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Mr. Bennett's YouTube Stories

Mr. Bennett's YouTube Stories


When schools shut due to the COVID-19 outbreak I made a pledge to read a story a day and post it on YouTube for children to watch at home. Below are the seventy stories I read over the seventy days that schools were shut. I hope you enjoy, Mr. Bennett


  1. The Dinky Donkey by Craig Smith (24th March)
  2. I Need a New Bum by Dawn McMillan (25th March)
  3. I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen (26th March) 
  4. Giraffes Can't Dance by Giles Andreae (27th March)
  5. I Need a Wee! by Sue Hendra (28th March)
  6. We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen (29th March)
  7. What the Ladybird Heard by Julia Donaldson (30th March)
  8. The Tunnel by Anthony Browne (31st March)
  9. The Tiger Who Came to Tea by Judith Kerr (1st April)
  10. This Is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen (2nd April)
  11. Rapunzel by Beth Woolvin (3rd April)
  12. Ten Little Princesses by Mike Brownlow (4th April)
  13. Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak (5th April)
  14. Dinosaur Roar! by Paul and Henrietta Stickland (6th Apil)
  15. All Join In by Quentin Blake (7th April)
  16. Peace At Last by Jill Murphy (8th April)
  17. Lost And Found by Oliver Jeffers (9th April)
  18. 'Slowly, Slowly, Slowly' Said the Sloth by Eric Carle (10th April)
  19. The Lion Inside by Jim Field and Rachel Bright (11th April)
  20. Oh Dear! by Rod Campbell (12th April)
  21. Six Dinner Sid by Inga Moore (13th April)
  22. The Cave by Rob Hodgson (14th April)
  23. Oi Frog! By Kes Gray and Jim Field (15th April) 
  24. The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle (16th April)
  25. Elmer by David McKee (17th April)
  26. Matilda's Cat by Emily Gravett (18th April)
  27. Ten Little Pirates by Mike Brownlow (19th April) 
  28. Mog the Forgetful Cat by Judith Kerr (20th April)
  29. What the Ladybird Heard Next by Julia Donaldson (21st April)
  30. The Storm Whale by Benji Davies (22nd April)
  31. Something Else by Kathryn Cave (23rd April) 
  32. None the Number by Oliver Jeffers (24th April)
  33. Whatever Next by Jill Murphy (25th April)
  34. The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle (26th April) 
  35. Cave Baby by Julia Donaldson (27th April)
  36. Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell (28th April)
  37. The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle (29th April) 
  38. Diary of a Wombat by Jackie French (30th April)
  39. The Colour Monster by Anna Llenas (1st May)
  40. BEAUTIFUL OOPS! by Barney Saltzburg (2nd May)
  41. PEEPO! by Janet and Alan Ahlberg (3rd May)
  42. Not now, Bernard by David McKee (4th May)
  43. The Dinosaur That Pooped The Bed by Dougie Poynter and Tom Fletcher (5th May)
  44. The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson (6th May)
  45. Dear Greenpeace by Simon James (7th May)
  46. Little Mouse's Big Book of Fears by Emily Gravett (8th May)
  47. Rosie's Walk by Pat Hutchins (9th May)
  48. From Head to Toe by Eric Carle (10th May)
  49. Willy the Wimp by Anthony Browne (11th May)
  50. The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister (12th May)
  51. Mr. Gumpy's Outing by John Burningham (13th May)
  52. Mog and Bunny by Judith Kerr (14th May)
  53. Five Minutes Peace by Jill Murphy (15th May)
  54. Shh! WE HAVE A PLAN by Chris Haughton (16th May)
  55. The Ugly Five by Julia Donaldson (17th May)
  56. Ten Little Dinosaurs by Mike Brownlow (18th May)
  57. AGAIN! by Emily Gravett (19th May)
  58. Everybody Worries (A picturebook for children worried about Coronavirus) by Jon Burgerman (20th May)
  59. The Smeds and the Smoos by Julia Donaldson (21st May)
  60. The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson (22nd May)
  61. The Heart and the Bottle by Oliver Jeffers (23rd May)
  62. Peppa's Fairy Tale (24th May)
  63. Pip and Posy: The New Friend by Axel Scheffler (25th May)
  64. The Story of the Little Mole (who knew it was none of his business) by Werner Holzwarth/Wolf Erlbruch (26th May)
  65. Where's Spot? by Eric Hill (27th May)
  66. Owl Babies by Martin Waddell (28th May)
  67. Imagine by John Lennon (& Jean Jullien) (29th May)
  68. Little Red by Beth Woolvin (30th May) 
  69. Oi Dog! by Kes and Claire Gray and Jim Field (31st May)
  70. My First Day by Amber Stewart and Layn Marlow (1st June)