Early Years (0-5yrs)

123 A Walk in the Countryside

123 A Walk in the Countryside

Ref: 14998

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
More Info 123 A Walk in the Countryside

10 Things I Can Do to Help My World

10 Things I Can Do to Help My World

Ref: 10141

A bright and lively book highlighting some crucial but simple environmental actions we can take to help improve the world we live in. Oodles of child-appeal! Age 3-6, Paperback 37pp
More Info 10 Things I Can Do to Help My World

15 Things Not to Do With a Baby

15 Things Not to Do With a Baby

by Margaret McAllister
illustrated by Holly Sterling

Ref: 13922

A wonderful list of wonderfully inappropriate responses to a new sibling by an award winning illustrator/author team. Comic, upbeat, offbeat and bursting with child-centred humour. (Mixed race family). Things NOT to do with a baby include pegging them on the washing line, giving them to an octopus, swapping him for the school guinea pig. 'Great illustrations; swapping him for that lovely guinea pig is tempting!!' (Maggie, Former EY Adviser, LL reviewer). 'Funny and engaging do's and don'ts for new sisters and brothers; hints at the frustration older siblings can feel!' (Carey, Childminder, LL reviewer). Age 3-5 Paperback 24pp
More Info 15 Things Not to Do With a Baby

Ada Twist, Scientist

Ada Twist, Scientist

by Andrea Beaty
illustrated by David Roberts

Ref: 14325

"Why does it tick and why does it tock? Why don't we call it a granddaughter's clock?" The day she turns three, Ada begins a lifetime of asking, "WHY?" . For Ada, everything is a potential quiz, riddle and puzzle to be unravelled. Her parents are frazzled. Her teachers are frazzled. But, in the end, everyone recognises that at the core of all this chaos and testing and answering is a budding and brilliant scientist. A book guaranteed to pique children's interest in STEM subjects. Fantastic rhythms and rhymes, scrummy illustrations with fantastic detailing; this is what people mean when they talk about a perfect picture books- a flweless dialogue between text and illustration. From the creators of the much-loved Rosie Revere, Engineer and Iggy Peck, Architect. But, inspired by the stories of Ada Lovelace and Marie Curie, this is perhaps our favouritest so far... You can see 2 of our teen reviewers sharing their own views on Ada Twist here. Age 4-7, Hardback 30pp
More Info Ada Twist, Scientist

A Farmer's Life + music/animation CD

A Farmer's Life + music/animation CD

by Jan Dobbins
illustrated by Laura Huliska-Beith, sung by The Flannery Brothers

Ref: 13156

"1, 2, 3, it's a farmer's life for me!" A group of children muck out on a farm collecting eggs, counting lambs, picking cherries and raking hay. "Upbeat, jovial text" (EY Adviser, LL reviewer); "great to see girls and women farming & male farmer baking" (LL staff). Great outdoors rhyming fun, backnotes on working farms and a watch and sing along CD. Age 3-6, Paperback + CD 22pp
More Info A Farmer's Life + music/animation CD

A Great Big Cuddle

A Great Big Cuddle

by Michael Rosen
illustrated by Chris Riddell

Ref: 14607

"Nippy-nappy / Nippy-nappy / Nap, nap, nap...Ippy-uppy / Ippy-uppy / Up, up, up". With such a dream team, the current and a former Children's Laureate, this was always going to be a bit of a treasure. A big bold collection of what Rosen and Riddell do best- rhymes which drum, drip and tiptoe; rhythms which lull, bounce and startle; words which rush out to tumble and play; accompanied by illustrations which fill and trip over the pages with their sweeps and strokes. A collection which deserves all those set-to-be-a-classic predictions. We could say lots about its suitability for extending vocabulary, early explorations of rhymes, patterned phrases but, for now, we just want to tell you about the lickingly lovely glorious FUN of it: "Bendy Man, Bendy Man / He's a long leggy man. / Bendy Man, Bendy Man / In a baked-bean can." "I went to Lapland / I saw a reindeer on the loose / I went to Canada / I saw a chocolate mousse." (cue Riddell's standing upright, chocolate-munching, golden, smug moose...). Joint winner (with Crossan's One) of the . Age 3-7, Hardback 73pp
More Info A Great Big Cuddle

Alphabet Fun: Making Letters with Your Body

Alphabet Fun: Making Letters with Your Body

Ref: 13903

A rich photographic resource which shows children making alphabet shapes with their bodies from A right through to Z, in capitalised and non-capitalised forms. With teachers' notes, suggested activities, a picture body glossary and clear photos of children stretching, curving and working in pairs, this book encourages literacy aerobics! Written by a Reading Recovery tutor. See also Number Fun in the same series. Age 3-5, Paperback 30pp
More Info Alphabet Fun: Making Letters with Your Body

Anansi the Banana Thief

Anansi the Banana Thief

told by Anne Adeney
illustrated by Yannick Robert

Ref: 12432

A belly-full of humour and vitality packed into this short narrative featuring that hugely naughty African-Caribbean trickster, Anansi! Age 4-6, Paperback 28pp
More Info Anansi the Banana Thief

An Australian 1,2, 3 of Animals

An Australian 1,2, 3 of Animals

Ref: 13569

This beautiful and unusual counting resource introduces the animals of Australia with dazzling illustrations by an aboriginal artist. Age 3-6. Australian Import 28pp
More Info An Australian 1,2, 3 of Animals

A Rule Is To Break: A Child's Guide To Anarchy

A Rule Is To Break: A Child's Guide To Anarchy

Ref: 13115

Simply celebrating joy, the wonder of discovery, spontaneity, and deep emotions, Wild Child learns about just being herself and how that translates into happiness. Through creative ideas challenging societal expectations in positive terms that are funny and thought-provoking, A Rule Is To Break is for children of all ages. Fantastically colourful and lively illustrations. Age 4-8, Hardback 40pp.
Read about this book in our article in Write4Children Journal (June 2013) More Info A Rule Is To Break: A Child's Guide To Anarchy

And Tango Makes Three

And Tango Makes Three

by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell
illustrated by Henry Cole

Ref: 10152

'Tango was the very first penguin in the zoo to have two daddies.' A gentle book which effortlessly normalises a same-sex family unit. 'Our children enjoyed it very much' (Pre-School Supervisor, Letterbox reviewer). Age 3-7, Paperback 31pp Themes: Lesbian and Gay, Families, Fostering and Adoption
More Info And Tango Makes Three

The Animal Boogie + Music CD

The Animal Boogie + Music CD

Ref: 10153

Swing along with the creatures of the Indian jungle as they shake, flap and slither to the sound of the Animal Boogie! An active and musical read, now with a music CD. Age 2-6, 22pp Paperback.
More Info The Animal Boogie + Music CD

Anna Hibiscus' Song

Anna Hibiscus' Song

by Atinuke
illustrated by Lauren Tobia

Ref: 12162

A delightful tale about a child who is absolutely bursting and popping with happiness. 'Very positive portrayal of extended family life (mixed race marriage)' (Children's Services Coordinator, LL reviewer). Age 4-7, Paperback 32pp
More Info Anna Hibiscus' Song

The Ant and the Big Bad Bully Goat

The Ant and the Big Bad Bully Goat

by Andrew Fusek Peters
illustrated by Anna Wadham

Ref: 10154

Badger is happy living in his neat and tidy burrow, until Big Bad Bully Goat decides to move in! A witty Iberian story with a twist. Large format, high quality production and packed with fun. Age 4-7, Paperback 31pp
More Info The Ant and the Big Bad Bully Goat

Babies Don't Walk They Ride!

Babies Don't Walk They Ride!

by Kathy Henderson
illustrated by Lauren Tobia

Ref: 13789

A rhyming celebration of toddler transportation! This book opens and ends with the title refrain and follows a visual trajectory from day to night. In between, we see a busy, urban community of adults accompanying their toddlers as they glide, stroll and roll, assisted by a glorious array of toddler transport: buggies, supermarket trolleys, back slings and chariots! The illustrations are bright, contemporary and full of details to point at. Great for introducing some first movement words while also extending some words playfully to relish the sounds "huggled and cuddled and carried along". The illustrations are effortlessly diverse. This is a cohesive multicultural and multifaith neighbourhood. The illustrations also include images of active disabled people and challenges to gender stereotypes. 'Joyous celebration of one day in the lives of a community of families. Superbly positive. This should appear on every bookshelf!' (Kate, Children's Centre Coordinator, LL reviewer). 'Great illustrations showing life's diversity. A big yes' (Meryl, EY Consultant & Trainer, LL reviewer). Age 2-5, Paperback 21pp
More Info Babies Don't Walk They Ride!

Baby Ruby Bawled

Baby Ruby Bawled

by Malaika Rose Stanley
illustrated by Ken Wilson-Max

Ref: 10159

Baby Ruby bawls and bawls. Dad, Mum, Nan, Grandad, Uncle Clyde all pitch in...but only brother Theo has the magic touch! A super-rhythmic, endearing story of mutual support and love within a mixed race family. Age 3-6, Paperback 20pp
More Info Baby Ruby Bawled

Ballet Cat

Ballet Cat

Ref: 13967

"No alley cat can ever be a ballet cat!" A band of funky, groovy alley cats are untied in their all night, every night, partying until one of them, Arthur, discovers a love for ballet. The other cats are scandalised. But when Arthur slinks off quietly to find his own path, will the other cats' stomping and romping be as much fun? An upbeat and gentle challenge to gender stereotypes. 'I like this books. Themes around friendship and differences- and fun, colourful language' (Carey, Childminder, Letterbox reviewer). Age 3-6, Paperback 32pp
More Info Ballet Cat

The Barefoot Book of Children

The Barefoot Book of Children

by Tessa Strickland & Kate DePalma
illustrated by David Dean

Ref: 14627

"Every morning, millions of children open their eyes and start another day" ...And so begins this encyclopaedic, panoramic introduction to children from around the world: their homes, their diverse families (including same-sex parented and foster families), their different languages (including sign language), clothing and costumes, favourite games, special days, different faiths. A UNICEF-endorsed celebration of our global diversity, commonality and interconnectedness, nicely summed up in the text, "Every life is a story. It's easier to understand someone when you know their story." It is impossible here to summarise all the areas of diversity covered, so do please take our word for this being one of the most inclusive books we know! For example, simply the range of disabilities 'casually' shown (eye patches, shortened limbs, children with Down's syndrome) is unusual for picture books. Fantastic back notes extend out from each double page spread with a wealth of factual information. Younger children will be engaged by the simplicity of the core text while older children can think around each topic with the detailed extra notes. 'Barefoot books are always so amazing. Very inclusive, lots to talk about' (Rosalind, Workforce Dev. Officer, LL reviewer). 'Something of interest for everyone' (Maggie, EY Advisory Teacher, LL reviewer). Age 3-8, Hardback 65pp
More Info The Barefoot Book of Children

Because Amelia Smiled

Because Amelia Smiled

Ref: 12747

One child's infectious smile ignites a global smile which lights up the faces of all kinds of people from across the world. A visual stunner! Age 4-7, Hardback 37pp
More Info Because Amelia Smiled

A Beginner's Guide to Bearspotting

A Beginner's Guide to Bearspotting

by Michelle Robinson
illustrated by David Roberts

Ref: 14855

Balaclava. Check. Tin cup., Check. Woollen mitts. Check. Field notebook. Check. And now for your guide...An intrepid bear discoverer is guided through the behaviour and tendencies of the black bear, a.k.a Ursus Americanus, and the brown bear, a.k.a Ursus Horiblis. Includes advice on playing dead. A chatty voiceover with a text which expands and shrinks and skews and bellows with exclamations. Roberts' beautiful, trademark design-led illustrations- big grizzlies are carefully etched out on graph paper and an autumn palette of browns and oranges is suddenly splattered with the fuchsia pink of exploding bubble gum!. 'This book is so so so good. Every aspect has been well thought out. The plot is so developed and funny and simple yet complicated. Love the illustrations' (Sonia, Deputy Primary Head, LL reviewer). Age 3-6, Paperback 29pp
More Info A Beginner's Guide to Bearspotting

Big Bob, Little Bob

Big Bob, Little Bob

by James Howe
illustrated by Laura Ellen Anderson

Ref: 14648

Big Bob moves in next door to Little Bob. It could be the start of a bright new friendship....except for their very divergent tastes in play. Big Bob is more of a trucks, fire engines and flying saucers sort of Bob, whilst Little Bob is more of a dolls, unicorns and fancy dresses and hats sort of Bob. Still, they learn to rub along, playing together but differently. That is, until new girl, Blossom, moves into their neighbourhood and points out that Little Bob's play is not at all boy-appropriate. Will they learn to get along as a three? A heads-on and yet curiously gentle and warm challenge to those restrictive notions of gendered play and gendered toys. We loved the opening dedication from the author too: "To my parents, who got who I was, and got me the dolls I asked for." 'Interesting little story. Challenging gender stereotypes in a gentle way' (Maggie, EY Advisory Teacher, LL reviewer). 'I like the story and challenging gender stereotypes of play' (Hannah, Social Worker, LL reviewer). Age 3-6, Hardback 29pp
More Info Big Bob, Little Bob

Blankies

Blankies

Ref: 12412

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
More Info Blankies

Boo Boo Baby and the Giraffe

Boo Boo Baby and the Giraffe

by Eileen Browne
illustrated by Emily Bolam

Ref: 12266

It's bedtime, but Boo Boo Baby and her giraffe are setting off on a dreamy journey together! 'Lovely illustrations and a super text that encourages rhythm and rhyme' (Children's Centre Head, LL reviewer). Age Birth-3, Card Pages 22pp
More Info Boo Boo Baby and the Giraffe

The Boy Who Lost His Bumble

The Boy Who Lost His Bumble

Ref: 13820

A nature-loving child with a special passion for bees, logs and records each and every buzzzz. And then, suddenly one day, with the arrival of rain and frost, all of the bees disappear. Bereft and depsariing he tries all manner of things to encourage them back from dressing up in a bee suit to creaying a specila beehive hotel with free wi-fi. To no avail. And then, just as suddenly, with the coming of Spring, the bees fly back! A n endearing story about losing your bumble and gettint it back! Follows the passing seasons, weather patterns and some excellent bumble bee back notes provide a wider context on the value of bees to our fragile eco system. Age 4-7 Paperback 28pp
More Info The Boy Who Lost His Bumble

Bubbles, Tub, Have a Scrub!

Bubbles, Tub, Have a Scrub!

Ref: 11724

Rhyming text, counting activities, speech bubbles and vivid photos introduce simple bath routines with a focus on independent skills. Age 3-5, Paperback 16pp
More Info Bubbles, Tub, Have a Scrub!

The Bus is For Us!

The Bus is For Us!

by Michael Rosen
illustrated by Gillian Tyler

Ref: 13825

Children let you know about all their favourite mode of transport, ranging from trains to horses and giant fishes to flying bears! But every single one of these is outclassed by... the bus! And so, every few pages, and here is the compulsory joining-in bit, the characters shout out, "But best is the bus. The bus is for us!" This is trademark Michael Rosen: the playfulness of the language is utterly infectious. The simple rhymes really beat along, making this a great read-aloud. The large soft illustrations and format call out for this book to be held up for everyone to see. And bursting with warm, diverse representations, a great many children will spot toddlers like themselves in this book; there are even a pair of twins! 'Wow. What a lovely book. Great rhymes and gentle, fun illustrations' (Rosalind, Workforce Dev. Officer, LL reviewer). Age Birth to3 Paperback 24pp
More Info The Bus is For Us!

Busy Airport

Busy Airport

by Rebecca Finn

Ref: 12267

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
More Info Busy Airport

Busy Bookshop

Busy Bookshop

by Rebecca Finn

Ref: 13892

"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
More Info Busy Bookshop

Busy Builders

Busy Builders

by Rebecca Finn

Ref: 13889

"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
More Info Busy Builders

Busy Playtime

Busy Playtime

Ref: 13430

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
More Info Busy Playtime

Busy Town

Busy Town

by Rebecca Finn

Ref: 12269

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
More Info Busy Town

Celebration Food

Celebration Food

Ref: 11865

Special foods for special multi-faith celebrations. Tasty photos, activities for every festival- and a charoset recipe! 'Bright pictures with lots going on to start conversations about different festivals' (Nursery Worker, LL reviewer). Age 4-7, Paperback 20pp
More Info Celebration Food

Celebrations and Special Days

Celebrations and Special Days

Ref: 14757

An original, photographic, around-the-world book of religious festivals and special days which includes the familiar -Chinese New Year, Holi, Eid-ul-Fitr- alongside some more unusual celebrations: the Shetland Islands' Up Helly Aa (a Viking festival), the Mongolian sports festival of Naadam, the Fulani cattle herders' river crossing in Mali (a UN-recognised world cultural heritage event recognised by the UN). Comes with a helpful glossary and a world map showing the location of each photograph. 'very informative resource for children. Lovely photographs' (Nike, Social Worker, LL reviewer). Age 4-7, Paperback 23pp
More Info Celebrations and Special Days

Chicken Clicking

Chicken Clicking

by Jeanne Willis
illustrated by Tony Ross

Ref: 14701

A brilliant, much needed, early years book on internet safety, recently selected by a nursery group we work with for Child Safety Week. This picture book starts out happily enough with a chirpy little chick who stumbles on the farmer's computer. It then sounds a note of caution as chick starts to enjoy a little online shopping. Finally, loud alarm bells ring as chick posts a picture of herself online and arranges to meet a stranger offline- at which point the text ends. Willis has a real knack for exploring tough and challenging subjects with a completely appropriate lightness of touch and a directness which makes her work perfectly suited for an adult/child discussion. 'I liked this. There is wonderful humour in the rhyming text. A good starting point for opening this subject up at school' (Eileen, Former Primary Teacher, LL reviewer). Age 3-6, Paperback 23pp
More Info Chicken Clicking

Holiday & Festivals: Christmas

Holiday & Festivals: Christmas

Ref: 11870

Simple repetitive text, mini picture glossary and lively photos make this perfect for the very young. Age 4-6, Paperback 20pp
More Info Holiday & Festivals: Christmas

Clean It!

