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Tom Percival

Tom Percival

Explore themes of mental health and emotions, positive self-image, and managing feelings with Tom Percival
Suitable for Ages 5-7

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Benji Davies

Benji Davies

Join author-illustrator, Benji Davies, as he discusses how he made his picture books, ‘Tad’ and ‘The Snowflake’.
Suitable for Ages 5-7, 7-11

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Smriti Halls

Smriti Halls

Discover how Smriti uses rhyme breaks to tell a story, how illustrations work in a picture book, and more.
Suitable for Ages 5-7, 7-11

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Michael Rosen

Michael Rosen

Hear Michael talk about poetry, his WWII memoir, and his bestselling ‘We’re Going On A Bear Hunt’ picture book
Suitable for Ages 5-7, 7-11, 11+

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Jonny Duddle

Jonny Duddle

Learn how Jonny Duddle writes and illustrates his pirate picture books and chapter books
Suitable for Ages 5-7

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Nicola Davies

Nicola Davies

Learn about writing emotional, ‘important’ stories with Nicola Davies – with resources for ages 5-7 and 7-11
Suitable for Ages 5-7, 7-11

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Characters from different stories collide to celebrate our rich tapestry of children’s literature. As pages wildly come to life, this riotous read not only entertains but also shows the magic of storytelling and the importance of keeping the joy of reading alive.

Wild Book Day

Karl Newson

An introduction by Karl Newson
Suitable for Ages 5-7

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Meet four magical friends who control the seasons in this irresistible new series from author-illustrator Jo Lindley.

Hello Spring

Jo Lindley

An introduction by Jo Lindley
Suitable for Ages 5-7

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A joyful and fun read-along tale of one family’s quest to find the Rainbowsaurus, featuring lots of colourful creatures.

Rainbowsaurus

Steve Antony

An introduction by Steve Antony
Suitable for Ages 5-7

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This bright and engaging picture book is the perfect way to introduce little ones to Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr.

Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr

Sara Khan

An introduction by Sara Khan
Suitable for Ages 5-7

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A touching story about finding friends in unexpected places, from the award-winning creators of My Pet Star.

A Home for Stone

Corrinne Averiss

An introduction by Corrinne Averiss
Suitable for Ages 5-7

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Gail the snail has always been told not to dream too big or reach too far, but Gail is not your average snail, and she has plans to be the first . . . SNAIL IN SPACE! Join Gail on her stellar adventure and discover the magic of reaching for the stars and giving it your all.

Snail in Space

Rachel Bright

An introduction by Rachel Bright
Suitable for Ages 5-7

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One day, Ari discovers a piece of pink confetti under the sofa. She throws is up into the air and watches it helicopter down: a small, bright moment of celebration.

Confetti

Dean Atta

An introduction by Dean Atta
Suitable for Ages 5-7

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Told from the point of view of the natural world, this exquisite and thought-provoking story from children’s author Anna Wilson invites us to connect with the world around us and achieve our potential.

Shine Like The Stars

Anna Wilson

An introduction by Anna Wilson
Suitable for Ages 5-7

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This inspirational, thought-provoking book from parenting coach Nima Patel celebrates the qualities children need to thrive. What we need to succeed is already within us!

The Best You

Nima Patel

An introduction by Nima Patel
Suitable for Ages 5-7

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Jo Lindley

An introduction by Jo Lindley
Suitable for Ages 5-7

The penguin pack play all day long. And when the sun goes down, and the night grows cold and dark…“PENGUIN HUDDLE!” The penguins squeeze and squish together to stay warm and cosy. But one night, there is a freezing gale. And the next morning … the penguins are stuck!

Penguin Huddle

Ross Montgomery

An introduction by Ross Montgomery
Suitable for Ages 5-7

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In Bertie Crash-Wallop’s noisy family, it can sometimes feel like there is no room for a quiet boy like him. But when Bertie meets a family of goblins on the night of the deepest frost, is it possible he might make some magic and discover his own place in the world?

The Frost Goblin

Abi Elphinstone

An introduction by Abi Elphinstone
Suitable for Ages 5-7

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This charming tale tells the story of little Nicky Claus, who wanted to make every child happy, if only just for one day.

