I recently asked a brilliant group of Early Years Professionals from the UK, Europe and the US for recommendations of picture books to read aloud with young children. There was a fantastic response and we had a great on-line chat about these books and more. Below is a list of the books suggested, we have read several of these but many were new to me, too, so I’m looking forward to borrowing them from the library and having a read!

-We’re Going on a Bear Hunt- Michael Rosen

– A Squash and A Squeeze- Julia Donaldson

-Tiki Tiki Tembo- Arlene Mosel

-Peace at Last- Jill Murphy

-Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus -Mo Williams

-No David- David Shannon

-The Smartest Giant in town- Julia Donaldson

-The Gruffalo- Julia Donaldson

-Once there were giants- Marton Waddell

-The Giving Tree- Shell Silverstein

-The Heart in the Bottle- Oliver Jeffers

11 Recommendations for read- aloud books

If you are interested in joining in the conversation, there are three Twitter chats I’ve been joining for Early Years (all given in UK time). Parents who are interested are made welcome, too!

#Kinderchat 8.30pm-9.30pm Monday

#EarlyyearsHour 8.00pm-9.00pm Tuesday

#EYShare 8.00pm-9.00pm Wednesday

If you know of any more, do comment and let me know; hope to see you on twitter soon!

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