Welcome to Reading - books for ages 2+

In our Welcome to Reading book selection, you’ll find an engaging mix of picture books and home learning, perfect for children taking their first steps into reading.

  • Acorn Readers Pack x 3

    Acorn Readers Pack x 3

    Pick a book. Grow a reader! With easy-to-read text, a short-story format, plenty of humour, and full-colour artwork on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and fluency. Acorn books plant a love of reading and help readers grow!


  • Agent Moose 3: Operation Owl

    Agent Moose 3: Operation Owl

    Agent Moose and Owlfred must wade through clues to stop a mystery criminal making waves in Big Forest. Can they find this fiendish villain before Big Forest floats away?


  • The Baddies

    The Baddies

    The Baddies are the meanest ghost, witch and troll in the land. When a little girl moves into a nearby cottage, the Baddies can't wait to scare her out of her wits, but will they succeed? The new picture book from the creators of The Gruffalo is a riot of silliness and fun.


  • Hurricane Betsey

    Hurricane Betsey

    Betsey Biggalow lives on a Caribbean island - the perfect place to have big adventures. And now a HURRICANE is headed for the island. Most people are worried, but Betsey can't wait! But she'd better look out, or she'll cause more bother than the storm outside!


  • Bluey: Baby Race

    Bluey: Baby Race

    Baby Bluey could roll, shuffle and even crawl backwards... but Mum was worried that she was never going to learn how to walk. This hilarious picture book is about how we all grow up in different ways.


  • Bluey: The Creek

    Bluey: The Creek

    Bluey and her friends are bored at the park and Mackenzie suggests a trip to the creek. Bluey is unsure as she has never been there before. What will Bluey find when she explores the creek? And will she end up liking what she finds?


  • Star Wars Bounty Hunters: Ultimate Sticker Collection

    Star Wars Bounty Hunters: Ultimate Sticker Collection

    Join Greedo, Boba Fett, Din Djarin, and other famous bounty hunters from the Star Wars galaxy in this fun sticker book. Includes more than 450 stickers!


  • Clean Up!

    Clean Up!

    When Rocket goes on holiday to visit her grandparents, she's shocked by the pollution that's spoiling their island home and putting the local sea life at risk. Can she think of a way to save the day?


  • Commotion in the Ocean

    Commotion in the Ocean

    Crabs, whales, sharks, jellyfish and lobsters – all making a noisy commotion in the ocean! Dive into the shimmering blue deeps with this bold book of rhyme.


  • Dear Chocosaur

    Dear Chocosaur

    When Max finds out that Dinosaurs normally eat twigs, stones and creepy-crawlies – EW! – he wants them to be able to try a tasty treat for a change.


  • Dick the Delightful Duck

    Dick the Delightful Duck

    What’s the matter with Dick the Duck? He’s usually so kind and friendly! But today Dick got out on The Wrong Side of Bed. He feels humpy and grumpy, cranky and cross. How can his friends cheer him up?


  • Dig And Discover Oceans

    Dig And Discover Oceans


  • The Dinky Donkey

    The Dinky Donkey

    The laugh-out-loud follow-up to the viral sensation The Wonky Donkey is finally here! Readers will love the antics of this stinky punky plinky-plonky winky-tinky pinky funky blinky dinky donkey!


  • Dinosaur Sticker Book

    Dinosaur Sticker Book


  • Famous Five Colour Short Stories: Message in a Bottle

    Famous Five Colour Short Stories: Message in a Bottle

    Introducing The Famous Five to younger readers, age 5+. In this full-colour, newly created adventure story, the children and Timmy find a special toy, hidden deep inside a cave . . .


  • The Gecko and the Echo

    The Gecko and the Echo

    Goldy wants one thing, and one thing only - to be a STAR. On the sunny island this gecko calls home, it's always THE GOLDY SHOW, morning 'til night. But when you're dazzled by the limelight, it's easy to lose sight of the world around you.


