Year 1 Reading List

This list (which includes 122 different book titles by a variety of well-published authors) is intended to be a guide to books suitable for children in Year 1. The List, covering a range of genres, is drawn from a number of sources including teachers own recommendations; the National Literacy Strategy’s recommended texts; reading lists which have been suggested by other schools and the National Literacy Trust’s website. Some of the texts are more difficult to read than others and care should be taken when choosing those which your child might enjoy. Please discuss the books your child reads with him/her and remember that although a book might be difficult for your child to read, he/she will probably still enjoy having it read to them by an adult. Good luck reading and please enjoy these books together!

Monkey Do-Ahlberg, Allan

The Christmas Postman-Ahlberg, Allan

Funny Bones-Ahlberg, Allan

The Jolly Postman -Ahlberg, Allan and Janet

Giraffes Can’t Dance-Andreae, Giles

Please Mr Panda-Antony, Steve

The Little Girl and the Tiny Doll-Ardizzone, Aingelda

The Lighthouse Keepers Lunch-Armitage, Ronda

Escape from Pompeii-Balit, Christina

Ant and Bee Go Shopping-Banner, Angela

Man on the Moon-Bartram, Simon

Dougal the Deep Sea Diver-Bartram, Simon

Children of the Forest-Beskow, Elsa

Clown-Blake, Quentin

Mrs Armitage on Wheels-Blake, Quentin

Mister Magnolia-Blake, Quentin

A Bear Called Paddington-Bond, Michael

Stone Soup-Brown, Marcia

A Dark-Brown, Ruth

Handa’s Surprise-Browne, Eileen

The Fall of Freddy the Leaf-Buscaglia, Leo

If You See a Kitten-Butler, John

One Snowy Night-Butterworth, Nick

The Whisperer-Butterworth, Nick

Where are you?-Clark, Emma Chichester

The Puffin Book of Stories for Five-year-olds-Cooling, Wendy

That Rabbit Belongs to Emily Brown-Cowell, Cressida

The Day the Crayons Quit-Daywalt, Andrew

Beegu-Deacon, Alexis

Red Cat-Desmond, Jenni

The Snatchabook-Docherty, Helen

Hairy Maclary-Dodd, Lynley

Scarecrow’s Wedding-Donaldson, Julia

Stickman-Donaldson, Julia

Superworm-Donaldson, Julia

The Gruffalo

The Gruffalo’s Child-Donaldson, Julia

Tales from Acorn Wood-Donaldson, Julia

The Cat in the Hat Series-Dr Seuss

Shoe Baby-Dunbar, Joyce

The Disgusting Sandwich-Edwards, Gareth

Leaf Man-Ehlert, Lois

Sometimes-Elliott, Rebecca

Milo Armadillo-Fearnley, Jan

Aliens Love Underpants-Freedman, Claire

How I Became Dodger Dog -Gee, Karen

Nicholas and the Gang-Goscinny, Rene

Meercat Mail-Gravett, Emily

The Odd Egg-Gravett, Emily

The Little Raindrop-Gray, Joanna

Oi Frog-Gray, Kes

Super Daisy-Gray, Kes

006 and a Bit-Gray, Kes

A Taste of the Moon-Grejniec, Michael

Traction Man-Grey, Mini

Traction Man and the Beach Odyssey-Grey, Mini

The Princess and the Pea-Grey, Minnie

Greedy Zebra-Hadithi, Mwenye

Jeremiah and the Deep Dark Woods-Hall, Algy Craig

Fairytale News-Hawkins, Colin

This is the Bear-Hayes, Sarah

The Dragon’s Disguise-Henderson, Todd

Goldilocks and Just the One Bear-Hodgkinson, Leigh

The Trouble with Jack-Hughes, Shirley

Dogger-Hughes, Shirley

Rosie’s Walk-Hutchins, Pat and Laurence

The Blue Balloon-Inkpen, Mick

No Rain Today-Iten, Kristen

Lost and Found-Jeffers, Oliver

Stuck-Jeffers, Oliver

The Heart and the Bottle-Jeffers, Oliver

The Way Back home-Jeffers, Oliver

How to Catch a Star-Jeffers, Oliver

The Tiger Who Came to Tea-Kerr, Judith

Library Lion-Knudsen, Michelle

Floss-Lewis, Kim

The Colour Monster-Llenas, Anna

Katie Goes to London-Mayhew, James

Guess How Much I Love You-McBratney, Sam and Williams, Garth

A Fly Went-McClintock, Mike

The Octonauts and the Frown Fish-Meomi

Jack and the Jelly Bean Stalk-Mortimer, Rachael

Peace at Last-Murphy, Jill

Whatever Next?-Murphy, Jill

The Large Family Collection-Murphy, Jill

The Mighty Avengers -Norton, Mike

If I Had a Triceratops-O’Connor, George

Charlie Dog-Pavey, Sue

Unicorn Bridge-Phythian, Kathleen

Thank You-Polacco, Patricia

The Tale of Peter Rabbit and other books-Potter, Beatrix

Emperor of Absurdia-Riddell, Chris

Goodnight Pirate-Robinson, Michelle

The True Story of the Three Little Pigs-Scieszka, Jon

Splat the Cat-Scotton, Rob

Where the Wild Things Are-Sendak, Maurice

Smelly Peter-Smallman, Steve

How to Hide a Lion-Stephens, Helen

Sir Charlie Stinky Socks-Stephenson, Kristina

Fly Guys-Thandi, Bobby

Winnie the Witch-Thomas, Valerie

The Winnie the Witch series-Thomas, Valerie and Paul, Korky

The Gigantic Turnip-Tolstoy, Aleksei

The Tiger Who Came to Tea-Tomlinson, Jill

Children’s First Encyclopaedia-Various

Children’s Atlas-Various

Topic Books, eg Old Toys, Homes in the Past-Various

Traditional Nursery Rhymes-Various

Traditional Fairy Stories-Various

The Adventures of Alice Laselles-Victoria, Alexandrina

The Elephant and the Bad Baby-Vipont, Elfrida & Briggs, Raymond

Owl Babies-Waddell, Martin and Benson, Patrick

Once Their Were Giants-Waddell, Martin and Dale, Penny

The Tin Forest-Ward, Helen

Let’s Go to the Zoo-Weiss, Ellen

Aerodynamics of Biscuits-Welsh, Clare Helen

We Are in a Book-Willems, Mo

Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus-Willens, Mo

The Rascally Cake-Willis, Jeanne

Hedgehugs-Wilson, Steve

Bedtime Story-Wood, David

Silly Eric-Wright, Gracie