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Texts that help children's understanding of rhythm and rhyme

  • Ross Collins 'There's a Bear on my Chair' and 'This Zoo is Not for You'
  • Chae Strathie/Nicola O'Byrne 'Gorilla loves vanilla'
  • Giles Andrae/Sarah McIntyre 'Morris the Monkiest Monster'
  • Tony Mitton/Guy Parker-Rees 'Down by the Cool of the Pool' and 'Alien Tea on Planet Zum-zee'
  • Kate Umansky/Nick Sharratt 'Stomp, Chomp, Big Roars, Here come the Dinosaurs'

Texts that are good for prediction

  • Emily Gravett 'Old Hat' and 'Wolf won't bite'
  • Gemma Merino 'The Crocodile who didn't like Water'
  • James O'Neill 'The Wolf who cries Boy!'
  • Lucy Ruth Cummins 'A Hungry Lion: or a dwindling assortment of animals'

Texts that are good for early inference

  • Morag Hood 'When Grandad was a Penguin'
  • Nicola Byrne 'Use your imagination'
  • David Litchfield 'The Bear and the Piano'
  • Mo Willems 'Don't let the Pigeon drive the Bus'
  • Rob Scotton 'Splat the cat!'
Other quality texts

Karl Newson 'The Same, but Different Too'

Kes Gray 'You're called What?!'

Camilla de la Bedoyere 'Could a Tiger walk a Tightrope?' and 'Could a Crocodile play Basketball?'

Emily Gravett 'Little Mouse's Big Book of Fears'


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