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Every week we will feature a theme and suggest 10 books to read to ages within the range 0 to 8+ years


This week’s is:




Books that teach something about life


1              15 Things Not to Do with a Granny by Margaret McAllister  Picture Book 32 pages   3+ Years

                Lesson learned: Things not to do with granny but lots of things to do with her too

                 Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Books


2              Colin and Lee Carrot and Pea by Morag Hood  Board Book 24 Pages 1+ years 24

                Lesson learned: We are all different and can still be friends

                Publisher: Two Hoots


3              Bear and Hare: Mine! by Emily Gravett Picture Book 26 Pages 2-5 Years

                Lesson learned: Sharing - Hare doesn't want to share his toys

                Publisher: Two Hoots


4              Skip to the Loo, My Darling! By Sally Lloyd & Anita Jeram

                Lesson learned: Using the pottu - not just another potty training book but an endearing story

                Publisher: Walker Books


5              And Then… by Alborozo  Picture Book 32 pages 4-8 years

Dealing with  having a new baby brother. It’s hard being an older sister when everybody is admiring your newly born younger brother – particularly on your birthday.

                Publisher: Child's Play (International) Ltd


6              Dozy Bear and the secret sleepby by Katie Blackburn   (Author),    Richard Smythe (Illustrator) Picture Book 32 Pages 3+ Years

                Lesson learned: Going to sleep at night

                Publisher: Faber & Faber


7              How to Feed Your Cheeky Monkey  by Jane Clarke   (Author),    Georgie Birkett (Illustrator) Board Book 18 Pages Age 1+

Lesson learned : Eating Cheeky Little Monkey wants something to eat.Pop her in the high chair and grab her favourite treat

                 Publisher: Red Fox Picture Books


8              How to Feed Your Little Dinosaur  by Jane Clarke   (Author),    Georgie Birkett (Illustrator) Board Book 18 Pages Age 1+

                Lesson learned: Bathing Dirty little dinosaur doesn't want to wash .

                 Publisher: Red Fox Picture Books


9              Goodnight Moon - Written by Margaret Wise Brown Illustrated by Clement Hurd Picture Book

32 Pages Ages 3+

Lesson learned: Sleeping. Classic children’s book to lull children to sleep. As he snuggles down in bed, a little rabbit quietly and methodically says goodnight to all the familiar objects in his room

                Publisher: Two Hoots


10           Cat's Colours by Airlie Anderson Picture Book 32 pages Age 3+

Lesson Learned: Know colours and making the most of the world around us, and giving something back in return.

                Publisher: Child's Play (International) Ltd



When I was a lad at school around 13 years old, our Maths teacher used to call me Wol. At the end of the year as we were moving up a class I plucked up courage to ask why he called me Wol. He told meit was thename of the deslexic owl in Winnie the Pooh. With my Harry Potter glasses he said I looked like the Wise Old Owl in the Winnie the Pooh stories.


Being the vain person I am I took it as a compliment

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