Lady Barn House School

Book List

Year One Book List

Some of these books will be able to be read independently, whilst others will be better read aloud by an adult. Others may seem relatively easy for the average Year One child to read but they are rich in discussion material and will enhance your child’s reading experience. Books with an * are those that the children chose themselves as their favourite stories of the year.

If you wish to find out more about a book, both Booktrust and Amazon have excellent plot synopsis and reviews.

Older Classics

Dogger     Shirley Hughes

Lost and Found     Oliver Jeffries

Little Mouse’s Big Book of Fears   Emily Gravett

Gorilla   Anthony Browne

The Jolly Postman and Other People’s Letters    Allan Ahlberg

Princess Smartypants    Babette Cole

Peace at Last   Jill Murphy

Can’t You Sleep Little Bear?   Martin Waddell

The Tiger Who Came to Tea   Judith Kerr

Knuffle Bunny   Mo Willems

Beegu    Alexis Deacon

The Twits    Roald Dahl *

George’s Marvellous Medicine   Roald Dahl *

The Magic Finger       Roald Dahl *

A Bear called Paddington    Michael Bond *

The Horrid Henry series   Francesca Simon *

The Worst Witch series   Jill Murphy *

More Recent Stories

That Rabbit Belongs to Emily Brown   Cressida Cowell

Grumpy Frog    Ed Vere

I’m Going to Eat this Ant   Chris Naylor-Ballesteros

Nanette’s Baguette   Mo Willems

The Cloudspotter   Tom McLaughlin

Clarice Bean, That’s Me      Lauren Cole

Nibbles The Book Monster   Emma Yarlett

Tidy    Emily Gravett

Nimesh the adventurer   Ranjit Singh

One Moonlit Night    Anna Davidson

Superdad’s day off     Phil Earle

The Match    Russell Ayto

The New Neighbours   Sarah McIntyre

The Last Wolf    Mini Grey

The Gigantic Turnip   Aleksi Tolstoy

Rapunzel Bethan Woolvin

Gorilla   Anthony Browne

I Want My Hat Back   Jon Klassen

Dear Dinosaur    Chae Strathie

Last Stop on Market Street   Mutt de la Pena

Marge in Charge series   Isla Fisher

A World of Nexo Knights Heroes   Kate Howard*

Marvel’s Avengers Series   Alan Cowsill *

Battle Bugs Series   Jack Patton *

 

Year Two Book List

Some of these books will be able to be read independently, whilst others will be better read aloud by an adult. Others may seem relatively easy for the average Year Two child to read but they are rich in discussion material and will enhance your child’s reading experience. Books with an * are those that the children chose themselves as their favourite stories of the year.

If you wish to find out more about a book, both Booktrust and Amazon have excellent plot synopsis and reviews.

Older Classics

The Queen’s Nose   Dick King- Smith

George Speaks Dick King Smith

A Bear called Paddington     Michael Bond *

Finn Family Moomintroll    Tove Jansson

The Twits    Roald Dahl

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory    Roald Dahl

James and the Giant Peach     Roald Dahl

George’s Marvellous Medicine    Roald Dahl

Fantastic Mr Fox    Roald Dahl

The Enormous Crocodile    Roald Dahl *

Horrid Henry series   Francesca Simon *

Flat Stanley     Jeff Brown

The Story of Babar    Jean de Brunhoff

The Tale of Peter Rabbit, The Tale of Mr Jeremy Fisher   Beatrix Potter *

Traction Man is Here   Mini Grey

The Worst Witch series   Jill Murphy

Willa and old Miss Annie    Berlie Doherty

The Enchanted Wood, The Faraway Tree   Enid Blyton *

Pippi Longstocking   Astrid Lindgren *

The Rainbow Bear   Michael Murpurgo

The Legend of Spud Murphy   Eoin Colfer

Pirate school: just a bit of wind   Jeremy Strong

The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham   Dr Seuss

More recent stories

Salty Dogs    Matty Long

The Hodgeheg   Dick King Smith

Dave Pigeon   Swapna Haddow

The Jolley-Rogers and the Monster’s Gold    Jonny Duddle

Beast Quest/ Sea Quest series Adam Blade *

Wigglesbottom Primary series   Pamela Butchart

Claude books   Alex T Smith

Gangsta Granny    David Walliams

Grandpa’s Great Escape     David Walliams

Bad Dad    David Walliams

The World’s Worst Children    David Walliams

Billionaire Boy    David Walliams

The Fairy Series   Daisy Meadows*

The Princess in Black and the Perfect Princess Party Shannan Hab and Dean Hale

Jack Dash and the Magic Feather   Sophie Plowden

Louie lets loose   Rachel Hamilton

Meet the Twitches: Teacup House   Hayley Scott

Night Zookeeper: The Giraffes of Whispering Wood     Joshua Davidson

The Cherry Pie Princess     Vivian French

Hilo: the boy who crashed to Earth   Judd Winick

Night of the Moon: A Muslim Holiday Story   Hena Khan

The Creakers  Tom Fletcher

Marge in Charge   Isla Fisher

The Diary of a Killer Cat    Anne Fine

The Dirty Bertie Series   David Roberts and Alan MacDonald *

The Adventures of Captain Underpants   Dav Pilkey *

Poems to Perform Julia Donaldson*

 

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