Bookaboo

Following the success of the first series, Bookaboo returned for its second series in Autumn 2010.

The programme is targeted at children aged 3-6 and the aim of both the TV series and the campaign is to promote the idea of adults sharing reading with children, with the key message 'Share a Book Today'.

Bookaboo is a drumming dog in a rock band. In each episode a celebrity guest goes back stage to share a story with Bookaboo on his Bookabus - 'a story a day or he just can't play!'

The titles below were selected for inclusion in series two of Bookaboo. Also listed are the names of the celebrities who read the books with Bookaboo.

  • A Visitor for Bear by Bonny Becker and illustrated by Kady Macdonald Denton (Walker). Read by Samia Smith.
  • Burger Boy by Alan Durant and illustrated by Mei Matsuoka (Anderson). Read by Johnny Vegas.
  • Dogs Don't Do Ballet by Anne Kemp and illustrated by Sarah Ogilvie (Simon and Schuster). Read by Tamsin Egerton.
  • Don't Wake The Bear, Hare! by Steve Smallman and Caroline Pedler (Little Tiger Press). Read by Myleene Klass.
  • Grill Pan Eddy by Jeanne Willis and illustrated by Tony Ross (Andersen). Read by Lethal Bizzle.
  • Kisses Are Yuk by Julia Jarman and illustrated by Erica-Jane Waters (Hachette). Read by Omid Djalili.
  • Mum and Dad Glue by Kes Gray and illustrated by Lee Wildish (Hachette). Read by Lorraine Kelly.
  • Stinky! Or How the Beautiful Smelly Warthog Found a Friend by Ian Whybrow and illustrated by Lynne Chapman (Gullane). Read by Maisie Smith.
  • The Bears in the Bed and the Great Big Storm by Paul Bright and illustrated by Jane Chapman (Little Tiger Press). Read by Bernard Cribbins.
  • The Spider and the Fly by Mary Howitt and illustrated by Tony DiTerlizzi (Simon & Schuster). Read by Emilia Fox.
  • The Wolf's Story: What Really Happened to Little Red Riding Hood by Toby Forward and illustrated by Izhar Cohen (Walker). Read by Keith Allen.
  • Wolf's Magnificent Master Plan by Melanie Williamson (Hachette). Read by Adam Garcia.

The titles can be purchased from your library supplier. Promotional material was available from The Reading Agency shop.

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