Montrose School

Suggested Books for Year 1


Year 1 children love to listen to stories and really enjoy picture books that you can share with them.  Some children are able to read simple books to themselves.  Many of the books below available to borrow from the 'Pork Pie' or 'Leisure Centre' libraries (free of charges and fines).  Your child's teacher will also be able to recommend books if you need any help.


The Cat in the Hat

Dr Seuss

The Tiger Who Came to Tea

Judith Kerr

Hairy Maclary

Lynley Dodd

The Large Family Collection

Jill Murphy

Charlie and Lola

Lauren Child

The Smartest Giant in Town

Julia Donaldson

The Gruffalo’s Child

Julia Donaldson

The Gigantic Turnip

Aleksei Tolstoy

The Whisperer

Nick Butterworth

Mrs Armitage on Wheels

Quentin Blake

The Trouble with Jack

Shirley Hughes

My Friend Bear

Jez Alborough

Avocado Baby

John Burningham

A Bear Called Paddington

Michael Bond


Allan Ahlberg

The Hodgeheg

Dick King-Smith

The Jolly Postman

Allan Ahlberg

Mister Magnolia

Quentin Blake

Katie Morag Series

Mairi Hedderwick

Frog and Toad are Friends

Arnold Lobel

The Princess and the Pea

Minnie Grey

Amazing Grace

Mary Hoffman

Don’t Forget the Bacon

Pat Hutchins

Emperor of Absurdia

Chris Riddell

The True Story of the Three Little Pigs

Jon Scieszka



Collins Primary Dictionary


Children’s First Encyclopaedia


Children’s Atlas


Topic Books, eg Old Toys, Homes in the Past


Traditional Nursery Rhymes


Traditional Fairy Stories


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