Annie is a total bookworm, I love that if she goes quiet it’s because she’s curled up somewhere reading to herself.
As soon as she gets in the car she pulls out a book, she’ll even start reading on the walk home from school some days!
I thought it would be useful to compile a list of her favourite books, in the hope that if you’re searching for something new to read with your kiddo, you might get some ideas.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Fantastic Mr Fox
Roald Dahl is a firm favourite with Annie, his books are funny, dark and often include a fair dose of mischief! I think she really loves the fact that the child is the hero and triumphs over the mean, bullying headteacher, or gets to meet the queen.
A panda called Stillwater moves in next to three children and through their growing friendship three zen parables are introduced.
The artwork is stunning, beautiful watercolour pictures that wouldn’t look out of place framed on the wall.
Both children love this book, and Annie often reads it to her brother. It is a book I never tire of reading and it results in some wonderful discussions.
We Are All Born Free
Annie’s guide parent bought her this when she was born. Honestly I expected it to stay on the shelf until she was much older but she really enjoys it. Each page has one of the human rights on it, illustrated by a different artist.
Some of the drawings are quite, ‘near the knuckle’, referencing slavery and torture but they are done in such a way that they don’t come across as patronising or scary.
Annie is young enough to assume that all of these things are true and I hope that she will bear this book in mind as she grows.
Disney’s 365 Stories for Girls
We read these every day last year and she enjoyed each one. The stories came from a range of movies so introduced her to new characters, as well as some firm favourites.
I’m not keen on the whole ‘for girls’ tag, as Ezra enjoyed the stories too, and I know Annie would have enjoyed reading about Lightning McQueen or Baloo the Bear, from the ‘boys’ version.
Disney’s Wonderful World of Reading Series
Annie was given a massive collection of these when she was tiny and they have become some of her favourite books. Each one tells the story of a Disney film in a bite size format and is the perfect length for a bedtime story.
I will often go in to her in the morning and find her in bed with a pile of these books, working her way through them.
Frozen, Book of the Film
There’s not a lot to say, it’s the book version of Frozen, so it had to be one of Annie’s favourites!
The Wonderful World of Knowledge – Dinosaurs
This was a random charity shop find and has been a huge hit. A lot of the language is too advance to Annie to read on her own, but we read it together and then get to talk about what we’ve just learnt.
I hope you found at least one new book on this list that appeals
What are your kiddo’s favourite books?