Best books to read to a pre-school child by The Children’s Bookshop

Our wonderful friends from The Children’s Bookshop shared with us their list of best children’s books to read to a pre-school child:

Dear Zoo

by Rod Campbell

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

by Eric Carle

Where is the Green Sheep?


by Mem Fox & Judy Horacek

Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes

by Mem Fox


by Janet and Allan Ahlberg

Each Peach Pear Plum

by Janet & Allan Ahlberg

Guess How Much I Love You

by Sam McBratney

The Cat in the Hat


by Dr Seuss

The Noisy Book


by Soledad Bravi

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

by Michael Rosen & Helen Oxenbury

Who Sank the Boat

by Pamela Allen

A Lion in the Meadow

by Margaret Mahey

Down the Back of the Chair

by Margaret Mahey

Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy

by Lynley Dodd

The Nickle Nackle Tree

by Lynley Dodd


by Sally Sutton


by Ruth Paul

The Gruffalo

by Julia Donaldson