Montrose School

Suggested Books for Foundation Stage


At Montrose, the Foundation Stage (Nursery and Reception) caters for children who might have only just turned three to those who are nearly six years of age.  Subsequently you will need to consider the age of your child when selecting which ones to read.  Many of the books are available to borrow from the local 'Pork Pie' or 'Leisure Centre' libraries (free of charges and fines).  Your child's teacher will also be able to recommend books if you need any help. The Nursery and Reception classes also run a weekly library.

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

Bill Martin Jnr

Where’s Spot?

Eric Hill

Guess How Much I Love You

Sam McBratney and Garth Williams

The Little Red Hen

Byron Barton

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Eric Carle

Clifford the Big Red Dog

Norman Bridwell

Owl Babies

Martin Waddell and Patrick Benson

Where the Wild Things Are

Maurice Sendak

Winnie the Pooh

A A Milne

The Tale of Peter Rabbit

Beatrix Potter

Stone Soup

Marcia Brown

Not Now Bernard

David McKee

There was an Old Lady who Swallowed a Fly

Pam Adams

The Tiger Who Came to Tea

Jill Tomlinson

The Gruffalo

Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler

Winnie the Witch

Valerie Thomas & Korky Paul

The Elephant and the Bad Baby

Elfrida Vipont & Raymond Briggs

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

Helen Oxenbury

Handa’s Surprise

Eileen Browne

The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark

Jill  Tomlinson

I Will Never Eat a Tomato

Lauren Child

Rosie’s Walk

Pat and Laurence Hutchins

One Snowy  Night

Nick Butterworth

Dear Zoo

Rod Campbell

The Rainbow Fish

Marcus Pfister


Shirley Hughes

Farmer Duck

Martin Waddell

Once Their Were Giants

Martin Waddell and Penny Dale



Traditional Rhymes


Alphabet Books


Counting Books


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