Everything changes when we read. The benefits of reading can be profound, affecting children’s health, wellbeing, sleep and social development. Countless research studies tell us that children who choose to read for pleasure are more successful in later life.

So it's never too early to start engendering that love of books. It's never too early to read stories with your little one. It's never too early to share that precious time and build the love of books that will make your child a reader for life.

We have a gorgeous selection of gift sets especially for our youngest readers with stories from nursery favourites Julia Donaldson, Michael Rosen, Eric Carle and more.

The gift sets we have selected here have a copy of the story, in mini hardback, boardbook or paperback plus a toy to help bring the story to life.

A cuddly caterpillar to eat through the pages, a bear to take on a hunt and....where is Spot?! Introduce your youngest to these timeless tales and begin a lifetime love of reading.

We've also included some standalone plush toys from some of our favourite characters, perfect for snuggling up with on the coldest of winter nights as you read a story together.

And for older readers there are postcard gift boxes from the Welcome to the Museum and Fantastically Great Women series, and a fabulously retro box from the iconic Ladybird books. And colouring books for Harry Potter and Heartstopper fans.

Don't forget, with each book sale, we give 25% of your purchase to a school close to your heart for them to re-invest in books for their libraries. 

If you are looking for more book recommendations, do dive into our 40+ Great Bedtime Stories for the Under 5s.