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Hop a Little, Jump a Little!

Hop, skip, dance and jump with these books guaranteed to get you up and moving

  • Maisy's Treasure Hunt

    Author: Lucy Cousins Illustrator: Lucy Cousins
    Publisher: Walker Books

    Maisy and her friends jump all aboard in search of treasure. They’ve got a ship and a map. All they need to find are three keys hidden beneath the flaps…

  • Doing the Animal Bop

    Author: Jan Ormerod Illustrator: Lindsey Gardiner
    Publisher: Oxford University Press

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

    A great book for sharing and one that children are sure to want to hear over and over again!

  • Bounce and Jiggle

    Author: Sanja Rescek
    Publisher: Childs Play

    Each Baby Gym book features a range of rhymes accompanied by simple descriptions of associated movements and advice for the parent/carer.

  • Giraffes Can't Dance

    Author: Giles Andreae Illustrator: Guy Parker Rees
    Publisher: Hachette

    Rhyming text and vibrant full-page illustrations make this marvellous picture book perfect for reading aloud.

  • We're Going on a Bear Hunt

    Author: Michael Rosen Illustrator: Helen Oxenbury
    Publisher: Walker Books

    Follow a father and his family as they go out in search of a bear.

  • Hop a Little, Jump a Little!

    Author: Annie Kubler
    Publisher: Child's Play

    This is a perfect book for sharing with lively toddlers, who will love to imitate the children’s actions, as they run, skip, stretch and nod.

  • Bumpus Jumpus Dinosaurumpus!

    Author: Tony Mitton llustrated by Guy Parker-Rees
    Publisher: Hachette

    Join in as the dinosaurs stir up a dinosaurumpus! Instantly appealing, with bright and lively illustrations, and Tony Mitton's fantastic poetry and rhyming words.

  • If You're Happy and You Know It!

    Author: Anna McQuinn Illustrator: Sophie Fatus
    Publisher: Barefoot Books

    This lively and colourful retelling of a favourite action rhyme is accompanied by a fun watch and singalong CD.

  • Max the Champion

    Author: Sean Stockdale and Alexandra Strick Illustrator: Ros Asquith
    Publisher: Frances Lincoln

    This inclusive book is about a boy who loves sport, his friends, and school - and has a vivid imagination

  • Elmer's Day

    Author: David McKee
    Publisher: Andersen Press

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

  • Clip-Clop

    Author: Nicola Smee
    Publisher: Boxer Books

    Cat, Dog, Pig and Duck all want a ride on Mr Horse. Once on board, they want to go faster and faster.. but will that lead to disaster?

  • Action Rhymes

    Author: Clare Beaton
    Publisher: Barefoot Books

    Simple rhymes with hand-sewn illustrations

  • Pip and Posy: The Snowy Day

    Author: Axel Scheffler
    Publisher: Nosy Crow

    • Posy wants to make a snowmouse and Pip wants to make a snowrabbit...
    • Colourful, engaging illustrations and a simple, lively story about friends falling out and making up.
    • Part of award-winning illustrator Axel Scheffler's series about the ups and downs of toddler life!

  • Baby's Day

    Author: Little Tiger Kids
    Publisher: Little Tiger Press

    Colourful, rhyming board book with photos of happy babies.

  • Digby Dog Delivers

    Author: Tor Freeman
    Publisher: Macmillan

    Digby needs your help! He's the best delivery dog in town and must get his parcels to the right place.

  • Quick Duck!

    Author: Mary Murphy
    Publisher: Walker

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

  • A Surprise for Tiny Mouse

    Author: Petr Horacek
    Publisher: Baby Walker

    Expore different types of weather and turn the wheel for a surprise!

  • Little Jungle Explorers

    Author: Anthony Lewis
    Publisher: Child’s Play

    Colourful board book with double-sided explorer figure!

  • Peekaboo Park!

    Author: Emily Bolam
    Publisher: Campbell Books

    A life-the-flaps adventure in the park!