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Recommended Reading List

Please find below a list of recommended books for each year group.

Ian Beck

Five Little Ducks

Nick Butterworth

Jasper’s Beanstalk

Rod Campbell

Dear Zoo
It’s Mine
Oh Dear

Eric Carle

The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Do you want to Be My Friend?

Lucy Cousins

Maisy Goes To Bed

June Crebbin

The Train Ride

Eric Hill

Where’s Spot?

Anthony Browne

Bear Hunt
The Tunnel

Judith Kerr

The Tiger Who Came to Tea

David McKee

I Hate My Teddybear
Not Now Bernard

Hiawyn Oram

In the Attic
Angry Arthur

Penny Dale

Ten in the Bed

Michael Rosen

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

Margaret Mahy

A Summery Saturday Morning

Hilda Offen

As Quiet as a Mouse

Allan Ahlberg

Chicken, Chips and Peas
Peepo!
Mockingbird

Quentin Blake

Mister Magnolia

Ruth Brown

A Dark Dark Tale

Eileen Browne

Handa’s Surprise

John Burningham

Mr Gumpy’s Outing
The Shopping Basket
Avocado Baby
Come Away From The Water, Shirley!
Cloudland

Vivian French

Oliver’s Vegetables
Oliver’s Fruit Salad

Shirley Hughes

Dogger
Alfie Gets in First

Pat Hutchins

Titch
Don’t Forget the Bacon
Rosie’s Walk

Mick Inkpen

Bear
Lullabyhullaballoo
Kipper’s Birthday

Jill Murphy

Peace at Last
A Quiet Night In

Mary Rayner

Mr and Mrs Pigs’s Evening Out

Martin Waddell

The Big Big Sea
Farmer Duck
The Park in the Dark

Maurice Sendak

Where the Wild Things Are

Jeanne Willis

The Long, Blue Blazer
The Monster Bed

Betsy Byars

The Seven Treasure Hunts

Ann Cameron

The Julian Stories
Banana Spaghetti
Huey’s Tiger

Anne Fine

The Diary of the Killer Cat
Care of Henry

Shirley Hughes

Chips and Jessie
Tales from Trotter Street

Phillippa Pearce

A Lion at School
Mrs Cockle’s Cat

Mairi Hedderwick

Katie Morag Stories

Simon James

Leon and Bob
Dear Greenpeace
The Wild Woods

Allan Ahlberg

Funnybones
The Bravest Ever Bear
The Jolly Postman
It was a Dark and Stormy Night

Ruth Brown

A Dark Dark Tale

Jill Murphy

Peace at Last
On the Way Home

Jonathan Allen

Fowl Play
Chicken Licken
Wolf Academy

Laurence Anholt

The Magpie Song
Camille and the Sunflowers
Summerhouse

Sarah Hayes

The Grumpalump
This is the Bear

Jill Tomlinson

The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark

Paul Geraghty

The Hunter

Raymond Briggs

Jim and the Beanstalk

Roald Dahl

Revolting Rhymes

Michael Rosen

Book of Nonsense
Night Night Knight

Anne Fine

The Angel of Nitshill Road
Design a Pram
Loudmouth Louis
Care of Henry

Mary Hoffman

Amazing Grace
Starring Grace
Stacks of Stories

Jan Mark

Taking the Cat’s Way Home
Worry Guts

Jeremy Strong

The Hundred-Mile-An-Hour Dog

Jean Ure

Loud Mouth
King of Spuds
Soppy Birthday
Who’s for the Zoo?

Babette Cole

Prince Cinders

Janet & Allan Ahlberg

It Was a Dark & Stormy Night

Laurence Anholt/Dan Williams

The Magpie Song

Anthony Browne

Gorilla

Kevin Crossley-Holland/Alan Marks

The Green Children

Roald Dahl

The Magic Finger
Fantastic Mr Fox

Florence Parry Heide

The Shrinking of Treehorn

Douglas Hill

The Voyage of the Mudjack

Malorie Blackman

Betsey Biggalow the Detective

Satoshi Kitamura

Sheep in Wolves’ Clothing

Sam McBratney

Francis Fry Private Eye
Francis Fry and the O.T.G.
Fishy Business for Francis Fry

