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Top 10 books for preschoolers

The very hungry caterpillar by Eric Carle
This rather famous children's picture book was published in 1969 and follows the journey of a very hungry caterpillar who munches his way through lots of food before he emerges as a butterfly.
 
 
The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown
The Runaway Bunny was written by Margaret Wise Brown in 1942 and tells the story of  a small rabbit, who wants to run away. His mother, however, tells him that "if you run away, I will run after you". This sweet book contains really lovely illustartions that young children will love.
The tiger who came to tea by Judith Kerr
Sophie and her mother are enjoying tea one day when the doorbell rings. A huge, stripey tiger wants to come to tea and eats all the sandwiches, buns and biscuits until there is nothing left for supper. This deliciously humourous tale has been entertaining children since 1968.
 
 
 
 
The tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
This classic tale written in 1893 is an absolute must for children every where. It's a quintessentially cautionary tale that warns children about the dangers of misbehaving. Mother Rabbit has forbidden any of her children from entering Mr McGregors garden lest they be turned into a pie but the very naughty Peter just can't resist! 
Guess how much I love you by Sam Mc Bratney
This delightful little story was published in 1994 and ever since children all over the world have loved hearing it. The little Nutbrown Hare doesn't want to go to sleep and so keeps coming with lots of different examples of how much he loves his father, just so he can stay up a little longer. He and his father keep trying to outdo each other until the little Hare tells his father he loves him, 'right up to the moon' and the father hare replies that he loves him, 'I love you right up to the moon and back' and the little hare falls asleep finally.
 
 
Room on a broom
This lovely story tells of a witch who embarks on a very memorable journey on her broom. The weather is terrible and she loses her hat, wand and bow but makes new friends who help her find her belongings and before long find themselves saving her from a fire breathing dragon! To thank her new friends, she casts a spell and creates a new broom that has enough room for all of them. This book is perfect for little readers as it's easy to follow and the illustrations are fabulously entertaining.
 
 
Where the wild things are by Maurice Sendak
Every child should read 'Where the wild things are'! It's an enchanting tale that everyone seems to love and has sold more than  10 million copies since it was published in 1963.The story follows Max, who is wearing a wolf costume and finds himself being made king of a mystical forest by the Wild Things. Max learns an important lesson though along the way, that there really is no place like home!
 
 
Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans
Every little girl who has every dreamt of living in a charming house in Paris will love this book. Madeline is the youngest of twelve girls who live in a house in Paris. There are lots of Madeline books but this first book sees Madeline taken to hospital to have her appendix taken out.
 
 
Cloudy with a chance of meatballs by Judi Barrett
Your kids will probably have seen the hilarious book, 'Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs'. Well, it's based on this charming book about a kindly grandfather who tells his grandchildren about the town of 'Chewandswallow', where the weather changes at breakfast, luinch and dinner time and instead of rain or snow, it sends food and beverages of all sorts. The rain could be soup, the snow could be ice-cream and the wind means burgers! However, one day the weather changes for the worse and starts giving horrendous food like brussels sprouts cake and there's worse to come!
 
A bear called Paddington by Michael Bond
Kids and adults just love Paddington bear and this book is just charming. It tells the tale of a bear who escapes from Deepest Peru and finds himself at Paddington Railway Station in London.  Mr and Mrs Brown find him and decide to bring him home which is where the real adventure starts.
 
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