Featured Books for 3+ readers Featured Books for 3+ readers

Books of the Month

Reader ReviewedNothing!
Yasmeen Ismail
August 2016 Book of the Month Full of life, energy and a wild sense of freedom, Nothing is a marvellous celebration of the imagination, and that special relationship between child and grandparent too. ‘What are you doing?' Mum asks exasperated, as... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 11/08/2016
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

Good Night, Everyone
Chris Haughton
Julia Eccleshare's Book of the Month August 2016 Perfect for the end of every day, award-winning Chris Haughton captures the soothing time as the sun goes down and all the animals begin to fall into a deep sleep….All except Little... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 04/08/2016
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

The Day the Crayons Came Home
Drew Daywalt
August 2016 Book of the Month Those obstreperous crayons, colourful stars of The Day the Crayons Quit, are back – or at least, they're trying to get back… Duncan is at home happily colouring, when a strange set of postcards... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 28/07/2016
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

Other Featured Books this Month

Mother Goose's Bedtime Rhymes
Traditional Rhymes
With beautiful illustrations by the award-winning Axel Scheffler comes this beautiful board book featuring Mother Goose and her playful gosling. Bedtime is never an easy time of day for a parent! Luckily Mother Goose soon discovered that her family loved listening... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Mixed media product | Released 30/06/2016
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

Storytime: Sleep, Little Pup
Jo Parry
With its delicate, soft-hued artwork and a gently rhyming text that asks to be whispered, this is the perfect book for calming little pups down at the end of the day and settling them into bed. It's evening but Little... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 21/07/2016
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

How Much Does a Ladybird Weigh?
Alison Limentani
Alison Limentani's extraordinary picture book introduces children to a fascinating world of wildlife, weight, numbers, and comparisons in the most original way. Find out how much a ladybird weighs and did you know that five starlings weigh the same as... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/07/2016
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

I Want a Bedtime Story!
Tony Ross
After all these years the Little Princess still rules the palace and its inhabitants – including the queen, the admiral and the prime minister. The king is away and she wants a bedtime story, but none of the grown-ups' stories... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/08/2016
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

Return
Aaron Becker
Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Month August 2016 A triumphant final story in Aaron Becker's superbly imaginative award-winning trilogy of wordless picture books. Ignored by her father, a lonely girl draws her way out of her own world. Armed only... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 04/08/2016
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

Nibbles: The Book Monster
Emma Yarlett
April 2016 Debut of the Month Nibbles the monster is as impetuous and cheeky as children in their wildest dreams. On page one readers release him from a crate, then watch as he rampages through not just his book but... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/04/2016
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

Pom Pom is Super
Sophy Henn
The highly acclaimed author and illustrator Sophy Henn is back with the much adored little panda Pom Pom - and now he's a superhero. This is a sweet and funny story about friendship, finding your talents and being a superhero... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/08/2016
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

The Dear Zoo Drawing and Colouring Book
Rod Campbell
Packed full of simple activities that are perfectly pitched for preschoolers and based on Rod Campbell's preschool classic Dear Zoo: can you draw bananas for the naughty monkey, or give the fierce lion big sharp teeth? With large square pages,... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 28/07/2016
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

What's the Opposite?
Oliver Jeffers
Award-winning Oliver Jeffers's endearingly simple Hueys are always asking interesting questions to help them find out more. This time they want to know more about opposites. Some opposites are easy. Everyone knows that Down is the opposite of Up, that... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 28/07/2016
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

Lovely Old Lion
Julia Jarman
Lenny's grandpa King Lion is getting forgetful and confused. He gets night and day mixed up and even forgets Lenny's name. Grandma explains he's not himself and Lenny works out ways to help his grandpa remember, games and activities that... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/08/2016
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

Ready Steady Mo!
Mo Farah, Kes Gray
From Olympic gold medal winner Mo Farah and bestselling author Kes Gray, comes a fun and action-packed picture book debut that will get kids reading, and running too! Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 28/07/2016
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

I Yam a Donkey
Cece Bell
Cece Bell, best known for her highly praised graphic novel El Deafo, here turns her attention to the dangers of grammar – or rather the confusion, sometimes deadly, that can occur if its rules are ignored. Here a yam tries... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/08/2016
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

