One of my favourite gifts for the boys is always books, or book vouchers! The twins were very kindly gifted some Waterstones vouchers for their birthday from some good friends so I thought I would share our book haul. I just love book shopping in a real actual life shop; there is something much more appealing to be able to pick up the books and flick through them rather than just adding them to your online shopping basket. Don’t get me wrong, I buy a lot of our books online but it is a real treat to choose some from a bookshop and I hope that our children grow up thinking the same. I am always spoilt for choice in Waterstones but managed to whittle it down to a few for the twins and I couldn’t leave without treating Lucas to one too. I saved them for a rainy day, set up a den in the living room and we all sat and had a read of them. Amazingly it kept them all quiet for ages, it was so sweet to sit back and watch them all looking through books together. It’s one of those moments you dream of when you first have children, I’ve always wanted them to be bookworms and surrounding them by so many seems to have done the trick! Lucas chose The Smartest Giant In Town, which he spots in the back of our Julia Donaldson books and has been after for a while. It’s a nice one to read as a parent and we have a little chatter about George The Giant and what he is wearing on each page. He also chose Never Tickle a Tiger, supposedly for the twins but it has become one of our favourite bedtime stories. I absolutely judged a book by it’s cover when I first showed it to him but it is such a great kids book. It’s quite new; the illustrations are fantastic, so many animals to look at which is always popular with our boys. Then I went for Snow Bears; this is a lovely little pop up edition that is just so beautifully illustrated once I’d had a look through I couldn’t put it down. I chose a few board books as they are always fantastic for Boo and Bear, they need to be hardy with those two! Meg and Mog, how could I resist? I used to love these when I was younger; they make me think of libraries. I remember my Nana would take me to her local library that had a lovely children’s area with a big fluffy rug and they had lots of the Meg and Mog books. Luckily they are just as good as I remembered; the boys love the illustrations, so simple but engaging. Hairy Maclary and Zachery Quack was the last one I found hidden away on the shelf. I haven’t seen this one before but it is such a sweet little tale and I’ve yet to meet anyone who doesn’t love the Hairy Maclary stories. The little ones particularly love this one with the quacking duck! They have all become firm favourites but I always pick out Meg and Mog first. I think you always want your children to love your childhood reads just as much as you did. What children’s books are you and your little ones loving at the moment? If you are looking for something new I’d recommend all of these but especially Never Tickle A Tiger which is such a fun story!