Kid Christmas

David Litchfield

An introduction by David Litchfield
Suitable for Ages 5-7

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Join Rotten Robin and his gang of feathered friends as they hatch a plan to steal Christmas in this hilariously unconventional festive tale!

The Robin Who Stole Christmas

Rachel Morrisroe

An introduction by Rachel Morrisroe
Suitable for Ages 5-7

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Chaos at Christmas! Join a whole host of animals in silly situations as they try to celebrate the festive season.

You Can’t Let An Elephant Pull Santa’s Sleigh

Patricia Cleveland-Peck & MC Grammar

An introduction by Patricia Cleveland-Peck
Suitable for Ages 5-7

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Tyrannosaurus rex may be the king of the dinosaurs, but that doesn’t stop know-it-all Velociraptor from telling him he looks old-fashioned and needs a makeover. So, with an improved posture, some restyled body parts and a coat of shaggy feathers, T. rex gets a new look to match the latest evidence.

The Tyrannosaur’s Feathers

Dr Adam S. Smith & Jonathan Emmett

An introduction by Dr Adam S. Smith & Jonathan Emmett
Suitable for Ages 5-7 Ages 7-11

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It’s fright-time in the supermarket, and the veggies are seriously spooked! Strange shapes, weird noises and eerie shuffling – whatever can be behind these ghostly goings-on?

Supertato: Night of the Living Veg

Sue Hendra & Paul Linnet

An introduction by Sue Hendra & Paul Linnet
Suitable for Ages 5-7

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While all the wolves in the valley are busy preparing for the for the big Howling Ceremony, Little Wolf is afraid to use his voice. Little Wolf thinks he’ll never find his howl – but then some wise words from Big Wolf remind him that even the smallest voice can make the sweetest sound.

Little Wolf

Peter Donnelly

An introduction by Peter Donnelly
Suitable for Ages 5-7

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An irreverent and zany counting book that is gently thrilling and written in a deliciously infectious rhyme with witty and whimsical illustrations.

Ten Delicious Teachers

Ross Montgomery

An introduction by Ross Montgomery
Suitable for Ages 5-7

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A happy band of friends journey together, but dark clouds threaten their friendship and they lose their way in a story that starts in the safety of the happy and familiar, then goes on to explore the difficulty of discord and hurt; what it means to lose and find peace again; the bravery it takes to be a peace-maker; and the jubilance that peace ushers in.

Peace on Earth

Smriti Halls

An introduction by Smriti Halls
Suitable for Ages 5-7

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A powerful and standout sea life story featuring one very small and determined blue whale from bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator Rob Biddulph

Gigantic

Rob Biddulph

An introduction by Rob Biddulph
Suitable for Ages 5-7

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Meet the little dinosaur who is the GREATEST SECRET AGENT IN THE WORLD.

Spyceratops

Alex Willmore

An introduction by Alex Willmore
Suitable for Ages 5-7

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REACH FOR THE STARS and learn all about SPACE in this fact-packed new book from the bestselling creator of the FANTASTICALLY GREAT WOMEN series! Mixing STEM topics with a sweet story of figuring out your place in the world, this is the perfect introduction to space for the next generation of space travellers, whoever they may be.

We Are All Astronauts

Kate Pankhurst

An introduction by Kate Pankhurst
Suitable for Ages 5-7

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This energetic and engaging rhyming story is the first in a series of books highlighting the importance of children expressing their feelings.

Rhinos Don’t Cry

Mark Grist

An introduction by Mark Grist
Suitable for Ages 5-7

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Meet Hector Voltaire: a young explorer who can’t wait to discover all the wonders of the wide world. First up: a magical, mythical creature called the THUNK.

The Thunk

Michelle Robinson

An introduction by Michelle Robinson
Suitable for Ages 5-7

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Meet four magical friends who control the seasons in this irresistible new series from author-illustrator Jo Lindley.

Hello Summer

Jo Lindley

An introduction by Jo Lindley
Suitable for Ages 5-7

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Finn has always loved going to stay with his grandma . . . until one day, he tells a little fib that gets out of control! A book about telling the truth, from the bestselling author of the Big Bright Feelings series.

Finn’s Little Fibs

Tom Percival

An introduction by Tom Percival
Suitable for Ages 5-7

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Spark meaningful discussions about loneliness, friendship, community and coping with loss with this enchantingly illustrated story about a girl who befriends a monster.

