What makes a great children’s book?
To me, it needs beautiful illustrations, an engaging story, fantastical facts and interactive activities.
I picked up the following four books recently which have all of the above and they have been on high rotation with the girls lately…
This one had me at the title. It’s the second book I’ve bought for the girls about women who have dared to achieve their dreams. We haven’t gotten through it yet, but we have loved reading stories of strong and courageous women, and the illustrations are just lovely.
My daughters are obsessed with dinsaurs, thanks in part to watching marathon sessions of Dinosaur Train whilst I clean the house, or put baby to sleep. I love how this book is interactive, jam-packed with facts and beautifully illustrated.
To be honest, I picked this one up because of the pretty front cover. Don’t judge a book by its cover? I’d have to disagree in this instance. Once we brought it home and opened it up, I realised just how brilliant this book is. It’s a companion to the book “Nature’s Day”, which we happen to have… in Turkish… we bought it from Turkey whilst holidaying there last year.
This one takes the reader through each season and has colouring pages, activities and craft ideas. A must for every child. Seriously.
I think the title sums this one up.
It. Is. Brilliant.
My kids have been making paper planes, and paper frisbees, and… that’s all we’ve done so far lol. BUT! There are some solid ideas for outdoor activities, for all ages.
What do you think makes a great children’s book? Which books are on high rotation at your house?