What Books do kids love right now? Books make such a great Christmas or Birthday gift. I asked Mums to vote which are the favourite books in their house. For more great Parenting tips check out www.imperfectmummy.com

What Books Do Kids Love Right Now?

October 28, 2019ImperfectMummy

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How many books do your kids have? Mine have loads, most of which never get looked at. They each seem to have their one or two favourites and the rest just sit on the shelf. I think I was the same when I was little. Back in the ’80s and ’90s before all these electronics really took off, books were an easy Christmas or Birthday gift (Guinness book of records right?!). However, there are only a certain few that I can really remember reading.

For me, any Roald Dahl (but in particular, Georges Marvellous Medicine!) or when I was a bit older, Judy Blume – will be the top of my childhood books but what books do kids love these days? About a year ago I introduced Isaiah to Roald Dahl and we are slowly making our way through his books together. He has also become a fan of David Walliams. Flinn is still needing books with lots of brightly coloured pictures and Hudson, well he is still blown away by the magic of a lift the flap book!

With my 3 boys all having their birthdays in the second half of the year and finishing off with Christmas (not to mention the endless school friends birthday parties), I have spent the last few months thinking of children’s gift ideas. Father Christmas always like to include a book in my boy’s stockings so I have found myself wondering what Books Do Kids Love right now?

I asked around a few other Mums and have put it all together in this list. To find out more about any of the books, click the image or the highlighted text and it will take you straight to it.

 

 

Good Night Moon / Goodnight iPad! – Jade Karly Staff 

What Books do kids love right now? Books make such a great Christmas or Birthday gift. I asked Mums to vote which are the favourite books in their house. For more great Parenting tips check out www.imperfectmummy.com     What Books do kids love right now? Books make such a great Christmas or Birthday gift. I asked Mums to vote which are the favourite books in their house. For more great Parenting tips check out www.imperfectmummy.com

 

My eldest loved all the Meg and Mog books – Sarah Howe

What Books do kids love right now? Books make such a great Christmas or Birthday gift. I asked Mums to vote which are the favourite books in their house. For more great Parenting tips check out www.imperfectmummy.com What Books do kids love right now? Books make such a great Christmas or Birthday gift. I asked Mums to vote which are the favourite books in their house. For more great Parenting tips check out www.imperfectmummy.com

The Gruffalo in my house is read every day – Hannah Pym

What Books do kids love right now? Books make such a great Christmas or Birthday gift. I asked Mums to vote which are the favourite books in their house. For more great Parenting tips check out www.imperfectmummy.com

 

My 3-year-old picks Room on the Broom every time  – Lyndsey Kim O’Halloran

What Books do kids love right now? Books make such a great Christmas or Birthday gift. I asked Mums to vote which are the favourite books in their house. For more great Parenting tips check out www.imperfectmummy.com

We love Old Bear – Freeman LLianne

What Books do kids love right now? Books make such a great Christmas or Birthday gift. I asked Mums to vote which are the favourite books in their house. For more great Parenting tips check out www.imperfectmummy.com

 

Pinterest Images from Imperfect Mummy - the place to find realistic and low tox parentingMy two year old loves The Foolish Tortoise by Eric Carle and all the Elmer the Elephant books! – Christy Bruckner

What Books do kids love right now? Books make such a great Christmas or Birthday gift. I asked Mums to vote which are the favourite books in their house. For more great Parenting tips check out www.imperfectmummy.com
What Books do kids love right now? Books make such a great Christmas or Birthday gift. I asked Mums to vote which are the favourite books in their house. For more great Parenting tips check out www.imperfectmummy.com

       What Books do kids love right now? Books make such a great Christmas or Birthday gift. I asked Mums to vote which are the favourite books in their house. For more great Parenting tips check out www.imperfectmummy.com

Gigantosaurus is Elians favourite. It’s like the boy who cried wolf but with dinosaurs! We read it multiple times a week, but I love it too tbh, could probably manage it without the book now! Chantele Cross-Jones

What Books do kids love right now? Books make such a great Christmas or Birthday gift. I asked Mums to vote which are the favourite books in their house. For more great Parenting tips check out www.imperfectmummy.com

My four year old loves We’re Going On A Bear Hunt – Elizabeth Williams

What Books do kids love right now? Books make such a great Christmas or Birthday gift. I asked Mums to vote which are the favourite books in their house. For more great Parenting tips check out www.imperfectmummy.com

How To Catch A Star by Oliver Jeffers and Lost and Found for us. They are both such lovely stories – Michelle Haslett

What Books do kids love right now? Books make such a great Christmas or Birthday gift. I asked Mums to vote which are the favourite books in their house. For more great Parenting tips check out www.imperfectmummy.com

