A Sick Day for Amos McGee

Author – Philip C SteadA Sick Day for Amos McGee

Illustrator – Erin E Stead

Picture Book

Amos McGee is a caring zookeeper who catches a bus every day at 6am to go and care for the zoo animals. But one morning he feels unwell, and stays home. The animals miss him and decide to return his kindness.

Soft, mutely coloured illustrations in a story about kindness and friendship.



We’re All Wonders

Author/Illustrator – R J PalacioWe're All Wonders

Picture Book

This little boy knows he’s ‘no ordinary kid’. His face isn’t the same as the other children and sometimes he’s bullied for it. But his parents tell him he’s a wonder. He knows that the world is made up of all different kinds of people, even those that look different.

Maybe someone will see that and accept him for how he is too? A wonder.

Based on the mega-hit Wonder, this picture book tells the story in a simpler format.

(Bullies, Acceptance, Tolerance, Diversity, Difference, Self esteem)




Author/Illustrator – Rob BiddulphKevin (PB)

Picture Book

Sid Gibbons is in trouble. He blames an imaginary monster for all the havoc he has caused. When he is sent to his room, that very monster appears from the hatch in his ceiling.

Sid climbs to Kevin’s brightly coloured land of purple trees and jelly leaves. He sees other strange creatures and is invited to Kevin’s to play.

Sid sees an opportunity to be as naughty as he’s ever been, with no-one to answer to. But when Kevin gets the blame for Sid’s behaviour, Sid finally realises the result of his actions.

(Friendship, Kindness, Responsibility)




Title                                                                               Author / Illustrator

The Lion and the Mouse (Aesop Fable)                A J Wood / Ian Andrew

The Lion and the Mouse (Aesop Fable)                Jerry Pinkney

The Toy Fairy                                                             Stephanie Thatcher

The Story Blanket                                                      Ferida Wolf / H Savitz / E Odriozola