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Books for Baby’s First Library

Get ready to dive into the wonderful world of building your baby’s first library! We’ve rounded up the perfect picks to kickstart their reading adventure. From adorable board books to bright, colourful picture books, these selections are more than just stories – they’re building blocks for a lifelong love of reading. These books explore early concepts of learning, such as ABCs, numbers and colours, and are perfect for little hands with flaps, mirrors and more. Get ready to create magical moments with your little one and their very own first library!

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100 First Words: Nature

Illustrated by Edward Underwood
0-2
Super-stylish gift board book with BIG flaps to lift on every page! All toddlers will adore searching for the colourful characters behind the shaped flaps, then naming the animals and plants that you might find in the garden, countryside, forest, jungle and arctic. Informative and engaging, this is the perfect…
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British Museum: The Big Book of First Words

Written by Nosy Crow Ltd
0-2
Learn over 250 simple first words and discover amazing objects from the British Museum's collection with this stunning board book. Build your child's vocabulary with this unique board of first words. The sturdy tabbed pages make page turns easy, while the gorgeous images and objects will capture the imagination of…
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100 First Words: City

Illustrated by Edward Underwood
0-2
Super-stylish gift board book with BIG flaps to lift on every page! All toddlers will adore searching for the colourful characters behind the shaped flaps, then naming the animals, objects and people you might find in a city. Arranged by theme, with stunning artwork from homeware designer Edward Underwood, this…
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100 First Words

Illustrated by Edward Underwood
0-2
Bestselling gift board book with flaps to lift on every page! Winner of a Junior Magazine Design Award, 2021! Toddlers just love a lift-the-flap book - the flaps catch their attention and help them to engage with the words and pictures on the page. And with beautiful artwork from homeware…
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My First ABC

Illustrated by Edward Underwood
0-2
A beautiful, large-format gift board book with BIG flaps to lift and words to learn on every page. All toddlers and preschoolers will adore learning their letters as they search for objects, animals and people behind the shaped flaps, name what they can see and begin to learn the letter…
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British Museum: Nature

Written by Nosy Crow Ltd
0-2
With amazing objects from the British Museum, this first nature words book is a treat for curious little ones! This series of captivating board books encourages children to engage with early learning concepts. Part of Nosy Crow's list of publishing in collaboration with the British Museum, these stunning photographic board…
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British Museum: Around the World

Written by Nosy Crow Ltd
0-2
With amazing objects from the British Museum, this book of first words from around the world is a treat for curious little ones! This series of captivating board books encourages children to engage with early learning concepts. Part of Nosy Crow's list of publishing in collaboration with the British Museum,…
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Pip and Posy’s Big Book of Words

Illustrated by Axel Scheffler
0-2
Read and learn over 300 words with Pip and Posy in this chunky, lift-the-flap book! With multiple flaps to lift, ten engaging scenes, and hundreds of images, this book has loads to name, discover and talk about. Every page has a thumb-tab to make turning the pages easy and the…
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Bizzy Bear’s Big Book of Words

Illustrated by Benji Davies
0-2
Read and learn over 500 words with Bizzy Bear in this chunky, lift-the-flap book! With multiple flaps to lift, ten engaging scenes, and hundreds of images, this book has loads to name, discover and talk about. Every page has a thumb-tab to make turning the pages easy and the chunky…
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Books Always Everywhere

Written by Jane Blatt Illustrated by Sarah Massini
0-2
A joyful celebration books in all their glory! For the very young, books can be anything from a chair to a hat, but the best thing they can be . . . is a book! And it's never too soon to share a good book with your little ones. This…
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Make Tracks: Farm

Illustrated by Johnny Dyrander
0-2
Get to know things that go in these action-packed board books featuring sliding counters! Discover different farm vehicles in this series of interactive board books with easy-to-use moving parts. Learn vehicle vocabulary with simple first words, clear diagrams and helpful text prompts to encourage discussion. Then trace the transport around…
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British Museum: Colours

Written by Nosy Crow Ltd
0-2
With amazing objects from the British Museum, this first colours book is a treat for curious little ones! This series of captivating board books encourages children to engage with early learning concepts. Part of Nosy Crow's list of publishing in collaboration with the British Museum, these stunning photographic board books…
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British Museum: Opposites

Written by Nosy Crow Ltd
0-2
With amazing objects from the British Museum, this first opposites book is a treat for curious little ones! This series of captivating board books encourages children to engage with early learning concepts. Part of Nosy Crow's list of publishing in collaboration with the British Museum, these stunning photographic board books…
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My BIG Playbook: Farm

Illustrated by Ingela P Arrhenius
0-2
A BIG book for sharing with a little person, introducing first words, colours, numbers, farm animals and more - with felt flaps and a mirror! With bright, stylish artwork from Ingela P Arrhenius, illustrator of the internationally bestselling Felt Flaps and Peekaboo series, this BIG farm-themed playbook is perfect for…
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My BIG Playbook: Nature

Illustrated by Ingela P Arrhenius
0-2
A BIG nature book for sharing with a little person, introducing first words, colours, numbers, shapes, opposites and more - with felt flaps and a mirror! With bright, stylish artwork from Ingela P Arrhenius, illustrator of the internationally bestselling Felt Flaps and Peekaboo series, this BIG nature-themed playbook is perfect…
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Spring ABC

