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ABC  by Sarah (Writer of children's books) Powell

ABC

Sarah (Writer of children's books) ...

Picture book

An innovative and engaging way to teach babies and toddlers their ABC. Each letter of the alphabet is represented by a picture formed using finger and thumb prints which are turned into animals by the addition of simple illustration and photographs.....

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How to be a cat  by Nikki McClure

How to be a cat

Nikki McClure

Picture book

In this tender board book, a kitten practices the basics of feline behavior over the course of a day. A single word of text per spread teaches readers "how to be a cat" - how to stretch, clean, pounce, feast - while the striking paper cuts illustrate...

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Tiseniko in Tonga  by June Allen

Tiseniko in Tonga

June Allen

Book

Tiseniko goes for a ride along the shore in Tonga on a borrowed bike.

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My favourite puppy  by Daniel Roode

My favourite puppy

Daniel Roode

Picture book

In My Favourite Puppy, older babies and toddlers will have lots of fun playing peekaboo with the easy-to-grab pull-down flaps and turning the wheel to choose their favourite character. From the adorable puppy with a rumbly tummy to the cheeky puppy who...

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Colours  by Jo Ryan

Colours

Jo Ryan

Picture book

Engaging first colours book featuring a rainbow array of colourful creatures in the distinctive Alphaprints style. Fingerprints are turned into animals from a red fox to a blue whale and pink pigs by adding fun photographs of everyday things for children...

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I'm ready for preschool  by Jedda Robaard

I'm ready for preschool

Jedda Robaard

Picture book

This adorable story explores the jittery anticipation of the first day of preschool.

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Here comes the big, mean dust bunny!  by Jan Thomas

Here comes the big, mean dust bunny!

Jan Thomas

Picture book

Dust bunnies who enjoy rhyming games encounter a grumpy dust bunny.

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The climbing tree  by John Stith

The climbing tree

John Stith

Picture book

The Climbing Tree is an eloquent, poetic fable with a timeless message about growing up, sibling rivalry, and brotherhood. Little Brother wants to follow Big Brother up the branches of the Climbing Tree, but Mom tells him he has to wait until he's older....

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Big friends, little book  by Paula Vásquez

Big friends, little book

Paula Vásquez

Picture book

Paula Vásquez's charming illustrations of best friends, Bird and Alligator, help teach opposite concepts of up and down, little and big, open and closed, out and in, short and tall, clean and dirty, dry and wet, noisy and quiet, near and far, awake and...

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Snowman's magic hat  by Jeffrey Burton

Snowman's magic hat

Jeffrey Burton

Picture book

Snowy-cadabra! Can you pull a snowman out of this magical lift-the-flap book? Everyone loves winter, when snow drifts this way and that, Now can you pull a snowman out of this magic hat? This shaped novelty book is a magical lift-the-flap adventure full...

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Go, girls, go!  by Frances Gilbert

Go, girls, go!

Frances Gilbert

Picture book

Illustrations and easy-to-read, rhyming text celebrate girls who race, fly, and drive everything from a dump truck to a rocket ship.

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The best kind of bear  by Greg Gormley

The best kind of bear

Greg Gormley

Picture book

When Bear sets off to discover what kind of bear he is, he meets a grizzly bear, a polar bear, a black bear, and even a spectacled bear, but none of them seem to help in his quest until Nelly convinces him that he can be her bear.

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Amy Wu and the perfect bao  by Kat Zhang

Amy Wu and the perfect bao

Kat Zhang

Picture book

Amy is determined to make a perfect dumpling like her parents and grandmother do, but hers are always too empty, too full, or not pinched together properly.

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Caveboy crush  by Beth Ferry

Caveboy crush

Beth Ferry

Picture book

Will the caveboy's crush respond favorably to his grand, attention-getting gestures?

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Most of the better natural things in the world  by Dave Eggers

Most of the better natural things in the world

Dave Eggers

Picture book

In this picture book with minimal text, a tiger with a chair on its back wanders across the different but beautiful landscapes of the Earth, from an Alpine lake to the tundra.

