multicultural series which also has images of disability (in this case we see a child with Down syndrome, children wearing a protective helmet and eyepatch and a child signing). See also Rain, Snow and Wind in the same series. Age 1-3, Boardbook 10pp
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Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes

Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes

by Mem Fox
illustrated by Helen Oxenbury

Ref: 2470

Charming, rhyming text and glorious illustrations celebrate the diversity of babies from around the world. Age Birth-3, Boardbook, 36pp
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Things That Go

Things That Go

Ref: 15901

A robust little book of things that go, divided into subsections such as 'Cars', 'Build & Dig', 'In The Air', 'Emergency!' etc. and with a genius fold-out-page of vehicles at the back. Introducers toddlers to a huge array of transport vehicles driven by people, bears and...koalas! Age 18mths-3, Boardbook 16pp
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Up & Down: A Walk in the Countryside

Up & Down: A Walk in the Countryside

Ref: 2948

A charming introduction to opposites played out by two children tramping through a very British countryside. Up/down, near/far, spiky/soft, heavy/light (13 opposites are explored in all) are all demonstrated against a snowy landscape which stretches out from dawn to dusk and is animated by scurrying squirrels, flapping ducks, donkeys, foxes and ...bats! Age 1-3, Boardbook 12pp
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Waiting for Baby

Waiting for Baby

Ref: 1071

Simple conversational text and lively illustrations explore the experience of a (mixed race) family waiting for a new baby. Great for encouraging discussion. Age Birth-2, Boardbook 12pp
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What Can I Feel?

What Can I Feel?

Ref: 0002

Original little senses books with imaginative text and playful scenes. Age Birth-2, Boardbook 10pp.
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What Can I Hear?

What Can I Hear?

Ref: 1405

Original little senses books with imaginative text and playful scenes. Age Birth-2, Boardbook 10pp
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What Can I See?

What Can I See?

Ref: 1406

Original little senses books with imaginative text and playful scenes. Age Birth-2, Boardbook 10pp
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What Can I Smell?

What Can I Smell?

Ref: 12710

Original little senses books with imaginative text and playful scenes. Age Birth-2. Boardbook 10pp
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What Can I Taste?

What Can I Taste?

Ref: 12124

Original little senses books with imaginative text and playful scenes. Age Birth-2, Boardbook 10pp
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Wheel at Work: Construction

Wheel at Work: Construction

Ref: 2793

Concrete mixers, bulldozers, crane lorries, diggers and tippers! Lift the robust, fold-out, flaps to reveal the tasks carried out by each of these huge machines. Unusually, both men and women get to go in the drivers' seats. 'Sturdy book with flaps which extend the story/information. Introduces simple vocabulary of various vehicles. Attractive cover' (Maggie, Former Early Years Adviser, Letterbox Libary reviewer.) Age 1-3, Boardbook 10pp
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Wheel at Work: Farm

Wheel at Work: Farm

Ref: 2794

A tractor, horse box, bale lifter, quad bike and four wheel drive- driven by both men and women. Fold out the hard-wearing flaps to see these vehicles carrying out essential farm tasks like collecting cabbages, moving chickens around... Good diversity of male and female characters, different ethnicities... Nice big flaps and simple statements' (Meryl, EY Consultant & Trainer, Letterbox Library reviewer). [Includes a driver with a hearing aid and one with a facial mark]. Age 1-3, Boardbook 10pp
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Who's Hiding?

Who's Hiding?

Ref: 0016

'Who's Hiding behind the gate?' Bubbly toddlers play peek-a-boo with playful, sturdy flaps! Age Birth-3, Boardbook 14pp
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Whose Tools?

Whose Tools?

by Toni Buzzeo
illustrated by jim Datz

Ref: 2682

For the tool-obsessed toddlers in your life, this satisfyingly chunky boardbook shows a house being built from scratch with every conceivable tool used along the way: a float and chisel for making a smooth cement foundation; saws and levellers to construct the frames; pipe wrenches and cutters for the plumbing system; roller trays and brushes for the final interior dcor etc. As the house is built, different professions are introduced, such as carpenters/ roofers/ electricians, with an even representation of women in the roles. A brilliantly interactive book with a rhyming text, chatty questions, board flaps to open out, speech bubbles, highlighted words and a back cover listing all of the 24 tools used! Smashing fun. 'Great story of house being built, introducing appropriate vocabulary. Especially great to see women in active roles' (Maggie, Former EY Adviser, LL reviewer). Age 2-5, Boardbook 16pp
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Wind

Wind

Ref: 2467

A group of toddlers enjoy the wind as it tickles and ruffles and swooshes and howls and then, finally, ever so gently, sighs. Nice little sound effects and a joyful tribute to outdoor imaginative play. A delightful, multicultural series which also has images of disability (in this case we see a child with Down syndrome and a child wearing a hearing aid). See also Rain, Snow and Sun in the same series. Age 1-3, Boardbook 10pp
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