Random House Canada UK Children's Books Fall 2015

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    Alfie and Grandma Paperback Shirley Hughes 9781782955153 $12.99 JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 2 - 5 Mar 17, 2015
    Three Grandma stories in one book! Celebrating Alfie and Grandma's special relationship.     Alfie and Grandma are very special friends, and together they have lots of adventures! Whether it's saving the day and finding a lost pet, or exploring indoors and out, Alfie loves being with his grandma. A special collection of stories celebrating grandmas and grandchildren from Shirley Hughes, creator of Dogger.
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    Alfie Outdoors Hardcover Shirley Hughes 9781782300311 $24.95 JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 2 - 5 Oct 21, 2015
    A brand new Alfie book celebrating the outside world from master storyteller Shirley Hughes.Alfie gets out and about in the garden with Dad, in this glorious book about growing, playing and sharing. Seeds are planted; the carrots are going to be a gift for a special friend of Alfie’s. But there are suprises in store.Shirley Hughes is the creator of the bestselling, best-loved, Dogger.
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    Lucy & Tom At the Seaside Paperback Shirley Hughes 9781782955160 $14.99 JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 2 - 5 Jul 06, 2015
    Lucy and Tom are celebrating 55 years in publication in 2015 with this gorgeous reissue of the classic Shirley Hughes holiday book.From the creator of Dogger, Shirley Hughes, this timeless book of seaside fun has every element of a wonderful day at the seaside.From paddling to picnics, from sandcastles to beach games—this is the perfect book for summer celebrations.
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    Slug Needs a Hug! Hardcover Jeanne Willis 9781783441198 $24.95 JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 3 - 7 May 04, 2015
    A hilarious delight from the award-winning team of Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross.     When it begins to bug slug that his mummy doesn't hug him, he leaves home to find out why. Kitten suggests he should be furrier, so he puts on a woolly hat, while Bird suggests he needs a beak. Soon, Slug has a new look, will his mummy hug him now?
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    Go to Sleep, Monty! Hardcover Kim Geyer 9781783441105 $24.95 JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 4 - 8 Jul 06, 2015
    A charming and funny picture book debut about the trials and tribulations of owning a boisterous puppy!Every child wants a pet—right? Wouldn’t it be great to have someone to play with, someone to share things with, and someone to care for? Max gets the dog of his dreams, but he soon realises that looking after a puppy isn’t as easy as it looks!
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    Melric and the Dragon Hardcover David McKee 9781783441624 $24.95 JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 4 - 8 Aug 05, 2015
    The fourth story featuring the loveable wizard and his friends, from the award-winning creator of Elmer, Not Now Bernard and Mr Benn.When a dragon is spotted, the whole kingdom fears a fiery attack is imminent! The king organizes his army into hunting teams. But Melric knows that not all dragons are fierce—in fact some like nothing better than chocolate cake.
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    Lovely Old Lion Hardcover Julia Jarman 9781783441181 $24.95 JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 3 - 7 Sep 22, 2015
    A ground-breaking new title, helping young children to understand the difficult issue of dementia, illustrated by the renowned creator of Badger’s Parting Gifts.Lenny the lion loves his grandpa, King Lion. But when King Lion starts to forget things, Lenny begins to worry. He can’t understand why grandpa keeps getting muddled and doesn’t want to play any more. Lenny doesn’t know what to do, but with a little help from grandpa’s old friends, perhaps he can find a way to help him remember.
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    Are You the Pirate Captain? Hardcover Gareth P. Jones 9781783442195 $24.95 JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 3 - 7 Sep 22, 2015
    Have you got what it takes to be the pirate captain? Find out in this side-splittingly scurvy mystery from a multi-award-winning duo!First mate Hugh has got the whole crew and the pirate ship ready, but they can’t set sail until they find a captain! Come on this salty adventure as Hugh and his scurvy seadogs try to find the perfect pirate for the job. Rather than a peg leg or a hook, it turns out what their captain needs is the brains to lead!
