Thursday, 8 November 2018

Monthly Book Roundup - What we have been reading in October

Each month I write about which books we have been reading during the month. I usually introduce Lily to 3 - 4 new books each month while at the same time reading some of our favourites. We have story time each night and always read 2-3 stories, depending on how tired she is. 

You can read all the other book roundups from the last 2 years here

This month we didn't have much of a theme. We have been reading some halloween books from last year, and haven't got any new ones this year. I have a huge collection of books and so lots for me to get reading to Lily.

This month Lily chose the new stories she wanted to read. 



1. In the Night Garden - Everybody Loves The Pinky Ponk by Andrew Davenport
Much to my delight (not) Lily has wanted to read this story most nights. She pulled it from her book shelf and suddenly decided she wanted to hear it over and over. Although Lily is now nearly 4 years old she still loves In the Night Garden and this book is great for any In the night Garden Fans. The story is all about the In the Night Garden characters and them enjoying a ride on the pinky ponk. As you read the story there are prompts to press the buttons on the side which make In the Night Garden sounds. I got send this book a while ago from Ladybird Books but you should be able to pick this up online.

2. Monsters Not Allowed By Tracey Hammet 
I really enjoyed this story. It is all about a Monster that decides to show up for school one day. It causes all sorts of chaos and eventually the headmaster tells it not to come back. The Monster was sad to leave, and all the children were sad too. Eventually the headmaster decides that the children are all too sad and they invite the monster back to stay. I think its is a really fun story and I love the connection to school that it has. Lily did enjoy this story but didn't want to read it often because it had a monster in. I was sent this book from Scholastic and it can be bought online.

3. Wriggle and Roar by Julia Donaldson
Lily really enjoyed reading all these rhymes. The rhymes are all about making noises and sounds and movements and some of the rhymes have sounds like ah ah ah in them. They are all sounds that the children can learn and join in with. There was some rhymes in this book that I thought were brilliant and some that I didn't rate to highly. That said, Lily seemed to enjoy them all. The book is quite long and has 17 rhymes in. Some long and some short. If you are someone who enjoys Rhymes then you would enjoy this book. This book can be bought from shops or online.

Which of the above books would you like to read? 

9 comments:

  1. Can't beat storytime with the kids, Wriggle and Road if the kids were to choose i reckon x

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  2. Wriggle and roar, as do like rhymes.

    Rachel Craig

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  3. Everybody loves the pinky ponk looks like a fun book! My son is only 13 weeks old and I love reading to him :) He seems to be paying attention which is a bonus I suppose! I really want to encourage him into books

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  4. I think my boy would like wriggle and roar, it looks fun.

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  5. I think that my grandson would love Pinky Ponk. They all look super.

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  6. In The Night Garden... Seems like it would be popular with the very young.

    Rachel Craig

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  7. My grandson would love the In the Night Garden book!

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  8. Monsters Not Allowed, sounds interesting.

    Rachel Craig

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