Classic Picture Books

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a classic children's story - the essential first book for babies. With its die-cut pages and finger-sized holes to explore, this is a richly satisfying book for babies and toddlers.

Eric Carle's iconic illustrations have inspired generations of little readers, and his books are must-haves for every nursery.

Dogger by Shirley Hughes

When Dave loses his favourite toy, Dogger, he is desolate. But then Dogger turns up at the school summer fair, and everything seems all right - until someone else buys him before Dave can get the money! A classic picture book from award-winning author-illustrator Shirley Hughes tells the endearing story of how Dogger, the much loved toy dog, was lost and finally found again.

Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

When Max puts on his wolf suit and makes mischief, his mother calls him 'Wild Thing' and sends him to bed without any supper. Alone in his room, Max enters a magical world and sets sail across the sea to the place where the wild things are. The wild things roar their terrible roars and gnash their terrible teeth and roll their terrible eyes and show their terrible claws . . .

But Max tames the wild things and is made their king.

Will he ever want to go home?

The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter

One small hop for a rabbit . . . One giant leap for mankind.

The iconic, original tale of Peter Rabbit, with a beautiful limited edition cover to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing.

With the original Tale of Peter Rabbit in full colour, encased in a visually-stunning space cover and endpapers; modern meets classic with extraordinary results.

Where's Spot? by Eric Hill

In Spot's first adventure children can join in the search for the mischievous puppy by lifting the flaps on every page to see where he is hiding. The simple text and colourful pictures will engage a whole new generation of pre-readers as they lift the picture flaps in search of Spot. A No.1 bestseller since it was first published in 1980, this interactive favourite has stayed in the charts ever since.

The Jolly Postman or Other People's Letters by Allan Ahlberg, Janet Ahlberg

Join the Jolly Postman on his rounds as he delivers cards and letters to various fairy-tale characters. He has a letter of apology for the three bears from Goldilocks, a postcard from Jack for the giant, a solicitor's letter on behalf of Little Red Riding-Hood for the wolf who ate grandma, and more!

The Snowman: The Book of the Classic Film by Raymond Briggs

Based on the classic film, fly away on a magical journey with The Snowman.

After the snow settles on a cold winter's day, a boy builds a Snowman. Later that night, under the glittering stars, the Snowman comes to life!

Together they fly through the night sky on a breathtaking and magical journey, until the sun comes up and it's time to go home...

This edition of the classic tale from Raymond Briggs features artwork from the film, accompanied by words, and an audio CD of a wonderful narration by Matthew Macfadyen.