Picture books are often the first books enjoyed by young children, and are an important source of new language, concepts, and lessons for them. They form the basis for introducing young children to a love of stories, books, and reading. Perhaps most importantly, the experience offers a beautiful bonding opportunity for a parent/ grandparent/ older sibling with a child. And, of course, they are often very beautiful to look at - classics to be enjoyed by all ages.
Tabby McTat loves singing along with Fred the busker, as people throw coins in their hat. But when Fred has an accident, the two are separated. Will they ever find each other again? "Our five-year-old gave it the thumbs up, and that's about the best endorsement you can get." NEWS OF THE WORLD "a pleasure to read out loud" FINANCIAL TIMES
Once upon a time there was a little girl called Fiona who lived in Dublin. But Dublin is full of colourful characters and creatures from the fairytale realm. Often not seen or heard, they reside in some of Dublin's most famous locations and landmarks! With beautiful quirky illustrations by acclaimed illustrator Nicola Colton.
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"Stick Man lives in the family tree With his Stick Lady Love and their stick children three." But it's dangerous being a Stick Man. A dog wants to play with him, a swan builds her nest with him. He even ends up on a fire! Will he ever get back to the family tree?
This classic story of Sophie and her extraordinary tea-time guest has been loved by millions of children since it was first published over 30 years ago. Now a new generation will enjoy this beautiful reformatted edition!
A Dubray Favourite for March. Eliza Jane was an unusual child. Instead of a puppy or a kitten her heart was set on a prehistoric pet. Join our feisty heroine and her family on a magical Mesozoic tour of their local dinosaur department store.
A Dubray Favourite for February. Tom has a VERY important job; every day he climbs to the top of the hill and watches for pirate ships. But when he rings his bell and shouts "PIRATES!" a few too many times - and there's NO pirate ship - the villagers begin to get tired of hiding. So what will happen when the pirates really do show up?