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What’s your favourite children’s book?

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PennyCrayon85 · 30/09/2020 19:49

What’s your favourite children’s book? For age range 3-6 years. Looking for some ideas.

Mine have to be Paper Dolls by Julia Donaldson. Also love Ruby’s Worry (can’t remember the author).

Reading the Magic Faraway Tree just now. Six year old loves it (I think it’s dirge!)

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stayathomer · 30/09/2020 19:53

Muddypaws books are fab, also the Mog series but The Day The Crayons quit is definitely the one we read the most here!!!

stayathomer · 30/09/2020 19:54

Also Dear Zoo!( I'll be back!!)

anorangeaday · 30/09/2020 19:56

I also love the mog books

H1978 · 30/09/2020 19:57

I love the faraway tree books too since I was young. I actually recently got myself the full set so i can still transport myself there whenever I want.

DumbleDorkReturns · 30/09/2020 20:04

Loved "Tom and the magic rainbow" as a child and also "fun to read stories"

doadeer · 30/09/2020 20:05

All the Jolly Postmans - still get excited with the letters!

CherryPavlova · 30/09/2020 20:17

Mine loved Guess how much I love you, each peach pear plum, the hungry caterpillar from quite young. Then onto jolly postman, Madeline, and by about six it was Charlottes web, Amazing Grace and some of the Morpurgo books.

Afibtomyboy · 30/09/2020 20:18


Couldn’t read without crying

NataliaOsipova · 30/09/2020 20:18

I want my Hat Back and A Bear Called Paddington. (In fact, the latter is probably my favourite book of all time.... Grin

Fleamaker123 · 30/09/2020 20:28

Winnie the Witch, the illustrations are amazing

Michael Rosen's Mustard Custard Grumble Belly and Gravy, lots of playing about with rhyming words, very silly but cleverly done.. my son used to absolutely love it!

Fleamaker123 · 30/09/2020 20:30


All the Jolly Postmans - still get excited with the letters!

I agree... the Christmas one is just gorgeous!
buckeejit · 30/09/2020 20:31

you choose
not now bernard
I'm the best

PurpleFlower1983 · 30/09/2020 20:34

The Day the Crayons Quit/Came Home - brilliant. The Killer Cat books are great too and the Mog books. Anything Julia Donaldson too.

MrsH497 · 30/09/2020 20:37

We've just started buying our 5 month old daughter all our favourite children's books and I'm loving it!! Some amazing suggestions Winnie the witch, jolly postman!

The very hungry caterpillar
Dear zoo
The proud and fearless lion
All the mog books
The tiger who came to tea

When I was a bit older topsy and Tim

Winterfellismyhome · 30/09/2020 20:42

I love The Way Back Home by Oliver Jeffers. Most of his stuff actually

DumbleDorkReturns · 30/09/2020 20:48

Ohh also the hairy mclary books and funnybones

PennyCrayon85 · 30/09/2020 20:54

Aww my three year old is obsessed with Hairy Maclairy

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Drogonssmile · 30/09/2020 21:01

My two boys aged nearly 7 and nearly 4 love The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark. I love it too!

RosieLemonade · 30/09/2020 21:13

My favourite is Stickman. I never get bored of it. I do love paper dolls as well though it makes me teary.

NoraLuka · 30/09/2020 21:19

Yes the owl who was afraid of the dark
Moving Molly
The snail and the whale
Tiger who came to tea and Mog

We have 1980s copies of Postman Pat which the DDs liked 😁

BillywigSting · 30/09/2020 21:19

Paper dolls and not now Bernard are both brilliant but also both definitely require the kleenex.

The Mr Men books are a solid favourite here

Also a fan of six dinner sid and the rainbow fish

Elderflower14 · 30/09/2020 21:22

The Very Hungry Caterpillar...
Owl Babies.....

babypossum · 30/09/2020 21:25

No Bed Without Ted by Nicola Smee. Loved universally in our house and of course we all know it word for word.

fishywaters · 30/09/2020 21:28

Meg&Mog books
The tiger who came to Tea (and others by J Kerr)
Paddington bear
All the Katie goes to London/museum etc books
Stickman and others by Julia Donaldson
Curious George is also a great first reader - I think it is originally American

Kanaloa · 30/09/2020 21:29

The Giving Tree is one of my absolute favourites. Also love Starlight Sailor. For older kids, I like the Milly-Molly-Mandy books & Madeline.

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