One of the biggest injustices we do to ourselves and our children is to move away from picture books. My 7-year reads “big” books. Harry Potter, Enid Blyton, books by the Stilton siblings and more. She enjoys them a lot and slowly over time, my library haul didn’t have many picture books. I have made a conscious effort to change that.
Picture books are the unsung heroes of reading. They lead one into worlds undiscovered. I have been enjoying reading picture books with my 7-year old. Here are some picture books we have fallen in love with recently.
Apples and Robins by Lucie Felix
Shapes and primary colours are always a win-win combination. “Such a creative book!” exclaimed my 7- year old. That should be a good enough recommendation. Ideal for kids aged 3 and up.
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Spot the Cat by Henry Cole
This is a wordless book with amazing illustrations. I would very happily frame up the pages from this book and display them on my walls. Spot the cat escapes through an open window and takes a journey around the city. Ideal for kids aged 3 and up.
Doctor De Soto by William Steig
Does your kid have jitters going to a dentist? I admit my daughter does (she has run out off the dentist’s office with her hands covering her mouth). Dr. De Soto, is a mouse assisted by his wife who refuses to treat dangerous animals. A fox comes in with terrible pain and the kind-hearted De Sotos decide to treat him. Ideal for kids aged 5 and up.
Help! We need a Title by Herve Tullet
I would recommend any book by Tullet. They are fun and ideal for young kids (Press here, Let’s Play! and Mix it Up!). Kuttyma and I enjoyed this book a lot. The rather adorable characters are not yet ready for the reader. They need a story. They need a title and so they call the author. It is a lot of fun. Ideal for kids aged 5 and up.
A Child of Books by Oliver Jeffers
I am a big Jeffers fan. I love his books. This one definitely takes the prize. A courageous little reader introduces a little boy to the world of words. Kuttyma and I had a great time identifying the words in the illustrations and connecting them to classics. A book that should be in the hands of all book lovers irrespective of age. Ideal for kids aged 5 and up.
What picture book have you read recently? Recommend me some. I am looking for new books to discover.
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