The Thing at 52

Ross Montgomery

An introduction by Ross Montgomery
Suitable for Ages 5-7

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Adoette lived to be 100 years old. Just imagine all the things she saw! She lived on the same street all her life, but one day, people decided it would be best if she would go…

Adoette

Lydia Monks

An introduction by Lydia Monks
Suitable for Ages 5-7

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A gorgeous, heartwarming story about believing in yourself and doing your best based on the ever-popular nursery rhyme ‘Hey Diddle Diddle’.

Yes You Can, Cow

Rashmi Sirdeshpande

An introduction by Rashmi Sirdeshpande
Suitable for Ages 5-7

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Rory loves his Dad, but he also really likes his Step-dad, Tony. He has weekends with Dad in the park and makes imaginary dens with Tony, so when Father’s Day comes, who should he make his card for at school?

Rory’s Room of Rectangles

Ian Eagleton

An introduction by Ian Eagleton
Suitable for Ages 5-7

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When you put on your sunny-side specs a bad mood can become a good mood, a goodbye can become a hello, and even the impossible can become possible!

Sunny Side Up

Clare Helen Welsh

An introduction by Clare Helen Welsh
Suitable for Ages 5-7

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Norman had always been perfectly normal . . . until the day he grew a pair of wings! This poignant and uplifting story about individuality is filled with stunning artwork in a striking minimal palette.

Perfectly Norman

Tom Percival

An introduction by Tom Percival
Suitable for Ages 5-7 Ages 7-11

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For brave hunters and bear-lovers, the classic chant-aloud by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury.

We’re Going On A Bear Hunt

Michael Rosen

An introduction by Michael Rosen
Suitable for Ages 5-7

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This beautifully written, gorgeously illustrated new I’m Sticking With You story is the perfect book for showing how you’re never truly lost when you have a great friend by your side.

Let’s Stick Together

Smriti Halls

An introduction by Smriti Halls
Suitable for Ages 5-7

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A heartwarming and engaging story perfect for children who find it hard to read out loud.

Story Dog

Jan Fearnley

An introduction by Jan Fearnley
Suitable for Ages 5-7

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For Noi, even though he can’t keep it, the arrival of the whale changes his life for the better – the perfect gift from one friend to another.

The Storm Whale

Benji Davies

An introduction by Benji Davies
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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A friendly, gentle story to help young children navigate big emotions.

Blue

Sarah Christou

An introduction by Sarah Christou
Suitable for Ages 5-7

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A hilarious tale exploring the endlessly humorous mishaps of an Armadillo who wants to host the most amazing party.

Oh Armadillo! This party’s all wrong!

Ellie Irving

An introduction by Ellie Irving
Suitable for Ages 5-7

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A flamboyantly fun tropical tale of love, fame, friendship from the creators of the international bestseller The Lion Inside.

Gecko and the Echo

Rachel Bright

An introduction by Rachel Bright
Suitable for Ages 5-7

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Discover the ULTIMATE inclusive celebration of the mums and care-givers, packed full of irresistible, aw-factor artwork and a heart-warming rhyming text.

Amazing Mum

Alison Brown

An introduction by Alison Brown
Suitable for Ages 5-7

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In a very blue house on a very blue street, sits a little boy who feels as blue as the world around him. For this little boy has a BIG secret: he loves the colour yellow.

Out of the Blue

Robert Tregoning

An introduction by Robert Tregoning
Suitable for Ages 5-7

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Filled with 30 warm, joyful and atmospheric poems of every kind – from the funny to the gentle, from the surprising to the lyrical – each capture the experience of falling or being asleep, in a pure, emotional way and celebrates the wonderful, busy, imaginative minds of little children.

The Dream Train

Sean Taylor

An introduction by Sean Taylor
Suitable for Ages 5-7

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Unicorns with tummy trouble. Dragons with broken wings. Sneezy centaurs and mermaids with measles. Everyone in town knows just who to see when they are feeling poorly: Ava and her dads, the Marvellous Doctors for Magical Creatures.

