2-5 years


The High Street, Alice Melvin

A simple concept based around the memory game, Sally has a shopping list, and must remember to get every item.  Follow her as she visits the different shops; lift the flaps and discover the marvels that lie behind them. A charming picture book bought alive by Melvin’s magical and kooky illustrations and colour choices. Winner of the Booktrust Best New Illustrator Award and a must have addition for any child’s bookshelf.




Emily Brown and the Elephant Emergency, Cressida Cowell

Emily Brown is fast becoming a favourite at The little reader. In her latest adventure, Emily is sailing down the Zambezi river with her friends Stanley and Matilda when suddenly a phone begins to ring – who can possibly be trying to get hold of them so urgently? Perfect for kids of 3+


9780230743083[1]Cave Baby, Julia Donaldson

The ever wonderful Julia Donaldson is back! This is her first collaboration with award winning illustrator Emily Gravett. As Cave Baby sets off on an adventure one night he is whisked off by a mammoth. Together, they spot a tiger, a hyena and a leaping hare but will the mammoth feed the baby to a big brown bear…? 2+




Oh No, George!  Chris Haughton

A fabulous new picture book from one of Booktrust’s Best New Illustators 2011.

George has been left on his own after promising to be good, but when something intersting catches his eye what will he do? Can George learn to be a good dog or will everyone be left sighing ‘Oh No, George!’? Perfect for children aged 3+




The Day Louis Got Eaten, John Fardell

Luke and his big sister Sarah are out in the woods one day when Louis gets eaten by a Gulper who then gets eaten by another monster, who’s then eaten by another, and then another…The chase develops quickly as resourceful Sarah sets off on her bike to rescue Louis, ingeniously adapting her bike to the changing terrain. The hilarious chase, complimented wonderfully by Fardell’s detailed and lively illustrations, reaches a bonkers ending involving a hiccupping frog and an angry Louis. This laugh-out-loud book is perfect for boys and girls, and is brilliant to read aloud.