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Aunt Amelia

These books are a great way to read and learn about all kinds of families with your toddler or younger child.

  • Owl Babies

    Author: Martin Waddell Illustrator: Patrick Benson

    Interest level: 3-7

    Reading age: 6+

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  • Owl Babies

    Author: Martin Waddell Illustrator: Patrick Benson

    Interest level: 3-7

    Reading age: 6+

    This reassuring and stunningly illustrated book tackles the subject of temporary separation - a situation which all children are l…

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  • My Dad

    Author: Anthony Browne

    Interest level: 4-8

    Reading age: 6+

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  • My Dad

    Author: Anthony Browne

    Interest level: 4-8

    Reading age: 6+

    A young boy proudly describes his father (a big, friendly, unshaven dad, sporting an old dressing gown).

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  • 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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  • 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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  • I Love My Mummy

    Author: Giles Andreae Illustrator: Emma Dodd

    Interest level: 2+

    Reading age: 6+

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  • I Love My Mummy

    Author: Giles Andreae Illustrator: Emma Dodd

    Interest level: 2+

    Reading age: 6+

    What is it about Mummies that makes them so lovable and so very special?

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  • My Big Brother JJ

    Author: Odette Elliott Illustrator: Patrice Aggs

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  • My Big Brother JJ

    Author: Odette Elliott Illustrator: Patrice Aggs

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    Reading age:

    This book features a great relationship between a young girl and her much older sibling.

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  • Peace At Last

    Author: Jill Murphy

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 6+

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  • Peace At Last

    Author: Jill Murphy

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 6+

    The hour is late and Mr Bear is tired. But he just can't sleep - however hard he tries, all he can hear are the noises in the hous…

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  • Sometimes

    Author: Emma Dodd

    Interest level: 0+

    Reading age: 4+

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  • Sometimes

    Author: Emma Dodd

    Interest level: 0+

    Reading age: 4+

    This is a warm book about unconditional love. A perfect book for encouraging children to do what they want with reassuring support…

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  • Share!

    Author: Anthea Simmons

    Interest level: 2+

    Reading age: 4+

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  • Share!

    Author: Anthea Simmons

    Interest level: 2+

    Reading age: 4+

    Georgie Birkett beautifully captures the expressions of both big sister and baby brother in this funny and endearing picture book …

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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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  • And Tango Makes Three

    Author: Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell Illustrator: Henry Cole

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 5+

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  • And Tango Makes Three

    Author: Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell Illustrator: Henry Cole

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 5+

    Roy and Silo are two boy penguins who live in the zoo in New York's Central Park. This is a really delightful story and the messag…

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  • Aunt Amelia

    Author: Rebecca Cobb

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 6+

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  • Aunt Amelia

    Author: Rebecca Cobb

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 6+

    'We were in a bad mood. Aunt Amelia was coming to look after us. We didn't know who Aunt Amelia was and we didn't want looking aft…

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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 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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  • Kiss it Better

    Author: Smriti Prasadam-Halls Illustrator: Sarah Massini

    Interest level: 3-6

    Reading age: 6+

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  • Kiss it Better

    Author: Smriti Prasadam-Halls Illustrator: Sarah Massini

    Interest level: 3-6

    Reading age: 6+

    Mummy bear shares plenty of kisses with her cubs, each one carrying a special message of love, in this heart-warming tale with del…

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