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The Best Picture Books for Toddlers

Introduce your little ones to the magical world of storytelling with our collection of the best picture books for toddlers! Filled with captivating illustrations and simple narratives, these books are thoughtfully curated to engage and entertain young minds. From charming bedtime stories to delightful adventures, these picture books for toddlers are designed to spark early curiosity, making reading time a cherished and enriching experience for both toddlers and their caregivers.

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I Love You More

Written by Clare Helen Welsh Illustrated by Brave Union
2-5
A heartfelt celebration of parental love and the beauty of nature. How much does Mum love her little Rae? More than seal pups and penguins love their icy home, more than dolphins love the boundless sea or lions love to race and roar, more even than all the stars, 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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Pip and Posy: The Friendly Snail

Written by Camilla Reid Illustrated by Axel Scheffler
0-2
The much-acclaimed toddler book series from The Gruffalo illustrator, Axel Scheffler. Simple but engaging stories which reflect the ups - and downs - of toddler life. Major new animation series launching on Milkshake in 2021 Pip and Posy are best friends - they love to play, and make things, and…
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Snow Still

Illustrated by Holly Surplice
0-2
An exquisitely illustrated picture book celebrating the joy of snowfall, with sparkly silver foil on every page A little fawn wakes up to discover that the world outside has changed after a fall of snow. As he takes his first faltering steps into this exciting snow-white world, he finds there's…
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British Museum: This or That?

Written by Pippa Goodhart
0-2
Captivating picture book filled with hundreds of amazing artefacts - what will YOU choose at the British Museum? Would you like to wear a toga or trousers? Would you play with a doll or dice? Would you live in a tent or tree? This fascinating picture book encourages children to…
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Dinosaur Farm!

Illustrated by Penny Dale
0-2
More dinosaur-and-vehicle fun from bestselling Penny Dale - over 1 million Dinosaur books sold! They've built, they've zoomed, they've rescued, they've flown into space and they've even fought off baddy pirates, but now our dynamic team of dinosaurs have moved to pastures new - literally­ - working hard on the…
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I Love You, Little One

Illustrated by Holly Surplice
0-2
A heart-warming bedtime picture book all about the love between a parent and child. One guinea pig mummy loves her little one so much more than she can say. As they spend a fun-filled day together - painting, reading, baking and sharing a very special picnic - she finds lots…
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I See the Moon

Illustrated by Rosalind Beardshaw
0-2
A starry collection of favourite lullabies, rhymes and poems, perfect for sharing at bedtime Rosalind Beardshaw's charming artwork features wonderful natural scenes, with adorable sleepy animals and babies ready to be lulled to sleep. A sprinkling of silver foil on every page adds a little extra moonlight magic to this…
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Pip and Posy: The Bedtime Frog

Written by Camilla Reid Illustrated by Axel Scheffler
0-2
The much-acclaimed toddler book series from The Gruffalo illustrator, Axel Scheffler. Simple but engaging stories which reflect the ups - and downs - of toddler life. Major new animation series launching on Milkshake in 2021 Pip and Posy are best friends - they love to play, and make things, and…
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Pip and Posy: The New Friend

Written by Camilla Reid Illustrated by Axel Scheffler
0-2
Pip and Posy are having a lovely day at the seaside, collecting shells and digging the sand. But when Posy has a nap, Pip makes friends with a boy called Zac who has lots more toys and beach gear. A funny and dramatic story about working out that two's company…
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Little Mouse’s Big Breakfast

Illustrated by Christine Pym
0-2
Hungry Little Mouse is looking for some breakfast and he knows just where he can find it. Scampering into the kitchen, he finds lots of delicious treats. But as he finally finds something that's just perfect, Little Mouse quickly discovers he's not the only one looking for breakfast!
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Little Blue Truck

Written by Alice Schertle Illustrated by Jill McElmurry
0-2
Blue is the friendliest little pick-up truck on the road. When a big important dumper truck overtakes him and skids off the road, Blue tries his best to help, but soon he gets stuck too! Luckily, Blue has picked up lots of farmyard friends on his drive, and they all…
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The Last Book Before Bedtime

Illustrated by Nicola O'Byrne
0-2
Favourite fairy tales are turned upside down in this laugh-out-loud bedtime story, where everyone wants to be the hero. Everyone knows that the very last story before bed is the best story of all, but what if ALL the fairy tale characters want part of the action?! It's chaos! Cinderella…
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Happy

Written by Emma Dodd
0-2
A heart-melting animal story from Emma Dodd, with splashes of silver foil. Little owl loves playing games, trying new things and singing, but what makes little owl happiest of all? Why, when he cuddles close with his mummy and whispers, "I love you". With flurries of sparkly foil throughout and…
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Dinosaur Rocket!

Illustrated by Penny Dale
0-2
More dinosaur-and-vehicle fun from bestselling Penny Dale - over 1 million Dinosaur books sold! No longer content with building, or zooming, or even rescuing, the dinosaurs now have their sights set on something much, much bigger... the MOON! Join our fearsome friends as they prepare for their cosmic journey: is…
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Pip and Posy: The Snowy Day

Written by Camilla Reid Illustrated by Axel Scheffler
0-2
Pip and Posy can't wait to go out and play in the snow. They have fun, until they decide to build a snowman and things start to go pear-shaped. Pip wants to build a snowRABBIT but Posy wants a snowMOUSE! Oh dear! Happily they resolve their differences over a cosy…
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Mouse’s First Night at Moonlight School

Written by Simon Puttock Illustrated by Ali Pye
0-2
Winner of the 2016 Bookbug Children's Book Prize, a Scottish Children's Book Award voted for by children! A gentle, reassuring picture book, perfect for little ones who are about to start school. It's Mouse's first day at Miss Moon's Moonlight School for all the small creatures of the night but…
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Pip and Posy: Look and Say

Written by Camilla Reid Illustrated by Axel Scheffler
0-2
The much-acclaimed toddler brand from The Gruffalo illustrator, Axel Scheffler. Major new animation series launching on Milkshake in 2021 A special, large-format board book to develop vocabulary and observational skills. Join Pip and Posy as they have fun in the park, nibble on some snacks, play with their train set,…
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Pip and Posy: The Big Balloon

Written by Camilla Reid Illustrated by Axel Scheffler
0-2
Pip is very proud of his big red balloon. But when he lets the balloon go and it pops, he is inconsolable. Luckily, Posy has a clever idea to cheer up her friend and soon they are having fun again!
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Pip and Posy: The Scary Monster

Written by Camilla Reid Illustrated by Axel Scheffler
0-2
The much-acclaimed toddler book series from The Gruffalo illustrator, Axel Scheffler. Simple but engaging stories which reflect the ups - and downs - of toddler life. Major new animation series launching on Milkshake in 2021 Pip and Posy are best friends - they love to play, and make things, and…
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Dinosaur Zoom!

Illustrated by Penny Dale
0-2
More dinosaur-and-vehicle fun from bestselling Penny Dale - over 1 million Dinosaur books sold! Join the dinosaurs as they rev, roar and race cross country to a secret meeting place in the woods! As they start setting up tables and hanging up balloons it becomes clear that there is a…
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