Sharks Prefer Jazz

Sharks are huge with toothy grins, or small with streamlined pointed fins. They’re blue or brown or black or grey, and swim about the sea all day. But here’s a secret, something new, that might come as a shock to you. A fact I bet that you don’t know, about those creatures down below. Sharks just love... JAZZ! Also, did you know that tigers love show tunes, rabbits hop around to pop music and flamingos boogie down to disco? If you’ve ever wondered just what music a baboon prefers or what you should play to a crocodile, then this is the book for you!

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Author
Lucy Barnard

Toucan’s Tree

Toucan loves listening to the buzz of the forest, but when a new noise starts drowning out the usual symphony, Toucan knows things aren’t right. Clouds of dark smoke send the animals running, but when they return, their home and trees are gone. As Toucan takes in the smouldering new landscape, he hears the ghostly whispers of the trees, telling him that it's time for the forest to fight back. Toucan follows, as the wind whips up the seeds from the forest floor and carries them over to the city. They fall onto the roofs, into the cars, into the gutters and drains. And that night, as the city sleeps, the forest grows! The buzz of the city is replaced by the hum of the forest and the people will have to adapt to the new life!”

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Author
Julia Seal

A Real Princess

Dragon has been asleep for 100 years. He wakes to find that his magical kingdom has lost all the flowers, fields and space it had before. Instead, he finds skyscrapers, factory fumes and rubbish heaps. He makes friends with a girl called Emma, who lives in the highest window of the tallest tower (everyone knows that’s where you find princesses) and he feels a little better when she buys him an ice cream. Emma can tell how sad Dragon is to see that his beautiful Kingdom has deteriorated, so she promises to make the world a better place by the time he wakes from his next slumber.

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Author
Dubravka Kolanovic

Dolly Doodles

Children will have hours of fun with this imaginative and inspiring step-by-step drawing book. Dolly Doodles will be your child’s guide... they just follow her simple sketches, then draw their own princess portraits. With oodles of space for creative ideas and amazing artwork.The Dolly Doodles series is perfect for those quiet times, long journeys and rainy days. Let’s doodle!

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Author
Simon Abbott

Kind Club

How does Rabbit join the KIND CLUB? Little Peacock has run away and Rabbit is feeing very guilty. She knows it’s her fault for being so mean. Rabbit feels worse and worse until she finally joins in the search for Little Peacock and shows how sorry she really is. Now YOU can join the KIND CLUB too! Fill in the certificate and take a sticker every time you are kind to someone.

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Author
Ella Law

Bloom by Julia Seal

There was a time when the ocean was full of friends, but Lars notices that things are changing - friends are disappearing. He sets out to discover the truth and realises that everyone has their part to play in protecting the careful balance of the ocean.

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Author
Julia Seal

Noisy Neville

Neville loves noise and all of his hobbies seem to be very loud, much to his neighbours’ annoyance. But when Neville’s neighbours suddenly become noisier than him, Neville doesn’t like it one bit. Is there a solution that will work for everyone? Can Neville’s new hobby be the answer they’re all looking for?

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Author
Lucy Barnard

Philomena’s New Crayons

Little Philomena loved her new, perfectly uniformed, unused tin of crayons. She wanted to show them to everyone but didn’t want them touched in case they became broken or used so much that they lose their pointy tip. Worst of all she was even too nervous to use them herself as they seemed too special to waste on her rubbish drawing. When after an unfortunate accident she loses her crayons, she thinks no one has seen her sadness or cares. However, the next day something strange begins. Mysterious broken and used crayons in all shapes and sizes appear in all sorts of places for her to find. A heart-warming story about how small acts of hidden kindness can add up to something quite wonderful.

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Author
Sally Anne Garland

‘I’

Meet ‘I’. A person like you and me, only with a much shorter name. You’d have thought with a name like that, I would easily fit in here, there and everywhere. But no. Instead I will find himself in a PICKLE and in DIFFICULTY – twice! Lost in a world of words, where will I fit in? Will I find a place in FAMILY, or FRIENDS, or the BIBLE? Perhaps I could be at the heart of each of those... With beautiful illustrations, fun wordplay and an important message for all, ‘I’ is a book about belonging, community and fitting in – there’s an I in all of those! From the award-winning writer of books Noah’s Car Park Ark, Hark! The Biography of Christmas, and TV shows Miranda, Not Going Out and Top Gear

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Author
Paul Kerensa

Dela Said No!

Have you ever been asked to do something mean, silly or horrible that you did not want to do? In this book, Dela teaches us that not only is it Ok to say NO! when somebody asks you to do something you feel uncomfortable doing, but good things can happen as a consequence of your actions.

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Author
Sue Downing