The best English picture books for young children by Mybaba.com
The best English picture books for young children according to Ellie Thompson, Editor of
MyBaba.com, one of the best UK parenting and lifestyle websites.
These classic picture books are just a few of my favourite stories, perfect for toddlers and children up to around five years of age.

Many of these books have been around long before I was a child, and reading them again brings back the thrill and enchantment I felt reading them with my mother the first time around, many years ago now.

With these picture books, you’re sure to instill a love of reading in your little ones. Why not give one or two of these a go?

Meg and Mog Helen, Nicoll and Jan Pieńkowski
Join witch Meg and her cat Mog for a spooky Halloween party with all the other witches, and find out what happens when Meg’s spell goes wrong. Eek! This classic tale is the first in the series of Meg and Mog stories. A bright, colourful book that will enchant and entertain every young child.
The Tiger Who Came To Tea, Judith Kerr
It’s hard to believe that this story is now over fifty years old, being first published in 1968.

The Tiger Who Came To Tea is a timeless classic depicting the story of Sophie and her extraordinary teatime guest. Watch your wide-eyed little one as they marvel at the cheek of this huge stripy cat who decides to make himself at home.

Six Dinner Sid, Inga Moore
Six Dinner Sid ’s winning in life! He’s living six of his nine lives extremely well having craftily acquired six different owners for six separate dinners every day. Everything’s going well until he catches a cold and has to go to the vet…

A delightful story with bright and bold illustrations that will capture the imagination of your little ones.

We’re Going On A Bear Hunt , Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury
Join this family’s daredevil adventure through grass, rivers, mud and snowstorms in search of a bear. Find out the surprise that awaits them in the deep, dark cave on the other side of the forest!

There’s a certain thrill factor to this story that will appeal to every young child, and they’ll delight in the onomatopoeic descriptions of each hazardous obstacle!

The Gruffalo Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler
Everybody’s heard of The Gruffalo !

The rhyming story told by the little brown mouse of the made-up monster to the animals he encounters in the forest is an award-winning tale that will be around for many generations to come.

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