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    Book 1
    Book 1

    Hide And Seek

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    Book 2
    Book 2

    Presto Change-O

    Matthew and Jessica learn at last the value of co-operation, but only after turning mother into a frog .... Matthew and ... More

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    Book 3
    Book 3

    King Bidgood's in the Bathtub

    In this delightful story, the king refuses to leave his bathtub and rule the kingdom. One by one, the Knight, the Queen,... More

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    Book 11
    Book 11

    The Prince Who Wrote a Letter

    A little learning is a dangerous thing. Add parental pride, an unkind remark, gossip, panic and a little fear: this coul... More

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    Book 15
    Book 15

    All About Cats

    Do you want to know everything about cats? Which types of cat are there? How can you make a cat happy? And what does he ... More

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    Book 16
    Book 16

    The Musical Life of Gustav Mole

    Gustav Mole is lucky enough to be born into a musical family, and this charming tale traces the enriching role that musi... More

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    Book 17
    Book 17

    Mayday

    Wayne Kovok starts every sentence with "Did you know..." Did you know that Russian turtles orbited the moon before any a... More

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    Book 18
    Book 18

    The Red Boat

    Posy feels lonely in her new house. She doesn't know anyone, and worries about making friends. One day, whilst exploring... More

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    Book 20
    Book 20

    Merry Christmas, Big Hungry Bear!

    It's Christmas and the little Mouse is looking forward to opening the presents around the tree. But what about the Big ... More

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    Book 27
    Book 27

    Quick as a Cricket

    A celebration of a child's growing self awareness, and a prime example of how books can contribute to this. Whether brav... More

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    Book 28
    Book 28

    The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry and the Big Hungry Bear

    First published in 1984, a picture book in which the Little Mouse will do all he can to save his strawberry from the Big... More

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    Book 30
    Book 30

    Our Cat Cuddles

    Rich in language, humour and rhyme, this hilarious tale is perfectly complemented by Amanda Montgomery-Higham's witty il... More

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    Book 37
    Book 37

    The Wim Wom from the Mustard Mill

    All the family are sure that the mischievous Wim Wom will cause trouble for the children if they don't do as they're tol... More

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    Book 39
    Book 39

    Rabbityness

    Rabbit enjoys doing rabbity things, but he also loves un-rabbity things! When Rabbit suddenly disappears, no one knows w... More

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    Book 40
    Book 40

    The Cherry Thief

    Chef Armand's cakes are famous for the delicious red cherries that adorn each one. But when the cherries start disappear... More

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    Book 41
    Book 41

    The Lost Stars

    Everyone has become so focused on bright lights and new technology that they have forgotten about the stars. Fed up with... More

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    Book 42
    Book 42

    Ice in the Jungle

    When Ice's mother tells her that they're going to move to an exciting new place, Ice isn't so sure. She likes her home a... More

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    Book 43
    Book 43

    The Boy who lost his Bumble

    The boy in this debut picture book is fascinated by the bees in his garden, and is puzzled and saddened when they disapp... More

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    Book 44
    Book 44

    The Ding Dong Bag

    When two boys go out with a large bag to collect all the noise they can find, you can be sure that they will have an ear... More

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    Book 45
    Book 45

    Star Gazers, Skyscrapers and Extraordinary Sausages

    Henrietta has all sorts of wild ambitions, but unfortunately Frank, her dog, can only think about sausages. Will they be... More

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    Book 46
    Book 46

    Twenty-Four Robbers

    Twenty-four robbers display their cooking talents in this retelling of the traditional skipping rhyme. In Audrey Wood's ... More

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    Book 48
    Book 48

    Magic Shoelaces

    Matthew learns that practice makes perfect.... More

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    Book 49
    Book 49

    Balloonia

    Where do balloons go at bedtime? Matthew has the answer but, as usual, his bossy older sister Jessica needs to see the p... More

