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Amazing Picture Books for 4-Year-Olds

Looking for the perfect picture books for your 4-year-old? Look no further! This collection of amazing children’s books features classics which teach counting and days of the week in a colourful and engaging way, as well as whimsical tales that sparks imagination and adventure in young minds. These books are sure to captivate your little one’s attention and create lasting memories together!

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When I Became Your Mummy

Written by Susannah Shane Illustrated by Britta Teckentrup
2-5
A heart-warming book celebrating the special bond between mothers and their children, featuring flurries of rose gold foil on every page! When I became your mummy, and you cuddled close to me, I knew right from that moment just how strong our love would be. A beautiful, reassuring picture book…
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Let’s Go Home, Baby Chick

Written by Carolina Búzio
2-5
Help the baby animals find their way home in this fun sliding counter series! Meet chick, lamb, duckling and calf - four adorable baby animals who are lost on the farm! With easy-to-use moving parts and four unique tracks to develop hand-eye coordination and concentration, babies and toddlers will enjoy…
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National Trust: Tilly Plants a Tree

Written by William Petty Illustrated by Axel Scheffler
2-5
Discover the joy of growing things in this non-fiction nature picture book series from Axel Scheffler and the National Trust Tilly has been learning all about trees and she would love to grow one. So when Grandma shows Tilly her special oak tree and they collect an acorn from the…
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A Horse Called Now

Written by Ruth Doyle Illustrated by Alexandra Finkeldey
2-5
"When I'm afraid, I breathe in and out and let the feelings come . . . and then go. Nothing lasts forever." Now the Horse enjoys the singing of the birds, the chattering of the crickets and all the wonders of nature. But Rabbit fears being chased by a fox,…
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We Disagree About This Tree

Written by Ross Collins
2-5
A fantastically funny festive story about the Bear and Mouse who ALWAYS disagree from the award-winning Ross Collins, creator of the bestselling There's a Bear in My Chair. Bear and Mouse have finally overcome their differences and are living together in perfect harmony . . . until it's time to…
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Ruffles and the Cold, Cold Snow

Written by David Melling
2-5
Ruff! Ruff! Meet Ruffles, the playful puppy who faces all the tricksy troubles of pre-school life in this new picture book series from bestselling author and illustrator David Melling. Today it is snowing and the teeny, tiny kittens want to play outside! Ruffles loves the teeny, tiny kittens but Ruffles…
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Animal Tales from India: Ten Stories from the Panchatantra

Written by Nikita Gill Illustrated by Chaaya Prabhat
2-5
A stunningly illustrated gift book of ancient Indian fables, retold by bestselling poet Nikita Gill. The stories of the Panchatantra have been read aloud and shared for thousands of years, kept alive by generation after generation of storytellers. In this captivating collection of ten animal tales, reimagined with warmth and…
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D is for Dog

Written by Em Lynas Illustrated by Sara Ogilvie
2-5
Bound into this playful and energetic rhyming text featuring an adorable cast of dogs. Whether it's getting marvellously muddy, leaping and lolloping or hiding under the bed with a stolen slipper, a dog's life is so much FUN. This hilarious alphabet celebration of canine capers is perfect for dog lovers…
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This is NOT a Polar Bear!

Written by Barry Timms & Ged Adamson
2-5
Get ready for fun, games and BIG bear hugs with a fabulous new friend! This book is NOT about a polar bear. Well . . . OK, maybe it is! But this polar bear can drive a train, roller skate, disco dance and even save the world. And there's one…
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Hubble Bubble, Granny Trouble: Three Magical Books in One!

Written by Tracey Corderoy Illustrated by Joe Berger
2-5
A triple helping of magic and mayhem with three hilarious Halloween picture books: Hubble Bubble Granny Trouble, Spells-a-Popping Granny's Shopping and Whizz Pop Granny Stop! Granny is kind of different . . . she wears strange hats and has a huge menagerie of cats, bats and frogs . . .…
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I’m Going to Be a Princess

Written by Stephanie Taylor Illustrated by Jade Orlando
2-5
A warm and witty celebration of the lives of amazing Black women. What will Maya be when she grows up? A rocket scientist like Annie Easley? An Olympic athlete like Alice Coachman? A brain surgeon like Alexa Canady? In this heart-warming and funny story, Maya discovers the achievements of some…
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Nabil Steals a Penguin

Written by Nishani Reed Illustrated by Junissa Bianda
2-5
Get ready for this fast-paced and big-hearted rhyming adventure about a penguin who loves curry! When Pierre the penguin tries Nabil's delicious biriyani rice, Pierre decides to leave the zoo and go home with him! But Nabil will be in BIG TROUBLE if his mum finds out. And Pierre is…
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Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam: Train Trouble

Written by Tracey Corderoy Illustrated by Steven Lenton
2-5
All aboard for an exciting new Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam escapade! When Shifty and Sam are asked to bake on board the Pawrient Express, travelling to Venice for Carnival night, they find themselves caught up in a robbery. A sneaky thief has stolen the posh passengers' gems and she's…
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Never, Ever, Ever Ask a Pirate to a Party

Written by Clare Helen Welsh Illustrated by Anne-Kathrin Behl
2-5
Get ready for a fantastical birthday party adventure featuring a dinosaur, dragon, unicorn, pirate . . . and a spaceship full of aliens! If you want the perfect party, never, ever, ever invite this crowd of chaotic guests! The unicorn will demand sparkles and bubbles, the dragon will set fire…
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The Quickest Bedtime Story Ever!

