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Award-winning books for children that promote learning through play


New Titles

All about Clive...

Nurturing in nature...

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Who’s hiding?

What’s that noise?

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Tactile fun... (see page 8)

Travelling tales... (see page 20)


New Titles

A magical tale...

Exotic sounds...

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A wild life...

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Rainy days...

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The wrong way...

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A journey to bed...

What do they get up to?

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Just like a squid... (see page 18)

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No place like home! (see page 18) 3

Life on the ocean wave... (see page 19)

Songs and Rhymes Singing songs and rhymes is the perfect way to bond with your baby and share quality time. It also aids language development by introducing them to the natural sounds and patterns of speech. Combining these with actions also stimulates the brain and helps muscle development and coordination. Ten Little Fingers 2004, Hop a Little 2010 Shortlisted for Booktrust Early Years Awards Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes… Winner of Sainsbury’s Baby Book Award 2002 I’m a Dingle Dangle Scarecrow Bookstart Baby Pack 2014 Winners of Practical Pre-School Gold Award 2004

Baby Board Books Annie Kubler This award-winning series has been specifically designed for babies. A great introduction to books through well-known nursery songs. 978-0-85953-658-5 Row, Row, Row Your Boat 978-0-85953-728-5 Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes 978-1-84643-119-7 Wee Willie Winkie 978-0-85953-610-3 Ten Little Fingers 978-1-84643-120-3 This Little Piggy 978-0-85953-846-6 If You’re Happy and You Know It 978-1-84643-121-0 Hey Diddle Diddle 978-0-85953-626-4 Dingle Dangle Scarecrow 978-1-84643-122-7 I’m a Little Teapot 978-0-85953-628-8 Ring-a-Ring o’ Roses 978-1-84643-338-2 Pat-a-Cake 978-1-84643-339-9 Humpty Dumpty 978-1-84643-340-5 Pussy Cat, Pussy Cat 978-1- 84643-341-2 Hop a Little, Jump a Little! 12 pages 210 x 210mm 0-2 years £3.99 each

Baby Gym Illustrated by Sanja Re˘˘ scek Touch is a baby’s first language… Designed to stimulate the senses, and based on research into the benefits of baby exercise and massage, these books encourage interaction between parent and baby. Cuddling, exercise, movement and massage strengthen the baby and parent bond, helping to build a sense of security and confidence. Whatever mood you want to create, be it calming or active, these books will provide inspiration. Winners of Practical Pre-School Bronze Award 2008 Touch & Tickle Myra Robertson Baby Book of the Year 2009 Touch & Tickle Bookbug Baby Pack, Scottish Booktrust 2012 978-1-84643-130-2 Touch & Tickle 978-1-84643-131-9 Bounce & Jiggle 978-1-84643-132-6 Wiggle & Move 978-1-84643-133-3 Calm & Soothe 12 pages 210 x 210mm 0-2 years £3.99 each 4

Baby Board Books

Bath Books Squeaks & Squirts

Squeaks & Squirts

Squeaks & Squirts

Squeaks & Squirts

Squeaky Clean Pam Adams and Annie Kubler Colourful and ingenious washable books make reading fun and provide a delightful bath time experience. 978- 0- 85953 -720- 9 Tilly Turtle 978-0- 85953- 616- 5 Dolly Dolphin 978- 0- 85953- 268- 6 Wally Whale 978- 0- 85953- 723- 0 Henry the Helpful Elephant 978- 0- 85953- 724- 7 Emily Elephant and her Friends 10 pages 152 x 152mm 0-3 years £5.99 each

Small Senses Illustrated by Annie Kubler Sturdy board books for toddlers that will survive plenty of love. Exploring the senses of touch, taste, smell, hearing and sight, these titles feature charming illustrations of familiar scenes and stimulating text to encourage lively chatter. What Can I Feel? Bookbug Baby Pack, Scottish Booktrust 2014 978-1-84643-374-0 What Can I Feel? 978-1- 84643-375-7 What Can I Taste? 978-1- 84643-376-4 What Can I Smell? 978-1-84643-377-1 What Can I Hear? 978-1- 84643-378-8 What Can I See? 12 pages 160 x 160mm 0-3 years £2.99 each

Rabbit Pie Penny Ives The perfect recipe for bedtime! Six adorable rabbits are just one ingredient needed for sweet Rabbit Pie! Combine with a sprinkling of kisses and some warm milk for the ideal bedtime story. Told like a recipe, with delightful illustrations showing the preparations for bedtime. 978-1- 84643-513-3 Rabbit Pie 22 pgs 160 x 160mm 0-3 yrs £4.99

Blankies Carol Thompson Every baby’s blankie is different, but they are all just as special! Find out what makes them unique, and why babies love them. With a high emotional content reflecting a child’s own life and experiences, this is perfect for sharing during a special quiet time. 978-1-84643-515-7 Blankies

Snug Carol Thompson What makes you feel snug? Is it being curled up in a blanket? Feeling safe in your cosy bed? Being at home? Or being given a hug? This delightful book celebrates the many ways we can enjoy feeling cosy, warm and loved, ending with the nicest way of all! Bookbug Baby Pack, Scottish Booktrust 2013 978-1-84643-514-0 Snug

Whatever the Weather! Carol Thompson Let’s play outside! Rain, snow, sun, or wind – there’s a wealth of sights, sounds, smells, tastes and textures to discover and enjoy! In this series of richly illustrated books, Carol Thompson celebrates the immediate and sensory response of children to the natural world – whatever the weather! 978-1-84643-680-2 Sun 978-1-84643-682-6 Wind 978-1-84643-681-9 Snow 978-1- 84643-683-3 Rain 12 pages 203 x 203mm 1-3 years £3.99 each

Mockingbird Song Carol Thompson Many will know the traditional ‘Mockingbird’ lullaby. What you won’t know, however, is Carol Thompson’s beautifully illustrated modern retelling, of this classic. Hush little baby, close your eyes. Mama loves you, Papa loves you... so do I! 978-1-84643-574-4 Mockingbird Song 22 pages 160 x 160mm 0-3 years £4.99 each 5

Baby Board Books


Animal Babies! – Available Spring 2016


Julia Groves What’s a baby owl called? Or a baby otter? In this series about wildlife and their young, Julia Groves’ elegant and distinctive art style captures each animal’s unique beauty. 978-1-84643-878-3 In the forest! 978-1-84643-879-0 In the meadow! 978-1-84643-880-6 In the river! 978-1-84643-881-3 On the mountain! 203 x 203mm 1-3 years £4.99 each 14 pages

Courtney Dicmas Bathtimes, bedtimes, mealtimes and playtimes can all be wild, especially when animal babies are involved! Sometimes messy, often chaotic and always exhausting, they offer perfect bonding opportunities – of a kind! Courtney’s wacky style and eye for detail perfectly illustrate the fun, laughter and love shared each day in family life. 978-1-84643-684-0 Mealtime 978-1-84643-686-4 Bathtime 978-1-84643-685-7 Playtime 978-1-84643-687-1 Bedtime 203 x 203mm 1-3 years £4.99 each 14 pages


Little Movers

Ailie Busby Each season has something special about it, and in these books we explore each one. What shall we wear, where shall we go and what will we see? New sensations, noises and tastes; so much that is new! Follow the children as they spend time discovering the joys of indoor and outdoor play. Creative and inventive, interesting and funny, you will find lots of things to inspire you. Winners of Practical Pre-School Silver Award 2015 978-1-84643-741-0 Spring 978-1-84643-743-4 Autumn 978-1-84643-742-7 Summer 978-1-84643-745-8 Winter 12 pages 203 x 203mm 1-4 years £3.99 each

Carol Thompson Run, climb, crawl or jump – everybody loves to move! Fast or slow, up or down, alone or with our friends! Carol Thompson’s exquisite illustrations allow us to share the struggles, achievements and sheer delight of children exploring early movement. These books are perfect for building confidence and gaining control. 978-1-84643-614-7 One, two, three... Crawl! 978-1-84643-615-4 One, two, three... Jump! 978-1-84643-616-1 One, two, three... Run! 978-1-84643-617-8 One, two, three... Climb! 12 pages 210 x 210mm 0-3 years £3.99 each 6

Baby Board Books


Just Like Me!

