Kayla’s a messer, a chatterbox, she struggles to sit still but one thing I can be guaranteed to keep her quiet is a good book. Her reading amazes me each and every day. Out of nowhere we’ve moved from Julia Donaldson and added these little beauties to our expanding library. Julia is an amazing kids author but after five years there is only so much Gruffalo, Stick Man and Room On The Broom one can take. Here’s what we’ve been cuddling up to over the past few months…

The Slightly Annoying Elephant by David Walliams
I’ve heard great things about David Walliams collection of children’s book but never actually bought one, this book was gifted by her godmammy at Christmas.

The Slightly Annoying Elephant is a barrel of laughs, with fun lively illustrations, a quirky read with a lesson to be learnt – always read the small print. No wonder it’s a best-selling picture book. Highly recommended!

When You Were Born by Benji Bennett
One of my all time favourite books (along with Before You Sleep). Eye catching illustrations, beautifully written with a very touching tale of how a child picks their mum and dad to be. What kid doesn’t want to know how you became to be their mum or dad? It gets me every time.

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen & Helen Oxenbury
Kayla won this book as part of a school competition for World Book Day. Kids were asked to draw a picture of their favourite books and she drew David Walliams book, The Slightly Annoying Elephant. Go Kayla!

Another much-loved classic, it will bring you back to your childhood. Cleverly written, catchy and an interactive read-out-loud book, it also encourages sounds and actions with younger children. This book will open up a new world of adventures as the family encounter many terrains on their bear hunt.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
A classic, a much-loved book in every corner of the world. A simple story of a hungry caterpillar with die cut and finger sized holes to interact and explore. Fun with wonderful illustrations, this book entertains and delights my two-year-old too. It will certainly bring you back to your younger years.

Have you read any of these books to your kids? Whats your kids favourite book at the minute?

12 Comments on Book Recommendations for Children aged 4-7

  1. Bear Hunt and the Very Hungry Caterpillar are favourites in our house too 🙂 I’m intrigued by the David Walliams book – I’m off to find on Amazon now 🙂 xx

  2. We have 3 of the 4, we don’t have the Benji Bennett one. Going on a Bear Hunt is a real favourite here, we’re on our second copy as the initial one fell apart with over-use. The David Walliams one is funny, it really reminded me of the Tiger that came to Tea

  3. We have three of the four, must add Going on a Bear Hunt to our collection. Have all of Benji Bennets books but have to admit this one is my least favourite. My older kids love all of David Walliams books & the fairy is the same with the Annoying Elephant, loves it 🙂

  4. Two old favourites (Bear Hunt and Hungry Caterpillar) and two we haven’t read! We have a couple of David Walliams chapter books, but we must try his picture books with our youngest 🙂

  5. These sound great, my little one who’s 3 loves a good book too but he tends to pick the same ones over and over. Very interested by the David Walliams one. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    – Cydney

  6. The slightly annoying elephant looks good, I love David walliams writing so may have to have a look at this. I love the couple of classics too, we’re going on a bearhunt and the very hungry caterpillar. X

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