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Snow Lion, by Jim Helmore, illustrated by Richard Jones, published by Simon & Schuster

When Caro and her mum move to a new house, Caro becomes lonely. There’s only so much exploring she can do by herself! It’s not long though before she makes a new friend – The Snow Lion. He’s as white as snow, and together they have fun playing hide and seek, chasing and sliding. However, it’s soon time for Caro to venture out on her own . . .

With a slighty magical, classic feel and a lovely message, The Snow Lion is a story which will appeal to children and parents alike, and the beautiful illustrations make this a book to treasure.

Are You There Little Elephant?, published by Usborne

In this beautifully illustrated hide-and-seek series, children can “spot” the elephant through a hole on each page… but when they turn the page it isn’t the elephant at all! Very young children will love searching for the elusive elephant, and all the charming details and other animals they discover along the way.

Enter our competition for your chance to win 1 of 5 copies (closing date 30th September 2017).

I thought I saw a… dinosaur!, by Lydia Nichols, published by Templar

This silly but stylish slider book is sure to give little ones a giggle. They’ll love joining in with a game of hide-and-seek as they move the sliders to reveal the dinosaur hiding in every scene. Is it behind the sofa? Or in the shower? Just push the slider to find out!

With beautiful artwork from google doodler Lydia Nichols, all the family will enjoy reading and playing with this fresh new novelty series.


Yoga Babies
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y Fearne Cotton, illustrated by Sheena Dempsey, published by Andersen

Meet the yoga babies! Family life’s hectic, but yoga helps everyone chill out, from Emily in the garden to Honey at bathtime. And once you’ve seen what the yoga babies can do, why not give it a try?

Sir Charlie Stinky Socks: The Dinosaur’s Return, by Kristina Stephenson, published by Egmont

Sir Charlie Stinky Socks is back for his 10th anniversary in a brand new action-packed, funny and charming adventure!

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 into the middle of a dinosaur stampede and towards a volcano that might erupt at any moment!

For fun Sir Charlie Stinky Socks activity sheets, click here.

Unplugged, by Steve Antony, published by Hachette

BLIP spends all day plugged into her computer, playing games and having fun. But when there is a POWER CUT, Blip goes down the stairs and out the front door, where she discovers playing games and having fun . . . OUTSIDE. Isn’t it wonderful to be UNPLUGGED?

A delightful picture book about the wonders of all the fun you can have inside AND outside, by the award-winning Steve Antony, author of the bestselling Please Mr Panda.

Winnie and Wilbur: The Naughty Knight, by Valerie Thomas, illustrated by Korky Paul, published by Oxford University Press

We’re super excited for the latest commotion from our favourite witch and her trusty sidekick. Winnie and Wilbur. In a medieval castle. In disguise. What could possibly go wrong…? Quite a lot, it turns out, with a naughty knight on the loose! In this latest picture book from Valerie Thomas and Korky Paul, Winnie and Wilbur go back in time to enjoy all the thrills and spectacles of castle life and they’d like you to join them!

Discover more about Winnie and Wilbur, including fun activity sheets on their website: https://www.winnieandwilbur.com/

The Ugly Five, by Julia Donaldson, illustrated by Axel Scheffler, published by Scholastic

Who’s that singing on the savannah? It’s the top-five ugly animals in Africa! The wildebeest, warthog, vulture, hyena and marabou stork swagger proudly across the savannah, rejoicing in their ugliness – and delighting their babies, who think they’re perfect just the way they are. Inspired by the real-life Ugly Five safari animals, Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s brand-new picture book is a jubilant celebration of animals who are often rather unloved. The funny, heart-warming rhyme is a joy to read aloud, while bold, comical illustrations bring the savannah spectacularly to life.

Imagine, words by John Lennon, foreword by Yoko Ono Lennon, illustrated by Jean Jullien, published by Frances Lincoln Children’s Books

Set to the lyrics of John Lennon’s iconic song Imagine, one little pigeon sets off on a mission to spread the word of peace around the world.

Find out how to make your own Imagine peace bunting.

Click here to find out more about the book and share your own message of peace to people across the world plus, enter our competition to win a copy of the book (competition closes on 25th September 2017).

 

Peppa: Pumpkin Competition, published by Ladybird

It’s time for the Halloween pumpkin competition at playgroup and Grandpa Pig has grown Peppa a really special pumpkin. The trouble is, it’s a little bit too big to fit in the car. . . In fact, it might just be the Biggest Pumpkin in the World!

This pumpkin-shaped board book is the perfect Halloween treat for fans of Peppa and George.

Owl Babies, by Martin Waddell, illustrated by Patrick Benson, published by Walker Books

A special 25th anniversary edition of a bestselling modern classic, Owl Babies is a comforting read for any toddler who has ever worried about mum leaving them alone, or any child starting pre-school for the very first time.

Sarah, Percy and Bill the baby owls wake one night to find their mother gone. And as the darkness gathers and they perch patiently on their branch waiting for her return, oh how they worry! Never has the plight of young ones who miss their mum been so sensitively told or so beautifully rendered as in this tale from picture book masters, Patrick Benson and Martin Waddell and, with a foreword and gorgeous golden foil on the cover and spine, this edition is one to share and treasure.

Enter our competition for your chance to win 1 of 5 copies of the book (closing date is 30th September 2017).

Funnybones, by Janet and Allan Ahlberg, published by Puffin

This is how the story begins.
On a dark dark hill there was a dark dark town.
In the dark dark town there was a dark dark street . . .

Janet and Allan’s frightfully funny Hallowe’en classic tells the story of three skeletons – a big skeleton, a little skeleton and a dog skeleton – who venture out of their cellar one night to find someone to scare, only to find that everyone is in bed. Who will they scare now?!

This is a new edition with an accompanying CD, featuring the story read by acclaimed comic actor Stephen Mangan.

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