Top 10 Best Books for 5-year-olds

We have lots of exciting titles in our wide range of books for 5-year-olds, whether you're looking for brilliant stories, creative activity books or fun ways to learn! From books about the marvels of space, to a phonics collection of fairy tales, here's a small selection of our favourite titles.

1. Bloomsbury Discovery: Space

Budding astronauts will love this fascinating book, all about our incredible universe. Packed with fun flaps, stunning illustrations and enthralling facts about spacecraft, stars, planets and our solar system, be prepared to be taken on an intergalactic journey with your 5-year-old.

2. Perfectly Poppy Collection: 8 Books

Michelle Jakubowski

Lovable little Poppy has all sorts of new experiences and thrilling adventures in these hugely enjoyable and down-to-earth stories. She receives a new bike she thinks is too big, heads to the beach only to find it's not quite what she expected, receives a new puppy which turns out to be a lot of hard work, and so much more.

3. Reading Together: Fairy Tale Phonics Collection Plus Poster: 8 Books

Featuring lots of favourite fairy tales like Cinderella and The Three Little Pigs, these classic stories have been carefully retold to help young readers develop their decoding skills and match different letters with unique sounds. Each book comes with 70 reusable stickers for a seriously fun and interactive way to learn - not to mention the amazing poster, which features all 44 sounds practised in the books.

4. Usborne: My Big Picture Book of London

A trip to London is hugely exciting, but now you can bring London home with this vibrant picture book! It will show children all the sights they can expect to see on a visit to the spectacular city, including Buckingham Palace, the Royal Albert Hall and a fold-out view of the River Thames, along with lots of fascinating facts.

5. Dirty Bertie Collection: 10 Books

Alan Macdonald

Dirty Bertie is one of the naughtiest boys around, and is always getting into trouble with his disgusting habits! Perfect for reluctant readers, this hilariously revolting read is guaranteed to delight children - and the entire collection of 10 sickening stories is at an unbelievable Book People price.

6. Batman Character Encyclopedia

Perfect for Batman fans, this bumper book features 200 of Batman's allies and enemies in Gotham City, and is full of comic book art, absorbing trivia and fascinating stats.

7. Usborne: 100 Birds to Fold & Fly

Emily Bone

Create a menagerie of paper birds with this gorgeous activity book! The birds include peacocks, flamingos, eagles and lots of other exotic and fictional feathered friends. Kids will practise patience, focus and intricate motor skills with this enjoyable activity, with step-by-step instructions for each variety of beautiful bird.

8. Children's Animal Atlas

Discover the world's most wonderful wildlife with this stunning interactive atlas. Complete with a personalised spotter's guide to fill in and keep, over 150 stickers and six animal-themed postcards to send to best buddies, this incredible book is full of gorgeous illustrations and heaps of fascinating facts.

9. The Usborne First Thousand Words in French

Heather Amery

This beautiful book is a bilingual classic, with eye-catching illustrations by Stephen Cartwright. A whopper one thousand everyday words are illustrated with detailed scenes and pictures to help children learn fundamental French vocabulary in a fun, engaging way.

10. 101 Things for Kids to Do Outside

Dawn Isaac

Tired of seeing your kids stare at a screen all day? Get them having fun outside with this innovative title! From 10-minute activities to days full of fun, this book covers all the seasons and includes setting up a wormery, building a human sundial and creating an outdoor collage. Great for spending quality time with your children.

  • CAAT 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £4.99
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    Providing an interactive and fun way to explore the animal world, this animal atlas will become a much-loved addition to your child's non-fiction reading collection.

    The atlas comes with a personalised spotter's guide to fill in and keep, over 250 stickers and even six animal-themed postcards for children to send to their friends. It is also full of illustrations by the award-winning artist, Katrin Wiehle.

    Bright and bold, it will tell children aged 5 and over everything they could want to know about animals from all over the world.
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    5 years +
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    Would-be astronauts aged 5 and above will find themselves absolutely absorbed by this Bloomsbury Discovery book all about the subject of Space.

    With flaps to lift to make learning fun and interactive, the book is packed with brilliant illustrations, exciting cross-sections and amazing facts about our stars, planets and solar system.

