Year 2 Recommended Books
Please find below a list of recommended books for Year Two from ‘Choosing Texts for the National Literacy Strategy.’
Betsy Byars
The Seven Treasure Hunts

Ann Cameron
The Julian Stories
Banana Spaghetti
Huey’s Tiger

Anne Fine
The Diary of the Killer Cat
Care of Henry

Shirley Hughes
Chips and Jessie
Tales from Trotter Street

Phillippa Pearce
A Lion at School
Mrs Cockle’s Cat

Mairi Hedderwick
Katie Morag Stories

Simon James
Leon and Bob
Dear Greenpeace
The Wild Woods

Allan Ahlberg
Funnybones
The Bravest Ever Bear
The Jolly Postman
It was a Dark and Stormy Night

Ruth Brown
A Dark Dark Tale

Jill Murphy
Peace at Last
On the Way Home

Jonathan Allen
Fowl Play
Chicken Licken
Wolf Academy

Laurence Anholt
The Magpie Song
Camille and the Sunflowers
Summerhouse

Sarah Hayes
The Grumpalump
This is the Bear

Jill Tomlinson
The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark

Paul Geraghty
The Hunter

Raymond Briggs
Jim and the Beanstalk

Roald Dahl
Revolting Rhymes

Michael Rosen
Book of Nonsense
Night Night Knight