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Picture Books Arrow

Full of unforgettable characters and stories, picture books are not only great for our little ones’ development but also loads of fun for parents and children to enjoy together. Explore great books from the likes of Julia Donaldson, Kes Gray and Judith Kerr, and nurture their love of stories.

Books for 8-12 Year Olds Arrow

Whether you grew up with the Harry Potter books, fuelled your imagination with Roald Dahl or let Dr Seuss take you away to impossible worlds; we all have a book that stayed close to our hearts and set us on the path to becoming the readers we are today. Find the next book to inspire your young readers on our shelves.

We stock a fantastic collection of children’s books, with something for kids of all ages. From their first-ever picture book right through to young adult fiction they can read as teens, you can help instil a life long love of reading by choosing books they will remember forever.

Stories to last a lifetime

For the majority of people, books play a key role in their childhoods and formative years. The best stories and illustrations stay with you, often to be revisited even in adulthood and then passed along to the next generation. Our catalogue of children’s books includes both new releases and all the classics, so your children can enjoy new titles as well as the stories you grew up with. Check out our selection of hard and soft-backed books, baby and toddler and even a list of books to preorder - keeping you ahead of the game!

Reading with your child helps them develop their vocabulary and literacy skills, so they can learn to enjoy reading to themselves as they get a little older. Whatever their age, interests or reading ability, our diverse collection of children’s books means even the most reluctant readers are bound to find something they’ll love.

Ready to order?

Help your kids grow their own little library, by browsing our online catalogue together. You can order online at our secure and easy to use checkout, and your books can be delivered straight to your own front door. You can also visit us at any of your local WHSmith shops to see what we have available on the shelves.