Spinning Top Book Catalogue

100 books in the catalogue
M = Multicultural, I = Inclusive
Category Title ID No. Details Age  
Entertaining and Educating Babies and Toddlers873Authors: Robyn Gee and Susan Meredith. Contains loads of good ideas for amusing babies and toddlers from 0 months upwards. Includes a guide of development milestones and play activities to encourage development.
around the worldUsborne First French Word Book796Learn first words in French with characters from Apple Tree Farm3 years+
around the worldUsborne First Spanish Word Book795Learn first words in Spanish with characters from Apple Tree Farm3 years+
art & craftStarting Face Painting (Usborne)840Lots of ideas for painting faces.5 years+
art & craftThe Dressing Up Book70250 easy peasy ideas to make cracking costumes
cookeryAnnabel Karmel's New Complete Baby and Toddler Meal Planner871Covering the entire period from weaning to nursery school age, this features easy shortcuts, up-to-date preparation techniques, new serving suggestions and foodstuffs. It also carries advice on nutrition and allergies.
cookeryAnnabel Karmel's Top 100 Baby Purees872From first tastes and weaning, right through to meals for older babies, all the recipes are suitable for children aged 6 months and above.
cookeryBaby and Toddler Meal Planner272From purees for the very young baby to more grown up dishes for 3-4yr olds6 months+
cookeryFinger Food for Babies and Toddlers823Author: Jennie Maizels6 months+
cookeryFun Step by Step Kids' Cookbook730
cookeryHealthy Baby and Toddler Foods782
cookeryHealthy Cooking for your Kids27370 great tasting recipes for healthy food kids will love to eat
cookeryHealthy First Foods for Your Baby849Author: Caitlin Finch
cookeryHealthy First Foods for Your Toddler850Author: Caitlin Finch
cookeryKids' Cook Book726With wipe clean pages filled with easy to follow recipes.
cookeryThe AiA Gluten and Dairy Free Cookbook742Author Marilyn Le Breton. Compiled for children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders on strict casein, gluten, MSG, aspartame and DGA free diets. Over 400 imaginative dairy and gluten/wheat free recipes.
cookeryThe Big Book of Recipes for Babies, Toddlers and children781
cookeryThe Big Book of Recipes for Babies, Toddlers and Children825Author: Wardley and More6 months+
cookeryUsbourne First Picture Cookbook794Easy to follow recipes for sharing with young children.3 years+
cookeryYummy Little Cook Book705Full of easy totally yummy things to make and eat. Also ideas for gift wrapping them.
family mattersA Child is Born740Author Lennart Nilsson. Amazing full color photographs of babies in the womb. Week by week, you can look at what a babies' development should be, learn when the ears and arms develop (as well as many other parts), etc.
family mattersAnna Karmel's Complete First Year Planner822Includes nearly everything you need to know during a baby's first year.birth upwards
family mattersAnnabel Karmel - Weaning747Author Annabel Karmel guides you through every aspect of weaning your baby. Starting at the very beginning with basic, but crucial, details, such as what type of spoon to use and the time of day to first offer solids, and covering other common concerns like when to begin weaning, fussy eaters and the latest allergy advice. Includes 50 recipes
family mattersBaby Days834 Author: Barbara Rowley. Activities, Ideas, and Games for Enjoying Daily Life with a Child Under Three
family mattersBeyond Sibling Rivalry831Author: Peter Goldenthal. How to Help Your Children Become Co-operative, Caring, and Compassionate
family mattersBilly and the Big New School715Picture story book. Young children and adults will love sharing and talking about insights into a child's anxieties about starting school
family mattersBrand New Baby812
family mattersEntertaining and Educating Young Children (Usborne Books)876Easy-to-use guide filled with activities and play ideas for every stage of a child's development up to the age of five.
family mattersEntertaining and Educating Your Pre-school Child832Authors: Gee and Meredith. Absolutely chock full of great ideas for things to do with your kids. Every page is loaded with practical (and inexpensive) ideas.
family mattersGoing to the Doctor813Usbourne book - familiarises children with what happens at the doctors3 years+
family mattersGood Days, Bad Days717Picture book about the ups and downs of family life
family mattersHow Babies Talk828Authors: R. Michnick Golinkoff & K. Hirsh-Pasek . An easy to read book filled with the latest research.
family mattersHow Children Learn868Author: John Holt. Anecdotal observations that question assumptions about how children acquire knowledge and learning skills.
family mattersHow did I begin?718A warm friendly introduction to the facts of life for young children
family mattersHow Should I behave?714A sensitive and practical look at manners and the best ways of doing things. Also explores dealing with bullies or strangers.
family mattersHow Will I Grow?719An introduction to how we change from a baby to an adult, including what happens to boys and girls when they reach puberty.
