Kids' Books featured in our #100BooksUntilXmas Recommendations

Kids' Books featured in our #100BooksUntilXmas Recommendations

Are you struggling to decide which of our amazing books your child may love? Have no fear, our parent and child recommendations are here! Split by age group, below are 100 books (or there will be 100 soon!) that are LOVED by you (and us!).

Ages 1+ years

“This is Miles Kelly’s first step into really young books and, boy, has the Creative Team smashed it. Dylan, my 2 year old, is always getting these out and he even remembers some of the phrases! He loves folding out the pages (and then tries to shut the book and gets cross!). The books are so bright and colourful, and the characters are cute and friendly. Really big thumbs up from me.”

See I Can books >>>

 

 

“So it is no secret we are big fans of the Miles Kelly books. Here are some pictures of Wonderful Words: My Food! book which we use to talk about food and use along side our play food. It comes with a large poster too! It is a fantastic book to also encourage trying different food items out (great for picky eaters!)”

See Wonderful Words here >>>

 

 

 

 

“This book keeps my daughter entertained for a while which is a feat in itself! She’s only 21 months but is learning new words all the time and this helps her to recognise familiar objects, and learn new ones too. We like to play spotting games where I shout out an object and she has to find and point to it on the page. Then we talk about the colours.”

See My First 1000 Words >>>

 

 

Mum says “He loves it! He even had the dog in there with him at one point.”

See Convertibles here >>>

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Freddie loves this book because it has all of the farm machines in it that you can think of. He likes answering the questions and finding different things in the book. The poster is so big and colourful and the illustrations are lovely.” says mum Kim.

See Wonderful Words here >>>

 

 

 

“The reason why we love Animal Snap! Is because it’s my favourite game! I like all the different animals and it’s fun when I match the animals. I love beating daddy.

I love learning all of the animal names and enjoy making the noises the animals make when turning over the cards.”

See Snap Cards here >>>

 

 

Mum, Lisa, says “It’s the perfect book for my toddler. Lily loves copying the actions. I love it’s unfolding pages as it gives it that bit more fun and it’s easy for Lily to join in by turning the pages.”

See I Can books >>>

 

 

 

“My daughter loves this set because it has a great mixture of stories and nursery rhymes. You get a lot for your money. She loves to make the noises when we sing Old MacDonald and her favourite story at bedtime is Goldilocks. The size of the books are great for her to turn the pages too!”

See Read With Me Sets >>> 

 

 

 

Mum Vicky says “These cards are a really engaging way to help teach the alphabet to my daughter. There is a good mix of familiar objects for her to recognise and ones she hasn’t come across before which helps expand her vocab.

They are sturdy cards too which is a must for this age when most books and toys get easily destroyed!”

See GSG Flashcards here >>>

 

 

Ages 3+ years

“This is such an inventive little book. They love getting all the pieces out – and there's a place to store them in the book, so it can all be put away (in theory, at least!).” Mum, Katy.

See Mini Playbooks here >>>

 

 

 

 

Her mum Kim says “Summer seems mesmerised by the busy pages and loves playing with the giant stickers. Now that she can say quite a few words, she enjoys pointing to the objects and foods she recognises.”

See Lots to Spot here >>>

 

 

 

Here’s Buzz having loads of fun in our Dinosaur. “Convertible Dinosaur provided hours of distraction and fun during lockdown and is great for a rainy day. He loves putting it together, getting inside and pretending to be a stegosaurus!”

See Convertibles here >>>

 

 

 

“He loves to ask a million questions about each page before the it is finished because he can tell something interesting is happening through the pictures. ‘Why is she sad?’, ‘Why are they laughing at him?’, ‘Why does she need to slow down?’ and on and on” says mum Kiran.

See Picture Books >>>

 

 

“Elijah Moses loves books & animals, this morning we sat down to look at the pictures and read a story from TALES OF THE RAINFOREST by Cathrine Veitch. This book has many stories with a message that teaches Elijah about the rainforest, the animals that are in it and why we need to keep them safe. The illustrations are beautiful and the stories will get any child thinking about our future planet.”

