Schools love their students to enjoy books, helping them develop their reading skills and teaching them to appreciate all types of books is a major part of the primary school curriculum.
We asked what books our team were reading at primary school age. We excluded the legendary Guinness Book of Records which would’ve been a main Christmas present for many kids in years gone by – and definitely not just a stocking filler! We came up with a list of 25 (in no particular order), how many of these classic books are on your list?
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe – CS Lewis
Winnie the Pooh – AA Milne
Black Beauty – Anna Sewell
James and the Giant Peach – Roald Dahl
The BFG – Roald Dahl
A Bear Called Paddington – Michael Bond
The Borrowers – Mary Norton
Tom’s Midnight Garden – Philippa Pearce
Five Children and It – E Nesbitt
Matilda– Roald Dahl
The Railway Children – E Nesbit
Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens
Five on a Treasure Island – Enid Blyton
The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame
The Very Hungry Caterpillar – Eric Carle
The Jungle Book – Rudyard Kipling
Charlotte’s Web – EB White
The Tale of Peter Rabbit – Beatrix Potter
Watership Down– Richard Adams
Lizzie Dripping – Helen Creswell
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone – JK Rowling
Pippi Longstockings – Astrid Lingdren
The Indian in the Cupboard– Lynne Reid Banks
Many primary schools have reading record books for their pupils to write about the latest book they’re reading. This is a really clever way for children to get into reading a variety of books and record what they’ve learned from them – often without even realising it!
So, if you’d like your school to invest in some really nice customised primary school reading records just visit our website or give us a call on 0845 200 2909.