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Eat Your Peas

Kes Gray Nick Sharratt (Illustrator)

Red Fox

It was dinner time again and Daisy just knew what her mum was going to say, even before she said it. "Eat your peas," said Mum. Daisy looked down at the little green balls that were ganging up on her plate. "I don't like peas." said Daisy. And so the battle of wills begins.
A great book enhanced by the colourful illustrations by Nick Sharratt that will be enjoyed both children and adults.

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Elizabeti's Doll

Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen Christy Hale (Illustrator)

Lee & Low Books

When a young Tanzanian girl gets a new baby brother, she finds a rock, which she names Eva, and makes it her baby doll.
A lovely book showing a child's creativity.

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Emperor of Absurdia

Chris Ridell

Macmillan Children's Books

Winner of the Nestle Smarties Silver Book Prize (Under 5 category 2007)

Welcome to Absurdia: a strange and wonderful land where nothing is quite what it seems. Trees are birds, umbrellas are trees, and the sky is thick with snoring fish. Join one small boy as he tumbles out of bed into a crazy dreamland of wardrobe monsters, dragons - and amazing adventure. A beautifully illustrated book.

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Free Fall

David Wiesner


Caldecott Honor Winner

A beautiful wordless book that shows a boy's journey through a fantasy dreamland with imaginary creatures.Great talk about book

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Grandfather And I

Helen E Buckley

Picture Puffins

A lovely book about the relationship between the oldest and youngest member of the family.

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Grumpy Gertie

Sam Lloyd

Chrysalis Children's Books

A delightful new book by Sam Lloyd. Gertie wakes up in a grump and sets out to tell everyone about it. After making the cheerful sun, flowers and fish thoroughly miserable, she feels no better. But when a cheeky monkey teaches her that by turning upside-down she can turn her frown into a smile, she makes a new friend and realises that making people happy again is much more fun.

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Handa's Hen

Eileen Browne

Walker Books

Handa and her friend Akeyo search for Handa's grandma's black hen, Mondi. While searching, they find all sorts of other animals. If you loved "Handa's Surprise", you will love this.

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How to Catch a Star

Oliver Jeffers

Harper Collins Children's Books

This is a magical book with delightful illustartions. One of those books that will be asked to be read over and over again.

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