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    Book 50
    Book 50

    Heckedy Peg

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    Book 51
    Book 51

    Scaredy Cats

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    Book 52
    Book 52

    Witch, Witch

    Witch, witch come to my party... is an invitation to join bizarre characters in a most unusual fancy dress party. Arden ... More

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    Book 53
    Book 53

    The Giant That Sneezed

    Little people are often more trouble than big ones. This is certainly true of Jack, until he learns three important less... More

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    Book 54
    Book 54

    I Told You So

    Sometimes, adults just won't listen. Ella tries to warn Nursey about all the odd characters filling up Tom's pram. But N... More

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    Book 56
    Book 56

    Tooth Fairy

    When Matthew loses a tooth, Jessica decides to make the Tooth Fairy's visit doubly worthwhile. But this tooth fairy is n... More

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    Book 57
    Book 57

    Fisherman Fred

    A northern folk-tale relating everything Fisherman Fred discovers when he tries to do business in a new way. He needs a ... More

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    Book 58
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    Book 59
    Book 59

    Paul Hunt's Night Diary

    Peer into the darkness and discover 'Night'. Superb illustrations Nominated for the Carnegie/Kate Greenaway Medal.... More

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    Book 60
    Book 60

    Tooth Fairy

    When Matthew loses a tooth, Jessica decides to make the Tooth Fairy's visit doubly worthwhile. But this tooth fairy is n... More

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    Book 61
    Book 61

    Ugh, Eggs!

    Eggs are all that seem to be on offer for this hungry porcupine - ughh! Dad makes eggs for breakfast, Aunty makes egg s... More

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    Book 63
    Book 63

    Bear Mor Ocrach

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    Book 65
    Book 65

    I Gatti Spaventati

    When Mother Cat allows her two youngest kittens to go on an errand all by themselves, they are delighted. But as they ge... More

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    Book 66
    Book 66

    L'Orso Affamto

    First published in 1984, a picture book in which the Little Mouse will do all he can to save his strawberry from the Big... More

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    Book 67
    Book 67

    Le Gros Ours Affame

    First published in 1984, a picture book in which the Little Mouse will do all he can to save his strawberry from the Big... More

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    Book 68
    Book 68

    I Serpenti Del Sultano

    Reptiles galore star in this slippery seek-and-find picture book. When the sultan's snakes decide to hide from him, he s... More

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    Book 69
    Book 69

    Palloncinia

    Where do balloons go at bedtime? Matthew has the answer but, as usual, his bossy older sister Jessica needs to see the p... More

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    Book 70
    Book 70

    La Principessa E Il Drago

    When a princess who behaves like a dragon meets a dragon who behaves like a princess, who knows what will happen! The Pr... More

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    Book 71
    Book 71

    Il Gatto Indipendente

    How did the cat find its place on our hearthrug, without losing its independence or performing any notable service? Kipl... More

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    Book 72
    Book 72

    Presto Change-O

    Matthew and Jessica learn at last the value of co-operation, but only after turning mother into a frog ...Matthew and Je... More

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    Book 73
    Book 73

    Ta Phidia Toy Soyltanoy

    Reptiles galore star in this slippery seek-and-find picture book. When the sultan's snakes decide to hide from him, he s... More

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    Book 74
    Book 74

    Les Lacets Magiques

    Matthew just can't keep his shoelaces tied and is always tripping up. When the magic man offers to swap Matthew's laces ... More

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    Book 75
    Book 75

    Gregoros San Gryllos

    A celebration of a child's growing self awareness, and a prime example of how books can contribute to this. Whether brav... More

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    Book 76
    Book 76

    L'Isola Dei Misteri

    A tantalizing web of deceptive artwork and wordplay lures us to play detective in this fascinating and puzzling book. Ov... More

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    Book 77
    Book 77

    To Mikro Pontiki, E Zoymere Kokkine Phraoyla Kai E Megale Peinasmene Arkoyda

    First published in 1984, a picture book in which the Little Mouse will do all he can to save his strawberry from the Big... More

