In Year 2 we have become excellent readers. Some of us are reading lengthy chapter books and others enjoy a short story.
Whatever you love to read, there is a recommended book for you.
Take a look at the list and read the book. When you have read it, let Miss Timms know what you think!
Year 2 Recommended Reads
The Twits, by Roald Dahl
Mr and Mrs Twit pass the time playing nasty tricks on one another. They’re both horrid. In his hairy beard, Mr Twit “was always able to find a tasty morsel to nibble on”.
Burglar Bill, by Janet and Allan Ahlberg
“I’ll ‘ave that,” is the catchphrase of the rogue who stars in this engaging and beautifully illustrated tale. When Bill accidentally burglarises a baby, it turns out to be a blessing in a stolen basket. “Runfrit, Boglaboll!”
The Tiger Who Came To Tea, by Judith Kerr
The story of a tiger that eats it’s hosts out of house and home.
Where the Wild Things Are, by Maurice Sendak
When Max engages in mischief, he is sent to bed without his supper. That’s just the start. Sendak’s paintings sing, and the text is a joy.
The Tale of Samuel Whiskers, by Beatrix Potter
Tom Kitten learnt nothing from his parents about the consequences of curiosity. Abducted by a rat, he comes within a whisker of being turned into a pudding.
Yertle the Turtle, by Dr Seuss
Yertle, king of the pond, commands all the turtles to stack themselves up so he can be top of the heap. Someone’s riding for a fall.
Fungus the Bogeyman, by Raymond Briggs
What boy won’t thrill to the world of the Bogeymen, all snot, armpits and boils? This gave Raymond Briggs’s green crayon the workout of its life.
The Story of the Little Mole Who Knew It Was None of His Business, by Werner Holzwarth and Wolf Erlbruch
Someone’s dropping lands on poor mole’s head. Who’s the culprit? A farmyard investigation is conducted with great seriousness. Mole’s revenge is sweet.
Room on the Broom, by Julia Donaldson
Punchier than The Gruffalo, this has children chanting along as a witch and her animal friends see off a dragon in search of “witch and chips”.
Charlotte’s Web, by EB White
White’s 1952 masterpiece describes the friendship between a lonely pig and a talented spider. This poignant tale teaches lessons about love, death and differing life expectancies.
Winnie-the-Pooh, by AA Milne, illustrated by EH Shepard
Visit Hundred Acre Wood, and meet Pooh, Piglet and Christopher Robin, based on AA Milne’s son. This classic story hasn’t aged, and EH Shepard’s understated illustrations remain the best