Ponsbourne St Mary's C of E Primary School

Love to Learn, Learn to Love

Newgate Street Village, Nr. Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG13 8RA

01707 872395

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Here are some of our favourite books, suitable for each class. Listen to or read your class book and see if you can answer the questions related to the story.

A book for all in these uncertain times...

The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy

The boy, the mole, the fox and the horse are four friends who share a deep, unshakable bond. Through a series of brief but profound conversations, Mackesy teases universal truths and rich wisdom from the mouths of his characters, celebrating warmth and empathy in all its myriad forms.

Listen to The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse

Coronavirus: A Book for Children by Elizabeth Jenner, Nia Roberts and Kate Wilson

What is the coronavirus, and why is everyone talking about it?

Narrated by Hugh Bonneville, this approachable and timely audiobook helps answer these questions and many more, providing children aged five to 10 and their parents with clear and accessible explanations about the coronavirus and its effects - both from a health perspective and the impact it has on a family’s day-to-day life.

With input from expert consultant Professor Graham Medley of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, as well as advice from Teachers and Child Psychologists, this is a practical and informative resource to help explain the changes we are currently all experiencing.

Listen to Hugh Bonneville read Coronavirus: A Book for Children

The Book of Hopes: Words and Pictures to Comfort, Inspire, and Entertain Children in Lockdown.

Completely free for all children and families, the extraordinary collection of short stories, poems, essays and pictures has contributions from more than 110 children’s writers and illustrators, including Lauren Child, Anthony Horowitz, Greg James and Chris Smith, Michael Morpurgo, Liz Pichon, Axel Scheffler, Francesca Simon and Jacqueline Wilson.

Read the Book of Hopes

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The Boy on the Bus by Penny Dale

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Suggested Reads

How to Catch a Star by Oliver Jeffers

Handa's Surprise by Eileen Brown

Elmer by David McKee

Mr Big by Ed Vere

Supertato by Sue Hendra

Aliens Love Underpants by Claire Freedman

Grumpy Frog by Ed Vere

Oi Frog! by Kes Gray and Jim Field

Tiddler by Julia Donaldson

What the Ladybird Heard by Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks

The Jolly Postman by Janet and Allan Ahlberg

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Eric Carle

Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell

The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson

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Oh No, George! by Chris Haughton

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Suggested Reads

That Rabbit Belongs to Emily Brown by  Cressida Cowell and Neal Layton

Peace at Last by Jill Murphy

A Bear Called Paddington by Michael Bond

Cops and Robbers by Allan Ahlberg

Mister Magnolia by Quentin Blake

Not Now, Bernard by David McKee

Dogger by Shirley Hughes

Gorilla by Anthony Browne

Mr Majeika by Humphrey Carpenter

Fungus the Bogeyman by Raymond Briggs

The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me by Roald Dahl

Mr Wolf's Pancakes by Jan Fearnley

The Enchanted Wood by Enid Blyton

Nim's Island by Wendy Orr

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Suggested Reads

The Accidental Prime Minister by Tom McLaughlin

The Boy Who Grew Dragons by Andy Shepherd

Varjak Paw by SF Said

The Invisible Boy by Trudy Ludwig

King Kong by Anthony Browne

Beast Quest by Adam Blade

Leon and the Place Between by Angela McAllister and Grahame Baker-Smith

Kid Normal by Greg James

Harry the Poisonous Centipede by Lynne Reid

Operation Gadgetman by Malorie Blackman

The Great Elephant Chase by Gillian Cross

The House That Sailed Away by Pat Hutchins

The Firework Maker's Daughter by Philip Pullman

The Accidental Prime Minister by Tom McLaughlin

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Suggested Reads 

Wolf Brother by Michelle Paver

Beetle Boy by MG Leonard

Heidi by Johanna Spyri

Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer

The Butterfly Lion by Michael Morpurgo

Clockwork by Philip Pullman

Woof! by Allan Ahlberg

Bill's New Frock by Anne Fine

A Boy Called Hope by Lara Williamson

Time Travelling with a Hamster by Ross Welford

The Railway Children by E Nesbit

Carrie's War by Nina Bawden

The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien

Skellig by David Almond