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Chilton Foliat Church of England (VA) Primary School Story Telling Centre recommended book list
We have created a selection of books which every one of our children will take pleasure in reading, or being read to and a mixture of the both. Our Story Telling Centre, recommended book list contains a core of books that will create a living library inside our children’s minds. It includes a store of classics and essential reads that help our children engage at a deeper level and enter the world of the story. As our children develop the ability to share their knowledge of stories they are building skills such as creativity, language development, communication skills, social skills and
confidence. These key components underpin every area of the curriculum and will set our children up for future academic and life success.

Our recommended book list also:
 Reflects the school values of ‘Love’, ‘Courage’ and ‘Thankfulness’ through the characters within each story.
 Includes Christian authors such as C.S Lewis and J.R Tolkein which allow the pupils to experience a deeper understanding of the Christian faith.
 Encourages knowledge, understanding and empathy by allowing the pupils to reflect about the identity, culture and alternative viewpoints in the world.
It is very much our aim that our pupils will have experienced the following books as they progress through their journey within Chilton Foliat School.

EYFS and Key Stage 1
The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister
Handa’s Surprise by Eileen Browne
Dear Greenpeace by Simon James
Pumpkin Soup by Helen Cooper
Zog by Julia Donaldson
Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson
Little Robin Red Vest by Jan Fearnely
One Child One Seed by Kathryn Cave
The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch by Ronda Armitage
The Tin Forest by Helen Ward
Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman
Not Now Bernard by David McKee
The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark by Jill Tomlinson
The Giraffe, the Pelly and Me by Roald Dahl
Gorilla by Anthony Browne
Who’s Afraid of the Big, Bad Book? by Lauren Child
Can’t You Sleep Little Bear? by Martin Waddell
Beegu by Alexis Deacon
We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen
Farmer Duck by Martin Waddell

The Sun/Harper Collins Books for Schools Scheme
The Sun newspaper together with the publishers, Harper Collins, are running a Book for Schools initiative which we have registered for. If we are able to collect 3500 tokens from The Sun and the Sun on Sunday between Saturday 23rd November 2019 and Saturday 18th January 2020, we will be eligible for a free book bundle of 105 fiction and non-fiction titles from the Harper Big Cat Reading Programme. Any token contributions, will be gratefully received.  Thank you for your support.