Robert Swindells

The Secret of the Weeping Wood

Simon James

Dear Greenpeace

Philippe Dupasquier

Dear Daddy

Harry Horse

The Last Polar Bears
The Last Gold Diggers
The Last Cowboys

Ted Hughes

The Iron Man
How the Whale Became

Paul Owen Lewis

Storm Boy

Jan Mark

Taking the Cat’s Way Home

Geraldine McCaughrean

St George & the Dragon

Jacqueline Morley/Giovanni Caselli

Aesop’s Fables

Jenny Nimmo

The Dragon’s Child

Philippa Pearce

Beauty & the Beast

Catherine Storr

Clever Polly & the Stupid Wolf

Rosemary Sutcliff

The Minstrel & the Dragon Pup

Michael Morpurgo

The Butterfly Lion
The Wreck of Zanzibar

Nina Bawden

Keeping Henry

Berlie Doherty

Children of Winter
Street Child

Robert Swindells

Hurricane Summer
The Ice Palace

Malorie Blackman

Space Race
Whizziwig
Puzzle Planet
Betsey Biggalow Series

Dick King-Smith

The Finger-Eater
The Sophie stories eg. Sophie’s Snail

Margaret Mahy

The Five Sisters

Jenny Nimmo

Seth and the Strangers
The Dragon’s Child

Joan Aiken

The Winter Sleepwalker
Fog Hounds, Wind Cat, Sea Mice

Gillian Avery

Mouldy’s Orphan

Henrietta Branford

Dimanche Diller

Kevin Crossley-Holland

Storm

Roald Dahl

James & the Giant Peach

Anne Fine

The Diary of a Killer Cat
Bill’s New Frock

Leon Garfield

Fair’s Fair

Jamila Gavin

Grandpa Chatterji

Diana Hendry

Harvey Angell
Harvey Angell and the Ghost Child
Harvey Angell Beats Time

Paul Jennings

The Gizmo Series

Jill Murphy

The Worst Witch Series

Graham Oakley

The Church Mouse Series

Ted Hughes

The Iron Man
The Iron Woman

Betsy Byars

The Midnight Fox
The Computer Nut
The Seven Treasure Hunts The TV Kid

Philippa Pearce

The Battle of Bubble and Squeak
A Dog So Small
Mrs Cockle’s Cat
The Rope and Other Stories

Russell Hoban

Dinner at Alberta’s
The Mouse and His Child
The Sea-Thing Child

Nigel Gray/Philippe Dupasquier

A Country Far Away

Mary Hoffman

Grace & Family

Elizabeth Laird

Secret Friends

C.S. Lewis

The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe (and series)

Paddy Mounter

Attila the Hen

Doris Buchanan-Smith

A Taste of Blackberries

Jill Paton Walsh

Thomas & the Tinners

Jeanne Willis/Tony Ross

Dr Xargle’s Book of Earthlets
(& rest of Dr Xargle series)

Libby Hathorn

Way Home

Joan Aiken

A Handful of Gold
The Wolves of Willoughby Chase
The Last Slice of Rainbow
The Winter Sleepwalker
A Small Pinch of Weather

Betsy Byars

The Cartoonist
The Computer Nut
The Midnight Fox
The Seven Treasure Hunts
Trouble River

Helen Cresswell

The Bongleweed
The Little Grey Donkey
The Little Sea Horse
Moondial
The Piemakers

Gillian Cross

The Demon Headmaster
The Iron Way
Pictures in the Dark
Wolf
Tightrope

Kevin Crossley-Holland

Beowulf
The Green Children
The Old Stories
Storm
The Seeing Stone

Russell Hoban

Dinner at Alberta’s
The Mouse and his Child
Ponders
The Sea-thing Child
Trouble on Thunder Mountain

Elizabeth Laird

Secret Friends
Kiss the Dust
Crackers
The Listener
Hiding Out

Colin McNaughton

Football Crazy
Making Friends with Frankenstein
There’s an Awful Lot of Weirdos in Our Neighbourhood
Wish You Were Here (and I Wasn’t)
Who’s That Banging on the Ceiling?

Jan Mark

The Dead Letter Box
Lady Long-legs
The Midas Touch
The Snow Maze
Nothing to be afraid of

Philippa Pearce

The Battle of Bubble and Squeak
A Dog so Small
Mrs Cockle’s Cat
Tom’s Midnight Garden
The Way to Sattin Shore

Philip Pullman

Clockwork
Northern Lights
Mossycoat
The New Cut Gang
I Was a Rat!…or the Scarlet Slippers

Michael Morpurgo

Friend or Foe
Farm Boy
The Wreck of Zanzibar
When the Whales Came
Ghostly Haunts

Roald Dahl

Boy
Babe
Charlie and The Chocolate Factory
James and The Giant Peach
Twits

Michael Foreman

War Boy
After the War Was Over

Alan Garner

The Stone Book Quartet
The Weirdstone of Brisingamen
The Moon of Gomrath

Joan Aiken

A Handful of Gold
The Wolves of Willoughby Chase
The Last Slice of Rainbow
The Winter Sleepwalker
A Small Pinch of Weather

Frank Baum

The Wizard of Oz

Lewis Carroll

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

C.S. Lewis

The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe

Philippa Pearce

Tom’s Midnight Garden

Anna Sewell

Black Beauty

J.R.Tolkien

The Hobbit

Nina Bawden

The Peppermint Pig

Berlie Doherty

Street Child
The Sailing Ship Tree

Leon Garfield

Smith
Jack Holborn

Alan Garner

The Stone Book Quartet
The Weirdstone of Brisingamen

Rosemary Sutcliff

The Armourer’s House
The Eagle of the Ninth

Jacqueline Wilson

The Lottie Project

Jenny Nimmo

The Snow Spider

Philip Pullman

Northern Lights
Clockwork
The New Cut Gang

J.K.Rowling

Harry Potter Series

Nicholas Fisk

A Rag, a Bone and a Hank of Hair

Anne Fine

Goggle Eyes

Paul Jennings

Undone!

Betsy Byars

The Dark Stairs
Tarot Says Beware

Anthony Horowitz

The Falcon’s Malteser

Penelope Lively

The Ghost of Thomas Kempe

Gillian Cross

The Demon Headmaster

Bernard Ashley

Justin and The Demon Drop Kick

Rob Childs

Moving the Goalposts
Soccer Mad Collection