Though I write picture books, I love children's books in general - Chapter Books, Middle Grade, Young Adult and Graphic novels.
Relaxing means browsing bookshops, and I buy books from independents as well as Amazon, Wordery and second hand places. I am a big fan of our local library and check out lots of books regularly too.
I set up a shop page on Boookshop.org so feel free browse through my favourite titles. Hopefully it will inspire you on what to get next...
You can see them here
Otherwise, you can scroll down and see what we (me and the kids) have been reading.
I buy lots of books, whether is for Christmas, birthdays, or just beacuse of a great review. Here are some of the ones that found their way to us over the last couple of years.
I love older middle grade books, but it can be a tricky category, because it really depends what you think your child can cope with, and what their reading taste is. Books here are suited for 11+, or pre-teens who don't mind being a little scared. Some may have a little swearing too. Just be mindful of each story and what you feel is suitable for your own child.
I won't pretend to be an expert in this category, but I have always been a fan of YA books. Here are the titles I enjoed recently.