Recommended books for KS1 (year 1-2)

The Cat in the Hat Dr Seuss
The Tiger Who Came to Tea Judith Kerr
Mog books Judith Kerr
Hairy Maclary Lynley Dodd
The Large Family Collection Jill Murphy
Charlie and Lola series Lauren Child
The Smartest Giant in Town Julia Donaldson
A Squash and a Squeeze Julia Donaldson
The Gruffalo’s Child Julia Donaldson
Room on the Broom Julia Donaldson
The Gigantic Turnip Aleksei Tolstoy
The Whisperer Nick Butterworth
Mrs Armitage on Wheels Quentin Blake
The Trouble with Jack Shirley Hughes
Alfie books Shirley Hughes
The Snow Lady Shirley Hughes
My Friend Bear Jez Alborough
Avocado Baby John Burningham
A Bear Called Paddington Michael Bond
The Tales of Olga da Polga Michael Bond
Funnybones Allan Ahlberg
The Jolly Postman Allan Ahlberg
The Happy Families series Allan Ahlberg
Katie Morag series Mairi Hedderwick
Frog and Toad are Friends Arnold Lobel
Mouse Soup Arnold Lobel
The Princess and the Pea Minnie Grey
Traction Man Minnie Grey
Don’t Forget the Bacon Pat Hutchins
Emperor of Absurdia Chris Riddell
The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs Jon Scieszka
The Cat Who Lost his Purr Michelle Coxon
Frightened Fred Peta Coplans
Friends Kim Lewis
Mr Wolf’s Pancakes Jan Fearnley
Frog is Frog Max Velthuijis
Cat and Mouse Story Michael Rosen
Grace and Family Mary Hoffman and Caroline Binch
Captain Underpants Dav Pilkey
The Diary of a Killer Cat Anne Fine
Little Wolf’s Book of Badness Ian Whybrow
Mr Men series Roger Hargreaves
The Indoor Pirates Jeremy Strong
My Brother’s Famous Bottom Jeremy Strong
George’s Marvellous Medicine Roald Dahl
The Twits Roald Dahl
The Giraffe, the Pelly and Me Roald Dahl
The Enormous Crocodile Roald Dahl
The Guard Dog Dick King-Smith
Emily’s Legs Dick King-Smith
Sophie’s Snail and series Dick King-Smith
No Tights for George Julia Crebbin
Princess Smarty-pants Babette Cole
Prince Cinders Babette Cole
Jolly Roger Colin McNaughton
The Worst Witch series Jill Murphy
Winnie the Witch Korky Paul
Horrid Henry series Francesca Simon
Flat Stanley series Jeff Brown
Madeline series Ludwig Bemelmans
My Naughty Little Sister Dorothy Edwards
Mrs Pepperpot Alf Proysen
The Velveteen Rabbit Margery Williams
The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark Jill Tomlinson
The 13-storey Treehouse series Andy Griffiths