Books & Reading

My Children’s 10 Favourite Books

As it’s Children’s Book Week, and as we do like our books here, I thought it would be fun to share our current favourites (note I do say ‘current’ – these can change on a month-by-month basis!)

I asked Boo to choose her 10 favourite books. She’s just four, so this in itself was no easy task. We started with a pile of pretty much every book she owns, because she ‘loves them all’! We managed to cut it down to 10 by a process of elimination – ‘do you prefer this one, or this one?’ type questions were the only way to go here. Anyway, we got there in the end, and so here they are, in no particular order, as chosen by my gorgeous girl, with her words as to why…

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The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson – ‘I love the Gruffalo and the mouse with his nut’

Stormy Weather by Debi Gliori – ‘I like all of the creatures and the gingerbread man and his baby’

Stick Man by Julia Donaldson – ‘I like the stick moving around, him getting back home, and Santa’

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Tabby McTat by Julia Donaldson – ‘I like the cat and the baby cat’

Lettice – The Fairy Ball by Mandy Stanley – ‘I love the fairies and Lettice’s pretty dress’

What the Ladybird Heard by Julia Donaldson – ‘I like the ladybird and the ‘Hog’ pig’

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Mad About Minibeasts by Giles Andreae – ‘I like the caterpillar and the ladybird the best’

Zog by Julia Donaldson – ‘I like it when he gets a star’

Superworm by Julia Donaldson – ‘I like the frog and Superworm, and when he’s a skipping rope and a hat’

And finally, we have this delight..

the dinosaur that pooped a planet

The Dinosaur that Pooped a Planet by Tom Fletcher & Dougie Pointer

She says – ‘he he! The dinosaur poops everywhere’. She adores The Dinosaur that Pooped Christmas’ that my sister-in-law bought her for Christmas, so Auntie has thoughtfully and lovingly bought her the Mcfly writers’ latest offering for her birthday, and yes, it’s also a huge hit. As with the first, he over-eats, feels remorse, and so needs to poop to put it all right again. He even poops out a little space-cat on the final page, folks – literary genius!

Now, as Little Man is only 1, it was a struggle to get him to articulate what his favourites are, but I’ve a very good idea from his reactions to them, so here they are..

books collagepostman bearAnd I’d say that Postman Bear is his absolutely top choice, and it has meant that one of his earliest words is ‘Bear’ – very sweet πŸ™‚

You’ll notice a fair few Julia Donaldson books there – we are fans! We visited her latest exhibition this week, too, which you can read about here.

Hope you enjoyed reading. Which reads are the favourites in your house?

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