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Bookbug's Books of the Month

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Every month, we choose a book we love to be our bookbug Book of the Month.

The books on this list have been chosen because they are fun and friendly, with colourful illustrations and lots of new characters to meet. The perfect excuse to cuddle up and share a story together.

Pat Hutchins We're Going on a Picnic

'This classic tale of a picnic that doesn't go exactly to plan is brilliant for little ones who will love spotting what a little mouse, squirrel and rabbit get up to when Hen, Goose and Duck aren't paying attention! Full of repetition which is great for younger children, there are lots of chances for them to join in with the story and guess what might come next. But with so much also happening in the pictures, this is the perfect story for talking about what's going on in the illustrations, and making up your own parts of the story together.'

Allison Colpoys Davina Bell All the Ways to be Smart

'All the Ways to be Smart is a relaxing, rhyming story that celebrates the many individual achievements of our little ones. ‘Smart is not just ticks and crosses’ - but all the creative ways in which we learn, and love as we grow up. The beautiful, colourful illustrations and imaginative text give you a big cosy cuddle, and let you celebrate the things that make you, you.' - Ruth Grindley, Early Years Digital Projects Manager

Carolina Rabei The Book Without A Story

'The Book Without a Story is a wonderful celebration of libraries, sharing stories and the magic of reading, anywhere!' - Rosalyn McGlynn, Early Years Development Coordinator

Eva Montanari What does the Crocodile Say?

'From the ‘Dringg Dringg’ of the alarm clock, to the ‘Mwah Mwah’ of Little Crocodile’s kisses for Mummy at pick-up time, every moment is expressed through simple sounds. Some will be familiar to children, but there are also less obvious noises that will surprise readers as they turn the page. It’s a book that plays with language in a fun way, lending itself perfectly to being read aloud in a group with lots of actions, or equally read calmly at bedtime as little ones think about their own day ahead at nursery. More than anything, this book offers reassurance; nursery is a place for stories and music, playtime and snacks with friends. And at the end of the day, the door will knock and Mummy (or Daddy, Granny or Grandad) is always there to scoop you up and take you home.' - Lindsay Quayle, Early Years Online Content Coordinator

Lydia Nichols Ruth Symons I thought I saw an... elephant!

'Elephants are my favourite animal so I was immediately drawn to this book because of that –and then I realised how much fun this book was! Each page is a hide-and-seek game with the elephant, using sliders to discover where the elephant is. I love the illustrations as well. It may be for children, but this 38 year old was giggling throughout the book! Fun for all the family to share.' - Ruth Boreham, Early Years Outreach Administrator

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