Lift-The-Flap Fairy Tales: The Three Little Pigs
Stephen Tucker, Nick Sharratt
This particularly jolly retelling of the story of the three little pigs and the wolf is enlivened by Stephen Tucker's funny, rhyming text, Nick Sharratt's typically bright and comic illustrations, and by an inspired used of flaps. As the three... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Mixed media product | Released 28/07/2016
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

Lift-The-Flap Fairy Tales: Jack and the Beanstalk
Stephen Tucker
The story of Jack, the giant and that beanstalk gets a fresh, lively retelling in this super picture book. Stephen Tucker's jolly rhyming text is great fun to read aloud and full of new information, did you know for example... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Mixed media product | Released 28/07/2016
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

Where the Bugaboo Lives
Sean Taylor
Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Month, August 2015 Brilliantly conceived, this hugely attractive picture book is also a sophisticated ‘chose your own adventure'. Floyd wants to go exploring down the valley behind the house where he lives. But his mum... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/08/2016
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

Pat-A-Cake Baby
Joyce Dunbar
It's the middle of the night, but little pat-a-cake baby wants to bake a special cake and does, with the help of three laughing, mischievous baby helpers. And what fun they have – mixing the ingredients, whisking, stirring, sieving and... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/08/2016
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

Listen and Learn First Chinese Words
Sam Taplin, Mairi Mackinnon
As much a game as a teaching tool, Usborne's Listen and Learn books are an ingenious and entertaining way for children to start learning a language. Here children can choose one of four double-sided cards featuring topics such as animals,... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/08/2016
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

How the Elephant Got His Trunk
Anna Milbourne
This retelling of Kipling's Just So story is thoroughly appealing and effective. It's bright and attractive to look at – John Joven's illustrations give a real sense of the African setting and his little elephant is a very lively character... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/08/2016
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

First Book About the Orchestra
Sam Taplin
This little book is just the thing to show young children what an orchestra really is and how it works. From an opening page showing a group of musicians tuning up, it cleverly demonstrates what happens when all those people... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 01/08/2016
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

15 Things Not to Do with a Granny
Margaret McAllister
This could quite possibly be the loveliest, happiest book about families published all year! It's full of invaluable advice for grandchildren on how to make sure every granny is a happy granny. Don't for example put leftover spaghetti in her... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 04/08/2016
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

The Lonely Giant
Sophie Ambrose
This is a truly beautiful book, and big too – though there's still scarcely room for its central character, a huge, lumbering giant. He fills whole pages, dwarfing trees, animals and even mountain sides. Despite his size and strength though,... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 04/08/2016
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

A Dog Called Bear
Diane Fox
This quirky picture book introduces two lively, original characters that children will relate to very easily and it has a useful and important message about friends, and getting along with other people too. Lucy has always wanted a dog and,... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/08/2016
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

Dinosaurs Don't Have Bedtimes!
Timothy Knapman
Pity the poor mum in this story who has to wrestle a very lively young dinosaur fan into bed. Her little boy knows just how dinosaurs behave, what they like (mess, rampaging), and what they don't like (baths, pyjamas, milk);... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 04/08/2016
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

Fairytales Gone Wrong: You're Not Ugly Duckling
Steve Smallman
This reworked version of the Hans Christian Andersen classic is a great way to talk with children about bullying and other important subjects too, such as why you shouldn't judge people on appearances, and why you shouldn't change who you... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 21/07/2016
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

Busy Wheels Space Shuttle Blasts off
Peter Bently
This space shuttle might be crewed by pandas, but in every other respect it's just like the real thing. Commander Mandy and her crew's mission is to replace an old satellite. When the crew is strapped in the countdown begins,... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 22/07/2016
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

Oi Dog!
Kes Gray, Claire Gray
Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Month August 2016 All fans of rhymes will love the witty and simple words in Oi Dog!. The rule says Dogs sit on Frogs but Frog is determined to challenge that. According to Frog, Dogs... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 28/07/2016
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

Hugless Douglas and the Great Cake Bake
David Melling
Hugless Douglas is back again and this time there is a cake bake of huggable proportions. Douglas wakes one morning to find sticky footprints running across his bed yet is at a loss for who they belong to. Join the... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 11/08/2016
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

Lili
Wen Dee Tan
Shortlisted for the inaugural Klaus Flugge Prize, an important new illustration prize for children's books. Lili is an ordinary little girl, except for her fiery hair, which makes it hard to make friends. A story of unexpected courage. Wen Dee's... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/02/2015
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