Clean It!

Ref: 11692

A chatty, interactive text and merry illustrations encourage children to engage in their first 'real' tasks. Boys do housework too! Age 2-5, Paperback 23pp
More Info Clean It!

Clive and His Art

Clive and His Art

by Jessica Spanyol

Ref: 14294

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
More Info Clive and His Art

Clive and His Babies

Clive and His Babies

by Jessica Spanyol

Ref: 14295

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
More Info Clive and His Babies

Clive and His Bags

Clive and His Bags

by Jessica Spanyol

Ref: 14296

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
More Info Clive and His Bags

Clive and His Hats

Clive and His Hats

by Jessica Spanyol

Ref: 14297

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
More Info Clive and His Hats

The Cloud

The Cloud

Ref: 10177

Art Class is no fun for one quiet child, sat on her own, with a fuzzy black cloud hovering over her...but a patient and fun-filled little girl resolves to find a way through the fog...Multicultural, casual images of disability, a winning text and exceptionally imaginative illustrations. Age 4-8, Paperback 27pp
More Info The Cloud

Cook It!

Cook It!

Ref: 11695

'What's for dinner. Will you help me choose?' A chatty, interactive text and merry illustrations encourage children to engage in their first 'real' tasks. Age 2-5, Paperback 23pp
More Info Cook It!

The Copper Tree

The Copper Tree

by Hilary Robinson
illustrated by Mandy Stanley

Ref: 14822

When Mr Banks tells the children that Miss Evans is unwell, they all get together to make her a giant Get Well card. She, in turn, manages to attend their school play, even though she is quite weak, turning up in a wheelchair and with her head covered by a sparkly scarf (suggesting chemotherapy). When Mr Banks finally tells the class that Miss Evans has died, we see the children encouraged to explore their deferent feelings and to share their very best memories of Miss Evans- ultimately immortalised in a home made copper tree, installed by the caretaker in the entrance hall, with leaves for memories made by the children. A difficult subject treated with a great lightness of touch. Both the illustrations and text are full of warmth, comfort and even, a gentle humour. 'This book made me cry and chuckle. Moving and caring. Opens the door to questions and discussion in a sensitive and thoughtful way' (Rosalind, Workforce Dev. Officer, LL reviewer). 'What a wonderfully sensitive book. It was also so practical and contained a wonderful idea which could be copied. It feels warm and safe' (Elaine, Foster Care Associates Liaison Officer, LL reviewer). 'A very powerful and moving book which shows the value and importance of good teachers in children's lives. Very gentle and inspiring' (Cariad, Theatre Lecturer, LL reviewer) (n.b.: one of the children, Barnie, wears a hearing aid). Age 4-7, Paperback 26pp
More Info The Copper Tree

Daddy, Papa, and Me

Daddy, Papa, and Me

by Lesla Newman
illustrated by Carol Thompson

Ref: 10096

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
More Info Daddy, Papa, and Me

Dealing with Feeling...Angry

Dealing with Feeling...Angry

by Isabel Thomas
illustrated by Clare Elsom

Ref: 14085

Books in the Dealing with Feeling... series help readers to indentify their emotions, and provide tips and advice on how best to express and deal with them. This book looks at anger, including what anger feels like, safe ways of letting anger out, and how to calm down if you are feeling angry. Age 4-7, Paperback 20pp
More Info Dealing with Feeling...Angry

Dealing with Feeling...Happy

Dealing with Feeling...Happy

by Isabel Thomas
illustrated by Clare Elsom

Ref: 14086

Books in the Dealing with Feeling... series help readers to indentify their emotions, and provide tips and advice on how best to express and deal with them. This book looks at happiness, including what happiness feels like, how to turn sad feelings into happy ones, and how to make other people feel happy. Age 4-7, Paperback 20pp
More Info Dealing with Feeling...Happy

Dealing with Feeling...Jealous

Dealing with Feeling...Jealous

by Isabel Thomas
illustrated by Clare Elsom

Ref: 14087

Books in the Dealing with Feeling... series help readers to indentify their emotions, and provide tips and advice on how best to express and deal with them. This book looks at being jealous, including what being jealous feels like, how to deal with jealous feelings, and how to help other people who might be feeling jealous. Age 4-7, Paperback 20pp
More Info Dealing with Feeling...Jealous

Dealing with Feeling...Proud

Dealing with Feeling...Proud

by Isabel Thomas
illustrated by Clare Elsom

Ref: 14088

Books in the Dealing with Feeling... series help readers to indentify their emotions, and provide tips and advice on how best to express and deal with them. This book looks at pride, including how to feel proud, why it is important not to feel TOO proud, and how to help other people feel proud, too. Age 4-7, Paperback 20pp
More Info Dealing with Feeling...Proud

Dealing with Feeling...Worried

Dealing with Feeling...Worried

by Isabel Thomas
illustrated by Clare Elsom

Ref: 14089

Books in the Dealing with Feeling... series help readers to indentify their emotions, and provide tips and advice on how best to express and deal with them. This book looks at being worried, including what it feels like to be worried, how to stop feeling worried, and how to help other people who might be feeling worried. Age 4-7, Paperback 20pp
More Info Dealing with Feeling...Worried

Holiday & Festivals: Divali

Holiday & Festivals: Divali

Ref: 12326

Simple repetitive text, mini picture glossary and lively photos make this perfect for the very young. Age 4-6, Paperback 20pp
More Info Holiday & Festivals: Divali

The Ding-Dong Bag

The Ding-Dong Bag

by Polly Peters
illustrated by Jess Stockham

Ref: 12196

Share a day out with two exuberant children (one wears a splint) collecting noises in a floppy bag. Splosh! Clang! Dong! Kerrump! Bursting with rhythm and rhymes. Age 3-8, Paperback 30pp
More Info The Ding-Dong Bag

The Dinner of Smells

The Dinner of Smells

by Humaira Rashid
illustrated by Jamie Lenman

Ref: 12528

Mr Saeed cooks delicious food. But when poor, hungry Ali stops outside his shop to smell the food, Mr Saeed accuses him of stealing. Can the wise man Nasruddin help, or will Ali go to prison? A greedy business man is thoroughly outwitted in this lively, Muslim folk tale. Age 4-7, Paperback 32pp
More Info The Dinner of Smells

Dinosaur Rap

Dinosaur Rap

by John Foster, sung by Mikey Henry Jr.
illustrated by Debbie Harter

Ref: 14815

"There's a Saltopus strutting, swaying to the beat / Hoping and bopping and taping his feet". With a repeated chorus to join in with- "Come on everybody, shake a claw!"- this will be a real pleasure for dinosaur fans. Strong rhythms and rhymes, bright and swishy illustrations, a CD with animations and dino sing-alongs, a brilliant 'Who's Who' of dinosaurs on the backpages and a detailed, illustrated guide to the ages of the dinosaurs, from the Triassic era right up until the current, Quarternary era. Add to this a representative group of children- including a child with a hearing aid and one with a walking (or should that be boogie?!) frame- who step up to the beat in dino-matching costumes and you have Dino Love as a complete, child-friendly, package. 'Lovely, bright illustrations, lots of movements, CD with roars to dance to, inclusive disability images. Yes!' (Maggie, Former Early Years Adviser, LL reviewer). Age 4-7, Paperback 30pp
More Info Dinosaur Rap

Dogs Don't Do Ballet

Dogs Don't Do Ballet

by Anna Kemp
illustrated by Sara Ogilvie

Ref: 14411

This dog doesn't do proper dog stuff, like flea scratching or stick-chasing. This dog thinks he's a ballerina. So, when all those around him insist that doing ballet isn't a very doggy-like thing to do, he sinks into a howling depression. But with a little stealth, a comfy tutu and a quite astounding Arabesque, this dog may be about to prove everyone wrong. A fun and gentle take on smashing gendered expectations. Age 4-7, Paperback 28pp
More Info Dogs Don't Do Ballet

Do Not Bring Your Dragon to the Library

Do Not Bring Your Dragon to the Library

by Julie Gassman
illustrated by Andy Elkerton

Ref: 14796

A librarian explains to a small child why dragons don't do well in libraries: their large bottoms take up too much floor space at story time; they risk self-igniting as they get over excited by a good story; they tend to take over the aisles. A rhyming, dragon-filled tribute to libraries. (Multicultural; includes a book-hungry wheelchair user; nice to have-for a change- both female and male dragons!) 'Strong illustration style. Diverse characters and rhyming text add to the appeal' (Darren, Teacher & Higher Ed. Tutor, LL reviewer). Age 4-7, Paperback 30pp
More Info Do Not Bring Your Dragon to the Library

Donovan's Big Day

Donovan's Big Day

by Lesla Neman
illustrated by Mike Dutton

Ref: 11989

A celebration of family. Its Donovans very BIG day and theres no room for error! No oversleeping, no getting the house messy, no wandering off...if hes to be a ring bearer at Mommys and Mamas wedding. Brilliantly captures the build up to and excitement of a very special day. Age 5-8, American Import Hardback 27pp
More Info Donovan's Big Day

Eliot Midnight Superhero

Eliot Midnight Superhero

by Anne Cottringer
illustrated by Alex T. Smith

Ref: 13151

A quiet, bespectacled, little boy by day; dashing superhero by night. Ingenious illustrations compliment this lovely fantasy. Age 5-8, Paperback 24pp
More Info Eliot Midnight Superhero

Everybody Feels Angry!

Everybody Feels Angry!

by Moira Butterfield
illustrated by Holly Sterling

Ref: 14069

Sophie's little brother has scribbled over her drawing and Ethan's brother has eaten his special chocolate bar from Gran. They are both furious and fit to burst! How can they deal with their feelings? Part of a lovely new series with fresh and colourful artwork which shows two children's separate stories, describes their emotions, has the two come together to talk about their feelings and then shows each child putting into action some positive coping strategies and resolutions. Empowering and constructive feelings books with story words/glossary and suggested extension exercises for teachers/carers. Age 4-7, Hardback 21pp
More Info Everybody Feels Angry!

Everybody Feels Happy!

Everybody Feels Happy!

by Moira Butterfield
illustrated by Holly Sterling

Ref: 14070

Ethan has a bubbly fizzy feeling inside- he's off on holiday! Sophie loves her friends very much and wants to pass on her happiness to them...which makes them want to then pass on some of their happiness to her! Part of a lovely new series with fresh and colourful artwork which shows two children's separate stories, describes their emotions and has the two come together to interact over their feelings. Empowering and constructive feelings books with story words/glossary and suggested extension exercises for teachers/carers. Age 4-7, Hardback 21pp
More Info Everybody Feels Happy!

Everybody Feels Sad!

Everybody Feels Sad!

by Moira Butterfield
illustrated by Holly Sterling

Ref: 14071

Chloe is distraught to find that her little toy elephant, Beebee, has gone missing. Omar's cuddly pet, Socks the cat, has died. Can anything make them feel better? Part of a lovely new series with fresh and colourful artwork which shows two children's separate stories, describes their emotions and then has the children interact in a way which enables them to cope with and/or resolve their difficult feelings. Empowering and constructive feelings books with story words/glossary and suggested extension exercises for teachers/carers. Age 4-7, Hardback 21pp
More Info Everybody Feels Sad!

Everybody Feels Scared!

Everybody Feels Scared!

by Moira Butterfield
illustrated by Holly Sterling

Ref: 14072

Omar is feeling wobbly about starting at a new school and Chloe is nervous about presenting at her class' show-and-tell lesson. Might sharing their feelings with each other make them feel less scared? Part of a lovely new series with fresh and colourful artwork which shows two children's separate stories, describes their emotions, has the two come together to talk about their feelings and then shows each child putting into action some positive coping strategies and resolutions. Empowering and constructive feelings books with story words/glossary and suggested extension exercises for teachers/carers. Age 4-7, Hardback 21pp
More Info Everybody Feels Scared!

Everybody Feels Sad

Everybody Feels Sad

by Jane Bingham
illustrated by Helen Turner

Ref: 10491

A Simple story to help young children understand and deal with their feelings. 'Touching and child-centred' (Early Years Teacher, Letterbox reviewer). Age 4-7, Paperback 21pp
More Info Everybody Feels Sad

Everybody Feels Scared

Everybody Feels Scared

by Jane Bingham
illustrated by Helen Turner

Ref: 10492

A Simple story to help young children understand and deal with their feelings. 'Touching and child-centred' (Early Years Teacher, Letterbox reviewer). Age 4-7, Paperback 21pp
More Info Everybody Feels Scared

The Family Book

The Family Book

Ref: 14687

From the New York Times bestselling author and illustrator. A brilliantly simple take on diverse families: some families have step mums, some adopt children, some have one parent, some have two dads, some look like their pets, some like to be noisy, some like to be messy- but they ALL like to hug each other, they ALL like to celebrate special days and they are ALL special. Clear, happy, triumphant and loud in its message- with Parr's trademark thick felt pen, primary colour, illustrations. Age 2-5, Paperback 29pp
More Info The Family Book

Farmer Falgu Goes on a Trip

Farmer Falgu Goes on a Trip

by Chitra Soundar
illustrated by Kanika Nair

Ref: 13929

The clucking, the mooing and quacking of Farmer Falgu's farm is driving him to distraction...so he sets off in his bullock-drawn cart to find a little silence. Only, he hasn't accounted for the many people who'd like a lift who all bring their own particular noises with them: the phee-phee, pungi-playing snake charmer; the tap-tap-tapping dancers... A wonderfully simple story with delightful sound effects printed in coloured, slanted and curving fonts, a cumulative text and dashing illustrations. 'A tried and tested and very popular format with children; the writing and repetitions will be very popular with schools' (Jayne, Primary Inclusion Manager, Letterbox reviewer). See also the review for Farmer Falgu Goes to the Market. (nb: South-Indian born British writer; Chitra is available for school workshops in the UK- see www.chitrasoundar.com) Age 4-7, Indian Import Paperback 26pp
More Info Farmer Falgu Goes on a Trip

Farmer Falgu Goes to the Market

Farmer Falgu Goes to the Market

by Chitra Soundar
illustrated by Kanika Nair

Ref: 13930

It's market day and Farmer Falgu has a heavy cart full of chillies, coriander and all manner of eggs. But he hasn't accounted for the hazards along the route! There are the pot holes, the waddling ducks, a honking lorry. Will any of the eggs remain intact? A visual journey full of child appeal which bumps along with sound effects, an imaginative typeset, delicious language and the cumulative, anticipatory storytelling which proves so popular with very young children. See also the review for Farmer Falgu Goes on a Trip. Age 4-7, Indian Import Paperback 26pp
More Info Farmer Falgu Goes to the Market

Fast and Slow

Fast and Slow

Ref: 13280

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
More Info Fast and Slow

Feet Are Not for Kicking

Feet Are Not for Kicking

by Elizabeth Verdick
illustrated by Marieka Heinlen

Ref: 11741

Tips for carers and jaunty, rhythmic words create an ideal platform for discussing lashing out. Age 2-5, Hardback 24pp
More Info Feet Are Not for Kicking

First Time: Big Day Out

First Time: Big Day Out

Ref: 13269

A lively day out at the science museum (mixed race family). Easy, chatty, interactive text perfectly suited for describing a first experience and for opening up discussion. Ages 2-5, Card Pages 23pp
More Info First Time: Big Day Out

First Time: Dentist

First Time: Dentist

Ref: 11698

How long will we have to wait? Will it hurt? What's the best way of cleaning my teeth? Conversational text provides easy prompts for discussing familiar new experiences. Effortlessly multicultural and inclusive. Age 2-5, Card Pages 23pp
More Info First Time: Dentist

First Time: Doctor

First Time: Doctor

Ref: 11699

Will I get better soon? Who will I see? Will I have to take medicine? Conversational text provides easy prompts for discussing familiar new experiences. Effortlessly multicultural and inclusive. Age 2-5, Card Pages 23pp
More Info First Time: Doctor

First Time: Hospital

First Time: Hospital

Ref: 11700

Will I sleep here? What is the food like? When can I go home? Conversational text provides easy prompts for discussing familiar new experiences. Effortlessly multicultural and inclusive. Age 2-5, Card Pages 23pp
More Info First Time: Hospital

First Time: Nursery

First Time: Nursery

Ref: 11697

How will I know what to do? Will they be friendly? Will I enjoy it? Conversational text provides easy prompts for discussing familiar new experiences. Effortlessly multicultural and inclusive. Age 2-5, Card Pages 23pp
More Info First Time: Nursery

First Time: School

First Time: School

Ref: 12293

How will I know what to do? Will they be friendly? Will I enjoy it? Conversational text provides easy prompts for discussing familiar new experiences. Effortlessly multicultural and inclusive. Age 2-5, Card Pages 23pp
More Info First Time: School

First Time: Vet

First Time: Vet

Ref: 11701

Will my dog get better? Can I stay with my cat? Why do my rabbit's teeth need trimming? Conversational text provides easy prompts for discussing familiar new experiences. Effortlessly multicultural and inclusive. Age 2-5, Card Pages 23pp
More Info First Time: Vet

The 5 Misfits

The 5 Misfits

Ref: 14306

Meet The 5 Misfits, a happy band of creatures who live happily together in their snug little home. One of them is punctured, one is folded, one is feeble, one is upside down and one is simply "a bundle of oddities". They are a happy band of creatures, living snugly together in a lopsided house...until they are visited by a stranger, the Perfect One, who is appalled by their good-for-nothingness. Will he mend their ways or will they mend his? ... An incredibly beautiful book in its art work and a extraordinarily wise book in its messages about uniqueness and individuality. 'A quirky take on difference; lots of subliminal messages- positive ones' (Eileen, Former Primary Teacher, LL reviewer). 'Themes of social acceptability, friendship, contentment and joy which can open up conversations about "misfits" without perpetuating stereotypes of them' (Darren, Teacher & Higher Ed. Tutor, LL reviewer). Age 4-9, Hardback 34pp
More Info The 5 Misfits

Fix It!

