Summer reading and books we love!

51i6app3nTL._AA160_1) So Much by Trish Cooke and Helen Oxenbury.

A really delightful story. A baby is waiting for his Daddy to come home, a surprise is in store. We meet a new member of his family on each page. It has clever repetition and encourages your listener/s to join in. A warm ending. Beautiful illustrations.

Age: 2-6 years.

Topics:Family connections and relationships. Birthdays and gatherings. Community and Caring.

Age: 2-6 years.

51KBG8NKA0L._SX300_2) Mr Quink’s Garden by Enid Blyton.

A story of humans picnicking in a beautiful glade and are careless, thoughtless and destroy a Pixie’s beautiful Garden. He manages to teach them a life lesson in a “do as you would be done by” way. Children relate and love it!

Age: 3-7 years.

Topics: St Patricks Day. Recycling. Grace and Courtesy.

images-143) Kipper’s Snowy Day, one of many super books in Mick Inkpen’s Kipper Series.

Kipper feeling pessimistic gets help from his good friend and his spirits are lifted as he is encouraged to look on the bright side and they have a great time together.

Age: 3-6.

Topics: Caring. Empathy. Compassion.Winter.Friendship.


images-164) Elmer the Patchwork Elephant by David McKee

Elmer realises that he is different from all the other elephants and decides to come up with a plan to make himself the same as all of them, only to find out that he is loved just the way he is!

Age: 2-6 years.

Topics:Diversity. Acceptance. Love. Difference.


images-175) Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell.

Great for very young children to participate and turn the flap to see who arrives from the Zoo! A box arrives from the Zoo but what is inside is not right and has to be sent back, this continues until just the perfect thing arrives! Sweet story.

Age: 2-3 years.

Topics: Animals. Participation and anticipation. Suspense. Disappointment. Happiness.

!!d8gBI!BWM~$(KGrHqUOKiUEwSBd,NPwBMSNNcMGq!~~_356) Awkward Aardvark by Mwenye Hadithi and Adrienne Kennaway

One of their many unusual and beautifully illustrated books.

Awkward Aardvark falls asleep on his special branch and keep all the other animals awake with his very loud snores, so they come up with a plan to change this habit.

Age:2-6 years.

Topics: Persistence, teamwork, success, habit change, nocturnal animal.

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