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A new voice in picture books: Michelle Robinson

Michelle Robinson is a brand new author who is having a fabulous year with already five books published! She has received acclaim from the New York Times for What to Do if an Elephant Stands on Your Foot, and is definitely a fantastic new voice in the picture book world! Michelle lives in Frome with her family. …

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Have You Ever Ever Ever?

Colin McNaughton (text) & Emma Chichester Clark (illustrations) (Walker Books) A little boy stands alone in a deserted playground, clearly unhappy. As we are witness to his conversation with the narrator it becomes obvious he is not familiar with many classical nursery rhyme characters. But in the distance it seems someone is flying down towards him. …

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The Rhyming Rabbit

Julia Donaldson (text) & Lydia Monks (illustrations)(Macmillan Children’s Books) The Rhyming Rabbit might have a way with words, always so inspired that he can’t help blurt out a sonnet or limerick, but the other rabbits are certainly not seeing it that way. Especially when he always seems to be at his most creative at the most inconvenient times! Feeling rather unappreciated …

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I Love My Daddy

Giles Andreae (text) & Emma Dodd (illustrations)(Orchard Books) A follow-up to the very successful I Love My Mummy by the same writer and illustrator team (it won the 2010 Booktrust Early Year Award for babies under one), this heart-warming simple picture book depicts, with a combination of sparse rhyming text and bold and bright illustrations, the loving relationship between …

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Rhino? What Rhino?

Caryl Hart (text) & Sarah Horne (illustrations)(Hodder Children’s Books) Rhino lives at the zoo and is rather bored and lonely so he decides to squeeze through the bars and sneak out unnoticed. He soon finds shelter in a nearby farm, but straight away, and unbeknown to him, he manages to create absolute chaos. The farm animals, who …

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