Here is a curated list of children’s book recommendations for November based on my readings, picks from other parents, carers, teachers and bookworms. The recommendations have been categorised to help you choose which book to dive right into, and the selections are tailored towards the 3-8 year age group. But please, remember to stay true to your SHELF and read whatever aligns with you or your kiddies the most! Wink wink. I find that some days we are into the books that have us laughing in stitches, and other days those that are true page turners encouraging us to journey alongside the main character.
Children’s Book Recommendations – NOVEMBER
I don’t know if you’ve tried to catch a star before, but this story will surely motivate you to give it a real go! Or at least remind you of that catchy classic tune entitled ‘Catch a Falling Star.’ Either way, this inspirational story follows a little boy who loved the stars so very much, that he decided to come up with a myriad of creative ways to catch one for himself. It encourages children to keep trying despite any setbacks, and welcomes them to a world of possibilities.
This book has done the rounds in our family… each person that has given it a good read, has done so in their own unique way. It quite literally is a book with no pictures, and the more enthusiastic the person reading it is, the greater the laughs received. Everything written down in the book must be read aloud, whether that be ‘blork’, ‘robot monkey’ or ‘my head is made of blueberry pizza!’ This book really honours the fun in children and creates a memorable, enjoyable shared experience.
At the heart of The Good Egg is a story about self care and acceptance, delivered in a humorous way that children will relate to. The story is narrated in the voice of the Good Egg, who is a very nurturing, helpful, and kind egg. But the Good Egg’s actions seem to be a stark contrast to the other 11 eggs in the carton. This stirs the Good Egg on to help rectify their behaviour, albeit at the expense of his own wellbeing, which ultimately creates ‘cracks’ in his shell. As the Good Egg embarks on a journey of self-discovery and healing, parents can use this as a conversation starter to discuss the importance of self care in order to better show up for ourselves and others, as well as touch on topics like acceptance.