5 of our favourite books for curious minds

Reading offers countless benefits for children, including improving language and literacy skills, sparking their imagination and developing their ability to concentrate. We’ve picked five of our favourite books that will inspire and engage curious minds – perfect even if your little one is a reluctant reader!

All About Families

What do families look like? Who’s in your family? And how can families change? With delightful illustrations, this glorious celebration of family diversity talks about lone-parent families, adoptive, foster, divorced, remarried, and mixed race families, and lots, lots more, showing little children that families come in all shapes and sizes.

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First Facts & Flaps: Super Space

Teach your little astro kid all about the wonders of stars, planets, the Moon and space travel with the amazing First Facts and Flaps: Super Space book. With over 30 interactive flaps, a turn and learn wheel and a giant fold-out ending, this book will bring some out-of-this-world fun to storytime!

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Little Leaders: Exceptional Men in Black History

Written and illustrated by New York Times bestseller Vashti Harrison, Little Leaders: Exceptional Men in Black History is a wonderful book that introduces children to a variety of black role models. These black men broke barriers and fought injustice to realise their dreams and make the world a better place. It includes the stories of black men from a diverse range of backrounds, including Doctor Harold Moody Diplomat Kofi Annan and the Musician Prince, among others, giving your own little leader the confidence to take on the world after reading about these men who did.

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Dinosaur Roar! The Tyrannosaurus Rex

Meet Dinosaur Roar, the king of the dinosaurs, in this funny rhyming story about a Tyrannosaurus rex, the first title in The World of Dinosaur Roar! series. The wonderful rhyming text written by award-winning author Jeanne Willis, introduces Dinosaur Roar and various other dinosaur characters in a story suitable for the very youngest children. Very funny, and great to read aloud, Dinosaur Roar! The Tyrannosaurus rex has been approved by The Department of Earth Sciences at the Natural History Museum in London, and the book contains a spread of simple dinosaur facts and a pronunciation guide.

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Listen to the Birds

An internationally bestselling series of board books with amazing real-life sounds! What sounds do a nightingale, cuckoo, great tit, magpie, pigeon and blackbird make? Push the buttons to find out. Aimed at babies and toddlers, this ground-breaking series of interactive board books has a button on every spread, which plays one of six different exceptional quality sound effects. Children of every age will be captivated as they bring the artwork to life with six amazing real-life sounds.

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