Year 1 & 2 Reading List

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

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