Lit for your Chicks

Hands up who hasn’t read, laughed and/or cried at a Jane Green novel? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? Thought not. She is probably THE most prolific author of books for birds. Those books were there when I broke up with Mr Big Mark 1, 2 and 3. And it felt ALL better.

Jane Green Top 5 Kids Books

Band Aid for Break-Ups

Not only that – she is (more importantly for our purposes..) one of those beings I supremely respect/admire/fear….a mother of four – twins included! So who better to tell us what book she enjoys than a brilliant author with four kids? Anyone? Anyone? So may I present her TOP 5 kids books. Over to you Jane….

Jane Green Top 5 Kids Books

One Clever Mutha

Pish Posh £2.81 by Ellen Potter. The story of an eleven-year-old New York City princess who has to solve a mystery in her apartment building, this is the book that turned my non-reading daughter into a reader, and I will forever be grateful.

Jane Green Top 5 Kids Books

Mr Stink by David Walliams £3.85. For much the same reason as above, my nine-year-old laughed out loud throughout this sweet, poignant, tender book.

Jane Green Top 5 Kids Books

Revolting Rhymes by Roald Dahl £5.35. There is a poem in there about an anteater, who gets rather confused by the American accent, and ends up eating their nasty American aunt, pronounced ‘ant’. I never get tired of this poem.

Jane Green Top 5 Kids Books

The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch £3.71. Because the humour is equally appealing to adults, it is a joy to read to the class, and it always makes me laugh.

Jane Green Top 5 Kids Books

Heidi £4.89 by Johanna Spyri. I read this each night to my daughter, remembering how much I loved this book when I was a child myself.

Jane Green Top 5 Kids Books

So there you go – some oldies, some newbies but ALL goodies! I have already got busy with them. You can too. All are available from Amazon. Jane, we thank you so much for sharing with us!

If you like reading and sharing check out The Facebook Book Club she’s a member! Jane’s latest book is The Patchwork Marriage £3.86 is published by Penguin Books. Available in all good bookshops.

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