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Best New Books for Babies

30th December 2018

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I remember well those first few months when my kids were babies. Well, I say I 'remember', but I remember them as a blur, I remember being incredibly happy, incredibly tired and unable to do anything but the bare minimum to survive the day. But I always made time to read to my kids. Not because I thought it was necessarily a 'good' thing to do. But because it was a much needed chance to sit down for a moment, to snuggle up together, to relax and to giggle. I loved sharing my favourite past-time and even on the days when I thought I didn't have the energy, it was always a part of our bedtime routine. So it worries me when new parents say that they don't have the time to read to their babies, or don't think kids need books until they're older. It's NEVER too early to start reading to kids, the soothing sound of your voice, the quiet time together, the places you'll go and the fun that you'll have. If you haven't already, start today - please! It's never too early but it's also never too late.

There are lots of brilliant baby books coming out this year and we have 5 for you here, all available to win and review. Just login (or register if you haven't already) and click through to each book and fill out your delivery details.

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That's not my puppy...

A sparkly special edition of the very first That's not my... book to celebrate 20 years of That's not my... books! Babies and toddlers will love touching the textured patches as they meet puppies with fluffy tails, shaggy ears and bumpy paws. The bright pictures and textures to stroke are designed to help develop sensory and language awareness.

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Little Fish and Mummy

Hello! I am Little Fish, swimming in the sea.
I love my mummy very much, and Mummy Fish loves me.

Join Little Fish and Mummy for a special day together! This heart-warming story follows Little Fish and Mummy on a rhyming adventure under the sea: swimming, blowing big bubbles and saying hello to all their fishy friends. Little ones will love this sturdy fish-shaped book that's all about the special bond between a mother and child.

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First Baby Days: Bath Time: A book that changes colour in water

Babies will react with delight as they see the colour appear in the bold pictures of friendly frogs and funny fish, in this stylish, colour-changing bath book. Splish, splash and splosh with mummy duck and her little ducklings and make bath time fun and colourful.

The perfect first bath book to share with your baby!

First Baby Days is a series of books specially designed to aid the development of babies' eyesight and coordination, with high-contrast colour and patterns, striking illustration and fun novelties, all endorsed by a child development expert.

Also available: Moo Peek-a-Boo, On the Move, Funny Faces, Splish Splash, Animal Train, Night NIght

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Story time with Ted

Story time, Ted! Which story will Ted hear today? A magical story full of wizards and magic spells? An adventure story full of gigantic stomping dinosaurs? Or maybe a fairytale all about beanstalks and giants? Lift the flaps to find out what Ted's creative imagination can conjure up this time.

With sturdy flaps to lift on every page, this bold and creative new book in the Ted series will delight preschoolers and is ideal for little hands.

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Tales from Acorn Wood: Friends

Everyone is friends in Acorn Wood!

Tales from Acorn Wood is a bestselling preschool series by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of the modern classic, The Gruffalo .

Friends is a delightful introduction to the world of Acorn Wood. Fox and Mouse play dress up, Squirrel's friends help with chores, Pig plays hide and seek with Hen, Bear's friends say "Happy Birthday", and Rabbit's friends sing her to sleep.

A first book about friendship based on the bestselling lift-the-flap toddler books: Postman Bear, Fox's Socks, Rabbit's Nap and Hide-and-Seek Pig .

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