Do you ever find yourself reading the same children’s books over and over again, on repeat? (This is the story of how ‘Miffy Goes to Stay’ took an extended holiday in the cupboard when one of my children was very little. Let’s hope she never reads *this*…)
It’s always a relief to mix things up from time-to-time when it comes to books, isnt it? So we were very happy to be sent a package of books from the Junior Magazine Book Club, to read and share with everyone.
I’ve picked out everyone’s favourite book and asked them to give me a mini review:
E’s favourite book: Baby’s First Bank Heist by Jim Whalley. Why? ‘Because it’s funny that the baby robs a bank! I really like the pictures.’
F’s favourite book: Maisy Goes To A Wedding by Lucy Cousins (She’s a big Maisy fan already, so this was possibly slightly predictable). But why? ‘Maisy is a very good character and I like all the animals, the wedding song and the story.’
My favourite book: A Lady has the Floor: Belva Lockwood Speaks out for Women’s Rights by Kate Hannigan. Why? In a similar vein to other recent and rightly popular feminist books, this champions a lesser-know woman who fought for the rights of women and under-privileged people.
But we liked all of them…with the exception of the Maisy book they were all new-to-us authors and all slightly different…the others we enjoyed included Hello Mr Dodo by Nicolas John Frith / Cyril and Pat by Emily Gravett / Tinyville Town Time for School! By Brian Biggs / Bob’s Blue Period by Mation Denchars and They Say Blue by Jillian Tamaki.
What new children’s books have you read recently?
Thanks to Junior for the books…you can also read a post I wrote for it on 20 modern classic children’s books. Here are more posts.. our fireplace bookshelf makeover…IKEA spice rack bookshelves…and how to make a magnetic chalkboard wall