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Welcome to Child's Play

Child's Play is more than just a publishing programme, it is a philosophy. We understand that a child's early years are more important than any other and this is when they learn the most about the world around them. Books play a vital role in building the foundations for learning, and exposure to quality books from an early age helps to develop an enquiring mind and a lifelong love of reading.

Child's Play has a history of creating innovative, award-winning books for children from 0-8 years that promote learning through play – books that fully reflect our diverse society in terms of heritage, disability, gender and family.

Child's Play books are loved by parents, teachers and, most importantly, children all over the world.

To view or download our full 2019 catalogue in PDF format please click on the link below:

UK 2019 Catalogue

Child's Play is proud to work with BookTrust, the independent reading and writing charity!

A number of our titles have been included in BookTrust's Bookstart packs over the years. A much-loved early reading programme, Bookstart gifts free books to babies, toddlers and 3-year-olds. The programme exists to give every child a flying start in life, and that’s why Child’s Play supports the campaign to help secure it for future generations.

Child's Play is proud to support BookTrust's #BathBookBed campaign! Click here to find out more and view our reading list for inspiration!

Child's Play and Signed Stories

Many Child's Play titles are available in British Sign Language (and ASL) via the free, fully accessible online ITV Signed Stories website – click on the image to access...

If you are interested in the work of ITV Signed Stories, you can read a press release about their second CITV series, which features several titles from our range, by clicking HERE

Latest News

WIA 2019 Shortlistings

Illustrations from 'Child of St Kilda' and 'Gently Bentley' have been shortlisted for the 2019 World Illustration Awards!


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