World Book Day 2017

If you’ve got young children, like most of us here at Little Folks, you will no doubt have spent the last few days (and probably most of this morning!) gluing, sewing and sticking together an outfit for your Little Folks to go to school dressed as their favourite book character to celebrate the annual World Book Day. If there is ever a way to get your child excited about something, then dress-up has to be it!

When bedtime comes, what better way for your little ones to unwind and relax from the “stresses” of childhood than to read or be read a fantastic story that lets their imagination run wild and settles them down for a great night’s sleep?

We have had several “heated” discussions in the office but have (just about!) come up with a list of our favourite books that every Little Folk needs to read! Of course, we’d love to hear if you agree, disagree or have your (and your childs) own suggestions on which books you love to read – please let us know in the comments!


 In no particular order:



Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl

Who wouldn’t (adults and children) want to spend a whole day in a factory that makes sweeties and chocolates? A true modern classic by the late great author of many fantastical stories

The Cat in the Hat - Dr Seuss

Perhaps the most famous anthropomorphic cat in history and arguably one of the most recognised characters in all of children’s literature. What would you do if your mother asked you?

Horrible Histories stories

These books are just perfect for introducing historic events and facts to young children - Yes, they actually make learning history fun!

The tiger who came to tea - Judith Kerr

OK, so another anthropomorphic cat comes round your house – what would you do? Let him devour all your food and drink of course! A great read for younger ones.

Horrid Henry – Francesca Simon

Kids love being mischievous, and Horrid Henry is no exception, the books (24 in total) might give your Little Folks ideas on how to misbehave, but they certainly won’t put them down until they have read from cover to cover.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar – Eric Carle

Apparently this has sold 1 copy per minute since it was first published, quite an accolade. Certainly one for the younger kids (great for learning to count!) and a great fun read with mum or dad!

Harry Potter – JK Rowling

We don’t think these books need any further explanation! Apparently the 7 books when made into (8) films have grossed over $8.5 billion… wow!

The Gruffalo - Julia Donaldson

The (not so) scary Gruffalo meets his match with the big bad mouse. We haven’t met a 6 year old yet who doesn’t love this story!

War Horse – Michael Morpurgo

Perhaps the most well know book written by Michael Morpurgo – if your children haven’t started reading any of his books, then this is a great place to start and will leave them wanting to read more – which is good, as there are plenty more to choose from!

Funnybones – Janet and Allen Ahlberg

On a dark dark hill there was a dark dark town. In the dark dark town there was a dark dark street.. OK, we won’t spoil it for you, but younger kids absolutely love spookiness and skeletons, this has it in abundance.