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Must-read book list

These are books that we have read or were planning to read in class plus some old favourites.  The reading of almost all can be found on YouTube if you do not have the book (most YouTube videos show the text although some of the reading voices are not great).


  • Where the Wild things Are by Maurice Sendak
  • The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson
  • The Stick Man by Julia Donaldson
  • Nat Fantastic by Giles Andreae
  • There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly by Pam Adams
  • Toys in Space by Mini Grey
  • Man on the Moon by Simon Bartram
  • Last in the Toy Museum by David Lucas
  • Aaaarrgghh Spider! by Lydia Monks
  • The Cat in the Hat by Dr Seuss (and his other stories!)
  • Eeeek mouse! by Lydia Grey
  • Oi! Get off Our train by John Burningham
  • Funnybones by Janet & Allan Ahlberg
  • We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen
  • Mr Magnolia by Quentin Blake (and his other stories!)
  • Traditional stories including: The Three Little Pigs, Goldilocks and the 3 bears, Rumplestilskin, How tortoise got his shell