8 of the best new children’s books for February

It's National Storytelling Week, so what better way to celebrate than to get cracking on these new books for February

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Be a book worm

We’ve rounded up the most colourful, exciting and thought provoking books for your tots this February.

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Whether your little one likes getting lost in an adventure packed journey through the world of a duckling, loves to take in different colours and illustrations or simply likes to touch and feel her way through a book – we have it covered!

Take a trip through the selection of the best books for this month.

For tips and other recommendations to get your child reading, check out our book-tastic roundup!

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The Biggest Kiss by Joanna Walsh, £6.26

Read this charming story about kissing! Kisses with lipstick to sleepy goodnight kisses, there’s a kiss here for everyone.

The Biggest Kiss, by Joanna Walsh, £10.99 (Simon & Schuster Children’s).

Available: February 4

Ages 3+

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Princess Poppy: The Tooth Fairy, by Janey Louise Jones, £4.49

The latest in the Princess Poppy collection, this story follows her quest to find the Tooth Fairy – she just needs her tooth to come loose first!

Princess Poppy: The Tooth Fairy, by Janey Louise Jones, £4.49 (Picture Corgi).

Available: February 4.

Ages 2+

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Blue Chameleon, by Emily Gravett, £7.14

This clever chameleon can turn himself into anything and appear to fit in anywhere, but it seems that neither the swirly snail, the green grasshopper nor the stripy sock want to be friends. Will he ever find someone to talk to? Someone just like him?

Blue Chameleon, by Emily Gravett, £7.14 (Macmillan).

Available: February 5.

Ages 1+

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Puddle’s Big Step by Amber Stewart, £6.59

Follow Puddle’s journey into the world of starting school! His duckling world is adorable and thought provoking, especially for little ones facing changes ahead.

Puddle’s Big Step by Amber Stewart, £6.59 (Oxford University Press).

Available: February 4.

Ages 2+

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Dot and Dash Are Dressing Up, by Emma Dodd, £4.99

Dot and Dash are dressing up, and so are their friends Big, Tall and Small. Dot wants to be a pirate, and Dash wants to be a wizard… but Small may have found the best costume of all. Little ones will love spotting the dressing-up costumes in this fun touch-and-feel book.

Dot and Dash Are Dressing Up, by Emma Dodd, £4.99 (Scholastic).

Available: February 1.

Ages 0+

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Octopus Opposites by Stella Blackstone, £9.89

Introduce your child to the concept of opposites through vivid illustrations and eye catching textures.

Octopus Opposites by Stella Blackstone, £9.89 (Barefoot Books).

Available: February 1.

Ages 1+

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The Giant Carrot, by Allan Manham, £9.89

When brilliant gardener Jack tries to pull up a giant carrot he gets more than he bargained for, but luckily all his friends are on hand to help!

The Giant Carrot, by Allan Manham, £9.89 (Orchard).

Available: February 4.

Ages 2+

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Hoppity Hop, Peekaboo! by DK, £4.99

Play peekaboo with your baby and hear her giggle in delight as springtime animals are revealed!

Hoppity Hop, Peekaboo! by DK, £4.99 (DK).

Available: February 4.

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Ages 1+

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