Core Books Wokingham council have devised a selection of core

Core Books
Wokingham council have devised a selection of core books that are to be used in nurseries,
pre-schools and schools in foundation and year 1. The aim is for all children to become
confident, fluent independent readers who love books and develop into lifelong readers and
learners. By having a set of books used from pre-school age up to the end of year 1 will
support children through transitions from one year to the next.
At Chapel Lane Pre-School we will have two sets of these books. One in the main playroom
for the staff and children to share together, and one set in the library for children to share
with their families. Each core book has a label stating this on the front cover.
We currently do not have copies of all these books. If you have a spare copy at home
that you no longer require we would really appreciate it if you could let the pre-school
have it.
The core books are:1. Each Peach Pear Plus by Janet and Allan Ahlberg
2. Don’t put your Finger in the Jelly Nelly by Nick Sharratt
3. Dear Zoo by rob Campbell
4. This is the Bear by Sarah Hayes and Helen Craig
5. Bumpus Jumpus Dinosaur Rumpus by Tony Mitton and Guy Parker-Rees
6. The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
7. We’re going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury
8. Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
9. Handa’s Surprise by Eileen Browne
10. Owl Babies by Martin Waddell
11. Goldilocks and the 3 Bears
12. The 3 Little Pigs
13. Little Red Riding Hood
14. The Gingerbread Man
15. The 3 Billy Goats Gruff
16. The Little Red Hen
17. Cinderella
8. Jack and the Bean Stalk
19. The Enormous Turnip
20. Sleeping Beauty