Phenomenal Books for Kids

It’s so exciting having a stack of beautiful new books in the house! The girls got some really lovely ones for Christmas and I can’t wait any longer to share more about them with you. We have been reading lots! So let’s get to it…

Phenomenal Books for Kids

This Phenomenal Life

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This is the one I’m most excited about. I love love LOVE this book! You might have seen it on my Christmas list but I have to show you more from it. Everyone needs it. It’s absolutely stunning, and also mind-blowing.

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Like it says on the cover, this book is all about the amazing ways we are all connected, both with each other and also with everything that exists in the universe. It is absolutely packed with amazing facts, each time we open it we learn something new.Phenomenal Books for Kids

There are 144 pages of this brilliance!!!! Not a book you will sit down and read in one sitting, but a wonderful resource you will pore over again and again.Phenomenal Books for Kids

There is just so much information about the world we live in contained in these pages. But what I love so much is that all of these complicated and amazing things have been made accessible to young readers! The pages are obviously captivating, and there are no long boring chunks of text. Can you tell how much I love it yet?Phenomenal Books for Kids

I want to share so many pages with you!Phenomenal Books for KidsDetails like this have been amazing my children. Where has the carbon in our bodies been before it became a part of us? Miss 6 thinks she has shared some with a dinosaur and that’s why she loves them so much.

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Seriously, if you buy one book this year. Make it this one.

Phenomenal Books for Kids

At The Same Moment, Around The World

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This book takes us on a trip around the world! A look into what could be happening at the exact same moment, all over the world. We see children from many different places and peek into their lives.

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“It is six o’clock in the morning in Dakar, Senegal. Keita wakes up early to help his father count the fish caught during the night.”Phenomenal Books for Kids

“At the same moment, in the Himalayan mountains near the towering Mount Everest, it is noon, and Lilu eats lunch with her mother.”Phenomenal Books for Kids

There’s also a fold-out map at the end showing where all the children are located. A great introduction to timezones and the different lifestyles of children around the world.

Phenomenal Books for Kids

A World Full of Animal Stories

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We loved ‘A Year Full of Stories‘ and so this follow-up was very well received.

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It contains 50 animal stories from all around the globe.Phenomenal Books for Kids

Same beautiful illustrations as the previous book. The girls find it really interesting to hear the different stories and wonder about how they began and why.

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You And Me Murrawee

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‘Murrawee’ means ‘elder sister’ in the language of the Ngarrindjeri people from the Murray River, South Australia. We follow a young girl who is camping on the river with her family, and get a glimpse of what life would have been like there 200 years ago.

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The illustrations are just beautiful, and I find this book really touching.Phenomenal Books for Kids

Such a beautiful look into the past, similarities, and connections. Phenomenal Books for Kids

Phenomenal Books for Kids

Sparrow Girl

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Sparrow girl is the story of Ming-Li and her quest to save the sparrows from being banished from China during  Chairman Mao’s 1958 ‘Sparrow War’.

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After seeing the sparrow’s falling from the sky, she is determined to secretly save them.Phenomenal Books for Kids

A powerful and inspiring story about a strong girl, and how the smallest person can make a big difference.

Phenomenal Books for Kids

The Ugly Five

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Anything by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler is very well loved here. The little girls are enjoying this a lot!

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Miss 8 also enjoys this book. She is a big fan of the less popular animals and often tells me that just because something isn’t ‘cute’, doesn’t mean it’s not important. She wants to educate people about the ‘ugly’ or ‘scary’ animals so that people are inspired to protect them too!

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I also love the message at the end where the ugly five discover that those who love them most see their beauty.

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Wonder Magazine

Issue 3

Not a book, but a magazine I wanted to recommend! We got our first Issue of this a couple of months ago and the girls were instantly taken.

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It’s full of activities and experiments that are right up their alley.Phenomenal Books for Kids

I also LOVE that it features children’s artwork and writing!

Phenomenal Books for Kids

Bravery Magazine

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Another magazine we are LOVING is Bravery! When I saw Jane Goodall on the cover I knew we had to have it.

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The first issue has a big feature on Jane Goodall, along with many other wonderful activities and ideas.Phenomenal Books for KidsPhenomenal Books for Kids

A truly beautiful magazine and after reading our first issue we will definitely be needing a subscription.

 

What have you been reading lately??

5 thoughts on “Phenomenal Books for Kids

  1. Thank you for this post!!! We also have This Phenomenal Life and are simply amazed by it. All of your suggestions are perfect for our six year old daughter. I look forward to purchasing them and having them become a part of our home collection!!

  2. Love this post and this blog!

    I’ve just ordered In My Heart, This Moment In Time and This Phenomenal Life (had a look at your previous posts on books too) can’t wait to receive them.

    My babes are nearly 2.5yrs and 4 months, I’m trying to build a collection of beautiful but thoughtful books for them. I always refer to these posts for inspiration! Went a bit OTT with this purchase, I was only supposed to pick 2 book to buy!

  3. I bought This Phenomenal Life for the kids for Christmas because of your recommendation and it did not disappoint! Mind blown and just love the illustrations.

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