Children's Books & Writing Stories Once upon a time...  Children's Books & Writing Stories Once upon a time...

JULY 2017

Suggested Bedtime Stories Picture Books


31st July 2017





1 - 5+ YEAR OLDS



31st  July - 6th AUGUST 2017





31-Jul-17 Winnie & Wilbur at the Seaside by Valerie Thomas  (Author), Korky Paul  (Illustrator) 5 year old 32 pages OUP Oxford



01-Aug-17 Lucy and Tom at the Seaside by  Shirley Hughes 3-5 years  32 Pages Random House



 02-Aug-17 Sneakers, the Seaside Cat by Margaret Wise Brown  (Author), Anne Mortimer (Illustrator) 4-8 years old 32 Pages Harper Collins



03-Aug-17 Grandma's Seaside Bloomers (Hopscotch Histories) by Julia Jarman (Author), Roger Fereday (Illustrator) 6-11 years old



04-Aug-17 Three By the Sea by Mini Grey  5-7 year old 32 Pages  Red Fox Picture Books



05-Aug-17 Kipper's Beach Ball by Mick Inkpen (Author) 3-5 years 32 pages Hodder Children's Books



06-Aug-17 Sharing a Shell by Julia Donaldson  (Author), Lydia Monks (Illustrator) )2-5 years old 32  Pages Macmillan Children's Books




24th July 2017




1 - 5+ YEAR OLDS


24th  July - 30th July 2017




24-Jul-17               Come on Daisy by Jane Simmons 3-5 years 32 pages Orchard books



25-Jul-17                 The Train Ride by June Crebbin & Stephen Lambert  3-5 years 32 pages Walker Books



26-Jul-17               Oi! Get Off Our Train  by John Burningham  5-7 years 48 pages Red Fox



27-Jul-17               The Magic Bed by John Burningham  5-7 years 40 pages Red Fox



28-Jul-17               Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Book by Lauren Child 6-11 years 32 pages Orchard Books



29-Jul-17               The Tunnel - Anthony Browne  3-5 years 32 paqges Walker Books



30-Jul-17               Daisy and the Moon (Daisy Duck) by Jane Simmons 3-5 years 22 pages Orchard books

17th July 2017





1 - 5+ YEAR OLDS


17th  July - 23rd July 2017



In celebration of wonderful Shirley Hughes’ 90th birthday, 17th July 2017 I have featured one of her books for each Bedtime Story



Monday                                17-Jul-17               The Troble With Jack by Shirley Hughes 3-5 years 32 Page 3-5 years old Bodley Head


Tuesday                                18-Jul-17               Lucy and Tom at the Seaside by Shirley Hughes 3-5 years 32 Pages Red Fox


Wednesday                          19-Jul-17               The Big Alfie And Annie Rose Storybook  by Shrley Hughes 64 Pages 3-5 years Red Fox


Thursday                              20-Jul-17               Moving Molly by Shirley Hughes 3-5 years 32 Pages Red Fox


Friday                                   21-Jul-17               Lucy & Tom Go to School by Shirley Hughes 3-5 years 32 pages Picture Puffins


Saturday                               22-Jul-17               Tales of Trotter Street by Shirley Hughes 3-5 years 60 pages Walker Books


Sunday                                  23-Jul-17               Out and About: A First Book of Poems by Shirley Hughes 2.-7 years 56 pages Walker Books


10th July 2017






1 - 5+ YEAR OLDS


10th  July - 16th July 2017



Monday                    10-Jul-17               Six Dinner Sid by Inga Moore   (Author)   32 pages  6 - 11 years  Publisher: Hodder Children's Books


Tuesday                         11-Jul-17               The Lion Inside by Rachel Bright   (Author),    Jim Field   (Illustrator)  

32 pages  Age Range: 3 - 5 years     Publisher: Orchard Books


Wednesday           12-Jul-17               Big Red Bath by Julia Jarman (Author),    Adrian Reynolds (Illustrator)  :

32 pages Age Range: 6 - 11 years  Publisher: Orchard Books


Thursday               13-Jul-17               The Dirty Great Dinosaur by Martin Waddell   (Author),    Leonie Lord (Illustrator)  32 pages Age Range: 6 - 11 years    Publisher: Orchard Books


Friday                    14-Jul-17               Snap! (On the Go) (Sharks etc)by Margaret Mayo   (Author),    Alex Ayliffe (Illustrator)  Paperback: 32 pages Age Range: 6 - 11 years  Publisher: Orchard Books


Saturday              15-Jul-17               Spinderella Paperback  by Julia Donaldson   (Author),    Sebastien Braun (Illustrator)   32 pages  Age Range: 3 - 5 years  Publisher: Egmont


Sunday                  16-Jul-17                 Big, Bad Owl  by Steve Smallman (Author),    Richard Watson (Illustrator)  32 pages  Age Range: 3 - 6 years   Publisher: Little Tiger Press


26th June 2017





1 - 5+ YEAR OLDS


3rd July - 9th July 2017



Monday                                03-Jul-17               Burglar Bill by Allan Ahlberg  32 pages  Publisher: Puffin 3-5 Years


Tuesday                                04-Jul-17               Meg and Mog  by Helen Nicoll   (Author),    Jan Pienkowski (Author) 32 pages  Publisher: Puffin  Age Range: 2 - 5 years


Wednesday           05-Jul-17               Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak   48 pages

Age Range: 2 - 3 years       Publisher: Red Fox


Thursday               06-Jul-17               The Elephant and the Bad Baby by Elfrida Vipont   (Author),    Raymond Briggs  (Author, Illustrator) 32 pages  Publisher: Puffin Age: 0-5 years


Friday                    07-Jul-17               Princess Smartypants by Babette Cole (Author)  32 pages

Age Range: 3 - 5 years       Publisher: Puffin


Saturday                               08-Jul-17               The Princess and the Pig  by Jonathan Emmett   (Author),    Poly Bernatene (Illustrator)  32 pages                Age Range: 3 - 5 years       Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books


Sunday                  09-Jul-17               How to Babysit a Grandpa  by Jean Reagan and Lee Wildish                          32 Pages                Age Range: 5 - 8 years       Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf

When I was a lad at school around 13 years old, our Maths teacher used to call me Wol. At the end of the year as we were moving up a class I plucked up courage to ask why he called me Wol. He told meit was thename of the deslexic owl in Winnie the Pooh. With my Harry Potter glasses he said I looked like the Wise Old Owl in the Winnie the Pooh stories.


Being the vain person I am I took it as a compliment

Contact us today!

If you have any queries or wish to make an appointment, please contact us:


Or use our contact form.

Print Print | Sitemap Recommend this page Recommend this page