Recommended Reading list for Years 1 and 2

  • I Hate School, by Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross 
  • Bunny Cakes by Rosemary Wells  
  • Owl Babies by Martin Waddell, illustrated by Patrick Benson 
  • A Squash and a Squeeze by Julia Donaldson
  • The Big Big Sea by Martin Waddell 
  • My Uncle is a Hunkle Says Clarice by  Lauren Child 
  • The It-Doesn't Matter Suit by Sylvia Plath
  • The Sea-Thing Child by Russell Hoban
  • Josie Smith in Summer by Magdalen Nabb 
  • Rosie's Babies by Martin Waddell and Penny Dale 
  • The Cat in the Hat by Dr Seuss 
  • Dogger by Shirley Hughes 
  • The Mousehole Cat by Antonia Barber and Nicola Bayley
  • The Children of Lir by Shelia MacGill-Callahan 
  • The Snowman by Raymond Briggs
  • Poems For the Very Young selected by Michael Rosen 
  • Twinkle Twinkle Chocolate Bar compiled by John Foster 
  • The Owl and the Pussycat by Lewis Carroll and Edward Lear
  • The Teddy Robber by Ian Beck 
  • Avocado Baby by John Burningham
  • Willy's Pictures by Anthony Browne 
  • The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter  
  • Reckless Ruby by Hiawyn Oram 
  • Winnie the Witch by Korky Paul and Valerie Thomas 
  • Not Now, Bernard by David McKee
  • Princess Smartypants by Babette Cole 
  • Mrs Wobble the Waitress by Allan Alberg
  • Something Else by Kathryn Cave and Chris Riddell
  • Winnie the Pooh by AA Milne 
  • The Magic Finger by Roald Dahl 
  • The Jolly Postman or Other People's Letters by Janet and Allan Ahlberg 
  • The Dinosaur's Packed Lunch by Jacqueline Wilson 
  • Mossycoat by Philip Pullman 
  • The Enormous Crocodile by Roald Dahl 
  • The Adventures of Mr Toad by Kenneth Grahame, abridged and illustrated by Inga Moore
  • The Enchanted Horse by Magdalen Nabb 
  • Snow White and the Seven Aliens 
  • The Worst Witch by Jill Murphy 
  • Mr Majeika by Humphrey Carpenter 
  • Bill's New Frock by Anne Fine