Little Readers Guide is a series where we will be sharing some of our favourite book recommendations for your little ones. Below are excerpts from the books as well as click through images linked to where you can buy them.
The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson
A mouse took a stroll through the deep dark wood. A fox saw the mouse, and the mouse looked good. "Where are you going to, little brown mouse? Come and have lunch in my underground house.""It's terribly kind of you, Fox, but no – I'm going to have lunch with a gruffalo.”
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”
Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
And Max, the king of all wild things, was lonely and wanted to be where someone loved him best of all.
Library Lil by Suzanne Williams
Lil wasn’t always a librarian, of course. She was a kid first, just like most people. And like most kids, Lil had a wild imagination. She loved to read, and she imagined herself the hero of every book she checked out of the library.
The Magic Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton
'I don't believe in things like that - fairies or brownies or magic or anything. It's old-fashioned. 'Well, we must be jolly old-fashioned then,' said Bessie. 'Because we not only believe in the Faraway Tree and love our funny friends there, but we go to see them too - and we visit the lands at the top of the Tree as well!'
A Bear Called Paddington by Michael Bond
“Things are always happening to me. I’m that sort of bear.”
The Railway Children by E. Nesbit
“Girls are just as clever as boys, and don't you forget it!”
The Lion, The Witch, And The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
“Aslan is a lion- the Lion, the great Lion." "Ooh" said Susan. "I'd thought he was a man. Is he-quite safe? I shall feel rather nervous about meeting a lion"..."Safe?" said Mr Beaver ..."Who said anything about safe? 'Course he isn't safe. But he's good. He's the King, I tell you.”
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