Reading Lists

Reading Lists

Year 1

Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
Year 5
Year 6


Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?  - Bill Martin Jnr
The Little Red Hen - Byron Barton
The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Eric Carle
Owl Babies - Martin Waddell and Patrick Benson
Where the Wild Things Are - Maurice Sendak
Stone Soup - Marcia Brown
Not Now Bernard - David McKee
There was an Old Lady who Swallowed a Fly - Pam Adams
The Tiger Who Came to Tea - Jill Tomlinson
The Gruffalo - Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler
Winnie the Witch - Valerie Thomas & Korky Paul
The Elephant and the Bad Baby - Elfrida Vipont & Raymond Briggs
We’re Going on a Bear Hunt - Helen Oxenbury
Handa’s Surprise - Eileen Browne
The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark - Jill Tomlinson
Rosie’s Walk - Pat and Laurence Hutchins
Dear Zoo - Rod Campbell
The Rainbow Fish - Marcus Pfister
Farmer Duck - Martin Waddell
Room on the Broom - Julia Donaldson


Year 1

The Tiger Who Came to Tea  - Judith Kerr

Hairy Maclary - Lynley Dodd

The Large Family Collection - Jill Murphy

Charlie and Lola - Lauren Child

The Smartest Giant in Town - Julia Donaldson

The Gruffalo’s Child - Julia Donaldson

The Gigantic Turnip - Aleksei Tolstoy

The Whisperer - Nick Butterworth

Mrs Armitage on Wheels - Quentin Blake

The Trouble with Jack - Shirley Hughes

My Friend Bear - Jez Alborough

Avocado Baby - John Burningham

Funnybones - Allan Ahlberg

The Hodgeheg - Dick King-Smith

The Jolly Postman - Allan Ahlberg

Mister Magnolia - Quentin Blake


Year 2

The Cat Who Lost His Purr - Michelle Coxon
Frightened Fred - Peta Coplans
Mog Stories - Judith Kerr
Mr Wolf’s Pancakes - Jan Fearnley
The Adventures of Captain Underpants - Dav Pilkey
The Diary of a Killer Cat - Anne Fine
Mrs Wobble the Waitress - Allan Alhberg
George’s Marvellous Medicine - Roald Dahl
The Giraffe, Pelly and Me - Roald Dahl
The Worst Witch – Jill Murphy
The Hundred Mile-an-hour Dog – Jeremy Strong
Cosmo and the Magic Sneeze – Gwynetth Rees
Fungus the Bogeyman – Raymond Briggs
Into the Forest – Anthony Browne
Sam’s Duck – Michael Morpurgo
The Sheep Pig – Dick King-Smith


