Children's books about first experiences

 Read reviewFlorette

Florette

Anna Walker

She'll miss the apple trees, the daffodils, and chasing butterflies in the wavy grass. But there's no room for a garden in the city. Oris there? Mae's story, gorgeously illustrated in watercolour, is a celebration of friendship,...

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Hair

Hair

Leslie Patricelli

Describes hair from a toddler's perspective.

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The Airport Book

The Airport Book

Lisa Brown (AUTHOR)

Follow a family and the youngest member's favourite sock monkey through all the inner and outer workings of an airport.

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Bathtime for Little Rabbit

Bathtime for Little Rabbit

Jorg Muhle, Eve Erikson

A perfectly simple interactive board book that lets the child take charge of bathtime.

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Busting!

Busting!

Aaron Blabey

Lou is BUSTING for the loo. But the loo has quite a queue. So what on earth is Lou to do?

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Hungry Bird

Hungry Bird

Jeremy Tankard

Bird is hiking with his friends when his tummy rumbles. But no one packed him a snack that he likes. With every step, his hunger mounts until he collapses on the ground. How will Bird survive if he doesn't eat the perfect...

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Home in the Rain

Bob Graham

The extraordinary touches a seemingly ordinary moment of family life, in this tender, heart-warming story from the award-winning Bob Graham.

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 Special priceThe Pigeon Needs a Bath!

The Pigeon Needs a Bath!

Mo Willems

The pigeon is BACK! And he STINKS! No, really, he actually smells very bad...

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Aunt Amelia

Aunt Amelia

Rebecca Cobb

We were in a bad mood. Aunt Amelia was coming to look after us.

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Maisy Learns to Swim

Maisy Learns to Swim

Lucy Cousins

Goggles and swimsuit at the ready - it's Maisy's first swimming lesson!

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Eddie Frogbert

Eddie Frogbert

Sue DeGennaro

Eddie Frogbert was the pride and joy of his family. He wasnt like the other frogs. He was not the biggest or the bravest. With his feet firmly on the ground, Eddie left the hippity-hop to the other frogs.

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Llama Llama Red Pajama

Llama Llama Red Pajama

Anna Dewdney

At bedtime, a little llama worries after his mother puts him to bed and goes downstairs.

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The New Small Person

The New Small Person

Lauren Child

Elmore Green started life as an only child, as many children do. He had a room all to himself, and everything in it was his. But one day, everything changed. This picture book about the arrival of a new sibling is suitable for...

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Rudie Nudie

Rudie Nudie

Emma Quay

'One, two Rudie Nudie, Rudie Nudie in the bath...' Emma Quay captures all the joy and energy of childhood in this irresistible rhyming tale.

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Who's in the Loo?

Who’s in the Loo?

Jeanne Willis, Adrian Reynolds

This special 10th anniverary edition has a downloadable audio book plus tabbed pages (each is a part of the animal on each page) throughout so children can help each animal go to the loo.

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Amy and Louis (10th Anniversary Edition)

Amy and Louis (10th Anniversary Edition)

Libby Gleeson, Freya Blackwood

Amy and Louis live next door to each other, and their lives are closely intertwined. Theirs is a life rich in imaginationthey see dragons in the clouds and make castles out of cardboard.

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Eat Your People!

Eat Your People!

Lou Kuenzler, David Wojtowycz

This monstrously funny story of difficult dinnertimes and fussy eating will have children asking for seconds!

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Peppa Pig: Peppa Goes Around the World

Peppa Pig: Peppa Goes Around the World

Peppa Pig

Peppa visits friends located across the globe in her very own aeroplane. With journeys to the South Pole, snowy mountain tops, the jungle and the desert, this is a colourful and action-packed Peppa adventure.

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I Don't Want to Go to Bed!

I Don’t Want to Go to Bed!

Tony Ross

The incorrigible toddler is now asking the infamous question- 'Why do I have to go to bed when I'm not tired?', and she uses every stratagem she can think of to avoid her fate- monsters in the cupboard, hairy spiders, thirst, even...

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The Travel Bug

The Travel Bug

Benjamin Gilmour, James Gulliver Hancock

The journey of a bug with an identity crisis A strange little bug doesn't know who he is or where he's from. Even his name is a mystery. So he sets off to seek answers. He journeys the world meeting wonderful...