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    Black Beauty Hardcover Anna Sewell 9781783441709 $24.95 JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 4 - 8 Oct 27, 2015
    Anna Sewell’s classic tale, Black Beauty, is retold and illustrated in picture book format by the talented Ruth Brown.Black Beauty’s story improved the lives of horses all over the world. Seen through his own eyes, young horse lovers will be swept up in his incredible journey from a peaceful paddock to the streets of London. No matter what he encounters, nothing can break Black Beauty’s spirit.
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    Elmer and the Flood Hardcover David McKee 9781783442041 $24.95 JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 2 - 5 Oct 21, 2015
    When Elmer decides to go out in the rain, he doesn’t suspect an adventure awaits!Rain or no rain, Elmer is going for a walk. After being cooped up in a cave with his herd, he longs for a bit of fresh air and some peace and quiet. But peace and quiet is going to have to wait—when Elmer goes outside, he discovers the rain has caused a flood. Can brave Elmer work out a way to save a stranded young elephant?
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    The Bath Monster Hardcover Colin Boyd 9781783442898 $24.95 JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 3 - 7 Oct 13, 2015
    Have you ever wondered where your dirty bath water goes? The Bath Monster slurps iti up, of course!As your bath water drains down the plughole, that slurping sound is the Bath Monster—dirty bath water is his SECOND favourite food. No one wants to find out what his FIRST favourite food is…until Jackson decides he doesn’t believe in the Bath Monster any more, and he is never going to have a bath again. Starving, the Bath Monster comes to see Jackson and it turns out his FIRST favourite food is…mud pies!
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    The Prince and the Porker Hardcover Peter Bently 9781783441082 $24.95 JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 4 - 8 Oct 27, 2015
    Pignatius’s greed is about to get him into a right royal adventure!Pignatius was passing the palace one day, when he saw ten fresh buns left to cool on a tray…Sneaking into the palace, looking for more treats, Pignatius tries on a wig and some clothes and the servants mistake him for the real prince! Of course the rein of this porky impostor can’t last long, but when the actual prince returns, he saves Pignatius’s bacon. It turns out that he’s always wanted a double to deal with a particularly frightening dragon…his Aunt Alice!
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    The Snow Beast Hardcover Chris Judge 9781783441143 $24.95 JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 3 - 7 Oct 13, 2015
    This winter Beast must become a super-sleuth to find the mysterious Snow Beast.Beast has been robbed! And so has the whole village. Without tools the villagers can’t put on their legendary Winter Festival, so Beast sets off to solve the mystery. Discovering that a stranded Snow Beast is behind the robbery, Beast has to decide whether to help this odd-looking stranger.Comic book layout will appeal to novice readers & reluctant older readers.
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    The Zoomers' Handbook Hardcover Ana de Moraes 9781783442140 $24.95 JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 2 - 5 Nov 24, 2015
    Have you got what it takes to be a zoomer?This is not a handbook for farmers. Farmers look after chickens, cows and pigs. Anyone can do that. This is not a handbook for zookeepers. Zookeepers look after monkeys, elephants and lions. That’s easy. This is a handbook for zoomers. Zoomers look after very special beasts…Discover the secret of the shiger’s stripy wool, the challenges of owning a loyal but gigantic dogephant and the special skills of the super-fast horsodile in this mind-bending, creature-blending debut from husband and wife team Thia... + Read More
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    My Hand Hardcover Satoshi Kitamura 9781783442881 $20.99 JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 3 - 7 Dec 22, 2015
    Everyone will high five for hands in this desceptively simple celebration by award-winner Satoshi Kitamura.This is my hand. It can do all sorts of things. Most of the time it does good things, but sometimes…Kitamura introduces us to the wonders of something as simple as your hand - it can push, it can pull. It can paint, it can pat. And when your hand has a bad habit, it can pick your nose!Award-winning author and illustrator Satoshi Kitamura unfolds a wonderful celebration of the simple hand, also starring a favourite Kitamura character, Boots... + Read More
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    The Dinosaurs are Having a Party! Paperback Gareth P. Jones 9781783441679 $14.99 JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 3 - 7 Sep 22, 2015
    A rip-roaring dinosaur romp from Blue Peter Book of the Year winner Gareth P. Jones, and illustrated by the inimitable Garry Parsons, winner of the Red House Children’s Book Award.The dinosaurs are having a partyIt starts precisely at threeI’m a boy not a dinosaurSo I’m pleased they invited me.But the dinosaurs are planning to serve a special dish at their party and perhaps all is not as it seems.
