Fictional Best Friends
What would we do without a best friend? June 8th is National Best Friends Day in the USA and we had great fun looking through our book collection to find some of our favourite fictional best friends.
Picture Books about Bedtime
Picture books about bedtime can often help children (and parents) to survive the ritual of bedtime! Bedtime can be one of the most fraught, difficult times of the day. Children are tired, parents are tired and there is often resistance to the whole bedtime routine. There are so many lovely bedtime stories that introduce characters going through various stages of…
Katie’s London Christmas by James Mayhew
James Mayhew has combined the magic of a snowy Christmas Eve with many London sights including Trafalgar Square, Regent Street, Covent Garden, Big Ben and 10 Downing Street.
Whiffy Wilson The Wolf who wouldn’t go to School by Caryl Hart & Leonie Lord
We’ve been reading another great picture book to prepare a child for starting school – Whiffy Wilson The Wolf who wouldn’t go to School. I love the humorous approach that Caryl Hart has added to a familiar situation and she has created a wonderfully supportive friend, Dotty, who helps to ensure that Wilson has lots of…
Book bloggers recommend starting school picture books (1)
With the start of the summer holidays many parents have forgotten about school and are enjoying long, lazy, (hopefully!) warm summer days. However, one group of parents will spend the summer counting down to their child’s first day of school and all the excitement and uncertainty that it brings. Starting school doesn’t just impact the child but the whole…
National Non Fiction Day – favourite picture books
The Federation of Children’s Book Groups celebrates National Non Fiction Day on the first Thursday in November. Not all children enjoy reading stories and there are so many amazing non fiction picture books to choose from, many can entice even the most reluctant reader!
Giraffes Can’t Dance – Giles Andreae & Guy Parker-Rees
Giraffes Can’t Dance is a wonderfully uplifting story of friendship and learning to be yourself.
Lucky Wish Mouse Starting School by Clara Vulliamy
We borrowed Lucky Wish Mouse Starting School, a story about ten tiny mice starting school from the library, and have read it at least once a day since. My daughter loves it and the reading is always accompanied by lots of giggles.
Tom & Millie’s Great Big Treasure Hunt by Guy Parker-Rees
Tom & Millie’s Great Big Treasure Hunt is a first adventure story which introduces counting, colours and shapes through Guy Parker-Rees’ fantastically detailed illustrations. We spend lots of time poring over each page to see what all the animals are doing while we are helping Tom and Millie to hunt for clues.
The Lion Who Wanted to Love by Giles Andreae & David Wojtowycz
Unlike most lions The Lion Who Wanted to Love wants to hug animals, not harm them.