Just Imagine

50 Great Books: fiction for 5 - 7 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.

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 KS1 5- 7 years SET B (50 books) indicative selection:

Ahlberg Allan Funnybones
Ahlberg Allan Burglar Bill
Allen Pamela Mr Archimedes Boat
Antony Steve Unplugged
Barnett Mac Extra Yarn
Beaty Andrea Ada Twist Scientist
Bee Sarah The Yes
Blake Quentin Mrs Armitage on Wheels
Blake Quentin Cockatoos
Blake Quentin Zagazoo
Briggs Raymond Jim and the Beanstalk
Bright Rachel The Lion Inside
Bright Paul The Hole Story
Davies Benji Grandad's Island
Davies Stephen The Goggle-eyed Goats
De La Pena Matt Last Stop on Market Street
Deacon Alexis Beegu
Deacon Alexis I am Henry Finch
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
Murphy Jill Peace at Last
O'Byrne Nicola Use Your Imagination
Oke Jan The Naughty Bus
Peters Polly The Ding Dong Bag
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
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

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