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Toys

Toys in Space
by  Mini Grey

What happens when you leave your toys out in the garden at night? They get beamed into space - that's what! Join our plucky band as they explore the cosmos, and help out one lonely alien along the way...

Kipper's Toybox
by  Mick Inkpen

Celebrating 25 years, this classic Kipper title is reissued for a new generation of children.

Someone or something has nibbled a hole in Kipper's toybox. When Kipper identifies the culprit he thinks his troubles are over - but in actual fact they are only just beginning!

Lost in the Toy Museum
by  David Lucas

One night, when the lights go out at the toy museum, everyone runs off and hides. Left all on his own, Bunting, the sensible old toy cat, sets out to look for them. As he follows the trail of clues through the museum, the normally reserved Bunting learns how to have fun in this affectionate picture book from one of Britain's brightest new talents.

The Velveteen Rabbit: How Toys Become Real
by  Margery Williams

The Velveteen Rabbit or How Toys Become Real - By Margery Williams - Fully Illustrated - Top 100 Books for Children - The Velveteen Rabbit (or How Toys Become Real) is a children's novel written by Margery Williams and illustrated by William Nicholson. It chronicles the story of a stuffed rabbit and his quest to become real through the love of his owner. The book was first published in 1922 and has been republished many times since. The Velveteen Rabbit was Williams' first children's book. It has been awarded the IRA/CBC Children's Choice award. Based on a 2007 online poll, the National Education Association named the book one of its "Teachers' Top 100 Books for Children."

Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs
by   Ian Whybrow, illustrated by Adrian Reynolds

This is the classic Harry story: Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs

Harry finds some dusty plastic dinosaurs in Nan's attic. He cleans them, finds out their names and takes them everywhere - until, one day, the dinosaurs get lost! The lost property man gets a surprise when Harry proves the dinosaurs are his by calling them over to him.

The Toymaker's Apprentice
by   Sherri Smith L

Stefan Drosselmeyer is a reluctant apprentice to his toymaker father until the day his world is turned upside down. His father is kidnapped and Stefan is enlisted by his mysterious cousin, Christian, to find a mythical nut called the krakatook, the only cure the Mouse Queen's curse. Embarking on a wild adventure through Germany and beyond, Stefan must save Boldavia's princess and his own father from the fanatical Mouse Queen and her seven-headed Mouse Prince. Based on the original inspiration for the Nutcracker ballet, this fascinating journey through a world of toymaking, magical curses, clockmaking guilds, talking mice and erudite squirrels will have readers on the edge of their seats until the very last page.

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!

Old Bear
by Jane Hissey

A brand new paperback edition of Jane Hissey's classic picture book tells the familiar story of how a much-loved teddy bear is lost and finally found again. Bramwell Brown and his friends Little Bear, Duck and Rabbit attempt to rescue Old Bear from the attic using a number of ingenious methods.

The Teddy Robber
by Ian Beck

Someone is stealing teddies. But who could it be? 
Who is the Teddy Robber? 
When Tom's own teddy is snatched in the dead of night, he is determined to get to the bottom of the mystery . . . 
A friendly, warmhearted and cheerful story that makes the perfect bedtime read for young children, teddies and Giants!

The Toymaker
by Martin Waddell

Mary yearns to play with the children she sees outside each day, but she is too sick to join them. In order to give Mary comfort and contentment, her father, the toy-maker, fashions three dolls that look like the children outdoors. Many years later, Mary and her granddaughter return to the toy shop and discover that her father's gifts live on!

Threadbear
by Mick Inkpen

There is one thing that has always been wrong with Threadbear. In his tummy is a squeaker that has never squeaked . . . Can Father Christmas help?

A Christmas classic for over 25 years, this award-winning story from the creator of Kipper and Wibbly Pig proves that dreams do come true.

With a stunning new cover and fantastic fold-out pages.

This is the Bear
by Sarah Hayes

The boy, the bear and the dog are the best of friends. But one day the bear gets lost and has to be searched for high and low.

Traction Man is Here
by Mini Grey

With an action outfit for every occasion, Traction Man patrols the house. Whether he is saving toys (in latex space suit and Perspex helmet, teamed with Rocket Boots); searching the sink for the lost wreck of the sieve (in sub-aqua suit, fluorescent flippers and infra-red mask) or rescuing damsels in distress (in jungle pants, camouflage vest and a bandanna), Traction Man is never less than stylishly turned out and expertly accessorised. He is the last word in heroic fashion flair - until, that is, the day that he is presented with an all-in-one knitted green romper suit and matching bonnet by his owner's granny. Can Traction Man overcome the humiliation of his desperately dowdy new look and rediscover the action hero within or will the burden of the knitted green monstrosity be too great?