If you’re a parent or grandparent, you’ll know that there’s something special about story time.
Watching your child’s imagination ignite as they soak up the story and characters, introducing them to new authors, new scenarios and even new worlds and spending a little quality time together before bed all make for fantastic memories.
Though some books come and go with trends and fads, there are a few that will stay around forever. Well written, imaginative and engrossing, there are just some publications that kids, parents and grandparents will never get bored of.
Where The Wild Things Are, Maurice Sendak
First published in 1963 and recently turned into a hit film, Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are is made up of just 338 words, yet has captivated children and parents alike for decades.
The imaginative story coupled with the beautiful illustrations (also by Sendak), can’t help but inspire, and won’t get boring no matter how many times you go from cover to cover.
Green Eggs and Ham, Dr Seuss
A long time favourite of kids around the world, there’s a good chance that grandparents remember reading Dr Seuss’ Green Eggs and Ham to their own children.
Containing just 50 different words, Green Eggs and Ham is perfect for kids that are just starting to read, allowing them to recognise each word quickly and easily.
The Hobbit, J.R.R Tolkien
Regularly voted one of the best children’s books of all time, J.R.R Tolkien’s fantastical adventure story is perfect for reading to the grandchildren when they come to visit your McCarthy and Stone apartment.
Thanks to its length and fascinating plot, parents and grandparents won’t tire of The Hobbit, a book that’s stayed enduringly popular since it was first published in 1937.
James And The Giant Peach, Roald Dahl
Though there are plenty of great contemporary kid’s books around, there’s something special about sharing a story with your children that you heard yourself when you were their age, and James and the Giant Peach is one such story.
Full of Roald Dahl’s witty nuanced text and fantastic imagination, the book makes the perfect bedtime story no matter what your age.
With kids growing up so quickly, making the most of their childhood is a must, so why not pick up one of these books today and make tonight a bedtime they’ll remember?