Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Reading in the EYFS – great books to share with nursery and reception year children

3-5 booksOn Monday I gave a course on reading in nursery and reception year classes. In the afternoon delegates explored ways to bring books alive. They produced exciting plans for using them in topic work and to support the EYFS areas of learning and development. I thought it might be useful to list some of my favourite books for sharing with this age group. All are brilliantly written and illustrated and highly enjoyable. (Modern classics like The Gruffalo, Handa’s Surprise, We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Owl Babies are not here because they need no introduction from me.)

Airlie Anderson, Momo and Snap are NOT Friends!
Bernard Ashley, Cleversticks
Quentin Blake, Clown
Rod Campbell, Dear Zoo
Stephen Cheetham, Off to the Park
Lauren Child, I am Absolutely Too Small for School
June Crebin (ed), The Booktime Book of Fantastic First Poems
Dan Crisp, Little Drivers Going Places
Hannah Cumming, The Lost Stars
Julia Donaldson, Wriggle and Roar: Rhymes to Join in with
Rebecca Elliott, Just Because
Jo Empson, Rabbityness
Emma Garcia, Tap Tap Bang Bang
Sarah Garland, Doing the Washing; Eddie’s Garden
Pippa Goodheart, You Choose
Emily Gravett, Blue Chameleon
Mick Inkpen, The Blue Balloon
Julia Lacome, Walking Through the Jungle
Mick Manning, What’s Under the Bed?
Anna McQuinn, Lulu Loves Stories
Lydia Monks, Aaaaargh Spider
Jill Murphy, Peace at Last
Hiawyn Oram, Angry Arthur
Jan Ormerod, Doing the Animal Bop; Grandfather and I
Catherine Rayner, Augustus and His Smile; Ernest
Nick Sharratt, Ketchup on Your Cornflakes; Shark in the Park
Susan Steggall, The Life of a Car
Britta Teckentrup, How Big is the World?
Ed Vere, Mr Big
Steve Webb, Tanka Tanka Skunk
Jakki Wood, A Hole in the Road