Pori Drwy Stori autumn term booklist

Daddy Do My Hair: Hope’s Braids

Tola Okogwu
Illustrated by Rahima Begum

Florence Elizabeth Publishing

'There is something wrong with my big, frizzy mop. The children call me ginger and names like carrot top!’ A gentle read on how to deal with anxieties around standing out and dealing with bullying from an early age.

Sleep Well Siba & Saba

Nansubuga Nagadya Isdahl

Illustrated by Sandra Van Doorn

Lantana Publishing

Sisters Siba and Saba are always forgetting where they have left things. They leave sweaters on buses and sandals at the beach. At night, they have magical dreams of the things they have lost.

Under the Same Sky

by Britta Teckentrup
Caterpillar Books

Under the Same Sky is a beautiful book with dreamy collage illustrations. It shows the way that animals across the world can have the same interests, hopes and dreams, allowing young readers to reflect on the community of our united world.

Lots: The Diversity of Life on Earth

Nicola Davies

Illustrated by Emily Sutton

Walker Books

This is a book to pore and ponder over, from reading the story to picking out the different creatures in each picture, to reading the funny and fascinating animal names.

Alive Again

Ahmadreza Ahmadi

Illustrated by Nahid Kazemi

Translated by Azita Rassi

Tiny Owl

A young boy asks his father what happens to the word 'blossom' when the blossom is blown from the trees. Does the word die, along with the blossom? What about rain, wheat or a journey? If these things disappear, do the words disappear too?

Anywhere Farm

Phyllis Root,

Illustrated by G. Brian Karas

Walker Books

Rhyming text and warm illustrations create an uplifting tale that celebrates the joys and pleasures of growing not just food and flowers, but also friendships and communities.

We’re All Wonders

by R.J, Palacio

Born with no features other than one eye, the protagonist Auggie is mocked by his peers - but the acceptance he seeks may be closer than he thinks. Palacio has yet again delivered a highly necessary message.

The Three Little Pugs and the Big Bad Cat

Becky Davies
Illustrated by Caroline Attia


Using a photomontage style with pug photos alongside painted illustration makes this fun fairy-tale retelling stand out from other animal books, and plays on the current vogue for all things pug.

Hedgehog Holidays

by Ruth Green

Herbert and Hilda Hedgehog have been enjoying a book about the seaside and decide to go and see it for themselves. This gentle story has a bouncy rhyme, and the tone remains sweet and upbeat throughout.

My Name is not Refugee

by Kate Milner
The Bucket List

When they reach a safe place, a little boy must remember that although children call him Refugee, that is not his real name. Clear, moving illustrations complement this simple, touching book that explains the refugee crisis in an accessible way.

Kiki and Bobo’s Sunny Day

by Yasmeen Ismail
Walker Books

Kiki and Bobo have decided to go to the seaside for the day – well, Kiki has decided that. Bobo isn’t as keen on the idea. This is a lovely book with bright, welcoming illustrations and clever lift-the-flaps. The perfect read for holidays.