Early Reader's Recommendations

Knighthood for Beginners, by Elys Dolan

With off the wall humour, although she is better known for picture books, this is an excellent first reader that is fully illustrated.

Narwhal and Jelly, Ben Clanton

Comic Strip Style adventures of a narwhal and a jellyfish. Incredibly funny, and with 5 in the series so far there's plenty to keep them entertained.

The Isadora Moon Series, by Harriet Muncaster

She's half fairy, half vampire, and we cannot keep these books on our shelves at the moment! Fully illustrated and the perfect size for small hands, we highly recommend this series as it is currently our runaway bestseller for early readers.

The Wishing Star, by Emma Beswetherick

The fist in a new series about a group of girls on a playdate who get whisked into outer space on their recycled rocket in a bid to save the earth, as you do!

The Nine Lives of Furry Purry Beancat, by Philip Ardagh and Rob Biddulph

This is a new series from this pair and we love it! Cute, Funny, lots of bold illustrations and some excellent language make these books a great choice for your young one. There are two in the series so far.

Mango and Bambang, by Polly Faber

We are loving this quartet of books about a girl and her tapir friend. Although the books look pretty and girly, Mango is a black belt in karate and is very capable of looking after herself and Bambang!

Winnie and Wilbur

These are the same stories as the picture books, only they have been shrunk into the size of an early reader's book. They are just as good, though only have black and white illustrations.

Rabbit and Bear, by Julian Gough

These books we highly recommend. Incredibly funny, stinky, and fully illustrated, what more could you need or want?

The Wigglesbottom Primary series, by Pamela Butchart

Although she is better known for her middle grade books starring Izzy, these are ideal early readers books and are fully colour illustrated.

Sticker Dollies Unicorn rescue

With these books your child is sure to be entertained, with stickers, dollies, unicorns and a decent amount of story to get young readers engaged

The Sam Wu is Not Afraid Of... series

Fantastic for early readers, these books are packed with silly adventures and are fully illustrated.

The Royal Rabbits of London, by Santa and Simon Montefiore

A little twee, though very popular with the Royal Rabbits protecting the Queen against all manner of furry threats.

The Ottoline series, by Chris Riddell

Aimed at slightly younger readers than his Goth Girl or Cloud Horse Chronicles, these are detailed and plot driven stories with the intricate illustrations to match.

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