Colours, counting and new babies in the family all feature in this month’s best reads
Words Georgia McVeigh
Colorama: from fuschia to midnight blue
For all the budding artists out there, this book aims to uncover the complexities of colour and explain them to younger readers. Through beautiful illustrations discover how pink is sometimes fuchsia instead.
The New Baby
By Lisa Stickley
Told from the perspective of his big sister, The New Baby documents the first year of a baby’s life. It’s a great book to unite siblings and show how important they are to each other. Follow Albert’s journey from sitting to crawling – and even blowing a few cheeky raspberries.
What’s Your Favourite Colour?
By Eric Carle and Friends
From the author of The Very Hungry Caterpillar and a plethora of picture book-creating friends, this vibrant tome delves into the world of colours and their many evocative associations.
£7.99, Walker Books
By Christiane Engel
Why leave learning yoga for the later years? After all, it’s proven to have both mental and physical benefits. This book includes playful illustrations and catchy rhymes to introduce yoga to toddlers – all while they learn their alphabet. Inspired.
£10.99, Quarto Knows
How to Say 1 to 5 in five languages
By Kenard Pak
Learn how to count to five in Japanese, Spanish, English, French and Mandarin with this colourful and interactive book. The press and listen feature helps with pronunciation as kids meet and count with five children from around the world.
Tallest Tower, Smallest Star
By Kate Baker and Page Tsou Studio
If you’ve ever wondered whether a hummingbird could outfly a jet plane or how many atoms fit into a grain of sand, this wonderfully illustrated book will sate your curiosity. Its vintage feel and intricate drawings are sure to delight kids and adults alike.
Paddington at St Paul’s
By Michael Bond
Paddington is embarking on his final adventure in celebration of his 60th anniversary. The book will be published in June – a year after the death of creator Michael Bond. It’s a wonderful keepsake to celebrate the lives of Paddington and his founder.