Illustrated by Jannie Ho
0-2
Have some springtime fun with this colourful, stylish and sturdy ABC board book for babies and toddlers. A is for apple blossom, B is for bird, C is for caterpillar and X is for ... eXtra eggs, of course! This sturdy board book introduces simple spring words to get children…
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A Tiny Little Story: Zoo

Illustrated by Lisa Jones & Edward Underwood
0-2
A beautifully presented cloth book package - the perfect gift for a newborn. Combining bold images of faces and animals, high-contrast patterns, first words and the simplest of stories, these charming little books are perfect for babies from birth.
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Vehicles ABC

Illustrated by Jannie Ho
0-2
A is for Ambulance, B is for Bulldozer, C is for Carriage... Fun first alphabet books for babies and toddlers! This sturdy board book introduces lots of first vehicle words for toddlers who love things that go! As well as first letter sounds to say out loud, there are bright…
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Animal ABC

Illustrated by Jannie Ho
0-2
A is for Alligator, B is for Bear, C is for Cat... Fun first alphabet books for babies and toddlers! This sturdy board book introduces lots of first animals for toddlers. As well as first letter sounds to say out loud, there are bright pictures featuring lots of happy faces,…
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Farmyard Friends: Higgly Hen

Illustrated by Axel Scheffler
0-2
A friendly, rhyming farmyard tale from bestselling, award-winning illustrator Axel Scheffler Higgly Hen has lost her chicks! Oh dear, wherever can they be? Follow Higgly around the farmyard as she searches for her missing chicks. Other titles in the series include: Gobbly Goat, Cuddly Cow and Portly Pig Take a…
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Can You Say It Too? Tweet! Tweet!

Illustrated by Sebastien Braun
0-2
A stunning series of casebound, lift-the-flap board books for babies and toddlers Spot where the bird is hiding in the garden, lift the flap, then join in with the noise it makes! With sturdy, easy-to-grab board flaps across five spreads and a double, surprise flap on the last page! This…
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A Book About Betsy Rabbit

Illustrated by Melissa Crowton
0-2
This cute little park-themed title introduces the concepts of greetings (saying hello and goodbye), opposites and colours. With busy, detailed scenes, lots to point at and name and a straightforward story-arc, this is the perfect introduction to a lifetime of reading.
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Littleland: All Day Long

Written by Nosy Crow Ltd Illustrated by Marion Billet
0-2
This picture book for toddlers is perfect for developing speech confidence and building vocabulary! This colourful, busy book follows the little ones as they get dressed, eat breakfast, play in the garden, go shopping, visit the farm, take a bath, listen to a bedtime story and settle down for bed.…
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Pip and Posy, Where Are You? At the Seaside (A Felt Flaps Book)

Illustrated by Axel Scheffler
0-2
A brand-new felt flap series, based on the bestselling picture books from Axel Scheffler and Camilla Reid. With five colourful felt flaps and rich artwork from Axel Scheffler, toddlers will love joining in a game of hide-and-seek with Pip and Posy. These robust little books will be loved by young…
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Big Outdoors for Little Explorers: Jungle

Illustrated by Anne-Kathrin Behl
0-2
Explore the big outdoors in these action-packed animal board books with sliders on every page. This series of board books will inspire a love of nature in even the littlest of animal lovers. With vibrant artwork printed on white board, robust easy-to-use mechanisms for tiny hands and a rhyming text…
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Peekaboo Chick

Written by Camilla Reid Illustrated by Ingela P Arrhenius
0-2
Easy-to-use peekaboo sliders, super-cute faces and a surprise mirror ending combine in this stylish interactive board book for babies and toddlers! With a total of 10 ingenious mechanisms to push, pull or turn on every spread. From Camilla Reid and Ingela P Arrhenius, the award-winning team behind the bestselling Felt…
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Baby Faces: Little Owl, Where Are You?

Illustrated by Ekaterina Trukhan
0-2
Find your baby's face in this delightful new lift-the-flap book with a mirror on every page! One thing is for sure - babies love mirrors! This brand new series of board books aims to enhance early mirror play as very young children will enjoy finding their own face on every…
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Don’t Wake Up Tiger!

Written by Britta Teckentrup
0-2
A delightful interactive picture book by internationally bestselling illustrator Britta Teckentrup, filled with colourful artwork and splashes of glossy texture throughout! Tiger is fast asleep but - oh dear! - she's lying completely in the way. Just how will the animals get past without waking her up? Luckily, Frog has…
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Bizzy Bear: Nursery Time

Illustrated by Benji Davies
0-2
Robust, busy board books to entertain babies and toddlers Five easy-to-use sliders, a rhyming story and lots to spot and say in this series of bright, interactive board books for toddlers! This story needs YOU! By pushing, pulling and turning the mechanisms, little hands can move the story onto the…
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Where’s Mrs Fox?

Illustrated by Ingela P Arrhenius
0-2
The original, award-winning Felt Flap series - perfect for babies and toddlers! Each title in this stylish series has five spreads with friendly characters to find behind colourful felt flaps. In Where's Mrs Fox?, you're on the look out for Mr Mole, Mrs Hare, Mr Woodpecker and Mrs Fox herself!…
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