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Mrs Keane's Recommended Reads

Book 14 - The Big Book of Blooms

A fabulous illustrated fact book all about flowers from around the world. This book as some amazing facts for children and answers questions from 'What does a venus flytrap eat?' to 'How strong is a giant water lilly?' 

Book 13 - The Bear and the Piano

A heart-warming story about a talented, piano playing bear. The bear heads off to find fame and fortune but he soon misses his friends and decides to return to the forest. He worries that life will have moved on and his friends will have forgotten him. A beautiful ending to this story of friendship. 

Book 12

With a poem for every letter of the alphabet; there are poems about armadillos to flamingos. There is something for everyone in this book.   

Book 11

A very amusing story about why you shouldn't take an elephant on a bus or a tiger on a train. The hilarious rhymes and beautiful illustrations make this book a must read for me! 

Book 10

Stuck inside on a rainy day, a little girl asks her Grandad to help her to paint a rainbow in the sky. Being a wise man, her Grandad tells her that rainbows are not painted on the sky, but are grown out of love, kindness, hope and helping others. A heart-warming story, showing us all how to find colour and hope on even the darkest days.

Book 9

A classic story about a group of robbers who plan a great toy robbery one Christmas Eve. Luckily a brave policeman saves the day by capturing all of the robbers, all except for Grandma Swagg who manages to get away! 

Book 8

Mr Grinling, the lighthouse keeper, loves his delicious lunches prepared by his wife. Unfortunately, he is not the only one that enjoys tucking into the tasty treats. An amusing story about the battle between man and seagull. 

Book 7

A fun story, with an interesting twist on how you might normally think about a wolf character in a story. Can a wolf really be a good and kind friend to others? A lovely narrative, showing you that you shouldn't always judge a book by it's cover. 

Book 6

A funny story about a normal man who heads off to work every day. However, this is no ordinary job. Bob works on the moon; his job is to keep the moon clean and tidy and entertain any tourists that are passing by in space. Bob is absolutely certain that there is no such thing as aliens in space. I am not so sure he is right about that though! 

Book 5

When a young boy finds a flying machine in the back of his wardrobe, he embarks on an exciting adventure into space. Once in space, he finds himself without enough fuel to make it back to planet Earth. He only has one option. Land on the moon. What or who will he find there? A really lovely story of friendship, by one of my favourite children's authors.

Book 4

Book 4 is a funny tale of an elephant who encounters a 'bad' baby. They go on an adventure together and meet lots of different people along the way. Do you think that they will behave or will they get up to lots of mischief?

Book 3

My third recommended read is a lovely story of a girl called Emily who believes that she has spotted a whale in her garden pond. She writes letters to Greenpeace in order to find out what she needs to do to care for the whale. Greenpeace returns her letters with words of support and advice. Is it her imagination or do you really think there was a whale in her pond?

Book 2

This book tells the story of Burglar Bill. After eating his stolen fish and chips, he goes out stealing all sorts of things from other people. But one day, Bill steals a very unexpected surprise! Then, he meets his wife Burglar Betty. I hope that they can mend their ways and live a happy and sensible life together. 

Book 1

My first recommended read is Oi Frog. Cat is busy telling frog off, saying that frog should sit on a log. Frog, however refuses to sit on the log. This is a funny rhyming story which makes me laugh every time I read it. I wonder if the frog should just listen to the cat and sit on the log.