Best Books for Primary School Children
Browse our reading list of 50 recommended books for Primary Schools. Update your class library or home book collections with our list of the best Primary School books, featuring everything from fashion-conscious flamingoes to hilarious skeletons, greedy monsters to angry pirates, murder and intrigue to super scientists.
This primary reading list includes books to read with children alongside books for them to read themselves. Featuring popular storytime reads like The Highway Rat, laugh-out-loud choices like Funnybones, action-packed chapter books like Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief and top-notch non-fiction like The Rainforest Book, this list really does have something for everyone.
Our team of experts carefully curated this collection of primary books with the help of our Review Panel members, who have tried and tested hundreds of titles in their primary school settings to bring you only the best of the best.
So, if you’re a parent or teacher looking for the best books for Primary School children, look no further than our list. Whether you are looking for classic tales, funny read-alouds, new releases or educational reads, we have something to suit every young reader’s interests. Our Primary School booklist includes both fiction and non-fiction recommendations to offer primary school children a deliciously tempting offering of reading-for-pleasure choices. There is also a downloadable checklist and a printable poster, and schools can purchase full packs of these books from Peters or select packs of the KS2 books or KS1 books from the list.