Monday, 15 October 2012

8 Non-Scary Picture Books for October


Here are just a few of our favourite fun reads for this time of year.

"The Foggy Foggy Forest" by Nick Sharratt is a book packed full of wonder, excitement, rhythm & rhyme! With semi transparent pages, readers have to guess which popular fairytale characters could be hiding on the next page & what they could be up to. Great for all ages to explore.

"What's in the Witch's Kitchen?" is another brilliant Nick Sharratt book full of fun rhyming, repetitive text.  Its magical illustrations with special lift up flaps make this an ideal read for all ages, older children will love the silly, witty scenarios & the surprise ending.

"Aliens Love Underpants" by Claire Freedman & Ben Cort is a fab funny read with another great rhyming text. It's fantastically wacky illustrations capture children's imaginations & guarantee lots of giggles as you read.

"Meg & Mog" stories by Helen Nicoll & Jan Pienkowski are absolute classics. Their bright bold illustrations, coupled with fun simple text & lovable characters make them a winner with young children.

"Room On The Broom" by the wonderful Julia Donaldson is a real favourite in our house. It tells the tale of a witch who is helped through many mishaps by a group of animals she meets along the way. A fun engaging story, with repetitive text which children can join in with.   

"Mouldy Monsters" by AnnaLaura Cantone introduces some rather different monsters! Have you ever heard of a monster who likes to dress up in pink tutus, or a monster who is scared of the dark? Well this book is full of monsters just like these, & with its 'touch & feel' pages & smelly scratch & sniff ending it's a perfect fun alternative read for Halloween. 

"ZOG" by Julia Donaldson, tells the tale of a young dragon attending dragon school. He tries his best to achieve every year, but there always seems to be a mishap. Luckily for him there is always a friend to help him, even though she seems the most unlikeliest pal for a dragon. A great read for all ages with a neat twist at the end.

"Pumpkin Soup" by Helen Cooper is a beautifully written & illustrated seasonal story exploring the ups & downs of friendship, & the art of sharing & compromise. A perfect read for young readers who have just started preschool/school.


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