Great children's books for primary teaching

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Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers: A very quiet story about a boy and a penguin with beautiful illustrations

Oliver Jeffers, Lost and Found. I find this book very moving

Where the Wild Things Are

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. "Notice how the illustrations envelop the page- even the PRINT gets pushed off the page during the Wild Rumpus! And, as Max leaves the Wild Things, on his boat, the illustrations shrink back- back to reality.

Stuck by Oliver Jeffers


Harry is a white dog with black spots who loves everything . . . except baths. So one day before bath time, Harry runs away. He plays outside all day long, digging and sliding in everything from garden soil to pavement tar. By the time he returns home, Harry is so dirty he looks like a black dog with white spots. His family doesn't even recognize him.

Favourite book "Harry the Dirty Dog", Gene Zion (illustrated by Margaret Bloy Graham)

A childrens book that has now been made into a film.  Only read this week for the first time and read in 2 hours, although I was consistently teary.  Captivating storyline and apparently based on a true story, but not overly elaborated (it is a childrens book after all). Great book for a light read, only 192 pages.

In Joey, a young farm horse, is sold to the army and thrust into the midst of the war on the Western Front. With his officer, he charg.

Where's Julius? By John Burningham - one of my all-time favourites!

Julius is too busy to come to meals because of his imaginary trips to exotic locations.