World Book Day for Bloggers
It's World Book Day, so we're asking which books caught your imagination as a child? And which books do your children insist you read (until you lose the will to live) repeatedly?
Our guest blogger Nick Gibb, Minister for Schools, asked Mumsnetters how they could get kids reading more books. But a love of literature is not something that develops out of nowhere - great books, and great book recommendations, can make all the difference to a reluctant reader.
So if you know of a great children’s book to read aloud, you can recommend it on our bloghop. And if you’re on the hunt for a new bedtime story, here are three suggestions from MN blogger parents (because let's face it, you're the ones who'll have to read it 20 million times):
|Night Birds on Nantucket
by Joan Aitken
|Orange Pear Apple Bear
by Emily Gravett
|Charmed Life by Diane Wynne-Jones
features a put-upon child
A thing of great charm and exquisite construction. The book uses the words of its
One of my very favourite witches… HogsBackBooks
Children’s book blogging
Plenty of children’s book publishers, illustrators, authors, and reviewers lurk in our network. Dive in to their behind-the-scenes blogs:
|The Little Wooden Horse||La Jongleuse|
|Hog's Back Books : publisher||Dreaming in Text: author|
|Alan Dapre's Blog: author||T.M. Alexander: author|
|Sunny Side Up: illustrator||Putting Life into Words|
|Read with Rosie:||Jactherat: English teacher|
If you’re tired of dressing your children up as magic dragons, and looking for more <ahem> grown-up literature, have a read of our bloggers who write about Grown Up books… or check out Mumsnet Books <crawls under duvet clutching magic wand>
Know of a great children’s book to read aloud? Is there one you do funny ridiculous voices for at bedtime? Why not let other parent bloggers know about your find? Post your book choice on your blog and shout about it on our bloghop.