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Sweet heart  by Jo Ryan

Sweet heart

Jo Ryan

Picture book

A first book of animals to touch and feel.

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Words  by Jo Ryan

Words

Jo Ryan

Picture book

This unique words book will delight children with textured pages and words they can match to the inventive pictures which use a fingerprint to form each illustration.

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That's not my hedgehog--  by Fiona Watt

That's not my hedgehog--

Fiona Watt

Picture book

A touchy-feely board book with simple, repetitive text, tactile patches and bold illustrations specially designed for babies and toddlers. Small children can meet a range of friendly hedgehogs, and by using their sense of touch, work out which hedgehog...

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Ho, ho, ho!  by Jo Ryan

Ho, ho, ho!

Jo Ryan

Picture book

Ho, ho, ho! Have a merry Christmas with this festive touch-and-feel board book. There are sing-song seasonal rhymes to read, and the fun Christmas characters are created by adding pictures of everyday things to big, bold embossed fingerprints. With.....

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Tweet! Tweet!  by Jo Ryan

Tweet! Tweet!

Jo Ryan

Picture book

Different animals for toddlers to touch and feel on each page.

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That's not my fox--  by Fiona Watt

That's not my fox--

Fiona Watt

Picture book

A touchy-feely board book with simple, repetitive text, tactile patches and bold illustrations suitable for babies and toddlers. A little, white mouse appears on every page, for children to spot.

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Numbers.

Numbers.

Picture book

This unique number book will delight children with textured pages, words to learn and wonderful fingerprint pictures.

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On the go  by Roger Priddy

On the go

Roger Priddy

Picture book

High contrast illustrations of things that go--trucks, cars, boats, and more.

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Faces  by Roger Priddy

Faces

Roger Priddy

Picture book

High contrast illustrations of different faces -- boy, girl, awake, asleep and more.

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Spot goes shopping  by Eric Hill

Spot goes shopping

Eric Hill

Picture book

Join Spot and his mum in a brand new story as they go on a shopping trip to the supermarket. Spot loves helping, and he has lots of ideas for what they should buy. Shopping with Mum is lots of fun!

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That's not my piglet--  by Fiona Watt

That's not my piglet--

Fiona Watt

Picture book

This is a delightful, brand new title in the award-winning "That's Not My..." series which has sold approximately ten million titles world-wide. Babies and little children will love exploring the different touchy-feely textures on the pandas. Which bits...

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That's not my duck...  by Fiona Watt

That's not my duck...

Fiona Watt

Picture book

Simple, repetitive text helps children to associate the adjectives with the sensation of touching the tactile patches.

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That's not my panda...  by Fiona Watt

That's not my panda...

Fiona Watt

Picture book

"Bright pictures and different textures will delight babies and very small children as they turn the pages and look at the animals"--Cataloguer.

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That's not my elephant--  by Fiona Watt

That's not my elephant--

Fiona Watt

Picture book

Combines bright, colourful illustrations with a variety of different textures to touch and feel.

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That's not my frog--  by Fiona Watt

That's not my frog--

Fiona Watt

Picture book

Bright pictures with patches of varying textures designed to develop sensory and language awareness in very young children, as well as telling a fun story!

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Spot goes to school  by Eric Hill

Spot goes to school

Eric Hill

Picture book

Spot the dog has a memorable first day at school.

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That's not my monkey--  by Fiona Watt

That's not my monkey--

Fiona Watt

Picture book

Combining bright and colourful illustrations with a variety of different textures to touch and feel on each page, 'That's Not My Monkey' helps very young children to develop important language and sensory skills.

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That's not my pirate--  by Fiona Watt

That's not my pirate--

Fiona Watt

Picture book

A small mouse explains why each of a succession of pirates are not his. Children can feel differently textured areas in each illustration while reading or listening to the story.

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That's not my pony--  by Fiona Watt

That's not my pony--

Fiona Watt

Picture book

A small mouse explains why each of a succession of ponies is not his.

