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A Mouse Called Julian

Todd-Stanton, Joe
From award-winning author and illustrator Joe Todd-Stanton, an endearing story of empathy and the unlikely friendship that forms between a standoffish mouse and a clever fox.

A Stone Sat Still

Wenzel, Brendan
Told in rhyming verse, a stone is considered from a variety of environmental and emotional perspectives, as it sits where it is, surrounded by grass, dirt, and water, an unchanging certainty in the world.

Alphonse, There's Mud on the Ceiling!

Hirst, Daisy

Astro Girl

Wilson-Max, Ken
This delightful story brings space travel up close for young children, and has a special surprise ending!

B is for Baby

Brooksbank Angela

Brenda Is a Sheep

Hood, Morag
A hilarious picture book subversion of the idea of a wolf in sheep's clothing.


Barnett, Mac

Collecting Cats

Scobie, Lorna
Today, I'm going to collect cats. At the moment, I have no cats. But I do have plan... This hilarious picture book is purrrfect for cat lovers everywhere! Honestly: can anyone ever have too many cats? The answer might be yes, if the cats are rather large, with big teeth!

Don't Worry, Little Crab

Haughton, Chris
From the multi award-winning picture book maker of A Bit Lost, Oh No, George!, Shh! We Have a Plan and Goodnight Everyone comes a bold new picture book about building up the courage to try something new.

Duck and Penguin Are Not Friends

Woolf, Julia
Betty and Maud are the best of friends, and so surely their stuffed toys are too! But despite what Betty and Maud might think, Duck and Penguin are definitely NOT friends. They do not want to swing together, they do not want to cook together, and they certainly DO NOT want to play baby dolls together...

Eva and the Perfect Rain: A Rainy Irish Tale

Feeney, Tatyana
Eva spends the day searching and hoping for the perfect umbrella rain that's not too windy, too thundery or too drizzly. Finally, she finds it in a sun shower and a rainbow shines making it the most perfect rain of all. Embrace rainy Ireland with Eva in this beautiful and delightful picture book!

Five More Minutes

Altes, Marta
The perfect book for busy children and tired dads everywhere!