Bookstart Pre-schooler: more great books for 3-4s

Love You Hoo

Hand-picked books that are perfect for children aged 3-4, selected to help families get more from their Bookstart Pre-schooler pack.

  • All Aboard the Numbers Train

    Author: Illustrator: Sean Sims
    Publisher: Oxford
    Interest age: 2-3

    Join the crew of the intergalactic numbers train as it prepares to blast off into space! There are so many fun things to count in this beautifully illustrated picture book for children learning numbers.

  • Cheeky Monkey

    Author: Zehra Hicks
    Publisher: Hodder
    Interest age: 2-5

    A cute little red monkey wants to play, but nobody wants to play with her! She accidentally causes havoc wherever she goes in her search for a playmate - until she says a magic word that makes everybody want to play with her.

  • Supertato: Super Squad

    Author: Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Interest age: 2-3

    Supertato is on a mission to teach Evil Pea a lesson and rallies the Super Squad to help - but what do sprinkle-covered cupcakes have to do with defeating their nemesis? A hilarious, action-packed, and delicious picture book.

  • I Really Really Need A Wee

    Author: Karl Newson Illustrator: Duncan Beedie
    Publisher: Little Tiger
    Interest age: 2-3

    Whilst she's out and about, little Bush Baby suddenly really, REALLY needs a wee! A funny book that relates the universal experience of needing a wee and not being able to find anywhere to go, I Really Really Need a Wee reminds readers of the importance of going before you leave the house.

  • When Cucumber Lost His Cool

    Author: Michelle Robinson Illustrator: Tom Knight
    Publisher: Scholastic
    Interest age: 3-6

    A super-chilled cucumber hands out confidence tips to his foody friends, but when he starts to feel left out, he totally loses his cool. Exploring anxiety and jealousy, this laugh-out-loud story is a super fun way for children to think about emotions. 

  • The Goat and the Stoat and the Boat

    Author: Em Lynas Illustrator: Matt Hunt
    Publisher: Nosy Crow
    Interest age: 4-5
    Reading age: 7+

    A hilarious, zany picture book about a stoat, a boat and a goat (in a colourful coat!) written in clever rhyme and tongue twister text.


    Mae Stoat yn arnofio yn ei hoff gwch nes i afr, sydd awydd arnofio mewn cwch, darfu arno. Ond dydy Stoat ddim yn hapus o gwbl – cwch Stoat ydy hwn ac yn sicr nid yw'n lle addas i afr!

  • My Dad is a Grizzly Bear

    Author: Swapna Haddow Illustrator: Dapo Adeola
    Publisher: Macmillan
    Interest age: 4-5

    The dad in this book is very bearish - he loves honey, chases his little boy around while growling, and naps everywhere. And there's nothing like a grizzly bear hug from your dad to make you feel safe. A charming picture book celebrating all the bear-like dads out there.

  • The Quickest Bedtime Story Ever!

    Author: Louise Fitzgerald Illustrator: Kate Hindley
    Publisher: Nosy Crow
    Interest age: 4-5

    Settle down with this laugh-out-loud book – and then get up and join in all the necessary things to do before listening to the super-quick ten-word bedtime story! Huge fun.

  • Kitchen Disco

    Author: Clare Foges Illustrator: Al Murphy
    Publisher: Faber
    Interest age: 3-5

    Did you know when you go to sleep all the fruit in the bowl comes to life and has a fun-filled, night long party?

  • I Say Oh, You Say No

    Author: John Kane
    Publisher: Templar
    Interest age: 6-8
    Reading age: 7+

    Become the star of the book and  dive into every hilarious page of this interactive picture book.


    Mae Bear yn wahanol i unrhyw arth arall welwch chi fyth. Mae'n arth â PHEN ÔL NOETH! Ac mae eirth â phenolau noeth yn hoffi dawnsio...

  • Love You Hoo

    Author: Rachel Bright
    Publisher: Orchard
    Interest age: 2-5

    Big Owl snuggles up for a bedtime cuddle with Little Hoo in this heartwarming story about the unconditional love and support between a carer and child.

  • Ceri & Deri: The Very Smelly Telly Show

    Author: Max Low
    Publisher: Graffeg
    Interest age: 4-5

    Best friends Ceri and Deri can't seem to pull Dai the duck away from his telly to play with them - until they find a smelly old cardboard box to make their own show with!