What Children’s Books We Are Reading + #Giveaway

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Every few months I like to update you on what children’s books we have discovered and this post is going to be dedicated to three great titles we’ve been sent from Maverick Publishing.  Maverick pride themselves on championing new authors and emerging illustrators and the collection of books we have received from them really showcases that.

As Nice As Pie by Gary Sheppard & illustrated by Tim Budgen

First up is a story called As Nice As Pie by Gary Sheppard.  Gary reached out to me on Twitter and asked me if I’d be interested in taking a look at his book.  I read some of the reviews already posted about it, and it sounded right up our street.  It pays a bit of a nod to the old nursery rhyme, Sing a Song of Sixpence but it’s far more appropriate for it’s modern young audience.

We love that this story is based on rhyme, as that seems to be what really engages my 2 young daughters in reading books at the moment.  It’s a great technique for supporting them with learning to read and how stories are put together.  Rhyme based books seem to be the most popular request at bedtime.

Mavis is a delightful old lady, and wants to be kind but the birds take a bit too much and she is pushed to her limits.  They figure out a solution that works for everyone and share some important lessons that it’s helpful for children to appreciate about team work and sharing. The birds talked about in the book are real species, and the illustrations are both accurate and bring the story to life perfectly.  Well done to Gary and Tim on a great children’s book that I think will become a favourite for Early Years children for many years to come.

Woodland Hedgehugs Activity Book by Lucy Tapper & Steve Wilson

We were already fans of the Hedgehugs books before we saw the Woodland Hedgehugs Activity Book.  If you haven’t heard of this series by Lucy Tapper and Steve Wilson, the books follow the adventures of Horace and Hattie who are the very best of friends.  They love exploring the woods and having fun together and this new activity book helps to bring this to life for their young fans.

This woodland activity booked is packed with messy sensory play activities for you and your children to do.  I think it’s the perfect book to have whether you are an outdoors family already or are just keen to explore more of the outside with your children.  It would be a great book to have to hand for the school breaks or if you are planning an outdoors themed holiday with the family.

There is plenty of variety in the activities, from collecting things from outside to spotting different animals and insects.  There are also lots of craft ideas to do indoors either from the things you have collected or to help you think about the different things you might do when you are out and about.

Stone Underpants by Rebecca Lisle & illustrated by Richard Watson

When you first pick this children’s book up you know it’s going to be a funny adventure.  I definitely wasn’t wrong as my daughters giggled all the way through while Pod tried out some very interesting underpants.  Children just find anything about bottoms and pants funny, and it’s a sure fire way to get them hooked on a story from the very beginning.

Pod has a problem, it’s pretty cold during the stone age and he wants something to keep his bottom warm while he’s running and playing with his friends.  Whilst this is a funny topic the story is actually exploring some really interesting ideas as well.

Pod starts to use the materials around him to make a pair of underpants to keep his bottom warm.  By experimenting with the things he finds around him he learns a about making underpants and it’s all about whether he finds a solution.  I’m sure that a real stone age Pod would have gone through a similar process to come up with ways to solve problems he encountered so we were really impressed with this book.  It gave us lots to talk about what life would have been like back then.

Children’s Book Bundle Giveaway

Maverick Publishing have also been kind enough to give Zena’s Suitcase readers the chance to win this fantastic collection of children’s books to share with their little ones.  I’m really excited about this giveaway as reading with your children is such a simple way to make sure you have some quality time together each day and makes a huge difference to their Early Years development.

If you would like to enter, all you need to do is enter via the Rafflecopter below.  There are lots of ways to enter, so if you have time you can really increase your chances of winning.  Good luck everyone.  Competition closes on 28/2/17.  Other T & C’s apply.

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135 Comments

  1. Helen Moulden
    January 31, 2017 / 1:40 pm

    I think they’re important because it encourages their imaginations to develop. They can also be a fantastic educational tool, teaching them new words!

