Key Stage 2 – Reading List

Struggling to find something for you or your child to read?

We have put together a list of some of the best books to foster a love of reading for KS2 students.

Not all of these books will be to every student’s taste, so we hope we’ve covered a range of long and short books, different topics and reading levels.

  • Black Beauty, Anna Sewell
  • Private Peaceful, Michael Morpurgo
  • War Horse, Michael Morpurgo
  • The Butterfly Lion, Michael Morpurgo
  • The Chronicles of Narnia, C. S. Lewis
  • Skulduggery Pleasant, Derek Landy
  • The Boy in the Dress, David Walliams
  • Charlotte’s Webb, E. B. White
  • Danny The Champion of the World, Roald Dahl
  • Matilda, Roald Dahl
  • Bridge to Terabithia, Katherine Peterson
  • The Secret Garden, Francis Hodgson Burnett
  • The Railway Children, E. Nesbitt
  • Good Night Mister Tom, Michele Magorian
  • Letters From the Lighthouse, Emma Carol
  • Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carol

Waterstones have put together a selection of books that they recommend to children who struggle with reading for whatever reason.

Reading outside of lessons can really help with vocabulary, writing and comprehension skills and communication.

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