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All the authors listed here have numerous great pictures books for boys & girls aged up to 5/6 years, however, the ones listed are our favourites of those authors.  Our favourite titles change all the time - new picture books are published daily - so please pop in for our current top titles...


'What the Ladybird Heard'

Author: Julia Donaldson

Book 1 of 3

Julia Donaldson is always a favourite, but the title we like best has to be ‘What the Ladybird Heard

'Oink!' said the cats ...With all the MOOing and HISSing and BAAAing and CLUCKing, the farmyard is full of noise. But when Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len hatch a plot to steal the fine prize cow, it's the quietest animal of all who saves the day! Spot the glittery ladybird on every page.


Author: Judith Kerr

Mog always seems to be in trouble. She forgets that she has a cat flap and she forgets that she has already eaten her supper. But, one night, Mog's forgetfulness comes in very handy...

elephant bus‘You Can't Take an Elephant on the Bus’

Author: Patricia Cleveland-Peck

You can't take an elephant on the bus ... It would simply cause a terrible fuss!Elephants' bottoms are heavy and fatand would certainly squash the seats quite flat. Never put a camel in a sailing boat, or a tiger on a train, and don't even THINK about asking a whale to ride a bike... 

gorilla vanilla‘Gorilla Loves Vanilla’

Author: Chae Strathie

When the animals visit Little Sam Sundae's ice cream shop on Jellybean Street they have some unusual requests. Sam whips up blue cheese sundae for Mouse and a worm cornet for Hen.  Finally, it's Gorilla's turn to order but all he wants is plain old vanilla. Licking their lips, the other animals realise that Gorilla has made the best choice, after all. Luckily for them, gorillas love sharing!

the-off-egg‘The Odd Egg’

Author: Emily Gravatt

Duck is delighted to find an egg of his own to look after. It's the most beautiful egg in the whole world! But all the other birds think it's very odd indeed -- and everyone's in for a BIG surprise when it finally hatches.


‘Peck, Peck, Peck’

Author: Lucy Cousins

Little Woodpecker has just learnt how to peck and - ooh! yippee! - what fun it is! Off he goes, on his first big pecking adventure, and he peck, peck, pecks his little heart out. He pecks the hat and then the mat, the tennis racket AND the jacket...just LOOK at all the holes he has made! Comical, contemporary and original!

sailor went sea‘A Sailor Went to Sea Sea Sea: Favourite Rhymes from an Irish Childhood’

Author: Sarah Webb & Steve McCarthy

Also available:  Sally Go Round the Stars

A beautifully illustrated collection of nursery rhymes to treasure, and songs, poems and rhymes to share.

Enjoy Irish favourites like `Brian O'Linn' and `I'll Tell Me Ma', classics such as `My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean' and `Monday's Child', silly rhymes that every child will love like `Beans', `Pardon Me' and `On Top of Spaghetti', as well as magical verses for children written by Oscar Wilde, Oliver St John Gogarty, James Joyce and others.



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