The Reading Spine


Title Author
The Bog Baby Jeanne Willis
Where's Spot? Eric Hill
Dear Zoo Rod Campbell
We're Going on a Bear Hunt Michael Rosen
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see? Bill Martin Jr & Eric Carle
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Eric Carle
Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy Lynley Dodd
Each Peach Pear Plum Allan & Janet Ahlberg
The Train Ride June Crebbin
The Goggle-Eyed Goats Stephen Davies


Title Author
Any Traditional Tales
Mr Grumpy's Outing John Burningham
Rosie's Walk Pat Hutchins
Six Dinner Sid Inga Moore
Mrs Armitage Quentin Blake
Whatever Next Jill Murphy
Farmer Duck Martin Waddell
Goodnight Moon Magaret Wise Brown
Shhh! Sally Grindley
Journey, Quest & Return Aaron Becker
Fruits: A Carribean Counting Poem Valerie Bloom

Year 1

Title Author
Peace at Last Jill Murphy
Can't You Sleep Little Bear? Martin Waddell
Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak
The Elephant and the Bad Boy Elfrida Vipont
Avocado Baby John Burningham
Knuffle Bunny Mo Willems
Beegu Alexis Deacon
Dogger Shirley Hughes
Cops and Robbers Alan & Janet Ahlberg
Handa's Surprise Eileen Browne
The Tadpole's Promise Jeanne Willis

Year 2

Title Author
Meerkat Mail Emily Gravett
Amazing Grace Mary Hoffman
Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Book? Lauren Child
Dr. Xargle's Book of Earthlets Tony Ross
The Rabbit Who Stole Fire Johanna Troughton
Gorilla Anthony Browne
Fantastic Mr. Fox Roald Dahl
The Hodgeheg Dick King-Smith
Flat Stanley Jeff Brown
I Want My Hat Back John Klassen
Betsy Biggalow is Here Malorie Blackman

Year 3

Title Author
The Iron Man Ted Hughes
Littlenose John Grant
Jack Stawart Detective Series Elizabeth Singer Hunt
Stone Age Boy Satoshi Kitamura
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe CS Lewis
The Battle of Bubble and Squeak Phillipa Pearce
Hansel and Gretel Anthony Browne
Again! Emily Gravett
Fly, Eagle, Fly! Christopher Gregorowski
Revolting Rhymes Roald Dahl

Year 4

Title Author
One Dog and His Boy Eva Ibbotson
The Invention of Hugo Cabret Brian Selznick
The 100 Mile an Hour Dog Jeremy Strong
Bill's New Frock Anne Fine
Charlotte's Web EB White
Why the Whales Came Michael Morpurgo
The Firework-Maker's Daughter Phillip Pullman
The Snow Walker's Son Catherine Fisher
Perry Angel's Suitcase Glenda Millard
Voices in the Park Anthony Browne
Pumpkin Grumpkin John Agard

Year 5

Title Author
Street Child Berlie Doherty
Lousy Thinking Mike Davies
The Paradise Garden Colin Thompson
Liar and Spy Rebecca Stead
The London Eye Mystery Siobhan Dowd
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets J.K. Rowling
Matilda Roald Dahl
The Midnight Fox Betsy Byars
Tom's Midnight Garden Phillipa Pearce
FArTHER Grahame Baker-Smith
Talking Turkeys Benjamin Zephaniah

Year 6

Title Author
Once Morris Gleitzman
Holes Louis Sachar
Wonder R.J. Palacio
Private Peaceful Michael Morpurgo
The Tulip Torch Anne Fine
The Dark Lord The Teenage Years
Until I Met Dudley Roger McGough
Artemis Fowl Eoin Colfer
The Nowhere Emporium Ross Mackenzie
Itch Simon Mayo
Tall Candy Gourlay
Trash Andy Mulligan
A Christmas Carol Charles Dickens

Gorseland Primary School

Deben Avenue, Martlesham Heath, Suffolk, IP5 3QR            Phone: 01473 623790            Email: