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Storytime Assemblies

Children at Halsnead love listening to stories! Stories can take us on exciting journeys; allowing our imaginations to run free! Magic and wonder, humour and adventure - stories teach us about life, about ourselves and about others.

During 'Storytime' assemblies on Monday afternoon, Mrs Abdous shares fun and exciting stories with our children.  Each year group receives a copy of the book which they can enjoy reading again and again!


Titles so far....

'Worst in Show' by William Bee


In this hilarious, raucous tale of competition, friendship and finding your own unique place in the world, Albert enters his pet monster, Sidney, in ... The Best Pet Monster in the World competition! And he has very high hopes. Sidney, however, is a rather gentle monster, who enjoys long soaks in bubble-filled baths while nibbling on some sugary fairy cakes. And a champion monster has to be, well, monstrous to win - they must be able to fly, full of parasites, super smelly, extremely warty and fiercely fire-breathing! Round after round, Sidney tries his hardest, but Albert soon begins to realise that Sidney's best talent might not be a very "monstrous" one after all... With ever-calamitous competition scenarios, witty one-liners and an action-packed gatefold, this is a wonderful celebration of every kind of monster - warts and all!

'The Dinosaur that Pooped the Bed'   by Tom Fletcher and Dougie Poynter


Danny and Dinosaur want to watch telly but Mum won't let them until they've tidied their room. So Danny thinks of a plan to make all the mess go away - he gets Dino to eat it all up!
But just when they think they can get away with it, there's a rumble in Dino's tummy - another EXPLOSIVE adventure is about to begin!

Grandad's Island - By Benji Davies

Syd loves Grandad. Grandad loves Syd. And that will never change. A beautiful and comforting book that shows how those who are dear to us remain near to us - however far away they may seem.



'The Slightly Annoying Elephant' by David Walliams


There’s a ring at the door and Sam finds an elephant demanding admittance. Sam does not want the outsize intruder in his house but it turns out that in signing up to adopt an elephant he has agreed to that elephant living with him! Feeding, washing, and entertaining his new house guest is a nightmare. When the doorbell rings again Sam finds his nightmare has just got worse!

'The Pirates Next Door' by Jonny Duddle


Meet the Jolley-Rogers - a pirate family who is moving to Dull-on-Sea, a quiet seaside town, while they fix up their ship. This unusual family soon has the whole neighborhood gossiping. Defying the grown-ups, Matilda becomes friends with young pirate Jim Lad. When the Jolley-Rogers return to sea, the town realizes that they were wrong to assume the worst when it is discovered that the pirates have buried treasure in everyone's yard. The neighbors are thrilled, but Matilda is sad to have lost her new friend, until she discovers her own treasure - a pen pal!