Fix It!

Ref: 11693

A chatty, interactive text and merry illustrations encourage children to engage in their first 'real' tasks. Girl DIY expert included! Age 2-5, Paperback 23pp
More Info Fix It!

Flashlight

Flashlight

Ref: 13897

A book which needs to be seen and touched to be truly appreciated! Wordless, with die cut holes and a minimal, dramatic colour palette, this special book shows a child leaving their tent to explore a forest by night with just a flashlight. The black and silver landscape is interrupted by the torch's beam as it casts a full-colour light on frisky racoons, hedgehogs, bats, owls, beavers and more! Adored by the nursery group staff who visited us recently. 'Wow! What a lovely book. Great way of introducing nocturnal animals. So much to talk about/so much detail' (Rosalind, Workforce Dev. Officer, Letterbox reviewer). Age 2-6, Hardback 32pp
More Info Flashlight

Flora's Family: Understanding Adoption

Flora's Family: Understanding Adoption

by Annette Aubrey
illustrated by Patrice Barton

Ref: 10502

A rhyming story accompanied by charming illustrations. Flora's mum and dad explain how she became part of their family. Includes notes for parents and teachers. 'An excellent book on a sensitive subject' (Preschool Director, LL reviewer). Age 4-7, Paperback 24pp
More Info Flora's Family: Understanding Adoption

The Flying Diggers

The Flying Diggers

by Ian Whybrow
illustrated by David Melling

Ref: 10189

Teddy and Ruby set out on a fantastic flying adventure! Shows girls and boys equally at home in their hardhats and diggers. 'Encourages children to feel free with their role play' (Social Worker, LL reviewer). Age 3-6, Paperback 24pp
More Info The Flying Diggers

Football Star

Football Star

by Mina Javaherbin
illustrated by Renato Alarco

Ref: 13265

"My story is a homage to all football stars who have risen and continue to rise up from poverty" (M. Javaherbin). Set in Brazil, this stunningly illustrated story about a child's ambition to be a great footballer is also a beautifully non-didactic and thoughtful story about poverty, child labour and a challenge to gender stereotypes. We adored it. Age 4-7, Paperback 31pp
More Info Football Star

Freddie and the Fairy

Freddie and the Fairy

by Julia Donaldson
illustrated by Karen George

Ref: 11664

Picture This Winner 2009 Fantastic disability portrayal. Bessie-Belle offers to grant Freddie's every wish. But he mumbles and she can't hear terribly well...so the wishes end up squiffy! 'Special needs integrated in the most natural way' (EY Advisory Teacher, LL reviewer). Age 3-6, Paperback 24pp
More Info Freddie and the Fairy

Germs Are Not For Sharing

Germs Are Not For Sharing

by Elizabeth Verdick
illustrated by Marieka Heinlen

Ref: 10484

Tips for carers and jaunty, rhythmic words create an ideal platform for discussing personal hygiene. Age 2-5, Hardback 24pp
More Info Germs Are Not For Sharing

Getting Ready

Getting Ready

Ref: 14819

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
More Info Getting Ready

The Gingerbread Bees

The Gingerbread Bees

Ref: 14963

In a busy Polish town called Torun, many, many centuries ago, a baker's apprentice, Bogumil, has a special gift for baking delicious gingerbreads. One day, on a forest walk, he rescues a drowning Queen Bee and is rewarded by the fairy queen with a special pot of forest honey for him to dollop into his gingerbreads, which, in turn, brings him further good fortunes! Beautifully illustrated through photographed papier-mch and tissue paper collages from the children (the fairy queen's silver doily wings are a treat!)! Initiated and published by the wonderful Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Educational Trust: "our storybooks are produced in collaboration with Manchester schools and aim to celebrate the creativity of children and teachers in our multicultural city". Age 5-8, Paperback 18pp
More Info The Gingerbread Bees

The Girl with the Parrot on Her Head

The Girl with the Parrot on Her Head

Ref: 13794

Isabel's best friend, Simon, moves away very suddenly leaving her feeling angry and then lonely. Having decided to enjoy her isolation, she shuns company, excepting...the parrot on her head. But then Chester moves in next door and convinces her that it might be a time for a new playmate. A charmingly off-the-wall picture book which captures the zaniness of children's playtime and the worlds they create together. The narrative moves along through Isabel's changing emotions which are themselves carried by a familiar passage of the seasons from Autumn- marking Simon's departure- to Spring- announcing Chester's arrival. For more confident readers there are some real depths of emotions to explore here with Isabel literally externalising her feelings through a complex system of boxes and storage. 'Totally loved this innovative text with its superb illustrations. Very tactile paper and a great palette. Brilliant, humorous, quirky- immense!' (Kate, Children's Centre Coordinator, LL reviewer) Age 4-8, Hardback 31pp
More Info The Girl with the Parrot on Her Head

Grandma

Grandma

Ref: 13509

Oscar loves spending time with his Grandma but lately she has been getting forgetful and soon she has to go into a care home. A child-friendly exploration of what dementia is. Includes factual information to help children talk about their feelings and find new ways to enjoy the changing relationship. Ages 4-7, Paperback 28pp
More Info Grandma

The Great Big Body Book

The Great Big Body Book

by Mary Hoffman
illustrated by Ros Asquith

Ref: 14318

Early science knowledge with muscle and heart. Another hefty slice of non-fiction joy from Hoffman and Asquith. This time, it's all about our bodies. This is a celebration of everybody and every body: the characteristics we share, the things which make us different; what makes up a body; where our biggest muscle is (bottoms!); how our bodies grow; how to keep our bodies fit and perky; why so many people feel the need to ask, 'Is it a boy or a girl?' etc. etc. There is even due reference to people who do not feel comfortable with the labels 'boy' and 'girl'. Inclusive and diverse as always, Asquith sets about putting everyone into the picture- including a wider range of disabled characters. 'Comprehensive, informative, funny, inclusive in every way and on every page' (Meryl, EY Consultant & Trainer, Letterbox reviewer). You can see 2 of our teen reviewers sharing their own views on The Great Big Body Book here. Age 4-8, Hardback 33p
More Info The Great Big Body Book

The Great Big Book of Families

The Great Big Book of Families

by Mary Hoffman
illustrated by Ros Asquith

Ref: 10350

SLA Information Book Award Under 7s 2011 Winner The most joyful and inclusive book of the year! A glorious, multicultural celebration of contemporary family life. Includes lesbian/gay parents, single parents, adopted/fostered children and people from different economic backgrounds. All wrapped up in delightful illustrations and great dollops of humour! Age 4-8, Paperback 32pp
More Info The Great Big Book of Families

The Great Big Book of Feelings

The Great Big Book of Feelings

by Mary Hoffman
illustrated by Ros Asquith

Ref: 12911

Selected by Booktrust as a Best Book of 2013 The second in the series of these most joyful and inclusive books! Explore lots of different feelings with the children in this book, see if you can find feelings that match your own, or that help you understand how other people are feeling. Feelings explored with the same warmth, wit and sensitivity as in the award-winning 'The Great Big Book of Families'. Age 4-8, Paperback 32pp
More Info The Great Big Book of Feelings

The Great Big Green Book

The Great Big Green Book

by Mary Hoffman
illustrated by Ros Asquith

Ref: 14414

We can't get enough of this talented duo and their 'Great Big...' books. Hoffman's perfectly child-friendly, digestible nuggets of information and Asquith's sharp, rib-tickling and brilliantly inclusive illustrations merge in a flawless literary equivalent of a pas de deux. The Great Big Green Book scans our planet, highlights the threats to animals, the land, ourselves... and then suggests necessary planet-saving steps form multiple jumper layers to making shirts out of pants! Joyful and hopeful while also firm on our individual responsibilities for getting the planet back on track. Smart glossary, suggested websites and some referencing too of teenage eco heroes, Azza Abdel Hamid Faiad and Boyan Slat. 'The emphasis on ordinary things like recycling and mending a good counterpoint to consumerism...good information that makes a connection' (Deborah, Ed. Lecturer, LL reviewer). (Multicultural and with lots of disability representations too!) Age 4-8, Hardback 34pp
More Info The Great Big Green Book

Global Babies

Global Babies

Ref: 10258

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
More Info Global Babies

Global Babies Girls

Global Babies Girls

Ref: 14922

"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
More Info Global Babies Girls

Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns: A Muslim Book of Colors

Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns: A Muslim Book of Colors

by Hena Khan
illustrated by Mehrdokht Amini

Ref: 14751

"Yellow is the box we fill on Eid with gifts of zakat for those in need. Green is the Quran I read with pride. Grandma explains the lessons inside". From silver fanoos to golden domes, a young Muslim girl introduces readers to her faith, including Ramadan and Eid, through the medium of rhyme and colours. An original approach, very beautifully illustrated with a useful glossary. By a Muslim author and an illustrator inspired by elements of Islamic art. 'A beautifully produced book that will undoubtedly be of use both in the home and school setting. Informative and engaging with attractive illustrations. Positive, family-orientated portrayal of Islamic faith' (Kate, Children's Centre Coordinator, LL reviewer). Age 3-6, Paperback 24pp
More Info Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns: A Muslim Book of Colors

The Great Googly Moogly

The Great Googly Moogly

Ref: 13121

Nobody has ever been able to catch The Great Googly Moogly - a giant and terrifying fish of legend. But Stella aims to do just that. Armed with fishing gear and differing baits, she sets out every day to realize her dream, whatever the weather. But what will she do if she succeeds? Courtney Dicmas's latest book features a spirited character determined to achieve her goal, but it also reflects our responsibilities to other creatures, and our place in the natural world. Age 4-7, Paperback 27pp
More Info The Great Googly Moogly

Gregory's Grumpy Day

Gregory's Grumpy Day

by Nicola Call & Sally Featherstone
illustrated by Melissa Four

Ref: 15011

A very recognisable, grumpy child has his day lifted, finally, by a kind and patient friend and a calm reassuring childminder. A straightforward and gently humorous book which includes some great back cover tips for getting children to articulate their moods. 'Simple little book offering the opportunity to talk about feelings' (Carey, Childminder, LL reviewer). Age 2-5, Hardback, 18pp
More Info Gregory's Grumpy Day

The Guru and the King

The Guru and the King

by Bali Rai
illustrated by Victoria Maderna

Ref: 12533

The wicked King has sent Guru Hargobind and fifty-two princes to prison. After a bad dream, he decides to let the Guru go - but not the others! A cruel king is thoroughly outwitted in this lively Sikh folk tale from a bestselling author. Age 4-7, Paperback 32pp
More Info The Guru and the King

Help a Hamster

Help a Hamster

by Hilary Robinson
illustrated by Mandy Stanley

Ref: 14832

Alfie Tate is hamster monitor, a responsibility he takes very seriously as he sets out to find the four new teeny hamsters homes to go to. Alfie says that he was adopted when he was three so he knows all about what it is like to start over in a new home. A funny and touching narrative in which we see Alfie share his life story book with the class and in which we meet his wider adoptive family- a family which grows further as, much to Alfie's delight, Mum decided to adopt the saddest and loneliest hamster of them all... Alfonzo! Another spot-on, sensitive, gently humorous book for children from the Copper Tree series. 'Loved this book! A great story about adoption without it being an 'issues' book. Every setting should have this book' (Rosalind, Workforce Dev. Officer, LL reviewer). 'Sweet and sensitive book. Nurturing and loving class. The adoption story delicately but realistically explained. Really enjoyed this' (Ann Marie, Safeguarding Consultant, LL reviewer). Age 4-7, Paperback 26pp
More Info Help a Hamster

Holidays & Festivals: Hanukkah

Holidays & Festivals: Hanukkah

Ref: 11868

Simple repetitive text, mini picture glossary and lively photos make this perfect for the very young. Age 4-6, Paperback 20pp
More Info Holidays & Festivals: Hanukkah

Happy Birthday Madame Chapeau

Happy Birthday Madame Chapeau

by Andrea Beaty
illustrated by David Roberts

Ref: 13799

A quirky treat. Every one of Madame Chapeau's customers is different, so each receives a unique, bespoke hat. But while she gives so much of herself, Madame has a lonely life. And then, one night, she loses her precious birthday bonnet. A line of men queue up to offer her their hats but none will do...until a child brings her a special headpiece, knitted by her own small hands and brightly coloured with love. Like every great story book, this one lends itself to multiple interpretations. It's a story about loss and (self-) isolation, but it also ends up as a story about friendship, belonging and finding your own uniqueness. The illustrations are wonderful- a particular delight is that each hat mirrors and reveals the personality of its owner. The text lilts along with bouncing rhymes and it savours funny nonsense words- "Chez Snooty-Patoot" "Rue Tippytap". This illustrator excels in effortless inclusion- the characters are multicultural; the real star is a small, Black child (with natural hair); some of the couple scenes suggest same-sex partners in amongst the mix and indeed one of the story's joyful messages is that love and companionship takes many forms. 'I LOVE this book...a lovely story about finding what is right for you' (Ruth, Events Programmer, Discover Story Centre, LL reviewer). 'How many ways do I love this? I would have bought this for my child- I had to read it to my (nearly 15-year-old) daughter anyway. Wonderful inclusion!' (Patrice, children's author, LL reviewer) Age 4-7, Hardback 29pp
More Info Happy Birthday Madame Chapeau

Hattie and Friends: A Day at the Park

Hattie and Friends: A Day at the Park

by Lesley Berrington
illustrated by Karen Middleton

Ref: 10352

One in a series showing children of all abilities enjoying a day out. Colourful and sunny illustrations. 'Brilliant- I will be using this for training' (Primary Strategy Consultant, LL reviewer). Age 3-5, Paperback 12pp
More Info Hattie and Friends: A Day at the Park

Hattie and Friends: A Day at the Zoo

Hattie and Friends: A Day at the Zoo

by Lesley Berrington
illustrated by Karen Middleton

Ref: 10353

One in a series showing children of all abilities enjoying a day out. Colourful and sunny illustrations. 'Brilliant- I will be using this for training' (Primary Strategy Consultant, LL reviewer). Age 3-5, Paperback 12pp
More Info Hattie and Friends: A Day at the Zoo

Have You Seen Elephant?

Have You Seen Elephant?

Ref: 14851

A very large, very fun-spirited elephant challenges a small child to a game of hide and seek. And, despite the elephant's quite terrible disguises- on full show with just its head in a lampshade, delicately clutching a skinny tree trunk in front of it- the child simply fails to spot it. Which leads, inevitably, to a tortoise challenging the same child to a game of Tag...A book which really understands the art of being a picture book with the barest of texts, decorative gatefolds and warm, smudgy illustrations in a gorgeous fuzzy summer palette, stuffed with character and great humour. A picture book lover's dream. 'Ahhh, how funny is this?! Children will love it. Made me smile all the way through' (Meryl, Early Years Consultant, LL reviewer). 'So funny- laughed out loud!' (Rosalind, Workforce Dev. Commissioning Officer, LL reviewer). Age 3-6, Paperback 30pp
More Info Have You Seen Elephant?

Heather Has Two Mummies

Heather Has Two Mummies

by Lesla Newman
illustrated by Laura Cornell

Ref: 13450

A new edition of a classic. Brought bang up to date by Walker Books through a new illustrator, the publisher has also created an Anglicised edition (no more 'mommies'!) This new edition has beautifully vibrant, yet softly fuzzy illustrations which make each spread somehow...huggable! So, time to meet Heather again and her two special mummies, Mama Jane and Mama Kate and Gingernut the cat and Midnight the dog. Follow Heather as she goes about the tricky business of starting school and the less tricky business of nap time, circle time and everyone-draw-a-picture-of-their-family time. Everything about this book is simply delightful. Includes a 'secondary' representation of gay dads and there are also some subtle, lovely little gender touches along the way too (Heather's firefighter costume, Mama Jane's carpentry, the gender-neutral play at school etc.) 'Fantastic! Definite must-have! Positive portrayal, inclusive, bright and affirming' (Children's Centre Coordinator, LL reviewer). Age 4-7, Paperback 28pp
More Info Heather Has Two Mummies

Hello Baby

Hello Baby

by Jenni Overend
illustrated by Julie Vivas

Ref: 10355

A rare treat- a stunning and completely true-to-life celebration of a home birth. 'Realistic birth; lot of warmth and love' (Early Years Adviser, LL reviewer). Age 4-7, Paperback 30pp
More Info Hello Baby

Hope is an Open Heart

Hope is an Open Heart

Ref: 10358

A wonderful photographic tribute to the resilience of hope, inspired by the devastation caused by natural disasters and conflicts. 'The Year 5 reviewers described the book as beautiful and heart-warming' (Inclusion Manager, LL reviewer). Age 4-9, American Import Paperback 32pp
More Info Hope is an Open Heart

Horace and Morris but Mostly Dolores

Horace and Morris but Mostly Dolores

by James Howe
illustrated by Amy Walrod

Ref: 12462

Best friends: 1 girl mouse and 2 boy mice. Must they really join the boys-only and girls-only clubs? A fun and spirited tribute to friendship and inclusion. Age 4-7, American Import Paperback 29pp
More Info Horace and Morris but Mostly Dolores

How Are You Feeling Today?

