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The Recommended Reading Lists for the Pre Prep classes are shown below or the lists are available to download as PDF documents.

There are far too many books to list but I hope that this list gives a starting point. Your child will soon let you know which books they enjoy so that you can look for books by the same author or with a similar subject.

* denotes other books in the series are available and are recommended

To download the Pre Prep Reading List please click here.

Foundation 2 Recommended Reading List

Children of this age love to share picture books and talk about the story as you read.
Here are some ideas of books to share:

• Elmer by David McKee*

• Each peach, pear, plum by Allan Ahlberg

• All in one piece by Jill Murphy*

• Hairy Maclary by Lynley Dodd*

• Kipper by Mick Inkpen*

• Once upon a time by Allan Ahlberg

• Whatever next / Peace at last by Jill Murphy

• Where the wild things are by Maurice Sendak

• Can’t you sleep little bear by Martin Waddell

• Farmer Duck by Martin Waddell


Year 1 Recommended Reading List

Children will still enjoy sharing books but will also be reading at a level where they can read independently.
The books listed for Foundation 2 will still be enjoyed but read independently. Your child will still enjoy being read to and talking about the stories.

• Katie Morag by Mairi Hedderwick*

• The lighthouse keeper’s lunch by Ronda Armitage*

• Tyrannosaurus Drip by Julia Donaldson* (the current Children’s Laureate)

• Willy the dreamer by Anthony Browne

• Winnie’s midnight dragon by Valerie Thomas *

• Mog the forgetful cat by Judith Kerr*

• The Jolly Postman by Allan Ahlberg

• Dinosaurs love underpants by Claire Freedman

• Patrick by Quentin Blake

Extension Readers
As your child reads more confidently and independently they will be ready to begin chapter books. Some books enjoyed by Year 2 pupils are listed below.

• The Hodgeheg by Dick King-Smith*

• Winnie’s big catch by Laura Owen *

• The magic finger by Roald Dahl*

• Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown

• Horrid Henry by Francesca Simon*

• The owl who was afraid of the dark by Jill Tomlinson*

• Noah’s shark by Alan Durant

• Merbaby by Penny Kendal

• Josie’s garden by David Orme

• Carving the sea path by Kathryn White

• The emperor’s new clothes by Louise John