Happy World Book Day

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Whether these books are for your child or a little one you know, they are all sure to add lots of adventure to bedtime! They are inspiring, totally and utterly creative and wonderfully bonkers! What better way to celebrate World Book Day than to share some of our favourite family stories… 

  1. The Very Hungry Caterpillar – By Eric Carle

Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar deserves its reputation as one of Britain’s favourite children’s books. The book is full of extremely bright and unusual animations combined with cut-out details, it shows the reader the progress of a very hungry caterpillar as he eats his way through the week. The pictures really engage with the reader and will be sure to fascinate your little one, as well as all this it is a brilliant way to teach your children about numbers and the days of the week.

 

  1. Where the Wild Things Are – Maurice Sandak

Where the Wild Things Are became an iconic book that has inspired a movie, an opera, and the imagination of generations. It follows little Max on an adventure, meeting lots of new ‘scary’ animals and later on in the novel being crowned their king.

 

  1. The Tiger Who Came to Tea – Judith Kerr

This lovely story focuses on a little girl called Sophie, her mother, and a tiger who interrupts their afternoon tea. The book remains hugely popular more than forty years after it was first published, it’s also been made into a theatrical performance!

 

  1. The Gruffalo – Julia Donaldson

The Gruffalo sold an astounding 13 million copies! This book focuses on a Mouse’s walk through a forest and the adventures and animals he meets. The mouse uses his inelegance to survive would should be a dangerous walk in the woods, this book is a fabulous way to teach your little one their animals!

 

  1. James and the Giant Peach – Roald Dahl

Every little one will love James and The Giant Peach – it’s not a classic for nothing! This heartfelt book will touch the hearts of all readers of all ages.  It has themes that will inspire its audiences to the max. This lovely read has also been adapted into two films which were also extremely successful.

 

  1. The Cat in the Hat- Dr. Seuss

This children’s story revolves around an animated cat who shows up at Sally’s house, makes a mess while entertaining her and her brother and cleans up with the help of his friends, Thing 1 and Thing 2 just before Sally’s mother comes home. It is such a fabulous book keeping its audience captivated throughout!

 

  1. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a must-read! An imaginative story about a caring little boy named Charlie who wins a Golden Ticket and a trip to Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory. Not to be missed!

 

  1. The Magic Faraway Tree – Enid Blyton

This iconic book sees the adventures of Joe, Bessie and Franny, when their cousin Rick comes to stay. They then introduce him to Silky, Moon face, Saucepan Man and all their other friends in the Magic Faraway Tree. This is such a classic novel and loved by all audiences! A must read for you and your child.

 

  1. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone – J. K. Rowling

The first of the seven part book series written by popular author J. K. Rowling. The story is about a young neglected orphan, who lives with his horrible Aunt and Uncle. During the book he finds out he is a wizard and the reader embarks on a magical adventure with Harry and his friends!