The Reading Journey is Just Imagine's programme for supporting independent reading.
The Reading Journey is designed specifically to ensure class book corners and reading areas are stocked with the very best books to ensure children encounter quality literature written by the best writers with art work from the best illustrators.
The books in The Reading Journey are selected by a panel of literacy experts and class teachers convened by Just Imagine Director, Nikki Gamble, author of Exploring Children's Literature and co-author of Guiding Readers: layers of meaning.
A dedicated website was launched in April 2018. Accompanying resources for these packs of books will be available for free download including posters, reading passports and teacher produced materials.
The essential fiction set creates a rich base for children's reading, comprising classic and modern classics, as well as some more recently published books which have been included due to their potential for longevity.
Essential fiction is available either as a full set of 100 books or as half sets of 50 books per set.
The essential fiction set is most suitable for schools:
- looking to set up new reading areas in classrooms and across the school
- needing to refresh old and tired book stock with the most essential books
- wanting to improve the quality of literature available to children
For schools well-stocked with the essential books on this list, we recommend the themed packs which are designed to encourage peer-to-peer recommendation.
Essential Fiction LKS2 7 - 9 years Set C is a half set (50 books) indicative selection:
||It Was a Dark and Stormy Night
||My Own Special Way
||A Necklace of Raindrops
||The Boy Who Climbed Into the Moon
||Olga da Polga
||Voices in the Park
||Marsh Road Mysteries: Spooks and Scooters
||Polly and the Puffin
||Harry the Poisonous Centipede
||The First Third Wish
||Ted Rules the World
||The Seal's Fate
||The Enormous Crocodile
||The Day the Crayons Quit
||The Tale of Despereaux
||The Tear Thief
||Hermelin the Detective Mouse
||When Jessie Came Across the Sea
||The Incredible Adventures of Professor Branestawm
||The Sheep Pig
||The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe
||The Unlikely Adventures of Mabel Jones
||The Great Piratical Rumbustification
||Black Cat Detectives
||The Adventures of Robin Hood
||Who is King? and Other Tales from Africa
||Rita and the Romans
||Cloud Tea Monkeys
||I Was a Rat
||Pugs of the Frozen North
||Me and Mister P
||The Cat and the King
||Claude: Lights Camera Action!
||My Brother is a Superhero
||A Dollop of Ghee and a Pot of Wisdom
||The Unbelievable Top Secret Diary of Pig
||You're a Bad Man Mr Gum
||Clever Polly and the Stupid Wolf
||The Hundred Mile an Hour Dog
||Little Wolf's Book of Badness
||Poppy Pym and the Pharoah's Curse
Pack content may vary
Pack contents may vary. If we are unable to supply a particular book, we will substitute with a book of the same high quality.
If your school would prefer to be invoiced for this purchase, please select 'invoice' at checkout.
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