Book Club for Kids – Childrens Books for holiday reading


We were supposed to have the grown up book club this week but with school holidays, life etc we have rescheduled it until after the break (will keep you posted but jump over here to see what we are reading).  Instead, I thought I’d tell you about these gorgeous books Mum brought back from England as gifts for the girls.  Plus keep going down for some other favourites with my girls….maybe helpful if you are looking for inspiration, maybe not, who knows????

Do your kids like to read?  Both of ours love having stories read to them and it’s a night time ritual we have and cherish (most of the time anyway, some nights it’s a pain in the A!).  Miss M loves to read and is delighted with herself that she can now.  Miss E struggles with reading so when we do find books that she likes we pounce on them.

the queens knickersDescription (from the Book Depository)*

A charming, hilariously funny and genuinely affectionate picture book from the acclaimed author-illustrator of Jesus’ Christmas Party. A little girl is looking forward to the Queen’s visit to her school — and wonders what knickers Her Majesty will choose to wear! Will they be her ‘at home’ knickers – adorned with corgis — or her garden party knickers, or perhaps her woolly Balmoral ones? Whichever choices from the Official HM Knicker Guide the Queen decides upon, the girl is determined that the royal visitor will feel at home at her school. Both children and adults will love this very special and endearing insight into a child’s imagination.

It is charming and funny.  The girls cracked up reading it.

the royal nappyDescription (also by The Book Depository)*

Meet the Royal Baby and of course, Nanny, who looks after the Royal Baby and the all-important Royal Nappy Cabinet! A funny, warm look at the royal nappy through history – from Henry VIII to the present day and a very special new arrival…Find out where the royal nappies are made, the different kinds for every occasion (parachuting nappies say, or shiny nappies for palace floors – whee!), and what happens when the royal nappies …run out!

Miss M took great pleasure in reading this aloud to the whole family, it’s a cute book too.

They are both really lovely books to add to your collection or to give as presents.  I think perfect for ages 4 – 7.  Great choices Mum. x

For the same age group the girls have loved these 2 and we have given them to friends as presents, both books are great way to have “imagine” conversations and can even engage the reluctant reader.

You Choose

Description (Book Depository)
Imagine you could go anywhere, with anyone and do anything. Where would you live? Where would you sleep? Who would be your friends? What games would you play? Go on …you choose! With the help of detailed illustrations, this title looks at a whole range of scenarios where choosing is made fun. 


Just Imagine

Description (Book Depository)

Just imagine what it would be like to be as small as a mouse; or as big as a house. Imagine exploring the depths of the ocean, travelling into the past or the future – or something even stranger…This wonderfully inventive and interactive book allows a child to tell their own story, combining new elements each time. And with intricately detailed illustrations for parent and child to pore over together, this really is a book to share time and time again.

For slightly older kids but still 8 and under we also loved the Billy B Brown series (for the girls) and Hey Jack for the boys by Sally Rippin.  The Lotus Lane series, Lulu, Mika, Coco & Kiki have been a hit and are great for the newly independant reader. The EJ Spy School series are fun and easy to read and then lead into the EJ12 Girl Hero books for when they are older.  At the moment we seem to have an obsession with Pearlie the Park Fairy by Wendy Harmer, I think the girls have emptied the school library of those ones.

I’m not much help with boys books though unfortunately.  Please share what your boys love to read I’d really like to know.

Do your kids have a favourite book?  Do you?  What is it?








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2 comments on “Book Club for Kids – Childrens Books for holiday reading

  1. Shannon @ Oh Creative Day
    September 20, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    The “You Choose” book reminds me of the “Choose Your Own Adventure” books from when I was a kid. I LOVED those books!
    Those books from England look darling!
    We are drowning in Hairy Maclary books at the moment…. I’m fairly certain I can recite most of them off by heart!

    • Vicki
      September 21, 2014 at 10:04 am

      Ha! Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy, there is a little family day care a few houses down from us and I’ve just donated our collection to them in a quest to declutter, the girls used to love them though too! Thanks so much for stopping by.

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