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All sorts of heroes

I’m not Reading!

These books are perfect for showing toddlers and younger children that there are all sorts of everyday heroes in life, including even themselves.

  • My Mum

    Author: Anthony Browne

    Interest level: 2+

    Reading age: 6+

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  • My Mum

    Author: Anthony Browne

    Interest level: 2+

    Reading age: 6+

    All small children love their mums and in this colourful and entertaining picture book, Anthony Browne explains exactly why.

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  • Lulu Loves the Library

    Author: Anna McQuinn Illustrator: Rosalind Beardshaw

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 5+

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  • Lulu Loves the Library

    Author: Anna McQuinn Illustrator: Rosalind Beardshaw

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 5+

    Lulu has her library card, her rucksack full of borrowed books, and a big smile on her face, because it's Tuesday – and on T…

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  • What Does Daddy Do?

    Author: Rachel Bright

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 7+

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  • What Does Daddy Do?

    Author: Rachel Bright

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 7+

    One day at nursery, the children begin to discuss what their daddies do - which gets Daisy wondering about her own Daddy.

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  • One Smart Fish

    Author: Chris Wormell

    Interest level: 4+

    Reading age: 7+

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  • One Smart Fish

    Author: Chris Wormell

    Interest level: 4+

    Reading age: 7+

    A small silver fish has done everything he can possibly do in the ocean - he sings, dances and even performs plays, but has never …

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  • Christopher Nibble

    Author: Charlotte Middleton

    Interest level: 4+

    Reading age: 6+

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  • Christopher Nibble

    Author: Charlotte Middleton

    Interest level: 4+

    Reading age: 6+

    Christopher Nibble loves to eat dandelion leaves. But so does every other guinea pig in Dandeville – and that’s the pr…

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  • Just Because

    Author: Rebecca Elliott

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 6+

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  • Just Because

    Author: Rebecca Elliott

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 6+

    This uplifting book focuses on a sibling relationship, as a little boy affectionately describes his older sister

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  • Alfie Gives a Hand

    Author: Shirley Hughes

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 5+

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  • Alfie Gives a Hand

    Author: Shirley Hughes

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 5+

    Shirley Hughes' much-loved Alfie goes to his first birthday party in this lovely picture book for pre-school children.

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  • The Dark

    Author: Lemony Snicket Illustrator: Jon Klassen

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 6+

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  • The Dark

    Author: Lemony Snicket Illustrator: Jon Klassen

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 6+

    One night, the night-light goes out, and the dark calls Laszlo down into the basement to meet it.

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  • The Storm Whale

    Author: Benji Davies

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 6+

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  • The Storm Whale

    Author: Benji Davies

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 6+

    Noi finds a baby whale washed up on the beach after a storm and decides to take it home to care for it.

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  • Specs for Rex

    Author: Yasmeen Ismail

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 4+

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  • Specs for Rex

    Author: Yasmeen Ismail

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 4+

    A perfectly judged niche story that has general appeal due to a clean text and cute character; Specs for Rex is a visual treat tha…

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  • Blown Away

    Author: Rob Biddulph

    Interest level: 2+

    Reading age: 5+

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  • Blown Away

    Author: Rob Biddulph

    Interest level: 2+

    Reading age: 5+

    Penguin Blue has got a new toy, and it's the right kind of day to try it out. But the wind is a little stronger than expected and …

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  • Grandma

    Author: Jessica Shepherd

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 4+

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  • Grandma

    Author: Jessica Shepherd

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 4+

    This is a sensitive and touching picture book that helps young children understand dementia.

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  • I’m not Reading!

    Author: Jonathan Allen

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 4+

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  • I’m not Reading!

    Author: Jonathan Allen

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 4+

    Baby Owl really wants to read out loud but a fluffy cloud of chicks put him on the spot, how can he read now?

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