See Tales of the Rainforest here >>>

 

Here’s 2 year old Freddie enjoying our On the Go Snap. 

See Snap Cards here >>>

 

 

 

 

 

 

“My little one adores this story because it reminds him of how much he loves his cat. The pictures are simply gorgeous! It’s such a magical story with a lovely ending that makes you feel all warm inside.”

See Unicorn Stories here >>>

 

 

 

 

Ages 5+ years

Mum, Chloe, says “Albie absolutely loves his planet books because his class is called Jupiter so he has found out extra information! He loves learning different facts and loves the bright pictures too!” 

See Curious Q&A books here >>>

 

 

 

 

Mum says “He said he really liked all the pictures, and his favourite story is The Naughty Shrew”. 

See Bumper 384-page books here >>>

 

 

 

 

“It’s fun being a book tester for my mum and this book is really good. I like the funny animal pictures and the best questions are Why do crocodiles eat stones?, Do lions purr?, and Who lives in a home made of spit?. I can’t wait until I can read it all by myself.”

See Curious Q&A books here >>>

 

 

 

“These books are my son’s absolute favourite, he has always got one in his hand! They make learning so fun and each book has a poster in it which is great little addition!”

See First Reference books here >>>

 

 

 

 

“Seth likes that he is able to learn by reading and using his tablet at the same time. The books are really clear and easy to understand – even if you haven’t got a clue about coding!” From mum Rachel.

See Get Set Go Books here >>>

 

 

 

 

“This book is cool. My favourite parts are the Would You Rather game and all of the pictures. The planets and moons have funny faces, and I like the page where they crash together to make the Moon.”

See Curious Q&A books here >>>

 

 

 

 

“Harper is really in to animals at the moment and learning new things about them. This book is great for her age and has really good illustrations to help her understand. The poster is really handy too!” Says dad, Ray.

See First Reference books here >>>

 

 

 

Ages 7+ years

“I really like that the book has numbers as it helps me to focus on one fact at at a time. There are lots of things to do and quizzes to help me remember what I’ve been reading about. The pictures are cool too!”

See Wild About here >>>

 

 

 

 

“These books are so cool, I don’t want to stop reading them. There are loads of interesting things to learn and the ‘I Don’t Believe Facts’ are the best bits! 100 Facts Venom is my favourite because I love reading about scary animals and I love the Marvel film.”

See 100 Facts >>>

 

 

“The @mileskellypub Children's Classics make the perfect Christmas present. We've collected all of them and my girls aged 4 and 3 love listening to them at bedtime.” 

See Children's Classics >>>

 

 

 

 

“Toby is just fascinated by all things dinosaur and has been from a young age. He could recite some of the most complicated dinosaur names at three years old. Now he’s a bit older, the 100 Facts books can satisfy his curious brain and help him to cram in as many facts as he possibly can.” from mum, Fran.

See 100 Facts >>>

 

 

“My children love the Curious books because they make learning relatable. The facts focus on the funny side but still teach them things they need to know. The Would you rather? bit is their favourite part of each book – they like to have serious discussions about why they’d rather be this or that. It’s great to overhear them!”

See Curious Q&A books here >>>

 

  

Ages 9+ years

“I am enjoying reading this to my daughter – this version is perfect for children to discover Alice for the first time. We read a couple of chapters at bedtime each night together. She looks forward to it!”

See Children's Classics >>>

 

 

 

 

“We started this book together in lockdown as Toby wanted to start reading the stories that me and his dad read as children. He really enjoyed the calm descriptions in the book and is looking forward to reading more classic stories soon.”

See Children's Classics >>>

 

 

 

“Jaxon loved The Ultimate Fact Box. He is studying Ancient Egypt at school and could go back into school with new facts to wow his teacher with. He also enjoyed talking about the different animal facts with his little sister Harper and asking if they could now have a pet Panda” says Dad Ray and partner Tanya.

See The Books here >>>




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