National Share a Story Month

National Share a Story Month is an annual celebration of the power of storytelling and story sharing, providing a fantastic opportunity bring children and stories together.

Here are some favourite stories to share with children aged 0-14

Watership Down

Watership Down

by Richard Adams

Young rabbit Fiver is convinced that a great evil is about to befall the warren where he lives – but no one will listen to him.

Each Peach Pear Plum

Each Peach Pear Plum

by Janet & Allan Ahlberg
This classic book from author and illustrator team Janet and Allan Ahlberg is a real favourite with families

 

The Jolly Postman or Other People’s Letters

The Jolly Postman or Other People’s Letters

by Janet & Allan Ahlberg
Brilliantly designed with lots of little details to spot, this old favourite will be enjoyed time and time again

 

The Wolves of Willoughby Chase

The Wolves of Willoughby Chase

by Joan Aiken
There are wolves outside the walls of Willoughby Chase, but for cousins Bonnie and Sylvia, the real danger lies inside.

 

Skellig

Skellig

by David Almond
Exploring a ramshackle garage with his new-found friend, Mina, Michael discovers a strange, magical creature.

Carrie's War

 

Carrie’s War

by Nina Bawden
During World War II, Carrie and her younger brother Nick are evacuated to Wales and billeted with the fierce old Mr Evans and his mousy sister, Louise.

 

Noughts and Crosses

Noughts and Crosses

by Malorie Blackman
Callum is a Nought but his best friend Sephy is a Cross – the daughter of one of the most influential politicians in the country.

 

Forever

Forever

by Judy Blume
Seventeen-year-old Katherine meets Michael at a party. The two of them like each other immediately, and soon fall in love – but are they ready to take their relationship to the next level?

 

The Enchanted Wood

The Enchanted Wood

by Enid Blyton
When Joe, Beth and Frannie move into a new home, they discover a mysterious wood on their very doorstep.

 

A Bear Called Paddington

A Bear Called Paddington

by Michael Bond
Paddington, the brown bear from darkest Peru, is found by the Brown family on Paddington Station with his hat, duffel coat and marmalade sandwiches.

 

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

by John Boyne
Bruno is exploring his new home at ‘Out-With’ when he meets Shmuel, who lives on the other side of a fence which surrounds a large camp in the grounds.

The Snowman

The Snowman

by Raymond Briggs
James builds a snowman in the garden, then wakes up in the night to find that it has come to life.

 

The Milly-Molly-Mandy Storybook

The Milly-Molly-Mandy Storybook

by Joyce Lankester Brisley
Milly-Molly-Mandy lives with her mother, father, uncle, aunt, grandmother and grandfather in a ‘nice white cottage with a thatched roof’.

 

Flat Stanley

Flat Stanley

by Jeff Brown
Stanley Lambchop wakes up one morning to find he is only half an inch thick

Would You Rather?

Would You Rather?

by John Burningham
Would you rather drink snail squash or eat mashed worms? Help a witch make stew? Tickle a monkey?

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