Year 1

Each of these books will be read at least three times. In Year 2, this leads into our WCR scheme where children also have a copy of the book each (on the third read).

In EYFS, story time takes place five times a day and in KS1, at least once a day.
Autumn 1
Age Author Category
Rabbit’s Bad Habits Julian Gough  
On the Way Home Jill Murphy  
The Four Fox Clubs Punjabi Tale Multicultural Tales/Religion
Grandad’s Camper Harry Woodgate Age
The Magic Porridge Pot Traditional Tale Traditional Tales
The First Book of the Planets Bruce Betts Non Fiction
Look Up Nathan Bryon BAME
Fabulous Frankie Simon James Green LGBTQ+/Gender Reassignment
Stanley’s Stick John Hegley  
Can’t You Sleep Little Bear? Martin Waddell  
Autumn 2
Book Title Author Category
Where’s My Teddy? Jez Alborough  
A Squash and a Squeeze Julia Donaldson Age
Little Robin Red Vest Jan Fearnley  
Why the Sun and the Moon Live in the Sky Nigerian Tale Multicultural Tales/Religion
The Hare and the Tortoise Aesop’s Fable  
Sleeping Beauty Traditional Tale Traditional Tales
It’s Ok to be Different Todd Parr Difference
All Are Welcome Alexandra Penfold BAME
Whiffy Wilson Caryl Hart and Leoni Lord  
I Will Not Ever Eat a Tomato Lauren Child  
Spring 1
Non-Fiction Author Category
We’re Going to Find the Monster Malorie Blackman BAME
Superworm Julia Donaldson  
Somebody Swallowed Stanley Sarah Roberts  
Grandad’s Secret Giant David Litchfield Age
Nature Trail Benjamin Zephaniah BAME
The King with Donkey Ears Somali Tale Multicultural Tales/Religion
The Ugly Duckling Traditional Tale Traditional Tales
Commotion in the Ocean Giles Andreae Non-Fiction
What Happened to You? James Catchpole Disability
Some Dogs Do Jez Alborough  
Spring 2
Book Title Author Category
Grandma Bird Benji Davies Age
The Snail and the Whale Julia Donaldson  
The Invisible Tom Percival  
Peace at Last Jill Murphy  
A Great Big Cuddle Michael Rosen Poetry
The Gingerbread Man Traditional Tale Traditional Tales
The Lion and the Beetle South African Tale Multicultural Tales/Religion
Clean Up Nathan Bryon BAME
Pirate Mums Jodie Lancet-Grant LGBTQ+/Gender Reassignment
Hairy Maclary From Donaldson’s Dairy Lynley Dodd  
Summer 1
Book Title Author Category
The Mermaid of Zennor Charles Causley Cornish
Look Inside a Farm Katie Daynes Non-Fiction
The Storm Whale Benji Davies  
Smartest Giant in Town Julia Donaldson  
Oi Frog Kes Gray  
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly Pam Adams Age
Giraffes Can’t Dance Giles Andreae and Guy Parker-Rees  
Rumplestiltskin Traditional Tale Traditional Tales
Lakshmi and the Clever Washerwoman Hindu Tale Multicultural Tales/Religion
Hair Love Matthew A Cherry BAME
Summer 2
Book Title Author Category
Snore Michael Rosen  
The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch David Armitage and Ronda Armitage Age
The True Story of the Three Little Pigs Jon Scieszka  
Shine Forelle Bohi BAME
The Sea Saw Tom Percival  
The First Book of the Sea Nicola Davies Poetry
The Enormous Turnip Traditional Tale Traditional Tales
The Rainbow Fish Marcus Pfister  
The Littlest Yak Su Fraser and Kate Hindley Difference
Tiddalick the Frog Aboriginal Tale Multicultural Tales/Religion