Recommended Books for Key Stage One Children1 minute read

In our parent reading questionnaires, we asked you how we could help you to help your child in reading. Many of you said that you would like to know what books would be covered during particular year groups. You also asked what books we would recommend for children of particular ages. Below is a list of recommended reads for KS1 children. Though your child will study some of these books during their time in KS1, they love hearing and reading familiar books so any of these would make an ideal Christmas or birthday present!

  • The Jolly Postman – Janet & Allen Ahlberg
  • Handa’s Surprise/ Handa’s Hen – Eileen Browne
  • Where the Wild Things Are – Maurice Sendak
  • Dogger – Shirley Hughes
  • The Bad Tempered Ladybird – Eric Carle
  • Can’t You Sleep, Little Bear? – Martin Waddell
  • The Tiger Who Came to Tea – Judith Kerr
  • The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark – Jill Tomlinson
  • The Gruffalo – Julia Donaldson
  • The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch –Ronda & David Armitage
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar – Eric Carle
  • The Rainbow Fish – Marcus Pfister
  • Farmer Duck –Martin Waddell
  • Six Dinner Sid –Inga Moore
  • Kabo’s Diary – Olive Dyer
  • Excuse me, is this India? – Anushka Ravishankar
  • Sam plants a Sunflower – Kate Petty
  • Camille and the Sunflowers – Laurence Anholt
  • Not now, Bernard – David McKee

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