Children's Books in Welsh
If your child has just started at a Welsh language school or you want an older child to increase their ability and confidence when it comes to reading and writing in Welsh, then this is the article for you!
We've scouted through thousands of our translated as well as original Welsh children's books and categorised them by age group to make it easier for you to choose the best children's books in Welsh for your child.
Below are the best Welsh books which will help develop your child's creativity, language development and listening skills.
Welsh Books for 0 - 3 Year Olds
Cyfres Elfed Llyfrgell Fach Elfed
Cyfres Elfed Llyfrgell Fach Elfed is a collection of four amusing, bilingual stories about Elfed, the colourful elephant, to charm and entertain young children. The small board books entitled Gwneud Pethau/Actions, Rhifau/Numbers, Siapiau/Shapes a Lliwiau/Colours are presented in one handy library case.
Furthermore, as they are bilingual, even parents with limited Welsh language skills will be able to follow and help.
Glyn y Gath â'r Het Hud
Meet Keith. Keith is a cat with a magic hat – or, at least, that’s what the other cats think. But when Keith’s hat falls off one day, it seems that magic is still possible after all!
This Welsh language book is perfect for providing creative stimulation for your child due to the variety of eye-catching colours.
Babi Cyffwrdd a Theimlo: Anifeiliaid Anwes / Pets
From the popular 'Baby Touch and Feel' series, this particular book contains a variety of different animals and textures to allow your baby explore through touch and visual stimulation.
Fferm Brysur / Busy Farm
Animals run around the farm! Who is hiding in the barn? Push, pull, turn and slide, to bring the busy farm to life!
Busy Farm is a fantastic book for those aged around 2, with interactive pushing, pulling and sliding developing your children's problem solving skills.
Babi Cyffwrdd a Theimlo: Rhuo! Rhuo! / Baby Touch and Feel: Roar! Roar!
From the panda’s fur to the tiger’s stripes…there are all sorts of textures for your baby to explore in this safe and charming book that encourages early learning.
Welsh Books for 3 - 5 Year Olds
Garej Brysur / Busy Garage
Push, pull and turn…there are so many fun things to do in this book from the popular 'Busy' series.
This funny story designed to make your toddler laugh is all about the adventures of Doctor Tedi as he treats various ailments including the head teacher's smelly feet!
Dafad yw Blodwen / Blodwen is a Sheep
Blodwen is the most popular sheep in the flock ... but there's something about her that's a little different. A very funny story of mistaken identity and acceptance. This book is a Welsh adaptation by Elin Meek together with the original text in English.
Dyma Sam / This is Sam
Sam is a grumpy dog. He doesn't like much of anything, especially making friends. But will he change his mind when a new puppy arrives on the scene? Giggle away those grumps with this hilarious tale about bad moods, sausages and learning to compromise.
This book is one of our most popular at the moment!
Mae Pob Uncorn yn Hoffi Enfys … Tybed?
If you think that you know every unicorn, you are about to have a surprise! I AM NOT LIKE ANY OTHER UNICORN. Do I smile nicely? No. Do I act nicely? Who - me? Pink things? Yuck! AND PLEASE DON'T MENTION POOH OF ALL COLOURS ... We all like different things, but that makes no difference, does it? We can still be friends!
Welsh Books for 5 - 7 Year Olds
Smis a’r Smws
The blue Smeds and red Smoos are never, ever allowed to be friends ... but what happens when one Smed and one Smoo fall in love? A Welsh adaptation by Gwynne Williams of The Smeds and the Smoos.
Supertaten Swigod Hynod
It's night in the supermarket, and the vegetables are having their weekly bath. But ... what's this? SOMEONE has changed the bubble mixture for something else: WONDER BUBBLES! Will Supertaten and the other vegetables succeed in clearing the bubbles from the aisles and place the BUBBLE PEA back in the freezer ...? A Welsh adaptation of Supertato Bubbly Troubly.
Hwyaden Nad oedd yn Hoffi Dŵr, Yr
Once upon a time, there was a duck that didn't like water. Then the duck met a frog who loved water. What should the duck do? A charming and observant story about gaining a friend, even though that may entail facing fears. (And it's a story about repairing a hole in the roof.)
Sara Jones - Seren Chwaraeon / Sara Jones - Sports Superstar
The third title in the lively, bilingual picture story-book about Sara Jones. This time, she is a sports star as she prepares for a marathon race. A Welsh adaptation by Elin Meek of Sara Jones, Sports Superstar.
Welsh Books for 7 - 9 Year Olds
Dan y Ditectif Treigladau
Dan is a special detective – a mutation detective! Join Dan and his magnifying glass on a journey through the world of letters so that you can also become an excellent mutation detective.
An amusing illustrated story about Grandfather’s efforts to overcome the mischievous activities of his arch rival Cledwyn Cas causing Grandfather’s wrongful imprisonment.
Bananas Gwyrdd: Trychinebau Deinosoriaid
A fun and lively dinosaur story for children learning to read, with dinosaur pictures to colour. Sam and Rosa see some dinosaur eggs on their visit to the museum, but there's always a dinosaur disaster waiting to happen!
Cyfres Lliw a Llun: Y Ci Robot
A Welsh adaptation of The Robodog (Colour Young Puffin). Gareth and Siwan dream of having a dog, but their Dad is allergic to dog hair! So Mum builds Sglod the robot dog. Now they have a pet dog at last! Gareth and Siwan think their Robodog is brilliant - but the snooty neighbours laugh at Sglod. They say he's not a proper dog! But Robodog decides to prove them wrong.
A new story which will appeal to 7-9 year olds by the Anglesey author, Mared Lewis. Attractive illustrations by Gillian F. Roberts. The end of the summer term is approaching and it's time for the fair at Ysgol Pen Clip. Poor Dewi - every toy is precious to him, so how can he give away something for the toy stall!
Welsh Books for 9 - 11 Year Olds
Y Bws Gwely Bync
Everything in gran's house is old! But gran decides to make new bunk beds and enters it in the art exhibition as a piece of sculpture.
Cyfres Lliw a Llun: Ysgol y Môr-Ladron - Ble Mae'r Ci 'Na?
A Welsh adaptation of Pirate School: Where's that Dog? The children hide a stray dog on board, while Patagonia Goesbren, the head teacher, is plagued by school inspectors, who are not impressed by the lessons. So, the children decide to sail the school away. The inspectors give chase, but the children fire on their boat and take it over.
Y Brodyr Bendigedig a’r Hwdwch Hyll
In an ordinary house on a common street somewhere in Wales, three very GENERAL brothers live. Here are the Blessed Brothers - great heroes! When the Ugly Hood comes to town, only Spark, Squash and Scamp can save the day …… ..
Cyfres o Ddigwyddiadau Anffodus: Ystafell yr Ymlusgiaid
A Welsh adaptation of A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Reptile Room. There is nothing to be found in the pages of A Series of Unfortunate Events but misery and despair. In this book the siblings endure a car accident, a terrible smell, a deadly serpent, a long knife, a brass reading lamp, and the re-appearance of a person they'd hoped never to see again.