Top 100 Reads

0 – 5 Years Old

Would You Rather? – John Burningham

Would you rather drink snail squash or eat mashed worms? Help a witch make stew? Tickle a monkey? Or maybe ...
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Where’s Spot? – Eric Hill

In Spot's first adventure children can join in the search for the mischievous puppy by lifting the flaps on every ...
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Where the Wild Things Are – Maurice Sendak

One night Max puts on his wolf suit and makes mischief of one kind and another, so his mother calls ...
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We’re Going on a Bear Hunt – Michael Rosen & Helen Oxenbury

Follow and join in the family's excitement as they wade through the grass, splash through the river and squelch through ...
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar – Eric Carle

The Very Hungry Caterpillar has won over millions of readers with its vivid and colourful collage illustrations and its deceptively ...
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The Tiger Who Came to Tea – Judith Kerr

This classic story of Sophie and her extraordinary tea-time guest has been loved by millions of children since it was ...
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Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes – Mem Fox & Helen Oxenbury

Nothing is sweeter, as everyone knows, than tiny baby fingers and chubby baby toes! All over the world, babies are ...
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The Snowman – Raymond Briggs

Everyone's favourite snowman, with a sparkly glitter cover and introduction by Raymond Briggs. One winter's night, a snowman comes to ...
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Room on the Broom – Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler

How the cat purred and how the witch grinned, As they sat on their broomstick and flew through the wind ...
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Princess Smartypants – Babette Cole

Princess Smartypants does not want to get married. She enjoys being a Ms. But being a rich and pretty princess ...
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Not Now, Bernard – David McKee

Bernard's parents are so busy doing their own thing, that the monster can eat Bernard's dinner, break his toys, and ...
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Meg and Mog – Helen Nicholl & Jan Pienkowski

Meg the witch and Mog her cat go off to a wild Hallowe'en party with all the other witches. The ...
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Lost and Found – Oliver Jeffers

From the rising star of children’s picture books comes the magical tale of friendship and loneliness, a boy and a ...
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Little Mouse’s Big Book of Fears – Emily Gravett

Winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal. Young children will identify with the little mouse who uses the pages of this ...
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The Jolly Postman or Other People’s Letters – Janet & Allen Ahlberg

This gorgeously illustrated, full-color classic celebrates a time before email by depicting amusing correspondences from one fairy tale or Mother ...
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I Will Not Ever Never Eat a Tomato – Lauren Child

An innovative and fun-filled look at the problem of fussy eating from Children's Laureate Lauren Child. This classic Kate Greenaway ...
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I Want My Potty! – Tony Ross

"Nappies are YUUECH!" said the little princess. "There must be something better!" At first the Little Princess thinks the royal ...
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I Want My Hat Back – Jon Klassen

The bear’s hat is gone, and he wants it back. Patiently and politely, he asks the animals he comes across, ...
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Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy – Lynley Dodd

Hairy Maclary goes off for a walk in town, followed by a few friends. All is uneventful until they meet ...
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Gorilla – Anthony Browne

Hannah loves gorillas but has never seen one. Her father's too busy to take her to the zoo – or ...
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The Elephant and the Bad Baby – Elfrida Vipont & Raymond Briggs

The Elephant and the Bad Baby is the classic story from Elfrida Vipont and Raymond Briggs. The Elephant takes the Bad ...
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Each Peach Pear Plum – Janet & Allen Ahlberg

In this book with your little eye, take a look and play I spy - so starts the classic story ...
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Dogger – Shirley Hughes

When Dave loses his favourite toy, Dogger, he is desolate. But then Dogger turns up at the school summer fair, ...
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Dear Zoo – Rob Campbell

I wrote to the zoo to send me a pet.... Rod Campbell's classic story Dear Zoo has been a firm favourite with ...
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The Cat in the Hat – Dr Seuss

The one and only Cat in the Hat from the iconic Dr. Seuss – now available in ebook. Read this ...
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5 – 8 Years Old

