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Below you will find books that have been carefully chosen for children in each year groups.


Book Title Author

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Eric Carle

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt We’re Going on a Bear Hunt
The Gruffalo Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler
What the Ladybird Heard Julia Donaldson & Lydia Monks
Guess How Much I Love You Sam McBratney
Peace at Last Jill Murphy
Dear Zoo Rod Campbell
Where’s Spot? Eric Hill
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? Bill Martin JR & Eric Carle
Favourite Nursery Rhymes Ladybird
Elmer Elmer
The Snowman Raymond Briggs
Biscuit Bear Mini Grey
Look After Us Rod Campbell
Who’s at the Zoo? Julia  Donaldson & Lydia Monks
Little Rabbit Foo Foo Michael Rosen
Octopants Suzy Senior & Claire Powell
The Tickle Book Ian Whybrow & Axel Scheffler
Oi Frog! Kes Gray & Jim Field
I Love You To The Moon and Back Amelia Hepworth & Tim Warnes
The Hug Eoin McLaughlin & Polly Dunbar
Ten Little Monkeys Mike Brownlow & Simon Rickerty
Theres a Monster in your book Tom Fletcher
Postman Bear Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler
Rosie’s Walk Pat Hutchins
The Color Monster Anna Llenas
Wriggle and Roar Julia Donaldson & Nick Sharratt
Beware of the Bears Alan MacDonald & Gwyneth Williamson
So Much! Trish Cooke
Hug Jez Alborough
Jaspers Beanstalk Nick Butterworth & Mick Inkpen
Maisie’s Scrapbook Samuel Narh & Jo Loring-Fisher



Book Title Author
Room on the Broom Julia Donaldson
The Dinosaur That Pooped A Planet Tom Fletcher & Dougie Poynter
Stick Man Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler
The Rainbow Fish The Rainbow Fish
The Tale of Peter Rabbit Beatrix Potter
The Bog Baby Jeanne Willis & Gwen Millward
Zog Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler
Slinky Malinki Lynley Dodd
Owl Babies Martin Waddell
Where The Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak
The Three Little Super Pigs Claire Evans
Aliens Love Underpants Claire Freedman & Ben Cort
Whatever Next! Jill Murphy
Farmer Duck Martin Waddell & Helen Oxenbury
The Lion Who Wanted to Love Giles Andreae & David Wojtowycz
The Lion Inside Rachel Bright & Jim Field
Oliver’s Vegetables Vivian French & Alison Bartlett
The Owl Who Was Afraid Of The Dark Jill Tomlinson
Mr Wolf’s Pancakes Jan Fearnley
Paddington Michael Bond
There's An Alien In Your Book Tom Fletcher
How to Catch a Star Oliver Jeffers
The Fish Who Could Wish John Bush
Gorilla Anthony Browne
Mr Big Ed Vere
The Magic Paintbrush Julia Donaldson
How Many Legs Kes Gray & Jim Field
The Squirrels Who Squabbled Rachel Bright & Jim Field
Spinderella Julia Donaldson & Sebastien Braun
On The Way Home Jill Murphy
One Hundred Steps Captain Sir Tom Moore
Two Homes Claire Masurel
Specs for Rex Yasmeen Ismail



Book Title Author
Funny Bones Allan Ahlberg & Andre Amstutz
A Bear Called Paddington Michael Bond
Cops and Robbers Janet & Allan Ahlber
Mister Magnolia Quentin Blake
Look Up! Nathan Bryan
Leo And The Octopus Isabelle Marinov & Chris Nixon
The Dark Lemony Snicket
Milo Imagines The World Matt De La Pena & Christian Robinson
Mr Wolf’s Pancakes Jan Fearnley
Hansel and Gretel Brothers Grimm
The Three Little Pigs DK Publishing
Little Red Riding Hood Gaby Goldsack
Lost And Found Oliver Jeffers
Supertato Sue Hendra & Paul Linnet
Stevie Wonder Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara
The Way Back Home Oliver Jeffers
The Day The Crayons Quit Oliver Jeffers
Night Monkey Day Monkey Julia Donaldson & Lucy Richards
Each Peach Pear Plum Janet & Allan Ahlberg
Mog The Forgetful Cat Judith Kerr
Handa’s Hen Eileen Browne
Handa’s Surprise Eileen Browne
Dogger Shirley Hughes
Zim Zam Zoom! James Carter
Giraffes Can’t Dance Giles Andreae & Guy Parker-Rees




Book Title Author
The Journey Home Frann Preston-Gannon
The Worst Witch Jill Murphy
The Enchanted Wood Enid Blyton
The Tunnel Anthony Browne
The Witch’s Cat Ursula Moray Williams
Splash Claire Cashmore
Magic Finger Roald Dahl
Hair Love Matthew A.Cherry
Not Now, Bernard David Mckee
Oh The Places You’ll Go Dr Seuss
Gorilla Anthony Browne
Fantastic Mr Fox Roald Dahl
The Dragon Machine Helen Ward
The Bear and the Piano David Litchfield
Mr Majeika Humphrey Carpenter
The Princess and the Pea Lauren Child
Fungus The Bogeyman Raymond Briggs
The Hundred-Mile-An-Hour Dog Jeremy Strong
The Wonder Faye Hanson
Amazing Grace Mary Hoffman & Caroline Binch
Horrid Henry Francesca Simon
The King Who Banned the Dark Emily Haworth-Booth
The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch Ronda and David Armitage
The Mousehole Cat Antonia Barber
The Secret of Black Rock Joe Todd-Stanton




