5 Picture Books to Share With Your Kids (3-7)

Children's books that have special meaning for author Val McDermid

I’ve chosen five of the books I most enjoyed reading with my son when he was younger. Reading is a habit that lasts a lifetime, and choosing the right books early on gives us an appetite we can carry on feeding as long as we live. I’ve picked ones that stand up to rereading and that provide pleasure for adults as well as kids.

2. Q Pootle 5

Nick Butterworth

4. The Night Pirates

Peter Harris

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Val McDermid

Val McDermid is a best-selling author best known for her crime novels. Her book, Wire in the Blood, was adapted into a series that ran on ITV for seven seasons. Her latest book, The Vanishing Point, is out in paperback on 31 January.


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