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Reading for Pleasure - Year Three “Recommended Reads"

Reading for Pleasure - Year Three “Recommended Reads”

We have “picked the brains” of a local independent book shop – H & H Spalding Books (based in Barton Under Needwood) – regarding sourcing some fantastic books to broaden the reading choices of our children and hopefully to inspire a lifelong love of reading. The teachers really enjoyed diving into the book boxes which Spalding Books sent to us! Together they have carefully selected 6 books which will be available for your child to take home over the course of each year.

Please ask your child to share the texts they bring home with you. It might be that they require you (or another family member) to read the books to them to fully access and appreciate the reading experience. Finding some special one-to-one reading time in your day, week or when relaxing on holiday will certainly help to enhance your child’s love of reading.

Once completed, the books can be returned to class so that your child can take out the next one. You do not need to purchase the books yourselves. However, parents often ask for book recommendations so please find below the names of our “Recommended Reads” and those of the other texts suggested by the book shop for your child’s age range.

Many thanks in advance for your support with this exciting initiative. Happy reading…

Year 3 Recommended Reads

Mr Gum by Andy Stanton

Charlotte's Web by E.B White

How to Train your Dragon by Cressida Cowell

Lesser Spotted Animals 2 by Martin Brown

The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs! By Jon Scieszka

My name is not Refugee by Kate Milner


Other Book Shop Suggestions

The Legend of Kevin: A Roly-Poly Flying Pony Adventure by Philip Reeve

Fortunately, for the Milk… by Neil Gaiman

The Battle of Bubble and Squeak by Philippa Pearce

Krindlekrax by Philip Ridley

The Nothing to See Here Hotel by Stephen Butler

The 130-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths

Amelia Fang and the Trouble with Toads by Laura Ellen Anderson

Mr Penguin and the Catastrophic Cruise by Alex T. Smith

The Boy Who Made the World Disappear by Ben Miller

Ocean Meets Sky by Eric and Terry Fan

Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown

The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark by Jill Tomlinson

Town is by the sea by Joanne Schwartz

Me and Mister P: Joe’s New World by Maria Farrer

Anna Hibiscus by Atinuke

Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughter by John Steptoe

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