Montrose School

Suggested Books for Year 3


Hopefully your child is becoming a more independent reader with all the practice they are getting.  Some children will be able to read the books below by themselves and will be avid readers.  Most will need your help and support by taking it in turns to read a paragraph/page each.  You should aim to sit quietly with them for a longer period of time e.g. 20 minutes sharing the book together.  Many parents find that they enjoy the stories as much as their child! 

You will need to check their understanding of more complicated or unusual words and will also need to keep asking questions to check they are understanding the story.  Once in a good routine, this could become a nice calming end to a busy day (much better than TV!) leaving your child ready to sleep and dream about what they have been reading. 

If you are worried about your reading 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).


Michael Morpurgo

The Butterfly Lion

Michael Morpurgo

Kensuke’s Kingdom

Michael Morpurgo

Billy the Kid

Michael Morpurgo

The Twits

Roald Dahl

Charlie and Chocolate Factory

Roald Dahl


Roald Dahl

Danny The Champion of the World

Roald Dahl

James and the Giant Peach

Roald Dahl

Fantastic Mr Fox

Roald Dahl


Roald Dahl

The Sheep Pig

Dick King-Smith

Bill’s New Frock

Anne Fine

The Hundred Mile an Hour Dog

Jeremy Strong

Return of the Hundred Mile an Hour Dog

Jeremy Strong

The Naughtiest Girl in the School

Enid Blyton

Secret Seven series

Enid Blyton

Famous Five series

Enid Blyton

Animal Ark series

Lucy Daniels

Horrid Henry series

Francesca Henry’s

Charlotte’s Web

E B White

Flat Stanley

Jeff Brown

Fungus the Bogeyman

Raymond Briggs

Mystery Winklesea

Helen Cresswell

The Indian in the Cupboard

Lynne Reid Banks

Mr Majeika

Humphrey Carpenter

Please Mrs Butler

Allan Ahlberg

The Sam Pig Story Book

Alison Uttley

Railway Cat

Phyllis Arkle

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

J K Rowling

Wigston Lane, Leicester, Leicestershire

0116 2832328