|How to Catch a Star||Oliver Jeffers||@JamesBlakeLobb|
You can't really go wrong with any Oliver Jeffers book. They are beautifully illustrated and all have a sprinkle of innocent magic running through them. However, 'How To Catch A Star' was my first Oliver Jeffers love. The boy at the centre of the story is on a mission to catch a star, and he after a few sets backs manages to do it in a way that makes sense to children of all ages.
|Room on the Broom||Julia Donaldson||@MikeWood89|
...he loves guessing what's on the next page (he already knows), it gives me the opportunity to do lots of voices, it's about the right length (important with a two year old), pictures are great, he also knows it well enough to try and 'read' to me!'
|Sharing a Shell||Julia Donaldson||@MrsOsmendEYFS|
Anyting Julia Donaldson was always a winner in our house
|10 Little Monsters||@MikeBrownlow1||@ianaddison|
Easy enough so he can join in on the second read, counting (counting down), gorgeous illustrations
Don't Kick Up a Fuss, Gus
It's a great one as you get a bit of humour and it can spark talks about how parents have the kids best interests at heart even when it doesn't seem like it! Good to refer to as a tantrum diffuser too.
|The Highway Rat||Julia Donaldson||@andykeegan|
|The Magic Faraway Tree||Enid Blyton||@DesigningSchool|
Sure Enid Blyton has been critisied in our modern PC world, but should that prevent children enjoying some of the most fantasic storytelling?
@NickSharratt1 and Pippa Goodhart
It's about 20 pages long, with few words, and each reading takes about half an hour.
|Thomas the Tank Engine||Rev. Wilbert Vere Awdry||@simiisme|
Hairy McLary from Donaldson's Dairy
Still a favourite with my grandchildren
The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark
Plop is the best. I had all the Jill Tomlinson books as a child and I passed them on to my son.
|The King's Breakfast||A.A. Milne||@chemDrK|
My dad used to read it to us and do all the voices
|The Mousehole Cat||Antonia Barber||@pdLouiseP|
Absolutely gorgeous illustrations, beautifully written and a bit of personificatino thrown in for the storm cat. Household favourite.
My son is a massive fan of Penguin by Polly Dunbar. It helps that he shares a name with the protagonist but it also give us an opportunity to talk about anger and friendship - and he loves that the lion eats Ben for being too noisy!!
Norman the Slug with the Silly Shell
It's a lovely story, but it's from 1996 about an abandoned stuffed toy who thinks its name is 'Nothing'.
|The Gruffalo||Julia Donaldson||@RebeccaDack1|
He loved The Gruffalo and loved joining the rhymes
|Avacado Baby||John Burningham||@MrsP87622664|
The wanted it over and over again
That Rabbit Belongs to Emily Brown
This has been read to my son more than any other book ever. Just Brilliant
|To Market, To Market||Anushka Ravishanker||@MenaiN|
Such lovely memories of our time in India when both girls were tiny. It is an enormous book that positively leaps off the bookshelf!
|Harry and the Dinosaurs||Ian Whybrow||@TJohns85|
Guess How Much I Love You
It's such a warm, reasssuring book for bedtime and I hgave found that it cna help children to talk about love and relatioships.
|The Disgusting Sandwich||Gareth Edwards||@MrsC_EYFSteach|
We love it because it has lots of repeated lines which develop as the story grows and my daughter loves to join in. It makes her feel like a real reader! Also, a lot of the story is only told in the pictures so in good ole teacher style you can ask lots of questions!
|Each Peach Pair Plum||Allan and Janet Ahlberg||@MrsMlovesSci|
My dad used to read it to me at bedtime and over 30 years later I can still quote it cover to cover
|Great Pet Sale||Mick Inkpen||@DesigningSchool||You've got to love the rat|
The Book With No Pictures
|B. J. Novak||@FatherReading|
As long as you are happy for your child to be crying with laughter seconds before bedtime!!! I think the best bedtime books are the ones that get you laughing and talking. Send your child to bed with a head full of excitment to dream about!
|Mr Gum 1-8||Andy Stanton||@lucyearl15|
|Krishna and Kaliya||Traditional Indian story|