All About Clive – Available Spring 2016

Illustrated by Jess Stockham Babies will love lifting the flaps in these board books to find out all about themselves. Focusing on different aspects of babies’ feelings, features, abilities and tastes, these fabulous books encourage interaction and discussion, and are designed to support the Personal, Social and Emotional Development aspects of the EYFS. Winners of Practical Pre-School Gold Award 2007 Tucking In! Baby Book Award Booktrust Early Years Awards 2007 Feeling Great! Bookbug Toddler Pack, Scottish Booktrust 2015 978-1- 84643- 046-6 Tuck ing In! 978-1- 84643- 047-3 Look ing Good! 978-1- 84643- 048-0 Feeling Great! 978-1- 84643- 049-7 On the Go! 12 pages 150 x 150mm 1-3 years £4.99 each

Jessica Spanyol Meet Clive – and his imagination! Clive enjoys doing all sorts of activities; trying on accessories from his collection of hats and bags, playing with his dolls, and making art. These four books demonstrate the importance of role-play during a child’s development. A gentle, affectionate series, celebrating diversity and challenging gender stereotypes. 978-1-84643-882-0 Clive and his Babies 978-1-84643-883-7 Clive and his Art 978-1-84643-884-4 Clive and his Bags 978-1-84643-885-1 Clive and his Hats 14 pages 203 x 203mm 1-3 years £4.99 each


What’s That Noise? Cocoretto Something is making a racket – lift the flaps to discover where the sound is coming from! A playful way to exercise prediction and develop early memory skills, this series of board books contains vibrant, high-contrast illustrations by Cocoretto. Join in with the sounds and enjoy the surprise on each page for an ideal bonding activity between adult and child. The simple, repetitive text is perfect for pre-readers with a curious nature. 978-1-84643-746-5 CHOO! CHOO! 978-1-84643-747-2 TAP! TAP! 978-1-84643-748-9 SNAP! SNAP! 978-1-84643-749-6 TOOT! TOOT! 12 pages 180 x 180mm 0-3 years £5.99 each

Peekaboo – Available Spring 2016 Cocoretto Who could be hiding behind their paws, hooves, claws or wings? Lift the flaps to find out in this new board book series by the illustrators of What’s that Noise? 978-1-84643-864-6 On the Farm 978-1-84643-865-3 In the Snow 978-1-84643-866-0 In the Jungle 978-1-84643-867-7 In the Ocean 12 pages 180 x 180mm 0-3 years £5.99 each 7

Tactile Books These stunning tactile books for ALL children of all ages were conceived and designed in association with BookTrust, and developed in consultation with children, families and organisations working with blind and partially-sighted children. Our tactile books are unique in the fact that they seek to include all children in the reading experience. Containing tactile features, play elements and high-contrast images, these books are designed to create as sensory and involved an experience as possible out of the topics that they cover.


Getting Ready  – Available Summer 2016 Illustrated by Cocoretto Let’s get ready! Have you brushed your teeth? What would you like for breakfast? Getting ready is an essential part of every child’s life, and this book helps to make this daily routine fun. The interactive elements include a zip fastening, which can be used to develop fine motor skills, a toothbrush with bristles and a bed with a duvet that can be pulled back. 978-1- 84643-886-8 Getting Ready 12 pages 210 x 210mm 0-4 years £12.99


Of f to the Beach! – Available Autumn 2016 Illustrated by Cocoretto Come with us to the beach! What should we wear? What will we hear? This tactile book recreates everyone’s favourite things about a trip to the beach! Fun, rhyming text encourages children to join in with the reading. Features include shiny shades, textured seashells, a soft towel and a scented surprise at the very end! 978-1-84643-923-0 Off to the Beach! 12 pages 210 x 210mm 0-5 years £12.99

Of f to the Park! Illustrated by Stephen Cheetham Come with us to the park! Which way shall we go? What shall we do? What will we find? This tactile book recreates a familiar and well-loved journey. Features include Braille-style numbering, textured objects, and a gate that can be opened and closed. And there’s a delightful surprise at the end! 2015 IBBY Selection – Outstanding Books for Young People with Disabilities Booktouch Toddler Pack 2014 / Bookstart Star Pack 2014 Awarded Practical Pre-School Merit 2014 Off to the Park! 978-1-84643-502-7 12 pages 210 x 210mm 0-5 years 8


Early Activity Books

Chatterboox Annie Kubler Babies love to chatter with their toys – now the puppet can actually respond. Help baby re-enact everyday experiences, pretending to be the parent, whilst the puppet plays the part of the child. Great for encouraging recognition and participation in different activities. Highly Commended Right Start Toy Awards 2011 978-1-84643-288-0 Bib on, Bunny! 978-1- 84643-289-7 Play Time, Puppy! 978-1-84643-290-3 Dive in, Ducky! 978-1- 84643-291-0 Sleep Tight, Teddy! 190 x 190mm 0-3 years 10 pages £4.99 each

Look at Me

Illustrated by Sebastien Braun Is it a book? Is it a mask? Even better, it’s both! These interactive board books are shaped like masks so that children can wear them as well as read them. Bright, colourful and eye-catching designs encourage creative imagination to develop through pretend play. 978-1-84643-469-3 I’m a Robot! 978-1- 84643- 471-6 I’m an Alien! 978-1-84643-470-9 I’m a Monster! 978-1- 84643- 472-3 I’m a Clown! 12 pages 160 x 160mm 2-6 years £3.99 each

New Experiences

Helping Hands Illustrated by Georgie Birkett and Jess Stockham Children love to imitate adult behaviour. Helping with real tasks is a natural progression from pretend play, and is a crucial stage in a child’s development. Achieving a shared goal encourages a sense of responsibility and develops many skills useful in later life. Encourage your child to help out as they share in the fun of more grown-up activities. Simple conversational text and lively illustrations are carefully designed to initiate dialogue between reader and child. Winners of Practical Pre-School Silver Award 2009 978-1- 84643-283-5 Clean It! 978-1- 84643-412-9 Shopping! 978-1-84643-284-2 Cook It! 978-1- 84643-413-6 Party! 978-1- 84643-285-9 Grow It! 978-1- 84643-414-3 Moving Day! 978-1-84643-286-6 Fix it! 978-1- 84643-415-0 Recycling! 24 pages 210 x 210mm 2-6 years £4.99 each 9

New Experiences

New Baby Illustrated by Rachel Fuller A new addition to the family is exciting, but the experience can also be worrying and confusing for siblings. Coping with the new situations and emotions that arise can be very challenging. This series of four board books deals with the anticipation of waiting for the new baby, the excitement of the arrival itself, and the beginnings of the special relationship between siblings. The simple conversational text and lively illustrations are carefully designed to encourage dialogue between reader and child and help to prepare them for the downfalls and delights of having a younger brother or sister. Winners of Practical Pre-School Silver Award 2009 978-1-84643-275-0 Waiting for Baby 978-1- 84643-277-4 You and Me 978-1-84643-276-7 My New Baby 978-1-84643-278-1 Look at Me! 14 pages 210 x 210mm 1-3 years £3.99 each

