Book Nook

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Book Nook


Growing up I always imagined that if I ever had children they would definitely have some sort 'book nook'. A quiet, comfy little space where they could sit and read. Of course, I never imagined that once I had finally acquired said children that we'd be living in a tiny, one bedroom (plus study) apartment. That wasn't part of the plan. Alas, I've come to love and appreciate our spatially challenged little home. So today, while the children were out, I decided to take over the only bit of space I could find: a one by one meter square, lodged between the bed and the cupboard. Come hell or high water, my children were going to have their book nook. So, here it is. It's not much but (like our home) I think it's perfect.

Apart from the obligatory Spot, Golden Books and Dr. Zeus collections, our favourite books at the moment are:

'I Want My Hat Back', and the equally hilarious 'This Is Not My Hat'  by Jon Klassen
'Uni the Unicorn' by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
'Sam and Dave Dig a Hole' by Mac Barnett
and
'Snuggle the Baby' by Sara Gillingham (Fox's favourite)

I try to find books that are not only well written (bonus points if the author has a sense of humor) but that are also beautifully illustrated. Even as an adult, I'm flooded with such warm, magical memories whenever I re-encounter book illustrations from my own childhood.

What do you look for when choosing books for your children? What are some your favourite books at the moment?


9 comments:

  1. Oh, this is so sweet! A book nook is the very best thing. To instill a love of reading early on is something my parents did for me, and for that I am eternally grateful. Without reading, I would not be pursuing a writing career today :) Also, the hat books are hilarious. I would buy that book for myself, it's so great!

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  2. STUCK by Oliver Jeffers was my daughter's great favorite when she was bout your childrens' ages!

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  3. My kids seem to love all the books by Janet and Allan Ahlberg; Peepo, Each Peach Pear Plum and The Jolly Postman are on regular rotation at our place! I have to admit we have How to Catch a Star by Oliver Jeffers, and it's probably one of my favourites!

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  4. My kids seem to love all the books by Janet and Allan Ahlberg; Peepo, Each Peach Pear Plum and The Jolly Postman are on regular rotation at our place! I have to admit we have How to Catch a Star by Oliver Jeffers, and it's probably one of my favourites!

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    1. Thanks, I'll have to check them out :)

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  5. Okay, so I just found your blog and I am in a little aesthetic shock, because your photographs are truly breath taking. Whoa!

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  6. You are an amazing person! And I share your passion for books! We travel and move a lot between Thailand, Spain and Hungary but we always manage to take with us our 2.5 year old son's book collection. We have many Dr Seuss books though he can get too carried away in my opinion when it comes to using made up words. We buy a lot of Julia Donaldson and Bernstein bear books and we just started to enter the world of Richard Scarry. Bear on a Bike is a book I would recommend by Stella Blackstone and I think Runaway Bunny and Goodnight Moon; My World are also lovely. From Eric Carle the book about the slow sloth is charming and Zoard's new favorite is Harry MacLary. I pick books without violence and I like to look at the moral of the story as well. We do not give sweets to Zoard so I do not choose books with a lot of cupcake eating in them..HAHA
    xoxo, Eszter @zoardminiboy

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    1. Oh, Harry MacLary is a favourite of ours too! Thank you for your other suggestions, I will definitely look into them :)

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