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With children around the UK enjoying the summer holidays, now is the perfect time to embark upon an exciting new literary adventure. From board books to Young Adult epics, and from classic picture books like The Tiger Who Came to Tea and The Gruffalo to beloved authors such as David Walliams, Jacqueline Wilson and Malorie Blackman, here is where you will find spectacular stories to enchant, entertain and educate.
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Our Best Children's Books

Guinness World Records 2023
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Spaceboy
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£14.99   £7.49
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Diper Overlode
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The Christmasaurus
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£7.99   £5.99
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The Baddies
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£12.99   £9.99
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Heartstopper Volume 1
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A Good Girl's Guide to Murder
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£8.99   £7.49
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The Heartstopper Yearbook
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£14.99   £12.99
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Nothing More to Tell
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£8.99   £7.49
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Space Band
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£14.99   £11.99
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The Very Merry Murder Club
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£7.99   £6.99
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Bunny vs Monkey: Machine Mayhem
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£12.99   £10.99
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Tom Gates 20: Happy to Help (eventually)
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TommyInnit Says...The Quote Book
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£14.99   £12.99
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The First to Die at the End
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Fireborn: Twelve and the Frozen Forest
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Never Forget You
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£8.99
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New for 2022

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Diper Overlode
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Cat Kid Comic Club Collaborations
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£10.99   £8.99
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Space Band
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The Very Merry Murder Club
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£7.99   £6.99
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Jim's Spectacular Christmas
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£14.99   £12.99
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Tom Gates 20: Happy to Help (eventually)
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The 156-Storey Treehouse
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£12.99   £10.99
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The Smeds and the Smoos
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£7.99   £6.49
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The School for Good and Evil
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You Don't Know What War Is
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Virtually Christmas
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£12.99   £10.99
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Grannysaurus
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£12.99   £9.99
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The Miraculous Sweetmakers: The Frost Fair
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Greg the Sausage Roll: The Perfect Present
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Tiggy Thistle and the Lost Guardians
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The River Cafe Look Book, Recipes for Kids of all Ages
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Five Survive
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£14.99   £12.99
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The Girl of Ink & Stars
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Coming Soon

Skandar and the Phantom Rider
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The Stolen Heir
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£16.99
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The Last Hours: Chain of Thorns
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These Infinite Threads
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Never Ever Getting Back Together
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The Shadows Between Us
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Rockstar Detectives: Murder at the Movies
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Where's Mrs Panda?
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Influential
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The Double Trouble Society 2
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Big Shot (Book 16)
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Leina and the Lord of the Toadstools
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The Boy Who Didn't Want to Die
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All Four Quarters of the Moon
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Festive Reads

Our pick of the best Children's Christmas books

The Very Merry Murder Club
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The Christmasaurus
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What the Ladybird Heard at Christmas
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Bluey: Christmas Eve with Verandah Santa
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The Jolly Christmas Postman
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Peter Rabbit The Christmas Present Hunt
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Peppa Pig: Peppa and the Christmas Elf
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The Christmasaurus and the Naughty List
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Paddington's Christmas Post
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Sparkly Christmas Trees
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An Odd Dog Christmas
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Peter Rabbit: Happy Christmas Peter
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Jim's Spectacular Christmas
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Lights and Sounds Christmas
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£12.99   £9.99
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The Christmas Pine PB
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Bluey: Hooray It's Christmas Sticker Activity
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Supertato: Presents Jack and the Beanstalk
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Secrets of a Christmas Elf
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Signed & Special Editions

Heartstopper Volume 1
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Skandar and the Unicorn Thief
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Alex Neptune, Dragon Thief
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Six Crimson Cranes
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Onyeka and the Academy of the Sun
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The First to Die at the End
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Adam Wins The Internet
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£12.99
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Sixteen Souls
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The Book of Legends
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Diper Overlode
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Amari and the Great Game
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Magicborn
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The Zebra's Great Escape
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The Double Trouble Society
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When Our Worlds Collided
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Our Crooked Hearts
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Black in Time
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£7.99
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The Ministry of Unladylike Activity
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Luxury Editions & Gift Books

