5 Fab Picture Books to Read with your Kids this World Book Day

This will hopefully be the start of many more children’s book posts from me. Children’s books are my thing. Before I decided to do this blogging thing full time my job was as a School Librarian and have celebrated many World Book Days over the year. World Book Day doesn’t just mean costume stresses the night before it is about bringing together children and families and reading together. It is about encouraging a love of reading in our kids and sharing stories together. World Book Day is the 1st Mach this year so just a few days to go now. I thought I would share with you 5 of my most favourite picture books to read with your kids on World Book Day and well, any day really. So here they are.

The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson

I don’t think I could do a list like this without mentioning a Julia Donaldson books and let’s face it they are all great but this one is special. I love to read this one as well as the kids loving it too. As a parent, I find reading Julia’s books really enjoyable and they are one of the few I don’t mind reading over and over again. The Gruffalo is just the right amount of scary, funny and heartwarming all at the same time. If you haven’t kids I can’t imagine you haven’t read it but if you haven’t this needs to be top of your list.

The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt & Oliver Jeffers 

This is relatively new find for us but we have fallen in love with this book and its sequel The Day the Crayons Came Home. This is the book that Little Man will be taking in as his favourite book for his World Book Day It’s all about Duncan’s pack of crayons who each write him a letter telling him why they are happy or not happy about the way he uses them. It really makes Little Man giggle.

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen

This is an old favourite of mine but I think it is timeless. It’s a great one to read with young children as there is lots of repetition for them to join in with. I love the little family going on an adventure together to find the bear. A lovely story.

Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers

This book is my favourite out of the 5 for illustrations. It is a heartwarming story about a little boy and a penguin and their journey to friendship. I love Oliver Jeffers books generally  but this is his best one for sure. I always get a little tear in my eye reading this.

There’s a Monster in your Book by Tom Fletcher

If getting your child to sit down and read a story is quite tricky then an interactive book is the way to go. This book gives you that in bucket loads. From moving the book to get the monster to move around the page to shouting for him this book is so much fun.

Have you got any to add to the list? Let me know what you are reading on World Book Day!


This post contains affiliate links therefore if you click on one of these links and buy it I will receive a tiny bit of commission. As always I am always honest and only recommend things that I would purchase myself or have purchased in the past. 

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I’m Rachel, a 30 something Mum to 6 year old Little Man & 2 year old twin girls (one with us & one in the sky).

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