We’re running a competition for 6 bestselling children’s books, courtesy of Toys R Us. These books have been around a while now, but they’re guaranteed to be firm family favourites. Here’s a quick low-down for you! 

EVERYBODY loves The Gruffalo, by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. It’s a tale of a little mouse’s journey through the woods, and his encounter of several very scary characters.


Another bestseller by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler is The Snail and the Whale, a beautifully illustrated story about a snail who desperately wants to see the ocean, so hitches a ride with a humpback whale, but when the poor whale becomes beached, the snail has to figure out how to save him.


We’re Going On A Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury follows the exciting adventures of a family through muddle fields and dark forests. It’s a delightful tale that your children will want to hear over and over again, and one you can attempt to re-make on adventures out with the family!



Room on the Broom is a personal favourite of mine! A story about a kind witch and her cat travelling on her broomstick, and their encounters with lots of other animals along the way.


Giraffes Can’t Dance is a delightful children’s book about a giraffe who dreads the annual jungle dance, and how he is laughed at, and hides away, only to one day, inspired by the beautiful music of a jungle cricket, discovers that he loves to dance, and eventually finds acceptance from the other animals. This story has a great moral, teaching children that anything is possible, and anything can be overcome.


The Tiger That Came To Tea is an inspiring and charming story about a tiger that joins a little girl and a mother for tea, eating and drinking everything in sight. This story has been around  a long time, first being published in 1968.


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