Books For May

Another month and another list of great book recommendations for you and your little reader to enjoy together. Whether it is a superhero sibling, a story of guilt and secrets or perhaps someone who really loves cake. These are some top reads for you to enjoy together when it comes to story-time. 

I Really Want The Cake, By Simon Philip, Pre School

Imagine you can smell the most amazing cake in the world. Now imagine that you have been told by your mum that you absolutely cannot eat the cake. What would you do? This lovely picture book that is not only packed full of illustrations but also features an easy to read rhyming pattern tells the story of a little girl who has to learn all about resisting temptation and just how hard it is to bear! 

My Brother Is A Superhero,  David Solomons, Ages 9+

Who doesn’t love the idea of having a superhero sibling? Well, Luke for one. Luke is an 11 year old comic book guru who has to deal with the disappointment of finding out that an alien gives his older brother, who has never read a comic in his life, super hero powers whilst he is in the bathroom. Whilst still a little on the cross side about this, Luke discovers that his brother has been kidnapped and he, along with his friends, only has 5 days to save him! 

Ketchup Clouds, Annabel Pitcher, Older readers

As your child grows and grows they can start to read books that are a whole lot more dramatic, tragic and exciting. If you want to introduce them to the world of older fiction and give them something to really get their teeth into, then we highly recommend Ketchup Clouds. Telling the story of 15 year old Zoe, it takes a look at how her own guilt at keeping a dark secret and how she decides to share her story with a man on death row in Texas via letters that she sends to him. 

Thrills, Skills and Molehills: The Beautiful Game, Chris MD, Non-Fiction

Combining the two things that many boys (and girls for that matter) love, this particular book is written by popular YouTube star ChrisMD. Famous for having a Sunday kick-around, filming it and sharing on the video portal, he has transformed everything that he knows about the sometimes less than beautiful game into a book, he passes it onto those who want to learn more about how to ace a kickaround for themselves, including how to try and keep up your fitness levels! 

So, what are you waiting for? Why not make this May your chance to dive into some amazing new books for your little bookworm? It doesn’t matter what you read, the important thing is to focus on spending some time together and strengthening that bond that only comes from reading and sharing stories with one another. 

By Sam Tydeman

Taken from the May 2018 issue of Geek Parenting, out now!

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