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We have put together a collection of stories which we love to listen to in school, these may be books you have at home or have read already. We have added links so that you can enjoy some of these at home with your children. There are so many lovely stories this is just a small selection. If your child has a favourite story that they know really well, please share this with us via Tapestry. 


There are also some helpful tips and ideas on how to read with your child, these will hopefully help you get so much more from the stories that you share at home. 

How to support with reading in some of our school languages

Jez Alborough reads Where's My Teddy

Little Eddy loses his toy bear and has to go looking for him in the dark, horrible woods -- where he's in for a gigantic surprise. In this video, author Jez Alborough reads the book.

Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy

Mr. Gumpy's Outing by John Burningham

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The Train Ride

Click SHOW MORE for audio files & chords! ---- Illustrations © 1995 Stephen Lambert Text © 1995 June Crebbin From THE TRAIN RIDE by June Crebbin, Illustrated by Stephen Lambert Walker Books Ltd, London SE11 5HJ.

Michael Rosen performs We're Going on a Bear Hunt For a quarter of a century, readers have been swishy-swashying and splash-sploshing through the award-winning favourite picture book We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen, illustrated by Helen Oxenbury In this video, Michael Rosen performs the book - why not sing along with your copy at home!

Owl Babies Picture Book Animation

Uploaded by Wendy Stafford on 2015-08-26.

The Gruffalo's Child


Ask your child to talk about the pictures.

Titch By Pat Hutchins (Cameron Podcast)

I Don't Want To Go To Bed

I don't want to go to bed by Julie Sykes. Read out loud in English.

Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney

Guess How Much I Love You read aloud

This is the Bear (by Sarah Hayes and Helen Craig)

Reading This is the Bear out loud


Supertato read By Klair. written and ilustrated by Sue Hendra & Paul Linnet

Handa's Surprise

Dear Zoo

Daughters Favourite book, she photographed it and we made a show.

Michael Rosen - We're Going On A Bear Hunt

Michael Rosen Performing 'We're Going On A Bear Hunt'. This video is part of the exhibition running at the Seven Stories Museum of the Children's Book, Newcastle. This poem comes from 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt' (Walker Books).

Each peach, pear, plum.wmv

This gorgeous book was written by Janet and Alan Ahlberg... I've just enjoyed reading it, for our Grand daughter... Feel welcome to watch!

Farmer Duck Martin Waddell

"How goes the work?" called the farmer. The duck answered, "Quack!" While the poor duck works, the lazy farmer lies in bed ... until one day the farm animals decide to take action! Read by Andrea Pye Music by Claude Debussy and Kate Rusby (no copyright infringement is intended.

Little Red Riding Hood - Kids Stories - LearnEnglish Kids British Council Watch Little Red Riding Hood and read along to the story with the words on the screen. There are more fun activities, worksheets and the words to the story to download for Little Red Riding Hood here: Visit LearnEnglish Kids for lots more free online English learning resources including kids songs, nursery rhymes, fun games and short stories.

Enormous Turnip

childrens story with moral "many hands make light work" text and narration

Fable: The Little Red Hen from Speakaboos

Perfect for the Fall. Enjoy the Little Red Hen today. When the little red hen finds leftover wheat grains on the ground, she decides to plant them so she can have wheat to make bread. She turns to the pig, the cat, and the duck for their help, to which they all reply no.

The Three Little Pigs - Animated Story Book

Watch animated version of 'The Three Little Pigs' and read along to the story with the words on the screen. For more Nursery Rhymes & Stories log on & Subscribe to