First Time Illustrated by Jess Stockham and Jan Lewis Young children’s lives are full of new experiences, and these books help make them enjoyable and rewarding. The conversational text and dynamic illustrations will help to establish dialogue between child and parent/carer, making these books an ideal starting point for discussion. Help your child to understand, prepare for and enjoy new events, and to share any worries they may have. Winners of Practical Pre-School Bronze Award 2009 Winners of Bizziebaby Silver Award 2010/11 978-1-84643- 334-4 Doctor 978-1-84643-487-7 Performance 978-1-84643-279-8 Baby Sitter 978-1-84643-280-4 Sleepover 978-1-84643- 335-1 Dentist 978-1-84643-488-4 Sports Day 978-1-84643-281-1 Nursery 978-1- 84643- 336-8 Hospital 978-1-84643-489-1 School Trip 978-1-84643-282-8 Big Day Out 978-1-84643- 337-5 Vet 978-1-84643-490-7 School 24 pages 210 x 210mm 2-6 years 10

£4.99 each

Finger Puppet Books

Pardon Me! Illustrated by Emma Trithart and Maxine Lee Can Crocodile’s friends put up with his terrible manners, or will they leave him to have a picnic by himself? Will Hippo’s friends find a cure for his hiccups? Will Leopard ever stop snoring? Is it possible for Zebra to play a fair game of hide-and-seek, when he can’t stop sneezing? These infectiously funny puppet books introduce children to the involuntary noises their bodies make! 978-1-84643-750-2 Crocodile’s Burp! 978-1-84643-752-6 Leopard’s Snore! 978- 1-84643-751-9 Hippo’s Hiccups! 978-1-84643-753-3 Zebra’s Sneeze! 14 pages 228 x 203mm 2-6 years £6.99 each

Winners of Practical Pre-School Gold Award 2004

What’s the time, Mr Wolf?

The Lion’s Share

Annie Kubler A fabulous interpretation of this evergreen children’s game. Follow Mr Wolf and Little Wolf through the hours in their day, from waking up to the all-important dinner time. Digital and analogue clocks on each page help us learn to tell the time. 978-0-85953-944-9 What’s the time, Mr Wol f? 24 pages 228 x 203mm 3-6 years £8.99

Illustrated by Martha Lightfoot Lion always wants more than everyone else, and he thinks it’s only fair that he gets the most! But will he still want the lion’s share when all the fun is over? 978-1- 84643-248-4 The Lion’s Share 24 pages 228 x 203mm 3-6 years £8.99

See you later, Alligator!

Dinosaur Diner

Annie Kubler Alligator is always too busy to help Crocodile do the chores. When – and how – will he learn that there is a time for work and a time for play? A fun introduction to the idea of helping others. 978-1-904550-05-1 See you later, All igator! 228 x 203mm 3-6 years 24 pages £8.99

Annie Kubler Dinosaur’s unbalanced diet and lack of exercise make for an unhealthy lifestyle and leave him with no energy. Will his healthy friend be able to encourage him to change his ways? 978-1- 84643-183-8 Dinosaur Diner 24 pages 228 x 203mm 3-6 years £8.99

Roly Poly Box Books Roly Poly Box Books Kees Moerbeek These Roly Poly Box books are a completely original design. They roll out and pop-up, to provide a whole host of tactile and visual surprises for children of any age! 978-1-84643-017-6 Goldilocks 978-1-84643-018-3 Three Little Pigs 978-1-84643-019-0 Cinderella 978-0-85953-649-3 Old Macdonald 978-0-85953-648-6 Numbers 978-0-85953-842-8 Little Box of Horrors 978-0-85953-845-9 Nursery Rhymes 978-0-85953-844-2 Countdown to Christmas 978-1-84643-243-9 Jungle 978-1-84643-244-6 Snow 978-1-84643-245-3 Ocean 978-1-84643-246-0 Space 24 pages 85 x 85 x 85mm 3-6 years £6.99 each 11

Classic Books with Holes Bouncy illustrations, innovative die-cutting and popular rhymes make these books a must for every child. Illustrated by Annie Kubler/Pam Adams/Tina Freeman/ Jess Stockham/Penny Ives/Michael Evans/Dan Crisp/ Elke Zinsmeister/Elisa Squillace/Debra Potter/Kate Edmunds/Sanja Re˘˘ scek/Airlie Anderson/Nora Hilb/Kelly Caswell/Barbara Nascimbeni/Marina Aizen

soft cover board book big book soft cover + CD There was an Old Lady 978- 0- 85953- 018- 7 978-0-85953-727-8 978- 0- 85953-635-6 978-1-904550-92-1 Old Macdonald 978- 0- 85953- 053- 8 978-0- 85953-662-2 978- 0- 85953-637-0 978-1- 84643-051-0 The Mulberry Bush 978- 0-85953- 885- 5 978-0- 85953-795-7 978-1- 84643-384-9 The Wheels on the Bus 978- 0- 85953- 887- 9 978-0- 85953-797-1 978-0- 85953-895-4 978-1- 84643-102-9 Ten Little Monkeys 978- 0- 85953- 888- 6 978-0- 85953-798-8 978- 0- 85953-896-1 978-1- 84643-386-3 Down by the Station 978- 0- 85953-942- 5 978-0- 85953-140-5 978-0- 85953-123-8 978-1- 84643-387-0 Five Little Ducks 978- 0- 85953-935-7 978-0- 85953-141-2 978- 0- 85953-124-5 978-1- 84643-388-7 Twinkle Twinkle 978- 0- 85953-941-8 978-0- 85953-142-9 Over in the Meadow 978- 0- 85953-949- 4 978-0- 85953-143-6 978-1- 84643-389-4 Five Little Men 978-1- 904550-30- 3 978-1- 904550-58-7 978-1- 84643- 007-7 978-1- 84643-382-5 Ten Fat Sausages 978-1- 904550-31- 0 978-1- 904550-59-4 978-1- 84643- 008-4 978-1- 84643-381-8 Down in the Jungle 978-1- 904550-32- 7 978-1- 904550-61-7 978-1- 84643- 009-1 978-1- 84643-134-0 The Music Man 978-1- 904550-34-1 978-1- 904550-60-0 978-1- 84643- 010-7 978-1- 84643-385-6 The Ants go Marching 978-1- 84643-105- 0 978-1- 84643-109-8 978-1- 84643-207-1 978-1- 84643-896-7 Cows in the Kitchen 978-1- 84643-106- 7 978-1- 84643-110-4 978-1- 84643-208-8 978-1- 84643-203-3 One Elephant 978-1- 84643-107- 4 978-1- 84643-111-1 978-1- 84643-209-5 Dry Bones 978-1- 84643-108-1 978-1- 84643-112-8 978-1- 84643-210-1 978-1- 84643-205-7 Itsy Bitsy Spider 978-1- 84643- 498- 3 978-1- 84643-509-6 978-1- 84643-666-6 978-1- 84643-676-5 Hickory Dickory Dock 978-1- 84643- 499- 0 978-1- 84643-510-2 978-1- 84643-667-3 978-1- 84643-677-2 Little Miss Muffet 978-1- 84643- 500- 3 978-1- 84643-511-9 978-1- 84643-668-0 978-1- 84643-678-9 Mary had a Little Lamb 978-1- 84643- 501- 0 978-1- 84643-512-6 978-1- 84643-669-7 978-1- 84643-679-6 16 pages 290 x 290mm 160 x 160mm 435 x 435mm 290 x 290 mm 2-6 years £5.99 each £4.99 each £11.99 each £7.99 each 12

Classic Books with Holes

Winners of 2006 Practical Pre-School Gold Award and Overall Books Category Winners of 2008 Practical Pre-School Silver Award

Five Little Men Finger Puppets

Old Lady Doll and Animals

An excellent accompaniment to the Five Little Men in a Flying Saucer book. Children will love retelling the story using these lovable puppets.

