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Anyone who knows me knows that I love to read. It's something I've always enjoyed and I think it's so important that we grow and nurture a love of reading for future generations. We are really missing our trips to the library but thankfully we have a rather hefty children's book collection and I've been making the most of our libraries online ebook loan service to keep my kindle well stocked with reading material. Here's what we've been reading this month....

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There appears to have been a theme to Iris's most chosen books this month and that is that they are all interactive books. She's hit that stage where she tries to prolong bedtime so books that require us to play a little bit longer gives her the chance to push bedtime back a few extra minutes. 


(link goes to lift the flap version as I cannot find version with the torch)

We purchased this book from The Book People in their closing down sale (does anyone really miss them? I do). It probably worked out around £1 but I would happily pay full price because it is such a fun book. Each page features bold black and white images and children can shine the UV torch around the page looking for hidden images. The storyline is about Halloween and has the potential to be scary but as you shine a light on the ghosts and ghouls you see that it's simply boys and girls in costumes. There is a twist at the end but I won't spoil that for you. It's a great book to demystify Halloween and teach young children that there is nothing to be afraid of. It's great fun looking for the hidden images and there's plenty of opportunities for extra learning such as counting. 




This is a lift the flap book illustrated by the talented Axel Scheffler. I love how recognisable his illustrations are, like the Quentin Blake of Iris's generation. The storyline is about the tickle monster and how he loves to hide then jump out and tickle you. Initially Iris was a little scared by the thought of a monster jumping out at her but now she's a little older she finds it hilarious and loves to do some tickling. I've been informed that I don't read this book properly and that Daddy is the best at reading this book!



This book is one of my all time favourite interactive books. It's a never ending source of finding fun. Each page has a category i.e dogs/ cakes/ dinosaurs and there are 100 pictures of these things per page. The 100 images are hidden behind large flaps, on these flaps there are a few images from the 100 for your child to find. It's like a beginners Where's Wally?. We've had so much fun with this book that we've had to sellotape the pages in places as it's falling apart. We bought the book from The Works for £1.50 and have since found it on clearance for 50p! I can't believe such an amazing book could cost so little. I've bought copies for every child we know I love it so much! 


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This is a genre I wouldn't usually pick- Historical Fiction but I have to say that I really enjoyed this one. It's set in 1850s London and combines art, passion, obsession and freedom. It's a well thought out plot with characters that live in your mind long beyond the page. It has elements of a psychological thriller running alongside the evocative descriptions of Victorian London. It's a clever one and I found myself eager to read more. 

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76 comments:

  1. I like the Winnie the Poo books they are timeless

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  2. Janet Robertson4 March 2021 at 11:29

    I loved all the famous five books

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  3. When I was a child I loved the Paddington Bear Books But now I The Tiger who came to Rea to share with my granddaughter!

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  4. Famous Five on a Secret Trail. I loved all the Enid Blyton books.

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  5. The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

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  6. The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe was my favourite

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  7. My favourite book when i was a child, and still now, has to be The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe. I always pretended that my own wardrobe would be magical when i waded through my clothes, which never happened! I wanted to eat turkish delight with Edmund too!

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  8. Margaret Clarkson
    Each peach pear plum

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  9. The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe.
    I always wanted to share a pot of tea with Mr Tumnus

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  10. The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe was my favourite.

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  11. I loved the Brer Rabbit tales

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  12. Matilda - I always loved books :)

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  13. I love Oliver Jeffers The Heart and the Bottle so much - such an amazing book!

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  14. I love reading The Borrowers when I was young

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  15. My favourite book for young children is The Tailor of Gloucester by Beatrix Potter.

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  16. We love the Tickle Book too. Although the current favourites are There's A Dragon In Your Book and Shark In The Park. #KCACOLS

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  17. The Faraway Tree Stories by Enid Blyton

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  18. Noddy. My Grandma who we were living with at the time in the early 1950s because of a housing shortage bought some Noddy books at a jumble sale and not only taught me to read before I started school but gave me a lifelong passion for reading and books

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  19. The books you've listed here look great, I think I'd enjoy the historical fiction book you read, though I rarely find time to read books myself. Fab giveaway as well, I'll be back for that! Thanks so much for linking up with #KCACOLS x

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  20. My boys love the tickle monster :)

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  21. During this lockdown we have read so many books but it has to be each peach pear plum. Thank you for linking up with us for #kcacols and we hope to see you next time.

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  22. The 'trick or treat' book looks so good, my children are still both a bit scared of what might be hiding in the dark, and this sounds fab at helping talk through those fears! x #KCACOLS

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  23. The trick or treat book would be a popular choice in our house, anything interactive works and the great thing for me is it isn't electronic x x #KCACOLS

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  24. Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfield

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  25. The Famous Five which later turned into 'The Secret Seven'by Enid Blyton

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  26. When I was a younger my favourite series of books where the Chronicles of Narnia.

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  27. Florence absolutely loves the trick or treat boon and we read it all year round! The counting book sounds good x #KCAKOLS

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  28. The Secret Garden was my favourite book.

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  29. Loved Heidi - wanted to live in the mountains with the goats x

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  30. Hello, my favourite childhood book (and I still love it!) is 'You're a Bad Mr Gum' by Andy Stanton. It is so fuuny!

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  31. The Famous Five series by Enid Blyton!

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  32. My favourite book was the Faraway Tree series from Enid Blyton.

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  33. My favourite book as a child was The Hobbit. I loved all the fantasy elements to it.

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  34. enid blyton. My dad read them when he was little and passed them down to me. Hoping my son will like them when he is old enough also

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  35. Georges Marvelous Medicine

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  36. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

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  37. SUE'S CIRUCS HORSE by Judith Berrsiford. Was horse-mad when I was younger and still am. Loved any horse/animal related books.

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  38. My favourite was The Wind in the Willows.

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  39. Showing my age but loved The Magic Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton

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  40. The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

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  41. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

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  42. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

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  43. My favourite childhood book was Anne of Green Gables

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  44. My favourite was the gingerbread man

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  45. Fantastic Mr Fox

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  46. Fantastic mr fox

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  47. Claudia Carroll24 March 2021 at 21:34

    I loved the Tiger who came to tea as a child! Now my boys love it too

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  48. Alices adventures in Wonderland.

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  49. I loved Roald dahls the minpins love it to this day. X

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  50. I loved the Little House series, in particular These Happy Golden Years.

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