Our Favourite Books to Read Together

Thursday 16 July is the very first READING TOGETHER DAY! Reading is a magical activity, and sharing stories together is a great way to inspire a love of reading from an early age.

The campaign is coordinated by The Reading Agency with the aim to bring families, friends, schools and wider communities together to share stories and have fun!

Stay tuned on social media to stay up-to-date with a host of fantastic activities from everyone behind the campaign.

If you’re on the hunt for great books to read out loud together as a family, here are our top picks:

 

For very little children

 

This charming tactile board book is perfect for reading out loud to little ones whilst tracing the adorable pictures! 

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Take the first steps into a world of colour! Practice foundational literacy and hand-eye coordination with this bright and colourful book. 

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Introduce little children to the wonderful and colourful world of animals with this read-aloud book. 

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Shorter stories to dip into

 

Ideal for bedtime stories! Enter the magical world of Aesop's fables with this playful retelling, brought to life through imaginative illustrations. 

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A classic treasury of some of our best-loved stories. Where have Little Bear's missing red trousers gone? Can the toys rescue Old Bear from the attic? 

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Engage young readers with spellbinding stories from Greek mythology, retold especially for children. 

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Picture books

 

When Daddy Hedgehog can’t find his young daughter, he searches high and low for her in snowy forests and deep ponds... a lovely story to read together! 

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Inspired by Asian folklore and the films of Studio Ghibli, this is the magical tale of a young girl who befriends the giant rabbit who lives in the Moon. 

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Could you ride on my broom across the Moon, and stir my cauldron with a wooden spoon? This hilarious picture book follows a series of job interviews with different cats to see who can fill the role of witch's companion. Who will it be?