Top books by Rachel Bright

Rachel Bright is one of the UK’s best-loved contemporary children’s fiction writers. With over 20 books under her belt - which have collectively sold 3 million copies and been translated into 40 languages - she is best known for her colourful characters and sensitive exploration of emotions and empowerment. Let’s take a look at her top books.


Love Monster

Being the only funny-looking monster in Cutesville is tough, but there’s one monster who isn’t about to let that get him down. He’s off into the big wide world to find someone to love him, searching high and low until - just as he’s about to give up - he finds what he’s looking for. A warm and witty tale about taking action, this popular story has been adapted for CBeebies.


The Lion Inside

The Lion Inside is a charming story about a quiet, meek mouse who gets fed up of being ignored by the other animals. He wishes he could roar like the big, bossy lion who lives nearby - and who better to teach him than that very same lion? The Lion Inside is a modern classic that has proved so popular it has been adapted for the stage and is currently touring the UK. If you’re looking for things to do with the kids, don’t miss the chance to see it at a theatre near you.


The Wobblysaurus

Wobblysaurus has just got her first bicycle - and she can’t wait to go riding around with her friends. But getting the hang of cycling is tricky, and she wibbles, wobbles and falls. The little dinosaur is getting disheartened, but then a wise word from Grannysaurus reminds her that the best things take a little while to achieve.

The Wobblysaurus is all about perseverance and resilience. It’s the latest installment in a series called DinoFeelings, which includes books to help children learn about worry, frustration and compassion.


Peter Rabbit: Head Over Tail

Inspired by Beatrix Potter’s world-famous character, this book sees Peter Rabbit hopping off on an all-new adventure. Peter wants to get his chores finished as fast as possible so he can get on with the more exciting job of playing. He comes up with a super-speedy washing line, and it’s all going well until Squirrel Nutkin joins in and the pair end up head over tail.

Head Over Tail is accompanied by Hide and Seek, and Up and Away in the Peter Rabbit series. 


Free-Range Freddy

An egg is ready to hatch at the farm, and all the chickens think they know what to expect. But when Freddy arrives, he’s unlike any other chick they’ve seen. Turning the farmyard upside down as he goes, Freddy shows the hens that being a bit different can make life much more interesting. Exploring the importance of being true to yourself with humour and energy, it’s great fun for young kids.

If you’re looking for kids’ activities near me, don’t miss The Lion Inside show. It’s touring the UK until August 2024 and is a great opportunity for indoor family fun near me. Book your tickets online today.