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Peep inside a fairy tale: Beauty and the Beast

Peep inside a fairy tale: Beauty and the Beast

A beautiful retelling of the classic fairy tale, with fabulous illustrations by Lorena Alvarez and intricate, cut-out windows to peep through. Little children will love following Belle and the birds into the Beast’s house, discovering the shy Beast hiding in the garden, the harp that plays itself – and the handsome Prince in the mirror.

£9.99

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Famous art to colour

Famous art to colour

This beautiful colouring book is a lovely way to discover works by famous artists including Klee, Kandinsky, Delaunay and Klimt. Produced in association with The National Gallery, each artwork is shown in full colour alongside a line drawing to colour in. Includes information about each picture and internet links to websites to find out more.

£6.99

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Under the sea magic painting

Under the sea magic painting

Brush water over the stylish, black and white patterns and underwater scenes and watch the vibrant colours magically appear to reveal sharks, sea turtles, jellyfish, a school of tropical fish and lots more. There’s a handy flap at the back of the book to stop paint seeping through to the page below.

£5.99

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Shakespeare sticker book

Shakespeare sticker book

A brilliant way to discover famous characters from Shakespeare’s plays, with over 160 reusable stickers to dress them for their performances. There are star-crossed lovers, girls disguised as boys, murderers, fools and fairy royalty and quotations to add from the plays, too. Includes internet links to websites to find out more about Shakespeare.

£6.99

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Cars snap

Cars snap

A fun game for two or more players with 52 cards showing pictures of different types of cars, including racing cars, sports cars, convertibles, hatchbacks, vintage cars and lots more. As well as Snap you can use the cards for memory games - or even for spotting cars out of the window on a car journey.

£5.99

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Baby's bedtime music book

Baby's bedtime music book

The soothing classical tunes and beautiful illustrations in this book are a perfect way to lull little children to sleep. The gentle illustrations of nocturnal owls serenading animals include buttons to press to play the tunes, and finger trails and textures to feel on the pages.

£12.99

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How the Rhino Got His Skin

How the Rhino Got His Skin

Once upon a time, the rhinoceros had beautifully smooth skin. So how did it end up so saggy and baggy and wrinkly? Find out in this delightful picture book illustrated by John Joven and adapted especially for young children from one of Rudyard Kipling’s famous Just So Stories.

£5.99

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Wipe-clean dinosaur activities

Wipe-clean dinosaur activities

A fun and colourful wipe-clean book full of dinosaur-themed activities. Children can join the dots around Terry Pterodactyls’ wings, circle the difference between Ivan and Isaac Ichthyosaurus and draw a line to Minty Maiasaura’s babies, then wipe clean and try again. The activities help develop pen control, an essential skill for learning to write.

£5.99

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Wipe-clean number cards

Wipe-clean number cards

These wipe-clean cards can be used again and again to help young children recognize and write numbers up to 100 and develop vital early maths skills such as counting, matching and ordering. Each card features a number to copy, pictures to count and the number to write as a word. There are notes on using the cards, and ideas for games to play.

£9.99

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Spying

Spying

How do spies create and crack codes? What hi-tech gadgets do they use and what do field agents and intelligence analysts actually do? This fascinating look at the shadowy world of espionage is illustrated with picture strip stories and colourful photographs. It’s ideal for reluctant readers and those who prefer facts to fiction.

£7.99

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African patterns to colour

African patterns to colour

A vibrant colouring book featuring fabulous patterns from across the continent of Africa. Colour geometric designs on Ndebele houses in South Africa, boldly patterned fabrics of Ashanti kings, carved masks from the Congo and much more. Includes information about colours, symbols, printing and weaving and links to websites to find out more.

£5.99

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The wild garden

The wild garden

Go wild with transfers and crayons to create eleven exquisite gardens from a cottage garden to a summer meadow. Each garden has a delicate line drawing to colour in and a colourful picture to fill with beautiful rub-down transfers of flowers, butterflies, birds, frogs and fish. The transfers are stored in a wallet inside the front cover.

