Book 1 - The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me by Roald Dhal
A tale in which a giraffe with a magic neck, a pelican with a retractable beak and a very agile monkey form the world's finest Ladderless Window-Cleaning Company, along with their friend Billy, the Duke and Duchess of Hampshire and the Cobra, the cleverest and most dangerous cat-burglar in the world. I particularly enjoyed the songs they sing along the way!
Book 2: Salty Dogs by Matty Long
This super book is all about the adventures of the Salty Dogs Pirate Crew!
I love the way there are lots of speech bubbles to read; you could use different voices for the crew members when reading it out loud?
Will they find their treasure?
Book 3 - Not Now Bernard! by David McKee
This is a super book about Bernard trying to get his parent's attention because there is a monster following him!
Book 4 - Mrs Armitage On Wheels by Quentin Blake
What a super idea; customising your own bicycle and adding all the things you need!
I really enjoy reading this book again and again as it always makes me laugh. Mrs Armitage is such an eccentric character. I love the ending!
Book 5 - Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman
This book has a fabulous message - You can achieve anything you want! It is about a girl who wanted to play the part of Peter Pan in a school production, but encountered many prejudices along the way. The illustrations are beautiful and really bring the characters to life.
I thoroughly recommend this has a superb read!
Book 15 - Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown
Stanley Lambchop is an ordinary boy with an extraordinary problem. One night, a giant pinboard falls on top of him leaving him completely flat. At first, Stanley enjoys the benefits of his strange predicament - it can be fun going in out of rooms simply by sliding under the door! Read the book to find out the disadvantages of being flat!
Book 14 - Mog and the Vee Ee Tee by Judith Kerr
This is a delightful book all about a cat who is not happy about going to the Vet. The illustrations are imaginative and beautiful.
Book 13 - What a Waste by Jess French
In this informative book on recycling for children, you will find everything you need to know about our environment. The good, the bad, and the incredibly innovative. From pollution and litter to renewable energy and plastic recycling.
This educational book will teach young budding ecologists about how our actions affect planet Earth and the big impact we can make by the little things we do.
Book 12 - Don't Look in this Book by Samuel Langley-Swain
I think the front cover of this book is fabulous; it really dares you open it! I loved the way it takes you into different worlds and the rhyming aspect made it a pleasure to read.
Book 11 - The Problem with Pierre by C.K Smouha
This is a fabulous picture book with beautiful illustrations. Alan and Betram are next-door neighbours. They are also best friends. They are also very, very different to one another. Bertram is extremely neat, and Alan is wildly messy. When Bertram gets a cat, called Pierre, he is dismayed to find that Pierre prefers it at Alan’s house! It is a book all about compromise and friendship. I loved it!
Book 10 - Fungus the Bogeyman by Raymond Briggs
This is a fantastic book full of detailed illustrations!
Life under ground in Bogeydom is full of snot, smells, slime, scum and other unspeakable things. The Bogeymen that live there revel in every kind of nastiness imaginable – especially their day-job of scaring human beings. But there’s one Bogeyman who isn’t so sure he wants to be part of Bogeydom after all .
Book 9 - The Hodgeheg by DIck King-Smith
'The Hodgeheg' is written from the perspective of a hedgehog called Max who has seen a lot of road accidents involving hedgehogs. He aims to find a safe way for hedgehogs to cross the road to get to the park, however along the way he is involved in a few accidents himself and receives a bump on the head.
Book 8 - A First Book of Poetry by Pie Corbett
This is a super book as an introduction to poetry. It contains poems on lots of different subjects and I really like the one about being a princess; see if you can find it in the book!
Book 7 - Mr Majeika by Humphrey Carpenter
I loved this story! This is a delightful story about a magic carpet turning up at school!
Book 6 - Gorilla by Anthony Browne
What a fabulous book! It is the story of a lonely girl, a friendly gorilla and their amazing night out!
I really loved the pictures in the book; they really brought the story to life. This book was full of surprises and it filled me with joy!
I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.