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New books in August (ages 0-5)

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Together We Can, written by Caryl Hart and illustrated by Ali Pye , published by Scholastic

Our friends are all different,
but one thing is true,
each one is quite precious
and that includes YOU!

Award-winning Caryl Hart and Ali Pye have created a beautifully funfilled and vibrant picture book showing children forming friendships and displaying kindness and compassion.

The perfect rhyming read-aloud with joyous illustrations, this book celebrates diversity and inclusivity throughout and highlights how important togetherness is in our world.

 

My Pet Star by Corrinne Averiss, published by Orchard Books

A magical story about the importance of kindness and friendship.

When a little girl finds a lost star, she takes it home and cares for it, just like a beloved pet. She reads it stories, makes it special snacks and tucks it into bed at night. The more she cares for the star, the brighter it glows. Until, one day, it’s time to let go …

A heartfelt story about caring for others and learning to let go, from BAFTA award-winning writer and CILIP Greenaway-nominated author Corrinne Averiss. Perfect for sharing at bedtime.

 

Button & Popper by Oili Tanninen, published by Thames & Hudson

Twin brothers Button & Popper are part of a big family of pixies who live happily in an apple tree. But when autumn comes and the tree becomes a cold and wet place to live, Button and Popper trek into the city find their family a new home.

Luck strikes when, through a most fortunate mix-up at the market, the pixies meet Professor Pilli and find themselves looking after his house while he is away at the South Pole.

 

This is a Dog by Ross Collins, published by Nosy Crow

Cosmo’s family is falling apart and it’s up to Cosmo to keep them together. He knows exactly what to do. There’s only one problem.

Cosmo is a Golden Retriever.

A delightfully silly story about a mischievous dog who loves the limelight!

Click here to win 1 of 3 copies of This is a Dog

 

Princesses Don’t Parp, written by Peter Bently and illustrated by Eric Heyman, published by Simon & Schuster

The Princess is getting ready for her ball at the palace of Par Ping. She’s starting to feel nervous. What happens if she pumps or parps or does bum-blasts or toots, bottom-burps, whizpops or poots?

That shouldn’t be a problem though, as everyone knows princesses don’t pump… 

 

Ravi’s Roar, written and illustrated by Tom Percival, published by Bloomsbury

Most of the time Ravi can control his temper, but one day he lets out the tiger within …

Being a tiger is great fun at first – tigers can do ANYTHING they want! But who wants to play with a growling, roaring, noisy, wild tiger who won’t share or play nicely? Ravi is about to discover something very important about expressing his feelings and making amends.

A clever and engaging book about temper tantrums, dealing with emotions and learning to express and understand your feelings. The perfect book for helping with bad days and noisy outbursts.

 

My Nursery in 100 Words by Sophie Beer and QED Publishing, published by words & pictures

Lunchboxteachersharingcrayonsswingblocksgold starsmiling… introduce your little ones to the words they’ll encounter when they start nursery.

My Nursery in 100 Words introduces a range of different scenes and objects, from getting dressed and eating breakfast with the family to different activities at nursery – including playtime, circle time and arts and crafts – and then home time. Interspersed with labels for practical objects are more abstract terms such as happykindness and family, teaching children about emotions and mindfulness as well as educational vocabulary.

 

This Little Piggy: A Counting Book by Jarvis, published by Walker Books

Count from one to ten while wiggling your toes in this goofy twist on the classic nursery rhyme!

From award-winning bookmaker Jarvis, the creator of Alan’s Big, Scary Teeth, Mrs Mole, I’m Home! and Tropical Terry, comes a fresh, very funny first number book – perfect for sharing whilst wriggling tiny toes! With bright, beautiful graphics, read-aloud rhymes, and a stylish, sturdy feel, this board book is the perfect gift for a new arrival, and a fantastic addition to a toddler’s first library.

 

Baby Touch: Shapes, published by Penguin

A bold, bright board book perfect for little hands to explore. With a big touch-and-feel on every double page, Baby Touch: Shapes helps to stimulate your baby’s senses as well as gently helping to teach first shapes such as square, circle, triangle, star and rectangle.

 

Baby Touch: Words, published by Penguin

Part of Ladybird’s best-selling Baby Touch series, designed to help stimulate a baby’s senses from birth. With a big touch-and-feel on every double page, Baby Touch: Wordshelps to stimulate your baby’s senses as well as gently helping to teach first key words such as mummy, daddy, dog and teddy.

 

Baby Touch: Colours, published by Penguin

Baby Touch: Colours is a bold, bright board book perfect for little hands to explore. With a big touch-and-feel on every double page, it helps to stimulate your baby’s senses as well as gently helping to teach first colours such as red, blue, green, yellow and purple.

 

Baby Touch: Numbers, published by Penguin

Part of Ladybird’s best-selling Baby Touch series, designed to help stimulate a baby’s senses from birth. Baby Touch: Numbers is a bold, bright board book perfect for little hands to explore. With touch-and-feels on every double page to help count the friendly animals, it helps to stimulate a baby’s senses as well as gently helping to teach the numbers 1 to 5.

 

1, 2, 3, Do the Dinosaur, by Michelle Robinson and Rosalind Beardshaw, published by Egmont

Chomp, chomp, chomp! Let’s do the dinosaur!
One, two, three and everybody ROOOAR!
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 . . . 
Little ones will love doing the actions and joining in with the fun, interactive story. Michelle Robinson’s energetic rhyming text and Rosalind Beardshaw’s cheerful, bright illustrations make this a joy to read aloud with toddlers.

 

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