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+

Night, Light Sleep Tight, Janet Bingham

Night, Light, Sleep Tight by Janet Bingham

Jack the duck is afraid of the dark. And Olivia the Owl is afraid of the light! But when Jack shows Olivia the beautiful colours of the day, and Olivia shows Jack the sparkling stars of the night, they overcome their fears and form an unlikely friendship. Perfect for any child afraid of the dark.

Night, Light, Sleep Tight, £6.29, by Janet Bingham.


Ages 3+

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