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Bearbrook Combined School

An Academy of the Great Learners Trust


Recommended Reads


We are living in what has been termed by many to be ‘a golden age of children’s literature.’ While this means that there are the most amazing children’s books available to us, it also means that sometimes the choice can be quite overwhelming.


We have created a guide of 50 recommended reads for each year group, to highlight some of the many outstanding books available. Included is a diverse range of fiction, non-fiction and poetry. We are delighted that all of the books in these lists are available to borrow from our school library, with some also being available within the classroom libraries.


Websites to help you search for more quality books are at the end of each document, but do please ask your child’s teacher if you would like more guidance.


Enjoy sharing these books with your children, and as always, many thanks for your support with encouraging your child’s reading journey.