These are the most popular picture books being borrowed by families in regional libraries across Queensland in 2020.
How many have you read?
Sharing stories with your child is one of the most important things you can do to help develop their language and reading skills. It teaches them so many things, including new words, the basics of how we read (for example – from left to right) and the sounds and shapes of letters and words.
Unicorn and the Rainbow Poop
by Emma Adams. Illustrated by Katy Halford
Noni the Pony Rescues a Joey
by Alison Lester
There’s a Baddie Running Through this Book
by Shelly Unwin, Vivienne To
by Caz Goodwin and Ashley King
Three Billy Goats Gruff
by Nick Bland
It’s a Story, Rory!
by Frances Watts. Illustrated by David Legge
by Maggie Hutchings. Illustrated by Cheryl Orsini
I’m a Dirty Dinosaur
by Janeen Brian. Illustrated by Ann James
by Stephen Michael King
Peppa Goes to London
adapted by Mandy Archer
By the way, if your child loves to read the same story over and over again – don’t worry! The repetition actually helps to reinforce their learning and is fantastic for their brain development.
If you loved this list you might also like to read The Ultimate Guide to the best Australian Picture Books
If you want to try some of these books or get some new books to share, don’t forget you can join your local library for free and borrow books to take home. If you are looking for free activities centred around books, first 5 Forever activities happen across Brisbane libraries every single week. To find an activity near you head to the First 5 Forever website.