10 of the Best Books for Young Children

I love stories and my children love stories. Stories in the morning, stories after lunch and stories before bedtime. We have all of the best books for young children at home. Stories play such an important part in a child’s life and stories before bedtime play an even more important part of the daily routine. It indicates calm time and that’s its nearly time for them to go to sleep – it is part of their bedtime routine to help them sleep. It is also a very magical and special time to share with your child; A moment for the family to spend together with no interruptions, a precious gem in this extremely busy and fast moving world we live in.



Stories can come to life for children, it helps with their thought processes, and it can also serve as a teaching tool for everyday life skills and scenarios that need to be learnt or approached sensitively. Here are some of the best books for young children that you can enjoy together.





Great for learning the names of food and counting with your child.


  • Farmer Duck


A fun book to learn the animal names and noises! They can even join in with the repetition which you will find they love.

Old Bear Tales


Just really lovely stories. I call these rainy day stories, stories for snuggling under your duvet with.


The Owl that is Afraid of the Dark


A book for discussing the dark – it’s really not scary when its dark!

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt


A real top favourite of mine – one that everyone can join in with!



Very simple stories and great for learning colours with your child.

Whatever Next


Fabulous for a child’s imagination – why not give them a box to sit and a colander when you read this story together. Let them feel as though they are a part of the book too!

Guess How much I Love You


A very special book to share together.

Spot – Lift the Flap


What child doesn’t love a ‘lift the flap’ book!

Can’t You Sleep, Little Bear?


A gorgeous bedtime book!


What is your favourite bedtime story? Please share them with us!






1 thought on “10 of the Best Books for Young Children”

  1. Whatever Next! was my favourite as a child. My children are almost passed the age for these books but this post has inspired to me to take a trip to the library and dig out some of these old ones!

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