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Our pick of children's books for September

With the help of ReadingZone, here are our pick of books for your little ones this month.


Have You Seen Puppy?

By Smriti Prasadam

Published by Orchard BooksReading Zone September 2011
ISBN 9781408315064

It’s time for puppy’s walk – but where is he? Follow the clues to see if you can find out where puppy is hiding, and encourage baby to use the flaps on the pages and to explore the touch and feel materials.


There are lots of places to look for puppy – under the bed or table, in a bag or in the garden and your child will enjoy the surprises waiting under each flap they open and the different textures explored on each page.


If you enjoy this book, there are others in the new Go Baby! Series, including other ‘Have You Seen’ titles and ‘Who Am I’ books.



Bizzy Bear Off We Go

By Benji Davies

Published by Nosy CrowReading Zone September 2011
ISBN 9780857630032

A new series of board books based on the Bizzy Bear character introduces young children to a range of different settings and situations, wonderfully illustrated through sturdy moving sections on each page.

On the cover, Bizzy Bear is in a taxi that can race across the page when a child pulls the tab. Bizzy Bear also gets held up in traffic on a roundabout and there’s a train to catch – each illustrated with moving vehicles. Finally, Bizzy Bear whooshes up into the sky on an aeroplane.

These books are lots of fun and enable young children to make the story happen. See also Bizzy Bear Let’s Get to Work for diggers and trucks.


3 - 5 years

Five Minutes Peace - Celebrating 25 Years of the Large Family

By Jill Murphy

Published by Walker Books
ISBN 9781406330120
Reading Zone September 2011

This anniversary edition of Five Minutes Peace celebrates all those occasions when mum does, somehow, manage to snatch a few minutes of  peace from a very busy schedule involving, in this case, three energetic offspring.

Mrs Large heads off for her morning bath with a cuppa and the paper, only to find the endless demands from her three children follow her to the bathroom. As her children each leap into the bath to join her, Mrs Large manages to escape downstairs where she enjoys precisely ‘three minutes and 45 seconds of peace’ before they find her!

This is a very recognisable story within a real family setting that has been enjoyed by mums and dads – as well as their offspring – for many years.


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