The best books for a picnic with children

Summer is coming, school is ending, and between one summer camp and the next there is still time to spend together in the city before going on vacation and going on vacation. But what to do with the little ones?

By rummaging through the many things that can be found in the bookstore, we have put together this list of books that offer adequate reading, but also games, entertainment and other forms of fun to spend some time outdoors playing or reading. peacefully with the family. . And while we’re at it, also something for mom and dad who might want to relax by reading something with their little ones. Why not?


A year in Fleurville. Recipes from balconies, roofs and gardens

Let’s start with a reading book for girls and boys aged four and up: In Fleurville, fruit and vegetables are grown everywhere: on balconies and terraces, on streets and squares, on rooftops, in the garden. For everyone knows that in addition to being fun to look after and good to eat, they are wonderful plants to look at. And in the kitchens of any home, products are transformed from the garden into delicious dishes. Try to make it yourself, thanks to the twelve recipes you find here, sweet and savory, prepared only with seasonal fruits and vegetables. These are the best recipes in town, one for each month of the year

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Fixed facts about eggs

Lena Sjöberg introduces us to a fantastic universe where small readers aged five and over can find scientific answers to very simple but also very interesting questions. The book was the finalist Carl von Linné Plaque Award, Swedish Food Academy Award winner, Kolla! Gold Medal Award from the Swedish Illustrators Association. Have you ever wondered how the chicken can breathe inside the egg? Or what did the dinosaur eggs look like? Or whether it is possible to jump a chicken egg? Did you know that scientists have discovered eggs in space and that some animals lay square eggs? This is a fun and original popular picture book about eggs, from birds to insects, fish and reptiles that pass through prehistoric animals, but also for curiosities and traditions related to eggs.

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You are music. Ediz. colored. With online playlists

This book created by Elisa Vincenzi and Ilaria Braiotta is a beautiful, well-crafted and fun book, suitable for children aged five and up. It’s basically the first encounter with music. So parents and children, do good to yourself, open your ears and read, see, listen to this illustrated book made of sounds, words and images. Via a QR code, you can connect to a YouTube playlist consisting of 12 music tracks, which will accompany you page after page while reading. You will find that there is music as light as feathers in the snow while others dig themselves into the ground like the roots of a tree. Let yourself be carried away by unique surroundings, lulled by ever-changing melodies. Because there is all kinds of music, and everyone can choose their own. But above all, everyone has a music inside them. Do you feel that too? A book that accompanies children in a dance made of notes, words and colors.

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Nothing is enough for children to play. 62 activities to do without something

Let’s go into the part dedicated more explicitly to garden or park activities, but also to the home (one’s own and grandparents ‘or friends’) with this book for children aged seven and up. You can play with nothing that children know, just with nothing. No toys, materials or batteries are required. Fantasy and desire to have fun is enough. And here on a lawn or under an umbrella in the summer, in the room or on the carpet in the winter, memorable tournaments and challenges at the last move come to life. In this book you will find 62 tips, with varying difficulty. So, once you get into the right spirit, it’s going to be easy to invent them yourself!

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36 matches for the holidays. For Christmas, Easter and all year round

Ok, ok, it’s definitely not Easter, let alone Christmas. But the rules for the games that are in here are very applicable all year round and are good for children aged seven and up. Born on the occasion of religious or civil festivities, the games have become a fixed deal to share with family and friends during the holidays. Maybe around the dinner table that has just finished, waiting for midnight to strike, or in the square where the whole city meets on the morning of the feast day. At Easter we play with eggs, for Christmas with cards or bingo, for carnival with pentolaccia, for Halloween with apples … On these pages you will find all the rules, historical curiosities and anecdotes from the most classic games of all time, able to entertain grandparents and grandchildren, authentic fans and occasional players side by side. Written by Andrea Angiolino and illustrated by Valeria De Caterini.

