Home / PARENT  / BABIES  / 10 Must-have picture books to add to your kid’s collection
Screen Shot 2017-06-11 at 1.10.10 am

10 Must-have picture books to add to your kid’s collection

Reading to your baby is one of the greatest memories you are going to cherish through your journey of parenting. Watching them engage with the pictures, your voice, and the quality time they spend nestled in your lap is a magical experience and also a great way of parent – child bonding.


Which is why we have selected some of our favourite picture books for you to add to your child’s bookshelf, or gift to a soon-to-be first time parent.


Hooray for Birds! by Lucy Cousins

This fun, colorful picture book celebrates all kinds of birds with bold illustrations and rollicking, rhyming text. Young readers will have so much fun imagining themselves flying high with their feathered friends.all accompanied by simple prose sure to keep your 2- to 5-year-olds busy turning pages.

Get your copy here


What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday by Julia Donaldson

A bright colourful book with with a easy to read rhyming structure that neither you to your toddler or older child to you will stumble over. This is a delightful tale, wonderfully illustrated, that sees the return of the clever but oh-so-quiet ladybird from the classic What the Ladybird Heard.
Get your copy here


Where’s Spot? by Eric Hill


This lift-the-flap-book is a classic tale of a mother dog searching for her own lost puppy, finding eight other animals hiding around the house before finding her own. Fun, interactive flaps conceal the animals and makes for a perfect weekend read for your 2- 5 year old.

Get your copy here


Pig the Pug by Aaron Blabey


Pig is a rude pug who doesn’t want to share his toys with another dog. The whole story has a wonderful rhyming scheme and the illustrations are playful making it a perfect bed time read for your 3 year old.

Get you copy here


Draw-It-Yourself Adventures: Alien Attack by Andrew Judge &  Chris Judge

If reading tends to be a bit boring for your kid, try this one, because kids have to draw (literally) their way through the book to survive the alien attack.

Get your copy here


Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy by Lynley Dodd


A children’s classic that should be on everybody’s bookshelf! Children love the clever use of rhythm and rhyme and always join in when it comes to saying ‘Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy’. Lovely story with a slight fear factor from scarface claw!

Get your copy here


I Don’t Want Curly Hair!


A book about curls, swirls, and hair.I Don’t Want Curly Hair! is glorious picture book for little people who always want what they can’t have!

Get your copy here


One Red Dot by David A Carter


A pop-up book, where each of the ten magnificent pop-up sculptures challenges readers to find the one red dot. From the flip-flop flaps to the whimsical wiggle-wobble widgets, each page is an original piece of artwork to cherish and admire.

Get your copy here


Disney Princess: A Magical Pop-Up World by Matthew Reinhart


Starring the timeless characters that have made the Disney Princess films a treasured part of pop culture and animation history, this visually stunning volume is packed with intricately designed pop-ups, transformative scenes, and many other surprises.

Get your copy here


The Very Hungry Caterpillar: A Pull-Out Pop-Up by Eric Carle


Based on the classic picture book, the perennially popular story is bought to life in this bright and beautiful pop-up edition.Its imaginative illustration and clever cut-out detail charts the progress of a very hungry caterpillar as he eats his way through the week.

Get your copy here