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Recommended Reading Lists

Browse our lists of recommended reading books for children aged 4-14. With lots of styles, genres and topics covered, there should be something for everyone.

Reading list books for Reception children age 4-5

  • Where is the Dragon? By Leo Timmers.

  • Baby Goz by Steve Weatherill.

  • Billy and the Beast by Nadia Shireen.

  • Shark in the Park by Nick Sharratt.

Suggested reading list books for Year 1 pupils age 5-6

  • I Can Only Draw Worms by Will Mabbitt.

  • Goodnight Everyone by Chris Haughton

  • We're Going On a Bear Hunt, by Michael Rosen.

  • The Bad Tempered Ladybird by Eric Carle.

Suggested reading list books for Year 2 pupils age 6-7

  • Bug Belly Froggy Rescue by Paul Morton.

  • Salty Dogs by Matt Long.

  • The Lost Homework by Richard O'Neill

Suggested reading list books for Year 3 pupils age 7-8

  • The Nothing to See Hear Hotel by Steven Butler.

  • You're a Bad Man, Mr Gum! By Andy Stanton.

  • The Boy Who Drew Dragons by Andy Shepherd.

Suggested reading list books for Year 4 pupils age 8-9

  • My Boy is a Superhero by David Solomons.

  • How To Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell.

  • The Great Elephant Chase by Gillian Cross.

 

Suggested reading list books for Year 5 pupils age 9-10

  • Wolf Brother by Michelle Paver.

  • Who Let The Gods Out by Maz Evans.

  • Danny The Champion of The World by Roald Dahl

Suggested reading list books for Year 6 pupils age 10-11

  • The Silly Book of Side Splitting Stuff by Andy Seed.

  • A Boy Called Hope by Lara Williamson.

  • The Railway Children by E Nesbit

Suggested reading list books for KS3 pupils age 11-14

  • Ethan’s Voice by Rachel Carter

  • Return to the Secret Garden by Holly Webb

  • Framed by Frank Cottrell Boyce

  • The Diary of Anne Frank

  • Withering Tights by Louise Rennison.