Friday, 29 November 2019

November Reading Wrap-Up

I hit a bit of a reading slump again this month, so I went back to what I know seems to get me out of it; children's books. So here's a look at what I've read this month.

I'm a huge supporter of Hannah Shaw, have been for a few years now. So when she realised her first book, Tiny But Mighty, I immediately bought a copy. Then I learnt she was releasing a children's book, centred around teaching little ones about kitten rescue; Kitten Lady's Big Book of Little Kittens(*****).

Christmas is coming, so it seemed appropriate I read a few Christmas themed children's books. The Christmas Story(***) is the traditional story of the birth of Jesus Christ, whilst Christmas Stories(***) is a collection of short stories.

Mess Monsters(***) is a humorous read about the importance of tidying up. Growing up, I was a huge fan of the Meg and Mog books so I decided to revisit them as an adult, starting with Meg's Veg(**).

I was a huge Buffy fan as a child/teenager, and I had no idea a children's book existed of the classic Buffy the Vampire Slayer(***). It's an alright read for kids, and a fab introduction to this fandom if you want to introduce your children to this classic. 

Two absolute classics right here. I have fond memories of The Snowman(*****) and reading it (do you read a picture book?) with my mum and grandma at Christmas time. I don't remember if I read Father Christmas(****) as a child, but I loved it as an adult. 

This book is beautiful and such an important read for every single child. And possibly every single adult, too. Because some adults need to be reminded about the importance of friendship and how you can Be A Friend(****) to anyone.

A few more Meg and Mog books. I remember now why I enjoyed these as a child, they're great books for kids with wonderful illustrations and great, simple, easy-to-follow story-lines. I particularly enjoyed Mog at the Zoo(***), but Meg up the Creek(***) was very humorous too.

I'm a sucker for a book about cats, and how adorable is Superkitty(****)? I adored this book. It was sweet, cute, funny. A great story with a happy ending and wonderful illustrations. I mean, what's not to love?

 The Velveteen Rabbit(*****) was one of my favourite books as a child. It's just such a beautiful read about how the toys we love become real. I'd forgotten all about the Little Miss and Mr Men books so I decided to read one again. And Little Miss Hug(***) seemed like a good one to start with, as I'm a hugger and love to receive a hug too.

What have you been reading this month?

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