Books to read to kids
Two kids 6 & 4 and looking for new books for bedtime read, eldest is a boy youngest a girl. Looking to step up length and story content without being too complicated. A warm up to the Hobbit if you will. Anyone have any choice recommendations that your kids have enjoyed?
Thanks.Posted 4 years agohigthepigMember
Another vote for Roald Dahl books, my 11-year old daughter is now reading back through all the ones we read to her when she was a similar age to your children. Particular favourites are Danny Champion of the World, Matilda and The Fantastic Mr Fox. Helps if you can do different voices for each character and more importantly remember what each ones voice is!Posted 4 years agosamuriMember
Roald Dahl, yes. Loved them as a kid.
Winnie the Pooh obviously
My nephews stayed the other night (4 and 5) and brought some batman books with them which they asked me to read to them before they went to bed.
Catwoman was in the book….Posted 4 years ago
I’m sure the kids don’t notice it but she looked like an extremely well endowed porn star.nickhartMember
the original mr men are fabulous and have brilliant vocabulary in them such as pandemonium.Posted 4 years ago
dr zeus are great for getting an enjoyment of words and the fun of playing with them.
to be honest you sound like a great parent, spending the time to read with your kids is so lacking for so many.hammeriteMember
This is my 4yo godson’s favourite book, quite short but good for a one nighter. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Why-Do-Dogs-Sniff-Bottoms/dp/1904700047Posted 4 years agoCountZeroMember
For some classic literature, Arthur Ransome’s Swallows and Amazons books are wonderful, I loved them as a kid, and I’ve now got a number of them as ebooks on my pad, and I still enjoy them. The Famous Five books are good fun, too. A series of books by Catherine Webb are fantastic for older children, check out Mirror Dreams, and Mirror Wakes, Waywalkers and Timekeepers, and the Horatio Lyle series, Horatio Lyle, The Dream Thief, The Doomsday Machine, and The Obsidian Dagger.Posted 4 years ago
All really enjoyable by adults, as well as youngsters.adjustablewenchMember
As said before danny champion of the world, definite family favourite with all of mine and stig of the dump too – read to them all around that age
I’v been really impressed by some of the Michael mupurgo books, have read Kensuke’s Kingdom and Why the Whales Came to my boys recently really lovely books. My youngest two are now 8&9 so a bit older but he has loads of books out so worth a look.
And musn’t forget dr seuss – really good fun with words and the sleep book is a great way to wind them down. all about a contagious yawn spreading around the world (im usually ready for bed by the time ive read it). The lorax is great too, neither are long.Posted 4 years agomidlifecrashesSubscriber
Anybody want this lot instead of the charity shop getting them? Just had a clearout of stuff that’s too young for our gang, our youngest is ten. Big underbed storage box and two big tub loads. Collection only from Doncaster. No spitting, take the lot, all in decent nick, we binned the ragged ones. Free, or make a donation to charity/stw if you’re flush.
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