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That's not my mermaid--  by Fiona Watt

That's not my mermaid--

Fiona Watt

Picture book

"A small mouse, who appears in each picture, explains why each of a succession of mermaids are not his. With differently textured areas in each illustration children can feel the book as well as listen to the story."--Cataloguer.

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That's not my princess--  by Fiona Watt

That's not my princess--

Fiona Watt

Picture book

A look at the world of a princess.

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That's not my kitten--  by Fiona Watt

That's not my kitten--

Fiona Watt

Picture book

A small mouse explains why each of a succession of kittens are not his. Children can feel differently textured areas in each illustration while reading or listening to the story.

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Spot goes to the park  by Eric Hill

Spot goes to the park

Eric Hill

Picture book

At the park Spot and his friends like to play with a ball.

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That's not my bear--  by Fiona Watt

That's not my bear--

Fiona Watt

Picture book

This board book offers a combination of simple text, illustrations and things to feel in order to help very young children develop sensory and language awareness. It uses a variety of textured patches to encourage interactive play and help children explore...

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That's not my teddy--  by Fiona Watt

That's not my teddy--

Fiona Watt

Picture book

The hunt is on for teddy... "A delightful touchy-feely book with simple, repetitive text and bold illustrations suitable for babies and toddlers"--Publisher.

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That's not my lion--  by Fiona Watt

That's not my lion--

Fiona Watt

Picture book

Produced for babies and toddlers, this board book explores what a lion feels like. Each double page features a different texture such as soft fur or smooth ears, designed to encourage sensory awareness and interactive play.

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Spot's first Christmas  by Eric Hill

Spot's first Christmas

Eric Hill

Picture book

A puppy's first Christmas is a time of many delights. Flaps conceal parts of the illustrations.

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Spot's opposites  by Eric Hill

Spot's opposites

Eric Hill

Picture book

Suitable for reading with your child and helping them to learn about opposites, this book is filled with colourful illustrations of Spot in different scenes that can be familiar to toddlers.

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The dreadful fluff  by Aaron Blabey

The dreadful fluff

Aaron Blabey

Picture book

Serenity Strainer was perfect. But then she discovered something perfectly awful . . . The Dreadful Fluff! From the award-winning author of Pearl Barley and Charlie Parsley, Sunday Chutney and The Ghost of Miss Annabel Spoon .

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Spot loves sport  by Eric Hill

Spot loves sport

Eric Hill

Picture book

"Join Spot and his friends as they take part in lots of fun sports. Who will win the race, and will Spot score a goal?"--Back cover.

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Spot says goodnight  by Eric Hill

Spot says goodnight

Eric Hill

Picture book

"It's time for bed but Spot has lots of "Goodnights" to say before he can settle down to sleep." --Back cover.

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Each peach pear plum  by Janet Ahlberg

Each peach pear plum

Janet Ahlberg

Picture book

"In this book with your little eye, take a look and play 'I spy'"--Back cover, 2018 edition.

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Pearl Barley and Charlie Parsley  by Aaron Blabey

Pearl Barley and Charlie Parsley

Aaron Blabey

Picture book

Pearl Barley and Charlie Parsley are the best of friends. But they are different in almost every way . . . Pearl Likes solving mysteries and moves rather fast in the world. Charlie likes taking baths and watching his garden grow. So how can Pearl Barley...

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That's not my robot--  by Fiona Watt

That's not my robot--

Fiona Watt

Picture book

Including many different surfaces and textures which promote interaction with the book, this latest title in the 'Touchy-Feely' series encourages young children to explore many different topics. In this children are feeling the robot.

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Who's there, Spot?  by Eric Hill

Who's there, Spot?

Eric Hill

Picture book

Spot is having fun exploring. Lift the flaps on this colourful picture book to find out who he meets on his busy day.

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That's not my car--  by Fiona Watt

That's not my car--

Fiona Watt

Picture book

Bright pictures with patches of varying textures designed to develop sensory and language awareness in very young children, as well as telling a fun story!

