Category Archives: Booklist KS1

A Place to Call Home by Alexis Deacon illustrated by Viviane Schwarz

 A good book to read aloud and at bedtime. A group of young hamsters grow too big for their first home, a hole in a mattress in of junk yard. Emerging from their home they surveyed their new surrounding and … Continue reading

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Colours, Numbers by Orla Kiely

Two books for all ages. I know that these books will probably be aimed at parents with young children which is absolutely right. The clear contemporary images, and deceptively simple graphics make they very accessible to young children. I love … Continue reading

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Where’s Julius? by John Burningham

Julius is a boy with great imagination which is encouraged and shared by his parents. We first meet Julius when he shares breakfast with his parents. After this Julius is not available to have any meals with them, he is much to busy having … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Soup by Helen Cooper

A cat, a duck, a red squirrel and a large bowl of pumpkin soup. I had come across this book an a few occasions but had not bought it, so I was really pleased when my daughter brought it back … Continue reading

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Mr Peek and the Misunderstanding at the Zoo by Kevin Waldron

A case of the wrong jacket and overheard comments that are misunderstood. Setting of to his job as zoo keeper Mr Peek accidentally picks up the his son’s jacket. Due to his uncomfortable state Mr Peek becomes very worried about … Continue reading

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Hugless Douglas by David Melling

I wasn’t sure that I would like this book but after reading and enjoying it I will go in my pile of books I would have loved to have read to my children when they were young. Young Douglas wake … Continue reading

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Billy’s Bucket by Kes Gray and Garry Parsons

Great book for sharing. Much to his parent’s horror, Billy wants a bucket for his birthday. At first they try to persuade his to have something else but, with the stubbornness that young children have, he sticks to his guns … Continue reading

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