Year 1 Reading List

Please look at the reading lists below to see suggestions of books that are suitable for Year 1 children. These have been selected to link to the learning in each term and include a mixture of books that can be enjoyed independently or shared with an adult.
Remember to complete your reading journal in order to receive certificates and prizes!

 

  Year 1

Reading List

Autumn Term

 

 

       Fiction

 

Title

Author

Genre

Goldilocks

Allan Ahlberg

Picture Book, Humour

The Snowman

Raymond Briggs

Classic

Adventures of the Little Wooden Horse

Ursula Moray Williams

Classic

Poems for the Very Young selected by Michael Rosen

Michael Rosen

Poetry

The Gigantic Turnip

Aleksei Tolstoy

Fairy Tale

Cinderella

Various

Fairy Tale

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Various

Fairy Tale

Jack and the Beanstalk

Various

Fairy Tale

Little Red Riding Hood

Various

Fairy Tale

Rapunzel

Various

Fairy Tale

Snow White

Various

Fairy Tale

The Frog Prince

Various

Fairy Tale

The Gingerbread Man

Various

Fairy Tale

The Magic Porridge Pot

Various

Fairy Tale

The Three Billy Goats Gruff

Various

Fairy Tale

 

Non-Fiction

 

Title

Author

Genre

Christmas

Nancy Dickmann

Religion

How Animals Live (Series)

Christiane Dorion

Science & Nature

J is for Jamaica (World Alphabet Series)

Benjamin Zephaniah

Geography

 

Year 1

Reading List

Spring Term

 

 

     Fiction

 

Title

Author

Genre

Avocado Baby

John Burningham

Picture Book, Humour

Hairy Maclary (Series)

Lynley Dodd

Picture Book, Poetry

The Smartest Giant in Town

Julia Donaldson

Picture Book

Fortunately, Unfortunately

Michael Foreman

Picture Book, Adventure

First Verses: Counting Rhymes

John Foster

Poetry

Dogger

Shirley Hughes

Picture Book

Rosie’s Walk

Pat Hughes

Picture Book

The Tiger Who Came to Tea

Judith Kerr

Picture Book

Suddenly

Colin McNaughton

Picture Book, Humour

The Magic Paintbrush

Liz Miles

Picture Book

The Bear in the Cave

Michael Rosen

Picture Book

Where the Wild Things Are

Maurice Sendak

Picture Book, Fantasy

 

Non-Fiction

 

Title

Author

Genre

Materials: Why it works

Anna Claybourne

Science & Nature

Light and Dark

Angela Royston

Science & Nature

Reading and Discover: Think of a Beaver

Karen Wallace

Science & Nature

My Green Day

Melanie Walsh

Picture Book, Conservation

 

Year 1 Reading List

Summer Term

 

 

      Fiction

 

Title

Author

Genre

Man on the Moon

Simon Bartram

Picture Book, Humour

Mr Grumpy’s Outing

John Burningham

Picture Book

Would You Rather…

John Burningham

Picture Book, Humour

The Gruffalo

Julia Donaldson

Picture Book

The Gruffalo’s Child

Julia Donaldson

Picture Book

The Adventures of the Dish and the Spoon

Mini Grey

Picture Book, Adventure

Lazy Lion (Series)

Mwenye Hadithi

Picture Book, Folk Tale

The Heart and the Bottle

Oliver Jeffers

Picture Book

Jumping Mouse

Brian Pattern

Picture Book, Folk Tale

The Cat in the Hat

Dr Seuss

Poetry

The Elephant and the Bad Baby

Elfrida Vipoint

Picture Book

 

  Non-Fiction

 

Title

Author

Genre

Popcorn: Seasons

Kay Barnham

Science & Nature

From Caterpillar to Butterflies

Deborah Heiligman

Science & Nature

Leapfrog Learners Books (Series)

Annabelle Lynch

Science & Nature / History

Look at This: Home (Series)

Ifeoma Onyefulu

Geography

Discover and Share Books (Series)

Angela Royston

Science & Nature

Working Wheels Books (Series)

Annabel Savery

Transport

Caterpillars and Butterflies

Stephanie Turnbull

Science & Nature