The Puffin Book of Stories for Five-year-olds

The Puffin Book of Stories for Five-year-olds

Summary

The Puffin Book of Stories for Five-year-olds edited by Wendy Cooling brings together stories perfectly suited for every five-year-old.

A brimming collection of exciting stories, full of adventure and magic, by much-loved writers, including Margaret Mahy, Ted Hughes and Malorie Blackman.

From a naughty pirate to a very lonely lion, children will love the amazing characters they meet in this timeless collection.

Perfect for five-year-olds to share or read aloud.


Wendy Cooling was educated in Norwich and then spent time travelling the world. On her return to England she trained as a teacher, and taught English in London for many years. She left teaching to work on the promotion of books and reading as Head of the Children's Book Foundation (now Booktrust), and later founded Bookstart, the national programme that helps to bring books to young readers.

About the authors

Wendy Cooling

Wendy Cooling (1941-2020) taught English in London secondary schools for many years before moving to BookTrust, a charity that supports reading to children and adults. There she founded Bookstart, their flagship national programme that gives books to babies and toddlers to encourage parents and carers to foster a lifelong a love of reading. Wendy edited many short story and poetry anthologies for children and travelled the world talking about children's books and the importance of reading. In 2006 she won the Eleanor Farjeon Award for her outstanding contribution to children's literature, and was honoured to receive an MBE from the Queen in 2009. Wendy died in June 2020, aged 78.
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Steve Cox (Illustrator)

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