Just Imagine

100 Great Books: fiction for 7 - 9 years (Set A)

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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 A (100 books) indicative selection:

The Man Who Wore All his Clothes
It Was a Dark and Stormy Night
A Necklace of Raindrops
Arabel's Raven
Harry Miller's Run
The Boy Who Climbed Into the Moon
Anna Hibiscus
Erica's Elephant
Olga da Polga
Illustrated Stories from Grimms
The Tunnel
Voices in the Park
Marsh Road Mysteries: Spooks and Scooters
Letters from the Lighthouse
The Little Green Drum
Legend of Spud Murphy
Polly and the Puffin
Ted Rules the World
Lizzie Dripping
Danny the Champion of the World
The Enormous Crocodile
The Day the Crayons Quit
Indian Tales
Rama and Sita: The Story of Diwali
The Lost Happy Endings
The Tear Thief
Me and Mister P
Ivan the Terrible
Ophelia and the Marvellous Boy
The Boy with Lightning Feet
Rabbit and Bear
Meerkat Mail
Hermelin the Detective Mouse
Dave Pigeon
The Day of Ahmed's Secret
My Funny Family
Dixie O'Day and the Great Diamond Robbery
One Dog and his Boy
Who is King? and Other Tales from Africa
Poppy Pym and the Pharoah's Curse
The Sheep Pig
The Dragonsitter
Oranges in No Man's Land
Smart Girls
Idle Jack
The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe
Pippi Longstocking
The Robot and the Bluebird
Rainbow Bird: an aboriginal story
The Tale of the Tale
The Great Piratical Rumbustification
Black Cat Detectives
A House in the Woods
Colly's Barn
I Believe in Unicorns
Mrs Noah's Pockets
The Worst Witch
Cloud Tea Monkeys
Rita and the Romans
The Witch's Tears
I Was a Rat
The Firework Maker's Daughter
Pugs of the Frozen North
Harry the Poisonous Centipede
Ottoline and the Yellow Cat
The Witch's Dog
Varjak Paw
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
The Ice Palace
Aesop's Fables
The Littlest Viking
Witch for a Week
The Unlikely Adventures of Mabel Jones
Little Wolf's Book of Badness
The Adventures of Robin Hood
The Seal's Fate
Gobbolino the Witch's Cat
King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table
The Big Book of Mr Badger
Billy Button, Telegram Boy
The Cat and the King
The Tale of Despereaux
The Incredible Adventures of Professor Branestawm
My Own Special Way
When Jessie Came Across the Sea
The First Third Wish

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

If your school would prefer to be invoiced for this purchase, please select 'invoice' at checkout.

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