Book Corner

Not sure which book to read next?  Why not have a look in our book corner to help you decide? Simply click on the year group to access the recommended reads.

Nursery
  • Where’s Spot? – by Eric Hill
  • Dear Zoo – by Rod Campbell
  • You Choose – by Pippa Goodhart and Nick Sharratt
  • We’re Going on a Bear Hunt – by Michael Rosen
  • Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? – by Bill Martin Jnr and Eric Carle
  • Jasper’s Beanstalk – by Nick Butterworth and Mick Inkpen
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar – by Eric Carle
  • What The Ladybird Heard – by Julia Donaldson (Mr Chowdhury recommends) 
  • Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy – by Lynley Dodd
  • Each Peach Pear Plum –  by Allan and Janet Ahlberg
  • Hug – by Jez Alborough
  • The Train Ride – by June Crebbin
  • Come On, Daisy – by Jane Simmons

For a list of 100 picture books to read before you turn 5 years old, visit The School Reading List website.

Reception
  • In The Woods – by Chris Wormell (Miss McGuire recommends) 
  • Owl Babies – by Martin Waddell
  • The Gruffalo – by Julia Donaldson
  • Handa’s Surprise – by Eileen Browne
  • The Wonder – by Faye Hanson (Mr Ridler recommends) 
  • Mr Gumpy’s Outing – by John Burningham
  • Rosie’s Walk – by Pat Hutchins
  • Six Dinner Sid – by Inga Moore
  • Mrs Armitage – by Quentin Blake
  • Whatever Next – by Jill Murphy
  • On the Way Home – by Jill Murphy
  • Farmer Duck – by Martin Waddell
  • Goodnight Moon – by Margaret Wise Brown
  • Shhh! – by Sally Grindley

For a list of 100 picture books to read before you turn 5 years old, visit The School Reading List website.

Year 1
  • Peace at Last – by Jill Murphy
  • Can’t You Sleep Little Bear? – by Martin Waddell
  • Where the Wild Things Are – by Maurice Sendak
  • A Book With No Pictures – by BJ Novak (Mrs Walsh recommends) 
  • The Elephant and the Bad Baby – by Elfrida Vipont and Raymond Briggs
  • Avocado Baby – by John Burningham
  • Tiger Who Came to Tea – by Judith Kerr
  • Lost and Found – by Oliver Jeffers
  • Knuffle Bunny – by Mo Willems
  • Beegu – by Alexis Deacon
  • Dogger – by Shirley Hughes
  • Cops and Robbers – by Alan and Janet Ahlberg
  • Elmer – by David McKee

For more book recommendations for year 1 children, visit The School Reading List website.

Year 2
  • Traction Man is Here – by Mini Grey
  • Meerkat Mail – by Emily Gravett
  • Amazing Grace – by Mary Hoffman
  • Pumpkin Soup – by Helen Cooper
  • Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Book? – by Lauren Child
  • Dr Xargle’s Book of Earthlets – by Tony Ross
  • Not Now Bernard – by David McKee
  • Tuesday – by David Wiesner
  • The Flower – by John Light
  • Gorilla – by Anthony Brown
  • Emily Brown and The Thing – by Cressida Cowell
  • Frog and Toad Together – by Arnold Lobel
  • The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark – by Jill Tomlinson
  • The Giraffe, the Pelly and Me – by Roald Dahl
  • Fantastic Mr Fox – by Roald Dahl
  • The Hodgeheg – by Dick King Smith
  • Flat Stanley – by Jeff Brown
  • Willa and old Miss Annie – by Berlie Doherty

For more book recommendations for year 2 children, visit The School Reading List website.

Year 3
  • The Iron Man – by Ted Hughes
  • Cat Tales: Ice Cat – by Linda Newberry
  • The Sheep-pig – by Dick King Smith
  • The Abominables – by Eva Ibbotson
  • The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe – by CS Lewis
  • The Battle of Bubble and Squeak – by Philippa Pearce
  • Hansel and Gretel – by Anthony Brown

For more book recommendations for year 3 children, visit The School Reading List website.

Year 4
  • Bill’s New Frock – Anne Fine
  • Kaspar Prince of Cats – by Michael Morpurgo (Mrs Morris recommends) 
  • Charlotte’s Web – by EB White
  • Why the Whales Came – by Michael Morpurgo
  • The Firework-Maker’s Daughter – by Phillip Pullman
  • The Snow Walker’s Son.- by Catherine Fisher
  • Perry Angel’s Suitcase – by Glenda Millard
  • Voices in the Park – Anthony Brown

For more book recommendations for year 4 children, visit The School Reading List website.

Year 5
  • Who Let The Gods Out, by Maz Evans (Miss Rolle recommends) 
  • The Wolves of Willoughby Chase – by Joan Aiken
  • Varjak Paw – SF Said
  • Wolf Brother – by Michelle Paver
  • Street Child – by Berlie Doherty
  • The Midnight Fox – by Betsie Byars
  • Tom’s Midnight Garden – by Philippa Pearce
  • FArTHER – by Graeme Baker-Smith

For more book recommendations for year 5 children, visit The School Reading List website.

Year 6
  • Rooftoppers – by Katherine Rundell (Mrs Osmond recommends) 
  • Holes – by Louis Sachar
  • Clockwork – by Phillip Pullman
  • The Hobbit – by JRR Tolkein
  • Skellig – by David Almond
  • Fireweed – by Jill Paton Walsh
  • River Boy – by Tim Bowler
  • Wonder – by RJ Palacio
  • The Arrival – by Shaun Tan

For more book recommendations for year 6 children, visit The School Reading List website.