300 Picture Books #3


My second week, although it is the third week of the challenge and I have recorded two weeks of books previously so I’ll pretend this is the third post too – stick with me.

As you can probably see I haven’t been blogging much, due to work for a change, but the girls have had their daily or more than daily book in most instances. I scheduled in a library trip on Saturday but then realised I had fines to pay and no change so that didn’t happen – must stop owing the library money.

We’re now up to 26/300 which sounds quite exciting – it works out as something tiddly like 7-8% which is better than 0% and it’s more about enjoying everything we’ve got than storming through like a race I feel. My children are very very particular about our reading time and when a book is chosen, it is read on repeat – seemingly no ifs or buts.

Below are our next chunk of books:

14 & 15. The Tale of Peter Rabbit and The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin by Beatrix Potter. My lucky girls were given the Beatrix Potter collection for Christmas from their grandma so I thought it was about time I cracked out a book or two. Biggest is very into names at the moment and quite gleefully told me ‘This one is called Peter Rabbit’ within minutes of finishing it (and starting again).

16. The Big Alfie and Annie Rose Storybook by Shirley Hughes – this is massive for girls as little as mine so we dip in and out, reading stories and poems that they definitely seem to enjoy. Biggest again has a friend called Alfie so she gets super excited!

17. Commotion in the Ocean by Giles Andreae – Giles Andreae rivals Julia Donaldson in this house for top spot. He is very much loved and though are collection started with Rumble in the Jungle I think Commotion in the Ocean is probably my big girl’s favourite. We also have the audio CD read by Hugh Laurie which is fun.

18. Mad About Minibeasts by Giles Andreae – get one Andreae book out and the others come tumbling after it. No idea where out copy of Rumble in the Jungle is but Mad about Minibeasts was enjoyed instead – big one once again asserting her love of the spiders in the book and counting the ladybird’s spots.

19. Moomin & the Moonlight Adventures by Tove Jansson – Moomin’s back!

20. How to Dinosaurs Learn Colours and Numbers by Jane Yolen – part of a much larger collection which pops in and out of popularity – that evening nothing else would do and it was read again to the teddies and dollies so they could learn their colours and numbers too.

21. ┬áThe Crocodile who didn’t like Water – Gemma Merino – One of the few books we’re all pretty apathetic to – sorry little croc who isn’t a croc.

22. Tabby McTat, the Musical Cat by Julia Donaldson – particularly popular because of all the necessary singing involved. Can’t do Tabby McTat without singing – FACT.

23. Hamilton’s Hats by Martine Oborne – all the recognisable illustrations of Axel Scheffer without the usual Donaldson story. Hamilton the Pig is very sweet!

24. Mucky Duck by Sally Grindley – both girls are human versions of mucky duck. She’s sweet but she’s a complete dirt magnet.

25. Two Monsters by David McKee – David McKee is another of my favourites from when I was younger. Two Monsters is the first book I bought for the girls by him but there are others floating about.

26. Maisy Goes to the Library by Lucy Cousins – All mice are called ‘maisies’ at the moment in this house so that gives you an idea of the impact she has had!

Onward and upwards!

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  • Emma T commented on January 20, 2014 Reply

    We love Peter Rabbit here too, although have some particularly faded looking, pale versions from a charity shop rather than nice versions like the Christmas tale new one.

    I haven’t heard of many of these. Loving that Moomin’s in there!

  • Helen commented on January 26, 2014 Reply

    I love the Moomin books! I’ve neve read Hamiltons Hat- will have to look out for it at the library

  • Anne-Marie commented on February 3, 2014 Reply

    What a lovely lot of books. One month is 8% of the year so 7 or 8% read in three weeks is still awesome :-) Thank-you for linking up!

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