I’ve read a couple great posts about classic books this month. I did the Brontës for my dissertation at university so I really enjoyed reading The Ginger Bread House’s review of Take Courage: Anne Brontë and the Art of Life. Boo Roo and Tigger Too shares 3 classic books she thinks every modern readers should try, I’ve read two out of three and would definitely recommend Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.
With the political climate being what is is at the moment, I loved Mama Cat and Baby B’s post 5 heroines invited to our fantasy play date, Matilda would definitely be on my list too. Equally, I really enjoyed Hi Baby’s blog on how to build a feminist library for your toddler, I’m going to be investing in some of the books featured for my children. Monkey and Mouse wrote a great post about raising caring sons where she shares 5 books that focus on promoting kindness in children. Finally, another one of the list Along Came Poppy writes about books that promote cultural diversity with some wonderfully looking books that explain culture and differences.
This month I have written about how I encouraged my son to read with Tranformers phonics books, focussing on books that he will like so he can understand the joy of reading. I enjoyed Buzy Mum’s blog where she shares 8 best books for young children where each of her children share some of their favourite books, it’s a great idea for a blog post. If you have a baby and are looking for some book inspiration, Teddy Bears and Cardigans has shared some lovely first books for babies that will help you get your baby’s library started.