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Spot goes to the farm  by Eric Hill

Spot goes to the farm

Eric Hill

Picture book

A special board book version of the favourite lift-the-flap adventure in which Spot meets all the farm animals and makes an exciting discovery.

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That's not my dinosaur--  by Fiona Watt

That's not my dinosaur--

Fiona Watt

Picture book

Every double page of this book features an interesting texture to feel, such as bumpy teeth or slippery flippers, as the reader explores the surface of a dinosaur. Combined with simple text and illustrations this is intended to help very young children...

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Spot visits his grandparents  by Eric Hill

Spot visits his grandparents

Eric Hill

Picture book

Spot the dog goes to spend the day with his grandparents.

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Spot's first walk  by Eric Hill

Spot's first walk

Eric Hill

Picture book

A puppy finds many animals and surprises when his mother sends him out on his first walk. Flaps conceal parts of the illustrations.

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Night time  by Anna Milbourne

Night time

Anna Milbourne

Picture book

"A very simple non-fiction, lift-the-flap book for small children, packed with holes to peep through, flaps to peep beneath and snippets of factual information about what happens when night falls."--Provided by publisher.

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Maisy plays soccer  by Lucy Cousins

Maisy plays soccer

Lucy Cousins

Picture book

"Maisy and her friends can't wait to play soccer! Maisy puts on her uniform, laces up her sneakers, and heads to the field. Charlie, Tallulah, and Dotty are on the blue team, while Maisy, Cyril, and Eddie are on the red. Let's play! Soon enough the game...

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Maisy goes to the cinema  by Lucy Cousins

Maisy goes to the cinema

Lucy Cousins

Picture book

Join Maisy and her friends on a trip to the cinema! Lots of snacks, a BIG screen and a very exciting film!

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That's not my meerkat...  by Fiona Watt

That's not my meerkat...

Fiona Watt

Picture book

"Cute and curious meerkats have become one of the most popular furry animals. Suitable for adults and children alike, this fluffy, touchy-feely board book is part of the bestselling That's not my... series." --Publisher's description.

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Maisy learns to swim  by Lucy Cousins

Maisy learns to swim

Lucy Cousins

Picture book

"Maisy ventures into the water in a story sure to make a splash with young children who are learning to swim. Today Maisy is going swimming for the first time, and she is a little nervous. Good thing Eddie and Tallulah are coming, too. Eddie is a natural,...

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Maisy goes to the city  by Lucy Cousins

Maisy goes to the city

Lucy Cousins

Picture book

Maisy and Charley visit their friend Dotty, who lives in a big city filled with noisy traffic, enormous buildings, and crowded sidewalks.

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That's not my tiger...  by Fiona Watt

That's not my tiger...

Fiona Watt

Picture book

A delightful touchy-feely book with bright pictures of tigers that aren't yours and then at last, "That's My Tiger!"

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I'm the best  by Lucy Cousins

I'm the best

Lucy Cousins

Picture book

Dog loves his friends. He thinks they're brilliant. But he also thinks that he's the best, and he just won't stop telling them. So what happens when his friends decide to teach him a lesson, by showing him all the things they are best at?

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Maisy goes to preschool  by Lucy Cousins

Maisy goes to preschool

Lucy Cousins

Picture book

This book provides a story that will help young children understand what preschool may be like. Maisy and her friends experience a busy day at preschool. They paint pictures, listen to a story, have a nap time and play together outside.

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Blue hat, green hat  by Sandra Boynton

Blue hat, green hat

Sandra Boynton

Picture book

"Humorous animal characters introduce the basic colors and familiar items of clothing."--Provided by publisher.

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Where's Spot?  by Eric Hill

Where's Spot?

Eric Hill

Picture book

A mother dog finds eight other animals hiding around the house before finding her lost puppy. Flaps conceal the animals.

