Year 2 Reading List

Please look at the reading lists below to see suggestions of books that are suitable for Year 2 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 2

Reading List

Autumn Term 

 

 

         Fiction

 

Title

Author

Genre

Mister Magnolia

Quentin Blake

Picture book

Gorilla

Anthony Browne

Picture book

Hey, Little Bug!

James Carter

Poetry

Strike!

Rob Childs

Football / Realistic fiction

Pumpkin Soup

Helen Cooper

Picture book

The Day The Crayons Quit

Drew Daywalt

Picture Book, Humour

Croc and Bird

Alexis Deacon

Picture Book

Aliens Love Underpants (series)

Clare Freedman

Picture book, Humour

The Ant and the Big Bad Bully Goat

Andrew Fusek Peters

Picture book

Toys in Space

Mini Grey

Picture book

Dear Greenpeace

Simon James

Picture book

The Chocolate Monster

Jan Page

Fantasy

Quick, Let’s Get Out of Here

Michael Rosen and Quentin Blake

Poetry

The Cat in the Hat

Dr Seuss

Picture book, Humour

It’s a book

Lane Smith

Picture book, Humour

 

 Non-Fiction

 

Title

Author

Genre

The Solar System

Emily Bone

Space (Science & Nature)

Cheetah

Suzi Eszterhas

Animals

Exploring Mountains

Anita Ganeri

Geography

Eddie’s Garden and How to Make Things Grow

Sarah Garland

Plants (Science & Nature)

 
 

 Year 2

Reading List 

Spring Term

 

 

   Fiction

 

Title

Author

Genre

Cinderboy (Series)

Laurence Anholt

Humour, Traditional Tale

Mr Majeika (Series)

Humphrey Carpenter

Humour, Fantasy

Fantastic Mr Fox

Roald Dahl

Humour

The Promise

Nicola Davies

Picture book

The Tear Thief

Carol Ann Duffy

Picture book

The Diary of a Killer Cat (Series)

Anne Fine

Humour

Twinkle Twinkle Chocolate Bar

John Foster

Poetry

The Rabbit Problem

Emily Gravett

Humour

The Elephant’s Child (Series)

Shoo Rayner

Traditional Tale

The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales

Jon Scieszka

 Humour, Short stories

Horrid Henry (Series)

Francesca Simon

Humour

The Hundred-Mile-An-Hour Dog (Series)

Jeremy Strong

Humour

The Owl Who Was Afraid of The Dark

Jill Tomlinson

Classic

Cliffhanger

Jaqueline Wilson

Humour

 

Non-Fiction

 

Title

Author

Genre

The Land of the Dinosaurs

Simon Abbott

Science & Nature

RSPB First Book of Birds (Series)

Anita Ganeri & David Chandler

Science & Nature

Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World

Kate Pankhurst

History

We are Britain

Benjamin Zephaniah

Poetry, Multicultural

 

Year 2 Reading List 

Summer Term

 

 

Fiction

 

Title

Author

Genre

Mrs Wobble the Waitress

Allan Ahlberg

Humour

My Own Special Way

Mithaa Alkhayyat

Family story, Multicultural

Old King Cole Played in Goal

Laurence Anholt

Poetry, Humour

Gregory Cool

Caroline Binch

Picture book

Into the Forest

Anthony Browne

Picture book, traditional tale twist

Clarice Bean, Utterly Me

Lauren Child

Humour, School story

The Puffin Book of Fantastic First Poems

June Crebbin

Poetry

The Roman Beanfeast

Gillian Cross

Humour, School story

Esio Trot

Roald Dahl

Classic

Care of Henry

Anne Fine

Humour, Family Story

Little Mouse’s Big Book of Fears

Emily Gravett

Picture book

The Incredible Book Eating Boy

Oliver Jeffers

Picture book, Humour

Stone Age Boy

Satoshi Kitamura

Picture book, Historical

The Man Whose Mother Was a Pirate

Margaret Mahy

Adventure

Judy Moody Was In A Mood (Series)

Megan McDonald

Humour, School Story

Christopher Nibble (Series)

Charlotte Middleton

Picture book

 

Non-Fiction

 

Title

Author

Genre

Caterpillar Butterfly

Vivian French

Science & Nature

Yucky Worms

Vivian French

Science & Nature

I See the Moon

Jaqueline Mitton

Science & Nature

A Walk in London

Salvatore Rubbino

Geography