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Reading Books for Key Stage 1 - Explore a World of Imagination!

Discover the excitement in our selection of Key Stage 1 Reading Books. From thrilling tales to educational content, our eBooks provide a rich and diverse reading experience for young pupils.

Our Top 30 recommended reading books for key stage 1 pupils
(Ages 5-7)

1. The Hairdo That Got Away – Joseph Coelho
2. Pirate School: The Birthday Bash – Jeremy Strong
3. Beauty and the Bees – Aaron Burakoff
4. Fairy Mom and Me – Sophie Kinsella
5. George’s Marvellous Medicine – Roald Dahl
6. The Bad Mood and The Stick – Lemony Snicket
7. The Smart Cookie – Jory John
8. Stella Diaz Has Something To Say – Angela Dominguez
9. Luna – Holly Webb
10. Horrid Henry Tricks The Tooth Fairy – Francesca Simon

The Hairdo
The Magic Paintbrush

11. Adventures in Mouseland – Tom Story
12. The Magic Paintbrush – Liz Pichon
13. Daddy Forgot My Dinner – Jeff Minich
14. I Want My Dinner! – Tony Ross
15. The Curse of the School Rabbit – Judith Kerr
16. The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame
17. Never Glue Your Friends to Chairs – K. A. Applegate
18. Isadora Moon Has A Birthday – Harriet Muncaster
19. Charlotte’s Web – E. B. White
20. Bookmarks Are People Too! – Henry Winkler

21. Daisy and The Trouble With Life – Kes Gray
22. Ada Twist and the Perilous Pants – Andrea Beaty
23. Room on the Broom – Julia Donaldson
24. The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes – Gary Rubenstein & Mark Pett
25. Splashy Weird – Anh Do
26. Jumanji – Chris Van Allsburg
27. Equal Schmequal – Virginia Kroll
28. Clementine – Sara Pennypacker
29. Ginger Bear – Mini Grey
30. Hey, Presto! – Nadia Shireen


Action/adventure story book activities

Duck & Goose

Duck & Goose

by Tad Hills: Join in on the tale of these 2 beloved feathered friends, ideal for young readers.

The Giants and the Joneses

The Giants and the Joneses

by Julia Donaldson: Embark on a colossal adventure with this whimsical tale tailor made for budding readers.

Animal story book activities

Milly Molly Mandy

Further Doings of Milly Molly Mandy

by Joyce Lankester Brisley : Explore themes of family and friendship in this delightful book.

Zoe's Rescue Zoo

The Cuddly Koala

by Amelia Cobb : Discover the importance of being kind and caring to others in this heartwarming story book.

Comedy story book activities

Prince Not So Charming

Prince Not-So Charming: Once Upon A Prank

by Alan MacDonald : Get ready for royal antics and laughs galore with this exciting pick for kids.

Dirty Bertie

Dirty Bertie - Bogeys!

by Amelia Cobb : Prepare for giggles and pranks with a hilarious read guaranteed to captivate young minds.

Emotions-themed story book resources

The Heart and the Bottle

The Heart and The Bottle

by Oliver Jeffers : Embark on an enchanting adventure through the pages of a touching story, where a curious heart meets the wonder of discovery.

The Owl

The Owl Who Was Afraid Of The Dark

by Jill Tomlinson : Follow this journey of bravery as it illuminates the wonders of the night sky and inspires your pupils.

Fantasy/Sci Fi story book activities 

Sea Quest

Cephalox The Cyber Squid

by Adam Blade : Dive into the electrifying depths of an underwater adventure perfect for imaginative readers.

Cinderella's Magical Wheelchair

Cinderella’s Magical Wheelchair

by Jewel Kats : Experience the enchantment of the heartwarming twist on a classic tale, in this empowering book.

Life/Identity story book activities

Big Panda and Tiny Dragon

Big Panda and Tiny Dragon

by James Norbury : Join the duo on their travels as they get lost, make mistakes, and understand the beauty of life - perfect for your class.

Franklin Goes to School

Franklin Goes To School

by Paulette Bourgeois & Brenda Clark : Face the excitement and fear of starting school with this timely story.

Nature/Environment story book activities

The Brilliant Deep

The Brilliant Deep

by Kate Messner : Inspire creativity with this book about bright ideas and the wonders of our world.

A new is noisy

A Nest Is Noisy

by Diana Hutts Aston : This carefully researched book will spark the imaginations of children whether in a classroom reading circle or on a parent’s lap

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