Reading At Home

Here are our Librarian’s suggestions for great reads for summer 1 term.

Please note ages stated are a guide only.


Nibbles. The Book Monster    3-6

Emma Yarlett

A little monster escapes from his own book and causes havoc as he chomps his way through other fairy tale stories.

Text is brimming with fun, this would work beautifully as a sharing read or to read aloud.


Tidy                                   3-6

Emily Gravett

This fantastic book is now available in paperback.

A badger over – zealously tidies the forest where he lives until there is no forest left.

He then learns to value his natural environment even if it is a bit messy.

An absolute joy from start to finish. Greenaway medal shortlist 2017.


The Very Hungry Caterpillar        2-5

Eric Carle

A much loved classic celebrating 25 years. The Very Hungry Caterpillar has won over millions of readers with its vivid and

colourful collage illustrations and deceptively simple hopeful story.


The Great Heffalump Hunt      3-6

Giles Andrae

Winnie the Pooh celebrated his 90th anniversary in 2016. Giles Andrae brings this exciting new adaptation

of the classic to a new generation of fans, with fast paced rhyme and wit.

Atmospheric, brand new artwork takes its inspiration from E.H. Shepard’s classic illustrations.


Where the Bugaboo Lives      6-10

Sean Taylor

In this hilarious ghoulish story you can choose Floyd and Ruby’s path (and which monster they will meet next)

at the end of each page. Something different for a picture book and works brilliantly. Great to be shared and read aloud

with several re-readings bringing different outcomes.


Quentin Blake’s Magical Tales     6-11

John Yeoman

A collection of magical tales from around the world, illustrated by the amazing Quentin Blake.

A very readable collection of enchanting, quirky lesser known tales.


Rover and the Big Fat Baby          8-10

Roddy Doyle

Another mad cap adventure in which Rover and Messi travel the world in search of a missing baby.

Zany style, engaging cartoon illustrations and eccentric funny read that children will love to share

with each other.


Just Call Me Spaghetti-Hoop Boy       8-10

Lara Williamson

Loveable characters, a laugh out loud slice of family life and a wonderful uplifting ending.

Brilliant well written novel.


George’s Marvellous Experiments       8-11

Barry Hutchinson

Fun science experiments inspired by Roald Dahl’s George’s Marvellous Medicine.

The book for budding young scientists everywhere.


Black Cats and Butlers       10-12

Janine Beacham

Engaging main character and a good mystery makes this an enjoyable read for genre fans.

A young girl investigates a series of murders when the third butler in the house is found dead.

First in a new series.


Radio Boy      10-12

Christian O’Connell

When 11 year old Spike is fired from his show on hospital radio he sets up his own

pirate radio station broadcast from his garden shed.

Good cast of characters. Set to continue.