Recommended Books for Reception

Reception children are at the beginning of learning to read so it is really important that they learn to love books. Having an adult read to the child every day not only shows what fun and enjoyment can be had from books but also makes children want to be independent and read for themselves.  Young children particularly enjoy books that have rhyming or repeated phrases in that they can join in with.

Enjoy these books together; you’ll be surprised by the end of the year, how many of the words your child will be able to read themselves!

Book Title Author
Oliver’s vegetables Vivien French
Meg and Mog Helen Nicoll and Jan Piencowski
The Great Nursery Rhyme Disaster David Conway and Melanie Williamson
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Eric Carle
The Enormous Turnip Ladybird First Favourite version
Commotion in the Ocean Giles Andreae and David Wojtowycz
Titch Pat Hutchins
We’re going on a bear hunt Michael Rosen
Naughty Bus Jan and Jerry Oke
The Very Ugly Bug Liz Pichon
Night Song Ari Berk
The Gruffalo Julia Donaldson
Brown Bear, what do you see?

Polar Bear, what do you hear?

Eric Carle

Bill Martin Jr

The Dawn Chorus Suzanne Barton
Slug needs a Hug Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross