Are you looking for books to read with your children? Me and my girls love bedtime Storytime, (not so much my big girl now though) as do many of my clients in my Whitchurch Hampshire Photography Studio.  I would like to share my favourite books that I have read with my daughters during their younger years.

  1. The Gruffalo! In fact, anything Julia Donaldson! The rhyming makes it easy for children to remember the words. Meaning, they can join in next time.  Her books are always fun and imaginative combined with beautiful drawings to really make the characters come alive.
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar This is a classic children’s book. Written by Eric Carle. The story follows the journey of a tiny caterpillar. He eats his way through a variety of foods before transforming into a beautiful butterfly. Not just a wonderful story but educational as well. 
  • The Oi! Frog Series These are a collection of children’s books written by Kes Gray. The series includes Oi Frog, Oi Cat, Oi Dog, Oi! Puppies, Oi! Duck-Billed Platypus, and Oi! Aardvark. The books are written in rhyme and feature a bossy cat. He insists that the frog can only sit on a log because it rhymes with “frog.” As the series progresses, the frog becomes more clever and outsmarts the cat with his own rhymes. The books also introduces
  • additional animals who are told where to sit in a rhyming manner.
  • Super Kitty written by Hannah Whitty. An excellent read with stunning illustrations. It tells the story of a tiny yet extraordinary kitty who dreams of becoming a superhero like the bigger animals. Proving that even the smallest creatures can be courageous. Hannah is married to my husband’s cousin; we were lucky enough to meet her on a rare family occasion last year and Isla was thrilled to get her book signed. Also in the series is Super Kitty VS Mousezilla.
  • Aliens Love Underpants written by Claire Freedman.  This is a funny story about Aliens who Love Underpants. BUT, there aren’t any underpants on their planet. They travel to earth and get up to all sorts in the underwear when us humans are not looking.

Are you a stuck on what books to read with your children? why not take your children to visit the library? You will find all sorts of new stories to read together there. Many local libraries have toddler sessions or things to keep little ones entertained during their visit.

Click the link below to view Whitchurch Library’s opening times and the events they have on during the week.



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