Our Favourite Books

I don’t think a child is ever too young to be read to. your little one might not understand what you are saying, or the story; but they will enjoy listening to the sound of your voice and looking at the pictures whilst being close to you. There is nothing better than holding a real book, and although i own an eReader I plan on helping Alice to continue to grow her collection of books!

I try to read to A every day, but at her age not all books keep her interested. She likes (who am i kidding) i like books that are written in rhyme. It feels more enjoyable for me to read and A likes to listen to different rhythms and pitches I read with.

Here are a few of our favourites.


“The Gruffalo” – Julia Donaldson

This book has become hugely popular in the past few years and we can definitely see why! A lovely little story that reads like a song. And the great thing is there are many more books in the series for when you get hooked! We have this in a “board book” and A finds it fun to help turn the pages.

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“Giraffes Can’t Dance – Giles Andreae”

This was bought for A by her surrogate Aunty (who incidentally has great taste in books!) Another book written in rhyme; a favourite to read most days!

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“Catch That Rat – Caryl Hart” 

You’re probably starting to notice the reoccurring theme now… we love books that rhyme!

Books can be really expensive, most seem to start around the £6.99 mark and that can soon start to mount up! Keep an eye out on Amazon; they often have popular children’s books for half price or less (with free delivery for orders over £10). Or if you prefer to shop in a ‘real’ shop then try your local Foyles bookshop. I could spend hours in that shop!

What books do you and your little one like to read?

F x


8 thoughts on “Our Favourite Books

  1. This is such a fun list! We actually don’t have any of these books at my house, but now I know my next ones I’m going to buy! 😉 Thanks for your comment on my post and for leaving your link! I’m totally following your blog now! -Cami. PS. We should collaborate sometime!


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