Sophie Bear
Parents Book Recommendations from Sophie  


Cute furry bear

Mrs Keen is sometimes asked by friends for recommendations on books for young children. She uses different books at school with her class. Some are good stories the children enjoy and others are good stories with a link to topics they study.

The links below are provided by Amazon so you can see descriptions and pictures too. Many of the books come in other formats (board books / cloth books / big, large format books as used in classrooms) so search around for the same title if you have younger children or intend to read to larger groups.



Playing Hide and Seek!


Story about growing up and loosing a dummy.
The reverse of the traditional storytale

First in the Elmer series
One of many in the Percy series
Classic story available in many formats and as well as a good childrens story - an ideal valentines day gift.

First in a series.

One of a small series.
Story used in the classroom to teach about cultures.
First in a series.
The tiger's favourite!

Great rhyming book with plenty of repeats.

Sophie's Sister - Charlotte's - Book Choices
Story about a mouse who everyone thinks is too small.

Toilet Training Book
Toilet Training Book

Great series of books with rhyming and pop outs. (Inc pooing and windy animals!)




recommended isp - plusnet

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Little Bear & Sophie Bear are travelling teddies who live with Mrs Keen, a UK based Early Years teacher from Chelmsford, Essex. Their site contains fun games to play and a diary of their exciting adventures around the UK and abroad. The site aims to be educational for 4-6 year olds, fun for everyone and includes hints for parents on days out and games to play with little ones!

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