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Here's a list of all our latest books this month.

That's not my llama...

That's not my llama...

Meet five adorable llamas in this exciting addition to the much-loved That's not my... series. Babies and toddlers will love touching the textured patches as they meet llamas with tufty fur, shiny hooves and fuzzy noses. The bright pictures and textures to stroke are designed to help develop sensory and language awareness.

£6.99

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100 things to know about numbers, computers and coding

100 things to know about numbers, computers and coding

Did you know there’s a single spot on your brain that recognizes numbers? Or that the first computer bugs were actual insects and that most of the internet is under water? This fascinating book is filled with 100 fascinating facts, bright, infographic illustrations, a glossary and index, and links to specially selected websites to find out more.

£9.99

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1000 things to eat

1000 things to eat

This beautifully illustrated reference book has pictures of 1000 things to eat from around the world. Children can pore over topics such as ‘Breakfast’, ‘The bakery’, ‘Italian restaurant’ and ‘Street food’, and a section called ‘Festivals and celebrations’ which shows foods associated with Ramadan, Chinese New Year, Diwali and Thanksgiving.

£9.99

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Art sticker book

Art sticker book

Discover some of the best loved paintings in the UK National Gallery in this informative sticker book. Learn about the lives of the artists and how they worked, and the amazing stories and hidden meanings behind some of their paintings. Includes links to specially selected websites where you can zoom in on the paintings and find out more.

£7.99

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Baby's very first nursery rhymes playbook

Baby's very first nursery rhymes playbook

Introduce little ones to classic nursery rhymes including Humpty Dumpty, Little Bo-Peep and Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star in this delightful book. Babies will love listening and singing along to the tunes, looking at the pictures, lifting the flaps and running their fingers over the touchy-feely patches including Baa Baa Black Sheep’s woolly coat.

£14.99

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Big book of ABC

Big book of ABC

Take a whistle-stop tour through the alphabet from amazing aardvarks, big brown bears and crazy cats to dancing ducks, naughty narwhals and sleeping sloths. With gorgeous illustrations by Sophia Touliatou, simple facts and capital and little letters on every page, this is a lovely book to share with a young child.

£9.99

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Complete Dickens

Complete Dickens

This beautifully illustrated collection contains all of Charles Dickens’ novels retold for young readers, including Oliver Twist, Great Expectations, A Tale of Two Cities and A Christmas Carol. There are notes on the characters and quotations from the original text, plus links to websites to find out more about Charles Dickens’ life and times.

£17.99

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Doll's house sticker book theatre

Doll's house sticker book theatre

Take a tour of the Majestic Theatre in this beautiful sticker book, from the glamorous foyer and auditorium to the dressing rooms, props and costume departments behind the scenes. Includes stickers of scenery, actors, audience members and props to add to the beautiful theatre scenes and links to websites to see behind the scenes of a real theatre.

£6.99

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Fairy tales for little children

Fairy tales for little children

Introduce little ones to Little Red Riding Hood, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Jack and the Beanstalk, Cinderella and the Princess and the Pea in this gorgeous book. With simple text and beautiful illustrations by Lorena Alvarez throughout, the stories are perfect for reading aloud to young children or for older children to read by themselves.

£12.99

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Famous classical tunes keyboard book

Famous classical tunes keyboard book

Learn to play ten of the best-known tunes in classical music on the keyboard built into this beautifully illustrated book, including music from Beethoven, Vivaldi, Verdi and Dvorak. A great introduction to the world of classical music and playing the piano. Includes a link to a virtual keyboard to listen to the tunes.

£14.99

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Illustrated ballet stories

Illustrated ballet stories

Soar with the Firebird, dance with the Nutcracker Prince and thrill at the drama of Romeo and Juliet in this beautifully illustrated collection of ballet stories. A delightful gift to enchant and inspire any ballet lover, with twelve stories specially retold for readers today. Includes links to websites with video clips and more about the ballets.

£14.00

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Lift-the-flap seasons and weather

Lift-the-flap seasons and weather

This charming book will help children recognize and talk about the seasons and weather. There are spring, summer, autumn and winter scenes with lots to spot and over 80 flaps to lift, plus pages on seasonal changes and what to wear when it’s sunny, rainy or snowing. A delightful book to share and to help develop language skills.

£9.99

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Cinderella

Cinderella

A delightful retelling of the story of Cinderella, with stickers to dress Cinderella in her tatty work clothes, and then in gorgeous outfits to go to the ball and meet the prince. With over 200 reusable stickers of clothes, decorations and accessories, plus a fold-out back cover to ‘park’ stickers whilst they’re not in use.

£5.99

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Magic painting Twelve Dancing Princesses

Magic painting Twelve Dancing Princesses

Bring The Twelve Dancing Princesses, the classic Brothers Grimm fairytale, to life with this beautiful magic painting book. Brush water over the black and white patterns to reveal the story and see the pages magically burst into vibrant colour. With a handy flap to stop paint seeping through to the page beneath.

