Tuesday, 30 December 2008

A Readers Favorite

Each Peach Pear Plum
by Janet and Allan Ahlberg
Lucy Coats commented saying "for the perfect picture book story"

Tuesday, 9 December 2008

Have you seen Teddy's Trousers?

Little Bears trousers
By Jane Hissey
Published byRed Fox
A sweet little story with lovely illustrations, it has an old fashioned feel to it.

Monday, 24 November 2008

Readers Choice

Put Me In The Zoo


Author Robert Lopshire
Illustrated by Robert Lopshire
Publisher Random House Children's Books


Daithi Jane Houlihan Borges wrote on November 17th, 2008
Hi, this is Daithi Jane. Thanks for creating this blog- I like children's books better than any others. Put Me In the Zoo is still I favorite of mine. Has anyone gone to the picture book museum yet?

Friday, 7 November 2008

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Written by Eric Carle
Illustrated by Eric Carle
Published by Puffin
A delightful book with lovely illustrations, a humourus story of a very educational subject, told with a young audience in mind.

Tuesday, 7 October 2008


The Oxford Illustrated Junior Dictionary
Compiled by Rosemary Sansome and Dee Reid
Illustrated by Barry Rowe
Published by Oxford University Press
Very informative, very educational and easy to read, with good illustrations to keep a young childs concentration.
My copy was published in 1991.

Tuesday, 30 September 2008

Orlandovisitor Said

The Magic Faraway Tree
by Enid Blyton.

Monday, 29 September 2008

Toilet Training Aid

Ruby's Potty
By Paul Rogers
Illustrated By Emma Rogers.
Published By Dutton Childrens Books
A very helpful book, it came in very useful, many times during childminding.
It's rhyming words and lovely illustrations, make it become a favorite with most young children.

Monday, 22 September 2008

One of My Old Favorites

The Cat In The Hat
Written by:Dr. Seuss,
Publisher: New York, Random House,
Published: 1957
This is one from my collection of favorites, I loved the rhyming words and illustrations, brings back many happy memories.

Tuesday, 16 September 2008

Welsh Song Book

Caneuon Bys A Bawd
Golygydd; Falyri Jenkins
Lluniau; Elwyn Ioan
Mudiad Ysgolion Meithrin
Argraffwyr; Y Lolfa
Here is a delightful song book, a must for all welsh learners with children and of course for welsh children too.

Monday, 8 September 2008

A Classic

Hansel and Gretal
Retelling by Audrey Daly
Illustration by Peter Stevenson
Published by Ladybird

An old classic, told with a good feeling not too scary, and of course having a happy ending.
Other titles in the Favourite Tales collection include;
The Elves and The Shoemaker
The Three Little pigs
The Gingerbread Man
The Little Red Hen
The Princess and the Pea
Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Chicken Licken
Little Red Riding Hood
Jack and the Beanstalk
The Enormouse Turnip

Friday, 5 September 2008

A Comment

Helygen wrote at 5:17pm on September 1

Good idea for a blog.

Monday, 1 September 2008

Christmas Stories

The Night Before Christmas
By Clement C. Moore
Illustrated by Douglas Gorsline
Published by Random House
Every Year on Christmas Eve, I read this book to my children, and will carry on the tradition when they have their own children. It is a delightful rhyming story filled with lots to fuel the imagination helped by the wonderful drawings.
Lucy and Tom's Christmas
By Shirley Hughes
Published by Puffin
A delightful book written with feeling, the illsustrations tell the story in themselves.

Saturday, 30 August 2008

Today's Entry

The Gruffle
By Sheila McCullagh
Published by Ladybird
One in the series of Puddle Lane books, the children I've read this to have got very excited about the 'monster' element in this story.

Tuesday, 26 August 2008

More from the cupboard

Today I’ve been sorting out the cupboards for my children’s old and treasured books:

Sali Mali
Gan[by]Mary Vaughan Jones
Darluniau gan [Illustration by]
Rowena Wyn Jones
Cymdeithas Lyfrau Ceredigion Gyf.[publishers]

Happy moments of learning Welsh,with such a simple and happy story.


Where’s Spot?
By Eric Hill
Published by Puffin

Also in the series:
Spot’s first walk
Spot’s birthday party
Spot’s first Christmas
Spot goes to school
Spot goes on holiday
Spot goes to the circus
Spot goes to the farm
Spot’s first Easter
Spot’s baby sister
Spot stays overnight

Lovable pictures, short and easy to read.

The Yellow House
By Blake Morrison
Illustrations by Helen Craig
Published by Walker

Lovely book for bringing out a child’s imagination.

Monday, 25 August 2008

The Beginning

We all have our favourite stories we remember from when we were very young. I would like to give you the opportunity to share and re-call those memories by adding to our list of “Stories loved from childhood”

Please give as much information as possible about the book, and if you want to share your reasons feel free to do so. Enter into the comments section and I will add it to the blog.

So here’s a few to start with:

Dennis the Dragon
By Vera Hopewell
Illustrated by Martin Aitchison
Published by Ladybird Book


Bathwater’s Hot
By Shirley Hughes
The Nursery Collection
Published by Walker book


Alfie’s feet
By Shirley Hughes
Alfie Stories
Published by Red Fox


The Teddy Bears’ Picnic
Pictures by Prue Theobalds
Words by Jimmy Kennedy
Published by Blackie