Fabulous Old Lady doll and bean-filled animals to match the book. Children will love retelling the story using these props. 978- 0- 85953- 836-7 Old Lady Doll £24.99 978-0- 85953-841-1 7 Bean-filled Animals £12.99 3 years+

822162-00074-8 Five Little Men Finger Puppets 3 years+

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® Storysacks enable parents to contribute in a major way to their children’s literacy and provide a valuable resource to teachers. A Storysack® is a large cloth bag containing a quality child’s picture book with supporting materials to stimulate reading activities. To bring the book to life, soft toys of the main characters, items relating to the story, a non-fiction element relating to the fiction theme, and a game based on the book are included. A guide and prompt suggest ways of developing listening, reading and writing skills using the contents of the Storysack®. Our Cat Cuddles Storysack® Lizzie and Dominic desperately want a kitten, but they get much more than they bargain for! The puppets and audio CD in this Storysack® bring the story to life, while the creative language development cards build on the exciting language used in the book. A non-fiction game helps to teach children how to care for pets. The use of language, adjectives and pet care can be explored through the activties in this sack. 822162- 00068-7 Our Cat Cuddles Storysack £56.00 The following items can be purchased individually: 822162- 00062-5 Pet Corner Game £9.99 822162-00067-0 Lion Hand Puppet £14.99 822162-00066-3 6 Cat Finger Puppets £18.99 822162-00071-7 Our Cat Cuddles Audio CD £3.99 822162-00072-4 Creative Language Development Cards   £5.99 3 years+

Old Macdonald Storysack® The classic Old Macdonald song is brought to life in this fun-filled Storysack®. Explore a farm using the novelty non-fiction book and retell the story using the puppets and CD. Reinforce animal names and counting with a game of Old Macdonald Snap. Winner of Practical Pre-School Silver Award 2003 822162-00204-9 Old Macdonald Storysack £63.50 The following items may be purchased individually: 822162- 00049-6 Old Macdonald Soft Toy £26.99 822162-00048-9 6 Finger Puppet Animals £18.99 822162-00042-7 Old Macdonald Snap £6.99 822162-00076-2 Old Macdonald Audio CD £3.99 3 years+

The Princess and the Dragon Storysack® When a princess who behaves like a dragon meets a dragon who behaves like a princess, who knows what will happen? The Princess and the Dragon story is accompanied by a language game, a character mask book and fabulous hand puppets. Everything to involve children in expression, performance and discussion of this quirky tale! Winner of NLA ‘WOW’ Award 2003 822162-00205-6 Princess & Dragon Storysack £57.00 The following items may be purchased individually: 822162-00047-2 Princess & Dragon Game £9.99 822162-00052-6 Princess Hand Puppet £14.99 822162-00051-9 Dragon Hand Puppet £14.99 822162-00164-6 Princess & Dragon Audio CD £3.99 3 years+ 14


The Big Hungry Bear Storysack® Now the reader can be even more involved in this popular story. Scenery and puppets, along with the story and song CD allow for creative retelling, while the game works at different ability levels to develop sequencing skills. Find out more about mice using the non-fiction book. 822162- 00203-2 Big Hungry Bear Storysack £46.50 The following items may be purchased individually: 6943 Plush Mouse £12.99 6998 Plush Strawberry and Knife £12.99 978- 0- 85953- 693-6 Scenery £4.99 822162- 00133-2 Little Mouse Game £6.99 822162- 00080-9 Big Hungry Bear Audio CD £3.99 3 years+

There was an Old Lady Storysack® Irresistible matching Old Lady doll and bean-filled animals will provide hours of fun, retelling the story and singing along to the CD. Find out more about the animals the old lady swallows using the non-fiction books, and reinforce memory skills by playing the game. 822162-00170-7 Old Lady Storysack £58.00 The following items may be purchased individually: 978-0-85953-836-7 Old Lady Doll £24.99 978-0-85953-841-1 7 Bean-filled Animals £12.99 822162-00132-5 Grandmother went to Market £9.99 822162-00064-9 Old Lady Audio CD £3.99 3 years+

Mrs Honey’s Hat Storysack® Reinforce the events in the story and learn the days of the week using the Mrs Honey doll and hat pieces. The themed sorting and matching game can be played at many different levels, and a fabulous pop-up non-fiction book provides information about spiders. 822162- 00171- 4 Mrs Honey’s Hat Storysack £58.00 The following items may be purchased individually: 978- 0- 85953 - 824- 4 Mrs Honey Doll £24.99 978- 0- 85953- 829-9 12 Felt Hat Pieces £13.99 822162-00169-1 Mrs Honey’s Hat Game £9.99 3 years+

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Winners of Practical Pre-School Silver Award 2005

Flip-Up Fairy Tales

Winners of Practical Pre-School Silver Award 2006

Flip-Up Fai ry Tales Illustrated by Estelle Corke/Barbara Vagnozzi/Richard Johnson/Jess Stockham/Alison Edgson/Andrea Petrlik/Masumi Furukawa/ Lesley Danson/Laura Barella/Simona Sanfilippo/Francesca Assirelli/Natalia Vasquez/Natasha Rimmington/Marta Cabrol/Annie Kubler Traditional tales are a well-established and vital part of all cultures. Retold from the originals, these lively stories will captivate readers with their delightful illustrations and fun lift-up flaps, which really add to the action. Well-known stories give young readers confidence. soft cover soft cover + CD Goldilocks 978-1-904550-19-8 978-1-84643- 085-5 Jack and the Beanstalk 978-1-904550-20-4 978-1-84643- 086-2 Three Little Pigs 978-1-904550-21-1 978-1-84643- 087-9 Little Red Riding Hood 978-1-904550-22-8 978-1-84643- 088-6 Three Billy Goats Gruff 978-1-904550-72-3 978-1-84643- 089-3 Hansel and Gretel 978-1-904550-73-0 978-1-84643- 090-9 Cinderella 978-1-904550-74-7 978-1-84643- 091-6 Little Red Hen 978-1-904550-75-4 978-1-84643- 092-3 Emperor’s New Clothes 978-1-84643-020-6 978-1-84643- 093-0 Stone Soup 978-1-84643-021-3 978-1-84643- 094-7 24 pages 210 x 210 mm 3-7 years £5.99 £7.99

soft cover soft cover + CD The Ugly Duckling 978-1-84643-022-0 978-1-84643-095-4 Snow White 978-1-84643-023-7 978-1-84643-096-1 Elves and the Shoemaker 978-1-84643-076-3 978-1-84643-142-5 The Frog Prince 978-1-84643-077-0 978-1-84643-143-2 The Gingerbread Man 978-1-84643-078-7 978-1-84643-144-9 Rapunzel 978-1-84643-249-1 978-1-84643-292-7 Sleeping Beauty 978-1-84643-252-1 978-1-84643-295-8 The Princess and the Pea 978-1-84643-326-9 978-1-84643-332-0 The Boy Who Cried Wolf 978-1-84643-368-9 978-1-84643-407-5 The Pied Piper of Hamelin 978-1-84643-480-8 978-1-84643-519-5 24 pages 210 x 210 mm 3-7 years £5.99 £7.99

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Interactive Books

Winner of Practical Pre-School Gold Award 2012 Winner of Bizziebaby Gold Award 2011-2012 Highly Commended - Right Start Toy Awards 2012

My Secret Scrapbook Diary

Kees Moerbeek An entertaining diary format based on much-loved fairy tales. Visually stimulating pages, littered with pop-ups, photographs, letters, stickers, recipes and newspaper cuttings, bring the books to life – perfect for engaging early readers. Multimedia illustrations and handwritten text complete the illusion of a real scrapbook diary. Told in the protagonist’s voice, these books are great for looking at the perspectives of different characters and seeing the story from a different point of view. After reading these, children will want to create their own scrapbook diary! 978-1-84643-447-1 Little Red Riding Hood 978-1- 84643- 448-8 Three Little Pigs 978-1-84643-449-5 Jack and the Beanstalk 978-1- 84643-450-1 Cinderella 978-1-84643-592-8 Puss in Boots 978-1-84643-593-5 The Ugly Duckling 10 pages 210 x 190mm 4-7 years £7.99 each 17

