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Zagazoo
Quentin Blake

A very funny look at growing up and the cycle of life – blurb to follow.
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3.8

The Mitten
Jan Brett

Ukrainian folk tale in which animals of all shapes and sizes squeeze into a mitten dropped in a snowy forest […]
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3.9

The Giant Jam Sandwich
Janet Burroway, John Vernon Lord

I love this book more than a wasp loves jam! Cyrus Quraishi Nash, 6ND (2016)
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4.4

The Doubtful Guest
Edward Gorey

Picture book for all ages about a very strange and enigmatic ‘guest’ who arrives at a family’s house one day […]
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3.5

The Blue Balloon
Mick Inkpen

It looked like just a deflated and soggy old blue balloon but…. – blurb to follow.
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4.2

Oh, The Places You’ll Go
Dr Seuss

Dr Seuss on the many possibilities in life – blurb to follow.
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4.3

Olivia
Ian Falconer

Olivia is a very naughty pig and she draws a giant picture on the wall with no frame. She was […]
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3.8

The Bunyip of Berkeley’s Creek
Jenny Wagner

Ms Lezameta says: Do you know what a bunyip is? Well you can find out! This is the lovely story […]
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3.1

The Giving Tree
Shel Silverstein

Shel Silverstein’s beautiful and controversial tale – blurb to follow
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4.1

Paper Dolls
Julia Donaldson

Exploring the delicate subject of loss – blurb to follow
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4.4

The Flying Hockey Stick
Jolly Roger Bradfield

What you can do with a hockey stick, electric fan, umbrella and really long extension cord – blurb to follow
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4.6

Barbapapa
Annette Tison, Talus Taylor

Barbapapa was born in a garden, just like a flower.  He can take any form. He is very nice, everybody […]
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4.8

The Velveteen Rabbit
Margery Williams

A boy’s toy rabbit sewed from velveteen becomes real and joins other rabbits in the wood… – blurb to follow
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4.5

The Tale of Peter Rabbit
Beatrix Potter

A mischievous young Peter Rabbit finds life tough after his father is baked in a pie by Mrs McGregor. Christopher […]
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4.4

Frog and Toad
Arnold Lobel

As time passes over the wooden shack, Frog still hasn’t arrived with toad’s letter.   It turns out Frog gave the […]
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4.4

Harold and the Purple Crayon
Crockett Johnson

Create a world by drawing it – blurb to follow
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4.2

The Children of the Forest
Elsa Beskow

Beautiful reflection on the changing seasons in a forest in Sweden, first published more than 100 years ago – blurb […]
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The Story of Ferdinand
Munro Leaf

Meet Ferdinand. a loving , peaceful and harmless bull who, one day wanted to sit under a cork tree and […]
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4.3

Where the Wild Things Are
Maurice Sendak

A boy called Max is sent to bed without supper and he goes inside his dream with monsters and leads […]
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4.7

Dogger
Shirley Hughes

I have been reading this book all my life. My whole family love it. My favourite bit is the ending. […]
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4.8

The Tiger Who Came To Tea
Judith Kerr

One morning Sophie is having tea with her mother quietly in their kitchen.  All of a sudden, there’s a most […]
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4.8

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