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Recommended reading books

We want your child to enjoy reading and develop a love of books during their time at Stone Saint Mary’s. We have created a recommended reading list for each year group that you can use as a guide for choosing suitable books to share with your child.

Please click on the links below to open the relevant Year group reading list you require:


The 'Book Trust' has created a list of the top 100 children's books.
They have also created a list of the most popular reads from last year.
I am sure you will know and love many of these books. However you may find this useful to read when choosing quality texts to read with your children.


There are also many useful reading lists available online so here are a few of our choices:




Teach your Monster to Read: First Steps is a new, free game to practise the first steps of reading.

Combining top quality games design with essential learning, the game is built on the principles of synthetic phonics and follows the teaching sequence of the Letters and Sounds programme.

It has been assessed by reading experts at the University of Roehampton.


This website allows you to choose a booklist according to the type of reader your child is. There is also lots of advice for parents supporting readers with developing this skill.


This site has many book reviews with recommended reads. It is updated regularly to include new releases!


This site provides list of ‘must reads’ for children according to their age range. It includes many newly published books and has topical booklists that vary according to current events (Olympics and Summer reading 2012).


This site provides you with a list of popular children’s authors, illustrators and publishers.


This site has book lists and a range of reading related activities under each age group.


This site has themed booklists according to your child’s interests. It also has a new ‘monthly pick'.