6 great reads for little bookworms

Reading time: 3 min

Turn the pages with these fabulous stories that are sure to provide entertainment, joy, life lessons and the wonder of transporting them to a whole new world.

Animalphabet (Pan Macmillan)

Julia Donaldson

This utterly enchanting book offers a beautiful exploration of the animal world with peep-through pages and amazing fold-out flaps. Written as an interactive guessing game, with eye-catching artwork, an exotic array of animals to marvel over, and rhythmic words wonderful to read aloud.animalphabet-book

Fairy Forest (Pan Macmillan)

Ag Jatkowska

Immerse yourself in the delicate world of the fairies, with this beautiful Fairy Forest pop-up carousel! Fairies Pip, Blossom and Dewdrop are busy making gifts for Princess Flora’s birthday, but Bumble can’t think what to give. Press out the play pieces and join in all the fun with the three stunning pop-up play scenes.fairy-forest-book

Into the Jungle (Pan Macmillan)

Katherine Rundell

Enjoy this modern classic and meet up with the delightful characters of Baloo, Shere Khan, Kaa and Bagheera. As Mowgli travels through the Indian jungle, this brilliantly visual tale weaves each short story together into a wider whole, that will make readers both laugh and cry.into-the-jungle-book

Oi Frog! (Pan Macmillan)

Kes Gray & Jim Field

Utterly hilarious, delightful and beautifully illustrated, Oi Frog brims with the silliest of animals. Cats sit on mats, hares sit on chairs, mules sit on stools and gofers sit on sofas, but Frog does not want to sit on a log! Jam-packed with animals and silliness, this original rhyming story will have young children in fits of laughter.oi-frog-book

Angry Owl and His Tree (Penguin Random House)

Kerryn Ponter

Appreciate the beauty of change in this delightful book about an owl who wakes one morning only to realise that the leaves on trees are changing colour. As it happened with each passing season, he comes to accept it and understand the value of change. Angry Owl and His Tree presents the changing of the seasons to young children in a charming manner.angry-owl-and-his-tree-book

The BIG Book of Bedtime Stories (Penguin Random House)

The ultimate bedtime story companion with lovely stories just the right length. This delightful treasury of stories features charming characters and beautiful illustrations, each with a hidden message. The BIG Book of Bedtime Stories introduces young children to the pleasures of reading and includes eight stories from which to choose.the-big-book-of-bedtime-stories

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