The Worst Witch – Jill Murphy

Mildred Hubble is a trainee at Miss Cackle's Academy for Witches, but she's making an awful mess of it. She ...
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Winnie the Pooh – A A Milne

Winnie-the-Pooh may be a bear of very little brain, but thanks to his friends Piglet, Eeyore and, of course, Christopher ...
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The True Story of the Three Little Pigs – Jon Scieszka & Lane Smith

You may think you know the story of the Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf - but only ...
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The Story of Babar – Jean de Brunhoff

Babar escapes from the hunter who killed his mother and comes to town. Here, with the help of an old ...
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The Sheep-Pig – Dick King-Smith

'Why can't I learn to be a Sheep-Pig?' When Babe, the little orphaned piglet, is won at a fair by ...
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The Rabbit Belongs to Emily Brown – Cressida Cowell

When the Queen steals Emily Brown's favourite toy and erstwhile companion, a toy rabbit called Stanley, Emily sets out to ...
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The Queen’s Nose – Dick King-Smith

Harmony's uncle sends her on a treasure trail - which disappointingly ends in her finding a 50p piece. But the ...
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Pippi Longstocking – Astrid Lindgren

Pippi lives in Villa Villekulla with a horse, a monkey, and a big suitcase full of gold coins. The grown-ups ...
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My Naughty Little Sister – Dorothy Edwards

My naughty little sister is stubborn and greedy and full of mischief. She tries to cut off the cat’s tail ...
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Mister Magnolia – Quentin Blake

Mr Magnolia has only one boot. He has an old trumpet that goes rooty-toot - And two lovely sisters who ...
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The Milly-Molly-Mandy Storybook – Joyce Lankester Brisley

The stories of Milly-Molly-Mandy and her friends have charmed generations of children since their first publication in 1925. Perfect for ...
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Little House in the Big Woods – Laura Ingalls Wilder

The first book in Laura Ingalls Wilder’s treasured Little House series—now available as an ebook! This digital version features Garth ...
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Horrid Henry – Francesca Simon & Tony Ross

Stories about naughty characters have been told for centuries, and Horrid Henry is a modern-day rogue in the tradition of ...
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Flat Stanley – Jeff Brown

Stanley Lambchop is an ordinary boy with an extraordinary problem. One night, a giant pinboard falls on top of him ...
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Five on a Treasure Island – Enid Blyton

Meet Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timothy. Together they are THE FAMOUS FIVE - Enid Blyton's most popular adventure series ...
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Finn Family Moomintroll – Tove Jansson

Poor little chap! He had been turned into a very strange animal indeed . . . Although they're small, fat ...
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The Enchanted Wood – Enid Blyton

The first magical story in the Faraway Tree series by one of the world's most popular children's authors, Enid Blyton. Joe, Beth ...
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid – Jeff Kinney

The pressure's really piling up on Greg Heffley. His mom thinks video games are turning his brain to mush, so ...
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Clarice Bean, That’s Me – Lauren Child

This book is about me, Clarice Bean. It's a very funny book and all of the pages have pictures, mostly ...
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Charlotte’s Web – E B White

‘Some Pig’. ‘Humble’. ‘Radiant’. These are the words in Charlotte's Web, high up in Zuckerman's barn. Charlotte's spiderweb tells of ...
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The BFG – Roald Dahl

On a dark, silvery moonlit night, Sophie is snatched from her bed by a giant. Luckily it is the Big ...
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A Bear Called Paddington – Michael Bond

“A bear on Paddington Station?” said Mrs Brown in amazement. “Don’t be silly – there can’t be.” The Browns first ...
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Asterix the Gaul – René Goscinny

The year is 50BC, and all Gaul is occupied. Only one small village of indomitable Gauls still holds out against ...
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Amazing Grace – Mary Hoffman & Caroline Binch

