Another month has passed and we’ve been reading on. Here are the books that we’ve covered in July. I’m trying to take age groups into consideration when organising these book posts.
Most of the time we read 3-5 books at an occasion. Both kids listen to the stories, though E. spends the after-dinner reading sessions playing 30 mins on the tablet instead.
If you want to read more about our new book reading routine click on the link.
(Colour codes: E.’s favourite and L.’s favourite and the books they both LOVE)
So here come books for my 18 months old:
- Spot bakes a cake by Eric Hill
Last months Spot goes to the circus was a great hit so I chose more Spot books from our secret stash. Still, L. tries to tear off the flaps, although less frequently.
- Where’s Spot by Eric Hill
A library book. Yes, in a Hungarian children library we found quite a few English books for kids. I’m convinced it’s due to the Mums’ English Club that takes place there.
- Spot goes to the farm by Eric Hill
- Zoe and Beans – We’re not scared by Chloe and Mick Inkpen
Both Zoe and Beans books are from the library.
- Zoe and Beans – Hello, ladybird by Chloe and Mick Inkpen
There’s a squeaky ball in the story. Whenever L. touches the squeaky ball with her finger E. squeaks a squeaky toy behind her back. We buzz when we find the ladybird on every page. It’s fuuuuun!
- My Granny (Peppa pig)
The least favourite. Neither of my children is a great fun. E. had a period around the age of 2 when she liked it. Mainly she asked for the Bubbles video.
- Baby does by Elenor Taylor
Very simple board book with a few words. Still, we can talk a lot about the pictures, like identifying toys, or describing action in more details.
- Caterpilar’s wish by Mary Murphy
A very simple and cute story about the metamorphosis of a butterfly.
For my 5-year-old:
- Doctor Duck (Songbirds – Phonics) by Julia Donaldson
Both of my kids enjoy this first reader book. E. can follow the easy text while I’m reading it. Tough I think it’s way too easy for her. L. likes when we sign “hot” and “sick”.
- This is the bear and the bad little girl by Sarah Heyes
I can’t say that this book has become E.’s favourite. We’d read This is the bear and E. seemed to remember but when we started to talk about how the bear feels when the bad little girl steals him, she wasn’t that happy about it.
- Our Baby by Tony Bradman and Lynn Breeze
We don’t normally compare our kids but E. really enjoyed to see the loads of things described in the book that her baby sister can’t do but she can. Baby L. was fascinated by the crying baby at the end, and when the big brother/sister makes the baby laugh.
- The fish who could wish by John Bush and Korky Paul
A strange story about a fish who wished for strange things. Illustrations are funny too, but the kids seem to find it funny.
- Fidgety Fish by Ruth Galloway
E. got this book for her birthda. The vocabulary used in the book is quite varied and fun.
- Ten Shiny Snails by Ruth Galloway
A really nice board book for smaller children (age 3+ I would say) but E. likes counting and L. loves snails so I thought it’s a nice combination. While counting backwards through the story the snails disappear, then at the end there’s a big pop-up page where all the 10 snails gather around a flowerpot.
- Wriggle and roar (poems) by Julia Donaldson
Lovely short poems with funny illustrations. E. liked some of the poems but they’re not her favourites. I read it to her when L. wasn’t around because she would be interested at all. I loved this book.
- Life Cycles: Ocean by Sean Callery
The list wouldn’t be OUR book list with a special interest, ocean book. E. was amazed by the food web/chain depicted on the last page. A very informative book with beautiful pictures. I’ve already ordered another book of this series: Grassland.
One extra: Noisy peekaboo Splash Splash! (DK)
Once we had an especially wonderful day (among the many horrible, whiny days when nothing seems to work out) I presented them this noisy book as a special gift for behaving like little angels all day. They both LOVE it. It’s noisy, there are flaps to peep behind, it’s about bath-time. There are quite a lot in this series too.
I hope you’ve found some good books on the list above that can entertain your little one(s).
What are you reading now? Let me know in the comment section.