Favourite children’s booksI adore children’s books and am doing everything in my power (and my purse) to encourage the love of reading in my children. I asked them to compile a list of their favourite picture books a while ago, the results are below.  Thanks too to Hannah for the first guest list!


William's list

1. The Velveteen Rabbit

2. Zog

3. The Pencil

4. The Lego Ideas book (not quite what I had in mind but hey)

5. Christmas Wombat

6. Diary of a Wombat

7. Bears Magic Pencil

8. It’s a Book

9. Cave Baby

10. A Very Proper Fox

11. Greedy Zebra

12. The Bog Baby

Plus every book written by Oliver Jeffers (Stuck and The Way Back Home being the favourites)


Sam's book list

1. The Hueys in The New Jumper

2. Snore!

3. Lego

4. Cave Baby

5. A Very Proper Fox

6. Bears Magic Pencil

This was written well before Sam started at school so six was as far as he was willing to go…


Hannah's book list

1. Giraffes Can’t Dance

2. Meerkat Mail

3. The Giant Jam Sandwich

4. Meg Mog and Owl

5. Winnie the Witch

6. Goodnight, goodnight construction site

7. Whatever Next! & Peas At Last

8. Magic Beach

9. The Little Yellow Digger

10. Dearest Dinosaur

11. The Smartest Giant in Town


1. The Velveteen Rabbit

2. The Bog Baby

3. The Day the Crayons Quit

4. What the Ladybird heard

5. Greedy Zebra

6. Stuck

7. Let’s Do Nothing!

8. It’s a book!

9. The Very Cranky Bear

10. Cave Baby

2 responses »

  1. 1. The Whale and the Snail
    2. Commotion in the Ocean
    3. Piggyback
    4. You Choose
    5. The Gruffalo’s child
    6. Angus Rides the Goods Train
    7. Hooper Humperdink – Not Him!
    8. The Hungry Caterpillar
    9. Willy the Wizard
    10. Bob, the Man on the Moon.


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