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That's not my penguin--its tummy is too fuzzy  by Fiona Watt

That's not my penguin--its tummy is too fuzzy

Fiona Watt

Picture book

A small mouse explains why each of a succession of penguins are not his. Children can feel differently textured areas in each illustration while reading or listening to the story.

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Maisy goes to hospital  by Lucy Cousins

Maisy goes to hospital

Lucy Cousins

Picture book

Maisy has broken her leg playing on the trampoline, and now she's in hospital for the night. At first it's a bit scary being all on her own, but she soon makes friends with Dotty in the next bed and when Cyril and Tallulah visit the next day, Maisy begins...

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My wobbly tooth must not ever never fall out  by Lauren Child

My wobbly tooth must not ever never fall out

Lauren Child

Picture book

Lola does not ever never want her wobbly tooth to fall out until she learns that the Tooth Fairy will leave money in place of a lost tooth.

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That's not my dragon--  by Fiona Watt

That's not my dragon--

Fiona Watt

Picture book

The enduring appeal of Rachel Wells' charming illustrations, the opportunity to interact with a variety of different textures and the gentle humour of the simple, yet appealing text make these books pre-school classics. Will appeal to the imaginations...

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Babar's world tour  by Laurent de Brunhoff

Babar's world tour

Laurent de Brunhoff

Picture book

Barbar's family go on a world tour, visiting a number of countries around the globe. In each place the children learn how to say "hello" and discover a bit about the local culture.

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That's not my tractor-  by Fiona Watt

That's not my tractor-

Fiona Watt

Picture book

The added opportunity to touch a variety of textures should appeal to the imagination of very young children as they explore the surfaces of a toy tractor in this bright and lively board book. The book is designed to develop children's sensory and la...

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Hooray for fish!  by Lucy Cousins

Hooray for fish!

Lucy Cousins

Picture book

"Swim with Little Fish and meet all his fishy friends in this splishy-splashy riot of colour and rhyme under the sea"-Jacket.

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Za-Za's baby brother  by Lucy Cousins

Za-Za's baby brother

Lucy Cousins

Picture book

Za-Za the zebra must adjust to the arrival of a baby brother. Suggested level: junior.

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The eye book  by Theo LeSieg

The eye book

Theo LeSieg

Picture book

A boy and rabbit both have two eyes that see things of almost any size.

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Maisy's bedtime  by Lucy Cousins

Maisy's bedtime

Lucy Cousins

Picture book

Maisy the mouse and her toy panda get ready for bed.

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Doctor Maisy  by Lucy Cousins

Doctor Maisy

Lucy Cousins

Picture book

Poor Panda doesn't feel well, so Doctor Maisy looks after him.

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Maisy goes camping  by Lucy Cousins

Maisy goes camping

Lucy Cousins

Picture book

Maisy's going camping in the countryside - but it's not easy pitching a tent, as Maisy and her friends find out.

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Maisy goes by plane  by Lucy Cousins

Maisy goes by plane

Lucy Cousins

Picture book

Maisy is off on a journey to see her friend Ella, but Ella lives such a long way away. Maisy must go by plane and what an exciting trip it is!

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Maisy's tractor  by Lucy Cousins

Maisy's tractor

Lucy Cousins

Picture book

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Maisy's plane  by Lucy Cousins

Maisy's plane

Lucy Cousins

Picture book

Vroom, vroom ! Maisy is flying high in her plane!

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Peep inside animal homes  by Anna Milbourne

Peep inside animal homes

Anna Milbourne

Picture book

"Peep inside burrows, hives and treetops, and even under the sea, to find all kinds of animals in their homes."--Back cover.

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How to negotiate everything  by David Spellman

How to negotiate everything

David Spellman

Picture book

"Have you ever wanted something so badly but been told no? Through several easy steps you will learn the basics of negotiating and the art of getting what you want."--Book jacket.

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Peep inside the zoo  by Anna Milbourne

Peep inside the zoo

Anna Milbourne

Picture book

"With flaps and holes to peep underneath and through, life at the zoo is revealed. Snippets of information are combined with intriguing and stylish pictures." --Publisher description.

