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The Best Books for Early Learners

This collection of books for early learners is ideal for young readers! These delightful and durable books are designed to captivate young minds, making learning a joyful and interactive experience. With bold, colourful illustrations and simple, rhythmic text, they engage early learners in the essential building blocks of language, numbers, and early concepts. Here you’ll find early learning books for very young children including first counting, first words books, books about colours, books about shapes and learning to read books, perfect for encouraging young readers.

Spring ABC

Illustrated by Jannie Ho
0-2
Have some springtime fun with this colourful, stylish and sturdy ABC board book for babies and toddlers. A is for apple blossom, B is for bird, C is for caterpillar and X is for ... eXtra eggs, of course! This sturdy board book introduces simple spring words to get children…
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Vehicles ABC

Illustrated by Jannie Ho
0-2
A is for Ambulance, B is for Bulldozer, C is for Carriage... Fun first alphabet books for babies and toddlers! This sturdy board book introduces lots of first vehicle words for toddlers who love things that go! As well as first letter sounds to say out loud, there are bright…
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Animal ABC

Illustrated by Jannie Ho
0-2
A is for Alligator, B is for Bear, C is for Cat... Fun first alphabet books for babies and toddlers! This sturdy board book introduces lots of first animals for toddlers. As well as first letter sounds to say out loud, there are bright pictures featuring lots of happy faces,…
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My First ABC

Illustrated by Edward Underwood
0-2
A beautiful, large-format gift board book with BIG flaps to lift and words to learn on every page. All toddlers and preschoolers will adore learning their letters as they search for objects, animals and people behind the shaped flaps, name what they can see and begin to learn the letter…
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Christmas ABC

Illustrated by Jannie Ho
0-2
This sturdy alphabet board book introduces simple seasonal words, to get toddlers excited about Christmas. As well as first letter sounds to say out loud, there are bright pictures featuring lots of happy faces, and familiar festive details to spot.
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Halloween ABC

Illustrated by Jannie Ho
0-2
This sturdy alphabet board book introduces simple seasonal words, to get toddlers excited about Halloween. As well as firstletter sounds to say out loud, there are bright pictures featuring lots of happy faces, and familiar spooky details to spot.
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National Trust: ABC, A walk in the countryside

Written by Nosy Crow Ltd Illustrated by Rosalind Beardshaw
0-2
This elegant alphabet board book will teach little ones all about nature. Following two children on a day in the countryside, beautiful illustrations and visual storytelling bring a narrative feel to this simple book for very young readers.
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British Museum: ABC

Written by Nosy Crow Ltd
2-5
With amazing objects from the British Museum, this first alphabet book is a treat for curious little ones! This series of captivating board books encourages children to engage with early learning concepts. Part of Nosy Crow's list of publishing in collaboration with the British Museum, these stunning photographic board books…
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British Museum: Colours

Written by Nosy Crow Ltd
0-2
With amazing objects from the British Museum, this first colours book is a treat for curious little ones! This series of captivating board books encourages children to engage with early learning concepts. Part of Nosy Crow's list of publishing in collaboration with the British Museum, these stunning photographic board books…
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National Trust: Colours, A Walk in the Countryside

Illustrated by Rosalind Beardshaw
0-2
A first colours book from the National Trust packed with things to spot in the countryside! The third in a series of concept books created with the National Trust, this board book takes very young readers on a summer walk through the countryside, looking at all the colours of the…
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100 First Words: Nature

Illustrated by Edward Underwood
0-2
Super-stylish gift board book with BIG flaps to lift on every page! All toddlers will adore searching for the colourful characters behind the shaped flaps, then naming the animals and plants that you might find in the garden, countryside, forest, jungle and arctic. Informative and engaging, this is the perfect…
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British Museum: Nature

Written by Nosy Crow Ltd
0-2
With amazing objects from the British Museum, this first nature words book is a treat for curious little ones! This series of captivating board books encourages children to engage with early learning concepts. Part of Nosy Crow's list of publishing in collaboration with the British Museum, these stunning photographic board…
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British Museum: Around the World

