The Beanstalk Top 40


Welcome to the The Beanstalk Top 40, Beanstalk is training reading helpers to transform the lives of children turning them into confident able readers.

Lower Key Stage One Titles:

Alborough, Jez - Some Dogs Do

Axtell, David - We’re Going on a Lion Hunt

Campbell, Rod - Dear Zoo

Collins, Ross - There’s a Bear on My Chair

Donaldson, Julia - Wriggle and Roar! (Illustrated by Nick Sharratt)

Gannon, Frann Preston - Dave’s Cave

Goodhart, Pippa - You Choose! (Illustrated by Nick Sharratt)

Murphy, Jill - Peace At Last

Parr, Todd - It’s Okay to be Different

Scheffler, Axel - Axel Scheffler’s Flip Flap Jungle


Upper Key Stage One Titles:Beanstalk Top 40

Bromley, Nick - Open Very Carefully (Illustrated by Nicola O'Byrne)

Brown, Ruth - A Dark, Dark Tale

Gravett, Emily - Tidy

Gray, Kes - Oi Frog! (Illustrated by Jim Field)

Hoffman, Mary - The Great Big Book of Families (Illustrated by Ros Asquith)

Jarman, Julia - Class Two at the Zoo

Novak, B.J. - The Book With No Pictures

Robinson, Hilary - Mixed Up Fairy Tales (Illustrated by Nick Sharratt)

Tullet, Hervé - Press Here

Willems, Mo - That Is Not a Good Idea!


Lower Key Stage Two Titles:

Ahlberg, Allan - The Children Who Smelled a Rat (Illustrated by Katharine McEwen)

Ardagh, Philip - Norman the Norman from Normandy (Illustrated by Tom Morgan Jones)

Baker, Jeannie - Window

Browne, Anthony - Little Beauty

Christopher Wormell - Eric... the hero?

Lobel, Arnold - Frog and Toad are Friends

McNaughton, Colin - Once Upon an Ordinary School Day (Illustrated by Satoshi Kitamura)

Robinson, Hilary - The Big Book of Magical Mix-Ups (Illustrated by Nick Sharratt)

Saunders, Matt - There’s No Such Thing as a Snappenpoop (Illustrated by Matt Saunders)

Willis, Jeanne - Lottie Potter Wants an Otter


Upper Key Stage Two Titles:

Ahlberg, Janet and Allan - It Was a Dark and Stormy Night

Browne, Anthony - The Tunnel

French, Vivian - The Covers of My Book Are Too Far Apart (Illustrated by Matt Saunders)

Gaiman, Neil - The Wolves in the Walls (Illustrated by David McKean)

Norriss, Andrew - Archie’s Unbelievably Freaky Week (Illustrated by Hannah Shaw)

Pichon, Liz - The Brilliant World of Tom Gates

Roger, Marie-Sabine - What Are You Playing At?

Rosen, Michael - The Laugh Out Loud Joke Book

Stanton, Andy - You’re a Bad Man, Mr. Gum! (Illustrated by David Tazzyman)

Willis, Jeanne - Tadpole’s Promise (Illustrated by Tony Ross)

To view more information about the books in the Beanstalk ‘Top 40’ visit the reading resources area of the website:

For further press information please contact Kate Rumsby  07912 392275, or Sarah Pickstone, 07815 707701.


May 1, 2018

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