5 Children’s Book Recommendations

Truman’s Books is an independent bookstore located in Farsley, Leeds. Founder, Wendy Truman has selected 5 books to enjoy with the younger members of your family on No Phones At Home Day!

Look- Up

For 0-5 years this is a great picture books about the amazing things you can see when you look up from your phone which seems to fit nicely with the theme of the day.

The Missing Bookshop

We love books about books and this one for 5-8 year olds about what happens when a bookshop disappears is a really sweet story about the importance of stories.

Zeina Starborn and The Sky Whale by Hannah Durkan who works at one of our local schools here in Leeds. 

A thrilling tale of intrigue and adventure in the clouds, full of wonderful creatures, mind-boggling gadgets, bravery, kindness and hope.  Aimed at age 9+

Iron Widow 2

For teen readers this gorgeous adventure ticks a lot of boxes, inspired by Chinese mythology and science fiction it has strong female characters, a revenge plot and space battles.

A Day in the Life of a Poo, a Gnu and You

This is one of our favourite non fiction books for children, it’s a good one to dip in and out of with lots of illustrations so accessible for all ages covering a mixture of science, history and nature topics.