Books for kids age 0 to 5

Fun tales for little readers who are just starting their reading adventure!

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There's a Pig up my Nose!

John Dougherty & Laura Hughes

Winner of the Oscar's Book Prize 2018

What if a PIG got stuck up your NOSE? How ever would you get it out?

When Natalie has to go to school with a pig stuck up her nose, her whole class gets together to find a way to get the pig out. But how will they do it?

 

The perfect picture book for boys and girls aged 3 years and up – or for anyone who has ever got something stuck up their nose!

The One Hundred and One Dalmations

Peter Bentley, Dodie Smith, Steven Lenton

When Missis and Pongo’s darling Dalmatian puppies are stolen, they know just who to suspect . . . the evil Cruella de Vil! She’s enough to scare the spots off a pup and she would love nothing more than to turn them into a spotty fur coat!

With the help of some fearless furry friends, the parents set off on a brave rescue attempt. But can the Dalmatian parents rescue their precious pups in time?

 

A special 32 page picture book adaptation of Dodie Smith’s much-loved classic story, perfect for children aged 3 years and up.

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Spinderella

Julia Donaldson & Sebastien Braun

Spinderella the spider has a passion for football! She tries to play a match with her brothers and sisters but she doesn’t know how many spiders should be on each team. Even worse, she can’t count the goals!

Luckily for Spinderella, her Hairy Godmother has a plan . . .

 

Julia Donaldson does it again in this hugely engaging and funny story all about football, spiders and counting - what's not to love! The perfect picture book for children age 3 and up - boys and girls alike.

Hugs and Kisses

Sam Hay & Emma Dodd

Big Blue Whale is feeling small. Everyone has someone to hug except from him! On his journey to find the perfect hug he meets lots of sea creatures but he’s just too big for them to hug!

On the other side of the ocean, Octopus is playing bubble ball with her friends. But when she bangs her head (ouch!) she really needs a kiss better. But her tentacles are just too tangly and she begins to think she will never get a kiss better . . .

Flip the book to read each side of the story, ending with a huge pop-up surprise. Finding Nemo meets Guess How Much I Love You, ideal reading for children aged 3 and up

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The Biggest Story

Sarah Coyle & Dan Taylor

Errol’s mum is too busy to tell him a story because she has to do grown-up things, but he’s really, really bored. “Why don’t YOU think of a story?” his mum suggests. But Errol thinks this is a silly idea. He doesn’t know how to tell a story.

So he goes out to the garden to think. Just as he’s starting to give up, inspiration strikes and his story starts to grow and grow...

A picture book for little minds full of imagination aged 3 and up

The Dinosaur Who Lost Her Voice

Jullie Ballard & Francesca Gambatesa

Dinosaur Milly Jo has a beautiful singing voice, but when a storm rages and brings down a tree, it falls on top of Milly and she loses her lovely voice!
But can she find a new way to shine with the help of her friends?

Brought to life with bright, commercial artwork from Francesca Gambatesa which perfectly captures this hopeful and uplifting story.

An uplifting new picture book for toddlers featuring a protagonist with a disability

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The Night Pirates

Peter Harris & Deborah Allwright

One night, young Tom is awoken by noises outside his house. He peeps out of the window and what should he see but PIRATES. And stranger still – they’re GIRL PIRATES stealing the front of his house!

 

Tom joins their adventure across the high seas to an island where some rather lazy and silly grown-up pirates are guarding their treasure...

A much-loved adventure on the high seas, perfect for every reader who loved Pirates Love Underpants and The Pirates Next Door.

Ellie's Magic Wellies

Amy Sparkes & Nick East

Ellie Pengelly is fed up and bored, until she gets a pair of MAGICAL new wellies!  When Ellie goes out to explore in her new wellies she jumps into a puddle but . . . something jumps out!

When the strange Flibberty-Gibberty starts juggling with jam, guzzling and gobbling food and squeezling toothpaste he makes quite a mess! Will Ellie manage to clean up all the mess before mum gets home?

A fantastic rhyming picture book story from Roald Dahl Prize award-winning Amy Sparkes and the illustrator behind the hugely successful Goodnight series for children

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Night Monkey, Day Monkey

Julia Donaldson & Lucy Richards

Julia Donaldson’s beloved rhyming picture book story about two monkeys with adorable, sumptuous illustrations from Lucy Richards. 

Night Monkey and Day Monkey don’t think they have much in common. But when they each spend time in the other's opposite worlds, they learn a lot - and they also learn to be the best of friends.

 

The perfect storytelling experience and ideal bedtime book for babies and toddlers.

 

1, 2, 3, Do the Dinosaur

Michelle Robinson & Rosalind Beardshaw

Stomp your feet, swish your tail and get ready to do the dinosaur!

Follow toddler Tom as he teaches you and all his friends exactly how to be a dinosaur. There’s a rumble in the jungle and Tom calls on all his friends to copy him as they chomp, slash, swish and roar together. But when they stumble across a huge hill, they’re in for a big, toothy surprise . . .

Fans of the Ten Little Series and Oi Frog! will love doing all the actions and joining in with Tom and the other dinosaurs

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The Book Without a Story

Caroline Rabei

When the library closes, and the last librarian has gone home to bed . . . the books come alive and tell stories of their adventures. But Dusty the book has never been borrowed and dreams of finding someone to share his story with . . .

Will he find his perfect reader?

A celebration of libraries, books and the joy of sharing stories, perfect for sharing before bedtime.

Muffins for Mummies (George's Amazing Adventures)

Adam & Charlotte Guillain, Lee Wildish

Join George for a Night at the Museum-style adventure in the latest title in the bestselling picture book series George’s Amazing Adventures. This time someone’s been stealing cakes from the museum café and George (armed with 25 muffins as bait) is off to crack the crime!

 

Can George and his faithful puppy Trixie track down the criminal without getting squashed by a great big mammoth?

A fast-paced rhyming picture book tale that toddlers will love!

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Molly's Magic Wardrobe: The Mermaid Mission

Adam & Charlotte Guillain, Garry Parsons

Join Molly on a magical adventure as she visits the enchanted dressing-up wardrobe in her Granny's house. There are so many costumes to choose from in her magic dressing-up wardrobe.

Today she's going to be . . . a mermaid! With a whizz and a pop and a shower of stars, Molly dives below the sea and soon finds herself on a mission: she must race to save the mermaids' shipwreck from some pesky sharks!

For little readers age 3 and up who want to swim off on an adventure of their own.

Sir Charlie Stinky Socks: The Dinosaur's Return

Kristina Stephenson

By the light of a silvery moon, Sir Charlie Stinky Socks and his faithful friends are heading for Thunder Mountain. Their mission? To take a little dinosaur home.

But the biggest adventure EVER lies in store. Join our brave young knight and his faithful friends as their adventure leads them towards a volcano that might erupt at any moment and into the middle of a dinosaur stampede!

You little adventurer will ask you to read this story aloud again and again.

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