Duck & Goose – Tad Hills – Resource

Duck & Goose by Tad Hills

Duck & Goose by Tad Hills Tad Hills gives us the beloved feathered friends Duck & Goose! Duck and Goose have to work at getting along. You see, Duck doesn’t much care for Goose at first, and Goose isn’t fond of Duck. But both want the egg that each claims to be his. As the […]

The Firebug of Balrog County – David Oppegaard – Resource

The Firebug of Balrog County by David Oppegaard

The Firebug of Balrog County by David Oppegaard In David Oppegaard’s compelling story, dark times have fallen on remote Balrog County, and Mack Druneswald. He’s a high school senior with a love of clandestine arson, and is doing his best to deal. While his family is haunted by his motherís recent death, Mack spends his […]

Winnie the Pooh – A. A. Milne – Resource

Winnie the Pooh by A. A. Milne 


Winnie the Pooh by A. A. Milne A heart-warming tale following Winnie-the-Pooh who is a good-natured, yellow-furred, honey-loving bear who lives in the Forest surrounding the Hundred Acre Wood with his friends Piglet, Winnie-the-Pooh, Eeyore, Christopher Robin, Rabbit, Roo, Kanga, Owl and Tigger. Genre:  friendship, animals, adventure Themes: nature, connection, life lessons Age: 8-9 years old […]

Big Panda and Tiny Dragon – James Norbury – Resource

Big Panda and Tiny Dragon by James Norbury From the imagination of James Norbury:  Join Big Panda & Tiny Dragon on their travels. They often get lost and make a lot of mistakes. But therein lies the beauty of life. Genre:  poetry, friendship, life  Themes: nature, connection, life lessons Age: 5-6 years old Activities Life lessons: […]

Dr Seuss – Green Eggs and Ham – Resource

Dr Seuss - Green Eggs and Ham

Dr Seuss – Green Eggs and Ham “I do not like green eggs and ham. I do not like them, Sam-I-am.   With unmistakable characters and signature rhymes, Dr. Seussís beloved favorite has cemented its place as a childrenís classic. Kids will love the terrific tongue-twisters as the list of places to enjoy green eggs […]

Pony – RJ Palacio – Resource

Pony by RJ Palacio In Palacio’s story, twelve-year-old Silas is awoken in the dead of night by three menacing horsemen who take his father away. Silas is left shaken, scared, and alone, except for the presence of his companion, Mittenwool . . . who happens to be a ghost. When a pony shows up at […]

Oliver Jeffers – The Heart and the Bottle – Resource

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Oliver Jeffers – The Heart and the Bottle Once there was a girl whose life was filled with wonder at the world around her. Then one day something happened that made the girl take her heart and put it in a safe place. However, after that it seemed that the world was emptier than before. […]

Kite Spirit – Sita Brahmachari – Resource

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Kite Spirit by Sita Brahmachari During the summer of her GCSEs Kite’s world falls apart. Her best friend, Dawn, takes her life after a long struggle with feeling under pressure to achieve. Kite’s dad takes her to the Lake District, to give her time and space to grieve. It’s not until she meets local boy, […]

Cheri J Meiners – Making a Difference – Resource

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Cheri J Meiners – Making a Difference Through positive and motivating text, Making a Difference assures children that they are important, and that what they do matters. Boost your child’s confidence and sense of purpose as you read and affirm that their hopeful thoughts, kind words and good choices can make a difference to themselves […]

Refugee Boy by Benjamin Zephaniah

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Refugee Boy by Benjamin Zephaniah Zephaniah presents a story about family, identity and loss. Alem is on holiday with his father for a few days in London. He has never been out of Ethiopia before and is very excited. One morning when Alem wakes up in the bed and breakfast they are staying at to […]

Efren Divided by Ernesto Cisneros

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Efren Divided by Ernesto Cisneros Your KS2 learners will love this important story by Ernesto Cisneros. When his mother is suddenly deported to Mexico, seventh grader Efrén Nava must take charge of his younger siblings while keeping up with schoolwork and chores; he hopes that in doing so, the money his father earns at a […]

Julia Donaldson – The Giants and the Joneses

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The Giants and the Joneses by Julia Donaldson Jumbeelia the young giantess loves to hear the old story about the iggly plop who climbed up the bimplestonk to the giants’ land of Groil. Then, one day, she throws a bimple over the edge of Groil. Down, down, down Jumbeelia climbs—right down into the land of […]

