Reading for Pleasure

Our Picture Book top picks


We advocate reading for pleasure here at The Children's Literacy Charity as we know too well the benefits of children hearing stories aloud and engaging with story themes. Below is a selection of some of our favourite picture books aimed at children aged 4 to 7 years.

Picture Books we love:

  • But where completely are we?  By Lauren Child
  • Hamish and Missing Teddy by Moira Munro
  • Lulu Loves Stories by Anna McQueen
  • Aliens Love Underpants by Claire Freedman & Ben Cort
  • Peace At Last by Jill Murphy
  • Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers
  • The Tiger Who Came to Tea by Judith Kerr
  • There was an old lady who swallowed a fly by Pam Adams
  • The Elephant and the Bad Baby – Elfrida Vipont & Raymond Briggs
  • Love Stink – Daniel Postgate
  • There are cats in this book by Vivian Schwarz
  • We’re going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen
  • Penguin by Polly Dunbar
  • Ketchup on your Cornflakes? by Nick Sharratt
  • Each Peach Pear Plum by Allan & Janet Ahlberg
  • Stuck in the Park by Nick Sharratt
  • Owl Babies by Martin Waddell
  • So Much by Trish Cooke
  • Biscuit Bear by Mini Grey
  • Hooray for Fish by Lucy Cousins
  • Aaaaaaahhhhh Spider! By Lydia Monks
  • The Train Ride by June Crebbin