Storytime: Hello Mr Moon
Lorna Gutierrez
Hello, Mr Moon is a magical story written in rhyme, featuring a cast of adorable nocturnal animals that will help young children understand why the moon they see in the sky is always changing, and inspire children to learn more... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/08/2016
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

Dinosaur Roar!
Henrietta Stickland
Dinosaur road, dinosaur squeak! This fabulous rhyming book of opposites is deservedly recognised as a classic. A herd of dinosaurs of all shapes, sizes and temperaments race or lounge across the pages, described in satisfying text that is just perfect... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 16/06/2016
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

Peep Inside Space
Anna Milbourne
Starting here on earth with a line encouraging them to look up and into the night sky, this excellent book takes young children exploring space via a series of bright, lively, information-filled pages. They'll find out about the Moon and... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 01/08/2016
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

Come to School Too, Blue Kangaroo!
Emma Chichester Clark
Best-selling Emma Chichester Clark has created a perfect story for all children about to start a new school. Lily is nervous about starting a new school but luckily she has Blue Kangaroo to help her! Blue Kangaroo is really looking... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 25/04/2013
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

The Mysterious Apples
Diana C Vickery
Return to The Magical World of Swankypants as we join Yasmin and Yo-Yo, two naughty squirrels who begin to think about collecting food for their winter food store. Just what will those mischievous squirrels help themselves to? Diana's delightful rhyming... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 09/06/2016
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

There's No Such Thing as a Snappenpoop
Jeanne Willis
The inimitable Jeanne Willis turns her attention to sibling rivalry in this witty and original picture book. Little Brother wants to play but Big Brother is determined to keep the treehouse all to himself so sends Little Brother off on... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 11/08/2016
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

Paws McDraw Fastest Doodler in the West
Connah Brecon
Paws is the fastest draw in town and his weapon of choice? A pencil of course! When the inhabitants of Bunny Hill are in trouble they always turn to Paws for help and his quick-draw skills save the day time... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 11/08/2016
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

The Great AAA-OOO
Jonny Lambert
With the action taking place in deepest, darkest night, this is a perfect bedtime book. Something in the forest is making a horrible noise and disturbing the animals. Owl, Bear, Mouse and Moose decide it must be a monster and... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 11/08/2016
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

Last Month's Featured Books

Milky Moments
Ellie Stoneley
Winners The People's Book Prize 2016. A beautiful book for children and their families, Milky Moments celebrates the joy of childhood and mothering, and normalises breastfeeding as a part of...
Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

Reader Reviewed A Great Big Cuddle
Michael Rosen
Joint Winner of the CLiPPA 2016 (CLPE Children's Poetry Award). Children's Laureates Chris Riddell and Michael Rosen combine here to create a beautiful collection of ebullient poems for the very...
Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

Alfie Outdoors
Shirley Hughes
Standing in his pyjamas in the garden in the morning sunshine, Alfie is an unmistakeable little figure. Shirley Hughes has an extraordinary understanding of children, their world and what matters...
Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

My Grandparents Love Me
Claire Freedman
Written in jaunty verse and with warm, hugely appealing illustrations this is a joyful tribute to the love between grandparents and a grandchild, and the very special times they have...
Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

Reader Reviewed Colin and Lee, Carrot and Pea
Morag Hood
July 2016 Debut of the Month Simplicity is the charm of this picture book story of the unlikely friendship between very different vegetables. Lee is a very green pea and...
Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

Charlie Cook's Favourite Book Book and CD Pack
Julia Donaldson
A special book and CD edition of the bestselling Charlie Cook's Favourite Book. There are lots of reading jokes in this book within a book, within a book: pirates and...
Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

The Most Wonderful Thing in the World
Vivian French
Venice provides the background for this delightful fairy-tale. Its king and queen realise that their daughter needs a husband to be king when she's queen. But how to choose one?...
Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

The Messy Book
Maudie Powell-Tuck
No-one likes tidying, but it has to be done and this original picture book puts a colourful jumbled heap of mess at the centre of a lively story. Cat...
Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

Macavity's Not There! A Lift-the-Flap Book
T. S. Eliot
July 2016 Book of the Month Young readers will love searching for the mischievous, mystery cat Macavity as they peek under the flaps to hunt for the cat who's never...
Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

