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Here are the books recommended for year 3.
  • Collins Primary Illustrated Dictionary (8+) or Junior Dictionary (7+) and Collins Primary Thesaurus (8+) Paperbacks:
  • The Adventures of the Little Wooden Horse
  • Gobbolino the Witch’s Cat
  • The Twits
  • The Enormous Crocodile
  • My Naughty Little Sister
  • The Wolf’s Story
  • Sophie is seven
  • The Hodgeheg
  • Milly Molly Mandy
  • Horrid Henry
  • The Worst Witch
  • Picture books: The Princess and the Pea (Lauren Child)
  • The Mousehole Cat
  • Jim’s Lion – Russell Hoban
  • The Garden – Dyan Sheldon
  • Enchantment in the Garden – Shirley Hughes
  • Care of Henry – Anne Fine
  • Jamaica and Brianna – Juanita Havill
  • Desperate for a dog  - Rose Impey
  • Your Guess is as good as mine – Bernard Ashley
  • Taking the Cat’s way home – Jan Mark
  • Worry Guts – Jan Mark
  • Born to Run – Michael Morpurgo
  • The Iliad and the Odyssey – Marcia Williams
  • Top Ten Greek Legends – Terry Deary
  • Pegasus and the proud prince and the Flying Carpet – Margaret Mayo
  • The Lion and the Rat – Brain Wildsmith
  • Tom’s Sausage Lion – Michael Morpurgo
  • The Haunting of Pip Parker – Anne Fine
  • Traction Man – Mini Grey
  • Julian, Secret Agent – Ann Cameron
  • The Mona Lisa Mystery – Pat Hutchins
  • Sheep in Wolves Clothing – Satoshi Kitamura
  • The Secret of Weeping Wood – Robert Swindells
  • The Road to Adventure – Helen Armstrong
  • The Snail Patrol – Chris D’Lacey
  • Mr Gum and the Goblins – Andy Stanton
  • Dear Max – DJ Lucas
  • Dear Greenpeace – Simon James
  • Historical Letters, Diaries and Journals – Jenny Green
  • The Deathwood Letters – Hazel Townson
  • Wish You Were Here – Martina Selway
  • Diary of a Killer Cat – Anne Fine
  • The Girl and the Snake and other short plays – Renata Allen
  • Storm Watch and other plays – Mike Gould
  • World Weather – Penny Coltman
  • Great Little Facts – Clare Oliver
  • Running Shoes – Frederick Lipp
  • Michael Rosen’s Sad Book – Michael Rosen
  • Earth Matters (made with care) – David de Rothschild
Poetry
  • A Caribbean Dozen – John Agard
  • Once Upon A Mind – Faustin Charles
  • Unzip your lips – Paul Cooke
  • Robocat – Adrian Henri
  • Big bad raps – Tony Mitton
  • Can I buy a slice of sky? – Grace Nichols
  • I’ve got a poem for you – John Foster
  • Picture a Poem – Gina Douthwaite
  • The Upside Down Frown – Andrew Fusek Peters
  • The Kingfisher book of Children’s poetry – Michael Rosen
  • Raps, Riddles and Concrete – Pie Corbett
  • The Quangle Wangle’s Hat – Edward Lear
  • I Never saw a Purple Cow – Emma Chichester Clarke
  • Footprints in the Butter -  Pie Corbett