As summer is proper settled in UK and I am getting ready to fly to Spain in two days I thought I might as well offer a little insight into some of the best and most interesting kids titles I discovered recently. Raising a book nerd is not an easy job nor cheap either. She already learned what a bookstore is and almost always we have to buy a new read with every visit.
My daughter enjoys any genre and you can find her with a book in her hand every time we are out. She loves stories with dragons, gruffaloes, bears, superheroes but she’ll never say no to a Peppa adventure either.
Being always on a look out for new books made me subscribe to lots of websites, book stores and libraries so I have a pretty goos idea about what we’ll have to take on holiday with us.
Our summer reads contain some of the best and most interesting titles for little book nerds.
THE DRAGON IN THE LIBRARY by Louie Stowell – what can be more fun than dragons and books put together? I am pretty sure this will turn into a number one read in our house pretty soon. Kit is a girl who rather jump in puddles than read a book, but when she is dragged along to the library against her will she makes an incredible discovery that will change her life forever.
LITTLE UNICORN by Chris Chatterton – this is the perfect bedtime book to calm down our sleepy little unicorns. Full of magic, sparkles, rainbows and one naughty unicorn, this little book will win the hearts of tiny book nerds and you will find yourself reading it to them over and over again. It;s bedtime, but one lovely little unicorn can’t quite settle down and go to sleep. As her dad counts down the minutes to bed, what mischief can she get up to?
STICK MAN by Julia Donaldson – our home is filled with amazing titles from Julia Donaldson and I think it’s about time to add this one to our collection. We love the story so much that we won’t be able to go on our trip without it. It is such a heartwarming tale of family, courage and adventure. I know it’s more of a Christmas read but who cares? It’s the beauty and charm of it that matters.
THE SPECTACULAR TALE OF PETER RABBIT – by Emma Thompson, inspired by the original tale of Beatrix Potter – this book has been in our house since my daughter was just one year old. She received it as a present and although she was too small to actually listen to me reading the entire story, soon it became one of her favourites. First it was just few pages and as time went by she actually sat and listened to the entire story asking me to read it again and again. The naughty bunnies and their adventure at the funfair are an absolute catcher caught her attention and made her laugh out loud. She doesn’t know it by heart like We’re Going on a Bear Hunt or The Gruffalo but there is no trip without it.
THE LION INSIDE by Rachel Bright – this is one story we never had in our house but we will definitely grab on our first visit to the bookstore. It is a story about confidence, self-esteem, and a shy little mouse who sets out on a journey to find his roar. I love it and somehow I completely forgot about it. I really want to read it to my daughter and I am sure she will grow to appreciate it just as much as I do.
I hope these titles are to your little one’s liking. We will carry them with us on our trip and read them just about everywhere.
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