Written by Nosy Crow Ltd
0-2
With amazing objects from the British Museum, this book of first words from around the world is a treat for curious little ones! This series of captivating board books encourages children to engage with early learning concepts. Part of Nosy Crow's list of publishing in collaboration with the British Museum,…
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British Museum: Opposites

Written by Nosy Crow Ltd
0-2
With amazing objects from the British Museum, this first opposites book is a treat for curious little ones! This series of captivating board books encourages children to engage with early learning concepts. Part of Nosy Crow's list of publishing in collaboration with the British Museum, these stunning photographic board books…
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My BIG Playbook: Farm

Illustrated by Ingela P Arrhenius
0-2
A BIG book for sharing with a little person, introducing first words, colours, numbers, farm animals and more - with felt flaps and a mirror! With bright, stylish artwork from Ingela P Arrhenius, illustrator of the internationally bestselling Felt Flaps and Peekaboo series, this BIG farm-themed playbook is perfect for…
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British Museum: First Words

Written by Nosy Crow Ltd
2-5
With amazing objects from the British Museum, this first words book is a treat for curious little ones! This series of captivating board books encourages children to engage with early learning concepts. Part of Nosy Crow's list of publishing in collaboration with the British Museum, these stunning photographic board books…
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100 First Words

Illustrated by Edward Underwood
0-2
Bestselling gift board book with flaps to lift on every page! Winner of a Junior Magazine Design Award, 2021! Toddlers just love a lift-the-flap book - the flaps catch their attention and help them to engage with the words and pictures on the page. And with beautiful artwork from homeware…
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British Museum: Animals

Written by Nosy Crow Ltd
2-5
With amazing objects from the British Museum, this first animal book is a treat for curious little ones! This series of captivating board books encourages children to engage with early learning concepts. Part of Nosy Crow's list of publishing in collaboration with the British Museum, these stunning photographic board books…
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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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British Museum: 123

Written by Nosy Crow Ltd
2-5
With amazing objects from the British Museum, this first counting book is a treat for curious little ones! This series of captivating board books encourages children to engage with early learning concepts. Part of Nosy Crow's list of publishing in collaboration with the British Museum, these stunning photographic board books…
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Pip and Posy’s Big Book of Words

Illustrated by Axel Scheffler
0-2
Read and learn over 300 words with Pip and Posy in this chunky, lift-the-flap book! With multiple flaps to lift, ten engaging scenes, and hundreds of images, this book has loads to name, discover and talk about. Every page has a thumb-tab to make turning the pages easy and the…
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Sing Along With Me! Five Little Speckled Frogs

Illustrated by Yu-hsuan Huang
0-2
An adorable sing-along board book, with five robust board sliders that are easy for little hands to use. Colourful frogs and a cheerful nursery song that is full of repetition will help children begin to learn their numbers and count down from five to one in a fun and interactive…
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100 First Words: City

Illustrated by Edward Underwood
0-2
Super-stylish gift board book with BIG flaps to lift on every page! All toddlers will adore searching for the colourful characters behind the shaped flaps, then naming the animals, objects and people you might find in a city. Arranged by theme, with stunning artwork from homeware designer Edward Underwood, this…
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My BIG Playbook

Illustrated by Ingela P Arrhenius
0-2
A BIG book for sharing with a little person, introducing first words, colours, numbers, shapes and more - with felt flaps and a mirror! With bright, stylish artwork from Ingela P Arrhenius, illustrator of the internationally bestselling Felt Flaps and Peekaboo series, this BIG playbook is perfect for sharing with…
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Bizzy Bear’s Big Book of Words

Illustrated by Benji Davies
0-2
Read and learn over 500 words with Bizzy Bear in this chunky, lift-the-flap book! With multiple flaps to lift, ten engaging scenes, and hundreds of images, this book has loads to name, discover and talk about. Every page has a thumb-tab to make turning the pages easy and the chunky…
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