Books

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Sharing stories and rhymes

Find out from the Bookstart Bear why stories and rhymes are so much fun when we enjoy them together.

Sharing Bookstart stories

We love hearing from Bookstart families about the joys and benefits of reading every day.

Watch Maia's reading journey

Discover what happens when a baby is given a love of stories, songs and rhymes from the very beginning.

Book of the month

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Top 5 books as chosen by you

  • The Singing Mermaid
  • The Singing Mermaid
    The Singing Mermaid

    When Sam Sly invites the Singing Mermaid to join the circus, she is excited by the promise of fame and fortune. But things are not what they seem, and the Singing Mermaid soon finds herself confined to a fish tank, longing for the freedom of the ocean.

  • Mog the Forgetful Cat
  • Mog the Forgetful Cat
    Mog the Forgetful Cat

    Reformatted and reissued, Mog the Forgetful Cat has lost none of its gentle charm.

  • Roar!
  • Roar!
    Roar!

    With its appealing animal characters to slot into the correct environment, Roar! is a huge favourite amongst parents and young children alike.

  • Rattle and Rap
  • Rattle and Rap
    Rattle and Rap

    Young children will enjoy listening to the lovely rhyming text and looking at the detail in Steggall’s bold collaged illustrations.

  • Alfie Gives a Hand
  • Alfie Gives a Hand
    Alfie Gives a Hand

    Shirley Hughes' much-loved Alfie goes to his first birthday party in this lovely picture book for pre-school children.

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