Books for Babies and Toddlers Books for Babies and Toddlers

The best selection of books for babies and toddlers.

This Month's Featured Books

The Storm Whale
Benji Davies
Winner of the 2014 inaugural Oscar's First Book Prize in association with the Evening Standard, now in a brand new cased board book format! Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 15/06/2017
Info Extract Buy

Mr Large in Charge
Jill Murphy
Mums everywhere have a soft spot for Mrs Large, recognising so many of their own experiences in Jill Murphy's character. Here Mr Large nobly steps up when his wife is feeling under the weather, giving her a much-needed day in... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/06/2017
Info Extract Buy

All in One Piece
Jill Murphy
Children and adults alike love Jill Murphy's stories of Mrs Large and her unruly family. In this story, Mrs Large is trying to get ready for a long-awaited evening out, interrupted at every stage by her children. ‘Can't I just... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/06/2017
Info Extract Buy

Dogs
Emily Gravett
Apparently a celebration of dogs of all kind, this is also a book with a witty twist at the end. Gorgeous pictures of big dogs and small dogs, hairy dogs and bald dogs, stroppy dogs and soppy dogs delight in... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 15/06/2017
Info Extract Buy

Dozy Bear and the Secret of Food
Katie Blackburn
This book will be a godsend for parents whose toddlers refuse to try more than one or two items of food. Dozy Bear won't eat his lunch, he only wants fish, even though he's hungry. Trotting off on his own,... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/06/2017
Info Extract Buy

The Bad Bunnies' Magic Show
Mini Grey
Sophisticated, surreal and wonderfully anarchic, this is another brilliant picture book from Mini Grey. They may not look it, but Abra and Cadabra are bad bunnies. They've locked the Great Hypno up in his trunk and taken over his magic... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 15/06/2017
Info Extract Buy

The Cow Who Fell to Earth
Nadia Shireen
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month June 2017 When a little cow, hitching a ride on a star, crash-lands into a field of sheep he has no way of communicating. All he can say is ‘WOO' but the sheep,... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/06/2017
Info Extract Buy

Axel Scheffler's Flip Flap Ocean
Axel Scheffler
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month June 2017 Mix up a jellyfish and a dolphin and what do you get? A jolphin – and a very curious creature it looks too. And a whale and a jellyfish which becomes... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 01/06/2017
Info Extract Buy

Mr Men: My Daddy
Roger Hargreaves
From terrific tickles and funny faces which brighten your day, to strong arms when you're feeling tired, daddies are funny, silly, strong and cool. Suitable for your daddy's birthday, a new father, or Father's Day, this book features Mr Men... Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Paperback | Released 04/05/2017
Info Extract Buy

My First Mog ABC
Judith Kerr
Join everyone's favourite family pet and learn your ABC with MOG! Mog is the forgetful cat that everybody loves, and you can learn your ABC with her in this brand new book for very young readers. Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Paperback | Released 01/06/2017
Info Extract Buy

Lift-the-Flap and Colour Forest
Natural History Museum
Pre-schoolers will love this lift-the-flap colouring book series - this one is all about the Forest. Find out which animals live in the forest and there's also a simple verse on each page explaining a little bit about each habitat.... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/06/2017
Info Extract Buy

Lift-the-Flap and Colour African Animals
Natural History Museum
There are 5 scenes to colour in this fun lift the flap book with black and white line drawings ready to be coloured in, bringing scenes of the savannah to life. Each scene is accompanied by a simple rhyming text... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/06/2017
Info Extract Buy

Last Month's Featured Books

The Bear Who Went Boo!
David Walliams
As all little children know, there's great fun to be had in jumping out and shouting ‘Boo!'. The little polar bear star of David Walliams's new picture book likes nothing...
Extract Buy

Bug Bear
Patricia Hegarty
‘Down in the forest as Bear had a doze/ A small stripy bug came and sat on his nose', and so Bear's troubles begin. He really doesn't want to become...
Extract Buy

Elmer: Guess Who?
David McKee
As fresh and vogueish today as when he make his first appearance over 35 years ago, Elmer...
Extract Buy

