“There are lots of fabulous new books newly published for children at the moment.
“My favourite by far is an exceptional new picture book by author/illustrator Oliver Jeffers called I am a Child of Books by Walker Books (9781406358315, HB £12.99).
“This is an inspiring, lyrical tale about the rewards of reading and sharing stories in which Jeffers’s illustrations are accompanied by amazing typographical landscapes by artist Sam Winston shaped from excerpts from children’s classics.
“It is beautiful and will be loved by both small people and grownups I’m sure. (There is going to be one winging it’s way to a certain mini-Malpi for her forthcoming birthday)!
“I have many fond memories of children’s books from my childhood that are still popular today. Milly Molly Mandy has recently been reissued by Pan Macmillan as The Milly Molly Mandy Storybook (9781447273066, HB £9.99).
“I really wanted that bedroom with jam pots on the window sill!
“Little Women was a favourite when I was a little older, I still reread it on occasion and always cry when Beth dies!
“There is a nice Vintage paperback edition at present at £5.99 (980099572961).
“In a less girly mode I became fascinated by all things Arthurian on reading The Sword in the Stone by T H White, there is a current Harper Collins paperback at £6.99 (9780007263493).”
Lindum Books holds monthly storytimes for children in its Bailgate shop. Call 01522 262374 for further information.