Learning and Development: Book choice

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- The Rabbit Problem by Emily Gravett, Macmillan Children's Books, hardback, £12.99

Follow this pair of rabbits and their rapidly expanding family through a calendar year. Packed with humour and novelty elements (including a baby-bunny record book, a carrot cookery book and rabbit newspaper), this wonderful book starts with a lonely rabbit and ends with a population explosion - and an amazing piece of paper engineering.

- One, Two, Cockatoo! by Sarah Garson, Andersen Press, hardback, £10.99

Count the cockatoos as they fly in one by one to have fun with their friends. Gentle colours, humorous antics and a surprise arrival at the end make this a counting book that young children will love.

- Super Daisy And the Peril of Planet Pea by Kes Gray and Nick Sharratt, Red Fox, paperback, £6.99

Will Super Daisy's 'interplanetary pea-popping punching power' head off 'a gazillionpillionkillion peas' and free children from a future of peas with everything? Comes with intergalactic flaps, split pages and pull-tabs.

- Dragon's Dinner by Susannah Corbett and Lynne Chapman, Hodder Children's Books, £10.99m

Dragon emerges from his cave in search of a tasty snack and so takes chase after bear, then fox, and owl, but it is a tiny little mouse that scuppers his dinner plans. A winning combination of excellent rhyming text and illustrations.

- Kave-Tina Rox by Jill Marshall and Sam Childs, Hodder Children's Books, hardback, £10.99

Kave-Tina Rox is no ordinary girl; she's a tough feisty cave girl, and even though she is not allowed to join in the caveman games, she soon shows everyone that girls can be just as brave as boys.

- Deron Goes to Nursery School and Grandma Comes to Stay by Ifeoma Onyefulu, Frances Lincoln, hardback, £11.99 each

Both titles are set in Ghana and form part of the new First Experiences series, which introduces children to unfamiliar events through a collection of reassuring photographs.

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