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What we are reading October!

This month I wanted to share three authors that we have been enjoying. Three fantastic authors and great illustrators too. Amazingly my book wishlist is getting low but I guess it's time to start thinking about Christmas titles too. This post contains affiliate links. 

Lois Ehlert

I've mentioned previously that Otis loves Lois Ehlert's Eating the Alphabet which we have as a board book. Straight away her other titles were recommended and I wasn't disappointed. If you love bright and bold colours you will love these. Planting a Rainbow and Lots of Spots are stunning. Perfect for children like Otis who won't sit for a long story and need a lot of visuals to keep their attention. We also love Planting a Rainbow because we can identify many of the plants in our own garden. 

Lots of Spots by Lois Ehlert

Diana Hutts Aston

This series from Dianna Hutts Aston and Syliva Long has also come highly recommended. Simply the most beautiful and engaging books about nature. They highlight the beauty and wonder in the world. It has stimulated many discussions (with Caspar) about how amazing our world is. Perfect for inquisitive children. 

A Seed is Sleepy

A Seed Is Sleepy.

A butterfly is spectacular

A Butterfly is Patient.

A rock is suprising

A Rock is Lively

Although we haven't read it yet, An Egg is Quiet is also a part of the series. For home or school I think these are classics. 

Joyce Sidman

I came across Joyce Sidman when I was looking for children's poetry. The Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night is perfect poetry for bedtime. Swirl by Swirl - Spirals in Nature is illustrated by Beth Krommes, they have also worked together on Butterfly Eyes and Other Secrets of the Meadow. Let's say her illustrations are... bold and captivating.  

Swirl by Swirl - Spirals in Nature

As always I'd love to hear what you are reading. 

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