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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 Anna Llenas
    £7.49

    What is the Colour Monster feeling? And can you help him feel a little less mixed up?

  • by Nicholas Allan
    £8.49

    It's a busy year for the Queen - she has lots of important events to attend. Meanwhile, a little girl is wondering what knickers Her Majesty will choose to wear on a school visit! Will they be her 'at home' knickers - adorned with corgis - or her 'garden party' knickers, or perhaps her woolly Balmoral ones...?Both children and adults will love this very special and endearing insight into a child's imagination, from the best-selling author-illustrator of Father Christmas Needs A Wee and Jesus' Christmas Party.Recently, the Queen visited a nursery in Norfolk and enjoyed a display based on the book:"e;...just to make it special, there was one element that was not quite so traditional: pants. These were not just any pants, either. They were the Queen's Knickers, and at Dersingham Infant and Nursery School, in Norfolk, they were put on special display in honour of their royal visitor"e; ~ Valentine Low, The Times

  • by Editors of Klutz
    £12.99

    The exciting sequel to the popular LEGO Gadgets and LEGO Chain Reactions.

  • by Gianni Rodari
    £19.49

    Night after night, a father spins a new, fantastical bedtime story for his daughter from the other end of the telephone.

  • by Dan Santat
    £8.49

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2019 UKLA BOOK AWARDAfter the fall, Humpty Dumpty is a broken egg. Life is tough: he's so afraid of heights, he can't even bear to climb onto his bed, or reach his favourite cereal on the top shelf at the supermarket.

  • - How a Brave Little Doe Changed Christmas Forever
    by Matt Tavares
    £8.49

  • - Her Extraordinary Life from the Crown to the Corgis
    by Kate Williams
    £7.49

    A colourful non-fiction picture book by author, historian and TV presenter Prof Kate Williams, introducing readers to Queen Elizabeth - the life, the legacy, the crown and the corgies - who would grow up the become the longest-ever serving British monarch. The perfect Christmas gift with a paperback out in time for the Platinum Jubilee

  • - Picture Book Edition
    by Floella Benjamin
    £8.49 - 11.49

    A twentieth-anniversary edition of Floella Benjamin's important childhood memoir as part of the Windrush generation.

  • by Jonathan Emmett
    £12.99

    This spectacular lift-the-flap Christmas alphabet story is a book, a fold-out play-scene, and a beautiful festive frieze to decorate your room!

  • by Peppa Pig
    £5.99

    It is Diwali and Peppa and her family are learning all about this very special celebration!Mummy and Daddy Pig are cooking a feast, and Granny and Grandpa Pig bring everyone special clothes to wear. Then it's time for the party to begin!

  • by Anne-Francoise Pattis
    £6.99

    Do you want your young child to develop a love of languages? This book introduces kids ages three to six to everyday French vocabulary using the same simple techniques that help children build vocabulary in their native language.

  • by Eric Carle
    £6.99

    Follows the Very Hungry Caterpillar's journey from tiny caterpillar to butterfly.

  • by Sam Taplin
    £11.49

    Step inside the magical world of Santa's workshop as you press the buttons on this enchantingly illustrated book to hear elves making toys, reindeer bells jingling, Christmas music playing, and Santa's sleigh whooshing off into the night sky at the end.

  • by Rob Biddulph
    £8.49

  • by Malala Yousafzai
    £8.49

  • by Farshore
    £6.99

    Whatever the emergency in Pontypandy, Fireman Sam and the Fire Crew are here to save the day! Now you can take Fireman Sam on the go with the Fireman Sam Pocket Library.

  • by Eric Carle
    £7.49 - 8.99

    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.

  • by Ruth Doyle
    £8.49 - 11.49

  • by Julia Donaldson
    £8.99

    Meet Superworm - the wriggliest, squiggliest superhero in the world! Put Superworm through his paces in this gorgeously interactive finger puppet book. Young children will love meeting Superworm and his minibeast friends and playing with the Superworm puppet in this fabulous new board book.

  • - With a 3x Magnifying Glass
    by David Long
    £14.49

    Grab your magnifying glass and explore the sights and sounds of ancient Egypt in this fascinating search-and-find adventure, packed with over 200 things to spot.

  • by Felicity Brooks
    £6.99

    Discover the amazing animals and plants that live in gardens, forests, jungles, oceans and wild places in this colourful sticker book. There are over 180 stickers of animals, plants and bugs to add to the scenes, from caribou in the Arctic to clownfish in a coral reef. Ideal for learning about the natural world and for developing manual dexterity.

