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Recommended Reads


Reading for Pleasure Recommended Reads:


  • The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson
  • Owl Babies by Martin Waddell
  • Farmer Duck by Martin Waddell
  • I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen
  • The Adventures of the Dish and Spoon by Mini Grey
  • Meerkat Mail by Emily Gravett
  • Gorilla by Anthony Browne
  • Wanda’s Words got Stuck by Lucy Rowland (DLD Focus)
  • A Bear called Paddington by Michael Bond
  • Daisy and the Trouble with Life by Kes Gray
  • Everybody Counts by Kristen Roskifte


  • Tuesday by David Wiesner (Picture book for older pupils)
  • Michael Rosen – Poetry collections
  • Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo
  • The Girl Who Stole an Elephant by Nizrana Farook
  • How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell
  • Cookie and the Most Annoying Boy in the World by Connie Huq
  • Football Academy: Reading the Game by Tom Palmer (DLD Focus)
  • Tom Gates Series by Liz Pichon (Graphic/Cartoon Novels)
  • Little People, Big Dreams Collection (Non-Fiction texts about Significant Individuals)
  • The Extraordinary Life of Katherine Johnson by Devika Jina (Biographical)


  • The Arrival by Shaun Tan (Picture book for older pupils)
  • Tom’s Midnight Garden by Phillipa Pearce
  • Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo (War)
  • Journey to the River Sea by Eva Ibbotson
  • Marcus Rashford You are A Champion: How to Be the Best You Can Be
  • The Explorer by Katherine Rundell
  • His Dark Materials by Phillip Pullman (Series)
  • Percy Jackson by Rick Riordan (Series)
  • Tales of Ancient Worlds: Adventures in Archaeology by Stefan Milosavljevich (Non-Fiction)