Top 10 Best Handwriting Books for Kids

Learning to write is a vital step in every child's education, and these books are sure to help young writers master this sometimes tricky skill. See below for the best handwriting books for kids, ordered by target age.

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1. Start School with Topsy and Tim: Wipe Clean First Writing

Jean Adamson | 3+

Join delightful duo Topsy and Tim in this fun, wipe-clean activity book, perfect for children who are starting to learn the alphabet. Each letter is shown with a picture (such as 'A for Apple') and two rows of letters drawn in dotted lines that children can trace with the special pen included in the book. The book also includes left-handed options, shown in blue.

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2. Peppa Pig: Practise with Peppa: Wipe-Clean First Writing

Ladybird | 3+

Little ones can join their favourite pig pal in this lovely wipe-clean book. They can trace over key handwriting patterns, move on to forming first numerals and letters, and then attempt some simple words. Great for giving little writers a head-start at school, they'll be able to practise pen control and learn the correct formation of letters, including help for left-handers. Plus, a free pen is included.

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3. Handwriting Practice Series

Lyn Wendon | 3-7

These write-in activity books are great for helping children progress from tracing their first letters to independently writing. The books include fun activities, letter templates, both printed and joined-up writing, and practice on forming whole sentences.

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4. Wipe-Clean Shaped Alphabet Activity Book

Make Believe Ideas | 4+

This vibrant book provides a fun and engaging way to learn the alphabet, perfect for taking little ones from A to Z in no time. Bursting with alphabet-themed activities and a wipe-clean pen, children can practise writing letters and will learn letter sounds. Each page is presented in a die-cut shape of the corresponding letter, making this an appealing and useful book that will also help kids develop their hand-eye coordination.

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5. Handwriting Wipe-Clean

Lisa Holt | 4+

Help children learn joined-up handwriting with this wipe-clean book. Discover exactly where the joins and breaks are so letters can be formed neatly and efficiently. With cursive words and sentences to copy and trace, including plenty of high-frequency words, this book is sure to capture the attention of young writers.

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6. Ladybird Homework Helpers: Handwriting Wipe-Clean Book

Ladybird | 5+

This hugely useful book will help kids to practise and improve their handwriting skills on the wipe-clean spreads. With a pen included, kids can get stuck in straight away, drawing common letter shapes and practising writing first words on the vibrant pages. A comprehensive parent note is provided to help you both get the most out of the book, and there's also advice to help left-handers write certain letters correctly.

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7. Cursive Handwriting

Lisa Holt | 5+

Cursive writing can be tricky to master, but with this bright book, kids will be able to write with confidence and speed. They can find out precisely where the joins and breaks are and follow simple, step-by-step instructions to produce cursive writing they'll be proud of!

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8. CGP Handwriting Targeted Practice Books

CGP Books | 5+

These fun handwriting practice books are a great way for pupils to practise forming letters and writing neatly. The series begins with lines, shapes and patterns, moves onto letters and then onto words and sentences, from year 1 to year 4.

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9. School Stars: Handwriting

5+

Primary school pupils can perfect their penmanship with this fantastic book. With a wipe-clean surface and a pen to practise with, they'll be able to write and rewrite without worrying about their mistakes, and develop their handwriting skills in a fun and rewarding way.

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10. At Home with Handwriting Books

Jenny Ackland | 5+

In this 2-book series, kids aged 5-7 can complete fun activities and develop their handwriting skills at home. The books include a variety of tasks, including filling in missing letters and copying. Children will learn to establish a comfortable pencil grip, write well-formed letters efficiently, leave appropriate gaps between words and have lots of fun in the process. Plus, there are plenty of funky stickers included to keep kids motivated!

