Book review: The book with no pictures

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Picture books have very much monopolised the market of books for little people.  American author, comedian and screen writer B. J. Novak (of The American Office fame) is releasing a book for small children that breaks the convention of traditional children’s books with “The book with no pictures.”

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The book with no pictures is just as it’s title suggests, a book with no pictures.  This is potentially a hard sell to young children and early readers but the book is more than just words on a page.

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Read with your child: Guess how much I love you

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Read all of my posts of suggested books to read with your children HERE

Reading a story with your little ones before bed is the best thing EVER!!!  Guess how much I love you by Sam McBratney is the perfect story to share before bed.

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Guess how much I love you tells the story of a young hare and his Dad preparing to go to bed.  As they settle down for the day just like many parents and children they exchange comments of loving one another.

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Book review: Percy Jackson The Blood of Olympus

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Every year I see children’s books wash in and out of fashion.  Few are able to stay the course like the Percy Jackson series has.

The books, written Rick Riordan, make ingenious use of the classic stories of Gods, Monsters and Men from Greek Mythology and sets them in the modern world.
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The Blood of Olympus is the final in the epic series.

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The Parent Agency competition

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This week David Baddiel’s new book, The Parent Agency, is released.

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The book tells the story of a boy named Barry Bennett who is deeply feed up with his own parents. He finds himself in a position to choose his own parents when he discovers the Parent Agency.

I’ve a brand speaking new copy of the book to give away. To be in with a chance of winning simply follow me on Twitter and RT the competition tweet. The winner will be chosen this Sunday and 9pm. The competition is open to UK residents only.

Read with your child: The Very Hungry Caterpillar

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This next book that I wanted to write about that is one that you should definitely try to share with your children, The very Hungry Caterpillar.81dmJh2gbRL._SL1500_

This is the oldest book that I’ve written about yet, being first published in 1969.  It still remains an absolutely classic is incredibly popular with really young children.

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Read with your child: How to train your Dragon

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The How to train your Dragon films have been a huge success (check out my review of it HERE). The book that started the increasingly popular franchise is definitely worth a look too.

The books do share many of the same named characters as the films and they are about Vikings and dragons, but other than that they follow a very different plot.

In the book the children have to go through a series of coming of age challenges that involve finding and training dragons to work for them. There is no human/dragon conflict in the book like there is in the movie version.

Instead the books main plot follows Hiccup, son of the village leader, as he attempts to train his rather awkward dragon Toothless. Continue reading