Year 3

The Cat in the Hat


The Cat in the Hat            Recommended


When the Cat in the Hat steps in on the mat, Sally and her brother are in for a roller-coaster ride of havoc and mayhem! The Cat can rescue them from a dull rainy day, but it means lots of thrills and spills along the way.

The wonderfully anarchic Cat in the Hat is one of the most popular characters in children’s fiction, and this book is ideal for budding readers to tackle on their own.


The Positively Pleasant Pirates

The Positively Pleasant Pirates


This fun rhyming children’s book tells the story of a swashbuckling pirate and his crew.

Unlike other pirates, the captain of this ship doesn’t steal treasure but teaches his crew to simply ask politely.


Aesop’s Funky Fables


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This book is a re-telling of Aesop’s classic moral tales – some well-known and some almost unknown. Rap your way through these wacky new versions of Aesop’s classic fables, supported by vibrant subversive illustrations.


Jamela’s Dress


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Jamela gets in trouble when she takes the material intended for a new dress for Mama, parades it in the street, and allows it to become dirty and torn. But there is a happy ending in store for “Kwela Jamela African Queen,” and just in time.


The Gruffalo


The Gruffalo


The Gruffalo is a children’s book that is written by the award winning author Julia Donaldson. In the book the gruffalo takes a walk through the forest and meets up with a mouse. The book has sold over 13 million copies and has won several prizes for children’s literature.



It was a Dark and Stormy Night


It was a dark and stormy night


A small boy who has been kidnapped by brigands, passes a dark and stormy night in their cave weaving for them incredible stories of their own exploits. Through the stories he solves his own problem and manages to escape.


The Enormous Crocodile


The Enormous Crocodile


This book has everything a child relishes: name-calling, suspense, jungle animals, children in danger and a thoroughly silly villain. Roald Dahl has created a dialogue-driven story with vividly over-the-top characters, making this a wonderful book to read aloud! Quentin Blake’s illustrations are hilarious too…

The Enormous Crocodile is incredibly hungry-and incredibly greedy. His favourite meal is a plump, juicy little child, and he intends to gobble up as many of them as he can! But when the other animals in the jungle join together to put an end to his nasty pans and tricks, the Enormous Crocodile learns a lesson he won’t forget…