Elmer: Hide and Seek!
David McKee
There are all sorts of treats and surprises in this bright, lively interactive board book. Starring everyone's...
Extract Buy

Grumpy Frog
Ed Vere
Join Grumpy Frog as he learns about compromise and tolerance, friendship and the power of saying sorry. A hilarious book with a twist in the tail about getting - and...
Extract Buy

The Tickle Test
Kathryn White
Two little lab-coated mice set out to find out the best way to tickle (sending their mice assistants in to do the actual tickling). Their subjects include a giraffe, bear,...
Extract Buy

The Dressing-Up Dad
Maudie Smith
Danny's dad loves dressing up, and most of the time that's great, but sometimes Danny wishes he'd dress like the other dads instead. So when his birthday comes round, even...
Extract Buy

Hello, Mr World
Michael Foreman
The future of the world is in our children's hands says this beautiful and sensitive picture book. ‘Let's be doctors' say two little children in front of a dressing up...
Extract Buy

Elmer
David McKee
The wonderfully colourful story of Elmer the patchwork elephant has been a nursery favourite since this first book...
Extract Buy

The World of Eric Carle Happy Tin
Parragon Books Ltd
Join the animals from the World of Eric Carle for colouring, sticker, and activity fun in this awesome collectable tin!
Extract Buy

More Featured Books

Dear Zoo
Rod Campbell
What is the perfect pet? The zoo keeps sending all kinds of animals but, lift the flap and...
Extract Buy

I Love You Baby
Claire Freedman
A series of baby animals, each with Mum or Dad, are used to illustrate the magic of those three tiny words: I love you. There are penguins hugging, leopards enjoying...
Extract Buy

Baby's Very First Noisy Book Jungle
Fiona Watt
With bright colourful pictures of jungle animals from cheeky monkeys to playful tiger cubs and some very splendid parrots this will really catch baby's eye and there's lots to look...
Extract Buy

Goldilocks and the Three Potties
Leigh Hodgkinson
You can't have too many potty training books, and this one is particularly charming. This story of Goldilocks starts, as you'd expect, in a wood and with ‘Once upon a...
Extract Buy

My First Book About Me
Felicity Brooks
Bright, attractive pages and friendly text scattered with questions and invitations make this book a great way to start children thinking about who they are and how they fit into...
Extract Buy

One Happy Tiger
Catherine Rayner
The tiger star of this very beautiful counting book first appeared in Catherine Rayner's picture book Augustus and his Smile. Not only does he look gorgeous in this new...
Extract Buy

Playtime with Ted
Sophy Henn
Playtime with Ted is one of a new series of interactive board books from the super-talented Sophy Henn and like her bestselling picture books it's fresh and funny, and a...
Extract Buy

Splat!
Jon Burgerman
Funny and playful this book will appeal to children's sense of the absurd and to their delight in mess. A green shape sits centre page opposite a pair of...
Extract Buy

Aliens Love Underpants!
Claire Freedman
A cased-board book edition of the much-loved Aliens Love Underpants to mark the 10th Anniversary. Terrific illustrations capture the flood of jokes about pants that underlie this rhyming story. There...
Extract Buy

Each Peach Pear Plum
Allan Ahlberg, Janet Ahlberg
A delightful board book with simple rhyming text and engaging interactive pictures. Children will be able to find characters that are mentioned in the text, such as Mother Hubbard and...
Extract Buy

Macavity's Not There! A Lift-the-Flap Book
T. S. Eliot
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 there, following the clues until they...
Extract Buy

Reader Reviewed There is a Tribe of Kids
Lane Smith
Winner of the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2017 | Award-winning Lane Smith's stunning illustrations create a delight of a story which imaginatively and vaguely hints at a pre-historic time and...
Extract Buy

Grandpa Green
Lane Smith
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month April 2017 | Award-winning Lane Smith recreates the life story of a much-loved great-grandfather through wonderful illustrations of topiary in this beautiful and...
Extract Buy

Gecko's Echo
Lucy Rowland
A very small but very brave Gecko needs to think up a way of protecting her gecko eggs from nasty predators. How can she trick Snakey and Rat into thinking...
Extract Buy

