Story Corner – What We’re Reading 3/3/16

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

Cats Ahoy

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

Odd Socks

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

I'm not going out there

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

Astro the robot dog

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's Orang-utan

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!

Linking up with Kids Love to Read

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  • Reply georgina prince (was Davies) March 3, 2016 at 1:16 pm

    Some of my favourite memories as a child were going to the library with my mum, i want this for my kids it was so great choosing a book – I was a huge fan of Roald Dahl as a kid. I wish I still read more as an adult, I need too find the time. xxxx

  • Reply Emma T March 3, 2016 at 4:52 pm

    We haven’t come across any of those books. But then we’ve not bought any for months because we’ve so many, we need to do a clear out.

    We have a local library bus in our villages – it even goes to the school so they can choose books (once they’re in Y1).

  • Reply Angela at Daysinbed March 3, 2016 at 6:39 pm

    Oh this looks fabulous. We hvae just had a clear out of old kids books and I gave some away. Sylvia is growing now and into new and different books and we just love reading. The books you shared looks fun and very good illustrations! I like the look of the Queen and the Orangutang! ha ha! David Walliams is good!

  • Reply Laura March 3, 2016 at 7:16 pm

    I’d recommend anything by Giles Payley-Phillips but definitely The Fearsome Beastie if you can find anything. We’ve been reading a collection of Disney stories on repeat but also a variety of Topsy and Tim. Reading time has become completely polluted by TV but she’s enjoying books – and that’s the main thing!

  • Reply Jolene monaghan March 3, 2016 at 10:41 pm

    i love cats ahoy.. i used to be a pre school teacher and the kids loved that story x i love reading with my little one.. bed time story is my favorite part of the day x

  • Reply kerry norris March 4, 2016 at 10:42 am

    What a great selection. We actually haven’t read any of these. Odd socks looks fun. Eva is currently enjoying all the disney books, We had Aladdin and Lady and the Tramp last night x

  • Reply Mummy's Blog March 21, 2016 at 10:14 am

    I haven’t heard of any of these, but they all sound brilliant. I’m really intrigued by the sock book, it sounds fab x

  • Reply Rebecca Phillips March 22, 2016 at 12:04 am

    The library bus is such a great idea! We don’t have one near us unfortunately 🙁 Some of these books I’d never heard of before but I think my son would enjoy so I’ll have to see if I can find them 🙂

  • Reply Laura's Lovely Blog March 28, 2016 at 1:44 pm

    I have heard such good things about David Walliam’s children’s book I will definitely be investing when my children are older. I love the idea of a library bus too 🙂 Thanks for linking up to #kltr

  • Reply Angela at Daysinbed April 1, 2016 at 12:30 pm

    Thanks for linking up to #Kltr xx Angela
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