We are very lucky to live in a village with a little travelling library bus which visits once a fortnight. The kids love reading, and while they have their favourite books, we also love finding new stories to read at bedtime. The library bus that comes to us is used by a lot of families, and so children’s books make up a large portion of what they have on offer. Each time we visit, we come away with a huge pile of new stories to read.
I thought it would be nice to start sharing with you the library books that we have been reading, and what better day to start a new book series than on World Book Day.
So, without further ado, here are the books we have been reading this week.
Cats Ahoy – Peter Bently
The local village cats go on a rogue mission to commandeer a boat full of fresh tasty fish. The kids loved this book because it has two awesome things in it: pirates and cats. Every week we bring home a cat book in the pile, but this is one of my favourite so far. I love to imagine that this is what cats get up to when everyone else is sleeping.
Odd Socks – Michelle Robinson
Sosh and Suki the socks are living a pretty nice life until the unthinkable happens, Suki has a hole! Realising he is alone in the drawer, and determined not to live a life as an odd sock, Sosh sets out on an adventure to find his love. This is a sweet tale, with lovely colourful illustrations.
I’m Not Going Out There – Paul Bright
A little boy is hiding under his bed, but what is he hiding from? Monsters, witches, or something much, much worse? The kids loved the rhyming of this book, and the illustrations are amusing!
Astro The Robot Dog – Claire Freedman
A book about a robot dog from the planet xog, who takes a trip down to earth and learns about feelings. A lovely story from the author of Aliens Love Underpants (a firm favourite in our house!), which teaches children about friendships.
The Queen’s Orang-utan – David Walliams
The Queen wants an orang-utan for her birthday, and of course, absolute chaos follows. This isn’t the best David Walliams book we’ve read, but it is still a funny read which had the kids giggling all the way to bed, and it’s illustrated by Tony Ross who is an absolute legend.
What have you been reading with your children this week? Do you have any ‘must reads’ that we can pick up from the library on our next visit? Let me know in the comments below!
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