What books should my child be reading?

Are you stuck for reading book ideas for your child?
Here are some ideas to get you going!

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jnr
Where’s Spot? by Eric Hill
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
Clifford the Big Red Dog by Norman Bridwell
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
There was an Old Lady who Swallowed a Fly by Pam Adams
The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler
We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Helen Oxenbury
Handa’s Surprise by Eileen Browne
The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark by Jill Tomlinson
Billy and the Dragon by Nadia Shireen

Year 1:
The Cat in the Hat by Dr Seuss
The Tiger who Came to Tea by Judith Kerr
A Bear called Paddington by Michael Bond
Charlie and Lola by Lauren Child
Mrs Armitage on Wheels by Quentin Blake

Year 2:
The Cat Who Lost His Purr by Michelle Coxon
Mog Stories by Judith Kerr
Mr Wolf’s Pancakes by Jan Fearnley
The Adventures of Captain Underpants by  Dav Pilkey
The Diary of a Killer Cat by Anne Fine
Mrs Wobble the Waitress by Allan Ahlberg
George’s Marvellous Medicine by Roald Dahl
Ruby’s Worry by Tom Percival

Year 3:
Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown
Fantastic Mr Fox by Roald Dahl
Winnie the Pooh collection by A.A. Milne
Unusual Day by Sandi Toksvig
Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren
Hotel Flamingo by Alex Milway
Big Sky Mountain by Alex Milway
Charlie changes into a Chicken by Sam Copeland
The Bolds by Julian Clary
Mr Penguin and the Lost Treasure by Alex T. Smith

Year 4:
The Iron Man by Ted Hughes
The Witches by Roald Dahl
A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicker
The Peppermint Pig by Nina Bawden
How to Train your Dragon by Cressida Cowell
The Twits by Roald Dahl
The Way to Satin Shore by Phillipa Pearce
The Suitcase Kid by Jacqueline Wilson
Billionaire Boy and Mr Stink by David Walliams
Tom Gates by Liz Pichon
Creature Teacher by  Sam Watkins
Malkin Moonlight by Emma Cox
The Ingo Series by Helen Dunmore

Year 5:
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
Clockwork by Philip Pulman
The Falcon’s Malteser by Anthony Horowitz
The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
Stig of the Dump by Clive King
Krindlekrax by Philip Ridley
When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit by Judith Kerr
The Alex Rider Series by Anthony Horowitz
The Wolves of Willoughby Chase by Joan Aiken
The Demon Headmaster by Gillian Cross
The Machine Gunners by Robert Westall
The Boy at the Back of the Class by Onjali Q. Rauf

Year 6:
The Railway Children by E Nesbit
Carrie’s War by Nina Bawden
The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien
Goodnight Mister Tom by Michelle Magorian
The Borrowers by Mary Norton
The His Dark Materials Trilogy by Philip Pullman
The Discworld series by Terry Pratchett
Tell Me No Lies by Malorie Blackman
High Rise Mystery by Sharna Jackson

Please let us know if you have some more recommendations!


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