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At Tales you find a wide variety of children’s books, because we all know that our children deserve the best. In our selection you will find all the classics with the most beloved children’s books characters, but you can also let your child take on an adventure with some new heroes. Either way the world of books is an enchanting place for a child experiencing the magic of a good children’s story for the first time, and what makes the world of children’s books even more magical is the many beautiful and thrilling childrens’ books illustrations. They make the characters come alive. So if you want to introduce your child to the magical world of books let the magic begin here.
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  • by Steve Antony
    £7.49

    Follow the Queen on a hilarious adventure through London, in pursuit of her fly-away hat! Winner of the Evening Standard's Oscar's First Book Prize.

  • by Allan Ahlberg & Janet Ahlberg
    £8.99

  • by Jean Adamson & Gareth Adamson
    £10.49

  • by Harry Woodgate
    £8.49 - 11.49

  • by Peppa Pig
    £10.49

  • by Judith Kerr
    £7.49 - 12.99

    Share in fifty years of a really remarkable cat...Mog is everyone's favourite family cat! Celebrate fifty years since she first appeared with this stunning audio edition, read by the inimitable Geraldine McEwan.From the creator of The Tiger Who Came to Tea and Mog the Forgetful Cat comes the original, classic adventure about a really remarkable cat, in a beautiful audio edition read by the one and only Geraldine McEwan.'Bother that cat!'Mog always seems to be in trouble. She forgets that she has a cat flap and she forgets that she has already eaten her supper. But, one night, Mog's forgetfulness comes in very handy...Mog the Forgetful Cat was first published fifty years ago, and Mog has been delighting children all over the world with her adventures ever since. This beautiful audio edition of her original, classic adventure is the perfect gift for boys, girls and families everywhere, and is read by the Olivier and Tony award nominated, BAFTA winning actress Geraldine McEwan.

  • by Alice Oseman
    £8.49

    Packed with stunning artwork from the bestselling Heartstopper series, this unique colouring book allows you to relax with Nick, Charlie and friends - and also includes several exclusive never-before-seen images.

  • by Jez Alborough
    £7.49

    Here comes Duck in his truck, the wonderful new character soon to be the focus of a whole new series. But watch out for that rock Duck...too late Duck's truck is stuck in the muck!The truck is well and truly stuck, but luckily help is at hand in the form of a Frog. When the Frog and the Duck fail to eject the truck, they enlist the help of a Sheep who just happens to be passing by in his green jeep. But even the might of the sheep can't move the truck. Fortunately, there is a nearby lake and at this very moment a clever goat floats by relaxing in his boat. He devises a cunning plan which does indeed set the truck free...but with unexpected and hilarious consequences.

  • by Rachel Bright
    £7.49

    A reassuring picture book about dealing with worries from the author of the bestselling The Lion Inside.

  • by Rhiannon Fielding
    £7.49

    A magical new story in the no.1 bestselling Ten Minutes to Bed series, written specifically to help children settle down for bedtime. Poppy the fairy wishes she could fly as high as all of her friends, but there's just one thing - her wings are very small!When Poppy spots a lost gnome far from his glade, she is determined to use her wings and get him to safety. But can this little fairy fly to the rescue and still get back home before bedtime?Weaving a journey from lively beginning to gentle end, this enchanting, heartwarming tale is perfect for little readers everywhere and will help them settle down for bed.This bestselling bedtime series has sold one million copies worldwide! Do you have all the books in the Ten Minutes to Bed series?Ten Minutes to Bed: Little UnicornTen Minutes to Bed: Little MermaidTen Minutes to Bed: Little MonsterTen Minutes to Bed: Little DinosaurTen Minutes to Bed: Little DragonTen Minutes to Bed: Little Unicorn's ChristmasTen Minutes to Bed: Little Unicorn's BirthdayTen Minutes to Bed: Baby Unicorn

  • - A Spider-Man search & find book
    by Marvel Entertainment International Ltd
    £7.49

  • by Dav Pilkey
    £8.99

    The epic bestselling Dog Man book from Dav Pilkey - you'll howl with laughter! Now available in paperback.

  • by Rod Campbell
    £7.49 - 8.99

    The classic animal lift-the-flap book.

  • by Louie Stowell
    £9.49

    A flap book that introduces children to the way their own bodies work. It is full of surprises to keep enquiring minds entertained, including flaps beneath flaps and a cheeky peek inside a toilet cubicle. It shows young readers how their brains work, what happens when they eat, how their lungs use oxygen and more.

  • by María Isabel Sánchez Vegara
    £7.49 - 9.49

    New in the Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the life of David Attenborough, the inspiring broadcaster and conservationist.

  • - A Push, Pull, Slide Book
    by Axel Scheffler
    £7.49

    A first novelty board book for young children about animals on the farm, with push, pull, slide and turning mechanisms.

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    £7.49

    Royally charming new London title from the bestselling novelty series!

