Teaching Ideas from the O'Brien Press Reading Programme


Comprehensive teaching ideas for books for all reading ages, all available to download.

They were originally produced as part of the O'Brien Reading Programme.

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black_flag.pngBlack Flag: Picture books and storytelling to read aloud

purple_flag.pngPurple Flag; For readers aged 5+ (includes Pandas)

yellow_flag.pngYellow Flag: For readers aged 6+ (includes Flyers)

red_flag.pngRed Flag: For readers aged 8+

blue_flag.pngBlue Flag: For readers aged 10+

  • Mr Bear to the Rescue

    Mr Bear to the Rescue

    By Debi Gliori

    One stormy night Mr Bear is woken up by a small rabbit voice crying 'Help'. the warren has collapsed, the Hoor-Toowits' nest has blown away, the Buzzes' hive is ruined, and worst of all, Baby Flora bunny can't be found anywhere.

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  • Mr Bear's Picnic

    Mr Bear's Picnic

    By Debi Gliori

    Mr. Bear sets off for the perfect, peaceful picnic with Baby Bear. Then the little Grizzle-Bears, Fred, Ted and Fuzz, decide to come too.

    It can only mean one thing - TROUBLE!

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  • What Are Friends For?

    What Are Friends For?

    Written by Sally Grindley, Illustrated by Penny Dann

    Jefferson Bear and Figgy Twosocks discover all the things that make friendship so special -- playing, sharing, helping and forgiving.

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  • Little Piggies

    Little Piggies

    By Paul Morgan

    This little piggy went to market … but these little piggies have a PARTY. A read and count book with great illustrations

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  • Sailor Bear

    Sailor Bear

    Written by Martin Waddell, Illustrated by Virginia Austin

    Lost and with no-one to play with, Sailor Bear goes to sea. A beautiful picture book from a true master.

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