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 Read reviewFossils from Lost Worlds

Fossils from Lost Worlds

Damien Laverdunt, Helene Rajcak, Daniel Hahn

A large-format non-fiction picture book that describes the incredible creatures that once walked the Earth, with a lively mix of illustrations, comics and facts.

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Jefferson

Jefferson

Jean-Claude Mourlevat, Ros Schwartz

When Jefferson the hedgehog goes to his hairdresser's, he's shocked to discover the barber lying dead on the floor.

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A Mother Is a House

A Mother Is a House

Aurore Petit, Daniel Hahn

This crisp and contemporary picture book offers a unique baby's eye view of the first year, from birth to first steps.

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Akissi: Even More Tales of Mischief

Akissi: Even More Tales of Mischief

Marguerite Abouet, Mathieu Sapin

Our plucky young troublemaker Akissi is back with even more tales of mischief on The Ivory Coast! This time, she plays matchmaker with mixed results, tries to avoid moving to the snowy, wolf-infested wilds of Paris, and turns her...

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 Read reviewWhy Do I Feel Like This?

Why Do I Feel Like This?

Shinsuke Yoshitake

A witty, perceptive picture book that will help children develop emotional resilience.

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White Fox

White Fox

Chen Jiatong

Dilah is a young white fox who returns home to find his mother gravely injured. Before she dies, she tells him of a secret treasure with the power to make animals human. But wicked blue foxes want it too and will stop at nothing...

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 Read reviewHattie

Hattie

Frida Nilsson, Stina Wirsen, Julia Marshall

A funny, lively, sympathetic illustrated chapter book about a street-smart country girl in her first year of school, from internationally award-winning Frida Nilsson.

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All's Happy That Ends Happy

All’s Happy That Ends Happy

Rose Lagercrantz, Eva Eriksson

The final book in the acclaimed and beloved chapter book series that celebrates Dani's special ability to be happy and make others happy too.    

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Where Is the Dragon?

Where Is the Dragon?

Leo Timmers, James Brown

A stellar picture book by New York Times Best Illustrated Book recipient Leo Timmers. Three knights with only one candle seek a dragon in the dark.

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The Ice Sea Pirates

The Ice Sea Pirates

Frida Nilsson, Davd Barrow

The cold bites and the sea lashes in this page-turning adventure on the ice seas. No one but ten-year-old Siri dares to face treacherous sailors, hungry wolves and the arctic winter to save her younger sister from the dreaded...

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The Letter for the King

The Letter for the King

Tonke Dragt, Laura Watkinson

When Tiuri answers a desperate call for help, he finds himself on a perilous mission that could cost him his life. He must deliver a secret letter to the King who lives across the Great Mountains - a letter upon which the future...

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Everybody Counts: A counting story from 0 to 7.5 billion

Everybody Counts: A counting story from 0 to 7.5 billion

Kristin Roskifte

Everybody Counts takes readers on a lively journey through all the diversity the world has to offer, from 0 to 7.5 billion.

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Nonstop

Nonstop

Tomi Ungerer

This book, the final masterpiece from Tomi Ungerer, is a timely, thought-provoking tale of friendship, trust, and hope - originally conceived for readers aged 5-8, this is also a must-read for all fans of the artist's iconic work

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My Neighbor Totoro: A Novel

My Neighbor Totoro: A Novel

Tsugiko Kubo, Hayao Miyazaki

The beloved animation classic by legendary Studio Ghibli director Hayao Miyazaki, My Neighbor Totoro is now retold in novel form. This prestige, hardcover edition features original illustrations by Miyazaki himself, accompanying a...

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A Bear Named Bjorn

A Bear Named Bjorn

Delphine Perret, Antony Shugaar

Bjorn lives in a cave. The walls are soft, the ground is comfortable, and just in front there is new grass and a rough tree, perfect for back-scratching.

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Dragon Rider

Dragon Rider

Cornelia Funke

The very first dragon adventure from the legendary Cornelia Funke!   

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 Special priceThat Summer

That Summer

Inger Hagerup, Paul Rene Gauguin, Becky L. Crook

Surreal, playful poems from Norway's greatest poet-artist collaboration ever! What could be better for children, who are naturally the freest and most universal of creators?

