My Top 5 Books for Under 5′s

To mark World book day, I thought I would list my top 5 books for under 5′s .  I have chosen the books that the children enjoy, but also that I do not get tired of reading. There were lots on the shortlist but I think these are my favourites.

  Any of the original Mr Men books by Roger Hargreaves.  I loved these as a child and my children love them too.  The stories are witty and clever without being too long and my eldest learned some really sophisticated vocabulary from them when she was 3 .  When I was a child (much older than 5) my aunt worked in a bookshop and we would visit her and sit by the Mr Men shelf reading all the ones we didn’t have.  Timeless.

 Winnie the Pooh by AA Milne - not strictly for under 5′s but my eldest had a real thing about Winnie the Pooh when she was 3, to the point that Piglet was her imaginary friend and went everywhere with us.  We used to have to listen to the audio books (with Stephen Fry and Judy Dench) in the car, but I never tired of them.  This is a book that I first read as a university student and found it endearing and hilarious.  Thankfully the children love it too.  Some of the best quotes come from Winnie the Pooh.

 

 

 

 Something Else by Kathryn Cave and Chris Riddell  This is a heart warming story about a creature who is teased because he is different and then strikes up a friendship with another creature.  It has beautiful illustrations and a quirky twist at the end.

 Goldilocks and the Three Bears by Lauren Child  - I love this one, a traditional story retold in an intelligent and witty way,  in the way that only Lauren Child can.  On my first reading it made me say ‘Wow!’  If you love Charlie and Lola you will love this too.

 

Burglar Bill by Janet and Alan Ahlberg -The comical story of a burglar who steals a box and later finds a baby inside. I really enjoy reading this one and acting out the voices of Burglar Bill and Burglar Betty.  There are lots of funny bits in it that make the children laugh out loud.

 

 

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8 Responses to My Top 5 Books for Under 5′s

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  2. Ohh Burglar bill sounds good. Might have to get that for my tiwnnies. I love the Ahlberg books.

    Visiting from BMB, Mich x

  3. Susy says:

    Mi daughter loves PEEPO! By Jane and Allan Ahlberg. I think this is a great book too!!

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  5. Thanks for your recommendations. These five we have not read to yet with lil Grace, but now on the seemingly extending list of books needed to buy or borrow.

    @phyllgerry

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  7. I love mr men and winnie the pooh, will have have a look out for the others. The Goldilocks one sounds good, I do like charlie and lola so sounds good!

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