So it’s that time of the month again, when we look at which books are popular now for children young and old around the globe. As parents, we all like to encourage our children to enjoy reading a good book, and to do this we need to make sure we pick entertaining, exciting and interesting reads that will keep them turning pages.
Some of the books featured in our list this month includes a Big Friendly Giant, a potato with a cape and a new story from an old favourite.
Whether you have a pre-schooler that needs a soothing bedtime read, or a tween who wants to learn more about life, love and all the things in-between, we can help.
Supertato Veggies Assemble- Preschool
The Supertato series of books are bright, colourful and above all funny reads that pre-schoolers really seem to love. The newest instalment to the caped crusaders adventures is no exception. Although this time he isn’t fighting the evil power of the pea alone, no, he has a team of super veggies behind him all the way!
We love this story, it is ideal for kids who are a fan of superheros and may even be a great treat for those who need a little encouragement when it comes to eating their veggies!
The BFG- 5+ (with adults help reading)
Time for a classic on the list, there is huge excitement about the release of the new BFG film and this has definitely seeped into new children (and their parents) buying the much loved book for their bedtime reading. Written by Roald Dahl, one of the most popular children’s authors of all time, it tells the tale of a Big Friendly Giant and a small girl called Sophie.
We don’t want to give the plot away, especially for those who are eagerly anticipating the film, but we can highly recommend this for families who want to read a book that has been loved for a number of years!
The Misadventures of Max Crumbly Locker Hero- 9+
We have already covered the popular Dork Diaries series in our recommendations, but now we have a completely different offering from their author Rachel Renee Russell.
Taking the world of the dork from a boy’s point of view we follow Max as he embarks on the terrifying transfer from home-schooling to starting at high school. There he meets the school bully and realises that he might be the kind of hero that the school needs to save him from his terrible ways.
The Usborne guide to write your own story book
Do you have an aspiring writer in your midst? If you do, then this activity book might be ideal. Designed for children who want to work on their creative writing skills, it gives them pointers and tips on how to create stories, as well as ideas for stories to write.
We think this is a great way to get their mind working and if they really take to it, you never know, they might appear in our recommendation list in years to come!
So that’s it, this month’s top books. Wherever you are in the world we think you should take the chance to cuddle up on the sofa with your little book worms and lose yourself in a great book; whichever one you choose!
We recommend new and old classics every month. Read more book recommendations in the August issue out now!