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
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The Cosmic Diary of our Incredible Universe
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Kid Christmas
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My Neighbor Totoro: The Novel
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Lilibet: The Girl Who Would be Queen
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A Dinosaur A Day
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£20.00   £17.99
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The Secret Garden
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A World Full of Nature Stories
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Tales from Shakespeare
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Grow
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£16.99
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Epic Adventures
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£12.99
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Father Christmas
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A Children's Literary Treasury
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A is for Bee
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£12.99
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Great Gifts for Enquiring Minds

Our Best Reference Books for Children

Unstoppable Us
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Illumibugs
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£20.00
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Butterflies, Buds and Bees
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A Dinosaur A Day
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The Cosmic Diary of our Incredible Universe
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Frozen Planet II
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The Secret World of Plants
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Every Word Tells a Story
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An Anthology of Aquatic Life
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Slow Down and Be Here Now
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Am I Made of Stardust?
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A Wild Child's Book of Birds
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£14.99   £12.99
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Minecraft The Ultimate Builder's Collection Gift Box
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Medicine
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£16.99
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The World's Wildest Places
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Favourite Characters for Baby & Toddlers


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Our Best Colouring & Activity Books for Children

Sparkly Christmas Trees
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Step-by-step Drawing Book
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Bluey: Let's Stick!
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Bluey: Hooray It's Christmas Sticker Activity
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Where's Wally?
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Press Out and Decorate: Unicorns
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The Gruffalo and Friends Festive Super Sticker Book
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Sticker Dolly Dressing Ice Skaters
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Big Dinosaur Sticker book
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Bluey: Where's Bluey?
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Draw With Rob: Amazing Animals
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The Kind Activity Book
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Wordle Challenge for Kids
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You Can Draw Tom Gates with Liz Pichon
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Birds Magic Painting Book
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First Sticker Book Planet Earth
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Our Best Children's Toys & Games

Dobble
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5 Second Rule Mini Game
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Cards Against Humanity Family Edition
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Poetry for Neanderthals Card Game
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Who Did This Poo?
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Mould & Paint Dinosaurs
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Who Did This Poo?
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Pooper Heroes
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My Discovery Telescope
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£18.99
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Connect 4 New
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£12.99
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Bluey Mini Memory Game
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Make Your Own Unicorn
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Myo Snowman
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£9.99
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Usborne Dinosaur 4Pc Jigsaw
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Sound Camera
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£14.99
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Minecraft 300Pc Jigsaw Puzzle
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Christmas Eve Box
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£15.99
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Our Best Soft Toys

Stickman 13" Plush
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£12.99
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Bluey Friends Small Plush
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£8.99
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Gruffalo 7" Plush
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£12.99
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Gingerbread Fred Small
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£15.99
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Bingo Friends Small Plush
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Zog Plush
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£24.99
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Tiger Who Came To Tea 10" Plush
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Bashful Silver Bunny Small
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£14.99
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Elmer
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£12.99
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Leffy Elf Medium
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£23.99
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Winnie The Pooh Small Plush
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£12.99
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Living Nature Hedgehog Medium
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Soft Cuddly Friends Thommy Teddy bear
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Otto Sausage Dog
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£23.99
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The Bear Hunt Soft Toy
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£20.99
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Honey Teddy Bear, Grey
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£27.99
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The Snowdog
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£12.99
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LEGO (R) Harry Potter Plush
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£28.99
Soft toy

From the Waterstones Blog

The Best Books of 2022: Children's Fiction

From David Walliams to B.B. Alston, here is the children's fiction we've loved this year.

The Best Books of 2022: Teenage & Young Adult

From Alice Oseman to Adam Silvera, here are the teenage and young adult books we've loved this year.

The Best Books of 2022: Baby & Toddler

From Oliver Jeffers to Benjamin Zephaniah, here are the baby and toddler books we've loved this year.

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