  2. Christine Lockley
    January 31, 2017 / 2:01 pm

    I think kids are never to young to be introduced to books, my son joined the library at 3 months – it was great for him to go to storytime and mix with other babies/toddlers and also great for me too. Over the years we’ve bought lots of books – picture books, rhyming books, factual , fiction – they all encourage his imagination

  3. melanie stirling
    January 31, 2017 / 2:17 pm

    Reading to your child from a young age helps them when they are learning to read and it is always a special,close moment when you are reading together.

  4. Elaine Skye Clark
    January 31, 2017 / 2:58 pm

    I think books are so important to children, the earlier the better. I’ve always loved reading and still remember my parents reading to me. Books fire imagination, strengthen emotional bonds and are such fun.💖

  5. Margaret Gallagher
    January 31, 2017 / 3:04 pm

    Education fun and learning
    A developmental way to explore and incite creativity

  6. Louise Evans-Clarke
    January 31, 2017 / 3:51 pm

    Childrens books are entertaining, educational, fun and give an opportunity for children to express their views and oponions

  7. jo liddement
    January 31, 2017 / 3:56 pm

    I think that books are so important for children so that they can learn grammer and spelling and also to use their imagination and be able to enjoy books and stories all through their lifetime.

  8. Katie Skeoch
    January 31, 2017 / 8:10 pm

    It encourages an early love of literature, important for language development & imagination!

  9. Catherine
    January 31, 2017 / 8:38 pm

    its very important for kids to read from an early age, they are educational and lets their imaginations run wild

  10. Ann-Marie Gould
    January 31, 2017 / 9:24 pm

    I think books are important for children to engage them, development their imaginations and improve their vocabulary

  11. Susan Smith
    January 31, 2017 / 9:43 pm

    I think books are important, for many reasons, i think it inspire children to learn to read quicker and they learn from them as well

  12. Anthony Harrington
    January 31, 2017 / 10:23 pm

    books are vital from as early as possible, books lead to reading and improving vocabulary and spelling which then leads to gaining a lifetime of knowledge and enjoyment.

  13. KATHY D
    February 1, 2017 / 1:49 pm

    Reading to a young child gets their attention and teaches them how wonderful books are.
    Books are fun, educational and I could not think of going anywhere without my book and my children are the same

  14. lucy higgins
    February 1, 2017 / 2:04 pm

    Children’s books are SO important, I learnt how vital they are to children’s development during my teacher training. They help with their language and literacy skills, build confidence and develop imagination. There are so many advantages and giving them these reading opportunities young will help them develop a love for reading that they can carry through their whole lives.

  15. iain maciver
    February 1, 2017 / 2:08 pm

    books are so important for children so that they can learn

  16. February 1, 2017 / 2:09 pm

    They’re vital for a child’s development in terms of language and literacy. It’s a special time to sit down with your child to read together.

  17. joanna butler-savage
    February 1, 2017 / 2:13 pm

    they fuel imagination

  18. Harriet
    February 1, 2017 / 2:21 pm

    They help children learn to read.

  19. Ms Suan Watts
    February 1, 2017 / 3:49 pm

    It makes them
    A. Sit down
    B Learn and understand language
    C. Closeness to the person who is reading the book
    D Imagination
    E. How to interact with people
    f. Have experiences they have never had before

  20. Julie Dore
    February 1, 2017 / 3:57 pm

    books are good for children to learn from and hopefully give them a lifelong joy of reading

  21. Jules Eley
    February 1, 2017 / 4:22 pm

    I think children’s books are important because they help with spelling, punctuation and showing children the right context of different words and they also transport you to magical places.

  22. Alison Cox
    February 1, 2017 / 4:33 pm

    I foster and lots of children need books to help understanding emotions.

  23. Victoria Thurgood
    February 1, 2017 / 4:46 pm

    I think it is good for their Imagination and great for mum and dad to spend one to one time

  24. Rachael Ashmore
    February 1, 2017 / 5:32 pm

    I think it is good bonding time with your child and helps to encourage a love for reading too

  25. Andrea Fletcher
    February 1, 2017 / 5:43 pm

    It helps children with their imagination and an early love of books can last a life time.

