LEARNING TO SHARE

Topic  Books about learning to share for children in Early Years and KS1 

The Bear Who Shared

by Catherine Rayner

Norris the bear has been waiting patiently for the last fruit to fall from the tree. But Tulip the raccoon and Violet the mouse have too, although maybe not so patiently. Norris catches the fruit when it finally falls, and because he is a wise bear, he shares it and makes two new friends.​

The Squirrels Who Squabbled

by Rachel Bright

Greedy squirrels Cyril and Bruce both have their sights on a very special prize: THE LAST NUT OF THE SEASON! As the nut bounces crazily though the forest, the squirrels race after it, right to the edge of a waterfall! Working together might be the only way to save themselves now ...

Topic book about Sharing and Learning to Share for children in Early Years and KS1
Topic book about Sharing and Learning to Share for children in Early Years and KS1

The Smartest Giant in Town by Julia Donaldson

George wished he wasn't the scruffiest giant in town. So when he sees a shop selling giant-sized clothes, he decides it's time for a new look. Now he's the smartest giant in town...until he bumps into some animals who desperately need his help – and his clothes!

Topic book about Sharing and Learning to Share for children in Early Years and KS1

Sharing a Shell by Julia Donaldson

When Crab finds a new shell, he doesn’t want to share it with anyone – especially not a blobby purple anemone and a tickly bristleworm. But life in the rock pool proves tougher than Crab thinks and he soon finds he needs his new housemates.

Topic book about Sharing and Learning to Share for children in Early Years and KS1
Topic book about Sharing and Learning to Share for children in Early Years and KS1

On Sudden Hill by Linda Sarah

Birt and Etho are best friends who love making marvellous contraptions out of cardboard boxes. But when a new boy, Shu, wants to join in too, Birt isn't sure. Eaten up with jealousy, he goes home and refuses to come out to play. Until Etho and Shu come to his house with the most marvellous cardboard contraption so far...

This is Our House by Michael Rosen

George says the cardboard house is his and no one else can play in it. It isn't for girls, small people, twins, people with glasses, or people who like tunnels. One by one each child is refused access until the tables are turned and George finds how it feels to be on the receiving end. 

Topic book about Sharing and Learning to Share for children in Early Years and KS1

Mine! by Rachel Bright

"That's my bunny!" "NO, that's my bunny!" Oh dear. How difficult it is to share when there's only ONE beloved Funny Bunny. Luckily for twins, Fifi and Frankie, Granny is on hand to show them a way to play together nicely that keeps everyone, including Funny Bunny, happy.

Topic book about Sharing and Learning to Share for children in Early Years and KS1
Topic book about Sharing and Learning to Share for children in Early Years and KS1

The Rainbow Fish

by Marcus Pfister

Eye-catching foil-stamping, glittering on every page, offers instant child-appeal, but it is the universal message at the heart of this simple story about a beautiful fish, who learns to make friends by sharing his most prized possessions, that gives the book its lasting value.

It's Mine!

by Leo Lionni

A classic tale about three frogs who learn a valuable lesson about cooperation. This story of selfishness on the pond, carried out in beautifully simple collages and language, is a fine choice for story hours.

Not Fair, Won't Share

by Sur Graves

Miss Clover has made a space station. Posy, Ben and Alfie must take turns to play with it. But Posy doesn't want to share, and everyone gets cross. Can the children learn to enjoy it together?

Topic book about Sharing and Learning to Share for children in Early Years and KS1
Topic book about Sharing and Learning to Share for children in Early Years and KS1

The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog

by Mo Willems

In this hilarious, interactive read, the Pigeon discovers a delicious hot dog, and he can hardly wait to shove the entire thing in his beak. But then a hungry, clever little duckling enters the scene and wants a bite. Will he manage to outsmart the Pigeon and get his share of the hot dog?

Ravi's Roar by Tom Percival

Most of the time Ravi can control his temper but, one day, he lets out the tiger within. But who wants to play with a growling, roaring, wild tiger who won't share or play nicely? A clever and engaging book about temper tantrums, dealing with emotions and learning to express and understand your feelings. 

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