We had a quick library visit on Saturday so have had a nice new crop of books to read this week. To be honest, it was more of a dash and grab before our parking ran out so I was pleasantly surprised to still bring home a decent selection!
The stand-out favourites have been Roar!, great for going on an armchair safari and learning all the animals’ names, Mr Davies and the Baby, the new bedtime book of choice about a little dog, and Huff & Puff, a simple modern take on the classic Three Little Pigs fairy tale. This last book is proving very practical as well – it encourages young readers to try and blow each house down, which is useful for us as we’re currently trying to teach Little Miss how to blow properly so she can do the candles on her birthday cake next month!
So with eight new books now added to the list, our number of different books read so far this year is now 121.
This week also saw Little Miss bring home her World Book Day £1 book token from nursery, so there will definitely be something new in the house for next week. At the moment I can’t decide which title to get. The two-year-old’s options are Hello, Hugless Douglas! (and we love that cuddly bear!) or Emily Gravett’s Little Book Day Parade. We’ll have to have a flick through to see which we like best.
Talking about World Book Day, if you missed last week’s post on supporting Book Aid International please do have a read. This special charity will be trying to raise as much as possible on World Book Day so that they can send more books to children in Africa who really need them. There are lots of fun ways you can get involved, including some fantastic fancy dress ideas, so please do take a look – we’re hoping to make the Little Miss Sunshine outfit!
You can follow our daily reading progress on Pinterest and I’d love to hear any recommendations.
Find out more and join in with the 300 Picture Book Challenge over on the Child Led Chaos blog.