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 2018 catalogue in PDF format please click on the link below:


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.

For book ideas and online activities visit the Bookstart website!

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

Below are some guest posts written by our authors and illustrators for the Bookstart blog! Click the links to read

Jessica Shepherd's piece on helping children to understand dementia using picture books.

What's the issue with issue books? Carol Thompson's thoughts on the importance of inclusivity in children's books.

Trudi Esberger writes about the creative process of creating her first picture book, The Boy who lost his Bumble!

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

Elephant Gallery

Here are the elephant drawing competition entries!


RSS Feed





Let Toys be Toys

Let Toys be Toys