• Melissa Thom

Pilot Episode: Starting Very Early On

Updated: Jun 4

Books for children aged 0-3 years old.




Melissa talks to children's literature expert, Lucy Shepherd, on the importance of reading to babies and toddlers right from the start. They discuss the best places to find new book recommendations and share some of their own personal favourites.


Melissa also chats to co-founder of Barefoot Books, Tessa Strickland, and Director of the Bath Children's Literature Festival, Gill McClay.






TES: My best teacher: Joanne Rowling


Bath Children's Literature Festival


Barefoot Books


Branford Boase Book Awards


Blue Peter Book Awards


Costa Book Awards


Waterstones Children's Prize


The CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Children's Book Awards


Pippa Pixley



BOOKLIST 0-3 YEARS (please note, the list below contains affiliate links)


Yes by Jez Alborough


Peepo by Janet & Allan Ahlberg


The Baby's Catalogue by Janet & Allan Ahlberg


Anno's Journey by Mitsumasa Anno


The Lost Words by Robert McFarlane & Jackie Morris


Journey (Trilogy 1) by Aaron Becker


Quest (Journey Trilogy 2) by Aaron Becker


Return (Journey Trilogy 3) by Aaron Becker


Mr Magnolia by Quentin Blake


Can You Say It Too? Quack! Quack! by Sebastien Braun


The Snowman by Raymond Briggs


Zoo by Anthony Browne


My Gumpy's Outing by John Burningham


One Winter's Day by M. Christina Butler


Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell


The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle


Peep Inside the Zoo by Anna Milbourne and Simona Dimitri


Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers


The Way Back Home by Oliver Jeffers


Shh! We Have a Plan! by Chris Haughton


Not Now Bernard by David McKee


I Want My Potty! by Tony Ross


Baby Badger's Wonderful Night by Karen Saunders and Dubravna Kolanovic


Flip Flap Safari by Axel Scheffler


Spellbound Book List pdf: 0-3yrs





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