  26. Joanna Ford
    February 1, 2017 / 6:28 pm

    Children’s books are so important as they teach them really important aspects of life that they may not have experienced themselves. They also allow children to be exposed to language and help develop these skills.

  27. laura stewart
    February 1, 2017 / 6:28 pm

    heps them read x

  28. amy pest
    February 1, 2017 / 8:49 pm

    children need books to help with their imagination

  29. jessica woods
    February 1, 2017 / 9:30 pm

    Helps to encourage imagination and great way to spend time with your kids

  30. Cassandra Mayers
    February 1, 2017 / 9:51 pm

    Childrens books are important for many reasons. They help imagination, teach loads of facts, help children learn to read..

  31. Samantha O'D
    February 2, 2017 / 11:26 am

    Reading from a young age helps promote language skills and boosts creativity and imagination.

  32. Victoria Shiel
    February 2, 2017 / 1:24 pm

    I think they are important because it teaches them lots of things

  33. Taylor Closet
    February 2, 2017 / 2:25 pm

    Books provides inspiration, thought and reflection for young children.

  34. Miss Tracy Hanson
    February 3, 2017 / 12:42 pm

    They are important because you can make your own stories up when they are too young to read themselves but you can then read the “proper” story as well. Then when they are old enough, they will see what adventures they can read about. Or even show different countries and lifestyles that people don’t have in the UK. 🙂

  35. Lorna Ledger
    February 3, 2017 / 7:04 pm

    They encourage children to use their imagination, to believe in things, to shape their own beliefs and ideals and to show the world they might never see

  36. Denise C
    February 3, 2017 / 8:29 pm

    They help children to expand their vocabulary and use their imagination and creativity

  37. Alison Ellis
    February 4, 2017 / 5:57 am

    They are very important as they encourage children to read. My eldest daughter has such a love of books and is now doing an English literature A level. I’m sure it’s because we read to her so much.

  38. Danielle Spencer
    February 4, 2017 / 6:12 am

    I think children’s books are important as it encourages their imagination, encourages learning and helps to have some bonding time with your children. It is also a great escape for parents too!

  39. bex allum
    February 4, 2017 / 7:53 am

    Childrens books increase vocabulary and are the perfect bonding experience, talking and listening a great time for communcating.

  40. Rena plumridge
    February 4, 2017 / 8:27 am

    Reading expands their vocabulary and their use of language, they should be exposed to books a.s.a.p certainly helped my boys who loved looking at books & pictures from a very young age

  41. hannah oneill
    February 4, 2017 / 8:46 am

    They are important as its a vital skill to have and it feeds the imagination

  42. Rebecca Williams
    February 4, 2017 / 11:14 am

    Children’s books are important as well as teaching children to read it encourages imagination and its a good bonding time.

  43. 07837117852
    February 4, 2017 / 12:25 pm

    so important, as i feel it is quality time with my little girl which she loves and she loves reading now

  44. Lorraine Tinsley
    February 4, 2017 / 12:39 pm

    They get kids interested in reading and it gets their imaginations going. My kids love reading and the oldest is doing really well learning to read and I think her love of books has helped.

  45. LAURA WHEATLEY
    February 4, 2017 / 12:40 pm

    Reading is a pleasure and I think it’s important children know this instead of finding it a chore. Make it fun. Limit time on technology based products

  46. Marc Chivers
    February 4, 2017 / 3:59 pm

    Because they really help them learn to talk, count and spell etc

  47. Farhana
    February 4, 2017 / 4:07 pm

    My kids happen to be bookworms so books are very important in our house. It provides entertainment, distraction, knowledge, reassurance (Like reading about dentist stories before visiting the dentist!) and much more.

