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Woodlands Infant School

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Recommended Reads

At Woodlands, we love reading!


We enjoy reading so much, we wanted to share some of our teachers favourite books with you! We have attempted to separate them into EYFS and KS1 reads however, some cross-over quite naturally and others are purposely challenging (yet super exciting) reads!


Mrs Wood’s recommendations:

EYFS - Let’s Go Home Little Bear by Martin Waddell

KS1 - The Minpins by Roald Dahl


Miss Prentice's recommendations:

EYFS - Norman the Slug with a Silly Shell by Sue Hendra

KS1 - The Adventures of Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey


Mrs Thomas's recommendations:

EYFS - The Lion Who Wanted to Love by Giles Andrew & David Wojkowycz

KS1 - All stories by Dr Seuss.


Mrs Knowles' Recommendations:

EYFS - Whatever Next by Jill Murphy

KS1 - 'The Large Family' books by Jill Murphy


Mrs. Pelosi’s recommendations:

EYFS - Beegu by Alexis Deacon

KS1 - Mr. Majeika by Humphrey Carpenter


Mrs Ellgood’s recommendations:

EYFS - What the ladybird heard by Julia Donaldson

KS1 - Supertato by Sue Hendra & Paul Linnet


Miss Hilpert-Smith's recommendations:

EYFS - We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Micheal Rosen 

KS1 - Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson 


Miss Bowden's recommendations:

EYFS - Supertato by Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet

KS1 - The BFG by Roald Dahl


Miss Anderson's recommendations:

EYFS - Oi Frog by Kes Gray and Jim Field

KS1 - Beware of the Storybook Wolves by Lauren Child









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