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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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Before After

Before After

Anne-Margot Ramstein, Matthias Aregui

A beautiful, smart and graphic picture book that explores the theme of before and after.

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Who Will Comfort Toffle?

Who Will Comfort Toffle?

Tove Jansson, Sophie Hannah

Toffle is driven from his home by frightening noises of the forest. Too shy, at first, to approach the many colourful Moomin characters he passes along the way, he gains confidence by discovering a scared and lonely Miffle who...

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 Read reviewInside the Villains

Inside the Villains

Clotilde Perrin

An extraordinary pop-up book that reveals the secrets of the most famous fairytale villians: giants, wolves and witches

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 Read reviewCan I Build Another Me?

Can I Build Another Me?

Shinsuke Yoshitake

Follows a child's hilarious, wildly inventive train of thought as he decides to make a clone of himself - and starts to ponder what makes him.

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On A Magical Do-Nothing Day

On A Magical Do-Nothing Day

Beatrice Alemagna

All I want to do on a rainy day like today is play my game, but my mom says it's a waste of time. The game makes my mom crazy. Angry. She takes it away. I take it back. I wish Dad had come with us on this rainy, gray...

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The Marvellous Fluffy Squishy Itty Bitty

The Marvellous Fluffy Squishy Itty Bitty

Beatrice Alemagna

From one of the most renowned and exciting illustrators working today, a picture book with a distinctive style mixing collage, paint and drawing

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Wolfy

Wolfy

Gregoire Solotareff, Daniel Hahn

An enduring bestseller at last available in English, this is a masterful picture book about a rabbit and a wolf who want to be best friends.

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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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The Artists

The Artists

Carles Porta

A visually immersive tale about friendship and the joys of losing oneself in the pursuit of creativity; the first instalment of the Hidden Valley series.

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The Visitor

The Visitor

Antje Damm

New York Times Best Illustrated Book 2018-a story about friendship and shyness, full of light and colour, that plays out in a mini theatre.

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Mum at School

Mum at School

Eric Veille

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Anno's Journey

Anno’s Journey

Mitsumasa Anno

Join Hans Christian Andersen Medal-winner Mitsumasa Anno for a marvelous illustrated journey through northern Europe in this stunning wordless picture book that brings the artist's inventive eye to the worlds of art and...

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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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 Read reviewSeasons

Seasons

Blexbolex, Linda Burgess

A stunning book exploring the cycle of seasons, the passage of time, the way people live, play, forget, remember ... Through objects, places and actions, the world is revealed as both permanent and ever-changing.

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Duck, Death and the Tulip

Duck, Death and the Tulip

Wolf Erlbruch, Wolf Erlbruch (Author), Catherine Chidgey, Penelope Todd

In a strangely heart-warming and beautifully illustrated story, a duck strikes up an unlikely friendship with Death.

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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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The Ear

The Ear

Piret Raud

A surreal and charming fable about Van Gogh's headless ear and her search for identity, purpose, and acceptance, by Estonia's leading children's book illustrator.

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Professional Crocodile

Professional Crocodile

Giovanna Zoboli

What if Lyle the Crocodile had a job? This beautifully illustrated and funny storybook will resonate with both children and adults.

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It Might Be An Apple

It Might Be An Apple

Shinsuke Yoshitake

A boisterous, philosophical shaggy dog story for young children that follows a child's hilarious, wildly inventive train of thought through all the things an apple might be if it is not, in fact, an apple. It encourages a...

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What Happens Next?

What Happens Next?

Shinsuke Yoshitake

A sensitive and gently humorous look at a little boy's imaginings of where his Grandpa goes after he dies.

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My Dog Mouse

My Dog Mouse

Eva Lindstrom

A dog walk with Mouse: an old, slow dog with ears as thin as pancakes.

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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 Lost Dads Home

The Lost Dads Home

Eric Veille, Pauline Martin

When a young boy accidentally loses track of his dad, he sets out to find him at the Lost Dads Home. It is a fascinating place filled with all kinds of lost dads, most of them in fairly good condition.

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Harold Snipperpot's Best Disaster Ever

Harold Snipperpot’s Best Disaster Ever

Beatrice Alemagna

A fun, heart-warming story about a lonely boy named Harold Snipperpot, and what happens when his parents decide to throw him a birthday party.

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Everyone Walks Away

Everyone Walks Away

Eva Lindstrom

A beautiful, multi-layered book about loneliness, exclusion and belonging.

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The Five Misfits

The Five Misfits

Beatrice Alemagna

When Mr Perfect comes to stay, the five misfits find themselves questioning what their purpose in life is. Can they teach him that not fitting in is more fun than trying to be perfect? A quirky, allegorical picture book from the...

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Still Stuck

Still Stuck

Shinsuke Yoshitake

A hilarious picture book about what happens when a little boy gets stuck in his clothes

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