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Classic Picture Books for Kids

This collection features some amazing classic picture books for kids! These beloved treasures have sparked the imaginations of generations, creating magical moments for children and adults alike. From fairy tales to nursery rhymes and classic poetry anthologies for kids, these classic stories make a wonderful addition to any bookshelf and will be books your child wants to read again and again!

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Peter Pan

Written by Caryl Hart Illustrated by Sarah Warburton
2-5
The beloved childhood classic by J.M. Barrie is retold in rhyme in a sumptuous new gift book edition with beautiful new art When Peter Pan flies into the Darlings' room one dusky evening, he convinces Wendy and her brothers to come with him to the magical world of Neverland, where…
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Heidi

Written by Jeanne Willis Illustrated by Briony May Smith
2-5
The beloved childhood classic by Johanna Spyri is now available in a sumptuous new gift book edition with beautiful new art. When five-year-old orphan Heidi is sent to live in the Swiss Alps with grumpy Grandpa, the rest of the village take pity on her. But Heidi soon discovers that…
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Little Robin Red Vest

Written by Jan Fearnley
2-5
The timeless Christmas classic by bestselling, award-winning author, Jan Fearnley, is now available with beautiful new art for a new generation. One frosty evening, a week before Christmas, Little Robin washes and irons seven warm vests for the chilly nights to come. As the days go by, he comes across…
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A Treasury of Nursery Rhymes and Poems

Illustrated by Frann Preston-Gannon
2-5
Explore an enchanting world of 101 nursery rhymes, poems and songs, illustrated by Frann Preston-Gannon, illustrator of I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree, which won Waterstones Children's Gift of the Year. This is the fourth title in the Nosy Crow Classics series, which includes The Velveteen Rabbit, Peter…
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The Wind in the Willows

Written by Lou Peacock Illustrated by Kate Hindley
5-7
Meet Mole, Ratty, Toad and Badger in this timeless adventure that has enchanted generations of children. This beloved childhood classic by Kenneth Grahame is now available in a stunning gift book edition with dazzling new art. One spring day, Mole peers out from his underground home to find a marvellous…
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Fairy Tales: Cinderella

Written by Nosy Crow Ltd Illustrated by Ed Bryan
2-5
A simple, humorous retelling of the classic fairy tale with fun and fresh illustrations by Ed Bryan. Cinderella works hard to clean the house and look after her nasty stepsisters, but when the rest of the family go to a Royal Ball, Cinderella is left behind. That's when the fairy…
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Fairy Tales: The Three Little Pigs

Written by Nosy Crow Ltd Illustrated by Ed Bryan
2-5
A simple, humorous retelling of the classic fairy tale with fun and fresh illustrations by Ed Bryan. The three little pigs leave home to make their way in the world. The first little pig builds a house made of straw. The second little pig builds a house made of sticks.…
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Fairy Tales: Jack and the Beanstalk

Written by Nosy Crow Ltd Illustrated by Ed Bryan
2-5
A simple, humorous retelling of the classic fairy tale with fun and fresh illustrations by Ed Bryan. When Jack and his mother fall on hard times, they decide to sell their only cow. But Jack's mother is not impressed when her son comes home with a handful of magic beans.…
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Fairy Tales: Little Red Riding Hood

Written by Nosy Crow Ltd Illustrated by Ed Bryan
2-5
A simple, humorous retelling of the classic fairy tale with fun and fresh illustrations by Ed Bryan. Little Red Riding Hood sets out into the forest to take a basket of goodies to her poorly grandma. Along the way, she adds to her stores, picking beautiful flowers, gathering fallen acorns…
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Fairy Tales: Snow White

Illustrated by Ed Bryan
2-5
A simple, humorous retelling of the classic fairy tale with fun and fresh illustrations by Ed Bryan. When the wicked queen discovers that her stepdaughter, Snow White, is the most beautiful woman in the land, she orders the huntsman to kill her. But Snow White escapes and finds a wonderful…
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Fairy Tales: Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Illustrated by Ed Bryan
2-5
A simple, humorous retelling of the classic fairy tale with fun and fresh illustrations by Ed Bryan. When Goldilocks gets lost in the woods, she finds herself at a cosy little cottage. She is delighted to find three bowls of porridge on the table, three chairs in the living room…
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The Velveteen Rabbit

Written by Margery Williams Illustrated by Sarah Massini
2-5
When the Velveteen Rabbit first arrives in the nursery, he's snubbed by the other toys. But the Rabbit soon makes friends with the Skin Horse who explains how toys can become 'real',if only they are loved enough. But when Boy is ill with Scarlet Fever, and Rabbit is thrownaway, Rabbit…
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I See the Moon

Illustrated by Rosalind Beardshaw
0-2
A starry collection of favourite lullabies, rhymes and poems, perfect for sharing at bedtime Rosalind Beardshaw's charming artwork features wonderful natural scenes, with adorable sleepy animals and babies ready to be lulled to sleep. A sprinkling of silver foil on every page adds a little extra moonlight magic to this…
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Sing Along With Me! Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

Illustrated by Yu-hsuan Huang
0-2
An adorable Sing-Along board book story, with five robust board sliders - easy for little hands to use! Each board book comes with a free instrumental and vocal version of the nursery rhyme - simply scan the QR code for little ones to listen and sing along! With bright illustrations…
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Sing Along With Me! Old Macdonald had a Farm

Written by Nosy Crow Ltd Illustrated by Yu-hsuan Huang
0-2
An adorable Sing-Along board book story, with five robust board sliders - easy for little hands to use! Each board book comes with a free instrumental and vocal version of the nursery rhyme - simply scan the QR code for little ones to listen and sing along! With bright illustrations…
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Sing Along With Me! Hey Diddle Diddle

Illustrated by Yu-hsuan Huang
0-2
An adorable Sing-Along board book story, with five robust board sliders - easy for little hands to use! Each board book comes with a free instrumental and vocal version of the nursery rhyme - simply scan the QR code for little ones to listen and sing along! With bright illustrations…
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Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright

Written by Fiona Waters Illustrated by Britta Teckentrup
2-5
A glorious and ambitious sequel to I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree - winner of Waterstones Children's Gift of the Year 2018 and Red Magazine's Children's Illustrated Book of the Year 2019, and described by Julia Donaldson as "An absolutely beautiful book." This lavishly illustrated gift book treasury…
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Sing Along With Me! Five Little Ducks

Illustrated by Yu-hsuan Huang
0-2
An adorable Sing-Along board book story, with five robust board sliders - easy for little hands to use! Each board book comes with a free instrumental and vocal version of the nursery rhyme - simply scan the QR code for little ones to listen and sing along! With bright illustrations…
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Animal Tales from India: Ten Stories from the Panchatantra

Written by Nikita Gill Illustrated by Chaaya Prabhat
2-5
A stunningly illustrated gift book of ancient Indian fables, retold by bestselling poet Nikita Gill. Shortlisted for The Week Junior Book Awards 2024! The stories of the Panchatantra have been read aloud and shared for thousands of years, kept alive by generation after generation of storytellers. In this captivating collection…
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Sing Along With Me! Incy Wincy Spider

Written by Nosy Crow Ltd Illustrated by Yu-hsuan Huang
0-2
An adorable Sing-Along board book story, with five robust board sliders - easy for little hands to use! Each board book comes with a free instrumental and vocal version of the nursery rhyme - simply scan the QR code for little ones to listen and sing along! With bright illustrations…
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