Recommended Children’s Books

Find a wide range of recommended children’s books. We’ve listed a range of books suitable for newborns, toddlers, preschoolers and school age children.

Room on the Broom

A magical tale about friendship and family that follows a kind witch who invites a surprising collection of animals to join her on her broom. Read more>>

 

 

Where is the Green Sheep?

Where is the Green Sheep?

Yet another classic by Mem Fox! There’s a blue sheep and a red sheep, a bath sheep and a bed sheep…. but one seems to be missing!

Your child will be taken on the search for the adorable green sheep and along the way learn colors and opposites. Read more>>

 


Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Alexander’s day goes from bad to worse in this story that shows children that other people have bad days too! Read more>>

Green Eggs and Ham

Green Eggs and Ham is another one of Dr. Seuss’ trademark classics – with rhyme, rhythm and repetition that make reading and learning to read fun and exciting for children. Join Sam-I-am as he convinces his friend to try something new! Read more >>

 

The Snail and the Whale

The Snail and the Whale is the touching story of an adventurous snail that hitches a ride with a whale! Classic Julia Donaldson rhyme and beautiful illustrations by Axel Scheffler. A great book for preschoolers. Read more >>

 

The Mixed-Up Chameleon

The chameleon thought his life was not very exciting, all he does is change color and eat flies. Wanting to be like all the beautiful animals he sees at the zoo, he discovers he can change more than just his color – but this chameleon gets very mixed up! Read more >>

 

Pat the Bunny

A great interactive book to include in your library, especially if you have newborn or toddler. One reason why we like this ‘touch and feel’ book is because it is addressed to your child. Read more >>

Charlotte’s Web

A girl, a pig and a spider. Who would have imagined that such an obscure combination of characters would result in such a touching, heartfelt story? Read more >>

Gorilla

Gorilla is a touching story about a girl called Hannah, who loves gorillas and all she wants is to see a real Gorilla at the zoo. Then on the night of her birthday something magical happens. Read more >>

The Cat in the Hat

Reading is never a bore with Dr Seuss! His trademark style of writing with rhyme, rhythm and repetition make reading fun and exciting for children. Be swept away by the hilarious cat who always has fun – no matter what the weather! Read more >>

Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?

Another classic book from Bill Martin, Jr. and Eric Carle in Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? With the same format and style as Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? but this time, children are introduced to sounds of new animals – roaring of a lion, snarling of a leopard, the snorting of a hippopotamus and more! Read more >>

Where the Wild Things Are

Where the Wild Things Are will lead your child on an adventure through Max’s imagination to an island of large creatures known as “The Wild Things”. Read more>>

Miffy

Miffy is a timeless book that young children will enjoy. With simple illustrations and bright, high contrast colors this story is especially appealing for newborns. Read more>>

The Gruffalo

The Gruffalo is a story with fabulous rhyme and is about the clever ways that a mouse gets out of dangerous situations! A fun tale for every child. Read more>>

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

Bill Martin, Jr. and Eric Carle team up to produce “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?”. This book has a simple and repetitive rhyming structure making it easy for young children to enjoy as they are introduced to brightly colored animals – brown bear, blue horse, yellow duck. Read more >>

 

 

Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes

A beautiful story about fingers and toes, babies and the joy these small things bring to mothers – and everyone all over the world! Read more >>

The Very Busy Spider

The horse neighs, the sheep baas, the cow moos – this is a great introduction to animals for newborns and toddlers. Read
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Dear Zoo – A Lift The Flap Book

Dear Zoo is a fun, quick read that will keep your child entertained and wanting more! Great for newborns and toddlers, this classic book is a must-have for your library at home. Read more>>

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt is a fun picture book that is sure to captivate your child – a family’s journey through many terrains to find a bear. Written by Michael Rosen in 1989, it has been a consistent best seller in childrens picture books. Read more>>

Lost and Found

Lost and Found is a beautiful story about friendship and loneliness. A boy helps a lost penguin finds his way back to the south pole, only to realise that the penguin wasn’t lost at all. This timeless tale will touch your child’s heart – from the loneliness of the penguin to the growing friendship of the boy and penguin. Read more>>

Elmer

The story is a tale about the elephant Elmer. Tired of being patchwork colored, Elmer sets out to look like all the other elephants by painting himself elephant color. However he finds that once he looks like all the other elephants that no one notices him anymore. Read more>>

Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy

Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy is a fun story that your child is sure to enjoy! And no you don’t have to be a dog lover to enjoy this book. The story is the first in a series of adventures of Hairy Maclary and his canine friends. Read more>>

Peepo!

Some books that are childhood favourites are still around and as popular as ever today.  Peepo!  is one of them. The playful rhymes and classic illustrations make this an enjoyable read for any child. The authors use a repetitive chorus that children will find fun and easy to learn. Read more>>

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Classic children’s books are timeless and can continue to bring smiles to people’s faces well into adulthood. One of our favorite stories is The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. It is a simple story that has been enjoyed by generations. Read more>>

Madeline

Madeline is a wonderful children’s tale that has stood the test of time. Originally published in 1939 by Ludwig Bemelmans, this classic story is still incredibly popular today. The story is about a unique little girl called Madeline, who shows her classmates what it is to be a strong, courageous individual. Read more>>

The Story of Ferdinand (book recommendation)

The Story of Ferdinand is an all-time classic children’s story about a bull that prefers to smell flowers and sit under the shade of a cork tree than fight matadors. Read more>>

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