How Are You Feeling Today?

by Molly Potter
illustrated by Sarah Jennings

Ref: 14264

A great resource. The contents page immediately gets you to identity how you are feeling -worried, grumpy, bored, quiet?- so you can then turn to the appropriate page! From here, readers will find a mini-description of the emotion concerned and child-friendly strategies for coping such as curling up into a ball, having a tickle fight, huffing and puffing and rolling your eyes till you laugh! Comes with an emotional literacy guide for carers and a 'Feelings Tracker'. 'Lots of valuable opportunities for children to discuss their feelings- how to recognise them, put them into words and strategies for dealing with them' (Jayne, Primary Inclusion Manager, Letterbox Library reviewer). 'Ideal for developing emotional literacy, giving permission to feelings' (Elaine, Foster Care Associates Liaison Officer, Letterbox Library reviewer). Age 4-7, Hardback 29pp
More Info How Are You Feeling Today?

How to Find Gold

How to Find Gold

Ref: 14697

A small child and her crocodile friend think up gold-finding strategies, draw a map, elaborate with complicated sketches encompassing ship-sinking and underwater monsters- and then...finally...set out on an adventure to find gold. A few page spreads of wordless underwater magic later, a great, tumbling, treasure trove of gold is discovered. The adventurers carefully mark the spot on a new, very good, map and then leave the gold well alone. The end. Zany, fantastically strange and with a fresh, direct, dialogue which perfectly captures exactly how children would speak to their imaginary crocodiles. 'Positive portrayal of a gutsy, empowered, wee girl' (Kate, Children's Centre Coordinator, LL reviewer). 'I liked this! A black girl doing something difficult and dangerous is too rare in children's literaturethe dialogue is unusual with echoes of The Little Prince' (Darren, Teacher & Higher Ed. Tutor, LL reviewer). But a word of caution from our youngest, 8-year-old reviewer, Vuso, who complained: 'I did not like the book because it doesn't teach you to find gold.' Maybe he was just looking in all of the wrong places... Age 4-7, Paperback 29pp
More Info How to Find Gold

How to Heal a Broken Wing

How to Heal a Broken Wing

Ref: 10359

Kate Greenaway Medal & English Assoc. Shortlists 2009 Nobody saw the pigeon fall to the ground. Except a kind and gentle little boy. Sparse text and fantastically eloquent illustrations. 'Wow! So much you could do with this book in both KS1 & 2' (Primary Strategy Consultant, LL reviewer). Age 3-8, Paperback 36pp
More Info How to Heal a Broken Wing

Hudson Hates School

Hudson Hates School

Ref: 12438

Hudson hates school. And he really, really hates spelling tests...but then a special test uncovers his dyslexia and shows him that he can learn to learn. Endorsed by the British Dyslexia Association; dyslexia-friendly typeface. Age 5-8, Paperback 26pp
More Info Hudson Hates School

I Am Kind

I Am Kind

Ref: 14508

Sharing with friends, cheering them up and learning to say sorry: just some of the many ways this happy, bright, photographic book promotes being kind. Helpful back notes. Age 3-5, Paperback 23pp
More Info I Am Kind

I Am So Brave

I Am So Brave

by Stephen Krensky
illustrated by Sara Gillingham

Ref: 13989

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
More Info I Am So Brave

Ice in the Jungle

Ice in the Jungle

Ref: 13835

When Ice's mum tells her they will have to move because she has an exciting new job in an exciting new country, Ice isn't so sure.... The journey is long, the new country is far too hot, the new school is full of creatures who don't look like her and don't understand her- and they prefer bananas to fish! Too weird! Could a 'North Pole Party' be just the welcome that Ice needs? A very clever, deceptively simple, picture book which introduces themes of transition and migration while ever so gently subverting a few assumptions about new arrivals! 'Really nice way to explore how we feel in different/new situations for children' (Meryl, EY Consultant & Trainer, LL reviewer). 'Can use this book to explore lots of different situations for children, including migration and refugees' (Kerry, LL staff). Age 3-6 Paperback 27pp
More Info Ice in the Jungle

I Could Be, You Could Be

I Could Be, You Could Be

by Karen Owen
illustrated by Barroux

Ref: 12377

An adventure-fuelled girl and boy conjure up fantastic worlds, picturing themselves as dragons, astronauts and more...A magical rhyming celebration of make-believe, soaring imaginations and- being yourself. Includes mask-making tips! Age 3-5, Paperback 24pp
More Info I Could Be, You Could Be

I Know A Lot!

I Know A Lot!

by Stephen Krensky
illustrated by Sara Gillingham

Ref: 13895

"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
More Info I Know A Lot!

I Keep Clean

I Keep Clean

Ref: 14511

Keeping clean tips: handwashing with lots of soap bubbles, brushing teeth, daily baths and reaching for a tissue as a sneeze brews up With some helpful back notes and a little photographic glossary of essential keeping-clean equipment! Age 3-5, Paperback 23pp
More Info I Keep Clean

I Love Our Earth

I Love Our Earth

by Bill Martin Jr & Michael Sampson
photos by Dan Lipow

Ref: 10362

Lyrical text and gorgeous photographs rejoice in the world's people, climates, colours and seasons. A true celebration of the beauty of our world. Age 3-7, American Import Paperback 30pp
More Info I Love Our Earth

Immi

Immi

Ref: 11831

An astonishing illustrator turns her hand to writing and long may she do so! A simply stunning story about hope, giving and wonder seen through the eyes of a little Inuit girl. 'A delightful book. A touch of magic' (Children's Centre Coordinator, LL reviewer). Age 4-7, Paperback 24pp
More Info Immi

I'm Tired and Other Body Feelings

I'm Tired and Other Body Feelings

by Clare Hibbert
illustrated by Simona Dimitri

Ref: 14514

An unusual feelings book exploring a wide range of body feelings including feeling poorly, dizzy, sick, thirsty and tired. A clear, fresh format with one feeling explored with each double page spread, speech bubbles, highlighted key words, back notes, extension exercises- and the excellent, novel addition of a small insert picture with the sign language (BSL) for each feeling! Age 3-6, Paperback 20pp
More Info I'm Tired and Other Body Feelings

Insults Aren't Funny

Insults Aren't Funny

by Amanda F. Doering
illustrated by Simone Shin

Ref: 14810

Francis calls Charlie mean names on the football pitch- which make him feel sick and very sad until, finally, it makes him want to give up football altogether. But a chat with his friend and then his football coach means the bullying is tackled early on. A useful, positive book about verbal bullying. The story is accompanied by little factual notes running along the bottom of the pages; there is also a teacher note and a glossary. Age 5-8, Paperback 21pp
More Info Insults Aren't Funny

It Must Have Been You!

It Must Have Been You!

by Zanib Mian
illustrated by Fatima Mian

Ref: 13866

"It must have been you!" A very bored child creates plenty of chaos and mess through muddy play and an eye for pie! With each new act of mischief, a family member- sister, mum, grandpa- comes in to point the finger, whilst she puts on her most innocent, puppy-eyed face. How very true to life! Attractive contemporary illustrations with mixed up fonts and a typeface which falls, tumbles, whirls and spins across the pages, extending the story's playfulness. Finished off with some fantastic end pages full of child art by two 6-year-olds! Depicts a busy, joyful and loving (Muslim) family. Age 3-6, Paperback 30pp
More Info It Must Have Been You!

It's Raining! It's Pouring! We're Exploring!

It's Raining! It's Pouring! We're Exploring!

by Polly Peters
illustrated by Jess Stockham

Ref: 13164

Bad weather means indoor play with home made props, dollops of spontaneity and plenty of imagination. Rhyming text and a wonderful 'casual' portrayal of a girl with asthma. Age 4-7, Paperback 32pp
More Info It's Raining! It's Pouring! We're Exploring!

Jabuti the Tortoise

Jabuti the Tortoise

Ref: 10366

An entertaining and vivid retelling of a trickster escapade: Jabuti, the slow but crafty tortoise from the Amazon. Dazzlingly illustrated. Age 3-7, American Import Paperback 29pp
More Info Jabuti the Tortoise

Jack and the Flumflum Tree

Jack and the Flumflum Tree

by Julia Donaldson
illustrated by David Roberts

Ref: 12225

A riproaring tale of fabulous nonsense, led by a jolly crew: Jack & Rose & Stu. 'Even before you open it, the Julia Donaldson magic prepares you for a great adventure' (Education Liaison Officer, LL reviewer). Age 3-6, Paperback 29pp
More Info Jack and the Flumflum Tree

Jake at Gymnastics

Jake at Gymnastics

Ref: 14399

Jake loves gym class- there are splits to be done, frog hops to try out, beams to balance on, bouncy balls to bounce on, tumbles to roll and ...tweets to tweet! A very spirited group of cherubic-looking children demonstrate toddler-friendly exercises with 2 instructors on hand to ensure all safety requirements are met! Isadora is a much loved Caldecott Honor winner in the US; we only wish she was better known here. Her (always diverse) illustrations are simply stunning. Age 2-5, American Import Hardback 29pp
More Info Jake at Gymnastics

Jack's Worry

Jack's Worry

Ref: 14987

Jack adores his trumpet but, as concert day looms, he develops a Worry, a great big grey splodge of a worry which sits on the end of his bed from the moment he wakes up and then trails him around for the rest of the day, getting ever larger and ever splodgier. Might talking to Mum shrink the Worry back down? A simple but effective tale about articulating your fears. Age 4-7, Hardback 30pp
More Info Jack's Worry

The Jar of Happiness

The Jar of Happiness

Ref: 13839

A lovely feelings book in which a child invents a happiness which tastes of sunshine and smells of warm biscuits; she puts it all in a jar and carries it everywhere, sharing it with people along the way. But then one day her jar is no longer there...can her friends help her rediscover some happiness? 'Liked this. Gentle illustrations and a story of kindness and a girl as a budding scientific inventor of happiness! Yes!' (Eileen, Former Primary Teacher, LL reviewer). Age 3-6 Paperback 27pp
More Info The Jar of Happiness

Jellybean Goes to School

Jellybean Goes to School

by Margaret Roc
illustrated by Laura Hughes

Ref: 13063

Jellybean longs to learn about the world and make friends. But is she ready to leave Mum behind and start school? Soon Jellybean's imagination is bringing her new classroom to life in a wild and wonderful ways... An inspiring story for all children about to start school or nursery. Age 3-6, Paperback 30pp
More Info Jellybean Goes to School

Journey

Journey

Ref: 14940

A bored child in a sepia world, picks up her red crayon, draws a door and takes herself out to a forest world of Chinese lanterns and fairy lights to a kingdom of turrets and golden domes to strange flying machines in a deep blue sky to a re-entry into her world and... to a brand new friend! A rich, yet entirely wordless, narrative; a song to imaginative play, outdoor adventures, intrepid girls, friendships and extraordinary journeys. 'A wonderful picture book. The possibilities for use in literacy are endless. Beautifully illustrated and lovely to see a lead female character' (Sonia, Deputy Primary Head, LL reviewer). 'A stunning book- would provide wonderful language/story ideas for young children. So much to explore in this heart-warming book' (Jayne, Primary Inclusion manager, LL reviewer). Age 4-9, Paperback 34pp
More Info Journey

Just Imagine

Just Imagine

by Pippa Goodhart
illustrated by Nick Sharratt

Ref: 12271

A fun, rhyming romp through the imagination. 'Lots to keep young children engaged- with or without adult input' (Children's Centre Head, LL reviewer). Age 3-6, Paperback 24pp
More Info Just Imagine

Kangaroo Kisses

Kangaroo Kisses

by Nandana Dev Sen
illustrated by Pippa Curnick

Ref: 14236

"But I must hug my pup!" "And I must tuck you up!" Mum says it's time for bed. But her daughter is far too busy kissing kangaroos, cuddling hippos, flying with geese and nuzzling whale tails. A fantastically lulling bedtime story full of all sorts of bed-delaying tactics while cleverly soothing any child to sleep with wonderfully warm illustrations and rhymes which hug like the softest blankie. "Reassuringly cosy" (Maggie, Former Early Years Adviser, Letterbox Library reviewer). (Asian family) Age 2-5, Hardback 24pp
More Info Kangaroo Kisses

King and King

King and King

Ref: 12658

A merry and modern tale of living happily ever after. The queen is desperate for her son to marry. But what's a prince to do when princesses just don't turn his head? He could just marry a prince! Dazzlingly illustrated and overflowing with child appeal. Age 4-7, Hardback 28pp
More Info King and King

King of the Sky

King of the Sky

by Nicola Davies
illustrated by Laura Carlin

Ref: 14982

"The streets smelled of mutton soup and coal dust and no one spoke my language. All of it told me, 'This is not where you belong'". A young boy feels isolated and excluded in a small Welsh town. But there is one thing which brings him the warmth of his old home- Mr Evans' homing pigeons, who strut as proudly as the ones in St Peters Square, Rome. And so, a lovely intergenerational relationship springs up between a young boy and elderly man, leading, finally, to a new understanding of 'home'. 'Beautiful pictures, good book' (Isak, aged 7, LL reviewer). A touching story of belonging and new beginnings. Endorsed by Amnesty International UK. Age 4-7, Hardback 52pp
More Info King of the Sky

Knick Knack Paddy Whack (+ Music/Animation CD)

Knick Knack Paddy Whack (+ Music/Animation CD)

sung by Steve Songs
illustrated by Christine Engel

Ref: 11851

A bright, multicultural version of a classic, now with video animation! 'A lovely book...The children have moved, clapped, tapped and played instruments along with the CD' (Preschool Staff, LL reviewer). Age 2-5, Paperback + CD 22pp
More Info Knick Knack Paddy Whack (+ Music/Animation CD)

Leave Me Alone

Leave Me Alone

by Kes Gray
illustrated by Lee Wildish

Ref: 11904

A young boy struggles to stand up to a bully until his friends show him that 8 loud voices are stronger than one! Brilliantly told through sensational illustrations and rhyming text. Age 4-6, Paperback 32pp
More Info Leave Me Alone

Let's Eat Breakfast

Let's Eat Breakfast

Ref: 14734

Bananas on toast, cooked meats and cheeses, juicy fruits, frothy lattes, chapatis and congee rice porridge. A wonderful range of breakfast foods which are very delicious on the eye. Lively photographs, open-ended questions, sound effects, speech bubbles, teacher notes with reading together tips and extension activities all join together to create a very full resource. Watch out for the muesli recipe at the back. (Multicultural) Age 4-6, Paperback 21pp
More Info Let's Eat Breakfast

Let's Eat Dinner

Let's Eat Dinner

Ref: 14740

When do you eat diner? How do you help get dinner ready? Which veg do you prefer? And would you opt for sizzling wok noodles or a tasty fish stew? Even has a recipe for a child-friendly, healthy, raita dip- perfect with curry and naan. Yum. Lively photographs, open-ended questions, sound effects, speech bubbles, teacher notes with reading together tips and extension activities all join together to create a very full resource. (Multicultural) Age 4-6, Paperback 21pp
More Info Let's Eat Dinner

Let's Eat Lunch

Let's Eat Lunch

Ref: 14737

Where do you eat lunch? At school with your friends or at home with your family? What do you enjoy- sausage sandwiches, crunchy salads or, maybe, Chinese dumplings? Hot food or cold food? Who knew one meal could be examined in such detail! Even includes a recipe for a delicious-looking Greek salad. Lively photographs, open-ended questions, sound effects, speech bubbles, teacher notes with reading together tips and extension activities all join together to create a very full resource. (Multicultural. Includes a child with Down's syndrome.) Age 4-6, Paperback 21pp
More Info Let's Eat Lunch

Let's go to Bed

Let's go to Bed

Ref: 14213

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.
More Info Let's go to Bed

Let's feed the Ducks

Let's feed the Ducks

Ref: 14214

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.
More Info Let's feed the Ducks

Let's have fun

Let's have fun

Ref: 14215

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.
More Info Let's have fun

Let's go to Playgroup

Let's go to Playgroup

Ref: 14216

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.
More Info Let's go to Playgroup

Little Drivers Going Places!

Little Drivers Going Places!

Ref: 12381

Whether it's a train or a taxi, little drivers can get their hands on these transport vehicles. Use both sides of the durable cut out doll to place either a girl or a boy in the driving seat. Age 1-4, Boardbook 12pp
More Info Little Drivers Going Places!

Little Drivers Working Hard!

Little Drivers Working Hard!

Ref: 12380

Whether it's a train or a taxi, little drivers can get their hands on these transport vehicles. Use both sides of the durable cut out doll to place either a girl or a boy in the driving seat. Age 1-4, Boardbook 12pp
More Info Little Drivers Working Hard!

