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27th May 2014

Favourite Books

Books are a big deal in our house, especially at bedtime when we let Stanley pick his favourite stories to cuddle up on the bed and read with us. I’d much rather he got stuck into a good book than picked up the iPad or switched on the TV (although I’m not wholly against either, just in moderation), so I’m always looking for inspiration for new stories he will tempt him to reach for the bookshelf.

If you and your kids love reading too, I thought it would be very useful to ask 10 boys aged between 1 and 10 (and/or their mummies) to list their three favourite books. It’s fascinating to see how quickly their tastes change and I will definitely be taking hints from this list when buying gifts and future books for both my boys.

I hope you find it as interesting as I did – and thank you to George, Oliver, Stanley, Leo, Isaac, Reuben, Ruben, Matt, Mekhi, Joe and Thomas for sharing their love of books!

1 - OLIVER + GEORGE

Oliver George Collage

Oliver and George chose: Busy Airport by Rebecca Finn, Noisy Orchestra by Sam Taplin, and What the ladybird heard by Julia Donaldson.

2 - STANLEY

stanley colage

Stanley chose: Brown Bear, Brown Bear What do you See? by Eric Carle and Bill Martin Jr, Goat Goes to Playgroup by Julia Donaldson and The Gruffallo by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

3 - Leo

LEO COLLAGE

Leo chose:  The Tiger Who Came to Tea by Judith Kerr, The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle, and Marvin Wanted More by Joseph Theobald.

4 - Isaac

ISAAC COLLAGE

Isaac chose: Stick Man by Julia Donaldson, Tales from Acorn Wood by Julia Donaldson, and Shhh! Don’t Wake The Royal Baby by Martha Mumford.

5 - Reuben

Reuben Collage

Reuben chose: The Twits by Roald Dahl, The Pirates Next Door by Jonny Duddle, and The Dinosaur Cove series by Rex Stone.

6 - RubenRuben Collage

Ruben chose: Lost Treasure of the Emerald Eye by Geronimo Stilton, Deadly Series by Steve Backshall, and Horrid Henry series by Francesca Simon and Tony Ross.

7 - Matthew

MATTHEW COLLAGE

Matt chose: Frankie’s Magic Football by Frank Lampard, The Unbelievable Top Secret Diary of Pig by Emer Stamp and The Wishing Chair by Enid Blyton.

8 - Mekhi

MEKHI COLLAGE

Mekhi chose: The Queens Knickers by Nicholas Allen, Horrid Henry and the Secret Club by Francesca Simon, and Surfs Up Sponge Bob by David Lewman and Heather Martinez.

9 - Joe

JOE COLLAGE

Joe chose: Gangsta Granny by David Walliams, Percy Jackson and the Last Olympian by Rick Riorden, and Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by JK Rowling.

10 - Thomas

thomas collage

Thomas chose: Holes by Louis Sacher, Tom Gates Extra Special Treats (not) by  L Pichon, and The Recruit by Robert Muchamore.

What have your kids been enjoying recently? I’d love to hear!