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Supporting your child with reading

Reading for Pleasure- recommended reads


On World Book Day the children in each class talked about their favourite books and  authors. Then they compiled a list of what books and authors they would recommend to their peers. We hope children, parents and staff find it useful.


Reception books

Pingu/Thomas the tank Engine/ My little pony books

Whatever Next Jill Murphy

Aliens love underpants Claire Freedman

Oliver Moon Sue Mongredien

Me and my granddad Helen Exley

I need a wee Sue Hendra

The Gruffalo Julia Donaldson

The fish who could wish John Bush

The tiger who came to tea- Judith Kerr

Fairy tales various

Foxes in the snow Jonathan Emmett


Year 1

You do Kes Gray

Eat your peas Kes Gray

Traditional Tales- various

Zog Julia Donaldson

Horrid Henry Francesca Simon

Disney books

The three little wolves and the big bad pig Eugene Trivizas

Good Little Wolf Nadia Shireen

Tell me a dragon Jackie Morris

Charlie Cook’s Favourite book Julia Donaldson


Year 2

Matilda  Roald Dahl

TheTwits Roald Dahl

The Snow Queen

Sleeping Beauty

Cat in the hat Dr Seuss

Emily is a flower girl Claire Masurel

What the ladybird heard Julia Donaldson

DC comics

Princess Poppy stories Janey Louise Jones

Poppy Pym Laura Wood

Horrid Henry books Francesca Simon

An amazing  snowman Barbara Jean Hicks


Year 3

The Butterfly Club Jacqueline Wilson

Captain Underpants Dav Pilkey

Beast Quest series Adam Blade

Roald Dahl Books

Scream Street series Tommy Donbavand

Enid Blyton Books

Lego Star Wars Books  Danil Lepkowitz

Stampy’s Lovely Book Stampy


Year 4

Katie meets the impressionists

Look out the teachers are coming Tony Bradman

Amelia Jane stories Enid Blyton

Minecraft books Stephanie Milton

Roald Dahl Books

Girl Online Zoe Sugg

Tom Gates top of the class Liz Pichon

Diary of a wimpy kid Jeff Kinney

Sandy Lane stables Michelle Bates

The parent agency David Badiel

The lonely pony Sarah Hawkins


Year 5

Geek Girl  Holly Smale

Dork Diaries Rachel Renee Russell

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Jeff Kinney

Tom Gates books Liz Pichon

Roald Dahl books

Rainbow Magic books Daisy Meadows

Thief Malorie Blackman

I love you little one Nancy Tafuri

Game on 2016

Marvel Comics

Gangsta Granny David Walliams

One boy, one dream, one club E R Reilly

Dan and the Caverns of Bone Thomas Taylor

Goosebumps books R L Stine

Beast Quest books Adam Blade

The Worst Witch Jill Murphy

Boy in a dress  David Walliams

Bear Grylls, Mission Survival series

Ever After High series Shannon Hale


Year 6

Diary of a Wimpy Kid – Jeff Kinney

Dork Diaries – Rachel Russel

George’s Marvellous Medicine – Roald Dahl

Harry Potter Series – JK Rowling

BFG – Roald Dahl

Awful Auntie – David Walliams

Captain Underpants – Dav Pilkey

Geek Girl – Holly Smale

Boy in the Dress – David Walliams

Beast Quest Series –  Adam Blade

Goosebumps Series – RL Stine

Gangsta Granny – David Walliams

Groosham Grange – Antony Horowitz

Grandpa’s Great Escape – David Walliams

Bear Grylls Collection – Bear Grylls