Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Baby Book Round-up

Reading Teddy a bedtime story is one of my favourite things to do. He might not have a scooby what's going on but he seems to enjoy it too! Everyone knows the benefits of reading to a child from a very early age, so I won't bore you with that here. Instead I thought I would share some of our favourite books in case you are on the lookout for something special to read with your little one or to buy as a gift. This post started out as just writing about one type of book but as I was taking some pictures of Teddy's collection I realised they are all too good to not spread the love. 

A Bit Lost & What Would George Do? by Chris Haughton  Available from Amazon here we received one of these quirky books as a gift and purchased the second this weekend when Chris stumbled across it in Newcastle. The titles are pretty self explanatory and the stories are short so these books are ideal for reading to newborns if you just want a quick fix. The illustrations are beautiful and pretty funny too. Definitely up their with our favourites. 

Forever, When and Me by Emma Dodd These books may make you cry! Especially Forever, which again we were lucky enough to be given when Teddy was born. Heartwarming is an understatement, these books are all about the bonds between baby animals and parents, and I guarantee they will even get to the Dads! The pictures are gorgeous and Teddy always seems transfixed when we read one of these to him. Never a bad thing in the run up to bedtime!

The Little Boy who lost his Name by I love the story behind these personalised books, that being a group of friends who put their clever heads together and set up a website selling individual stories about a little boy or girl who wakes up one day to realise that they have lost their name. Obviously such a dilema calls for an adventure! I won't say much more as the unknown content of each book is what makes them so very special, but I treasure this book and will do for years to come. 

Goldilocks and Just the One Bear by Leigh Hodgkinson  and Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam by Tracey Corderoy  For something a bit different then these books are fab, they are funny and the stories will genuinely make you smile. Colourful and bold, I can see Teddy loving these even more once he is a bit older (and doesn't try to turn over each page when I am only two lines in... Mr Eager!). I'll just say that there are some twists on classic stories which you may or may not see coming! 

We also love the classics. You can't go wrong with a bag of PaddingtonEach Peach Pear Plum and The Jolly Postman are also in our ever expanding collection, and this Winnie the Pooh collection is a keeper! Definitely one to think about if you want to spoil a future book worm. 

So there you go, hopefully you might try and get hold of some of the above next time you get a visit from the book club or pop to the library. Please share any recommendations below, and don't forget not long left to finish this month's Book Club book... I'll be posting about it next week! 

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