Friday 11 August 2023

Whats on Bea’s Bookshelf This Month

I have a big love for books and always do my best to impart my love for books to the kids. Now Bea is old enough to sit still for long enough we have started bedtime stories, which she loves just as much as I do and it means I've been able to treat her to some lovely new books.

First up is this beautiful illustrated 5-Minute Nature Stories,
Written by Gabby Dawnay and Illustrated by Mona K.

Each read-aloud story celebrates everyday miracles in a woodland. 
A gift to inform and delight the youngest nature lovers.

Perfect for a quick story before bed, Bea is very much an outdoor child and loves everything to do with the outside world.

The Fairy Garden

Written by Georgia Buckthorn and Illustrated by Isabella Mazzanti.

Shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2023 Illustrated Books Shortlist. 

It is an enchanting and, beautifully illustrated story of Mimi, a young girl who longs to see fairies in her garden.

Two reasons why I picked this up for Bea were the main character is called Mimi, and my mum's name to the kids is Mimi so it made sense to get it, and it's a book about fairies. The boys were never too keen on fairy books once they got older so of course I am going to push the fairy scene hard onto Bea! 

Bea was named after Beatrix Potter, so of course her bookshelf has some vintage copies of Beatrix Potter's famous works.
The Tale of Peter Rabbit,
The Tale of Squrrile Nutkin,
The Tale of Mr Jeremy Fisher,
The Tale of Two Bad Mice,
The Tale of Gloucester. 

Next up is one of my favourite childhood books,

The complete book of the Flower Fairies.
By Cicely Mary Barker.

I couldn't find my original copy so I had to get a new one.
I'm pretty sure I love this more than Bea, but I'm sure as she gets older she will love it just as much as I do.

The artist and author of the poems, Cicely Mary Barker, originally published her flower fairies in 1923. Well versed in botanical drawings her florals are surprisingly true to form.

Little Witch Hazel 
A year in the forest.

Written & illustrated by Phoebe Wahl

Another beautiful book that I love picking up. One I feel Bea will love for a long time.

An earthy and beautiful collection of four stories that celebrate the seasons, nature, and life. Little Witch Hazel is a tiny witch who lives in the forest, helping creatures big and small. She's a midwife, an intrepid explorer, a hard worker, and a kind friend.

Some inspirational women stories from the 
Little People, Big Dreams series.

Coco Chanel,
Aretha Franklin,
Astrid Lindgren.

Last but not least some all-time classics that I can enjoy with Bea when she's a little older.
I am a sucker for a beautiful cover so it was really hard to not get these, I am hoping to get the whole collection as they are all so lovely.

Anne of Green Gables,
Alice in Wonderland,
The Secret Garden.



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