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Book Depository’s 15 Must-Have Reads For Your Kid’s Bookshelf

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One of the great joys of parenthood is watching the delight on our children’s faces when it’s storytime. Even at the end of a long day, this bedtime (or any-time!) ritual is a must in most households and for good reason. After you’ve done the hard work of reading to your kids, chances are high that they will go on to become accomplished readers themselves. As all parents know, children who read often have greater vocabularies, are better communicators, are more aware of the world around them and have increased ability to analyse and absorb information. If you want to encourage your child’s reading habit, Book Depository is going to become your go-to over the years, if it’s not already!

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Book Depository is a leading international book retailer with over 20 million books in its impressive collection. What’s even better is that it offers free delivery worldwide with no minimum spend. With shipping to more than 130 countries and prices displayed in 37 different local currencies, shopping couldn’t be easier! Book Depository has a vision to make “All Books Available to All” by improving the selection, access and affordability.

Are you raising a little bookworm? Here are Book Depository’s top 15 must-have reads that are definitely going to be lining your little one’s bookshelves soon.

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Most Popular Books For Babies And Toddlers

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Sassy Mama number peach 1Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell

This is always popular with little ones. They love lifting the flaps themselves, repeating the words and doing adorable animal imitations.

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Sassy Mama number peach 2The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

Want to raise an adventurous eater (and reader!)? Babies soon learn to identify and name fruits, vegetables and other types of food with this well-loved children’s book that now comes in a pull-out pop-up version.

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Sassy Mama number peach 3Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site by Sherri Duskey Rinker

Young kids love playing with trucks and reading about them. Let your baby go to bed listening to the story of Crane Truck, Cement Mixer, Dump Truck, Bulldozer and Excavator finishing their work and lying down to rest.

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Most Popular Books For Kindergarteners

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Sassy Mama number peach 1The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson

A story of friendship and adventure, this story shows how every little creature can make a difference.

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Sassy Mama number peach 2The Gruffalo’s Child by Julia Donaldson

Once this adorably horrible looking creature has made his way to your hearts, it is but natural that his child will too! A sequel to the hugely popular The Gruffalo, this book is a celebration of quick thinking and courage.

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Sassy Mama number peach 3Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae

Always wanted to teach your children to dance like no one’s watching? Let this book teach them how to love being who they are!

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Most Popular Books For Early Independent Readers

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Sassy Mama number peach 1Dog Man: Mothering Heights by Dav Pilkey

A quick word of warning – with its delightful humour, pawsome puns and DIY (draw it yourself) instructions at the back of the book, this series is addictive! Now that the 10th book has hit the stands, we bet your voracious young readers can’t wait to add it to their library.

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Sassy Mama number peach 2Cat Kid Comic Club by Dav Pilkey

Once your child has raced through the Dog Man series, turn to this spin-off series based on one of its most popular characters.

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Sassy Mama number peach 3Claude in the City by Alex T. Smith

If your eager young reader hasn’t tried this series yet, try this first book about an ordinary dog with an extraordinary life.

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Sassy Mama number peach 4Mr. Men by Roger Hargreaves

This one is a classic! When his son wondered what a tickle looks like, the author was inspired to create “Mr. Tickle” and all his adorable friends. On the occasion of the series’ 40th anniversary, you can pick up a 10-book box set that will have your child “tickled”.

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Most Popular Books For Primary School Students

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Sassy Mama number peach 1Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney

This is the one where it all begins – the first book in the global phenomenon from internationally bestselling author Jeff Kinney, with 250 million copies of the series sold worldwide!

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Sassy Mama number peach 2Isadora Moon Gets in Trouble by Harriet Muncaster

Half-vampire, half-fairy and wholly entertaining – Isadora Moon is not your average book protagonist. These books are a great introduction to chapter books.

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Sassy Mama number peach 3Billionaire Boy by David Walliams

David Walliams knows how to write for children and he’s produced a gem with this heartwarming tale of a boy who is rich and has everything… except for a friend.

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Sassy Mama number peach 4The Magic Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton

This is a lovely book that many mums and dads probably read as children and can’t wait to share with their own kids!

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Sassy Mama number peach 5James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl

You can never go wrong with this classic! From the author of Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, Matilda, BFG and more, this fantastic book is full of vivid images and unforgettable characters. It’s been named one of TIME MAGAZINE’s 100 Best Fantasy Books of All Time.

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