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The Stone Giant

The Stone Giant

Anna Hoglund, Julia Marshall

A story of cunning, courage and survival, in which a girl sets out to save her father from the giant who turns people to stone

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Captain Rosalie

Captain Rosalie

Timothee de Fombelle, Isabelle Arsenault, Sam Gordon

This story previously appeared, in slightly different form, in The great war (Candlewick Press, 2015) --Page facing title page.

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The Big Little Thing

The Big Little Thing

Beatrice Alemagna

A beautiful new book exploring the wonderful way that happiness enters our lives and changes the way we look at the world!

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The Forest

The Forest

Riccardo Bozzi, Violeta Lopiz, Valerio Vidali

A book about the journey of life, from our wide-eyes of childhood through the tangles and brambles, into our end.

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Encyclopedia of Grannies

Encyclopedia of Grannies

Eric Veille

An offbeat book full of word play and humour, answering all your questions about grandmas-especially the ones you never thought to ask.

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 Read reviewPippi Longstocking

Pippi Longstocking

Astrid Lindgren, Lauren Child

Pippi Longstocking, Astrid Lindgren's nine-year-old heroine, burst onto the bookshelf in 1945 and has remained a firm favourite with children the world over. Here her story is illustrated with flair and humour by Lauren Child,...

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Finn Family Moomintroll

Finn Family Moomintroll

Tove Jansson

It's spring in the valley and the Moomins are ready for adventure. Moomintroll and his friends find the Hobgoblin's top hat, just waiting to be taken home. They soon realize that his is no ordinary hat. Illustrations.

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The Runaways

The Runaways

Ulf Stark, Kitty Crowther

Grandson and grandpa run away together for a one-night adventure. This novel is filled with warmth and humour, from one of the world's best writers for children.

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 Read reviewZanzibar

Zanzibar

Catharina Valckx

An uplifting, warmhearted early chapter book about a crow, who proves you can move mountains (or even dromedaries) and perform truly heroic deeds if you believe in yourself.

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Everybody Poos

Everybody Poos

Taro Gomi

A no-nonsense approach to poo to encourage children not to be ashamed about potty training.

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Rivers

Rivers

Peter Goes

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Jump!

Jump!

Tatsuhide Matsuoka

A joyful jumping boardbook to share with babies and toddlers.

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I Can Be Anything

I Can Be Anything

Shinsuke Yoshitake

A pre-bedtime game of charades full of silliness and surprises that will delight kids and parents alike.

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Anatomy: A Cutaway Look Inside the Human Body

Anatomy: A Cutaway Look Inside the Human Body

Helene Druvert, Helene Druvert

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Bruno

Bruno

Catharina Valckx, Nicolas Hubesch, Antony Shugaar

Days come and go, and for Bruno they always bring something interesting. And once in a while, a day comes along that is just about perfect! These six linked stories are full of friendship, silliness, and the little moments that...

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Sports are fantastic fun!

Sports are fantastic fun!

Ole Konnecke

A witty picture dictionary of the world's most popular sports

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Where Dani Goes, Happy Follows

Where Dani Goes, Happy Follows

Rose Lagercrantz, Eva Eriksson, Julia Marshall

A stand-alone follow-up to the acclaimed chapter books that began with New York Times Notable Book My Happy Life

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All the Dear Little Animals

All the Dear Little Animals

Ulf Nilsson, Eva Eriksson, Julia Marshall

A funny illustrated chapter book about three children who decide someone must bury all the world's poor dead animals.

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Yours Sincerely, Giraffe

Yours Sincerely, Giraffe

Megumi Iwasa, Jun Takabatake

Giraffe is bored, as usual. He'd love a friend to share things with. So he writes a letter and sends it as far as possible across the other side of the horizon. There he finds a pen pal-Penguin.

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Two for Me, One for You

Two for Me, One for You

Jorg Muhle

A new story from the author of bestselling Tickle My Ears: two friends share three mushrooms...who will get the extra one?

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Tickle My Ears

Tickle My Ears

Joerg Muhle (Author)

Tickle My Ears brings a wonderful new bedtime ritual: clap your hands, plump the pillow, give little rabbits ears a tickle, stroke his back, pull up the covers and plant a goodnight kiss. And dont forget to turn out the light:...

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Stories of the Night

Stories of the Night

Kitty Crowther

A modern fairytale storybook set in the magical illustrated world of Astrid Lindgren Award recipient Kitty Crowther

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