Wondering What to Read Next?
During a MyKidsTime Instagram Live event, Patsy gave book recommendations for kids of different age groups and different types of books for different interests, as well as some lovely tips for parents about the importance of reading to your child and the gift it gives your child.
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Book Recommendations for Kids: 0-4 Years
Only a Tree Knows How to Be a Tree by Mary Murphy
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“Every person has their own thoughts in their head,
and their own feelings in their heart.
Every single person is different.
And only they know how to be them.”
Only a Tree knows how to be a tree! But trees are just the start – everything and everyone is different and special. Birds, dogs, fishes, people – and our Earth itself – all have their own unique place in our world. And only you know how to be you.
With a sure touch, this book shows every child its place in the world, and how everyone and everything is both part of the whole and special in itself.
Eva and the Perfect Rain by Tatyana Feeney
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Eva wakes up to find that it’s raining – again! She is thrilled because she can’t wait to use her new umbrella, but after breakfast the rain is too soft for an umbrella. The rain is lovely but it’s just not perfect umbrella rain!
Eva spends the day searching and hoping for the perfect umbrella rain that’s not too windy, too thundery or too drizzly. Finally, she finds it in a sun shower and a rainbow shines making it the most perfect rain of all.
Embrace rainy Ireland with Eva in this beautiful and delightful picture book.
Willy the Wimp by Anthony Browne
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Willy is tired of being a wimp, so he decides it is time to take action!
Willy is kind and gentle, and bullied by the suburban gorilla gang who call him “Willy the Wimp”. Desperate to do something about his situation, Willy answers a bodybuilding advert and grows big and strong, determined no one will ever call him “wimp” again.
Mad About Dinosaurs by Giles Andreae
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Join all your favourite dinosaurs in this colourful, rhyming picture book, from the author of international bestseller, Giraffes Can’t Dance!
Silly Diplodocus, fierce T-Rex, Brontosaurus, Stegosaurus and more… They’re all here in this bright, bold book. With a short lively rhyme on each page, fun facts and colourful pictures (plus handy pronunciation guides) this is perfect for young dinosaur fans everywhere.
Be Wild Little One by Olivia Hope with illustrations by Daniel Egnéus
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Wake up early, don’t be shy.
This bright world can make you FLY . . .
This gorgeous, uplifting picture book celebrates the wildness in all of us, and the beauty of the world all around us. Prepare for a heart-lifting journey through the beauties of nature: from pine forests to awe-inspiring mountains, and from sparkling seas to starry skies, each page is full of wonders. Fly across oceans, run with wolves through the mountain snow, dance with fireflies, and prepare to BE WILD!
With a lyrical text from talented debut author Olivia Hope, and stunning, immersive illustrations by Daniel Egnéus, this stand-out book brims with joy and possibility and makes the perfect gift for any little one.