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Story Time 

 

Every afternoon, we end our day listening to the next installment of a read-aloud story.  Here are the quality texts we have enjoyed so far:

 

Winnie the Witch by Valerie Thomas

Winnie the Witch lives in a black house. She has black chairs and black stairs, black floors and black doors. Winnie's cat Wilbur is black, too.  Winnie and Wilbur are always getting caught up in crazy capers.  We met them in their black house, took a hazardous ride on Winnie's broomstick, joined them on a hot and sunny winter's day, found out what happened when Winnie's wand stopped working, discovered how much chaos a computer can cause, and spent a day with them at a sponsored silence!

 

The Owl who was afraid of the dark by Jill Tomlinson

Plop, the Baby Barn Owl, is like every Barn Owl there ever was, except for one thing–he is afraid of the dark. "Dark is nasty" he says and so he won't go hunting with his parents. Mrs. Barn Owl sends him down from his nest-hole to ask about the dark and he meets a little boy waiting for the fireworks to begin, an old lady, a scout out camping, a girl who tells him about Father Christmas, a man with a telescope, and a black cat who takes him exploring.

 

Ask an Astronaut by Tim Peake

How does it feel to orbit the earth ten times faster than a speeding bullet?  What’s it like to eat, sleep and go to the toilet in space?  These were just some of the questins we needed answered. 
 

The Twits by Roald Dahl.

How do you outwit a Twit? Mr and Mrs Twit are the smelliest, ugliest people in the world. They hate everything - except playing mean jokes on each other, catching innocent birds to put in their Bird Pies, and making their caged monkeys, the Muggle-Wumps, stand on their heads all day. But the Muggle-Wumps have had enough! 

 

Seriously Silly Stories Collection by Laurence Anholt

We enjoyed reading this collection of tradititional tales with a twist!   We loved the Emperor's New Underwear, Rumply Crumply Stinky Pin, Shampoozel and Snow White and the Seven Aliens.   

 

The Usborne Book of Myths and Legends by Anna Milbourne, Heather Amery and Gillian Doherty

Full of giants and strange beasts and mythical creatures from all over the world. 

 

George's Marvellous Medicine by Roald Dahl.

This funny story follows the adventures of George Kranky and a saucepan of revoltingly good medicine. George's nasty old grandma needs teaching a lesson.  George decides the best remedy for her grumpiness is a special home-made medicine. But poor Grandma gets more than she bargained for.

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