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Books for In Betweens

The stories at the beginning of this section all have full colour illustrations to help the young reader visualise the action and characters. They are split into chapters, so the young reader isn't daunted by pages of unbroken text.  Some of these books are out of print but you can get them from your local library or often buy them secondhand on Amazon. Please just click on the cover illustration.

Next come books with fewer illustrations, usually in black and white.  The reader must rely on the words to create pictures and tell the story.  Several of the books comprise several short stories, others are broken into chapters to make them more digestible.

At the end of this section you'll find longer stories, short novels, mostly without illustrations.  Children lucky enough to have been read to a lot, often aspire to read these 'meatier' tales.   If they don't, don't worry, keep reading to them! Some children acquire the taste and stamina for reading novels only when they are in secondary school, and these titles will still be suitable.

You can buy all of these books on Amazon, just click on the cover illustration.

 

 



The Return of Squonk

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(3,000 words, more coloured pictures from Jean Baylis) 
When Squonk returns to his home in America, the friendly green monster needs Jessica desperately. More adventures of Jessica and her monster friend. 

Heineman ISBN 0 434 97239 8 

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Last Updated ( Tuesday, 17 March 2009 12:33 )
 

Squonk

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Squonk"Swuff, swuff ..., " - a strange noise is coming from Jessica's dad's suitcase. Jessica decides to take a look and meets an amazing little monster who GROWS! (3,000 words, lots of coloured pictures by Jean Baylis)

Heineman ISBN 0 434 802 99 9

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Also available in hardback from Amazon

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 17 March 2009 12:31 )
 

Rabbit Helps Out

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Rabbit Helps outRabbit's feeling sad. All his friends are good at things - Owl's wise, Badger's strong, Mole's funny........ But Rabbit feels like a lazy lump. Surely there's something he's good at?

Colour Young Hippo ISBN 0-439-97811-4

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Last Updated ( Tuesday, 17 March 2009 12:28 )
 

Owl's Big Mistake

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Owl's Big MistakeGlow worm needs help solving a problem and Rabbit knows just who to ask - wise Owl. But Owl is baffled. Maybe he's not quite so wise after all....

Colour Young Hippo ISBN 0-439-98103-4

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Last Updated ( Tuesday, 17 March 2009 12:25 )
 

Mole's Useful Day

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Mole's Useful DayMole is bored. It’s winter and all her friends are sleeping. With no one to play with her big shovel paws are itching for something to do, but can she save Rabbit from Weasel’s evil plan?

Colour Young Hippo  ISBN 0-439-99455-1

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Last Updated ( Tuesday, 17 March 2009 12:23 )
 

Flying Friends

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Flying FriendsOwl is delighted when Bat arrives in Whispery Wood – he’s got a new flying friend! But not all the animals are pleased to meet him. Bat’s different.

I was inspired to write this story when  Ms Mitten, (our cat, sadly no longer with us) caught a long eared bat. Why are bats always the baddies in stories? Why are people scared of them? I wanted to show people how wonderful bats are!

Teachers note:  There's a Literacy Hour based on Flying Friends. Go to Resources for Teachers to print it off - and PLEASE make sure you have the book in the classroom. I'm happy for you to use extracts as 'tasters' but only if, once you've whetted their appetites, the children can find out WHAT HAPPENS NEXT!

Colour Young Hippo ISBN 0-439-99454-3

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Last Updated ( Tuesday, 17 March 2009 12:21 )
 

Grandma's Seaside Bloomers

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Grandma's Seaside BloomersA story about the Victorian seaside.

 

It's the first summer bank holiday and the family are off to the seaside. The children can't wait to go bathing, but Grandma is not so keen.

'Ace for KS1 History.' Teacher 'Explained important facts in a humorous way.  It also helped them compare clothes worn in the past and today. We were able to discuss how people dressed to go to the seaside in the past, I would thoroughly recommend for learning in a fun way.

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Go to Lesson Plans to find a Topic Web linking the books to many curriculum areas.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 19 April 2012 20:49 )
 
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