  48. Marie-clare gauthey
    February 4, 2017 / 5:00 pm

    Book allow children to explore their imagination with no limits.

  49. simon tutthill
    February 4, 2017 / 5:17 pm

    they help and educate young childrens minds as well as getting a excellent child parent bonding as well

  50. Stacey Carnell
    February 4, 2017 / 6:06 pm

    Books are so important for children. Not only learning to read but to build confidence, develop language skills and imagination. Its also a great way for children to learn new things and morals 🙂

  51. Amanda
    February 4, 2017 / 7:19 pm

    Children books are a great way to learn in a interesting and interactive way.
    It gets the imagination cogs going and opens minds

  52. Rachel Craig
    February 4, 2017 / 7:30 pm

    Communication is extremely important as it impacts on many aspects of life. Reading books to children can be preparation for their later years, can be fun, entertaining as well as a Bonding experience. As children grow they learn to read to us, which is an achievement and life skill.

  53. Melanie Keen
    February 4, 2017 / 7:38 pm

    It promotes reading from a young age and is good for bonding.

  54. Jamielee Wells
    February 4, 2017 / 8:34 pm

    I encourage my children to read everyday. I also read to them at bedtime on a daily basis. its extremely important as books help them to develop their imagination and creativity, to learn to read, learn about the importance of words and pictures, plus are great for bonding time when being read to. My kiddies always choose the books and we discuss the books afterwards about what has happened, therefore developing their speech and language. I honestly cannot have enough books for them. It is due to my strong feelings of positivity towards books that my daughter is so advanced on her reading level.

  55. Rachel Colman
    February 4, 2017 / 8:52 pm

    Children’s books are important because they transport children to another world where they can be anywhere, anything or anyone they want! They inspire a love of reading that will last a lifetime. Sharing books with others creates special memories and is a time just to be together without the pressures of modern life.

  56. Sarah Walford
    February 4, 2017 / 9:38 pm

    Childrens books are so important as they put fire into a child’s imagination, Reading to your child gives you such a special time together. Books are a perfect tool for bonding.

  57. Sarah Mackay
    February 4, 2017 / 10:21 pm

    They are important as they help children develop there literacy and vocabulary

  58. T Brailey
    February 4, 2017 / 10:35 pm

    Childrens books improve vocabulary, imagination, reading skills, expression and above all widens their eyes and allows them to experience a whole range or emotions.

  59. Rhia P
    February 5, 2017 / 4:34 pm

    Aside from a valuable educational aid, that helps encourage reading and vocabulary, books offer kids endless opportunities to explore worlds and adventures with their blossoming imaginations. PLUS reading with your children is a wonderful way to bond and I’ve had so many special moments with my little one rediscovering my old favourite books, as well as discovering new faves together too x

  60. Sam R
    February 5, 2017 / 5:18 pm

    I think it helps them to engage with their imagination. My son has learned so much about the world from looking books and bed time stories.

  61. Claire Nutman
    February 5, 2017 / 6:26 pm

    So so important, especially in this world of tech, for the imagination to run riot, and to educate the mind.

  62. February 5, 2017 / 7:02 pm

    So important to a child and also creates a special bond between the child and parent.

  63. Chloe Busby
    February 5, 2017 / 9:12 pm

    Books are so important! They are a fuel for imagination and creativity. They can take children and adults to places we never dreamed of and take our minds off of real life.

  64. Susie Wilkinson
    February 5, 2017 / 9:31 pm

    Reading to children, and then, as they get older, letting them read to you is a great way to encourage children to fall in love with reading

  65. Lauren Tourle
    February 7, 2017 / 12:15 pm

    I think children’s books are great to help children learn to read aswell as great for parent adn child bonding 🙂

  66. kelly morgan
    February 7, 2017 / 1:59 pm

    They help children develop their vocabulary and learning.

