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Kids Club Top 30 Children’s Books

Our Favourite Children's Books at Kids Club

September 4, 2023

Article Written By:
Jessica Kingi
Marketing Executive at Kids Club
Former Early Childhood Educator and a mum to 2 beautiful and very active boys

Curious to know which children’s books have captured the hearts of young readers? Here I plan to uncover some of the most well-loved and favourite children’s books where imagination knows no bounds.

Nurturing a lifelong passion for reading commences in those precious early years, and I wholeheartedly encourage you to embark on reading journeys with your child, as explored in my previous article “The Benefits of Reading to your Child.”

I also understand the overwhelming quest to find the perfect children’s book capable of igniting your little one’s imagination. With endless choices —ranging from sturdy board books to beautifully bound hardcovers, from interactive tales to sensory-rich experiences—it’s natural to wonder “where do I begin?”

Guided by Experience and Expertise

Drawing from my years of experience as an Educator and my role as a mother, I’ve embarked on a mission to curate a collection that resonates with young minds, especially in the early years from birth to 5 years.

To ensure a well-rounded perspective, I’ve also tapped into insights from our Kids Club centres, where they also share their favourite children’s books from across our rooms. The result is a thoughtfully crafted selection of the top 30 best children’s books which encompasses timeless classics, interactive tales and engaging educational narratives.

As you read through the handpicked list of our favourite children’s books, we hope this selection aims to ease the challenge of finding that perfect book to snuggle up with and read.


Kids Club Top 30 Children's Books

  1. ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury

  2. ‘On The Farm’ by Axel Scheffler

  3. ‘The Wheels on the Bus’ by Mandy Foot

  4. ‘Where is the Green Sheep’ by Mem Fox and Judy Horacek

  5. ‘Piranhas Don’t Eat Bananas’ by Aaron Blabey
The Very Hungry Caterpillar

6. ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ by Eric Carle is a personal favourite, as read by my son, Kaiden. 

Kids Club Toowoomba City - one of their favourite stories is 'The Wonkey Donkey.'

7. ‘The Wonky Donkey’ by Craig Smith and Katz Cowley (series available) is well loved at Kids Club Toowoomba City

Kids Club Elizabeth St - one of their favourite stories is 'Pig the Pug.'

8. ‘Pig The Pug’ by Aaron Blabey (series available) is a favourite at Kids Club Elizabeth St

9. ‘Dear Zoo’ by Rod Campbell 

10. ‘Room on the Broom’ by Julia Donaldson 

11. ‘Wombat Stew’ by Marcia K Vaughan and Pamela Lofts

12. ‘Rainbow Fish’ by Marcus Pfister (series available)

13. ‘Do Not Open this Book’ by Andy Lee (series available)

14. ‘I Know a Rhino’ by Charles Fuge

15. ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ by Maurice Sendak


Kids Club Highfields - one of their favourite stories is 'The Very Cranky Bear.'

16. ‘The Very Cranky Bear’ by Nick Bland

17. ‘Thats Not My…’ by Fiona Watt and Rachel Wells (series available) both favourites amongst the children at Kids Club Montessori Highfields

18. ‘Possum Magic’ by Mem Fox

19. ‘Aussie Jingle Bells’ by Colin Buchanan and Nick Bland

20. ‘Dirty Bertie’ by David Roberts

21. ‘Spot’ by Eric Hill (series available)

22. ‘The Book With No Pictures’ by B.J. Novak

23. ‘Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes’ by Mem Fox and Helen Oxenbury

24. ‘Guess How Much I Love You’ by Sam McBratney and Anita Jeram

25. ‘Oh, the Places You’ll Go’ by Dr. Seuss (series available)

26. ‘Tiger’ by Nick Butterworth

27. ‘Hairy Maclary’ by Lynley Dodd (series available)

28. ‘Australia From Dawn to Dusk’ by Brentos

Kids Club Wilsonton - one of their favourite stories is 'The Gruffalo.'

29. ‘The Gruffalo’ by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler (series available) is very popular by all at Kids Club Wilsonton Heights

Kids Club Clarence St - one of their favourite stories is 'Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?'

30. ‘Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?’ by Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle captivates the children’s imagination at Kids Club Clarence St

Remember, the world of children’s books is brimming with choices, waiting to be explored. Whether you choose to assemble your own collection from the list above or pay a visit to your local library, the joy of reading awaits.

Your little one’s favourite story might not have made the list, and that’s perfectly okay! Every child’s reading journey is unique and we know that your child’s Educators would love to hear about their beloved tales too.

A Personal Touch

Lastly, consider the charm of gifting books. For birthdays, holidays, or simply as keepsakes, books will always be a timeless treasure. You might even consider a heartwarming tradition—instead of cards, place personal notes within the pages of books.  These cherished messages will resonate for years to come, adding a touch of love to every read.

As you explore the pages of these recommended reads, I hope they ignite moments of imagination, shared laughter and cherished memories for you and your little ones.