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Usborne picture books have simple and engaging text, accompanied by gorgeous illustrations. They are perfect for young children and toddlers just beginning to take an interest in reading – both fiction and non-fiction.

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The Elves and the Shoemaker

The Elves and the Shoemaker

Who keeps helping the old shoemaker and making such wonderful shoes while he sleeps? And how can the shoemaker repay their kindness? Find out in this joyful retelling of the classic fairy tale for little children, gorgeously illustrated on every page by John Joven.

£5.99

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Pussy cat, pussy cat, where have you been? I've been to London to visit the queen.

Pussy cat, pussy cat, where have you been? I've been to London to visit the queen.

A charming version of the classic nursery rhyme, delightfully updated to give Pussy cat a full tour of London before he calls on the Queen. Pussy cat visits all the famous London sights including The Tower of London, Shakespeare’s Globe, St Paul’s Cathedral, and Nelson’s Column and enjoys the view from the top of the Shard and a ride on the London Eye. With beautiful illustrations, this picture book makes a lovely gift or souvenir for a trip to London.

£10.99

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How the whale got his throat

How the whale got his throat

Once upon a time, Whale was ever so greedy – he swam around eating anything and everything he came across. Then one day, things changed... Adapted for young children from one of Rudyard Kipling’s Just So Stories, this picture book has beautiful illustrations by John Joven on every page.

£5.99

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Tales for little children

Tales for little children

A collection of nine much-loved stories from around the world, beautifully retold and colourfully illustrated for little children. Follow Goldilocks into the woods to the three bears’ cottage, climb a beanstalk with Jack, come face to face with a genie in a magical Arabian adventure, and lots more. A joy to read aloud and share, and a lovely gift.

£12.99

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Fairy tales

These lively illustrated fairy tales are perfect for sharing together, or for beginner readers to enjoy alone.

Non-fiction award-winners

On the Moon

On the Moon

A captivating tale of a little girl imagining a trip to outer space. Combining illustrated pictures and photographs featuring real images of the moon, this picture book takes young children on an amazing journey into outer space. Lets young children glimpse what it would be like to fly into outer space, walk on the moon, and look back at Earth from a very long way away. Rhythmic text takes children on a magical and informative journey. Available as ebook with narration (on tablets that support audio).

£4.99

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Excellent first space book. English Association Book Awards
In Egyptian times

In Egyptian times

A delightfully illustrated picture book following a typical day in Ancient Egypt. Follow a little boy as he hurries off to school, watch acrobats tumble through the crowded market, and gather with the crowds by the River Nile to watch the Pharaoh coming home. With simple, engaging text and bright, friendly illustrations this is a delightful introduction to Ancient Egypt which is perfect for reading aloud.

£4.99

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