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Family Book Club

Hello! Welcome to our Family Book Club! I will post about books that I and the other Reception teachers are reading for pleasure and also about the books that your children may enjoy. If you have any recommendations, contact me through Class Dojo and I will share them! Remember ....



The Magic Paintbrush by Julia Donaldson. Illustrated by Joel Stewart. Published by Macmillan.

For children.

Recommended by Ethan, 4.

Toy Story by Disney/Pixar

For children.

Recommended by Kyzer, 4.

His favourite character is Buzz Lightyear and he reads one of these stories every bedtime!

Shark in the Park by Nick Sharratt. Published by Penguin.

For children.

Recommended by Ayla Mae, 4.

She loves books with rhyming words.

Funny Fish by Roderick Hunt and Alex Brychter. Published by Oxford Reading Tree

For children.

Recommended by Ethan, 4

The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo’s Child by Julia Donaldson & illustrated by Axel Scheffler. Published by Macmillan.

For children.

Recommended by Dafydd, 4.

He loves these so much he reads them every day! He loves it because even though the mouse is small he tricks everyone! ☺️

Hooray for fish! By Lucy Cousins. Published by Walker Books.

Recommended by Adrian, 5.

Wow said the Owl by Tim Hopgood. Published by Macmillan.

Recommended by Amelia, 4.

Lots of ideas from Ellie, 10.

Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler. Published by Penguin Random House Books.

“I like all the characters and different colours”

Recommended by Amelia, 4. 

Zog and the Flying Doctors by Julia Donaldson. Published by Alison Green Books.

For children. Recommended by Miss Court.

“A nice story for adults to read to children. It’s inspirational for both girls and boys and promotes perseverance and kindness. X“

Ruby’s Worry by Tom Percival. Published by Bloomsbury.

For children.

We read this in class and the children really enjoyed “seeing” Ruby’s worry grow and grow. Until she told someone. A lovely little lesson to help them understand that sharing their feelings can help. 
Miss Thomas 

Kay’s Anatomy by Adam Kay. Published by Penguin

KS2 children.

“It is funny, disgusting and really interesting!” 

Recommended by Rosie, 12

(Miss Thomas’s daughter)

Tom Gates. Top of the Class by Liz Pichon. Published by Scholastic.

KS2 children.

”It is really funny and makes school sound like fun!” 🤔😂

Recommended by Tom, 10

(Miss Thomas’s son)


Heavy by Kiese Laymon

For adults

This is a powerful and extraordinary book. Difficult reading at times but absolutely brilliant.

Recommended by Miss Thomas.

Life After you by Lucie Brownlee. Published by Virgin

For adults.

Recommended by Miss Thomas.

This book is both sad and uplifting.

It is one woman’s story about her grief after losing her husband.

Bedtime Stories for Worried Liberals, by Stuart Heritage. Published by Profile Books.

For adults.

I was given this as a gift! I have read the first two chapters so far and it is funny, irreverent and relevant! I’ll let you know how it goes! 
Miss Thomas X

The Doll Factory by Elizabeth MacNeal. Published by Picador.

For adults.

Recommended by Mrs S Davies YrR/1

Toujours Provence by Peter Mayle. Published by Penguin.

For adults.

Recommended by Mrs Craik.
“I love this because I love that area and for me, this is pure escapism.
His descriptions are amazing.”

Confessions of a Bad Mother, The Teenage Years. By Stephanie Calman and published by Picador.

For adults.

I am reading this book currently and really enjoying it! It is funny and reassuring. If you think this book is not relevant to you, because your children are in reception, think again! Adolescence starts sooner than you think! 
Miss Thomas