  67. Michelle Richardson
    February 8, 2017 / 7:32 am

    Reading books is vital for young children. For me it opens and strengthens their imagination , and is a fantastic bonding oportunity for parent/child relationships

  68. Ursula Hunt
    February 8, 2017 / 9:53 am

    Books for children encourage imagination, they have to think what characters look like etc

  69. michelle speight
    February 8, 2017 / 11:58 am

    it improves there skills eg there imagination and if you read with them its a bonding time

  70. lucie fish
    February 8, 2017 / 1:10 pm

    books are important as they promote reading, and fuel kids imaginations. if we ever had to pick one thing to take out of our house to take with us it would be our collection of books!

  71. February 8, 2017 / 2:09 pm

    Books are important as they are a relaxing activity and learning to enjoy and read a book as a child is a valuable skill for the future. I’m so grateful to my mum for talking me to the library so much as a child and making me love books and reading stories together.

  72. sb
    February 10, 2017 / 5:40 am

    it sets them up for a lifetime of escapism and relaxation

  73. Ani Costa @LaaMoii
    February 10, 2017 / 6:31 pm

    quality time to let imagination grow!

  74. G Keegan
    February 10, 2017 / 10:21 pm

    Books can help children develop their imagination. I love reading with my children it helps us relax and have fun.

  75. Rebecca Evans
    February 11, 2017 / 1:20 pm

    We don’t just read books…we live books…they are full of information, help, guidance, laughter and sorrow…they remind us we are not alone and when we feel we are books are reliable friends whatever the weather. All important stuff for our children to be aware of…and that’s important!

  76. Solange
    February 12, 2017 / 2:38 pm

    Children’s books play a vital role in growth and development. The books they read and the characters they get to know can become like friends. It’s also good for children to understand that books are a useful source of information and that good reading skills are important for success in their future lives. Reading also helps children with their confidence levels, coping with feelings and language and learning.

  77. ADEINNE TONNER
    February 12, 2017 / 8:53 pm

    I think children’s books are important for there reading skills,imagination and for them to find something they enjoy too

  78. Esme mccrubb
    February 13, 2017 / 9:28 am

    Books are so important to help little ones imaginations grow

  79. maria dhillon
    February 13, 2017 / 7:05 pm

    I think its important for kids to read as it helps them to learn and better their language skills as well as learning in general.

  80. jessica catherine
    February 13, 2017 / 10:45 pm

    it improves there skills eg the imagination and story telling. plus it helps with reading and writing

  81. Claire Ward
    February 14, 2017 / 7:38 am

    THEY cultivate the imagination like nothing else. It helps with there development too

  82. Liam Bishop
    February 14, 2017 / 10:58 am

    They jump start the imagination way more than watching tv can.

  83. lynn neal
    February 14, 2017 / 9:30 pm

    I think childrens books are important because they fire their imaginations, introduce them to new things and get them asking questions!

  84. danielle pooley
    February 15, 2017 / 1:25 pm

    Books are important because they help with their imagination!

  85. Jo Carroll
    February 15, 2017 / 2:29 pm

    Books give children so much – they boost their confidence learning to read, spark their imagination for play, keep them company and entertained when they’re alone and reassure them that even the smallest of quirks isn’t an issue in the the big wide world.

  86. kate kathurima
    February 16, 2017 / 11:18 am

    it allows them to use there own imagination

  87. Victoria Morris
    February 19, 2017 / 12:22 pm

    To learn new words and develop their creativity

  88. MANDY DOHERTY
    February 19, 2017 / 12:43 pm

    Books help children to understand, learn and use their imagination

  89. Dale Dow
    February 19, 2017 / 4:35 pm

    it stimulates their imagination but is also key in language skills

  90. Kat Lucas
    February 19, 2017 / 9:14 pm

    I think books are important to encourage children to use their imaginations

  91. jessica woods
    February 19, 2017 / 9:43 pm

    Books are amazing to encourage your child’s imagination to grow but it also helps a child those important social skills 🙂

  92. Sarah Fielding
    February 20, 2017 / 12:12 pm

    It is very important to have children’s books as they teach children so many crucial things! I have very fond memories of reading when I was a child 🙂

  93. C.L. Murphy
    February 20, 2017 / 3:09 pm

    Children’s books spark imaginations, open up the door to the world and help young minds understand.

