Just Imagine

50 Great Books: fiction for 5 - 7 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 KS1 5- 7 years Set C (50 books) indicative selection:

Bromley Nick Open Very Carefully
Browne Anthony Into the Forest
Browne Anthony Willy the Wimp
Burningham John The Shopping Basket
Burningham John Mr Gumpy's Outing
Byrne Richard This Book Just Ate My Dog
Carle Eric Draw Me a Star
Child Lauren Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Book?
Child Lauren I Will Not Ever Eat a Tomato
Cobb Rebecca The Something
Conway David Lila and the Secret of Rain
Cooper Helen Pumpkin Soup
Cooper Helen The Bear Under the Stairs
Dahl Roald The Minpins
Davies Benji The Storm Whale
Grey Mini Biscuit Bear
Guettier Benedicte The Dad with 10 Children at the museum
Hanson Faye The Wonder
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
Litchfield David The Bear and the Piano
Lord John Vernon Giant Jam Sandwich
McKee David The Conquerors
McNaughton Colin Here Come the Aliens
McNaughton Colin Once Upon an Ordinary School Day
Milward Gwen The King of Tiny Things
Mitchell Adrian Robin Hood
Murphy Jill Mr Large in Charge
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

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