Year 2 Reading List

This list (which includes 123 books as well as over 100 different published authors) is intended to be a guide to books suitable for children in Year 2. 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, even in Year 2, 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 and please enjoy!

Funnybones-Ahlberg, Allan

The Jolly Postman-Ahlberg, Allan

Mrs Lather’s Laundry-Ahlberg, Allan

The Cat Who Got Carried Away-Ahlberg, Allan

Mrs Wobble the Waitress-Alhberg, Allan

The Owl Who Lost Its Twoo-Allkins, Suzie

The Little Girl and the Tiny Doll-Ardizzone, Aingelda

Secret Kingdom-Banks, Rosie

Man on the Moon-Bartram, Simon

Yoga Ogre-Bentley, Peter

Beast Quest-Blade, Adam

The Magic Faraway Tree-Blyton, Enid

Fungus the Bogeyman-Briggs, Raymond

Flat Stanley-Brown, Jeff

A Dark, Dark Tale-Brown, Ruth

If You See a Kitten -Butler, John

The Shaman’s Apprentice-Cherry, Lynne

Princess and the Pea-Child, Lauren

Little Wolf’s Book of Badness-Clark, Anthony

The Bolds to the Rescue-Clary, Julian

Polly and the Puffin-Colgan, Jenny

Little Kitty-Collins, Suzan

Spy Dog-Cope, Andrew

Spy Dog Teacher’s Pet-Cope, Andrew

Frightened Fred-Coplans, Peta

The Cat Who Lost His Purr-Coxon, Michelle

The Magic Finger-Dahl, Roald

The Giraffe, Pelly and Me-Dahl, Roald

Charlie Rabbit’s Adventures-Davies, Ian

Strega Nona-DePaola, Tomie

My Many Coloured Days-Dr Seuss

Dr Seuss stories e.g: Happy Birthday to You!, Horton Hatches the Egg, The Lorax, Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories-Dr Seuss

The Pirate Cruncher-Duddle, Johnny

Sometimes-Elliott, Rebecca

The Adventures of an Urban Fox-Evans, Yara

Joe and the Hidden Horseshoe-Eveleigh, Victoria

Mr Wolf’s Pancakes-Fearnley, Jan

The Diary of a Killer Cat-Fine, Anne

The Invisible Boy-Gardner, Sally

Flanimals-Gervais, Ricky

The Story of Holly and Ivy-Godden, Rumer

Miss Happiness and Miss Flower-Godden, Rumer

Biscuit Bear-Grey, Mini

The Katie Morag Series-Hedderwick, Mairi

Amazing Grace-Hoffman, Mary

Grace and Family -Hoffman, Mary and Binch, Caroline

Annie Rose is My Little Sister-Hughes, Shirley

The Snow Lady-Hughes, Shirley

Eeek!-Inglis, Karen

No Rain Today-Iten, Kristen

The Great Paper Caper-Jeffers, Oliver

The Tiger Who Came to Tea-Kerr, Judith

Mog Stories-Kerr, Judith

The Hodgeheg-King-Smith, Dick

The Guard Dog-King-Smith, Dick

Emily’s Legs-King-Smith, Dick

Ollie and His Superpowers-Knowles, Alison

Library Lion-Knudsen, Michelle

The Shadow of the Volcano-Leighton-Porter, Wendy

The Shadow of Atlantis-Leighton-Porter, Wendy

Friends-Lewis, Kim

Frog and Toad are Friends-Lobel, Arnold

Madeleine Goes to the Moon-Lynas, Peter

Snow-Macdonald, Alan and Roberts, David

The Winnie the Pooh Collection-Milne, A.A.

Down By the Cool of the Pool-Mitton, Tony

The Magnificent Moon Hare and the Foul Treasure-Monroe, Sue

It’s a Dog’s Life-Morpurgo, Michael

On the Way Home-Murphy, Jill

The Rise of Agnil-Navas, Susan

The Mighty Avengers -Norton, Mike

The Church Mice Adrift-Oakley

Tommy Parker-Ormond, Anthony

Piggie Pie-Palatini, Margie

Unicorn Bridge-Phythian, Kathleen

The Adventures of Captain Underpants-Pilkey, Dav

Wilf the Mighty Worrier-Pritchett, Georgia

The Dot-Reynolds, Peter

The Egg-Robertson, M.P.

Where the Poppies now Grow-Robinson, Hillary

Gloomthreaders-Rollett, Stephen

Cat and Mouse Story-Rosen, Michael

Moon Golf-Routley, Becky

Cendrillon-San Souci, Robert D.

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

Where the Wild Things Are-Sendak, Maurice

Pip Street -Simmons, Jo

Horrid Henry-Simon, Francesca

Smelly Peter-Smallman, Steve

But No Elephants-Smath, Jerry

Jolly Foul Play-Stevens, Robin

Pirate School: Just a Bit of Wind-Strong, Jeremy

Winnie the Witch books-Thomas, Valerie

Anna Hibiscus’ Song-Tobia, Lauren and Atinuke

The Otter Who Wanted to Know-Tomlinson, Jill

The Owl Who was Afraid of the Dark-Tomlinson, Jill

Usborne Books: The First Encyclopaedia of Science,  The First Encyclopaedia of the Human Body, The First Encyclopaedia of Animals, The First Encyclopaedia of Seas and Oceans,  The  Children’s World Atlas (internet linked)-Usborne

Frog is Frog-Velthuijis, Max

The Adventures of Alice Lascelles-Victoria, Alexandrina

Dotty and the Calendar House Key-Warner-Reed, Emma

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

Watt’s Famous People Series: Florence  Nightingale, Louis Braille, George Stephenson, Thomas Edison etc-Watt’s

The Snow Bear-Webb, Holly

Misty the Abandoned Kitten-Webb, Holly

Little Wolf’s Book of Badness-Whybrow, Ian

Tuesday-Wiesner, David

We are in a Book-Willems, Mo

Puppy Love-Wilson, Anna

What Do You Do with an Idea?-Yamada, Kobi