Are you confused about which book to read next … look no further … there are lists and lists, and lists for all sorts of preferences here!
Picture Books to Read to Young Children
These books have been selected to be read aloud to young children to get them interested in books. They have brilliant illustrations to engage the listener while the adult reads aloud the rhythmic, soothing or funny text. These in turn can become some of the first books a child reads by themselves.
A beautifully illustrated book in which Malala (Nobel Peace Prize Winner) tells her own story in her own words for a younger audience. She shows how no matter how small you are and where you live, you can make a difference.
Mia and Ben are best of friends living near a lake. Their favourite thing to do is to make paper planes. Sadly Ben has to move far, far away. How will they remain friends when they are so far apart? But their love of planes and deep friendship makes a beautiful story and picture book.
Tad is tiniest tadpole in the pond and as her brothers and sister grow up and leave she is left behind … with Big Blub, the huge fish. Tad realises she needs to grow up and take a leap into life. A heartwarming tale.
The amazing story of Nelson Mandela has been adapted for children, who was a ‘troublemaker’ as a child but grew up to fight apartheid and became the first black president of South Africa. The book is beautifully illustrated and abridged by the poet Chris Van Wyk.
Erica and her Mum in ‘Let’s Go and Say Hello’ embark on a worldwide adventure visiting new countries and learning some parts of their culture, and most importantly meeting new friends. Erica ends up learning to say hello in seven different languages, and most importantly realises even though everyone is different all children have a lot in common when they are having fun and playing. A much needed picture book getting children to embrace multiculturalism and help form an inclusive society.
Dogs are lovely and they come in all sorts of shapes, sizes and colours – which one will you like most of all? The gorgeous illustrations on every page will delight young and adult readers and the book will surely become a family favourite.