And browse we did. Lila hung out on the beanbags and smiled all over the place and I came away with a great stash of books for us all to enjoy over the next few weeks.
So, in place of the usual green tea book corner review, I bring you the best of the library haul.
The Runaway Hug : a gorgeous story of a little girl who ‘borrows’ her Mum’s last hug then loses it just before bedtime. I love the illustrator, Freya Blackwood, (she’s illustrated a couple of books by my course tutor) her images are so real. In this book I love how the Mum is doing the laundry in her knickers!
Zoe & Beans and the magic hoop : I love this one, it's simple but so cleverly written. A funny tale about cheeky Zoe who gets her lazy dog, Beans, to jump through a magic hoop by giving him some ‘choccy bears’. You’ll never guess what happens next…
Sylvia & Bird : a touching story about a lonely dragon who makes a friend in Bird. Quite sad in parts, (well, for a children's book!) this is one of those moral stories with a lovely ending. Beautiful illustrations too.
Who’s Driving : Ollie's favourite, surprise surprise. This isn’t a story book as such, but with great illustrations and interesting characters there is plenty to talk about.
Green Light for the Little Red Train : we love the Little Red Train books and this one is no exception. Duffy Driver gets lost and ends up driving his train through various different European countries. The detailed illustrations provide a great talking point.
Told you we picked some good ones! The only thing I hate about library books is that you have to give them back. I end up getting too attached and then have to go and buy the ones Oliver / I really like!
Off to Amazon I go…
Do you have any of these at home? What are your kids reading right now?