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  • AHTXR 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £3.89
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    This is an extremely useful wipe-clean handwriting homework helper book from Ladybird Books. You can help your child to practise and improve their handwriting skills with this resuable wipe-clean handwriting activity book from Ladybird. The attached pen is perfect for drawing common letter shapes and practising writing first words on the colourful pages. Then simply wipe clean and start again! Letters that are formed in a similar way are grouped together so that your child can practise the correct handwriting movements over and over, and there is a comprehensive parent note to help you both get the most out of the book. Also included is advice on how to help left-handers write certain letters correctly. Also Available: Homework Helpers Times Tables Sticker Book Ladybird publishes the very best books for babies and toddlers - colourful and engaging, they encourage early interaction with books and the wider world. Watch your little one have fun and learn with Ladybird from their very first book until they start school. Look out for the classic Ladybird series - there is a Ladybird book for every age and every stage. Baby Touch; Toddler Touch; Busy; First Favourite Tales; Read It Yourself; Topsy and Tim; and Key Words With Peter and Jane.
  • AHAPE 3 years +
    3 years +
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    Learning to write is fun with "Topsy and Tim's Wipe Clean First Writing". "Start School with Topsy and Tim: First Writing", brought to you by Ladybird, is a lovely, easy-to-use activity book for children who are starting to learn the alphabet. Help your child practise writing letters with this bright, colourful wipe-clean book. Each letter is shown with a picture (such as 'A for Apple') and with two rows of letters drawn in dotted lines that children can draw over with their special pen. Then they can wipe the page clean and practice again! Each letter is also shown with arrows so children know where to place the pen. Left-handed options are shown in blue. A free pen is included with the book. Topsy and Tim are lovely, friendly characters who do all the things real children do. Learning with Topsy and Tim is fun and reassuring. Look out for "Start School with Topsy and Tim: Wipe Clean First Numbers" and all the other Topsy and Tim books: "Topsy and Tim: Help a Friend"; "Topsy and Tim: Go on a Trainl Topsy and Time Meet the Police"; "Topsy and Tim: Go to the Doctor"; "Topsy and Tim: Go to the Dentist"; "Topsy and Tim: Go to the Zoo"; Topsy and Tim Visit London"; "Topsy and Tim: Go on an Aeroplane"; Topsy and Tim: Go Camping"; "Topsy and Tim Safety First"; "Topsy and Tim: The New Baby"; "Topsy and Tim Meet the Firefighters"; "Topsy and Tim have Itchy Heads"; "Topsy and Tim: Play Football"; "Topsy and Tim: Buckets and Spades"; "Topsy and Tim: Car Games"; "Topsy and Tim: little Shoppers"; "Topsy and Tim: At the Farm"; "Topsy and Tim: Little Lost Rabbit"; "Topsy and Tim: The Big Surprise"; "Topsy and Tim: Go to the Park"; "Topsy and Tim: Look After their Pets"; "Topsy and Tip: Have Chickenpox"; It also includes "Topsy and Tim: Make a New Friend"; "Topsy and Tim: Busy Builders"; "Topsy and Tim"; "Meet the Police"; "Topsy and Tim: Red Boots, Yellow Boots"; "Topsy and Tim Sticker Storybook: Start School"; "Topsy and Tim: Start School"; "Topsy and Tim: Learn to Swim"; "Topsy and Tim: Have a Birthday Party"; "Topsy and Tim Sticker Storybook: Have a Happy Birthday"; "Topsy and Tim: Go to Hospital"; "Topsy and Tim Go for Gold"; "Topsy and Tim Sticker Storybook: Go on an Aeroplane".
  • AHAPS
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    This write-in activity book is for children progressing from tracing the letters to independent writing. It includes fun pre-writing activities with a focus on pencil control.
  • WCSA 4 years +
    4 years +
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    Providing a fun way to learn the alphabet, this wipe-clean and interactive book will take very young children from A-Z in next to no time at all.

    Packed with alphabet-themed activities that can be completed using the also-included wipe-clean pen, the early learning book will help children practise writing letters and uses repetition to reinforce letter sounds.

    Each page is even presented in a die-cut shape of the corresponding letter, meaning children will be developing their hand-eye coordination while they have fun learning about all the wonders of the alphabet before starting school.
  • AMMCK 5 years +
    5 years +
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    At Home With Handwriting 1 is a fun activity workbook for children, aged 5-7 years, to do at home. Using a variety of tasks such as filling in missing letters and copying, children will establish a comfortable and efficient pencil grip, write correctly formed letters, and leave appropriate gaps between words. Numbers, capital letters, and vowels are all included in the activities too. The illustrated step-by-step activities are simple enough for children to work through on their own, or equally perfect to do together with an adult giving encouragement. Useful tips support adults so that they can encourage learning gently - plus there are more than enough funky stickers to reward your child as they complete each activity! This book is ideal to build confidence in writing at primary school and can be followed with At Home With Handwriting 2.
  • AONAF
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    School Stars: Handwriting is the perfect way for primary school pupils to perfect their penmanship. Aimed at children in Key Stage One, they will soon get to grips with pen-practice in this hands-on guide to developing good handwriting. With a wipe-clean surface and a pen to practise with, they will be able to write and rewrite without worrying about their mistakes.
  • AXAAG
    • £3.50
    This Handwriting Practice Book from CGP is a fantastic way for Year 1 pupils (ages 5-6) to practise forming letters and writing words neatly. It starts off with lines and patterns to trace before moving onto letters. Each letter is introduced with helpful arrows to show how it's formed. Pupils are then given letters to trace and space to write them independently as well, with guidelines to keep letters the same size and dots to show where to start each letter. They're also given whole words and sentences to trace and copy. This book includes capital letters and numbers too, and a page of handwriting tips.
  • AYMGP 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £5.99
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    Help children begin joined-up handwriting writing with this wipe-clean handwriting book. Discover exactly where the joins and breaks are, so letters can be formed in the most efficient way. With cursive words and sentences to copy and trace, including lots of high-frequency words, this book is sure to capture the attention of little writers everywhere!
  • AUIZR 3 years +
    3 years +
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    Develop and practise first handwriting skills with Peppa Pig and friends in this colourful wipe-clean activity book. Children can trace over key handwriting patterns then move on to forming first numerals and letters, including both lowercase and capital letters, before attempting some simple words. Perfect for young readers who are starting school and are learning to write, this book will help children to practise pen control and the correct formation of letters, including help for left-handers. Children can wipe the page clean and practise again and again. Includes a free pen. The perfect follow-on title from Practise with Peppa: Wipe-Clean First Letters, which practises inital lower-case letter shapes. For more confident writers, why not also try Practise with Peppa: Wipe-Clean First Words.
  • AYNGB
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    Help children master cursive writing with confidence and speed with this handwriting book. Discover exactly where the joins and breaks are, so letters can be formed in the most efficient way. With cursive words and sentences to copy and trace, including lots of high-frequency words, this book is sure to capture theattention of little writers!