children's books

School Tumblebooks with The Best Excuse

book titleWhether you are returning to school or starting school, over the next few weeks we will be highlighting school-related stories available from our TumbleBooks collection. Today, we have chosen a story called ‘The Best Excuse’, written by Ellen Feinman Moss and illustrated by Charmain Lee. Jesse is always late for school. One day, he is determined to be on time but he still turns up late.  When his teacher asks him why, he tells her and his classmates an amazing story.

School Tumblebooks with I Will Never Get a Star

book titleWhether you are returning to school or starting school, over the next few weeks we will be highlighting school-related stories available from our TumbleBooks collection. Today, we have chosen a story called ‘I Will Never Get a Star on Mrs. Benson’s Blackboard’, written and illustrated by Jennifer K. Mann. Rose makes so many mistakes in class that she worries that she will never get a star on Mrs Benson’s blackboard.

School Tumblebooks with A Pocketful of Kisses

book titleWhether you are returning to school or starting school, over the next few weeks we will be highlighting school-related stories available from our TumbleBooks collection. Today, we have chosen a story called ‘A Pocketful of Kisses’, written by Angela McAllister and illustrated by Sue Hellard. This is a charming story about starting school. After his first day in school, Digby has a few worries. To reassure him, his mother comes up with an idea that makes him brave enough to get through the day.

School Tumblebooks with Boomer Goes to School

book titleWhether you are returning to school or starting school, over the next few weeks we will be highlighting school-related stories available from our TumbleBooks collection. Today, we have chosen a story called ‘Boomer Goes to School’, written by Constance W. McGeorge and illustrated by Mary Whyte. When Boomer goes to school for the first time, he finds it a bit confusing. When he gets used to it, he discovers that school is a great place, full of learning and fun.

Tips for making the most of your read alouds

read aloudReading aloud to your child is one of the most powerful ways to boost your child's vocabulary and set them up for reading success. Play around with these tips and see which ones work for you and your family. You may find that your kids love silly character voices but lose interest when you ask too many questions about the book. This is just fine!  Use the tips that work for you, and come back to the others later. Enjoy your read aloud time with your little ones.

School Tumblebooks with Miss Malarkey

book titleWhether you are returning to school or starting school, over the next few weeks we will be highlighting school-related stories available from our TumbleBooks collection. Today, we have chosen a story called ‘Miss Malarkey Won’t Be In Today’, written by Judy Finchler and illustrated by Kevin O’Malley. Miss Malarkey is a teacher who is too sick to go to school. She worries about what substitute teacher her class will get instead. How will her class cope? How will the teacher cope? Miss Malarkey rushes to school to have a look.

School Tumblebooks with Oddrey

book titleWhether you are returning to school or starting school, over the next few weeks we will be highlighting school-related stories available from our TumbleBooks collection. Today, we have chosen a story called ‘Oddrey and the New Kid’, written and illustrated by Dave Whamond. Oddrey isn’t happy when new girl Maybelline joins the class, but when they go on a school tour to the zoo, they share an extraordinary adventure.

School Tumblebooks with Lemon the Duck

book titleWhether you are returning to school or starting school, over the next few weeks we will be highlighting school-related stories available from our TumbleBooks collection. Today, we have chosen a story called ‘Lemon the Duck’, written by Laura Backman and illustrated by Laurence Cleyet-Merle. This is the story of Lemon the duck, who was born in a school classroom. Lemon was unable to walk but the teacher and the students came up with an idea that they hoped would make Lemon a happy duck.

School Tumblebooks with B. Bear and Lolly

book titleWhether you are returning to school or starting school, over the next few weeks we will be highlighting school-related stories available from our TumbleBooks collection. Today, we have chosen a story called ‘B. Bear and Lolly: Off to School’, written by A.A. Livingston and illustrated by Joey Chou. B.Bear (formerly known as Baby Bear) and Lolly (short for Goldilocks) are best of friends. They like sharing adventures, including going to school for the first time.

School Tumblebooks with Perfect Man

book titleWhether you are returning to school or starting school, over the next few weeks we will be highlighting school-related stories available from our TumbleBooks collection. Today, we have chosen a story called ‘Perfect Man’, written by Troy Wilson and illustrated by Dean Griffiths. This is a charming story about Michael, a boy who is sure that his new teacher, Mr Clark, is really Michael’s favourite superhero, Perfect Man.

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