Mavis the Bravest
An irresistible story about finding the bright spark of braveness inside from the creators of One Camel Called Doug, and the author of award-winning The Littlest Yak. Mavis is not like her adventurous friend Marge. Mavis is a chicken who finds EVERYTHING scary (night-time and daytime and anything hairy!). So when the slumbering peace of […]
Life Cycles Topic
Best children’s books about life cycles Hatching, growing, changing… this list brings you the best children’s books about life cycles. Featuring butterflies, seeds, eggs and more, this collection covers the life cycles of a huge range of creatures and plants. From favourite stories to fascinating non-fiction texts with vibrant illustrations, children in the Early Years […]
Recommended children’s books about colours Lose yourself in the glorious world of colours. This collection of books about colours mixes vibrant illustrations, heartwarming stories and fascinating science to offer a range of perspectives on the EYFS colours topic. Rainbows and crayons feature alongside favourite characters to bring the colours topic to life. Brighten up your […]
Festivals and Celebrations Topic
Best children’s books about festivals and celebrations Let’s celebrate! Featuring fun picturebooks and fascinating non-fiction texts, this collection of the best children’s books about festivals and celebrations offers a colourful and insightful global journey. Learn about festivals from a range of cultures and traditions and extend your children’s understanding of important religious celebrations with this […]
People Who Help Us Topic
Recommended children’s books about people who help us Discover the world of key workers! From teachers and bin lorry drivers to medics and police officers, this collection offers a fascinating insight into the people whose job it is to help us. This list offers the best children’s books about people who help us, and features […]
As We Grow
No one knows what lies ahead or who they’ll grow to be, It’s all a part of growing up – the journey to be me! In this stunning picture book, Richard Jones’ enchanting illustrations sensitively depict each stage of life and the journey of transformation that we undergo as we grow up.
From award-winning picture book makers Alexis Deacon and Viviane Schwarz comes an enlightening new story about discovering the world – and your place in it. For budding philosophers of all ages, this is the uplifting story of Ergo the chick. Ergo wakes up and sets about exploring her world. She discovers her toes. She discovers […]
Where, Oh Where, is Rosie’s Chick?
Rosie has lost her baby chick. She looks under the hen house. She looks behind the wheelbarrow. But little baby chick isn’t there. But watch out Rosie – there’s someone following you, and it’s not just your baby chick! The funny sequel to the much-loved and bestselling Rosie’s Walk, with the same element of danger […]
The Egg Book: See How Baby Animals Hatch, Step By Step!
Learn about the remarkable beginnings of life with this adorable book of baby animals hatching from their eggs. Find out all about how eggs hatch step by step in this fascinating baby animal book for children. Many animals start life inside eggs and this book explores these magical capsules in detail, with stunning photographs of […]
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a perennial favourite with children and adults alike. Its imaginative illustration and clever cut-out detail charts the progress of a very hungry caterpillar as he eats his way through the week.
The Woolly Bear Caterpillar
From Julia Donaldson, bestselling author of The Gruffalo, and award-winning illustrator Yuval Zommer, comes a charming minibeast Cinderella story. Crawling through the garden, the little Woolly Bear Caterpillar wonders what kind of moth she will become. Bonny and bright, stunning and smart, but not kind, the other caterpillars laugh at the small, plain Woolly Bear. […]
Watch a caterpillar metamorphose into a butterfly in this fun, informative, award-winning picture book, part of the Nature Storybooks series. Watch a caterpillar metamorphose into a butterfly in this fun, informative, award-winning picture book, part of the Nature Storybooks series. Curious young minds will love discovering each stage in the journey, from wriggly green caterpillar […]
Learn about the transformation from frogspawn to frog with this fun, informative picture book, part of the Nature Storybooks series. What happens when you take an empty fish tank, add some pond water, scoop in some frogspawn … and wait? Curious young minds will love learning about how frogs grow in this picture book which […]
Colour and Me!
The first in a two-book series that champions and empowers children of colour in beautifully simplistic ways. This book teached children how to mix colours, and how all three primary colours, mixed together, make beautiful brown.
Learn the colours of the rainbow with Percy the park keeper and his animal friends in this fun first concept book from highly regarded, award-winning author/illustrator Nick Butterworth, creator of One Snowy Night. Learning the colours of the rainbow is much easier when you do it with friends, and in this book children will find […]
Tim Hopgood’s Wonderful World of Colours
A beautifully illustrated board book that delights in everything that grows, from red strawberries to yellow bananas. With bright, joyful art, it is a beautiful introduction to colours, and shows the youngest children how colours can be mixed to create new ones. It ends with a stunning fold-out rainbow to make this a truly special […]
The Crayons’ Book of Colours
Learning colours is fun in this entertaining book from the creators of the #1 New York Times Bestsellers, The Day the Crayons Quit and The Day the Crayons Came Home. It’s Duncan’s birthday, and the crayons all want to make him a card! With their fun and quirky illustrations of fire engines, dragons, even wheat, […]
Out of the Blue: A heartwarming picture book about celebrating difference
ONLY BLUE ALLOWED, by Blue government demand. Anything that isn’t blue, by colour law, is banned. In a very blue house on a very blue street, sits a little boy who feels as blue as the world around him. For this little boy has a BIG secret: he loves the colour yellow. In a world […]
How to Catch a Rainbow
Freya loves rainbows. She loves their bright colours and their curvy shape. More than anything, she wishes she has one of her very own. One that she can keep forever. So she decides to become a Rainbow Hunter! She searches high and low, but no rainbows are to be found, so she decides to make […]
One World, Many Colours
We share one world, we share many colours. One World, Many Colours is a lyrical celebration of the vibrant colours waiting to be found in all corners of the world. From the ice-white plains of Antarctica to the soft pink blossoms of the Japanese countryside. The same colours can be found everywhere else in the […]
When a little boy paints his nails with his mum’s nail polish, he discovers the most important thing of all: the magic of being his true self. As the long Indian summer days stretch ahead of him, a young boy looks forward to his favourite time – painting-your-nails-time. He knows that when he dips his […]
Busy Day Firefighter
Join in and help the busy firefighter in this playful, interactive flap book! Nee-naw, nee-naw! Can you help the firefighter to save the day? Join in and use the flaps to slide down the pole, unroll the hose, put out the fire and much, much more. With interactive action-flaps, you can do it, too! Each […]
When You’re Fast Asleep – Who Works at Night-Time?
