Recommended Books for Lower Key Stage 2 (Y3/4) Children

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 lower KS2 children. Though your child will study some of these books during their time in KS2, they love hearing and reading familiar books so any of these would make an ideal Christmas or birthday present!

  • The Iron Man – Ted Hughes
  • The Twits – Roald Dahl
  • Krindlekrax – Philip Ridley
  • Butterfly Lion – Michael Morpurgo
  • Gregory Cool – Caroline Binch
  • Until I Met Dudley – Roger McGough
  • Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters – Joe Steptoe
  • The Demon Headmaster – Gillian Cross
  • The Firework Maker’s Daughter – Philip Pullman
  • Charlotte’s Web – E B White
  • The Ghost Dog – Pete Johnson
  • Bill’s New Frock – Anne Fine
  • Sir Gawain and the Loathly Lady – Selina Hastings
  • Danny, The Champion of the World – Roald Dahl
  • Stig of the Dump – Clive King
  • The Ice Palace – Robert Swindells
  • Friend or Foe – Michael Morpurgo
  • Blabbermouth – Morris Gleitzman
  • The Tinderbox – Hans Christian Anderson
  • Diary of a Killer Cat – Anne Fine
  • The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe – C S Lewis
  • The Mousehole Cat – Antonia Barber & Nicola Bayley

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