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Books for Key Stage 1 and EYFS children aged 4-7

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Books for KS1 & EYFS


Recommended reading lists for children in Key Stage 1 and EYFS with picture books and first chapter books carefully selected by teachers and librarians.

There are lots of choices with reading ideas to suit all abilities – with a wide variety of suggested picture books, emerging reader books, and first chapter books for 4-year-olds, 5-year-olds, 6-year-olds, and 7-year-olds in primary school.

These stories include texts to encourage shared reading, individual reading, reading aloud, and reading for pleasure. There are plenty of picture books to share with classes, inspire a love of independent reading, and for reading with parents at home.

Books for reception

Reading list for Reception pupils in EYFS age 4-5

Books for Reception – a collection of great picture books for EYFS children aged 4-5 in UK primary schools. Picked by teachers and librarians, this reading list contains stories and poems by Michael Rosen, Steve Weatherill, Jeanne Willis, Oliver Jeffers, Julie Fulton, and more.

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School Reading List Book of the Month

School Reading List Book of the Month

The School Reading List compiles this list of recommended books monthly. This book of the month list highlights new releases and editions of fiction and non-fiction books suitable for children and young adults aged 5-16.

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Books for bedtime reading to children

Books for bedtime

Books for bedtime to read to children – a selection of books by Jill Murphy, Allan Ahlberg, Maurice Sendak, Michael Rosen, Martin Waddell, Fiona Watt, Claire Freedman, and more; which are ideal for reading to children at bedtime.

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