Anh’s Anger 2 – Steps and Stones by Gail Silver

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Anh’s Anger – Steps and Stones by Gail Silver A wonderful story written by Gail Silver. When Anh’s friends leave and he feels left out at school, his anger shows up to keep him company. Anh the protagonist of Gail Silver’s previous book Anh’s Anger, is a typical and easy-to-relate-to elementary school-age boy. Genre: anger, […]

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

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Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell Cath is a Simon Snow fan. Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan…. But for Cath, being a fan is her life—and she’s really good at it. She and her twin, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it’s what got them through […]

We Are All Made of Molecules – Susin Nielsen

We Are All Made of Molecules - Susin Nielsen book cover

We Are All Made of Molecules – Susin Nielsen Meet Stewart. He’s geeky, gifted and sees things a bit differently to most people. His mum has died and he misses her all the more now he and Dad have moved in with Ashley and her mum. Meet Ashley. She’s popular, cool and sees things very […]

R. J. Palacio – Wonder

Wonder by R.J Palacio August Pullman was born with a facial difference that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid but his new classmates can’t get past Auggie’s extraordinary face. Genre: life, […]

Paulette Bourgeois – Franklin Goes to School

Paulette Bourgeois & Brenda Clark – Franklin Goes to School With his new pencil case packed with a ruler, eraser and 12 coloured pencils, Franklin is ready for his first day of school — until it’s time to board the bus. In this Franklin Classic Storybook, Franklin faces the excitement and fear of starting school. […]

Megan McDonald – Judy Moody and the Right Royal Tea Party – Resource

Megan McDonald’s novel is ‘Jolly smashing!’ Could the Moodys really have royal blood? Judy brings her new look to a comical episode about the ups and downs of exploring a family tree.

Megan McDonald – Judy Moody and the Right Royal Tea Party Megan McDonald’s novel is ‘Jolly smashing!’ Could the Moodys really have royal blood? Judy brings her new look to a comical episode about the ups and downs of exploring a family tree. Genre: funny, adventure, family Themes: Royal family, history, family, belonging Age: 7 […]

Jewel Kats – Cinderella’s Magical Wheelchair – Resource

Cinderella's Magical Wheelchair: In a Kingdom far, far away lives Cinderella. As expected, she slaves away for her cranky sisters and step-mother. She would dearly love to attend the Royal costume ball and meet the Prince, but her family is totally dead set against it. In fact, they have gone so far as to trash her wheelchair! An unexpected magical endowment to her wheelchair begins a truly enchanted evening and a dance with the Prince. Can true love be far behind? An empowering tale of hope by Jewel Kats.

Jewel Kats – Cinderella’s Magical Wheelchair In a Kingdom far, far away lives Cinderella. As expected, she slaves away for her cranky sisters and step-mother. She would dearly love to attend the Royal costume ball and meet the Prince, but her family is totally dead set against it. In fact, they have gone so far […]

Roy L Hinuss – Prince Not-So Charming: Once Upon A Prank – Resource

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Roy L Hinuss – Prince Not-So Charming: Once Upon A Prank Prince Carlos Charles Charming has a lot to live up to. He’s next in line to become king of Faraway Kingdom. Carlos hopes for a different destiny. A destiny involving fart jokes and banana peels. What happens when you dream of being court jester […]

Benjamin Zephaniah – Face – Resource

Benjamin Zephaniah tackles the moving and compelling story of a young man, Martin, whose life is completely changed when his face is badly scarred in a joyriding accident. Martin has to adjust to his new life and his new face.

Benjamin Zephaniah – Face Benjamin Zephaniah tackles the moving and compelling story of a young man, Martin, whose life is completely changed when his face is badly scarred in a joyriding accident. Martin has to adjust to his new life and his new face. Genre: family, friendship, identity   Themes: identity, relationships, responsibility, coming of […]

Jenny Offill – While You Were Napping – Resource

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Jenny Offill – While You Were Napping In this hilarious read-aloud featuring robots, fire trucks, and pirates, meet an older sister who’s more than happy to fill her little brother in on all he missed while he was napping. Since none of the other neighborhood kids had to nap, they came over. Then came the […]