Books Round-up: Books to keep, make you smile & to help toddlers

Books round-up

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Happy New Year! Welcome to January’s Books Round-up I hope everyone had a fantastic Christmas and is getting back into the swing of things this week? 

Seasonal Books & Books to make you Smile

If you’re looking for a book that will make your children smile, I have reviewed a couple of books on my blog recently that will do just that. The first is Three Little Monkeys by Quentin Blake and Emma Chichester Clark – this was a great book and my children really enjoyed it. Another couple of books that made them giggle was What if Sheep Could Fly and What if Hens Were Huge by Jâho the bright illustrations and silly concept make them laugh.

It feels a bit like everyone has had some proper snow but us this winter, I’m hoping winter will bring us enough to build a snowman this winter. But if you’re children love snow as much as mine, then they will love this collection of books from Jenny Edspire – Snowy Day Story Books

More popular here than snow at the moment is rain and wind. Acorn Books has reviewed two great books about both subjects, the first is Rain by Sam Usher which celebrates just how fun the rain can be.  The second is Blown Away by Rob Biddulph is about a penguin who gets blown away with his kite and goes on an extraordinary adventure. 

Books to help Toddlers

Life with a toddler can be as wonderful as it is challenging, but books are a great way to help them and you overcome any issues you may be encountering. If it’s time to start potty training this new year, have a look at Crummy Mummy’s 5 Reasons to Buy Pirate Pete’s Potty Training Book as this may very well get you through! 

Have a toddler who doesn’t like to sleep? Babyfoote has written a fab post on how to get your child Asleep in Minutes which includes a review of a children’s meditation book In My Heart and other tips on how to get your little one to sleep. To complement this Boo Roo and Tigger Too has reviewed a collection of In the Midnight Garden Bedtime Stories.

Books to Keep

January can be a grey month, so maybe you can make it better by reading a super book for yourself or with your children. Love, Life and Dirty Dishes has shared books that have stayed with her will after she has finished turning the pages and there is a fantastic collection on there which I will be looking into. 

I don’t think many of us have missed the environmental issue that plastic is having on our world and the need that we have to reduce plastic consumption. It’s definitely an issue we should be talking to the next generation about, Living Life Our Way has reviewed a fantastic book about just this issue called Duffy’s Lucky Escape. I think this is one I am going to be investing in.  

If you have an almost four year old, then Dilan and Me has a great book post that you must check out – Best Books for Almost Four Year Olds. None of which I have actually heard of, so I will be looking them up at our local library for my daughter. 

I hope you enjoyed the round-up. If you would like to be included in next month’s round-up I would love to hear from you, you can tweet me @laurasummers or drop me an email

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About Laura Summers

Laura is a Mum of two, as well as a freelance writer and blogger at Laura's Lovely Blog. A consummate bookworm, she thanks the Gods of invention for the eReaders because she can now hide just how many books she's buying. A bit of a magpie, Laura has a bit of a handbag addiction and is lover of lovely things. She also writes about gratitude and positivity, as she made the decision to ditch the diet in 2016 and instead strive for a healthy, balanced life. You can find her on Twitter @laurasummers or Instagram @laura_summers.

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