Any suggestions for a story to read to a Year 2/3 class?

(8 Posts)
thedevilworeboden Fri 07-Mar-14 17:54:23

I have volunteered to read to my daughter's Year 2/3 class next week, to share a story from my childhood. I would love to read The Velveteen Rabbit but don't think I'm quite brave enough as I doubt I would make it through to the end without crying! I was also thinking of a story from the Moomins, but some of the children might be a bit young for that, or possibly the first chapter of the Phoenix and the Carpet, although I would quite like to read a stand alone story rather than an excerpt.

If anyone has any suggestions for a story that a group of 6/7/8 years old would enjoy, I would love to hear them!

onedev Fri 07-Mar-14 17:55:46

Mines reading The Magic Faraway Tree in class & have read Roald Dahl previously. Enjoy - I love helping in class smile

emmaMBC Fri 07-Mar-14 20:21:26

The Twits by Roald Dahl - has immediate appeal

The Grunts by Philip Ardagh is along a similar vein, equally entertaining
www.mybookcorner.com.au/listings/732-the-grunts-in-trouble

I think it's also still lovely to use picture books with this age group.
Jon Klassen's Extra Yarn is a bit longer and would suit.

There's also Oscar Wilde's The Selfish Giant.

Katie Morag?

thedevilworeboden Sat 08-Mar-14 07:58:50

Thank you all for your great suggestions. I had completely forgotten about Katie Morag - gorgeous illustrations too.

CharlesRyder Sat 08-Mar-14 08:03:36

They may have done a topic on Katie Morag. It often crops up in Y2.

Brambly Hedge?

nonicknameseemsavailable Sat 08-Mar-14 23:18:01

The Lighthouse Keeper?

hels71 Thu 13-Mar-14 19:30:29

Polly and the Wolf??

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