Our Recommended Books for Kids

Introducing children to literacy is just as important as speaking and practising English. I base my philosophy on demonstrating a love of reading with the children based on a blog post by The Art of Education which has some practical tips for supporting literacy in the classroom. Here are some of the books I use. I also have a subscription to Story Box Library and Vooks which are online reading resources where people read the books or the books are animated. This is useful as I am able to give my students home access to some of the books we read together. I use inspiration from Deep Space Sparkle to design activities to go with these books. 


Kim Toft: Turtle's Song

Under the sea - Anne Milbourne & Cathy Shimen 

The Rainbow Fish 

The Big Book of the Blue - Yuval Zommer

The little rabbit - Nicola Killeen


The Honey Bee - Kirsten Hall

Bee - Britta Teckentrup


Art Workshops for Children 

The Usborne Book of Art Skills -Fiona Watt

Kenya's Art by Linda Trice 

(Activities for Reusing and Recycling in Art) 

Art for Kids: Drawing : The Only Drawing Book You'll Ever Need to Be the Artist You've Always Wanted to Be

Draw, Paint, Sparkle

How to Draw Almost Everything for Kids

How to Draw Manga

Draw 500 Faces and Features

What to Draw and How to Draw it - E.G Lutz


What to Draw and How to Draw it For Kids  - Charlotte Pepper 

Creatrilogy Boxed Set


Harry Potter a History of Magic 

The Gruffalo Julia Donaldson


Where the Wild Things Are 

Mr Huff Anna Walker


A River - Marc Martin 

A Forest - Marc Martin

Here we are - Oliver Jeffers 

Wild World - Angela McAllister

Hello Nature: Draw Colour Make & Grow

Tree : Seasons Come, Seasons Go (Seasons) Patricia Hegarty