If you follow us on social media, or have read our posts mentioning it ( here  and  here ) you will have noticed that BookBairn has a favour...

Favourites Shelf - August 2016

Monday, August 15, 2016 BookBairn Blog 0 Comments

If you follow us on social media, or have read our posts mentioning it (here and here) you will have noticed that BookBairn has a favourites shelf above the cuddle couch in her room, where she chooses her stories for nap times and bed times. I initially asked Daddy BookBairn to put up the shelves because it was a good way to display lots of our lovely books but it has, in turn, become a practical way to give BookBairn access to a smaller pile of books to making choosing easier. (It also allows me to swap out the books when we've read the same ones over and over and need a wee refresh.)

So I thought it would be nice to have this page to keep an updated list of our 'Top Five Favourites' and that way your can see the books that we revisit again and again.So here they are (in no particular order):

Nibbles: the Book Monster by Emma Yarlett
 BookBairn truly adores Nibbles the Book Monster! He is often dragged through (it's quite a large book for such a little person to carry) to the living room and she will spend twenty to thirty minutes pouring over the pages, flipping through over and over. There aren't many books which have kept her as occupied as this one. She loves shouting "Nibbles gone!" and shutting him back in his crate at the end. I think she really understands this story. She certainly understands this character! To read our full review click here.


Pom Pom the Champion by Sophy Henn
 You may have seen that BookBairn had her first ever big grump when I returned two of the Pom Pom books to the library - whoops. She then went a bit bonkers because she couldn't read "Pom Pom chute" (a chute is Scots for a slide) which describes her favourite page. I had to go back to the library the next day and re-borrow it! But this weekend I bought BookBairn her own copy and got it signed by the lovely Sophy Henn at the Edinburgh Book Festival (which is awesome by the way!). Read our Pom Pom review here.


Oi Dog! by Kes and Claire Grey and Jim Field
So this was my Most Anticipated Book of the Year and BookBairn loves it! It's the first book title she's managed to say in full and whenever we have visitors to the house she has grabbed this one of her shelf and made the grown ups read it! I also met Kes Grey at the Book Festival and he was charming and I got this one signed too. More details here.


Spot by Eric Hill 
Spot by Eric Hill  Another book that we read a lot at the moment is a collection from the Spot series by Eric Hill. She loves the flaps. She loves finding Spot. We've read it so many times she knows the story by heart. This copy has two stories in it and we usually alternate which one we read as she pretty much asks for Spot every nap and bed time (I think Daddy might be a bit sick of it!). I might need to add Spot to our 'Story Book Classics' series of posts.


The Moomins by Tove Jansson
 BookBairn loves these Moomin books which are great interactive stories - one with lift the flaps and one with turn the wheel interactive elements. I'm not entirely sure how much she really appreciates these stories but she enjoys looking for things so it's great fun to read with her. It's also lovely because I love the Moomin characters so I'm hoping this will be a nice early introduction to stories that we can share together.


And a special mention goes to Mummy's Favourite:


Ready Steady Mo! by Mo Farrah. Kes Grey and Marta Kissi
I love this book. It's bold, bright and cheerful! And Kes Grey's rhyming skills fit beautifully telling a short story of little Mo - the Olympic champion who wants us all to put on our running shoes and get out there and run! It's sweet and uplifting. And having been swept up in the Olympics it's absolutely perfect and is a great book of the moment! Full review coming soon.

Hope you've enjoyed reading about our favourite books of the moment. I'll aim to update this list once every six weeks or so, so keep an eye out for changes to our favourites list.
Mummy and BookBairn xx

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