Top 5 children’s books for September

Get your little one lost in a book or two with our pick of this month's top page-turning books for tots


5 of the best book releases in September

Whether it’s being tucked in bed with a great storytime read, or feeding your little one’s imagination with a wealth of tales and adventures – make sure that you pick the the best of the books around.


From the tale of a limelight-stealing peacock to an unlikely (and heartwarming) friendship between a little boy and a penguin, there’s plenty this month to set your child’s imagination alight…

Limelight Larry, Leigh Hodgkinson

Limelight Larry by Leigh Hodgkinson

Limelight Larry, a proud peacock, is delighted when he finds an empty book – he can be the star of the story! Then a whole host of storybook characters arrive and Larry, much to his outrage, is pushed out of the limelight.

Limelight Larry, £7.14, by Leigh Hodgkinson.

Ages 3+

Up and Down, Oliver Jeffers

Up and Down by Oliver Jeffers

In this much-anticipated sequel to the best-selling book Lost and Found, we re-visit the boy and the penguin after their trip to the South Pole. The boy and the penguin still enjoy spending all their time together – that is, until the penguin starts to dream of flying…

Up and Down, £6.64, by Oliver Jeffers.

Ages 3+

Stormy Weather, Debi Gliori

Stormy Weather by Debi Gliori

A wonderful lullaby picture book from this best-selling author, populated with a rich cast of animals, from rabbits and bears to owls and seals, as every parent and child prepares for a peaceful night’s sleep.

Stormy Weather, £5.39, by Debi Gliori.

Ages 2+

Mr.Chicken Goes to Paris, Leigh Hobbs

Mr.Chicken Goes to Paris by Leigh Hobbs

Mr Chicken has set off on a global adventure. He’s visiting Paris and, like a good tourist, he’s doing all the famous sites, accompanied by his friend, Yvette. But it’s not easy blending in when you’re a giant yellow chicken.

Mr.Chicken Goes to Paris, £4.49, by Leigh Hobbs.


Ages 3+

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