Birthdays at Nell Gwynn

Birthday Book List 

Please select one book from the list to present to your child’s class as their special birthday book. Please write their name, on the inside cover. You may like to purchase a book that doesn’t appear on this list.


This is the Bear by Sarah Hayes & Helen Craig

Peace at Last by Jill Murphy

The Foggy Forest by Nick Sharratt

Monkey and Me by Emily Gravett

Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle

I Love Animals by Flora McDonnell

The Tiger who came to Tea by Judith Kerr

A Squash and a Squeeze by Julia Donaldson

The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson

The Gruffalo’s Child by Julia Donaldson

Ten in the Bed by Penny Dale

Brown Bear, Brown Bear by Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle

Polar Bear, Polar Bear by Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle

Peepo! Allan Ahlberg and Janet Ahlberg

Each Peach Pear Plum by Allan Ahlberg and Janet Ahlberg

The Enormous Turnip by Irene Yates

The Gingerbread Man by Alan MacDonald

Where’s Spot? by Eric Hill

Spot Goes to the Farm by Eric Hill

Spot’s Birthday by Eric Hill

Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell

Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss

Handa’s Surprise by Eileen Browne

Handa’s Hen Eileen Browne

The Train Ride by June Crebbin

So Much by Trish Cooke

Full, Full, full of Love by Trish Cook

Walking through the Jungle by Julie Lacome

Bumpus Jumpus Dinosaurumpus by Tony Mitton

There was an Old Lady who Swallowed a Fly: Pam Adams


  • Suggestions for where to buy children’s books:

  • ‘Tales On Moon Lane’ Book Shop                                                   

    25 Half Moon Ln, London SE24 9JU

    0207 274 5759

  • Waterstones    

  • 54-55 London Wall

  • retailer of bestselling & academic books

  • 0207 628 9708

  • Rye Books 

  • Upland Rd, London SE22 9

  • EF0203 581 1850

  • The Works Lewisham                    

  • Unit 24 Lewisham CentreLewisham

  • SE13 7HB

  • 0208 297 9265

  • WH Smiths

  • Children’s Books Store at

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