Searching for stories…



We’ve been whisked off on an adventure to get lost in a book, searching for stories high and low, making magic wherever we go!

Fairies and dragons, rhymes and riddles, tall tales and spooky spells …

When you use your imagination, anything is possible....For the universe is made from the Magic of Stories!


We asked our Frugi Family Facebook group to tell us about their kid's favourite picture books and here's a fun summer Reading Challenge to keep you busy!


A few of our favourite reads (recommended by Frugi fans)...


Wild by Emily Hughes

In this beautiful picture book by Hawaiian artist Emily Hughes we meet a little girl who has known nothing but nature from birth she was taught to talk by birds, to eat by bears and to play by foxes she is unashamedly, irrefutably, irrepressibly wild!

Pongo by Jesse Hodgson

Pongo lived deep in the dark, dark depths of the Rainforest. The trees grew so tightly together that hardly any sunshine ever reached down to the forest floor!

Pongo, the eponymous hero, finds his way from the Rainforest’s ground to the canopy of its tree tops on his search for the bright orange sun.

The Little Gardener by Emily Hughes

An exciting new release from the author of the best-selling Wild, Emily Hughes!

There was once a little gardener and his garden meant everything to him. He worked hard, very hard, but he was just too little (or at least he felt he was).

Greta and the Giants by Zoe Tucker & Zoe Persico

A must-read for any little Eco heroes!

This inspiring picture book retells the story of Nobel Peace Prize nominee Greta Thunberg

Greta is a little girl who lives in a beautiful forest threatened by Giants. When the Giants first came to the forest, they chopped down trees to make houses. Greta knows she has to help the animals who live in the forest, but how?



LOTS the Diversity of Life on Earth by Nicola Davies and Emily Sutton

How many different kinds of living things are there on Earth? LOTS and LOTS and LOTS! And the more you look the more you find...

A beautifully illustrated book about the concept of biodiversity for younger readers.

Tad By Benji Davies 

A big story about a tiny tadpole – about growing up, branching out, and taking a leap into life.

Winner of the 2020 Oscar’s Book Prize and from the award-winning creator of The Storm Whale and Granddad’s Island, Tad is the perfect story for everyone who’s ever grown up, or still has a way to go

Here We Are by Oliver Jeffers

Well, hello. And welcome to this Planet. We call it Earth. ..

Our world can be a bewildering place, especially if you've only just got here. Your head will be filled with questions, so let's explore what makes our planet and how we live on it. From land and sky, to people and time, these notes can be your guide and start you on your journey.

Leaf by Sandra Dieckmann

Crow saw it first. The strange white creature, carried upon the dark waves towards the shore…

When a polar bear arrives unexpectedly in the woods, the other animals fear and avoid him, suspecting him to be dangerous – and his odd habit of collecting leaves only adds to their distrust. Then one day, they watch as he attempts to fly over the water with wings made of colourful leaves…

The Secret of Black Rock by Joe Todd-Stanton

Erin is fascinated by the stories of Black Rock: a huge, dark and spiky mass that is said to destroy any boats that come near it! But are the tales really true? One day Erin sneaks on board her mother’s fishing boat to find out…

Beautiful Birds by Jean Roussen and Emmanuelle Walker

In this stunningly illustrated introduction to the world’s most beautiful birds, Jean Roussen and Emmanuelle Walker pay homage to an alphabet of birds in all their feathery fancies. From Warblers to Blue-tits and Kakapos to Owls, Roussen’s playful poem is complemented beautifully by Walker’s delicate illustrations.

I Ate Sunshine for Breakfast  by Michael Holland, Phillip Giordano

Enter the incredible world of plants to learn about the green machines of the natural world. Using just the rays of the sun, trees and flowers help create everything from rubber to honey. Find out the powerful science going on in every leaf, petal and stem with vibrant illustrations that will make you look at plants in a whole new way.



Rocket Says Look Up! By Nathan Byron

A comet will be visible tonight, and Rocket wants everyone to see it with her–even her big brother, Jamal, whose attention is usually trained on his phone or video games. Rocket’s enthusiasm brings neighbors and family together to witness a once-in-a-lifetime sight

One day on our Blue planet by Ella Bailey 

From breakfast to dinner, dusk to dawn, children will love spending the day with this curious young spider monkey. Follow this adventurous spider monkey exploring the bustling Rainforest of South America with his mother by his side

National Trust- I am the Seed that Grew the Tree by Frann Preston- Gannon

A magical poetry book for children and adults to share together, with 365 nature poems, one for every day of the year!



Child of Galaxies by Blake Nuto and Charlotte Ager

An inspiring illustrated storybook for children who love to think and dream. Take a journey through a magical world of ideas to look into the deeper meanings of the things you see around you.

Give our 7 Day Reading Challenge a go! 

We're challenging you and your little ones to read every day for 7 days!

Whether you enjoy snuggling up before bed with a story or you're getting ready for going back to school with some Summer holiday reading – we’ve created this fun chart for you to fill out.


Tell us what book you read each day and what you loved about it, maybe even draw us the front cover of it! At the end of the 7 days celebrate your achievement by downloading our super special Reading Challenge Certificate!






  1. Frances kelly

    We love reading at bedtime

  2. Charlotte Bell

    These books look right up our street! They all look beautifully illustrated and written. We read to our daughter every night.

  3. Juliette Giles

    What a lovely prize thank you for the chance x

  4. Yvonne Barton

    lovely prize


    Look up and I ate Sunshine for breakfast were very much enjoyed by my two young children this week. Such lovely books! Great for a snuggle and bedtime story.

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