FUN SCHOOL HOLIDAY READS

Lifestyle

25 July 2016

Bunker down in a cosy corner with your little ones and a good book. One of these, perhaps...

1/ Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Suess from Whitcoulls, 2/ Press Here by Herve Tullet from Whitcoulls, 3/ Secret Garden - postcards by Johanna Basford from Whitcoulls, 4/ Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling from Whitcoulls, 5/ James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl from Whitcoulls, 6/ I got the Rhythm by Connie Schofield-Morrison from Whitcoulls, 7/ Don't Touch this Book by Bill Cotter from Whitcoulls, 8/ Choose your Own Adventure by Edward Packard from Whitcoulls, 9/ Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak from Whitcoulls, 10/ Tap the Magic Tree by Christie Matheson from Whitcoulls.

GREEN EGGS & HAM by Dr. Suess

Dr.  Seuss books are such great fun for kids both young and old alike.  Woven into the weird and wonderful stories lie deep and thoughtful messages that are just as relevant as we grow older.

PRESS HERE by Herve Tullet

Just press the yellow dot and turn the page.  And when you do, you’ll be taken on an adventure!  This author also has ‘Mix it Up’ and ‘Let’s Play’ books which are just as interactive and engaging.

SECRET GARDEN POSTCARDS by Johanna Basford

Rainy day indoors? No problem, just grab some colouring pencils and this book.  Johanna Basford has a myriad of colouring-in books for the older kids (and adults too).  This one transforms your art into postcards.

JUST SO STORIES by Rudyard Kipling

How did the camel get his hump? This is a book for little curious minds who just love to ask questions.  Just So Stories helps your child learn ‘why’ in an insightful and imaginative way.

JAMES & THE GIANT PEACH by Roald Dahl

When James spills the crocodile tongues he embarks on an amazing adventure with one unexpected and very gigantic peach plus a few friends that he meets on his journey.

I GOT THE RHYTHM by Connie Schofield-Morrison

It’s the type of book that will have your children hopping and bopping along to the beat of a young girl who explores her neighbourhood and describes all the sounds she can hear along the way.

DON’T TOUCH THIS BOOK by Bill Cotter

Well the title just makes you want to touch it, right! Wrong, tread very carefully through the pages with your little one as you gently teach the monster in the book how to share.

CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE by Edward Packard

Just as good now as they were then.  Choose your own adventure books allow the reader to become a part of the action.  Step inside the mind of a character and face their challenges as if they were your own!

WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE by Maurice Sendak

A bookshelf must-have that never gets old.  Follow Max as he explores the jungle that is his bedroom, dons his wolf suit and sails to an island where all the wild things are.

TAP THE MAGIC TREE by Christie Matheson

Tap the tree, don’t be shy!  A book that encourages your child to engage with it and bring the magic tree to life. Throughout, your little ones will be wanting to shake, jiggle and tap along with every page turn.

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