Stories can provide the launch pad for a one-off drama session or several weeks of work. Drama strategies can be drawn on to deepen the understanding of characters and situations or to explore alternative outcomes.

Below is a list of books which provide great opportunities for drama with primary-age children.

Tales of Wisdom and Wonder by Hugh Lupton

Tales of Wisdom and Wonder by Hugh Lupton

Bill’s New Frock Anne Fine

Farmer Duck Martin Waddell

Funnybones Janet and Allan Ahlberg

Giraffes Can’t Dance Giles Andreae

The Gruffalo Julia Donaldson

The Iron Man Ted Hughes

Rose Blanche Ian McEwan

The Selfish Giant Oscar Wilde

Skellig David Almond

Tales Of Wisdom And Wonder Hugh Lupton

The Tiger Child Joanna Troughton

We’re Going On A Bear Hunt Michael Rosen

Where The Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak