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  • Writer's pictureMelissa Thom

Episode 2: Exploring Picture Books

Updated: Jun 4, 2020

Books for children aged around 3-5 years old.

Melissa welcomes University of the West of England (UWE) Senior Primary Lecturer (and all round kids' lit expert), Jane Carter into the Spellbound studio to talk about some of the best picture books for young children, aged around 3 to 5 years old. They talk about the impact of reading on health and wellbeing, as well as the types of books to read at this age and some of their favourites.

Melissa also heads off to London to chat to wonderful children's illustrator, Kaye Umansky - Kaye reads a few excerpts from some of her books for younger children.

Books for Topics

Jane Carter's UWE Reading Blog

Oxford Owl Book List: Picture Books

Oxford Owl Book List: Starting School

Gothenburg 'Open the Door for Reading' Project

BOOK LIST: Picture Books for 3-5 Year Olds (the following list contains affiliate links)

The Day The Crayons Quit by Oliver Jeffers

Stuck by Oliver Jeffers

How to Catch a Star

The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson

Tiddler by Julia Donaldson

Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson

The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson

Bob and the Moon Tree Mystery by Simon Bartram

Man On The Moon: A Day In the Life of Bob

Aliens Love Underpants by Chris Freedman and Ben Cort

Hairy McClary by Lynley Dodd

Mog The Forgetful Cat by Judith Kerr

Five Minutes' Peace by Jill Murphy

The Astonishing Secret of Awesome Man by Michael Chabon

Rosie's Walk by Pat Hutchins

Naughty Bus by Jan and Jerry Oke

Lullaby Hullabaloo by Mick Inkpen

Listen Listen by Phyllis Gershator

Stomp, Chomp, Big Roars, Here Come The Dinosaurs by Kaye Umansky

Owl Babies by Martin Waddell

A New House for Mouse by Petr Horacek

There's A Bear On My Chair by Ross Collins

Grumpy Frog by Ed Vere

Spellbound Book List PDF: Picture Books for 3-5 Yrs


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