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The Bookshelf

The conversations in our forum throw up recommendations of books of all sorts, particularly treasured children's stories, and educational and pedagogical texts. We list below a selection of these, along with others we feel may be of interest to the early years community.

If you would like to discuss these or other books, or offer your recommendations, we have a books forum which you can access here.

Amazon

Where available, we link to Amazon as a source to purchase the books listed. You may have your own preferred booksellers, but if you do buy using the Amazon links, the FSF makes no profit from this - all the revenues raised will go to children's charities. To visit the Amazon website in this way, select a book from the list below, or alternatively click the Amazon heading above or begin to search for items in the searchbox to the right.

We began this on 3rd October 2011, and the total collected by 11th January 2017 was £0.00!

The books are split into categories, and can be visited individually by clicking the links below, or you can browse the whole page by scrolling down the screen. Most have reviews attached, which can be read by clicking the appropriate links.

Professional/Educational

Early Years Practice

Latest recommendations for Early Years Practice click here or on category heading for full list

Child Development

Latest recommendations for Child Development click here or on category heading for full list

Resources for Practical Activities

Latest recommendations for Resources for Practical Activities click here or on category heading for full list

CHILDREN'S BOOKS

Stories to support PSED: understanding bereavement

Latest recommendations for Stories to support PSED: understanding bereavement click here or on category heading for full list

Feather Pillows
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by Rose Impey and Robin Bell Corfield
Heaven
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by Nicholas Allan
The Sunshine Cat
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by Miriam Moss and Lisa Flather
Up in Heaven
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by Emma Chichester Clark

Stories to support PSED: general

Latest recommendations for Stories to support PSED: general click here or on category heading for full list

It's My Turn, Smudge!
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by Miriam Moss and Lynne Chapman
A New House for Smudge
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by Miriam Moss and Lynne Chapman
Smudge's Grumpy Day
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by Miriam Moss and Lynne Chapman

Big Books

Latest recommendations for Big Books click here or on category heading for full list

Farmer Duck
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by Martin Waddell and Helen Oxenbury
Can't You Sleep, Little Bear?
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by Martin Waddell and Barbara Firth
This is the Bear
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by Sarah Hayes and Helen Craig

Stories to support PSRN

Latest recommendations for Stories to support PSRN click here or on category heading for full list

Members' Favourites

Latest recommendations for Members' Favourites click here or on category heading for full list

Owl Babies
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by Martin Waddell and Patrick Benson
Fix-It Duck
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by Jez Alborough
A Squash and A Squeeze
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by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler
Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs
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by Ian Whybrow and Adrian Reynolds

Stories for reading aloud

Latest recommendations for Stories for reading aloud click here or on category heading for full list

The Snowy Day
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by Ezra Jack Keats
Two Dads
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by Carolyn Robertson and Sophie Humphreys
Two Mums and a menagerie
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by Carolyn Robertson and Patricia de Villiers
Fabulous Pie
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by Gareth Edwards and Guy Parker-Rees