Pori Drwy Stori summer term Booklist

Love is

Some of our favourite new books for the summer term...

  • William Bee’s Wonderful World of Trucks

    Author: Pavilion
    Publisher: Pavilion
    Interest age: 4-8
    Reading age: 7+

    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

    Author: George Szirtes Illustrator: Tim Archbold
    Publisher: Otter-Barry
    Interest age: 4-8
    Reading age: 5+

    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

    Author: Mo Willems
    Publisher: Walker Books
    Interest age: 3-6
    Reading age: 5+

    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.

    Author: Meg McLaren
    Publisher: Andersen Press
    Interest age: 4-6
    Reading age: 5+

    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

    Author: Diane Adams Illustrator: Claire Keane
    Publisher: Chronicle Books
    Interest age: 4-7
    Reading age: 5+

    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

    Author: Will Mabbitt
    Publisher: Puffin
    Interest age: 3-6

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

  • I Don't Know What to Call My Cat

    Author: Simon Philip Illustrator: Ella Bailey
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
    Interest age: 3-4

    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

    Author: Helen Peters Illustrator: Ellie Snowdon
    Publisher: Nosy Crow
    Interest age: 6-8
    Reading age: 7+

    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!

    Author: Kip Alizadeh
    Publisher: Child’s Play
    Interest age: 2-7
    Reading age: 5+

    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

    Author: Gabby Dawnay Illustrator: Alex Barow
    Publisher: Thames & Hudson
    Interest age: 3-4

    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

    Author: Matt de la Pena Illustrator: Christian Robinson
    Publisher: Puffin
    Interest age: 4-6
    Reading age: 5+

    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

    Author: The Fan Brothers
    Publisher: Frances Lincoln
    Interest age: 4-9
    Reading age: 5+

    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

    Author: Tessa Strickland Kate DePalma and David Dean
    Publisher: Barefoot Books
    Interest age: 4-8
    Reading age: 5+

    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

    Author: David Litchfield
    Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children’s Books
    Interest age: 4-5

    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.