Sitting cat, spitting cat, tangled-in-your-knitting cat, paw cat, claw cat ruining your chair!
New cat, shoo cat! Living in the zoo cat, swing cat, cling cat . . . HANG IN THERE!
This laugh-out-loud picture book is a brilliant read-aloud rhyming romp through a cornucopia of cats in silly scenarios. Follow the cat-and-mouse subplot and find endless funny details to delight read-after-read.
Barking mad about dogs as well as cats? Check out 100 Dogs - Winner of the Sainsbury's Children's Book Awa..
A compact, pocket-sized book packed with 1000 fun learning activities to complete. Activities include writing, counting, stickers, matching, drawing, colouring and more! Encourages reading, fine motor and problem-solving skills, as well as stimulating imagination and creativity...
A laugh-out-loud silly rhyming picture book, featuring 101 different animal bums!
Bums in the jungle, bums in the town.
Bums in the treetops, hanging upside down.
Bums in the farmyard, bums in the park.
Lots of teeny-tiny bums, glowing in the dark!
Featuring an array of animal bums – from little to large, and everything in between – this brilliantly silly picture book is sure to get children giggling.
Just follow the bouncy read-aloud rhyme, then get ready to join in with the jiggly wiggly da..
When one sleepy bear wakes up early from his winter sleep, he's confused. Is he a bird? Or a moose? A fox perhaps? Or even a squirrel? No! He's definitely a bear, and it's time this bear went back to sleep . . ...
Part of a fantastic series of animal stories for younger readers by Waterstones Children's Book Prize-shortlisted author Helen Peters, with beautiful black-and-white illustrations by Ellie Snowdon. When Jasmine and Tom rescue an abandoned kitten, Jasmine is desperate to keep her. But her parents decide to sell Holly - and Jasmine is NOT happy with her new owner! Can Jasmine and Tom give Holly the best ever Christmas present - a good home? Brilliant storytelling that will make you laugh and cry, ..
Little Phoebe mouse loves her new fairy costume. "I'm a real fairy!" she cries, and spins and twirls her sparkly wand. Phoebe tries to fly, but she flops to the floor with a BUMP! So, she decides to practise wishes instead. But can Phoebe really do fairy magic?..
"Wise old man, won't you help me, please? My house is a squash and squeeze." A little old lady lives all by herself in her house but she's not happy - it's just too small, even for one. Whatever can she do? The wise old man knows: bring in a flappy, scratchy, greedy, noisy crowd of farmyard animals. When she pushes them all out again, she'll be amazed at how big her house feels! The brilliantly funny A Squash and a Squeeze was the first ever picture book written and illustrated by the unparallel..
From Joseph and his coat to Jonah and the whale, eight classic adventures are brought to life in this colourful anthology. While giving children a strong knowledge of the background to many Christian beliefs today, the stories stimulate discussion, along with providing a real enjoyment of these captivating tales. Storytelling at its best. Stories included: Noah's Ark Joseph and his Coat of Many Colours The Story of Moses David and Goliath Daniel in the Lion's Den Jonah and the Whale The Nativity..
Join Fox, Pig, Rabbit, Bear and all their friends in the Tales From Acorn Wood Little Library, including four early learning books based on the bestselling preschool series by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of the modern classic The Gruffalo.
Learn all about playing together and helping each other in Friends, spot Bear's red waistcoat, Fox's blue socks and the yellow flowers in Rabbit's garden in Colours, find out who's awake and who's asleep in Opposites – and then in Counting, c..
George Beard and Harold Hutchins are two amazing kids. Not only did they create Captain Underpants, but they've saved the world five times! Now George and Harold bring you an all new superhero who's faster than a speeding stroller, more powerful than diaper rash, and able to leap tall buildings without making poopy stinkers. Meet Super Diaper Baby - the most powerful peewee to ever pack a punch. George and Harold's brand new superhero is sure to make kids laugh until drink comes out of their nos..