  • by Igloo Books
    £9.49

  • by Fiona Watt
    £8.49

    Unicorn lovers will adore this magical activity book, filled with unicorns to decorate and fairies and mermaids to dress on every page. Scenes include rainbows in the sky, playing by the sea and lots more. With over 300 reusable stickers of clothes, flowers and accessories, this activity book can be enjoyed time and time again.

  • - A new Tales from Acorn Wood story
    by Julia Donaldson
    £7.49

    Welcome to Acorn Wood. Come and help Cat find a recipe book in Acorn Library in this preschool lift-the-flap book from the creators of The Gruffalo.

  • by Eric Carle
    £7.49 - 20.49

    Suitable for children, this title covers colourful collage illustrations and its deceptively simply, hopeful story. It features die-cut pages and finger-sized holes to explore.

  • - 365 affirmations for kids
    by Dk & Wynne Kinder
    £10.49

  • by Fiona Watt
    £7.49

    Meet five friendly dinosaurs in this special edition of the much-loved That's not my... book. Babies and toddlers will love touching the textured patches as they meet dinosaurs with fuzzy tails, bumpy teeth and soft spines. The bright pictures and textures to stroke are designed to help develop sensory and language awareness.

  • - A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids: 10th Anniversary Edition
    by Carol Mccloud
    £8.99 - 12.49

  • by Igloo Books
    £9.49

  • by Bluey
    £7.49

    "e;You mean fruit bats don't need to go to bed now?"e;It's bedtime, but Bluey doesn't want to go to sleep. She dreams that she's a fruit bat so that she can stay awake ALL NIGHT!Join Bluey on her bedtime dream-time adventure as she flies through the sky.Jam-packed with illustrations of Bluey and her friends, this book is the perfect bedtime read for fans of Bluey.Also available:Bluey: The BeachBluey: Meet Bluey! Sticker Activity BookBluey: Little LibraryBluey: Fun and Games Colouring Book: Official Colouring Book

  • by Martha Mumford
    £7.49 - 10.99

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    £5.49

    The perfect book for children who are learning to toilet train!

  • - A Noisy Bing Book
     
    £7.49

    Join Bing on a toilet training adventure in this interactive sound book - perfect for encouraging young children to use the toilet with confidence.

  • by Giles Andreae
    £7.49

    This funny, touching and triumphant picture book about a giraffe who finds his own tune has been a much-loved family favourite for over 15 years.

What defines a children’s book you may ask? The first and the most obvious characteristic of a children’s book is the fact that it is written it to children. Secondly is the importance of how the story is told. In children’s books the story is often told from a children's perspective, or the story has a child or an adult addressing a child as the storyteller. Thereby the child reading or hearing the story can identify with the main character or characters in the children’s story making the child more engaged in the plot. 
Another significant characteristic of children’s books is the use of pictures or illustrations. A children’s story is often told through a combination of written words and children’s books illustrations. It can also be in the form of a picture book, where the child creates the story from the pictures he or she sees. In the newest books we also see a frequent use of sound as an extra level of engagement. You can both find sound books and picture books in our selection of children’s books. 

Genres
Children’s books can cover a wide range of genres, but there are two main categories. Either we have the lyric kind that covers both children’s songs, rhymes or nonsense poetry, which often have a fun or silly theme that makes the children laugh while singing or rhyming along. The other kind of children’s books is the narrative story. This is the category of the fairytales, the children’s novels and the classical novels told for children. Here we see a frequent use of figurative language, which speaks to the children’s imagination. The plot in these narrative stories can both be set in a fictional or realistic world. 


The Classics 
The world of children’s books contain a lot of beloved classics by all the great children’s authors. Classics that never lose their magic. Classics that make you reflect. Classics that move you, because of all the lovely memories you have with the stories and all the wonderful children’s books characters. You probably remember yourself when your mom or dad read them to you before bedtime and you couldn’t sleep because of the fascination of all the amazing places, characters and action in the books. Then when you fell asleep you would dream the most wonderful dreams where your imagination would build on to the story and you could be the hero of your favorite fairy tale. You could give that same wonderful experience to your children when you read the timeless classics to them and in doing so sharing the magical world with them and thereby creating a unique bond between you and your children.
You can for example choose to travel back to Neverland with your children following the second star to the right with Peter Pan and Tinkerbell, or you could take a trip through the mysterious rabbit hole and experience the curious world of Wonderland with Alice and the Mad Hatter.  

Colouring and learning books
If your child is in a creative mood, we also have a selection of children’s colouring books for both toddlers and tweens. Your child can colour everything from famous artworks by Frida Kahlo to all their favorite children’s books characters and magical creatures like unicorns. The colouring books are beautifully illustrated and just waits to be introduced to the world of colour making them even more beautiful. By letting your children colour figures in a children’s colouring book of their own choice you stimulate their creative side and fine motor skills. Colouring also works relaxing on your children given them a break from the busy everyday. 
You can also stimulate your child with the use of learning books. You will find a wide range of children’s learning books in our store. Your child can both learn about animals of all kinds including dinosaurs, but they can also learn how the body works, or get an introduction to the universe. No matter the topic the books are specially developed for children’s minds and are told in a language they can understand. 

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