Funnybones is a favourite here!! – Lauren Woolf

What Books do kids love right now? Books make such a great Christmas or Birthday gift. I asked Mums to vote which are the favourite books in their house. For more great Parenting tips check out www.imperfectmummy.com

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Dear Zoo has been the first favourite for all 3 of my boys. We make sounds for each animal – Claire Winlow

What Books do kids love right now? Books make such a great Christmas or Birthday gift. I asked Mums to vote which are the favourite books in their house. For more great Parenting tips check out www.imperfectmummy.com

Hairy Maclary from Donaldsons Dairy! –  Nicola Hughes

What Books do kids love right now? Books make such a great Christmas or Birthday gift. I asked Mums to vote which are the favourite books in their house. For more great Parenting tips check out www.imperfectmummy.com

Percy Jackson & The Lightning Thief! – Anoushka Yeoh

What Books do kids love right now? Books make such a great Christmas or Birthday gift. I asked Mums to vote which are the favourite books in their house. For more great Parenting tips check out www.imperfectmummy.com

 

A Squash And A Squeeze. My daughter has known it off by heart since she was 3. We love it. – Rosie Dutton

What Books do kids love right now? Books make such a great Christmas or Birthday gift. I asked Mums to vote which are the favourite books in their house. For more great Parenting tips check out www.imperfectmummy.com

 

Charlie Cook’s Favourite Book by Julia Donaldson. Our copy is mostly held together with sellotape now! – Cait Blick

What Books do kids love right now? Books make such a great Christmas or Birthday gift. I asked Mums to vote which are the favourite books in their house. For more great Parenting tips check out www.imperfectmummy.com

My 4 year old loves anything Dr Seuss! Our favourite book to read together is Oh The Places You’ll Go! Rebecca Fisher 

What Books do kids love right now? Books make such a great Christmas or Birthday gift. I asked Mums to vote which are the favourite books in their house. For more great Parenting tips check out www.imperfectmummy.com

 

My boys love Hurry Up and Slow Down!! Such a lovely story and an alternate take on the tortoise and Hare story! –  Jaymee Heaton 

What Books do kids love right now? Books make such a great Christmas or Birthday gift. I asked Mums to vote which are the favourite books in their house. For more great Parenting tips check out www.imperfectmummy.com

 

What Wesley Wore by Sam Langley-Swain is a fantastic picture book for young school-age children. We love how it boldly looks at bullying from both sides, with the theme of acceptance at its heart. Annette Demetriou 

What Books do kids love right now? Books make such a great Christmas or Birthday gift. I asked Mums to vote which are the favourite books in their house. For more great Parenting tips check out www.imperfectmummy.com

The picture books “You Choose” and “Just Imagine”. It sparks so many conversations you can be there for ages, and it’s amazing to hear what my four-year-old comes out with – Helen Copson

What Books do kids love right now? Books make such a great Christmas or Birthday gift. I asked Mums to vote which are the favourite books in their house. For more great Parenting tips check out www.imperfectmummy.com What Books do kids love right now? Books make such a great Christmas or Birthday gift. I asked Mums to vote which are the favourite books in their house. For more great Parenting tips check out www.imperfectmummy.com

My eldest loves The Jolly Postman by Janet and Allan Ahlberg – Steph Davis-Johnston

What Books do kids love right now? Books make such a great Christmas or Birthday gift. I asked Mums to vote which are the favourite books in their house. For more great Parenting tips check out www.imperfectmummy.com

My 7 year old daughter’s favourite book is The Book with No Pictures (by B. J. Novak). She finds it absolutely hilarious getting adults to read it! – Victoria Sully 

What Books do kids love right now? Books make such a great Christmas or Birthday gift. I asked Mums to vote which are the favourite books in their house. For more great Parenting tips check out www.imperfectmummy.com

 

The Tiger Who Came to Tea was a big hit with both of my children! They also both love the Alfie and Annie Rose series by Shirley Hughes (as do I as it reminds me of my childhood!!) and we all love the Paddington stories! –  Ella Roxanne

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My sons favourite has got to be Jack And The Jelly Beanstalk! A great twist on an old classic. –  Lisa Hoad 

What Books do kids love right now? Books make such a great Christmas or Birthday gift. I asked Mums to vote which are the favourite books in their house. For more great Parenting tips check out www.imperfectmummy.com

The Little Raindrop by Joanna Gray. It’s such an adorable story about the lifecycle of a raindrop. – Kelly-Anne Combes 

What Books do kids love right now? Books make such a great Christmas or Birthday gift. I asked Mums to vote which are the favourite books in their house. For more great Parenting tips check out www.imperfectmummy.com

At the moment, my son’s favourite books are the Oi series, with Oi Duck-billed Platypus topping the charts at night. So funny! – Catherine McKenna Jordan