In the days long ago, Giraffe was the noisiest animal on the Great African Plain. He shouted a lot and he laughed all the time. This is the story of how the littlest Egret proved to Laughing Giraffe that you don't need to be loud to be heard...
Rhino runs everywhere. And as he runs, he leaves a wake of devastation in his path. The other animals are fed up of this rampant running and so Lion confronts him, telling him he must stop. Rhino refuses and challenges anyone to try and stop him. Out of all the animals it is little Tickbird who takes up his challenge, with interesting results!..
Little ones can join in the fun On the Farm by pulling out the sliders, jiggling the animals and making all the different noises! Quack along with the ducks, moo with the cows and neigh with the horses.
Children will love playing with this bright and colourful board book with gentle rhyming text and beautifully illustrated by the award-winning Axel Scheffler.
Also available: In the Jungle..
When young pup Alexander grows up, his playful youth comes to an end as he realises he has been born into a life of servitude. The giant cats, along with their smaller cousins keep the dogs hard at work all day long, but the dogs have had enough! It s time for change. Can the dogs work together to overthrow their feline overlords?..
Bedtime Classics: charmingly illustrated board book editions of perennial favorites, simplified for the youngest readers!Bedtime Classics introduce classic works of fiction to little literary scholars through character driven narratives and colorful illustration. Designed to be the perfect one minute bedtime story (or five minutes--if you're begged to read it over and over) parents can feel good about exposing their children to some of the most iconic pieces of literature while building their ch..
Celebrate those first precious years of your baby's life with this stunning journal. Record everything from your baby's favourite foods, family tree and first holiday to the first time they laughed. Space for photos, written memories and other interactive features are complemented by Alison Jay's touching artworks, producing a book that offers a truly personal memento of those important moments. Novelties include family message cards and a letter to be written by parents for their child on their..
Little ones can join in the fun In the Jungle by pulling out the sliders, pushing up the tabs and counting all the animals! How many lazy lions are yawning? How many zebras are skipping?
Children will love playing with this bright and colourful board book with gentle rhyming text and beautifully illustrated by the award-winning Axel Scheffler...
The Axel Scheffler Pocket Library is a gorgeous set of small format board books stored in a handy slipcase. Children will love to join in with Pip the Puppy, Lizzy the Lamb, Katie the Kitten and Freddy the Frog for lots of fun! With rhyming text and delightful illustrations from award-winning illustrator, Axel Scheffler, children will be entertained for hours!
This set contains four mini Axel Scheffler board books full of animal fun!..
Pip is a pup with a very loud bark,He scares all the cats when he strolls through the park!Freddy's a frog with goggly eyes,He's small and fat and loves catching flies.Pip and Freddy are two lively creatures who love to make noise and have fun. The rhyming stories in Axel Scheffler Rhyming Stories: Pip the Dog and Freddy the Frog are beautifully illustrated by the award-winning Axel Scheffler - with lots of details that children will love to spot.Also available in the series: Axel Scheffler Rhym..
From Number One bestselling picture book duo, David Walliams and Tony Ross, comes this bear-illiantly funny adventure for children of 3 and up.
At the top of the world, surrounded by snow and ice, lives a very cheeky polar bear cub who loves to go…
But this little bear cub doesn’t always know when to stop…
Presenting a mischievous new picture book packed with snow and surprises, from two standout talents!..
Rabbit loves adventure stories, Hedgehog adores happy endings, and Mouse and Fox enjoy reading together. So when the friends discover a mysterious house full of books, it’s a dream come true! But – uh-oh! – these books belong to a very grumpy bear!
Bear’s House of Books is a new book with a classic feel – perfect for bookworms big and small! Featuring beautiful and heart-warming illustrations from Alison Edgson (Waiting for Santa and Me and My Dad), this picture book is perfect for teaching li..
Christmas is only a day away, and Millicent Mouse has scrubbed and dusted and baked, until everything is perfect! But when Millicent's friends need help, her plans go topsy-turvy! How will she have her perfect Christmas now?..
