Our Families Favorite Books

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.

Hannah x

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27 thoughts on “Our Families Favorite Books

  1. We are book mad in our house and love Dear Zoo and the Pip & Posy books at the moment! Love your selection, and quite a few I have not checked out yet…Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday xx


  2. We love anything by Julia Donaldson. Dear Zoo and and the ‘Percy the Park keeper’ series are also favourites. My oldest is now 10 and I love it when she reads to the other 2 – she likes to read them Roald Dahl books especially The enormous crocodile! So cute to watch! Xx #KCACOLS


  3. A lovely collection of favourites, we love books in our house. What a great service and way of getting more books to kids #KCACOLS


    • Yeah definitely give some a try they are great 🙂 also found Elmer yesterday in a random pile in my room which is another fab one x


  4. I love books and collecting them too. I still have my #2’s Harry Maclary’s series from when she was little. Thanks for sharing with #bigpinklink


  5. Love Stick Man and in fact all of the Julia Donaldson books. We haven’t read about “Barry” yet though and so I think we definitely need to search for this one. Love the idea of a new book being delivered each month. I’ll have to check it out. Thanks for linking with #fartglitter x


  6. What an amazing thing the Dolly Parton Imagination Library is – thank you for the information. Sadly it is not available in our area, it would be perfect for us! Nevermind. There are some great suggestions here and quite a few that we don’t know (despite our house overflowing with books). I might scout some out in our local library! #sharingthebloglove


  7. The Tiger who Came to Tea is a book I can literally recite, along with Gruffalo, Stick Man and My Granny is a Pirate. My son’s current favourite is Emily Brown and the Thing. We read that eeeeeevery night along with the Princess and the Wizard. I love love love books, it’s an amazing habit to instil in your children. Alice x http://www.livingwithajude.co.uk


    • Oh we have an Emily Brown book I forgot about that it’s fab. Will have to try out the thing one as well! I think we might have the Princess and the Wizard is it sparkly!? X


  8. What a lovely scheme! Thanks so much for reminding me of The Tiger Who Came to Tea – I remember that so well from my own childhood, I’d love to introduce my son to it! He is also pirate mad, so those pirate ones will be a big hit I’m sure. Sadly for me, he doesn’t seem to tolerate Stick Man – I’ll give him a bit more time on that one maybe! Thanks so much for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove


  9. I have 2 little book worms and we read all the time. The tiger that came to tea and the stick man are 2 of our favourites. We are off to see the Stickman at our local theatre and can’t wait. Some new ones here for me to check out, thanks. Thank you for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove x


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