World Book Day 2018

World Book Day 2018

With hastily flung together costumes my children skipped into school this morning, favourite books tucked under their arms to share with their class and reading buddies. Whilst the costume side of things I could, quite honestly, take or leave, sharing stories is one of my all time favourite things to do with my boys. In fact, from the day they arrived home from hospital each of them has always had a bedtime story. The standard in our house is three picture books or around 20 minutes reading from a chapter book. As the older boys are both able to read they sometimes sneak in extra story time by reading alone too, but I do love the joy of sharing the tales together.

I have written on this subject before, so for World Book Day 2018 I thought I would narrow our selection down to the books that my boys are choosing to enjoy time and again at the moment before bed. For the purpose of this post, I have only included picture books although we are thoroughly enjoying a range of chapter books too, most notably David Walliams, The Midnight Gang. Anyway, current bedtime picture story favourites:

I Took the Moon for a Walk

We can’t resist the beautiful illustrations and gentle narrative of this story.


Usborne night sounds

Books with sounds always go down well in our house, and this is a lovely way to imagine the world around us as we end our day.


No Matter What

This gorgeous book is a firm favourite of ours and has been for a long time. Thinking of love, life and family, all rolled into one.


The Paper Dolls

What a super story, and a personal favourite of mine. I am delighted when it is plucked from the bookshelf!



All three of our boys have practically grown up with this book, each being read it from a very early age. It’s truly a timeless classic.


Where The Wild Things Are

Another classic, and one that really stimulates young imaginations.


Those Magnificent Sheep In Their Flying Machine

This story makes me chuckle! Cheeky sheep and worldwide adventures, what’s not to enjoy?


The Lorax

Ecologically centred, ‘The Lorax’ gives real food for thought without being overbearing.


Hector and Hummingbird

You will find yourself loudly calling ‘Hey Hector!’ at intervals throughout this book. It’s a great tale of patience, compromise and friendship.


One Snowy Night

A great book for snuggling down with, and perfect for the current weather we’re experiencing in the UK!

What are your favourite books to share at bedtime? Do comment below to let me know, I’m always on the look out for new stories!

World Book Day Favourites with Cup of Toast

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1st March 2018


I love how we have a house full of books & yet these (with the exception of Peepo) are new to me! Both of our boys went through a definite Farmer Duck stage. I still know it off by heart…..

Oh yes, Farmer Duck! I’m not sure where our copy of that has got to. I know what you mean about new books. We have shelves bursting with books but there are still so many lovely ones to discover 🙂 xx

Lovely post! I love children’s books and World Book Day. #LGRTStumble

So do I! I would live in a library if I could!

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