I'm Going to Eat This Ant
Chris Naylor-Ballesteros
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month April 2017 | Bored of his diet of ants, a scheming ant-eater thinks of the all the ways he can make eating his...
Extract Buy

Bedtime with Ted
Sophy Henn
It's bedtime for Ted, but he's just too busy yet – flip the flaps and you can see why: Ted is in the bath with some penguins, busy brushing his...
Extract Buy

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Lewis Carroll
This beautiful board is the perfect first introduction to Alice. Babies and toddlers will love the playful and quirky characters Alison Jay brings to life with her own unique perspective...
Extract Buy

Reader Reviewed Charlie Cook's Favourite Book
Julia Donaldson
There are lots of reading jokes in this book within a book, within a book: pirates and robbers settle down with their favourite stories and the Three Bears discover Goldilocks...
Extract Buy

The Gruffalo
Julia Donaldson
“A mouse took a stroll through the deep dark wood. A fox saw the mouse and the mouse looked good.” So begins the story of how a clever little mouse...
Extract Buy

The Gruffalo's Child
Julia Donaldson
Former Children's Laureate Julia Donaldson followed up her best-selling The Gruffalo with a story about The Gruffalo's Child. Reissued in sturdy board back format, an entertaining story for the very...
Extract Buy

I Love You, Blue Kangaroo!
Emma Chichester Clark
The gorgeous bright colours of Emma Chichester Clark's illustrations make this chunky board book irresistible. Favourite toy Blue Kangaroo thinks he's in danger of being replaced by Wild Brown Bear,...
Extract Buy

Monkey Puzzle
Julia Donaldson
This wonderful picture book with brilliant rhyming text coupled with stunning illustrations will have you and your toddler laughing and laughing and laughing time and time again as you read...
Extract Buy

Room on the Broom
Julia Donaldson
Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's marvellous story of the scatty witch and her animal friends deserves a place on every child's bookshelf. Julia Donaldson based the witch on herself –...
Extract Buy

The Snail and the Whale
Julia Donaldson
If bestsellers were decided upon by the number of prestigious awards a book had won then this one, with echoes of Edward Lear would be the blockbuster of all time. ...
Extract Buy

A Squash and a Squeeze
Julia Donaldson
Julia Donaldson writes...A Squash and a Squeeze started its life as a song on BBC Children's Television.The song was subsequently used on “Playdays” and included on a BBC album, sung...
Extract Buy

Tip Tap Went the Crab
Tim Hopgood
Bubbling with energy, prize winning Tim Hopgood's illustrations are also full of warmth and plenty of colour. A chirpy crab with very big eyes tip taps as it counts its...
Extract Buy

Share this page

I love lovereading4kids because I’ve read amazing books I would never have picked up, and its opened doors to new genre’s I now love.

Harriet Cunningham

It’s so easy to find the right book for your child. Such an easy-to-use, yet in-depth website. 100% reliable.

Pippa, Jack, Liam & Matthew Wils

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

I love Lovereading4kids because I get an opportunity to put my opinion forward and to try new books

Elosie Clarkson – age 11

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

Lovereading is just a convenient way to find new books and hear others opinions on them.

Sarah Murray – age 15

Lovereading4kids is great, we get books really early never late. We love to read and review, and think you would like it too. The excitement

Jasmine Harris-Hart, age 12

It has introduced my children to books we hadn’t come across before. Real children’s reviews gives a great insight into what others think to

Lorraine Woods

Nothing beats sitting with a baby or toddler on the knee and reading a book together.

The words provide a language of communication long before conversation is possible and the joy in recognising them over many re-readings provides endless shared pleasure while the pictures can be enjoyed first jointly and then by the child alone as they pour over the images they love.

Included in our selection are a range of really sturdy and interactive books suitable books for babies and toddlers for the bedroom, the car, the bath, the buggy and the playroom. Books that even the tiniest baby will enjoy alone and with their parents.

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 baby or toddler.

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

hopster banner


Lovereading

Lovereading 4 schools