Storybooks for Beginners

By , September 27, 2010 4:50 pm

Simple storybooks that have worked well in my classes

These are some of the most popular books in my beginners classes (years 1 and 2).  All the books are linked to Amazon so you can look at them more closely and  read the reviews.

For some of the books you will also find copyable teaching units designed by me or by students of my course “Teaching Literature and Culture”.

All books are linked to

The Trouble with Mom

The Trouble with Gran

Teaching Materials by Melanie Gutmann

Winnie the Witch

Teaching Unit by Doris Fallent

Winnie the Witch: Box of 6 books

Michaela Fuchs’ Materials for

Winnie in Winter

Anna Melcher’s Materials for

Winnie’s Magic Wand

Prince Cinders

The Snagglegrollop

Activity Worksheet by LP

Princess Smartypants

The Gruffalo

Activities by Sabine Boisits

The Smelly Book

A sample entry written by a year 1 student

Animals Scare Me Stiff

Greyfriar’s Bobby

I use this story to introduce the past tense.

Bobby-worksheet package

Dear Mr Blueberry

Summary written by a year 1 student

Amelia Bedelia goes Camping

The Magic Finger

Zack’s Alligator

Zack’s Alligator goes to School

King Change-a-lot

The Doorbell Rang

Fred, the Dancing Frog

The Witch Next Door

Monster Pet

Teaching Materials by Anna Havinga

Diary of a Wombat

Teaching Materials by Sabrina Huber

Five Minutes Peace

Teaching Materials by Judith Bedenik

Little Miss Scatterbrain

Teaching Materials by Johanna Spitzer

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Marvin Gets Mad

Teaching Unit by Armin Schmidhofer

Teaching Unit, Part 2 (pictures)

A Bad Case of Stripes

Teaching Unit by Verena Vorraber

Celebrity body-parts matching boys

Celebrity body-parts matching girls

Colors and shapes memory game

A Werewolf Named Oliver James

A Perfect Day

Life on Mars

I Can Handle It

Waiting for Pumpsie

Shark Lady

Malala’s Magic Pencil

Most People

Mog, the Forgetful Cat

The Tiger Who Came for Tea

If You Want to See a Whale

Oh, the Places You’ll Go

Rosie Revere, Engineer

Iggy Peck, Architect

Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World

Wilma Unlimited

Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon

Strictly No Elephants

The Big Umbrella

The Invisible Boy


Jungle Grumble

Student materials

Books for years 2 and 3

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