Wellshot Primary School

Reading with your child

Reading plays an important role in the development of children’s literacy and vocabulary skills. At Wellshot Primary, we strive to ensure that all children meet their potential. To support your child’s development we would like to encourage you to read to or with your child. It may be a newspaper or magazine article or a storybook. Reading is not expensive as you can take your child along to the local library where they can borrow books to expand their reading skills and knowledge.


We have suggested a few authors which you and child may like to explore.


Age 0-5 years

The Very Hungry Caterpillar – Eric Carle

Room on the Broom – Julia Donaldson

The Tiger Who Came to Tea – Judith Kerr

Not Now, Bernard – David McKee

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt – Michael Rosen

I Will Not Ever Never Eat a Tomato – Lauren Child


Age 6-8 yearsflat-stanley2

The Worst Witch – Jill Murphy

The Milly-Molly-Mandy Storybook – Joyce Lankester Brisley

Flat Stanley – Jeff Brown

The BFG – Roald Dahl

Diary of Wimpy Kid – Jeff Kinney

Horrid Henry – Francesca Smith



Age 9-11 years

Artemis Fowl – Eoin Colfer

Goodnight Mister Tom – Michelle Magorian

The Borrowers – Mary Norton

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone – J.K.Rowling

                                                                                       Millions – Frank Cottrell Boyce

                                                                              The Wolves of Willoughby Chase – Joan Aiken


Age 12 years and overthe-hunger-games

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas – John Boyne

The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins

The Graveyard Book – Neil Gaiman

Stormbreaker – Anthony Horowitz

The Ruby in the Smoke – Philip Pullman

The Owl Service – Alan Garner

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