Textbook Recommendations


This is a selection of some of the popular Paediatric textbooks out there. By no means do you need to use all, if any, but feel free to explore the different options and see which is best suited to your own style of learning.

All should be available to borrow at the Clinical School library or your college library. We have also created our own revision resources for you.

Illustrated Textbook of Paediatrics, (aka the Sunflower Book)

This book is a little bigger than the others, but provides lots of colourful diagrams and is used by many medical students from other universities too.

Paediatrics at a Glance

Like other books in the series, Paediatrics at a Glance is a non-daunting book with a diagram on one side summarising key content and then, text on the following page explaining concepts in further detail.

Oxford Handbook of Clinical Specialties

The paediatric chapter is very succinct and provides great coverage on all key aspects of paediatrics needed for exams.

100 Cases in Paediatrics

Unlike traditional textbooks, this teaches Paediatrics via cases. It is great prep for the SAQ as there are questions after each case for you to work through with answers and a detailed discussion on the topic provided afterwards.

Crash Course Paediatrics

Like Crash Course Pathology, that everyone uses for the SAQ there is also a  book in the series for paediatrics.

Oxford Handbook of Paediatrics 

No list would be complete without mentioning the Oxford Handbook of Paediatrics. Obviously, this goes into waaaayyyy more detail than needed for exams, so use with caution and for your own interest.