I was thrilled recently to be invited to be part of the Books & Pieces Parent Panel. I am an avid reader and it’s something I seem to have been able to pass on to Mr D and Miss E – and hopefully Mr H in turn. It’s one of my most heartwarming sights when I find the children sat, engrossed in a book and I am so grateful that my little slice of the internet enables me to share our favourite reads, as well as discover new books.
Books & Pieces is a lovely site run by Amanda; here she sells books suitable for a range of ages and there are 150 amazing books that are available in her 3 for £10 offer – it’s well worth taking a look as I can guarantee there are some that you won’t have heard of before.
We were sent a bundle of books to welcome us to the panel – they were all books that I wouldn’t have ordinarily chosen for us but they’ve all gone down really well with the three children.
We were sent:
- Stop Sticking Sam
- Look Inside your Body
- Happy Street Doctor
- Jungle Rumble – An Indestructible book
- My First Spanish Book
- Animal Alphabet Activity Book
I was really impressed with the quality of the books – all are top quality books and all have been well looked at by the children.
The Look Inside Your Body is Mr D’s fave – he is very into his non-fiction books and these Usborne books are always winners as they let him interact with the books via the lift the flaps but also satisfy his curiosity too.
We also liked the Animal Alphabet Activity Book (also Usborne) and used this when we were doing some ABC dot-to-dots recently. Mr D is pretty good on the order of the alphabet and Miss E is getting there, but this served as a useful prompt for them too.
D is really into dot to dot books at the moment and this one I picked up today is an ABC dot to dot. D is pretty good on his alphabet but this Alphabet book thay @books_pieces sent us as part of our parent panel pack is brilliant. He used it to double check he was going in the right order. You can order from @books_pieces and this particular book is in the 3 for £10 offer. use code SMALL10 for 10% off too!
The Spanish book is great and the children will often leaf through it picking out the words they know – great for building and developing their Spanish vocabulary.
I love the Happy Street book – it is genius – the end bits fold out into a little doctors room – perfect for the children to act out the story they have just read, or of course, to create their own stories. Very clever idea and would create a nice little ‘town’ if you were to collect the series of books. I did have some lovely pictures of the children playing with this but can’t for the life of me locate where I have saved them!
The Jungle Rumble book is perfect for Mr H who isn’t quite as gentle as his older siblings are with books! They claim to be rip and tear proof and so far this has stood the test. It’s got beautiful illustrations in it and the pictures are really very beautiful. It’s a good concept for a book that doesn’t rip as we have one or two that have fallen prey to rather clumsy handling.
Books & Pieces ia a great site with lots of really fun and engaging books – and you can nab yourself 10% off using the code SMALL10 – pop over now as I am sure there’s something to whet the appetite