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Baby's very first lift-the-flap peek-a-boo

Baby's very first lift-the-flap peek-a-boo

Play peek-a-boo with monkey, koala, lion and other friendly animals in this adorable first book for babies. With sturdy flaps for the animals to hide behind, and fingertrails and cut-out shapes to explore on every page.

£5.99

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Don't tickle the hippo!

Don't tickle the hippo!

Don’t tickle the hippo! You might make it snort… Little ones just won’t be able to resist tickling the touchy-feely patches to hear each animal make a sound in this hilarious novelty book. At the end, readers will find all the animals being noisy at once. An exciting new series for babies and toddlers, from the creators of That’s not my…

£12.99

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Ballet show

Ballet show

Bring a range of ballet scenes to life in this delightful book, from ballet practice and auditions to a dress rehearsal and showtime. With over 200 stickers of ballerinas performing pirouettes and plies in their beautiful costumes, and links to specially selected websites for video clips of dancers and famous ballets.

£5.99

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Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

The three bears have gone out for a walk, when an uninvited visitor arrives... Press the sound buttons to hear a clear, lively reading of the much-loved fairy tale, specially recorded for little ones. With simple text and charming illustrations by Elisa Ferro throughout.

£9.99

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Little ballerina dancing book

Little ballerina dancing book

Aspiring ballerinas will love this informative book, showing simple steps to dance along to music from famous ballets including Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker. Simply press the buttons and follow the simple pictures to tiptoe, twirl and skip to the enchanting music.

£12.99

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Little first stickers tractors and trucks

Little first stickers tractors and trucks

Deliver food to a market, sow seeds on a farm, work on a construction site and lots more in this exciting sticker book for fans of big machines. There are over 200 reusable stickers of tractors, trucks and animals, and a fold-out back cover to store stickers when not in use.

£5.99

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Night time

Night time

A brilliantly colourful 100-piece jigsaw showing a busy night time scene, plus a 24-page picture puzzle book presented together in a sturdy box. The jigsaw measures 59x40cm and both the jigsaw and book are illustrated by Gareth Lucas. Can you find a leopard who’s lost her spots, an owl reading a bedtime story, a bat wearing socks and lots more?

£9.99

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Peep inside a fairy tale: The Little Mermaid

Peep inside a fairy tale: The Little Mermaid

In a beautiful fairytale journey above and beneath the waves, the little mermaid learns that the only way to find true happiness is by being herself… Discover the enchanting story in this board book with delicate cutaway scenes to peep through and flaps to lift, all beautifully illustrated by Valeria Abatzoglu.

£9.99

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Poppy and Sam's bedtime stories

Poppy and Sam's bedtime stories

Snuggle up with Poppy and Sam, and enjoy these ten gentle tales of their adventures on Apple Tree Farm. Stories include a runaway tractor, a journey on an old steam train, a camping trip and lots more. Each story features charming illustrations by Stephen Cartwright, and there’s a Little Yellow Duck to spot in every picture too.

£12.99

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That's not my polar bear...

That's not my polar bear...

Celebrate 20 years of That’s not my… books with this special edition of That’s not my polar bear…, complete with shiny silver edges! Little ones will love touching the textured patches as they meet polar bears with bumpy paws and soft ears. The bright pictures and textures to stroke are designed to help develop sensory and language awareness.

£6.99

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The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker

One magical Christmas night, a little girl’s Nutcracker doll comes to life! Little children will love pressing the pages to hear special arrangements from Tchaikovsky’s famous Nutcracker ballet. With simple text and stunning illustrations by Olga Demidova throughout and a QR code to watch scenes from the Nutcracker ballet online.

£12.99

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Unicorns colouring book

Unicorns colouring book

Step into the magical world of unicorns in this adorable colouring book. Colour unicorns soaring amongst rainbows, galloping across snowy fields, bathing in a shady pool and lots more.

£3.99

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Wipe-clean animal activities

Wipe-clean animal activities

This fun book is a playful way for young children to develop their counting, observation and pen-control skills. Spot the differences between koalas, join the dots to make a dolphin, draw spots on a snow leopard and much more. Durable, wipe-clean pages mean children can revisit their favourite activities again and again.

£5.99

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Jason and the Argonauts graphic novel

Jason and the Argonauts graphic novel

Young Jason has been set a seemingly impossible task – to retrieve the legendary Golden Fleece from a deadly fire-breathing dragon. Ravenous harpies and six-armed giants are just some of the perils he must face to reach the prize and reclaim his kingdom. The timeless Greek legend is adapted with dynamic style in this action-packed graphic adventure.

£9.99

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The Adventures of Thor graphic novel

The Adventures of Thor graphic novel

Norse god Thor is always itching for a fight. So when he’s presented with a magical war hammer, he can’t wait to go into battle. From Asgard to the realms beyond, Thor confronts fearsome opponents including a gigantic sea serpent and the king of the frost giants. The mythical Norse warrior is vividly brought to life in this fantastic graphic adventure.

£9.99

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Unicorns in Uniforms and other tales

Unicorns in Uniforms and other tales

This delightfully illustrated collection of six lively stories is ideal for sharing with young children who are learning to read. Children will love the adventures of a poodle drawing doodles and a lizard in a blizzard, all with phonic rhyming text to help them recognise letter sounds. Includes notes on phonics for parents at the back of the book and a CD with accompanying audio.

£10.99

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The Ant and the Grasshopper

The Ant and the Grasshopper

Grasshopper sings all summer, happy and carefree. Ant is busy, busy, busy, collecting food for winter. But what will Grasshopper do when winter comes? Find out in this lively retelling of the classic Aesop’s fable, specially written for beginner readers and with beautiful illustrations by John Joven throughout.

£5.99

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The Snowy Day

The Snowy Day

Snowy days are such fun – snowmen, snowflakes and footprints in the snow! Little ones can discover all the fun you can have in the snow and what animals do when it’s snowy, exploring the hushed snowy woods until it’s time to go home. With simple text and gorgeous illustrations from Elena Temporin throughout.

£4.99

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The Snow Queen

The Snow Queen

Join Gerda on her magical journey to rescue her friend Kay from the evil Snow Queen. Press the sound buttons to hear a clear, lively reading of the classic winter fairy tale, specially recorded for little ones. With simple text and charming illustrations by Elena Selivanova throughout.

£9.99

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The Gingerbread Man

The Gingerbread Man

“Run, run, as fast as you can. You can’t catch me, I’m the gingerbread man!” Press the sound buttons to hear a clear, lively reading of the much-loved fairy tale, specially recorded for little ones. With simple text and charming illustrations by Raffaella Ligi throughout.

£9.99

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New fiction

North Child

North Child

A beautiful, epic story of destiny, magic and love… Reborn for a new generation of readers. Rose is an unusual child, a North Child. For Rose was born facing north, and the old stories say she is destined to travel far from home on a dangerous journey. Making a pact with an enormous white bear, Rose travels on his back to a mysterious castle that holds a dark enchantment, a darker temptation, and the key to her true destiny… A spellbinding adventure to curl up with on long winter nights.

£7.99

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...And a Happy New Year?

...And a Happy New Year?

Same bench. Same view. Same girls. And yet totally different girls. Evie, Amber and Lottie are having a New Year party to remember! For the first time since leaving college, all three girls are back together. It’s time for fun and flirting, snogs and shots. (And not tears and tantrums and horrible secrets.) Because everything’s going right for these girls – Spinster Club for ever! Right?

£6.99

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