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0-5 year olds

Here is the ultimate booklist to read before you're 14 chosen by experts. The list has been broken down into four age bands, with 25 titles in each band​. ​

The best books for 0-5 years olds


Each Peach Pear Plum by Janet & Allan Ahlberg

The Jolly Postman or Other People’s Letters by Janet & Allan Ahllberg

The Snowman by Raymond Briggs

Gorilla by Anthony Browne

Would You Rather? by John Burningham

Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

I Will Not Ever Never Eat a Tomato by Lauren Child

Princess Smartypants by Babette Cole

Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy by Lynley Dodd

Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler

Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes by Mem Fox & Helen Oxenbury

Little Mouse's Big Book of Fears by Emily Gravett

Where's Spot? by Eric Hill

Dogger by Shirley Hughes

Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers

The Tiger Who Came to Tea by Judith Kerr

I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen

Not now, Bernard by David McKee

Meg and Mog by Helen Nicholl & Jan Pienkowski

We're Going on a Bear Hunt

I Want My Potty! by Tony Ross

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

The Cat in the Hat by Dr Seuss

The Elephant and the Bad Baby by Elfrida Vipont & Raymond Briggs