St Nicholas Church of England

Infants' School

Becoming The Best We Can Be

Recommended Books

                                                                    Author:Florence Quinn                                This bright, bold and colourful 24-page picture book introduces readers to a variety of adorable and strong children, who demonstrate their aptitude to deal with whatever life throws their way. Through clear, declarative and affirmative statements, the text guides a young reader to discover their own brilliance, whatever that may be. It shouts, ‘I’m the best at being ME!’


A funny, touching and triumphant picture book story about

a giraffe who finds his own tune and confidence too. A simple moral about tolerance and daring to be different.

Author: Giles Andreae.

Illustrator: Guy Parker-Rees.


Four separate stories with the themes of tolerance, diversity and compromise. Dr Seuss challenges the idea that we all have to be the same. 

Author: Dr Seuss



This book demonstrates that no one is truly perfect -

and that's ok!

The book tells the story of a girl who must decide

how to act when she makes a very big mistake in a very public way.

Author: Mark Pett & Gary Rubinstein.

Illustrator: Mark Pett.


A classic book about a girl whose favourite pastime is writing

her own stories to act out for her friends and family. When her

school auditions for 'Peter Pan' the talented Grace

is heart broken to hear that she can't be Peter

because she is a girl, and black. Grace's Grandmother

teaches her that with enough confidence and determination, she can do whatever her heart desires.

Author: Mary Hoffman

Illustrator: Caroline Binch.