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If you are wonder what books are good for your kids from 0- 5 year olds, this is a suggestion to you. They are interesting and appealing. Take a look at our pick of 6 best books for 0-5 year olds from toplisttips.
6. Each Peach Pear Plum

by Janet & Allan Ahlberg
This classic book from author and illustrator team Janet and Allan Ahlberg is a real favourite with families. Each beautifully illustrated page encourages them to ‘spy’ another familiar fairy-tale or nursery rhyme character. The excellent rhyming text and charming illustrations work perfectly together, and children will love spotting all the hidden details in each picture.

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5. The Snowman

by Raymond Briggs

James builds a snowman in the garden, then wakes up in the night to find that it has come to life. He shows the Snowman his home, and in return, the Snowman whisks him away on a very special journey.

This beautiful picture book is a Christmas classic. The stunning illustrations beautifully convey the story of a small boy’s magical friendship with a snowman. Full of love and imagination, this is an extraordinary and atmospheric tale that the whole family can enjoy.

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4. Would You Rather?

by John Burningham

Would you rather drink snail squash or eat mashed worms? Help a witch make stew? Tickle a monkey? Or maybe – if you could really be anyone or do anything in the world – would you rather just be…you?

This wonderful picture book from classic children’s author and illustrator John Burningham is perfect for stimulating young imaginations. Full of quirky ideas that children will love, and accompanied with Burningham’s distinctive illustrations, it is great fun to share in the classroom or at home.

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3. Dear Zoo

by Rod Campbell

This appealing story, in lift-the-flap, board-book format has been a favourite with toddlers ever since it was first published in 1982.

As you lift the flaps in search of an ideal pet, a host of different zoo animals will be revealed, until the right pet is finally discovered. Simple, stylish and highly interactive, this book invites constant re-reading. The sturdy flaps are perfect for small fingers to lift, and children will still love this book when they are ready to start school.


2. Room on the Broom

Julia Donaldson
Illustrator: Axel Scheffler
From former Children’s Laureate Julia Donaldson and longtime collaborator Axel Scheffler comes this much-loved tale about a witch and her gang of friends.

While flying with her cat on her broomstick, the wind blows a witch’s hat from her head. Luckily, a friendly dog rescues it and, as a reward, is invited to travel with them on the broom. Throughout the tale, she encounters a series of other characters who each help the witch to recover various possessions that she loses along the way – but will there be enough room on the broom for them all?

This favourite picture book is a real delight: an ingenious and humorous story with a rhythmical text that is ideal for reading aloud. Axel Scheffler has artistically surpassed himself with the brightly-coloured illustrations, which give convincing and expressive features to all the different characters.


  1. Lost and Found

by Oliver Jeffers

Once there was a sad, lonely penguin who appeared at the door of a young boy. The boy decided he must be lost, so he set off to find his home. The boy asked the Lost and Found Office, some birds, and even his rubber duck, but no one knew where he belonged. Then he read that penguins were from the South Pole, and decided to help him get back there. Together they set out across the sea, rowing through bad weather and good, but when they reached the South Pole, the boy discovered that sometimes what you’re looking for is right in front of you all along…

With beautiful illustrations and a charming storyline, this poignant and richly enjoyable picture book won both a gold medal in the Nestle Children’s Book Prize and a Blue Peter Book Award and has been turned into a BAFTA-winning animation. Illustrated in Jeffers’ inimitable style, it is a visual delight, and its themes of loneliness and friendship will resonate with young readers.