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Books about the Royal Family and London for Preschoolers Kids ESL Teacher


I wanted to share some of my favorite books about the Royal Family, London and the United Kingdom with you. I hope these book suggestions help!


I Learn English with Cat and Mouse Go to London by Stéphane Hussard, Book about London

Cat and Mouse Go to London

Stéphane Husar and Loïc Méhée

With Cat and Mouse, follow our two friends in the English capital for a very British day. From Big Ben to Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park and the London Eye, happy selfies are taken along the way for a great final surprise ! Learn English with Cat and Mouse ! Look at the fun illustrations, listen to the dialogues on CD. Repeat the sentences and the new words.

Hello I Am Charlie from London by Stéphane Husar

Hello, I am Charlie! from London

Stéphane Husar

HELLO KIDS is a collection of albums to discover and learn English from 6 years old by visiting London, New York, Sydney and Edinburgh! In this book, Charlie, a little Englishman from London, introduces us to his city, his family, his friends, Big Ben and even the Queen of the United Kingdom. A CD is included to listen to Charlie tell his story!

The Queen's Hat by Steve Antony Book about the Royal Family

The Queen’s Hat

Steve Antony

A sudden gust of wind sets off a marvellous London adventure for the Queen, the Queen’s men and one very special hat. Just where will that hat land? Let’s follow one determined, daredevil queen through the zoo, over Tower Bridge and up Big Ben… A witty and stylish celebration of London, the Queen and the royal family’s new baby.

The Birthday Crown by Davide Cali and Kate Slater Book about Queen Elisabeth 2

The Birthday Crown

Davide Cali and Kate Slater

The Queen is celebrating a very special birthday and needs to find the perfect crown. But what sort of crown could possibly be right for such a special day? Published to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th Birthday, this delightful tale is illustrated using cut-paper collages which bring the enchanting story and cast of charming characters to life.


The Queen's Knickers by Nicholas Allan Humoristic Book about Elisabeth

The Queen’s Knickers

Nicholas Allan

It’s a busy year for the Queen – she has lots of important events to attend. Meanwhile, a little girl is wondering what knickers Her Majesty will choose to wear on a school visit! Will they be her ‘at home’ knickers – adorned with corgis – or her ‘garden party’ knickers, or perhaps her woolly Balmoral ones…? The range of royal underwear is revealed, in all its regal glory.

The Tiger Who Came to Tea by Judith Kerr Book about English traditions

The Tiger Who Came to Tea

Judith Kerr

First published in 1968 and never out of print, The Tiger Who Came to Tea has become a timeless classic enjoyed and beloved by generations of children. The book concerns a girl called Sophie, her mother, and an anthropomorphised tiger who invites himself to their afternoon tea and consumes all the food and drink they have.


Maisy Goes to London by Lucy Cousins Book for Little Learners ESL Teacher

Maisy Goes to London

Lucy Cousins

It’s Maisy’s first trip to London! There are so many places to see, and so many ways to travel. Maisy and her friends visit lots of important places, like Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, and the Tower of London. To get around, she and her pals ride a double-decker bus and a water taxi and even squeeze into an underground train! Of course, no sightseeing trip would be complete without taking lots of photos. Join Maisy and friends on a whirlwind tour of the big city of London.

This is London by Miroslav Sasek Book for Children

This is London

Miroslav Sasek

Miroslav Sasek presents stylish, elegant London in This is London, first published in 1959.  He shares his impressions of London with its beautiful buildings, historic monuments, bridges, parks, shops and Piccadilly Circus, black cabs, and famed Underground.  He presents colorful, sophisticated pictures of one of the most exciting cities in the world, paired with a lively and delightful text.


Paddington in London by Annie Auerbach and Mandy Archer United Kingdom Book

Paddington in London

Annie Auerbach and Mandy Archer

From Big Ben to Portobello Road, discover London through the eyes of Paddington, the extraordinary bear from Peru. Featuring full-color images from the movie Paddington, this storybook presents the adventures and the world of wonders of this legendary bear.

Payton Goes to London story by Shayla McGhee

Payton Goes to London

Shayla McGhee and Payton McGhee

In this beautifully illustrated picture book, Payton takes us on a journey from her point of view as she explores the sights of London, England. Payton is a bright and energetic six-year-old that is taking her first trip to London, England. Follow her and her family as they visit popular London landmarks such as the London Eye, Tower Bridge, and Big Ben.


