Just Imagine

50 Great Books: fiction for 7 - 9 years (Set C)

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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:

Ahlberg Allan It Was a Dark and Stormy Night
Alkhayat Mithaa My Own Special Way
Aiken Joan A Necklace of Raindrops
Almond David The Boy Who Climbed Into the Moon
Barnes Emma Wolfie
Bond Michael Olga da Polga
Browne Anthony Voices in the Park
Caldecott Elen Marsh Road Mysteries: Spooks and Scooters
Colgan Jenny Polly and the Puffin
Banks Lynn Reid Harry the Poisonous Centipede
Beck Ian The First Third Wish
Boyce Frank Cottrell Ted Rules the World
Colfer Eoin The Seal's Fate
Cresswell Helen Lizzie Dripping
Dahl Roald The Enormous Crocodile
Daywalt Drew The Day the Crayons Quit
Di Camillo Kate The Tale of Despereaux
Doyle Malachy Indian Tales
Duffy Carol Ann The Tear Thief
Gravett Emily Meerkat Mail
Grey Mini Hermelin the Detective Mouse
Haddow Swapna Dave Pigeon
Hest Amy When Jessie Came Across the Sea
Hunter Norman The Incredible Adventures of Professor Branestawm
King-smith Dick The Sheep Pig
Leeson Robert Idle Jack
Lewis C S The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe
Lindgren Astrid Pippi Longstocking
Mabbit Will The Unlikely Adventures of Mabel Jones
Mahy Margaret The Great Piratical Rumbustification
Meddour Wendy Black Cat Detectives
Mitchell Adrian The Adventures of Robin Hood
Naidoo Beverley Who is King? and Other Tales from Africa
Newbery Linda Lob
Offen Hilda Rita and the Romans
Peet Mal Cloud Tea Monkeys
Pullman Philip I Was a Rat
Reeve Philip Pugs of the Frozen North
Rieley Daniel Me and Mister P
Sharratt Nick The Cat and the King
Smith Alex T Claude: Lights Camera Action!
Solomons David My Brother is a Superhero
Sounder Chitra A Dollop of Ghee and a Pot of Wisdom
Stamp Emer The Unbelievable Top Secret Diary of Pig
Stanton Andy You're a Bad Man Mr Gum
Storr Catherine Clever Polly and the Stupid Wolf
Strong Jeremy The Hundred Mile an Hour Dog
Weisner David Hurricane
Whybrow Ian Little Wolf's Book of Badness
Wood Laura 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.

Bespoke orders

If you would like to order multiple copies of any of these titles, or enquire about bespoke orders, contact us assistant@justimaginestorycentre.co.uk

School invoicing

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Delivery info

Free delivery on orders over £100 to UK and free delivery on orders over £200 to Republic of Ireland. For carriage to all other destinations, please email us for a quotation assistant@justimaginestorycentre.co.uk