Thorpepark Academy 101 books to read

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”

Dr. Seuss

EYFS (Nursery & Reception)

  1. Room on the broom (Julia Donaldson)
  2. The Gruffalo (Julia Donaldson)
  3. Dear Zoo (Rod Campbell)
  4. We’re Going on a Bear Hunt (Michael Rosen)
  5. The Very Hungry Caterpillar (Eric Carle)
  6. Elmer (David McKee)
  7. Owl babies (Martin Waddell)
  8. Peace at last (Jill Murphy)
  9. Whatever next (Jill Murphy)
  10. Stick man (Julia Donaldson)
  11. Each peach pear plum (Allen Ahlberg)

Traditional tales

12. The three little pigs
13. Goldilocks and the three bears
14. Jack and the beanstalk
15. Three Billy Goats Gruff
16. The enormous turnip
17. Little red riding hood
18. The little red hen
19. The magic porridge pot
20. The gingerbread man
21. Hansel and Gretel

KS1 – Spines

22. Into the forest (Anthony Brown)
23. The bog baby (Jeanne Willis)
24. The day the crayons quit (Drew Daywalt)
25. The Smeds and The Smoos (Julia Donaldson)
26. Beegu (Alexis Deacon)
27. The storm whale (Benji Davies)
28. Goldilocks and the three crocodiles (Michael Rosen)
29. The true story of the three little pigs (Jon Scieszkka)

KS1 – Reading for pleasure

30. The dragon post (Emma Yarlett)
31. 10 delicious teachers (Ross Montgomery)
32. Katie in London (James Mayhew)
33. Paddington’s post (Michael Bond)
34. Augustus and his Smile (Catherine Reyner)
35. Handa’s surprise (Eileen Browne)
36. The lighthouse keepers lunch (Ronda and David Armitage)
37. Funny Bone’s (Allan Ahlberg)
38. I want my hat back (Jon Klassen)
39. Lost and found (Oliver Jeffers)
40. Mrs Armitage on wheels (Quentin Blake)
41. Grandad’s secret Giant (David Litchfield)
42. Giraffe’s can’t dance (Giles Andreae)
43. Look up (Nathan Bryon)
44. Meerkat mail (Emily Gravett)
45. She Rex (Michelle Robinson)
46. Tadpoles promise (Jeanne Willis)
47. The day the bananas went bad (Michelle Robinson)
48. When jelly had a wobble (Michelle Robinson)
49. Where the wild things are (Maurice Senda)
50. Michael Rosen’s A-Z poetry collection (Michael Rosen)

KS1 Assemblies

51. Coming to England (Floella Benjamin)
52. Emanuel’s dream (Laurie Ann Thompson)
53. Ruby’s worries etc (Tom Persival)
54. Greta and the giants (Zoe Tucker)
55. Proudest Blue (Ibtihaj Muhammad)

KS2 – Spines

56. Stone age boy (Satoshi Kitamura)
57. Gorilla (Anthony Brown)
58. Charlotte’s web (E.B White)
59. Cosmic (Frank Cottrell Boyce)
60. Firework makers daughter (Philip Pullman)
61. Flat Stanley (Jeff Brown)
62. The boy at the back of the class (Onjali Q Rauf)
63. Madame Doubtfire (Anne Fine)
64. Holes (Louis Sachar)
65. Goodnight Mister Tom (Michelle Magorian)
66. The Diary of a killer cat (Anne Fine)
67. The boy who grew dragons (Andy Shepherd)
68. Kensuke’s Kingdom (Michael Morpurgo)
69. Floodland (Marcus Sedgwick)
70. Odd and the frost giants (Neil Gaiman)
71. The nothing to see here hotel (Steven Butler)
72. Wonder (RJ Palacio)
73. Little people big dreams collection (Maria Isabel Sánchez Vegara)
74. Saving the butterflies (Helen Cooper) *reflecting realities

KS2 – Reading for pleasure

75. Bill’s new frock (Anne Fine)
76. The twits (Roald Dahl)
77. Planet Omar (Zanib Mian) *reflecting realities
78. The train to impossible places (P.G Bell)
79. The wild way home (Sophie Kirtley)
80. Charlie and the great glass elevator (Roald Dahl)
81. Phoenix (SF said)
82. Harry Potter and the philosophers stone (JK Rowling)
83. 1783 Freedom (Catherine Johnson)
84. Orphans of the tide (Struan Murray)
85. Letters from the lighthouse (Emma Carroll)
86. The boy in the striped pyjamas (John Boyne)
87. When the sky falls (Phil Earle)
88. Iron man (Ted Hughes)
89. Cog heart (Peter Bunzl)
90. Lemony Snicket: Series of unfortunate events
91. The boy with the butterfly mind (Victoria Williamson)
92. Carter lake
93. Midnight guardians
94. Suitcase kid (Jaqueline Wilson)
95. Fastest boy in the world (Elizabeth Laird)
96. High rise mysteries (Sharna Jackson)
97. After the war (Tom Palmer)

Poetry

98. Roald Dahl’s revolting rhymes poetry collection
99. Lost magic: The very best of Brian Moses poetry collection
100. Allen Ahlberg: Please Mrs Butler poetry collection
101. Marcia Williams: Myths and legends

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