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The FSF Bookshelf

Welcome to the FSF Bookshelf. Here you will find a collection of books, both for children and about children. Some have been recommended in forum discussions and others have been read and enjoyed by our Education Team. If you would like to add your own thoughts about these books, or offer your own recommendations, do visit our books forum.

If you decide to purchase any of the books on our bookshelf, please remember your local bookshop!

Spotlight review: Beginning Teaching, Beginning Learning


Those engaging in teacher training, or embarking on their first teaching positions, would do well to read this book and use the reflective questions to develop their own professional skills, approaches and pedagogies.


The original publication, the editors state, grew out of the realisation that teacher training courses, especially the PGCE, offered little to no time to explore underlying issues in early years and primary education. Still hugely important, we naturally want all teachers and practitioners to be as widely read as possible in the field of education, keeping up to date with latest thinkin…

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Spotlight review: Umar


A fantastic book that takes you through the journey of Umar's love of keys!


While on the surface, this book seems to be about a boy called Umar and his love of keys, when you understand why David wrote this book, it takes on a whole new level.

The story takes you on a journey with Umar, following his fascination with keys and his determination to learn how they work and what they can help us to do. The illustrations are beautifully clear and colourful, mak…

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by Pat Thomas

by Rose Impey and Robin Bell Corfield

by Nicholas Allan

by Miriam Moss and Lisa Flather

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by Rachel Bright and Jim Field

by Rachel Bright and Jim Field

by Patricia Cleveland-Peck

by Jessica Walton

View all books Big Books

by Martin Waddell and Helen Oxenbury

by Martin Waddell and Barbara Firth

by Brenda Parkes

View all books Stories to support PSRN

by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury

by Mick Inkpen

by Anna Wilson and Alison Bartlett

View all books Members' Favourites

by David Cahn

by Eric Hill

by John Burningham

by Martin Waddell and Patrick Benson