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    Rita's Rhino Paperback Tony Ross 9781783442058 $14.99 JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 4 - 8 Nov 24, 2015
    A hilarious tale from the inimitable Tony Ross about the joys and perils of keeping a pet.When Rita’s mum refuses to get her a pet, Rita goes to the zoo and soon returns with a rhinoceros in tow…But keeping a pet rhino a secret in a small flat and taking care of him, prove to be much trickier than she ever imagined!A hilarious take on the responsibilty of pet ownership.
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    Cat & Dog Paperback Michael Foreman 9781783441655 $14.99 JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 4 - 8 Aug 05, 2015
    A heart-warming tale about an unusual friendship from Kate Greenaway award-winner, Michael Foreman.When Cat is accidentally whisked away in a fish van, her kittens find themselves all alone. Left to fend for themselves they don’t know how to survive, until an unlikely new friend comes along…an old dog who looks after them until mum returns.
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    Boa's Bad Birthday Paperback Jeanne Willis 9781783441563 $14.99 JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 4 - 8 Aug 23, 2016
    Discover the ultimate unwanted birthday gift in this hilarious story from the award-winning Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross.It was Boa’s birthday.It was going to be the best one ever.Or so he hoped.He invited his friends round.They would all bring him wonderful presents.Or would they?A hilarious tale to encourage young children to accept presents gracefully, from the award-winning team of Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross.
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    Dog Loves Fairy Tales Paperback Louise Yates 9781780080888 $14.99 JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 2 - 5 Sep 22, 2015
    A Dog adventure full of fairytale magic from Louise Yates—New York Times bestselling author and winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize.Dog loves books, and Dog especially loves books with fairytales in. But this particular book of fairytales has an unlucky imp inside. Dog must help his new friend by going deep into the Enchanted Forest, full of familiar characters, as they search for the witch to break the curse.“Even in a golden age of illustrated children’s books, Louise Yates stands out as a superb artist and storyteller.”—A. N. Wilson
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    Ready, Steady, Jump! Paperback Jeanne Willis 9781783441723 $14.99 JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 3 - 7 Oct 27, 2015
    A glorious and funny celebration of individuality from the bestselling creators of Who’s in the Loo?When the other baby animals laugh at Elephant for not being able to jump, he sets out to prove them wrong. But hard as he tries, he just can’t jump. Then he realises that he is able to do something that no other animal can—his strong, long trunk can make him a hero.
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    The Moon Dragons Paperback Dyan Sheldon 9781783441716 $14.99 JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 4 - 8 Oct 27, 2015
    Another breath-takingly beautiful masterpiece from the creators of the bestselling, Kate Greenaway Medal winner, The Whales' Song.     When a king discovers that there are still singing moon dragons high up on the mountainside, he offers a room full of gold to anyone who can bring one to him. The beautiful dancing dragons only reveal themselves to Alina, a young peasant girl, but she preserves the secret of their whereabouts, knowing that there are some things far more precious than a room full of gold.
