WARRINGTON’S libraries may be closed at the moment, but the town’s librarians have been recommending the books you should try.

This week, eight children’s choices.

  • The latest episode of the Treehouse books sees the addition of 13 more amazing levels of crazy fun.

For pure escapism and fantastic flights of imagination, these books cannot be beaten.

Feeling a little like Roald Dahl with cartoon-style illustrations they are a brilliant way to help with creative writing and also art.

  • For plenty of giggles and rhyming fun at storytime the Oi books by Kes Gray are perfect books to choose.

Poor frog gets stuck trying to find rhymes for all the animals with weird and wonderful names.

Filled with brightly coloured animals and lots of silly characters, this book is perfect for reading out loud.

  • The Tom Gates books by Liz Pichon have been one of the most popular series for older primary age children in the past few years.

Children love them because they are funny and cool and parents love them because they tempt children away from their screens!

Winsford Guardian:

In Tom Gates Mega Make and Do there are loads of activities to keep children entertained as well as new stories with favourite characters.

  • You are never too young to fall in love with a Gruffalo!

For over 20 years children have been entranced by the mouse and his journey through the deep dark wood. There is nothing more comforting than familiar characters and rhymes and children never tire of repeating an old favourite.

Winsford Guardian:

In this new edition aimed at the tiniest readers there are soft flaps for little fingers and a surprise on every page.

  • Dinosaur Roar by Henrietta and Paul Strickland is a classic picture book to read out loud and join in with. It will have your little dinosaurs stomping, roaring and squeaking around the house. The simple rhyming text and lively pictures make it great fun but there is plenty of learning too with opposites, emotions and sizes. Join in with the voices and actions and it will be one to be shared again and again.
  • Head Kid by David Baddiel starts with the school inspection looming, the head teacher and the biggest joker in the school discover they have switched bodies.

This takes the children back into the classroom.

Winsford Guardian:

What would they do if they were in charge? The story teaches valuable life lessons as both characters become more understanding and kind as they see the world from someone else’s viewpoint.

  • Peppa the Easter Bunny sees the family paint Easter eggs and hide them. Peppa and George decide to dress up, but which costumes will they choose?

As well as a family treasure hunt, the story also includes traditional egg painting a great activity the whole family can try.

Winsford Guardian:

  • Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid by Jeff Kinney lets us read Rowley’s diary for the first time.

Why not use the latest Wimpy Kid title to encourage all the family to create a journal or scrapbook of this really unusual time we are going through? Perhaps also learning cartooning and drawing skills along the way.