Year 2 Recommended Reading List

Take a look at the books that are recommended for year 2 readers

Children in KS1 are encouraged to read a range of books, and I have included examples of the types of books which cover each genre the children need to be reading.

Title

Author

Genre

Mister Magnolia

Quentin Blake

Picture book

Gorilla

Anthony Browne

Picture book

Hey, Little Bug!

James Carter

Poetry

Strike!

Rob Childs

Football / Realistic fiction

Pumpkin Soup

Helen Cooper

Picture book

The Day The Crayons Quit

Drew Daywalt

Picture Book, Humour

Croc and Bird

Alexis Deacon

Picture Book

Aliens Love Underpants (series)

Clare Freedman

Picture book, Humour

The Ant and the Big Bad Bully Goat

Andrew Fusek Peters

Picture book

Toys in Space

Mini Grey

Picture book

Dear Greenpeace

Simon James

Picture book

The Chocolate Monster

Jan Page

Fantasy

Quick, Let’s Get Out of Here

Michael Rosen and Quentin Blake

Poetry

The Cat in the Hat

Dr Seuss

Picture book, Humour

It’s a book

Lane Smith

Picture book, Humour

 

 Non-Fiction

 

Title

Author

Genre

The Solar System

Emily Bone

Space (Science & Nature)

Cheetah

Suzi Eszterhas

Animals

Exploring Mountains

Anita Ganeri

Geography

Eddie’s Garden and How to Make Things Grow

Sarah Garland

Plants (Science & Nature)