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The conversations in our forum throw up recommendations of books of all sorts, particularly treasured children's stories, and educational and pedagogical texts. We list below a selection of these, along with others we feel may be of interest to the early years community.
If you would like to discuss these or other books, or offer your recommendations, we have a books forum which you can access here.


Where available, we link to Amazon as a source to purchase the books listed. You may have your own preferred booksellers, but if you do buy using the Amazon links, the FSF makes no profit from this - all the revenues raised will go to children's charities. To visit the Amazon website in this way, select a book from the list below, or alternatively click here or begin to search for items in the searchbox to the right.
The books are split into categories, and can be visited individually by clicking the links below, or you can browse the whole page by scrolling down the screen. Most have reviews attached, which can be read by clicking the appropriate links.



View all books Big Books

by Martin Waddell and Helen Oxenbury Purchase

by Martin Waddell and Barbara Firth Purchase

by Brenda Parkes Purchase

by Jill Murphy Purchase

View all books Members' Favourites

by John Burningham Purchase

by Martin Waddell and Patrick Benson Purchase

by Jez Alborough Purchase

by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler Purchase