Children’s books from my childhood – what we are reading this week.

I have shared before, about encouraging my children to love reading. We read together, and my nine and a half year old reads avidly, and I have to pry her Kindle book reader or a real book from her hands sometimes when she should be doing other things. She’s a lot like me in that respect. I was a bookworm and still am, although I don’t get as much time to read as I would like now I am a parent. Our boy loves being read to and is becoming a confident reader too, and now prefers “proper books” over stories with lots of pictures in them, and will let me read long stories to him. 

I love reading books to my children that I read as a child, and at the moment we are reading an old favourite. 

Olga Da Polga

Who doesn’t love stories about slightly bossy, talkative, cheeky Guinea pigs? We are thoroughly enjoying reading about what she gets up to, and it’s a pleasure for me to read to the children, or even have Emily read to us. I’ve actually just ordered several more in the series for Christmas stockings! 

So that’s what we’re reading round here this week. What about you? 


Posted in Everything else.


  1. Never heard of this book but I’m anything by the creators of Paddington Bear is going to be good. Will have to remember it for my little guy. I love reading but wish I had more time to do it these days, I might through a couple of pages in the evening before I fall asleep.

  2. totally agree about reading books to our children from our childhood. lovely to share. I’ve not heard of this book before though. my fav was always Each Peach Pear Plum. thanks for sharing with #readwithme

    • Je découvre en effet l’expression:ça va à la togolaise.Tout est dit dans ce récit qui plante le décor d’une réalité impitoyable pour les JEUNES TOGOLAIS d&0qauo;qujourd&rssuo;ui&#823r; Allez ça va aller comme on dit chez moi »découragement n’est pas togolais »une soeur ivoirienne qui vous comprends et ne vous juge pas.Superbement bien raconté oh…

Comments are closed.