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This list of books has a focus on ‘sh’ sounds – ship, sheep, fish, push etc.  Most books are fairly short and suitable for preschoolers.

 

 on a pirate shipOn a Pirate Ship.  A simple story about friendly pirates looking for treasure.  Lots of opportunity to say the target word – ship.

Word to Try – ship

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where green sheepWhere is the Green Sheep?  Lots of great ‘sh’ words at phrase level.  Red sheep, thin sheep etc.  Such a lovely repetitive book with so many chances at saying ‘sheep’.

Phrases to Try – red sheep, thin sheep.

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sharing a shellSharing a Shell.  Beautifully illustrated and glittery and shiny.  A crab needs to look for a new shell and when he finds it he won’t share it.

Words to Try – shell,  share, fish.

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shark in darkShark in the Dark.   A nice little cut through book where you think you have seen a shark on each page.  But have you?

Word to Try – shark.

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smiley sharkSmiley Shark –  Another book to practice the target word – shark.  Smiley shark scares all the other fish away until he rescues them from the net at the end.

Words to Try – shark, starfish, puffer fish.

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commotion in oceanCommotion in the Ocean.  Very colourful rhyming book about sea creatures.  On each page there is a description of a new sea creature.   Lots of mixed targets to practice – fish, shark, shell, starfish, ocean, commotion.

Words to Try – fish, shark, shell, starfish, ocean, commotion.

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going shoppingGoing Shopping.  A book about mum and the kids visiting the shops.

Words to Try – shop, shopping trolley, push.

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centipede shoesCentipede’s 100 Shoes.  A funny story about a centipede who needs new shoes.

Word to Try – shoe.

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sheep fairyThe Sheep Fairy.  A sheep who wants to fly is granted a wish.  He flies over the town.

Word to Try– sheep, wish.

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sheep on a shipSheep on a Ship .  A rhyming book about pirate sheep on a pirate ship.  Lots of phrase level repetitions here in this short story.

Phrases to Try– pirate sheep, pirate ship.

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squash squeezeA Squash & a Squeeze.  An old favourite by Julia Donaldson.  A little old lady has a small house which gets even smaller with each animal!  Plenty of pages to practice ‘Squash and a Squeeze’.

Phrase to Try – ‘A Squash and a Squeeze’

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splish splash splatSplish, Splash, Splat.  Very cute illustrations about a cat on a playdate  and a swimming lesson.

Words to Try – fish, splish, splash, share.

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dont push button Don’t Push the Button.  Larry (a purplish monster) tells us his rule – don’t push the button.  A great big red button is shown on many pages for the chant – Don’t Push the button.

Phrase to Try – Don’t Push the Button

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mrs mcnoshMrs McNosh Hangs out the Wash.  A crazy mum hangs out clothes but then everything else on the line.  A phone, newspaper, the cat etc.  Lots of great targets to repeat here.

Words to Try – McNosh, wash, washing line, shorts, shirt, shoe.

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mrs wishy washyMrs Wishy Washy series.  Mrs Wishy Washy is a farmer who likes to wash all the muddy animals, but they keep getting dirty!  Lots of rhyming text and repetition of the target – wishy washy.

Phrases to Try – wash the pig etc. &  Mrs Wishy Washy

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smash mashSmash, Crash, Mash.  Big gobbling rubbish trucks are going down the streets collecting all types of rubbish – lamps, furniture, food.  But it’s the noise as they go which will create your targets – crash, smash, mash, rubbish, trash.

Words to Try – crash, smash, mash, rubbish, trash.

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fish had a wishFish Had a Wish.  This fish wishes he could be something else – he wants to be a bird, a snake etc.  So many great ways to practice the targets  – wish, fish.

Words to Try – wish, fish.

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hooray for fishHooray for Fish!   Very colourful and engaging book for young children by the author of Maisy.  Many, many word and phrase level targets for fish – stripy fish, spotty fish.  (similar to Where is the Green Sheep?)

 Phrases to Try – stripy fish, spotty fish etc

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splashSplash!  This story has a counting theme about things falling in a pond.  However, each time there is a nice opportunity to say ‘Splash’ and there are also goldfish to count.

Words to Try – splash, goldfish.

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brush teeth pleaseBrush Your Teeth Please
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 This pop up book has one huge animal on each page brushing his teeth.  Really engaging paper toothbrush included and a great way to get your targets – brush, toothbrush, shark.

Words to Try – brush, toothbrush, shark

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