There is nothing that we love more than an excuse to talk about reading.   World Book Day gives us the perfect opportunity to share some of our favourite books for each age group.  

Whether your child is reading independently or you are reading to them, there are huge benefits of including books in your daily routine.   Expression, creative thinking, vocabulary, sentence construction and imagination are just some of the key skills that can be developed by fostering a love of books.  

In a departure from the more classic list of books that we share on our reading lists, here is a selection of books that will be sure to keep even reluctant readers engrossed!





The Snail and the Whale

Usborne Phonic Reader Collection

Barry the Fish with Fingers

The Tiger Who came to Tea

Dear Zoo

Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy

Julia Donaldson

Sue Hendra
Judith Kerr
Rod Campbell

Lynsey Dodd


The Worst Witch

The Jolly postmen or Other Peoples letters

Giraffes Cant Dance

Huge Bag of Worries

The Gruffalo

Jill Murphy
Allan Ahlberg

Giles Andreae
Virginia Ironside

Julia Donaldson


Fantastic Mr. Fox

Flat Stanley

The Hundred-Mile-an-Hour-Dog

Aliens Love Underpants

Winnie the Witch

Roald Dahl

Jeff Brown

Jeremey Strong

Claire Freedman

Laura Owen


Charlottes Web

Stig of the Dump


Dennis the Menace Collection

The Bolds

Atticus Claw Hears a Roar

Horrid Henry

E B White
Clive King
Roald Dahl

Steven Butler

Julian Clary

Jennifer Gray

Francesca Simon


Diary of a Wimpy Kid

The Parent Agency



A Hero’s Guide to Deadly Dragons

Lady Friday

Jeff Kinney

David Baddiel

Michael Morpurgo

Cornelia Funke

Cressida Cowell

Garth Nix


Alex Rider Complete Collection

Harry Potter Collection

Carries War

The Brilliant World of Tom Gates

Awful Auntie

The Iron Man

Anthony Horowitz
JK Rowling
Nina Bawden
Liz Pichon

David Walliams
Ted Hughes


The Wolves of Willoughby Chase


Artemis Fowl


Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief

The First News (Weekly Newspaper)


Joan Aitken

David Almond
Eoin Colfer

Frank Cottrell Boyce

Rick Riordan

Louis Sachar


Girl Online: On Tour

Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl

Noughts and Crosses

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

The Disgrace of Kitty Grey

Zoe Sugg

Anne Frank

Malorie Blackman

John Boyne

Mary Hooper


The Recruit

The Infinite Sea



The Book Thief


Robert Muchamore

Rick Yancey

Stephanie Meyer

Michael Grant

Markus Zusak

Veronica Roth


The Knife of Never Letting Go

Northern Lights

How I live Now

Before I Die

Paper Towns

City of Bones

Patrick Ness

Philip Pullman
Meg Rosoff

Jenny Downham

John Green

Cassandra Clare


To Kill a Mockingbird

The Piper

The Lie Tree

The Princess Bride

The Fault in our Stars

The Chronicles of Narnia

Harper Lee

Danny Weston

Frances Hardinge

William Goldman

John Green

C S Lewis