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New Books In June, ages 0-5

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The Walloos‘ Big Adventure by Anuska Allepuz, published by Walker Books

On a small, rocky island, live the Walloos: Big Walloo, Spotty Walloo, Old Walloo and Little Walloo. Old Walloo loves to tell stories about his adventures, and Little Walloo can’t wait to have her first adventure, too! So when the family travel together to a tropical island, Little Walloo can’t believe her eyes. WOW! The air is so moist and fresh, the plants so tall and green. But when some of the gang begin picking the island’s leaves and plants, Little Walloo gets a funny feeling… Something is not quite right. What is that GURGLE-GURGLE-WURGLE sound? And is the island … moving?

From the author-illustrator of Little Green Donkey and That Fruit Is Mine! comes a heart-warming, funny and timely story with a gentle eco message about protecting and respecting the natural world.

Yoga Babies, written by Fearne Cotton, illustrated by Sheena Dempsey published by Andersen Press

We’re the Yoga Babies, look what we can do!

Fearne Cotton presents her Yoga Babies, now in a chunky board book perfect for little hands. Sometimes life is busy and tricky, but not to worry! Yoga can help everyone chill out. Follow these babies big and small as they practise new yoga poses at home, in the garden and before bedtime, then you can have a go at home, too!

Mini Monsters: Can I play? by written by Caryl Hart and illustrated by Tony Neal, published by Simon & Schuster

Set in a preschool for mini monsters, this fantastic new series stars four lovable characters who are learning valuable lessons about friendship and how to get along. In this story Sparkles learns that some games are much better with all your friends!

It’s OK to Cry, by Molly Potter, illustrated by Sarah Jennings, published by Bloomsbury Education

Young children can find it really frustrating when they are unable to articulate what they are feeling and express their emotions. Cue: this book! Written with boys in mind because they are often encouraged to suppress their feelings, Molly Potter covers a whole range of emotions from those that are uncomfortable to happy feelings where you care about yourself and other people.

Perfect for starting those all-important conversations, It’s OK to Cry includes colourful illustrations, child-friendly strategies and vocabulary for managing feelings, and helpful notes for parents, carers and practitioners.

Monkey Puzzle 20th Anniversary Edition by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler, published by Macmillan Children’s Books

Where is Monkey’s mummy? It’s not too much fun being lost in the jungle, and little monkey wants his mum. Kindly butterfly is keen to help, but they don’t seem to be having much luck and keep finding the wrong animals! But eventually, they find . . . Dad! It’s just as well that he knows exactly where Mum is, and she’s waiting with a well-deserved cuddle.

Monkey Puzzle 20th Anniversary Edition features the classic story by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo, as well as extra-special never-before-seen content to celebrate the anniversary year.

There’s a Lion in the Library! by Dave Skinner, published by Orchard Books

Little Lucy Lupin is sweet and dimpled – and a dreadful LIAR. The trouble is, it’s impossible not to believe her – she’s so perfectly cute. Not once, not twice, but three times the library is evacuated when Lucy says there’s a terrifying lion on the loose. But what will happen when Lucy’s lie comes true . . .?

Pop-up Peekaboo Baby Animals, published by DK

Take your toddler on an adventure and find the adorable baby animals in this lift-the-flap baby book with pictures that pop off the page! This colourful pop-up peekaboo book follows animal parents and their babies as they play hide-and-seek. Babies and toddlers can lift big flaps and see peekaboo surprises pop up from the pages: a naughty baby monkey swinging from a tree, a messy baby hippo rolling in the mud, a sleepy baby sloth hiding behind the leaves, and a happy baby elephant who’s splish splashing in the lake.

The lively, read-aloud rhymes encourage literacy and early learning, while the surprise pop-up scenes will delight curious preschoolers. With the help of parents and caregivers, toddlers will have fun turning the sturdy board book pages, guessing what’s hiding under each flap, and then lifting the flaps to reveal the baby animal characters and play peekaboo!

Ideal for interactive preschool play, Pop-up Peekaboo! Baby Animals will appeal to both parents and children and is certain to keep little ones entertained time and time again!

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