An interactive, full color book about cats of all sizes, shapes and dispositions, Big Cat, Small Cat introduces children to rhyming and opposites in a fun and engaging way.
Big Cat, Small Cat takes readers through a fantastical world of felines, where they will encounter many different pairs of cats—from good and bad to happy and sad. The book’s sing-song text leaves out the last word of each page, allowing little ones to chime in and complete the rhyme. Captivating, colorful illustrations prov..
An exciting board book series that asks deep questions in a wonderfully accessible way.
Even little children have big questions about life. Simone de Beauvoir focused much of her work on the concept of equality, insisting that girls and boys and women and men should have the same opportunities to be happy. Everyone should have the right to be themselves and be treated with respect no matter what. Kids will come away from this book encouraged to think about how the same things can make girls and..
Answering life's big questions for little children, this board book explains Socrates' beliefs about truth in a simple, accessible way.
Even little children can become philosophers by asking big questions about the world around them. Socrates believed that telling the truth and living a life full of wonder can make us wise. In Truth with Socrates, this idea is explained for the youngest thinkers, from being honest even when it is scary or hard, to questioning everything around us to learn and ..
From bestselling author Stephen Pinker, The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature shatters the myths surrounding human behaviour and 'nature versus nurture'.
Recently many people have assumed that we are shaped by our environment: a blank slate waiting to be inscribed by upbringing and culture, with innate abilities playing little part.
The Blank Slate shows that this view denies the heart of our being: human nature. Violence is not just a product of society; male and female minds..
Max really wants a pet. His parents aren't so sure. Puppies chew, parrots screech and sharks have too many teeth. How about a dragon? Max's parents say that dragons don't exist, so Max settles for a pet worm instead. Except this particular worm turns out to be very unusual when its back begins to turn spiky and it starts to breathe smoke .
Dragons don't exist. Do they?
A funny and light-hearted story from much-loved children's author Debi Gliori, perfect for any child who has ever wanted a pet..
This is a thrill-ride of an adventure, with illustrations by Ben Mantle bringing Boot's world to life. Fans of Toy Story and Charlie Changes into a Chicken will love this hilarious, warm-hearted story about a small robot on a big adventure, full of fun, friendship and a warehouse full of bouncy castles.
'Fast, funny and furious. These are definitely my favourite robots.' Eoin Colfer
Toy robot Boot has come a long way since it woke up in a scrapyard with only two and a half glitchy memories. It..
This is a new title in the fantastic First Reading series, part of the Usborne Young Reading Programme. It is aimed at children who are beginning to read. When Brer Fox tricks Brer Rabbit into falling down a well, he has to come up with a plan to get out mighty fast before the hunter comes! This key series was developed in conjunction with reading expert Allison Kelly from the University of Roehampton. Every title in this series has clear and compelling text that allows children to build their b..
"Butterfly Fairy Masks" features easy-to make, amazing press-out models. Have a world of fun with these press-out masks that let you become a range of pretty butterfly fairy characters, and perhaps act out the accompanying magical story of their adventures! With simple step-by step instructions, no gluing or cellotape is needed...
When Alfonso the cat hears there's a boat coming into harbour carrying its largest ever catch, he hatches a plan. It's brave! It's bold! And it involves a ghost pirate ship, some rather gullible fishermen, and cats ...LOTS of cats. With an infectious rhyming text and laugh-out-loud illustrations, this book is set to become a firm favourite for fans of life on the high seas...
Chick lives for adventure. Pug lives for sleep! In Chick's eyes, however, Pug can do no wrong. In fact, he's Wonder Pug! But with danger around every corner and a hero who's a little low on energy, it may be up to Chick to save the day and earn the prized role of sidechick (er ...sidekick).
From an exceptional new talent, this is a funny, heartwarming story of misplaced hero worship - and the beginning of a beautiful friendship...
