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BOOK REVIEW a lot even in the cinema and when he’s awake, he’s always hungry, usually eating up all the honey. What else could Dad be? But sometimes, when it’s scary at night, a lovely big bear hug is just what is needed. An hilarious debut picture book written by Swapna Haddow, author of the Dave Pigeon series and illustrated by the brilliantly talented Dapo Adeola, author of Look Up! You really can’t go wrong with this

Clever Cakes By Michael Rosen 4-9 years £6.99

This is a new addition to the beautifully produced first readers by publisher Barrington Stoke, great for those who are just starting to read independently. It pays to be able to think on your feet, especially if you’re about to be eaten alive or cheated out of a valuable prize! And in these hilarious comical adventures by storytelling legend Michael Rosen, two clever kids are more than a match for a hungry grizzly bear and a bored and arrogant king! Read along as two super-smart kids triumph in these perfectly packaged fairy tales with a twist. We just can’t get enough of Michael Rosen’s books. This is sure to be a hit!

Dear Earth By Isabel Otter 3-7 years £11.99

Introducing the fragility and wonder of planet Earth, Isabel Otter has written a beautiful book reminding us all that we can help heal the planet. When Tessa writes a love letter to planet Earth, it’s the beginning of a glorious adventure. She blows bubbles with whales, soars with birds and joins in with the noisy rainforest hullabaloo! Tessa wants everyone to know how special our planet is. She believes that there is a chance to save the Earth if enough of us share the message. Why not encourage your little one to write a letter to planet Earth?

There are six simple stages which correlate to reading schemes in schools and each stage has fiction and non-fiction books included. If you want further information of choosing books feel free to get in touch with us at Pickled Pepper.


Make and Bake Read with Oxford Early readers stage 2 £10.99

We’ve included this here as lots of parents have been asking us about books that will support their children’s reading development during lockdown. At Pickled Pepper we advocate reading for pleasure with your little ones for a little bit every day, whatever their age. To support your child on their way to independent reading we recommend the Read with Oxford series, which has been developed by reading experts to help you choose which books to use at home to support your child – from their first steps in phonics all the way through to being independent readers.

New-look website, with free paperback and free delivery on orders over £20! My Dad is a Grizzly Bear

By Swapna Haddow and Dapo Adeola 2-5 years £6.99 This one is the perfect picture book for Father’s Day this year. A playful, warm and funny story following a boy with a wild imagination and his lively family. Shhh. Beware. My dad is a grizzly bear. In this family, it’s just possible that Dad is a grizzly bear. He has fuzzy fur, enormous paws and loves the outdoors. He sleeps


We have a brand new website, making it much easier for our lovely customers to shop online with us. Simply to go to www.pickledpepperbooks.co.uk to explore. We’re covering everything from great books for babies and toddlers right up to teen reads, with our webshop curating bestselling and new children’s books. New titles will be uploaded regularly, so be sure to keep checking back! To celebrate, we are giving away a paperback of your choice with every order over £20, a special offer for Cherubs readers. Just use this code at checkout: Cherubs9 Expires 31 Jul 2020 If you can’t find what you’re looking for, just email our Book Fairies who will help you choose the perfect books for the child you’re gifting for.

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