5 children’s books to celebrate the life of Queen Elizabeth II.
Queen Elizabeth II (1926-2022) nee Lilibet, the longest reigning British Monarch, died on 8th Sep 2022 at the age of 96. Throughout her reign of over 70 years, she led the British monarchy with an unwavering sense of duty, grace, and grit. Her legacy will live on eternally. In her memory, Browzly curates a list of 5 children’s books to celebrate the life of Queen Elizabeth II
There Once is a Queen by Michael Morpurgo
Written by much loved British author Sir Michael Morpurgo in partnership with the Jubilee Pageant Committee, There Once is a Queen is a poetic celebration of Queen Elizabeth II. Adorned with breathtaking illustrations in water colour by Michael Foreman, this book is a keepsake for all. It provides glimpses of her history as well as the person that the Queen was.
Queen Elizabeth by Publisher DK Children
Another excellent Platinum Jubilee Souvenir book published in 2022 is Queen Elizabeth by DK. The book takes its readers on a history trip through time. Together with Great Granny Joyce and little Isabella, readers open a treasure trove filled with photos, maps, newspaper clippings, timelines, and even a quiz at the end. Adorned with gorgeous illustrations the book celebrates the achievements, people, and places in the past 70 years of the Queen. The book is filled with excellent information but at the same time is very accessible to young readers as it is written from a child’s perspective.
The Queen’s Wardrobe by Julia Golding
The Queen’s wardrobe is a unique chronological presentation of the key events in the Queen’s life juxtaposed to show stopper wardrobe pieces, she wore on these occasions. While writer Julia Golding has packed the book with interesting stories and anecdotes, illustrator Kate Hindley has created detailed and colourful yet light-hearted more comical illustrations to help young readers enjoy and visualize the life of a princess.
Queen Elizabeth II – A biography by A Little Golden Book
Perfect read aloud for beginner readers and independent read for KS1, Queen Elizabeth II by a Little Golden Book is an interesting read with full page colour illustrations. The story presents the life of the Queens right from when she was a little girl up until she became the oldest reigning monarch ever. This is a great book to add to young readers collection featuring strong women role models.
Great Elizabethans: HM Queen Elizabeth II and 25 Amazing Britons from Her Reign by Imogen Russell Williams
Our final choice in the series of 5 children’s books to celebrate the life of Queen Elizabeth II is Great Elizabethans HM Queen Elizabeth II & 25 amazing Britons from her reign. The title is very self explanatory and requires little elaboration except that this book is enough to fill any British patriots’ heart with pride. Not only does it celebrate the life of Her Majesty the late Queen but also 25 other noteworthy Britons who lived in her reign.
5 children’s books to celebrate the life of Queen Elizabeth II
This is a curated list of children’s books recommended by Browzly. Browzly is a London-based tech. company providing an award-winning reading comprehension practice app for primary schools and bespoke app and web development to purpose-driven startups across the UK and the Middle East.