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12 from 2015

There is nothing nicer than snuggling up with your favourite small person to share a story with pictures. There have been some wonderful picture books published in 2015. Here are twelve of our favourites – all of which can be borrowed from your local Hampshire Library.

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15 things NOT to do with a baby – Margaret McAllister & Holly Sterling

This is a fun, cautionary guide to living with a new baby.  Definitely NOT a ‘how to’ guide!

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A Great Big Cuddle – Michael Rosen & Chris Riddell

A lovely selection of poems for very young children, written and illustrated by two of our Children’s Laureates.

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Babies don’t walk they ride! – Kathy Henderson & Lauren Tobia

This is a joyous celebration of babies and families in their every day lives.

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Betsy Visits her Grandparents – Helen Stephens

A gentle book about the first time a little girl has a sleepover at her grandparent’s house.  This is part of a series about first experiences.

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Big Digger abc – Margaret Mayo & Alex Ayliffe

An alphabet of transport – including some unusual vehicles – told in verse and with lovely bright illustrations.

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Daddy’s Sandwich – Pip Jones & Laura Hughes

A little girl decides to make her Dad the perfect sandwich.  She wants to include all his favourite things – but eating it might be a bit of a tall order.

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Dinosaur Rocket – Penny Dale

Three dinosaurs zoom into space.  Some nice repetition and detailed pictures to share with young fans of Tim Peake.

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Funny Face Sunny Face – Sally Symes & Rosalind Beardshaw

A fun book, written in rhyme, following toddlers through their day.

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Lion Practice – Emma Carlisle

Laura loves to practise. Today she’s practising being a lion and that involves lots of leaping, jumping and roaring.

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Please, Mr Panda – Steve Antony

Mr Panda has some doughnuts to share with other animals, but is anyone worthy to have one of his treats?

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Shark in the Park on a Windy Day! – Nick Sharratt

The latest book in this popular series has, as you might expect, rhyming, repetition, exciting cut away pages and – possibly – a shark!

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There’s a Bear on my Chair – Ross Collins

This rhyming book follows mouse in his efforts to move a very large bear out of mouse’s favourite chair.

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