Child’s Play Library


Little Home Bird Jo Empson Little Home Bird loves home. He has everything that he needs to be happy – his favourite branch, his favourite food, and his favourite music! He can’t imagine living anywhere else. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what his brother suggests to him one chilly day in autumn. The thought of leaving all of his precious things behind makes Little Bird miserable, until he comes up with a clever solution. Will he manage to bring everything with him? Will it matter if he doesn’t? Perfect for children with more than one home. Little Home Bird 978-1-84643-890-5 36 pages 3-8 years £5.99 268 x 245mm


And Then... Alborozo On her birthday, a little girl is feeling left out as her family fawns over a new arrival. Her squirming, slimy new brother is more like a squid than a human, which inspires her to create a fantastic story involving shrunken parents and a heroic big sister! Alborozo’s exuberant new picture book reminds us of the power of the imagination, and shows us how telling stories can help us order and deal with our experiences. And Then... 978-1-84643-695-6 32 pages 4-8 years 268 x 245mm £5.99


Mr Moon Wakes Up – Available Spring 2016 Jemima Sharpe Mr Moon isn’t the most exciting playmate. He passes out on puzzles, naps during hide-and-seek and sleeps through tea parties! In fact, the only time he’s wide awake is in the middle of the night, when he inhabits a surreal garden filled with fauns and mermaids. Using traditional screen-printing techniques, Jemima Sharpe creates a magical realm reminiscent of the most classic children’s tales. 978-1-84643-693-2 Mr Moon Wakes Up 32 pages 220 x 285mm 3-7 years £5.99 18

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Mayday Mouse – Available Spring 2016 Sebastien Braun Captain Mouse has a very important present to deliver! At first it seems like the perfect day to go boating, but as clouds gather and the wind picks up, Captain Mouse finds herself facing the numerous perils that her friends warned her about. Sebastien Braun’s charming tale teaches an important message about perseverance and overcoming intimidating obstacles, which turn out to be much less scary once they’ve been solved! 978-1-84643-758-8 Mayday Mouse 32 pages 268 x 245mm 3-7 years £5.99


Home and Dry – Available Spring 2016 Sarah Smith The Paddlings live happily in a house surrounded by water and rained on daily. It’s a great life, until the hot, dry summer ruins their routine! With no lake to fish or play in, the Paddlings must find other ways to pass the time. One day, an unexpected visitor experiences typical Paddlington weather first-hand, but the Paddlings are not at home. Will anyone rescue him from the flood? A story about the importance of family and the home, however unconventional they may be. 978-1-84643-756-4 Home and Dry 32 pages 250 x 250mm 3-8 years £5.99


That’s Not How You Do It! – Available Summer 2016 Ariane Hofmann-Maniyar Lucy knows how to do everything. She’s a gifted gymnast, a prolific painter and she folds paper stars with finesse. If anyone needs to be taught how to do something, they come to Lucy for help. But one day, Toshi arrives. He can do everything that Lucy can do, but in his own way – the wrong way! With an important message about keeping an open mind, Ariane Hofmann-Maniyar’s newest picture book will become an instant favourite. 978-1-84643-928-5 That’s Not How You Do It! 32 pages 250 x 250mm 3-7 years £5.99 19

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Noises of the Rainforest – Available Summer 2016 Illustrated by Julia Groves Exotic and beautiful creatures of the rainforest, selected for the extraordinary noises they make. Delicate, colourful and distinctive, Julia Groves’ illustrations introduce us to the animals that live in this precious and endangered habitat. 978-1-84643-935-3 Noises of the Rainforest 40 pages 220 x 285mm 3-6 years



Quiet – Available Summer 2016 Kate Alizadeh Sssh! Listen, what’s that noise? Each room in a house has different noises and in this book the text and visual clues help a child experience the home through sound, which will be familiar to those children who are blind or partially sighted. 978-1-84643-888-2 Quiet 32 pages 250 x 250mm 2-7 years £5.99


Yokki and the Parno Gry – Available Summer 2016

Ossiri and the Bala Mengro – Available Summer 2016

Richard O’Neill and Katharine Quarmby, ill. Marieke Nelissen When a Traveller family experiences a run of bad luck, an imaginative boy called Yokki lifts their spirits with tales of a magical white horse. A traditional Traveller-family folk tale which inspires hope and celebrates creativity. Told by a Romani storyteller together with a picture book author to positively reflect Travelling cultures. 978-1-84643-926-1 Yokki and the Parno Gry 32 pages 268 x 245mm 4-9 years £5.99

Richard O’Neill and Katharine Quarmby, ill. Hannah Tolson A Traveller girl creates her own musical instrument from a willow branch and lots of recycled objects. She plays it enthusiastically, but it sounds terrible! Ignoring warnings not to awaken the ogre in the hills, Ossiri goes there to practice playing her instrument. Will she wake the ogre, and will it appreciate her playing? An original story, told by a Romani storyteller together with a picture book author to positively reflect Travelling cultures. 978-1-84643-924-7 Ossiri and the Bala Mengro 32 pages 268 x 245mm 4-9 years £5.99 20

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All About Cats – Available Autumn 2016 Monika Filipina Trzpil A hilarious look at what cats get up to when humans aren’t around. Contrasting personality traits are put side by side to show how cats – like people – are diverse. The book celebrates positive relationships and the power of the imagination. 978-1-84643-933-9 All About Cats 36 pages 250 x 250mm 3-7 years



Beyond the Fence – Available Autumn 2016 Maria Gulemetova A small pig lives in a large house with a boy who tells him how to dress and what to do. One day, however, he meets a wild pig who introduces him to life ‘beyond the fence’. Quirky and charming, this debut book contains important messages about individuality and making your own choices. 978-1-84643-930-8 Beyond the Fence 36 pages 220 x 285mm 3-7 years £5.99


Baking with Dad Aurora Cacciapuoti When Dad decides it’s baking day, be prepared for creative chaos! From choosing the recipe and sorting the ingredients, to stirring the mix and baking in the oven, each moment is full of surprises! Follow this comical, culinary adventure to discover what they are baking and who will be there to eat it! 978-1-84643-754-0 Baking with Dad 268 x 245mm £5.99 32 pages 3-8 years 21

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Cat’s Colours Airlie Anderson In this gentle new picture book by Airlie Anderson, a white cat explores her natural environment. As she enjoys each new experience, Cat collects a colour that reflects her feelings. At the end of her wonderful journey there is an amazing surprise! Children will love identifying the colours that Cat collects and talking about how colours can reflect the way we feel. 978-1-84643-760-1 Cat’s Colours 32 pages 220 x 285mm 3-7 years £5.99

Momo and Snap are NOT friends! Airlie Anderson When Momo and Snap meet, their competitive nature comes out and each tries to outdo the other. Can these two adversaries ever become friends? Told solely through noises, children will love to imitate the antics of Momo and Snap. Airlie Anderson shows her talent for clever storytelling in this lighthearted tale. Gold IPPY Award 2014: Children’s Picture Books (7 and under) Momo and Snap are NOT friends! 978-1-84643-598-0 3-7 years £5.99 32 pages 220 x 285mm

Ice in the Jungle

The Jar of Happiness

Ariane Hofmann-Maniyar When Ice’s mother tells her that they’re going to move, Ice isn’t so sure. She likes her home and her friends. The journey takes forever and their new home is very strange. The weather, the food, the people and the language are all different. Ice tries to make friends, but everyone seems too busy. Will anything help Ice feel more at home? A charming picture book about the anxieties and hardships of moving, with a heart-warming ending. 978-1-84643-730-4 Ice in the Jungle 32 pages 250 x 250mm 3-7 years £5.99

