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Books Every Young Child Must Read
By Educate Private

‘The Tale of Peter Rabbit’ – Beatrix Potter

Enjoy the tale of the clever little mouse that persuades the dangerous animals of the forest to regrain from eating it by inventing the Gruffalo with its “terrible teeth”. Imagine his surprise when he meets a real life Gruffalo! He manages to persuade the Gruffalo that he is the most fearsome animal in the forest. Proving that brain can overcome brawn.

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‘Aesop’s Fables’ - Aesop

A collection of fables written by Aesop, a slave and storyteller believed to have lived in Ancient Greece (620-560 BC).  So many stories to choose from, including such classics as The Boy Who Cried Wolf, The Dog and Its Reflection and The Tortoise and the Hare.

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‘Funnybones’ – Janet & Allan Ahlberg

This children's classic centres on the adventures of a big skeleton, a little skeleton and a dog skeleton. They venture out from their dark dark cellar in the hope of finding someone to scare. However, since everyone is asleep in bed, they have to make do with scaring themselves. The results of which are hilarious!

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‘Owl Babies’ – Martin Waddell

'Owl Babies' tells the simple but wonderfully-illustrated tale of three little owls who wake to find their mother missing. During their eager wait for her return, they consider where she might be...except for Fred, the tiniest of the three, who is so upset he just keeps saying 'I want my mummy!'.

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‘Peace at Last’ – Jill Murphy

Read while Mr Bear, who cannot sleep, goes from room to room trying to find a place to sleep, each setting is brought to life from the dripping tap to the ticking clock and young listeners will really engage with it.

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‘The Cat in the Hat’ – Dr. Seuss

When the Cat in the Hat steps in on the mat, Sally and her brother are in for a roller-coaster ride of havoc and mayhem! The Cat can rescue them from a dull rainy day, but it means lots of thrills and spills along the way.

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‘The Gruffalo’ – Julia Donaldson

Enjoy the tale of the clever little mouse that persuades the dangerous animals of the forest to regrain from eating it by inventing the Gruffalo with its “terrible teeth”. Imagine his surprise when he meets a real life Gruffalo! He manages to persuade the Gruffalo that he is the most fearsome animal in the forest. Proving that brain can overcome brawn.

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‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ – Eric Carle

A wonderful story about a newly hatched and very hungry little caterpillar. Watch as he munches through a variety of different foods, but is still hungry until eventually he becomes a content and fat caterpillar, before becoming a beautiful butterfly. The story helps little ones learn the days of the week, various foods and fruits, and basic counting. A true classic.

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‘The Three Billy Goats Gruff’ – Stephen Carpenter

Three goats named ‘Gruff’ decide that they want to get to the luscious meadow of grass on the other side of a bridge. The only obstacle is the grumpy troll who lives underneath it. Through clever teamwork and the biggest Billy goat sticking up those smaller than him, they make it across. There are many versions of this book but Stephen Carpenter’s illustrations are fantastic, and really bring the story to life.

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‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ – Michael Rosen

Follow the family's excitement as they wade through the grass, splash through the river and squelch through the mud in search of the bear. What a surprise awaits in the cave on the other side of the dark forest.

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