Books to Read Before You Leave Aughton St Michael's

Here’s a list of books to try and read in whilst you are at our school. The aim is to provide a variety of books that could be read; it is not an exhaustive list and we'd rather child enjoyed their reading than just ploughed through a predefined list.  The books can be read to your child, with your child or by your child - reading along side your child and discussing vocabulary, themes and opinions is vital at all ages, not just during the early stages of reading. 

The books have been split into year groups and your child's challenge is to try and read at least half of them by the end of the each year (if you’ve already read them, you can tick them off, but they don’t count towards this year!) and it get more difficult as the books get longer higher up the school. The first row is books you may read as part of your curriculum, so please only read them when your teacher gives them to you or after the term it is used! The other rows are a mixture of genres, themes and classic or modern stories. Try to mix up your choices and then post a review on your class’s reading blog. Every half term the best reviews will win a prize!

We hope you enjoy the challenge and any feedback is welcome.

Each term the class teacher will chosen a book they will read themselves and, if the children want to, they can read the same novel and discuss it either in class or via the class comments page of the website.

This term's books are:

Reception: Detective Dog by Julia Donaldson

Y1: Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers

Y2: The Name Jar by Yangsook Choi 

Y3: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

Y4: The Boy Who Biked the World by Alastair Humphreys

Y5: Street Child by Bernie Doherty

Y6: Black Powder by Ally Sherrick

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