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Books : Category : Children's Books

Can't You Sleep, Little Bear?

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Martin Waddell
Barbara Firth
Rachael Williams
Children's Books
Oxfordshire Sign Up & Avalon Studios
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Little Bear can't sleep. There is dark all around him in the Bear Cave. Not even Big Bear's biggest lantern can light up the darkness of the night outside. But then Big Bear finds the perfect way to reassure Little Bear and help him fall fast asleep...

Dogger

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Shirley Hughes
Shirley Hughes
Rachael Williams
Children's Books
Oxfordshire Sign Up
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When Dave loses his favourite toy, Dogger, he is desolate. But then Dogger turns up at the garden fete, and everything seems all right - until someone else buys him before Dave can get the money!

Gilbert In Deep

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Jane Clarke
Charles Fuge
Rachael Williams
Children's Books
Oxfordshire Sign Up & Avalon Studios
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Gilbert the Great White Shark loves to play hide-and-seek with his friend, Rita Remora. But when the pair ignore his mother's warnings and take their game over the Edge and into the Deep, they find themselves out of their depth - quite literally!
All children will identify with Jane Clarke and Charles Fuge's delightfully scary follow-up to the hugely successful Gilbert the Great.

Gilbert the Great

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Jane Clarke
Charles Fuge
Rachael Williams
Children's Books
Oxfordshire Sign Up & Avalon Studios
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From the time Gilbert the Great White Shark was a tiny pup, Raymond the Remora was stuck to him like glue.
But then one day, Gilbert wakes up to find that Raymond has gone... This touching tale about love and loss will warm the hearts of adults and children alike.

Kipper's Toybox

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Mick Inkpen
Mick Inkpen
Isabelle Meacher
Children's Books
Oxfordshire Sign Up
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Kipper is worried.
Someone or something has been
nibbling a hole in his toybox.
What on earth can it be?
And are his toys safe?

Lila Pirate

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Georgie Birkett
Georgie Birkett
David Hay
Children's Books
Avalon Studios
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Ahoy there, Lila Pirate!
Ahoy to Lila's crew!
The Jolly Jake is setting sail -
There's a lot of work to do!

This adorable, action-packed adventure is perfect for little pirates.

miffy's birthday

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Dick Bruna
Dick Bruna
Katherine Rowley
Children's Books
Oxfordshire Sign Up
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It's Miffy's birthday!

Monkey Puzzle

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Julia Donaldson
Axel Scheffler
Rachael Williams
Children's Books
Oxfordshire Sign Up & Avalon Studios
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"I've lost my mum!"
"Hush, little monkey, don't you cry,
I'll help you find her,
" said Butterfly.
A delightful new edition of the bestselling picture book by the award-winning creators of The Gruffalo.

Mr Men Classic Library : Mr Tickle

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Roger Hargreaves
Roger Hargreaves
Michelle Durant
Children's Books
Oxfordshire Sign Up
Rainbow Fish

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Marcus Pfister
J. Alison James (translator)
Michelle Durant
Children's Books
Oxfordshire Sign Up
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The Rainbow Fish is an international best-seller and a modern classic. Eye-catching foil stamping, glittering on every page, offers instant child appeal, but it is the universal message at the heart of this simple story about a beautiful fish who learns to make friends by sharing his most prized possessions that gives the book its lasting value.

Room on the Broom

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Julia Donaldson
Axel Scheffler
Michelle Durant
Children's Books
Oxfordshire Sign Up & Avalon Studios
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The witch had a cat
    and a very tall hat,
And long ginger hair
    which she wore in a plait.
How the cat purred
    and how the witch grinned,
As they sat on their broomstick
    and flew through the wind.


The Gruffalo

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Julia Donaldson
Axel Scheffler
Michelle Durant
Children's Books
Avalon Studios
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"A mouse took a stroll through the deep dark wood.
A fox saw the mouse and the mouse looked good."

Walk further into the deep dark wood,
and discover what happens when
the quick-thinking mouse comes face
to face with an owl, a snake and a hungry gruffalo...

The Snail and the Whale

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Julia Donaldson
Axel Scheffler
Michelle Durant
Children's Books
Oxfordshire Sign Up & Avalon Studios
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The sea snail slithered all over the rock
And gazed at the sea and the ships in the dock.
And as she gazed she sniffed and sighed.
"The sea is deep and the world is wide
How I long to sail!"
said the tiny snail.


Thomas & Friends : Thomas

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Rev. W. Awdry
Robin Davies and Jerry Smith
David Hay
Children's Books
Avalon Studios
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This is a story about Thomas the Tank Engine. Thomas worked really hard, shunting coaches for the big engines. But what he wanted more than anything was his very own branch line...

Who Are You Stripy Horse?

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Jim Helmore
Karen Wall
Michelle Durant
Children's Books
Avalon Studios
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One starry night, in a long forgotten shop, something magical was about to happen...
A stuffed and stripy horse let out an enormous dusty sneeze and woke himself up.
And so begins a journey of discovery, as the stripy horse tries to find out who and what he is...
Helped along the way by some extraordinary creatures, he finds the answer in the most unexpected place.

A story for children who imagine that things come to life when the world is fast asleep.