Reading is Fun!

But how can we make sure our children are reading regularly, and are well-supported in their development? This page will help you find the answers!

TOP TIP ONE: Regular visits to the library. Library visits immerse your child in the world of books. They can select from a much wider range of texts than we have available at school, and can order from thousands of titles nationally. We recommend the following books for EY/KS1/KS2:


EYFS:Peace at Last - Jill MurphyShark in the Park - Nick SharrattHairy McClarey - Lynley DoddSlinki Makinki - Lynley DoddWe're Going on a Bear Hunt - Michael RosenThe Gruffalo - Julia DonaldsonHanda's Surprise - Eileen BrowneRoom on the Broom - Julia DonaldsonThe Very Hungry Caterpillar - Eric CarleKetchup on your Cornflakes - Nick Sharratt
Year 1:Cinnamon - Neil GaimanI can only Draw Worms - Will MabbittGoodnight Everyone - Chris HaughtonFunnybones - Allan AhlbergA Bear Called Paddington - Michael BondA Lion in the Meadow - Margaret MahyCops & Robbers - Allan AhlbergOwl Babies - MArtin WaddellThe Emperor of Absurdia - Chris RiddellMister Magnolia - Quentin Blake
Year 2:Salty Dogs - Matty LongDon't Look in this Book - Samuel Langley - SwainThe Legend of Spud Murphy - Eoin ColferDr Xargle's Book of Earthlets - Jeanne WillisMr Majeika - Humphrey CarpenterJinnie Ghost - Berlie DohertyI was a Rat - Philip PullmanFungus the Bogeyman - Raymond BriggsThe Day the Crayons Quit - Drew DaywaltPirate School: Just a bit of wind - Jeremy Strong
Year 3:The Abominables - Eva IbbotsonIce Palace - Robert SwindellsThe World According to Humphrey - Betty G BirneyVoices in the Park - Anthony BrowneHarry the Poisonous Centipede - Lynne Reid BanksThe Invisible Boy - Trudy LudwigFlat Stanley - Jeff BrownFantastic Mr Fox - Roald DahlThe Diary of a Killer Cat - Anne FineMrs Pepperpot Stories - Alf Proysen
Year 4:Max & the Millions - Ross MontgomeryDesirable - Frank Cottrell BoyceFrank Einstein & the Antimatter Motor - Jon ScieszkaThe Peppermint Pig - Nina BawdenOperation Gadgetman - Malorie BlackmanHow to Train your Dragon - Cressida CowellThe Last Castaways - Harry HorseThe Falcon's Malteser - Anthony HorowitzBillionaire Boy - David Walliams (or others by this author)The Invisible Dog - Dick King-Smith
Year 5:Who Let the Gods Out - Maz EvansBeetle Boy - MG LeonardThe Wolf Wilder - Katherine RundellHeide - Johanna SpyriArtemis Fowl - Eoin ColferHarry Potter books - JK RowlingHacker - Malorie BlackmanThe Phoenix & the Carpet - E NesbitHoles - Louis SacherVarjak Paw - SF Said
Year 6:The Girl of Ink & Stars - Kiran Millward HargraveThe Railway Children - E NesbitEren - Simon P ClarkAbomination - Robert SwindellsCarrie's War - Nina BawdenThe Hobbit - JRR TolkeinSkellig - David AlmondThe Weathermonger - Peter DickensonWhat Katy Did - Susan CoolidgeMy Swordhand is Singing - Marcus Sedgwick

TOP TIP 2: Build resilience! Our resident superhero 'Resilient Reader' can help here...

Resilient Reader resources. CLICK HERE