A New Year Arrival

Happy New Year! You’ll notice that I’m a little bit late wishing you that, but my family has had busy start to this year as my little sister gave birth to my lovely niece Amelie on January 2nd after a long, traumatic labour. I feel so privileged to have been there when the little lady was born and to witness my sister’s patience and strength.

Everyone is very excited, especially her great-grandmother who has been planning a reading scheme during the pregnancy and has now ordered enough classic children’s books to last until just after her eighth birthday at a conservative estimate (seriously, she’s a former primary school teacher and inspired my love of stories).

If anyone can recommend more recent must have children’s books (The Gruffalo is already a favourite in our family, but there must be lots of others) let me know and I will pass along the suggestions.

5 thoughts on “A New Year Arrival

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  2. Emma @ My Book Corner

    Congratulations on the new arrival to your family!

    You don’t have to ask me twice for bookish suggestions for little ones! Start with the board books – Orla Kiely, of course, has an interesting range. Then for true literature fans have a look at the BabyLit range of books …. beautiful!!

    Chris Haughton and Jon Klassen have both recently produced an impressive collection of wonderful picture books in recent years, and will certainly stand the test of time!

    Emma Thompson has reinvigorated the Peter Rabbit series with some wonderful new additions.

    Right, had better stop now! But any more questions …. please ask!!

    1. Siobhan Post author

      Thank you so much! I thought that it was odd that Emma Thompson had been allowed to add new titles to the Beatrix Potter books, but then saw that her work goes out of copyright this year so I predict an explosion of Peter Rabbits across the world! I will definitely check these out for her. My friend also told me about Pride and Prejudice for babies which teaches them to count (though hopefully not too much about finding a husband!) from an early age.

  3. Thomas

    Congratulations on a beautiful new arrival! I would recommend Wonder by R.J. Palacio for when she’s quite a bit older – it’s a wonderful children’s book. (:


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