Dinnington Community Primary School



Year One - Book List

This is a list of books which we hope your child will enjoy reading. The books cover a wide interest and ability range and it is not meant to be definitive, or to circumscribe the books your child reads. We hope you find these suggestions informative and helpful in promoting the reading habit.


Recommended Reads – YEAR ONE

The Cat in the Hat  - Dr Seuss

A bear called Paddington - Michael Bond

Katie Morag - Mairi Hedderwick

The Tiger Who Came to Tea  - Judith Kerr

Frog and Toad are friends - Arnold Lobel

The True Story of the Three Little Pigs - Jon Scieszka

Hairy Maclary - Lynley Dodd

The Large Family Collection - Jill Murphy

Charlie and Lola - Lauren Child

Room on the Broom – Julia Donaldson

The Smartest Giant in Town - Julia Donaldson

The Gruffalo – Julia Donaldson

The Gruffalo’s Child - Julia Donaldson

Giraffes Can’t Dance – Giles Andreae

The Gigantic Turnip - Aleksei Tolstoy

The Whisperer - Nick Butterworth

Mrs Armitage on Wheels - Quentin Blake

The Trouble with Jack - Shirley Hughes

My Friend Bear - Jez Alborough

Avocado Baby - John Burningham

Funnybones - Allan Ahlberg

The Hodgeheg - Dick King-Smith

The Jolly Postman - Allan Ahlberg

Mister Magnolia - Quentin Blake

The Princess and the Pea - Minnie Grey

Amazing Grace - Mary Hoffman

Don’t Forget the Bacon -  Pat Hutchins

Lost and Found – Oliver Jeffers

The Fairy Books – Daisy Meadows

Poems To Perform- Julia Donaldson

Meg and Mog - Helen Nicoll & Jan Pienkowski

Dirty Bertie - Alan McDonald

Roald Dahl stories

Children's First Encyclopaedia

Collins Primary Dictionary

Children's Atlas

Traditional Nursery Rhymes

Traditional Stories

The links to the videos for our Year 1 Book list can be found by clicking the literacy link below.