Little Red

Little Red

Ref: 14663

Shortlisted Little Rebels Award 2017 A bold, stark and subversive retelling of Red Riding Hood. Little Red is hooded and booted, alert and on guard, strategic and cunning, brutal when needed and utterly fearless. Includes a perfect refrain for children to join in with: "Which might have scared some little girls. But not this little girl." A simple palette of monochrome, cut across by dashing red, this is by a very talented new artist who won the 2015 Macmillan Prize for Illustration. 'Brilliant, modern day, twist to a classic fairy tale. Everything about this book is strong- a fearsome hero for all children who hear this tale' (Meryl, EY Consultant & Trainer, LL reviewer). Age 3-6, Paperback 24pp
More Info Little Red

Little Red and the Very Hungry Lion

Little Red and the Very Hungry Lion

Ref: 13935

Auntie Rosie has woken up covered in pink spots! So Little Red packs up her basket and goes to the rescue. En route she greets snorkelling hippos, meerkats, warthogs and, finally, one very very hungry rascal of a lion. Will the lion get his fill of people or will Little Red instead teach him a thing or two about good manners? A hilarious, sparky and energetic retelling of Little Red Riding Hood within a bright, sunlight-infused safari setting. 'Lovely pictures and colours. I enjoyed the confidence of the little girl' (Ann Marie, EY Safeguarding Consultant, Letterbox reviewer). Age 4-7, Paperback 29pp
More Info Little Red and the Very Hungry Lion

Living with Mum and Living with Dad

Living with Mum and Living with Dad

Ref: 13993

An affirming, child-centred, book for the very young about parental separation- with lift the flaps! Told from the child's point of view as she shows us her different bedrooms in each of her homes, events in which her parents still come together (e.g. the school play!) and her warm, extended (mixed race) family of cousins, aunties and uncles. 'Deals gently and effectively with a child whose parents live apart. The 'two homes' scenario is positively portrayed and offers a balanced/resolved separation where both parents care for their daughter and play a significant role in her upbringing' (Kate, Children's Centre Leader, Letterbox reviewer). 'A great starter for discussions about feelings. Well made and illustrated' (Debbie, Lecturer in EY Education, Letterbox reviewer). Age 3-6, Paperback 22pp
More Info Living with Mum and Living with Dad

Lollipop and Grandpa's Back Garden Safari

Lollipop and Grandpa's Back Garden Safari

by Penelope Harper
illustrated by Cate James

Ref: 13160

Lollipop and Grandpa become intrepid explorers in the back garden and stalk all manner of beasts: a Croco-Logus, Hippo-Potta-Compost and Chimpan-Trees! Imaginative play at its best; how to turn the everyday familiarity of your garden into a fearsome and exotic jungle. Age 4-7, Paperback 29pp
More Info Lollipop and Grandpa's Back Garden Safari

Looking for Lord Ganesh

Looking for Lord Ganesh

by Mahtab Narsimhan
illustrated by Sonja Wimmer

Ref: 14636

"Anika missed Mumbai so much it was like having a constant toothache". Anika is restless in her new home. She misses her Granny, her friend Hadiya is being left out of her classmates' football team and then, it seems like it's her turn to be left out...In an effort to turn things around, Anika decides to turn to Lord Ganesh for guidance, emailing the god on her ipad. But, as it turns out, Anika may have reserves of untapped wisdom herself... 'A really brilliant and original moral tale brining Lord Ganesh bang up to date for a modern audience. Very cool book this!' (ReadItDaddy blog). A gentle look at friendships and exclusion, standing up for your own values as well as a rather nice introduction to the Hindu elephant god! (As an aside, a great representation of a girl footballer...or two...and there is a wheelchair-user on the same team.) Warm, sweeping illustrations which have the appearance of flittered sunlight! Age 4-7, Paperback 27pp
More Info Looking for Lord Ganesh

The Lost Stars

The Lost Stars

Ref: 11651

Bold and expressive illustrations illuminate this wonderfully imaginative story about the endangered magic of the night sky. Brilliant! Age 4-8, Paperback 27pp
More Info The Lost Stars

Lulu Loves Flowers

Lulu Loves Flowers

by Anna McQuinn
illustrated by Rosalind Beardshaw

Ref: 14268

"Lulu, Lulu, extraordinary / How does your garden grow?" Lulu never fails to delight, enchant and tickle our Letterbox Library reviewers. Here, inspired by Mary Mary, Lulu decides she wants her own flower garden. As ever, everything she needs to know can be found in a book- from planting the flower seeds to nurturing them, to making the necessary accompanying cupcakes for the flower garden party she holds! 'Lovely colourful illustrations telling the story of Lulu and her garden' (Carey, Childminder, LL reviewer).'Engaging and positive characters...Great storyline linking to outdoor play, poems & rhymes & reading, healthy eating, creativity and sharing. I like the links to the website for extension resources. Delightful illustrations and a proper story!' (Kate, Children's Centre Coordinator, LL reviewer). Age 3-6 Paperback 24pp
More Info Lulu Loves Flowers

Lulu Loves the Library (+ Multi-Language CD)

Lulu Loves the Library (+ Multi-Language CD)

by Anna McQuinn
illustrated by Rosalind Beardshaw

Ref: 10380

Follow Lulu on her special weekly library trip. A gorgeous new edition, now with a unique story CD read by the author's library group- in 19 different languages! 'I love this book and I want all library staff to have one!!' (Early Years Librarian). Age 2-5, Paperback + CD 22pp
More Info Lulu Loves the Library (+ Multi-Language CD)

Lulu Loves Stories (+ Multi-Language CD)

Lulu Loves Stories (+ Multi-Language CD)

by Anna McQuinn
illustrated by Rosalind Beardshaw

Ref: 10381

The irrepressible Lulu returns in another book-loving story, superbly illustrated by the superb Beardshaw. There is plenty here- Dad as primary carer and a girl who can switch between fairy and DIY expert effortlessly! Age 2-5, Paperback + CD 21pp
More Info Lulu Loves Stories (+ Multi-Language CD)

Lulu Reads to Zeki

Lulu Reads to Zeki

by Anna McQuinn
illustrated by Rosalind Beardshaw

Ref: 12157

All the mayhem, comfort, fun- and NOISE created by a new sibling, as experienced by our favourite pint-sized, book-loving character, Lulu.(Mum & dad share every baby 'job' in this loving family). Age 3-5, Paperback 23pp
More Info Lulu Reads to Zeki

Luna's Red Hat

Luna's Red Hat

Ref: 14163

A very important book. It is the start of Spring. But, Luna insists, today is not a day for smiling. Because today is the anniversary of her mum's death or, rather, her mum's suicide. Luna rages at her dad, "People you love don't get to stop living and leave you behind!" An extraordinarily difficult subject is given an honest and, nevertheless, soothing and reassuring treatment by a picture book for the very young. Luna's Dad allows her to express both her grief and her fury; he answers every question she has; he explains her Mum's illness; he banishes Luna's irrational guilt at her mum's death. Complete with a guide for carers by a bereavement specialist. 'A lovely, sensitive story' (Carey, Childminder, Letterbox Library reviewer). 'Book allows Luna to express strong feelings, ask painful questions and, with support form her dad, to have a future that includes happy memories of her mum' (Maggie, Former Early Years Adviser, Letterbox Library reviewer). Age 5-8, Hardback 24pp
More Info Luna's Red Hat

Made by Raffi

Made by Raffi

by Craig Pomranz
illustrated by Margaret Chamberlain

Ref: 13582

Raffi is a shy boy who doesnt like noisy games and is often teased at school. But when he gets the idea of making a scarf for his dads birthday he is full of enthusiasm, even though the other children think it is girly to knit. Then the day draws near for the school pageant, and there is one big problem - no costume for the prince. And thats when Raffi has his most brilliant idea of all - to make a princes cape. On the day of the pageant, Raffis cape is the star of the show. Age 4-7, Paperback 40pp
More Info Made by Raffi

Mary Had a Little Lamb (BB)

Mary Had a Little Lamb (BB)

Ref: 12791

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
More Info Mary Had a Little Lamb (BB)

Max The Champion

Max The Champion

by Sean Stockdale and Alexandra Strick
illustrated by Ros Asquith

Ref: 12726

It's a great day for sport-loving Max as his school wins the fun tournament. Expressive, multicultural illustrations enhance this effortlessly inclusive book. Age 3-7, Paperback 24pp
More Info Max The Champion

Mirror

Mirror

Ref: 11586

English Assoc. 4-11 Book Awards 2011 Two cultures, two stories. This ingeniously designed, wordless book reveals two children's stories simultaneously and their parallel, yet connected, lives in Morocco and Australia. Stunning portrayal of our global family. Age 4-10, Hardback 34pp
More Info Mirror

Missing Mummy

Missing Mummy

Ref: 12263

Simple text and evocative artwork combine to gently explore a child's fears and feelings after the death of a parent. Honest but reassuring. Excellent! Age 3-6, Paperback 24pp
More Info Missing Mummy

Mommy, Mama, and Me

Mommy, Mama, and Me

by Lesla Newman
illustrated by Carol Thompson

Ref: 10311

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
More Info Mommy, Mama, and Me

Momo and Snap are NOT Friends

Momo and Snap are NOT Friends

Ref: 13323

"La la la!", trills Momo the monkey; "Tum ti tum", hums Snap the croc...and then, on meeting, respectively: "Eek!" "Ack!" A series of actions and just a few sounds conjure up a lovely, funny story of competitiveness giving way, finally, to cooperation. An engaging story for a wide range of ages and reading abilities. Age 3-7, Paperback 31pp
More Info Momo and Snap are NOT Friends

Moving Day

Moving Day

Ref: 13283

A (mixed race) family - including a refreshingly active grandmother- work in perfect harmony in preparation for their house move. A first 'real task' explored in a fun, conversational, interactive style. Age 2-5, Card Pages 23pp
More Info Moving Day

Mum and Dad Glue

Mum and Dad Glue

by Kes Gray
illustrated by Lee Wildish

Ref: 10393

"My mum and dad have come undone. I need to find some glue". Fantastically soothing rhymes and dynamic artwork compliment a heartfelt story of parental separation. Age 4-7, Paperback 30pp
More Info Mum and Dad Glue

My Best Friend

My Best Friend

by Nicola Call and Sally Featherstone
by Jane Massey

Ref: 14167

Molly and Sunita are playgroup friends who spend time together every day, playing, talking, and learning about getting on with each other. Their relationship is generally good but even the best of friends sometimes fall out or feel grumpy! Molly is learning that Sunita has moods and feelings, but these will not get in the way of true friendship.The Dealing with Feelings series teaches positive behaviour and promotes personal, social, emotional skills. Developed and written by experts and supported by research, each book includes additional notes and tips to help teachers, practitioners and parents reinforce the lessons children are learning through the simple stories. Age 2-5, Paperback 18pp
More Info My Best Friend

My First Animal Signs

My First Animal Signs

Ref: 10313

'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
More Info My First Animal Signs

My First Signs

My First Signs

Ref: 10314

'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
More Info My First Signs

What I Like: My Food

What I Like: My Food

Ref: 12364

Slurping spaghetti, popping cereal and fluffy eggs. Imaginative first vocabulary and colourful photos describe different foods, mealtimes, food preparation- and encourage young children to try out new tastes! A nice introductory resource with notes for carers and teachers. Age 3-5, Paperback 23pp
More Info What I Like: My Food

My Friend Amy

My Friend Amy

by Anna McQuinn
photos by Irvin Cheung

Ref: 10398

Amy and Monifa were both born in the UK- but Amy is Chinese. They have similarities and differences. They are best friends. Superb explorations of friendships across cultures. Enchanting! Age 4-7, Hardback 30pp
More Info My Friend Amy

My Friend Jamal

My Friend Jamal

by Anna McQuinn
illustrated by Ben Frey

Ref: 10399

Jamal and Joseph were born in the same UK hospital but Jamal is Somali. They have similarities and differences. They are best friends. A superb exploration of friendship across cultures. Age 4-7, Hardback 30pp
More Info My Friend Jamal

My Mum is a Fire Fighter

My Mum is a Fire Fighter

Ref: 12275

Fantastic, real photo book starring mum the fire fighter. Spiral bound with plastic outer covers. 'Super format; great photos with minimal text; positive portrayal(s)' (Children's Centre Head, LL reviewer). Age 2-5, Card Pages 20pp
More Info My Mum is a Fire Fighter

My Mummy is a Plumber

My Mummy is a Plumber

by Kerrine Bryan & Jason Bryan
illustrated by Marissa Peguinho

Ref: 14624

Whether designing pipework on a computer, repairing leaking pipes or unblocking toilets, Mum the Plumber is on hand with her silver spanner, pipe cutters and big red plunger. A rhyming introduction to the joys of a career in plumbing. 'Great to see a strong female saving the day, with her son aspiring to be like her' (Rosalind, Workforce Dev. Officer, LL reviewer). 'I love the presentation of a manual occupation as something useful and worth aspiring to- which you often see with male protagonists in children's books but rarely with female ones- and I like that Mummy is a figure you would admire and want to emulate' (Mark Jennett, Equalities Trainer, LL reviewer). Age 3-6, Paperback 25pp
More Info My Mummy is a Plumber

My Mummy Is Magic

My Mummy Is Magic

by Dawn Richards
illustrated by Jane Massey

Ref: 13572

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
More Info My Mummy Is Magic

My Nanny Tracey

My Nanny Tracey

Ref: 0131

Fantastic, real photo book starring grandma the crane operator. Spiral bound with plastic outer covers. 'Super format; great photos with minimal text; positive portrayal(s)' (Children's Centre Head, LL reviewer). Age 2-5, Card Pages 20pp
More Info My Nanny Tracey

My Sister is an Alien

My Sister is an Alien

Ref: 11758

Alfie's new baby sister looks, sounds and smells...like an alien! But if he takes her back to the moon, will he miss her a little too much? A rocket-fuelled, positive celebration of new earthlings! Age 3-6, Paperback 31pp
More Info My Sister is an Alien

My Two Grannies

My Two Grannies

by Floella Banjamin
illustrated by Margaret Chamberlain

Ref: 10403

Granny Vero was born in Trinidad. Granny Rose was born in Yorkshire. Alvina adores them both. But the grannies don't always agree...can Alvina soothe the squabbles? 'A lovely story with a good dual heritage theme' (Pre-School Leader, LL reviewer). Age 4-7, Paperback 26pp
More Info My Two Grannies

My World, Your World

My World, Your World

Ref: 10404

Kavita wears a sari, Jacob wears a warm jacket - but they both wear trainers for gym. Bold and brilliant illustrations and simple text explore the diversity of children from around the world while also stressing their commonality. Striking and effective. Age 2-6 Paperback 30pp.
More Info My World, Your World

Never Ask a Dinosaur to Dinner

Never Ask a Dinosaur to Dinner

by Gareth Edwards
Illustrated by Guy Parker-Rees

Ref: 12806

"Because a T-Rex is ferocious And his manners are atrocious". One child's bedtime routine, elaborated through leaping rhymes and sensible advice on dealing with sharks, bisons and dinosaurs. Absolutely delightful! Age 3-6, Paperback 30pp
More Info Never Ask a Dinosaur to Dinner

Never Ever

Never Ever

Ref: 12406

"Nothing exciting never ever happens to me! Humph..." Or, does it? A cumulative, rib-tickler of a story told mostly through astonishingly lovely illustrations. Adored by our reviewers. Age 2-5, Paperback 26pp
More Info Never Ever

The New Kid

The New Kid

Ref: 13843

Ellie seems different. Her mum makes her wear a big coat. And she's not allowed to take it off. The local children call her a weirdo. But Ellie knows how to play on that and she's soon the centre of entertainment- on her own terms. A clever little story about what happens when a new child appears different to other children and then manipulates that difference into something extraordinary, attracting new friends in the process. Great take on 'othering', friendship and inclusion. Very empowering. Age 4-7 Paperback 26pp
More Info The New Kid

The New Small Person

The New Small Person

Ref: 14395

An author who needs no introduction. Here, Child introduces the ever-endearing Elmore Green, a once happy child whose bliss is disturbed by the arrival of a new small person. "The new person was small and didn't do much at all but still people picked it up and smiled at it and gave it things to chew..." As ever, Child perfectly captures an unmediated child's voice and point of view as Elmore very slowly starts to grasp some of the benefits of a new sibling...such as bedtime huggles and someone who understands the importance of lining up toys neatly. Age 4-7, Paperback 30pp
More Info The New Small Person

No, Baby, No (+ Story CD)

No, Baby, No (+ Story CD)

by Grace Nichols
illustrated by Eleanor Taylor

Ref: 11898

There is so much for a busy, busy baby to do and yet so many people creating obstacles: "No, baby, no"! A celebrated author and Taylor's beautifully warm illustrations present a funny little baby caper within an extended, mixed race family. Age 3-5, Paperback + CD 28pp
More Info No, Baby, No (+ Story CD)

Not All Princesses Dress In Pink

Not All Princesses Dress In Pink

by Jane Yolen & Heidi Stemple
illustrated by Anne-Sophie Lanquetin

Ref: 10409

Hilarious rhyming fun. Princesses with power tools, broken nails and chain mail- but all with their sparkly crowns intact. A smart, refreshing and much-needed antidote! Age 4-7, American Import Hardback 29pp
More Info Not All Princesses Dress In Pink

Number Fun: Making Numbers with Your Body

Number Fun: Making Numbers with Your Body

Ref: 13906

A rich photographic resource which shows children making number shapes with their bodies from 1 all the way up to 20. With familiar objects to count along the way, teachers' notes, suggested number games (number charades, anyone?) a picture body glossary and clear photos of children stretching, curving and working in pairs, this book encourages numeracy fitness! Written by a Reading Recovery tutor. See also Alphabet Fun in the same series Age 3-5, Paperback 30pp
More Info Number Fun: Making Numbers with Your Body

The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker

Ref: 13810

A gift edition of a much loved ballet story set during the magic of Christmas Eve. On Christmas Eve, the Ernst family open their doors wide for all of their friends and family. Clara is super-excited. Most of all, she looks forward to the arrival of her godfather, Herr Drosselmeyr, a toymaker who wears a gorgeous cloak of gifts. This year, Clara is given a curious wooden nutcracker, a toy which is magicked to life that very night in a story set in a crystallised winter garden of sweets! Stars a Mouse King, Madame Bon Bon, Chinese acrobats and, of course, the Sugar Plum Fairy. Ray's fantastic storytelling is accompanied, as always, by her exquisite gold-gilded artwork. Ray is passionate about 'casual' inclusion- her cast of characters is often multicultural and here there is a character with an eye patch. A beautiful, satisfyingly heavy (to hold) book with an equally satisfyingly rich story. Age 5-8, Hardback 29pp
More Info The Nutcracker

Oddsockosaurus

Oddsockosaurus

by Zanib Mian
illustrated by Bill Bolton

Ref: 13862

Essential reading for dinosaur lovers. A six-year-old palaeontologist muses on his complex personality as an Oddsocokosaurs (for those non-matching-pair-of-socks moments), a Nofocusodocus (for those can't-quite-concentrate-moments) and Mudiraptor (for those play-in-puddles moments). A truly delightful little boy with a wonderfully well-rounded personality: book-loving, thoughtful to his sister, tidy, philosophising as well as energetic, raucous and cookie-munching! 'Positive imagery which challenges many stereotypes. A delightful book!' (Meryl, Early Years Consultant, LL Reviewer); 'Lots of positive images/messages. Love the idea of using dinosaur names for different aspects of the boy's personality' (Jayne, Primary Inclusion Manager, LL reviewer). Age 4-7, Paperback 30pp
More Info Oddsockosaurus

Off to Market (PB)

Off to Market (PB)

by Elizabeth Dale
illustrated by Erika Paul

Ref: 12819

"Here is the bus off to market today, Shiny and bright as it starts on its way, With Joe, the young driver, smiling with pride, When everyone stops him to get on and ride." Joe's bus is full of people going to market- too full! How can they lighten the load? Warm and humorous rhyming text and gorgeous, colourful artwork make this story a joy. Age 4-7, Paperback 24pp
More Info Off to Market (PB)

Off to the Park!