Grace loves stories, whether they’re from books, movies, or the kind her grandmother tells. So when she gets a chance ...
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The Arrival – Shaun Tan

What drives so many to leave everything behind and journey alone to a mysterious country, a place without family or ...
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9 – 11 Years Old

The Wolves of Willoughby Chase – Joan Aiken

1832 - a period of English History that never happened. Good King James III is on the throne and the ...
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The Witches – Roald Dahl

BEWARE. Real witches dress in ordinary clothes and look like ordinary women. But they are not ordinary. They are always ...
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Truckers – Terry Prachett

Imagine that all around you, hidden from sight, there are thousands of tiny people. They are four inches tall, brave, ...
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Swallows and Amazons – Arthur Ransome

The Walker children – also known as Captain John, Mate Susan, Able-Seaman Titty, and Ship's Boy Roger – set sail ...
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The Story of Tracy Beaker – Jacqueline Wilson

'I'm Tracy Beaker. This is a book all about me. I'd read it if I were you. It's the most ...
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Stig of the Dump – Clive King

Barney is a solitary little boy, given to wandering off by himself. One day he is lying on the edge ...
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Skellig – David Almond

When a move to a new house coincides with his baby sister's illness, Michael's world seems suddenly lonely and uncertain ...
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Private Peaceful – Michael Morpurgo

Heroism or cowardice? A stunning story of the First World War from a master storyteller. Told in the voice of ...
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Once – Morris Gleitzman

Once I escaped from an orphanage to find my Mum and Dad. Once I saved a girl called Zelda from ...
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A Monster Calls – Patrick Ness

Conor has the same dream every night, ever since his mother first fell ill, ever since she started the treatments ...
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Millions – Frank Cottrell Boyce

Two brothers, Damian and Anthony, are unwittingly caught up in a train robbery during Britain's countdown to joining the Euro ...
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Matilda – Roald Dahl

Matilda Wormwood's father thinks she's a little scab. Matilda's mother spends all afternoon playing bingo. And Matilda's headmistress Miss Trunchbull? ...
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The Little Prince – Antoine de Saint-Exupery

The Little Prince is a charming and wondrous book which will enchant both children and adults alike. It is a ...
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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe – C S Lewis

Narnia . . . a land frozen in eternal winter . . . a country waiting to be set free ...
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Journey to the River Sea – Eva Ibbotson

It is 1910 and Maia, tragically orphaned at thirteen, has been sent from England to start a new life with ...
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Holes – Louis Sachar

Stanley Yelnat's family has a history of bad luck going back generations, so he is not too surprised when a ...
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The Hobbit – J R R Tolkien

The Hobbit is a tale of high adventure, undertaken by a company of dwarves in search of dragon-guarded gold. A ...
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Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone – J K Rowling

"Turning the envelope over, his hand trembling, Harry saw a purple wax seal bearing a coat of arms; a lion, ...
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Goodnight Mr Tom – Michelle Magorian

Young Willie Beech is evacuated to the country as Britain stands on the brink of the Second World War. A ...
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Flour Babies – Anne Fine

Flour Babies by Anne Fine, won the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread Children's Book Award in 1992. When the annual school ...
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Ballet Shoes – Noel Streatfeild

Pauline, was rescued from a shipwreck as a baby. She longs to be an actress. Petrova, is a Russian orphan ...
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The Adventures of Tintin – Hergé

Tintin in the Land of the Soviets Accompanied by his dog Snowy, Tintin leaves Brussels to go undercover in Soviet ...
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Carries War – Nina Bawden

It is the Second World War and Carrie and Nick are evacuated from London to a small town in Wales, ...
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The Borrowers – Mary Norton

The Borrowers live in the secret places of quiet old houses; behind the mantelpiece, inside the harpsichord, under the kitchen ...
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Artemis Fowl – Eoin Colfer

Twelve-year-old villain, Artemis Fowl, is the most ingenious criminal mastermind in history. His bold and daring plan is to hold ...
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