How To Be a Giraffe

Written by Thea Baker. Published by Affirm Press 2020.

Joffrey might have horns, a tail and a long neck, but his stripy fur is causing quite the stir.

Everyone knows that giraffes have spots! But if Joffrey isn’t a giraffe, what could he be?

Lots of fun to read aloud, this charming and heartfelt picture book celebrates the joy of embracing who we are.

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Dazzle Crash Chorus

Written by Allan Kelly

A story about collective nouns


I Love My Farm

Published by Dorling Kindersley, 13 June 2023.

Explore the home of five farmyard animals, and find out what makes the farm so special.

In this charming book filled with beautiful illustrations and exciting facts, little ones will meet five adorable pop-up farmyard animals and lift flaps to discover some fun surprises. With a large farm to explore and lots of noisy animals to encounter, curious animal-lovers will enjoy playing peekaboo and learning all about what can be found on a farm.

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I Love My Kitten

Published by Dorling Kindersley, 1 February 2022.

An adorable book with pop-ups and flaps to lift, featuring lots of cute kittens

Meet five of the cutest kittens and their furry friends, and find out what makes each of them so special.

In this charming book filled with beautiful illustrations and fun facts, little ones meet gorgeous pop-up kittens and lift flaps to discover the cutest surprises. With five pop-up kitties to meet, and lots more kittens to find along the way, little cat lovers can play peekaboo whilst also learning what kittens like to do and how to take care of them.

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I Love My Monster

Published by Dorling Kindersley, 3 August 2021.

Get ready to wander through the forest, meet five special little monsters, and discover lots of forest friends along the way.

Watch Millie the monster show off her building skills and make a magnificent den in the forest, then take a peek behind the flaps to find out how her animal friends build cosy homes of their own. Meet Marvin the monster as he faces his fear of the dark, learns about the moon, and discovers amazing animals that come awake at night. Follow the splish splash sounds to meet Thunder the monster jumping in muddy puddles, he’s loud and lively and loves exploring the forest and finding out how the rain helps the trees and flowers grow big and strong.

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I Love My Puppy

Published by Dorling Kindersley, January 2021.

Discover the world of five adorable puppies and their friends and find out what makes each of them so special.

In this charming book filled with beautiful illustrations and fun facts, little ones meet fantastic pop-up puppies and lift flaps to discover even more playful pups that love to have fun! With five pop-up puppies to meet, and many more fluffy friends to reveal along the way, little puppy lovers will enjoy finding out what makes each one so unique.

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I Love My Dinosaur

Published by Dorling Kindersley 2020.

Discover the enchanting world of five amazing dinosaurs and find out what makes then so lovable.

In this charming dinosaur book filled with beautiful illustrations and fun facts, little ones can lift up the flaps and peek at the pop-ups to discover amazing dinosaurs that love to have fun! With five spectacular dinosaurs to visit, help little dinosaur lovers find out what makes them so adorable.

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I Love My Home

Published by Dorling Kindersley 2020.

Read about five animals habitats – complete with pop-ups, flaps, and cute baby animals!

Playful baby animals love to have fun, whether they live in a forest or the icy Antarctic. In this gorgeous pop-up and flaps book, you can find out about the homes of five different animals. Where do meerkats go to sleep? Peek inside the pop-up to see. Where do penguins raise their chicks? Turn the page to find out!

With five different animal families to read about, enter the charming world of creatures and their sandy, icy, leafy, or watery homes.

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The Jacket

Written by Sue-Ellen Pashley. Published by Black Dog Books/Walker Books 2019.

A beautiful jacket becomes woven into the lives of one ordinary family…
The jacket was no ordinary jacket. It was soft, like dandelion fluff. It was comforting, like a hug from your favourite teddy. And it had four dazzling buttons down the front… Amelia wears her favourite jacket everywhere. She wears it to nursery. And to Aunty Kath’s house. And to the shops. Even to bed! But, one day, she can’t fit into it any more. So Mum suggests she give it to her little sister, Lily. And so, that way, the jacket lives on…

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What We Wore

Written by Pip Jones. Published by Rising Stars 2019.

How has fashion changed throughout history? What did the Victorians wear? Why did everyone have to mend clothes in war times, rather than buy new ones? In this book, children jump into a time machine to find out what we wore!

Reading age: 6-7 years

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Love, Agnes. Postcards from an Octopus

Written by Irene Latham. Published by Millbrook Press, 2018.

Agnes has a beak that can crush bones and arms and stretch wide as a car—but that doesn’t make her a monster! After she comes across a postcard, Agnes, a giant Pacific octopus, strikes up a correspondence with various other creatures below—and above—the waves. Readers will delight in this unlikely introduction to the octopus life cycle.

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The Shepherd Who Couldn’t Sing

Written by Alan Barker. Published by SPCK Publishing, 2018.

Jake, the boy shepherd, lacks the X-factor! He’s not afraid of dark shadows, strange noises, or wild animals. The only thing that frightens Jake is singing–that is until an unexpected meeting with an angel choir helps him to discover his voice. . . and the infant Christ! This beautifully illustrated children’s book is a delightful retelling of the Christmas story for children aged 4-6.

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The Memory Book

Written by Joanna Rowland. Published by Beaming Books 2020.

Joanna Rowland’s best-selling The Memory Box: A Book about Grief has helped thousands of children and families work through the complex emotions that arise after the loss of a loved one. Now, with The Memory Book, Rowland has created a beautiful grief journal to help readers put her methods into practice.

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The Memory Box

Written by Joanna Rowland. Published by Sparkhouse Family 2017.

“When a loved one dies, children need consolation, love, support, and affection. The Memory Box addresses this difficult subject sensitively. This beautiful book will help start the grieving process and support children to talk about their loved one in a normal, healthy way.” — Sue Atkins, author of Parenting Made Easy: How to Raise Happy Children
Available here.

Kids Astrology

Written by Camilla Gracanin, Published by The Five Mile Press 2013.

Kids Astrology is a range of 12 children’s books, one for each of the 12 signs of the zodiac.

50 Images For William

eBook, published by slate1ebooks 2016

In memory of William Mead who died, age one, of Sepsis. A collection of illustrations from around the world. All proceeds will be donated to UK Sepsis Trust. Please click here.