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Group play (also) 1 meter away

The pandemic does not stop the fun! This book for girls and boys aged six and up written by Pierdomenico Baccalario, Marco Cattaneo and Federico Taddia tells this: how to play together even with a little distance. In fact, one can play without touching each other, without jumping on each other, without being able to hug each other. How do you have fun with friends, classmates or teammates at a distance of one meter? Easy! Stop playing with new rules! The three authors played a lot to explain to us how to cultivate the most beloved games in full safety: from hide-and-seek to football, from flag theft to basketball, from blind flight to frisbee, here are 30 ideas for playing indoors and outdoors, in a few people or in large groups, in small places or large spaces, avoid gatherings and maintain social distance. A hymn to the fun and beauty of being together even at a distance of one meter.

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Summer games to play with your baby. 150 creative and original ideas to have fun with your kids

Let’s get into the very lively part of the list thanks to this book by Animamente. During the summer holidays we have more time to be with our children. But how do you get the most out of these precious moments to transform any activity into a development opportunity that is both fun and educational? This book is an ally for parents on vacation: it offers one hundred and fifty games, ideas and creative solutions to enjoy moments of leisure in different natural environments. Sea, mountain or city: any context is good for involving parents and children in activities that improve the quality of togetherness. With a simple and effective method, you learn to design and create new games, tools for developing motor, cognitive and sensory skills in children. An easy-to-consult sheet is dedicated to each game, indicating the game objectives, the recommended age, the material required and the rules.

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Difficult puzzles for smart kids: 300 puzzles and puzzles for kids and adults

Francesco Foi has put together a series of puzzles that spend a lot of time together. It is a book for children to make them think and train their minds: a collection of 300 puzzles and puzzles that “challenge the brain”. It is a perfect book for children who love solving problems. An activity that can be shared with the whole family: these are more difficult puzzles and are designed to be solved by children aged 10 and over with the welcome participation of the rest of the family.

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Disgusting jokes for kids

Maybe he’s an uninvited guest, who knows. But this Silly Sloth Press book is cool. Kids will love this amazing joke book for boys and girls with very cute themed illustrations. This book will be their favorite companion on any trip and will keep them entertained during long car rides. It will also be a perfect gift to create unforgettable moments during summer camps and evenings. This book is perfect for readers of all ages who will look forward to sharing new jokes, and also for less enthusiastic readers who will not be able to put it off by themselves after multiple readings.

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The Danish way of raising happy children and being happy parents

What if a parent wants to ask themselves how to raise their children? Jessica Joelle Alexander and Iben Sandhal took care of that. For over 40 years, Denmark has dominated the World Happiness Report, the ranking of the happiest countries that the UN prepares every year. So much so that it has become the subject of sociological studies: there are many who analyze the lifestyle of its inhabitants, who in addition to issues strictly related to the efficiency of services and the country’s prosperity rate, are considered to be closest to the optimal . After thirteen years of research and collaboration, Iben Sandahl, psychologist, and Jessica Joelle Alexander, journalist, believe that they have discovered the true secret of happiness in the small northern country and reveal it in this manual. It seems that the basis of satisfaction is the way parents and children relate to each other, empathy and the ability of adults to offer tools and instructions without giving an ultimatum to children. Danish parents raise happy children, who in turn become happy parents to other happy children, and so on in a good circle. Based on their observations and studies, Sandahl and Alexander have succeeded in writing a practical guide that they can follow step by step to analyze their behavior, avoid mistakes, and orient their teaching methods in the right direction.

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Boiling a bear

In this novel by Mikael Niemi (and the first proposal for parents) inspired by a historical figure who, through education and the power of the written word, tried to give voice and redemption to the abused Sami minority, the mood of “Name of the rose” . A pleasure to read.

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The picnic and other problems

Another suggestion for the elderly, it’s the parents: In this collection, where animals are unexpectedly missing, Gerald Durrell offers us five stories with great charm, spanning genres that are unusual for him: the erotic, the macabre, the horror. And he lavishly offers us his most lovable gift: the art of turning any experience into fun.

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