  94. sharon stanley
    February 20, 2017 / 4:42 pm

    I think childrens books are extremly important as they are a gateway to reading in adulthood. Children love stories and engaging in them which is good news for parents as it’s not hard work to get them to learn the lifelong skill of litteracy.

  95. Linda S Davison
    February 20, 2017 / 11:56 pm

    I believe children books are very important and the best gift that keeps giving back throughout generations. Children’s books can open up and enhance a child’s imagination with just a few words, but just looking at great illustrations.
    Children books can teach morals and life lessons for example I always remember the book “The Boy Who Cried Wolf”. A book is always better than the movie as growing up in Japan us kids did not have TV, so I learned the enjoyment of reading for my third, fourth and fifth grades at school. Reading books helped me succeed other grade school subjects as well. Children’s books hold so much information and introduce art, history, religion and teaching about other cultures, customs around the world.

  96. ELZBIETA ZNYK
    February 21, 2017 / 3:55 pm

    Books helps children developed theirs imagination, show them the world.

  97. JULIE WARD
    February 21, 2017 / 10:36 pm

    I’ve always read with my boys now I do it with grandchildren, we make it a bit of fun, they all love books now

  98. Rich Tyler
    February 22, 2017 / 1:19 am

    It’s nice bonding time, learning, growing, understanding more of the world

  99. olivia Kirby
    February 22, 2017 / 9:20 pm

    It’s so good to get them reading, to learn about the world they’re in and feed their imaginations. They need to read to learn to spell too.

  100. Kim Neville
    February 25, 2017 / 11:06 am

    Helps encourage them to read more with a different range of stories and be more creative

  101. Keshia Esgate
    February 25, 2017 / 12:55 pm

    They encourage them to read and write and also to use their imaginations

  102. gemma hendry
    February 25, 2017 / 4:27 pm

    childrens books are important as they are good for helping child to learn to read and use their imagination

  103. Rachel Collins
    February 25, 2017 / 7:26 pm

    Books open up a whole world of goodness, possibility and interpretation – three things I think all adults (including myself) could learn from. Thanks for the chance x

  104. Donna W
    February 25, 2017 / 9:07 pm

    I think books are vital to children. They encourage their imaginations from a young age, teach them to read and write and create a lovely bond between parents and children.
    Our little one is 21 months and is learning so much from different types of books already. He learns a few new words every day and he absolutely loves reading so I hope it lasts.

  105. Victoria B
    February 25, 2017 / 10:04 pm

    It’s good for children’s imaginations to think about their own pictures for a story.

  106. Emma S
    February 25, 2017 / 10:21 pm

    It’s important because it teaches children how to use their imagination and helps with their learning as a whole.

  107. sandy Ralph
    February 26, 2017 / 2:23 pm

    its very important as it teaches the child vocabulary skills and interaction skills with others

  108. Stacey Forsyth
    February 26, 2017 / 3:06 pm

    Reading to children is one of the best things a parents do with their child.

    Reading can engage imagination, attention and get their minds ticking.

    It’s my favourite time of day when it comes to story time, its the only time my little boy will settle down

  109. Monkey
    February 26, 2017 / 4:16 pm

    I think that children’s books are important because it helps them to build up an understanding of their surroundings, and it also helps them learn to write for when they are older.

  110. Rebecca Nisbet
    February 26, 2017 / 10:44 pm

    i think books are in important as a rule! but for children, it is a pathway to their imagination, gets their minds working, gets them use to seeing words, recognising them and then being able to read them, themselves. Also if they are reading books, they are not on consoles, tablets or watching tv!

