Our favourite books for children, aged 6 – 7 years, as part of our books for children list.
The Twits by Roald Dahl
We absolutely love Roald Dahl, they are all books that I would happily read as an adult without a young audience around, so I was delighted when our eldest showed a keen interest in the stories too. The Twits is one of our family favourites, although it was very hard to choose just one! Where would we be without a little bit of silliness and an opportunity to consider goodies and baddies.
Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown
First published in 1968 there are many adventures of Flat Stanley. We enjoy this one and our eldest likes to pause for thought at some of the topics raised. Some key life lessons are introduced in a calm and considered manner, for example when Stanley ponders, “…maybe it’s impossible for everybody to like everybody” and Mrs Lambchop replies, “Perhaps…But they can try”.
A Bear Called Paddington by Michael Bond
What a lovely heart-warming tale of a lost bear and the Browns who take the loveable but rather accident-prone Paddington into their family. We love reading this together at bedtime. Another classic that thoroughly deserves its place at the heart of our bookshelf.
George’s Secret Key to the Universe by Lucy and Stephen Hawking
We have only recently discovered these stories and this is the first one that we have read. The balance of an interesting story, engaging pictures and real life photos has captured the heart of our space loving six year old! Not to mention that it is co-written by one of his favourite scientists: Stephen Hawking.
The Hundred-Mile-An-Hour Dog by Jeremy Strong
What a fun (and funny) story. Chief loves reading this book about Trevor and his over-enthusiastic dog Streaker. He also enjoys the amusing drawings.