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Goldilocks and the Three Potties

Goldilocks and the Three Potties

Leigh Hodgkinson

As we all know, potty-training has its highs (BIG GIRL PANTS!, a new potty!) and it's lows (uh-oh!). But with its gentle humour and encouraging, 'keep-trying' message, this adorable little book will help set toddlers (and their...

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I Don't Want to Wash My Hands!

I Don’t Want to Wash My Hands!

Tony Ross

The Little Princess loves getting her hands dirty. The trouble is, she hates washing them. Until she learns all about the nasties, the dirties and all the other horrible things that lurk and make you ill . . .

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Ella Kazoo Will Not Brush Her Hair

Ella Kazoo Will Not Brush Her Hair

Lee Fox, Cathy Wilcox

Ella Kazoo simply refuses to brush her hair, and soon it develops a mind of its own!

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Plenty of Love to Go Round

Plenty of Love to Go Round

Emma Chichester Clark

When Binky the cat moves in next door, Plum can't understand why everyone likes him so much. But she soon learns that there's no need to be jealous and there's plenty of love to go round. Inspired by her hugely popular Plumdog...

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Busy Swimming

Busy Swimming

Rebecca Finn, Ruth Redford

A novelty board book for young children about swimming with push, pull and turning mechanisms.

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Dr. Seuss's Sleep Book

Dr. Seuss’s Sleep Book

Dr. Seuss

Full of wonderful yawning creatures who spread sleepy thoughts at bedtime, this book is the perfect remedy for children who don't want to go to sleep.

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Arlo Needs Glasses

Arlo Needs Glasses

Barney Saltzberg

Every child who wears glasses will know just how Arlo feels, and will feel better because of it. And every parent will want that child to know that glasses are cool and fun and enable us to do the things we want to do. Take Arlo:...

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Hush-A-Bye Bunny

Hush-A-Bye Bunny

Holly Surplice

It's time for Bunny to go to bed, but he doesn't want to leave his mummy and when he gets all tearful, Mummy Bunny knows just the rock-a-bye lullaby to comfort her little one. Hush-a-Bye Bunny is perfect for comforting sleepy...

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Charlie and Lola: I Will Not Ever Never Eat a Tomato Board Book

Charlie and Lola: I Will Not Ever Never Eat a Tomato Board Book

Lauren Child

Charlie's little sister Lola does not eat a lot of things - and she absolutely will not never ever eat a tomato - until one day Charlie plays a good trick on her! A book designed for tackling fussy eaters in a fun way. ...

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King Baby

King Baby

Kate Beaton

I am King Baby! You have been waiting for me. I will give you many blessings, for King Baby is generous...

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A Giraffe in the Bath

A Giraffe in the Bath

Mem Fox, Olivia Rawson, Kerry Argent

A giraffe in the bath - does that make you laugh? Or a frog in the flour? Or a sheep in the shower? An owl with the flu? Or a roo on the loo? A crocodile with style - does that make you smile? What makes you laugh? This very funny...

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How to Babysit a Grandma

How to Babysit a Grandma

Jean Reagan, Lee Wildish

Filled with humour, energy, and warmth, this is a great gift for or from a grandparent, and perfect for reading when you're visiting Grandma! Illustrated by the winner of the Red House Children's Book Award 2013.

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Madeline

Madeline

Ludwig Bemelmans

'In an old house in Paris that was covered in vines lived twelve little girls in two straight lines...' The small but feisty heroine, Madeline, and her charming Parisian world have been loved by children and adults alike for...

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Dear Tooth Fairy

Dear Tooth Fairy

Alan Durant, Vanessa Cabban

A book with fold-out letters and real gifts from the Tooth Fairy!

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Jim Goes To Hospital

Jim Goes To Hospital

Margot Channing

In Jim goes to Hospital, poor little bear Jim has an ear ache and has to go to the doctors and then into the hospital, where we meet Nurse Jo and surgeon Mr Bone, for an operation to make him better. The story is an ideal starting...

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The Story of the Little Mole Who Knew it Was None of His Business

The Story of the Little Mole Who Knew it Was None of His Business

Wolf Erlbruch, Werner Holzwarth

Near-sighted Mole climbs out of his tunnel only to have a large poo drop on his head. Needless to say, Mole is not pleased with this in the least, and so he begins a journey to find the offending animal. Is he looking for...

