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Helen Nicoll has worked with Jan Pienkowski for over forty years, first at the BBC and then on the Meg and Mog stories. She owned and ran the audio company Cover to Cover for many years. Helen lives in Marlborough, Wiltshire.
Jan Pienkowski is a celebrated illustrator of children’s books. He has won the Greenaway Medal twice – for his illustration of Joan Aiken’s The Kingdom Under the Sea and for Haunted House. Jan lives in London.Read more »
Peppa Pig can’t wait to go for a day out with her family in their red car. But things don’t quite go to plan and the car starts making funny noises. Grandad Dog gives them a new blue car to use while he’s mending the red car, but when it starts to rain, Daddy Pig isn’t sure how to put up the roof . . . Oh no!
A sturdy board book featuring Peppa and George that little Peppa Pig fans will love reading. With moving wheels this fun book is ideal for sharing together at both playtime and storytime.Read more »
What would you do if an elephant stood on YOUR foot? Would you wiggle, jiggle, giggle or shout? Well, whatever you do, don’t panic! Because you never know who or what else you might disturb in the jungle . . . Uh-oh, lookout! Now you’ve woken the rhino – quick, turn the page!
Join our safari guide in this funny animal story that will send readers – and our hapless hero – right back to the beginning for more.Read more »
A new nursery classic has just hit the shelves…a total joy to read aloudRead more »
Get learning and teach your toddler about busy days with My First Busy Home Let’s Look and Learn!
Packed with colourful pictures and activities, your toddler will love discovering familiar things from around the home with this tactile board book. Read it together and help them turn the pages using the easy-grip picture tabs.
Bright, busy pages transport you to different rooms in a house: a playroom, a bedroom, a kitchen, a living room, a bathroom, a garden, a garage and even a shed! Fun-filled questions on every page will help develop early speaking and listening skills. Plus there are pagesRead more »
Hands-on fun for you and your toddler as you learn about life on the farm with this tabbed board book from My First.
With lots of colourful pictures, fun-filled questions, amazing animals and noisy machines, your toddler will love learning about things that work on a farm with this tactile board book. Read it together and help them turn the pages using the easy-grip picture tabs; from counting tractors to finding animals, fun questions on every page will help develop early speaking and listening skills.
Hard-wearing board pages with rounded edges make this tough enough for any toddler. It’sRead more »
Join Peppa Pig, George and their family in this delightful sound book!
Children can share all the things that Peppa and George love to do by pressing the sound button to interact with the story. Bold illustrations, funny text and favourite characters engage pre-schoolers. Not only will little Peppa fans find the sound button irresistible to press, but pushing the button encourages manual dexterity.
Based on the number one pre-school and BAFTA winning TV animation, Peppa Pig, this sound book is perfect for little fans of Peppa and George who love making noise!Read more »
Katharine Holabird grew up in Chicago, USA. She wrote the first Angelina Ballerina book, Angelina Ballerina, in 1982. Katharine has three grown-up children and lives in London with her husband.
Helen Craig was born in London. She became an apprentice photographer aged sixteen and went on to set up her own studio. Helen has illustrated over 60 children’s books. She has a grown-up son, several grandchildren and lives in Cambridge.Read more »
Based on Lauren Child’s award-winning books, Charlie and Lola is a top-rated BBC children’s television show and international hit. It is produced by Tiger Aspect Productions, one of the UK’s most successful independent television producers. Lauren is also the creator of Clarice Bean and co-creator of the widely acclaimed The Princess and the Pea.Read more »
Having spent much of his life teaching English and Drama, Ian Whybrow is now a best-selling author. Amongst his most popular characters are the hugely successful Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs and his new Meerkat fiction series. Ian lives in Harrow, Middlesex.
Adrian Reynolds is a hugely talented illustrator who has worked on many picture books, including the wonderful Harry stories and the Red House prize winner, The Big Red Bath by Julia Jarman.Read more »