children's books

Little boy with picture book

That's Not My Train

The touch and feel elements of this book make it extra special. The wee boy in this film really interacts with the different textures and you can see the joy as he uses his senses to take part in the story. Notice how his mum gives him lots of time to explore the textures.

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That's Not My Dragon

The girl in this film is desperate to make some noise before she’s ready to join in with the story. Her mum and dad go with it and wait until she’s ready, at which point she happily joins in, counting the dragon claws and even singing Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.

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Baby looking at picture book

That's Not My Monkey

The family in this video share the book in another language, which is lovely to see. Mum uses the pictures to read the story and translate the book. It’s easy to see from their smiling faces and all the laughter and interaction how much fun they’re having.

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Nick Sharratt

Nick Sharratt: What's Great About Picture Books

The children's author and illustrator on the magic of picture books and drawing

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Ten Little Pirates

A mum and daughter read Ten Little Pirates, part of the 2015 Bookbug Pirate Bag

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Lost and Found

HarperCollins Children's Books presents Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers.

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Splosh! by David Melling. Published by Hodder Children’s Books.

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Feeling Great - Just Like Me!

Feeling Great! Just Like Me! by Jess Stockham. Published by Child's Play (International) Ltd, © 2006 Child's Play (International) Ltd.


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Dear Zoo

Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell. Published by Puffin.

Puffin publish books for children of all ages. Find more wonderful book suggestions on their website:  

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Mum and baby reading Peekaboo Jungle

Peekaboo Jungle

A mum and her baby read Peekaboo Jungle, part of the 2015 Bookbug Baby Bag

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