When three yellow chicks hatch from Mrs. Chicken's eggs, all seems fine. But when the last egg cracks to reveal something black and white, the barn is thrown into chaos as the most imaginative guessing game begins! Join a host of farm animals in an eccentric tale of discovery to find the answer to the big question in the barn can a chicken really hatch a cow? (or a skunk, or a whale..?) A light-hearted book exploring individuality through the diverse world of black and white animals...
Meet Chu. Chu is a small panda with a very big sneeze. When Chu sneezes, you REALLY don't want to get in the way. But a whole day of adventure will test Chu's sneeze-resisting powers to the limit - there's the library (dusty books!), the diner (pepper!), and then the circus (all those animals!). How big can a sneeze really be? Just wait and see .....
From Snow White, Cinderella and Pinocchio to ¬ The Little Mermaid, ¬ The Wizard of Oz and Peter Pan: twelve of the most famous children's fairy tales of all time, gathered together in a series of essential volumes, must-haves for every budding reader's library. All children can discover or rediscover their favourite characters and identify themselves in their adventures thanks to these original texts, updated in modern, accessible language, perfect for the littlest ones as well as those already ..
The Brothers Grimm collected some of Europe's most popular folk tales, immortalising stories whose origin goes way back in time. This book, with beautiful watercolours by the imaginative illustrator Francesca Rossi, gathers ten of their most famous and magical works. Children will love meeting such favourite characters as Cinderella, the Brementown musicians, Hansel and Gretel, Rapunzel, and Snow White. AGES: 6 plus AUTHOR: Francesca Rossi graduated from the Scuola Internazionale di Comics (Inte..
Claude was a country cat, but unlike his brothers and sisters, who were fierce hunters and fearless acrobats - Claude was an artiste! He dreams of being famous, but will his ego get the better of him? A lavish tale about chasing your dreams, from rags to riches - and back again!..
Collins First English Words is the perfect first dictionary for kindergarten-aged learners of English. Packed full of fun and useful everyday vocabulary, this beautifully illustrated dictionary will capture the imagination of young children and encourage a love for learning English. The dictionary contains 36 themes, each fully illustrated with fun and engaging scenarios. Three characters, Ben, Daisy and Keekee the monkey, guide the children through their daily lives and introduce them to the 30..
A father and daughter discover the joys of his crazy hair in this brilliant picture book. Bonnie tries to tame her father's hair, but to no avail, as birds and beasts of every type jostle for space amongst the curls and tresses of this hirsute book. A warm and funny conversational text combine beautifully with Dave McKean's edgy and dramatic illustrations to make this another perfect picture book by Gaiman and McKean...
There once was a dog with a keen sense of smell. She was known far and wide as Detective Dog Nell. Peter's dog Nell has an amazing sense of smell. Whether it's finding a lost shoe or discovering who did a poo on the new gravel path, her ever-sniffing nose is always hard at work. But Nell has other talents too. Every Monday she goes to school with Peter and listens to children read. So who better to have on hand when they arrive one morning to discover that the school's books have all disappeared..
Dinosaurs aren't known for their drawing – they're known for their stamping and stomping and ROARING! All except for one creative young dinosaur who just can't seem to stop! He transforms rocks, chalk, sticks and mud into the most wonderful works of art - much to the confusion of his fierce, fighting dinosaur family. But when everyone hears the THUD of a terrifying T-Rex, they soon see just how effective art can be. Especially art in the form of an even bigger dinosaur!
Another brilliant rhymin..
Do you want to be my friend? asks a little mouse of a horse, a peacock, an alligator and others in this classic and charming story. Only when he meets another little mouse, is the answer unequivocally, 'Yes!' 'Each page of this ingenious, all but wordless picture book affords surprise, suspense, and repeated pleasure for the viewer' (Booklist)...
David Melling is one of the leading children's author/illustrators today and his second book about Douglas the little brown bear is as funny and compelling as the first. It combines brilliantly imaginative illustrations with an endearing sense of what it is like to be a small child learning about the world. Douglas' dad gives him a wonderful new woolly hat and he races outside to show it off. In his excitement, he doesn't realise that it is unravelling...His friends have helpful but useless idea..