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6 book recommendations for ages 2-7

To add to our article sharing 5 top tips to support your child's reading at home, today we list 6 books hand-selected by our Early Years and Infant Campus Librarian Mr Andy that will inspire a lifelong love of reading for your little ones!

Key Stage 1 Reading at British International School Ho Chi Minh

1. Peace at Last by Jill Murphy (aged 4+)

The hour was late and Mr Bear was tired. But he could not sleep - however he tried and wherever he tried.
Snore, snore went Mrs Bear.
Tick-tock, tick-tock went the clock.
Would he never get to sleep?

The familiar noises, repetition and beautiful illustrations make Jill Murphy's delightful Peace at Last an all-time favourite bedtime story with children and adults everywhere. This is a beautiful refreshed edition of a much-loved picture book classic.

2. Spinderella by Julia Donaldson (aged 3+)

Julia Donaldson does it again in this hugely engaging and funny story all about football, spiders and counting - what's not to love! The perfect picture book for children of all ages - boys and girls alike.

3. The Going to Bed Book by Sandra Boynton (aged 2+)

No child likes going to bed and as every parent knows, their little treasures will try and delay it for as long as possible! Discover all the antics children get up to before going to bed, in this hilarious board book, written and illustrated in Boynton's own unique humourous style. The perfect way to read kids to sleep!

4. Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson (aged 3+)

The witch and her cat fly happily over forests, rivers and mountains on their broomstick until a stormy wind blows away the witch's hat, bow and wand. Luckily, they are retrieved by a dog, a bird and a frog, who are all keen for a ride on the broom. It's a case of the more, the merrier, but the broomstick isn't used to such a heavy load and it's not long before . . . SNAP! It breaks in two! And with a greedy dragon looking for a snack, the witch's animal pals better think fast!

5. Shark in the Park by Nick Sharratt (aged 3+)

Timothy Pope has a brand new telescope and he's testing it out at the park. Peep through the die-cut holes in this book to see if you can spy a shark. Is that really a shark? Turn the page and find out...

A delightful, entertaining story - with its rhyming text and ingenious die-cut pages, it's a book children will want to read again and again.

6. Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers (aged 3+)

There once was a boy and one day a penguin arrives on his doorstep. The boy decides the penguin must be lost and tries to return him. But no one seems to be missing a penguin. So the boy decides to take the penguin home himself, and they set out in his row boat on a journey to the South Pole.

But when they get there, the boy discovers that maybe home wasn’t what the penguin was looking for after all.

Did you know?

If you read just 1 book a day to your child, they will have heard 1825 books by their 5th birthday! 

Reading from a young age develops skills such as empathy, reasoning, imagination and much more which is why at the British International School Ho Chi Minh City we encourage our parents to make reading part of your family’s everyday routine.

To find out more about how we develop a love of reading in the early years at the British International School Ho Chi Minh City, speak to our admissions team today.

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