Six of The Best Children's Books From Bubs to 7yrs+

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It's absolutely no secret that children's books provide a wonderfully calm, engaging way to connect with our little (and big!) ones—so we've rounded up some of the best books for bubs, toddlers and beyond.

0 -2 years

1. The Bark Book by Victoria Mackinlay

The Bark Book by Victoria Mackinlay

What little one doesn't love tales about doggies?! This picture book is the perfect pick for nature-loving kids.


A joyous celebration of dog and tree barks wrapped up in a heartwarming tale. Follow the super-cute doggie's adventures and spot the hidden tree bark on the pages.  The Bark Book is the perfect picture book for animal-lovers and nature-lovers everywhere, from rising star Victoria Mackinlay and Bluey Animation Director Beth Harvey.

2. Pig The Pug by Aaron Blabey

We absolutely love the Pig the Pug books in our house. The original story is a humorous tale of the dog who wouldn’t share and the illustrations are just fantastic – you can’t miss the bulgy eyes and flat nose staring out from the front cover! Aaron Blabey is a tremendously talented artist and has done a range of Pig the Pug books for children. 

3 – 6 years

1. Puffling by Margaret Wild, Illustrations by Julie Vivas

Puffling by Margaret Wild shows how love helps you grow courageous and ready to tackle the world. An excellent story to use for ‘firsts’ to ease children into new situations and relationships. The dynamite team of Margaret Wild and Julie Vivas are staples for any collection of must-read children’s stories.

2. The Lion Who Came To Stay by Victoria Mackinlay

The lion who came to stay
Another gorgeous tale by Victoria Mackinlay, we absolutely love this one for toddlerhood and beyond!


When Francis writes a letter to his parents in India, it results in the most surprising, wonderful Christmas gift - a lion cub called Singh. The cub and Francis become the closest of friends, exploring the city, searching the sky for stars, snuggling down to sleep ... and learning to ROAR! The Lion Who Came to Stay is a true story of friendship, loyalty, and love.

7 years +

1. The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt Illustrations by Oliver Jeffers

The Day the Crayons Quit
A super-funny and engaging book for kids, this will become a firm favourite in their rotation!

Citing many grievances, these crayons decide to go on strike. Hilarity ensues, and The Day the Crayons Quit encourages children to think creatively about innate objects they use and is a fantastic springboard for creative writing.

2. On a Beam of Light by Jennifer Berne Illustrations by Vladimir Radunsky

The perfect read for older kids, the brilliant mind of Einstein and the power of imagination are explored in On a Beam of Light. Radunsky’s illustrations bring a warmth and help you appreciate the brilliance of Einstein’s scientific discoveries.

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