Category Archives: Books for Children

5 Autumn /Fall Books for Preschoolers

5 Autumn Fall Picture Books for Preschoolers and Toddlers - Our Little House in the Country

These 5 beautiful picture books about Autumn are my little girl’s favourites at the moment.  We have a book rack in our kitchen that we use to display seasonal books and since I took out all of our Autumn and Halloween themed books last week she has been fascinated by these five in particular. Our 5 Favourite Autumn Picture Books

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5 Fab Non Fiction Autumn, Fall, Halloween Books for Kids

5 Non Fiction Autumn, Fall, Halloween Books for Kids - Our Little House in the Country

These 5 books for younger children about Autumn/Fall and Halloween are great for teaching children about the season and associated festivals in a simple and informative manner with some great photos and facts! Our Top 5 Non Fiction Books about Autumn and Halloween Halloween – National Geographic Kids- Laura Marsh:  This is a fantastic Level 1 book jam packed with

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10 Fantastic Spring/Easter Books

There are so many beautiful children’s books with Spring themes available, we have so many of them I wasn’t sure where to start with this post.  With the help of Oodles and Doodles, I have put together out top 10 Spring themed books! 1. The Velveteen Rabbit – not strictly about Spring but a gorgeous, timeless story . 2. That’s

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Displaying Children’s Books -Encouraging Young Readers

We are book lovers here at Our Little House in the Country.  Our home is full to the brim with books.  I recently donated about 10 large boxes of books, mostly novels, in order to make room for the rest.  I have been collecting children’s books for over 15 years and we have hundreds.  We have picture books, board books,

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Doodles’s Book of the Week – We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen, Illustrated by Helen Oxenbury

Doodles’ is my 4 ½ year old boy and a serious book lover.  His book of choice this week surprised me a little.  Not that it’s not a great book as it truly is but because he loved this book when he was younger but seemed to have grown out of it.  However, over the last week or so his

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5 Gorgeous Books to Celebrate Mother’s Day

It is Mother’s Day here in Ireland on Sunday 30th March.  These are 5 beautiful children’s books for you to read with your children to celebrate Mothers everywhere!  I Love my Mum – a gorgeous, simple little picture book about the bond between mum and child – Ollie the Zebra and his mummy,  by Anna Walker. Mummy and Me –

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(Books for Children) Oodles’ Book of the Week – My Mummy by Paula Metcalf & Lucy Barnard

This week’s book is My Mummy, written by Paula Metcalf and illustrated by Lucy Barnard.  I know this book inside out and off by heart.  This is by far Oodles’ favourite book!  I if you look closely at the photos you will see the tell-tale signs of a well-loved, well read, well-worn book – crinkly pages, dog eared cover, little

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(Books for Children) Our Top 5 “Story” Board Books for Toddlers

Board books are such an amazing way to introduce little ones to books.  We have lots of them, I keep them in little baskets in each room for easy access as well as displaying some on our kitchen book rack and the book rack made from an old cot side in O’s room. Board books are so much easier for

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(Books for Children) Doodles’ Book of the Week – “The Great Recycling Adventure” by Jan McHarry, Illustrated by Edmond Davis & Piers Sandford

I mentioned yesterday that Doodles (4 ½) loves fact based books.  I f it a detailed filled book about how something works or experiments to try or picture books of the solar system then that’s what you’ll find him reading.  So, his book of choice this week is a lift and flap book called “The Great Recycling Adventure”, written by

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