The Mummy Shop - Story Snug

The Mummy Shop by Abie Longstaff and Lauren Beard

Age Range: 3 to 6

The Mummy Shop is written by Abie Longstaff and illustrated by Lauren Beard who also worked together on The Fairytale Hairdresser stories which we love. A little boy’s search for the perfect Mummy is given an amusing and original twist with the inclusion of animal characters who all have their own ideas about how to be the perfect parent.…

The Crocodile Who Didn’t Like Water by Gemma Merino

Age Range: 2 to 5

The title of this story intrigued us, don’t all crocodiles like water?! We just had to read the story to find out why he didn’t like water. We love the surprise when we find out and now that we’re more familiar with the story we’ve found picture clues that indicate that the crocodile is different from his brothers and sisters.…

Lorraine Francis recommends Katie Morag and the Two Grandmothers by Mairi Hedderwick

Age Range: 5 to 7

The Story: Feisty Katie Morag McColl lives on the fictional Scottish island of Struay where her father runs the general store and her mother is the postmistress. Her two grandmothers, down-to-earth, dungaree-wearing, tractor-driving Grannie Island, and stylish, sophisticated Granma Mainland – ‘a smart wee Bobby Dazzler’- are as different as chalk and cheese.…

Avocado Baby by John Burningham

Age Range: 3 to 6

My daughter loves avocado (it was one of the first foods I ever gave her) so she was very excited when she first found this book in the library. The book came home so often that I bought her her own copy!…