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Great picture books for the summer holidays

Harold’s Hungry Eyes

The summer holidays are here, which means picnics in the park, getaways to the beach and lazing in the back garden (weather permitting). 

Take one or two of these books out with you. You can have a read inbetween having lunch and playing on the swings!

  • We Are Not Frogs!

    Author: Michael Morpurgo Illustrator: Sam Usher

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  • We Are Not Frogs!

    Author: Michael Morpurgo Illustrator: Sam Usher

    Alice and Jago are playing in granny's garden one day when they find lots of toads in the long grass. Michael Morpurgo's lovely na…

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  • I Need a Wee!

    Author: Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet

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  • I Need a Wee!

    Author: Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet

    Alan the bear is having a fantastic time at the funfair until he starts dancing in that unmistakeable way and his friends have to …

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  • My Two Grandads

    Author: Floella Benjamin Illustrator: Margaret Chamerlain

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  • My Two Grandads

    Author: Floella Benjamin Illustrator: Margaret Chamerlain

    Aston’s granddads are different from each other, but both love playing musical instruments.

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  • Pass It On

    Author: Sophy Henn

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  • Pass It On

    Author: Sophy Henn

    The little girl in this bright, happy book embraces the simple act of passing on smiles, laughs, chuckles and whoops to others.

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  • Friends

    Author: Michael Foreman

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  • Friends

    Author: Michael Foreman

    Foreman's characteristic, beautifully soft and gentle illustrations are used to great effect in this simple but powerful picture b…

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  • Bee

    Author: Britta Teckentrup

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  • Bee

    Author: Britta Teckentrup

    This bee-autiful and special book takes children on a poetic journey through the bee's day.

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