Novelty Books and CDs

10 Things I Can Do to Help My World

10 Things I Can Do to Help My World

Ref: 11612

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
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16 Little Books for Little Hands

16 Little Books for Little Hands

Ref: 11600

Tiny fiction and non-fiction paperbacks in a box! Created by authors/artists from across the African nations. 'Super little compilation of multicultural books' (Children's Centre Head, LL reviewer). Age 2-5, 16 x S. African Import Paperbacks 10pp
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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: 13154

"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
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The Animal Boogie + Music CD

The Animal Boogie + Music CD

Ref: 11623

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.
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Busy Airport

Busy Airport

by Rebecca Finn

Ref: 12715

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

Busy Bookshop

by Rebecca Finn

Ref: 14993

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

Busy Builders

by Rebecca Finn

Ref: 14994

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

Busy Playtime

Ref: 13429

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

Busy Town

by Rebecca Finn

Ref: 12714

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

Dinosaur Rap

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

Ref: 15891

"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
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Getting Ready

Getting Ready

Ref: 14953

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

Knick Knack Paddy Whack (+ Music/Animation CD)

sung by Steve Songs
illustrated by Christiane Engel

Ref: 11850

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
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Lulu Loves the Library (+ Multi-Language CD)

Lulu Loves the Library (+ Multi-Language CD)

by Anna McQuinn
illustrated by Rosalind Beardshaw

Ref: 11621

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
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Lulu Loves Stories (+ Multi-Language CD)

Lulu Loves Stories (+ Multi-Language CD)

by Anna McQuinn
illustrated by Rosalind Beardshaw

Ref: 11622

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
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Mary Had a Little Lamb (BB)

Mary Had a Little Lamb (BB)

Ref: 12792

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

Mirror

Ref: 11608

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
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My First Lift and Learn: First Words

My First Lift and Learn: First Words

Ref: 15898

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

One, Two, Peekaboo!

Ref: 15474

A one to ten counting rhyme with irresistible tactile flaps to lift! Age 0-3 Boardbook 10pp
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Outdoor Opposites

Outdoor Opposites

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

Ref: 13858

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
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Play Time, Puppy!

Play Time, Puppy!

Ref: 15893

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

Rosie Revere Two Book Special Offer

by Andrea Beaty
illustrated by David Roberts

Ref: 14585

"This is the story of Rosie Revere, who dreamed of becoming a great engineer". A gender-role-busting picture book about a dazzlingly inventive girl who sets out to create a flying gizmo using cheese-copters, paddles and tennis balls...inspiring a classroom of gadget-builders in her wake! As much about triumphing over failures as it is about celebrating aspiring engineers, this beautifully produced, award-winning, book has become a favourite amongst our customers, particularly schools and parents keen to encourage girls into STEM subjects. AND you can now get an accompanying activity book, a.k.a. "Rosie Revere's Big Project Book for Bold Engineers" which has up to 40 things to create and invent! Alongside superbly geeky information -such as different kinds of engineering, basic machinery- there are tips for designing machines which turns "thingies" into "gizmos", instructions for making a basic solar oven (using cookie dough and foil) as well as a catapult perfectly attuned to marshmallow-flinging. Scattered throughout there are also 'Real-World Problems' for budding engineers opt consider such as how we can save more water and how to harness wind/sun energy to cook with. Age 4-8 Hardback book 30pp and Paperback activity book 93pp For children who fancy themselves more as scientists than as engineers, check out Ada Twist, Scientist. Retail Price 21.98
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Rosie Revere's Big Project Book For Bold Engineers

Rosie Revere's Big Project Book For Bold Engineers

by Andrea Beaty
illustrated by David Roberts

Ref: 14589

Do you like to make things? Dream up gadgets to improve your life and the lives of others? Then you'll enjoy this fantastic project book which has up to 40 things to create and invent! Alongside superbly geeky information -such as different kinds of engineering, basic machinery- there are tips for designing machines which turns "thingies" into "gizmos", instructions for making a basic solar oven (using cookie dough and foil) as well as a catapult perfectly attuned to marshmallow-flinging. Scattered throughout there are also 'Real-World Problems' for budding engineers opt consider such as how we can save more water and how to harness wind/sun energy to cook with. Age 4-8, Paperback activity book 93pp
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Rumble! Roar! Let's Build

Rumble! Roar! Let's Build

Ref: 15905

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

The Shape Song Swingalong (+ Music/Animation CD)

by Stevesongs
illustrated by David Simm

Ref: 15001

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, 22pp
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Space Song Rocket Ride

Space Song Rocket Ride

by Sunny Scribes
illustrated by David Sim

Ref: 13831

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
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The Story Tree (+ Story CD)

The Story Tree (+ Story CD)

retold by Hugh Lupton
illustrated by Sophie Fatus

Ref: 14995

Seven sumptuously illustrated traditional tales from around the world, retold with plenty of rhythms, repetitions and simplicity. Includes full length story CD. 'A wonderful book' (Ofsted Inspector, Letterbox reviewer). Age 4-9 Paperback + CD 57pp
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Super Daisy

Super Daisy

by Kes Gray
illustrated by Nick Sharratt

Ref: 11857

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
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What a Wonderful World + Music CD

What a Wonderful World + Music CD

based on the song by B. Thiele & G. D. Weiss, as sung by Louis Armstrong
illustrated by Tim Hopgood

Ref: 15070

Based on the lyrics of the song made world-famous by Louis Armstrong. A child basks in the delights of the natural world and wonders at the magic of humanity. The illustrator was inspired to do this book by a memory of learning the song while he was at school. Comes with a CD with the song performed by Armstrong himself. 'What a joyful and beautifully illustrated book' (Carey, Childminder, Letterbox Library reviewer.) Age 2-7, Paperback + CD 28pp
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Wheel at Work: Construction

Wheel at Work: Construction

Ref: 15076

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

Wheel at Work: Farm

Ref: 15080

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

Who's Hiding?

Ref: 11856

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