£5.99

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Mermaids sticker book

Mermaids sticker book

Enter a magical underwater world where mermaids play with dolphins, pamper themselves in a deep sea spa, visit a seashell grotto, and bring presents to their mermaid queen. With over 250 stickers of mermaids, sea creatures, plants and flowers, including 80 extra-special sparkly stickers to decorate the pages.

£7.99

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Origami dinosaurs

Origami dinosaurs

Learn how to fold eight amazing dinosaurs with this origami pack. Includes 75 sheets of colourful patterned paper and a book with step-by-step instructions on how to make dinosaurs including a Tyrannosaurus Rex, Triceratops, Stegosaurs, Velociraptor and Pterodactyl. With internet links to tips, tutorials, and printable sheets.

£7.99

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Peep inside a fairy tale Snow Queen

Peep inside a fairy tale Snow Queen

Peep through the pages of this classic story to follow Gerda on her magical journey to rescue her friend Kay from the evil Snow Queen. With delicate cutaway pages showing snowflakes and starry skies, holes to peep through and stunning illustrations by George Ermos, this is a beautiful way to introduce little children to the classic fairy tale.

£9.99

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Science scribble book

Science scribble book

Think like a scientist in this innovative activity book, full of science activities to explore, record, discover and invent. Investigate forces, turbines, mirror writing, skeletons, animal migration and lots more, all using only the book and your pencil case. Includes links to websites with even more science activities and downloadable templates.

£9.99

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Little sparkly sticker book

Little sparkly sticker book

From an enchanting fairy forest to a glittering elephant parade and unicorns flying high in the sky, watch each magical scene come to life as you add the stickers in this book. With over 200 reusable stickers, including over 100 extra-special sparkly stickers, plus a fold-out back cover to ‘park’ stickers whilst they’re not in use.

£6.99

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Sticker first world war

Sticker first world war

Follow the course of the First World War and meet some of the men and women who took part, from field marshals to factory workers and soldiers in muddy trenches. Includes over 170 stickers of uniforms, clothes and accessories to dress the characters for action, and links to websites and video clips with more information on the First World War.

£6.99

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The Four Seasons music by Vivaldi

The Four Seasons music by Vivaldi

Listen to special arrangements of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons concerti for violin while exploring the changing seasons in this stunning book. Each beautifully illustrated scene shows a different season with fingertrails to explore and a button to press to listen to the music. A delightful way for children to discover Vivaldi’s much loved music.

£12.99

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The twinkly twinkly Christmas tree

The twinkly twinkly Christmas tree

Children – and adults – will love the twinkly lights that light up as you turn the pages and follow the story in this book. Mouse has no Christmas lights, so she sets out with her friend Mole and together they discover the twinkliest Christmas tree sparkling with lights. A beautiful gift and a delightful book to share during the festive season.

£12.99

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Unicorns

Unicorns

Bring the magical world of unicorns to life in this gorgeous activity book, perfect for unicorn lovers of all ages. There are 600 transfers of unicorns, stars and snowflakes to decorate the pages, and adorable unicorn pictures to colour, too.

£5.99

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What is snow?

What is snow?

What’s snow made of? Where can I find some? Where does snow go? Wrap up warm – it’s time to find out! Curious little children can lift over 30 flaps to find the answers to these questions and many more in this engaging introduction to snow, with simple explanations and gorgeous illustrations on every page.

£7.99

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Wipe-Clean Creative Writing 7-8

Wipe-Clean Creative Writing 7-8

Part of the Usborne Key Skills series that supports the English lessons children learn at school, this entertaining book is filled with creative writing activities, including writing speech, using adjectives and completing a comic strip. Wipe-clean pages offer endless practice, and answers and secret notes for grown-ups are at the back.

£6.99

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Lizard in a blizzard

Lizard in a blizzard

Lizard has decided to make a snow machine. The trouble is, once it starts to snow, he can’t make it stop... This entertaining story for beginner readers has simple rhyming text and stylish illustrations throughout. A delight to share with very young children, and with parents’ notes on phonics at the back of the book.

£5.99

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Bug in a rug

Bug in a rug

Bug is snuggled up in bed. But will he get a good night’s sleep? Press the buttons on the pages to hear this entertaining story read aloud, helping beginner readers learn to read themselves. With simple rhyming text, colourful illustrations and parents’ notes on phonics at the back of the book.

£9.99

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Cow takes a bow

Cow takes a bow

The circus is in town, but they need a clown. Could this be Cow’s big chance? Press the buttons on the pages to hear this entertaining story read aloud, helping beginner readers learn to read themselves. With simple rhyming text, colourful illustrations and parents’ notes on phonics at the back of the book.

£9.99

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