Off to the Park!

Ref: 13319

The most imaginative, multi-sensory and tactile of adventures! A real shoelace to tie, an almost real (!) ice cream cone to sniff and a playground of bumpy, rough, rubbery, slippery, shiny textures. Finished off with Braille numbering and a bright, rhyming, rhythmic, clamorous text! The price reflects the depth of thought and creativity which has gone into the production. A truly novel enterprise for all children, developed in consultation with children, families and organisations (notably Booktrust) working with blind and partially sighted children. 'A super resource for all children' (Kate, Children's Centre Coordinator, LL reviewer). Age Birth to 5, Boardbook 10pp
More Info Off to the Park!

One Gorilla: A Counting Book

One Gorilla: A Counting Book

Ref: 14419

A deceptively simple, clever and very brilliant book. Browne's exquisite super-realistic illustrations count out all sorts of primates- 1 gorilla, 7 spider monkeys, 10 lemurs -ending with a self-portrait by the author and then a group image which links us all back to one family or, in Browne's words, "All primates, All one family, All my family...". Loved by our early years reviewers: 'My 7 year old enjoyed learning the types of monkeys and the 3 year old enjoyed the pictures and counting' (Ann Marie, Safeguarding Consultant, LL reviewer); 'So much more than a counting book- a treasure trove of subtle messages' (Kate, Children's Services Coordinator, LL reviewer). Age 3-6, Boardbook 24pp
More Info One Gorilla: A Counting Book

One Love

One Love

adapted by Cedella Marley
illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton

Ref: 14946

Beautifully adapted by Bob Marley's daughter, the lyrics of One Love are transposed very fittingly into a story of love and community as one child enlists her local (and very diverse) neighbourhood in clearing up a piece of urban wasteland, planting it up and launching it as a community park, One Love Park. Colourfully illustrated, this is an environmentalist's vision as squirrels, birds and a rainbow of butterflies begin to populate this new green space. Age Birth-3, Boardbook 24pp
More Info One Love

One, Two, Three...Jump!

One, Two, Three...Jump!

Ref: 13566

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
More Info One, Two, Three...Jump!

One, Two, Three...Run!

One, Two, Three...Run!

Ref: 12730

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
More Info One, Two, Three...Run!

One World, One Day

One World, One Day

Ref: 10413

A few wise words and absolutely stunning photographs show children from every continent, from dawn to dusk, going about their day. A joyful homage to commonality! Age 2-6 American Import Hardback 44pp
More Info One World, One Day

On Sudden Hill

On Sudden Hill

by Linda Sarah
illustrated by Benji Davies

Ref: 14491

Every day, Birt and Etho take their cardboard boxes all the way up Sudden Hill to play for hours and hours, enjoying their special, "two-by-two rhythm". But then, one Monday, a small child called Shu appears with his own box, wanting to join in...Can their friendship take a new addition? A new, three-by-three rhythm? A superb celebration of imaginative and creative outdoor play. It is also a gentle story which will resonate with lots of children as a group of boys negotiate a new friendship group with thought, empathy, mutual respect, care and real kindness. How good to see a bunch of boys allowed to express emotional intelligence. Age 4-7, Paperback 30pp
More Info On Sudden Hill

Ossiri and the Bala Mengro

Ossiri and the Bala Mengro

by Richard O'Neill & Katherine Quarmby
illustrated by Hannah Tolson

Ref: 14640

Ossiri is a Traveller girl, one of the Tattin Folki who toil day in and day out, recycling, renewing and selling on all manner of goods. When Ossiri discovers her inner musician, she decides to craft herself a special instrument out of scraps. Music to her own ears, her family aren't quite so convinced by her melodies...But then, when the family move on to Lancashire, Ossiri takes her music up on to the peaks where she is greeted enthusiastically by a great big yawning ogre, the Bala Mengro. Indeed this beastie seems to be able to turn her music into gold! The very talented Richard O'Neill, a Romani storyteller, gets this traditional Traveller tale in print and in doing so, not only offers a perfectly formed read aloud but also a casual insight into Travelling culture. "Has all the component of a stompingly good fairytale with its hairy ogre, its pint-sized hero and its journey towards good fortune. I'm a fan! (Now where can I find my own pair of very shiny leather boots!' (Fen, LL reviewer). Age 4-7, Paperback 28pp
More Info Ossiri and the Bala Mengro

Our Grandparents

Our Grandparents

Ref: 12118

Babushka, Bubbe, Dadi and Grann! A gloriously global and vibrant photographic album celebrating our grandparents. Age 3-7, American Import Paperback 30pp
More Info Our Grandparents

Outdoor Opposites

Outdoor Opposites

by Brenda Williams
illustrated by Rachel Oldfield, sung by The Flannery Brothers

Ref: 13859

Standing/sitting, smiling/frowning, high/low, whisper/shout, shrink/grow! A fun collection of opposites are explored, including some less obvious candidates. All are demonstrated by a happy band of children enjoying the great outdoors. Activities include picnicking, tree climbing, tadpole catching, camping and fireside sausage sizzling. By the by, these outdoor adventurers include, unusually for picture book representations, a (S.E.Asian) child with a shortened arm. Comes with the addition of publisher Barefoot's trademark 'watch and sing-along' CD with video animations, simple lyrics and a catchy tune. Age 2-5 Paperback + CD/Video 31pp
More Info Outdoor Opposites

Over the Hills and Far Away

Over the Hills and Far Away

Collected by Elizabeth Hammill
Illustrated by 77 World-renowed Artists

Ref: 13243

This beautiful and wide-ranging nursery treasury is for all ages to enjoy, with rhymes from countries across the English-speaking world - England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, China, Ghana, India, South Africa and the Caribbean. The 77 featured artists are a roll-call of international award-winners and world-class bestselling illustrators, as well as young emerging talent. The best-loved nursery rhymes are here, along with new rhymes to discover, and vibrant verses from African, Native American, First Nation, Inuit, Latino and Maori cultures. Age 4 to Adult, Hardback 160pp
More Info Over the Hills and Far Away

Pearl Power

Pearl Power

Ref: 13503

Pearl has had to move house because her mum has been promoted to 'The Boss'. Pearl's new big school works out fine until she encounters Sebastian, a little boy who is keen to suggest that Pearl goes about everything 'like a girl'. A book about a brave little girl who challenges sexist stereotyping head on. Ages 4-7 , Paperback 34pp
More Info Pearl Power

Pearl Power and the Toy Problem

Pearl Power and the Toy Problem

Ref: 14935

Pearl Power is back and this time, she and her new bestie, Sebastian, take on the marketing forces which target toys to children according to their gender. Provoked by newcomer, Jerome, who tells Pearl she can't play with his dinosaur because, "THIS is a dinosaur, YOU are a girl!", the children decide to challenge the advertising industry who spread those pernicious messages about boys' toys and girls' toys in the first place. And so, they pen a letter to the "TV Boss" in their very neatest handwriting, prompting a surprising and welcome reply. 'I enjoyed reading this book that clearly shows that girls are the same as boys. Many people don't realise that there is no written rules to say that girls can't play with boys' toys and boys can't play with girls' toys' (Nicole, aged 11, LL reviewer). A clear, uncompromising message in a good, strong, rhyming story. 'Would lead to a lot of discussion and talking' (Deborah, Ed. Lecturer, LL review). And if the gendered marketing of toys or books raises your hackles, get yourself over to the brilliant, joy-filled, campaigning group, Let Toys be Toys (http://lettoysbetoys.org.uk/) Age 4-7, Paperback 34pp
More Info Pearl Power and the Toy Problem

Peepo Baby

Peepo Baby

Ref: 11854

Bubbly toddlers play peek-a-boo with playful, sturdy flaps! Age Birth-3, Boardbook 14pp
More Info Peepo Baby

The Pink Bicycle

The Pink Bicycle

by Gill Lovel
illustrated by Richard Watson

Ref: 10420

When she bumps her knee and falls off, Mum and Dad decide it's time for a new bike. But how will Sunita learn to ride without stabilizers? Age 4-7, Paperback 26pp
More Info The Pink Bicycle

The Pirate of Kindergarten

The Pirate of Kindergarten

by George Ella Lyon
illustrated by Lynne Avril

Ref: 12129

An award-winner. Book-obsessed Ginny assumes that everyone sees the world she way but then an eye test shows she has double vision and needs an, eye patch...could this lead to a new career as a pirate? Very affirming. Age 4-7, American Import Paperback 37pp
More Info The Pirate of Kindergarten

Pop-Out and Play Nativity Story

Pop-Out and Play Nativity Story

Ref: 14386

The ever-rising star, Holly Sterling, brings her buoyant, deliciously warm illustrations to the nativity story, making it immediate to the very young. A perfect read-aloud in a nice large format with especially adorable stable residents: ducks, goats a very alert mouse... And did we mention the pop out & play fun? Little hands can pop out a stand-up stable and pieces to put together their own nativity scene; little lamb included! (Mixed Race representation). Age 1-4, Boardbook 12pp
More Info Pop-Out and Play Nativity Story

The Princess and the Castle

The Princess and the Castle

Ref: 14238

Genevieve hates the sea. One day her dad went out to sea and never came home... So, while her imaginative play takes her on exciting journeys, she can only dream of going to the castle far away across the bay. And then along comes Cedric- is he an ogre? Or a cuddly bear? He certainly makes mum smile...And one day, he persuades Genevieve that perhaps, just perhaps, she might visit that castle after all. A hugely positive books about grief, transition and healing told, skilfully and convincingly, from a child's point of view. Binch's brilliantly realistic illustrations simply sweep across the page. This is 'real' storytelling, told with such honesty, heart and soul. 'Stunning illustrations. Powerful storytelling with emotions that can be felt throughout' (Meryl, Early Years Consultant, LL reviewer). Age 4-7, Paperback 26pp
More Info The Princess and the Castle

The Princess and the Pony

The Princess and the Pony

Ref: 14311

Debut picture book by a much-loved Canadian webcomic artist. In a land of warriors, tiny warrior princess, Princess Pinecone, is growing tired of the comfy cutesy sweaters she receives each and every birthday. This year she begs for a great strong horse. She ends up with...a tiny pony. Worse- a tiny, farting, pony. On the day of the Great Battle, Pinecone fears they won't stand a chance. But perhaps a tiny pony has disarming powers all of its own. A charming tale full of warriors of all genders and ethnicities with a more-than-endearing mixed race lead. Age 4-7, Paperback 32pp
More Info The Princess and the Pony

Pretend Friends

Pretend Friends

by Alice Hoyle
illustrated by Lauren Reis

Ref: 14160

6-year-old Little Bea has a special pretend friend, Nye Nye, who has green wings and who is great for making mud pies and carpet-flying with. On the days Bea doesn't want to play with Nye Nye, she simply waves Bye Bye and Nye Nye disappears. Big Jay has very different pretend friends. These ones stick around whether Jay wants them to or not- and they make him feel sad and scared. A fantastically clever book which explains hallucinations caused by schizophrenia and other mental health illnesses to very young children and which also helps children think about ways adults with these hallucinations can be meaningfully supported. Very child-friendly and child-appropriate. "I love the idea of this book as I love books that tackle issues that some people will be lazy and pass off as 'it's too difficult to explain to a child'" (Josephine, teen reviewer for Letterbox Library). "An amazing book that tackles a difficult topic" (Elaine, Educational Psychologist, Letterbox Library reviewer). Comes with lots of supportive back notes. The author is an Advisory Teacher for the PSHE Association and is a member of Rethink Mental Health. Age 4-8, Hardback 36pp
More Info Pretend Friends

Prince Henry

Prince Henry

Ref: 14548

Henry is a happy-go-lucky prince, always cheerful, happiest of all when he is with his servant, Thomas. But the time comes when every prince has to get married and, well, Thomas wasn't exactly who the King and Queen had in mind... in this kingdom, royalty can only marry royalty. Can Henry convince his parents that love really does conquer all? 'I like it! Like that the emphasis is on class and not gender' (Deb, EY Education Lecturer). 'A modern fairytale- love the once upon a time start' (Meryl, EY Consultant & Trainer). 'Finally another book that picks up the King & King/Tango Makes Three ball where sexuality isn't an issue' (Mark Jennett, Equalities Trainer). (All Letterbox Library reviewers). Age 4-7, Paperback 44pp Please click here for further resources from Pop N Olly
More Info Prince Henry

The Princess and the Fog

The Princess and the Fog

Ref: 14165

By an author who lives with depression, this is a beautiful picture book exploring a complex issue through the 'comfort' of a fairytale format. The story first introduces us to a princess who is happy at school, at play and at home- until, very gradually, a big swirly black fog comes into her life, slowly enveloping her, leaving her tired and sad and unable to accomplish even the easiest of tasks. Her parents try everything; they even try to erase the angry scrawl above her head with an enormous pencil rubber. It takes a special friend who is persistent in his visits and who finally gets her to talk for the fog to start to dissipate. The story ends with a series of supportive strategies suggested by friends, family and professionals. A thoughtful and empowering book for young children who are living with depression. Comes with a guide for carers. 'Very helpful for children to identify with and to understand and support others who are depressed' (June, Parent, Letterbox Library reviewer). 'Wow. Supportive, empathetic and great illustrations. Helpful to all' (Rosalind, Workforce Dev. Commissioning Officer, Letterbox Library reviewer). Age 4-7, Hardback 38pp
More Info The Princess and the Fog

Pussy Cat, Pussy Cat

Pussy Cat, Pussy Cat

Ref: 10315

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

Quiet!

Quiet!

Ref: 14501

A bright, bustling, book showing a child's evening and bedtime routine through auditory landmarks- the pinging of the microwave, the babbling of the TV, the rustling of (Braille) book pages turning, the splish splash of the bath, the deep quiet voice of a father singing a lullaby. Dad as primary (and possibly also the single) carer and a toddler who experiences their environment through sounds. Very inclusive and especially relatable to those who may be blind/partially sighted. (Mixed Race family) Age 3-5, Paperback 27pp
More Info Quiet!

Rabbityness

Rabbityness

Ref: 12188

Absolutely beautiful, wonderfully original story about loss & recovery which no review can do justice to. 'Refreshingly superb' (Children's Centre Coordinator, LL reviewer) Age 3-8, Paperback 26pp
More Info Rabbityness

Rain

Rain

Ref: 13981

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
More Info Rain

Holiday & Festivals: Ramadan & Id-ul-Fitr

Holiday & Festivals: Ramadan & Id-ul-Fitr

Ref: 12328

Simple repetitive text, mini picture glossary and lively photos make this perfect for the very young. Age 4-6, Paperback 20pp
More Info Holiday & Festivals: Ramadan & Id-ul-Fitr

Ready Steady Mo

Ready Steady Mo

Ref: 14694

"Run in your slippers, Run in your vest, Run in your onesie, Run and get dressed". An ode to running- dressed any old how, anywhere, anytime, any placeexpect perhaps not in class! Rhyming text and poppingly bright pages full of children sprinting about the place, led by Little Mo and with a universal MOBOT on the final double page spread. We defy any child not to want to get active after reading this! 'Fab book that made me smile on every single page. Great rhyming, great illustrations, great ideas to get children running/exercising and enjoying books!' (Meryl, Early Years Consultant, LL reviewer). Age 3-5, Paperback 28pp
More Info Ready Steady Mo

The Journey Home

The Journey Home

Ref: 14977

Winner Sendak Fellowship By the UK's first ever recipient of the Sendak Fellowship. A mournful looking polar bear looks out onto his seascape and wonders where all of his ice has gone. He decides to embark on an ice hunt, setting off in a tiny boat. En route, he picks up other animals whose natural habitats are under threat: a panda, an orang-utan and an elephantuntil, finally, they land on an island inhabited by a Dodo. A wonderfully illustrated story about the destruction to our environment, forced migrations and hope for a much kinder future. 'A book to prick our collective conscience' (Eileen, Former Teacher, LL reviewer). Age 4-7, Paperback 29pp
More Info The Journey Home

The Red Boat

The Red Boat

Ref: 13362

Posy has just moved home and is bursting with anxieties. But a magical red boat at the bottom of the garden becomes a vehicle for some fantastic imaginative role play which soon soothes Posy's fears...A super book for exploring first time nerves and transitions as well as being, quite simply, a good story. 'Warm and humorous, this book explores a child's fears of the new and unknown' (Kate, Children's Centre Coordinator, LL reviewer); 'charming and humorous' (Primary Inclusion Manager, LL reviewer). Age 4-7, Paperback 29pp
More Info The Red Boat

The Red Thread: An Adoption Fairy Tale

The Red Thread: An Adoption Fairy Tale

Ref: 10426

The King and Queen have an ache in their hearts. When they discover the cause, they begin a long and difficult journey that will ultimately end in happiness. 'I really like this book!' (Senior Adoption Worker, LL reviewer). Age 4-8, American Import Hardback 30pp
More Info The Red Thread: An Adoption Fairy Tale

Rosie Revere, Engineer

Rosie Revere, Engineer

by Andrea Beaty
illustrated by David Roberts

Ref: 12900

Shortlisted Little Rebels Award 2014 "This is the story of Rosie Revere, who dreamed of becoming a great engineer". A gender-role-busting picture book about an inventive girl and an inspirational aunt who shows her that failure isnt to be feared. Inspired by the fictional World War II character, Rosie the Riveter, a symbol of womens work during the war. Age 4-7, Hardback 30pp
More Info Rosie Revere, Engineer

Sammy Goes Flying

Sammy Goes Flying

by Odette Elliott
illustrated by Georgina McIntyre

Ref: 11944

Sammy dreams of flying, Teddy in tow. Can Grandma make his wish come true? Terribly sweet. (Mixed race family). Age 3-6, Paperback 26pp
More Info Sammy Goes Flying

Say What You See: Eat

Say What You See: Eat

Ref: 13909

'Encourages healthy eating and healthy cooking. Happy children throughout' (Ann Marie, Education Safeguarding Consultant, Letterbox reviewer). Large format (multicultural) photos of children gleefully making and eating food, from breakfast to lunch to dinner. Introduces some playful and interesting food prep, cooking and eating vocabulary: steaming, melting, scooping, dipping, flipping, slurping. 'Proper' non-fiction with basic content and index pages. Age 2-5, Paperback 21pp
More Info Say What You See: Eat

Seasons: Autumn

Seasons: Autumn

Ref: 14716

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
More Info Seasons: Autumn

Seasons: Spring

Seasons: Spring

Ref: 14719

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
More Info Seasons: Spring

Seasons: Summer

Seasons: Summer

Ref: 14727

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
More Info Seasons: Summer

Seasons: Winter

Seasons: Winter

Ref: 14724

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
More Info Seasons: Winter

The Shape Song Swingalong (+ Music/Animation CD)

The Shape Song Swingalong (+ Music/Animation CD)

by Stevesongs
illustrated by David Simm

Ref: 15002

A group of children hold up a range of shapes- circles, squares, triangles and lines- from which they are then inspired to draw skyscrapers, seascapes, and park parties. Bold, bright, rhyming, rhythmic and full of energy! Comes with a CD of animations and join-in, catchy tunes. (Includes one child who wears a leg splint.) Paperback + CD. Age 3-6, 22pp
More Info The Shape Song Swingalong (+ Music/Animation CD)

Shh! We Have A Plan

Shh! We Have A Plan

Ref: 13481

A band of forest folk spot a bird. Three of them have a plan: to sneak up on it and capture it with their nets and cage. One of them, the smallest one, wants to chat to birdy and feed it crumbs, a gesture which has unexpected consequences. A subtle, minimal words picture book about kindness and friendship winning out over force and enmity. Age 2-6 , Paperback 37pp
More Info Shh! We Have A Plan

Shopping!

