Wednesday 12 December 2018

Monthly Book Roundup - What we read in November

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

For November I tried to introduce some books that had a Autumn feel to them and then Lily also chose one from our collection that she fancied reading.

This is Novembers selection.

1. Frank & Teddy make friends by Louise Yates
Lily chose this story this month and it is all about a mouse that is an inventor and he invents his very own teddy friend. Frank is always making things and he makes himself a teddy that can help him. One day when Frank is out, teddy decides to try and invent something himself especially for Frank. But instead he ends up making such a mess. Frank is so mad at him when he comes back that he kicks teddy out. He soon realises he misses his teddy friend and goes to look for him. He see's teddy in danger and saves him and they then become best of friends. This story has a great storyline to it and a nice little moral about friendship. It is definitely a nice one if thats the theme you are going for. You can buy this book online. 

2. Wolfish Stew by Suzi Moore 
I really enjoyed this story. It has a great rhyme in it and a really fun storyline about a wolf trying to hunt for a rabbit for his stew. The story goes along where you see the wolf hunting the rabbit and the story tells the rabbit to watch out for the wolf. But by the end, the wolf is having to watch out for the rabbit as the rabbit catches him for his stew instead. Such a fun book and I highly recommend it. It was definitely my favourite this month. This book can also be bought online.

3. Wakey Wakey Big Brown Bear by Tracey Corderoy 
This is a very nice autumn and winter themed book. It shows big brown bear feeling sad because he has to hibernate for the winter and he is sad he will miss out on the fun. So his wild friends all decide that they will wake him up when the fun starts. But they can't. So instead they save things like snow and crispy leaves for him so then when he wakes up he can have fun. It is a great story about kindness and friendship. I really enjoyed reading this one to Lily. I bought this book from The works but you can also get it online. 

Which of the above books do you like the sound of the best? 


  1. Wakey wakey big brown bear - how cute they all are

  2. Wolfish stew sounds great

  3. Wakey Wakey Big Brown Bear. I like the friendship and kindness aspects.

    Rachel Craig

  4. Wakey Wakey Big Brown Bear by Tracey Corderoy sounds marvellous. I particularly like the story introducing the concept of saving things for somebody else to enjoy at a later date.

  5. Frank and Teddy make friends, has some appeal.

    Rachel Craig