100 Books to Read Before…

We believe giving children experience of quality books will not only enhance their literary skills but also inspire them to engage with books, develop a love of reading and create motivation to write.

We know that finding those ‘impossible to put down’ / ‘page turning’ / ‘absorbing and thought provoking’ books that appeal to each child’s interests often elusive and can be expensive, requiring the purchase of many books before finding a ‘hit’.

To help with this we are sharing a superb and highly recommended list of ‘100 books to read before…’ series created by Ashley Booth, a Year 6 Teacher in Liverpool. He has kindly given us permission to share his lists (100 books to read before you leave Year 1 &2, 100 books to read before you leave Year 3&4 and 100 books to read before you leave Year 5&6).

We have added books that are core texts covered within our English Curriculum in red. We would appreciate it if you would avoid these texts until they have been introduced to the children in school in order to keep the magic and journey of discovery open for class teachers to tap into and engage children in their planned learning activities.

Year 1 & 2

Year 1 & 2 (1)

Year 1 & 2 (2)

Year 1 & 2 (3)

Year 1 & 2 (4)

Year 1 & 2 (5)

Year 3 & 4

Year 3 & 4 (1)

Year 3 & 4 (2)

Year 3 & 4 (3)

Year 3 & 4 (4)

Year 3 & 4 (5)

Year 5 & 6

Year 5 & 6 (1)

Year 5 & 6 (2)

Year 5 & 6 (3)

Year 5 & 6 (4)

Year 5 & 6 (5)

We hope you find books on the lists to inspire your child to develop their own reading habits, find their own favourite authors and begin to explore a literary world beyond the default choices. In short, be a catalyst for your child to develop a life long love of reading.