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Best Books for 0-5 years

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In 2015, we put together a list of the 100 best books for children from the last 100 years.

The books below are ones suitable for babies, toddlers and preschoolers aged 0-5.

Interested in seeing all 100 books across the different age groups?

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  • Room on the Broom

    Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Axel Scheffler

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  • Room on the Broom

    Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Axel Scheffler

    From former Children's Laureate Julia Donaldson and longtime collaborator Axel Scheffler comes this much-loved tale about a witch …

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  • Dear Zoo

    Author: Rod Campbell

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  • Dear Zoo

    Author: Rod Campbell

    This appealing story, in lift-the-flap, board-book format has been a favourite with toddlers ever since it was first published in …

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  • Gorilla

    Author: Anthony Browne

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  • Gorilla

    Author: Anthony Browne

    Hannah's favourite animals in the whole world are gorillas, but her dad is always too busy to take her to the zoo.

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  • Meg and Mog

    Author: Helen Nicholl Illustrator: Jan Pienkowski

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  • Meg and Mog

    Author: Helen Nicholl Illustrator: Jan Pienkowski

    In this the first story about much-loved characters Meg the witch and Mog her cat, the pair go off to a wild Hallowe'en party with…

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