family mattersI Miss You835By Pat Thomas. When a close friend or family member dies, it can be difficult for children to express their feelings. This book helps boys and girls understand that death is a natural complement to life, and that grief and a sense of loss are normal feelings for them to have following a loved one's death. The story lines are simple and direct and easily accessible to younger children. There are full-color illustrations on every page.2 years+
family mattersI'm a Big Brother862Author:Joanna Cole, Rosalinda Kightley. Board picture book which helps prepare for the arrival of a new sibling
family mattersJo Frost's Confident Toddler Care863Author: Jo Frost. Practical advice on how to raise a happy confident toddler
family mattersMums on Babies722Trade secrets from the real experts
family mattersMums on Pregnancy721Practical relevant help from other mothers with answers to all your questions
family mattersMy New Baby860Author: Rachel Fuller. Board picture book which helps prepare for a new sibling
family mattersPlayful Parenting866Author: Lawrence J. Cohen. Shows how to turn confrontation into connection while still setting limits - playing with your child becomes healing and nurturing for both of you.
family mattersPractical Parenting - Tantrums793Understanding and coping with your child's emotions18 months+
family mattersSecrets of the Baby Whisperer833Author:Tracy Hogg. How to Calm, Connect and Communicate with Your Baby.
family mattersSuccessful Potty Training775Author Heather Welford. NCT guide helping spot when your child is ready to start, and help on deciding right method
family mattersTeach Your Child to Sleep772Solving sleep problems from newborn through childhood by Millpond Sleep Clinic
family mattersThe Gentle Sleep Book783Author Sarah Ockwell-Smith For calm babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers. Examining everything from frequent night waking in babyhood, through bedwetting in toddlerhood, to nightmares and refusal to go to bed in pre-schoolers, this book provides extensive scientific and anecdotal information, plus plenty of gentle suggestions, to help everyone get a good night's sleep. This is a gentle, evidence-based approach that doesn't involve leaving a baby to cry or shutting a sobbing child in their bedroom.
family mattersThe No-Cry Sleep Solution867Authors: M.D. William Sears, Elizabeth Pantley. Gentle ways to help your baby sleep through the night.
family mattersThe Second Baby Survival Guide865Author: Naia Edwards. Offers advice and tips on everything from coping with toddler jealousy, bath time for two, sleep times, money issues and how to make time for you and your partner
family mattersThe Social Baby - Understanding Babies' Communication from B704Authors Lynne Murray and Liz Andrews.
family mattersThe Social Toddler - Promoting Positive Behaviour739Authors Clive Dorman and Helen Georgina Dorman
family mattersThe Toddler's Busy Book870Author:Trish Kuffner. 365 Creative Games and Activities to Keep Your One and a Half to Three Year-old Busy.
family mattersThere's a House inside my Mummy771Author Giles Andreae. A picture book story about a little boy's wait for his new baby.2 years+
family mattersWhat's My Family Tree?713A celebration of all our relatives, which explores the variety of family life and recognises that no two families are the same
festivals & religionsAll Kinds of Beliefs733This delightful lift the flap book celebrates all kinds of children with all kinds of beliefs. Dual language - Bengali and English
games & activitiesFirst Picture Playground Games839
games & activitiesGreat Big Book of Children's Games776Author Dera Wise. Over 450 indoor and outdoor games for kids aged 3-14 years3 years+
games & activitiesIf you're happy and you know it784Board picture book with words and actions to sing6 months+
games & activitiesKid' Party Games and Activities774Author Penny Warner Games for 2-12 years2 years+
games & activitiesParty Games773Author Kemp and Walters. Practical Parenting Guide with over 100 party games arranged by theme for children aged 1-5 years12 months+
games & activitiesThe Little Book of Outside in All Weathers778Author: Sally Featherstones. Go out in the rain, wind, fog, snow and ice, as well as in the sun! This book will give you lots of ideas for play and activities in a range of weathers.
health & disabilitiesAutism - How to help your young child741Author Leicestershire County Council and Fosse Health Trust.
