From classics to new stories: new books for your 3- to 6-year-old to discover


With the release of the movie Goodbye Christopher Robin in 2017 and the forthcoming Christopher Robin (see below for the trailer), it seems like the world has gone Winnie-the-Pooh crazy once again! The classic tale of the friendly teddy bear and his friends in A Hundred Acre Woods will worm itself into your young one's heart and become an instant favourite. These are the books you can look forward to this year: 

The Christoper Robin Collection (Tales of a Boy and His Bear) – A.A. Milne

Join Christopher Robin on his adventures with Winnie the Pooh and their friends. Explore the Hundred Acre Woods through stories and poems from AA Milne's popular books: Winnie-the-Pooh, The House of Pooh Corner, When We Were Young and No We are Six.

I See an Elephant – Elaine Macdonald

A gentle elephant wishes he was a bird. He begins building a nest, but the birds laugh at him. On the verge of feeling discouraged, Elephant decides to take a stand. He will live his truth! The birds realise he is right and help him build his nest so he can live his life as an ele-bird.

Winnie-the-Pooh's 50 Things to Do Before You're 5 3/4 – A.A. Milne

Winnie-the-Pooh, Tigger, Eeyore, Piglet and their friends have compiled a list of 50 outdoor activities they think everyone should enjoy before their 6th birthday. Coming this May.

Ricky of the River Pride – Linsay Sherratt

Ricky is woken up by the animals because they need help rescuing a lion cub that fell into the river. Can he overcome his fear and jump into the river to save the cub?

What were your favourite books when you were growing up and what lessons did you learn from reading? Email us at and we may publish your comments.

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