Year 2

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
Book Title Author Category
The Trouble with Dragons Debi Gliori  
Jim and the Beanstalk Raymond Briggs Age
Mr Wolf’s Pancakes Jan Fearnley  
George and the Dragon Chris Wormell  
Six Dinner Sid Inga Moore Age
Tell Me a Dragon Jackie Morris Poetry
There’s a Lion in the Library Dave Skinner  
Hansel and Gretel Traditional Tale Traditional Tales
Coming To England Floella Benjamin BAME
The Great Big Book of Families May Hoffman LGBTQ+/Gender Reassignment
Autumn 2 
Difference Author Category
Jacob’s New Dress Sarah Hoffman BAME
The Night Before Christmas Clement Clarke Moore Poetry
Treasure From the Sea Lisa Woollett and Sarah McCartney Non-Fiction
The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark Jill Tomlinson  
Greta and the Giants Zoe Tucker and Zoe Persigo  
It’s OK to be Different Sharon Purtill Difference
Can You Catch a Mermaid? Jane Ray  
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Traditional Tale Traditional Tales
Emily Brown and the Thing Cressida Cowell  
The Wolf, The Duck and The Mouse Mac Barnett  
Spring 1
Book Title Author Category
The Worst Witch Jill Murphy  
The Ginseng Fairy Chinese Tale Multicultural Tales/Religion
The Disgusting Sandwich Gareth Edwards  
The Garden Giant Fiona Ross Cornish
Walk with a Wolf Janni Howker Non-Fiction
The Proudest Blue Abtihaj Muhammed BAME
Katie in London James Mayhew  
The Elves and the Shoemaker Traditional Tale Traditional Tales
Gordon’s Got a Snookie Wayne Harris and Lisa Shannahan  
The Fox and the Grapes Aesop’s Fable  
Spring 2
Book Title Author Category
Why Anansi Has Eight Skinny Legs Ghanaian Tale Multicultural Tales/Religion
The Troll Julia Donaldson  
Mudpuddle Farm Michael Morpugo  
Freedom We Sing Amyra Leon BAME
The Snatchabook Helen and Thomas Docherty  
Another Very First Poetry Book John L Foster Poetry
Peter and the Wolf Ian Beck Age
Amazing Steve Anthony Disability
Baby Brains Simon James  
Fleabag Helen Stevens  
Summer 1
Age Author Category
Sophie’s Snail Dick King Smith  
The Puffin Book of Fantastic First Poems June Crebbin Poetry
The Way Home for Wolf Rachel Bright  
How the Old Woman Got Her Wish Indian Age
Free Simon Usher Age
Winnie the Witch Valerie Thomas and Korky Paul  
It Starts With a Seed Laura Knowles Non-Fiction
The Sea Monster Christopher Wormell Age
The Princess and the Pea Traditional Tale Traditional Tales
The Sandwich Swap Kelly Dipucchio BAME
Summer 2
Book Title Author Category
Jack and the Baked Beanstalk Colin Stimpson Age
The Enormous Crocodile Roald Dahl  
What the Animals Saw Louise Grieg Non-Fiction
Sally and the Limpet Simon James  
The Girls Lauren Ace Difference
The Boys Lauran Ace Difference
A First Poetry Book Pie Corbett and Gabby Morgan Poetry
Counting on Katherine Malorie Blackman BAME
Mrs Armitage on Wheels Quentin Blake Age
Once Upon a Wild Wood Chris Riddell