Shopping!

Ref: 12294

A chatty, interactive text and merry illustrations encourage children to engage in their first 'real' tasks. Boys do housework too! Age 2-5, Paperback 23pp
More Info Shopping!

Shopping With Dad

Shopping With Dad

by Matt Harvey
illustrated by Miriam Latimer

Ref: 10429

Dad and his livewire daughter do the weekly supermarket trip- but which aisle are the bucket of worms and the dangerjam in? 'Fun, colourful illustrations; great rhythm and rhyme' (Preschool Supervisor, LL reviewer). Dual heritage family. Age 4-7, Paperback 30pp
More Info Shopping With Dad

Silver Buttons

Silver Buttons

Ref: 14422

We are, quite unashamedly, huge fans of Graham. There is always splendid detail in his illustrations which capture diverse communities of people. And, again, always, he presents small, seemingly insignificant, actions or events which nevertheless have a vast, universal and unifying effect across space and time. Here, as Jodie goes to draw a silver button on her duck picture, her baby brother-Jonathan- takes his first step, just as a child avoids the cracks in the pavement outside, just as a baby is born in a hospital and a tanker heads out to China and...Jonathan stumbles forward back on to his little pink knees. Joyful, life affirming, full of humanity- and endorsed by Amnesty International UK. Age 4-7, Paperback 29pp
Read about this book in our article in Write4Children Journal (June 2013) More Info Silver Buttons

Sleeping Beauty: A Mid-Century Fairy Tale

Sleeping Beauty: A Mid-Century Fairy Tale

retold by Lynn Roberts-Maloney
illustrated by David Roberts

Ref: 14858

A picture book lover's absolute delight! The story of sleeping beauty, recast and twisted and re-birthed as an extraordinary fairy tale for our times. The tale starts out in the 1950s with Annabel being raised by her two 'Aunts' (in fact, probably a [mixed race] same-sex couple). Absorbed in 1950s futuristic sci-fi pop culture, little does Annabel realise her own future is uncertain since green-eyed witch Morwenna (a Cruella de Vil spin off) has predicted her death on her 16th birthday, a curse converted by good witch auntie Flora into a long, long, long sleep. 1000 years on from the dreaded sixteenth, in a utopian future of flying saucers and smiley robots, a smart and fearless young (Asian) girl called Zoe discovers an ancient fable, Sleeping Beauty, in a quite magnificent towering library... and sets out to recue Annabel from her deepest sleep. Magical, feminist, visionary storytelling. Not a prince in sight- indeed, curiously, not a man in sight in either the mid-century nor the future world... 'I am besotted with this. The illustrations are quite breathtakingly beautiful and the storytelling is terrific. I love the synthesis of 'traditional' feminine values of nurturing and support with those of adventure and exploration to create a kind of feminist/queer utopia that anyone would want to live in. The language is elegant and the whole story brims with joy and hope' (Mark Jennett, Equalities Trainer/Consultant). Age 4-8, Paperback 29pp
More Info Sleeping Beauty: A Mid-Century Fairy Tale

Smelling & Tasting

Smelling & Tasting

by Paul Humphrey
photos by Chris Fairclough

Ref: 10461

Fantastic senses introductions! Clear text and colourful photos including 'deliberate' and 'casual' images of disability. 'Excellent content' (Pre-School Leader, LL reviewer) Age 2-5, Paperback 20pp
More Info Smelling & Tasting

Snow

Snow

Ref: 13972

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
More Info Snow

Snowflakes

Snowflakes

by Cerrie Burnell
illustrated by Laura Ellen Anderson

Ref: 13344

A child (mixed race) makes the journey from her home town to the countryside, to become a new family with her grandmother. An exquisite story about transitions, feeling different, alienation, new beginnings and, ultimately belonging. By a popular CBeebies' presenter. We loved this! Age 4-7, 24pp Paperback.
More Info Snowflakes

Snug

Snug

Ref: 11707

'As snug as a bug in a very old rug...' A delightful celebration of the many ways we can feel cosy, warm and loved. Multicultural, casual images of disability, bouncy rhyming text and durable! Age Birth-2, Card Pages 30pp
More Info Snug

Snug

Snug

Ref: 12413

'As snug as a bug in a very old rug...' A delightful celebration of the many ways we can feel cosy, warm and loved. Multicultural, casual images of disability, bouncy rhyming text and durable! Age Birth-2, Boardbook 22pp
More Info Snug

Sometimes I Feel Sunny

Sometimes I Feel Sunny

by Gillian Shields
illustrated by Georgie Birkett

Ref: 12192

Happy, sad and plenty of in between feelings in this lovely, child-friendly 1st picture book. 'Offers a wide vocabulary for expressing feelings' (Former EY Advisory Teacher, LL reviewer). Age 1-5, Card Pages 22pp
More Info Sometimes I Feel Sunny

Sometimes I'm a Monster!

Sometimes I'm a Monster!

by Gillian Shields
illustrated by Georgie Birkett

Ref: 13067

'Sometimes I'm an angel - helpful, sweet and kind... But sometimes I'm a MONSTER, with mischief on my mind!' This sweet, witty look at good and bad manners shows that even the most angelic child isn't always perfect... Age 1-5, Card Pages 22pp
More Info Sometimes I'm a Monster!

Spacegirl Pukes

Spacegirl Pukes

by Katy Watson
illustrated by Vanda Carter

Ref: 10434

Out February 23rd 2017. Pre-Order now; expect delivery after the 23rd! It's back!! Yes, our favourite Spacegirl is back in print. Once again, Spacegirlr prepares to be launched into space, only to be gripped by nausea. Mummy Loula and Mummy Neenee rush to her side with hugs and a bucket but, oh no! Now Mummy and Mummy and even Trotsky the cat are brought down with the sickly bug. First published in 2005, Spacegirl Pukes has lost none of its charm and enormous child appeal. For every adult made queasy by the tiniest glimpse of a little 'puke', two more children are pulled into this wonderful technicolour-splatter adventure. A relatively early example of a children's books in which same-sex parents are included without fanfare and without an 'issue' to be sniffed out. It simply hasn't dated! Our customers have been asking and asking for Spacegirl to come back into print. It has kept its lovely large sized format; it simply hasn't dated and we couldn't be happier! Age 3-6, Paperback 25pp Themes: Lesbian and Gay, Families
More Info Spacegirl Pukes

Space Song Rocket Ride

Space Song Rocket Ride

by Sunny Scribes
illustrated by David Sim

Ref: 13832

A group of children (multicultural) blast off into space in a multicoloured rocket , discovering the solar system, shooting stars and meteors along the way. A celebration of space travel with a cumulative text and a jolly chorus for children to join in on. Comes with a watch and sing along CD and plenty of fascinating backnotes on astronauts and space explorations. Age 3-6 Paperback + Video CD 27pp
More Info Space Song Rocket Ride

Splash, Anna Hibiscus!

Splash, Anna Hibiscus!

by Atinuke
illustrated by Lauren Tobia

Ref: 13135

One of our reviewers' favourite (mixed race) characters -the always buoyant Anna- takes to the seaside with her extended family. The waves want to splash with someone. Anna wants to splash with someone. But Anna's aunties and grandparents and cousins are simply too busy braiding, texting, chatting and snoring. In the end, the waves and Anna decide to get on with splashing each other...before long, everyone rushes down to the beach to joins Anna in her splashy fun. Age 4-7, Paperback 34pp
More Info Splash, Anna Hibiscus!

Spoon, Cup, Dinner's Up!

Spoon, Cup, Dinner's Up!

Ref: 11723

Rhyming text, counting activities, speech bubbles and vivid photos introduce simple mealtime routines with a focus on independent skills. Age 3-5, Large Boardbook 16pp
More Info Spoon, Cup, Dinner's Up!

Stanley's Stick

Stanley's Stick

by John Hegley
illustrated by Neal Layton

Ref: 12140

Stanley is an endearing, imaginative child and Stanley's stick takes on many shapes: straight banana, Stickosaurus and slug-picker-upper. Gentle humour, plenty of nonsense and a great spoonful of fun. Fantastick. Age 4-7, Paperback 27pp
More Info Stanley's Stick

Standing on My Own Two Feet

Standing on My Own Two Feet

Ref: 11628

A simple, accessible and reassuring book for the very young about living with separated parents. Inspiring and soothing- for both children and carers. Age 3-6, American Import Hardback 29pp
More Info Standing on My Own Two Feet

Stella Brings the Family

Stella Brings the Family

by Miriam B. Schiffer
illustrated by Holly Clifton-Brown

Ref: 13849

Stella's class is having a special Mother's Day celebration. All of the pupils has at least one mum- Howie even has two! But Stella has two Dads. A spot or two of anxiety later, Stella decides to invite not only her two dads but her nonna and uncle and aunt and cousin too! A very joyful, very lively and rather overcrowded class party follows, leaving the teacher a little frazzled. Don't worry, Stella reassures her, when it's father's day, she'll just bring the 2 guests! Which leaves Howie with a problem all of his own... A delightfully illustrated, upbeat, story which celebrates the diversity of family life. Bright fresh illustrations depict a multicultural classroom with a bunch of very happy children. 'Loved this book. Hope it's an indication of more to come' (Deborah, Lecturer in EY Education, LL reviewer). 'A great story of families and special days' (Rosalind, Workforce Dev. Officer, LL reviewer). Age 5-8
More Info Stella Brings the Family

Sun

Sun

Ref: 13978

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
More Info Sun

Sunita's Baby Sister

Sunita's Baby Sister

by Nicola Call & Sally Featherstone
illustrated by Melissa Four

Ref: 14496

"Sometimes Sunita doesn't like her baby sister very much". But rest assured, Sunita is about to change her mind. Explores, in the simplest language, a vast range of conflicting feelings experienced by a child when there is a new arrival in the family- anxiety, jealousy and, of course, love. 'Lovely illustrations. Great to see a diverse family engaging in ordinary home life. Sunita is delightful' (Meryl, EY Consultant & Trainer, LL reviewer). 'Really positive representation...feelings every child can identify with' (Beth, Inclusive Minds Founder & Parent, LL reviewer). Comes with some excellent parent/carer notes too. (Mixed Race family) Age 3-5, Hardback 18pp
More Info Sunita's Baby Sister

Super Daisy

Super Daisy

by Kes Gray
illustrated by Nick Sharratt

Ref: 11858

Can Super Daisy save the world from little green peas (intergalactic lift-the-flaps included!)? A much loved, boisterous character who simply has no time for being conventional! Age 3-6, Paperback 24pp
More Info Super Daisy

Susan Laughs

Susan Laughs

by Jeanne Willis
illustrated by Tony Ross

Ref: 10437

Susan is a perfectly normal little girl, only society's pre-suppositions might dim her spirit. A witty and profound book about disability with whimsical pictures. Age 3-6, 32pp Paperback.
More Info Susan Laughs

Tails Are Not For Pulling

Tails Are Not For Pulling

by Elizabeth Verdick
illustrated by Marieka Heinlen

Ref: 10462

Tips for carers and jaunty, rhythmic words create an ideal platform for learning awareness and careful handling of pets. Age 2-5, Hardback 24pp
More Info Tails Are Not For Pulling

Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes

Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes

by Mem Fox
illustrated by Helen Oxenbury

Ref: 13415

Charming, rhyming text and glorious illustrations celebrate the diversity of babies from around the world. Age Birth-3, Boardbook, 36pp
More Info Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes

That's NOT How You Do It!

That's NOT How You Do It!

Ref: 14523

Lucy is pretty sure she knows it all. After all, everyone else comes to her for help. Lucy knows how to fold perfect stars, how to eat with a knife and fork... she's got it covered! Bu then Toshi arrives from "far away" with his chopsticks and his weird music and his yoga poses and his strange origami skills.Lucy is fit to burst with frustration- but then, a simple act of kindness opens her eyes and widens her horizons. An easy, simple tale about respect and 'difference'. 'What a lovely book- simply told but with such a powerful message and learning statement' (Elaine, Ed. Psychologist, Letterbox reviewer). Age 3-6, Paperback 27pp
More Info That's NOT How You Do It!

These Are My Senses: What Can I Feel?

These Are My Senses: What Can I Feel?

Ref: 14731

A puppy, bubbles gum and a cactus...soft, sticky and spiky! Bold photos of animated, expressive children's faces. An index, a mini picture glossary, teacher notes (including extension activities) and a quiz. It's all there! 'Lovely clear photos, simple text, multicultural' (Carey, Childminder, LL reviewer). Age 4-6, Paperback 21pp
More Info These Are My Senses: What Can I Feel?

These Are My Senses: What Can I Hear?

These Are My Senses: What Can I Hear?

Ref: 14728

Sirens, fireworks, and rain...big loud sounds and ever so quiet sounds! Bold photos of animated, expressive children's faces. an index, a mini picture glossary, teacher notes (including extension activities) and a quiz. It's all there! 'Lovely clear photos, simple text, multicultural' (Carey, Childminder, LL reviewer). Age 4-6, Paperback 21pp
More Info These Are My Senses: What Can I Hear?

This Is Me: A Story of Who We Are and Where We Came From

This Is Me: A Story of Who We Are and Where We Came From

by Jamie Lee Curtis
illustrated by Laura Cornell

Ref: 14679

A teacher tells her multicultural class about the journey her great-grandmother took to change countries and then gets the children to imagine what things they might take if they had to leave their homeland behind. Enjoy the double page spreads which detail each child's bedroom as they wonder about which favourite objects they would take with them- a pet rat? A Katy Perry concert ticket?, A signed Harry Potter book? Punk-rocker Barbie? Abuelo's beret? A cheerful, rhyming, book which very deliberately portrays an unspecified migration journey and a multicultural classroom in order to get children to think about identity and belonging, where they've come from, their family histories- and where they might go! Ends with a fantastic pop up suitcase to drop small objects in to, with the ending text: "What would YOU take? Which things would they be that say to the world, Hi there, This Is Me!" (nb: includes a nice portrayal of a child wearing orthodontic headgear!) 'Nice stimulus for exploring heritage and what we value. Lovely to see diverse ethnic representation in terms of the class and families represented' (Farrah, CLPE Learning Programme Leader, LL reviewer). 'An early introduction to the concept of refugees; I think it would do well (Elena, Community Librarian, LL reviewer). Age 4-7, Hardback 32pp
More Info This Is Me: A Story of Who We Are and Where We Came From

Tidy

Tidy

Ref: 14869

Shortlisted Little Rebels Award 2015 Shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2017 "Deep in the forest lived a badger called Pete / Who tidied and cleaned and kept everything neat". Pete is very particular and pernickety. He polishes the forest rocks, hoovers up the leaves, brushes the birds' beaks...a fastidiousness which eventually leads to Pete pulling up all those irritating, leaf-dropping trees and entirely concreting over the forest floor-with disastrous consequences! An attractive, rhyming, picture books with a very gentle message about preserving our natural world. Age 3-6, Paperback 40pp
More Info Tidy

The Tiger-Skin Rug

The Tiger-Skin Rug

Ref: 11957

A sad and thin old tiger tires of life in the Indian jungle- so he passes himself off as a tiger-skin rug in the Rajah's luxorious palace! How long will he remain undiscovered? Charming, beguiling and hilarious. Age 5-8, Paperback 29pp
More Info The Tiger-Skin Rug

This Is Our House

This Is Our House

by Michael Rosen
illustrated by Bob Graham

Ref: 12059

"This house isn't for girls" begins George. In this charming story of discrimination overcome, a small group of friends find a way to include each other and share. Age 3-7, Paperback 26pp
Read about this book in our article in Write4Children Journal (June 2013) More Info This Is Our House

Too Many Webs for Anansi

Too Many Webs for Anansi

told by Malachy Doyle
illustrated by Lisa Smith

Ref: 12430

A belly-full of humour and vitality packed into this short narrative featuring that hugely naughty African-Caribbean trickster, Anansi! Age 4-6, Paperback 28pp
More Info Too Many Webs for Anansi

To Market! To Market!

