I love reading and am pleased that Little H is turning into a bit of a bookworm herself. The bedtime story has been a nightly routine in our house since she was a baby and we get through a lot of books. The school also send home a ‘reading record’ where you have to write down all the books you read with your child, and at the end of the week they get a star for every book they’ve read. I’m very proud to say that Little H regularly gets a “Bookmonster” sticker!
Although we have lots of books on our shelf, there are always the favourites that we read quite regularly.
I like reading other parents’ blog posts on their favourite kid’s books as it gives me some inspiration for what to buy next, so I thought I’d list our favourite children’s books. If you are looking for recommendations for books to read with your children, here’s our list…
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Lost & Found by Oliver Jeffers
I love Oliver Jeffers’ books, mainly for the beautiful illustrations. All of his books are funny and have great little characters. In Lost and Found a little boy finds a penguin and tries to help him get back home, it’s a lovely story and the ending is really sweet. This book is Little H’s favourite because she likes the penguin who she decided to nickname “Cupcake”.
The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson
Everyone loves The Gruffalo and since the little BBC film it’s impossible not to imagine the voices when you read it. We’ve read (and watched) it so many times that Little H knows plenty of the words to help us out.
The Very Messy Mermaid by Tracey Corderoy & Kate Leak
Like most little girls Little H loves anything to do with mermaids so this book is a favourite. The Very Messy Mermaid tells the story of a mermaid called Twinkletail who’s parents basically have OCD and want her to have a clean & tidy birthday party. It has nice, colourful illustrations and a fun story.
Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell
Dear Zoo has been a firm favourite since Little H was a baby, probably because of the flaps. Although it’s a bit young for her now she can read the whole book herself so still loves it.
Barry The Fish With Fingers by Sue Hendra
What child wouldn’t love a book about a fish called Barry who has fingers?! The illustrations are bright and colourful, and you can get overly dramatic with the story which always keeps kids entertained.
What The Ladybird Heard by Julia Donaldson
Another great Julia Donaldson book! A ladybird helps a group of farm animals outwit some thieves, and Little H still loves making all of the animal noises. This version also has a glittery ladybird on the cover and throughout the book which is a nice touch.
Have you read any of our favourite children’s books? What are your favourites?