This blog is Day Eight of my 30 days of motherhood blogging challenge. Every day, for 30 days, I’m sharing diary-style snippets of my life as a working mum to one cheeky toddler. Consider this part creative experiment, part self-therapy. Feel free to play along at home! You can read days one to seven here.
I love reading Zoey books (no surprises there, since I’m a bookworm from way back). So far, she seems to love books too, especially ones with animals.
This morning, we visited her baby cousin Georgia and I got bookshelf envy! We’ve got a fair few books but most of them are the classics – think The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Hairy MacLeary etc. I think it’s time to update our collection – what are your favourite children’s books?
Here are our top picks.
Zoey’s favourite books:
A Summery Saturday Morning by Margaret Mahy
Anything in the Spot series by Eric Hill, e.g. Spot Bakes a Cake, Spot Goes on Holiday and Where’s Spot?
Dear Zoo by Rob Campbell
Peepo by Janet & Allen Ahlberg
A lot of farm-related books that don’t have named authors (mostly pictures!)
My favourite children’s books:
Kissed by the Moon by Alison Lester
You’re Here for a Reason by Nancy Tillman
The Very Cranky Bear by Nick Bland (mostly because I enjoy putting on the voices in this one, ha!)
Tom’s favourite children’s books:
Slinki Malinki by Lynley Dodd
Baa Baa Smart Sheep by Mark & Rowan Sommerset
Elephant by Lucy Freegard
What books are on repeat in your household?
Please comment below or send me a message – I’d love to know.
Not a lot else to report from today. Zoey loved hanging out with her baby cousin this morning (even though I spent most of the playdate saying “be gentle!”). This afternoon’s activities included a trip to the supermarket, colouring in, reading books, and playing peek-a-boo. All in all, a lovely, low-key end to a wonderful four-day weekend.
Back to work and daycare tomorrow. Zoey randomly started talking about daycare at dinner, so I think she’s excited to see all her little friends.