Year R

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
My Princess Boy Suzanne DeSimone LGBTQ+/Gender
Red Rockets and Rainbow Jelly Nick Sharratt Poetry
Shark in the Park/Shark in the Dark/Shark in the Park on a Windy Day Nick Sharratt Poetry
Dear Zoo Rod Campbell  
Little and Big Judy Hindley  
Pirates Love Underpants Claire Freedman  
The Cat In the Hat Dr Suess Poetry
What Happened To You? James Catchpole Disability
So Much Trish Cooke BAME
Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See? Bill Martin Poetry
Perfectly Norman Tom Percival LGBTQ+/Gender Reassignment
Autumn 2
Book Title Author Category
Wow! Said the Owl! Tim Hopgood  
Okapi Loves His Zebra Pants Terri Tatchell Difference
Supertato Sue Hendra  
George and the Dragon Chris Wormell  
Three Billy Goats Gruff Traditional Tale Traditional Tales
Stickman Julia Donaldson  
Owl Babies Martin Waddell  
The Night Pirates Peter Harris  
The Story of Rama and Sita Malachy Doyle Multicultural Tales/Religion
Uncle Bobby’s Wedding Sarah S Brannen LGBTQ+/Gender Reassignment
Each Peach Pear Plum Allan and Jane Ahlberg Poetry
Spring 1
Book Title Author Category
Rosie’s Walk Pat Hutchins  
The Little Red Hen Traditional Tale Traditional Tales
Julian is a Mermaid Jessica Love LGBTQ+/Gender Reassignment
The Too Tall Giraffe Christine Maier Difference
The Tiny Seed Eric Carle  
Oliver’s Vegetables Alison Bartlett, Vivian French  
Jack and the Beanstalk Traditional Tale Traditional Tales
Jabari Jumps Gaia Cornwall BAME
Would You Rather John Burningham  
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Eric Carle  
The Sand Horse Ann Turnbull Cornish
Spring 2
Book Title Author Category
Little Rabbit Foo Foo Michael Rosen Poetry
Sharing a Shell Julia Donaldson  
The Pig in the Pond Martin Waddell Age
No Longer Alone Joseph Coelho BAME
What the Ladybird Heard Julia Donaldson Poetry
How to Look After Your Dinosaur Jason Cockcroft  
Poo in the Zoo Steve Smallman  
Elmer David McKee Difference
The Smeds and the Smoos Julia Donaldson  
Handa’s Noisy Night Eileen Browne BAME
Farmer Duck Martin Waddell  
Summer 1
Book Title Author Category
The Gruffalo Julia Donaldson  
Goldilocks and the Three Bears Traditional Tale Traditional Tales
The Three Little Pigs Traditional Tale Traditional Tales
The Three Horrid Pigs and the Big Friendly Wolf Liz Pichon  
Handa’s Surprise Eileen Browne BAME
The Tiger Who Came to Tea Judith Kerr  
Dear Greenpeace Simon James  
The Kiss That Missed David Melling  
We Completely Must Go to London Lauren Childs  
The Ghanaian Goldilocks Dr Tamara Pizzoli BAME
Funnybones Janet and Allen Ahlberg

Summer 2
Book Title Author Category
Lost and Found Oliver Jeffers  
We’re Going on a Bear Hunt Michael Rosen  
Whatever Next! Jill Murphy  
The Journey Home Fran Preston-Gannon  
Man On the Moon Simon Bartram  
Little Red Riding Hood Traditional Tale Traditional Tales
Dinosaurs and All That Rubbish George Foreman  
Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak  
Through the Magic Mirror Anthony Browne  
Little Red and the Very Hungry Lions Alex T Smith  
Zoom! Trish Cooke BAME