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Years 1 and 2

  • Maurice Sendak "Where the Wild Things Are"
  • The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson 
  • We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen 
  • Percy the Park Keeper Series by Nick Butterworth
  • The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch by Ronda & David Armitage 
  • The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark by Jill Tomlinson
  • Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson
  • Owl Babies by Martin Waddell
  • Pumpkin Soup by Helen Cooper
  • Each peach Pear Plum by Ahlberg
  • Funnybones by Ahlberg 
  • Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
  • Let’s Get a Pup by Bob Graham
  • Dogger by Shirley Hughes
  • Elmer by David McKee
  • The Enormous Crocodile Roald Dahl
  • Silly Billy by Anthony Browne
  • The Cow that Laid an Egg by Andy Cutbill
  • Wendel’s Workshop by Chris Riddell
  • Robot Dog by Mark Oliver
  • The Bog Baby by Jeanne Willis
  • The Pencil by Alan Ahlberg
  • Beware the Frog by William Bee
  • But Martin! by June Counsel
  • The Way Back Home by Martin Jeffers
  • We’re Off to Look for Aliens by Colin McNaughton
  • Dinosaurs Love Underpants by Claire Freedman
  • Colin and the Wrong Shadow by Leigh Hodgkinson
  • Fleabag by Helen Stephens
  • Beast Quest Series by Adam Blade
  • Oh the Places You’ll Go by Dr Seuss
  • More about Paddington by Michael Bond
  • Dinosaur Cove Series by Rex Stone
  • Winnie’s Big Catch by Laura Owen

More confident readers
  • The Kiss that Missed by David Melling
  • The Sheep-pig by Dick King Smith 
  • The Hodgeheg by Dick King Smith 
  • Aladdin and the Enchanted Lamp by Philip Pullman 
  • Hundred Mile an hour Dog by Jeremy Strong 
  • Farmer Duck by Martin Waddell 
  • Max by Bob Graham 
  • The Cat that Got Carried Away by Ahlberg 
  • Minpins by Roald Dahl 
  • Dear Greenpeace by Simon James 
  • The Tunnel by Anthony Brown 
  • Emperor Of Absurdia by Chris Riddell 
  • Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown 

  • DK First Reference series of seven books
  • Usborne See Inside series
  • A Life Like Mine and Children Just Like Me,published by Dorling Kindersley in association with UNICEF 
  • I Wonder Why series published by Kingfisher  
  • Horrible Histories by Terry Deary 
  • Horrible Geography by Anita Ganeri
  • Horrible Science by Nick Arnold