Miss Hazeltine's Home for Shy and Fearful Cats
Alicia Potter
July 2016 Book of the Month The story of the scaredy cat finding unexpected resources of courage to save the day is given a lovely – and literal – twist...
Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

The Famishing Vanishing Mahoosive Mammoth
Hollie Hughes
July 2016 Book of the Month Picture book heroes come in all shapes and sizes but seldom has there been a pair of friends quite as eye-catching as Bug and...
Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

Hiding Heidi
Fiona Woodcock
July 2016 Debut Picture Book of the Month Fiona Woodcock has used delicate pencil and screen print illustrations to create a beautiful and original picture book that at times feels dreamy,...
Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

The Hippopandamouse
Jools Bentley
July 2016 Debut of the Month Perfection is in the eye of the beholder says this funny picture book, and we should be slower to write off things judged imperfect. There's...
Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

The Learning Garden: First Words Art Charts
Aino-Maija Metsola
These art charts by bold Finnish artist Aino-Maija Metsola feature 10 first words posters that little ones can remove and post on their wall. Each has a different theme introducing...
Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

Melric and the Crown
David Mckee
Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Month July 2016 David McKee's delightful Melric and the Crown has the same charmingly playful qualities as his best-selling Elmer stories. This time Melric the...
Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

Bears at the Beach
Emma Carlisle
Emma Carlisle captures all the happiness and excitement felt by a child on a day out at the beach, and adds some extra drama too in this charming picture book....
Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

My First Word Book About School
Holly Bathie
Bright, colourful and very attractive to look at, this is the ideal book for any child getting ready to start school. Not only is it an excellent book to build...
Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

You Must Bring a Hat
Simon Philip
A party invitation is at the centre of this highly entertaining and amusing story. It states that guests must bring a hat, but it appears that there are more entry...
Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

Chu's Day at the Beach
Neil Gaiman
When Chu sneezes, big things happen, as fans of Neil Gaiman and Alex Rex's charming picture books will know. A day out at the beach promises all sorts of fun,...
Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

In Focus 101 Close Ups, Cross-Sections and Cutaways
Libby Walden
Ten illustrators place ten subjects under the microscope to uncover what lies beneath the surface... Lovereading Review to follow....
Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

Mother Goose's Action Rhymes
Traditional Rhymes
With beautiful illustrations by the award-winning Axel Scheffler comes this beautiful board book featuring Mother Goose and her three very active little goslings. If they're not splashing in puddles, they're...
Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

Flying Lemurs
Zehra Hicks
Absolutely fabulous lemurs fly through the air across bold, brightly coloured pages in this exuberant picture book! The littlest lemur worries that he's not actually good at jumping, but his...
Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

Garden Sounds
Sam Taplin
Explore the garden through colour, touch and sound in this gorgeous Touchy-feely Sound book from Usborne Books. Each page has plenty for young hands and eyes to explore. The book...
Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

Spot the... Mouse on the Move
Sarah Khan
Bright, colourful illustrations fill each page with wonderfully detailed and busy scenes along with facts to discover. From counting exercises and simple comprehension and things to spot on each...
Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

The Glump and the Peeble
Wendy Meddour
It can be hard to resist the temptation to classify oneself as Glump or Peeble, but just because you generally prefer to spend time alone in a cave thinking –...
Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

The World of Peter Rabbit - the Complete Collection of Original Tales 1-23 White Jackets
Beatrix Potter
From her first book, The Tale of Peter Rabbit, published by Frederick Warne in 1902, Beatrix Potter went on to create a series of stories based around animal characters including...
Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

The Tale of Peter Rabbit
Beatrix Potter
Cats Brothers, the award winning knitwear/street-wear label give Peter Rabbit a decidedly cool, but very fitting new look on the cover of this edition of the favourite story, one of...
Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck
Beatrix Potter
This edition of The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck comes wrapped in a special bespoke cover created by the iconic British fashion designer Henry Holland of House of Holland. His introduction...
Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin
Beatrix Potter
Victoriana and recycling inspire cutting-edge fashion designers Preen, and they've used this to great effect to create an eye-catching new cover for The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin, in the Beatrix...
Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

The Tale of Tom Kitten
Beatrix Potter
The Tale of Tom Kitten is set in the cottage garden Beatrix created herself at Hill Top, the farm she owned near the village of Sawrey. Tom and his sisters...
Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

