Introducing literacy and reading into your toddler's routine is enormously beneficial in the long term. Reading stimulates the mind, increases imagination and improves speech and speech recognition.


Handa's Surprise

Eileen Browne

Handa carries seven delicious fruits to her friend Akeyo as a surprise. But thanks to some hungry animals she meets along the way, it's Handa who's in for a surprise! This classic book has lovely illustrations and helps introduce little ones to numbers and different types of fruit.

I will always love you

I Will Always Be Proud of You

Michael Wong

This timeless story empowers children to be the best they can be. It explores the many wonderful possibilities in life, and reassures children that they will be loved unconditionally whatever they choose to be. Spot the five famous people who make a surprise appearance in the illustrations.

The Something

The Something

Rebecca Cobb

When a little boy's ball disappears down a mysterious hole in the garden, he can't stop thinking about what could be down there - a little mouse's house? The lair of a hungry troll? Or maybe even a dragon's den. Whatever it may be, he's determined to find out!

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Kamala & Maya's Big Idea

Meena Harris

A beautiful, empowering picture book about two sisters who work with their community to promote change. Inspired by a true story from the childhood of the author's aunt, Kamala Harris, and mother, lawyer and policy expert Maya Harris.

Paper dolls

The Paper Dolls

Julia Donaldson

A little girl makes a string of paper dolls with her mother. The dolls then go on a fantastical adventure where they encounter a pair of scissors. Evoking a sense of childhood loss and the power of memory, this gentle and moving story might bring a tear to the adult reader's eye.

Here We Are Notes for Living on Planet Earth

Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth

Oliver Jeffers

Insightfully sweet, with a gentle humour and poignancy, here is Oliver Jeffers' user's guide to life on Earth. He created it specially for his son, yet with a universality that embraces all children and their parents. A must-have book.