Written by Louise Fitzgerald Illustrated by Kate Hindley
2-5
The speediest bedtime story you will ever read - it's only ten words long! Welcome to the quickest bedtime story ever! Your little one will be asleep in seconds. But wait! There are a couple of things you must do first. Have you plumped up the pillows? And colour-co-ordinated the…
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When a Dragon Goes to School

Written by Caryl Hart Illustrated by Rosalind Beardshaw
2-5
The perfect book for any little dragon (or child) getting ready to start school or nursery! This delightful rhyming follow-up to When a Dragon Comes to Stay by award-winning picture book creators Caryl Hart and Rosalind Beardshaw is full of recognisable pre-school behaviour. When a dragon goes to school, will…
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Special Delivery

Written by Polly Faber Illustrated by Klas Fahlén
2-5
Special Delivery: A Book's Journey Around the World is a beautifully illustrated guide following the journey of one book across the globe, from a printing press in a factory far, far away, over land and across the sea, to the hands of a young boy. With stylish, contemporary artwork from…
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Welcome to Our Table: A Celebration of What Children Eat Everywhere

Written by Laura Mucha & Ed Smith Illustrated by Harriet Lynas
2-5
Find out what children eat all around the world in this beautifully illustrated book, written by bestselling poet and author Laura Mucha, alongside acclaimed cookbook author Ed Smith. From pasta to passionfruit, baguettes to biryani, ramen to rambutan, there are so many different dishes and delicacies all around the world.…
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Princess Minna: The Best Princess

Written by Kirsty Applebaum Illustrated by Sahar Haghgoo
2-5
Princess Minna loves to sort out mix-ups and mishaps in the kingdom! In this full-colour, illustrated chapter book, join her on her hilarious quest to be the best princess OF ALL! Princess Minna lives in Castle Tall-Towers with the King and Queen, Raymond the Wizard and her best dragon friend,…
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Pip and Posy: The Bug Hotel

Written by Nosy Crow Ltd
2-5
A brand-new picture book based on the TV animation series. Jamila is making a bug hotel for her mini friends. Pip and Posy want to help too. But will they remember to be nice and quiet, so that they don't scare the garden visitors away? In this picture book, based…
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Grandpa and the Kingfisher

Written by Anna Wilson Illustrated by Sarah Massini
2-5
Life-affirming and lyrical, this beautiful picture book celebrates the awesome power of nature, while gently introducing young children to the concept of life and death. Over the course of a year, a young child and their dog watch kingfishers by the river with Grandpa. As spring turns to summer and…
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Marvellous Margot

Written by Lou Peacock Illustrated by Ingela P Arrhenius
2-5
Have you met Margot? She is cheerful, helpful and kind - the very best kind of friend! It's a marvellous day in the big city. The sky is blue, the sun is shining, and Margot has made a delicious cake for her best friend, Oscar! Margot takes her little red…
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The Bear, the Book and the Blanket

Written by Lou Peacock & Ged Adamson
2-5
A sweet and comical story about the three things a baby needs for the perfect bedtime! What do you need for the perfect bedtime? A beloved bear, book and blanket, of course! Join in the fun with ten enthusiastic and energetic bunnies as they try to find the special things…
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The Same But Different Too

Written by Karl Newson Illustrated by Kate Hindley
2-5
A brilliantly witty introduction to comparisons and opposites, illustrated by the winner of the Sainsbury's Children's Book Award. These children and animals are all very different to each other. Some are big, some are small. Some are gentle, some are rough. Everyone is playful, but who's the best at hiding?…
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Frank and Bert: The One Where Bert Learns to Ride a Bike

2-5
The hilarious fox and bear double act from bestseller Chris Naylor-Ballesteros is back for a second adventure in the Nottingham Children's Book Award winning series! Bert is CERTAIN he can ride his bike as well as Frank, but he is very wobbly! And even when they BOTH try riding Frank's…
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Father Christmas and the Three Bears

Written by Lou Peacock Illustrated by Margarita Kukhtina
2-5
A fun and festive Christmas fairy-tale adventure. It's Christmas Eve and Father Christmas has fallen asleep at the Three Bears' cottage but NOTHING will wake him. It's up to Baby Bear and the Fairy-Tale Rescue Rangers to deliver the last presents so EVERY child gets a gift. But how will…
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I Remember

Written by Jeanne Willis Illustrated by Raquel Catalina
2-5
A poignant story full of love and gentle humour to help young children understand dementia. George's granny is quite forgetful. Sometimes, she can't even remember George's name. But George doesn't mind. Together they play in the garden, dance, and share chocolate biscuits. Granny might not always remember the little things,…
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All the Animals Were Sleeping

Written by Clare Helen Welsh Illustrated by Jenny Løvlie
2-5
A beautiful picture book about the ways in which animals sleep in the Serengeti, written by award-winning author Clare Helen Welsh and illustrated by the winner of the 2019 Waterstones Children's Book Prize, Jenny Løvlie. On the dry, grassy plains of the Serengeti, a little mongoose makes his way home…
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The Elephant Detectives

Written by Ged Adamson
2-5
A charming, funny adventure about missing elephants and finding friends. It's the perfect kind of day until Alan's elephant goes missing! Lucky for him, Edie's an Elephant Detective and she knows exactly where to look. Together they examine doughnut shops, investigate dinosaur bones, and search the skies from a cable…
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How to Count to ONE

Written by Caspar Salmon Illustrated by Matt Hunt
2-5
A hilariously bossy picture book about counting that children will love to outsmart! You know how to count, right? GREAT! There are LOADS of fun things to count in this book. Whales, baboons, rainbows, pyramids . . . There's just one rule. You must ONLY ever count to ONE. So…
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