when i grow up

When I Grow Up – What do you want to be when you grow up? Some children know, some parents wish they did, but it’s always nice to read about all our options! A short book to inspire dreams of growing up and what one might be. Language and length also suitable for new readers. Another …

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Clouds – An excellent look at clouds from a middle grade perspective, with lots of facts, and review questions and activities at the end. Another great non-fiction book from Open Equal Free’s literacy anywhere library, categorised as Level 3 by OEF. By: Aleyna La Croix, Michael A Jones     Text and Images from Clouds Clouds …

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how old is muttajji?

How Old Is Muttajji? – A captivating story where two children try to work out how old Muttajji, their great grand mother, is. As they try to work our her age, they walk through many significant events and places in Indian history, and work through some basic mathematics. The end of the book provides some …

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smile please

Smile Please – An endearing short tale about a little fawn running too fast. A great story for very young children, and the simple repetitive text is suitable for those learning to read. Another beautiful creative commons book from StoryWeaver and Pratham. By: Sanjiv Jaiswal ‘Sanjay’, Ajit Narayan, Manisha Chaudhry   Text and Images from Smile Please A fawn …

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coral reefs

Facts on coral reefs, presented in a medium length non-fiction book, with beautiful colour photographs. Another great Creative Commons book from open equal free, classified by OEF as Level 4. By: Megan Smith, Elissa Alvey, Dane Stogner     Text and Images from Coral Reefs Coral Reefs Level 4 A coral reef is a like an …

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sea stars

An early non-fiction book for younger children about the fascinating topic of sea stars. In the beautiful photos we can see so many pretty colours of these beautiful star shaped creatures, and short text is perfect to introduce new science and nature topics to younger children. A great follow up book for an outing to the aquarium …

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sarbassts tales 3

Sarbasst’s Tales 3 – Enjoy the spirit of friendship with Bam, Amy and friends, and have a wonderful day. Another great book from Sarbasst at Sarbasst’s Tales. By: Sarbasst Braian     See more books from the Author below    

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what if

What If – Have you ever wondered: What If….? The ultimate childhood question, and the beginnings of potentially solving all the problems in the world. If we only remembered ‘what if….’ more often! Another great Creative Commons book from BookDash. By: Mary-Anne Hampton, Cristy Zinn, Julie Smith-Belton   Text and Images from What If…? Nandi sat on …

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danny the dragon

Danny the Dragon was always causing problems with his fire, so the other dragons decide to teach him a lesson. An unlikely friend helps him out. This picture book is a cute and fun rhyming dragon tale with wonderful colourful illustrations. Another great free kids book provided in creative commons by StoryWeaver and Pratham. By: Rasana Atreya …

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Why Can't We Glow Like Fireflies

Why Can’t We Glow Like Fireflies – Why does a fire fly glow? A fun non-fiction book packed with interesting facts about fireflies, and includes a fact summary and three suggested activities. Another great creative commons book from Storyweaver and Pratham Books. By: Nabanita Deshmukh and Samidha Gunjal  

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