It’s Book Week from the 18th-24th August and this year to celebrate I’m going to share some of my recommendations.
Lets start with the younger children. For me you can’t go past
whether you’re a child or like myself a child at heart and
Guess how much I love you
If it’s primary school aged then Roald Dahl is sure to give you some laughs, whether it’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, George’s Marvelous Medicine, James and the Giant Peach, Fantastic Mr Fox, Matilda, which personally is one of my favourites and many other gobblefunk, whizbanger books.
Speaking of weird words. I’d love to have a competition as to who can make up the weirdest word with the best definition. To start off I’ll start by sharing my weird word… vovered.
Vovered is when you’re covered in a tinkerbell mess. aka. Glitter. I actually discovered it by accident when I made a typo instead of the word covered I wrote vovered.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid
or the equivalent for girls is Dork Diaries. Not that you can’t read the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series if you’re a girl. I’ve read the whole series and they’re great!
My pick for young adults is Wonder, especially for my chronic illness followers who all agree we all need to show kindness if we want to make the world a better place.
Wonder is the inspirational story of Auggie Pullman, a boy born with a facial deformity. For those of you who read my previous blog post earlier this year Kids Flix https://coolncreative.wordpress.com/2018/01/ you might know what I’m talking about. And if you’re hungry for more, then there’s Auggie and Me which tells the story from three different perspectives, Christopher, Julian and Charlotte.
And if you’re into Sci-fi (I’ve never personally read Sci-fi), you might want to check out these reviews of Nyxia and Failsafe written by my blogging friend Dannie at Chronicallydannie.
There are so many more I could list but I don’t have the space to fit all of them but I will definitely write up some more recommendations next year. So what are your favourite reads for both children and adults? I’d love to hear from you. If your children have ever had to dress up as a character for book week, I’d also love to see photos.