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Books to add to your TBR for 2024

Bed-hogging hens, Roman Soldiers, missing biscuits and more, here is our list of top Nosy Crow books to add to your TBR for 2024.

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British Museum: Roman Soldiers

Written by Tegen Evans Illustrated by Tom Froese
5-7
Discover the secrets of the Roman Army in this fascinating gift book from the British Museum. What was a Roman legion? How exactly did soldiers train for battle? And why did they have to 'march like a tortoise'? Find out the answers to these questions and many more in this…
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National Trust: My Very First Spotter’s Guide: I Spot a Duck

Illustrated by Kay Vincent
0-2
An eye-catching new nature novelty series for babies that love spotting wildlife! Even babies can be birdwatchers! In fact, babies love noticing all kinds of animals in the wild and this fantastic new board book builds on that enjoyment with easy-to-lift card flaps and a stimulating question-and-answer text. What does…
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This Book Will Make You An Artist

Written by Ruth Millington Illustrated by Ellen Surrey
5-7
Paint a still-life like Vincent Van Gogh! Create a cubist collage like Pablo Picasso! Make a polka-dot pumpkin like Yayoi Kusama! This book will make YOU an artist as you explore 25 different art techniques - from cave painting to contemporary performance - inspired by ground-breaking artists from around the…
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National Trust: Blossom Origami

Written by Nick Robinson Illustrated by Clover Robin
7-9
Published in collaboration with the National Trust and showcasing enticing paper-cut artwork from Clover Robin, this stunning gift book is ideal for origami fans of all ages! Featuring clear step-by-step instructions for 13 plants and flowers, and fifty pull-out sheets of beautifully patterned origami paper, crafters can create their own…
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Frank and Bert: The One With the Missing Biscuits

2-5
The hilarious fox and bear double act from bestseller Chris Naylor-Ballesteros is back and better than ever in a third adventure in the Nottingham Children's Book Award winning series! Frank and Bert are off for a picnic in the countryside. And Bert has brought a delicious surprise! But when he…
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Baby’s First Cloth Book: Cuddly Ladybird

Illustrated by Ingela P Arrhenius
0-2
A stand-out new series of beautifully soft, black-and-white cloth books - with a crinkly page, buggy handle, felt flaps and a mirror! Cuddle up with baby's first cloth book featuring high-contrast images to help develop a newborn's eyesight. In Cuddly Ladybird, you'll find a host of friendly faces in the…
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Black Hole Cinema Club

Written by Christopher Edge
9-12
Another edge-of-your-seat adventure from the award-winning author of Escape Room, Christopher Edge. A trip to the cinema will never be the same... When Lucas meets his friends at the local cinema - nicknamed 'The Black Hole' - they're excited about the movie marathon ahead. Non-stop action, blockbuster special effects and…
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Secrets of the Snakestone

Written by Piu DasGupta
9-12
In this breathtaking adventure, Zélie and Jules face a deadly race to solve a family mystery and a vicious crime that stretches from the jungles of Calcutta to the sewers of Paris. Zélie is often accused of being a witch, but she doesn't believe in magic. Until Jules climbs up…
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Hen in the Bed

Written by Katrina Charman Illustrated by Guilherme Karsten
2-5
A crazy, noisy twist on a favourite rhyme in a split-page novelty format. There were ten in the bed and the speckled hen said, "Roll over! Roll over!". . . Bedtime is fun time for the funny animal characters in this hilarious split-page picture book. As each animal noisily tumbles…
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I Love You More

Written by Clare Helen Welsh Illustrated by Brave Union
2-5
A heartfelt celebration of parental love and the beauty of nature. How much does Mum love her little Rae? More than seal pups and penguins love their icy home, more than dolphins love the boundless sea or lions love to race and roar, more even than all the stars, the…
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Lola and Larch: Fix a Fairy Forest

Written by Sinéad O'Hart Illustrated by Rachel Seago
7-9
Lola can't believe her luck - the rabbit she's rescued is actually a fairy in disguise. Now she has her very own fairy! There's just one problem. Larch, the rebellious fairy she's rescued, is convinced that Lola is her human... But while Larch and Lola discuss the merits of snail…
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Bizzy Bear: Find and Follow On the Farm

Illustrated by Benji Davies
2-5
Join Bizzy Bear on the farm in this chunky new board book with sliding counters. Bizzy Bear is helping out on the farm today. He's got lots to do and he needs your help! Visit the chickens, feed the pigs and ride a horse with four easy-to-use moving counters. Learn…
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