Nursery: The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson

There’s no such thing as a Gruffalo but we know better than that.

He’s been to visit our Book Corner. His footsteps are all over our mat.

The Gruffalo crumble has been eaten! Who could it have been?

Some say it was the Gruffalo ... but he’s never really been seen.   

The Nursery are proud to invite you to visit their Gruffalo inspired Book Corner. You never know who you might bump into! 

Class R: Peace at Last by Jill Murphy

It's late at night and Mr Bear is desperately trying to sleep - but Mrs Bear snores so he tries Baby Bear's room, but Baby Bear is pretending to be an aeroplane so there's no peace there. Room by room Mr Bear goes through the house trying to find somewhere to sleep.

The children in Class R have really enjoyed all the wonderful sound effects and Mr Bear's reaction, espcially when he says "I can't stand THIS!" in a voice that gets grumpier page by page.   Peace at Last an all-time favourite story with children and adults alike and is Mrs. Wilson's favourite children's book.  To find out mpre about the author please visit ?


Class Q: You be You by Linda Krantz

In You Be You, the main character Adri explores our colourful world and notices that there are so many fish in the deep blue sea and that each fish has something special to share. The pages are filled with brand new fish that bring the message of opposites, diversity and acceptance to life. Visis Linda's homepage at

Class P: Sharing a Shell by Julia Donaldson

Julia Donaldson is a prize-winning author of some of the world's best-loved picture books, and was the 2011-2013 UK Children's Laureate. Her books include Room on the Broom, Stick Man, What the Ladybird Heard and The Giant Jumperee. To find out more about Julia and her books, visit


Class G: Aaarrggh Spider! by Lydia Monks

Lydia Monks is a best selling illustrator and author of children’s books, based in Sheffield. She’s probably most well known for her collaborations with author Julia Donaldson. Lydia’s own books including, ‘Aaarrggh Spider!’ and the ‘I Wish I Were a Dog’ series has won many awards and accolades. Visit Lydia's homepage at




Class F: Pirates by Clare Freedman

Claire Freedman is the highly successful author of several picture books including Aliens Love Underpants and A Squabble and a Squawk. Our Book Corner was links to our topic this term and is based on 'Pirates' and 'Pirates Love Underpants'. To find out more about Clare and her books visit

Class JD: Horrid Henry by Francesca Simon

JD’s Book Corner is based on the book, ‘Horrid Henry’s Sports Day’ by Francesca Isabella Simon, an American author who is widely known for writing the popular Horrid Henry series. She first had the idea of the famous (or should that be infamous) Horrid Henry whilst reading stories to her son, Joshua. Many of her books have been inspired by real life situations. Horrid Henry has gone on to conquer the globe and his adventures are published in 27 languages, and have sold millions of copies worldwide. Francesca is one of the nation’s most popular authors and has written over fifty books for children of all ages. ?To find out more about Francesca visit her website:   

To find out more about Horrid Henry himself visit:  

Class JI: Jacqueline Wilson

Class JN: J.K. Rowling

Class JJ: Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

JJ's book corner theme is inspired by the Harry Potter series, written by J.K. Rowling. The novels chronicle the life of a young wizard, Harry Potter and friends, all of whom are students at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The main story concerns Harry's struggle against Lord Voldemort, a dark wizard who intends to become immortal, overthrow the wizard governing body known as the Ministry of Magic, and get rid of all the wizards and muggles (non-magical people). The children have written what they love about the magical world of Harry Potter and the author on our display in addition to helping create our magnificent Harry Potter and Hogwarts Castle. We are reading this as a class book at the end of the day, and the children now have access to the whole seven book series in our classroom, thanks to the book fair!


Class JK: Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett

JK has been studying the book 'Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs' by Judi Barrett this term in English. The story is about a town where food literally rains down from the sky! This fun text provided plenty of inspiration for our book corner. We have a tree covered in eggs and bread, meatballs pouring from the clouds and our own narrative stories written on doughnuts,  ice-cream cones and slices of pizza. We hope you love it as much as we do!

Class JL: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Suzanne Collins is a best selling author most known for The Hunger Games series of books. She began her career writing for the television channel Nickelodeon. Thinking one day about Alice in Wonderland, she was struck by how the setting must seem to children who, like her own, lived in urban surroundings. In New York City she felt, you’re much more likely to fall down a manhole than a rabbit hole and, if you do, you’re not going to find a tea party. What might you find..? Well, that’s the story of Gregor the Overlander, the first book in her five-part fantasy series The Underland Chronicles,which became a New York Times bestseller. To find out more about Suzanne visit her website