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Discover the excitement in our Year 3 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 3 pupils (Ages 7-8)

1. The Book Smugglers – Anna James
2. Batpants! – Jeremy Strong
3. Knights vs. Dinosaurs – Matt Phelan
4. The Worst Witch – Jill Murphy
5. Edie and the Box of Flits – Kate Wilkinson
6. Never and Forever – Cressida Cowell
7. Six of Crows – Leigh Bardugo
8. Honesty and Lies – Eloise Williams
9. You’re A Bad Man, Mr Gum! – Andy Stanton
10. Over The Moon – Natalie Lloyd

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11. Me, Frida, and the Secret of the Peacock Ring –Angela Cervantes
12. Carnival Chaos – Ron Bates
13. Lucy and the Rocket Dog – Will Buckingham
14. Starring Tracy Beaker – Jacqueline Wilson
15. Fairy Tales – Hilary McKay
16. The Lost Whale – Hannah Gold
17. Jack’s Secret World – Jack Ryder
18. Horton Halfpott – Tom Angleberger
19. High Tide In Hawaii – Mary Hope Osborne
20. Rescue on Nim’s Island – Wendy Orr

21. Odder – Katherine Applegate
22. Sal and Gabi Break The Universe – Carlos Hernandez
23. Desirable – Frank Cottrell Boyce
24. Whisker Wizard – Jennifer L. Holm
25. Ivy & Bean – Annie Barrows
26. Henry and the Paper Route – Beverly Cleary
27. The BFG – Roald Dahl
28. Funny Frank – Dick King-Smith
29. Junie B. Jones, Toothless Wonder – Barbara Park

30. Not Really Buddies – Jen Carr

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From our Recommended Reading List for Year 3 Pupils


The Beast Of Buckingham Palace

by David Walliams: Brace yourself for an adventure filled with thrills and laughs in an exciting page-turner well-suited for captivating young readers.

Judy Moody

Judy Moody and the Right Royal Tea Party

by Megan McDonald: Prepare for a royally riotous time with a delightful reading book for your reading list that's sure to entertain young readers.

Beast Quest

Beast Quest: Ferno, The Fire Dragon

by Adam Blade: Embark on a thrilling quest in this book for your reading list, igniting the imaginations of young adventurers in the captivating realm of dragons.

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