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Imagination

Dog Loves Books

Books are a fantastic way to engage your child's imagination and help with their development.

This list contains loads of gems for stimulating young imaginations.

  • Maisy's Treasure Hunt

    Author: Lucy Cousins Illustrator: Lucy Cousins

    Interest level: 2-5

    Reading age: 5+

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  • Maisy's Treasure Hunt

    Author: Lucy Cousins Illustrator: Lucy Cousins

    Interest level: 2-5

    Reading age: 5+

    Maisy and her friends jump all aboard in search of treasure. They’ve got a ship and a map. All they need to find are three k…

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  • Elephant

    Author: Petr Horacek

    Interest level: 4+

    Reading age: 5+

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  • Elephant

    Author: Petr Horacek

    Interest level: 4+

    Reading age: 5+

    Horáček's illustrations vividly supplement this many-layered story of a lonely child who finds solace in an imaginary world…

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  • Box of Tricks

    Author: Katie Cleminson

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 6+

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  • Box of Tricks

    Author: Katie Cleminson

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 6+

    Every child loves an empty box and here, with the help of some magic, it contains a fantasy birthday party.

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  • Dog Loves Books

    Author: Louise Yates

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 5+

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  • Dog Loves Books

    Author: Louise Yates

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 5+

    With an engaging hero and simple, understated text animated by witty, subtly coloured illustrations, this book about the sheer ple…

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  • To the Beach

    Author: Thomas Docherty

    Interest level: 4months+

    Reading age: 2+

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  • To the Beach

    Author: Thomas Docherty

    Interest level: 4months+

    Reading age: 2+

    Lovely story of a boy using his imagination to go on a trip to the seaside

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  • Just Imagine

    Author: Pippa Goodhart Illustrator: Nick Sharratt

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 6+

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  • Just Imagine

    Author: Pippa Goodhart Illustrator: Nick Sharratt

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 6+

    Just imagine if you were so big you could take a bath in a swimming pool...or so small that you could sleep in a matchbox! Imagine…

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  • Time to Go with Ted

    Author: Sophy Henn

    Interest level: 0-3

    Reading age: N/A

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  • Time to Go with Ted

    Author: Sophy Henn

    Interest level: 0-3

    Reading age: N/A

    Teeny hands will love turning the flaps of this adorable board book about the very keen and creative Ted on his daily outings.&nbs…

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  • If All the World Were

    Author: Joseph Coelho Illustrator: Allison Colpoys

    Interest level: 0-5

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  • If All the World Were

    Author: Joseph Coelho Illustrator: Allison Colpoys

    Interest level: 0-5

    Reading age:

    This beautiful story tells the love that one little girl has for her ageing grandad. One day he isn’t there anymore, but the …

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  • Oh No, George!

    Author: Chris Haughton

    Interest level: 2+

    Reading age: 4+

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  • Oh No, George!

    Author: Chris Haughton

    Interest level: 2+

    Reading age: 4+

    George is a dog with a big personality and he LOVES cake, rubbish bins and chasing Cat.

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  • Lunchtime

    Author: Rebecca Cobb

    Interest level: 2+

    Reading age: 5+

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  • Lunchtime

    Author: Rebecca Cobb

    Interest level: 2+

    Reading age: 5+

    It's lunchtime for one little girl, but she's just not hungry. Then crocodile, wolf and bear appear - and they are starving!

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  • Max the Champion

    Author: Sean Stockdale and Alexandra Strick Illustrator: Ros Asquith

    Interest level: 4+

    Reading age: 5+

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  • Max the Champion

    Author: Sean Stockdale and Alexandra Strick Illustrator: Ros Asquith

    Interest level: 4+

    Reading age: 5+

    This inclusive book is about a boy who loves sport, his friends, and school - and has a vivid imagination

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  • Out of the Blue

    Author: Alison Jay

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: n/a

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  • Out of the Blue

    Author: Alison Jay

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: n/a

    • A wordless book with unique, crackly illustrations about the mysteries of the sea.
    • Tell a new story, in your own words, every t…
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