World Book Day 2017: 15 Great Books For Reading Aloud To Little Kids

Today, March 2 is the World Book Day! Why not celebrate the day by reading one of these fantastic books to your little kids?

There are so many amazing books out there for babies and children that sometimes it can be hard to pick just one.

The books below are all kid-approved and are much loved ones.

Here are 15 great books that you’ll enjoy reading as much as your little kids.

1. Peepo, Janet and Allan Ahlberg

It tells the story of family life in a 1940s household through the eyes of a small baby.


2. We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury

A family go on an expedition to find a bear.

The little ones will quickly memorise the story and recite along with you.

3. Lost and Found, Oliver Jeffers

A boy takes a lost penguin back to the South Pole, then realises he’s just said goodbye to his best friend.

4. Paper Dolls, Julia Donaldson and Rebecca Cobb

Julia Donaldson brings a set of paper dolls made by a little girl to life.

5. Mr Magnolia, Quentin Blake

Mr Magnolia only has one boot until one day, a mysterious parcel arrives.


6. Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy, Lynley Dodd

Join Hairy Maclary and his canine friends as they venture into town.

Just watch out for the fearsome cat, Scarface Claw.

7. Stick Man, Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler

Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler are an unbeatable combo.

A wonderful tale of one dad’s adventures as he tries to get home to his family in time for Christmas.

8. The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Eric Carle

A caterpillar munches his way through an awful lot of food before disappearing into a cocoon and emerging as a beautiful butterfly at the end.

9. Meg and Mog, Helen Nicoll and Jan Pienkowski

Join Meg the scatty witch and her feline friend Mog in this classic adventure.

10. Dear Zoo, Rod Campbell

Babies will love lifting the flaps to see which animal the zoo thinks would make a good pet this time.

11. Where The Wild Things Are, Maurice Sendack

Join Max on a wild rumpus with the wild things.

12. Goodnight Moon, Margaret Wise Brown and Clement Hurd

A favourite bedtime story for countless children since its publication in 1947.

13. The Elves And The Shoemaker

Many young children love classic fairy stories.

The Ladybird First Tales version of this one has great rhythm and is lovely to read aloud.

14. The Tiger Who Came To Tea, Judith Kerr

Sophie is just sitting down to tea with her mum when a tiger knocks at the door.

15. How Tom Beat Captain Najork And His Hired Sportsmen, Russell Hoban and Quentin Blake

One small boy outsmarts Captain Najork by simply being better at fooling around.


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