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Discover the excitement in our Year 2 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 2 pupils (Ages 6-7)

1. Alice Dent and the Incredible Germs – Gwen Lowe
2. Charlotte’s Web – E. B. White
3. Attack of the Bandit Cats – Geronimo Stilton
4. Buttons the Runaway Puppy – Holly Webb
5. Giant Book of Jokes, Riddles, and Brain Teasers – Michael Dahl
6. I Didn’t Do My Homework Because… – Davide Cali & Benjamin Chaud
7. Pippi Longstocking – Astrid Lindgren
8. Cephalox The Cyber Squid – Adam Blade
9. Princess Mirror-Belle – Julia Donaldson
10. Fairies in the Forest – Lindsey Kelk

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11. Hamlet and Cheese – Megan McDonald
12. Flat Stanley – Jeff Brown
13. Dragonbreath – Ursula Vernon
14. Boy in the Biscuit Tin – Heather Dyer
15. Ada Twist and the Perilous Pants – Andrea Beaty
16. Got Me A Cat – Darcy Pattison
17. Nelly Pig’s Funny Birthday Surprise – Ingo Blum
18. Rosa and the Secret Princess – Darcey Bussell
19. Song for a Whale – Lynne Kelly
20. Stick Dog Crashes A Party – Tom Watson

21. Brain Freeze – Tom Fletcher
22. Horrid Henry Rocks – Francesca Simon
23. The Cloud Road – Isobelle Carmody
24.  Fortunately, The Milk
25.  Never Glue Your Friends To Chairs – K. A. Applegate
26. Brother Sun, Sister Moon – Katherine Paterson
27. Spy Penguins – Sam Hay
28. City in the Clouds – Tony Abbott
29. The Ice Cream Machine – Adam Rubin
30. An Army of Frogs – Trevor Pryce


Classroom Activities and Lesson Plans

From our Recommended Reading List for Year 2 Pupils


The Giants and the Joneses

by Julia Donaldson: Embark on a colossal adventure with this whimsical tale tailor-made for budding Year 2 pupils on their reading list.

A nest is noisy

A Nest Is Noisy

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

Dirty Bertie

Dirty Bertie - Bogeys!

by Alan MacDonald:Prepare for giggles and pranks with a hilarious read guaranteed to captivate young minds in Year 2.

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