Birthday wishlist

Birthday wishlist

Auberon is turning 4!


Please select from the dropdown list below the books you would like to buy Auberon for his birthday. If the book is listed as out of stock, that means it has already been bought.


Please see further down the page for a description of each book.

Biranda has asked if the books can be sent to the shop and then will all be collected from there; please select 'shop collection' at checkout to avoid being charged postage.


Book title
  • About the books...

    Slow Down: bring calm to a busy world with 50 nature stories by Rachel Williams and Freya Hartas, £16.99:

    All around us, nature is turning, growing...and working. Every day, hour by hour, magical transformations happen right in front of you. But it's not always easy to see them... Discover 50 nature stories, paused just long enough for you to watch them unfold. Then go outside and explore... and see what you find when you take the time to slow down.


    Bob’s Lunar Adventures by Simon Bartram, £14.99:

    Get ready for hours of Bob fun with this collection of his finest fiction adventures. Includes the books - Clone Chaos, A Right Royal Disaster, The Disappearing Moon, The Heartless Robots and Bob's Film Fiasco.


    Edgar and the Sausage Inspector by Jan Fearnley, £6.99: 

    Edgar and Edith are hungry, and it's up to Edgar to bring home something tasty. But just when Edgar finds some delicious sausages, they are taken by The Inspector, a very important-looking rat with a big hat. Poor Edgar and Edith are left with nothing but dry crackers and pickles for dinner. That is, until one day, when The Inspector is all fattened up, and Edgar does some inspecting of his own... 


    The Smartest Giant in Town by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, £6.99:

     George wished he wasn't the scruffiest giant in town. So when he sees a new shop selling giant-sized clothes, he decides it's time for a new look: smart trousers, smart shirt, stripy tie, shiny shoes. Now he's the smartest giant in town... until he bumps into some animals who desperately need his help - and his clothes!


    The Knight Who Wouldn't Fight by Helen and Thomas Docherty, £6.99: 

    Leo the mouse isn't like the other knights. While they like fighting, he'd rather read a book. Leo's parents are keen to turn him into a proper knight, so they pack him off on a mission to tame a dragon But Leo knows that books are mightier than swords, and he tames not just the dragon, but a troll and a griffin, too - by reading them stories. 


    The Station Mouse by Meg McLaren, £6.99:

    Maurice is the Station Mouse, and so he must follow The Station Mouse Handbook:

    Rule 1: A Station Mouse must remain unseen.

    Rule 2: A Station Mouse must never go out in the daytime.

    Rule 3: A Station Mouse must never approach the passengers.

    Now, there's a reason why these rules exist: people do not like mice. And if Maurice breaks the rules, even to help a little boy who has lost something very important, there's going to be a price to pay...


    Town Mouse, Country Mouse by Libby Walden and Richard Jones, £7.99:

    Finding the true meaning of home... Rediscover Aesop's classic fable with this rhyming peep-through picture book. Richard Jones' charming illustrations perfectly capture this reimagined tale of two mice on a quest to find their place in the big wide world as they learn the true meaning of belonging and home.


    Mouse's First Night at Moonlight School by Simon Puttock and Ali Pye, £6.99:

    It's Mouse's first day at Miss Moon's Moonlight School for all the small creatures of the night but she is VERY shy, too shy to even say hello. Luckily, with help from Miss Moon and her new friends Bat, Cat and Owl, a game of hide-and-seek makes Mouse feel right at home.


    The Bumblebear by Nadia Shireen, £6.99:

    Norman is a bear. A bear who LOVES honey. According to Norman, there can never be enough honey; he needs to get his paws on more, more, more!And who has the most honey? The bees, of course!So, dressed up in his very best bee onesie, he thinks he looks quite convincing as he infiltrates Bee School with his eye on their huge honey supply. But how long will his disguise last? And when the hive is endangered, can he finally discover his true destiny and become... The Bumblebear?


    The Dragon and the Nibblesome Knight by Elli Woollard and Benji Davies, £6.99:

    When a kind young boy helps a strange-looking bird, a beautiful friendship forms. But what these two friends don't realise is that one is a young knight... and the other a young dragon! What will they do when they discover they are enemies and destined to FIGHT?


    The Big Book of Beasts by Yuval Zommer, £12.95:

    This book opens with introductory spreads explaining that beasts are wild animals that can't be tamed and gives tips on how to spot them in their natural habitats. Subsequent spreads, illustrated with scenic compositions, are dedicated to specific beasts, including armadillos, bears, tigers and the Tasmanian Devil. Later spreads approach the world of beasts thematically, looking at mythical beasts, Ice-Age beasts, beasts on your street and how to save beasts in danger.


    The Big Book of Bugs by Yuval Zommer, £12.95:

    Introductory spreads explain that bugs live nearly everywhere on Earth and give tips on how to become a young bug spotter. The book is divided into key groups of bugs, including beetles, moths, butterflies, bees, snails, crickets, grasshoppers, worms and spiders, all illustrated with scenic compositions. Some spreads approach the world of bugs thematically, such as bugs that come out at night, baby creepy-crawlies and life cycles, how bugs hide and show off and how some bugs love to live in your home.


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