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JFF 1 stripe book list – books for children just starting to read by themselves

The old tree stump by Roderick Hunt (Oxford Reading Tree: Read at home)
Doctor Foster went to Gloucester by Russell Punter (Usborne First Reading) 
How zebras got their stripes by Lesley Sims (Usborne First Reading)
Let's say hello by Jillian Powell (Start Reading)
I can hear! By Louise John (Start Reading) 
Why not? by  A H Benjamin (Leapfrog) 
Juggling Joe by Anne Adeney (Leapfrog) 
Pippa and Poppa by Anne Cassidy (Leapfrog) 
Dad's cake by Margaret Nash (Tadpoles) 
The mud monster by Rosemary Billam (Reading Corner)
Hippo's holiday by Lynne Benton (Reading Corner) 
Too small by Kay Woodward (Zig Zag)
 
Top 12 Picture Books and top 12 Junior Fiction Books
Kate and Emma, two of our Service Development Librarians: Childrens Services, have chosen their favourite top 12 Picture Books and top 12 Junior Fiction Books. These are all available in Kingston Libraries. Try them yourself and see if they become your favourites.
 
Picture Books
1. Nobody Laughs at a Lion by Paul Bright
2. Mr Pusskins by Sam Lloyd
3. Foxy! by Jessica Souhami
4. Who's for Dinner by Claire Freedman
5. Hen's Don't Crow by A H Benjamin
6. Copycat Bear by Ellie Sandall
7. Naughty Kitty by Adam Stower
8. Our Cat Cuddles by Gervase Phinn
9. Monkey and Me by Emily Gravett
10. The Night Pirates by Peter Harris
11. The Smartest Giant in Town by Julia Donaldson
12. Aliens Love Underpants by Claire Freedman
 
Junior Fiction
1. Small Change for Stuart by Lissa Evans
2. Time Train to the Blitz by Sophie McKenzie
3. Archie's Unbelievably Freaky Week by Andrew Norris
4. Neversuch House by Elliot Skell
5. Earthfall by Mark Walden
6. A Year Without Autumn by Liz Kessler
7. The Emerald Atlas by John Stephens
8. Fizzlebert Stump (the boy who ran away from the circus and joined the library) by A F Harrold
9. The Dreadful Dragon by Kaye Umansky
10. Love, Aubrey by Suzanne La Fleur
11.Dynamite Tales by Conn Iggulden
12. The Call (The Magnificent 12) by Michel Grant
Resources to help your child to read
0230758150
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Hardback:Green glass beads, a collection of poems for girls:2011
Year 2011
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Content type: Poetry
Publisher: Macmillan Children's
Resource type: Physical
xvii, 269 p. ; 25 cm (hbk)
0230758754
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Paperback:The Gruffalo's Child song and other songs:2011
Year 2011
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Macmillan Children's
Resource type: Physical
32 p., col. ill. ; 28 cm (pbk)
0237544970
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Paperback:What makes it snow?:2011
Year 2011
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Evans
Resource type: Physical
Title series: I want to know
32 p., ill. (chiefly col.) ; 21 cm (pbk)
019833902X
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Paperback:The ugly duckling:2011
Year 2011
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Resource type: Physical
Title series: Oxford reading tree. Stage 1, Wordless. Letters and sounds phase 1
12p, illus ; 21 cm (Pbk)
019848531X
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Paperback:Crunch!:2011
Year 2011
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Resource type: Physical
Title series: Oxford reading tree. Stage 4, Floppy's phonics fiction
16 p., col. ill. ; 22 cm (pbk)
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0113216610
Author: Pound, Andrea.
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Media class: Hardback
0091935156
Author: Ford, Gina
Media class: Paperback
0091923859
Author: Taylor, Charlie, 1965-
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