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Top children's picture books

by Sophie Green

Looking for a new adventure for your little one? Take a look at our most popular picture books for children from best-loved children's authors including Julia Donaldson, Tom Fletcher, and Kes Gray!

Oi puppies!, by Kes Gray

Dog is looking after some puppies. Quite a few puppies, actually, and none of them will sit! Not even on guppies, like they're supposed to! They're getting a little out of hand - but luckily Frog's got a cunning plan.

The girl, the bear and the magic shoes, by Julia Donaldson

When Josephine leaves the shoe shop after buying some lovely new running shoes, she hears an unusual sound - Click-click! Click-click! - what's that following her? Quick, it's a bear! Luckily for Josephine, her new shoes are anything but ordinary - these are magic shoes - but can they help her escape the bear with a mountain, a bog and even a lake in her way?

There's a superhero in your book, by Tom Fletcher

In this interactive picture book, help your new Superhero friend take on the terrible Scribbler. Use the power of your imagination to unlock Superhero's super powers. You'd better act quickly before the Scribbler ruins your book completely. A super fun book with a satisfying twist that celebrates the power of kindness and the true meaning of being a hero.

Meet the oceans, by Caryl Hart

SPLOOOOSH! We're off on an exciting underwater adventure in our submarine to meet the oceans and seas of our blue planet. Join in with the rhymes and get ready to spot all the smiley-faced, friendly oceans, from the Atlantic and deep Pacific to the sparkling Mediterranean. Little ones will have a whale of a time (and be back in time for bed!) in this striking, story-led picture book. This bold, bright follow-up to the picture book 'Meet the Planets' is packed with sea creatures from dolphins and beluga whales to turtles and manatees.

Bubbly troubly!, by Sue Hendra

It is night-time in the supermarket, and it's the veggies' weekly bath. But, what's this? Someone has been meddling with the bubble bath and that can only lead to one thing: bubbly troubly!

Ten little unicorns, by Michael Brownlow

It's Princess Petal's birthday, but - oh no! - her cake is nowhere to be seen! Can ten brave little unicorns find the missing cake in time for the royal birthday party? Follow the ten little unicorns as they venture through an enchanted land, meeting witches, wizards, dragons and fairies along the way.

Oi frog!, by Kes Gray

This is a tale about a frog who discovers that all animals have their special places to sit! Cats sit on mats, hares sit on chairs, mules sit on stools and gofers sit on sofas, but Frog does not want to sit on a log! Jam-packed with animals and silliness, this original story will have young children in fits of laughter.

The Smeds and the Smoos, by Julia Donaldson

Soar into space with a glorious story of alien folk that's literally out of this world! The Smeds (who are red) never mix with the Smoos (who are blue). So when a young Smed and Smoo fall in love, their families don't approve. But peace is restored and love conquers all in this irresistible tale from the creators of 'Stick Man'.

There's an alien in your book, by Tom Fletcher

Tom Fletcher and Greg Abbott have created a new interactive adventure, this time featuring an adorable alien who has crash-landed in your book! You'll have to help Alien back up into space, because aliens don't belong on Earth - do they?

Oi duck-billed platypus!, by Kes Gray

Oi! Where are duck-billed platypuses meant to sit? And Kookaburras and hippopotamuses and all the other animals with impossible to rhyme with names. Over to you Frog! The laughter never ends with Oi Frog and Friends.

Meet the planets, by Caryl Hart

We're off on an exciting space adventure in our rocket to meet all the planets of the solar system. Join in with the rhymes and spot all the smiley-faced, friendly planets, from shimmering Saturn to mighty Mars. Little ones will have a blast (and be back in time for bed!) in this striking, read-aloud, story-led picture book.

Carnival catastro-pea!, by Sue Hendra

It's night-time in the supermarket, and Supertato and the veggies are busy with their preparations for the Supermarket Carnival. The carnival is all set to be a wonderful celebration of colour and fun, except that someone has other ideas. Enter Evil Pea and his dastardly new invention, the Colour-Suck-A-Tron-5000! With all of the colour drained out of the veggies, chaos reigns: Orange has an identity crisis when he's mistaken for Tomato and there's no more green for Green Bean. Even our favourite superspud is all washed out. Who can help these veggies in distress? Luckily help is at hand and an ingenious plan sees colour restored. Catastro-pea has been averted - let the Carnival commence!

The hospital dog, by Julia Donaldson

Dot loves visiting the children of Wallaby Ward and they're always pleased to see her too; from a crying baby to a bored teenager - a pat, a stroke and a cuddle with Dot cheers everyone up. But the work of the hospital dog doesn't stop there and when one of her patients is in trouble, it's up to Dot to save the day!

Ten little monkeys, by Michael Brownlow

Join ten cheeky monkeys for lots of jungle fun in this rhyming counting adventure! Follow the ten little monkeys as they swing through the jungle, getting up to all sorts of mischief! On the way you'll meet all your favourite wild animals: elephants, lions, giraffes, meerkats and more!

You're called what?!, by Kes Gray

Ice Cream Cone Worm. Monkeyface Prickleback. Pink Fairy Armadillo. You're called WHAT?! Welcome to the Ministry of Silly Animal Names where all the creatures have one thing in common: they want to change their names. A unique and rip-roaringly funny, tongue-twisting story full of weird and wonderful real creatures and facts at the end that will amaze.

There's a unicorn in your book, by Tom Fletcher

WHOOSH! A unicorn has galloped right into your book - how exciting! But - oh dear! This unicorn doesn't look very excited at all. In fact, he looks quite worried. Can you help to cheer him up? This brilliant new story combines interactive fun with an important message about the power of friendship, and how helpful it can be to share your worries with others.

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