The Marvellous Doctors for Magical Creatures

Jodie Lancet-Grant

An introduction by Jodie Lancet-Grant
Suitable for Ages 5-7

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Hank and Hoog are best friends – they do EVERYTHING together. Until one morning, when a single, crisp, brown leaf falls to the ground…

I Definitely Don’t Like Winter

Fiona Barker

An introduction by Fiona Barker
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Another spectacular story from the king of inclusive fairy tales, Ian Eagleton. An exciting adventure in the ice, to warm the coldest of hearts.

The Woodcutter and the Snow Prince

Ian Eagleton

An introduction by Ian Eagleton
Suitable for Ages 5-7

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A lyrical, beautiful celebration of love, acceptance and faith, with a gentle message about how we treat our oceans, and each other.

Nen and the Lonely Fisherman

Ian Eagleton

An introduction by Ian Eagleton
Suitable for Ages 5-7

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Imagine if, on an ordinary day, war came. Imagine it turned your town to rubble. Imagine going on a long and difficult journey – all alone.

The Day War Came

Nicola Davies

An introduction by Nicola Davies
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Alex Willmore’s hilariously funny picture book brings the prehistoric woolly mammoth dancing, swimming and SKATEBOARDING back to life. But will anyone believe it?

I Did See A Mammoth!

Alex Willmore

An introduction by Alex Willmore
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It’s wonderful to have good friends to see you through the good times and the bad. But sometimes, friends can also be a bit . . . well . . . overbearing.

I’m Sticking With You

Smriti Halls

An introduction by Smriti Halls
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Count down to Halloween with this rollicking, romping story from award-wining author Tony Mitton. With hilarious, glowing artwork by Guy Parker-Rees, illustrator of the bestselling Giraffes Can’t Dance.

Spookyrumpus

Guy Parker-Rees

An introduction by Guy Parker-Rees
Suitable for Ages 5-7

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“Why should we get a brand-new dog when Hen is as good as new to us?” asks the young boy at the center of this story.

My Dog, Hen

David Mackintosh

An introduction by David Mackintosh
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From Eoin Colfer, author of Artemis Fowl, comes a truly compelling, empathy-building book based on real life events in illustrator Chris Judge’s own life.

Cloud Babies

Eoin Colfer & Chris Judge

An introduction by Eoin Colfer & Chris Judge
Suitable for Ages 5-7

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Do you love pirates? How about aliens? And jungle animals? Find them ALL in the pages of this laugh-out-loud interactive adventure!

Pick A Story

Sarah Coyle

An introduction by Sarah Coyle
Suitable for Ages 5-7

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Meet four magical friends who control the seasons in this irresistible new series from author-illustrator Jo Lindley.

Hello Autumn

Jo Lindley

An introduction by Jo Lindley
Suitable for Ages 5-7

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Mink doesn’t believe in rules. She loves running wild and free. So, when a zebra appears in the square where she lives and she finds out that his parents have been captured by the evil Mr Spit, she knows that it’s up to her to help.

The Zebra’s Great Escape

Katherine Rundell

An introduction by Katherine Rundell
Suitable for Ages 5-7

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An empowering adoption story by ten-year-old Premier League Young Writer of the Year Rico Hinson-King, illustrated by the award-winning Nick Sharratt

Strong and Tough

Rico Hinson-King

An introduction by Rico Hinson-King
Suitable for Ages 5-7

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From zebras playing cricket to a walrus on a mountain bike, this book will make you laugh out loud. Jam-packed with silly animals and all your favourite sports, it’s riotous, irresistible fun!

You Can’t Let An Elephant Drive A Racing Car

Patricia Cleveland-Peck

An introduction by Patricia Cleveland-Peck
Suitable for Ages 5-7

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Kingsley is the finest cat in the kingdom. How does he know? His crystal ball tells him so!

Snowy White

Gareth P Jones

An introduction by Gareth P. Jones
Suitable for Ages 5-7 Ages 7-11

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This moving picture book from the former Children’s Laureate, with illustrations from Tony Ross, tells a story of perseverance and hope, and is a testament to the importance of overcoming fear and learning to accept help.

Sticky McStickstick

Michael Rosen

An introduction by Michael Rosen
Suitable for Ages 5-7 Ages 7-11

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Can you feel a tremble in the wind? The sun grows pale. The wild things hide. Frindleswylde is coming!

Frindleswylde

Lauren and Natalia O’Hara

An introduction by Lauren & Natalia O’Hara
Suitable for Ages 5-7

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