We read most nights in our house so i thought i would put together a blog post on our families favorite books to read.
A number of our favorite books have been delivered to us by Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library . This is a free service that is available in our local area and we receive a book every month until each child turns 5. Freddie no longer receives them but Oliver and Isla do and they get excited when a new book drops through the letter box. To check if this service is available in your area enter your postcode into the website.
Here are a few of the books we have received.
Anyway back to our current family favorites.
We have quite a few Sue Hendra books and love all of them but most of them seen to have found their way to nana’s house. We have No Bot, Keith the Cat with the Magic Hat, Barry the Fish with Fingers to name a few. Her books are amazing, the kids love them and find them all funny. i would definitely recommend giving some a go if you haven’t read any before (if you haven’t you need to go and buy one now!)
The Tiger Who Came to Tea is a book that all households should own. I remember it from when i was younger and I don’t even have to read the words now we have read it so many times.
I love Stick Man and again know all the words without having to look at them and the kids know a lot of the words as well. We also really enjoyed the TV programme that came out over Christmas last year.
Who else had the Hairy Maclary book when they where younger? There is now a whole set of them and they are fab.
As Freddie is now able to read simple books we picked him up some Lego phonics books for Christmas last year. They came in a pack of 10 and also included 2 workbooks. They are easy for him to read and as he loves Lego it keeps him interested in reading.
Zoe and Beans is also another great series of books. We have a larger book which I read and then the smaller one Freddie can read as it has alot less words in.
Finally we have ALOT of pirate books in our house. These are just a few of them! My Granny is a Pirate has to be my favourite by far!
These are just a very small collection of our books that we love to read. I would love to know what you read to your children and also any recommendations for new books we should try.
Thank you for reading.