Children’s books

Thanks Leo, those shelves needed unpackingOne of the best things about having kids is that you get to read a lot of kids books.

And you don’t just get to read story books. There are a lot of great baby books, maze books, searching books, educational books, sticker books, activity books, puzzle books, animal & dinosaur books, joke books, pop-out mask books, paint-with-water books, colour-by-number books and puzzle books. You get to help with all these too.

We don’t so much think of You’re Doing Great, Baby as a children’s book, but it still kind of is. Kids can read it. It’s certainly been shaped by all the books we’ve read over the last five years of bedtimes.

In honour of Children’s Book Week, here are some of the books we’ve loved.

Do you have any favourites? Any recommendations? Please let us know in the comments.

Beth’s favourites

Jeff’s favourites

Leo’s favourites

Clem’s favourites (we think)

Clem grabbing a quiet moment with a book

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2 thoughts on “Children’s books”

  1. Hi guys
    Love the book, nice work! I am also passionate about children’s books…I echo your love of Busy Day Busy People and The Tiger Who Came To Tea. In addition our family’s faves include:
    Dinosaurs Love Underpants
    Jethro Byrd, Fairy Child – Bob Graham
    Gorilla (& all Anthony Browne)
    Rosie’s Holiday
    Little Cat on the Bus
    Where is the Cake? (and Where is the Cake Now?)
    Drac and the Gremlin – Allan Baillie
    The Lost Thing – Shaun Tan
    Pamela Allen (Share said the rooster, Grandpa and Thomas, so many more)
    Alison Lester (Magic Beach, Rosie Sips Spiders, and all the others with those characters)
    Meg and Mog – Pierakowski
    Time For Bed, Isobel
    The Last Hug (name??)
    And the grandmother of them all, Margaret Wise Brown: Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny.

    1. Thanks so much for your comment, Hugh!
      Some absolute classics in there! Anthony Browne! Shaun Tan! Meg and Mog!! And some that I haven’t heard of before so I’ll look them up.

      We just discovered Margaret Wise Brown’s ‘Another Important Book’. Leo is loving the ‘Weir doh!’ books at the moment. BOOKS ARE GREAT!

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