There is nothing nicer than snuggling up with your favourite small person to share a story with pictures. There have been some wonderful picture books published in 2015. Here are twelve of our favourites – all of which can be borrowed from your local Hampshire Library.
15 things NOT to do with a baby – Margaret McAllister & Holly Sterling
This is a fun, cautionary guide to living with a new baby. Definitely NOT a ‘how to’ guide!
A Great Big Cuddle – Michael Rosen & Chris Riddell
A lovely selection of poems for very young children, written and illustrated by two of our Children’s Laureates.
Babies don’t walk they ride! – Kathy Henderson & Lauren Tobia
This is a joyous celebration of babies and families in their every day lives.
Betsy Visits her Grandparents – Helen Stephens
A gentle book about the first time a little girl has a sleepover at her grandparent’s house. This is part of a series about first experiences.
Big Digger abc – Margaret Mayo & Alex Ayliffe
An alphabet of transport – including some unusual vehicles – told in verse and with lovely bright illustrations.
Daddy’s Sandwich – Pip Jones & Laura Hughes
A little girl decides to make her Dad the perfect sandwich. She wants to include all his favourite things – but eating it might be a bit of a tall order.
Dinosaur Rocket – Penny Dale
Three dinosaurs zoom into space. Some nice repetition and detailed pictures to share with young fans of Tim Peake.
Funny Face Sunny Face – Sally Symes & Rosalind Beardshaw
A fun book, written in rhyme, following toddlers through their day.
Lion Practice – Emma Carlisle
Laura loves to practise. Today she’s practising being a lion and that involves lots of leaping, jumping and roaring.
Please, Mr Panda – Steve Antony
Mr Panda has some doughnuts to share with other animals, but is anyone worthy to have one of his treats?
Shark in the Park on a Windy Day! – Nick Sharratt
The latest book in this popular series has, as you might expect, rhyming, repetition, exciting cut away pages and – possibly – a shark!
There’s a Bear on my Chair – Ross Collins
This rhyming book follows mouse in his efforts to move a very large bear out of mouse’s favourite chair.