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Amelia’s Favourite Books

Amelia has a bedtime story before bed every night and sometimes looks and has stories during the day too. These are her favourites (or my favourites to read). You will notice pretty much all of them are Julia Donaldson, I think all of her children’s books are amazing and Amelia’s bookcase wouldn’t be half as full if we didn’t have any of her books. Reading and appreciating books is really important and a bedtime story is a really nice element to a bedtime routine. As a child I loved books and would love Amelia to become a little book worm herself!


‘What the Ladybird Heard’ by Julia Donaldson- This is Amelia’s number one book. She’s always since being tiny had this one read to her and think that is why she loves it so much. It includes lots of animals and that lovely sing-song rhyming tone that Julia Donaldson books are famous for. Amelia loves finding the glittery ladybird on each page and pointing to all the animals.



‘The Gruffalo & The Gruffalo’s Child’ by Julia Donaldson- Who doesn’t love the Gruffalo, and with the Gruffalo comes the Gruffalo’s child. Really great stories and they really seem to keep Amelia interested.



‘Tales from Acorn Wood’ by Julia Donaldson- This includes three different lift the flap stories. I believe you can buy each story separate as a board book but I really cannot recommend this book enough. It’s great for a bit more of an interactive bedtime story as Amelia can not only turn the pages but find and lift the flaps which she loves to do. The stories are really sweet and its really nice having all three together!



‘Lunchtime’ ‘Paper Dolls’ & ‘Aunt Amelia’ by Julia Donaldson- These although by Julia Donaldson are slightly different from a lot of her other childrens books. I love the illustrations that is why I ended up getting all three and they are really sweet stories. Amelia’s favourite is lunchtime as she likes to make the noises that the animals make! Definitely recommend these books as they are fab!



‘Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy’ by Lynley Dodd- I loved this book as a child and it is becoming a firm favourite of Amelia’s even though she only got it for Christmas! a rhyming sing songy kind of book which is great for Amelia’s age and she loves all the pictures of the dogs and the big scary cat at the end!



‘Peppa Pig Fairy Tail Little Library’- These Peppa Pig stories are great for on the go. You get 6 in a collection and they are super short but as Amelia is a huge Peppa Pig fan they keep her occupied. We have the original set and this fairytale version. Would definitely suggest getting a set of smaller books for taking out and about as books can be great distractions while you swig your coffee!


I also find sound books are great for Amelia’s age too but we keep these for during the day rather than bed time books! What are your little ones favourite stories?

Thanks for reading!xxx


  1. 19th January 2015 / 8:18 am

    I love buying Osian books, there are so many lovely children’s books, plus he loves them. Amelia has a lovely selection of books there 🙂 I used to love Hairy Maclary! I must get some for Osian xx

  2. 19th January 2015 / 8:35 am

    Awww. I love buying L books, I also love reading to him and enjoying those precious seconds of him being quiet and still. I also love the Julia Donaldson books #MummyMonday

  3. 19th January 2015 / 8:49 am

    Very cute…M loves books too. Not got many Julia Donaldson, but may have to invest in some! 🙂

  4. mamamimblog
    19th January 2015 / 10:30 am

    What a beautiful collection of books! Thanks so much for sharing these as we’re always looking for new additions to our bookshelf 🙂 #mummymonday

  5. mamamimblog
    19th January 2015 / 10:32 am

    What a beautiful collection of books! Thanks so much for sharing these as we’re always looking for new additions to our bookshelf. Mim 🙂 #mummymonday http://www.mamamim.com

  6. 19th January 2015 / 12:25 pm

    We’re also big fans of Julia Donaldson – Fox’s Socks is very popular in our house at the moment. I loved Hairy Maclary when I was a kid. Got to get hold of that to read with Tin Box Tot! #MummyMonday

  7. 19th January 2015 / 1:45 pm

    That’s a lovely selection of books – we’re big fans of Julia Donaldson too although there’s a couple in your list that we haven’t read so will have to add these. The little library books are also great – we have a couple of sets of these which live next to Jessica’s bed and she loves to sit and read them when she first wakes up (which gives us an extra few minutes to doze!)

  8. 19th January 2015 / 2:27 pm

    What a great choice of books. My daughter loves Hairy MacClarey, The Guffalo and Paper Dollls. Julia Donaldson is a big hit in our house! Pete the Cat-I Love My New Shoes is great to read too! #MummyMonday

  9. 19th January 2015 / 3:31 pm

    What great choices! I love books by Julia Donaldson, will have to look out for some of these my 2 year old would like them too. #MummyMonday

  10. 19th January 2015 / 3:43 pm

    I think reading books is so important. Sophie is only 3 months but already seems to be interested in them. She likes the ‘That’s not my…’ range especially the pages where there is something soft to feel. Thanks for hosting #mummymondays

  11. 19th January 2015 / 9:07 pm

    Excellent list. We don’t have any of these and I have a book voucher for Jasmine so will definitely check these out! 🙂

    Jenna at Tinyfootsteps xx

  12. 19th January 2015 / 10:04 pm

    Great list, my daughter loved all of these books and at 9 years old, she is a book worm. Love it, thanks for hosting 🙂 xx

  13. Gemma Louise
    20th January 2015 / 4:12 pm

    These look like some great books 🙂 Besides Gruffalo I haven’t actually read any of these with Corey. We are big fans of the writer of Gruffalo though, their collection is brilliant!

    thankyou for joining in on #mummymonday – love Gemma (host) xo


  14. 20th January 2015 / 5:17 pm

    I haven’t read many of Julia’s books so will definitely give them a go! Theo loves reading too xx

  15. Mummy's Blog
    2nd February 2015 / 7:39 am

    We have a few of these – my daughter’s current favourites are the ‘That’s not my’ books with the textured patches – they keep her quiet for ages x

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