Run by Booktrust, Children’s Book Week takes place next week so we thought what a better time to try and encourage a love of reading in any child you know. There’s nothing better than a bedtime story (even the Minions get excited about one in their new film…) so we thought we’d take a look at some of the Book People’s best books to share with children aged 5 and under.
Best books to share with young children
A great way to introduce any young child to the endless fun and joy of ‘Peepo’!, this book from the dream team of Janet and Allan Ahlberg is packed with sing-song verses and delightfully nostalgic artwork.
Guess How Much I Love You
Sam McBratney and Anita Jeram’s tale of the love between Little and Big Nutbrown Hare is a global bestseller, and it doesn’t take long to see why. An unashamedly charming tale of the love between parent and child, it’s a perfect bedtime story.
Where the Wild Things Are
A badly behaved boy doesn’t want to go to sleep and finds himself transported to a magical world full of mystical creatures, adventure and so much more…
You just can’t beat Axel Scheffler’s bold and bright artwork or Julia Donaldson’s delightfully rhyming and flowing text – and what a team the duo make together. One of the most popular children’s characters of recent years, the Gruffalo is a must for any family’s reading time.
Shirley Hughes has an incredible knack for writing heart-warming stories that evoke so many emotions with their nostalgic appeal. A young boy loses his favourite pet toy Dogger – will he ever find him again? Perfect to read to children who have a favourite toy they never let go…
The Day the Crayons Quit
This award-winning book not only has a story and illustrations that are instantly appealing to children but a Pixar-style sense of humour that will have adults chuckling along as a number of crayons decide they’ve just had enough…