Books I Am Reading With My 8 Month Old

Books I Am Reading With My 8 Month Old | Reading with your baby is really important and a great way to bond. We love some mummy son time with a story!

I have been a book worm ever since I was little. I was always the one sitting with my book, and I would read pretty much anything going.

It is a trait I really hope to pass on to Piglet. I think books are such an important part of their development, and the ability to sit quiet for a few minutes is an important skill.

Since he was really little I’ve been reading to Piglet. He enjoys looking at the pictures and bright colours. At this stage it’s less about the story and more about having him interact.

At 8 months old we already have quite a few books, and definitely have favourites:

1. Peppa Pig: Baby Alexander 

Piglet was given this book by his cousins. He is always referred to as either Piglet or “Baby Alexander” so they thought it was quite fitting!

It is a Ladybird book and it shows in the quality. It is nice and sturdy for little hands to hold and play with without damaging it. The pictures are bright and clear and Piglet will happily sit and look at them as I turn the pages.

2. That’s Not My Piglet

This was another gift that we love. It is an Usborne book which has different textures on each page for your child to feel. As well as helping with the vocabulary of older kids, it helps to keep them engaged.

It is a board book, making it harder for little ones to trash if they get a bit rough. It’s not going to be easy to rip those pages!

There are loads of options in the “That’s Not My…” range, so if a piglet isn’t your thing then you could try a duck, lamb, monkey, hedgehog, prince or more!


3. Amazing Baby: Black and White

I picked this one up when Piglet was tiny and we still love it now. The simplicity of the bold patterns draw you in.

My favourite page is the last page, which is the only one with colour on it. There is a spinning wheel which Piglet is always mesmerised by.

When Piglet was really little I used to prop the book open upright next to him when he was lying on the ground. He would look at it for ages!

4. This Little Piggy

We were given this one as a gift just last weekend and have used it every day since! It is a simple illustrated version of the well known rhyme with a finger puppet in the middle.

The puppet is what makes it for piglet and he tries to grab at it and giggles away! It is another board book so nice and sturdy, and the puppet seems to be firmly attached. I think it would take a lot to destroy it!

My favourite part of this book is it is small enough to fit in my change bag. I try to rotate the toys I carry and it is nice to be able to add a book to the options.

5. Hide-and-Seek Pig

This is a lift the flap book, so not one I leave lying around for Piglet to play with when I’m not there! The illustrations are simple, and make it possible to tell the story without having to actually read the words if you don’t want to.

Although we are reading this now, I know this is a book that will grow with Piglet and he will enjoy for years to come


Most of our favourite books are on the pig theme, we are a family of Hogg’s after all! What are your favourite books to read with your little ones? Do you have any recommendations for Piglet to ask Santa for?

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  1. 16th November 2016 / 6:05 pm

    What a good mama you are. I have really gotten worse at sticking to the reading routine with every child that I have had. With my first I was a champ….the second I was decent…the twins….I suck.


    • OddHogg
      16th November 2016 / 6:56 pm

      Well yes – it’s quite easy when I’ve just got the one little guy to read to! I think with 4 to chase after you’re forgiven for not spending hours at a time reading books to them

  2. 18th November 2016 / 10:10 am

    Books are magic! My children love reading and always have, my middle daughter is our biggest reader she just reads and reads. There are some cute books there in your collection. Seeing mummy read is also such a great way to inspire them to read #TheListLinky

    • OddHogg
      18th November 2016 / 2:35 pm

      Yes, very “monkey see, monkey do”. Piglet will often see me read……. or he will if he ever gives me 5 minutes peace!

  3. 19th November 2016 / 8:06 pm

    It’s a lovely routine to get into from the start – I was the same with mine. We loved the ‘That’s Not My…’ series, as well as ‘Dear Zoo’, and ‘Guess How Much I Love You’ (classics), plus ’10 Tiny Tadpoles’ and a similar one about glow worms, ‘Chocolate Mousse for Greedy Goose’, and the all time favourite ‘Who’s on the Loo’! #BestandWorst

    • OddHogg
      19th November 2016 / 11:28 pm

      I’ve never heard of Chocolate Mousse for Greedy Goose – I might have to give that one a try!

  4. 19th November 2016 / 9:24 pm

    Love the piggy theme! I’m always drawn to your posts as a fellow Kimberly and with a baby not much older than my Little P! Thanks for the book inspiration!

    • OddHogg
      19th November 2016 / 11:29 pm

      We rocked a Piggy theme at our wedding too, ave piggy banks and Pigs Nose whisky as favours!

  5. 19th November 2016 / 11:06 pm

    We love the ‘that’s not my animal’ range with all the touchy feely bits! Thanks for linking up, great selections. #bestandworst

  6. 22nd November 2016 / 10:02 pm

    What a lovely selection of piggy themed books :o) finger puppet books are brilliant aren’t they, I remember my one year old loved them at about 8 months and still really enjoys them now. I hope your little piglet carries on enjoying his books. #KLTR

  7. 22nd November 2016 / 10:45 pm

    What a great selection of books. We love lots of these two. Reading is such a fun thing to do together. #KLTR

    • OddHogg
      22nd November 2016 / 10:56 pm

      I really hope he continues enjoying reading with me – it’s our special time at the moment

  8. 24th November 2016 / 3:13 pm

    Great selection of books for little ones! We love the Usborne Touch and Feel books too! #KLTR

    • OddHogg
      24th November 2016 / 4:02 pm

      Piglet runs his nails down anything with texture – he loves them!

  9. 25th November 2016 / 10:06 pm

    This is a great list thanks for sharing. I was just saying to my husband that we really need to make more an effort reading with our daughter. Thanks for linking up at #fortheloveofBLOG. Claire x

    • OddHogg
      25th November 2016 / 11:12 pm

      It’s a nice quiet time for us – we both enjoy it

  10. 10th December 2016 / 4:26 am

    These all look so fun to read with an infant. It’s great that your reading / looking at books with your baby. You can never start too young. Thanks for linking up to #KLTR

  11. 12th December 2016 / 11:27 pm

    Love a good book here, it is how my blog got started! I love the That’s Not My… series so many to choose from! #KLTR

  12. 13th December 2016 / 12:34 pm

    Got to love the That’s Not My series and any book with Julia Donaldson is always a winner. Thanks for linking up to #KLTR

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