Year 2: 50 Recommended Reads

50 recommended books for 6 and 7 year olds

Best Books for Y2 (Ages 6-7) Our team has hand-picked 50 recommended books for 6 and 7 year olds. Find the best books to top up your Y2 reading collections with our selection of storytime picturebooks, chapter books, funny stories, illustrated poetry collections, non-fiction texts and more. Keep an eye out for the odd mad-cap babysitter […]

The Most Important Animal of All

The Most Important Animal of All is a beautiful picture book, illustrated by award-winning Hannah Bailey, where a teacher challenges her class to decide which is the most important animal of all. Seven children champion a different animal for the top spot. * Is it BEES as master pollinators, or BATS who are night-time predators […]

Marv and the Mega Robot

Marvin is an ordinary boy who loves spending time with Grandpa, reading comics, and making science experiments with his best friend Joe. But everything changes when he discovers a mysterious superhero suit hidden in the attic . . . to his amazement, Marvin learns that he is next in a long line of superheroes. Now […]

The Enchanted Wood

the enchanted wood

The first magical story in the Faraway Tree series by one of the world’s most popular children’s authors, Enid Blyton. Joe, Beth and Frannie find the Enchanted Wood on the doorstep of their new home, and when they discover the Faraway Tree they fall into all sorts of adventures! Join them and their friends Moonface, […]

My Very Important World

This children’s encyclopedia of discovery will inspire little learners to wonder about the world around them. Our world is an amazing place. It’s full of rivers, mountains, forests, and too many other amazing places to count – but that’s not all. There’s also families, friends, animals, music, technology, language, games, and all other things that […]

Dear Earth

When Tessa writes a love letter to the Earth, it’s the beginning of a glorious adventure. She blows bubbles with whales, soars with birds and joins in with the noisy rainforest hullabaloo! Tessa wants everyone to know how special our planet is. She believes that there is a chance to save the Earth if enough […]

Into the Forest

A shortcut through the forest to Grandma’s house produces some eerie moments – and some oddly familiar characters – in a strikingly illustrated tale about facing fears. One night a boy is woken by a terrible sound. A storm is breaking, lightning flashing across the sky. In the morning Dad is gone and Mum doesn’t […]

All Through the Night

A beautifully illustrated picture book exploring the jobs that keep a city running all through the night, and make it ready for the new day. The sky is getting dark. In a big city, a little girl is eating her dinner, brushing her teeth and getting ready for bed. Meanwhile, her mother is putting on […]

A Bear’s Guide to Beekeeping

Are you a bear considering keeping your very own bees? Can’t get enough of delicious honey? Then this is the book for you! With invaluable tips such as how to make a tiny crown for your queen bee, you can become a master beekeeper in no time! Learn how to care for your new buzzy […]

Beegu

Beegu is not supposed to be on Earth. She is lost. She is a friendly little creature, but the Earth People don’t seem very welcoming at all. However, so far she has only met the BIG ones. The little ones are a different matter…

George’s Marvellous Medicine

WARNING: DO NOT try to make George’s Marvellous Medicine yourselves at home. It could be dangerous… George Kranky’s Grandma is a miserable grouch. George really hates that horrid old witchy woman. One Saturday morning, George is in charge of giving Grandma her medicine. So-ho! Ah-ha! Ho-hum! George knows exactly what to do. A magic medicine […]

How to Be Cooler than Cool

A laugh-out-loud page-turner from a brilliant author and illustrator team. Praise for Hoot Owl, Master of Disguise : “This is the funniest picture book I have read in a long time” David Walliams Cat has found a pair of sunglasses. She thinks they are going to make her look COOL. “I’m not just any old […]

You Are 25% Banana

A brilliantly funny first guide to genetics that is perfect for children aged 5 years and over. This stunningly illustrated book will boggle your brain with astonishing facts, as it shows how we’re all related to every living thing on the planet. Did you know that a grain of rice has more genes than you? […]

Wigglesbottom Primary: The Classroom Cat

Laugh-out-loud school-based fun in two-colour stories, perfect for encouraging independent reading! Life at Wigglesbottom Primary is often lived on the edge. Is the Classroom Cat trying to tell them something! YES! Can eating a puddle crisp make you ill? YES! Can Class 2R cure PUDDLE-POX? Is Imaginary Margaret a bit of a prankster? YES! So […]

Poems Aloud

Poems are made to read OUT LOUD! A wittily illustrated anthology of poems, designed to be read aloud. Twenty poems by the award-winning Joseph Coelho arm children with techniques for lifting poetry off the page and performing with confidence. Perfect for confident children and shy readers alike, this book teaches all sorts of clever ways […]

Unipiggle

Meet the princess who loves breaking the rules and her Royal Unicorn, who happens to be a pig! A madcap new adventure series for 6-8 year olds, perfectly bridging the gap from picture books to chapter books, from award-winning author-illustrator Hannah Shaw, filled with pictures in all the colours of the rainbow and interactive extra […]

Martin’s Mice

Unlike most kittens, Martin doesn’t like eating mice – let alone catching them. When he catches one by mistake he decides to keep it as a pet and soon Drusilla the mouse is established in an old bath tub in the attic. Martin is kept busy getting food, water, bedding – and then Drusilla’s babies […]

