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Books to enjoy at home

Whilst at home, try to enjoy listening to a few new stories.

Below are some links to a variety of different texts.

Happy Reading!

Not now Bernard by David McKee

 

The parents are so busy doing their own thing, that a monster can eat Bernard's dinner, break his toys, and even eat Bernard, without being noticed! An hilarious cautionary tale.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6kXkN2lwGmA

You must bring a hat by Simon Philip and Kate Hindley

 

A party invitation is at the centre of this highly entertaining and amusing story. It states that guests must bring a hat, but it appears that there are more entry requirements too, and as the story goes on they become increasingly absurd.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iv1iMwddlbo

The Queens Knicker's by Nicolas Allan

 

It's a busy year for the Queen - she has lots of important events to attend. Meanwhile, a little girl is wondering what knickers. Her Majesty will choose to wear on a school visit! Will they be her at home knickers - adorned with corgis - or her 'garden party' knickers, or perhaps her woolly Balmoral ones...?

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DlKtVg0GXAc

The Funny Bones by Janet and Allan Ahlberg

 

Janet and Allan's frightfully funny Hallowe'en classic tells the story of three skeletons - a big skeleton, a little skeleton and a dog skeleton - who venture out of their cellar one night to find someone to scare, only to find that everyone is in bed. Who will they scare now?!

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_K_0GmE1mY

Pirates love underpants by Clare Freedman and Ben Cort 

 

Join the Pants Pirates on a special treasure hunt. Grab your cutlass and sail on the Pirate Ship Black Bloomer past angry crocs, sharks in fancy pants and through gurgling swamps on a quest to find...the Pants of Gold!

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vd8_Y1bEzA8

Oi Dog! by Kes and Clare Gray and Jim Field

 

The rule says Dogs sit on Frogs but Frog is determined to challenge that. According to Frog, Dogs sit on Logs, Cats sit on Gnats, Mice sit on Ice, Bears sit on Stairs and Whales sit on Nails whether they like it or not!

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WzCjWk2mRw

Mr Stink by David Walliams

 

It all starts when Chloe makes friends with Mr Stink, the local tramp. Yes, he smells a bit. But when it looks like he might be driven out of town, Chloe decides to hide him in the garden shed. Now Chloe's got to make sure no one finds out her secret. And speaking of secrets, there just might be more to Mr Stink than meets the eye… or the nose.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mDx5BMGC_w&list=PLMM1mVy8OPK1ryUz8ZtHJrvjOm-ro7RuM

Not just a witch by Eva Ibbotson 

 

Heckie is not just a witch - she's an animal witch, who wants to make the world a better place by transforming evil people into harmless animals, using her incredible Toe of Transformation and her awesome Knuckle of Power. But when slimy Lionel Knapsack charms Heckie, her magic begins to take a darker direction. Her friends, including a cheese wizard and a boy called Daniel, must come to the rescue . . .

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPafEx5_jhQ

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

 

This is a much-loved classic but as relevant today as it was when first published in 1969! The vivid and colourful illustrations and cut back and die-cut pages, together with some very simple text, provide a wonderful story that is immensely satisfying for parents and children alike.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75NQK-Sm1YY

The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson

 

So begins the story of how a clever little mouse outwits his big scary enemy. The tasty little mouse needs to make his way through the deep dark woods. How will he do it? By inventing the gruffalo, a fearsome creature with terrible claws, terrible tusks and terrible teeth in his terrible jaws. It’s a brilliant trick. 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8sUPpPc8Ws

Tom's Midnight Garden by  Philippa Pearce

 

When Tom is sent to stay at his aunt and uncle's house for the summer, he resigns himself to endless weeks of boredom. As he lies awake in his bed he hears the grandfather clock downstairs strike . . .eleven . . . twelve . . . thirteen . . . Thirteen! Tom races down the stairs and out the back door, into a garden everyone told him wasn't there. In this enchanted thirteenth hour, the garden comes alive - but Tom is never sure whether the children he meets there are real or ghosts . . . 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_HaxHrjzIw

 

Stormbreaker - Alex Rider by Anthony Horowitz

 

In the first book in the number one bestselling Alex Rider series by Anthony Horowitz, fourteen-year-old Alex is forcibly recruited into MI6. Armed with secret gadgets, he is sent to investigate Herod Sayle, a man who is offering state-of-the-art Stormbreaker computers to every school in the country. But the teenage spy soon finds himself in terrible danger.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wj7gAbgWdzA

The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe by C S Lewis.

 

Four adventurous siblings-Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy Pevensie- step through a wardrobe door and into the land of Narnia, a land frozen in eternal winter and in the power of the White Witch. But when almost all hope is lost, the return of the Great Lion, Aslan, signals a great change . . . and a great sacrifice.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lc8387H7oYc

George's Marvellous Medicine by Roald Dahl.

 

When Mr and Mrs Kranky go out to the shops they leave their son George to look after his miserable grandmother. George’s grandmother isn’t just miserable, she’s mean and bossy and she particularly doesn’t like growing boys        

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=niL_h6kYPbk

Giraffes Don't Dance by Giles Andreae

 

Giraffes Can't Dance is a touching tale of Gerald the giraffe, who wants nothing more than to dance. With crooked knees and thin legs, it's harder for a giraffe than you would think. Gerald is finally able to dance to his own tune when he gets some encouraging words from an unlikely friend.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZjsLK5vwNU

 

 

We're Going on a Bear hunt by Michael Rosen.

 

 Why go on a walk, when you can go on a bear hunt?

For brave hunters and bear-lovers, the classic chant-aloud story in paperback.

We're going on a bear hunt. We're going to catch a big one. Will you come too?

Follow and join in the family's excitement as they wade through the grass, splash through the river and squelch through the mud in search of a bear.

What a surprise awaits them in the cave on the other side of the dark forest!

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Waoa3iG3bZ4

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gyI6ykDwds


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