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    Elmer's Christmas Paperback David McKee 9781783442218 $14.99 JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 3 - 7 Nov 24, 2015
    It’s the season for giving in this brand new Elmer Christmas story in which everyone gets a seasonal treat!It’s two days before the annual visit of Papa Red and the young elephants are very excited. They choose a tree to decorate and prepare the presents for Papa Red to collect during the night to take to those who need them. But this year Elmer has a special treat in store for the young elephants, if they can keep quiet and out of sight.“A seasonal treat for fans of the patchwork elephant.”—Fiona Noble, The Bookseller“One of David McKee’s warm... + Read More
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    I Feel Sick! A Little Princess Story Paperback Tony Ross 9781783442911 $14.99 JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 3 - 7 Sep 22, 2015
    The Little Princess is never sick…except when anyone asks her to do something!The Little Princess is too sick to walk the dog and she’s far too sick to go to school. But when she’s invited to a party, she makes a miraculous recovery! Until, that is, she eats too many cakes and sweets. The latest adventure for the naughty Little Princess, who also stars in her own award-winning TV series.
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    Bedtime Rhymes My Favourite Nursery Rhymes Board Books Board book Tony Ross 9781783440474 $12.99 JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) to 3 Jun 10, 2015
    This delightful tabbed board book of favourite bedtime nursery rhymes features a free audio reading and is illustrated by the award-winning Tony Ross.     Young children and babies will love these lullaby bedtime rhymes: Hey, Diddle Diddle, Rock-a-Bye Baby, Diddle Diddle Dumpling, Wee Willie Winkie, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.     A wonderful book to share, plus download the QR code so that you can listen along!
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    Playtime Rhymes My Favourite Nursery Rhymes Board Books Board book Tony Ross 9781783440481 $12.99 JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) to 3 Aug 04, 2015
    Discover favourite playtime nursery rhymes illustrated by award-winner Tony Ross in this beautiful tabbed board book with free audio reading.Young children and babies will love interacting with these fun playtime rhymes: Ring-a Ring o’ Roses, Jack and Jill, Polly Put the Kettle On, Humpty Dumpty, One, Two, Three, Four, Five.A wonderful book to share, plus download the QR code so that you can listen along!
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    Action Rhymes My Favourite Nursery Rhymes Board Books Board book Tony Ross 9781783440467 $12.99 JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) to 3 Aug 04, 2015
    Best-loved action nursery rhymes in a tabbed board book edition, illustrated by the award-winning Tony Ross and featuring a free audio recording.Young children and babies will love interacting with these fun action rhymes: This Little Piggy, Incy Wincy Spider, Pat-a-Cake, Two Little Dicky Birds, One,Two, Buckle My Shoe. A wonderful book to share, plus download the QR code so that you can listen along!
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    Animal Rhymes My Favourite Nursery Rhymes Board Books Board book Tony Ross 9781783440498 $12.99 JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) to 3 Aug 04, 2015
    This wonderful tabbed board book of best-loved animal nursery rhymes features a free audio reading and is illustrated by the award-winning Tony Ross.Young children and babies will love interacting with these classic animal rhymes: Baa Baa Black Sheep, Mary Had a Little Lamb, Pussy Cat, Pussy Cat, Sing a Song of Sixpence, Old Mother Hubbard.A wonderful book to share, plus download the QR code so that you can listen along!
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    Elmer Board book David McKee 9781783442683 $14.99 JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 0 - 3 Jul 06, 2015
    For the first time—the very first story about Elmer the patchwork elephant as a board book!For over a quarter of a century readers have been joining Elmer the patchwork elephant on his exciting adventures. Now Elmer’s classic first story is available in this lovely board book edition. With its sturdy pages for little fingers, this gift is the perfect introduction to the world of Elmer.
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    Haatchi and Little B Paperback Wendy Holden 9781782954682 $12.99 JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 7 - 9 Sep 02, 2015
    The inspiring true story of one amazing boy and the very special dog who changed his life for ever—now made available for younger readers.When Haatchi was injured by a train, he lost one of his legs and his tail—a huge problem for such a big dog. He needed some serious love; he needed to find his perfect Forever Home.And then Haatchi met Owen. Owen was finding life hard too. He also needed some love. And, like Haatchi, he had a lot of love to give.This is the inspiring true story of the best friends who can overcome any problem together. Becaus... + Read More

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