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    Book 78
    Book 78

    La Fata Del Dente

    When Matthew loses a tooth, Jessica decides to make the Tooth Fairy's visit doubly worthwhile. Fantastic for encouraging... More

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    Book 79
    Book 79

    Tooth Fairy

    When Matthew loses a tooth, Jessica decides to make the Tooth Fairy's visit doubly worthwhile. Fantastic for encouraging... More

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    Book 80
    Book 80

    Der Dicke Hungrige Bar

    First published in 1984, a picture book in which the Little Mouse will do all he can to save his strawberry from the Big... More

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    Book 81
    Book 81

    'Epsilonnualpha Pialphagammaomeganui Sigmataun Sigmatau Gamman

    PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS THE GREEK LANGUAGE EDITION OF 'A PEACOCK ON THE ROOF.' The author-illustrator himself is "The M... More

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    Book 82
    Book 82

    Seirff y Swltan

    Reptiles galore star in this slippery seek-and-find picture book. When the sultan's snakes decide to hide from him, he s... More

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    Book 83
    Book 83

    Vif Comme Un Grillon

    A celebration of a child's growing self awareness, and a prime example of how books can contribute to this. Whether brav... More

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    Book 84
    Book 84

    La Fee Quenotte

    When Matthew loses a tooth, Jessica decides to make the Tooth Fairy's visit doubly worthwhile. Fantastic for encouraging... More

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    Book 85
    Book 85

    La Gallina Che Sapeva Nuotare

    When a duckling is hatched by a chicken, it thinks she is its mother!... More

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    Book 86
    Book 86

    Y Pysgodyn Bach

    The little fish has brains, imagination and plans. After many adventures, he finds satisfaction in a surprising place.... More

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    Book 87
    Book 87

    Balloonia

    Where do balloons go at bedtime? Matthew has the answer but, as usual, his bossy older sister Jessica needs to see the p... More

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    Book 88
    Book 88

    Cathod Bach Ofnus

    When Mother Cat allows her two youngest kittens to go on an errand all by themselves, they are delighted. But as they ge... More

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    Book 89
    Book 89

    La Vita Musicale Della Talpa Gustavo

    Gustav Mole is lucky enough to be born into a musical family, and this charming tale traces the enriching role that musi... More

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    Book 90
    Book 90

    The Lost Music

    Gustav and his family leave their noise-shattered home and travel the world in search of the lost music... More

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    Book 91
    Book 91

    I Lacci Magici

    Matthew just can't keep his shoelaces tied and is always tripping up. When the magic man offers to swap Matthew's laces ... More

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    Book 92
    Book 92

    The Princess and the Dragon Mask Book

    Using the durable board masks and play script from this book, children can act out Audrey Wood's quirky and amusing stor... More

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    Book 93
    Book 93

    Magic Shoelaces

    Matthew just can't keep his shoelaces tied and is always tripping up. When the magic man offers to swap Matthew's laces ... More

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    Book 94
    Book 94

    Veloce Come UN Grillo

    A celebration of a child's growing self awareness, and a prime example of how books can contribute to this. Whether brav... More

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    Book 95
    Book 95

    Brenhines y Dannedd

    When Matthew loses a tooth, Jessica decides to make the Tooth Fairy's visit doubly worthwhile. Fantastic for encouraging... More

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    Book 96
    Book 96

    Grandma

    Oscar loves Grandma, and their time together is always lots of fun. As she becomes less able to look after herself, she... More

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    Book 97
    Book 97

    Tilly's at home Holiday

    Tilly's friends are all going to exciting places for their vacations, but she is staying at home. Mum says they'll have ... More

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    Book 98
    Book 98

    The Great Googly Moogly

    Nobody has ever been able to catch The Great Googly Moogly - a giant and terrifying fish of legend. But Stella aims t... More

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    Book 99
    Book 99

    Crunch!

