Books We Love!

I thought that since we were finishing Book Week in the U.K that it would be a good time to share a few of our favourite books with you!

Millie is 5 and here are some books that we love to read together:

My Big Shouting Day by Rebecca Patterson.

my big shouting day
This is a lovely story and perfect if you have had a bit of a ‘shouting day’ together. Millie loves it and its a good way of showing a child what their tantrums look can look like to everyone else. Its also been good therapy for me after I have had a shouting day myself!

Vegetable Glue by Susan Chandler

vegetable glue cover
All my kids have enjoyed this book. It provides a healthy dose of fun and may even encourage some vegetable eating. We are all agreed that the best bit is when her bottom falls off when she makes a rude sound!

Millie also loves: This Is My Book by Mick Inkpen

mick inkpen
This is a fun story where the words, illustrations and characters all get mixed up. It would be great to use in a Literacy lesson on punctuation and spelling. We have enjoyed reading it together and as in all his books, Mick Inkpen’s illustrations are superb!

 Archie (age 7) and his choices:

Stuck by Oliver Jeffers

stuck book
Oliver Jeffers is a wonderful author and artist. We love his illustrations and quirky stories. This book in particular is great!  Archie laughs his way through (and so do I).
It all starts when a shoe gets stuck up a tree!

Captain Flinn and The Pirate Dinosaurs by Giles Andreae and Russell Ayto

pirate book
We have read this book and the others in the series over and over! Archie is not so enthusiastic about books, but this one really appeals… It has it all: Adventures, Dinosaurs and Pirates!

Ben (age 9) and his best books:

Ben loves books so its been difficult narrowing down his choices!

I think his all time favourite books are the Mr Gum series by Andy Stanton:

mr gum book
We all enjoyed reading them. They are crazy and slightly off the wall. Andy Stanton takes you by surprise with his use of language and imagination. Each night we would all end up crying with laughter at the funny parts. ‘The truth is a lemon meringue”.

The Lion Storyteller Bible by Bob Hartman and Krisztina Nagy

The Lion Storyteller Bible
Ben lived on The Story Teller Bible for a year! He would listen to the CD’s and now his Bible knowledge is so good, that he had to be asked  to stop interrupting in his school assemblies! 

At the moment Ben and I are completely smitten with the Moomins by Tove Jansson

moomin book
We have read them all. Again we love the quirky writing and the fact that Tove paints beautiful pictures with her words. She explores some big issues but from an innocent perspective. There is real wisdom and life in her stories.
For book week Ben and I made a shoe box scene from the Moomin book: Midsummer Madness

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I would love to hear if you have any favourite kids books to add to this list.

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