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Kid's Book Recommendations


It is known that reading aloud to babies and children is really important in their early years and has an impact on their overall development and future learning. Stories help children to cope with many feelings and problems. Story time can be a special caring time with you that your children will remember all their lives.

Whether they are the stories you tell, or stories in books, stories are one of the ways that children learn to enjoy reading. Books, and the people they read about in books, can become like friends. Children can also learn that books are a way to find out lots of useful and important things. Many people look back with pleasure on their favourite stories from childhood. 

Here are some great recommendations from our Platinum teachers and staff that would make great gifts for preschool aged children:

Mrs O'Brien's Recommendations
Wilfred Gordon McDonald Partridge - Mem Fox
Ruby Red Shoes - Kate Knapp
I Love You So Much - Marianne Richmond
The Magic Faraway Tree - Enid Blyton

Ms McLean's Recommendations
The Stick Man - Julia Donaldson
The Gruffalo And The Gruffalo's Child - Julia Donaldson
The way I love you - David Bedford 
Jack And The Flum Flum Tree - Julia Donaldson
Room On A Broom - Julia Donaldson 

Miss Doyle's Recommendations
The Snail and the Whale - Julia Donaldson
Slinky Malinki - Lynley Dodd
Peace at Last - Jill Murphy
Giraffes Can't Dance - Giles Andreae and Guy Parker-Rees
The Jolly Postman - Janet and Allan Ahlberg

Miss McLean's Recommendations 
Room on the Broom - Julia Donaldson
The Kissing Hand - Audrey Penn
The Rainbow Fish - Marcus Pfister

Miss Morrow's Recommendations
Stomp, Chomp, Big Roars! Here Come the Dinosaurs! - Kaye Umansk
Oh the places you will go - Dr Suess
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore - William Joyce
Where the Wild Things Are - Maurice Sendak
The Giving Tree - Shel Silverstein

Mrs Warner's Recommendations
How To Catch A Star - Oliver Jeffers
The Day the Crayons Quit - Drew Daywalt
In My Heart - A Book Of Feelings - Jo Witek
Cat in a Hat - Dr Suess
The Gruffalo and the Gruffalo's Child - Julia Donaldson
Possum Magic - Mem Fox
Rumble in the Jungle - Giles Andreae
Giraffes Can't Dance - Giles Andreae

Mr Spencer's Recommendations
The Tale of Peter Rabbit - Beatrix Potter
Madeline - Ludwig Bemelmans
Animalia - Graeme Base

Mrs North's Recommendations
Amy & Louis - Libby Gleeson
Pearl Barley & Charlie Parsley - Aaron Blabley
The Gruffalo - Julia Donaldson
Press Here - Herve Tullet

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