Just Imagine

100 Great Books: fiction for 5 - 7 years (Set A)

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The Reading Journey is Just Imagine's programme for supporting independent reading.

The Reading Corner 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 are available for free download including posters, reading passports and teacher produced materials.

The essential fiction pack 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 on the basis of their potential for longevity.

The essential fiction pack 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 KS1 5 - 7 years Set A indicative selection:

Ahlberg Allan Funnybones
Ahlberg Allan Burglar Bill
Allen Pamela Mr Archimedes Boat
Antony Steve Unplugged
Beaty Andrea Ada Twist Scientist
Bee Sarah The Yes
Blake Quentin Mrs Armitage on Wheels
Blake Quentin Cockatoos
Briggs Raymond The Snowman
Bright Rachel The Lion Inside
Bright Paul The Hole Story
Bromley Nick Open Very Carefully
O'Byrne Nicola Use Your Imagination
Byrne Richard This Book Just Ate My Dog
Browne Anthony Into the Forest
Browne Anthony Willy the Wimp
Burningham John The Shopping Basket
Burningham John Mr Gumpy's Outing
Carle Eric Draw me a Star
Child Lauren Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Book?
Cobb Rebecca The Something
Conway David Lila and the Secret of Rain
Cumming Hannah The Lost Stars
Dahl Roald The Minpins
Cooper Helen Pumpkin Soup
Cooper Helen The Bear Under the Stairs
Davies Benji The Storm Whale
Davies Benji Grandad's Island
Davies Stephen The Goggle-eyed Goats
Deacon Alexis Beegu
Deacon Alexis I am Henry Finch
De La Pen Last Stop on Market Street
Dodd Lynley Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy
Dolan Elys Weasels
Donaldson Julia Jack and the Flumflum Tree
Fan Eric The Night Gardener
Fletcher Tom There's A monster in Your Book
French Vivian Aesop's Funky Fables
Gaiman Neil Cinnamon
Garland Sarah Azzi In Between
Gliori Debi What's the Time Mr Wolf
Graham Bob Max
Gravett Emily Tidy
Greig Nicola The Night Box
Grey Mini Biscuit Bear
Guettier Benedicte The Dad with 10 Children
Hodgkinson Leigh Goldliocks and Just the One Bear
Hoffman May Grace and Family
Hofmeyr Diannne The Magic Bojabi Tree
Hughes Emily Wild
Hughes Shirley Up and Up
Hutchins Pat Don't Forget the Bacon
Isadora Rachel The Twelve Dancing Princesses
Jeffers Oliver The Way Back Home
Jeffers Oliver Stuck
Jungman Ann The Most Magnificent Mosque
Kemp Anna Dogs Don't Do Ballet
Kerr Judith Mog the Forgetful Cat
Kim Patti Here I Am
Kitamura Satoshi Milly's Marvellous Hat
Kitamura Satoshi UFO Diary
Litchfield David The Bear and the Piano
Lord John Vernon Giant Jam Sandwich
Lucas David Halibut Jackson
McKee David The Conquerors
Milward Gwen The King of Tiny Things
McNaughton Colin Here Come the Aliens
McNaughton Colin Once Upon an Ordinary School Day
Mitchell Adrian Robin Hood
Murphy Jill Mr Large in Charge
Murphy Jill Peace at Last
Oke Jan The Naughty Bus
Peters Polly The Ding Dong Bag
Pinfold Levi Greenling
Ray Jane Ahmed and the Feather Girl
Ray Jane The Nutcracker
Rex Alice Ava's Spectacular Spectacles
Reynolds Peter H The Dot
Roberts Lynn & David Sleeping Beauty
Robinson Michelle A Beginners Guide to Bear Spotting
Rosen Michael Little Rabbit Foo Foo
Schwarz Viviane Let's Find Gold
Schwarz Viviane Is there a Dog in this Book?
Sendak Maurice Where the Wild Things Are
Sendak Maurice In the Night Kitchen
Sharratt Nick Shark in the Park on a Windy Day
Sharratt Nick You Choose in Space
Sharratt Nick Just Imagine
Sheldon Dyan Moon Dragons
Shireen Nadia Good Little Wolf
Smith Alex T Little Red and the Very Hungry Lion
Sperring Mark The Naughty, Naughty Baddies
Stephenson Kristina Sir Charlie Stinky Socks and the Really Frightful Night
Stockdale Shaun Max the Champion
Strathie Chae Dear Dinosaur
Van Allsburg Chris The Polar Express
Waddell Martin Farmer Duck
Weaver Jo Little One
Willems Mo Knuffle Bunny
Willis Jeanne Dr Xargle's Book of Earthlets

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

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