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Week 9 Schoolreaders Storytime

Schoolreaders Storytime – ‘The Way Back Home’ by Oliver Jeffers
One day a boy finds an aeroplane in his cupboard. Up, up and away he flies, past clouds and stars until suddenly, phut, phut phut, the plane runs out of petrol and the boy crash lands on the moon. Just as he is beginning to get cold and lonely, a Martian appears from the darkness – could this be the start of an unlikely friendship? And will the boy ever manage to get home again? 

Reading Age 6+ 

Schoolreaders Storytime – ‘The Squirrels who Squabbled’ by Rachel Bright
Greedy squirrels Cyril and Bruce both have their sights on a very special prize: THE VERY LAST NUT OF THE SEASON! As the nut bounces crazily though the forest, the squirrels race after it, between the trees, over boulders, down the river and - ARGH! - right to the edge of a waterfall! Working together might be the only way to save themselves now ...

Reading Age 5+

Schoolreaders Storytime – ‘Searching for Treasure’ by Annabel Pitcher.  From ‘The Book of Hopes’ edited by Katherine Rundell.

The Book of Hopes is an extraordinary collection of short stories, poems and pictures to comfort, inspire and entertain children in Lockdown with contributions from more than 110 children’s writers and illustrators.  

Reading Age 8+

Week 8

Schoolreaders Storytime – ‘Little Rabbit Foo Foo’ by Michael Rosen
He's wild, he's wicked, he's Little Rabbit Foo Foo!  Reading Age 5+

Schoolreaders Storytime – ‘The Magic Paintbrush’ by Julia Donaldson
With her magic paintbrush, Shen can paint to feed the hungry people in her village, but when the evil emperor hears of her gift he commands Shen to paint gold for him instead.

Reading Age 6+ Optional activity

Schoolreaders Storytime –  ‘The Hope-o-potamus’ by Greg James and Chris Smith   Reading Age 8+

Week 7

Cave Baby’ by Julia Donaldson Reading Age 6+   

The Misadventure of Frederick’ by Ben Manley Optional activity Reading Age 7+

Stories from ‘The Book of Hopes’ edited by Katherine Rundell Reading Age 8+

Week 6

Tiddler’ by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler Optional activity Reading Age 6+

‘Hubert Horatio – A Very Fishy Tale’ by Lauren Child Part 1

'Hubert Horatio - A Very Fishy Tale' Part 2  Reading Age 7+

‘The Last Noo Noo’ by Jill Murphy Optional activity Reading Age 6+

Week 5

‘What the Ladybird Heard’ by Julia Donaldson Reading Age 6+

‘Spells’ by Emily Gravett Optional activity Reading Age 5+

‘Peace at Last’ by Jill Murphy Optional activity Reading Age 6+

Week 4

‘Aaaarrgghh Spider! by Lydia Monks Optional activity Reading Age 5+

‘Cyril and Pat’ by Emily Gravett Optional activity Reading Age 7+

‘The Highway Rat’ by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler Optional activity Reading Age 6+

Week 3

‘Winston the Book Wolf’ by Marni McGee Optional activity  Reading Age 7+

‘The Legend of the Kea ’ by Philip Temple Reading Age 10+

‘We’re going on a bear hunt’ by Michael Rosen Reading Age 6+

Week 2

‘Baby Brains’ by Simon James Optional activity Reading Age 5+

'Into the Forest’ by Anthony Browne   Optional activity Reading age 8+

‘Bringing Down the Moon’ by Jonathan Emmett Optional activity Reading age 3+

Week 1

'The Ravenous Beast' by Niamh Sharkey Optional activity  Reading age: 5+

'One is a snail, ten is a crab' by April Pulley Sayre Optional activity Reading age: 3+

'This is Our House' by Michael Rosen Optional activity Reading age: 5+