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Books to suit different needs

Bathtime peekaboo!

Sharing books together can have many benefits - helping concentration, coordination, language development, interaction and communication skills, for example.

Best of all, it is great fun, and can be enjoyed by every parent and child! The books selected for the Bookstart packs are carefully chosen for their wide appeal. However, you may feel that your child has needs which might make other types of book particularly suitable in the early years. This booklist aims to give you a few ideas.

  • Where's Spot?

    Author: Eric Hill

    Interest level: 0+

    Reading age: 4+

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  • Where's Spot?

    Author: Eric Hill

    Interest level: 0+

    Reading age: 4+

    This adorable picture book about Spot the dog is the first in the Spot series

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  • Bathtime peekaboo!

    Author: Dawn Sirett and Dorling Kindersley

    Interest level: 0+

    Reading age: 1+

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  • Bathtime peekaboo!

    Author: Dawn Sirett and Dorling Kindersley

    Interest level: 0+

    Reading age: 1+

    The Dorling Kindersley team have put together this colourful, waterproof, touch-and-feel, lift-the-flap, fun bathtime book to be s…

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  • Dart and Dive

    Author: Hannah Wood

    Interest level: 0+

    Reading age: 3+

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  • Dart and Dive

    Author: Hannah Wood

    Interest level: 0+

    Reading age: 3+

    Babies will love blowing and watching the mobiles in these beautiful concertina books.

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  • Hug

    Author: Jez Alborough

    Interest level: 0+

    Reading age: 0+

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  • Hug

    Author: Jez Alborough

    Interest level: 0+

    Reading age: 0+

    Bobo the chimp wanders sadly around the jungle looking for someone to hug, but all the animals are already cuddling someone else.

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  • Sometimes I Feel Sunny

    Author: Gillian Shields Illustrator: Georgie Birkett

    Interest level: 2+

    Reading age: 5+

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  • Sometimes I Feel Sunny

    Author: Gillian Shields Illustrator: Georgie Birkett

    Interest level: 2+

    Reading age: 5+

    An introduction for the youngest readers to the different feelings they experience, from sad to funny, angry to sunny, and even lo…

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