7 Wonderful Books That Should Be On Every Child’s Book Shelf

It is never too early to read to your child. There are some books that no home should be without. So whether you are the proud owner of a toddler, an early years child, a baby, or even expecting your first bundle of joy,  read on for 7 books that every child should own.

Dear Zoo

Dear Zoo
Dear Zoo

This is a lovely lift the flap book that children love. Each page brings another animal that the Zoo has “sent” and the child must lift the flap to reveal which animal it is. 
Jelly Cat – When I Am Big

When I Am Big
When I Am Big

This book is just lovely. It is features the Jelly Cat bunnies that my girls, like so many children, drag around with them everywhere they go. The bunny in the story wants to be big. Our favourite line is “No matter big or small I am, I’ll snuggle my Mummy whenever I can”.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar 

The Very Hungry Caterpillar
The Very Hungry Caterpillar

This book is an absolute classic. It covers numbers, days of the week, the life cycle of a butterfly, plus features a caterpillar that eats like I do when the baby has kept me up all night. 

Guess How Much I Love You

Guess How Much I Love You
Guess How Much I Love You
 

I just love reading this to my little ones, just to (spoiler alert) get to the end and tell them that I love them “to the moon and back” too. 

The Gruffalo

The Gruffalo
The Gruffalo

This is one of our favourite books by the wonderful Julia Donaldson. The rhymes in her books are clever and never fail to delight children as you read them aloud. This has also been made into a beautiful animated short film which you can download here

Room On The Broom

Room on the Broom
Room on the Broom

Another Julia Donaldson classic, where a witch and her animal companions come face to face with a dragon who wants witch and chips for it’s tea. This wonderful book has a so been brought to life as an animated feature which you can download here.

Each Peach Pear Plum

Each Peach Pear Plum
Each Peach Pear Plum

This book features all of your favourite fairytale and nursery rhyme characters which have to be found in each beautifully illustrated page. Again, this book is written in lovely rhyme, which children love and can begin to anticipate as the story is re read to them.

So there are 7 books that every child must have on their book shelf. How many of these books does your child have? 

This blog post was written as part of #BLOGTOBER17 . Each day there is a specific prompt laid out on the Hex Mum Blog and bloggers all over the world are writing their own particular take on the subject. Today is #DAY26 and the prompt is #ZOO 

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