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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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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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Little Red Riding Hood

Little Red Riding Hood

Little Red Riding Hood is off to visit her Grandma, but following her through the forest is a very hungry wolf... This lively retelling of the classic fairy tale has gorgeous illustrations and the simple text makes this story perfect for sharing together or for beginner readers to enjoy alone.

£4.99

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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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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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Big picture books

These fabulous big picture books are packed with colourful illustrations, facts and things to spot.