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Popular books

From old favourites to the latest... here are a few to get you started... remember you can always ask staff for more recommendations.


Popular books for pre-schoolers

  • 'The very hungry caterpillar' by Eric Carle
  • 'Goodnight moon' by Margaret Wise Brown, pictures by Clement Hurd
  • 'Walter the farting dog' books by William Kotzwinkle, pictures by Glenn Murray
  • 'Where the wild things are' by Maurice Sendak
  • 'The wonky donkey' by Craig Smith
  •  Anything by:
    •  David McKee
    •  Babette Cole
    •  Lynley Dodd
    •  Quentin Blake


Popular books for younger kids

  • Zac Power series by H I Larry
  • Geronimo Stilton books by Geronimo Stilton
  • Battle Boy series by Charlie Carter
  • Milly Molly Mandy by Joyce Lankester  Brisley
  • Secret Seven series by Enid Blyton


Popular books for older kids

  • Denzil's dilemma by Sherryl Jordan
  •  Stig of the dump by Clive King
  •  My friend Flick by Mary O’Hara
  •  Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
  •  The cay by Theodore Taylor
  •  Goodnight Mister Tom by Michelle Magorian
  •  Heartland series by Lauren Brooke
  •  Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell
  •  National Velvet by Enid Bagnol


Books for reluctant readers

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