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Picture Book for year 3 children

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motherforceawakens Mon 25-Jan-16 21:41:51

Hi, I'm going to be reading to my son's class shortly and would like recommendations for picture books for his age group (7 -8 yo). I'm after a picture book as I feel more confident if I have visuals to show and it will hopefully be short enough to read in one short sitting. If it's funny too, even better. Thanks smile

TheHouseOnTheLane Tue 26-Jan-16 03:11:58

www.amazon.com/On-Way-Home-Jill-Murphy/dp/0230015840

This is a fantastic picture book for that age group. It's beautifully illustrated...each picture has some fabulous details and it really touches on the things kids have to deal with daily due to their imaginations.

The little girl goes out for a walk...to the swings and almost immediately falls and hurts her knee...but she's tough and walks home. On the way she meets various classmates who ask what's happened to her knee and for each child she makes up a different tale as to how she hurt herself.

There are wolves, ghosts, witches and gorrillas...each child is impressed with her bravery...then she gets home, her Mum opens the door and she bursts into tears.

All better with a plaster and a hug. It lets kids know that things aren't always as they seem and that things are always ok in the end. it's not sad or scary...just exciting.

emmaMBC Tue 26-Jan-16 10:53:22

Stina is a beautiful book about friendship.
I've read this one to Year 3 before with great success. Lots of fun, whereas the one above has a more serious tone.

motherforceawakens Tue 26-Jan-16 16:34:32

They both look like great suggestions, thank you.
I'd be interested to hear if anyone has any more?

mrsmortis Wed 27-Jan-16 13:20:06

I know it's not a picture book but I think that you can't go wrong with Winne the Pooh, what ever age group you are talking about (we had some read to us in an assembly when we were in the sixth form!)

Sadik Wed 27-Jan-16 16:58:08

"Fortunately the Milk", by Neil Gaiman. It's definitely a (very, very funny) picture book, and perfect for that age, I'd say - and also ideal to read out loud smile

motherforceawakens Thu 28-Jan-16 15:58:09

Thank you. I like the look of the Neil Gaiman one smile.

Sadik Thu 28-Jan-16 17:10:22

I love Chris Riddell's illustrations. Do you know his Ottoline books - they're fabulous too, but probably harder to read aloud to a whole class, because so much of the story/humour is within the pictures, IYKWIM.

CeciliaMiddleton Thu 28-Jan-16 17:13:00

We absolutely love Please Mr Panda - actually there's a lovely selection of this years's best kids books on here: www.culturewhisper.com/whisper/view/id/6133

redhat Thu 28-Jan-16 17:14:46

I think you have to be careful with that age group. I would say the On the way home one is way too young.

Fortunately the Milk is a good bet if you must have pictures. Neil Gaiman is always a good bet.

You could read an extract from Hugo Cabret. It's a beautiful book and the story is told in a combination of words and pictures.

motherforceawakens Thu 11-Feb-16 10:45:58

Just wanted to say I read Fortunately the Milk (well, half of it) and it was brilliant. Thank you for the great suggestion!

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