This month on my blog, I have reviewed An A to Z of Magical Monsters and Mythical Beasts which is a really fun and slightly spooky book with really amazing illustrations. One for school age children and above, for those starting to think about Halloween this book would be great for that.
Great ‘Me-Time’ Books
If you are looking forward to getting a bit more reading time for yourself now the children are back, here are some reads for you. If you love a good cookbook, Foodiequine has reviewed a really cool Veggie Desserts Cookbook which is all about desserts made from vegetables!
The Homemaker’s Journal has shared a collection of books she has read so far in 2017, there are some lovely books resisted, a couple I think I might like to try. Over 40 and Mum to One has reviewed What She Left by Rosie Fiore, which looks like a great read. Mama Mummy Mum lists her books of the month as Trust by Kylie Scott, Kylie Scott is one of my favourite authors, so I went and downloaded it straight away after reading this!
Finally, The Reading Residence has read The Little Book of Lykke, which is a Danish book all about bringing more happiness into your life. Described by Jocelyn as ‘a must-read for all’ I really love the sound and philosophy of it.
Books for School Starters
For children starting school this September, Sarah from Digital Motherhood has shared 5 books for school starters with some great suggestions to help children who are a little apprehensive about starting. The Ladybirds’ Adventures also have a post with 5 books about starting school, as did Along Came Poppy who shared her favourite 5 school books. Between these posts, there should be something for every child. I always find books really help my children with new situations like this.
Summer, Emotions and an Author Interview
Missing the summer already? Then perhaps you should think about reading Julia Donaldson’s latest release What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday which My Chaotically Chaotic Life has reviewed on her blog. I suspect this book will end up on my son’s birthday list as he really likes this series.
Do you have a child that struggles with their emotions? The Little Adventurer has written a list of 5 picture books for children 3-6 who struggle with their emotions. I’ve heard great things about The Huge Bag of Worries and must invest, but there is a fab selection of books here for you to help your child if they do.
If your children love the Dinosaur who Love Underpants books by Claire Freedman, then you might want to head over to Our Fairytale Adventure and read her interview with the author. I always enjoy reading more about authors and their creative process.