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The Box by Kat Walsh - £5.99

Just a boring old box? Well, ok. If you’re sure.
But if you look really close, you might see something more…

Dexter is in for a whirlwind of adventure when he realises that with a little bit of imagination, this boring old box can be just about anything at all - a pirate ship? A rocket? A stage for a puppet show? You’ll have to join him on his adventures to find out.

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The Box

My Magical Bearded Friend by Chris Husband - £9.99

The magical bearded friend is a mysterious and dapper figure, with his "cane of pure walnut, and his hat as tall as a tree.' Narrated by a little bird, passers-by sometimes catch a hint of cologne, or the melodious timbre of his voice, but when they turn - poof! He's disappeared.

Rhyming words and an engaging vocabulary will help even hesitant children work on their reading skills, while the amusing and whimsical tone and vivid, colourful illustrations will make 'My Magical Bearded Friend' a firm favourite at bedtime. 

My Magical Bearded Friend is a mysterious character who gradually appears when the sun starts to go down and disappears when the sun reappears in the morning. The reader and listener are asked to question whether My Magical Bearded Friend is a real person or a trick of the eye. Is he tall or is he the shadow of the buildings and towers around the area at dusk? Can you smell his perfume or is it the scent of the flowers wafting on the breeze? Is he colourful and sparkling, or is he simply the reflection of the rising sun? You decide! Parents and children alike will love to read about My Magical Bearded Friend again and again.

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My Magical Bearded Friend

Bob the Dog Gets a Job by Tracey Hammett - £7.99

Bob the Dog is a busy dog. She always likes to have a job. One sunny day, Bob heads to the park to look for a new job and gets one at an ice cream van. Bob starts really well, serving every single customer, until the cones run out and the ice cream machine won’t stop making ice cream! Find out what happens to Bob and how she becomes the talk of the town.

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Bob the Dog Gets the Job

Flying Scotsman and The Best Birthday Ever by Michael Morpurgo - £12.99

Iris knows everything there is to know about Flying Scotsman. Her dad is the famous train’s driver, and every year her favourite birthday treat is a trip to see him at work. But each time Flying Scotsman pulls away, Iris wishes more than anything that she could be in the driver’s cab, just like her dad. Then again, who’s to stop her…

Published in association with the National Railway Museum, York, Flying Scotsman and the Best Birthday Ever takes readers on a journey through the golden age of steam travel, paying tribute to the women who kept the railways running during the Second World War. With family at its heart, the story is warmly written and joyously illustrated by national treasures Michael Morpurgo and Michael Foreman.

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Flying Scotsman

The Heart of a Giant by Hollie Hughes - £7.99

There's a shape up in the hills, where a giant's said to sleep, beneath a grassy blanket, on a bed of moss and peat . . .
Then, one day, the sleeping giant wakes – and a small boy called Tom is plunged into an unforgettable adventure. Along the way, he'll discover what it means to be a true friend – and that even an ordinary boy can have the heart of a giant.
With beautiful rhyming verse and gorgeous illustrations, this book is a real treat.

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The Heart of the Giant

If I were the World by Mark Sperring - £7.99

This is a beautifully illustrated picture book with a powerful message about looking after our amazing planet.

If I were the world, I'd want flowers and bees.
A chorus of birds singing high in the trees.
If I were the world, I'd want sparkling seas.
If I were the world . . .
would YOU look after ME?

Today is the day to listen to our world!

This beautiful and uplifting book will inspire us all to join hands and help our amazing planet. With an irresistible rhyming text and stunning illustrations, it's the perfect book to inspire children to ask questions and take action.

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If I the World

The Missing Piece by Jordan Stephens - £12.99

A heart-warming, fresh and original story about family and friendship from brand-new picture book author, writer and performer Jordan Stephens.

Sunny loves jigsaw puzzles – the bigger the better. One day, her Gran gives her a ONE-THOUSAND-PIECE puzzle. Piece after piece, she puts together the picture, until … DISASTER! The final piece is missing. Sunny may be small, but she is very determined – so she sets off to find it. As the day whizzes by in a whirl of new places and friends, Sunny discovers that looking for something is every bit as fun as finding it, and that perhaps the missing piece was there all along …

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The Missing Piece

Teapot Trouble by Morag Hood - £7.99

Perfect for reading aloud, Teapot Trouble is a warm and silly picture book that children (and adults) will find hilarious.

Something or someone is living inside Duck's teapot! Who are they? What do they want? How will we get them out? Never fear, for Tiny Horse is here! Tiny Horse has a trampoline. She has a magnificent hat. She has a stick of celery. What more could anyone need to save the day?

A laugh-out-loud story with a message about kindness, starring Duck and Tiny Horse, the brilliantly funny duo from Spaghetti Hunters, described by the Sunday Times as 'wacky and funny'.

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Teapot Trouble

I Love Me by Marvyn Harrison - £7.99

A first book of positive affirmations – perfect for building confidence and self-esteem in very young children.

Every morning, we look into the mirror with Daddy. Together, we say words to help us feel proud and brave, powerful and strong...

Brimming with positivity, I Love Me! is a fun and empowering first book of positive affirmations to help little ones stand tall - perfect for building confidence and self-esteem in very young children. This upbeat book is perfect for sharing, easy to put into practice, and celebrates the very best in all of us! With joyful, uplifting statements for each day of the week, it provides an enjoyable routine to help prepare young children for the wider world of nursery and school. The book also includes a bright, fold-out ending and tips for parents and carers.

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I Love Me

 Meesha Makes Friends by Tom Percival - £6.99

Meesha loves making things . . . but there's one thing she finds difficult to make – friends. She doesn't know quite what to do, what to say or when to say it. But one day she discovers that she has a special talent that might just help her navigate social situations - and maybe even make new friends. 

Providing a warm and affectionate look at the joys and difficulties of making and keeping friends, relating to others, and finding your place in the world, this is the perfect springboard for conversations about mental and emotional health, building self-confidence and managing feelings.

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Meesha Make Friends