Aaron Slater Illustrator

An uplifting story about the power of art, finding your voice, and telling your story even when you’re out of step with your peers from the #1 bestselling creators of Sofia Valdez, Future Prez and Ada Twist, Scientist ! Aaron Slater loves listening to stories and dreams of one day writing them himself. But when […]

Fantastically Great Women Who Saved the Planet

From bestselling author and illustrator Kate Pankhurst, descendent of suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst, comes another ‘smart, informative, inclusive and accessible’ book about trail-blazing women. Discover the untold stories of women who have helped protect our natural world, all the way through history. * Tackle the plastic problem by recycling waste into beautiful objects with Isatou Ceesay […]

Pip & Egg

From standout author, Alex Latimer, and bestselling illustrator, David Litchfield, comes a beautiful picture book about finding – and holding on to – friendship. One bright afternoon, Pip met Egg. Pip is a seed from a glorious tree, and Egg is a bird’s egg from a nearby nest. When Pip and Egg first meet, they […]

Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs

Flinn is at school looking in the art cupboard for some coloured pens to finish off his dinosaur drawing when he stumbles upon Captain Stubble, a real live Pirate Captain! He tells Flinn that his ship, the Acorn, has been stolen and that he needs Flinn to help him rescue it back. Stubble makes Flinn […]

Atlas of Animal Adventures

Celebrate the incredible ways in which animals survive in the wild, from epic migrations and extraordinary behaviours to Herculean habits. There are hundreds of things to spot and facts to learn with every turn of the page, as you’ll meet another of nature’s most adventurous creatures, learning about their amazing behaviours and habitats. Each section […]

Flat Stanley

The magical and brilliantly funny adventures of everyone’s favourite flat boy – Flat Stanley. With wonderful new illustrations by the award-winning illustrator Rob Biddulph . Stanley Lambchop was just an ordinary boy – until a noticeboard fell on him. Now he’s flat as a pancake! Being flat is fantastic – he can be rolled up, […]

Inside the Villains

Explore if you dare! Take a look inside and discover the villainous tricks inside the heads of an ogre, a wolf and a witch. Lift the flaps to find out what’s beneath their disguise and who was the victim of their last meal (now comfortably settled inside their stomach!). This exquisitely produced large fold-out book […]

An Emotional Menagerie

Emotions are like animals: No two are quite the same. Some are quiet; some are fierce; And all are hard to tame. An Emotional Menagerie is an emotional glossary for children. A book of 26 rhyming poems, arranged alphabetically, that bring our feelings to life – Anger, Boredom, Curiosity, Dreaminess, Embarrassment, Fear, Guilt, and more. […]

Investigators

They’re Alligators – and Investigators! InvestiGators written and illustrated by John Patrick Green is the full colour, laugh-out-loud series perfect for emerging readers and fans of Dav Pilkey’s Dog Man. Mango and Brash are the InvestiGators: sewer-loving agents of S.U.I.T. and scourge of supervillains everywhere! With their Very Exciting Spy Technology and their tried-and-true, toilet-based […]

Marge in Charge

Meet Marge, the mischievous babysitter with rainbow hair who loves to make a mess and bend the rules . . . At dinnertime Chef Marge cooks up chocolate soup, and at school Marge the Muscian conducts a chaotic concert in the playground! Jake and Jemima have brilliant fun with their new babysitter, but will they […]

The Legend of Kevin

Max is a young boy living in an ordinary tower block. He longs for adventure in his life – then one day – DOOF! – a flying pony called Kevin crashes into his flat, blown in by a magical storm! The storm causes a huge flood and soon Max’s town submerged by water. Luckily for […]

Big City Atlas

Join cheerful globetrotter Penguin as he takes you on a world tour of 28 amazing cities. Packed with information and facts about every city, this is an entertaining and educational book that enables you to travel the world from your own home. Each city has its own spread including a map of the central district, […]

Meet the Twitches

Meet the Twitches

Meet the Twitches, four tiny rabbits who live inside a Teacup House. They belong to a girl called Stevie and she loves playing with them. But guess what? These toy rabbits have a secret. They come alive when Stevie isn’t looking! Open up the Teacup House – and meet four little rabbit heroes with big […]

Perfectly Peculiar Pets

From armadillos, flamingos and umbrella birds to quokkas and iguanas, Elli Woollard presents a lovely collection of poems for younger children about pets which are just a little bit peculiar… Filled with fun rhymes, quirky black-and-white illustrations and exotic animals, this book is perfect for reading aloud. Some poems are hilarious, some are gruesome and […]

Claude at the Circus

A walk in the park leads to a walk on a tightrope when Claude joins a circus, throws custard pies, and becomes the star of the show.

Year 2: 50 Recommended Reads (2021)

50 recommended books for 6 and 7 year olds

Best Books for Y2 (Ages 6-7) – 2021 Our team has hand-picked 50 recommended books for 6 and 7 year olds. Find the best books to top up your Y2 reading collections with our selection of storytime picturebooks, chapter books, funny stories, illustrated poetry collections, non-fiction texts and more. Keep an eye out for the odd […]