To Market! To Market!

by Anushka Ravishankar
illustrated by Emanuele Scanziani

Ref: 12824

Sunday Times UK Children's Book of the Week "Tutti tutti tutti I'm a fruity kind of dish. Thumping Thumping Thumping I'm a jumping kind of fish". An exuberant tribute to the vibrancy of an Indian market by an author described as a pioneer of the nonsense rhyme genre. Word repetition, rhythm and rhyme- along with some of the finest illustrations around. A feast for the eyes and ears! Perfect for holding up. Age 4-8, Indian Import Paperback 22pp
More Info To Market! To Market!

Tom's Sunflower

Tom's Sunflower

by Hilary Robinson
illustrated by Mandy Stanley

Ref: 14827

The children are busy turning the class into a bright sparkly theatre, inspired by Amber and Skye's travelling theatre lifestyle, since it's their turn for 'Show and Tell'. All the children muck in- except for quiet, tearful Hana, who has recently found out that her parents are splitting up. But Mr Davis is on hand with a comforting story which he shares with the class about another child whose parents separated, who came gradually to see that it wasn't his fault...a child who grew up strong and resilient and then grew all the way up to be...Mr Davis himself! Another spot-on, sensitive, gently humorous book for children from the Copper Tree series; makes you glow from the inside. Nice representation of Traveller children (Amber and Skye) and stars Barnie again (who wears a hearing aid). Age 4-7, Paperback 26pp
More Info Tom's Sunflower

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star (Sign & Singalong)

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star (Sign & Singalong)

Ref: 14377

A sign and singalong book. A group of confident, rotund, toddlers in a lovely array of comfy pyjamas demonstrate the familiar nursery rhyme, Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, through simple sign language. (BSL) Watch out for the little mice slippers! [Practical Pre-School Awards; Silver] Age 0-2, Boardbook 10pp
More Info Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star (Sign & Singalong)

Two Giants

Two Giants

Ref: 14481

First published in 1967 by a (now) big name author, back as a brand new edition- and it hasn't dated at all! Two giants live in an idyllic world with a beautiful landscape and beautiful climate. And then one day, they both spot a pink shell- and both want to own it. An argument becomes a fight becomes rock-throwing...with consequences for their once perfect world. A seemingly uncomplicated tale which can be used to explore lots of very big themes connected with transitions and change: friendships broken and reformed, peace & conflict and even, very simply, the changing weather and seasons. Age 4-7, Paperback 29pp
More Info Two Giants

Two Dads

Two Dads

by Carolyn Robertson
illustrated by Sophie Humphreys

Ref: 13879

"Dads, Daddies, Papas, Pops. Or fathers if you'd rather (but I think that sounds quite posh!" An adopted boy muses on all of the benefits of having two Dads- from double the sets of shoulders to rest on to double the fun at bath, or rather water pistols, time...not to mention the doubling up of snuggles and cuddles! A charming ode to diverse (and mixed race) families. (n.b.: The author and her partner are adoptive Mums). Age 3-6, Paperback 20pp
More Info Two Dads

Two Mums and a Menagerie

Two Mums and a Menagerie

by Carolyn Robertson
illustrated by Patricia de Villiers

Ref: 13871

"They played and they worked, they sang and they danced. They loved and they laughed and giggled and pranked." A household grows in chaos and love and messiness as two mums adopt one child, then two, then a cat, a dog, a hedgehog, two field mice and more. As the house bursts with chicken feed and bin bags of poo, there can only be one solution...they pack up and move the entire menagerie to the countryside. A very special (mixed race) family bursting with warmth. Great rhymes and hilarious illustrations - the dopey-looking guinea pigs get extra marks! (n.b.: The author and her partner are adoptive Mums). Age 3-6, Paperback 20pp
More Info Two Mums and a Menagerie

Vanilla Ice Cream

Vanilla Ice Cream

Ref: 13886

The epic journey of one tiny bird transfigures itself into an epic discovery for a single toddler. A sparrow flits around a takeaway puri stand at a truck stop in India. It starts pecking at the rice bags on a truck which then drives off across paddy fields and into town to offload onto a liner which journeys south to a nameless, Western, city... where the bird flies out to dart around a toddler called Edie in a pram in a caf, which causes a dog to leap up which causes an ice cream cone to fly into Edie's lap who then makes the most momentous of discoveries: the taste of vanilla! The story ends with a gleeful portrait of a toddler covered in ice cream. This is trademark Bob Graham. There are minimal words and some pages are entirely wordless. A huge journey and a life changing moment are evoked primarily through a sequence of soft, watercolour illustrations, sometimes in full page spreads, sometimes following a comic book sequence of several boxed images to a page. The bird's eye views of shifting vistas are lovely. A fantastic read for children who enjoy big ideas but are hesitant around text-heavy books, preferring comic strips or graphic books. Ample opportunity to discuss cause and effect, unusual connections and the attention we should pay to the smallest of moments. Endorsed by Amnesty" because it reminds us that we should all enjoy life, freedom and safety". Age 4-7, Hardback 36pp
More Info Vanilla Ice Cream

Waiting for Baby

Waiting for Baby

Ref: 10327

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
More Info Waiting for Baby

We All Have Different Families

We All Have Different Families

Ref: 12334

Big, crisp photos and positive, upbeat text celebrate our many, varying family structures! Great for exploring difference and diversity. Age 3-6, American Import Hardback 24pp
More Info We All Have Different Families

Welcome to the Family

Welcome to the Family

by Mary Hoffman
illustrated by Ros Asquith

Ref: 13367

From the magnificent duo who brought you the Great Big Book of... (Families and Feelings), comes this wonderfully affirming picture book about all the different ways children come into the world. Includes families created through adoption and fostering, blending (of two families), artificial insemination, IVF, surrogacy and more! Representations of same-sex parents (very well represented) and mixed race families alongside 'casual' images of disability just add to this inclusive, no-fuss, all-embracing, celebration of pretty much every type of family. A blissful, upbeat and often comical resource, destined to make each and every child feel valued. 'I love this book!' (Deb, Education Lecturer/Former Ofsted Inspector, LL reviewer); 'Wonderfully inclusive and positive' (Kate, Children's Centre Coordinator, LL reviewer). Age 4-8, Hardback 24pp
More Info Welcome to the Family

We're Going on a Lion Hunt

We're Going on a Lion Hunt

Ref: 14067

Two intrepid sisters set out on their adventure. Told in simple repeating text with plenty of sound words (squish, squelch, squish, squelch) a fun retelling of a traditional tale. Age 3-6, 28pp Paperback
More Info We're Going on a Lion Hunt

What Are You Playing At?

What Are You Playing At?

Ref: 12796

Boys do not play with dollies; girls do not build stuff...or, do they? Lift the flaps to find out! An absolute treasure of a book which believes in boundless possibilities for all our children. An Amnesty-endorsed celebration of girls & boys and men & women everywhere who want to be...people! 'What a wonderful book with strong images and messages for everyone' (EY Consultant, LL reviewer). Age 3-6, Hardback 20pp
More Info What Are You Playing At?

What Can I Feel?

What Can I Feel?

Ref: 11722

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

What Can I Hear?

What Can I Hear?

Ref: 11685

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

What Can I See?

What Can I See?

Ref: 11689

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

What Can I Smell?

Ref: 0111

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

What Can I Taste?

Ref: 12709

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

What Friends Are For

What Friends Are For

by Young Sun Moon & Grace Bowman
illustrated by Sang Kyu Lee

Ref: 14341

A group of friends talk about their differences, how they appreciate what makes each of them unique, how they fall out and make up- and all the many, many things friends are especially good for: wiping up tears, helping you tidy up, making sure you have your favourite teddy A charming book! Age 3-7 Paperback 29pp
More Info What Friends Are For

What I Like: The Seaside

What I Like: The Seaside

Ref: 13126

A series of books that introduce first concepts in a friendly and engaging way. Using simple words and colourful photographs, this book helps young children find out about a day at the seaside. A perfect way to explore and discuss a child's world, the text is ideal for sharing or reading out loud. Notes for parents or caregivers are also included. Age 4-6, Hardback 23pp
More Info What I Like: The Seaside

What I Like: Where I Live

What I Like: Where I Live

Ref: 13901

The simplest of words and brightest of photos encourage young children to look at and appreciate their local area, community and neighbourhood, from the local shops to, of course, the local library (for those who still have one!). A nice little hardback resource with notes for carers and teachers. Age 3-5, Paperback 23pp
More Info What I Like: Where I Live

What Makes a Baby

What Makes a Baby

by Cory Silverberg
illustrated by Fiona Smyth

Ref: 14614

This book is honestly worth the price, by doing exactly what it promises on the cover: "A book for every kind of family and every kind of kid". This exceptionally clever picture book sets out to explain to young children how babies are made, answering all those usual questions, but through an explanation which promotes a shared humanity by affirming every type of conception. As such, there is no gendered terminology in the book. So, for example: "When grown ups want to make a baby they need to get an egg from one body and sperm from another body. They also need a place where the baby can grow". The language is specific and accurate in the facts about conception but avoids any specifics which might narrow down how the baby was conceived. And so, this books can be used for children created in every sort of way and within all sorts of families, making it a real celebration of humankind. On top of all of that, the author has included a downloadable reader's guide for parents. 'Love the rainbow colours of people! Brilliant. Very inclusive. No binary gender language at all- nobody is excluded!' (June, Parent, LL reviewer). 'Lovely, colourful book. Bold colours. Good storyline explains in a simple way how babies are created and delivered. Very inclusive. Diversity all the way through!' (Ann Marie, EY Safeguarding Consultant, LL reviewer). Age 3-7, Hardback 34pp
More Info What Makes a Baby

What the Jackdaw Saw

What the Jackdaw Saw

by Julia Donaldson
illustrated by Nick Sharratt

Ref: 13816

A lively jackdaw swoops over different landscapes-sea, woodland, fields and town- inviting all sorts of related animals-octopi, piglets and ferrets- to his party...but no one seems to understand him! What's going on? A clever rhyming, rhythmic book about friendship, with some BSL signs to learn along the way! Written by a former Children's Laureate (who herself has a hearing impairment) and with deaf children via the charity Life & Deaf. Comes with a CD which has the story read aloud alongside a British Sign Language video. Age 2-5, Paperback + CD/BSL Video 26pp
More Info What the Jackdaw Saw

What We Wear

What We Wear

Ref: 11993

A glorious photographic display of dress around the world including traditional costumes, uniforms and dressing up clothes! 'A bright, affirming book that celebrates global ceremony and identity. A visual treat and stimulus for discussion, craft/costume work, drama etc.' (Childrens Centre Coordinator). Age 3-6, American Import Paperback 31pp
More Info What We Wear

Where Are You, Sun Bear?

Where Are You, Sun Bear?

by Eun-mi Choi; retold by Joy Cowley
illustrated by Seong-bin Noh

Ref: 13941

An intrepid child sets out to find the sun bear within a forest landscape threatened by the destruction wreaked by human beings. A unique story set amongst the Iban tribe in 'Asia's Amazon', a dense forest in Malaysia. Interweaves an important environmental tale with indigenous storytelling and mythology incorporating forest fairies and a display of Amazonian wildlife (hornbills, tapirs, etc.) Truly excellent backnotes on Malaysia and the wider environmental context. A perfect schools resource. 'Worth buying for the amazing illustrations alone' (Maggie, EY Advisory Teacher, Letterbox reviewer). Age 4-7, Paperback 30pp
More Info Where Are You, Sun Bear?

While Mummy Hen Was Away

While Mummy Hen Was Away

Korean text by Young So You, retold by Grace Bowman
illustrated by Byeong Ho Han

Ref: 13262

Rhyming, mathematical puzzles from 0 to 5, fetauring hatching chickens and a greedy, chops-licking wolf. Set in Korea. "An unusual way of looking at adding and subtraction...a fun way of approaching it" (Former Primary Teacher, LL reviewer). Ps: no chicks are harmed! Age 3-6, Paperback 27pp
More Info While Mummy Hen Was Away

Who Built the Stable?

Who Built the Stable?

Ref: 12647

The Coretta Scott King Award-winning author thought up the title while travelling through a hilly, African landscape. The result is a simple, gentle, rhyming Nativity tale about a shepherd boy, apprenticed as a carpenter, and the stable he built... Age 3-6, American Import Hardback 32pp
More Info Who Built the Stable?

Whole World (+ Music CD)

Whole World (+ Music CD)

by Christopher Corr
CD sung by Fred Penner

Ref: 11847

The Whole World is in our hands- and it's ours to take care of. A fantastic little eco-song, complete with music CD and tips on how to keep the earth smiling! Age 3-5, Paperback + CD 29pp
More Info Whole World (+ Music CD)

Who's Hiding?

Who's Hiding?

Ref: 11853

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

Whose Tools?

Whose Tools?

by Toni Buzzeo
illustrated by jim Datz

Ref: 14918

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
More Info Whose Tools?

Wild Child

Wild Child

by Jeanne Willis
photos by Lorna Freytag

Ref: 12417

Shortlisted Little Rebels Award 2013 Dedicated to wild children everywhere. A glorious hymn to the wonders of the natural world, to toadstools and snails- and to every spirited child! 'Stunning pictures and lovely rhymes' (Childminder, LL reviewer). Age 4-7, Paperback 24pp
More Info Wild Child

Willow's Whispers

Willow's Whispers

by Lana Button
illustrated by Tania Howells

Ref: 10455

Willow's reluctance to express her needs above a tiny whisper gets her into all sorts of tangles. An enchanting and thoughtful story about a very shy child who discovers her inner microphone. Marvellous. Age 4-7, Canadian Import Hardback 29pp
More Info Willow's Whispers

Will There Be a Lap for Me?

Will There Be a Lap for Me?

by Dorothy Corey
illustrated by Nancy Poydar

Ref: 10456

Kyle has a special place on Mother's lap. But a new baby is on the way... Mum's tummy gets bigger and her lap gets smaller. Will there still be a lap for Kyle? Gentle and reassuring. Age 3-6, American Import Paperback 21pp
More Info Will There Be a Lap for Me?

Wind

Wind

Ref: 13975

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
More Info Wind

Words Are Not for Hurting

Words Are Not for Hurting

by Elizabeth Verdick
illustrated by Marieka Heinlen

Ref: 10471

Tips for carers and jaunty, rhythmic words create an ideal platform for learning to choose words that are helpful, not hurtful. Age 2-5, Hardback 24pp
More Info Words Are Not for Hurting

The Worst Princess

The Worst Princess

by Anna Kemp
illustrated by Sara Ogilvie

Ref: 12738

Forget about pretty dresses, fairytale weddings and grand balls; Princess Sue is all about adventure, mischief, and making unusual friends. Great stuff! Age 4-7, Paperback 29pp
More Info The Worst Princess

Year of the Jungle: Memories of the Home Front

Year of the Jungle: Memories of the Home Front

by Suzanne Collins
illustrated by James Proimos

Ref: 13335

"My dad has to go to something called a war. He will be gone a year. How long is a year?" The author of The Hunger Games turns her hand to a deeply moving story from a child's perspective as her father goes to war. Child-friendly illustrations bring a delicate lightness of touch. 'Deceptively simple text conveys much unsaid but deeply felt' (Eileen, Former Teacher, LL reviewer). 'Brilliant in so many ways' (Jayne, Primary Inclusion Manager, LL reviewer). Age 4-7, Hardback 38pp
More Info Year of the Jungle: Memories of the Home Front

Zeki Can Swim

Zeki Can Swim

by Anna McQuinn
illustrated by Ruth Hearson

Ref: 14316

Zeki is back...and this time, Dad has taken him to the pool! Swim nappy on, this little fish is all ready for the toddler/parent swim class with its kicking, splishy splashy sing-along and water piggybacks!. 'I loved this book! Lovely topic, lovely families, lovely images, just lovely! Rich diversity on every page' (Meryl, EY Consultant, LL reviewer). 'A feel good book. Very multicultural with bold bright coloured illustrations' (Ann Marie, EY Safeguarding Consultant, LL reviewer). Also, lovely to see that one of Zeki's little friends has a shortened arm. Age 2-5, Card Pages 23pp
More Info Zeki Can Swim

Zeki Loves Baby Club

Zeki Loves Baby Club

by Anna McQuinn
illustrated by Ruth Hearson

Ref: 13374

Lulu's brother, Zeki, stars in his very own story! Zeki loves Wednesdays. Wednesdays are Baby Club days which means singing the happy song and the stretchy song, wiggling and zooooooommming, making friends and cuddling. A super-bubbly and joyful parent and baby group, portrayed through warm illustrations which bounce with primary colours. Includes fabulous extension activities: the words to lots of baby time songs (If You're Happy, Peek a Boo!, Shake the Sillies); notes for carers about reading and language acquisition; a host of online resources such as videos featuring singstar babies and audio tracks at www.alannabooks.com- (scroll to 'Zeki's Baby Club'). Age Birth to 3, Card Pages 23pp
More Info Zeki Loves Baby Club

Zomo the Rabbit

Zomo the Rabbit

Ref: 10458

An entertaining and vivid retelling of a trickster escapade: Zomo, the speedy and clever rabbit of West Africa. Dazzlingly illustrated. Age 3-7, American Import Paperback 29pp
More Info Zomo the Rabbit