Montrose School

Suggested Books for Year 2


At this age your child will still enjoy you reading aloud to them.  Make sure you ask them lots of questions about the story to encourage them to listen and think carefully about the book.  You should try and enjoy stories together as often as possible.  Don't forget to listen to them read aloud too from their school reading book (daily please!) which will be an appropriate ability for them. 

If they are a reluctant reader then persevere by reading to them so they can enjoy listening to stories.  Lots of praise and repetition is the key to becoming an independent reader and eventually they will succeed.  Please talk to their teacher if you have any concerns.

If you are not a good reader then please see our Family Support Officer, Lisa Almen, who might be able to help.  To speak to her contact the school office (0116 2832328).

The Cat Who Lost His Purr

Michelle Coxon

Frightened Fred

Peta Coplans


Kim Lewis

Mog Stories

Judith Kerr

Mr Wolf’s Pancakes

Jan Fearnley

Frog is Frog

Max Velthuijis

Cat and Mouse Story

Michael Rosen

The Snow Lady

Shirley Hughes

Grace and Family

Mary Hoffman and Caroline Binch

The Adventures of Captain Underpants

Dav Pilkey

The Diary of a Killer Cat

Anne Fine

Little Wolf’s Book of Badness

Ian Whybrow

The Magic Finger

Roald Dahl

Mrs Wobble the Waitress

Allan Alhberg

Pirate School: Just a Bit of Wind

Jeremy Strong

George’s Marvellous Medicine

Roald Dahl

The Giraffe, Pelly and Me

Roald Dahl

The Guard Dog

Dick King-Smith

Emily’s Legs

Dick King-Smith



Children’s Illustrated Dictionary


Usborne Books:


The First Encyclopaedia of Science


The First Encyclopaedia of the Human Body


The First Encyclopaedia of Animals


The First Encyclopaedia of Seas and Oceans


The  Children’s World Atlas (internet linked)


Pocket Science Books


Watt’s Great Events Books:


The Great  Fire of London


Gun Powder Plot


Battle of Hastings


Coronation of Elizabeth II


Watt’s Famous People Series:


Florence  Nightingale


Louis Braille


George Stephenson


Thomas Edison


Wigston Lane, Leicester, Leicestershire

0116 2832328