We are a little book mad in the Seven Cherubs house. Alright, in reality, I am book mad and my children have no choice but to join in with me as I am pretty enthusiastic about books and especially children's books. I love reading them stories and I believe reading to your children makes a huge difference to their lives. So I thought I would share with you 10 Children's book our family is loving right now.
My younger kids love the series from Sally Rippin, Hey Jack and also Billie B Brown. These books are easy for my kids to read who are starting out as new readers and they have fun stories for them to enjoy. The book has chapters so it helps them feel like they are reading a big book like Mum and the print is really large for them to easily read the words. In this book we own, Jack is in the mood for laying around and not for playing with his annoying cousins. For what starts out as a bad day for Jack turns into the best afternoon's ever.
Nathan and I have had a wonderful time reading all the books from Rick Riordan in the Percy Jackson series. We have enjoyed letting our imaginations run wild reading about The gods of Olympus and how they are alive in the 21st Century. Rick has done a great job at using familiar details that people know in relation to the Gods of Olympus and has made it interesting by adding a great story line that keeps you entertained. Basically, the Percy Jackson stories are about how the Gods fall in love with mortals and have children who might become great heroes, but most of these children meet horrible fates at the hands of monsters by the age of twelve. Only a few learn the truth of their identity and make it to Half Blood Hill, a Long Island summer camp dedicated to training young demigods. Such is the revelation that launches young Percy Jackson on a quest to help his real father, Poseidon, avert a war among the gods.
Lauren Child is brilliant and my children love the Charlie and Lola books. This book, I Will Never Not Ever Eat a Tomato, is one of our absolute favourites. Charlie's little sister Lola does not eat a lot of things and she absolutely will not never ever eat a tomato, until one day Charlie plays a good trick on her. We love the bright colours in the book and the characters are so loveable and so easy for children to relate to. A great book if you have a child who will not try new foods as this book makes trying food fun.
We love a princess story and especially a cheeky princess story. Now the title of this book is The Worst Princess and that is because she has a slightly naughty way of speaking that is exactly what my children love to read. Once upon a time, in a tower near you, lived a sad princess; the Princess Sue. "Some day," she sighed, "my prince will come, But I wish he'd move his royal bum." See what I mean! But when Princess Sue's prince finally does arrive, he's not quite what she had in mind. The story is how the feisty princess escapes the clutches of her twit of a prince in this funny twist on the traditional princess tale.
This book is hilarious. I just had to buy it when I had a quick look through it at the book store. It is the story of a mole who one day when he is getting out of his hole, gets pooped on his head by an unidentified animal. He is certain that it doesn't belong to him and sets out on a mission to discover whom it does belong to. The animals he runs into all poop to show what theirs looks like, and finally the mole receives some assistance from some flies who help him identify who actually did the poo; the butcher's dog. The mole exacts his revenge by pooping on the dog's head, and returns to his hole happily. Such a weird children's book, but very funny if you have children at that age where they find talking about poo funny!
As we are big fans of the Sound of Music in this house, I decided to pick up this book to check out for my children. Written by the Julie Andrews from the Sound of Music we just had to check it out. It is a cute princess story and my children enjoy reading it. It is a great book to add to our collection. While her friends and family may not believe in fairies, Geraldine knows, deep down, that she is a VERY fairy princess. From morning to night, Gerry does everything that fairy princesses do: she dresses in her royal attire, practices her flying skills, and she is always on the lookout for problems to solve. But it isn't all twirls and tiaras - as every fairy princess knows, dirty fingernails and scabby knees are just the price you pay for a perfect day!
My younger kids love this book, The Yoga Ogre. It is bright, it is fun and it is the story of Ogden the Ogre who was worried one night. "My jim-jams have grown far too short and too tight! How has my tum got so terribly wide? I only eat twelve meals a day," Ogden sighed. The people said, "Jim-jams too tight and too short? Overweight ogres should take up a sport!" So the story follows the journey Ogden takes as he takes up a variety of sport - and he does it with gusto! But finding the perfect sport for a big, bumbling ogre isn't quite as simple as it may seem. One of those books my kids love me to read and they sit there with big eyes as they follow the story line.
Our family loves The 39 Clues series. Matt, Chelsea, Nathan and I have read all of the books available. They are a great adventure series for young teens or even 8-10 years old children to read. One of my daughters just can't get enough of them and reads the books over and over and over again. The books are about a young brother and sister who go on adventures around the world looking for clues to help save their family. They discover that they belong to the Cahill family, the most influential family in history. The two of them are on a quest to find the 39 Clues which are ingredients to a serum that can create the most powerful person on Earth. Of course they encounter great opposition in this quest and the interesting thing about the 39 Clues series is that they are all written by different authors. This makes for a more interesting read and they are a great adventure series to have in our book collection.
Tashi, what a cute character! My younger children adore the Tashi books. We have several of the larger big books of Tashi in our home and my children lug them around the house and love to sit down and flick through the pages. Tashi books are great for kids because they have pictures through out the books that they can look at whist you are reading them the story. Tashi is a very loveable character for children, he is daring and bold, he goes on great adventures and he tells great stories. Most of his stories involves some kind of giant or dragon or bad guy and my children love to listen to how he overcomes the challenges in his path. A guaranteed great book for children.
What books are your children loving right now?