Recommended Book Lists

Recommended Books for EYFS

Last updated June 24th, 2024

30 books selected by our expert review panel of teachers, librarians and literacy specialists.

  • Where is the Cat?
    by Eva Eland
  • Aqua Boy
    by Ken Wilson-Max
  • The Joy Bringers
    by Karin Celestine
  • A Little World of Ants
    by Cara Rooney
  • Pants
    by Giles Andreae
  • Rosie's Walk
    by Pat Hutchins

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Recommended Books for Year 1

Last updated July 9th, 2024

30 books for year 1 chosen by our panel of expert teachers, librarians and literacy specialists

  • Old Oak and the Wild Flowers
    by Elena Mannion
  • Clever Crow
    by Chros Butterworth
  • Heavy Metal Badger
    by Duncan Beedie
  • Holey Moley
    by Aethan Clarke
  • Not Now Bernard
    by David McKee
  • Beegu
    by Alexis Deacon

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Recommended Books for Year 2

Last updated July 23rd, 2024

30 books for year 2 chosen by our panel of expert teachers, librarians and literacy specialists

  • Adventuremice: Mice on the Moon
    by Philip Reeve
  • Welcome to Our Table
    by Luara Mucha and Ed Smith
  • Pablo and Splash
    by Kazumi Yumoto
  • Marv and the Dino Attack
    by Alex Falase-Koya
  • The Green Ship
    by Quentin Blake
  • The Day The Crayons Quit
    by Drew Daywalt

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Recommended Books for Year 3

Last updated July 23rd, 2024

30 books for year 3 chosen by our panel of expert teachers, librarians and literacy specialists

  • Dungeon Runners: Level 1 Hero Trial
    by Kieran Larwood
  • Our Tower
    by Joseph Coelho
  • Press Start: Super Rabbit Boy Blasts Off
    by Thomas Flintham
  • The Pinchers and the Diamond Heist
    by Anders Sparring
  • The Ice Palace
    by Robert Swindells
  • The Worst Witch
    by Jill Murphy

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Recommended Books for Year 4

Last updated June 24th, 2024

30 books for year 4 chosen by our panel of expert teachers, librarians and literacy specialists

  • How to Chat Chicken
    by Nick Crumpton
  • Rani Reports
    by Gabrielle and Satish Shewhorak
  • The Adventures of Invisible Boy
    by Doogie Horner
  • Bunny Vs Monkey: Bunny Bonanza
    by Jamie Smart
  • The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
    by Kate diCamillo
  • Lob
    by Linda Newbery

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Recommended Books for Year 5

Last updated June 24th, 2024

30 books for year 5 chosen by our panel of expert teachers, librarians and literacy specialists

  • Ferris
    by Kate diCamillo
  • Angel of Grasmere
    by Tom Palmer
  • When the Wild Calls
    by Jasbinder Bilan
  • Puppet
    by David Almond
  • Bridge to Terabithia
    by Katherine Patterson
  • The Last Wild
    by Piers Torday

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Recommended Books for Year 6

Last updated June 24th, 2024

30 books for year 6 chosen by our panel of expert teachers, librarians and literacy specialists

  • Rosie Raja: Mission to Cairo
    by Sufiya Ahmed
  • Bird Boy
    by Catherine Bruton
  • North and the Only One
    by Vashti Hardy
  • Keedie
    by Elle McNicoll
  • The Haunting
    by Margaret Mahy
  • The Viewer
    by Gary Crew

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