We have gathered together a selection of books especially chosen to introduce toddlers and young children to the world, through colours, shapes, numbers, letters and more.

It's never too early to read to children and this selection of picture books are a great introduction to first concepts, perfect for even the youngest babies.

Through colour, touch, sound and shapes young children start to make sense of the world around them and these are our very favourite recently published books plus some old gems that every nursery bookshelf should have.

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