Having spent time as a bookseller, I love arranging little displays of seasonal books. Every few weeks I like to put out a few seasonal books on our Ikea picture ledge.
After the cold weather at the weekend, I picked out a few wintery-feeling books. I’m not sure it’s technically winter yet, but it feels wintery. Some of these are old favourites, some are new – but all give a sense of the excitement of the season to come.
Here’s what’s on our shelf this week:
Pip and Posy: The Snowy Day by Axel Scheffler
Winter Story by Jill Barklem. This is my childhood copy, very precious, but the boys enjoy reading it now and again.
A First Book of Nature by Nicola Davies and illustrated by Mark Hearld. This actually always stays on the picture ledge. Every page is so beautiful and it covers all the seasons.
Mog’s Christmas Calamity by Judith Kerr. This is the first Christmas book to have crept in – it’s a special book produced by Sainsbury’s to go with their Christmas advert. I actually prefer the original Mog’s Christmas, which we’ll get out in a few weeks with the other festive books.
What to look for in Winter, A Ladybird Nature book. This is out of print, but is easily found on eBay or through the second hand book sellers on Amazon. It’s a bit serious for little ones, but the pictures appeal to me.
What would you put on your shelf? In a week or so, I’ll be sharing our favourite Christmas books.