#SixForSunday Our Top 6 Children’s Books of 2019

Our Top 6 Children’s Books of 2019

After seeing a few of our book lover friends taking part in this #SixForSunday  S4S  we thought it might be nice to give it a go. I believe it originally came from A Little But A Lot go check it out.

The Sheep Won’t Sleep!The Sheep Won’t Sleep! by Curtis Jobling

Our rating: 5 of 5 stars

Book 04 of our Goodreads Challenge 2019

We love all things sheepy so we could not help but fall in love with this wonderful story. It is all about a sleepy sheep dog who has to put one hundred naughty sheep to bed but…

The Sheep Won’t Sleep

This phrase is used throughout the book encouraging little ones to join in the reading. It is a fun, bright, colourful rhyming read.


The Sheep Who Hatched an EggThe Sheep Who Hatched an Egg by Gemma Merino

Our rating: 5 of 5 stars

Book 20 of our Goodreads Challenge 2019

‘Lola the sheep had extraordinary wool, it was shiny, it was silky, it was soft, and it never, ever tangled.’

Lola is very proud and happy of the way she looks, but then come summer all the sheep have a hair cut and Lola feels ridiculous and hides herself away. All she wants is to have her beautiful wool back.

Oh yes it does come back, but it is all wild, messy and tangled so she keeps herself away from the others. Whilst resting below a tree an egg falls from a nest, Lola does not even notice but the wild warmth of the wool protects it and soon a bright baby chick is born. The two become great friends.

As the chick becomes stronger and summer approaches the pair must part ways, and Lola realises it is more important to have friends than to have extraordinary wool.

A beautiful picture book with bright fun illustrations, great to read with little ones.


More Ketchup Please! Ruby's Tomato TaleMore Ketchup Please! Ruby’s Tomato Tale by Adam Bestwick

Our rating: 5 of 5 stars

Book 35 of our Goodreads Challenge 2019

Loved this book written in rhyme and full of fun illustrations. When Ruby was a baby Dad was half asleep one night when he went to get a bottle of milk to feed her. Sadly he gave her a bottle of tomato ketchup instead. Now Ruby has to have tomato ketchup on EVERYTHING!

‘She glugged ketchup on her boiled egg (and even in her soup)…
Ketchup on her ice cream too…
that poured out with a gloop!’

and when she runs out she screams “I want more ketchup please!”

Before we know it the corner shop runs out, then the supermarkets and even the whole world might be running out soon too. Do you know someone who loves ketchup as much as Ruby?


Harry Saves The Ocean!: Teaching children about plastic pollution and recycling. (Harry The Happy Mouse)Harry Saves The Ocean!: Teaching children about plastic pollution and recycling. by N. G K.

Our rating: 5 of 5 stars

Book 73 of our Goodreads Challenge 2019

I love a picture book with a message and this beautifully illustrated book has the message of keeping litter out of the sea to save the animals of the ocean. Of course Harry the Happy Mouse is the one to help instigate the clean up.

Wonderful rhyming read that the kids will love.


Lamby Goes CampingLamby Goes Camping by Miss Jude Lennon

Our rating: 5 of 5 stars

Book 89 of our Goodreads Challenge 2019

A wonderful bright colourful rhyming read about Flossie and Lamby. Everyone is excited to be setting out with their friends on a camping adventure in Buttercup the bright yellow campervan. Children will absolutely love this with its repetative rhymes that they will soon learn to say along with you.

With a gurgle, a splutter, a clunk and a cough
The bright yellow van sets off.

Very highly recommended


Sparky the Dragon BusSparky the Dragon Bus by Sue Wickstead

Our rating: 5 of 5 stars

Book 126 of our Goodreads Challenge 2019

A beautiful story of inclusion

What an amazing story, more so the fact that Sparky the Bus is a real playbus adapted for all children to be able to join in the fun. Truly remarkable and bright beautiful illustrations.Well done to the author and illustrator.


It was hard to choose just six but these were our favourites of the year. Check them out for yourself. These were shared with a young boy called Seb (8) and his sister Spencer (5), and they loved these as much as we did.

Thanks for visiting and Happy Reading

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