Stories are a powerful means to explore dilemmas and issues that children encounter every day. In this insightful book, the authors take twenty one of our most-loved and best-known picture books and look at how to share them effectively with children.
Each picture book covered has two sections of guidance: one to be used at school and a second to be photocopied and used in a home environment. Both sections contain a story outline, talking points and ideas for activities.
In addition, the classroom sections include circle time ideas, motions for class debates and assembly suggestions. These sections can be used for small group work and one-to-one activities. This innovative book explores such themes as self-awareness, managing feelings, motivation, empathy and social skills, and will in turn address issues such as bullying, loss, inclusion, missing mum and general behaviour.
Contains 112 A4 pages.
Learning Objectives :
“All Join In” – Author and illustrator: Quentin Blake;
“Mister Magnolia” – Author and illustrator: Quentin Blake;
“Alfie Weather” – Author and illustrator: Shirley Hughes;
“Grandfather’s Pencil and the Room of Stories” – Author and illustrator: Michael Foreman;
“Down the Dragon’s Tongue” – Author: Margaret Mahy – Illustrator: Patricia MacCarthy;
“Owl Babies” – Author: Martin Waddell – Illustrator: Patrick Benson;
“The Bear Under the Stairs” – Author and illustrator: Helen Cooper;
“Lovely Old Roly” – Author: Michael Rosen – Illustrator: Priscilla Lamont;
“Oscar Got the Blame” – Author and illustrator: Tony Ross;
“On the Way Home” – Author and illustrator: Jill Murphy; and
“The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs!” – Author: Jon Scieszka – Illustrator: Lane Smith.
It also features: “The Princess Knight” – Author: Cornelia Funke – Illustrator: Kerstin Meyer;
“Where the Wild Things Are” – Author and illustrator: Maurice Sendak; “Susan Laughs” – Author: Jeanne Willis – Illustrator: Tony Ross;
“Look What I’ve Got!” – Author and illustrator: Anthony Browne;
“Something Else” – Author: Kathryn Cave – Illustrator: Chris Riddell;
“Slow Loris” – Author and illustrator: Alexis Deacon;
“The Smartest Giant in Town” – Author: Julia Donaldson – Illustrator: Axel Scheffler;
“Katie Morag Delivers the Mail” – Author and illustrator: Mairi Hedderwick; “
Amazing Grace” – Author: Mary Hoffman – Illustrator: Caroline Binch; and
“Dogger” – Author and illustrator: Shirley Hughes.