What we’re reading: new children’s books (and a video!)

June 15, 2017

We’ve been sent a lot of new children’s books recently which we’ve been reading over and over, including the new book from Gruffalo author Julia Donaldson.

New children's book reviews including new Julia Donaldson and Peppa Pig books for children

Instead of writing about them, I thought it would be fun (!) to make a book review video instead about the ones we loved the most, and the surprisingĀ one I wasn’t too keen on.

What could possibly go wrong?

Well, not too much – it was half term so both children wanted to be in it but got bored quickly. One of them more bored than the other, as you’ll see from her sudden mysterious lurch off camera towards the camera.

Some of these books are new to us but not necessarily new, if you see what I mean. And we were sent them all from the publishers apart from the Kate Pankhurst which we bought (so thank you!)

The books are:

The Giant Jumperee by Julia Donaldson and Helen Oxenbury / Grumpy Frog by Ed Vere / Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World by Kate Pankhurst / Loo Queue by Nicholas Allan / My Sister is Bigger than Me by Kate Morgan and Lisa Stubbs and Peppa goes to London

More posts…the story of my life aka the hidden perils of picking the bedtime boo / How not to do bedtime / Five lies and one truth Topsy and Tim taught me about life



  • Molly

    June 16, 2017 at 1:31 pm

    Ah this video made me laugh and laugh. Your girls are BRILLIANT!

    1. gillian

      June 21, 2017 at 3:08 pm

      Haha thank you! Clearly had their own editorial direction in mind…:-D xx

  • Emily

    June 21, 2017 at 10:21 pm

    Hooray – LOVE the video! What a great blog

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