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There are so many great children's books
out there. Here are just a few of my favourites. If you haven't read
yet, I hope you enjoy them. If you know of a great book which I haven't
included here, please let me
know - I love finding good things to read.
the Dragon by Chris
Crisp, witty prose and beautiful illustrations. I just love the
of the tiny mouse. A perfect picture book.
Goat by Jamie Rix and
language and lively illustrations make this a pleasure to read over and
You Love Me? by Barbara
M. Joosse and Barbara Lavallee
illustrations which beautifully depict life in the Arctic, accompanying
a warm and simple text about a girl testing the limits of her mother's
love. With additional information about Inuit culture.
Magic by Mem Fox and
The Australian classic picture book featuring native animals, local
foods and Australian geography.
Saw by Matt Ottley
Australian book - author/illustrator Ottley creates stunning artwork
with plenty of humour. The "Dad looked everywhere" page is just
Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler
The modern classic picture book. Rhythmic, great characters and a
Very Hungry Caterpillar
by Eric Carle
Simple but brilliant. Who can resist poking their fingers in those
Turned Into A Monster by
I think this story is really for the frazzled parents! But my daughter
it so much she could recite it word for word long before she could
read. Unfortunately I'm not sure she ever quite
got the message.
Little Bear by David
Bedford and Jane Chapman
I love this for Jane Chapman's gorgeous illustrations. And a warm,
cuddly ending for bedtime!
Mr Wolf and the Three Bears by Jan Fearnley
A deliciously wicked ending.
A four-book series. Short enough for young readers but with rich
vocabulary and interesting plot. These were great books when my
daughters were becoming accomplished readers but were still daunted by
thick books with small type.
(Sea Horses; The Talisman; Gathering Storm; The Last Secret)
Curse series by Louise
Another good four-book series by Louise Cooper.
(The Silver Dolphin; The Black Pearl; The Rainbow Pool; The
Lord by Cornelia Funke
An engaging adventure in the mysterious city of Venice.
Invention of Hugo Cabret by
In an unusual mix, some of this novel is told through stunning black
and white drawings.
the River Sea by Eva
Adventure on the exotic Amazon with an exciting plot and a cast of
characters to love and hate.
Sent by a judge to Camp Green Lake, Stanley finds not the holiday camp
he expected but a dry Texan desert with a strange secret.
Hitler's Canary by Sandi Toksvig
story of a young resistance fighter in German-occupied Denmark during
World War II. Brilliantly combines a moving account of the dread and confusion
of occupation with excitement, adventure and a touch of humour.
Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo
wartime story, this one set during World War I. This is probably one of
master-story-teller Morpurgo's best books, but don't stop at this one -
read them all!
© Debbie Singleton 2013