12 Books With Simple Stories (0-2)

Straightforward books for the very young

This book list is part of a series for children with additional support needs.

The age range provided alongside this book list is simply a guide - don’t worry too much about matching it up with that of your child. Either let them choose, or pick one for them based on what they have enjoyed previously.

These simple, fun stories are a perfect gentle introduction to story books. Share these stories for just a few minutes a day as part of your routine and don’t be afraid to repeat them as many times as your child would like. Repetition will help them absorb the story.

Rabbit's Nap by Julia Donaldson

5. Rabbit's Nap

Julia Donaldson
Hug cover

6. Hug

Jez Alborough
Quick Duck!

7. Quick Duck

Mary Murphy
Rosie's Walk by Pat Hutchins

8. Rosie's Walk

Pat Hutchins
Monkey and Me by Emily Gravett

9. Monkey and Me

Emily Gravett
Banana by Ed Vere

10. Banana

Ed Vere
You Choose by Nick Sharratt

11. You Choose

Nick Sharratt, Pippa Goodheart

List created by

Lynsey Rogers

Lynsey Rogers is the writer development co-ordinator with Scottish Book Trust.