Here are some of Minipreneur’s favourite books about learning from learning how to cook to social-emotional learning and reading with confidence.

No Pets Allowed! A Bloomsbury Reader by Chitra Soundar & Fay Austin

The Bloomsbury Readers series includes book-banded stories by award-winning authors and features online guided reading notes by the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE), ideal for independent reading at Key Stage 2. This new book in the series aimed at children aged 6+ years is a funny, uplifting story about family and the healing power of pets from internationally published author Chitra Soundar whose stories have been published internationally and translated into Chinese, German, French, Japanese and Thai. Minipreneur loves the Bloomsbury Readers series as the brilliant books get kids excited about reading and cover a wide range of genres with something for all tastes and interests.

£6.99 published by Bloomsbury Education

Chews Your Own Tasty Adventure by Sai Pathmanathan & Lucia Vinti

This is a fun interactive cookbook which empowers children to choose and experiment with cooking in an easily accessible way as each simple recipe has only six ingredients. The perfect gift for a budding chef, this is a beautiful hardback that celebrates international recipes and Sai is an expert on making science & cooking interesting for kids. From cupcakes to churros and paratha to pide, kids choose each ingredient in an interactive game and then see which recipes they can create. Perfect for beginner cooks to start their cooking adventure, with a maximum of six key ingredients for each recipe and clear and simple instructions, but also challenges young cooks to experiment with new techniques and ingredients. Includes fun facts for each recipe and lots of top tips. The stylish illustrations from Lucia Vinti make this a perfect gift for children who love to experiment.

£14.99 published by Faber

Oaka Books – Topic Packs

With the loss of classroom time over the past two years, being able to help struggling pupils get back up to speed is essential for their progression. Using Oaka topic packs, pupils will understand and remember topics more quickly, giving them valuable time for catching up on life in general, whilst keeping up academically. Teachers have repeatedly said that using Oaka topic packs has changed the way pupils view their learning. Home educators love these products as they help children re-engage with their learning, creating an effective learning structure that is easy to use.

£7.97 per pack (including booklet, workbook and active-learning game) from

Read With Oxford – Stage 4 – Biff, Chip and Kipper: A Mammoth Task and Other Stories by Roderick Hunt & Alex Brychta

This Read With Oxford Stage 4 collection of four funny stories is ideal for children who are gaining more reading confidence with the ability to read lots of everyday words and sometimes read by themselves. Featuring the much-loved Biff, Chip and Kipper characters created by Roderick Hunt MBE and Alex Brychta MBE, this is one of the exciting range of carefully levelled reading books that will help build your child’s reading confidence.

£10.99 published by Oxford University Press

Read With Oxford – Stage 5 – Biff, Chip and Kipper: Turtle Beach and Other Stories by Roderick Hunt & Alex Brychta

This Read With Oxford Stage 5 collection of four funny stories is ideal for children who are beginning to read independently and enjoy reading a whole story by themselves. Featuring the best-loved chracters Biff, Chip and Kipper co-created by Roderick Hunt MBE and Alex Brychta MBE, this is one of the exciting range of carefully levelled reading books that will help improve your child’s reading skills. It also includes tips for parents and activities to get kids to retell the story in their own words and talk about elements of the story they’ve just read.

£10.99 published by Oxford University Press

Going to the Fair and Other Poems by Sue Gordon & Hâf Gardner

The importance of reading poetry to the development of young children’s literacy and language skills cannot be overstated. Which is why Minipreneur was very pleased to discover this charming collection of playful poems by Sue Gordon which has been beautifully illustrated by Hâf Gardner. We’re certain that the book will amuse, delight and excite children whilst inspiring them to enjoy writing and creating their own illustrated poems with space to do just that at the end of the book.

£3.99 published by Purple Mash Publishing

Step Inside Science: Your Body by Lara Bryan & Teresa Bellon

From one of Minipreneur’s favourite publishers of children’s books for kids of all ages, this informative book will help young readers to discover how the body works and if filled with bright illustrations and clever peep-through details. Children will find out what happens to food after you eat it, discover how and why you breathe, and learn how your growing muscles can lift heavy objects.

£9.99 published by Usborne

First Questions and Answers: How Does My Body Work? by Matthew Oldham & Daniel Taylor

Whether it’s walking, talking, breathing, growing, eating or excreting, the human body has a lot going on.  Filled with big questions children ask (and adults might struggle to answer) about how the body works, this engaging lift-the-flap book covers numerous topics to introduce curious young readers aged 4+ years to the amazing workings of the human body.

£9.99 published by Usborne

Find Your Happy by Emily Coxhead

Full of vibrant illustrations and practical ideas, this is an accessible, friendly and uplifting book of feelings written and illustrated by Emily Coxhead, the much-loved creator of The Happy News which is read by over 20,000 subscribers in 33 different countries, and celebrates all that’s good in the world! Exploring feelings common to all young children, this is an uplifting and practical guide for children, helping them to understand their emotions and empowering them with tools to feel better.

£7.99 published by Walker Books