Beatrix Potter and the Unfortunate Tale of the Guinea Pig
Deborah Hopkinson
A delightful, illustrated new story featuring none other than Beatrix Potter herself. Based on the well-loved author's own diary entries Beatrix Potter and the Unfortunate Tale of the Guinea Pig...
Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

Albert and Little Henry
Jez Alborough
Albert loves making up stories, and his mum and dad love listening to them. But when his baby brother Henry arrives, no-one seems to have time to listen to stories...
Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

The Greedy Goat
Petr Horacek
Bright and beautiful to look at, Petr Horacek's latest picture book is a visual feast, and seems to be a farmyard reworking of Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Goat is...
Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

Shapes at Play A Minibombo Book
Silvia Borando
A minibombo book: a little book buzzing with a big idea. This delightful tri colour book provides young children with a playful introduction to shapes. Meet triangle, square and circle. ...
Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

Shapes, Reshape! A Minibombo Book
Silvia Borando
A minibombo book: a little book buzzing with a big idea. in Shapes, Reshape! the neat and tidy shapes suddenly get mixed up and become...Buzzy things, Jumpy things, Stripy things...
Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

The Bear Cub Bakers
Caroline Baxter
Since Bake Off made cake experts of us all, children can tell a macaroon from a meringue at thirty paces, but would they feel confident to pick up a whisk...
Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

Boa's Bad Birthday
Jeanne Willis
Best-selling picture book author/ illustrator duo capture the pitfalls of presents and the joy of them too! Boa's really looking forward to his birthday and especially to all the presents...
Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

The Great Dragon Bake off
Nicola O'Byrne
You could say that this picture book is all about being proud of who you are and recognising people's individual talents and interests. But really it's a celebration of the...
Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

Sloth Slept on
Frann Preston-Gannon
A board book edition of this delightful introduction to a very special creature! Two children find a very unusual creature in their garden. What on earth can it be? They...
Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

How to Lose a Lemur
Frann Preston-Gannon
A deliciously entertaining story about friendship and loyalty and why they matter. One a lemur likes you there is nothing you can do to shake it off! A young boy,...
Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

More Featured Books

Hector and Hummingbird
Nicholas John Frith
Shortlisted for the inaugural Klaus Flugge Prize, an important new illustration prize for children's books. Hector the bear likes a bit of peace and quiet, but his best friend Hummingbird...
Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

I Need a Wee!
Sue Hendra
Winner of the Laugh-Out-Loud Book Awards 2016 - Picture Book Category Sure to appeal to toddlers and very young children given Alan the Bear has the same problem that many...
Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

Take Away the A
Michael Escoffier
Winner of the English Association 4-11 Picture Book Awards 2016 - Non-Fiction 4-7 category What a difference a letter makes! Without the G the glove falls in love; remove the...
Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

Too Many Toys!
Heidi Deedman
Shortlisted for the inaugural Klaus Flugge Prize, an important new illustration prize for children's books. How many toys is too many? It's a question that's bothers Lulu. She has had...
Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

Is There a Dog in This Book?
Viviane Schwarz
Winner of the Children's Book Award 2016, Books for Younger Children category With an irresistible story that directly involves the reader, this book's clever design and bright, gestural illustrations make...
Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

Reader Reviewed I am Henry Finch
Alexis Deacon, Viviane Schwarz
Winner of the English Association 4-11 Picture Book Awards 2016 - Fiction 4-7 category | Winner of Little Rebels 2016 | Shortlisted for the UKLA 2016 Book Award in the...
Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

The Girl with the Parrot on Her Head
Daisy Hirst
Shortlisted for the inaugural Klaus Flugge Prize, an important new illustration prize for children's books. Inventive and witty, this is a story that is full of ideas and imagining rather...
Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

The National Trust: ABC: A Walk in the Countryside
Rosalind Beardshaw
This chunky board book is both a lovely ABC and the story of an exciting Springtime walk in the country. Two little friends, a girl and a boy, set out...
Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

Bear's Adventure
Benedict Blathwayt
Young children will very much enjoy Bear's adventure. It begins on a beach where Bear is enjoying a day out, gazing at the sea from a sandcastle. But the children...
Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

