Books for children

On this page I will be adding book reviews.  I will only add books that I have tested out with children, but please feel free to mail me any suggestions because I love an excuse to buy a new book.

The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery

This is my favourite book.  It tells a rather unusual story which is full of hidden messages about love, loyalty and loss.   

Younger children will probably not appreciate the meaning behind the story so I would recommend it for children aged 9 +.  It is excellent for adults too.

If you like a good mystery, do some research about the author of this book.  He disappeared in 1944 in almost identical circumstances to the character he wrote about years before.  You can read more here

Buy The Little Prince here




Love You Forever - Robert Munsch

This book tells the story of a mother's love for her son.  It is a 'circle of life' type story that is full of emotion and remind us all how parents love their children, no matter how old they are.

A bit sentimental, but good for those who like a tearjerker and is helpful when explaining to children about the ageing process.

Buy Love you Forever here