Just Imagine

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

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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.

Accompanying resources for these packs of books are 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 B is a half set (50 books) indicative selection:

Ahlberg Allan The Man Who Wore All his Clothes
Aiken Joan Arabel's Raven
Almond David Harry Miller's Run
Atinuke Anna Hibiscus
Bishop Sylvia Erica's Elephant
Brocklehurst Ruth Illustrated Stories from Grimms
Browne Anthony The Tunnel
Carroll Emma Letters from the Lighthouse
Coats Lucy The Little Green Drum
Colfer Eoin Legend of Spud Murphy
Crossley-Holland Kevin Storm
Dahl Roald Danny the Champion of the World
Doyle Malchy Rama and Sita: The Story of Diwali
Duffy Carol Ann The Lost Happy Endings
Fine Anne Ivan the Terrible
Foxlee Karen Ophelia and the Marvellous Boy
Gardner Sally The Boy with Lightning Feet
Gough Julian Rabbit and Bear
Heide Florrence Parry The Day of Ahmed's Secret
Higgens Chris My Funny Family
Horowitz Anthony Granny
Hughes Shirley Dixie O'Day and the Great Diamond Robbery
Ibbotson Eva One Dog and his Boy
Lacey Josh The Dragonsitter
Laird Elizabeth Oranges in No Man's Land
Leeson Robert Smart Girls
Lucas David The Robot and the Bluebird
Maddern Eric Rainbow Bird: an aboriginal story
Mahy Margaret The Tale of the Tale
Moore Inga A House in the Woods
Morpurgo Michael Colly's Barn
Morpurgo Michael I Believe in Unicorns
Morris Jackie Mrs Noah's Pockets
Murphy Jill The Worst Witch
Nimmo Jenny The Witch's Tears
Pullman Philip I Was a Rat
Riddell Chris Ottoline and the Yellow Cat
Ridley Philip Krindlekrax
Rodgers Frank The Witch's Dog
Said S F Varjak Paw
Swindells Robert The Ice Palace
Testa Fulvio Aesop's Fables
Toksvig Sandi The Littlest Viking
Umansky Kay Witch for a Week
Williams Ursula Moray Gobbolino the Witch's Cat
Williams Marcia King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table
Wilson Jacqueline Cliffhanger
Hobbs Leigh The Big Book of Mr Badger
Nicholls Sally Billy Button, Telegram Boy
Pinfold Levi Greenling

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

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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