Picture books can be enjoyed at any age. For younger readers looking at the pictures and hearing the words read to them develops memory and recognition skills. Older readers enjoy being able to read the story for themselves while staying entertained as they follow visual clues and action throughout their favourite story. With so many different stories, themes and styles you are sure to find a picture book that will delight and inspire your family.

Book cover for Cyril and Pat

Cyril and Pat

Cyril and Pat is a very funny, rhyming story about friendship from everybody's favourite picture book creator and twice winner of the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal, Emily Gravett."Enormous fun to read aloud." – GuardianCyril is the only squirrel in Lake ...

Book cover for The Gruffalo Sound Book

The Gruffalo Sound Book

Press the twelve sound buttons in the pages of the story to make Julia Donaldson's classic tale of The Gruffalo come alive! Listen to Snake hiss and Owl hoot! Hear Mouse's tummy rumble and the Gruffalo growl in this magical, interactive story sound book. The ideal gif...

Book cover for Once Upon a Wild Wood

Once Upon a Wild Wood

Little Green Raincape is on her way to Rapunzel's party, deep in the wild woods. The way is long and dark, but Green is a smart girl. Smart enough to turn down apples offered by kindly old ladies, smart enough to turn down travel advice from helpful wolves, and above all, smart enough to solv...

Book cover for The Cook and the King

The Cook and the King

There once was a very hungry kingWho needed a cook like anything . . .. . . but the king is very fussy; he tries all the cooks in the kingdom, but no one is good enough. Then he spots Wobbly Bob. Maybe Bob can whip up his favourite dinner? But how will Bob be able to cook...

Book cover for The Big Race

The Big Race

Aardvark is only small and the Big Race is long and hard. But Aardvark is going to join in and give it everything she's got!A heart-warming, stylish and delightfully funny celebration of taking part rather than winning from Sebastian Walker Award winner David Barrow....

Book cover for Charlie and Lola: A Dog With Nice Ears

Charlie and Lola: A Dog With Nice Ears

A brilliant new Charlie and Lola picture book from multi-award-winning author and Children's Laureate Lauren Child! Lola wants a dog - but the qualities of her perfect pooch seem oddly like those of a ... rabbit! Silly, surprising, thoughtful and fun, Charlie and Lola are...

Book cover for Animalphabet

Animalphabet

An interactive animal ABC guessing game with peep-through pages and amazing fold-out flaps, by the bestselling Julia Donaldson, author of The Gruffalo, and visionary illustrator Sharon King-Chai. Scroll right down for a video showing the book in action!With eye-catching artwo...