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Animals

Elmer and Snake

These books are perfect for entertaining toddlers and younger children that love animals, with everything from hilariously silly stories to early learning tales.

  • Elmer and Snake

    Author: David McKee

    Interest level: 2+

    Reading age: 5+

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  • Elmer and Snake

    Author: David McKee

    Interest level: 2+

    Reading age: 5+

    A group of mischievous elephants decide to play a trick on Elmer, the famous multicolour patchwork elephant, so they ask Snake for…

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  • Doing the Animal Bop

    Author: Jan Ormerod Illustrator: Lindsey Gardiner

    Interest level: 2+

    Reading age: 5+

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  • Doing the Animal Bop

    Author: Jan Ormerod Illustrator: Lindsey Gardiner

    Interest level: 2+

    Reading age: 5+

    Children will enjoy matching the rhythmic text to the animals actions, and joining in with the dancing themselves.

    A great book f…

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  • Seal Surfer

    Author: Michael Foreman

    Interest level: 5+

    Reading age: 6+

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  • Seal Surfer

    Author: Michael Foreman

    Interest level: 5+

    Reading age: 6+

    A welcome re-publication of Foreman's timeless and evocative account of a boy's relationship with life and death.

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  • Meerkat Mail

    Author: Emily Gravett

    Interest level: 4+

    Reading age: 5+

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  • Meerkat Mail

    Author: Emily Gravett

    Interest level: 4+

    Reading age: 5+

    Sunny lives on an arid plain with his extensive and loving meerkat family; they work together, play together and together do their…

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  • Banana!

    Author: Ed Vere Illustrator: Ed Vere

    Interest level: 2+

    Reading age: 5+

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  • Banana!

    Author: Ed Vere Illustrator: Ed Vere

    Interest level: 2+

    Reading age: 5+

    Follow the cartoon-style adventures of two monkeys. One of them has a banana and the other one wants it - but what is the magic wo…

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  • Elephant

    Author: Petr Horacek

    Interest level: 4+

    Reading age: 5+

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  • Elephant

    Author: Petr Horacek

    Interest level: 4+

    Reading age: 5+

    Horáček's illustrations vividly supplement this many-layered story of a lonely child who finds solace in an imaginary world…

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  • Ernest

    Author: Catherine Rayner

    Interest level: 2+

    Reading age: 6+

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  • Ernest

    Author: Catherine Rayner

    Interest level: 2+

    Reading age: 6+

    Ernest’s huge, friendly face fills up the spreads of this gorgeously illustrated book.

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  • WOW! Said the Owl

    Author: Tim Hopgood

    Interest level: 2-5

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  • WOW! Said the Owl

    Author: Tim Hopgood

    Interest level: 2-5

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    Everyone knows that owls are nocturnal but one curious little owl decides to take a long nap at night so she can stay awake during…

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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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  • That's Not My Tiger...

    Author: Fiona Watt Illustrator: Rachel Wells

    Interest level: 1+

    Reading age: 5+

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  • That's Not My Tiger...

    Author: Fiona Watt Illustrator: Rachel Wells

    Interest level: 1+

    Reading age: 5+

    Small children will love touching the tiger’s fluffy ears, soft paws and bumpy teeth and will particularly like tracing his …

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  • Puffin Peter

    Author: Petr Horacek

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 5+

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  • Puffin Peter

    Author: Petr Horacek

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 5+

    Peter and Paul are the best of friends, until one day while they are diving for fish, Peter is caught in a storm and swept out to …

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  • I’m not cute!

    Author: Jonathan Allen

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 5+

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  • I’m not cute!

    Author: Jonathan Allen

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 5+

    Baby Owl is fed up. In fact, he’s furious. He sets off for a walk in the woods but kangaroo, fox and squirrel won’t le…

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  • Peck Peck Peck

    Author: Lucy Cousins

    Interest level: 1+

    Reading age: 5+

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  • Peck Peck Peck

    Author: Lucy Cousins

    Interest level: 1+

    Reading age: 5+

    The new picture book from Lucy Cousins introduces readers to an enthusiastic and eager woodpecker who is being taught to peck by i…

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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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  • Macavity

    Author: T. S. Eliot Illustrator: Arthur Robins

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 4+

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  • Macavity

    Author: T. S. Eliot Illustrator: Arthur Robins

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 4+

    Escaped from Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, Macavity is now the star of his own picture book. With new illustrations from Ar…

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  • Elmer's Day

    Author: David McKee

    Interest level: 6months+

    Reading age: 3+

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  • Elmer's Day

    Author: David McKee

    Interest level: 6months+

    Reading age: 3+

    What does the world's favourite patchwork elephant do all day?

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  • Big and Small

    Author: Britta Teckentrup

    Interest level: 1+

    Reading age: 3+

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  • Big and Small

    Author: Britta Teckentrup

    Interest level: 1+

    Reading age: 3+

    It is never too early to introduce some information about how an apple grows from a seed, or how a shark survives by eating fish, …

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  • Quick Duck!

    Author: Mary Murphy

    Interest level: 0+

    Reading age: 4+

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  • Quick Duck!

    Author: Mary Murphy

    Interest level: 0+

    Reading age: 4+

    Trace the mucky duckling's footprints as he leaps, wiggles, runs, hops and SPLASHES into the river.

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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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  • I Love You More And More

    Author: Nicky Benson Illustrator: Jonny Lambert

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 5+

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  • I Love You More And More

    Author: Nicky Benson Illustrator: Jonny Lambert

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 5+

    Bear and Cub love roaming through their world. And as they roam, Bear explains how much she loves Cub. The deceptively simple rhym…

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