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Reading Lists

 

Year 1

 

 

Fiction

 

Author

Meerkat Mail

Emily Gravett

The Incredible Book Eating Boy

Oliver Jeffers

The Cat in the Hat

Dr Seuss

Katie Morag, Of Course!

Mairi Hedderwick

The Smartest Giant in Town

Julia Donaldson

The Gruffalo’s Child

Julia Donaldson

The Jolly Postman

- Allan Ahlberg

Charlie and Lola

Lauren Child

The True Story of the Three Little Pigs 

Jon Scieszka

Amazing Grace

Mary Hoffman

Funnybones

Allan Ahlberg

Hairy Maclary

Lynley Dodd

The Trouble With Jack

Shirley Hughes

 

 

Non-fiction

Author

Children’s First Atlas

National Geographic

David Attenborough (Little People, BIG DREAMS)

Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara

Kindness is my Superpower: A children's Book About Empathy, Kindness and Compassion

Alicia Ortego

Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt

Kate Messner

Who Makes a Forest?

Sally Nicholls

See Inside Atoms and Molecules

Rosie Dickens

 

 

Poetry

Author

National Trust: Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright!: An Animal Poem for Every Day of the Year

Various - anthology

Can Read! Oxford Poetry for 6 Year Olds 

John Foster

Funny Poems

Jan Dean

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 2

 

Fiction

Author

The Diary of a Killer Cat

Anne Fine

The Magic Finger

Roald Dahl

The Famous Five

Enid Blyton

Horrid Henry

Francesca Simon

The Worst Witch

Jill Murphy

Fantastic Mr Fox

Roald Dahl

Charlotte’s Web

E. B. White

Mr Magnolia

Quentin Blake

The Sheep Pig

Dick King Smith

A Bear Called Paddington

Michael Bond

George’s Marvellous Medicine

Roald Dahl

Flat Stanley

Jeff Brown & Rob Biddulph

Beegu

Alexis Deacon

Gorilla

Anthony Browne

The Tunnel

Anthony Browne

Home

Carson Ellis

The Dot

Peter H Reynolds

The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes

Mark Pett

 

 

Non-fiction

Author

A Planet full of Plastic

Neal Layton

Space Rockets

Dr. Dominic Walliman

Grace Darling

Anita Ganeri

Moth

Isabel Thomas

The Clue is in the Poo

Andy Seed & Claire Almon

We Travel so Far

Laura Knowles

Great Women Who Changed the World

Kate Pankhurst

The Big Book of Bugs

Yuval Zommer

 

 

Poetry

Author

Please Mrs Butler

Alan Ahlberg

Revolting Rhymes

Roald Dahl

A First Poetry Book

Pie Corbett and Gaby Morgan

All the year round

John Yeoman

All Aboard the London Bus

Patty Toht

Shuffle and Squelch

Julia Donaldson

Things You Find in a Poet’s Beard

A.F. Harrold

Poem’s Out Loud

Various Authors

Perfectly Peculiar Pets

Elli Woollard

 

Year 3

 

 

Fiction

 

Author

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

                  Roald Dahl

The Firework Maker’s Daughter

Philip Pullman

How to Train your Dragon

Cressida Cowell

Stig of the Dump

Clive King

Hodgeheg

Dick King-Smith

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Lewis Carroll

Flat Stanley

Jeff Brown

Voices in the Park

Anthony Browne

Oliver and the Seawigs

Philip Reeve

The Great Kapok Tree

Lynne Cherry

The Iron Man

Ted Hughes

Cat Tales: Ice Cat

Linda Newberry

The Sheep-Pig

Dick King-Smith

The Abominables

Dick King-Smith

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

CS Lewis

The Battle of Bubble and Squeak

Philippa Pearce

Beast Quest

Adam Blade

Non-fiction

 

 

