Favourite children’s books

Favourite children’s books

Reading stories is in my mind one of the best things to do with your children. Engaging one on one in your own little virtual adventure with them ….getting lost in the character’s and the new world’s together. I love it !!!! I think it gives you opportunities to talk ,sometimes opening up discussions about things that are worrying them …or just a chance to giggle together !!!

I asked the kids to pick up a few of their favourites to share with you guys ….some of them look a little tatty around the edges as they have been read again and again ….ALL of them we LOVE xxx

Belle’s favourites;

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(Top to bottom L to R ) The Smartest Giant in Town: Julia Donaldson & Axcel Scheffer I love their other books too …in particular A squash and a squeeze !! ,Meg & Mog; Helen Nicoll & Jan Pienkowski Meg & Mog are classics!!Who’s in the loo :Jeanne Willis & Adrian Reynolds, Peppa’s washing day , Hello Kitty 1,2,3:Ladybird books ,Tiptoe Ballerina: Igloo Books.

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Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Book?A gorgeously funny book about a boy called Herb who falls into his book!! & I will not ever never eat a tomato : both books by Lauren Child ,Recycling Fun : Peppa Pig ,A visit to Brambley Hedge: Jill Barklem Perfectly illustrated to the finest detail …loveable characters too!! ,Angelina Star of the Show: Katharine Holabird illustrated by Helen Craig This series of books is probably my daughter’s favourites !! Cinderella : Disney books

Oscar’s favourites;

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The Biggest Kiss: Joanna Walsh & Judi Abott, Aliens Love Underpants & Dinosaurs Love Underpants : both books by Claire Freedman & Ben Cort …These books never fail to put a smile on my son’s face …he still laugh’s at them even after the 100th time we’ve read them!!Bumpus Jumpus Dinosaurumpus:Tony Milton & Guy Parker-Rees, Harry and the Dinosaurs:Ian Whybrow & Adrien Reynolds Another fab series of books !!,Owl Babies: Martin Waddell & Patrick Benson… This is a really simple but cute story!!

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Mr Chatterbox: Roger Hargreaves.We have the entire box set of both the Mr and Mrs …very loved books especially great for 3-5 years! Fantastic Mr Fox & Charlie and the chocolate factory: Roald Dahl …Well I think Roald Dahl is a legend and his books should be part of every childhood!! (It was hard to limit Oscar to just two of his books!!),The Enchanted Wood: Enid Blyton …My son treasures this series of books as you can see by the tattered edges …he will now wake up and grab this book to read to himself ..he loves it THAT much!!

The last three books are Usborne books …Animal stories is full of classic short tales like Billy Goats Gruff and The hare and the tortoise ..brilliant for a quick bedtime read !! Stories for Boys does what it says on the tin … It’s full of adventures of pirates , monsters and robots !! The Children’s Encyclopedia is a book my son insisted upon putting in here as it’s FULL of fun facts and amazing pictures and some experiments …..a great one for the holidays!!! xx

So there you have it …our Favourite children’s books !!What are your favourite children’s books? What were the classics you loved as a kid? …I’d love to hear your recommendations xxx

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4 thoughts on “Favourite children’s books

  1. Anything by Julia Donaldson always goes down well here! We also like the Mr Men, Winnie the Pooh, the Lettice books, love Oliver Jeffers, baby likes his ‘that’s not my..’ books, Peepo & The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Just started chapter books with 3yo, so making our way through Roald Dahl now (I loved his books when I was little – still do!) I could go on & on…!

  2. Jessamy loves Julia Donaldson but her favourite is Rumble in the Jungle by by Giles Andreae and David Wojtowycz! She always demands ‘Jungle Jungle’.
    My favourites are Hairy Maclary and Miffy but Jess isn’t as keen – I’ll have to brainwash Lottie!
    For older kids I do love Roald Dahl and I’m also a huge Malorie Blackman/Jacqueline Wilson fan for 8+ kids – ooh and Michelle Magorian…I could go on and on and on like Jocelyn said!

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