  • Hatching Shark

    Hatching Shark

    Hatch your own incredible shark from an egg.


  • Hatching Unicorn

    Hatching Unicorn

    Hatch your own beautiful unicorn from an egg! This pack also includes fun stickers and a full-colour booklet jam-packed with enchanting unicorn facts. Contains small parts, not suitable for children under 3 years of age.


  • How to Train Your Dragon Early Readers x 6

    How to Train Your Dragon Early Readers x 6

    Join Hiccup, Toothless, and the rest of the gang from DreamWorks Dragons: Riders of Berk on all-new adventures in this pack of Early Readers.


  • I Love Magical Unicorns! Activity Book

    I Love Magical Unicorns! Activity Book

    Explore an enchanted world in this magical sticker activity book! With over 400 stickers.


  • The Lighthouse Keeper's Mystery

    The Lighthouse Keeper's Mystery

    A new addition this modern classic series! Someone is dumping rubbish into the sea! Mr Grinling's nephew George thinks it could be pirates ... or could the culprit be someone closer to home?


  • Llama Glamarama

    Llama Glamarama

    Larry the llama has a secret: he loves dancing! But have you ever seen a llama dance? Well, neither had Larry - until one day he spots an ad for the Llama Glamarama. Will this raucous, joyful celebration give Larry the pride he needs to bring his dance back home?


  • Lucky Bunnies Pair

    Lucky Bunnies Pair

    Everybunny knows that a little bit of luck can turn an ordinary day into an adventure! Welcome to Bright Burrow, home to the six hoppiest, floppiest, pluckiest, luckiest bunnies around.


  • Marvel Amazing Powers

    Marvel Amazing Powers

    Discover the amazing powers of your favourite Marvel Super Heroes! Meet the Guardians of the Galaxy, Spider-Man, Thor, The Hulk, Black Widow, Captain America and many more. Read about their friends, their foes and most importantly, their incredible powers!


  • My Bum's on the Run

    My Bum's on the Run

    A brilliantly funny picture book from the hilarious duo behind the phenomenal I Need A New Bum! series. Today is race day! I’m here at the start. I so want to win – I have hope in my heart. I’m ready… I’m steady… And off I go!


  • My Little Dragon

    My Little Dragon

    Blake has a unicorn in his wardrobe, an octopus in the bath and his VERY hungry little dragon. But what do dragons eat? Toast with jam? Eggs and ham? The dragon won't eat anything! Will Blake be able to find the perfect treat to help his fussy little dragon fly?


  • Naughty Narwhal

    Naughty Narwhal

    Narwhal is the most mischievous little creature in the sea. Wherever she is, she's always up to something. And, one day, Narwhal sees all of her friends having a party and realises they didn't invite her. Oh no - what will Narwhal do? This warmly funny picture book about friendship and kindness is perfect for all children.


  • Percy the Park Keeper: One Springy Day

    Percy the Park Keeper: One Springy Day

    Uh-oh! Playing springtime games has got Fox into a tangle!


  • Owl Diaries Bind-Up 1: Eva's Treetop Festival & Eva Sees a Ghost

    Owl Diaries Bind-Up 1: Eva's Treetop Festival & Eva Sees a Ghost

    Two Books in one! Now on Apple TV. This full-colour, highly illustrated diary series is perfect for young readers who love friendship stories starring animal characters!


  • Starter Pack 2 Matched to Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised

    Starter Pack 2 Matched to Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised

    This starter packs contains the books in Scholastic Set 1 and 2 of the Phonics Book Bag Readers series. These books are part of a brand new set of phonically decodable reading books perfect for very early readers.


  • Pokémon Early Reader: Legendary Ultra Beasts

    Pokémon Early Reader: Legendary Ultra Beasts

    Gotta Catch 'Em All! When Ash comes across a mysterious Pokemon in Alola, no one knows what it is. Will some visitors from out of town be able to help?


