If you are going to get anywhere in life you have to read a lot of books.”
- Roald Dahl.
Here are some of the books, new and old, that will help your little one grow their imagination beyond what seems obvious to them until now.
Jack And The Flumflum Tree
by Julia Donaldson
Age group: 2 to 5 years old
Jack's granny is sick with a bad case of the moozles! And the only cure is the fruit of the fantastic flumflum tree which grows on the faraway Isle of Blowyernose. It's a perilous journey, but Jack bravely sets sail, with a motley crew of only three. The fun read will be your little one’s favourite in no time and they will be asking you to read the book multiple times.
The Little Ghaf Tree
by Hanadi Al Fahim
Age group: 5 to 8 years old
‘The Little Ghaf Tree’ is the first children’s book about the national tree of the UAE launched in the Year of Tolerance 2019. This beautiful picture book illustrates the characteristics and benefits of the UAE national tree , the Ghaf, with a simple yet interesting storyline that follows the adventures of a little Ghaf tree as he regales desert tales of his family and friends and learns to adapt to life in the desert. The book conveys a message to children on giving, resilience, kindness and coexistence.
by Colette Barr
Age group: 7 to 11 years old
The story of the Eco-Heroes educates children on plastic pollution. It narrates the story of six children from different nationalities living in the UAE, who decide to spend a day on the beach. Just before their trip to the beach, one of the kids' grandfather tells them about plastic pollution and how it is impacting sea animals and every living being on planet earth. As the kids play on the beach, they notice how recklessly people use plastic and talk about ‘Nurdles’, cigarette butts made of plastic, single-use plastic and much more. Towards the end of the story, they learn valuable lessons about why we all need to use less plastic. The author uses light humour to make this read fun and interesting for children.