Discover the amazing people that work when you’re fast asleep in this large-format board book with easy-to-lift flaps on every page! There are all kinds of people that work during the night-time, from bakers to doctors, train drivers to road workers, and out at sea or in an art gallery. Peek inside the oven at […]
Mog and the V.E.T.
Share in fifty years of a really remarkable cat… Mog is everyone’s favourite family cat! Join her in this warm-hearted and funny escapade about Mog’s sore paw, and her trip to the V. E. T…. Celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of Mog the Forgetful Cat with special anniversary editions of her much-loved adventures. From the creator […]
The Jolly Postman or Other People’s Letters
Join the Jolly Postman as he delivers letters in fairy-tale land in this fun, interactive story book! The Jolly Postman is off on another adventure as he delivers letters around fairy-tale land! Children will love opening the envelopes to read a letter from Goldilocks, a postcard addressed to a giant up a beanstalk… and even […]
I’m The Bin Lorry Driver
Today you’re the bin lorry driver! Your job is to collect the recycling from the town’s busy streets. Let’s go! Enter a world of imaginative play with this fun and immersive insight into the role of a bin lorry driver. Children will love using their imagination to take the driver’s seat and pretend to use […]
You Can’t Call an Elephant in an Emergency
An elephant firefighter? A traffic cop sloth? A paramedic chimpanzee? What a catastrophe! In case of emergency, you’d do best to avoid ALL of these creatures. Find out why in this hilarious picture book filled with the most unlikely rescue attempts. This brilliant, laugh-out-loud romp is bursting with all sorts of emergency vehicles and crazy […]
Topsy and Tim: Meet the Police
Topsy and Tim find fun and adventure in the real world. Their engaging stories are reassuring for young children having first experiences of their own. In Topsy and Tim: Meet the Police, the twins’ class is visited by two Police Officers, who explain to the children what their jobs involve. Topsy and Tim find out […]
A Practical Present for Philippa Pheasant
Meet Philippa, a courageous pheasant with the determination to make her forest home safer – and better – for everyone! Philippa Pheasant is a bright little bird who lives in the woods near the village of Fairhurst. But every time Philippa tries to cross the Old Oak Road, she is nearly knocked down pancake flat […]
A fantastic rhyming, prehistoric debut from Emi-Lou May that’s packed with lovable dinosaur characters from Leire Martín! Thumping head? Tummy ache? Nose all sore and sniffy? Then call for Doctorsaurus and she’ll fix you in a jiffy! Triceratops has hurt his horn and T-Rex’s nose is all blocked and snotty. Join Doctorsaurus as she races […]
Peep Inside How a Recycling Truck Works
Beep, Beep! The recycling truck has arrived! Peep under flaps and through holes to find out how it works, as it trundles around town collecting recycling and taking it to the sorting factory. This friendly introduction to the topic of recycling is perfect for little hands and curious minds.
Amazing Machines: Awesome Ambulances
A brand-new storybook in the perennially popular Amazing Machines series from Tony Mitton and Ant Parker – over 1 million copies sold to date! Turn on the siren and zoom down the streets with some animal paramedics in Awesome Ambulances, an action-packed picture book all about ambulances. Lively wordplay, vibrant art, plus a visual dictionary, […]
Mr Tick the Teacher
One of the classic Happy Families stories written by Allan Ahlberg and illustrated by Faith Jaques. Mr Tick loves teaching his six children at their little school. But then they hear news that all small schools must close, so Mr Tick starts teaching some rather unusual lessons – in how to trick stern school inspectors. […]
On the Farm Topic
Best children’s books about farms Whether it’s the animal characters who live in the farmyard, the exciting machinery or how farms help to get food onto our plates, this collection covers all aspects of life on the farm in an entertaining and informative way. From fun rhymes about an animal talent contest to informative non-fiction […]
With a lively rhyming text and vibrant paper collage illustrations, author-artist Bob Barner shakes the dust off the dinosaur bones found in museums and reminds us that they once belonged to living, breathing creatures. Filled with fun dinosaur facts (a T. Rex skull can weigh up to 750 pounds!) and an informational “Dinometer,” Dinosaur Bones […]