  • by Jakob Martin Strid
    £5.49

    Livet går sin fredelige gang i Solby, indtil vennerne Mitcho og Sebastian fisker en flaskepost op fra havnen: Er flaskeposten virkelig fra JB, byens forsvundne borgmester? Findes Den Mystiske Ø? Hvad med De Forfærdelige Pirater, Den Frygtelige Sødrage og Det Natsorte Hav? Og ikke mindst:: Hvordan kan den KÆMPESTORE pære hjælpe de to venner? Svarene finder du i Jakob Martin Strids spændende og eventyrlige roman for børn i alle aldre.Den utrolige historie er indlæst af Lars Thiesgaard

  • by Ina Victoria Schou Haller
    £11.49

    Pelle, Ronja og deres forældre skal til fødselsdag hos Sofie. Vi følger familien dagen igennem og oplever alle de følelser, som opstår i mødet med andre børn og voksne. Den lille bog om STORE følelser hjælper og støtter barnets følelsesmæssige udvikling. Bogen indeholder forslag til samtaler og leg, så barnet kan forholde sig aktivt til forskellige følelser og konflikter fra hverdagen . Barnets følelsesmæssige udvikling skal støttes og guides på vej, på samme måde som den sproglige og motoriske udvikling, og det er de voksnes opgave at hjælpe barnet med at forstå og regulere følelser. Bogen er lavet til børn mellem 11/2 og 6 år. 2-3 års-alderen er et godt tidspunkt at begynde at tale om følelser, fordi de forstår mere komplekse følelser og er i stand til at sætte ord på det, de oplever. Bogen kan både bruges derhjemme og i daginstitutionen.

  • by Astrid Lindgren
    £5.49

    Her er en samling af de allerdejligste historier af Astrid Lindgren for de 4-8 årige. En lydbog der kan høres igen og igen.Bogen indholder bl.a.:Pippi finder en spunkDragen med de røde øjnePelle flytter til KomfusenboI SkumringslandetJeg vil ikke i seng!Emil og suppeterrinenPontus går i skole (uddrag fra Børnene i Bulderby) Indlæst af Grete Tulinius.

  • by Thorbjørn Egner
    £5.49

    'Vi vil ha' wienerbrød, vi vil ha' wienerbrød!' råber de to små bakterietrolde, som bor i Jens' hule tand. De elsker sukker og søde sager og prøver at få Jens til at glemme tandbørsten. De er nemlig meget bange for den store, stride børste… Thorbjørn Egners klassiker om Karius og Baktus blev første gang udgivet i Danmark i 1958, og bogen har siden været at finde på hylden i børneværelset hos flere generationer.Lydbogen er lystigt indlæst af to af Danmarks mest folkekære skuespillere. Man kan nærmest se Dirch Passer og Ove Sprogø for sig, når de folder sig ud som de små muntre men plagsomme tandtrolde i denne klassiske indlæsning af Karius og Baktus.

  • by Jakob Martin Strid
    £5.49

    I den syvende bog om Mimbo Jimbo og hans venner beslutter Mimbo Jimbo sig for at bygge et fyrtårn. Vennerne hjælper med at løse pI roblemerne et efter et. Men hvem har egentlig glæde af et fyrtårn midt inde i landet? Hvad sker der, når Mimbo Jimbo tænder for den kæmpestore elektriske pære? Og hvad er det, der skjuler sig i tågen?

  • by Anne-Marie Donslund, Kim Fupz Aakeson, Gitte Løkkegaard, et al.
    £10.99

    Godnathistorier, der får børn til at smile i søvne Drengen med verdens største numse. Pigen, der fandt en statsminister i baghaven og forklaringen på, hvorfor man prutter. Her er 11 mosomme historier til børn på 6+, der med garanti kommer til at smile i søvne. Til børn fra cirka 6 år.

  • by Jakob Martin Strid
    £8.49

    Mimbo Jimbo og den lange vinter er en helt særlig bog i Strids populære serie om den lille blå elefant og hans venner. Det er et fantastisk eventyr på over 120 sider - eller 25 minutter - som vi også kender det fra fx Den utrolige historie om den kæmpestore pære.Der er sket noget mærkeligt i Mimbo Jimbos land - vinteren holder aldrig op, det sner og sner og sner. Mimbo Jimbo og Mumbo Jumbo må tage affære: Vennerne skal reddes, for eksempel er postgeparden frosset til is, og Frede er sneet inde. Der er også nogle meget, meget store fodspor i sneen, der skal undersøges. Og der er et mystisk lys på bakken i det fjerne. Sikke en rejse de kommer ud på.Lydbogen er indlæst af Lars Thiesgaard.  

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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