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We love to celebrate the best in children and young people's literature so each month we'll be choosing a Book of a Month to share with you!  


This month it's the gorgeous BUGS by Simon Tyler, a perfect choice for

National Non Fiction November!  Discover the world of bugs as you've never seen it before with amazing illustrations and a wealth of information.

BUGS by written and illustrated by Simon Tyler

Enter the fascinating world of bugs with this book which will introduce you to some of the strangest, scariest, biggest and smallest insects around.  Discover the bug with a 30cm tongue, get to know the insect that east dung for dinner, and meet the ant that can paralyse with a single sting.  Get ready to experience the beauty and wonder of butterflies, beetles, bees and many more amazing bugs.  Want to become a bug expert? Then look no further.


Read full review here.

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Book of the Month!

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