Jamie and Angus Forever by Anne Fine 2009

Like all best friends, Jamie and Angus share everything, even their birthday, in this third collection of entertaining and enchanting storied from former Children's Laureate, Anne Fine.


Jamie and Angus Together by Anne Fine 2007

Angus was still Jamie's best friend in the whole wide world, and they always had good fun, even when Angus was only sitting and watching.

Once best friends, alway best friends. That's the way it is with Jamie and Angus. Join them as they tackle a lively playmate, get muddled in a pretend game, and discover that playing isn't fun unless they're doing it together.

The charming sequel to The Jamie and Angus Stories by former Children's Laureate, Anne Fine.

Time to Say I Love You by Jane Kemp & Clare Walters 2006

When is the best time to say I love you? Shall I say it when you wake me with a kiss? Shall I say it when we're chasing waves across the sand?

Explore the sweeping landscapes and starry skies as a mother chooses the perfect time to tell her little girl how much she loves her. This is a picture book to share and treasure.

The Jamie and Angus Stories by Anne Fine 2002

Jamie pressed his nose up hard against the glass and gazed at Angus. Angus gazed at him. "Oh please," said Jamie. "Please."

From the moment Jamie sets eyes on Angus in the shop window, he just knows that they belong together. On Christmas morning they're finally united, and soon the toy Highland bull is Jamie's best friend.

“The drawings by Penny Dale are sympathetic and a delight to look at; the length of the stories makes them perfect for reading at bedtime, or for any other time. I greatly recommend this book." Book for Keeps

Delightful story to share by former Children's Laureate Anne Fine

A Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Winner

Night Night Cuddly Bear by Martin Waddell 2000

It's bedtime and Joe's playing his Cuddly Bear game. "Have you seen Cuddly Bear?" he asks everyone. Is Cuddly Bear on a boat to Brazil or at the funfair or climbing a tree? Joe doesn't think so. He knows Cuddly Bear is just where a bedtime bear should be!

"It is written by Martin Waddell and illustrated by Penny Dale, who is very good at people and domestic scenes. At the end, Joe is fast asleep - a perfect bedtime story for the three-plus age group." Daily Telegraph

My Shadow by Robert Louis Stevenson 2001

"I have a little shadow that goes in and out with me, And what can be the use of him is more than I can see . . ."

All children are fascinated by shadows, with their ever-changing shapes and sizes. Award-winning illustrator Penny Dale captures this fascination in playful pictures that bring to life Robert Louis Stevenson's classic poem about a child with an (almost!) constant companion.

“Brought to life here by Penny Dale’s joyful illustrations, the poem reflects the wonder of a child who watches his constant companion change size and shape.”

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When the Teddy Bears Came by Martin Waddell 1994

When the new baby comes to Tom's house, the teddy bears start coming too: Alice bear, Ozzie bear, Sam Bear in his sailor suit, Dad's old Bodger Bear . . . so many bears, in fact, that Tom soon worries there's no room for him!

“ Martin Waddell and Penny Dale are one of the best author-illustrator teams around. For all of us who loved Rosie's Babies . . . This book radiates warmth. It should be a set text for all second-time mums." Glasgow Herald

The Mushroom Hunt by Simon Frazer 1994

Go down to the woods on a damp day in early autumn and you will find fungi of all shapes and sizes. Puffballs, ceps, shaggy parasols . . . these are just some of the treasures to be discovered on the mushroom hunt. Come along and see !

“. . . skilfully combines an informative narrative and gorgeous illustrations.” The Times Educational Supplement

Rosie's Babies by Martin Waddell 1990

While Mum puts the baby to bed, four-year-old Rosie talks about her babies, a cuddly bear and rabbit: where they live, what they do and eat, how they make her cross sometimes and how she tells them stories . . . Rosie loves her babies - but what she really wants is her mum's attention.

“Gorgeous illustrations and an imaginative tale make this a beautiful picture book for the young.” Practical Parenting

Winner of the Best Books for Babies Award. Shorlisted for the Kate Grenaway Medal

Once There Were Giants by Martin Waddell 1994

Once there was a baby in the house, and to that baby, Mum and Dad and Jill and John and Uncle Tom were giants. But little by little that baby grew . . . until she became a giant too!

"deeply satisfying to read and reread . . . Penny Dale's delicately drawn, nicely realistic domestic scenes . . . have a fullness of detail that children always appreciate." The Observer

The Stopwatch by David Lloyd 1986

When Gran gives Tom a stopwatch, he times everything - from how fast he can eat his food to how long he can stand on his head. But someone else has got an eye on that stopwatch too and, in no time at all, it has disappeared!

. . extrovert and riotous.” The Observer