Pori Drwy Stori summer term Booklist

William Bee’s Wonderful World of Trucks

by William Bee
Pavilion

William Bee loves trucks. A lot. In fact, he loves them so much, he has written and illustrated this amazing guide to giant vehicles of all kinds. Children will return to this book again and again.

How To Be a Tiger

George Szirtes
Illustrated by Tim Archbold

Otter-Barry

How To Be a Tiger is the first collection for younger children by multi-award-winning poet George Szirtes - and it's a treat that will make little ones laugh, think and wince.

Nanette’s Baguette

by Mo Willems
Walker Books

Nanette is excited to go to the bakery on her own to get the baguettes. Unfortunately, she cannot resist taking a bite - and then another... A story - told in giggle-inducing rhyme and quirky illustrations - all about responsibility and being truthful.

Pigeon P.I.

by Meg McLaren
Andersen Press

Murray MacMurray, the Pigeon P.I., is enjoying some quiet time until a persistent yellow canary named Vee asks him to help find her missing friends. This story of mystery and friendship will delight both children and adults.

Love is

Diane Adams
Illustrated by Claire Keane

Chronicle Books

A little girl cares for a duckling just as a parent would care for a baby. But also, as the duckling grows, the little girl comes to understand that part of love is letting things go. A gentle and inspiring joy to read. 

I Can Only Draw Worms

by Will Mabbitt
Puffin

This genuinely hilarious book is brilliantly simple, based on the idea that the author-illustrator can only draw very childlike worms. Highly recommended.

Horrible Bear!

Ame Dyckman
Illustrated by Zachariah OHora

Andersen Press

This sweet and simple story about friendship and saying sorry perfectly captures the frustration that children can feel when something doesn’t go right, and the relief we all feel at saying sorry and making things better again.

I Don't Know What to Call My Cat

Simon Philip
Illustrated by Ella Bailey

Simon & Schuster Ltd

The girl in this book has got a new pet cat, but has absolutely no idea what to call it. This picture book provides some hearty chuckles and the illustrations have a lovely, big-eyed 'cartoony' feel to them, choc-a-bloc with amusing details.

A Piglet Called Truffle

Helen Peters
Illustrated by Ellie Snowdon

Nosy Crow

When Jasmine discovers a helpless piglet, she takes it upon herself to make sure it has a chance. But will Truffle be allowed to stay with Jasmine for good? This short, sweet story of a little girl looking after the runt of the litter is a perfect early reader. 

Quiet!

by Kate Alizadeh
Child’s Play

A small child takes us on an auditory tour of her home in this delightful picture of family life, ingeniously interpreted through its sounds. It's a book that radiates comfort, security, warmth and love.

If I Had a Dinosaur

Gabby Dawnay

Illustrated by Alex Barow

Thames & Hudson

A little girl wishes ever so desperately that she could have a pet, but she's unsure about what kind of pet she would like.

Last Stop on Market Street

Matt de la Pena
Illustrated by Christian Robinson

Puffin

A New York Times Bestseller, this wonderful picture book about the riches that money can’t buy is a timely and timeless reminder for all of us, not just children, that caring, thoughtfulness and community are more important than material wealth.

The Night Gardener

by The Fan Brothers
Frances Lincoln

A sumptuously illustrated, heart-warming tale of a sad town and lonely orphan, given new life by the kindness of The Night Gardener. There is little text, leaving the emotional impact to the gorgeous pictures. This has the feel of an instant classic.

The Barefoot Book of Children

by Tessa Strickland, Kate DePalma and David Dean
Barefoot Books

This is a beautifully comprehensive and thought-provoking picture of the many different ways in which people live around the world. A book to dip into time and time again; a treasure trove of discussion topics, but also an aesthetic delight.

Grandad’s Secret Giant

by David Litchfield
Frances Lincoln Children’s Books

Although the Secret Giant is rarely seen, grandad is convinced he exists. Maybe he's lonely, and just needs a friend? There's a mysterious luminosity to the illustrations of this magical story about accepting people who are different.