I’ve had a quick look through them (they’re now wrapped) and I think they look pretty good. One interesting one is the We Are All Born Free which is basically the Universal Declaration of Human Rights explained to children with pictures. This is the sort of thing that an old boyfriend would have described as “right on” (not a compliment). I’ll have to see whether she likes them.
Earlier this year, I bought the Project X Alien Adventures (series 1 and 2) books, which my son LOVES. His teacher has also told me that she is thrilled with his progress in reading so, frankly, it was one of the best £30 I’ve ever spent.
Recently, he has been fretting that, at some point, he will finish series 2 and have no more books to read. Now, he does have plenty to read but all the same I’ve been looking for series 3. Which doesn’t exist. The Book People have told me that they have no plans to stock series 3 and the kind man from the Oxford University Press said that the easiest thing to do is to order the three sets of level 15/16, 17/18 and 19/20 books (8 books in each set so 24 in total) – if I order the three sets in one go, he will give me 20% off. However, even with the discount, it will still be about £160 which does seem a bit heartbreaking.
Perhaps I’ll wait until he actually finishes series 2 before I start thinking of getting series 3.
Now that my son is halfway through the Planet Exis series (basically a set of Sci Fi books for young children), I’ve been looking out for some other things he might enjoy. I ended up getting a couple of recommendations on Mumsnet – Beast Quest and Dirty Bertie.
They don’t look very “worthy” but perhaps that doesn’t matter just yet.
I was in Waterstones the other day and noticed that one of their tables was covered in Roald Dahl books. It may be a bit early for my son but perhaps he is ready to have chapters read to him before bedtime?
I am a bad, bad woman because, instead of buying the books at Waterstones, I ordered them at Amazon (I did buy books when I was in Waterstones, just not Roald Dahl ones). If you are a better, more virtuous person than I am, buy them at Waterstones for £7 each. Otherwise, buy them from Amazon for £25 all in.