  111. February 26, 2017 / 11:09 pm

    Vital for their development especially their imaginations. My daughter loves bedtime stories

  112. Lynsey Buchanan
    February 26, 2017 / 11:46 pm

    Children’s books are important as they let children’s imaginations develop and also its great for there spelling skills.

  113. paula cheadle
    February 27, 2017 / 12:56 am

    I think reading as a child helps to understand things, and takes them in to another world

  114. Tammy Neal
    February 27, 2017 / 7:43 am

    I think books are a great way of Education fun and learning x

  115. Jo Hutchings
    February 27, 2017 / 9:25 am

    There are a thousand reasons why children’s books are important but one that springs to mind is that it develops their imaginations.

  116. February 27, 2017 / 10:26 am

    I think it is important to break away from the tvs and tablets and let them see pictures and make their own stories etc from an early age. Later on they will understand how much more exciting a book is as opposed to watching something on tv. They are very important. We are pro reading in this house and these are beautiful books x

  117. Audra bland
    February 27, 2017 / 10:38 am

    I think it’s important because it fires their imagination and it’s much nicer to snuggle up with a book and dream about other worlds and characters than just be sat in a computer all day ,I used to read o much when I was younger and paint or draw

  118. Jayne Townson
    February 27, 2017 / 10:50 am

    Children’s books are very important as they help with children’s learning and language skills. And there is nothing better than sitting down at the end of the day and reading a book together.

  119. Samantha Walker
    February 27, 2017 / 11:58 am

    I think it’s important because it makes life easier. My son struggled with his reading but now is thriving since I got his eyes tested and it’s made such a difference.

  120. Rebecca Powell
    February 27, 2017 / 12:36 pm

    It is so important to read – it opens up so many doors and is so enjoyable

  121. Kate Davies
    February 27, 2017 / 12:56 pm

    They encourage expression and imagination as well as exposing children to different topics and language.

  122. Caroline Smith
    February 27, 2017 / 1:23 pm

    Children’s books are very important – reading is a very important skill to have in life. They also inspire imagination and helps you bond with your children when reading together.

  123. Jade Hewlett
    February 27, 2017 / 1:24 pm

    I think reading is important as it helps children to develop there imagination and learn about the world around them.

  124. zoe brown
    February 27, 2017 / 1:46 pm

    my nephew is just learning to read these would be a great help

  125. Clare Tate
    February 27, 2017 / 2:11 pm

    my daughter loves to read, i think its important for her as it helps her learn to read better and fills her imagination

  126. Lia Burns
    February 27, 2017 / 2:11 pm

    I think children’s books are important because they make learning fun, it’s lovely to see kids interested in books and letting their imaginations run wild x

  127. samantha buntain
    February 27, 2017 / 3:48 pm

    I think there important to help get there brains active and also to make learning fun

  128. Rebecca Howells (@PeanutHog)
    February 27, 2017 / 4:17 pm

    They are fun and get children into reading at a young age and understanding and learning lots of topics but through enjoyment.

  129. Rebecca Hussey
    February 27, 2017 / 4:23 pm

    Stories can stimulate imagination and play and reading books to your children gives you the opportunity for you to bond with them

  130. Carly Belsey
    February 27, 2017 / 6:53 pm

    They are important as they let children learn about different things and let their imaginations wander. They also teach them to read obviously

  131. Tricia cowell
    February 27, 2017 / 7:00 pm

    I love reading books to my Grandson they encourage imagination and widen vocabulary

  132. Louise Green
    February 27, 2017 / 8:32 pm

    Reading books helps develop a child’s imagination and creativity

  133. Kirsten Barthy
    February 27, 2017 / 9:44 pm

    It will help children develop a love for books and therefore reading and imagination.

  134. laura pyper
    February 27, 2017 / 11:07 pm

    It helps expand their vocabulary but for me reading is a way to bond with my children and hope when the are older they will read as a way to relax

  135. Kay Broomfield
    February 27, 2017 / 11:56 pm

    I love the bonding time with I am reading with or to my children.

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