Today is World Read Aloud Day so to celebrate (apart from actually reading aloud, obviously) here is a new blog post about one of my favourite books to read aloud. The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson, illustrated by Axel Scheffler and published by Macmillan Children’s Books. This is a modern day classic, a truly brilliant children’s… Continue reading World Read Aloud Day – The Gruffalo
“Zogman crocodile, please can we read that Mummy?” Asked my three year old most of this weekend. Zogman Crocodile, sorry, Solomon Crocodile, to give it it’s correct title, is one of our newest books to add to our collection. Written and illustrated by Catherine Rayner and published by Macmillan Children’s Books is a tale about a… Continue reading Solomon Crocodile
My bigger boy is a massive fan of his Grandads. He has three of them and loves them all with unfaltering enthusiasm, they are his most dedicated playmates, mischief makers and companions. This Christmas, one Grandad bought him a copy of Grandad’s Island, written and illustrated by Benji Davies and published by Simon and Schuster.… Continue reading Grandad’s Island
“In the United Kingdom, one-third of children do not own books.” A quote from bookgivingday.com As a child, I loved books, I would read my favourites again and again, find quiet corners of the house to read in and at one point had to replace a book shelf that was sagging under the weight of all… Continue reading Book Giving Day -Handa’s Surprise & That’s a Mitzvah
We love visiting our library, it is such a great way to spend an afternoon and we always come away with an armful of books as we can never decide between them. I’m not sure what the limit is for borrowing, we haven’t hit it yet so we’re usually just limited by how many I… Continue reading We love our library! What we borrowed this week – sharks, whales, goodies and baddies!
My bigger boy is at nursery on a Monday so baby boy and I decided to have a good old explore of some of his baby books. At Christmas, when family asked what to get him, one of the things I said was books. I realised that we’d been looking at all the books we… Continue reading Baby book time – Baby Faces Peekaboo! and Baby’s Very First Touchy-Feely Book
It’s National Libraries Day today so here’s a quick post about a book we found at ours this week – Wanted! Ralfy Rabbit, Book Burglar by Emily MacKenzie. My bigger boy was excited to find this book as it has a burglar in it and he is very concerned with baddies and people doing naughty things. Ralfy… Continue reading National Libraries Day – Wanted! Ralfy Rabbit, Book Burglar by Emily MacKenzie