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Here are our recommended books for preschool children up to about 4 years old. At this age, children are very curious about the world, and are also learning their first reading and writing skills.

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Pussy cat, pussy cat, where have you been? I've been to Paris and guess what I've seen...

Pussy cat, pussy cat, where have you been? I've been to Paris and guess what I've seen...

Pussy cat is off on an exciting tour of Paris. Join him as he cruises down the Seine, climbs the Eiffel Tower and discovers famous paintings in the Louvre Museum. The French capital is vividly brought to life with stylish illustrations in Russell Punter’s delightful new interpretation of the classic rhyme.

£10.99

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Get ready for school

Get ready for school

A fun and interactive way for children to listen to and learn 120 everyday words spoken by a native English speaker. Each of the four double-sided topic cards has sixteen words and pictures about letters, numbers and being at school. Slot the card into the book’s special frame and press the pictures to hear the words read aloud.

£9.99

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Lift-the-flap first questions and answers

Packed with facts to answer the questions little children ask.

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What is poo?

What is poo?

£7.99

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How do flowers grow?

How do flowers grow?

£9.99

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Where do babies come from?

Where do babies come from?

£9.99

Exquisitely illustrated, a delight to look at. The sort of thing that really intrigues young children. The Royal Society Young People's Book Prize 2016 judges on How do Flowers Grow?

Early years sound books

Musical nursery rhymes

Musical nursery rhymes

Press the buttons on the pages of this delightful book to hear the tunes for seven well-loved nursery rhymes, including Humpty Dumpty, Little Bo-peep, Sing a Song of Sixpence and Hey Diddle Diddle. Includes the words for each rhyme and delightful illustrations by Richard Johnson with fingertrails and cut-out shapes to discover.

£12.99

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First book about the orchestra

First book about the orchestra

Young children can discover the magic of the orchestra with this sound book. Each page has an embedded button to press to hear instruments from brass to drums, as well as the whole orchestra playing together. There are snippets of information about each instrument and a QR link to listen to the complete piece of music online.

£12.99

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Jungle sounds

Jungle sounds

Little children can press the buttons on the pages of this book to hear the wonderful sounds of a jungle, a hungry tiger roaring, tropical birds singing and a noisy orang-utan who isn’t yet ready for bed. The colourful pages show the jungle at night, the sun rising and more, with simple text, delightful illustrations and cut-out shapes to discover.

£12.99

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Garden sounds

Garden sounds

Little children can listen to a baby bird tweeting, frogs croaking in the pond and owls hooting when they press the pages of this delightful book. Colourful pages show the garden and pond in the sun and rain and at night. With simple text, holes to peep through and fingertrails to explore, this is a lovely first book about nature and the outdoors.

£12.99

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