Fiction Books

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Please email me with your own suggestions. Try to include authors and teaching suggestions/description.

Many of the stories are available on Youtube.

Some useful story suggestions here with suggested activities too... from kenttrustweb

Plenty more detailed good quality ideas on this site from The Convent of the Sacred Heart


Reversible and Irreversible Changes


  • Papa, please get a moon for me.

  • Is a blue whale the biggest thing there is? by Robert E Wells - The best book on space ever! Non-fiction but a very readable format.
  • Oscar and the Moth by Geoff Waring - In which the moth teaches Oscar that the sun only appears to move across the sky. Actually it is the Earth spinning.


  • That Magnetic Dog

  • The Enormous Turnip

  • How the Elephant got it’s trunk – Roald Dahl


  • Chickens can't see in the dark by Kristyna Litten. Can carrots help the chickens to see in the dark? Simon Pegg reads it here.
  • The Owl who was afraid of the dark by Jill Tomlinson
  • Can’t You Sleep Little Bear? by Martin Waddell and Barbara Frith. This story covers being afriad of the dark and using light sources. Watch it on the second half of this video or view the  signed reading here
  • Mog in the Dark by Judith Kerr
  • The Man Who Sold His Shadow by Peter Schlemiel 
There are more stories about shadows at these websites


  • Welcome to the greenhouse by Jane Yolen (Exotic animals)
  • Jack and the Beanstalk - Traditional


  • Owl Babies
  • Panda Bear, Panda Bear, what do you see? by Eric Carle and Bill Martin Jr. (Endangered species)
  • The Bad Tempered Ladybird by Eric Carle - (Food chains, animal diets)


Human Body

  • Funnybones by Janet and Allan Ahlberg

Healthy Eating


  • The Smartest Giant in Town - Julia Donaldson
  • The 3 Little Pigs - Traditional
  • The Slimy Book - Babette Cole