Recommended Reading List for 0-5 year Olds

Recommended Reading List for Babies:

  • This little chick, Lady bird
  • This little Pirate Lady bird
  • Whose ears Lady Bird
  • Whose nose Lady bird
  • I touch Helen Oxenbury
  • I see Helen Oxenbury
  • Ten Little fingers and ten little toes Mem Fox Helen Oxenbury
  • Goodnight Gorilla Peggy Rathman
  • That’s not my books e.g. That’s not my puppy
  • That’s not my lion Fiona Wyatt
  • That’s not my fox Fiona Wyatt
  • That’s not my panda Fiona Wyatt
  • Baby Einstein mirror me Julie Aigner – Clark
  • Baby touch beep beep  S. Baggott Lady Bird
  • Baby touch farm Lady Bird
  • Baby touch Moo Moo Tab book
  • Baby touch Faces Lady Bird
  • Baby’s very first touchy feely baby book Lady Bird
  • Baby touch things that go first focus Lady Bird
  • Baby’s Very First Cloth Book: Faces
  • Baby’s Very First Black and White Book: Babies
  • Baby’s Very First Black and White Book: Faces
  • Baby’s Very First Black and White Book: Animals

Also recommended:

  • A kiss like this Mary Murphy
  • Say hello like this Mary Murphy
  • Peepo Allan Allberg
  • Tickel Tickle Helen Oxenbury
  • Clap handies Helen Oxenbury
  • Your child’s first word will be dada Jimmy Fallon
  • Drive In, Ducky! A. Kubler
  • Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes Mem Fox

Reading List for Wobblers:

Lift the Flap books:

  • Whose stripes? Ladybird
  • Whose nose?
  • Where’s spot?
  • Spot goes to the farm
  • A boot a hat now who is that Nick Sharatt
  • There’s an Owl in my Towel Julia Donaldson
  • Postman Bear Julia Donaldson
  • Hide and Seek Pig Julia Donaldson

Cuddly books:

  • Guess how much I love you Sam Mc Bratney
  • Peepo!
  • A Kiss like this Mary Murphy
  • Your child’s first word will be dada Jimmy Fallon
  • Pip and Posy: The Big Balloon
  • Baa Baa Black Sheep Animal Rhymes Lady bird 

Repetitive books:

  • That’s not my fox…
  • That’s not my panda…
  • That’s not my hedgehog…
  • That’s not my squirrel… Fiona Wyatt
  • This little Pirate Lady bird
  • Oh Dear! Rod Campbell
  • Baby’s very first Bus book

Funny books:

  • Moo Baa LA LA LA!
  • A boot, a Hat, Now who is that?
  • Say Hello Like this  Mary Murphy
  • Mouse is Small Mary Murphy
  • Rosie’s Walk
  • Good Night, Gorilla
  • Moo Moo Nosy Crow
  • Arf Arf Nosy Crow
  • Stomp Stomp Nosy Crow

Also Recommended:

  • Knock Knock! Mr Croc J. Lodge
  • Busy Building Site A. Archer
  • Peepo! Lion E. Butler
  • How Do I Feel? 

Recommended Reading List for Toddlers:

Lift the flap books:

  • Whose stripes Lady Bird
  • Whose nose Lady bird
  • Whose ears Lady bird
  • Where’s  Spot E. Hill
  • Spot goes to the farm
  • Oh Dear! Rod Campbell
  • Dear Zoo Rod Campbell
  • A boot a hat now who is that Nick Sharatt
  • The Tickle Book
  • Moo Moo Nosy Crow
  • Arf Arf Nosy Crow
  • Stomp Stomp Nosy Crow

Simple stories: A. Scheffler

  • Pip and Posy: The super scooter
  • Pip and Posy: The Scary Monster
  • Pip and Posy: The little puddle

Rhyming books:

  • Postman Bear Julia Donaldson
  • Hide and Seek Pig Julia Donaldson
  • Toddle Waddle Julia Donaldson
  • Goat goes to Playgroup
  • Hippo has a hat
  • Chocolate Mousse for greedy goose.
  • Ouch I need a Plaster Nick Sharatt
  • Baa Baa black sheep Ladybird touch and feel
  • Twinkle Twinkle Little star Ladybird touch and feel
  • Touchy Feely books: by Ladybird
  • The three Little Pigs
  • Little Red Riding Hood
  • Goldilocks and the three bears

 Funny Books

  • Please be quiet Mary Murphy
  • Moo baa LA LA LA Sandra Boynton
  • Never touch a dinosaur
  • Rosie’s Walk
  • Goodnight Gorilla
  • The tiger who came to Tea Judith Kerr
  • Argh Spider Lydia Monks
  • Good night Moon

Repetitive books:

  • That’s not my lion
  • That’s not my lamb
  • That’s not my pirate
  • That’s not my dinosaur
  • This little footballer, Lady bird
  • This little Pirate Lady bird
  • Brown Bear Brown Bear What do you see

Also recommended:

  • Lulu Loves Stories A. Mc Quinn
  • Dogger Shirley Hughes
  • The Snowman Raymond Briggs
  • Gorilla Anthony Browne
  • We’re Going on a Bear Hunt Michael Rosen
  • Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak
  • Would You Rather John Burningham
  • I Want My Potty! Tony Ross
  • Will You Be My Friend? Molly Potter

Recommended Reading List for Preschoolers:

  • Hooray for Fish! L. Cousins
  • Lost and Found Oliver Jeffers
  • The Gingerbread Man E. Corke
  • The Tuger Who Came to Tea J. Kerr
  • There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly 
  • Where’s My Teddy? Judith Alborough
  • Elephant and the Bad Baby Elfrida Vipont
  • I Went to the Zoopermarket N. Sharratt
  • Dear Zoo Rod Campbell
  • Each Peach Pear Plum Allan Ahlberg
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar Eric Carle
  • Little Mouse’s Big Book of Fears Emily Gravett
  • I Will Not Ever Never Eat a Tomato Lauren Child
  • Room on the Broom Julia Donaldson
  • Hairy Maclary from Donalson’s Dairy Lynley Dodd
  • Not now, Bernard David McKee
  • The Jolly Postman or Other People’s Letters Allan Ahlbery
  • I Want My Hat Back Jon Klassen
  • The Cat in the Hat Dr. Seuss
  • Meg and Mog Helen Nicholl
  • Princess Smartypants Babette Cole
  • Let’s Get Along: It’s Great to…
            • Be Kind
            • Keep Calm
            • Share
            • Work Together
  • Everybody Feels…
          • Angry
          • Scared
          • Sad
          • Happy
  • Starting School – Confident Leads the Way (Amy and the Feelings Basket) Debbie K
  • Ilama Ilama Misses Mama Anna Dewdney
  • Sweep Louise Greig

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