Book Title Author
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Roald Dahl
Mayhem Mission Burhana Islam
Stuart Little E. B. White
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Jeff Kinney
Runaway Robot Frank Cottrell-Boyce
The Firework-Maker’s Daughter Philip Pullman
Very Best Big Sister Sona Sharma
The Queen’s Nose Dick King-Smith
The Hodgeheg Dick King-Smith
How to Train Your Dragon Cressida Cowell
The Reluctant Dragon Kenneth Grahame
The 13-Story Treehouse Andy Griffiths
Weird Wild & Wonderful James Carter
Beast Quest Adam Blade
The Twits Roald Dahl
Flat Stanley Jeff Brown
The Cat in the Hat Dr Seuss
Captain Underpants Dav Pilkey
The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs! Jon Scieszka
Charlotte’s Web E. B. White
Winnie-the-Pooh A. Milne
Stig of the Dump Clive King
Harry the Poisonous Centipede Lynne Reid Banks
The Diary of a Killer Cat Anne Fine
Sam Wu is Not afraid of Ghosts Katie & Kevin Tsang



Book Title Author
The Wind in the Willows Kenneth Grahame
Dragons at Crumbling Castle Terry Pratchett
The Incredible Adventures of Professor Branestawm Norman Hunter
Double Felix Sally Harris
The Boy at the Back of the Class Onjali Rauf
The Accidental Prime Minister Tom Mclaughlin
The Brilliant World of Tom Gates Liz Pichon
The Brightstorm Chronicles Vashti Hardy
Treasure Island Robert Louis Stevenson
The Demon Headmaster Gillian Cross
The Animals of Farthing Wood Colin Dann
The Diamond Brothers In The Falcon’s Malteser Anthony Horowitz
Why the Whales Came Michael Morpurgo
The Children of Green Knowe L. M. Boston
Lizzie Zipmouth Jacqueline Wilson
Bill’s New Frock Anne Fine
Voices In The Park Anthony Browne
I Am Not A Label Cerrie Burnell
Shackleton’s Journey William Grill
Hugo Cabret Brian Selznick
The Secret of Platform 13 Eva Ibbotson
Curse Of The Werewolf Boy Chris Priestley
There’s A Werewolf In My Tent Pamela Butchart
Operation Gadgetman! Malorie Blackman
Oliver And The Seawigs Philip Reeve & Sarah McIntyre




Book Title Author
Just Like Me Louise Gooding
A Midsummer Night’s Dream Andrew Matthews & Tony Ross
The Hobbit J. R. R. Tolkien
Shadow Forest Matt Haig
Hacker Malorie Blackman
Stormbreaker Anthony Horowitz
Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them Newt Scamander J.K. Rowling
Gaslight Elouise Williams
Clockwork or All Wound Up Philip Pullman
Artemis Fowl Eoin Colfer
Sky Song Abi Elphinstone
The Secrets of Sam and Sam Susie Day
Dragon Mountain Katie & Kevin Tsang
Heard it in the Playground Allan Ahlberg
The Nowhere Emporium Ross Mackenzie
Little Women Louisa May Allcott
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire J.K. Rowling
Ella on the Outside Cath Howe
The Chronicles of Narnia The Lion The Witch And The Wardrobe C.S. Lewis
Millions the Not-So-Great Train Robbery Frank Cottrell-Boyce
Wonder R. J. Palacio
The Borrowers Mary Norton
Demon Dentist David Walliams
The Secret Garden Frances Hodgson Burnett




Book Title Author
The Boy Who Sailed The Ocean In An Armchair Lara Williamson
Patina Jason Reynolds
The Tigers in the Towler Julia Golding
The Railway Children E. Nesbit
No Ballet Shoes in Syria Catherine Bruton
Northern Lights Philip Pullman
Granny Anthony Horowitz
A Place Called Perfect Helena Duggan
The Polar Bear Explorers’ Club Alex Bell
Rooftoppers Katherine Rundell
Goodnight Mister Tom Michelle Magorian
Boy In The Tower Polly Ho-Yen
Amazing Women of the Middle East Wafa’ Tarnowska
Tell Me No Lies Malorie Blackman
The House with Chicken Legs Sophie Anderson
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas John Boyne
Divergent Veronica Roth
Kensuke’s Kingdom Michael Morpurgo
Carrie’s War Nina Bawden
Skellig David Almond
White Fang Jack London
The Girl of Ink & Stars Kiran Millwood Hargrave
The Machine Gunners Robert Westall
Cogheart Peter Bunzl
Pig Heart Boy Malorie Blackman