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 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 C (50 books) indicative selection:

It Was a Dark and Stormy Night
Olga da Polga
Ellie and the Cat
Voices in the Park
Wigglesbottom Primary: Super Dog!
Marsh Road Mysteries: Spooks and Scooters
Polly and the Puffin
Harry the Poisonous Centipede
Grey Island, Red Boat
Ted Rules the World
The Seal's Fate
Lizzie Dripping
The Enormous Crocodile
The Day the Crayons Quit
The Tale of Despereaux
The Diary of a Killer Cat
The Clockwork Crow,
Meerkat Mail
Hermelin the Detective Mouse
Dave Pigeon
Trouble on the Farm
When Jessie Came Across the Sea
The Incredible Adventures of Professor Branestawm
The Sheep Pig
Idle Jack
The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe
Pippi Longstocking
The Unlikely Adventures of Mabel Jones
The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark
The Adventures of Robin Hood
The Dancing Bear
Who is King? and Other Tales from Africa
Rita and the Romans
Cloud Tea Monkeys
Pugs of the Frozen North
Me and Mister P
Michael Rosen's Book of Very Silly Poems
The Cat and the King
The Boy Who Grew Dragons
I Bet I Can Make You Laugh
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
Armadillo and Hare
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.

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