Ailsa Burrows How do you create happiness? In this story, a child mixes the smell of warm biscuits and the seaside with the taste of chocolate ice cream, apple juice and the warmth of sunshine. She fills a jar and visits her loved ones to share her invention. But one day the jar goes missing. She searches everywhere but cannot find it. As she retraces her footsteps she discovers there are many other ways to share happiness. 978-1-84643-728-1 The Jar of Happiness 32 pages 250 x 250mm 3-7 years £5.99 22

Child’s Play Library The Boy who lost his Bumble Trudi Esberger The boy in this debut picture book is fascinated by bees, and is puzzled and saddened when they disappear one rainy day. What can have caused them to leave, and is there anything he can do to get his bumble back? Not one of his antics is successful, but things start to look a little brighter with the arrival of spring. A gentle, quirky introduction to the cycles of nature, with an important and highly topical message about the value of bees to our world. 978-1- 84643- 661-1 The Boy who lost his Bumble 32 pages 250 x 250mm 3-8 years £5.99


Sardines of Love

Carolina Rabei Crunch the guinea pig loves to eat and spends all his time doing just that! But when an uninvited guest tries to share in Crunch’s plentiful supply of food, Crunch is challenged to make a choice about his future. Choosing between something you love and the unknown is hard. But sometimes the rewards for stepping out and embracing new experiences are far more worthwhile than you might imagine! 978-1-84643-732-8 Crunch 36 pages 250 x 250mm 3-8 years £5.99

Zuriñe Aguirre Grandmother Lola hates sardines, but Grandfather Lolo loves them. He eats them every day! When she runs out of sardines one day, Lola can’t bear to think of Lolo going hungry. She decides to go fishing – with unexpected results! What on earth will Lola eat when she discovers that sardines are the only food on offer? And what will Lolo do when he finds out that his beloved Lola is missing? 978-1-84643-726-7 Sardines of Love 36 pages 250 x 250mm 3-8 years £5.99

“This is a beautifully illustrated addition to the range of children’s picture books about dementia” Alzheimer’s Society

Grandma Jessica Shepherd Oscar loves Grandma, and their time together is always lots of fun. However, as she becomes less able to look after herself, she has to go into a care home. This touching story, told in Oscar’s own words, is a positive and practical tale about an experience now encountered by many children. A factual page about dementia will help readers to talk about their feelings and find new ways to enjoy the changing relationship. Jessica Shepherd’s sensitive first picture book has grown out of her experience in a variety of caring roles. Shortlisted for the Little Rebels Book Award Reading Well Books on Prescription for dementia booklist 978-1-84643-597-3 Grandma 250 x 250mm £5.99 32 pages 4-8 years 23

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The Cambridgeshire Children’s Picture Book Award

Rabbi tyness

“One of the most original picture books of the year.” IOS Books of the Year 2012

Jo Empson Rabbit enjoys doing rabbity things, but he also loves un-rabbity things! Longlisted for the 2013 Kate Greenaway Medal When Rabbit suddenly disappears, no one knows where he has gone. Winner of Bizziebaby Bronze Award 2011-2012 His friends are desolate. As it turns out, Rabbit has left behind some The People’s Book Prize Finalist very special gifts to help them discover their own unrabbity talents! A stunning debut by Jo Empson, Rabbityness celebrates individuality, Shortlisted for the 2013 UKLA Book Award Shortlisted for the 2013 Waterstones Children’s Book Prize encourages the creativity in everyone and positively introduces Selected as an Independent on Sunday Book of the Year children to the concept of dealing with loss of any kind. Winner of 2013 Read it Again! Cambridgeshi re Picture Book Award 978-1- 84643-482-2 Rabbityness 32 pages 250 x 250mm 3-7 years £5.99

Never Ever Jo Empson Nothing ever happens to me. Never, ever. Ever, never. Nothing. Or does it? Never Ever displays Jo Empson’s inimitable sense of fun, her love of storytelling and surprise, and her delight in the magical world of the imagination. And it culminates with a HUGE surprise. Jo’s incredible debut picture book ‘Rabbityness’ was published to universal acclaim. Her return with ‘Never Ever’ won’t disappoint. Longlisted for the 2014 UKLA Book Award 978-1- 84643-551-5 Never Ever 32 pages 220 x 285mm 3-8 years £5.99

The Cambridgeshire Children’s Picture Book Award

No! Marta Altes Winner of 2012 Read it Again! Cambridgeshi re Picture Book Award Written and illustrated by a fresh new talent, this is the story of a likeable, well-meaning and irrepressible dog, and the mystery Winner of 2012 Nottingham Children’s Book Award surrounding his name. Simple, short and punchy, this is a picture book Shortlisted for the 2012 Waterstones Children’s Book Prize children (and adults) will want to read again and again. 978-1-84643-417-4 No! 32 pages 268 x 245mm 3-8 years £5.99 24

Child’s Play Library Tilly’s At Home Holiday Gillian Hibbs Tilly’s friends are all going to exciting places for their holidays, but she is staying at home. Mum says they’ll have a great time together, but Tilly thinks it’s impossible to have any holiday fun at home! But is it? A trip to the library takes Tilly and her mum on more exciting adventures than she could ever have dreamed. Gillian Hibbs’s debut picture book is a testament to the power of reading and the imagination. 978-1-84643-596-6 Tilly’s at Home Holiday 250 x 250mm 3-7 years £5.99 32 pages

The Cambridgeshire Children’s Picture Book Award

The Cherry Thief Renata Galindo Chef Armand’s cakes are famous for the delicious red cherries that adorn each one. But when the cherries start disappearing, he sets a trap to catch the thief, with unexpected results! What will he do with the culprit, and is there a long-term solution that will make everyone happy? A charming debut picture book filled with very visual humour.

The Acrobat Alborozo The acrobat works in a circus, but nobody notices him. He decides to find a new audience in the park, but even his very best tricks fail to catch anyone’s attention. Just as the acrobat is about to give up hope altogether, something extraordinary happens to change his luck. Having spent twenty-five years as a successful and celebrated cartoonist, Alborozo has now brought his very own brand of wit and charm to the world of children’s books. Gold IPPY Award 2014: Children’s Picture Books (all ages) 978-1-84643-633-8 The Acrobat 32 pages 268 x 245mm 3-7 years £5.99

Shortlisted 2015 Read it Again! Cambridgeshire Picture Book Award The Cherry Thief 978-1- 84643-651-2 32 pages 268 x 245mm £5.99 3-7 years

“Blazing with colour, and a good dose of ‘parrotyness’ ... a joyful (and very noisy) celebration of a rather special little feathery friend.” ReadItDaddy

Harold Finds a Voice Courtney Dicmas Harold is an amazing mimic, and can imitate the sound of everything in his home. Tired of repeating the same old noises, he yearns to find out what other voices there are in the big, wide world. But what happens when he suddenly realizes that he doesn’t have a voice of his own? This fantastic debut by author/illustrator Courtney Dicmas recounts Harold’s hilarious tale. It’s full of colour, humour and invention, and the onomatopoeic language means children will love to join in with Harold as he mimics everyday noises. Longlisted for the 2014 UKLA Book Award Shortlisted for the 2014 Hampshire Book Prize Shortlisted for the 2014 Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 978-1-84643-549-2 Harold Finds a Voice 32 pages 250 x 250mm 3-8 years


The Great Googly Moogly Courtney Dicmas Nobody has ever been able to catch the Great Googly Moogly – a giant and terrifying fish of legend. But Stella aims to do just that. Armed with fishing gear and differing baits, she sets out every day to realize her dream, whatever the weather. But what will she do if she succeeds? Courtney Dicmas’s latest picture book features a spirited character determined to achieve her goal, but it also reflects our responsibilities to other creatures, and our place in the natural world. Summer Reading Challenge 2015 978-1- 84643-639-0 The Great Googly Moogly 32 pages 250 x 250mm 3-8 years £5.99 25

