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There are lots of lovely books suitable for toddlers and pre-schoolers. Here, we have listed a few of our favourite books for 2-5 year old children. Hope this gives you some ideas.




1. The book about diversity 


All are welcome’ Written by Alexandra Penford, illustrated by Suzanne Kaufman 




This book has a lovely message of inclusivity as it introduces readers different types of race, culture and body types. We like it for engaging lyrical text and beautiful illustrations.


2. The classic story book 


The Gruffalo written by Julia Donaldson, illustrated by Axel Scheffler


The Gruffalo is undeniable modern classic book. My son just loves this book. It’s an amusing story about a little clever mouse who outsmarts forest animals and a the monstrous Gruffalo!



3. The learning book


My preschool workbook



This bright and colourful workbook will help your child to practice and learn more about colours, shapes, patterns, letters and words. Best for the ages of 3 to 4 year old children. Excellent book if you want to keep your child engaged and entertained at the same time.



4. The book about friendships 


Hello Friend by Rebecca Cobb



A beautifully illustrated, wittily observed picture book about kindness, empathy and friendship ideal for your young child.



5. The funny book

I can only draw worms by Will Mabbitt




This is a bit bonkers but oh so funny book that will make your little one giggle for sure! Bonus, it also teaches counting.


6. The book about being brave 


The lion inside   by Rachel Bright



A lovely story about confidence, self-esteem and a little mouse who sets on a journey to find his roar like a lion.


7. A book about emotions


Happy – a children book about mindfulness by Nicola Edwards, illustrated by Katie Hickey 



It’s a lovely relaxing book ideal to read in the evening. The book encourages children to explore their emotions and the world around them.



8. A book about behaviour


All new superstar kids – Rhyming Moral Fun by Gavin Rhodes, illustrated by Aliyah Coreana 



The book makes it really easy for the kids to connect to the morale and wisdom of everyday life. My son loves brushing teeth story most.


9. A book about family


We are family by Patricia Hegarty, illustrated by Ryan Wheatcroft 



This book follows 8 different families, celebrating their everyday differences as well as similarities they share.


10. A book about confidence 

Giraffes can’t dance by Giles Andreae, illustrated by Guy Parker-Rees



This book is a timeless classic with an empowering message of giving things a go and finding your own tune and confidence, even if it doesn’t fit the crowd.


So here is a list of some of our favourite books for young children, toddlers to pre-schoolers age. What other books do your children love?