Ruby Red Shoes is a sweet little hare who lives in a colourful caravan in the country with her granny. Now she’s off to visit her cousins in London. A charming picture book series for 3 – 7 year olds.
Books for 4-6 Year Olds
Julian is a Mermaid is a beautiful and powerful book about finding the safe space to joyfully and jubilantly be yourself. On the train home one day with his Nana, Julian sees three woman dressed up in dazzling mermaid costumes. He is enthralled.
Who doesn’t love a unicorn? Sophie Johnston: Unicorn Expert loves them so much she ‘owns’ 17 unicorns of her own. Or course there’s a lot of work involved in training them and looking after them but Sophie rises to the challenge with style. But who’s that hiding in plain sight on every page?
“All evening the North wind roared.” These evocative words set the atmosphere for the story about the night Harry and his family hole up inside while a storm roars around them.
Oi Frog! is a fun rhyming caper though all the places animals sit. It starts with Frog saying he does not want to do what everyone tells him to and sit on a log. He wants to sit on a sofa. As you do.
What a delightful, happy little book by South African author Jenny Hatton. Swimming in the Sun follows a typical day at the beach with glorious illustrations by Joan Rankin.
We’re dotty about this wipe-clean book for little ones. Dot-to-dots are brilliant for hand-eye co-ordination (that magic word) and they also help kids see the connection between lines making a bigger picture.
The Judy Moody series follows the adventures of a feisty and funny girl who creates her own bucket list of things to do before she goes to Grade 4.
Bedtime reads just got more boisterous. Hack and Whack are two red-haired terrors who run away from their mother’s bedtime call. “We’re Hack and Whack on the attack!” they yell and promptly run away causing mayhem and damage throughout the viking village.
This Richard Scarry classic is a happy primary-coloured trip filled with illustrations and much-loved characters to keep little ones entertained for hours. The detail-filled illustrations and story lines – filled with characters such as Huckle, Lowly, Bananas Gorilla, Sergeant Murphy, Sam and Dudley are still as entertaining and humorous as ever.
When Michaela DePrice was a little girl in an orphanage in war-torn Sierra Leone, she found a magazine with a ballerina on the cover. She dreamed of someday being a ballerina too but at that time it seemed impossible.
Nyambura is a little girl who is going to visit her Gogo (granny). To get there she has to take a bus all on her own. This doesn’t bother her – even though she has to wait in the queue for a LONG time.