    The book even takes a look at the spacecraft we build!
  • Perfectly Poppy Collection - 8 Books - Collection - 9781782027409 - Michelle Jakubowski
    PERF 5 years +
    Michelle Jakubowski
    5 years +
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    • £6.99
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    • Just 87.00p per book
    Fans of Katie Morag will love following the stories of the loveable Poppy as she has all kinds of first experiences and exciting adventures in these fun-filled stories.

    Poppy has outgrown her bike but when Dad brings home a new one, she's worried it's too big and doesn't want to ride it. Can anyone, or anything, change her mind? She also heads to the beach on holiday, but it's not the dream she'd been hoping for - the sand is hot, the water's cold and the wind is, well... windy!

    She also starts playing football but doesn't want to practise. After a bad match, she wonders if it's worth the effort; she also welcomes a new puppy into the family but isn't too happy about the extra work a puppy brings.
  • HFFB 5 years +
    Emily Bone
    5 years +
    • £3.99
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    This creative activity book from the experts at Usborne will inspire children aged 6 and over to create a forest of fold-together birds.

    Fantastically designed, the birds include peacocks, eagles, flamingos and other exotic and fictional birds. Putting them together provides a fun way of practising fine motor skills and there are step-by-step instructions for every single one.

    The birds are wonderfully designed and presented in a variety of vibrant colours, shapes and patterns.
  • Reading Together Fairy Tale Phonics Collection with Poster - 8 Books - Collection - 9781786171559
    RTFT 3 years +
    3 years +
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    • Just £1.25 per book
    With familiar fairy tales, this eight-book collection is perfect for children to share with their parents as they begin to learn about phonics.

    Including Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella and Puss in Boots, the fairy tales have been carefully retold to help children develop their decoding skills and link different letters to distinct sounds.There are also sounding out and word-building activities to partake in.

    All the books come with 70 reusable stickers and there's even a poster which features all 44 sounds that are practised in the books. There are also helpful hints for grown-ups on what sounds they should focus on while they read, scattered throughout the books.

    Poster dimensions: 550 x 645mm.
  • TFKD 5 years +
    Dawn Isaac
    5 years +
    (5)
    • £4.99
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    Dawn Isaac's 101 Things for Kids to Do Outside builds on the success of her blog Little Green Fingers and inspires children (and grown-ups) to get away from computer and TV screens and get outdoors.

    From quick 10-minute activities to full days of fun, the ideas cover all four seasons and include building a human sundial, creating an outdoor collage and setting up a wormery.

    Outdoor fun for everyone!
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    Profiling more than 200 of Batman's friends and foes that walk the streets of Gotham City, this Character Encyclopedia is full of comic book art, facts and stats.

    From his allies including Robin and Alfred Pennyworth to vicious villains like the Joker and the Penguin and even lesser-known characters including Robin's pet Bat-Cow, each character has their own page illustrated with up-to-date information and a stunning illustration from DC Comics.
  • MBPL 5 years +
    Rob Lloyd Jones
    5 years +
    • £3.99
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    The Big Picture Book of London will show children what they can expect to see on their next visit to the famous city.

    Created by the experts at Usborne, the beautifully illustrated book is ideal for both kids who are looking to visit England's capital and those who already live in the vibrant city. Many of the landmarks are accompanied by fascinating facts.

    The book is packed with information about the sights they'll see and where to find them including Buckingham Palace, the Olympic Stadium and the Royal Albert Hall. The middle pages even include a fold-out view of the River Thames.
  • Dirty Bertie Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781847158178 - Alan Macdonald & David Roberts
    DIRB 5 years +
    Alan Macdonald & David Roberts
    5 years +
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    Dirty Bertie surely ranks alongside Horrid Henry as one of the naughtiest boys in children's books and here are 10 books focusing on his antics that are sure to have your children laughing uncontrollably.

    Trouble is never far away when Dirty Bertie's around and this combined with his disgusting habits makes for delightfully gross reads that will even appeal to reluctant readers.

    Written by Alan Macdonald and illustrated by David Roberts, these are hilarious stories about a grubby little boy.
  • AIKST 6 years +
    Heather Amery
    6 years +
    • £6.39
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    The classic French bilingual word book, illustrated by Stephen Cartwright, reissued to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Usborne Publishing. A thousand everyday words illustrated with busy scenes and labelled pictures to help children learn key French vocabulary.