Waterstones Book Haul – Children’s Edition

March 3, 2015

Waterstones Book Haul 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. Reading Children's BooksSnow Bears 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! Meg and Mog Hairy Maclarey 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!

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  • Chloe

    I remember Meg & Mog from when I was small! I can’t believe those books are still around!

    I think I’m going to have to take a trip to Waterstones!

    Have you ever heard of ‘The Little Boy Who Lost His Name’ and ‘The Little Girl Who Lost Her Name’ books?

    I think you and your little ones would ADORE them if you’re avid readers!


    March 3, 2015 at 1:55 pm Reply
  • Emma

    Lovely haul, I love going to the bookshop, the smell I
    of new books is one of my favourites.
    At the moment Alex loves one of my old favourites This Is The Bear and Seb loves Barry The Fish With Fingers.

    March 3, 2015 at 2:51 pm Reply
  • Training Mummy

    Some great looking books there. You can’t go wrong with a Julia Donaldson book can you? Also equally as good is the Hairy Maclairy series.

    March 3, 2015 at 3:34 pm Reply
  • Katie @mummydaddyme

    We have every single one of these Hayley and love them so much too- Meg and Mog was one of my favourites from when I was little. x

    March 3, 2015 at 4:18 pm Reply
  • Carie

    Oh what a lovely haul – Especially Hairy Maclary – you can’t go wrong with Lynley Dodd!!

    March 3, 2015 at 10:12 pm Reply
  • Donna

    I need Meg and Mog in my life, I remember it from childhood and would love to read it to LP x

    March 3, 2015 at 10:25 pm Reply
  • Steph Martin

    How fab to receive Waterstones vouchers! Lovely books, Skye has Hairy Maclary, I remember it from my own childhood 🙂 x

    March 4, 2015 at 2:26 pm Reply
  • Julia @ Rainbeaubelle

    I LOVE the smartest giant in town it’s one of our faves, and Meg and Mog! We just bought a new one called Dragon Jelly which Sam is really enjoying, and now he can read them himself we can share it out! X #sharewithme

    March 4, 2015 at 9:10 pm Reply
  • Kat | Beau Twins

    Ah look at them all enjoying the books you got them! We also adore books here. I am building a library up for them and we always have story time for bed. We are really enjoying the Sleepy Farm – that came with the Gro Clock! They also love all the Peter Rabbit books – can’t wait to start them on Roald Dahl. xxx

    March 5, 2015 at 6:03 pm Reply
  • Jenny

    These are fabulous. I love Waterstones. I could spend hours in the adult section and then a few more hours in the children’s section and buy the store out. We are all book worms here so it’s lovely to see so many book lovers this week celebrating world book day! Lovely post. Thank you so much for linking up to Share With Me #sharewithme

    March 6, 2015 at 7:44 pm Reply
  • Everything Mummy

    great haul I love the smartest giant in town and meg and mog my girls know that one word for word! x

    March 8, 2015 at 8:15 am Reply
  • SArah Christie

    Ah I loved meg and omg as a child and so did the boys, in fact I have kept their Meg and Mog and Miffy books I can’t part with them. I just love books xx

    March 8, 2015 at 8:24 pm Reply
  • Maria Noell

    Ahhh Meg and Mog and Hairy Mclary- great haul xxx

    March 9, 2015 at 7:34 pm Reply
  • Mini Travellers

    We LOVE the smartest giant in town, its brilliant. Firm fave in our house, as are Meg and Mog. I love going to the bookshop too and spending hours browsing. x

    March 12, 2015 at 12:18 pm Reply
  • Caro | The Twinkles Momma

    I LOVED Meg and Mog when I was little! It just shows that great children’s books are around for a lifetime! My boys love Hairy Maclary!! 🙂

    Caro | http://www.thetwinklediaries.co.uk

    March 12, 2015 at 1:33 pm Reply
  • Katy {What Katy Said}

    I used to love Meg and Mog as a child, i am sure if i look in my mums loft they will all be up there! x

    March 17, 2015 at 6:06 pm Reply
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