Reading is an exceptional hobby! If you make friends with books, they keep you company throughout your life. Well, to help you introduce your child to this wonderful hobby, here are a few bestsellers to get started on...
Give Please a Chance by Bill O'Reilly and James Patterson
In Give Please a Chance, O’Reily and Patterson, present a beautifully illustrated picture book that celebrates the magic of the word 'Please'. Thus teaching young readers the value of this golden word!
The book shows us how this small word can make a world of a difference through depictions of different scenes and situations. The message that it conveys is, that it is more likely for one to get help and permission if the request is accompanied by the word ‘Please’. It is also a great way to teach your child about basic courtesies through literature. With a fun collection of illustrations by various artists, this charming, helpful book is a fun and memorable way for children to learn.
Reading level: 2 - 5 years
Take Heart, My Child: A Mother's Dream by Ainsley Earhardt, Kathryn Cristaldi and Jaime Kim
In her debut children’s book, Earhardt adopts a mother’s role and expresses her hopes and dreams for her daughter. Thus encouraging her to take risks and become independent. The picturesque illustrations by Jaime Kim compliment the story’s ethereal references to nature as it moves from the sea to the forest and the night sky.
A lyrical lullaby, Take Heart, My Child is a very positive read that is consistently encouraging, teaching your child about the challenges of life. In the ‘Story Behind the Story’ section of the book, Ainsley talks about growing up and about her father writing notes to her and her siblings each morning, letting them know they were loved, empowered, protected, and cherished.
Reading level: 3 - 6 years
How to Catch an Elf by Adam Wallace
With this Christmas story, Wallace and Elkerton continue their series on catching elusive mythical creatures. Your mischievous little ones will enjoy reading about the Elf’s attempts to escape traps through Wallace’s rhymes and Elkerton’s wonderful illustrations. The book is sure to become an instant favourite with you and your child and will remain so for many holidays to come!
Reading level: 3 - 6 years
The Journey by Francesca Sanna
Given the ongoing refugee crisis in Europe and immigration debates in the US, Sanna’s story comes in time to educate your child about the situation and spark necessary conversations. The haunting echoes of the current refugee crisis have been well illustrated in the book, as it explores the difficult decisions that a family has to make by leaving their home and escaping the tragedy brought by war.
A timely and powerful picture book about refugees, this one will stay with you long after the last page is turned.
Reading level: 3 - 7 years
Goodnight Everyone by Chris Haughton
From the maker of the multi-award winning picture book A Bit Lost, Oh No, George! and Shh! We Have a Plan; comes Goodnight Everyone! A perfect bedtime read for you and your children to share together.
This stunningly illustrated bedtime book consists of a series of exquisitely coloured pages that introduce woodland families – bears, deer, rabbits and teeny, tiny mice. Chris Haughton's bold and vibrant artworks will captivate your little one’s imagination while the animals and characters in the book will soon have them yawning off to a dreamland.
Reading level: 1 - 5 years
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