Information Books

Ocean Deep

Our Solar System

Sue Baker, illustrated by Richard Hatfield From the sunlit surface to the darkness of the deep, this pull-out book explores the fascinating life forms that exist in our oceans. Peer into the depths of this tunnel-effect book and investigate each zone of the ocean. Silver IPPY Award: Children’s Interactive Books category 978-0-85953-929-6 Ocean Deep 24 pages/12 panels 268 x 245mm 4-16 years £7.99

Arthur John L’Hommedieu Packed with information, this book opens before us like a tunnel through space, enabling us to make a fascinating tour of the planets in our solar system. Larger format, updated edition. 978-1-84643-594-2 Our Solar System 24 pages/12 panels 268 x 245mm 4-16 years £7.99

Misunderstood Arthur John L’Hommedieu/Sue Baker/Richard Hatfield Unique information books, focusing on lesser-known and often misunderstood species. Full of amazing facts, the vibrant and detailed illustrations bring information to 3D life. 978-0-85953-962-3 Bats 978-0-85953-960-9 Spiders 978-0-85953-564-9 Chameleons 978-0-85953-404-8 Snakes 16 panels 300 x 220mm 5-10 years £8.99 each

Metamorphoses Arthur John L’Hommedieu/Sue Baker/Nikolay Nemzer All living things change as they grow. Follow the fascinating life cycles in these beautifully engineered cardboard books. 978-1- 84643-012-1 Egg, Tadpole, Frog 978-1-84643- 013-8 Butterfly 978- 0- 85953- 847-3 Dragonfly 16 panels 300 x 220mm 4-8 years £8.99 each 26

Child’s Play Games Numeracy

Arithmetic Lotto

Numbers Factory

Maria Newton An enjoyable and rewarding game of addition and subtraction, with many original features. 822162-00201-8 Arithmetic Lotto 4-8 years 72 cards, 6 collecting boards £8.99

Maria Newton This multi-level game offers children plenty of experience and enjoyment of multiplication and division. 822162- 00202-5 Numbers Factory 72 cards, 6 collecting boards 5-10 years £8.99

Old Macdonald Counting Snap

Giant Dice

Pam Adams This noisy counting game is an irresistible invitation to learn to count. 822162-00042-7 Old Macdonald Counting Snap 48 cards 3-5 years £6.99

Pam Adams A fun and challenging game for children of varying age and ability, to match their skill at arithmetic. £9.99 822162- 00054-0 Giant Di ce 2 x 30mm dice, 60 counters, 4 collecting boards 5-10 years

Fruit Salad

Vegetable Soup

Annie Kubler This game is a painless introduction to fractions in concrete and abstract form. 822162-00077-9 Fruit Salad 15 shaped fruit fraction cards, 4 collecting plates, 1 fraction die 5-8 years £8.99

Annie Kubler Challenging game of observation, memory and judgement. Amongst other things, we learn that a whole can be made of many different combinations. 822162- 00166- 0 Vegetable Soup 48 shaped vegetable cards 6-10 years £8.99 27

Sorting and Matching

Pet Corner Illustrated by Dan Crisp A non-fiction game that encourages children to consider the needs of others and teaches them how to look after a variety of different animals. Collect all the items you need for your pet to lead a healthy and happy life. 822162-00062-5 Pet Corner 6 collecting boards, 54 matching cards 4-7 years £9.99

Pass the Bag Pam Adams A hilarious game in which children use their sense of touch to distinguish pieces of different shapes and sizes. £11.99 822162-00131-8 Pass the Bag 4 collecting boards, 1 bag, 40 colourful pieces 3-7 years

Literacy and Language

The Princess and the Dragon

Little Mouse

Based on the Audrey Wood story (page 31),­­­this varied game challenges children’s reading and observation skills. They can also mime the expressions of their favourite characters and collect new vocabulary. 822162-00047-2 Princess & Dragon game 4 collecting boards, 36 cards 6-9 years £9.99

Illustrated by Don and Audrey Wood Play ‘Snap’ or sequence the story using pictures or words in this multi-level game. Based on the Big Hungry Bear story (page 31). 822162- 00133-2 Little Mouse Game 48 cards 3-6 years £6.99

Our Cat Cuddles Creative Language Development Cards Illustrated by Amanda Montgomery-Higham Explore language using these picture cards which show a descriptive word, along with four synonyms. A prompt card gives activity and game ideas. Based on the Gervase Phinn story (page 31). 822162- 00072-4 Creative Language Development Cards 31 cards 6-9 years £5.99



Musical Families Illustrated by Kathryn Meyrick A superb edition of this entertaining, educational quartet game, in which we learn to recognize ‘families’ of musical instruments. A great companion to The Musical Life of Gustav Mole (page 31). 822162-00053-3 Musical Families 32 cards 4-8 years £5.99

My Grandmother went to Market Pam Adams A fascinating memory game and a valuable aid for developing language skills. 822162-00132-5 My Grandmother went to Market 117 different picture cards 3-6 years £9.99 28

Early Activity Books Backlist Full details of backlist titles can be found on the website.

Little Drivers Here to Help! Ill. Dan Crisp 978-1-904550-95-2 Board £4.99 1-4 yrs 190 x 190mm

Little Drivers Going Places! Ill. Dan Crisp 978-1-904550-96-9 Board £4.99 1-4 yrs 190 x 190mm

Little Drivers To the Rescue! Ill. Dan Crisp 978-1-904550-97-6 Board £4.99 1-4 yrs 190 x 190mm

Little Drivers Working Hard Ill. Dan Crisp 978-1-904550-98-3 Board £4.99 1-4 yrs 190 x 190mm

Little Jungle Explorers Ill. Anthony Lewis 978-1-84643-036-7 Board £4.99 1-4 yrs 190 x 190mm

Little Snow Explorers Ill. Anthony Lewis 978-1-84643-037-4 Board £4.99 1-4 yrs 190 x 190mm

Poems for the Young Backlist Little Space Explorers Ill. Anthony Lewis 978-1-84643-038-1 Board £4.99 1-4 yrs 190 x 190mm

Little Ocean Explorers Ill. Anthony Lewis 978-1-84643-039-8 Board £4.99 1-4 yrs 190 x 190mm

Animal Lullabies Mandy Ross Ill. Krisztina Kallai Nagy 978-0-85953-116-0 Soft cover £5.99 978- 1- 84643-052- 7 Soft cover + CD £7.99 6 mths+ 268 x 245mm 822162-00055-7 Pyjama Case £11.99 3+ years

Wake up, Sleepy Head! Mandy Ross Ill. Dubravka Kolanovic 978-1-904550-33-4 Soft cover £5.99 6 mths+ 268 x 245mm

Animal Exercises Mandy Ross Ill. Sanja Re˘˘ scek 978-1-84643-044-2 Soft cover £5.99 6 mths+ 268 x 245mm

Citizenship, Lifeskills & Responsibility Backlist

Come home with us! Ill. Annie Kubler and Caroline Formby 978-0-85953-791-9 Soft cover £4.99 4-8 yrs 204 x 204mm

Come and play with us! Ill. Annie Kubler and Caroline Formby 978-0-85953-793-3 Soft cover £4.99 4-8 yrs 204 x 204mm

Come and ride with us! Ill. Annie Kubler and Caroline Formby 978-0-85953-794-0 Soft cover £4.99 4-8 yrs 204 x 204mm

Relax Catherine O’Neill Ill. Toni Goffe 978-0-85953-790-2 Soft cover £4.99 6-10 yrs 190 x 190mm 29

Salamatu & Kandoni Go Missing Steve Brace Ill. Annie Kubler 978- 0- 85953- 784-1 Soft cover £4.99 5-8 yrs 204 x 204mm

From Beans to Batteries Steve Brace Ill. Annie Kubler 978- 0- 85953-799-5 Soft cover £4.99 5-8 yrs 204 x 204mm

