It's time that you need to introduce Kids to story books by Julia Donaldson, the author of The Gruffalo. Read best story books for kids 3-6years. #Thegruffalo #gruffalo #storybooks #kidsbooks #storytelling #Juliadonaldson
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Best Julia Donaldson books you need to read to your Kids

Julia Donaldson books you need to read to your Kids

My love for reading books to Arham is not hidden. With few misses here and there, I still try to read him at least 30-45 minutes a day. What we love the most is putting in the elements of drama and performing along with the flow of the story. This makes each story all the more gripping and engaging for a child. To have the recall value after the book reading, we often relate to it by engaging in different crafts and discussing on the storyline. Both the online and offline space is loaded with lots of Bestsellers for kids in every age range. Believe me, when I say this, but when it comes to unique and beautifully illustrative books, a parent usually gets choosy.

And the same implies to me, as I’m a little biased for the appealing storybooks by Julia Donaldson. Well, to help you recall, I’m certain that you must have read “The Gruffalo” to your kid. Well, she is the writer behind that fascinating storybook. And would you believe I’m like that Mouse, running after Julia’s books, even though I catch many other books in the journey? But the trail ends when we add another Julia Donaldson book to our shelf.

So, you may ask the reason for that love.

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The reason why you must read Julia Donaldson books to your kids is,

1. Love for the Lyrical books:

Many of her books as “The Snail and the Whale”, The Magic Paint Brush, are absolute classy. Reading her lyrical stories, beautifully weaved with the imaginations, values, evokes that joy of reading in you. Believe me, when I say this, pick up The Magic Paint Brush and try resisting the lyrical flow of the story. My son has developed a great fondness for such books and you’ll find him narrating in the same way, with the flow.

2. Values and Emotions:

What better than teaching kids values, in the form of stories? Donaldson’s stories are well dressed up with messages, values, and learnings for kids. Citing an example, Her book, “The Smartest Giant in Town”, shows the Giant as a very kind personality, who is always ready to help the ones in need. While reading books like Stick Man, you’ll be amazed at how better kids can understand the emotions these affable books have. Such stories instill the values of love, compassion in kids right from the early years when they learn to recognize their emotions

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My love for reading 📚 to Arham is not hidden🤩. With few misses here and there, I ensure to read him at least 30-45 minutes a day . What we love the most is putting in the elements of drama and performing along with the flow of the story📯. This makes each story all the more gripping and engaging for my child👦 . To have the recall value after the 📖 reading, we often relate to it by engaging in different crafts and discussing on the storyline . 🙏Apologies to those who have been asking me for some good story books for kids, I’ve been really late in formulating one [all credit to lots of hustle bustle going around during summer holidays] . Anyways, Lemme tell you, I’m a little biased for the appealing storybooks by Julia Donaldson. #honestlymothering . 👉Be it “The Magic Paintbrush” or “The Gruffalo” or “The Gruffalo Child” 🔹the fantastic storyline 🔹impeccable illustrations 🔹inbuilt values 🔹ample linguistic learning opportunities, all of these makes Julia stand apart. No doubt, she is one of the best Kids novelist🤗 . We’ve read almost 7-8 of her books for kids (3-6/7 years) and absolutely love the way she creates the charm in her books 🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹 So, to help you moms who have been wanting to know, I’ve created a list of 5 story books you should read to your kids in this age. Hop to my recent blogpost (direct Link in BIO) at (https://www.mommyinme.com) , to catch a glimpse of the Julia Donaldson Story Books, we love reading together! 🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹 More will follow🤗🤗 . . . . #juliadonaldson #juliadonaldsonbooks #bookreader #booksbooksbooks #booklovers #bookstagram #storytellingmama #gruffalo #macmillan #storybook #booksforkids #childrenbooks #thepursuitofjoyproject #simpleliving #momlifestyle #momlifebelike #uniteinmotherhood #motherhoodinspired #momhub #our_everyday_moments #littlepiecesofchildhood #childhoodeveryday #littlestoriesofmylife #embraceyourself #wednesdaywisdom #wewillremuvzz

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3. Illustrations:

Most of the Illustrations of her book, maybe with Axel Scheffler or with other collaborators, they are usually quite impressive and eye catchy for kids (as well as adults). I may have read these books for more than a dozen times, and yet we are “Not bored” reading more of them.

