These delightful gems barely need any introduction for the tinnies aged up to five-ish. They are tried and tested tales of adventure, friendship, imagination and battle of the wits with exquisite illustrations, which at this age, is the main appeal of books. Get them hooked now.

In keeping with developing a love of books, why not take them on a trip to some of London’s oldest and elegant bookshops such as Daunt Books and Hatchard Piccadilly. It’s another world.

The Snowman by Raymond Briggs.*

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle.

The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson and Axel Shleffer.*

Lost & Found by Oliver Jeffers.*

I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen.*

The Tiger Who Came to Tea by Judith Kerr.

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury.

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak.*

The Cat in the Hat by Dr Seuss.

*<3 the illustrations.








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