What’s on your children’s bookshelves?

Our children love books and of course, like so many children, enjoy reading their favourite stories over and over again.

They are very lucky that their grandfather is such a whizz at woodwork as they have a hand made bookcase each to fill with their favourite stories.

What books do your children have on their bookcases?

Reading in childhood is so important for a range of reasons. It is a fun activity, when you read together it’s quality bonding time with your children, it helps to develop their language skills, improves their vocabulary, focuses the mind and aids concentration, and provides a stimulus for their imagination – just to name a few!

At the moment our ten year old is enjoying reading things like:

  • Malory Towers
  • Dork Diaries
  • The Famous Five
  • Pony Club Secrets
  • Pippa Morgan’s Diary

children's bookcase

Our eight year old is loving things like:

  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid
  • Goosebumps
  • The Chronicles of Narnia
  • Anything by David Walliams
  • Anything by Tom Gates
  • Anything by Roald Dahl

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Our three year old is loving:

  • The Gruffalo’s Child
  • Stick Man
  • The Meg and Mog books
  • We’re going on a bear hunt

children's bookcase

Our two year old is loving:

  • Anything about Dinosaurs
  • Monkey Puzzle
  • We’re going on a bear hunt
  • Spot the dog

Children's Bookcase

Although they have their own bookcases, they all share their books and swap around and the older children love to read to the younger ones. I know that it’s all the rage to have all books on a kindle now, but really, as far as books go, I really don’t think you can beat the real thing!

We make time every day for books, even if there are lots of other things to do – there is always time for a story!

Which are the books you know by heart because you read them so often? For us it’s always things like The Gruffalo, or Monkey Puzzle.


  1. Oh so many fantastic books!! I recognise a lot of these from my own childhood – Enid Blyton was a firm favourite! We love reading in our house too, even at almost 13 my eldest still loves to read. #sharewithme

  2. Great collection. My 10 year old loves anything funny. My 5 year old loves dinosaurs and our youngest is all about the Teletubbies.

  3. Lots I haven’t seen! Today my 2yr olds faves are classic Tabby McTat and The Fox and The Star by Coralie Bickford-Smith- graphically stunning. #sharewithme

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