If you’ve been reading my blog this week, you’ll know that reading is very much on my mind. Our local library is at risk of being closed down. I love reading, and I’m doing my best to fight to keep the library open.
So, with that in mind, I’m sharing some of my favourite reading posts with you. Posts about books, quite simply. Inspiration for adults and children – and I’m always looking for a good book recommendation!
Books for children:
A good place to start is with Roald Dahl, especially as 2016 marks 100 years since his birth. Twindelermo’s post on introducing the classics is a good guide – I can’t wait to start reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory with my boys.
For younger children, The Dadventurer has rounded up a selection for toddlers. There are some brilliant classics there (Dear Zoo, anyone?) but also a few I hadn’t heard of.
Life in the Mums Lane has written a post with books from toddler favourites right up to age 9-10. There are some brilliant suggestions here, especially for older girls.
Alex at Lamb and Bear has also given a selection of her favourite books for children – there are several I remember from my childhood too.
If, like my son, your child constantly wants ‘just one more story,’ then This is NOT a bedtime story might be a good choice for you. Lee Lee Loves has a huge range of posts on books, so it’s a great place to check out recent releases in adult and child fiction.
Laura give lots of reasons why The Bedtime Story is one of the Best Times of the Day and I completely agree with her. I love those few minutes of reading with Ben, and I’m looking forward to Samuel choosing his bedtime stories too.
Books for adults:
Emslf has rounded up a few of her favourite books in this post. I have to say it’s a great selection: The Bell Jar, To Kill A Mockingbird and Jane Eyre are all wonderful choices.
I totally agree with the sentiment that Sleep is good but books are better as described by Mama Mummy Mum. I know the feeling of ‘Just one more chapter’ all too well!
Coffee, Cake, Kids has written her Top 10 Books list with a really wide selection of choices. I have to say, I didn’t know Annie was actually a book!
I should also put my own post here: 5 brilliant fiction series – I wrote it a while ago but I still stand by my recommendations.
Happy reading everybody, and don’t forget to support your local libraries!