My Kids’ Favourite Books

I have two boys, age 5 and 7. Here are their top ten current favourite books, as chosen by them. First up, the 7 year old’s choices… Supertato by Sue Hendra A funny superhero tale with a twist. This adventure takes place in a supermarket, and the superhero is a potato, battling against his enemy, the Evil Pea. Endlessly entertaining. The Usborne Big Book of Big Monsters by Louie Stowell  Dragons and serpents, sea monsters, furry monsters, trolls, ogres and giants all feature in this gorgeous, richly illustrated book. Lego Play Book: Ideas To Bring Your Bricks To Life An … Continue reading My Kids’ Favourite Books

April Reading List

Here are the books I read in April 2018. Have you read any of these? Let me know in the comments! When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit by Judith Kerr Yes, this is by the very same Judith Kerr who wrote The Tiger Who Came To Tea, and yes, this is also a children’s book, but it’s too good to be limited to kids. As the title suggests, it tells the tale of a Jewish family who flee Germany just before Hitler gets voted into power. Initially, Anna, her parents and her brother escape to Switzerland, leaving most of their possessions … Continue reading April Reading List

Reading To My Bookworm Boys

Reading is high on the agenda in our home; both my wife and I are avid and voracious readers, and we have been reading books to our two boys ever since they were babies. They are now four and seven, and we still read together before bedtime. Here are their current favourite books. Are you familiar with any of these? The Troll by Julia Donaldson Pirates meet a troll in this clever and funny tale, by the writer of The Gruffalo.   The Dinner of Smells by Humaira Rashid A re-telling of a well-loved Muslim folk story, about a poor … Continue reading Reading To My Bookworm Boys

My Favourite Childhood Book for World Book Day

My favourite childhood book is Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson. I still have my original copy of it on a bookshelf at home, with its slightly scuffed and worn cover, and my name scrawled in pen on the inside. I also have a new edition that my wife gave me a few years ago, still inside its wrapping. My childhood copy has wonderful illustrations, on really smooth and glossy paper, which makes it feel somewhat luxurious. I remember taking it with me every time my family holidayed in Cornwall; I would re-read it every summer. I loved the adventure, and would sometimes … Continue reading My Favourite Childhood Book for World Book Day