    Crunch the guinea pig loves his food, so it's just as well there's plenty of it, especially when a hungry little mouse w... More

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    Book 100
    Book 100

    Sardines of Love

    Grandmother Lola hates sardines, but Grandfather Lolo loves them. He eats them every day! When she runs out of sardine... More

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    Book 102
    Book 102

    The Acrobat

    This is the story of an acrobat who leaves the circus in search of a new audience. He tries with all his best tricks to... More

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    Book 103
    Book 103

    Momo and Snap

    Hilarious story told without words, only assorted grunts and noises. How a competitive relationship between a crocodile... More

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    Book 104
    Book 104

    It's Not Yours, It's Mine!

    Vibrant debut picture book by Susanna Moores. Blieka has a favourite toy, and doesn't want to share. A charming tale a... More

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    Book 105
    Book 105

    The Jar of Happiness

    Is there a recipe for happiness? Meg certainly thinks so. She collects all the necessary ingredients in a jar, which she... More

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    Book 106
    Book 106

    The Flower

    Brigg lives in a small, grey room in a large, grey city. When he finds a book in the library labelled `Do Not Read', he... More

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    Book 107
    Book 107

    The Princess and the Dragon

    When a princess who behaves like a dragon meets a dragon who behaves like a princess, who knows what will happen! This i... More

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    Book 108
    Book 108

    Max and the Doglins

    When Max the dog steals an egg from his best friend Beryl, it leads to a midnight visit from the mysterious Doglins. Onl... More

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    Book 109
    Book 109

    Magic Shoelaces

    Matthew just can't keep his shoelaces tied and is always tripping up. When the magic man offers to swap Matthew's laces ... More

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    Book 110
    Book 110

    UUGGHH!

    Uugghh! A Slug! Slug feels completely unloved by the world, and can't help feeling it may have something to do with app... More

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    Book 111
    Book 111

    Copy Cat

    Cat was small and Dog was big, and whatever Dog did, Cat did too... Dog is fed up with Cat copying everything she does. ... More

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    Book 112
    Book 112

    Never Ever

    Nothing ever happens to me. Never, ever. Ever, never. Nothing. Or does it? Jo Empson's debut picture book Rabbity... More

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    Book 113
    Book 113

    It's Raining! It's Pouring! We're Exploring!

    When bad weather prevents three children from playing outside, how can they possibly entertain themselves? Never fear! ... More

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    Book 114
    Book 114

    Baking with Dad

    Today we're baking with Dad! We have everything we need, including the most important ingredient - Dad himself! But who ... More

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    Book 115
    Book 115

    Little Home Bird

    Little Bird loves everything about his home. He's surrounded by his favourite branch, his favourite food, his favourite ... More

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    Book 116
    Book 116

    And Then...

    It's hard being an older sister when everybody is admiring your newly born younger brother - particularly on your birthd... More

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    Book 117
    Book 117

    Cat's Colours

    What better thing to do on a grey day than collect some colours? Cat decides to do just that, but where will she find th... More

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    Book 118
    Book 118

    Mr Moon Wakes Up

    Mr Moon always sleeps. He naps during hide-and-seek, passes out on puzzles and dozes during adventure stories. But what ... More

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    Book 119
    Book 119

    The Lost Music

    Gustav and his family leave their noise-shattered home and travel the world in search of the lost music... More

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    Book 120
    Book 120

    Big Hungry Bear Scenery

    Two-sided scenery to go with the Big Hungry Bear story.... More

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    Book 121
    Book 121

    Yokki and the Parno Gry

    When a Traveller family experiences a run of bad luck, an imaginative boy called Yokki lifts their spirits with tales of... More

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    Book 122
    Book 122

    Ossiri and the Bala Mengro

    A Traveller girl creates her own musical instrument from a willow branch and lots of recycled objects. She plays it enth... More

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    Book 123
    Book 123

    Home and Dry

    The Paddling family love nothing more than living on an island beneath a big black cloud, surrounded by water. As the se... More

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    Book 124
    Book 124

    Rainforest

    Travel deep into the forest - what elusive and fascinating creatures will you find there? Delicate, colourful and distin... More

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    Book 125
    Book 125

    That's NOT How You Do It!

