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Recommended Reads

Books for Topics have created Year Group Recommended Reads lists each containing 50 books specially picked out for reading for pleasure in each primary year group, from Reception to Year 6.

The lists are designed to provide recommendations of age-appropriate and accessible books across a range of genres and styles. 

When they collated the lists, they looked for a balance across different genres and styles. Some children naturally navigate towards non-fiction, while others find graphic novels or poetry the most enjoyable forms to pick up and read. Each list contains a balance of age-appropriate fiction, picture books, non-fiction, poetry and graphic novels, with a handful of novelty or tactile books added in too. They've also aimed to collate lists that cater for different reading styles, interest levels, publication dates (you’ll find some true golden oldies as well as brand-new titles on each list) and also books that contain a diversity of characters and settings. Following these lists offer children access to a wealth of quality reading choices to enjoy.

For more information you can follow 'A list of recommended books for Year Group Recommended Reads

These are recommendations from Books For Topics for each year group, however we suggest you pre-read any books you are unsure of before giving to your child to assess suitability for your individual child’s needs or preferences. For each year group, click on the links below.

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