Shenley Road, Hemel Hempstead, Herts HP2 7JZ

01442 211963

Holtsmere End Infant and Nursery School


Happy learners. Aiming high.

Reading for Pleasure


Please see below a list of recommended reads for each year group:

Reception recommended reads

Year 1 recommended reads

Year 2 recommended reads

 Please see below information about sharing stories with your child:


Please see below a great website for bedtime stories:

BBC Bedtime Stories


EYFS and KS1 Reading Workshop

Reading Workshop PPT

Top tips for supporting reading at home

Book band information for parents


Author of the Month

.Each month we focus on a different author and learn new facts about them. Can you find any of their books in our school library?

This month's author of the month is:    Mini Grey

Photo of Mini Grey

Mini Grey is a British writer and illustrator of children's books. As a child Mini believed that no day should be passed without making something. She created many bizzare objects from cardboard, clay, papier mache, toilet rolls and crisp packets. She is most well known for her book Traction Man. We are fortunate enough to be welcoming Mini Grey to our school on Monday 9th March to celebrate World Book Day. Here are a few of her well known books:

Traction Man is Here

The Last Wolf

The Pea and the Princess

Toys in Space

The Bad Bunnies' Magic Show

Biscuit Bear

Story time

Storytime with ... Mrs O' Connell

Claire Freedman - Dinosaurs Love Underpants

Storytime with ... Miss Turner

Nathan Bryon - Look Up!

Storytime with ... Mrs Silver

Gareth Edwards - The Disgusting Sandwich

Storytime with ... Mrs O' Connell

Emily Gravett - Meerkat Mail

Storytime with ... Miss Scott

Kjartan Poskitt - The Runaway Pea

Storytime with ... Mrs O' Connell

Oliver Jeffers - The Way Back Home

Storytime with ... Mrs Silver

Sue Hendra - Norman the Slug with the Silly Shell

Storytime with ... Miss Razzaque

Angela Shelf Medearis - Too Much Talk

Storytime with ... Mrs Dempsey

Marie Voigt - Red and the City

Storytime with ... Miss Turner

Emma Yarlett - Nibbles the Book Monster

Family reading breakfast March 13th 2020