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Book Lists

At SMSJ we ask that if you would like to bring in a treat for your child’s birthday, that you bring in a reading book that can be shared and enjoyed by all children.

We have compiled a list of recommended books to help you choose an appropriate book for your child’s year group. Please see the list below.

Nursery and Reception

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

Bill Martin Jnr

Where’s Spot?

Eric Hill

Guess How Much I Love You

Sam McBratney and Garth Williams

The Little Red Hen

Byron Barton

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Eric Carle

Clifford the Big Red Dog

Norman Bridwell

Owl Babies

Martin Waddell and Patrick Benson

Where the Wild Things Are

Maurice Sendak

Winnie the Pooh

A A Milne

The Tale of Peter Rabbit

Beatrix Potter

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

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

I Will Never Eat a Tomato

Lauren Child

Rosie’s Walk

Pat and Laurence Hutchins

One Snowy  Night

Nick Butterworth

Dear Zoo

Rod Campbell

The Rainbow Fish

Marcus Pfister

Dogger

Shirley Hughes

Farmer Duck

Martin Waddell

Once There Were Giants

Martin Waddell and Penny Dale

Superworm

Julia Donaldson  

Wolves

Emily Gravett

Giraffes can’t Dance

Giles Andreae

 

 

Traditional Rhymes

 

Alphabet Books

 

Counting Books

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 1

The Cat in the Hat

Dr Seuss

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

A Bear Called Paddington

Michael Bond

Funnybones

Allan Ahlberg

The Hodgeheg

Dick King-Smith

The Jolly Postman

Allan Ahlberg

Mister Magnolia

Quentin Blake

Katie Morag Series

Mairi Hedderwick

Frog and Toad are Friends

Arnold Lobel

The Princess and the Pea

Minnie Grey

Amazing Grace

Mary Hoffman

Don’t Forget the Bacon

Pat Hutchins

Emperor of Absurdia

Chris Riddell

The True Story of the Three Little Pigs

Jon Scieszka

Sidney,Stella and the moon

Emma Yarlett

 

 

 

 

Non-fiction Books

 

Harvest

 

Easter

 

Animals

 

Plants

 

Seasons

 

Maps

 

Toys

 

Homes

 

 

Year 2

The Cat Who Lost His Purr

Michelle Coxon

Frightened Fred

Peta Coplans

Friends

Kim Lewis

Mog Stories

Judith Kerr

Mr Wolf’s Pancakes

Jan Fearnley

Frog is Frog

Max Velthuijis

Cat and Mouse Story

Michael Rosen

The Snow Lady

Shirley Hughes

Grace and Family

Mary Hoffman and Caroline Binch

The Adventures of Captain Underpants

Dav Pilkey

The Diary of a Killer Cat

Anne Fine

Little Wolf’s Book of Badness

Ian Whybrow

The Magic Finger

Roald Dahl

Mrs Wobble the Waitress

Allan Alhberg

Pirate School: Just a Bit of Wind

Jeremy Strong

George’s Marvellous Medicine

Roald Dahl

The Giraffe, Pelly and Me

Roald Dahl

The Guard Dog

Dick King-Smith

Emily’s Legs

Dick King-Smith

The Dark

Lemony Snickett

The Day the Crayons Quit 

Drew Daywatt

The Rainbow Bear

Michael Morpurgo

 

 

 

 

Non-fiction Books

 

The Church

 

Habitats

 

Materials

 

Oceans and Seas

 

Local Area

 

Mary Seacole/Florence Nightingale

 

Great Fire of London

 

Famous Artists

 

 

Year 3

Cool

Michael Morpurgo

The Butterfly Lion

Michael Morpurgo

Billy the Kid

Michael Morpurgo

The Twits

Roald Dahl

Charlie and Chocolate Factory

Roald Dahl

Matilda

Roald Dahl

Danny The Champion of the World

Roald Dahl

James and the Giant Peach

Roald Dahl

Fantastic Mr Fox

Roald Dahl

The BFG

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

Railway Cat

Phyllis Arkle

The Heart and the Bottle

Oliver Jeffers

 

 

Non-fiction Books

 

Sports

 

Forces and magnets

 

Light

 

Rocks

 

Europe

 

Ancient Egypt

 

 

Year 4

A Caribbean Dozen

John Agard & Grace Nicholls

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Lewis Carroll

Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters

John Steptoe

Beowolf

Kevin Crossley-Holland

The Firework-Maker's Daughter

Philip Pullman

The Dragon's Child

Jenny Nimmo

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

Dragon Poems

John Foster & Korky Paul

The Crazy Shoe Shuffle

Gillian Cross

The Sea Piper

Helen Cresswell

The Chocolate Touch

Patrick Skene Catling

Spacebaby

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

Stone Age Boy

Satoshi Kitamura

 

 

Non-fiction Books

 

Electricity

 

Sound

 

Habitats

 

Natural Disasters

 

Stone Age/Iron Age

 

World War 2

 

 

Year 5

Water Wings

Morris Gleitzman

Blabbermouth

Morris Gleitzman

The Diddakoi

Rumer Godden

Stormbreaker

Anthony Horowitz

The Butterfly Lion

Michael Morpurgo

Friend or Foe

Michael Morpurgo

Aquila

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

Tom’s Midnight Garden

Philippa Pearce

Watership Down

Richard Adams

Wolves of Willoughby Chase

Joan Aiken

Where the Red Fern Grows

Wilson Rawls

Little Women

Louisa May Alcott

The Secret Garden

Frances Hodgson-Burnett

The Wind in the Willows

Kenneth Grahame

Anne of Green Gables

L M Montgomery

Black Beauty

Anna Sewell

Holes

Louis Sachar

Harry Potter series

J K Rowling

Where the Forest Meets the Sea

Jeannie Baker

The Peppermint Pig

Nina Bawden

 

 

Non-fiction Books

 

Forces

 

Earth and Space

 

Materials

 

Coasts

 

Rainforests

 

Vikings and Saxons

 

Ancient Greeks

 

 

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

Framed

Frank Cottrell Boyce

Homecoming

Cynthia Voigt

Noughts and Crosses

Malorie Blackman

Knife Edge

Malorie Blackman

Private Peaceful

Michael Morpurgo

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾

Sue Townsend

Treasure Island

Robert Louis Stevenson

Clockwork

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

Mister Monday

Garth Nix

Pig Heart Boy

Malorie Blackman

The Wheel of Surya

Jamila Gavin

 

 

Non-fiction Books

 

Habitats

 

Light

 

Electricity

 

London

 

Central Americans

 

The Mayans

 

 

Please follow the link below to view suggested list of fiction books all children should read before leaving Secondary School.  Parents should check which books are age appropriate, before purchasing texts for their children.

https://www.tes.com/news/school-news/breaking-news/100-fiction-books-all-children-should-read-leaving-secondary-school-%E2%80%93