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That's not my lamb--  by Fiona Watt

That's not my lamb--

Fiona Watt

Picture book

A sweet touchy-feely book, just right for sharing with babies and toddlers. The furry textures are a delight to touch, and even very young babies will reach out to touch them.

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Maisy goes on holiday  by Lucy Cousins

Maisy goes on holiday

Lucy Cousins

Picture book

Maisy and Cyril catch a train and visit the seaside for a fun-filled holiday. Maisy enjoys packing her suitcase then meeting Cyril at a busy station where they catch a train to the seaside. They have fun at the beach then write postcards to their fri...

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That's not my puppy--  by Fiona Watt

That's not my puppy--

Fiona Watt

Picture book

As each page is turned in this board book about a puppy a different texture is waiting to be discovered. It is intended to develop very young children's sensory and language awareness.

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Dinotrux  by Chris Gall

Dinotrux

Chris Gall

Picture book

Millions of years ago, the prehistoric ancestors of today's trucks, such as garbageadon, dozeratops, and craneosaurus, roamed the Earth until they rusted out and became extinct.

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That's not my plane--  by Fiona Watt

That's not my plane--

Fiona Watt

Picture book

Perfect for keeping young children entertained during plane jouneys. Combines illustrations of different planes with textures to touch and feel on each page.

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Maisy goes to the museum  by Lucy Cousins

Maisy goes to the museum

Lucy Cousins

Picture book

There's so much for Maisy and her friends to discover in the museum: collections of old toys, dinosaurs, cars, costumes - even a large mammoth, a favourite of Eddie's.

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Maisy, Charley and the wobbly tooth  by Lucy Cousins

Maisy, Charley and the wobbly tooth

Lucy Cousins

Picture book

When Charley gets a wobbly tooth, he goes a little wobbly himself. But then Maisy takes him to see Dr Biteright - the really nice dentist - and he soon gets a smile back on his face!

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The night pirates  by Peter Harris

The night pirates

Peter Harris

Picture book

One night, young Tom is awoken by noises outside his house. He peeps out of the window and what should he see but PIRATES. And stranger still - they're GIRL PIRATES stealing the front of his house! Tom joins their pirate adventure across the high seas...

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That's not my train--  by Fiona Watt

That's not my train--

Fiona Watt

Picture book

A variety of textures, large coloured images and a search for "my train" aims to captivate the very young. Each spread combines an illustration and a texture with simple text to develop sensory and language awareness. A first book for babies and toddlers...

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But not the hippopotamus  by Sandra Boynton

But not the hippopotamus

Sandra Boynton

Picture book

All the other animals are doing something together--but not the hippopotamus.

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That's not my dolly--  by Fiona Watt

That's not my dolly--

Fiona Watt

Picture book

Bright pictures with patches of varying textures designed to develop sensory and language awareness in very young children, as well as telling a fun story!

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Doggies  by Sandra Boynton

Doggies

Sandra Boynton

Picture book

Dogs of all shapes and sizes bark from one to ten.

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The going to bed book  by Sandra Boynton

The going to bed book

Sandra Boynton

Picture book

An assortment of animals on a boat take a bath, put on their pajamas, brush their teeth, and exercise before going to bed.

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Maisy goes to the library  by Lucy Cousins

Maisy goes to the library

Lucy Cousins

Picture book

Maisy goes to the library in search of a book about fish and a quiet place in which to read it.

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Maisy's train  by Lucy Cousins

Maisy's train

Lucy Cousins

Picture book

This board book provides an introduction to the theme of transport, it is in the shape of a bright green train and takes Maisy and all her friends on a journey through tunnels and up and down valleys.

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Maisy's fire engine  by Lucy Cousins

Maisy's fire engine

Lucy Cousins

Picture book

This board book provides an introduction to the theme of transport, it is in the shape of a bright red fire engine with Maisy waving along with her friend Cyril. Cyril checks the water in the hose, but he scares a cat who climbs onto a house. Firefighter...

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