  • Phonics Boxed Set

    Phonics Boxed Set

    Learn to read with help from your favourite Pokemon! This boxed set of twelve easy-to-read books is designed just for kids learning their letter sounds. The fun, action-packed stories in each book feature beloved Pokemon like Pikachu, Piplup, Meowth and many more.


  • Dandelion Dance

    Dandelion Dance

    An exciting new animal series set in the same world as the magical Blossom Wood. Three best friends are transported to Blossom Meadow where they become ADORABLE puppies!


  • Rainbow Magic Pack x 4

    Rainbow Magic Pack x 4

    Get ready for a magical fairy adventure with the bestselling Rainbow Magic series!


  • Rapunzel to the Rescue

    Rapunzel to the Rescue

    What if Rapunzel saved the prince? In this terrific twist on a much-loved fairytale, a prince with magical hair is saved by a fiercely independent Rapunzel. With laugh-out-loud moments and beautiful illustrations, this is an inspirational picture book for a new kind of hero!


  • Phonics


    Shine bright at phonics! A book of fun games, stickers and flashcards for all you little stars.


  • The Smeds and the Smoos

    The Smeds and the Smoos

    Soar into space with an out-of-this-world love story! Smeds hate Smoos. So when a Smed and Smoo fall in love, their families disapprove. Will love conquer all?


  • The Squirrels Who Squabbled

    The Squirrels Who Squabbled

    Two squirrels both want the same nut and the race is on...right over a waterfall! They'll have to work together to get out of this one! Shortlisted for the 2018 Laugh Out Loud Book Awards.


  • Sulwe


    From Academy Award-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o comes a powerful, moving picture book about colourism, self-esteem and learning that true beauty comes from within.


  • Peppa is Super with FREE Headband

    Peppa is Super with FREE Headband

    At Peppa's preschool, Madame Gazelle asks the class to dress up as what they want to be when they're older. Peppa has no idea what she wants to be, but whatever it is she is sure to be SUPER! Contains small parts, not suitable for children under 3 years of age.


  • That's MY Flower

    That's MY Flower

    Join Squirrel and Bird as they discover and explore the wonderful nature of spring . . . and learn a few things along the way.


  • This is Me

    This is Me

    A hugely uplifting and full-of-heart picture book by CBeebies sensation George Webster and bestselling illustrator Tim Budgen! This is Me celebrates our differences and is perfect for every child and every family. It’s a beautiful, heartfelt and positive story, with illustrations that are guaranteed to make you smile.


  • Unicorn and the Rainbow Poop Tales

    Unicorn and the Rainbow Poop Tales

    One unicorn, two stories - in a handy new edition that's perfect for children learning to read. Unicorn is just like every other unicorn out there. Except for her rainbow poop, of course. Wait - haven't you heard about her rainbow poop?


  • The Unicorn Who Came to Breakfast

    The Unicorn Who Came to Breakfast

    When a unicorn comes to visit on a grey and rainy day, a little child and their dad cannot believe their eyes. A UNICORN! IN THEIR HOME? WOW! Full of mischief and fun, this laugh-out-loud picture book will leave you smiling for days!


  • Unicorns Don't Love Rainbows

    Unicorns Don't Love Rainbows

    A brilliantly funny and heartfelt story about empathy, kindness, celebrating what makes us different, and... unicorns!


  • When Cucumber Lost His Cool

    When Cucumber Lost His Cool

    Whenever anyone gets hot and bothered, Kevin is always there to cool them down. He even has his own super cool cucumber song. But when Kevin starts to feel like his friends are leaving him out, something happens that has never happened before: Kevin. Loses. His. Cool!


  • Who Did a Wee? Wait and See!

    Who Did a Wee? Wait and See!

    When a little boy steps in a puddle that's most definitely wee, he starts imagining who might have done it. Was it ... a dinosaur? A tiger? A princess? A unicorn?!


  • Zog and the Flying Doctors (Early Reader)

    Zog and the Flying Doctors (Early Reader)

    A rhyming favourite in a read-alone format. Get your skills flying high!


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