These books have been voted by children as some of the best reads for this age group. We would recommend them as ‘good reads’ for children of this age to read at home.
Author: Quentin Blake
Publisher: Random House
Mr Magnolia has many things – but only one boot.
Author: Dick KingSmith
Harmony’s Uncle Ginger sends her on a treasure trail – which ends in finding a 50p piece.
THE SHEEP PIG
Author: Dick King-Smith Illustrator: Mike Terry
When Farmer Hogget wins a piglet at the fair, he is amazed that Fly, his sheep-dog, welcomes him as one of her own pups.
THAT RABBIT BELONGS TO EMILY BROWN
Author: Cressida Cowell Illustrator: Neal Layton
Emily and her toy rabbit, Stanley, love to go on adventures together.
Author: Lauren Child
Publisher: Orchard Books
Clarice Bean gives us a snapshot of her life and family in the book that launched a bestselling series.
Author: Mary Hoffman Illustrator: Caroline Binch
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
This classic story clearly communicates an inspiring message that anything is possible.
DIARY OF A WIMPY KID
Author: Jeff Kinney
Greg Heffley is a normal American kid, albeit one with a habit of getting into (and out of) trouble.
Author: Roald Dahl Illustrator: Quentin Blake
The BFG stands for Big Friendly Giant, who unexpectedly spirits a little girl named Sophie out of bed, and into the land of the child-eating giants.
Author: Michael Bond Illustrator: Peggy Fortnum
Publisher: HarperCollins Children’s Books
Paddington, the brown bear from darkest Peru, is found by the Brown family on Paddington Station with his hat, duffel coat and marmalade sandwiches.
Author: Tove Jansson Translator: Elizabeth Portch
Publisher: Puffin Books
Moomintroll is cheerful and chubby and lives in the magical Moominvalley with his mother, Moominmamma, his father, Moominpappa and all of their friends.
Author: Astrid Lindgren Translator: Tiina Nunnally Illustrator: Lauren Child
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Follow Pippi Longstocking on her amazing adventures as she moves into Villa Villekulla with a horse, a monkey, and a big suitcase of gold coins.
Author: Francesca Simon Illustrator: Tony Ross
Publisher: Orion Children’s Books
Stories about naughty characters have been told for centuries, and Horrid Henry is a modern-day rogue in the tradition of Dennis the Menace and Just William.
THE STORY OF BABAR
Author: Jean De Brunhoff Translator: Merle S. Haas
‘ In the great forest, a litle elephant was born. His name was Babar…’
Author: Enid Blyton
When Joe, Beth and Frannie move into a new home, they discover a mysterious wood on their very doorstep.
MY NAUGHTY LITTLE SISTER
Author: Dorothy Edwards Illustrator: Shirley Hughes
This affectionate portrait of family life is the story of a naughty three-year-old sister who is obstinate, inquisitive and full of mischief.
Author: E B White Illustrator: Garth Williams
This is the tale of how a little girl named Fern – with the help of a friendly talking spider called Charlotte – saved her pig, Wilbur, from the usual fate of nice fat little pigs.
Author: Jeff Brown Illustrator: Scott Nash
Stanley Lambchop wakes up one morning to find he is only half an inch thick
THE WORST WITCH
Author: Jill Murphy
Long before Harry Potter first went to Hogwarts, trainee witch Mildred Hubble embarked on life at Miss Cackle’s Academy for Witches…
THE MILLY MOLLY MANDY STORYBOOK
Author: Joyce Lankester Brisley
Milly-Molly-Mandy lives with her mother, father, uncle, aunt, grandmother and grandfather in a ‘nice white cottage with a thatched roof’.
Author: Shaun Tan
In this unusual book, we follow a young man as he packs his bags and leaves his family to go and start a new life in another country