Five Children's Books you should read
The Tiger Who Came to Tea
by Judith Kerr
This is one picture book no child should be without. First published in 1968, The Tiger Who Came to Tea has delighted generations of Children.
When the doorbell rings, would you expect to open the door to a big, furry, stripy tiger? This modern classic picture book is perfect for reading aloud, or for small children to read to themselves time and again. 0-5 years.
Finn Family Moomintroll
by Tove Jannsson
Finn Family Moomintroll is the second book in the cult classic Moomin series by Tove Jansson.Tove became world-famous for her Moomin books, which began with Comet in Moominland in 1946. Although they’re small, fat and shy creatures, Moomins have the most amazing adventures which makes for splendid bedtime reading. Undoubtedly a must read for adults and children alike. 5-8 years.
Stig of the Dump
by Clive King
Stig of the Dump is now over 50 years old yet it continues to be one of the best loved modern classics. Barney is a solitary little boy, given to wandering off by himself. One day he is lying on the edge of a disused chalk-pit when it gives way and he lands in a sort of cave. Here he meets a boy with a lot of shaggy hair and two bright black eyes, wearing a rabbit skin and speaking in grunts. He names him Stig. 7-11 years
The Wind in the Willows
by Kenneth Grahame
Wind in the Willows is an enchanting story of friendship, which is so expertly written Children and Adults are able to vividly imagine the characters and scenery. Join Mole, Ratty, Badger and Mr. Toad in their adventures and antics, from venturing into the dark and dangerous Wild Wood to simply messing about in boats. A more traditional choice, yet it is enjoyed by all who read it. 8-12 years.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night
by Mark Haddon
This is a fascinating story from Mark Haddon, about a young boy called Christopher who has autism. Every day is an investigation for him because of all the aspects of human life that he does not quite get. When the dog next door is killed with a garden fork, Christopher becomes quietly persistent in his desire to find out what has happened and tugs away at the world around him until a lot of secrets unravel messily. This a moving novel yet incredibly funny. 12+ years.
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