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Children’s Book Week


When I was pregnant with my firstborn once piece of advice I received was to set up a bedtime routine early: dinner, bath, book, and bed.

We’ve done this since my kids where babies and with a minimum of 3 books per day at a very conservative estimate I think my 6.5 year old son has had over 6000 stories read to him.

And my theory is, you can never have too many books which is why there are A LOT of books in our house. And now my oldest is in Yr1 and reading on his own, he is quickly developing a real passion for books.

This week is Children’s Book Week with the theme “Champions Read!”  Last Friday the Children’s Book Council of Australia announced the Book of the Year Awards for 2012. The awards recognise Australian authors and illustrators, and are divided in various categories, based on age group. You can look at the shortlist and winners here.

This Saturday 25 August, between 6-7pm is The Reading Hour. The Reading Hour is about sharing a reading experience, especially with children. Whether it is 10 minutes a day or one hour a week, sharing a book with your children will give them the best chance of becoming good readers.

Some of the most read books in our house over the years have been: Where is the Green Sheep, The Hungry Caterpillar, Hairy Maclary, Green Eggs and Ham, Dear Zoo, Edward the Emu and Meg and Mog.

Now my son has moved on to Zac Powers, Goosebumps, anything Enid Blyton, Dr Suess, Tashi and My Father’s Dragon.

What’s the most read book in your house? We’d love to know so please leave your comments here!

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