Elmer and the Race
David Mckee
The ever so charming and colourful patchwork elephant Elmer returns in this gorgeously illustrated book. Nine young elephants race to become champion, with Elmer keeping an eye on them all,...
Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

Reader Reviewed There's an Owl in My Towel
Julia Donaldson
Julia Donaldson and Rebecca Cobb have already created the wonderful picture book Paper Dolls, and their new board books are really very special indeed. Baby's day is depicted over five...
Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

My Dad Will Do
Martin Thomas
This child's-eye view of the father-child relationship is very touching and will strike a chord in all families. Little elephant looks up to Dad – literally – and each spread...
Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

Copy Cat
Ali Pye
This lively little story will make perfect sense to young children who know just what it's like to have a copycat admirer, and has some gentle messages too about sharing...
Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

Reader Reviewed The Detective Dog
Julia Donaldson
June 2016 Book of the Month A celebration of dogs and books alike, Julia Donaldson employs typically sparkling rhyme to tell the story of Peter – a very nice child...
Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

Reader Reviewed Home
Carson Ellis
June 2016 Book of the Month Home – it could be a house in the country, a flat, a wigwam, or even an old boot. This beautiful book has fun...
Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

Ace Dragon Ltd
Russell Hoban
Quentin Blake's wonderfully airy and energetic illustrations perfectly match this quirky fantasy by that other master, Russell Hoban. A little boy called John accidentally finds a dragon beneath a manhole...
Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

Big Picture Book of London
Rob Lloyd Jones
A fabulous picture book packed with fascinating details about London's most famous sights. Like a colourful trip around a Monopoly board, this trendy information book is packed with detailed illustrations...
Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

Calm with the Very Hungry Caterpillar
Eric Carle
It's always worth taking time to gaze at Eric Carle's wonderful illustrations and in this pocket-sized book they are used to help children develop mindfulness. When your mind feels busy,...
Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

Double Trouble for Anna Hibiscus!
Atinuke
Double Trouble for Anna Hibiscus is double the fun for readers! Anna's mum has just given birth to twins and Anna is going to have to share her family with...
Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

A Hebridean Alphabet
Debi Gliori
Award-winning author and illustrator Debi Gliori obviously loves the Hebrides and shows readers just what is so special about these rugged islands in this beautiful picture book. In the guise...
Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

How to Catch a Mouse
Philippa Leathers
Little kitten Clemmie knows everything about how to catch a mouse. In fact, she's so good at it that she's never even seen one in her house – they're too...
Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

Pip and Posy: The New Friend
Axel Scheffler
A charming new title in this best-selling series from Axel Scheffler. Simple but incident-filled stories for two, three and four-year olds. A gently funny story about navigating friendship and being...
Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

Open Up, Please!
Silvia Borando, Lorenzo Clerici
Perfectly paced, and with very few words, this stylish and wickedly funny, interactive lift-the flap book with its rather tasty twist is sure to delight the very youngest of readers....
Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

Steven Seagull Action Hero
Elys Dolan
This very funny picture book works on a number of different levels. Children will love the characters: renegade seagull cop Steve; his sidekick Mac, a goldfish in a bowl (though...
Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

We're Going on a Bear Hunt
Michael Rosen
Join in the bear hunt with this fabulous activity book, based on the classic picture book by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury. Little ones will be absorbed for hours with...
Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

Wolfie the Bunny
Ame Dyckman
For an original, witty look at sibling rivalry, Wolfie the Bunny takes the biscuit (or carrot to accurately reflect the content). The Bunny family come home to find a...
Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

Wolfish Stew
Suzi Moore
Yikes but Wolfish Stew has a twist in the tale! Little Grey the rabbit has to be constantly on his guard as he skips through the woods, and must always...
Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

The Young Performing Horse
John Yeoman
Victorian London, splendidly imagined by Quentin Blake with typical wit and vitality, is the setting for this very entertaining story. When hard times hit the Priddy family the children Vicky...
Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

My First Mog Books
Judith Kerr
This delightful set of miniature board books in a slipcase introduces babies and toddlers into Mog's world - everyone's favourite forgetful family pet - for the first time. The perfect...
Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

Maisy Goes to Bed
Lucy Cousins
Celebrate twenty-five years of Maisy with this classic novelty book reissue that remains as popular today as it was 25 years ago! Lift the flaps and pull the tabs, it's...
Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

