By Sam Tydeman
It’s that time again; we are here to give parents looking for the perfect books for their little (or not so little ones) ones to read.
Whether it is a picture book for the tiniest members of your family or a work of fiction to introduce your older kids to the world of young adult books; there are so many different choices.
Peppa Pig: Peppa Goes Around the World – Pre school
If you are the parent of a pre-schooler, then there is a very good chance that you will have watched Peppa Pig at some point. In fact, it seems that for some parents the sound of snorting and “jumping in muddy puddles” has become an everyday occurrence.
So why not embrace their love of this little pink piggy even more and take an around the world adventure with this great book? Taking you to the top of snowy mountains, deep into the jungle and even to the desert; meeting a whole host of different global characters on the way!
Zim Zam Zoom- Poetry Collection
Looking for something a little different for bedtime reading? If you are then have you thought about trying poetry?
This collection of brightly illustrated poems is ideal for you to read with your kids or for them to read alone. It takes you on a variety of different adventures including a trip in a rocket, making your own monster or perhaps hunting for a grumpy old dragon.
This is a great way to introduce your kid to the world of poetry; plenty of fun it is packed full of silly rhymes that you will both enjoy.
The Crooked Sixpence – The Uncommoners 1- 9+
It seems that mystery and fantasy have become popular with children around the world; possibly thanks to the literary classics such as Harry Potter.
The first in a series, The Crooked Sixpence tells the story of Ivy Sparrow and her brother Seb. After their grandmother is rushed to hospital they discover a mysterious world at her house that will take them into a battle against the forces of evil and to uncover a family secret.
This is fast becoming an incredibly popular book and if the rest of the series are as great as this debut then book lovers old and young are in for a treat.
The World’s Worst Children- 9-12
David Walliams has fast become one of the most popular children’s fiction authors and when you read through one of his hilarious books it is easy to see why.
His newest offering is a collection of ten short stories about some of the most hideous, disgusting and downright terrible children that the world has to offer.
Whether it is the little girl obsessed with the TV or the child who can’t stop drooling; this is a book that is sure to have your kid rolling around in laughter as well as feeling a little disgusted too.
There you have it, this month’s recommendations for kid friendly reading. Come back next month and see what new books we have to share with you!
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