Reading Guides

Reading Together

Reading Together is a Parents’ Guide which is intended to support parents reading at home with children.  This also contains some useful sources of reading lists and recommendations and should be used in conjunction with our reading lists.

Reading Together

Our Reading Lists

Please note that the guide and lists are not in any way prescriptive or compulsory, but aimed at encouraging and exploring a broad range of fiction, both classic and more recent.

If you have any recommendations or comments about the content of these lists, please do not hesitate to add a comment to the library news page relevant to your child’s school, or to contact Ms Hawkins directly.

Adventure Stories Reading List

Animal Stories Reading List

Classic Stories Reading List

Detective and Mystery Stories Reading List

Family Favourites Reading List

Friends Family and Growing Up Reading List

Ghost Stories Reading List

Gothic Stories Y5 and 6 Reading List

Historical Settings Reading List

Humorous Stories Reading List

Myths Legends and Fairy Tales Reading List

Stories set in School Reading List

Stories set in Wartime Reading List

We have compiled this set of reading lists loosely by genre and showing a progression from about the average Year 3 to Year 6 reader, containing some of the books we would recommend children to read.  There is a brief summary of the genre, along with the title and author.  There is an indication where we feel that a given book would be regarded as a challenging read for the average reader in a particular year group, with a key to this at the end of each page. We have also endeavoured to show where these may be used in School as core texts within the English curriculum.

These lists are by no means exhaustive and we will be updating and adding to them.