"Carrying a book is like having a little secret garden with you" Anonymous.
Hello and welcome to the latest issue of our weekly newsletter (see previous ones here).
This week we have chosen the latest, best reading recommendations that our amazing mums and dads have shared on Kinfo. A massive thank you to all of you for sharing the books that your kids have loved reading.
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Isabelle & the Kinfo Team
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Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse
Chris Riddel (8+)
This is a book about the adventures of a girl called Ada. Silly, funny with a mystery zest and "beautifully illustrated," as this mum of 3 commented.
The Wilderness War
Julia Green (7+)
A story about a group of children who spend their summer campaigning to keep their favourite abandoned land where they play. Recommended for "eco green little warriors," as this mum of 2 said.
Gill Lewis (9+)
If your children are fond of nature and wildlife, this book is for them. This is the story about friendship, community and a secret! Recently recommended by a mum of 2.
Sylvie and Star
Julia Green (6+)
Sylvie lives in a flat in London and is desperate to have a dog. And guess what the dog's name is? This is the second book by Julia Green, an author from Bath who writes beautiful stories for children and young adults, recommended by a mum of 2.
The Three Robbers
Tomi Ungerer (3+)
Recommended by this mum of 2: "The Three Robbers" is probably "one of the best picture books ever made". A very special and moving story about robbers who help orphaned children.
Auggie and Me
R. J. Palacio (10+)
The follow up story of the very moving "Wonder" about Auggie and friends. Recommended by this dad of 3 for being another page-turner from R.J. Palacio.
How to Catch a Star
Oliver Jeffers (2+)
Written for pre school kids, this is an adorable story of a little boy who loves stars so much that he wants to catch them. But things are not always where you expect them to be 🙂 Recommended by a mum of one.
Chocolate Mousse for Greedy Goose
Julia Donaldson (3+)
One 3-year-old's preferred book. An animal dinner party that can be a good alternative/follow-up to the Gruffalo (same author) with very clear visuals and clues for the little ones to guess what happens next.
A Monster Calls
Oliver Jeffers (12+)
A touching and beautiful novel about a boy whose mum is very ill and who has the same nightmare every night. But at 12:07 every night, the old yew tree in front of the house transforms into a monster. A monster who tells a different tale each time. As a dad says on Kinfo, this is a book everyone must read to put life into perspective.
Share your child's preferred book on Kinfo and automatically enter the competition to win £50 vouchers on Amazon.
The winner will be announced in the next Newsletter!
And the winner of last week is...
Claire L, mum of 2, who recommended a few books that her children love.
We chose "The Genius Factor: How to Capture an Invisible Cat"
(We are already laughing, the book seems hilarious).