Aesop’s Fables

These classic and captivating tales help to illustrate basic moral issues through the amazing artwork and simple stories we all know and love.

David Walliams

A brilliant, best-selling author who is popular with older children. Titles include ‘Grandpa’s Great Escape’, ‘Mr Stink’, ‘Gangsta Granny’ and ‘The Boy In The Dress’.

Don’t let the pigeon drive the bus: Mo Willems

Writer Mo Willems begins the story by expressing to readers the importance of not letting the pigeon drive the bus while he is gone. However, the persuasive pigeon spends the entirety of the book trying to talk us into letting him drive the bus.

Frog and Toad Stores: ‘Frog and Toad are friends’

Frog and Toad Stores are a fantastic series books that have been well loved and read for decades. Author Arnold Lobel – celebrates the power of friendship with all four of the beloved Frog and Toad and invites readers to enjoy their marvelous friendship over five books.

Jack and the Beanstalk

Traditional tales – A classic well known and loved story of Jack and his magic beans. These beans grow overnight into a beanstalk which Jack climb and then arrives at a castle, meeting a not so friendly giant.

Jill Tomlinson Series

A series of well-loved children’s books including The Cat Who Wanted to Go Home, The Gorilla Who Wanted to Grow Up, The Hen Who Wouldn’t Give Up, The Otter Who Wanted to Know and The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark.

The book with no pictures

The book, quite literally, is what it says it’s going to be: The Book With No Pictures, which sounds as if it will be boring and serious. However this innovative and wildly funny read-aloud book by award-winning funny actor B.J. Novak will turn any reader into a comedian. 

The Pug who wanted to be a Bunny

A funny springtime adventure from the bestselling author Bella Swift. The Pug has previously wanted to be a Unicorn and a reindeer, so readers can chose from their favourite animal. A funny story with an uplifting message about sibling rivalry.

The Racehorse who disappeared

Another great read in Clare Baldings series about reluctant racehores Noble Warrior. The animal won the Derby and saved her family a financial crisis. Heartwarming and funny.

The Racehorse who learned to Dance

Clare Balding’s popular series of equine themed books are fun and well loved by all readers. In this installment of the series Charlie’s racehorse ‘Noble Warrior’ won the Derby against all odds and bested a bunch of nasty kidnappers.

The Sheep Pig

The Sheep Pig by Dick King Smith is wonderful book is full of gentle humour. Set in rural England, where King-Smith spent twenty years as a farmer, it features a lone pig on a sheep farm.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Author Eric Carle brings humour to the natural happenings of a caterpillars development, how he eats everything in sight. Becoming a big, fat caterpillar, then building a cocoon around himself and finally emerging as a beautiful butterfly.

The Worst Witch

This wonderful series of books focuses on a young witch Mildred Hubble and tells of her we-intention but very clumsy and disastrous situations. These ensure she gains the title at Miss Cackle’s Academy of ‘The Worst Witch’ – by author Jill Murphy.

Three Billy Goats Gruff

This classic story is a favorite with early years children, who will cheer on the three clever billy goats who outsmart a mean troll.

Three Little Pigs

A perfect introduction to the traditional folk tale ‘The Three Little Pigs’. Join the three little pigs as they set off to see the world, build their houses and encounter the big, bad wolf.

Toto the Ninja Cat: Dermot O’Leary

Broadcaster Dermot O’Leary has written these fun chapter books following Toto the Ninja Cat, a brave and bold feline with some seriously impressive ninja skills. Full of action, adventure and a whole lot of humour for all readers and listeners.

Where the wild things are : 

A favorite childhood book by Maurice Sendak. Children are fascinated by all the creatures and the emotions by all of them. So much fun to read and we would make all kinds of monster sounds together.

Wigglesbottom Primary Books: Pamela Butcharrt

There are a great range of hilarity from ‘Wigglesbottom’ Primary Books by Pamela Butchart amd Becka Moor. You can choose from ‘The Shark in the Pool’, ‘The Toilet Ghost’, ‘The Magic Hamster’ & ‘Super Dog’!

Winnie the Pooh stories

Winnie-the-Pooh stories by A.A. Milne were first published in 1926! The main character, Pooh (sometimes Bear, is a good-natured, yellow-furred, honey-loving bear who lives in the Forest surrounding the Hundred Acre Wood with all his friends.

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