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Peppa Pig: Peppa's First Sleepover

Peppa Pig: Peppa’s First Sleepover

Peppa Pig

Peppa Pig is going to her very first sleepover at Zoe Zebra's house. The most important thing about a sleepover is that you must not sleep! With music, a midnight feast and a scary story, can Peppa and her friends stay awake?

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Can I Tell You a Secret?

Can I Tell You a Secret?

Anna Kang, Chris Weyant

A charming tale about being brave and sharing your worries, from the author and illustrator of You Are (Not) Small and That's (Not) Mine!

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Tickle My Ears

Tickle My Ears

Jorg Muhle, Eva Eriksson

Tickle My Ears brings a wonderful new bedtime ritual: clap your hands, plump the pillow, give little rabbits ears a tickle, stroke his back, pull up the covers and plant a goodnight kiss. And dont forget to turn out the light:...

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Peppa Pig: Peppa's First Glasses

Peppa Pig: Peppa’s First Glasses

Peppa Pig

Pedro Pony can't see very well without his glasses. And Peppa Pig is sure she can't see very well either. So Mummy Pig takes her to see Mr Pony, the optician, and Peppa has an eye test. But does she really need glasses?

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Picky Eaters

Picky Eaters

Ellen Jackson, Amy-Clare Barden

Did you know that koalas only eat eucalyptus? That arctic foxes dine on lemmings? Like children, animals can be very fussy about food! This rhyming board book, with engaging lift-the-flaps, introduces toddlers to ten choosy...

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Pip and Posy: The Little Puddle

Pip and Posy: The Little Puddle

Nosy Crow, Axel Scheffler

From the illustrator of 'The Gruffalo' comes this brilliantly observed story starring two best friends about the dramas of pre-school life - perfectly pitched for potty training toddlers.

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On My Potty

On My Potty

Leslie Patricelli

Leslie Patricelli's beloved baby is back in this first potty board book.

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Dress the Teddy Bears Travel Sticker Book

Dress the Teddy Bears Travel Sticker Book

Felicity Brooks, Ag Jatkowska

Join the teddies as they travel around the world, and dress them in outfits for different adventures. Little children can add stickers to dress the bears for sightseeing in Paris, snorkelling in a coral reef, skiing, an African...

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Dress the Teddy Bears Going to Hospital Sticker Book

Dress the Teddy Bears Going to Hospital Sticker Book

Felicity Brooks, Ag Jatkowska

Join the teddies in this delightful sticker book as they visit their friend Benjamin and find out that going to the hospital doesn't have to be scary. With 250 stickers of doctors' and nurses' uniforms, a cast for Benjamin's...

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Fancy Nancy Saturday Night Sleepover

Fancy Nancy Saturday Night Sleepover

Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser

Fancy Nancy is back in this magical new story about a very exciting sleepover with a very special little sister...

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Who's Hungry?

Who’s Hungry?

Dean Hacohen, Sherry Scharschmidt

Flip the flaps to feed the animals in this simple and fun interactive book for young children.

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Dress the Teddy Bears Moving House Sticker Book

Dress the Teddy Bears Moving House Sticker Book

Felicity Brooks, Ag Jatkowska

The teddy bears are moving house! Follow the bears as they pack their belongs, say goodbye to their old house and move in to a brand new house. An ideal book to settle any nerves about moving house. Illustrations: Full colour...

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Usborne First Experiences Going To The Hospital

Usborne First Experiences Going To The Hospital

Anna Civardi, Stephen Cartwright

Offers to introduce young children to unfamiliar situations in a friendly way. This book features illustrations, providing lots to look at and talk about. It is suitable as a starting point for young children and adults to discuss...

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Everybody Poos

Everybody Poos

Taro Gomi

A no-nonsense approach to poo to encourage children not to be ashamed about potty training.

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There's A House Inside My Mummy

There’s A House Inside My Mummy

Giles Andreae, Vanessa Cabban

A funny and tender picture book about waiting for a new brother or sister to arrive. Written by Giles Andreae, author of family favourite Giraffes Can't Dance.

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