London by Jane Foster Kindergarten Book


Jane Foster

Introduce little ones to London in this graphic board book by illustrator and textile designer Jane Foster. In this beautiful book, children will be introduced to bold images of London, such as Big Ben, Tower Bridge, fish and chips, and more!

My first London Bus by Marion Billet

My First London Bus

Marion Billet

Children will love reading and playing with this London bus-shaped book. Follow the red bus around the streets of London visiting the sights, with an extra detail to spot on every page. Then close the book and push it along on its four moving wheels and go on your own journey!


London ABC Alphabet Book by Ben Hawkes

London ABC

Ben Hawkes

From Aquarium to Zoo: all of London is here in this covetable portable guide to the capital. There’s tons to spot in the pictures, including a lost penguin, trying to find his way home. Illustrated in a gloriously retro palette by Ben Hawkes, London ABC offers a brilliantly fun look at London through the alphabet !

All Aboard the London Bus by Patricia Toht United Kingdom Book

All Aboard the London Bus

Patricia Toht and Sam Usher

Come and board the London Bus and see the London sights. At any time, hop off, explore! Then climb back on, and ride some more… Fun and child-friendly poems introduce readers to this wonderful capital city, and all its secrets. Well-known landmarks like Buckingham Palace, Big Ben and the London Eye, plus inescapable features like rain and taking tea.


The Royal Baby's Big Red Bus Story about Royal Family by Martha Mumford

The Royal Baby’s Big Red Bus – Tour of London

Martha Mumford and Ada Grey

It’s a beautiful day, and the Royal Family are sunning themselves in the Palace Gardens. The royal babies’ grandad is even having a bit of a snooze – what bliss! When all of a sudden – BEEP BEEP! BEEP BEEP! It’s the Big Red Bus, and it’s come to take the Royal Family on a tour of London! The Royal Family is hopping off at the Natural History Museum, London Zoo, the London Eye and Tower Bridge. They even ride a water taxi to Greenwich, before it’s finally time for – you’ve guessed it – a spot of shopping!

Shhh! Don't Wake the Royal Baby by Martha Mumford, Book about Royal Family

Shhh! Don’t Wake the Royal Baby

Martha Mumford and Ada Grey

It’s chaos at the royal palace – the royal baby just won’t go to sleep. Waaaaah! Waaaaah! Waaaaah! The royal family has tried everything to pacify the little bundle of joy – from proferring the golden royal dummy to death-defying parachute jumps with the queen. But, just when the little one seems to be settling, another disturbance is just around the corner. From yip-yapping corgis to marching guards and noisy party planning, the palace is awash with noise. Will it ever be peaceful enough to lull the baby off to sleep?


Katie in London by James Mayhew Book about United Kingdom

Katie in London

James Mayhew

Discover the most famous and popular sights in London with classic picture book character, Katie. When Katie and her brother Jack visit London with Grandma, at first it seems it’s full of big buses, big buildings and bigger crowds, until the Trafalgar Square lion takes them on a wonderful tour of the city taking in such sights as The Tower of London, Buckingham Palace and the London Eye!

Katie's London Christmas by James Mayhew

Katie’s London Christmas

James Mayhew

Discover the magic of London at Christmas time with this classic Katie picture book. When Katie and Jack are woken up late on Christmas Eve by a loud sneeze, little do they realise that they are about to embark on the most amazing evening! Soon they are flying high across London, over snow-dusted landmarks, through the star-scattered sky with the one and only Father Christmas, in his sleigh, with his magical reindeer! But can they help Father Christmas to deliver all his presents and be back in time for Christmas morning?


Good Night London Book Adam Gamble and Mark Jasper

Good Night London

Adam Gamble and Mark Jasper

From the historic Tower of London to the Natural History Museum, this delightful and educational board book gives young readers a personal tour of London’s most famous landmarks and attractions, including Buckingham Palace, the Crown Jewels, London Eye, Covent Garden, the Globe Theatre, footballers, Science Museum, London Zoo, Trafalgar Square, Big Ben, black cabs, and more.

Good Night England by Adam Gamble and Mark Jasper England story for kids

Good Night England

Adam Gamble and Mark Jasper

From the White Cliffs of Dover to the lovely Lake District, this charming board book gives little ones a personal tour of one the world’s most beloved and enchanted countries. Famous English landmarks and attractions include Stonehenge, York, Cotswolds, River Thames, the moors, double-decker buses, Land’s End, teatime, Wimbledon, English gardens, the Queen’s Guard, canals, and more.

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