All ages : BBC Bitesize Puffin Book List

While schools were closed during lockdown, BBC Education created video lessons with a few very special guests. You'll find extracts from each Puffin title read aloud by celebrities and different lesson activities to help children develop their literacy skills and to spark their imagination over on the BBC Bitesize website.

Funny Bones by Allan Ahlberg, Andre Amstutz (Illustrator)

The frightfully funny Halloween classic from the sensational Janet and Allan Ahlberg. Who will Big Skeleton, Little Skeleton and Dog Skeleton scare tonight?

Daisy and the Trouble with Life by Kes Gray, Garry Parsons (Illustrator), Nick Sharratt (Illustrator)

Join Daisy for another brilliant laugh-out-loud adventure! Daisy is dreaming of the day she’s no longer grounded and can have more fun with her best friend Gabby in their secret club – but just WHAT has Daisy done?

Please Mrs Butler by Allan Ahlberg

A wonderful collection of poems wittily capturing everyday life at school, from classwork to friendships to playground fun.

The Worst Witch by Jill Murphy

Disaster-prone witch-in-training Mildred Hubble has enchanted millions of readers over the years, causing all sorts of calamities at Miss Cackle’s Academy . . .

To Be A Cat by Matt Haig

Weedy Barney Willow’s life couldn’t get any worse. Picked on by horrible Gavin Needle and the evil headteacher Miss Whipmire, Barney dreams of being . . . a cat. Things would be so much easier – wouldn’t they?

The London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd

Ted and Kat’s cousin Salim steps into a pod on the London Eye, but when it comes back around, he’s completely disappeared. Now Ted and Kat must follow a trail of clues across London, whilst time ticks dangerously by . . .

Wonder by R.J. Palacio

Auggie wants to be an ordinary ten-year-old. He does ordinary things - eating ice cream, playing on his Xbox. He feels ordinary - inside. But ordinary kids don't make other ordinary kids run away screaming in playgrounds. Ordinary kids aren't stared at wherever they go.

Born with a terrible facial abnormality, Auggie has been home-schooled by his parents his whole life. Now, for the first time, he's being sent to a real school - and he's dreading it. All he wants is to be accepted - but can he convince his new classmates that he's just like them, underneath it all?

The Uncommoners: The Crooked Sixpence by Jennifer Bell

When their grandmother Sylvie is rushed to hospital, Ivy Sparrow and her annoying big brother Seb cannot imagine what adventure lies in store. Returning to Sylvie’s house, they find it has been ransacked by unknown intruders – before a mysterious feather scratches an ominous message onto the kitchen wall. A very strange policeman turns up on the scene, determined to apprehend them . . . with a toilet brush. Ivy and Seb make their escape – only to find themselves in a completely uncommon world, where ordinary objects have amazing powers. The forces of evil are closing in fast, and Ivy and Seb must get to the bottom of a family secret . . . before it’s too late.

Trash by Andy Mulligan

Raphael is a dumpsite boy. He spends his days wading through mountains of steaming trash, sifting it, sorting it, breathing it, sleeping next to it.

Then one unlucky-lucky day, Raphael's world turns upside down. A small leather bag falls into his hands. It's a bag of clues. It's a bag of hope. It's a bag that will change everything.....


Goggle Eyes by Anne Fine

Kitty Killin is not just a brilliant story-teller, but also the World's Great Expert when it comes to mothers having new and unwelcome boyfriends.

So it's no surprise that she's the one chosen to sort out classmate Helly, who's gone into meltdown. Kitty decides to share her story about old Goggle-eyes - possibly one of the worst episodes in her life...