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Form 1 and 2 Reading List

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Year 1 & 2 Reading List

Below are suggested reading books for pupils in Year 1 & 2.

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 – Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy

The Whisperer – Nick Butterworth

Mrs Armitage on Wheels – Quentin Blake

The Trouble with Jack – Shirley Hughes

My Friend Bear – Jez Alborough


The Story of Babar, the Little Elephant – Jean De Brunhoff

Mog Time Treasury: Six Stories about Mog the Forgetful Cat – Judith Kerr

The Cat Who Lost its Purr – Michelle Coxon

Choosing Crumble – Michael Rosen


Jinnie Ghost – Berlie Doherty•

Gobbolino the Witch’s Cat – Ursula Williams

The Dunderheads – Paul Fleischman

The Tear Thief – Carol Ann Duffy

How to Live Forever – Colin Thompson

The Jolly -Rogers and the Ghostly Galleon – Jonny Duddle

The Day the Crayons Quit – Drew Daywatt
Clarice Bean, That’s Me – Lauren Child
The Diary of a Killer Cat – Anne Fine
Fungus the Bogeyman – Raymond Briggs
Mrs Wobble the Waitress – Allan Ahlberg
Pirate School: Just a Bit of Wind – Jeremy Strong
Uncle Gobb and the Dread Shed – Michael Rosen
Fluff the Farting Fish – Michael Rosen
Clever Polly and the Stupid Wolf – Catherine Storr


Watt’s Great Event Books:
The Great Fire of London
Gun Powder Plot
Battle of Hastings
Coronation of Elizabeth II

Watt’s Famous People Series:

Florence Nightingale
Louis Braille
George Stephenson
Thomas Edison

Mr Majeika – Humphrey Carpenter
Beaver Towers – Nigel Hinton
I Was a Rat! Or, the Scarlet Slippers – Philip Pullman
Nim’s Island – Wendy Orr
The Dragonsitter series – Josh Lacey

The Adventures of Captain Underpants – Dav Pilkey
The Man Whose Mother was a Pirate – Margaret Mahy
Mr Wolf’s Pancakes – Jan Fearnley
Press Here – Herve Tullet
The Penderwicks – Jeanne Birdsall
Frightened Fred – Peta Coplans
Flat Stanley – Jeff Brown
The Heart and the Bottle – Oliver Jeffers

Well-loved Authors

Emily’s Legs – Dick King-Smith
The Guard Dog – Dick King-Smith
The Magic Finger – Roald Dahl
The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me – Roald Dahl
The Enchanted Wood – Enid Blyton
The Snow Lady – Shirley Hughes