Reading Round-Up

Reading Round-Up

We have been so lucky to have had some beautiful books this past month or so to share with the children. There have been some lovely ones so I thought I would share those that have been our favourites.

First up Mr H was sent some lovely books from Wide Eyed Editions – the Learning Garden my First Books. There are three titles here, My First Words, My First Colours and Shapes and My First Animals.

learning garden books

These are lovely sturdy board books packed with colour and eye-catching illustrations. These work really well for me as I can use them with Mr H as well as Mr D and Miss E as there is a question on each page for the children to consider. It’s nice to have books that all three of them can use, in different ways. They are very stylish books that really appeal to the children (and me!). Books like this really are superb for building up language for little ones as well as their understanding of the names associated with the various everyday objects.

learning garden books

Another great book that we have enjoyed is My Very Own Space, by Pippa Goodhart and published by Flying Eye Books. This is a lovely little story about Rabbit who craves his own space, and marks out his space. He soon realises though that it’s nice to share. This was quite a nice and subtle way for me to help Mr D and Miss E understand that whilst we all need our own space, it’s also nice to share sometimes too, and that often it’s much more fun when we share.

my very own space

Another BIG hit here has been this lovely book, Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt by Kate Messner (illustrations by Christopher Silas Neal). This is a lovely book which helps to explore that world of the garden across the year. It’s a great book to read and is very poetic and helps children to see the wonderful world of the garden from the perspective of those creatures we share it with. There are a couple more books in this series, Over and Under the Pond and Over and Under the Snow that I’m going to look out for as these are lovely and have had both Mr D and Miss E captivated and they’ve learnt a lot from them. The image at the top of this post is taken from this book and it’s a really wonderfully illustrated book.

As ever, we have been enjoying some good old story books. Henry and Boo by Megan Brewis is a lovely story of friendship. Boo works his way into Henry’s affections with his persistence and his help with an unexpected visitor. Both the older children enjoy this and Mr H giggles away when we shout Boo!

henry and boo



  1. PAT
    23rd March 2017 / 21:17

    Beautiful books. X

  2. 27th March 2017 / 19:04

    I love the look and sound of My Very Own Space. It sounds like it has a great message for children :o)


  3. 30th March 2017 / 19:20

    A gorgeous selection of books, I love the illustrations in the My First books. #readwithme

  4. shelllouise
    3rd April 2017 / 09:15

    These all look lovely 🙂

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