I have given each of my recommendations for children an age suggestion. These are of course approximate. Please also have a look at younger or older categories.

Inch and Grub
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Quite silly and rather funny while also presenting a serious message about competition and contentment.
Review date: 30.11.20
Age recommendation: 3+
The Boys
by Lauren Ace illustrated by Jenny Lovlie
A beautifully illustrated story of a group of boys growing up together.
Review date: 22.03.21
Age recommendation: 4+
Little Miss Bronte Jane Eyre
by Jennifer Adams
Lovers of Charlotte Bronte's classic novel will not fail to be delighted by this clever, quirky board book, teaching children numbers 1 to 10.
Review date: 25.01.13
Age recommendation: 18 months upwards
Creature
by Andrea Ballance Illustrated by Grasya Oliyko
This is a strange and wonderful picture book for young readers all about cats and the universe!
Review date: 09.09.21
Age recommendation: 3+
Extra Yarn
by Mac Barnett
A little girl loves knitting and with her endless supply of wool, she can supply the whole neighbourhood with colourful garments.
Review date: 25.03.13
Age recommendation: under 4
Grrrrr!
by Rob Biddulph
Fun illustrations, rhyming text and a grrrrreat story!
Review date: 10.11.15
Age recommendation: 3+
Wild Symphony
by Dan Brown
Review date: 14.12.20
Age recommendation: 3+
Air Miles
by John Burningham and Helen Oxenbury
A very moving story of new horizons and saying goodbye, with beautiful illustrations.
Review date: 07.08.21
Age recommendation: 3+
Stan and Mabel
by Jason Chapman
A dog and a cat, fed up with life in their block of flats, decide to follow a neighbour to Europe to hear her play in a music competition. Along the way they meet other animals who can play musical instruments and together they form an orchestra to appear at the competition themselves.
Review date: 24.01.11
Age recommendation: 3+
Bears Don't Read
by Emma Chichester Clark
A funny, sweet, stimulating and colourful introduction to the adventure of reading a book
Review date: 01.04.15
Age recommendation: 3+
Shy Ones
by Simona Ciraolo
A beautiful and funny picture book for young children, with a positive encouraging message.
Review date: 24.08.20
Age recommendation: 3+
Snow Day
by Richard Curtis
A beautifully illustrated book celebrating the magic that a snowy day brings.
Review date: 22.12.14
Age recommendation: 3+
Rosie Revere, Engineer
by Andrea Beaty and David Roberts
Quirky characters, fun pictures, a story told in rhyme with humour, wit and a great message.
Review date: 03.11.20
Age recommendation: 3+
The Snowflake
by Benji Davies
A magical Christmas story about finding your place in the world, told from the perspective of a snowflake!
Review date: 04.11.20
Age recommendation: 3+
The New Girl
by Nicola Davies and Cathy Fisher
Beautiful and haunting illustrations and poetic writing turn a powerful message about acceptance, difference and bullying into a magical story for children aged four and above.
Review date: 03.11.20
Age recommendation: 3+
The Day the Crayons Quit
by Drew Daywalt
Illustrated by Oliver Jeffers, this is a funny, quirky book containing letters from crayons to a little boy.
Review date: 17.10.13
Age recommendation: 3+
Clara Button and the Magical Hat Day
by Amy de la Haye
Beautiful, detailed illustrations and a charming story set around the Victoria and Albert Museum and a visit to London.
Review date: 28.11.11
Age recommendation: 4-7
The woolly bear caterpillar
by Julia Donaldson illustrated by Yuval Zommer
The brown, woolly caterpillar is crawling through the garden wondering about her future. What type of moth will she become?
Review date: 07.08.21
Age recommendation: 3+
The Hospital Dog
by Julia Donaldson and Sara Ogilvie
Told in rhyme with cheerful, lively illustrations, and a message of kindness, this is the story of Dot the Dalmatian who visits children in hospital.
Review date: 25.10.20
Age recommendation: 3+
Mouse and Mole The Secret of Happiness
by Joyce Dunbar and James Mayhew
Three charming and amusing stories with beautiful and nostalgic illustrations. Rather lovely!
Review date: 22.05.21
Age recommendation: 3+

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