Thanks to the rise of digital book stores, it’s now easier and cheaper than ever to get hold of amazing titles for our kids. We must all work hard to encourage the little ones to take up reading, as this can seriously affect their level of intelligence in later life. Also, preparing their minds for self education now is vital. Most people struggle in their adult life when it comes to learning from books without guidance, but at the end of the day, this is a skill, so teaching it now is definitely a wise move.
All this said; there’s no need to force boring and uninspiring titles on your kids at this young age. You should be happy to see them reading anything, so it’s usually best to seek out the funniest and most entertaining publications of the moment. With that in mind, I’ve written this short post to highlight some of this year’s most promising releases for children. After reading through, hopefully you’ll find something suitable to keep yours entertained during the remainder of the spring. All the titles mentioned can be obtained from sainsburysebooks.co.uk and any other major seller.
Horrid Henry Meets The Queen by Francesca Simon
I think it was probably during the early 90’s when I first encountered the Horrid Henry series, and since then popularity has increased significantly, leading inevitably to a rather well received TV series. Even so, Henery still hasn’t lost any of his charm, and in this new title he travels to visit the Queen with mischief on his mind. Some sneaky tricks and light hypnosis later, Henry finds himself in a bit of a mess, but will he get his own way at bathtime? Only one way to find out!
The Hundred-Mile-An-Hour Dog by Jeremy Strong
Looking for a bit of pocket money to spend with his friends during the school holidays, Trevor turns to his long suffering mother who offers him £30 if he walks the dog every single day. Trevor jumps at the opportunity, but, unfortunately, soon realises his friendly pooch can run at over one hundred miles per hour. After enlisting the help of a close friend, the pair try to keep the dog under control with very humorous consequences. A perfect light read for anyone under the age of 14.
Billionaire Boy by David Walliams
The Little Britain comedian come childrens author David Walliams has really excelled himself this time. With enough money to buy himself a gold plated horse, you would think Joe had everything he wanted. Unfortunately, your own cinema, bowling alley, money and butler simply don’t cut the mustard. As Joe soon realises, nothing can be a substitute for real friends. As he sets out on a journey to find some real people for a change we’re left asking; will Joe ever find a real buddy? And, Is it even possible when you’ve got a billion pounds?
If none of the titles I’ve just mentioned sound appealing, just get yourself on over to one of the major online bookselling websites and take a browse around. I can personally recommend anything by David Walliams, as he is one of the most popular authors at the moment. His previous publications “Gangsta Granny” and “Mr Stink” have become worldwide bestsellers, and even turned into short films. That said; your tastes are your own.
I hope you enjoyed reading, see you next time!