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Recommended Reading List for Year 1 - Explore a World of Imagination!

Discover the excitement in our Year 1 recommended reading list. Whether you’re searching for new reading lists for your classroom or books for your library, for paired or individual reading, our eBooks provide a rich and diverse reading experience for young pupils.

Top 30 best books in our recommended reading list for Year 1 pupils (Ages 5-6)

1. Goodnight Already! – Jory John
2. Ada Lace Sees Red – Emily Calandrelli
3. Poems Aloud – Joseph Coelho
4. The Butter Battle Book – Dr. Seuss
5. Dory Fantasgamory – Abby Hanlon
6. The Bad Mood and the Stick – Lemony Snicket
7. Daddy Forgot My Dinner – Jeff Minich
8. The Pesky Polar Bear – Amelia Cobb
9. Poppet – Dick King-Smith
10. Willy The Whale – Uncle Amon

Ada Lace
BAT and the waiting Game

11. Bat and the Waiting Game – Elana K. Arnold
12. Daydreams and Jellybeans – Alex Wharton
13. Now We Are Six – A. A. Milne
14. The Girl Who Thought She Was A Dog – Clare Balding
15. Room on the Broom – Julia Donaldson
16. Finn Family Moomintroll – Tove Jansson
17. The Curse of the School Rabbit – Judith Kerr
18. Yasmin the Soccer Star – Saadia Faruqi
19. Beauty and the Bees – Aaron Burakoff
20. Rosa and the Secret Princess – Darcey Bussell

21. Space Cat Meets Mars – Ruthven Todd
22. The Adventures of Button – Richard W. Leech
23. Danny the Champion of the World – Roald Dahl
24. I Didn’t Do My Homework Because… – Davide Cali & Benjamin Chaud
25. Vote Weirdo – Anh Do
26. Piggybook – Anthony Brown
27. The Magic Looking Glass (Little Legends) – Tom Percival
28. Big Friends – Linda Sarah
29. Thomas and the Big Big Bridge – W. Awdry
30. Egg Drop – Mini Grey

Space Cat Meets Mars

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From our Recommended Reading List for Year 1 Pupils

Cinderella's Magical Wheelchair

Cinderella’s Magical Wheelchair

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

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.

Zoe's Rescue

Dirty Bertie - Bogeys!

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

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