Writing for children means that I read a lot of children's books. Picture Books, Chapter Books, Middle Grade, Young Adult and Graphic novels.
I love browsing bookshops, and I buy books from independents as well as Amazon, Wordery and second hand places. I love our local library and check out lots of books regularly too (at least I did before COVID!).
I recently set up a shop page on Boookshop.org so feel free browse through my favourite titles. Hopefully it will inspire you on what to get next...
I have included books that have been popular not just with me, but my children. As before, they include picture books, non fiction, chapter books and middle grade.
You can see my shop page here
Books are always part of Christmas. It is the time when I feel I can go to town a little and buy a real mix of books for the kids. This year is no different. Here are the titles the kids will find under the tree;
I love older middle grade books, but it can be a tricky category, because it really depends what you think your child can cope with, and what their reading taste is. Books here are suited for 11+, pre-teens who don't mind being a little scared. Some have a little swearing and The Cheerleders might be best suited for 13+ .
Just be mindful of each story and what you feel is suitable for your own child.
I wont etend to be an expert in this category, but I have always been a fan of YA books. Here are the titles I recommend.