What our family is reading

February 23, 2017

Hi, with World Book Day coming up on the 2nd of March thoughts of books as well as the anticipation of ridiculous requests for elaborate book day costumes are running through my mind. Daisy (8) has really taken to reading without being told and can now be found at long last with a book in her hand or her lamp switched on under the covers past bedtime! This has also inspired Finlay (10) so the pair of them have really enjoyed reading lots over the last half term. Teddy will happily sit and share a book at any point in the day and Florence is enjoying listening to us talk to her, she can explore the textures of the books as she’s grasping onto objects well now. So with this in mind I was inspired to share with you what we are all reading. We hope to update you regularly as our children’s ability and reading taste grows, and as we have new recommendations we will pop them on our social media feeds.

We have included books we have just finished, what’s currently on the go, and also a wish list for our next reads.

Charlotte is reading:

Dream a Little Dream – by Giovanna Fletcher (enjoyed her last book, and have just started this)

Baby led Weaning – by Gill Rapley & Tracey Murkett (manual for parents willing to embrace the science behind and wonderful messiness that is baby led weaning)

The Little Book of Hygge – by Meik Wiking (perfect for curling up with a cuppa & sofa throw while storm Doris does her thing outside)

Gurgle Magazine (fuelling my shopping habit for Florence & a good source of new info & articles, I’m really enjoying this subscription!)

The Simple Things magazine (subscription was a Christmas present from Douglas- food/recipes, travel, lifestyle magazine. Cheerful and well presented with lovely photos accompanying the articles)

Douglas is reading:

Hello, is this Planet Earth? – by Tim Peake (a beautifully presented book of photography from his time on the International Space Station)

Cold – by Ranulph Fiennes (an account about both his adventures and historical expeditions in polar regions)

Nature’s Home – RSPB Magazine (we have a family membership – it’s full of wildlife news, articles & conservation issues)


Finlay is reading:

The Foolish King – by Mark Price (great introduction to chess – secret history, how to play & strategy tips)

The Christmasaurus – by Tom Fletcher (brilliant bedtime reading, a Christmas must-have)

The Midnight Gang – by David Walliams (continuing to cement his role as the new Dahl, this doesn’t disappoint)

Sands of the Scorpion – by Bear Grylls (one of the Mission Survival series, he loves these stories about a teenage adventurer – think Wilbur Smith for Tweenies)

Daisy is reading:

The Girl who saved Christmas – by Matt Haig (she REALLY enjoyed this book & told everyone about it)

Daisy and the Trouble with Piggy Banks – by Kes Gray (one of the award winning series of books, nice easy read)

The 13-Storey Treehouse – by Andy Griffiths (looks great fun, with lots of funny illustrations throughout)

Bird Life – RSPB Magazine (packed full of things to read and do, with plenty ideas for days out, competitions and craft activities for both indoors and out)

Teddy is reading (with us!):

Percy’s Friends The Ducks – by Nick Butterworth (enchanting stories and illustrations, perfect bedtime book)

You Choose – by Nick Sharratt & Pippa Goodheart (Teddy’s favourite, what 3 year old wouldn’t like to choose everything about his life? Great for discussing different ideas)

Noisy Bottoms – by Usborne (simply a book of fart noises with a hilarious story, press the buttons and watch him giggle himself silly)

Wild Times – RSPB Magazine (for his age group, lots of colourful stories, activities & craft ideas)

Florence is being read:

Baby’s very first touchy-feely lift-the-flap Play Book – by Usborne (she loves the different textures and the flaps really work her coordination)

Nature Pram Book – by Tiny Love (she enjoys the noises & textures, especially the mirror)

Wish list:

Happy Mum Happy – by Giovanna Fletcher (Charlotte)

Walking the Amazon – by Ed Stafford (Douglas)

Northern Lights Trilogy – by Phillip Pullman (Finlay)

Absolutely Fantastic – by Tom Gates (Daisy)

Just Imagine – by Nick Sharratt & Pippa Goodheart (Teddy)

We would also love you to hear your book recommendations.

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3 responses to “What our family is reading”

  1. KT says:

    Is it really bad of me to put the children’s Christmas books/reads on my Amazon list in preparation for next year?!

  2. Rachael says:

    I’ve ordered the hygge book now!! Sounds exactly how I want my dream life to be!! Can’t wait for it to get here! I really wanted to get George the girl who saved Christmas but I thought he’d turn his nose up at “girl” in the title! So christmasaurus it was and he loved it!! Xx

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