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  • I thought I saw a… bear! by Lydia Nichols

    I thought I saw a… bear! by Lydia Nichols

    I thought I saw a… bear! is a really cute board book with a very simple text and a repetitive refrain. It introduces young children to different kinds of transport and a bear who likes to hide!


  • I say OOH You say AAH by John Kane

    I say OOH You say AAH by John Kane

    I say OOH You say AAH is a hilarious read aloud picture book. It is hugely entertaining for the reader and the listener and introduces children to the concept of following instructions in a fun way. Listener responses are a big part of the reading experience and the first time we read the book together my…


  • Sun by Sam Usher

    Sun by Sam Usher

    The sun has been shining for several days now – hooray! Summer is hopefully here to stay and Sun is the perfect picture book to enjoy in this beautiful weather! Its sparkly, predominantly yellow cover invites you in whether you’re also basking in the sunshine or looking to add sunshine to your life on a…


  • Story Snug Advent: G is for Goodnight Santa
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    Story Snug Advent: G is for Goodnight Santa

    G is for Goodnight Santa by Michelle Robinson and Nick East Goodnight Santa is a beautifully illustrated, easy to read rhyming book with lots of repetition. Nick East’s illustrations are gorgeous and show many aspects of Christmas including wonderful images of Santa and his reindeer flying through the sky. With very little text this is a fantastic first Christmas story for the littlest…


  • The Smartest Giant in Town by Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler
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    The Smartest Giant in Town by Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler

    The Smartest Giant in Town is the story of kindness and friendship and shows that helping others can reap its own rewards.


  • Not Without My Whale by Billy Coughlan & Villie Karabatzia

    Not Without My Whale by Billy Coughlan & Villie Karabatzia

    It’s your first day of school, you’re a bit nervous so of course you want to take a friend with you! But what if your friend is a whale?


  • Aaaarrgghh Spider! by Lydia Monks

    Aaaarrgghh Spider! by Lydia Monks

    Aaaarrgghh Spider! is one of our favourite, favourite picture books, our copy was so well read that it fell to pieces! Spider is such an endearing character that even for those of us you who don’t like spiders it is easy to empathise with and understand her wish to become part of a family.


  • Learning to Read – Maverick Early Readers Band 1
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    Learning to Read – Maverick Early Readers Band 1

    Maverick Books have adapted five of their existing picture books into Early Readers to support a young child on their early reading journey. Learning to read is a huge milestone in a child’s life and some children find it more difficult than others. There are various methods of learning to read but, however a child learns, it is important that…


  • From Head to Toe by Eric Carle

    From Head to Toe by Eric Carle

    From Head to Toe is a great book to get children moving and it’s one of my favourite Eric Carle books to use in the classroom. Children love to join in with the actions and it’s an especially good book to use with non native English speaking children.


  • Wow! Said The Owl by Tim Hopgood

    Wow! Said The Owl by Tim Hopgood

    Wow! Said The Owl is a beautifully illustrated picture book which introduces young children to the colours that are around them in the natural world.