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The book of The Gruffalo is a modern classic, and this animated film adaptation definitely lives up to its potential.
On a Manchester council estate, Bob, an unemployed family man, attempts to raise money to buy a communion dress for his young daughter. He is driven to extremes - both comic and tragic - to get the cash, and ends up putting his family at risk to do so.
This is a comic and clever picture book for 3-5 year olds, and a great introduction to talking about a wide range of emotions with young children.
This is - as you might guess - the story of The Princess and the Pea, but told from the point of view of the pea, who, in this telling, makes a crucial intervention so that things come out right.
Pearl is a medieval poem by an unknown author.
This is another of that very special kind of picture book which blurs the boundaries between what is for children and what can be appreciated by adults. The poet Michael Rosen wrote the book after the death of his son and Quentin Blake illustrates it sensitively.
I didn't know I could learn so much from entering the world of people with dwarfism, or children born of rape, people of musical genius or those with multiple and severe disabilities.... until I read this truly extraordinary book. I felt emotionally enlarged by every page.
The protagonist does everything she can to keep her relationships with her husband. It's a heart breaking story about the power of love and its almost impossible not to think what would you do if you we're her.