Skara Brae

Dawn Finch

The History Detective Investigates:Stone Age to Iron Age

Clare Hibbert

Meet the Ancient Romans

James Davies

Ancient Rome

DK Eye Witness

Look at that Building! A First Book of Structures

Scot Ritchie

Traditions Around the World

Anita Ganeri

Spotlight on the World Cup

Chris Oxlade

What Animals Eat series

James Benefield

Amazing Predators

John Townsend

Curious Nature series

Nancy Dickmann

Poetry

 

 

The Lost Words

Robert MacFarlane and Jackie Morris

I like this Poem: A classic anthology

Edited by Kaye Webb

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 4

 

 

Book

 

Author

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

C S Lewis

Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters

John Steptoe

BFG

Roald Dahl

The Dragon's Child

Jenny Nimmo

The Reluctant Dragon

Kenneth Grahame

Little House on the Prairie

Laura Ingalls Wilder

The Sea Piper

Helen Cresswell

Spacebaby

Henrietta Branford

The Wolves of Willoughby Chase

Joan Aiken

The Demon Headmaster

Gillian Cross

Mrs Frisby and the Rats of Nimh

Robert C O’Brien

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Lewis Carroll

The Firework-Maker’s Daughter

Philip Pullman

 

 

Non-fiction:

 

Lesser Spotted Animals

Martin Brown

100 events in History

Jo Cottrill and Cathy Brett

 

 

Poetry:

 

Dragon Poems

John Foster & Korky Paul

 

Year 5

 

 

Fiction

 

Author

His Dark Materials

Philip Pullman

Kensuke’s Kingdom

Michael Morpurgo

Boy in the Tower

Polly Ho-Yen

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief

Rick Riordan

Stormbreaker

Anthony Horowitz

The Box of Delights

John Masefield

The Boy at the Back of the Class

Onjali  Rauf

The Neverending Story

Michael Ende

Tom’s Midnight Garden

Philippa Pearce

Whistling in the Dark

Shirley Hughes

The Owl Service

Alan Garner

 

 

Non-fiction

 

 

The Vicious Vikings (Horrible Histories)

Terry Deary

 

So You Think You’ve Got It Bad: A Kid’s Life in Ancient Greece 

Chae Strathie

A Galaxy of her Own: Amazing Stories of Women in Space

 

Libby Jackson

 

 

Poetry

 

 

The Rainmaker Danced

 

John Agard

Heard it in the Playground

Allan Ahlberg

Things You Find in a Poet’s Beard

A.F. Harrold

 

Year 6 

 

 

Fiction

 

Author

Goodnight Mr Tom

Michelle Magorian

A Christmas Carol

Charles Dickens

Holes

Louis Sachar

Skellig

David Almond

The Borrowers

Mary Norton

A Stitch in Time

Penelope Lively

The Sword in the Stone

T.H. White

Inkheart series

Cornelia Funke 

The Owl Service

Alan Garner

His Dark Materials series

Philip Pullman

Harry Potter series

J.K. Rowling

The Secret Garden

Frances Hodgson Burnett

Treasure Island

Robert Louis Stevenson

The Demon Headmaster

Gillian Cross

Why the Whales Came

Michael Morpurgo

Tell Me No Lies

Malorie Blackman

Charmed Life

Diana Wynne Jones

My Sister Jodie

Jacqueline Wilson

The Stones Are Hatching

Geraldine McCaughrean

Carrie’s War

Nina Bawden

The Girl of Ink and Stars

Kiran Millwood Hargrave

The Hobbit

J.R.R. Tolkien

Lion Boy

Zizou Corder

Black Beauty

Anna Sewell

Non-fiction

 

 

Horrible Science series – Nick Arnold

 

Horrible Geography series

Anita Ganeri

Horrible Histories series

Terry Deary

Titanic: Disaster at Sea

Martin Jenkins and Brian Sanders

Poetry

 

 

Poems from the First World War

Gaby Morgan

Poems from the Second World War

Gaby Morgan

I Am The Seed That Grew The Tree

Fiona Waters

Midnight Feasts: Tasty Poems

A.F. Harrold

Things You Find in a Poet’s Beard

A.F. Harrold