You can read all the other book roundups from the last 2 years here.
As it was february and so the month for Valentines, we have been reading some lovely books about Love, which I featured here in my Valentines books post. But I didn't just want to read books about love to Lily and so here is a selection of books that I also introduced to her.
1. Little One's Bedtime by Suzi Moore
This bedtime story is such a great story about bedtime that moves away from your typical quiet bedtime story and related a lot more to what bedtime is really like for most children and parents. Little one doesn't want to go to bed, her mum keeps asking her nicely, but little one keeps getting distracted and instead of going to bed she wants to go on adventures and become a pirate, or a monster, or a dancer. The story shows a child's imagination running wild and the wonderful illustrations accompany it with so much colour. After stalling and stalling bedtime, little one eventually decides she is tired and the story ends with a relaxing sleepy bedtime. I love the rhymes in this and also it has some repetition that Lily also loved. Repetition is great in children's stories as it allows a child of Lily's age to start to try and read along. I got this book from the works and would really recommend it. It was my favourite from this months roundup.
2. Robins Winter Song by Suzanne Barton
What a beautiful story about Winter. It is robins first winter and it doesn't know what to expect. It hears all about this cold snow that comes and notices that bear hibernates and the other birds fly away for the winter. This makes winter sound very scary for Robin. Robin decides she will hide away and sleep with bear until winter is over, but instead she wakes up just as it comes. But as it fly's outside it see's the snow has arrived and sees how magical it is and really enjoys it. It declares that it will not be scared of things in the future. This is such a nice story to read at winter time and has been really nice to read while it has been snowing outside. I won this book in a competition but you can find it online and it is a lovely book to own.
3. Henry and Boo by Megan Brewis
This is a great story that your children will enjoy reading with you. Henry was quietly sitting having a cup of tea when suddenly Boo appeared. Henry asked him to leave, but Boo just said "Boo". The story carries on with Henry trying to not be Boo's friend but Boo just keeps following him and saying boo! Eventually Boo scares away a big bear by saying BOO and Henry becomes his friend.
The story is quite comical really andIi would say "and Boo just said..." and Lily would reply with "BOO". She loved that she could join in with the story. I won this book in a giveaway but you can buy it online.
4. Simon Sock by Sue Hendra
We are big Sue Hendra fans and so when it came to Give a Book day I just had to buy this book for Lily. It is Sue Hendra's new release and I just loved the sound of it. The story is all about Simon the sock, he never gets chosen out of the sock drawer and eventually finds out that is because he is odd isn't a pair. He feels so sad, all he wants to do is be able to go out and play. Ted the bear decides he wants to help to try and find simon someone to pair with so then he can go out and play so he introduces him to lots of stripy things that match and he could pair up with. But non of them work out for simon and he gives up. Then suddenly he finally finds the other matching sock called Simone. He is so happy, but Simone doesn't want to go out and play. Simon is sad again but not for long, as betty the banana gives him a wave and she wants to play out with him. The moral of the story is that even though they don't match, they make the perfect pair. I think this story is great and gives out a great message at the end. It also has some comical moments as well as happy and sad. We really enjoyed reading it and Lily wanted it read to her most nights. I bought this from Tesco's but you should be able to pick it up from most book stores.
Which of the books do you like the sound of the most?