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I Love a Book by Joe Rhatigan, illustrated by Olga and Aleksey Ivanov, published by Quarto

 It’s a book… about books!  There is nothing like reading a book to take any child into a magical world of creativity, imagination, and joy.

Illustrated by the renowned husband/wife team, Olga and Aleksey Ivanov.

Joe Rhatigan is a writer and editor who lives with his wife and children in Asheville, North Carolina. He has written many acclaimed and award-winning books for children, including White House Kids, Alice in Wonderland: Down the Rabbit Hole, Alice in Wonderland: The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party and People You Gotta Meet Before You Grow Up!

Enter our competition for a chance to win a bundle of Quarto books including I Love a Book (closes on the 23rd November 2017).

Hortense and the Shadow by Natalia O’Hara and Lauren O’Hara, published by Puffin

‘Through the dark and wolfish woods, through the white and silent snow, lived a small girl called Hortense. Though kind and brave, she was sad as an owl because of one thing . . . Hortense hated her shadow.’

A beautifully illustrated dark fairy tale that will remind you of the fables you read as a child. A treasure not to be missed.

Snow Penguin by Tony Mitton, published by Bloomsbury

In the frozen Antarctic, one curious little penguin decides to explore the ice and the snow and the sea. On his travels he sees two blue whales, a family of sea lions and a whole school of orca, but soon Penguin starts to miss his own family. Sometimes coming home is the best adventure of all.

Told in rhyming couplets, this feel-good book is perfect for bedtimes and cuddle-up times. From bestselling author Tony Mitton, and beautifully illustrated by Alison Brown.

The T-Rex Who Lost His Specs! By Jeanne Willis & Tony Ross, published by Andersen

When T-Rex loses his glasses, his whole day, his whole world, is thrown into chaos: he can’t tell his breakfast kipper from a slipper, then he mistakes a prehistoric owl for his bath towel!

A laugh-out-loud tale from legendary picture book duo Willis and Ross.

Supertato: Evil Pea Rules! by Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet, published by Simon & Schuster

It’s all very well being a superhero and saving the day… but what if there was no one there to cause the chaos? To provide these heroes with their chances to shine? Would we even need superheroes?!

Fortunately, this isn’t something we will have to worry about any time soon. The Evil Pea is BACK! And this time he has his biggest, most dastardly plan yet to take over the supermarket…

For a chance to win one of ten copies of Supertato: Evil Pea Rules! enter our competition by the 30th November 2017.

Jane Foster’s Animals by Jane Foster, published by Templar Publishing

Babies will love exploring this soft cloth book whilst learning their first animal words. From cats and dogs, to fish and birds, familiarise little ones with their first animals with Jane Foster’s delightful artwork. This book is the perfect size for little hands to hold on to and comes with a crinkle-effect front cover for extra sensory excitement. With bold, vibrant artwork by Jane Foster and beautifully presented in a gift box, this cloth book makes an ideal present for new-borns.

Oliver Elephant by Lou Peacock and Helen Stephens, published by Nosy Crow

A beautifully illustrated story about a little boy who loses his most favourite cuddly toy elephant when he’s Christmas shopping. Will he ever find Oliver again in the enormous department store?

The Tale of Peter Rabbit: Gift Edition, published by Warne

Beatrix Potter’s work reflects her interest in animals, natural history and the environment. She liked to imagine her characters in her favourite, natural places, so she created a special world for Peter Rabbit.

Before the full-colour edition of The Tale of Peter Rabbit was published by Frederick Warne & Co., Potter arranged a private printing of the book with Strangeways & Sons in 1901. It was illustrated with black-and-white line drawings, and it is these illustrations which have been adapted for this special gift edition of the tale.

Potter’s drawings have been combined with a variety of patterns that take inspiration from the natural world in which the tale is set.

The botanical patterns reflect Potter’s illustrations, and the soft, natural palette and block-printing effect refers back to the Golden Age of children’s illustrated books.

The Boy from Mars by Simon James, published by Walker

The day that Stanley’s mum had to go away, he decided to go to Mars. In his place, a not-very-well-behaved Martian arrived. He looked just like Stanley, but he wouldn’t eat his vegetables, he wouldn’t clean his teeth and he certainly didn’t play nicely in the playground. Dad’s not sure what Mum will think when she gets back. Will the Martian still be there, or will the real Stanley get back in time?


The Incredible Fold-Out Book of Animals, published by DK

An extraordinary animal book which folds out to reveal fascinating facts and stunning action-packed photos.

Bite-sized facts and beautiful illustrations combine to give a delightful introduction to wild friends both old and new, including pouncing tigers, gigantic elephants, leaping orca, colourful chameleons, chattering toucans and cheeky orangutans. The Incredible Fold-Out Book of Animals encourages children to learn about some of the world’s most incredible creatures with big flaps, amazing photos and cool facts!

Simon Sock by Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet, published by Hachette

Simon is an odd, stripey sock. He lives in the drawers with all the other socks. Every day two socks get picked to go on an adventure. The sparklies go to parties. The woolies go the park. The smarts go to school. Everyone has a pair… except Simon. Will he ever find his perfect match?

Dear Zoo Puzzle Blocks, published by Pan Macmillan

Dear Zoo celebrates 35 years with a new look and an innovative new puzzle format perfect for keeping toddlers entertained for hours.

Unicorn Sticker Book by Fiona Watt, published by Usborne

A magical activity book with lots of scenes to decorate and fill with unicorns, including a sunny meadow, a majestic rainbow, the gardens of an ice castle, and more. With over 250 stickers, some of which are sparkly.

Enter our competition for your chance to win a Unicorns Sticker Book (closing date 30th November 2017).