Once upon a time…our favourite story books

All the Mummas Say…

Getting your child interested in books is one of the best things you can teach them (next to walking, talking, eating etc). Nathan & Leyton are particularly avid ‘readers’ and have a vast collection of books between them. Reading to your little one even from a few months old is an important part of their development (books provide colours, shapes, textures, word association, builds memory skills…and listening to books being read is massively beneficial towards learning to talk and understand objects, words, numbers and also learning emotions).

Some of the Mumma Says favourites are listed below with handy website links:

Dear Zoo
The Dancing Tiger
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
The Park in the Dark
Usborne That’s Not My Collection 7 Books Set (Donkey, Elephant, Kitten, Lion, Tiger, Monster, Frog)
Bear Snores on
Faraway Farm
Prickety Prackety
The Tiger Who Came to Tea
Trumpet: The Little Elephant with a Big Temper

Where The Wild Things Are
Pirate Pete’s Potty: A Ladybird potty training book
Peter Pan
Princess Polly’s Potty: A Ladybird potty training book
The Jungle Book
Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes… (Baby Board Books)
Complete Grimm’s Fairy Tales (Wordsworth Library Collection)
Each Peach Pear Plum (Viking Kestrel Picture Books)
Tell Me What It’s Like To Be Big
Slinky Malinki

The Gruffalo
Gilbert the Great
Giraffes Can’t Dance
Big Pig
Row, Row, Row Your Boat (Baby Board Books)
Goodnight Moon
The Snail and the Whale
Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy (Hairy Maclary and Friends)
Room on the Broom

Story of King Arthur and His Knights, The (Barnes & Noble Leatherbound Classic Collection)
The Owl and the Pussy-cat
The Complete Winnie-the-Pooh
The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark
Guess How Much I Love You
How to Catch a Star
I Love You, Little Monkey
Velveteen Rabbit
Tell Me Something Happy Before I Go To Sleep

All of these books are available through www.amazon.co.uk

Nathan’s Mumma found a range of books by Nancy Tillman that are a personal favourite of hers, which are also available at www.amazon.co.uk :

On the Night You Were Born

Wherever You are, My Love Will Find You

Crown on Your Head, The

I’d Know You Anywhere, My Love

It’s Time to Sleep, My Love

Spirit of Christmas

Heaven of Animals, The

Tumford the Terrible


Whichever books you choose to get your child into read, it’s a brilliant way to engage with them and you never know, you might like the story too.

The List

3 thoughts on “Once upon a time…our favourite story books

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