I’m a massive fan of reading to Bells and she seems to love books, so we often spend hours browsing book stores picking out new books to read together. Generally this consists of me offering her a pile of books and her throwing the majority on the floor. The ones that don’t get thrown, come home with us.
Storytime has become one of my favourite parts of her bedtime routine and I’ve read enough to tell a good story when I see one. At this stage in her development (coming up to a year), it’s good for her to have stories which rhyme to help her learn about intonation and they’re more fun to read too.
I’ve created a video to take you through our top 10 and have included links for each of the books below:
TOP OF THE POPS
- Kitchen Disco by Clare Foges & Al Murphy
- Odd Dog Out by Rob Biddulph
- The Lion Inside by Rachel Bright
- The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson
- Grrrr! by Rob Biddulph
- The Koala Who Could by Rachel Bright
- Sunk! by Rob Biddulph
- Night Monkey, Day Monkey by Julia Donaldson & Lucy Richards
- Blown Away by Rob Biddulph
- There’s a Bear on my Chair by Ross Collins
I haven’t been paid to promote these books, or gifted any of them, I just genuinely think they’re good and am always on the look out for new ones, so if you have any recommendations, please do let me know. I’ve linked through to Waterstones for all of the books above as they seem to have amazing discounts at the moment, but you can find them in all good book stores.
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