Year 3


Michael Morpurgo

The Butterfly Lion

Michael Morpurgo

Kensuke’s Kingdom

Michael Morpurgo

Billy the Kid

Michael Morpurgo

The Twits

Roald Dahl

Charlie and Chocolate Factory

Roald Dahl


Roald Dahl

Danny The Champion of the World

Roald Dahl

James and the Giant Peach

Roald Dahl

Fantastic Mr Fox

Roald Dahl


Roald Dahl

The Sheep Pig

Dick King-Smith

Bill’s New Frock

Anne Fine

The Hundred Mile an Hour Dog

Jeremy Strong

Return of the Hundred Mile an Hour Dog

Jeremy Strong

The Naughtiest Girl in the School

Enid Blyton

Secret Seven series

Enid Blyton

Famous Five series

Enid Blyton

Animal Ark series

Lucy Daniels

Horrid Henry series

Francesca Henry’s

Charlotte’s Web

E B White

Flat Stanley

Jeff Brown

Fungus the Bogeyman

Raymond Briggs

Mystery Winklesea

Helen Cresswell

The Indian in the Cupboard

Lynne Reid Banks

Mr Majeika

Humphrey Carpenter

Please Mrs Butler

Allan Ahlberg

The Sam Pig Story Book

Alison Uttley

Railway Cat

Phyllis Arkle

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

J K Rowling

Year 4

A Caribbean Dozen

John Agard & Grace Nicholls

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Lewis Carroll

Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters

John Steptoe


Kevin Crossley-Holland

The Firework-Maker's Daughter

Philip Pullman

The Dragon's Child

Jenny Nimmo

The Ghost Blades

Anthony Masters

Sara, Plain and Tall

Patricia MacLachlan

Smart Girls

Robert Leeson

Brother Eagle, Sister Sky

Susan Jeffers & Chief Seattle

Robi Dobi

Madhur Jaffrey

The Reluctant Dragon

Kenneth Grahame


Pippa Goodhart

Dragon Poems

John Foster & Korky Paul

The Crazy Shoe Shuffle

Gillian Cross

The Sea Piper

Helen Cresswell

The Chocolate Touch

Patrick Skene Catling


Henrietta Branford

Gregory Cool

Caroline Binch

A Pot of Gold

Jill Bennett

Fog Hounds Wind Cat Sea Mice

Joan Aiken

The Clothes Horse

Allan Ahlberg

It Was A Dark and Stormy Night

Allan Ahlberg

The Dancing Bear

Michael Morpurgo

The Demon Headmaster

Gillian Cross

Dog So Small

Phillipa Pearce

Emil and the Detectives

Erich Kastner

The Iron Man

Ted Hughes

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

C S Lewis

Little House on the Prairie

Laura Ingalls Wilder

Mrs Frisby and the Rats of Nimh

Robert C O’Brien

Stig of the Dump

Clive King

Swallows and Amazons

Arthur Ransome

A Child's Garden of Verse

Robert Louis Stevenson

Greek Myths for Young Children

Marcia Williams

The Orchard Book of Creation Stories

Margaret Mayo & Louise Brierley

Year 5

Water Wings

Morris Gleitzman


Morris Gleitzman

Belly Flop

Morris Gleitzman

The Diddakoi

Rumer Godden


Anthony Horowitz

Walter and Me

Michael Morpurgo

Friend or Foe

Michael Morpurgo

Mister Monday

Garth Nix


Andrew Norris

Harry and the Wrinklies

Alan Temperley

The Story of Tracy Beaker

Jacqueline Wilson

Double Act

Jacqueline Wilson

Northern Lights

Philip Pullman

A Christmas Carol

Charles Dickens

Dragon Rider

Cornelia Funke

Journey To Jo’burg

Beverly Naidoo

Journey to the River Sea

Eva Ibbotson

The Owl Service

Alan Garner

Pig Heart Boy

Malorie Blackman

Tom’s Midnight Garden

Philippa Pearce

Watership Down

Richard Adams

The Wizard of Earthsea

Ursula K Le Guin

Wolves of Willoughby Chase

Joan Aiken

Where the Red Fern Grows

Wilson Rawls

Little Women

Louisa May Alcott

The Secret Garden

Frances Hodgson-Burnett

Artemis Fowl

Eoin Colfer

The Wind in the Willows

Kenneth Grahame

Anne of Green Gables

L M Montgomery

Black Beauty

Anna Sewell


Louis Sachar

There’s a Boy in the Girls’ Bathroom

Louis Sachar

Vicky Angel

Jacqueline Wilson

The Other Side of Truth

Beverley Naidoo

Harry Potter series

J K Rowling

Year 6

Carrie’s War

Nina Bawden

When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit

Judith Kerr

Forgotten Voices of the Second World War

Max Arthur

The Diamond of Drury Lane

Julia Golding


Frank Cottrell Boyce


Cynthia Voigt

Knife Edge

Malorie Blackman

Private Peaceful

Michael Morpurgo

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾

Sue Townsend

Treasure Island

Robert Louis Stevenson

Mortal Engines

Philip Reeve


Philip Pullman

Dragon Keeper

Carole Wilkinson

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Mark Haddon

Peter Pan

J M Barrie

Wizard of Oz

F Baum

Robinson Crusoe

Daniel Defoe

Oliver Twist

Charles Dickens

Jungle Book

Rudyard Kipling

The Railway Children

E Nesbit

The Borrowers

M Norton

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Mark Twain

Alex Rider series

Anthony Horowitz

My Story series

Various authors

Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl

Ed. Otto H Frank

Boy Overboard

Morris Gleitzman


Garth Nix