My First Book About Nature
Felicity Brooks
Very attractive to look at, clearly laid out and including lots of questions for readers and suggestions for things they can do after reading, this is a very good first...
Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

Fairytales Gone Wrong: Don't Pick Your Nose, Pinocchio!
Steve Smallman
There are two big lessons to be learned in this new take on the favourite fairy tale: don't tell lies – we all know what happens to Pinocchio when he...
Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

A Little Stuck
Oliver Jeffers
A specially adapted board book edition of Oliver Jeffers' laugh-out-loud classic, Stuck. Delightful chaos ensues when a young boy gets his kite stuck up a tree in this laugh-out-loud new...
Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

Peppa Pig: My Daddy

Suitable for Daddy Pig's and children everywhere, this book talks about how much Peppa and George love their daddy, with all his little quirks.
Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

Mr Men Colour Your Own Mr Funny

Pick up your colouring pens and pencils and get set to have fun with the Mr Men! In these exciting books, readers get to colour in their favourite stories
Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

Mr Men Colour Your Own Mr Happy

Pick up your colouring pens and pencils and get set to have fun with the Mr Men! In these exciting books, readers get to colour in their favourite stories
Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

Mr Men Colour Your Own Mr Bump
Egmont UK Ltd
Pick up your colouring pens and pencils and get set to have fun with the Mr Men! In these exciting books, readers get to colour in their favourite stories
Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

Mr Men Colour Your Own Mr Noisy

Pick up your colouring pens and pencils and get set to have fun with the Mr Men! In these exciting books, readers get to colour in their favourite stories
Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

Mr Men Colour Your Own Mr Tickle

Pick up your colouring pens and pencils and get set to have fun with the Mr Men! In these exciting books, readers get to colour in their favourite stories
Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

Daddy Pig's Words of Wisdom

Daddy Pig is an expert on many things - looking after Peppa and George, DIY, cooking and much more. Find out his top tips and celebrate all the things that...
Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

Introducing Teddy
Jessica Walton
A sweet and gentle story about being true to yourself and being a good friend, Introducing Teddy can also help children understand that some people are boys and others girls.
Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

Share this page

Love “Lovereading4kids” as my son gets to hear about & read new books before his mates which keeps him interested in reading=a very happy Mum

Liz Evans

We love Lovereading4kids because they put books in front of us we wouldn’t otherwise have read. They make us more adventurous readers!

Emily Jacques

LoveReading4Kids is a modern and creative way of emphasising the value and importance of books in this digital age #booksforlife

Amrit Bunet – Teen

I love finding new books to read. My mummy and me look at the new ones coming out. I have written reviews of some of them!

Jessica Cobbin – age 7

We love Lovereading4kids because it promotes reading choices, new authors and a sense of community for children of all ages!

Rachel Bridgeman

We love Lovereading4kids because they put books in front of us we wouldn’t otherwise have read. They make us more adventurous readers!

Emily Jacques

At @HHSHaringey we love @lovereading4kids because our pupils can practice reviewing & get free upcoming books before anyone else!

Helen Swinyard – Heartlands High

This company is amazing; not only is it is a great opportunity to get books and review them but everyone is so friendly and supportive!

Jemma Rubens, age 10

A message from Anthony Browne, one of the UK's most brilliant and respected Picture Book Illustrators, who was Children's Laureate 2009-11:

"Picture books are special – they're not like anything else. Sometimes I hear parents encouraging their children to read what they call proper books, books without pictures, at an earlier and earlier age. This makes me sad, as picture books are perfect for sharing, and not just with the youngest children. As a father, I understand the importance of the bond that develops through reading picture books with your child. We have in Britain some of the best picture book makers in the world, and I want to see their books appreciated for what they are – works of art." Picture books, he said, are "perfect for any age".

The books in this genre will have more story than those books featured in the Baby and Toddler genre but still with lots of stunning imagery to share with your child and for them to enjoy alone.

As children begin to communicate more readily and are a little more dextrous then you’ll find they want to occupy their mind with books that are a little more challenging, perhaps even with more pages and more of a storyline.

The picture books in this section with a greater range of text to accompany some absolutely stunning imagery provide a terrific next stage.

Titles in this section will be refreshed each month with a range of new and older titles that we feel should not to be missed by any young child.

Click here to read some helpful tips from top childrens' publisher Egmont.


Lovereading

Lovereading 4 schools