    Lucy knows how to do everything. She knows how to eat with a spoon and fork, play the xylophone, paint elephants - and l... More

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    Book 126
    Book 126

    Quiet!

    Ssh! Listen. What's that noise? What can we hear when we're really, really quiet? A toddler enjoys the range of sounds t... More

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    Book 127
    Book 127

    Yokki and the Parno Gry Softcover and CD

    When a Traveller family experiences a run of bad luck, an imaginative boy called Yokki lifts their spirits with tales of... More

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    Book 128
    Book 128

    Ossiri and the Bala Mengro Softcover and CD

    A Traveller girl creates her own musical instrument from a willow branch and lots of recycled objects. She plays it enth... More

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    Book 129
    Book 129

    The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear

    First published in 1984, a picture book in which the Little Mouse will do all he can to save his strawberry from the Big... More

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    Book 130
    Book 130

    Henry and Boo

    Henry isn't happy when an uninvited guest suddenly interrupts his tea break. And he is less than thrilled when the littl... More

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    Book 131
    Book 131

    My Tail's Not Tired

    How can any little monster possibly go to bed when their tail isn't even tired? And when their knees still have plenty o... More

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    Book 132
    Book 132

    A Bear Hug at Bedtime

    On my way to bed, I play with a tiger, a lobster and a bear - and lots of other creatures too. But why are they so famil... More

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    Book 133
    Book 133

    I'm as Quick as a Cricket

    A celebration of a child's growing self awareness, and a prime example of how books can contribute to this. Whether brav... More

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    Book 134
    Book 134

    Beyond the Fence

    Piggy lives in a large house with Thomas. Thomas knows exactly what Piggy needs. But a chance meeting with a wild pig ch... More

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    Book 135
    Book 135

    Harold Finds a Voice

    Harold is an amazing mimic, and can imitate the sound of everything in his home. Tired of repeating the same old noises... More

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    Book 136
    Book 136

    The Big Red Rock

    When Bif finds a big red rock blocking his way, he decides it has to go. But how? Nothing he tries will move it. Bif's ... More

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    Book 137
    Book 137

    The Very Long Sleep

    Fox, Chipmunk, Marmot and Bear are such good friends that they decide to build a forest home and live in it together. Bu... More

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    Book 138
    Book 138

    Errol's Garden

    Errol loves gardening, but he doesn't have a proper garden. Although his home is full of beautiful plants, he longs for ... More

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    Book 139
    Book 139

    Puzzle Island

    A tantalizing web of deceptive artwork and wordplay lures us to play detective in this fascinating and puzzling book. Ov... More

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    Book 140
    Book 140

    The Flower

    Brigg lives in a small, grey room in a large, grey city. When he finds a book in the library labelled `Do Not Read', he... More

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    Book 141
    Book 141

    Polonius the Pit Pony

    When Polonius the pit pony escapes from the coal mine he's worked in all his life, he joins a family of Travellers. Alth... More

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    Book 142
    Book 142

    The Things

    Thing lives a simple life with a cactus and a moose shadow puppet for company. Thing is happy by itself, so how will it ... More

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    Book 143
    Book 143

    Gently Bentley

    A little rhino charges around his house and school. Everyone reminds him to be more careful, but his clumsiness continue... More

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    Book 144
    Book 144

    Nipper and the Lunchbox

    Nipper hates being left alone all day while his best friend Richard is at work. But when he realizes one morning that Ri... More

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    Book 145
    Book 145

    Ice Cream at the Castle: Childs Play Library

    Opening the castle to visitors promised to be the answer to the king's financial woes. But, of course, it all goes horri... More

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    Book 146
    Book 146

    Child of St Kilda

    Norman John Gillies was one of the last children ever born on St Kilda, five years before the whole population was evacu... More

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    Book 147
    Book 147

    Where did you go today?

    A child visits a play area with their father and uses their imagination to transform the mundane into the extraordinary.... More

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