I’ve been meaning to do a post about little kids’ books for YEARS but it means gathering all the info about our books, ranking them, finding links and pictures, sorting them into age-groups… and the kids read new books each month so I was like, how will I keep it updated?!
But, as with so many things in life, the best place to start is a spreadsheet. (What?)
I’ve put all the books we’ve borrowed from the library or have bought/been given into a spready – KIDS BOOKS FAVOURITES – and have started sorting and rating them. It’ll be an ongoing project.
The five categories I’ve set up:
- Board books (age 0.5+)
- Sounds books (age 0.5+) – books with sound effects/music
- Pop-up books (age 0.5+)
- Story books (age 2+) – very simple stories for little kids
- No words books – the kids tend to loooove these
I’ve pulled out the clear favourites and given them a “5” star rating, but there are loads of books I haven’t even ranked yet. TBC!
Ideally I’d make blog posts for each category (board books recommendations, etc!), nicely written up with pictures and comments, but that’s too time-consuming at the moment .Maybe one day.