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Let's go to Playgroup

It is essential that books reflect the world around us. These books are perfct for toddlers and youg children to see modern Britain reflected back at them.

  • The Giant Turnip

    Author: Henriette Barkow Illustrator: Richard Johnson

    Interest level: 2+

    Reading age: 6+

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  • The Giant Turnip

    Author: Henriette Barkow Illustrator: Richard Johnson

    Interest level: 2+

    Reading age: 6+

    The children in Miss Honeywood's class decide to grow vegetables in their school garden. What a shock they get when they discover …

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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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  • Lucy: Loud and Clear

    Author: Laila Lavan Illustrator: Beatriz Iglesias

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 5+

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  • Lucy: Loud and Clear

    Author: Laila Lavan Illustrator: Beatriz Iglesias

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 5+

    Lucy is deaf and Omar is rather flippantly pretending he can't understand her request. Lucy has to be creative if she is to find a…

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  • The Drum

    Author: Ken Wilson-Max Illustrator: Catell Ronca

    Interest level: 0-3

    Reading age: 3+

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  • The Drum

    Author: Ken Wilson-Max Illustrator: Catell Ronca

    Interest level: 0-3

    Reading age: 3+

    This little but lively book is part of Tiny Owl’s "Children. Music. Life" series, which focuses on musical instruments from around…

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  • Lulu Reads to Zeki

    Author: Anna McQuinn Illustrator: Rosalind Beardshaw

    Interest level: 0+

    Reading age: 4+

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  • Lulu Reads to Zeki

    Author: Anna McQuinn Illustrator: Rosalind Beardshaw

    Interest level: 0+

    Reading age: 4+

    Lulu has a new baby brother - little Zeki, who sleeps a lot and cries a lot too. Luckily, Lulu has a book for every situation. So …

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  • Blocks

    Author: Irene Dickinson

    Interest level: 0-3

    Reading age: 0-3

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  • Blocks

    Author: Irene Dickinson

    Interest level: 0-3

    Reading age: 0-3

    Ruby has red blocks and Benji has blue blocks - and both of them want to build something spectacular. A bright and engaging story …

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  • Who?

    Author: Robie H Harris Illustrator: Natascha Rosenberg

    Interest level: 0-3

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  • Who?

    Author: Robie H Harris Illustrator: Natascha Rosenberg

    Interest level: 0-3

    Reading age:

    This board book will delight babies who love to look at pictures of other babies. Each page asks ‘Who?’ and then answers with a di…

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  • Tickle, Tickle

    Author: Helen Oxenbury

    Interest level: 0+

    Reading age: 0+

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  • Tickle, Tickle

    Author: Helen Oxenbury

    Interest level: 0+

    Reading age: 0+

    Ideal for any time of the day, especially bathtime and bedtime, the language and repetition make this book good to read aloud.

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  • Once Upon a Bathtime

    Author: Vi Hughes Illustrator: Sima Elizabeth Shefrin

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 4+

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  • Once Upon a Bathtime

    Author: Vi Hughes Illustrator: Sima Elizabeth Shefrin

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 4+

    A little girl takes a bath with a fairytale twist as she is joined by a number of fairytale characters as well as her favourite to…

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  • Happy to Be Me

    Author: Emma Dodd

    Interest level: 2-5

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  • Happy to Be Me

    Author: Emma Dodd

    Interest level: 2-5

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    With simple rhyme and colourful artwork, this picture book celebrates every bit of the human body and reminds us that each and eve…

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  • Hats of Faith

    Author: Medeia Cohan Illustrator: Sarah Walsh

    Interest level: 2+

    Reading age: 0-3

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  • Hats of Faith

    Author: Medeia Cohan Illustrator: Sarah Walsh

    Interest level: 2+

    Reading age: 0-3

    This instructive board book opens with the simple statement that many religious people wear head coverings to show their love of G…

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  • Bedtime with Ted

    Author: Sophy Henn

    Interest level: 2-3

    Reading age: 5+

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  • Bedtime with Ted

    Author: Sophy Henn

    Interest level: 2-3

    Reading age: 5+

    Little ones will love following the story of Ted's night-time routine - from splashing in the bath with penguins to having some mi…

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  • LuLu Loves Stories

    Author: Anna McQuinn Illustrator: Rosalind Beardshaw

    Interest level: 1+

    Reading age: 2+

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  • LuLu Loves Stories

    Author: Anna McQuinn Illustrator: Rosalind Beardshaw

    Interest level: 1+

    Reading age: 2+

    This lovely book introduces the magic of sharing stories.

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  • Making Friends!

    Author: Jess Stockham

    Interest level: 0+

    Reading age: 4+

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  • Making Friends!

    Author: Jess Stockham

    Interest level: 0+

    Reading age: 4+

    This book is full of great animal pictures and lift-the-flap pages. It’s a friendly and colourful way to encourage children …

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  • One, Two, Tree!

    Author: Anushka Ravishankar and Sirish Rao Illustrator: Durga Bai

    Interest level: 2+

    Reading age: 4+

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  • One, Two, Tree!

    Author: Anushka Ravishankar and Sirish Rao Illustrator: Durga Bai

    Interest level: 2+

    Reading age: 4+

    This is an unusual and creative counting book. The pictures reflect the tribal traditions of central India, and the tree fills up …

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