£12.99

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Baby's very first bus book

Baby's very first bus book

Shaped like a bus, this chunky board book has working wheels and delightful illustrations showing Elephant, Monkey, Mouse, Panda and Baby Bear waiting for the bus, then climbing aboard to go to the funfair. Babies will love spotting all the animals on the bus, spinning the wheels, and pushing the bus along to the funfair themselves!

£6.99

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Fashion designer Paris collection

Fashion designer Paris collection

Young fashionistas will love creating chic outfits for the dolls as they visit Paris. There are over 350 stickers inspired by iconic Parisian fashion designers such as Chanel and Dior, and Art Nouveau. With hints and tips for stylish colour and pattern combinations, and over 60 blank stickers to customise.

£6.99

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Country house gardens sticker book

Country house gardens sticker book

Take a gentle stroll around the beautiful gardens surrounding an old country house in this fabulous sticker book. There are over 300 stickers to fill the gardens with flowers, fountains and patio pots, and rhubarb and cabbages for the vegetable garden. There’s also a walled garden, a wild flower garden, an orangery, an orchard and lots more.

£6.99

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Look and find zoo

Look and find zoo

A sumptuously illustrated book bursting with animals to spot, creatures to count and delightful details to talk about. Spot the sleeping tigers and slithering snakes, match the identical bugs and count how many turtles are wearing hats! The answers are at the back of the book.

£9.99

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Big picture thesaurus

Big picture thesaurus

Arranged thematically, this illustrated thesaurus has over 2,000 amazing, useful and unusual words to inspire children writing stories. Topics include Getting around, How are you feeling? Heroes and villains and lots more, with lists of synonyms, opposites and tips on describing things. Includes simple word games and links to useful websites.

£12.99

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Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

A gorgeous board book retelling the classic tale of Beauty and the Beast for younger children, with beautiful illustrations by Victor Tavares. When Beauty’s father steals a rose from the garden of an enchanted castle, he makes a fearsome enemy. Only Beauty can save her father – but what lies in store for her at the castle of the monstrous Beast?

£5.99

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Wipe-clean high-frequency words to copy

Wipe-clean high-frequency words to copy

This fun book is a perfect way for children to practise writing useful English words. They can trace the outlines and then copy the words with the special pen, then wipe clean and try again. High frequency words are commonly occurring words in written English and learning these words will help children with their reading and writing.

£5.99

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Deadly animals

Deadly animals

A fascinating look at the natural weapons of the most deadly animals in the world, from big cats to snakes, sharks and crocodiles. With easy to read text, colourful photographs and picture strip illustrations, this is ideal for reluctant readers who prefer fact to fiction. Includes internet links to websites with video clips and more information.

£7.99

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Tanks

Tanks

What is it like to drive a tank? What does a tank crew do and how do tanks power across rough terrain? This exciting, fact-packed book is illustrated with photographs and diagrams, plus fold-out pages that reveal the hidden workings of a tank. Includes internet links to recommended websites with video clips and more information.

£7.99

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New fiction

The Troublesome Tiger

The Troublesome Tiger

Zoe can't wait to meet Tindu, the magnificent tiger who's just arrived at Tanglewood. But Tindu seems sad, and refuses to leave his den. With the Terrific Tigers weekend just two weeks away, the pressure is on! Can Zoe dream up a plan to help Tanglewood's tiger feel happy in his new home?

£5.99

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Unconventional

Unconventional

Lexi Angelo is a Convention Kid - she's got a clipboard and a walkie talkie to prove it. Aidan Green is a messy-haired, annoyingly arrogant author and he's disrupting her perfect planning. In a flurry of awkward encounters, lost schedules and late-night conversations, Lexi discovers that some things can't be planned... Things like falling in love.

£7.99

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