Books beginning with: 1

  • 1 2 3 Little Donkey

    Author: Rindert Kromhaut Illustrator: Annemarie van Haeringen
    Publisher: Gecko Press
    Interest age: 1-5

    One shopping bag hiding treats and two nosy friends determined to find them leads to nine fat tears and ten soft kisses in this appealing counting book.

  • 1, 2, 3 to the Zoo

    Author: Eric Carle
    Publisher: Puffin
    Interest age: 1-5

    Glorious two-dimensional illustrations in soft sponge-prints bring the animals to life and encourage counting without the need for words. This is a book to treasure.

  • 1, 2, 3, Do the Dinosaur

    Author: Michelle Robinson Illustrator: Rosalind Beardshaw
    Publisher: Egmont
    Interest age: 2-5

    Tom has his dino costume on and he's ready to do a dino dance through the jungle with his friends! This is a joyous reading experience that little ones (and big ones) won’t be able to resist joining in with, and perfect for reading aloud.

  • 10 Little Rubber Ducks

    Author: Eric Carle
    Publisher: Collins Children's Books
    Interest age: 2-5

    This book was inspired by a true story. In 1992 a storm hit a cargo ship and 29,000 rubber ducks were swept overboard - and they washed ashore all over the world!

  • 100 Brilliant Poems for Children

    Author: Various Editor: Paul Cookson
    Publisher: Macmillan
    Interest age: 8-11
    Reading age: 9+

    How do you define a poem? Song lyrics, performance pieces, blank verse, a Shakespearean speech and hilarious rhymes, both classic and brand-new, make this an anthology where there is literally something for everyone. 

  • 100 Dogs

    Author: Michael Whaite
    Publisher: Puffin
    Interest age: 2-4

    The 100 dogs of 100 different breeds (count them!) in this clever yet accessible picture book are all doing something different. Ideal for kids that love dogs, this is also a brilliant rhyming book that will become a family favourite. 

  • 100 First Words

    Author: Dawn Sirett Illustrator: Charlotte Milner
    Publisher: DK Books
    Interest age: 1-3

    Will your baby's first word be an animal, a toy, food or maybe a colour? This book will not only help with first words but will also expand your baby's vocabulary to cover 100 everyday objects.

  • 100 First Words: With BIG Flaps to Lift!

    Author: Edward Underwood
    Publisher: Nosy Crow
    Interest age: 1-3

    When toddlers are just starting to talk and learn new words, books like 100 First Words are invaluable. A bright and colourful book that will be a favourite with little ones as they listen to and repeat the words. 

  • 100 Most Dangerous Things on the Planet

    Author: Anna Claybourne
    Publisher: Bloomsbury
    Interest age: 9-11
    Reading age: 9+

    In this exciting book, children learn how to face and survive the world's most dangerous situations.

  • 100 Steps for Science: Why It Works and How It Happened

    Author: Lisa Jane Gillespie Illustrator: Yukai Du
    Publisher: Wide Eyed
    Interest age: 6-11
    Reading age: 7+

    This book plunges the reader into humankind's ten biggest discoveries, such as wheels, numbers and atoms. It's an optimistic, upbeat look at what science can achieve, sure to inspire children fascinated by figuring out how things work.

  • 100 Things to Know About Numbers, Computing and Coding

    Author: Various
    Publisher: Usborne
    Interest age: 9-11
    Reading age: 10+

    Did you know that scientists are developing ways to store data inside plant DNA? Or did you know that numbers are used to power the GPS on your smartphone? Have you ever wondered what a Googleplex is? Or piphilology? Or what the first computer game was?

  • 100 Things to Know About Saving the Planet

    Author: Various
    Publisher: Usborne
    Interest age: 9-13
    Reading age: 9+

    An excellent introduction to the environmental problems facing us and our planet today.

    After a brief overview on why the planet needs saving in the first place, the book focuses on what can and is being done to tackle these challenges, from small everyday changes that anyone can take to big, international missions.

    There’s a lot to unpack here, from general…

  • 100 Things To Know About Space

    Author: Alex Frith Alice James Jerome Martin Illustrator: Federico Mariani & Shaw Nielsen
    Publisher: Usborne
    Interest age: 10-12
    Reading age: 9+

    Do you know what 'spaghettification' is or how much a space toilet costs? Find out in this book packed full of quirky, fun and fascinating facts about space.

  • 100 Women Who Made History

    Author: Dorling Kindersley
    Publisher: Dorling Kindersley
    Interest age: 7-11
    Reading age: 8+

    Featuring a thoroughly diverse selection of women from varied points in history and across many cultures and disciplines, this is an excellent (and empowering) guide for children about the women who helped shape the world we experience today.

  • 101 Things You Need to Know...And Some You Don't!

    Author: Tracey Turner
    Publisher: Bloomsbury
    Interest age: 9-11
    Reading age: 9+

    Discover 101 of the most fascinating, most disgusting, and most unbelievable facts. 

  • 101 Video Games To Play Before You Grow Up

    Author: Ben Bertoli Illustrator: Spencer Wilson
    Publisher: Walter Foster, Jr
    Interest age: 7-11
    Reading age: 8+

    Split into platform games, action and adventure, sports and fighting, role playing and strategy, puzzle and arcade and party and music games, this is a handy little guide for gaming enthusiasts which may also enthuse kids about reading.

  • 123 with Goose

    Author: Laura Wall
    Publisher: Award Publications
    Interest age: 0-3

    Laura Wall’s brilliant Goose character goes back to basics in this gorgeous board book for babies. A simple 1 to 10 count is illustrated with the lovable goose, his little friend, some ducklings and some frogs. 

  • 13 Days of Midnight

    Author: Leo Hunt
    Publisher: Orchard Books
    Interest age: 13-15
    Reading age: 12+

    A tense, scary, compulsive, edge-of-the-seat read for brave teenagers.

  • 13 Hours

    Author: Narinder Dhami
    Publisher: Tamarind (Random House)
    Interest age: 9-13
    Reading age: 9+

    Twelve-year-old Anni never really questions why her frightened, ill mother won't leave their once grand but now dilapidated house - until, one day, her mum's worst fears are realised. An exciting, page-turning story.

  • 15 Things Not to Do With a Baby

    Author: Margaret McAllister Illustrator: Holly Sterling
    Publisher: Frances LIncoln
    Interest age: 2-5

    A simple and sweet little idea that will make tots who have new baby siblings really giggle.

  • 15 Things NOT to Do With A Granny

    Author: Margaret McAllister Illustrator: Holly Sterling
    Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children’s Books
    Interest age: 2-5

    Your granny loves you very much, so how can you make her happy? Are there any easy rules to follow? An endearing exploration of a very special relationship, with warm, colourful illustrations.

  • 199 Things that Go

    Author: Jessica Greenwell Illustrator: Gabriele Antonini
    Publisher: Usborne
    Interest age: 1-4

    Usborne have put together a very comprehensive list of things that go, from the everyday to the not-so-common. A lovely way to teach children about various modes of transport from the road to outer space.