What Books do kids love right now? Books make such a great Christmas or Birthday gift. I asked Mums to vote which are the favourite books in their house. For more great Parenting tips check out www.imperfectmummy.com

 

Where to start!? Harry And The Bucket Full Of Dinosaurs is a favourite for us – my son is called, you guessed it, Harry! And he has his own bucket of dinosaurs too – Amy Downes 

What Books do kids love right now? Books make such a great Christmas or Birthday gift. I asked Mums to vote which are the favourite books in their house. For more great Parenting tips check out www.imperfectmummy.com

Eldest loves “Charlie And The Chocolate Factory”, youngest loves “Just Like Jasper”. An old school choice but she loves it! – Bethanie Wardell

What Books do kids love right now? Books make such a great Christmas or Birthday gift. I asked Mums to vote which are the favourite books in their house. For more great Parenting tips check out www.imperfectmummy.com  What Books do kids love right now? Books make such a great Christmas or Birthday gift. I asked Mums to vote which are the favourite books in their house. For more great Parenting tips check out www.imperfectmummy.com

My 7-year-old loves his encyclopedias from the DK books range. He has the animal one, the shark one and currently carries the Super Bug one around! – Zoe Turner

What Books do kids love right now? Books make such a great Christmas or Birthday gift. I asked Mums to vote which are the favourite books in their house. For more great Parenting tips check out www.imperfectmummy.com

 

At the moment Freddie is loving Dinosaur Munch. It’s about a diplodocus that never stops eating! He is Dinosaur crazy after our two visits to see Dippy the Diplodocus. Victoria Hockley 

What Books do kids love right now? Books make such a great Christmas or Birthday gift. I asked Mums to vote which are the favourite books in their house. For more great Parenting tips check out www.imperfectmummy.com

 

Odd dog Out by Rob Biddulph! It’s awesome –Raimy Greenland 

What Books do kids love right now? Books make such a great Christmas or Birthday gift. I asked Mums to vote which are the favourite books in their house. For more great Parenting tips check out www.imperfectmummy.com

My three-year-old son loves bedtime stories but his absolute favourite (according to him tonight anyway) is Usborne Phonics Readers ‘Fox On A Box’ because he said (his words) it has cake in it and he loves cake!! So there you go, what a great reason for loving a book! I love reading him ‘Tomorrow I’ll be Brave’ by Jessica Hische as he’s shy and I think it helps explain it’s ok to be shy and that he is brave. He also loves snuggling up to this story too. – Rowena Becker

What Books do kids love right now? Books make such a great Christmas or Birthday gift. I asked Mums to vote which are the favourite books in their house. For more great Parenting tips check out www.imperfectmummy.com

The Pig In The Pond is my favourite, we get so excited about reading it!! The Gruffalo for my 3-year-old and George’s Marvellous Medicine for my 6-year-old. – Nicola Wills 

What Books do kids love right now? Books make such a great Christmas or Birthday gift. I asked Mums to vote which are the favourite books in their house. For more great Parenting tips check out www.imperfectmummy.com What Books do kids love right now? Books make such a great Christmas or Birthday gift. I asked Mums to vote which are the favourite books in their house. For more great Parenting tips check out www.imperfectmummy.com What Books do kids love right now? Books make such a great Christmas or Birthday gift. I asked Mums to vote which are the favourite books in their house. For more great Parenting tips check out www.imperfectmummy.com

Zog is my 3-year-olds favourite story at the moment and every time you suggest something for her to do, she says ‘what a good idea’ like the story.
The Horrible Histories series is what my 8-year-old is loving at the moment. – Faith Stephenson

What Books do kids love right now? Books make such a great Christmas or Birthday gift. I asked Mums to vote which are the favourite books in their house. For more great Parenting tips check out www.imperfectmummy.com    What Books do kids love right now? Books make such a great Christmas or Birthday gift. I asked Mums to vote which are the favourite books in their house. For more great Parenting tips check out www.imperfectmummy.com

Calm Down Time by Elizabeth Verdick. I’m big on emotional management and agree with the statement that EQ is more important than IQ in the long run. This book is the reason why my 4-year-old can now articulate his feelings and will even try and help me calm down when I’m upset. I credit it too for minimising tantrums at home. – Jade MacRury

What Books do kids love right now? Books make such a great Christmas or Birthday gift. I asked Mums to vote which are the favourite books in their house. For more great Parenting tips check out www.imperfectmummy.com

 

Julian Is A Mermaid is my current favourite! We love children’s fiction here! I love this particular book for its beautiful illustration & simple yet poignant plot. –Lucy Benton

What Books do kids love right now? Books make such a great Christmas or Birthday gift. I asked Mums to vote which are the favourite books in their house. For more great Parenting tips check out www.imperfectmummy.com

