Early Reading Strategy

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This is a joyous book that celebrates what makes us unique: our likes and dislikes.

Written in a lively rhyme, the text is inspired by lots of children and their parents or carers. Throughout the book, you can see all the different things children enjoy - or don't!


Elmer the colourful patchwork elephant has been a nursery favourite since this first book was published in 1989. The subtle message is that it is OK to be different, and combined with the vibrant colour and cheeky humour of the main character, it’s an essential bedtime story.


With beautiful and fitting illustrations of Norman standing out in the crowd with his multicoloured wings and his yellow coat against a dull grey backdrop, this is a sweet and truly uplifting story that celebrates diversity in a subtle but unique way, and inspires children to dare to be different and have the courage to stand out.


The map element is great for teaching children a sense of scale but even more brilliant is how the map theme is tied in with Martha’s dreams for her future. No matter how small Martha may be and no matter how little room she takes up in the universe or Earth or city, she has the potential to go to big places and to achieve very big things!


As this adorable monster learns to sort and define his mixed up emotions, he gains self-awareness and peace as a result. Everyone will enjoy sharing this concept book that taps into both socio-emotional growth and color concepts in a simple, friendly way.


This glimmering, gorgeous book is a gentle story that showcases the amazing celebrations of light across different communities. It is truly a diverse and inclusive book.


A great inclusive book in celebration of different houses and families. It tells the story of a family and what they get up to in their day to day life, in each different room.


The ten twinkly lights in this beautifully illustrated book bring the story of the nativity to life for little children. From a shining angel to the sparkling star the wise men follow, the lights create a unique and enchanting retelling of the story of the very first Christmas.


‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse…' The traditional and much-loved Christmas poem by Clement Clarke Moore, beautifully illustrated and published as a charming picture book for children to enjoy year after year. A magical rhyming story ...