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Top reviews for some of our beloved books from 2023

From whales to dogs to Christmas titles, readers and reviewers alike loved these Nosy Crow books from 2023!

A Whale of a Time

Written by Lou Peacock & Matt Hunt
5-7

“This poetry collection makes such a satisfying splash timeless poems spanning 300 years still feel fresh and contemporary” – The Times Book of the Year

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D is for Dog

Written by Em Lynas Illustrated by Sara Ogilvie
2-5

“A lovely, lollopy picture-book alphabet of dog preoccupations which bounces from A to Z in gleeful rhyme, with a bonus alphabet of breeds at the back. Ogilvie’s round-eyed, boisterous pups are inimitably charming.” – The Guardian

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Animal Tales from India: Ten Stories from the Panchatantra

Written by Nikita Gill Illustrated by Chaaya Prabhat
2-5

“Animal Tales from India has a good-hearted exuberance in Nikita Gill’s cheerful tales of animal friends and rescuers. Chaaya Prabhat’s glowing, pictures will enchant 2-5s.” – New Statesman

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Peekaboo Santa

Written by Camilla Reid Illustrated by Ingela P Arrhenius
0-2

“A festive favourite to be enjoyed again and again.” – The Scotsman

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If It’s Christmas and You Know It . . .

Written by Katrina Charman Illustrated by Angie Rozelaar
0-2

“Pick a tree, bake a cake and give a gift with this bright board book, with sliding panels perfect for little fingers.” – the i

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Friends and Traitors

Written by Helen Peters
9-12

“Concealed passages and fiendish plots abound in this second world war mystery, perfect for 9+ Robin Stevens readers.” – The Guardian

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National Trust: ‘Tis the Season: A Lift-the-Flap Advent Calendar Book of Christmas Poems

Illustrated by Richard Jones
2-5

“Younger children will like the flaps that reveal hidden details in every Christmas scene. A simple idea, beautifully done.” – The Times Book of the Year

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A World of Dogs

Written by Carlie Sorosiak Illustrated by Luisa Uribe
7-9

“It’s obvious that dogs, being the king of pets, deserve their own hardback book… A treasure trove of canine facts” – The Times Book of the Year

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