Bookstart Toddler: more great books for 1-2s

The Every Baby Book

Hand-picked books that are perfect for children aged 1-2, selected to help families get more from their Bookstart Toddler pack.

  • Time For Bed, Panda

    Author: Jo Lodge
    Publisher: Campbell Books
    Interest age: 0-2

    It's time for this adorable googly-eyed panda to get ready for bed - that means having a bath, brushing her teeth and reading a story! A delightfully cuddly and sweet board book for little ones.

  • Baby Touch: Food

    Author: Ladybird Books Illustrator: Lemon Ribbon Studio
    Publisher: Ladybird
    Interest age: 1-3

    Whether it’s soft ice-cream, messy pasta or bobbly rice cakes, food to babies is all about texture and fun, and this bright and appealing touch-and-feel board book lets them explore without making a mess!

  • Dear Zoo

    Author: Rod Campbell
    Publisher: Macmillan (Campbell Books)
    Interest age: 2+

    This appealing story, in lift-the-flap, board-book format has been a favourite with toddlers ever since it was first published in 1982.

  • Zeki Loves Daddy

    Author: Anna McQuinn Illustrator: Ruth Hearson
    Publisher: Alanna Max

    An ideal gentle step-up from a board book, this sweet story about daily life with Daddy and Zeki is filled with love, play and snuggles. Fun rhyming text makes this an ideal book for shared reading time. 

  • Elmer's Weather

    Author: David McKee
    Publisher: Andersen Press
    Interest age: 0-3

    Whatever the weather, Elmer the elephant always has fun

  • Zeki Loves Mummy

    Author: Anna McQuinn Illustrator: Ruth Hearson
    Publisher: Alanna Max
    Interest age: 2-3

    Somewhere between a board book and a picture book, this is ideal for two to three year olds who will enjoy the rhyming text and sweet story about daily life with Mummy and Zeki. Sure to prompt plenty of hugs and snuggles with mummies everywhere. 

  • The Every Baby Book

    Author: Frann Preston-Gannon
    Publisher: Magic Cat
    Interest age: 1-3

    Over the course of one day, we see many different kinds of families engage in the same similar routines: breakfasts, nappy changes, dinners, bedtime. A warm and comforting book with an ultimate message of love and togetherness, which is perfect for bedtime or quieter moments.