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Book of the month

Book of the month is there to encourage you to give your Rainbow a variety of quality texts. They should be in Castlepoint library.

Minibeast May

Minibeast May 1 The first of the series

We will be reading this book and writing about it in class but there are 2 other books in the series that you could borrow from the library and have fun with.

Spot the rhyme, discuss the illustrations and enjoy debating the importance of mini beasts in our world.

Awesome April

Awesome April 1
So spiders beware! There will soon be lots of Rainbow children looking at you and learning to respect you. This book will help all those who think they are scared of spiders and the illustrations are beautiful. We don't have room in our term to make it a study text but we will find a way to read it many times during our minibeast topic. A personal favourite.

Marvellous March

Marvellous March 1

This is such a heart-warming story about Little Bear waking up from a long winter finding out about friendship with some subtle information about spring as well. 

I love the illustrations as much as the plot. Enjoy!

Fab Feb

Fab Feb 1
Fab Feb 2
Fab Feb 3

These 3 fabulous books will be featuring a lot in the first month of our spring 2 term. 

Bear Hunt - you can imagine the fun we'll have recreating this story and the cave.

Zog- stripping back gender stereotypes one story (and a dragon) at a time!

George and the dragon- castle, cave and dragon! 

All of these stories have great depth of language, beautiful illustrations, clear stories to remember and re-write and 4 teachers who adore them!


Januaraus 1


We love this 'classic' because the Ahlbergs create stories that lead to discussion about other stories which will hopefully lead to more reading and book enjoyment. Maybe we could set up Post Office role plays to add to the fun?


This story was inspired by ESA astronaut Tim Peake and his sons, and featuring an introduction from Tim, this is the perfect bedtime book!

Two space-mad little boys get ready for bed and say goodnight to their toy rockets, launch pads and planet mobiles, before being whisked away into space on an adventure beyond their wildest dreams . . .

Goodnight Spaceman

Goodnight Spaceman 1


Who's that singing on the savannah? It's the top-five ugly animals in Africa! The wildebeest, warthog, vulture, hyena and marabou stork swagger proudly across the savannah, rejoicing in their ugliness - and delighting their babies, who think they're perfect just the way they are. And right there is a lovely message! (Alongside some great rhyme and new vocab. AND it's one of the books in the buy one, get one half price at Waterstones at the moment if you're getting ready for Christmas...)

Picture 1
Here are the 5 books we will be reading over the next month. They will also be the names of our reading groups. Wonder which one you would like to be in?

Super September

Super September 1 The Ahlbergs again- fab!
Super September 2 What's not to love/ learn about this rhyming book!
Super September 3 Choose kindness.
Super September 4 Seuss and his genius
Super September 5 Of course the very hungry caterpillar!

Awesome August

Awesome August 1
Awesome August 2
What could be better? A humorous, kind book about the joy of school by the brilliant Ahlbergs.