Let me share our Favourite Storybooks by Julia Donaldson, imperative for kids in the age 3-6/7years:

1. The Gruffalo

Well, you can’t beat this storybook and the movie based on this book. If you haven’t read it out to your kids, stop right there and order one, without a second thought. We did quite a few exciting things after reading it dozens of time :

  1. Watching The Gruffalo movie
  2. Enacting the whole story, with each character well defined
  3. We also made a Gruffalo Cake, surprised? I’ll soon share the image on my Instagram

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2. The Snail and the Whale:

An absolute classic, this book got me into tears the first time I read. It had so much of emotional intensity, it’s a hands-down favorite of my little man. We clapped, cheered and had tears when the little creature was able to save the life of the biggest creature. It teaches you the value of nature, how even a small creature can be of help and how you need to stand out from the crowd.

Don’t miss reading this book, as a family, with the right note. You’ll thank me later.

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3. The Magic Paint Brush:

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This book may look, a level high for 4-year-olds, but once you start, it will prove you wrong. This book has everything to be deemed as a favorite 4yo and also for 8yo kid. And if you ask me, narrating with the beautiful lyrics, has made The Magic Paint Brush, a book, which we read at least once a week. My little son has completely mugged it in its lyrical format. And every time we read aloud, he is the same curious child.

You’ll see your child highly engrossed in this book.

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4. The Stick Man:

How does it feel being a StickMan, far away from his family, all alone in the snow? I was desperate while reading it out and somehow wanted the StickMan to reach his family for the Christmas, without giving up any moment. Such were the emotions, of me, a mom! It is funny, yet instills the raw emotions of love and desperation. The rhythms are quite catchy in this book.

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5. Room on the Broom:

How the cat purred and how the witch grinned, As they sat on their broomstick and flew through the wind”, that’s how it starts!

It’s truly one of the best books of Julia and Axel, running high on Friendship. It will certainly make you laugh as you feel like going on a ride on the broom. I would say that this storybook is a must-have whether you are Donaldson and Axel Scheffler fans or not.

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Conclusion

There are many more books which need to be cited here, as “The Gruffalo’s Child“, ” The Smartest Giant in Town” If you haven’t introduced kids to the works of Julia Donaldson, you ought to do that right away. You’ll be delighted by her work and praise her for her knack for storytelling.

If you’ve read her books, do share which has been your and your kid’s favorite book.

 

Till then,

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Quest to live the life surrounded with the charming little bundle's of joy. When they speak, I sing, When they smile, I rejoice , When they hug, I hold them never to lose, Such is my passion for these Gifts of God.

This love urged me to navigate separately from my Travel Blog & establish an "All-In-One" Blog for budding mothers. Mum's have multi-tasked this world ,with all her professional commitments , she still makes an extra effort to be a loving, caring and be an intellectual mommy! Cheers, for me too come from the same fraternity, post having a superb academics & close to 8 years of professional experience and blessed with a little one "who has indeed changed my life from Autumn to Spring";)

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14 Comments

  1. I used to love reading books as a kid. But the options were less in the library close to my house. All these books sound so interesting for kids to read.

  2. I make it a habit to read books everyday to my daughter. The book on Gruaffalo I’ve heard is very good. I should maybe pick that one for her next.

  3. My son loves books. And I am always on a lookout for good books for him. Thanks for sharing these books with me. I will surely get some for him.

  4. That a great collection of book. You sort it out my problem of searching books for my kids. These books seem best for my daughter

  5. Khushboo says:

    Kids love listening to stories. Will surely recommend this one to my sister for her baby. I am sure he will love it

  6. I always read books with my daughter will definitely go through with this. My daughter love to listening stories

  7. I love reading books and my son too. But these days i hardly get time to read any new book . But i will definitely gonna get some books from this list for my son .

  8. Jhilmil D Saha says:

    These are some great recommendations. I was looking for some good books to buy for my daughter anyways. Thanks for sharing this list.

  9. These sounds like some really fun books to read to kids which they will actually love! Suggesting these to my aunt to checkout!

  10. These books recommendations are great for kids. I love the books which have good illustrations and teach emotions and value to kids.

  11. Rituka Bisht says:

    The book collections house great I am definitely going to purchase them and add them in our little library. My little one loves Books with big colourful illustration and these sounds exactly same….

  12. Papri Ganguly says:

    I love to read books to my daughter. She loves listening fantasy stories. Will definitely give this book a try

  13. Hi Jhilmil,

    Reading is a wonderful habit. You get to learn so many new words and it improves your vocabulary. It is vital to inculcate the habit of reading among your kids.

    Thanks for sharing, have a good day.

  14. I am so happy to know our choice of books match. We also have Gruffalo and Whale story books at home. Kavya also loves reading them back and forth.

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