Child’s Play Library Backlist

Monkey’s Clever Tale Andrew Fusek Peters Ill. A. MontgomeryHigham 978-0-85953-051-4 Soft cover £5.99 978-1-84643-345-0 Soft cover + CD £7.99 4-7 yrs 268 x 245mm

The Tiger and the Wise Man Andrew Fusek Peters Ill. Diana Mayo 978-1-904550-07-5 Soft cover £5.99 978-1-84643-346-7 Soft cover + CD £7.99 4-7 yrs 268 x 245mm

Bear and Turtle and the Great Lake Race Andrew Fusek Peters Ill. Alison Edgson 978-1-904550-91-4 Soft cover £5.99 978-1-84643-347-4 Soft cover + CD £7.99 4-7 yrs 268 x 245mm

The Ant and the Big Bad Bully Goat Andrew Fusek Peters Ill. Anna Wadham 978-1-84643-079-4 Soft cover £5.99 978-1-84643-348-1 Soft cover + CD £7.99 4-7 yrs 268 x 245mm

Rabbit Cooks up a Cunning Plan Andrew Fusek Peters Ill. Bruno Robert 978-1-84643-097-8 Soft cover £5.99 978-1-84643-349-8 Soft cover + CD £7.99 4-7 yrs 268 x 245mm

Dingo Dog and the Billabong Storm Andrew Fusek Peters Ill. Anna Wadham 978-1-84643-247-7 Soft cover £5.99 978-1-84643-350-4 Soft cover + CD £7.99 4-7 yrs 268 x 245mm

The Cloud Hannah Cumming 978-1-84643-343-6 Soft cover £5.99 4-8 yrs 268 x 245mm

The Lost Stars Hannah Cumming 978-1-84643-416-7 Soft cover £5.99 4-8 yrs 268 x 245mm

The Red Boat Hannah Cumming 978-1-84643-481-5 Soft cover £5.99 4-7 yrs 268 x 245mm

Rabbit Pie Penny Ives 978-1-84643-353-5 Soft cover £5.99 3-6 yrs 250 x 250

It’s not Yours, IT’S MINE! Susanna Moores 978-1-84643-595-9 Soft cover £5.99 3-7 yrs 250 x 250mm

Copy Cat Mark Birchall 978-1-84643-367-2 Soft cover £5.99 3-7 yrs 250 x 250mm

Star Gazers, Skyscrapers and Extraordinary Sausages Claudia Boldt 978-1-84643-344-3 Soft cover £5.99 4-8 yrs 268 x 245mm

UUGGHH! Claudia Boldt 978-1-84643-372-6 Soft cover £5.99 4-8 yrs 268 x 245mm

The Flower John Light Ill. Lisa Evans 978-1-84643-016-9 Soft cover £5.99 4-9 yrs 268 x 245mm

The Ding Dong Bag Polly Peters Ill. Jess Stockham 978-1-84643-015-2 Soft cover £5.99 3-7 yrs 268 x 245mm

It’s Raining, It’s Pouring, We’re Exploring Polly Peters Ill. Jess Stockham 978-1-84643-117-3 Soft cover £5.99 3-7 yrs 268 x 245mm

The Wim Wom from the Mustard Mill Polly Peters Ill. Roberta Angeletti 978-1-84643-118-0 Soft cover £5.99 3-7 yrs 268 x 245mm


Child’s Play Library Backlist

The Talkative Tortoise Andrew Fusek Peters Ill. Charlotte Cooke 978-1-84643-418-1 Soft cover £5.99 978-1-84643-613-0 Soft cover + CD £7.99 4-7 yrs 268 x 245mm

Max and the Doglins Amanda MontgomeryHigham 978-1-84643-043-5 Soft cover £5.99 4-7 yrs 268 x 245mm

Mrs Honey’s Hat Pam Adams 978-1-84643-126-5 Soft cover £5.99 3-6 yrs 268 x 245mm 978- 0- 85953- 814-5 Big book £15.99 3-5 yrs 438 x 400mm

Our Cat Cuddles Gervase Phinn Ill. A. MontgomeryHigham 978- 0-85953-864-0 Soft cover £5.99 978- 1-84643-027-5 Soft cover + CD £7.99 978- 0- 85953- 869-5 Hard cover £9.99 4-7 yrs 268 x 245mm 978- 0- 85953- 025-5 Big book £15.99 4-7 yrs 435 x 400mm

What I Like! Gervase Phinn Ill. Jane Eccles 978- 1-904550-12-9 Soft cover £5.99 978- 1-84643-028-2 Soft cover + CD £7.99 2-6 yrs 268 x 245mm

The Musical Life of Gustav Mole Ill. Kathryn Meyrick 978- 0- 85953-347-8 Soft cover £5.99 978- 0- 85953-333-1 Soft cover + CD £7.99 5-10 yrs 268 x 245mm 822162-00050-2 Hand Puppet £12.99 3+ years

The Big Hungry Bear Don & Audrey Wood 978-0-85953-659-2 Board £4.99 1-3 yrs 155 x 145mm

Merry Christmas, Big Hungry Bear! Don & Audrey Wood 978-1-904550-36-5 Soft cover £5.99 3-6 yrs 268 x 245mm

The Princess and the Dragon Audrey Wood 978-0-85953-716-2 Soft cover £5.99

The Princess and the Dragon Mask Book Audrey Wood 978- 0- 85953- 717-9 Board £6.99 5-8 yrs 298 x 298mm

Quick as a Cricket Don & Audrey Wood 978-0-85953-664-6 Board £4.99 1-3 yrs 155 x 145mm 978-0-85953-306-5 Soft cover £5.99 978-0-85953-151-1 Hard cover £9.99 2-6 yrs 268 x 245mm 978- 0- 85953- 331-7 Big book £15.99 4-7 yrs 438 x 400mm

Scaredy Cats Audrey Wood 978- 1-904550-48-8 Soft cover £5.99 3-7 yrs 268 x 245mm 822162-00063-2 Plush Kittens £10.99 3+ years

Tooth Fairy Audrey Wood 978- 0- 85953- 293- 8 Soft cover £5.99 3-7 yrs 268 x 245mm

Balloonia Audrey Wood 978- 1-904550-49-5 Soft cover £5.99 3-7 yrs 268 x 245mm

Magic Shoelaces Audrey Wood 978- 1-904550-51-8 Soft cover £5.99 3-7 yrs 268 x 245mm

Twenty-Four Robbers Audrey Wood 978- 1-904550-35-8 Soft cover £5.99 3-7 yrs 268 x 245mm

Presto Change-O Audrey Wood 978- 1-904550-52-5 Soft cover £5.99 3-7 yrs 268 x 245mm

978-0-85953-012-5 Soft cover £5.99 978-1-84643-050-3 Soft cover + CD £7.99 978-0-85953-182-5 Hard cover £9.99 2-6 yrs 268 x 245mm

978-1-84643-356-6 Soft cover + CD £7.99 5-8 yrs 268 x 245mm

978-0-85953-330-0 Big book £15.99 4-7 yrs 438 x 400mm


A child’s early years are more important than any other. This is when children learn most about the world around them, and the language skills they need to survive and grow. For more than 40 years, Child’s Play has put enormous thought and care into creating exactly the right sort of material for this all-important time.

Child’s Play has a history of creating innovative, award-winning books for children that promote learning through play. Vibrant illustrations positively portray children of all cultures, nationalities, gender and abilities, helping children to develop an understanding of our diverse society. Non-stereotypical traditions and values are fostered as a matter of course. Respected and loved by parents, educationalists, and most importantly, children, the Child’s Play programme offers learning, fun and happiness to children from the very earliest age. It provides a wide range of formats and experiences that will enrich and empower every child’s life.

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Child's play uk 2016 catalogue  
Child's play uk 2016 catalogue