health & disabilitiesEverybody is Different748Author Fiona Bleach. A book for young people who have brothers or sisters with autism
health & disabilitiesHow to Help Your Autistic Spectrum Child757Author: Jackie Brealy. Practical ways to make family life run more smoothly from first hand experience. From obtaining diagnosis, education and intervention, to considering future of your child.I
health & disabilitiesHow to Support and Teach Children on the Autistic Spectrum755A practical, accessible source of ideas and support for those involved in education of children on autistic spectrum. Aimed at teachers, but also for parents and professionalsI
health & disabilitiesIncey Wincey Spider785Sign and sing a long book (BSL)6 months+I
health & disabilitiesJessie Says Goodnight - Lift the Flap signing book810The award-winning second book in the Jessie Cat lift-the flap series. Snuggle up with Jessie and read all about her bedtime routine! Having a bath, brushing her teeth, looking at the moon and stars, this charming book includes 14 important early signs from the Sing and Sign programme. Written by Sasha Felix and delightfully illustrated by Claude BonnaudI
health & disabilitiesJordan Has a Hearing Loss7544 years+I
health & disabilitiesLet's Sign for Work791BSL guide for Service Providers. Communication guidelines and selection of everyday signs for those whose work brings them into contact with Deaf people.I
health & disabilitiesLuke has Down's Syndrome7534 years+I
health & disabilitiesMy First Animal Signs780Board picture book with 48 animal signs in BSL. For young children and their families to learn their first animal signs together.6 months+I
health & disabilitiesMy First Signs779Board picture book for young children and families to learn early signs together.6 months+I
health & disabilitiesPlaying, Laughing and Learning with Children on the Autistic750A practical resource of play ideas for parents and carers
health & disabilitiesSam Uses Wheelchair7514 years+I
health & disabilitiesSign about Getting Ready789Signing guide for hearing and deaf children (American Sign Language)6 months+I
health & disabilitiesSign about Going Out790Signing guide for hearing and deaf children (British Sign Language)6 months+I
health & disabilitiesSign about Meal Time788Signing guide for hearing and deaf children (American Sign Language)6 months+I
health & disabilitiesSing about Play time787Signing guide for hearing and deaf children (American Sign Language)6 months+I
health & disabilitiesSing and Sign Vocabulary Book738Printed in full colour with descriptions and arrows to show how signs are used. Includes some song lyrics and guidance on why certain signs are especially helpful. Chapters are themed and signs listed alphabetically for easy reference.I
health & disabilitiesSmall Steps Forward760Author Sarah Newman. Using games and activities to help your pre-school child with special needsI
health & disabilitiesThe Bipolar Bear Family792Angela Ann Holloway 2006. A story about a young cub who struggles to understand his mother's behavior and her subsequent diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder. The story helps children of bipolar parents address such questions as: Is this my fault? Is it contagious? Can I fix it? The dynamics of Mental Illness closely mirror the dynamics of alcoholism and addiction in its impact on the family system. By compassionately educating parents and children, the author hopes to make a life-long difference for these courageous families.
health & disabilitiesThe Complete Kid's Allergy and Asthma Guide821Editor: Milton Gold. A comprehensive guide to dealing with the asthmatic condition and the multiple allergic problems of children. Includes daily coping strategies and advice on how to read the signs of allergies and minimise reactions. Useful for parents who have not yet received a medical diagnosis
health & disabilitiesThinking in Pictures746Author Temple Grandin. Her account of growing up perceiving the world in an entirely concrete and visual way and how it feels now.
health & disabilitiesThomas has Autism7524 years+I
story booksBadger's Parting Gift824By Sue Varley. The tale of a dependable, reliable and helpful badger who realises that his old age will soon lead to death. His friends learn to come to terms with his death in an enchanting tale. With full colour illustrations throughout.3 years+
story booksBartholomew Bear (book)869Five toddler tales about Bartholomew18 months+
story booksBe Brave Little Penguin712Little Penguin really wants to play, but there's just one problem - he's afraid of the water. He's much too scared to join in the fun with his friends. But will Little Penguin be brave enough to overcome his fear?18 months+
story booksGrandpa786By John Burningham. Granpa nurses his granddaughter's dolls, mistakes her strawberry-flavoured pretend ice-cream for chocolate, takes her tobogganing in the snow, and falls in with her imaginary plans to captain a ship to Africa, like all good Granpa's should. It is a friendship that children who read this book will long remember.2 years+
story booksHanda's Hen732A story featuring children in Kenya who find lots of different animals while they are looking for Grandma's black hen. Dual language - Swahili and English
story booksHarry's Home716Picture story book about the importance of home
story booksMy New Baby (picture board book)829
story booksOnce There Were Giants807Author: Waddell and Dale. This story book explores the stages of life and development, following a baby girl as she grows up and finally has a baby of her own.
story booksRosie's Babies801Author: Martin Waddell. Rosie's mum has just had a new baby, and to keep her mum's attention Rosie tells her all about her own babies and what they get up to. Deals with sibling rivalry in a very convincing way.3 years+
story booksStory Sack 4 - Elmer0Story sacks are for you to borrow to read with your children - they include ideas of how to make the most of the stories and lots of accessories.
story booksStory Sack 5 - Fun with Monsters0Story sacks are for you to borrow to read with your children - they include ideas of how to make the most of the stories and lots of accessories.
story booksStory Sack 6 - Oh Dear0Story sacks are for you to borrow to read with your children - they include ideas of how to make the most of the stories and lots of accessories.
story booksStory Sack 8 - The Very Hungry Caterpillar0Story sacks are for you to borrow to read with your children - they include ideas of how to make the most of the stories and lots of accessories.
story booksStory Sack 9 - Fairy Tales03 years plus. Contains 3 Little Pigs book, 3 Little Pigs Finger Puppet Set, Jack in the Beanstalk book and CD; Jack in the Beanstalk Puppet Set; Ways to Play Cards and Talk Tags. May be at either toy library, just ask.3 years+
story booksWaiting for Baby (picture board book)830