Oi Frog! She absolutely loves it and thinks she can read it herself because she knows all the words! (she’s only 2!) It rhymes and is super fun, I really laughed at it the first time I read it! I read it 5 days per week at least and I still enjoy it! – Nicola Merralls

What Books do kids love right now? Books make such a great Christmas or Birthday gift. I asked Mums to vote which are the favourite books in their house. For more great Parenting tips check out www.imperfectmummy.com

The BFG is my 6-year-olds favourite. He reads along while listening to the audiobook. – Emma Phillips 

What Books do kids love right now? Books make such a great Christmas or Birthday gift. I asked Mums to vote which are the favourite books in their house. For more great Parenting tips check out www.imperfectmummy.com

The Faraway Tree for my little boy and Grandma’s house for my daughter – Charlotte Stein 

What Books do kids love right now? Books make such a great Christmas or Birthday gift. I asked Mums to vote which are the favourite books in their house. For more great Parenting tips check out www.imperfectmummy.com What Books do kids love right now? Books make such a great Christmas or Birthday gift. I asked Mums to vote which are the favourite books in their house. For more great Parenting tips check out www.imperfectmummy.com

My kids love The Night Zookeeper series because they are full of adventure and creativity, absolutely anything is possible. – Sabina Green 

What Books do kids love right now? Books make such a great Christmas or Birthday gift. I asked Mums to vote which are the favourite books in their house. For more great Parenting tips check out www.imperfectmummy.com

My eight year old loves Georges Marvellous Medicine. I love that she loves Roald Dahl books. – Lynsey Ward

What Books do kids love right now? Books make such a great Christmas or Birthday gift. I asked Mums to vote which are the favourite books in their house. For more great Parenting tips check out www.imperfectmummy.com

I started reading I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree: A Nature Poem for Every Day of the Year with my 2-year-old on 1st January and 9 months later we are both still loving it every night. – Liona Woricker

What Books do kids love right now? Books make such a great Christmas or Birthday gift. I asked Mums to vote which are the favourite books in their house. For more great Parenting tips check out www.imperfectmummy.com

We love reading the Peter Rabbit books. Such classic books – Chantelle English 

What Books do kids love right now? Books make such a great Christmas or Birthday gift. I asked Mums to vote which are the favourite books in their house. For more great Parenting tips check out www.imperfectmummy.com

Plus, when I asked what the Best Children’s Books were on the Imperfect Mummy Facebook and Twitter pages this was what they said…

My 8-year-old sons are the DogMan Series and my 11-year-old daughters are the Storey Tree House and Worst Witch series – Kirsti Edmead

I’m a grandma but my granddaughter LOVES The Lost Words by Jackie Morris – Jane 

The Highway Rat, The Snail And The Whale – both by Julia Donaldson. Edwina the emu by Sheena Knowles, Pig The Pug by Aaron Blabey – Bree

Current favourites are books by Mem Fox, Lynley Dodd and Pamela Allen – Keight

The Wizard of Oz series – Heather

If Kisses Were Colours – Renee

My kids love The Story of Robbie Madison. And anything by Aaron Blabey. – Jackii

My 6yo loves the Dictionary, 8yo loves Harry Potter, 4yo loves Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site – Belinda

Izzy The Very Bad Burglar! By Amy Proud Jennifer

My 4yr old loves Duck’s Away and Piranhas Don’t Eat Bananas – Ange

The Mixed-Up Cameleon – Rachel

My 4yr old loves Duck’s Away and Piranhas Don’t Eat Bananas – Ange

 

In conclusion, it seems Roald Dahl is still a family favourite along with more recent authors such as Julia Donaldson and Aaron Blabey joining him. The books, We’re Going On A Bear Hunt, Oi Cat, The Gruffalo and Dear Zoo are favourites in our house.

Which books do kids love in your house? Comment below and make sure you share this post!

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What Books do kids love right now? Books make such a great Christmas or Birthday gift. I asked Mums to vote which are the favourite books in their house. For more great Parenting tips check out www.imperfectmummy.com

Comments (3)

  • Abigail Kathleen

    November 2, 2019 at 9:34 am

    I was a huge reader as a kid, lived in the book corner. Can’t believe Meg and mog is still about! My niece’s and nephews are not fans of books at all sadly

  • Natalie

    November 3, 2019 at 6:11 pm

    I’ll be picking up some of these for Christmas, thank you so much for sharing. Ted is a huge fan of The Gruffalo and Dear Zoo, so I’m on the right track!

  • Emma Reed

    November 4, 2019 at 12:46 pm

    ahhh wow so many fab books and the Meg books! Wow, that takes me back. Jake loved loads of these.

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